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It's just another gorgeous June day on Martha's Vineyard until J.W. Jackson and his young son, Joshua, arrive home from clamming to find an ambulance in the driveway and blood on the grass. Two intruders have invaded their house. Little Diana is safe, but wife Zee has a split lip and a bruised cheek, and the difficult memory of killing one man and fending off another. The dead man and his accomplice wanted to know the whereabouts of Tom Rimini. They should have asked J.W. Tom is the husband of J.W.'s ex-wife, Carla. J.W. hasn't seen Carla in fifteen years, but that's about to change: Rimini's on the run and needs J.W.'s help.
It's just another gorgeous June day on Martha's Vineyard until J. W. Jackson and his young son, Joshua, arrive home from clamming to find an ambulance in the driveway and blood on the grass. Two intruders have invaded their house. Little Diana is safe, but wife Zee has a split lip and a bruised cheek, not to mention the psychological trauma that goes with killing one man and wounding another. It was self-defense, but it's also a haunting memory that will stay with her forever. The dead man and his accomplice weren't common burglars, that's for sure. They wanted one thing: to know the whereabouts of a man named Tom Rimini. Zee told the truth when she said she'd never heard of him. Too bad they didn't believe her. They should have asked J. W. , who knows exactly who Tom Rimini is. He's the Boston schoolteacher-husband of J. W. 's ex-wife, Carla. J. W. hasn't seen Carla in fifteen years, but that's about to change: Rimini's on the run and J. W. offers his help. As one who moved to Martha's Vineyard seeking tranquillity, J. W. despises the dark shadows that threaten his beloved island. He must broker a truce among some evil foes, or his life, and the lives of those he loves, may never be the same. Rich with all the trademark charms of a Philip R. Craig Martha's Vineyard novel, including witty repartee and good food,Vineyard Shadowsalso gives us new insight into J. W. and Zee as they take an illuminating look at life's joys and sorrows. Both poignant and page-turning, this is summer entertainment at its best.
The Violent Child portrays the life of a tenacious woman who struggled to make a home for her son, to nurture the disabled daughter of her lover, and to embrace the gift of an unexpected, unconventional love. It is the story of a son who finds himself, at the end of his mother's life, with a final opportunity for reconciliation.
In search of material for a screenplay they are developing, seventeen-year-old Violet and her new friend Claire try to make life a movie as they chase their dreams through dangerously beautiful Los Angeles.
"I'm the Idea Girl, the one who can always think of something to do." Angel Eastland knows she's different. It's not just her violet eyes that set her apart. She's smarter than her classmates and more athletically gifted. Her only real competition is Michael Vallant, who also has violet eyes -- eyes that tell her they're connected, in a way she can't figure out. Michael understands Angel. He knows her dreams, her nightmares, and her most secret fears. Together they begin to realize that nothing around them is what it seems. Someone is watching them, night and day. They have just one desperate chance to escape, one chance to find their true destiny, but their enemies are powerful -- and will do anything to stop them.
Tal and Milla are only one step away from death. Evil is only one step away from triumph. An old war is made new again. The ultimate power is up for grabs. As shadows rage, ancient spells return. Illusions reigns and corruption threatens. The search for hope is the bravest quest. The Seventh Tower is the key to it all.
D.C. Detective Alex Cross has seen a lot of crime scenes. But even he is appalled by the gruesome murders of two joggers in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park - killings that look more like the work of savage beasts than humans. Local police are horrified and even the FBI is baffled. Then, as Cross is called in to take on the case, the carnage takes off, leaving a trail of bodies across America and sweeping him to Savannah, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Los Angeles . . as his nemesis, the merciless criminal known as the Mastermind, stalks him, taunts him, and once again, threatens everything he holds dear...
Kelsey Lockhart had been the black sheep "baby" sister of the family since forever. Fickle, stubbornly single. . . the only virgin in the great state of Texas, she was sure! But she'd never needed a man-till now. The only way to hold on to the family homestead was to partner with Brady Anderson-in business and in bed. The contracts, the "I do's," the seduction were easy. . . except Kelsey chickened out before she closed the conjugal deal. Brady admired his new "wife's" determination, loved her sass and the fact that she was full of surprises-except for one. Kelsey's innocence was not part of the bargain. And a day of reckoning was coming. . . .
