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Sooner or Later

by Debbie Macomber

Dear Jack,I may be a rough, tough solider of fortune but I've me my match!I'm in Central America on a no-win job and regretting every minute. A woman named Letty Madden hired me to find her missing brother. I'd figured this prim and proper Texas postmistress would run and hide when I named my price: one night. I was wrong.I swear the woman is my punishment for never giving a damn about anyone. She's as stubborn as a mule and soft and sweet . . . and hell, buddy, I'm in big trouble. Getting out alive is the least of my problems.Murphy

The Sooner, the Better (Deliverance Company #3)

by Debbie Macomber

Lorraine Dancy has just discovered that everything she believes about her father is a lie--starting with the fact that Thomas supposedly died years ago. Now she's learned that not only is he not dead, he's living in a small town south of the border. In the process of tracking him down, she manages to get framed for theft and pursued by the real thief, the police and a local crime boss. Her father's friend Jack Keller agrees to help her escape, although Lorraine's reluctant to depend on a man like him. Jack's every bit the renegade Lorraine thinks he is--an ex-mercenary and former Deliverance Company operative. He's also the one person who can guide her to safety. But there are stormy waters ahead, including an attraction neither of them wants to feel. An attraction that's as risky as it is intense--for both of them. The sooner he can get Lorraine home, the better!

Soothe: How To Find Calm Amid Everyday Chaos

by Jim Brickman

Over the past 20 years, Jim Brickman has quietly amassed a huge following as a contemporary pianist. Fans continually reach out to let him know that his soothing sounds have helped them handle a wide spectrum of life's challenges and events, from a father-daughter wedding dance to delivering a baby to enduring chemotherapy. Brickman's listeners trust his music to deal with a crisis, find peace, rekindle romance, or simply relax. They want advice that's uncomplicated and relatable and incorporates the healing powers of music, inspiration, and even a prayer or two to deal with tough times or just unwind.Soothe is a collection of light spiritual and practical advice that mirrors the way it feels to listen to Brickman's music. Sharing easy ways to limit stress and find soothing moments, the book spans a range of ideas organized by theme—Soothe Your Heart, Soothe Your Space, Soothe Your Mind—tapping a range of mind, body, and spirit experts. Brickman takes readers on a journey as he explores the benefits of deep breathing, clean eating habits, and even creating a more organized space. Soothe offers readers a compendium of his best advice, sharing what really works in a quest toward a calmer, happier life.

Sopa de Pollo para el Alma

by Jack Canfield y Mark Victor Hansen

Dos de los mas queridos oradores inspiracionales de los Estados Unidos comparten de lo mejor de su coleccion de la gente en todas partes. Canfield y Hansen nos brindan ingenio y sabiduria, esperanza y poder para animarnos en los momentos mas dificiles, nos proporcionan ejemplos de lo que es posible hacer, e iluminan el camino por el que todos transitamos. Cuando desees poner empeno, inspirar a un amigo o ensenar a un nino, encontraras la historia precisa en este tesoro reconfortante.

Sophia of Silicon Valley: A Novel

by Anna Yen

Sharp, dramatic, and full of insider dish, SOPHIA OF SILICON VALLEY is one woman’s story of a career storming the corridors of geek power and living in the shadow of its outrageous cast of maestros.During the heady years of the tech boom, incorrigibly frank Sophia Young lucks into a job that puts her directly in the path of Scott Kraft, the eccentric CEO of Treehouse, a studio whose animated films are transforming movies forever. Overnight, Sophia becomes an unlikely nerd whisperer. Whether her success is due to dumb luck, savage assertiveness, insightful finesse (learned by dealing with her irrational Chinese immigrant mother), or a combination of all three, in her rarified position she finds she can truly shine. As Scott Kraft’s right-hand woman, whip-smart Sophia is in the eye of the storm, sometimes floundering, sometimes nearly losing relationships and her health, but ultimately learning what it means to take charge of her own future the way the men around her do. But when engineer/inventor Andre Stark hires her to run his company’s investor relations, Sophia discovers that the big paycheck and high-status career she’s created for herself may not be worth living in the toxic environment of a boys-club gone bad.

Sophia's War

by Avi

Lives hang in the balance in this gripping Revolutionary War adventure from a beloved Newbery medalist.In 1776, young Sophia Calderwood witnesses the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City, which is newly occupied by the British army. Sophia is horrified by the event and resolves to do all she can to help the American cause. Recruited as a spy, she becomes a maid in the home of General Clinton, the supreme commander of the British forces in America. Through her work she becomes aware that someone in the American army might be switching sides, and she uncovers a plot that will grievously damage the Americans if it succeeds. But the identity of the would-be traitor is so shocking that no one believes her, and so Sophia decides to stop the treacherous plot herself, at great personal peril: She's young, she's a girl, and she's running out of time. And if she fails, she's facing an execution of her own. Master storyteller Avi shows exactly how personal politics can be in this riveting novel that is rich in historical detail and rife with action.

