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From the book: Bill Monroe was such a unique, complex, larger than life figure that the impact of his music and his person may still not have fully sunk in even almost 10 years after his death. There will surely be other books about Monroe in the future, but happily we can add this title to the 3 or 4 others already written about the man. Most recently, Butch Robins put out a provocative summation of his years as a banjo player, focusing heavily on his two stints as a Blue Grass Boy. Curiously, the writer of this new volume is also a banjo player, although of an entirely different background and temperament. This book concentrates on the 3-year period (1974-1976) when Black was Monroe's banjo player-and a good one. The book is an easy and very enjoyable read, filled with anecdotes and serious glimpses of life on the road with the legendary band leader. Any fan of Monroe will surely enjoy this well-written book. With Foreword written by Neil V. Rosenberg, author of "Bluegrass: A History." This volume also includes a complete listing of Bob Black's appearances with Monroe, his most memorable experiences while they worked together, brief descriptions of the more important musicians and bands mentioned, and suggestions for further reading and listening. Offering a rare perspective on the creative forces that drove one of America's greatest composers and musical innovators, Come Hither to Go Yonder will deeply reward any fans of Bill Monroe, of bluegrass, or of American vernacular music. FROM AUTHOR'S WEBSITE: "Being a bluegrass banjo player and Monroe fan for most of my life, I found it easy to project myself into the situations and encounters that Black describes. This is a stimulating and thoroughly enjoyable book that I would recommend to anyone interested in Monroe's music." -- Tom Adler, folklorist and bluegrass historian Come Hither to Go Yonder is told from the perspective of a musician who was actually there. Filled with observations made from the unique vantage point of a man who has traveled and performed extensively with the master, this book is Bob Black's personal memoir about the profound infiuence that Monroe exerted on the musicians who have carried on the bluegrass tradition in the wake of his 1996 death.
Lisa Scottoline has delivered taut thrillers with a powerful emotional wallop in her New YorkTimesbestsellers Save Me,Think Twice,and Look Again. Now, with her new novel, Come Home,she ratchets up the suspense with the riveting story of a mother who sacrifices her future for a child from her past. Jill Farrow is a typical suburban mom who has finally gotten her and her daughter's lives back on track after a divorce. She is about to remarry, her job as a pediatrician fulfills her - though it is stressful - and her daughter, Megan, is a happily over-scheduled thirteen-year-old juggling homework and the swim team. But Jill's life is turned upside down when her ex-stepdaughter, Abby, shows up on her doorstep late one night and delivers shocking news: Jill's ex-husband is dead. Abby insists that he was murdered and pleads with Jill to help find his killer. Jill reluctantly agrees to make a few inquiries and discovers that things don't add up. As she digs deeper, her actions threaten to rip apart her new family, destroy their hard-earned happiness, and even endanger her own life. Yet Jill can't turn her back on a child she loves and once called her own. Come Homereads with the breakneck pacing of a thriller while also exploring the definition of motherhood, asking the questions: Do you ever stop being a mother? Can you ever have an ex-child? What are the limits to love of family?
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present," Abraham Lincoln once declared. "The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so must we think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves and then we shall save our country." His words are from 1862, when the Civil War was in its second year and already more terrible than expected. I think we are in a roughly similar place, without a great war to focus our energies. The "stormy present" has begun and it will become harsher and more confusing. But if we think anew, we can save the country. Come home, America. Instead of trying to run the world, let us tend our own wounded society. Let go of inflated claims to global dominance. Instead, redeem the fundamental values and sacred principles of the national inheritance. Do not resign from the world. Rejoin it on more practical and promising terms.
A COWBOY'S SECOND ACT To provide stability for his two young children, retired rodeo rider Josh Dempsey returns home to his family's Arizona ranch, part of which is used as a mustang sanctuary run by Cara Alverez. Working with horses helps Cara deal with a tragic loss. When Josh asks her for parenting help in return for his support with the sanctuary, Cara is torn. She is captivated by his adorable toddler son and baby daughter but isn't sure she can survive another blow to the heart. Unless a cowboy looking for his own second chance can show her how to love again. Enjoy a special bonus short story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber, MY FUNNY VALENTINE
Imagine what your life would be like if you could trade your chaos for comfort. Yes, you can experience the calm and contentment promised in Scripture. In Come Home To Comfort, gifted speaker and author Sharon Hoffman spreads a welcome mat of wisdom, inviting you to trust God to refurbish the "home of your heart." Step by inspirational step, she helps you create a home of beauty and blessing, built on the firm foundation of Christ's comfort - a foundation sure to stand the test of time and trials. Brimming with warm, attractive, affordable decorating tips, helpful household hints, and charming ideas for making memories, you will discover how to find hope - even when your home and your heart need a miracle. This encouraging book also includes a nine-week Bible study for individual or small group study. Through Sharon's life-giving words, you'll discover in the end, that when you come home to comfort, you are really coming home to Christ!