Shy and sheltered as a young woman, Kathleen Norris wasn't prepared for the sex, drugs, and bohemianism of Bennington College in the late 1960s-and when she moved to New York City after graduation, it was a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire. <P><P>In this chronicle, Norris remembers the education she received, both formal and fortuitous; the influence of her mentor Betty Kray, who shunned the spotlight while serving as a guiding force in the poetry world of the late 20th century; her encounters with such figures as James Merrill, Jim Carroll, Denise Levertov, Stanley Kunitz, Patti Smith, and Erica Jong; and her eventual decision to leave Manhattan for the less-crowded landscape she described so memorably in Dakota. <P>This account of the making of a young writer will resonate with anyone who has stumbled bravely into a bigger world and found the poetry that lurks on rooftops and in railroad apartments-and with anyone who has enjoyed the blessings of inspiring teachers and great friends.
In this compelling account, psychologist Dalsimer moves backward and forward between the work of Virginia Woolf's maturity and her early journals, letters, and unpublished juvenilia to illuminate the process by which Woolf became a writer.
Amy fears the organization is monitoring her every move. That's what Andy tells her -- before he disappears. He says they've both been implanted with a chip. Is there anywhere Amy can hide? The answer seems to lie in a computer game. A game into which Amy downloads her consciousness. A game in which fantastic creatures and terrifying dangers lurk at every turn. A game that Amy suspects is being played in real life . . . by someone with sinister intentions. Amy must get to the end of the game -- ahead of whoever's trying to finish her off.
In 1902, in a small community deep in the Mississippi Delta, nearly a generation after the end of slavery, events obscured by time but impossible to forgive or forget echo in the lives of blacks and whites alike. As bound together by history as they are separated by mutual distrust, the citizens of Loring face present tensions as they look toward an uncertain future. Into this charged atmosphere rides Tandy Payne–prodigal son of a prominent planter and brother of the current mayor, and a dissolute gambler looking to reclaim the family estate. When he takes advantage of a perceived slight from the town’s black postmistress, the ensuing clash with his principled brother results in a harrowing confrontation. Fueled by dark and brutal memories, their familial dispute quickly spreads through the countryside. Steve Yarbrough confronts character with morality, reason with blood, in this moving novel that explores the farthest boundaries of human nature.
In this penetrating volume, Zachary Karabell examines the continuous thread that runs through the tapestry of the American experience -- the belief that we can create a perfect society -- and envisions what the next great era will be. Just as the Puritan vision of a city on a hill was supplanted by the Founding Fathers' vision of individuality, just as the expansive vision of a government-led Great Society was eclipsed by the New Economy of the 1990s, so too is the New Economy being replaced by what Karabell contends will be a period when community and spirituality occupy center stage.
New ways of thinking about individuals with visual impairments are presented and developmental and learning processes are described, for students in education and for regular and special education teachers, clinical and educational vision specialists, parents, and support personnel. Coverage also includes terminology, concerns of the earliest years of life, educational settings, assessment, curriculum, and specialized educational materials. This fourth edition reflects the latest research on how children with visual and additional disabilities learn, offers new ways of looking at curricula for children with visual disabilities, and considers new legislative requirements. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
There has been an explosion of interest in visual culture - coming largely from work in sociology, anthropology and cultural studies and while there are a number of practical and technical manuals available for film, photographic and other visual media, there is a dearth of writing that combines both the practical and the technical. This book redresses this with a balanced approach that is written primarily for students in the social sciences who wish to use visual materials in the course of empirical, qualitative field research. It should also be of interest to experienced researchers who wish to expand their methodological approaches. Visual methods provides empirical approaches to both image creation and image analysis, drawing on a wide range of examples: from research conducted on Egyptian television soap opera, to the sale of ethnographic photographs in London auction houses, to pornographic images on the Web. New technologies are also included, with image digitization and computer-based multimedia extensively covered. There are sections on using film and photographic archives, and useful practical advice on publishing and presenting the results of visual research. Marcus Banks stresses the material nature of visual media, as objects that are entangled in social relations and argues for a humanistic, engaged and reflexive approach to social research. This book will be an indispensable guide for the use and study of social images.
The Vocabulary and Spelling Book contains lessons designed to help you understand and remember important vocabulary skills and strategies. You will often need to use basic reference sources to master these new techniques and to complete the exercises within the book.
Ideal for students mastering a growing content-area vocabulary in social studies, science, and mathematics-predominantly multisyllabic Greek and Latin-based words-Vocabulary from Classical Roots helps students unlock the meanings of literally thousands of words, and gives them the skills to do so throughout their lives.
