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Without warning, a healthy man feels a suffocating pain in his chest. Hundreds of miles away at the same moment, his identical twin suffers a heart attack. Elsewhere, a woman is deep in labor, while across the continent her twin sister feels contractions rippling across her own flat back and belly. Twin telepathy has long been a source of wonder, and recently a series of original research studies was commissioned to probe this psychic connection. The startling findings are presented here, including powerful evidence of a genuine telepathic link. Incidents of shared emotions, thoughts and tactile sensations, and even such extreme physical manifestations as bruising or burning were all documented, and the nature of telepathy itself is revealed in the words of real men and women who experienced these sensations firsthand. Their experiences will amaze and inspire you even as they challenge accepted notions of individuality and the bonds that tie us.
When Tammy beats her twin Terry in the school readathon, the sisters who were once so identical begin to demonstrate their differences, and they begin to be concerned, until their Grandma, who is also a twin, visits them.
Doctors told Twink's mother how hopeless her daughter's case was. Her family had been warned of the awesome responsibility they were all accepting. Her "preppie" step-brother Harry felt sick the first time he saw her. But how could any of them give up on Twink or stop loving her--when she refused to give up either them or herself?
A pop-science journey into the surprising ingredients found in most common packaged foods Like most Americans, Steve Ettlinger eats processed foods. And, like most consumers, he didn't have a clue as to what most of the ingredients on the labels mean. So when his young daughter asked, Daddy, what's polysorbate 60?, he was at a loss and determined to find out. From the phosphate mines in Idaho to the oil fields in China to the Hostess factories and their practices, Twinkie, Deconstructed demystifies some of the most common processed food ingredients, where they come from, how they are made, how they are used, and why. Beginning at the source (hint: they're often more closely linked to rock and petroleum than any of the four food groups), we follow each Twinkie ingredient through the process of being crushed, baked, fermented, refined, and/or reacted into a totally unrecognizable goo or powder, all for the sake of creating a simple snack cake. An insightful exploration of the modern food industry, if you've ever wondered what you're eating when you consume foods containing mono- and diglycerides or calcium sulfate (the latter a food-grade equivalent of plaster of paris), this book is for you. Consequently, as Hostess plans to permanently close its doors in 2012, this book will provide a relevant guide into the practices of one of the biggest companies of all time. .
In the world of Gordon Korman, dreamers, geniuses, and misfits do triumph, and in this book they triumph hilariously, wonderfully, and in the best Gordon Korman style. Readers will cheer for the Twinkie Squad, which includes Dave with an attitude problem who thinks everything stinks, Yolanda who skips school to watch movies, Gerald, the ten-year-old boy genius terrified of middle-school, hyperactive, wall-climbing Ric, and Anita who agrees with everybody because she can't think for herself. The kids are resentful and bored until Douglas, son of diplomats, visionary, dreamer--the most eccentric sixth-grader in Middle School, joins. Then Commando, smooth mover, basketball star, a short kid who fights bullies and wins, and a way cool guy--until he met Douglas is forced to join up too, thanks to hitting Douglas in the nose with a basketball. Only special students, students who get 45 minutes of group counseling after school every day, get to be in the group labeled Twinkie Squad by the rest of the school who calls them crazy losers and won't go near them. Commando never planned on being that special. But Douglas doesn't understand why Commando is worried. The Twinkie Squad, Douglas feels, has real potential. And he has Big Plans for it. Before Douglas is through, the school will smell like rotting fish, the principal will be on the verge of a nervous breakdown, and reality itself will be up for special discussion. Best of all, with Douglas's help, the Twinkie Squad will have achieved its potential--in ways nobody, not even Douglas Fairchild, could ever have anticipated. You'll start out laughing, laugh your way through the book, and end up high fiving The Twinkie Squad! The cover is described.
