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A Pedigree To Die For

by Laurien Berenson

Win, Place. . .Or Die.The apparent heart attack that killed kennel owner Max Turnbull has left seven pups in mourning, and his wife Peg suspecting foul play. But the only evidence is their missing prize pooch--a pedigreed poodle named Beau.Enter Melanie Travis. With her young son happily ensconced in day damp, the thirty-something teacher and single mother is talked into investigating her uncle's death--unofficially, of course. Posing as a poodle breeder in search of the perfect stud, Melanie hounds Connecticut's elite canine competitions, and finds an ally in fellow breeder Sam Driver. But her affection cools when she's put on the scent of Sam's questionable past. . .and hot on the trail of a poodle-hating neighbor and one elusive murderer who isn't ready to come to heel.For, as Melanie soon discovers, in a championship dog-eat-dog world, the instinct for survival, and winning, can prove fatal.

A Pedigree to Die For (Melanie Travis Mysteries #1)

by Laurien Berenson

The 1st Melanie Travis mystery, the apparent heart attack of a kennel owner left his wife suspecting foul play, since their prize pooch was missing.

Pedro, First-grade Hero (Pedro)

by Fran Manushkin Tammie Lyon

Spend some time with Pedro, Katie Woo's fun-loving friend. From a buggy disaster to a run for class president, Pedro has what it takes to be the hero of first-grade. No matter what he's doing, Pedro is always good for some laughs and adventure.

Pedro Páramo

by Juan Rulfo

Lectura obligada en el universo literario latinoamericano, esta novela corta escrita en 1955 por Juan Rulfo –el escritor mexicano más aclamado hasta hoy– se ha convertido en un clásico de la literatura moderna. Edición con introducción de Gabriel García Márquez.Obra maestra del realismo mágico, esta impresionante novela mexicana describe a un hombre en la extraña búsqueda de su ascendencia. Su madre moribunda le suplica que encuentre a su padre, Pedro Páramo, de quien habían huido años atrás, y por este motivo Juan Preciado parte hacia Comala. Comala es un pueblo que vive entre sombras y rumores –un lugar aparentemente poblado solo por recuerdos y alucinaciones. Construido bajo la tiranía de la familia Páramo, en sus calles inhóspitas y destartaladas se escuchan las voces de espíritus atormentados que comparten los secretos del pasado.Publicada por primera vez en 1955 y aclamada por el público y la crítica, Pedro Páramo representa un rompimiento con la precedente novelística latinoamericana, mayormente realista. La combinación fascinante de vívidas imágenes sensoriales, pasiones violentas y brujería inexplicable que crea el autor —un estilo que se conoce como 'realismo mágico'—ha ejercido una gran influencia en ulteriores escritores de América Latina, desde José Donoso y Carlos Fuentes hasta Mario Vargas Llosa y Gabriel García Márquez.

Pedro's Journal

by Pam Conrad

Follow Pedro del Salcedo as he travels with Christopher Columbus aboard the Santa Maria and learn of his incredible journey to the New World. Pedro captured his experiences in the pages of a journal.

Pee Wee Scouts: Cookies and Crutches

by Judy Delton

Molly Duff watches the clock on the classroom wall--tick, tick, tick. Nearly three o'clock. Time for Pee Wee Scouts! Troop 23 runs out of the classroom and down the stairs--clop, clop, clop.Tuesday is their meeting day. Molly can't wait. Today Mrs. Peters, their troop leader, will show them how to bake cookies to earn a cookie badage. And next week is the big Skating Party!But Molly has never baked or skated before. A cookie badge or a skating badge. Will Molly earn a badge at all?

Pee Wee Scouts: Pedal Power

by Judy Delton

It's spring, and the Pee Wees are planning an exciting bike hike. But first, they have to learn some important safety rules. Molly enjoys using hand signals and wearing her shiny new helmet. Roger thinks rules are dumb. He likes to do wheelies and ride without holding on to the handlebars. Mrs. Peters warns Roger to stop acting so crazy--he could fall and hurt himself. But Roger never listens. Molly is afraid he'll ruin the whole trip. Will Roger learn his lesson before it's too late?From the Trade Paperback edition.