Sophie #1: Sophie the Awesome

by Lara Bergen

Meet Sophie, a little girl with a big goal: to find the perfect title for herself. Look out --- here's Sophie the Awesome! Sophie Miller's life is boring. Average. Blah. She's not the oldest or the youngest, the tallest or the shortest. She's not even the only Sophie in her third-grade class! Sophie knows she's special. And she's come up with the perfect name to show it: Sophie the Awesome! But living up to her new name won't be easy --- especially if super-annoying Toby Myers has anything to say about it. Can Sophie prove her awesomeness . . . and prove everyone wrong?

Sophie #3: Sophie the Chatterbox

by Lara Bergen Laura Tallardy

Meet Sophie, a little girl with a big goal: to find a title that describes her perfectly. But this isn't quite what she had in mind! Look out --- here's Sophie the Chatterbox! Can Sophie handle the truth? When Sophie fessed up after putting a snake in Ms. Moffly's desk, she learned that being honest pays off! Now it's all truth, all the time for this third-grader. But sometimes the truth hurts. Sophie blabs so much that the other kids in class start calling her Sophie the Chatterbox. (Not exactly the title she had in mind.) Sophie cannot tell a lie . . . but she CAN cause tons of trouble!

Sophie Flufftail's Brave Plan (Magic Animal Friends #5)

by Daisy Meadows

Best friends Jess and Lily visit Friendship Forest, where animals can talk and magic exists! The girls are thrilled to be back in Friendship Forest, but Grizelda is up to her old tricks with some new helpers -- dragons! When Grizelda's ice dragon casts a spell on the Flufftail family, can Lily and Jess help little squirrel Sophie Flufftail free her family?

Sophie Pitt-Turnbull Discovers America

by Dyan Sheldon

Things turn out rather different from what she expected when Sophie Pitt-Turnbull takes a trip across the pond in this droll new novel by the author of Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. The summer her mother announces that they won't be taking their traditional holiday in France, sixteen-year-old Sophie Pitt-Turnbull is aghast and devastated. How can she possibly stay in London when all her friends are going away? The prospect is so ghastly that when Jacqueline Salamanca, Mummy's old art-school chum in New York, suggests they trade daughters for the summer, Sophie -- with visions of a loft in SoHo, weekends in the Hamptons, and shopping on Fifth Avenue -- feels her prayers have been answered. Unfortunately, there are a few small details that Mummy's neglected to tell her. Get ready for a comical case of culture clash when one haughty British teen winds up deep in the heart of working-class Brooklyn, cooped up in a chaotic household with two rowdy charges, an ill-trained cat, and an insatiably hungry pet pig. Dyan Sheldon is in her element with this outrageously funny tale of an uptight young girl who is forced to get over her preconceptions -- and dares to have herself a full-hearted adventure that's worth writing home about. Complete with a glossary of Britishisms in the back!

Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard: Peter Nimble Adventure Series (#2)

by Jonathan Auxier

Twelve-year-old Sophie knows little beyond the four walls of her father's bookshop, where she repairs old books and dreams of escaping the confines of her dull life. But when a strange boy and his talking cat/horse companion show up with a rare and mysterious book, she finds herself pulled into an adventure beyond anything she has ever read.

Sophie Taeuber-Arp and the Avant-Garde: A Biography

by Damion Searls Roswitha Mair

Sophie Taeuber-Arp was a quiet innovator whose fame has too often been yoked to that of her husband, Jean Arp. Over time, however, she has slowly come to be seen as one of the foremost abstract artists and designers of the twentieth century. The Swiss-born Taeuber-Arp had a front row seat to the first wave of Dadaism and was, along with Mondrian and Malevich, a pioneer of Constructivism. Her singular artwork incorporated painting, sculpture, dance, fiber arts, and architecture, as hers was one of the first oeuvres to successfully bridge the divide between fine and functional art. Now Roswitha Mair has brought us the first biography of this unique polymath, illuminating not just Tauber-Arp’s own life and work, but also the various milieux and movements in which she traveled. No fan of the Dadaists and their legacy will want to miss this first English-language translation.

