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Huguenot Garden

by Douglas M. Jones

Supported by the beliefs of their faith, twins Renee and Albret and the rest of the Martineau family stand fast during the persecution of the French Huguenots by King Louis XIV and the Roman Church in 1685.

Come on Seabiscuit

by Ralph Moody

Seabiscuit was a grandson of one of the greatest racehorses ever, Man O'War. In spite of Seabiscuit's pedigree, he was not regarded as a promising winner. Misunderstood and overlooked, he was overworked when very young and nearly faded into obscurity.

The Negro Southern League: A Baseball History, 1920-1951

by William J. Plott

This book is a narrative history of the The Negro Southern League from its inception with eight teams in major Southern cities until its demise three decades later.

All Kinds of Kisses

by Nancy Tafuri Emma Walton Hamilton

There are all kinds of kisses...Cheep kisses. Moo kisses. Maaa kisses. Coo kisses...But the best kiss of all...Is Mommy's kiss goodnight. Sweet dreams, little one!Mommies and babies aren't the only ones who enjoy sharing kisses. All throughout the farm, animal families snuggle up with their little ones, offering them warmth and love. Following a mama bird on her journey back to the nest to give her own baby some special cuddles, Nancy Tafuri uses beautiful, inviting illustration to share how different creatures, from peeping ducks to mooing cows, show their love and affection in very similar ways. A heartfelt homage to all of the wonderful kinds of kissesveryone satisfied, comforted, and ready for bed." - Horn Book

The Only Book of Wiccan Spells You'll Ever Need

by Trish Macgregor Marian Singer

Master the fundamentals of spellcraftWritten by noted Wiccan authorities Marian Singer, Trish MacGregor, and Skye Alexander, this collection of spells is perfect for understanding the basics of Wiccan philosophy and ideology. Starting with a brief rundown of Witchcraft tools and symbols, this book helps you create spells for virtually every aspect of your life. This new edition includes essential information on:The Wheel of the Year: the eight major holidays (or sabbats) in the Witches' calendarKeeping a grimoire or Book of ShadowsMeditation, visualization, and manifestationMagickal correspondences and properties of stonesSpirit animals and totemsHow to join or create a coven Filled with more than 100 Wiccan spells that have simple instructions, this book contains everything you need to know in order to create spells that work.

Harmony Falls

by Elley Arden

Welcome to Harmony Falls, Pennsylvania, where its residents are determined to make the most of their opportunities - and stay out of each other's hearts. Easier said than done, and the sparks fly higher than a Fourth of July fireworks show as these three couples butt heads with their pasts and rub elbows (and a little more) with their futures.Crashing the Congressman's Wedding: Alice Cramer must keep her head down if she wants her local congressman's help securing a federal grant to open an historic theatre. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean standing up in church to say "he doesn't" at Justin Mitchell's wedding. You don't want to miss a minute of Alice and Justin's mismatched, headstrong, passionate, perfect relationship.Battling the Best Man: Now a Chicago resident, Dr. Kory Flemming can't say no to her best friend's wedding. Trouble is, Will Mitchell, the only man smart enough to keep pace with Kory in high school, turns out to be a sexy, accomplished adult up to his flirtatious tricks. There is no prescription for the pain when a wedding hookup threatens to derail both their careers . . . unless they set aside their rocky past.Marrying the Wrong Man: Morgan Parrish's dad planned her marriage to a man destined to be president of the United States, but she fell in love with the town drunk's son and fled pregnant. Now she's back and waitressing at the bistro Charlie Cramer manages. If they give in to the attraction and screw things up again, their daughter will deal with the fallout. On the other hand, they could be a family living the American dream.Sensuality Level: Sensual

Summer of Love

by Iris Leach Alysia S. Knight Eva Shaw Laura Simcox Caroline Carter Christine S. Feldman Karyn Gerrard Leslie P. Garcia Dana Volney Ana Krista Johnson