Peeled

by Joan Bauer

Something's rotten in the heart of apple country!<P><P> Hildy Biddle dreams of being a journalist. A reporter for her high school newspaper, The Core, she's just waiting for a chance to prove herself. Not content to just cover school issues, Hildy's drawn to the town's big story -- the haunted old Ludlow house. On the surface, Banesville, USA, seems like such a happy place, but lately, eerie happenings and ghostly sightings are making Hildy take a deeper look.<P> Her efforts to find out who is really haunting Banesville isn't making her popular, and she starts wondering if she's cut out to be a journalist after all. But she refuses to give up, because, hopefully, the truth will set a few ghosts free.<P> Peeled is classic Joan Bauer, featuring a strong heroine, and filled with her trademark witty dialogue, and problems and people worth standing up to.

Peeling the Onion

by Günter Grass Michael Henry Heim

In this extraordinary memoir, Nobel Prize-winning author Günter Grass remembers his early life, from his boyhood in a cramped two-room apartment in Danzig through the late 1950s, when "The Tin Drum "was published.

Peep Show: Tales of Voyeurs and Exhibitionists

by Rachel Kramer Bussel

The possibilities are endless. Watching a lover undress from the safety of a window or a hidden hole in the wall. Peeking at the neighbors through a crack in the blinds when they think nobody's looking. Going to the local strip club to glimpse a beautiful dancer or to an orgy where a world of sexual scenarios suddenly appears. Secretly watching others as they expose themselves, or reversing the equation by taking center stage to entertain them, can be some of life's naughtiest delights, proving that the eye is as much a pathway to pleasure as any part of the body. For the dedicated voyeur, exhibitionist, or anyone who can't resist peeping when they know they shouldn't, Peep Show offers scintillating fantasies by top writers in the genre. These stories take the reader inside a world where people get to show off, watch, and feel the vicarious thrill of sex times two, their erotic power multiplied by the eyes of another.

Peeper

by Loren D. Estleman

A priest's death leads a Detroit gumshoe into a case of church corruption in this mordantly funny hard-boiled crime novel Ralph Poteet is forty pounds overweight, out of gin, and he hasn't seen his gun in weeks. As far as private detectives go, he's not much to look at. But he's the only one in the building, and that's enough for Lyla Dane. A call girl who's far better at her job than Ralph is at his, she calls him in the middle of the night because she has a dead monsignor in her bed. After dealing with Lyla's deceased client, Ralph tries his hand at blackmail, offering to keep mum about the priest's embarrassing demise in exchange for a payoff from the diocese. But when somebody tries to kill Ralph and Lyla, Detroit's most unsavory PI is swept into an unholy swarm of deadly secrets that resonates all the way to Washington, DC, and the Vatican. Three-time Shamus Award-winning author Loren D. Estleman delivers a witty, ribald send-up of the hard-boiled detective genre in this action-packed crime novel.

Peeps (Peeps #1)

by Scott Westerfeld

A year ago, Cal Thompson was a college freshman more interested in meeting girls and partying than in attending biology class. Now, after a fateful encounter with a mysterious woman named Morgan, biology has become, literally, Cal's life. Cal was infected by a parasite that has a truly horrifying effect on its host. Cal himself is a carrier, unchanged by the parasite, but he's infected the girlfriends he's had since Morgan. All three have turned into the ravening ghouls Cal calls Peeps. The rest of us know them as vampires. It's Cal's job to hunt them down before they can create more of their kind. . . . Bursting with the sharp intelligence and sly humor that are fast becoming his trademark, Scott Westerfeld's novel is an utterly original take on an archetype of horror. .

