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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.

On Your Toes, Susie (Susie the Young Ballerina #4)

by Lee Wyndham

"I've waited three whole years for these pink toe shoes!" No wonder Susie is excited. At last she is to dance on her toes! Surely this will be her happiest year at ballet school. Perhaps she will even win the dance scholarship! Then the new girl comes--unpleasant Mimi who is such a fine dancer. Because of Mimi and her pet monkey, everything seems to go wrong for Susie. Especially when Susie sprains her ankle--just before the big recital. There is a surprise ending to this delightful story. It proves that nothing can stop a girl who wants to dance as much as Susie does.

Preventing War: The United Nations and Macedonia

by Abiodun Williams

Describes the role the UN played in Macedonia.


by Derek Ciccone

A fast-paced thriller mixed with a heartwarming story of redemption. A series of ominous incidents make Billy Harper realize there is something very different about Carolyn Whitcomb. But when a rogue organization called Operation Anesthesia learns of Carolyn's "gifts," Billy must risk everything to save the life of the little girl who taught him to live again.

In the Heart of the Country

by J. M. Coetzee

On a remote farm in South Africa, the protagonist of J. M. Coetzee's fierce and passionate novel watches the life from which she has been excluded. Ignored by her callous father, scorned and feared by his servants, she is a bitterly intelligent woman whose outward meekness disguises a desperate resolve not to become "one of the forgotten ones of history." When her father takes an African mistress, that resolve precipitates an act of vengeance that suggests a chemical reaction between the colonizer and the colonized—and between European yearnings and the vastness and solitude of Africa. A story told in prose as feverishly rich as William Faulkner's, In the Heart of the Country is a work of irresistable power. With vast assurance and an unerring eye, J. M. Coetzee has turned the family romance into a mirror of the colonial experience.

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.

How Democratic Is the American Constitution?

by Robert A. Dahl

Dahl starts with the assumption that the legitimacy of the American Constitution derives solely from its utility as an instrument of democratic governance. Dahl demonstrates that, due to the context in which it was conceived, our Constitution came to incorporate significant antidemocratic elements. Because the Framers of the Constitution had no relevant example of a democratic political system on which to model the American government, many defining aspects of our political system were implemented as a result of short-sightedness or last-minute compromise.

Making Skills Everyone's Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States


Skills matter. In the past year, a remarkable convergence of data, analysis, and policy informed us of just how much they matter to individuals, their families and communities, and to the economy overall. This report presents a vision for making adult skill development--upskilling--more prevalent, efficient, effective, and convenient. This vision rests on an understanding that foundation skills--the combination of literacy, numeracy, and English language as well as employability skills required for participation in modern workplaces and contemporary life--are a shared responsibility of, and value and benefit to the entire community<P><P> This report begins with a deeper look at the data before articulating seven strategies to transform adult learning in the United States, illustrated with "Innovation in Action" vignettes from around the country. It includes a section describing the efforts undertaken by ED subsequent to the OECD Survey to gather facts, analyze trends, and seek input from a broad range of stakeholders in roundtable discussions.

Ships of Merior (Wars of Light and Shadow #2)

by Janny Wurts

As the prophecy foretold, the art of power over light and dark was channeled through two princes: And the fogs that had smothered Athera's skies were dispersed. But in defeat, the Mistwraith set its two royal captors at odds under a powerful curse of vengeance. Now, locked in deadly enmity, the princes -- Lysaer, the Lord of Light, and Arithon, the Master of Shadow -- hold the fates of nations and the balance of the world's mystical powers entangled in the throes of their blood feud.

Cherry Ames, Army Nurse (Book 3)

by Helen Wells

It is War time, the Allied forces are at war with Germany and Japan, and Cherry Ames, who has recently graduated from nursing school, wants to do her part to help win the war. She joins the Army Nurse Corps, but can she be all that she has to be to be in the Army? And will her heart let her make tough decisions even if it might mean being removed from the Army? Let's find out in this the third in the Cherry Ames series.

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.

The Little Locksmith: A Memoir

by Katharine Butler Hathaway

First published in 1942 and reprinted here by the Feminist Press, this is the deeply honest memoir of Katharine Butler, who was disabled from childhood due to tuberculosis of the spine. Butler describes her bedridden childhood and her emergence as a teenager with a notably different-looking body. She writes openly of her longing for sexual love and her sense that it was forever denied to her because of her difference. Much of the book concerns the author's renovation of and hopes for a house in Castine on the coast of Maine, which she dreamed would become a house for children, artists, and lovers. Nancy Mairs' afterword provides fascinating information about the author's life.

The Hidden Window Mystery (Nancy Drew Mysteries #34, Original Version)

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.

Return to Isis (Isis Rising #1)

by Jean Stewart

The year is 2093. In this fantasy zone where sword and superstition meet sci-fi adventure, two women make a daring escape to freedom. Whit, a bold warrior from an Amazon nation, rescues Amelia from a dismal world where females are either breeders or drones. Together, they journey over grueling terrain, to the shining world of Artemis, and in their struggle to survive, find themselves unexpectedly drawn to each other. But it is in the safety of Artemis, Whit's home colony, that danger truly lurks. For beneath Amelia's haunting dreams hides a secret which cannot be allowed to surface. A secret of Isis, the colony mysteriously destroyed ten years earlier. And in the ruins of Isis is the ghost of a fallen Leader who has been waiting for Amelia's return.


by C. J. Cherryh

A science fiction novel based in a hostile water based colony.

Sivakamiyin Sabadam (Sivakami's Vow)

by P. S. Sri

Overwhelmed by the savage spectacles of war and bloodshed, rape and pillage, which she beholds on her way to Vathapi, Sivakami makes a vow before Naga Nandi that she won't leave Vathapi till she sees the city burning.

The Road Home (Guardians of the Flame, Book 7)

by Joel Rosenberg

This is part of a long series of books written in the same universe. This series is well-written and appeals to young adults as well as young older people.

Bounty Bride

by Emily Bradshaw

Romance and adventure set in the Arizona Territory in 1870.

The Other Brother

by Lena Nelson Dooley

Christian romance set in Minnesota in 1891.

Death Cruise: Crime Stories on the Open Seas

by Lawrence Block

CAN THERE BE a more romantic and exciting setting for a crime story than a ship on the open sea?

Family for Keeps

by Margaret Daley

Love inspired Christian romance set in Colorado.

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