Everyone's feeling hot, hot, hot with these sexy summer romances at their fingertips. And who can blame them with these 10 hunks of burning love? Now they're in one place for one sizzling price. Don't wait to join the fun - grab a lounge chair, a fruity drink and dive in!Summer Promises: Drama queen Carly Foster is stuck with the theater in a touristy ghost town with charming Asher Day. Is he flirting with her because he's bored or is there room for passionate play off stage, too?Paradise Point: Inheriting half ownership in Paradise Point marina is a break Liv Barnette embraces with open arms. The sexy downside? Sharing her windfall with Army Ranger Adam Lark, who wants her gone . . . or so he thinks.Coming Home: Danny McCutcheon is a name Callie hasn't spoken in years, but now a family emergency brings her home. They both have reasons to fight the growing attraction between them, but the temptation may prove to be too much to resist, despite a very real risk to their hearts.Wildflower Redemption: Luz Wilkinson returns to tiny Rose Creek, Texas, to lick her wounds and toughen her resolve against love's sting. But will Aaron Estes, her riding student's widower dad, spur her to try again?Jade's Treasure: Jade Sawyer simply wants to be left alone to manage her family's mountain resort and design her jewelry. Then world-famous author Matthew Riley McLaughlin books a room as a hideout, and their shared need for privacy becomes personal. Can she overlook his betrayal when they reach the climax?Doubts of the Heart: Recent breast cancer survivor Nica Dobson is trying to regain her spirit and accept the changes in her body and mind. Now an old flame and ancient secrets during her Hawaiian leave challenge her to embrace love, too.An Outback Affair: The last thing Cassie expected when she stepped in to raise her nephew was for his uncle, Joel Caine, to wrestle for custody too. Now their plan to split parenting responsibilities requires trust in each other, and their attraction could disrupt the entire agreement.Letting Love Win: A misunderstanding leaves Kiley Adams stunned and pregnant with sexy CEO Rand Monroe's heir. Can this disastrous beginning lead to a happily ever after?His Wicked Celtic Kiss: It took just one teasing wink and a sexy Irish lilt from bad boy Lorcan Byrne to turn Julie Denison's world upside down. The problem is, he's only in town for six months, and happily ever after isn't in this world traveler's vocabulary . . . unless Julie can help him learn a new language.Surge: University transfer student Marcus sets out to earn fellow student Laura's friendship. That's all it can ever be, since his secret could jeopardize not only a relationship but everything he's worked for his entire life. But as the heat rises, he must choose between love and his dreams.Sensuality Level: Sensual

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

by Howard Pyle John F. Plummer

In these wonderfully illustrated tales, renowned storyteller Howard Pyle carries us back to the enchanting world of King Arthur and his Round Table. The book chronicles the adventures of Arthur as he draws the sword Excalibur from the anvil, proving his right to the throne, and as he courts and wins the heart of Guinevere. Later he suffers the treachery of the wicked Morgana le Fay and witnesses the tragic fate of the Enchanter Merlin. In Pyle's classic retelling, the legends come alive in unsurpassed vividness. More powerful than any of Merlin's spells, The Story of King Arthur and His Knights has enthralled and delighted generations of readers fascinated by chivalry, magic, and the unforgettable drama of medieval times.

Freedom Summer

by Bruce Watson

A majestic history of the summer of '64, which forever changed race relations in America In the summer of 1964, with the civil rights movement stalled, seven hundred college students descended on Mississippi to register black voters, teach in Freedom Schools, and live in sharecroppers' shacks. But by the time their first night in the state had ended, three volunteers were dead, black churches had burned, and America had a new definition of freedom. This remarkable chapter in American history, the basis for the controversial film Mississippi Burning, is now the subject of Bruce Watson's thoughtful and riveting historical narrative. Using in- depth interviews with participants and residents, Watson brilliantly captures the tottering legacy of Jim Crow in Mississippi and the chaos that brought such national figures as Martin Luther King Jr. and Pete Seeger to the state. Freedom Summer presents finely rendered portraits of the courageous black citizens-and Northern volunteers-who refused to be intimidated in their struggle for justice, and the white Mississippians who would kill to protect a dying way of life. Few books have provided such an intimate look at race relations during the deadliest days of the Civil Rights movement, and Freedom Summer will appeal to readers of Taylor Branch and Doug Blackmon.