Peer Supervision in Coaching and Mentoring: A Versatile Guide for Reflective Practice

by Tammy Turner Carol Whitaker Michelle Lucas

Supervision is increasingly required for a coach’s and a mentor's professional development, and engaging in reflective practice with peers can be a valuable way of meeting these needs. Peer supervision brings unique challenges though, including the possibility of collusion or stagnating at a shared developmental level. This book is written by practicing professional supervisors who engage in peer supervision themselves and train communities of coaches and mentors. It guides practitioners to develop and integrate their range of individual and group reflective practice activities alongside professional supervision. It draws upon essential theory and methodology, explores challenges and ethical dilemmas faced within peer supervision, and provides concrete guidance, useful techniques and helpful templates. This practical guide will be vital reading for individual coaching and mentoring practitioners and peer learning groups including within communities, universities and/or training programs. It will also support professional supervisors and organizations developing coaching cultures.

Peers Inc

by Robin Chase

When Robin Chase cofounded Zipcar, she not only started a business but established the foundation for one of the most important economic and social ideas of our time: the collaborative economy. With this important book, she broadens our thinking about the ways in which the economy is being transformed and shows how the Peers Inc model is changing the very nature of capitalism. When the best of people power is combined with the best of corporate power to form "Peers Inc” organizations, a potent creative force is released. The "Inc” in these collaborations delivers the industrial strengths of significant scale and resources, and the "Peers” bring together the individual strengths of localization, specialization, and customization, unlocking the power of the collaborative economy. When excess capacity is harnessed by the platform and diverse peers participate, a completely new dynamic is unleashed. In Peers Inc, Robin Chase brings her provocative insights to work, business, the economy, and the environment, showing: *How focusing on excess capacity transforms the economics of what’s possible and delivers abundance to all *How the new collaboration between the Inc and the Peers enables companies to grow more quickly, learn faster, and deliver smarter products and services *How leveraging the Peers Inc model can address climate change with the necessary speed and scale *How the Peers Inc model can help legacy companies overcome their shortening life cycle by inviting innovation and evolution *Why power parity between the Peers and the Inc is a prerequisite for long-term success *How platforms can be built within the existing financial system or outside of it *What government can do to enhance economic possibility and protect people working in this new decentralized world Chase casts a wide net, illuminating the potential of the Peers Inc model to address broader issues such as climate change and income inequality, and proves the impact that this innovative economic force can have on the most pressing issues of our time.

PeeWee’s Tale

by Johanna Hurwitz

An escaped guinea pig living in New York's Central Park is befriended by a squirrel. Park Pals.

Pegasus

by Robin Mckinley

Because of a thousand-year-old alliance between humans and pegasi, Princess Sylviianel is ceremonially bound to Ebon, her own pegasus, on her twelfth birthday. The two species coexist peacefully, despite the language barriers separating them. Humans and pegasi both rely on specially trained Speaker magicians as the only means of real communication. But it's different for Sylvi and Ebon. They can understand each other. They quickly grow close-so close that their bond becomes a threat to the status quo-and possibly to the future safety of their two nations. New York Times bestselling author Robin McKinley weaves an unforgettable tale of unbreakable friendship, mythical creatures and courtly drama destined to become a classic. .

Pegasus Bridge: D-Day -- The Daring British Airborne Raid

by Stephen E. Ambrose

In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day, the turning point of World War II. This gripping account of it by acclaimed author Stephen Ambrose brings to life a daring mission so crucial that, had it been unsuccessful, the entire Normandy invasion might have failed. Ambrose traces each step of the preparations over many months to the minute-by-minute excitement of the hand-to-hand confrontations on the bridge. This is a story of heroism and cowardice, kindness and brutality -- the stuff of all great adventures.

Pegasus Descending: A Dave Robicheaux Novel (Dave Robicheaux #15)

