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Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex But Were Afraid to Ask

by David R. Reuben

A book of questions and answers about sex and all its myriad facets.

Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal

by Westminster John Knox Press

This electronic version of the hymnal is specially adapted for use with paperless braille devices. Find a hymn quickly by adding the number sign to the hymn number. Also, refrains are repeated each time they're to be sung. This version does not have musical notation but is otherwise complete. Special proofreading was performed by Terry Gorman.

Hannah Fowler

by Janice Holt Giles

Hannah, a young Kentucky pioneer in the 1770s, builds a life for herself after her father dies from an axe cut. With new her husband Tice, the couple builds a cabin, starts a family, and thrives in spite of their harsh life. Hannah and Tice face almost overwhelming obstacles together that come their way, ranging from hungry wolves and a killing blizzard to skirmishes with and captivity by Native Americans fighting to retain their lands. Set in the time of Daniel Boone, the author presents an enduring story of frontier life without romanticizing the reality of hardships faced by pioneers.

Rogue Sword

by Poul Anderson

From glittering Venice to bloody Gallipoli, from barbaric northern Europe to decadent Byzantium plundering hordes hacked and tore at the once mighty Roman Empire. The giant of the world was faltering bleeding from a thousand wounds as it tried to hold its snarling enemies at bay. These were the days of savagery and splendor when wanton fury and greed fed mens souls and only the cunning and powerful survived. This was the world of Lucas Greco warrior rogue whose sword had become a legend to friend and foe alike. Both hating and loving the horror and cruelty of war he was driven from battle to battle and woman to woman in a desperate effort to wrench beauty and meaning from a chaotic world Scarred by war and love, he yearned for the promise of peace which could only be found in the arms of a beautiful pagan slave girl, DJANSHA.

The Case of the Bicycle Bandit (Jigsaw Jones Mystery #14)

by James Preller

Someone stole Ralphie Jordan's rusty old bicycle. Jigsaw and Mila hit the trail to track down the thief. But one piece of the puzzle doesn't fit. Who would take a hand-me-down bike? Solving this case is an uphill ride for ace detectives Jigsaw and Mila.

Marthanda Varma

by C. V. Raman Pillai B. K. Menon

Through what Subhadra does or what happens to her, the author is projecting a vision of the New Women in the Indian context.

The Drought

by J. G. Ballard

The rain has ceased. Radio-active waste has stopped the sea evaporating. The sun beats down on the parching earth, and on the parching spirit of man. A warped new mankind is bred out of the dead land -- bitter, murderous, its values turned upside down. Idiots reign. Water replaces currency and becomes the source of a bleak new evil.

The Around the World Cookbook: Over 350 Authentic Recipes from the World's Best-loved Cuisines

by Sarah Ainley

This cookbook takes its inspiration from some of the world's most exciting cuisines and brings together a collection which celebrates the diversity of traditional cooking styles around the globe. Most of the recipes use accessible fresh ingredients and store-cupboard staples, and even the more exotic foods are now commonly available from supermarkets and delicatessens. From Africa, India and the Orient, through Europe to the Americas, the classic cuisines of the world are at your fingertips.

Kothe Kharak Singh (A Story of Three Generations)

by Ram Sarup Ankhi Avtar Singh Judge

This book covers a period starting after 1940-42 and goes on to the ushering in of Janata Party's rule after the emergency and then Indira Gandhi's return to power.

Nimac Demo Test

by Bookshare

This title is for testing access to NIMAC-sourced titles, which are restricted to US Students who have an IEP.

Vitamins and Minerals: Partners in Good Health

by The Editors of Prevention Magazine

This pamplet explains how certain vitamins and minerals benefit us and even help protect us from the effects of common pollutants

Pennsylvania: Our People, Places, and Past

by Randall A. Pellow

This book presents the rich history, geography, people and products of the state of Pennsylvania.