By the time Anna Howard Shaw was barely twelve years old, she had crossed the stormy Atlantic (one and a half times), survived a grueling journey from Massachusetts to the unexplored woods of Michigan, and helped create a house and home in the middle of nowhere. By most measures, Anna Howard Shaw’s life was hard and filled with struggle. But a life in the North American wilderness also had many pleasures. Anna was young, happy, and strong. What Anna didn’t have was school. With incredible fortitude and purpose, not only did Anna go on to teach school herself, she also accomplished a great many other things, including helping to win the right to vote for women. With his magical storytelling and radiant artwork, Don Brown welcomes us into the pioneer life of a most extraordinary woman.
At fifteen, Charlotte Church has already lived a celebrated life. A world-famous singer who has sung before the Queen, a president, and the Pope, as well as sold millions of albums, charmed TV talk show hosts, and appeared on the covers of dozens of magazines, she has even acted in a top-rated TV show (The media's favorite question seems to be "Is that really you singing") Yet Charlotte, who was the youngest artist ever to have a debut album on the Billboard charts, still finds time to go to school, get good grades, and even go shopping with her friends in her hometown of Cardiff, Wales. Now you'll go behind the scenes to meet more than just Charlotte the internationally known soprano. You'll get to know Charlotte the daughter of Maria and James Church, who travels everywhere with her mum and dad ...the beloved granddaughter of Nan and Bampy, who thrills to her grandfather's stories about the rock band he had when the Beatles first hit the charts...and Charlotte the niece of Caroline Cooper, who still enjoys singing with the aunt she credits as her biggest musical influence. Charlotte seems like any other teenager, and she is-except for her astonishing voice. She wants her fans to know what she is really like and to meet her best friends...as well as travel with her on a typical tour and know what it is like to sing with Plãcido Domingo or ride on a float-in the rain!-in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In a voice as down to earth as her singing is angelic, she candidly talks about growing up in the limelight, the valuable lessons she has learned, and her dreams for the future. The young girl the Pope called "the Little Singer" has a lot to share-so far!
Born a slave, Frederick Douglass grew up facing hunger, hard work, and terrible beatings. After overhearing that reading was the key to freedom, Frederick became determined to learn to read. Against all odds, he did learn and escaped from slavery. A powerful and inspirational speaker, Frederick spoke and wrote about his remarkable life and fought for the freedom and equal rights of African American men and women.
FBI agent Genna Snow's successful career cannot fully erase the heartache of a shattered childhood. After breaking the silence surrounding the abusive acts of a summer camp counselor, young Genna was abandoned by her family even as justice was being served in the courtroom. Years later, Genna was forced to relive the pain of abandonment when the man she loved, special agent John Mancini, walked out of her life without explanation. Now, having returned from his own private hell, John is determined to win Genna back. Even as she struggles to keep their relationship strictly professional, Genna is selected for a special FBI team led by John, charged with tracking down the person behind a series of seemingly random abductions of young women across the country. But as a terrifying pattern begins to emerge, Genna faces the chilling realization that someone else from her past may be on the way back into her life -- and that she stands in danger of losing more than just her heart. Featuring two fascinating characters from her acclaimed bestseller Brown-Eyed Girl, Mariah Stewart delivers a page-turner of passion and suspense.
Voices in Our Blood is a literary anthology of the most important and artful interpretations of the civil rights movement, past and present. It showcases what forty of the nation's best writers -- including Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, Alice Walker, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, and Richard Wright -- had to say about the central domestic drama of the American Century. Editor Jon Meacham has chosen pieces by journalists, novelists, historians, and artists, bringing together a wide range of black and white perspectives and experiences. The result is an unprecedented and powerful portrait of the movement's spirit and struggle, told through voices that resonate with passion and strength. Maya Angelou takes us on a poignant journey back to her childhood in the Arkansas of the 1930s. On the front page of The New York Times, James Reston marks the movement's apex as he describes what it was like to watch Martin Luther King, Jr., deliver his heralded "I Have a Dream" speech in real time. Alice Walker takes up the movement's progress a decade later in her article"Choosing to Stay at Home: Ten Years After the March on Washington. "And John Lewis chronicles the unimaginable courage of the ordinary African Americans who challenged the prevailing order, paid for it in blood and tears, and justly triumphed. Voices in Our Blood is a compelling look at the movement as it actually happened, from the days leading up to World War II to the anxieties and ambiguities of this new century. The story of race in America is a never-ending one, and Voices in Our Blood tells us how we got this far--and how far we still have to go to reach the Promised Land.
Voices Of Messianic Judaism is not just a book of opinions, it is a collection of substantive articles compiled to focus discussion on some weighty matters facing the Messianic Jewish movement.
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