The mighty Lalas are dying. The great, sentient trees are departing the world that they have protected since the beginning of time, leaving the people bereft and confused. The fabric weaves of its own will, weaving around the Twins, binding them inextricably into the cloth, as they are violently thrust into a threatening world. Separated at birth, Davmiran and Tomas, heirs to the throne of Gwendolen, struggle to find the truth that will save their world. Assisted by a group of extraordinary warriors, scholars, magi and friends, Tomas chooses his battles and demonstrates his strength and fortitude. But Davmiran lies unconscious in the Heights of Lormarion, as the world awaits his revival so that he, too, can fulfill his unique and compelling destiny."For the first time in a long time, I lost myself in someone else's creation. We all remember fondly the words we grew up reading, be they Narnia, Middle Earth or Lankhmar. Mythical places that shaped our imaginations and our creative minds, became a part of who we are. In these book we were unfettered, free to dream, to strive, to escape the mundane world that would hold us prisoner. That is the storytelller's greatest gift. Gary Alan Wassner has that gift."--Steve Savile, author of the Ogmios Short Novels series, the Jack Stone Thrillers and the Salley Reardon Supernatural Mysteries"This is epic fantasy at its best. Wassner masterfully weaves plot-lines and characters together to keep readers hooked from page one."--Dag Rambraut, owner of sffworld.com
After Byron receives a whipping for stealing a ham for his pregnant wife and she dies giving birth to twins, Byron decides to escape slavery via the Underground Railroad. He escapes with one twin son and finds work as a carpenter and makes plans to rescue his remaining son.
Twins Mary Lee and Madrigal are living double lives--with some shocking secretsMary Lee and Madrigal are twin sisters, beautiful and deeply attached to each other. Then in high school, Mary Lee and Madrigal's parents decide to send Mary Lee away to boarding school--cruelly separating the girls. The twins have only been apart a handful of times in their lives. Mary Lee is devastated at first, and then horrified as Madrigal betrays her by approving of their parents' shocking plan. Spending high school apart, as two separate sisters--not as twins?! What about their special twin bond? Madrigal seems to be thriving in her new solo life, and even finds a fabulous boyfriend. Mary Lee, lonely and unhappy at boarding school, begins to wish she had her sister's seemingly perfect life. But when her secret wish disastrously comes true during a weekend ski trip, Mary Lee learns more about Madrigal's new life than she could have ever dreamed . . . or feared. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield and their brother, Steven, are visiting Wild West Town with grandparents. It's the best trip they've ever taken. On their way back to town, the meanest outlaw Wild West Town has ever seen holds up their carriage.
Family Pride ... When Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield spend Thanksgiving weekend on a Mohave reservation, they discover that not all Native Americans wear headdresses, sleep in tepees, and do rain dances. Water Lily, or Ann, as she likes to be called, certainly doesn't. She hates everything to do with Indian traditions -- especially her grandfather, Gray Eagle. Can the twins make Ann proud of her roots?
Identical twins Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield need to have their tonsils taken out. They've never stayed overnight in a hospital before, and they're not sure what their operation will be like. When they get to the hospital, Jessica and Elizabeth quickly forget their fears. The doctors and nurses are nice, and they explain all about the operation. Now the twins know what to expect, but they aren't prepared to meet Moe and Joe -- some very unexpected visitors!
Are the Wakefield twins seeing double? Identical twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield can't believe their eyes. While on a family vacation at the Triple Z Ranch, they meet two perfect guys -- who happen to be thirteen-year-old twins! Elizabeth hits if off immediately with Nick Handel, and his brother Chris, is the boy of Jessica's dreams. At first.<P>After one double date, the girls think that maybe they each picked the wrong twin. They don't want to hurt the boys' feelings, so they pull a secret twin switch. Jessica pretends to be Elizabeth... and Elizabeth pretends to be Jessica. But on their second date, the Wakefield twins begin to wonder... they are each with the right boy now, aren't they? One thing is certain: A twin should know better than to trust a twin.