Prince of Dogs

by Kate Elliott

Prince of Dogs returns readers to the war-torn kingdoms of Wendar and Varre, and the intertwined destinies of: Alain, raised in humble surroundings but now the Count's heir; Liath, who struggles to unravel the secrets of her past while evading the traps set for her by those seeking the treasure she hides; Sanglant, believed dead by those who could save him, but actually a prisoner in the city of Gent; and Fifth Son, who now builds an army to do his father's bidding--or his own!

Colder Than Ice

by David Patneaude

Josh isn't happy to be starting at a new school, especially as it's almost Thanksgiving. But maybe it's a chance to be somebody--not so easy for a kid who's been pretty average and is overweight besides. So when big-shot Corey Kitchens wants Josh to join him and his friends for ice hockey on Poor Rooney's pond, Josh is pumped. He can see himself out there, with the cool seventh graders, a natural success for the first time in his life. He can hardly wait for the ice to get thick. But why is it that Skye, the girl with the warm smile, doesn't trust Corey? And why does Mark, the strange kid who has Asperger's syndrome (a form of autism), put up an umbrella to protect himself from the snow? Why does he say that the coming cold will test the heart? David Patneaude's new story is a compelling tale about real friends and real courage.

The Last Man's Reward

by David Patneaude

When a chance yard-sale purchase nets five boys a Willie Mays rookie card worth $4,000, their lives seem to narrow and intensify. The boys devise a "last man" contest--the winner gets the Mays card, and the losers get zip. Twelve-year-old Albert has a life-and-death reason for winning the card--and his own very special terrors about the abandoned mine where the boys have hidden it for safekeeping. Just how far is Albert willing to go to be the last man?

Jason's Miracle

by Beryl Lieff Benderly

It's the first night of Hanukkah, and Jason is frustrated and upset. Christmas is everywhere, and his family won't celebrate it even a little. His dad is firm in his beliefs about the miracle of Hanukkah. But Jason gains a new perspective when he is transported back in time and welcomed as a friend of the Maccabees. With Jason's help, the Maccabees are able to defeat the Syrians, regain Jerusalem, and witness the miracle of the lights.

Tank Talbott's Guide to Girls

by Dori Hillestad Butler

Tank's summer is not shaping up the way he'd hoped. It's bad enough that his three stepsisters will be sharing his cramped house for the summer vacation. Then he finds out that he has to work with a math tutor every day and fill a big notebook with his writing--just to pass fifth grade! Tank wishes he could just sell his friend Jason's movie script to Hollywood. After all, Tank is Jason's agent. But passing fifth grade is a big deal, too, and soon, inspired by his brother's breakup with Jason's sister, Tank realizes he can fill his notebook writing a guide to girls. It will be a bestseller! Tank has plenty of material to work with--his three stepsisters and Jason's strange new interest in Kelly, the Mistress of Evil.

Trading Places with Tank Talbott

by Dori Hillestad Butler

All Jason Pfeiffer wants to do is finish his horror-movie script about his sister, but lately his life is full of horrors! His parents are making him take swimming lessons at the recreation center--and there's nothing that Jason hates more than taking off his glasses and putting his face in the water. Except maybe having to deal with Tank Talbott. All Tank Talbott ever wants to do is beat people up. (At least, that's what Jason thinks.) But Tank's at the rec center, too--because his parents are making him take ballroom dance classes! There's nothing that Tank hates more than dancing with girls--except maybe being mistaken for a dorkface like Jason. But that's just what gives Jason a brilliant idea--trading places! The mismatched pair makes the switch, and along the way, they learn some surprising things about friendship and courage.