Sophie the Hero

by Lara Bergen

Sophie is positive that she's discovered her perfect name this time--Sophie the Hero! After all, she's already proved herself worthy of the titles. When her little neighbor ran into the street in front of a car, Sophie came to the rescue just in time. If that's not heroic, what is?But being a hero might be tougher than this third grader expected. She's supposed to save the day--not cause more trouble! Could Sophie's latest name be a heroic flop?

Sophie's Animal Parade

by Amy Dixon

Mama calls it Sophie’s imagination, but Sophie calls it magic. Everything Sophie draws comes to life, and one day when Sophie feels lonely, she decides to draw a friend. But the polar bear cub isn’t very happy in Sophie’s room, where it is much too warm. So Sophie tries again. But the duck wants to swim in a pool full of water. And the giraffe is too tall for the tiny room! It isn’t long after the elephant shows up that things begin to get a little too wild and Sophie must demand that everyone go outside. In the backyard, with all her new friends, Sophie meets someone new--someone who happens to be an expert lion trainer. It looks like Sophie’s magic may have worked after all. Featuring a charming crew of animals and two children who believe in magic, this sweet and funny picture book teaches children to combat loneliness with creativity, persistence, and a little imagination. Filled with the lovely watercolor illustrations of Katia Wish, Amy Dixon’s Sophie’s Animal Parade takes children on a journey toward friendship.

Sophie's Boys

by Sophie Smith Deborah Fitzgerald

When Sophie and Ash discovered they were expecting triplets, it was much more exciting than daunting. But when Sophie went into labour at only 21 weeks, their world was turned upside down. Though they fought fiercely they could not escape tragedy. Tiny Henry lived for just one cherished hour, Evan for 10 days and Jasper was with them for only 58 days. Heartbroken and back in her empty home, Sophie realised she could not allow herself to drown in her grief. On Ash?s advice, she began to run. Step by step she regained some equilibrium. She became determined to turn her agony into something positive. Gathering supporters around her, she founded the Running for Premature Babies Foundation to raise money for the hospital unit that had cared for her sons. In their first Sydney half marathon, the group raised $80,000. Sophie and Ash had two more sons, Owen and Harvey, when tragedy revisited them. Ash was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer. Sophie was forced once again into a world of pain and grief, caring for her beloved husband as well as their two young boys. Together, the family faced the reality of death with courage and tenderness. When Ash passed away in 2016, Sophie once again put one foot in front of the other, and ran. Not running from her pain, but towards something useful. Her charity, the Running for Premature Babies Foundation, has now raised well in excess of $2.5 million to help the thousands of premature babies born each year. Beautifully written and disarmingly honest, Sophie?s Boys is an inspiring and life-affirming tale of an irrepressible spirit, who found strength in tragedy.

Sophie's Flight of Fancy (The Royal Ballet School Diaries, Book 4)

by Alexandra Moss

Ellie and her friends rally to support Sophie, their fellow Royal Ballet School student who has failed her dance assessment and must decide what to do once she leaves at the end of the term.

Sophie's Heart

by Lori Wick

Befriending the quiet visitor who slips into her Bible study group, Janet discovers that Sophie has fled her native Czechoslovakia and is in need of work---and companionship. Janet thinks of her brother Alec, the father of three, who recently lost his wife in a car accident. Could Sophie's loving heart be what Alec needs?

Sophie's Squash

by Anne Wilsdorf Pat Zietlow Miller

"Miller's debut is a winner," declares Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. On a trip to the farmers' market with her parents, Sophie chooses a squash, but instead of letting her mom cook it, she names it Bernice. From then on, Sophie brings Bernice everywhere, despite her parents' gentle warnings that Bernice will begin to rot. As winter nears, Sophie does start to notice changes.... What's a girl to do when the squash she loves is in trouble? With absolutely delightful text by Pat Zietlow Miller and downright hilarious illustrations from Anne Wilsdorf, Sophie's Squash will be a fresh addition to any collection of autumn books.From the Hardcover edition.

Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy

by Jostein Gaarder Paulette Møller

A page-turning novel that is also an exploration of the great philosophical concepts of Western thought,Sophie's World has fired the imagination of readers all over the world, with more than twenty million copies in print. One day fourteen-year-old Sophie Amundsen comes home from school to find in her mailbox two notes, with one question on each: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" From that irresistible beginning, Sophie becomes obsessed with questions that take her far beyond what she knows of her Norwegian village. Through those letters, she enrolls in a kind of correspondence course, covering Socrates to Sartre, with a mysterious philosopher, while receiving letters addressed to another girl. Who is Hilde? And why does her mail keep turning up? To unravel this riddle, Sophie must use the philosophy she is learning--but the truth turns out to be far more complicated than she could have imagined. Translated from the Norwegian in 1994, the book was republished with a brief reading guide in 2007. Excellent reading with unexpected plot twists that keep the reader engaged, but demanding re-reads to then spend more time with the philosophy content. The philosophers and their "answers" are presented in a lay person's language with many current-day examples.