Baby-sitting blues ... Since they were seven, Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield have wanted a little sister. Now that they're twelve, the twins know they're responsible enough to help out with a new baby, and they're determined to prove it to their parents. The twins get the chance when neighbors go on vacation and leave their five-year-old daughter with the Wakefields. Chrissy's so cute and sweet, Jessica and Elizabeth think it's going to be easy to take care of her. But from the moment Chrissy arrives, it's clear that she's spoiled. Before long the twins begin to wish she would just disappear! When they get their wish and Chrissy does disappear, the twins are faced with their biggest problem yet. They've got to find Chrissy before her parents come back!
Who's Mr. Marshall? Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield are identical twins who sit side by side in their second-grade class. When their teacher is out with the flu, everyone changes seats, and the substitute teacher can't figure out who anyone is -- especially Jessica and Elizabeth! That's when the new substitute teacher arrives. Mr. Marshall is very strict, and the class is on its best behavior. Then the twins see Mr. Marshall getting into a police car. Could he be a dangerous criminal? When the class finds out who he really is, they are in for a big surprise!
Twins! is a comprehensive guide for all parents preparing for a multiple birth. It is filled with practical advice from specialists who work with expectant mothers and their twins every day.
Jessica and Elizabeth travel to Paris after being selected as participants in their school's "Bonjour Paris!" program. They spend two weeks living with a French family, but Jessica's joy is threatened when she begins to believe that their hostess, Madame du Noir, is a killer and that she and Elizabeth will be her next victims.
Was she seeing double? Cara Wells couldn't believe her eyes! Behind the door of successful lawyer Ross Gifford's mansion were his twin daughters...girls identical to her twin. Though they'd been in her care only a short time, Cara was fiercely protective of her delightful duo and was determined to straighten the mix-up that had separated the sets. Yet the only way to keep the curly-haired toddlers together was for Cara and Ross to marry. And even though it was a marriage in name only, the longer they played husband and wife, the harder it was to ignore the passion simmering between them...!
JOHN LUTZ IS . . . "A MAJOR TALENT. " -John Lescroart"AMONG THE BEST. " -"San Diego Union""ONE OF THE MASTERS. " -Ridley Pearson"IN RARE FORM. " -"The New York Times Book Review ""Rapidly bleeding critics dry of superlatives. " -"St. Louis Post Dispatch"Kill. . . Or Be KilledFrank Quinn is a decorated ex-cop. A former homicide detective specializing in tracking serial killers. Now his niece, Carlie Hobbs, needs help. Someone is stalking her, and the NYPD can't stop him. A blonde, blue-eyed beauty, Carlie fits the victim type of the killer who's been terrorizing women--leaving them bound, gagged, and tortured with surgical precision. To win against the most personal adversary of his career, Quinn will have to set the perfect trap. All he needs is the perfect bait. . . "LUTZ OFFERS UP A HEART-POUNDING ROLLER COASTER OF A TALE. " --Jeffery Deaver"Lutz knows how to seize and hold the reader's imagination from the start. " -- "Cleveland Plain Dealer "
JOHN LUTZ IS . . ."A MAJOR TALENT." -John Lescroart"AMONG THE BEST." -San Diego Union"ONE OF THE MASTERS." -Ridley Pearson"IN RARE FORM." -The New York Times Book Review "Rapidly bleeding critics dry of superlatives." -St. Louis Post DispatchKill. . .Or Be KilledFrank Quinn is a decorated ex-cop. A former homicide detective specializing in tracking serial killers. Now his niece, Carlie Hobbs, needs help. Someone is stalking her, and the NYPD can't stop him. A blonde, blue-eyed beauty, Carlie fits the victim type of the killer who's been terrorizing women--leaving them bound, gagged, and tortured with surgical precision. To win against the most personal adversary of his career, Quinn will have to set the perfect trap. All he needs is the perfect bait. . ."LUTZ OFFERS UP A HEART-POUNDING ROLLER COASTER OF A TALE." --Jeffery Deaver"Lutz knows how to seize and hold the reader's imagination from the start." -- Cleveland Plain Dealer
Diner waitress Allie Walker dreamed of grandeur, but even she never fathomed being switched into the body of Brianne Sinclair, the world's most beautiful heiress. Dream come true? Not for long. For when Allie came to as Brianne, there was a dead fiancé at her feet - and she was holding the smoking gun! Only struggling private investigator Pete Hackette believed her innocence. As Allie, she'd had a fierce crush on him, and now, as Brianne, she'd finally made Pete fall in love with her. But which woman was he really in love with? And which woman would survive when the real murderer was finally revealed?