If you're a humanthe deadliest game. You may consider yourselves experienced huntersYou have hunted on many planetsBut here things are different. For there are no mindless monsters or charging carnivores, but a devious, intelligent and dangerous prey A prey who is out to get you before you get him Man!
Peer behind the "closed" sign in the world's greatest restaurants, and you may glimpse a packed table whose seats are elusive even to the most in-the-know diner: the daily staff meal. This insider's look goes behind the scenes to share the one-of-a-kind dishes professional cooks feed each other. Join authors Christine Carroll and Jody Eddy as they share these intimate staff meal traditions, including exclusive interviews and never-before-recorded recipes, from twenty-five iconic restaurants including: Ad Hoc in Napa, California; Mugaritz in San Sebastian, Spain; The Fat Duck in London, England; McCrady's in Charleston, South Carolina; Uchi in Austin, Texas; Michel et Sébastien Bras in Laguiole, France; wd~50 in New York City, New York, and many more. Enjoy more than 100 creative and comforting dishes made to sate hunger and nourish spirits, like skirt steak stuffed with charred scallions; duck and shrimp paella; beef heart and watermelon salad; steamed chicken with lily buds; Turkish red pepper and bulgur soup; homemade tarragon and cherry soda; and buttermilk doughnut holes with apple-honey caramel glaze. It's finally time to come in from the cold and explore the meals that fuel the hospitality industry; your place has been set.
Peer behind the "closed" sign in the world's greatest restaurants, and you may glimpse a packed table whose seats are elusive even to the most in-the-know diner: the daily staff meal. This insider's look goes behind the scenes to share the one-of-a-kind dishes professional cooks feed each other.Join authors Christine Carroll and Jody Eddy as they share these intimate staff meal traditions, including exclusive interviews and never-before-recorded recipes, from twenty-five iconic restaurants including: Ad Hoc in Napa, California; Mugaritz in San Sebastian, Spain; The Fat Duck in London, England; McCrady's in Charleston, South Carolina; Uchi in Austin, Texas; Michel et Sébastien Bras in Laguiole, France; wd~50 in New York City, New York, and many more.Enjoy more than 100 creative and comforting dishes made to sate hunger and nourish spirits, like skirt steak stuffed with charred scallions; duck and shrimp paella; beef heart and watermelon salad; steamed chicken with lily buds; Turkish red pepper and bulgur soup; homemade tarragon and cherry soda; and buttermilk doughnut holes with apple-honey caramel glaze. It's finally time to come in from the cold and explore the meals that fuel the hospitality industry; your place has been set.
New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard brings you a fanfavorite story of love, strength and healing After a horrific accident leaves Blake Remington unable to walk, he becomes bitter, frustrated and angry. Even his beautiful physiotherapist, Dione Kelley, has trouble breaking through the walls he's put up. Dione knows that falling for a patient is outofbounds, but there's something so appealing about Blake, despite his anger. The more she works with him, the more she can see a quiet strength shining through his darkness. Soon, she starts to see the passionate, loving man he once was. But are his feelings for her just gratitude, or evidence of true love? Previously Published.
Come lie with me and be my love. How Dione Kelley longed to hear those words. But Blake Remington could never speak them to her.An accident had left him unable to walk, and her therapy had made him whole again. She had given him back the strength he needed to be a man-and in so doing robbed him of the chance to see her as a woman. How could she believe his words of love, when she knew they were spoken only out of gratitude?
COME LOOK WITH ME: AMERICAN INDIAN ART introduces children to twelve magnificent works of art. More importantly, it offers both children and adults a whole new way of encountering any work of art, one that engages the imagination as much as the eye. Well suited for both individual and classroom use, AMERICAN INDIAN ART pairs quality art reproductions with thought-provoking questions, encouraging children to learn through visual exploration and interaction. Thoughtful text introduces the world and work of the artist, making the most of a child's natural curiosity.