My Nights at the Improv

by Jan Siebold

Lizzie feels like she's on a thirty-second delay. That's how long it always takes for the brilliant thing she should have said to pop into her head--thirty seconds for her brain to catch up with her life. But Lizzie's never been one to take risks--not with her mom, who worries so much, and especially not now that she's the new kid at school. But once a week Lizzie hides out in the auditorium and watches five strangers in a theater class learn the art of improvisation, where there are no lines, no script--just making it up as they go along. How do they do it? Lizzie wonders. Not just on stage, but in life, too . . .

Blue Collar Intellectuals

by Daniel Flynn

Stupid is the new smart--but it wasn't always soPopular culture has divorced itself from the life of the mind. Who has time for great books or deep thought when there is Jersey Shore to watch, a txt 2 respond 2, and World of Warcraft to play?At the same time, those who pursue the life of the mind have insulated themselves from popular culture. Speaking in insider jargon and writing unread books, intellectuals have locked themselves away in a ghetto of their own creation.It wasn't always so.Blue Collar Intellectuals vividly captures a time in the twentieth century when the everyman aspired to high culture and when intellectuals descended from the ivory tower to speak to the everyman. Author Daniel J. Flynn profiles thinkers from working-class backgrounds who played a prominent role in American life by addressing their intellectual work to a mass audience. Blue Collar Intellectuals shows us how much everyone--intellectual and everyman alike--has suffered from mass culture's crowding out of higher things and the elite's failure to engage the masses.

Conscience and Its Enemies

by Robert P. George

Exposing the Dogmas of Liberalism"Many in elite circles yield to the temptation to believe that anyone who disagrees with them is a bigot or a religious fundamentalist. Reason and science, they confidently believe, are on their side. With this book, I aim to expose the emptiness of that belief." --From the introductionAssaults on religious liberty and traditional morality are growing fiercer. Here, at last, is the counterattack.Showcasing the talents that have made him one of America's most acclaimed and influential thinkers, Robert P. George explodes the myth that the secular elite represents the voice of reason. In fact, George shows, it is on the elite side of the cultural divide where the prevailing views frequently are nothing but articles of faith. Conscience and Its Enemies reveals the bankruptcy of these too often smugly held orthodoxies while presenting powerfully reasoned arguments for classical virtues.

A Humane Economy

by Wilhelm Röpke

"A Humane Economy is like a seminar on integral freedom conducted by a professor of uncommon brilliance." --Wall Street Journal"If any person in our contemporary world is entitled to a hearing it is Wilhelm Röpke." --New York TimesA Humane Economy offers one of the most accessible and compelling explanations of how economies operate ever written. The masterwork of the great twentieth-century economist Wilhelm Röpke, this book presents a sweeping, brilliant exposition of market mechanics and moral philosophy.Röpke cuts through the jargon and statistics that make most economic writing so obscure and confusing. Over and over, the great Swiss economist stresses one simple point: you cannot separate economic principles from human behavior.Röpke's observations are as relevant today as when they were first set forth a half century ago. He clearly demonstrates how those societies that have embraced free-market principles have achieved phenomenal economic success--and how those that cling to theories of economic centralization endure stagnation and persistent poverty.A Humane Economy shows how economic processes and government policies influence our behavior and choices--to the betterment or detriment of life in those vital and highly fragile human structures we call communities. "It is the precept of ethical and humane behavior, no less than of political wisdom," Röpke reminds us, "to adapt economic policy to man, not man to economic policy."