by James Lee Burke

Detective Dave Robicheaux is facing the most painful and dangerous case of his career. A troubled young woman breezes into his hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana. She happens to be the daughter of Robicheaux's onetime best friend -- a friend he witnessed gunned down in a bank robbery, a tragedy that forever changed Robicheaux's life. In Pegasus Descending, James Lee Burke again explores psyches as much as evidence, and tries to make sense of human behavior as well as of his characters' crimes. Richly atmospheric, frightening in its sudden violence, and replete with the sort of puzzles only the best crime fiction creates, Burke's latest novel is an unforgettable roller coaster of passion, surprise, and regret. The twists begin when Trish Klein -- the only offspring of Robicheaux's Vietnam-era buddy -- starts passing marked hundred-dollar bills in local casinos. Is she a good kid gone bad? A victim's child seeking revenge? A promiscuous beauty seducing everyone good within her grasp? And how does her behavior relate to the apparent suicide of another "good" girl, an ace student named Yvonne Darbonne, who apparently participated in a college frat orgy before her death?Can Robicheaux make his peace with the demons that have haunted him since his friend's murder so many years ago? Can he figure out how a local mobster fits into all the schemes and deaths? Can Robicheaux's life be whole again when it has been shattered by so much tragedy?Once again, Burke proves why he is the virtual poet laureate of southern Louisiana, and why his novels, especially those featuring Dave Robicheaux, stand as brilliant literature and entertainment for our time.

Peirce (The Routledge Philosophers)

by Albert Atkin

Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914) is generally regarded as the founder of pragmatism, and one of the greatest ever American philosophers. Peirce is also widely known for his work on truth, his foundational work in mathematical logic, and an influential theory of signs, or semiotics. Albert Atkin introduces the full spectrum of Peirce’s thought for those coming to his work for the first time. The book begins with an overview of Peirce’s life and work, considering his early and long-standing interest in logic and science, and highlighting important views on the structure of philosophical thought. Atkin then explains Peirce’s accounts of pragmatism and truth examining important later developments to these theories. He then introduces Peirce’s full accounts of semiotics, examines his foundational work on formal and graphical logic, and introduces Peirce’s account of metaphysics, the least understood aspect of his philosophy. The final chapter considers Peirce’s legacy and influence on the thought of philosophers such as John Dewey and Richard Rorty, as well as highlighting areas where Peirce’s ideas could still provide important insights for contemporary philosophers. Including chapter summaries, suggestions for further reading and a glossary, this invaluable introduction and guide to Peirce’s philosophy is essential reading for those new to his work.

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Pele: The Autobiography

by Pele

The SUNDAY TIMES number 1 bestseller -- the extraordinary life story of the greatest footballer ever to play the game.

Pelé

by James Buckley Jr.

Pele, known to his family as Edson Arantes do Nascimento, grew up playing soccer on the streets of Bauru, Brazil, using a sock filled with newspaper for the ball. Luckily, the practice paid off, and by the time he was 16, he was already the top scorer in the nation. Find out how Pele became the only player ever to win three World Cup trophies-and how he earned his reputation as the greatest soccer player of all time.

Pele's Fire

by Don Pendleton

When six U.S. naval officers disappear inexplicably while on leave in Honolulu, Mack Bolan is suspicious. Then an informant emerges from the Hawaiian underground with claims that a nationalist group has escalated its home-rule rhetoric to militant action. He claims Pele's Fire is planning a devastating terrorist attack somewhere on the islands. There aren't any obvious links between the two events, but Bolan spots a potentially deadly chain.The masterminds of terror are desperate to eradicate any possibility the traitor who has cooled to their cause will keep them from executing their shocking plan. It's up to Bolan to protect the informant and stop the attack--making the Executioner both hunter and prey.

Pelicans (Nature's Children)

by Tim Harris

How many different kinds of pelicans are there? How big is a pelican? Where do pelicans live? What is a pod of pelicans? Find the answers to these questions, and learn much more about the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and lives of pelicans.

Pemberley Manor

by Kathryn Nelson

How does "happily ever after" really work? With such different personalities, Darcy and Elizabeth surely need to work on their communication skills! Unlike Jane and Bingley, both of whom are easygoing and friendly, the Darcys are definitely a case where opposites attract. Through their dramatic courtship, Lizzy finally saw through Darcy's rigid pride and sense of duty, and Darcy fell in love with Lizzy's sunny optimism and independence of spirit. Now that they're married, what will happen when their fundamentally different personalities reassert themselves? Uncover the true feelings of one of the world's most famous couples during their first year of marriage.

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