Author introduces children to artists, art history, and aesthetics through meaningful discussion of compelling works of art.
A woman with no name and no memory...The two men who claim her:one with love, the other with fear...A dazzling tale of secret passions--and a love tragically lost and miraculously reborn--by the incomparable storyteller.Mere days after Ashton Wingate's wedding to the enchanting Lierin, capricious Fate stole the Mississippi plantation owner's beloved from him. Now, three years later, his carriage has collided with a cloaked rider on horseback: a woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to the young bride who was swallowed up by the merciless river.She awakens from unconsciousness in his magnificent home with no memory of who she is. Yet the tenderness of this noble, caring stranger who lovingly calls her "Lierin" soon captures her heart and inflames her with wanting. Then another enters their lives, threatening to destroy the happiness they have rediscovered in each other's arms--the dark and dangerous Malcolm Sinclair, who claims the enigmatic beauty is, in fact, his own wife, Lenore. But Ashton has sworn that he will not lose his adored one a second time, and he will risk any peril to preserve their newfound joy--no matter what the unremembered secrets of his lady's past ultimately reveal.LIERINWith no name and no memory, she awakens from a nightmare of madness into the lives of two stranger. One she desires, one she fears--but both have claimed her heart.To handsome plantation owner Ashton Wingate, she is Lierin--the cherished bride cruelly stolen from him by capricious Fate. The other calls her Lenore--entangling the lost, tormented beauty in his sinister web of perilous deceit. But it is in the adoring arms of noble Ashton that her true destiny awaits--as they join together to unlock the mysteries of a shadowed past. . .and to rekindle the flames of a glorious love once vanished but never forgotten.
Mere days after Ashton Wingate's wedding to the enchanting Lierin, capricious Fate stole the Mississippi plantation owner's beloved from him. Now, three years later, his carriage has collided with a cloaked rider on horseback: a woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to the young bride who was swallowed up by the merciless river. She awakens from unconsciousness in his magnificent home with no memory of who she is. Yet the tenderness of this noble, caring stranger who lovingly calls her "Lierin" soon captures her heart and enflames her with wanting. Then another enters their lives, threatening to destroy the happiness they have rediscovered in each other's arms--the dark and dangerous Malcolm Sinclair, who claims the enigmatic beauty is, in fact, his own wife, Lenore. But Ashton has sworn that he will not lose his adored one a second time, and he will risk any peril to preserve their newfound joy--no matter what the unremembered secrets of his lady's past ultimately reveal. LIERINWith no name and no memory, she awakens from a nightmare of madness into the lives of two stranger. One she desires, one she fears--but both have claimed her heart. To handsome plantation owner Ashton Wingate, she is Lierin--the cherished bride cruelly stolen from him by capricious Fate. The other calls her Lenore--entangling the lost, tormented beauty in his sinister web of perilous deceit. But it is in the adoring arms of noble Ashton that her true destiny awaits--as they join together to unlock the mysteries of a shadowed past... and to rekindle the flames of a glorious love once vanished but never forgotten.
In a mining town in the backwoods of the High Sierras, Daisy James prays for a miracle.This 10-year-old girl is concerned because people in her town are hurting. And the one who seems to be hurting the most is her own mother, who lost a baby a year earlier. Daisy is filled with sorrow inside because her mother, who used to sing and laugh and talk about God, no longer does any of those things. Now she spends her days silent and resigned. So the little girl decides what her town needs is a church, to touch their hearts and spirits, to remind them that God is there, and that His angels are watching over them all. Daisy dreams up a play entitled Come, My Little Angel, and recruits her classmates to play the roles and her beloved music teacher to provide the music. Despite the obstacles working against her, Daisy perseveres, even when her own faith is shaken, until she finds herself face to face with a miracle -straight from the hand of a God who longs to restore us to joy and singing. And when, at the end of the book, you see what God does for this little girl - and for the mother she loves so deeply - you come away knowing nothing - not one single thing - is impossible with God.From the Hardcover edition.