When ten-year-old Lindsey worries that she may have to go to live with an aunt in Boston and leave her widowed father alone, her friends from school and ballet class support her in various ways.
Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard. In this heart-pounding follow-up to Tangled by New York Times bestseller Emma Chase, Kate reveals that there is trouble in paradise, when unexpected circumstances force her and Drew to "renegotiate" their relationship.There are two kinds of people in the world. The ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I've always been more of a looker. Cautious. A planner. That changed after I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself--and of me. But not all love stories end happily ever after. Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset? Join the club. Now I have to make a choice; the most important of my life. Drew already made his--in fact, he tried to decide for the both of us. But you know that's just not my style. So I came back to Greenville, Ohio, alone. Well, sort of alone... What I've come to realize is that old habits die hard, and sometimes you have to go back to where you began before you can move ahead.
In the second seductive LOST novel from New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden, an obsessed Last Option Search Team agent goes looking for trouble--and finds her in the Big Easy.Dean Bannon comes to New Orleans for one reason only: to track down a missing sixteen-year-old girl. That's before he meets the drop-dead gorgeous con artist who makes him want to lose his legendary control.With her past, Emma Castille doesn't claim to be psychic. She just notices things other people don't. Like the fear in a runaway's eyes--or the pain in an ex-FBI agent's heart. Her chemistry with Dean is blistering, but Emma follows her passion... not someone else's orders.Then a madman breaks into Emma's home and leaves a twisted message: You're next. Now Dean refuses to let her out of his sight until he pries every last secret from her full, sexy lips. And suddenly Emma's aching to give him everything he wants.
New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver has long thrilled fans with tales of masterful villains and their nefarious ways, and the brilliant minds who bring them to justice. Now the author of the Lincoln Rhyme series has collected for the first time his award-winning, spine-tingling stories of suspense -- stories that will widen your eyes and stretch your imagination. A beautiful woman goes to extremes to rid herself of her stalker; a daughter begs her father not to go fishing in an area where there have been a series of brutal killings; a contemporary of the playwright William Shakespeare vows to avenge his family's ruin; and Jeffery Deaver's most beloved character, criminalist Lincoln Rhyme, is back to solve a chilling Christmastime disappearance. Diverse, provocative, eerie and inspired, this collection of Jeffery Deaver's best stories exhibits the amazing range and signature plot twists that have earned him the title "master of ticking-bomb suspense" (People). With nods to O. Henry and Edgar Allan Poe, these beautifully crafted pieces, never before compiled in one volume, pulse with subtle intrigue and Deaver's incomparable imagination.
High school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background#151;average student, average looks, average dysfunctional family. But since he got busted for doing graffiti on the school, and spent the summer doing outdoor work to pay for it, he stands out like you wouldn't believe. His new physique attracts the attention of queen bee Bethany Milbury, who just so happens to be his father's boss's daughter, the sister of his biggest enemy#151;and Tyler's secret crush. And that sets off a string of events and changes that have Tyler questioning his place in the school, in his family, and in the world. In Twisted, the acclaimed Laurie Halse Anderson tackles a very controversial subject: what it means to be a man today. Fans and new readers alike will be captured by Tyler's pitchperfect, funny voice, the surprising narrative arc, and the thoughtful moral dilemmas that are at the heart of all of the author's award-winning, widely read work.