Sophocles, the Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone

by Sophocles

English versions of Sophocles' three great tragedies based on the myth of Oedipus, translated for a modern audience by two gifted poets, Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 9-10 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

The Sorcerer: Metamorphosis (Camulod Chronicles, Volume 6)

by Jack Whyte

In the sixth volume of Whyte's widely praised Camulod Chronicles, the king is crowned--and a legend is born.

The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps

by Kai Ashante Wilson

One of Publishers Weekly's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of the YearCritically acclaimed author Kai Ashante Wilson makes his commercial debut with this striking, wondrous tale of gods and mortals, magic and steel, and life and death that will reshape how you look at sword and sorcery.Since leaving his homeland, the earthbound demigod Demane has been labeled a sorcerer. With his ancestors' artifacts in hand, the Sorcerer follows the Captain, a beautiful man with song for a voice and hair that drinks the sunlight. The two of them are the descendants of the gods who abandoned the Earth for Heaven, and they will need all the gifts those divine ancestors left to them to keep their caravan brothers alive.The one safe road between the northern oasis and southern kingdom is stalked by a necromantic terror. Demane may have to master his wild powers and trade humanity for godhood if he is to keep his brothers and his beloved captain alive.PRAISE FOR THE SORCERER OF THE WILDEEPS"The unruly lovechild of Shakespeare, Baldwin, George RR Martin and Ghostface Killah -- this was a book I could not put down." - Daniel José Older, author of Half-Resurrection Blues"Lyrical and polyphonous, gorgeous and brutal, THE SORCERER OF THE WILDEEPS is an unforgettable tale of love that empowers." - Ken Liu, multiple Hugo Award-winning author of The Grace of Kings"Wilson is doing something both very new and very old here: he's tossing aside the traditional forms of sword and sorcery in favor of other, older forms, and gluing it all together with a love letter to black masculinity. The result is powerful and strange and painful in all the right ways." -N.K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season and The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms"THE SORCERER OF THE WILDEEPS reads like Gene Wolfe and Samuel R Delany trying to one-up each other on a story prompt by Fritz Leiber. That means it's good. Read it." - Max Gladstone, author of the Craft Sequence"Seamlessly knots magic and science in a wholly organic way... THE SORCERER OF THE WILDEEPS will catch you by the throat and hold you fast until the last searing word." - Alyssa Wong, Nebula-nominated author of "The Fisher Queen"

Sorcerer (The Secrets of Droon: Special Edition #4)

by Tony Abbott David Merrell

The secret is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! And with an eye-catching new design and cover effects, this is the book fans have been waiting for. Eric and his friends have faced off against Lord Sparr time and time again. They've befriended him as Kid Sparr and battled him as an ancient sorcerer. Now the Lord Sparr they know so well is back at the height of his power. And this time, he's telling his own story.

Sorcerer's Amulet (The History of the Runestaff #2)

by Michael Moorcock

The Warrior in Jet and Gold raised a gauntleted hand to point at Dorian Hawkmoon. "You seek your betrothed, Yisselda, Duke Dorian. And you quest for the Mad God."

Sorcerer's Apprentice

by Amy Wallace

Sorcerer's Apprentice opens with Amy Wallace's first meeting with Carlos Castaneda, the infamous anthropologist-turned-shaman, whose books described meetings with Yaqui Indian spiritual teacher don Juan. Castaneda's rise was meteoric in the late 1960s as he wrote massive bestsellers, inspired many to experiment with psychedelics, and was dubbed "the Godfather of the New Age." The possibility that Castaneda's experiences may have been fabricated did little to compromise his legend.As the daughter of best-selling novelist Irving Wallace, Amy was rarely shy around famous people. When her father insisted she meet Castaneda, she at first demurred. Little did she know that a delightful first meeting would begin a 20-year friendship, followed by her descent into the dramatic and deeply troubled affair chronicled in this book. Sorcerer's Apprentice unblinkingly reveals the inner workings of the "Cult of Carlos," run by a charismatic authoritarian in his sixties who controlled his young female followers through emotional abuse, mind games, bizarre rituals, dubious teachings, and sexual excess. Wallace's story is both specific and universal, a captivating cautionary tale about the dangers of giving up one's power to a tyrant-and about surviving assaults on body and spirit.

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