THEY SAY YOUR LIFE CAN CHANGE IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE...And the woman who used to be known as Claire Sherman had to agree. Because that second, that minute, that day exactly six years ago was the one in which everything had simply ceased to be.Her name-it was now Elena Lopez. Her future-no white lace, no promises, no babies in store for her. Even the man she loved-she had to let Tucker Sutherland go, for his own sake.But into this altered reality came a new identity. A new hope. Still, once again, it was October. And the winds of change were starting to blow....
The author of One of These Nights returns to Harvest Cove for a brand-new sweet and sexy romance... Nothing's sweeter than a chance at true love... Larkin O'Neill refuses to let anything stand in her way. Despite a troubled upbringing, she's created the life she always wanted, surrounding herself with close friends and opening the bakery of her dreams. But the free-spirited baker is blindsided when she falls hard for the local bad boy. She knows that she should stay away, but the sizzling attraction between them is just too tempting... Shane's love 'em and leave 'em ways have left him a persona non grata in Harvest Cove. But when Larkin bursts into his life, the handsome lawyer can't think of anywhere he'd rather be than by her side. She's the first person in a long time who believes there could be more to him than meets the eye. Now he's determined to prove to Larkin that he's worth taking a chance on--and prove to himself that he's the kind of man she deserves....From the Paperback edition.
Staking her claim! Horse trainer Trent Kimball is starting to believe his family's ranch is actually cursed. Still, it's a place to recover from both his recent divorce and a humiliating professional setback. That is, until Shelby Foster shows up, looking far too fine for cowboy country, and informs Trent that she is the owner of the Eager Beaver Ranch! Shelby left everything behind to move to Montana. And she's not about to just walk away! Even if it means sharing a roof with a rude cowboy...temporarily. As they wait for their papers, animosity turns into suggestive teasing. Then it becomes a sexy-sweet temptation neither can resist! Whoever produces the deed keeps the ranch. But will they lose something more important?
Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint have a powerful message for families and communities as they lay out their visions for strengthening America, or for that matter the world. They address the crises of people who are stuck because of feelings of low self-esteem, abandonment, anger, fearfulness, sadness, and feelings of being used, undefended and unprotected. These feelings often impede their ability to move forward. The authors aim to help empower people make the daunting transition from victims to victors. Come On, People! is always engaging, and loaded with heart-piercing stories of the problems facing many communities.
"Come on, Rain!" Tess pleads to the sky as listless vines and parched plants droop in the endless heat. Then the clouds roll in and the rain pours. And Tess, her friends, and their mothers join in together in a rain dance to celebrate the shower that renews both body and spirit.
Seabiscuit was a grandson of one of the greatest racehorses ever, Man O'War. In spite of Seabiscuit's pedigree, he was not regarded as a promising winner. Misunderstood and overlooked, he was overworked when very young and nearly faded into obscurity.
Tim learns how to overcome his fear with the help of his teacher and two friends.
Gleason's Gym is the last remaining institution of New York's Golden Age of boxing. Jake LaMotta, Muhammad Ali, Hector Camacho, Mike Tyson--the alumni of Gleason's are a roster of boxing greats. Founded in the Bronx in 1937, Gleason's moved in the mid-1980s to what has since become one of New York's wealthiest residential areas--Brooklyn's DUMBO. Gleason's has also transformed, opening its doors to new members, particularly women and white-collar men. Come Out Swinging is Lucia Trimbur's nuanced insider's account of a place that was once the domain of poor and working-class men of color but is now shared by rich and poor, male and female, black and white, and young and old.Come Out Swinging chronicles the everyday world of the gym. Its diverse members train, fight, talk, and socialize together. We meet amateurs for whom boxing is a full-time, unpaid job. We get to know the trainers who act as their father figures and mentors. We are introduced to women who empower themselves physically and mentally. And we encounter the male urban professionals who pay handsomely to learn to box, and to access a form of masculinity missing from their office-bound lives. Ultimately, Come Out Swinging reveals how Gleason's meets the needs of a variety of people who, despite their differences, are connected through discipline and sport.
When her boyfriend Duane fails to return after what should have been a quick trip to the convenience store, Sherry ventures out into the night to find him. And the night is dangerous in Los Angeles ...
Author of the reader-friendly manuals Nice Couple Do and If It Feels Good now offers an exciting new look at sex--one that uses games and toys to put the fun back into the boudoir. From lace to leather, from bathtub games to bedsheet dramas, from strip poker to advanced role-playing, this groundbreaking guide shows how to use communication, temptation, and exotic props.
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