Annie Pat and Eddie

by Carolyn Haywood

This is Annie Pat's story, but Eddie is in it too. When Annie Pat (short for Anna Patricia) announces that she is going to be an actress in a summer theater by the sea, Eddie is skeptical. In fact, he shows no interest in her vacation plans at all. But when he is invited to the seashore with Annie Pat and her family he is delighted. Surprisingly enough, the Children's Theater has a special attraction for Eddie, because he likes to print tickets and paint scenery. Annie Pat gives up on acting as a career but becomes interested in painting for a while. Lacking any real paints, she uses jams, in three flavors, and tooth paste, in three colors. But not until the children set up a museum, known as the "you-see-'em," does Annie Pat really come into her own. Both children have a wonderful summer, and thousands of others will have a wonderful time reading this book. In it Miss Haywood, with ease and grace, exhibits once more her extraordinary gift of invention, which seems to flow forth like the sparkling water from a clear spring.

Son of "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night" (Book #2)

by Scott Rice

MORE WRETCHED WRITING FROM THE CONTEST THAT PROVES "NOTHING IS SO POWERFUL AS A BAD IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME." Scott Rice, organizer of the notorious-- and hilarious-- Bulwer-Lytton "bad" writing contest, has once again collected the best opening sentences of the worst novels never published. Here, penned by the literary vigilantes who prowl the subways of literature, is a sampling of winning entries: "'I want something more in life,' Wesley fumed as the lime-scented Jacuzzi bubbles collected between his secretary's breasts." "The November snow was thin and slushy-- almost as if the angels in Heaven were brushing their teeth and dribbling toothpaste over the earth." "Fall had come to the city; the trees had turned to yellows and the winos had turned to reds." As the Tallahassee Democrat said about It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: "This is a book to be enjoyed one stinky sentence at a time." The great literary tradition continues...

Adult Bible Studies - Summer 2015

by Sarah Mcgiverin

Adult Bible Studies - Summer 2015

The Hidden Window Mystery (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #34)

by Carolyn Keene

A magazine article offering a la British medieval stained-glass window intrigues Nancy Drew. She asks Bess and George to join her on a search in Charlottesville, Virginia. Before the three friends leave River Heights, their adversary tries to get them to postpone the trip. But no luck. Nancy is determined to carry through her plans. While staying with her cousin and exploring a haunted mansion, Nancy must push people past their insecurities and superstitions of peacocks to solve interlaced mysteries! Picture descriptions added In the late 1950s, the first 34 books in the Nancy Drew series were revised and condensed. This is the version released before the books were revised.

Vaishakha (The Tale of Lakka)

by Chaduranga P. P. Giridhar

This novel's central focus is on the growth in the consciousness of a young dalit called Lakka and his struggle to regain his lost innocence in a corrupt environment.

Silver Lining

by Kate Welsh

Love Inspired Christian romance set on a horse farm in Pennsylvania.

Mission to Horatius (A Star Trek Novel)

by Mack Reynolds

Dangerously low on supplies and fighting a contagious space illness the Enterprise responds to a distress call from a three planet system where the inhabitants deny requesting help. The first planet is inhabited by primitive people whose leader wearing a fierce-looking bat helmet threatens the crew with spears and the silent death. The second culture consists of religious leaders who live in opulent splendor while controlling helpless underlings with a drug that keeps them smiling even as they are killed. On the third planet a few military leaders with hoards of cloned soldiers are determined to overtake and rule the whole planetary system. Can the crew assist these three hostile cultures and return to Federation space before the plague strikes them down? Pictures are described.

Boston Blackie

by Jack Boyle

Boston Blackie is the novelization of a group of pulp short stories by Jack Boyle (1881-1928). Blackie, an ex-con with a college education, is a jewel thief based in San Francisco, who outwits the cops with the help of his wife Mary. The character was altered for a later series of popular films and radio shows to become a "reformed" jewel thief turned private eye.

Remembrance Rock

by Carl Sandburg

Seventeenth-Century historic novel.

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