Small Is Still Beautiful

by Joseph Pearce

A third of a century ago, E. F. Schumacher rang out a timely warning against the idolatry of giantism with his book Small Is Beautiful. Since then, millions of copies of Schumacher's work have been sold in dozens of different languages; few books before or since have spoken so profoundly to urgent economic and social considerations. Schumacher, a highly respected economist and adviser to third-world governments, broke ranks with the accepted wisdom of his peers to warn of impending calamity if rampant consumerism, technological dynamism, and economic expansionism were not checked by human and environmental considerations. Humanity was lurching blindly in the wrong direction, argued Schumacher. Its obsessive pursuit of wealth would not, as so many believed, ultimately lead to utopia but more probably to catastrophe.Schumacher's greatest achievement was the fusion of ancient wisdom and modern economics in a language that encapsulated contemporary doubts and fears about the industrialized world. The wisdom of the ages, the perennial truths that have guided humanity throughout its history, serves as a constant reminder to each new generation of the limits to human ambition. But if this wisdom is a warning, it is also a battle cry. Schumacher saw that we needed to relearn the beauty of smallness, of human-scale technology and environments. It was no coincidence that his book was subtitled Economics as if People Mattered.Joseph Pearce revisits Schumacher's arguments and examines the multifarious ways in which Schumacher's ideas themselves still matter. Faced though we are with fearful new technological possibilities and the continued centralization of power in large governmental and economic structures, there is still the possibility of pursuing a saner and more sustainable vision for humanity. Bigger is not always best, Pearce reminds us, and small is still beautiful.

The Essential Russell Kirk

by Russell Kirk

As the author of The Conservative Mind and other seminal books, Russell Kirk is usually thought of as one of the American conservative political movement's most important progenitors. But as this collection demonstrates, Kirk was perhaps at his best as an essayist. This volume also confirms that Kirk's was principally a literary and historical conservatism that refused to fit the irreducible complexity of human experience to the requirements of any ideological straitjacket.With The Essential Russell Kirk, literary critic George A. Panichas captures the breadth and depth of Kirk's intellectual project by gathering together forty-four of the most masterful of Kirk's essays, along with a unique chronology told in Kirk's own words and a substantial introduction that articulates the deep humanism that animated Kirk's philosophy. The result is a carefully assembled volume that gives us a fuller picture of an extraordinary man and writer, one whose labors had, and continue to have, remarkable repercussions on the American literary and political landscape.

On the Unseriousness of Human Affairs

by James V. Schall

Teaching, Writing, Playing, Believing, Lecturing, Philosophizing, Singing, DancingEchoing philosophers such as Josef Pieper, Schall explains how the modern world has inverted the rational order of human affairs, devaluing the activities of leisure and placing an exaggerated emphasis on utilitarian concerns. Though he does not deny the importance of those necessary and prosaic activities that take up the bulk of our daily lives, Schall puts these pursuits in perspective by asking, what do we do when everything we have to do is done?Defending the importance of simply wasting time, losing ourselves in play, and Chesterton's claim that "a thing worth doing is worth doing badly," Schall contends that the joy that accompanies leisure, festivity, and conviviality gives us a glimpse of the eternal. Such activities also enable us to get beyond ourselves--indeed call us beyond ourselves--and are therefore essential if we are to rightly order our worldly concerns. For as Schall reminds us, neither man nor his projects are the highest things in the universe, and it is only by understanding this fact that man can attain to his true dignity.Citing Aristotle, Samuel Johnson, Charlie Brown, and New Yorker cartoons with equal sobriety, Schall unfolds a defense of both Being and being, of the radical contingency and therefore goodness of existence itself. On the Unseriousness of Human Affairs is an instructive volume whose countercultural message is of vital importance.

Elf-help for Healing from Divorce

by R. W. Alley Kathryn Lankston

Elf-help for Healing from Divorce is written for anyone whose life has been touched by divorce. It features 38 small ways to face the reality of divorce, and to begin the healing that needs to happen. The book helps people to realize that, although something has ended, life will continue, and be good again.

Gratitude Therapy

by R. W. Alley Christine A Adams

How to count one's blessings and watch them grow. Practical advice is highlighted with whimsical illustrations. Approx. 80 pages.

The Way to Eternal Life

by Brother Francis Wagner Father Donald Walpole

The way to Eternal Life is through the Cross, and to be effective, it requires our cooperation--the loving gift of self in response to God's love for us. God's desire to involve us in his merciful act of redemption. This book is intended to be an extended meditation on that mystery. It is not a devotional guide on the Stations of the Cross in the traditional sense--though it can certainly be used as such. Rather, each Station offers avenues of reflection connecting the Cross of Christ with our own.

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