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Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954), one of the most popular and best loved of modern French writers, became known simply as Colette when she married in 1893. Her husband, a Parisian man-about-town and the son of a major publisher, made use of her literary talents by publishing her first several novels under his own name -- his only changes, evidently, being to make them more prurient. But eventually she broke free of this unhappy marriage and took flight on her own, as a fiction writer, a journalist, and an actress. By the time Chéri was published in 1920, Colette had become well known both as a writer and as a personality and was entering a period of rich personal growth and happiness.Published when the author, like her heroine, was in her late 40s, Chéri is a delicate analysis of a May-December romance. The story of a love affair between Léa, a still-beautiful 49-year-old ex-courtesan, and Chéri, a handsome but selfish young man 30 years her junior, it offers a superb study of age and sexuality, written in a personal style that reveals the author's keen powers of observation. While the theme of a young man who deserts his older mistress is a familiar one, in this novel, Colette makes it her own. As Stanley Appelbaum notes, "Colette's distinctive style, made up of swift, sure, almost impressionistic touches, and the skillful use of leitmotifs, enables her to create her own atmosphere and her own emotional universe."Widely considered the author's best work, the novel appears here in the original French with an excellent new English translation by Stanley Appelbaum on the facing pages. The translator also has provided an informative introduction to Colette and her work, and to this novel in particular.
Edward Gorey meets The Bunny Suicides in a murderously funny tale from the creator of It’s Happy Bunny From the creator of the hugely successful It’s Happy Bunny franchise comes a little piece of work named Cherise, who may be, it turns out, a not-so-nice niece. In the tradition of Edward Gorey’s The Gashlycrumb Tinies, Jim Benton’s first adult picture book, with hilarious rhymes and illustrations, is a darkly comic masterpiece of the macabre. "She was orphaned quite young In a mysterious way, Her parents just up and vanished one day. ” The bloody footprints leading out of Cherise’s bedroom are the first clue that perhaps the little darling with the bow in her hair is not an angel. As Cherise is shuttled from one aunt’s home to another, her aunts vanish, meeting inventive and hysterical ends. With a killer punch line on its final page, Jim Benton’s Cherise the Niece will leave readers laughing. .
He Longed for... Race Spencer's gunslinging days are far behind him. He is now a rugged, respectable rancher, but it's a solitary life. Then Fate leads Race to an earthbound angel--lost and alone' the sole survivor of an outlaw attack--and even his hardened heart is moved. He sweeps the ivory-skinned beauty into his arms and carries her away from danger. A Woman to Cherish When innocent Rebecca Morgan wakes up in a stranger's embrace, her life has been changed forever. Race's touch makes her blood sing and stirs up emotions in her she never knew existed. But this man has a fearsome reputation. And though her life may depend on him, can she trust him? Is it love she sees in her rescuer's dark eyes.? Race Spencer's gunslinging days are far behind him. He is now a respectable racher, but it's a solitary life. But then Fate lead Race to an earthbound angel--lost and alone, the sole survivor of an outlaw attack--and even his hardened heart is moved. He sweeps the ivory-skinned beauty into his arms and carries her away from danger. When innocent Rebecca Morgan wakes up in a stranger's embrace, she knows her life has been changed forever. Though Race's touch makes her blood sing and stirs up emotions in her she never kenw existed, she knows this man has a fearsome reputation. And though her life may depend on him, she doesn't know if she can trust him. Can it really be love she sees in her rescuer's dark eyes?
Recovering from the heartbreak of a failed engagement, Rose Anson seeks refuge at a resort on Singing Pines Island. But when a flamboyant Canadian, a big-hearted American, and Rose's ex-fiance each compete for her love, the young artist must face her past--and her future. What follows is a search for the source and meaning of true love: a journey begins in Rose's heart and concludes in her soul. Readers will share a summer of vibrant, unforgettable beauty on an island paradise as two people find the courage to reach out to God--and to each other-- in Cherish.
In a long, splendid life rich with struggles and satisfaction, above all Brandon Halloran treasured family. So the proud patriarch had meddled shamelessly in his darling brood's love lives...until finally the tables had turned!For the merry widower harbored a secret from the his nearest and dearest: cherished memories of sparkling, scandalous Elizabeth Forsythe, who'd once put wings to his flyboy's heart, only to vanish when he'd soared home from the war. And with Lizzy at long last on his horizon again, the one thing that could prevent his long-overdue second chance at happiness was...family!Vows: Love, Honor and Cherish-words that three generations of Halloran men vowed to live by.
He Longed for... Race Spencer's gunslinging days are far behind him. He is now a rugged, respectable rancher, but it's a solitary life. Then Fate leads Race to an earthbound angel--lost and alone' the sole survivor of an outlaw attack--and even his hardened heart is moved. He sweeps the ivory-skinned beauty into his arms and carries her away from danger.A Woman to CherishWhen innocent Rebecca Morgan wakes up in a stranger's embrace, her life has been changed forever. Race's touch makes her blood sing and stirs up emotions in her she never knew existed. But this man has a fearsome reputation. And though her life may depend on him, can she trust him? Is it love she sees in her rescuer's dark eyes.?Race Spencer's gunslinging days are far behind him. He is now a respectable racher, but it's a solitary life. But then Fate lead Race to an earthbound angel--lost and alone, the sole survivor of an outlaw attack--and even his hardened heart is moved. He sweeps the ivory-skinned beauty into his arms and carries her away from danger. When innocent Rebecca Morgan wakes up in a stranger's embrace, she knows her life has been changed forever. Though Race's touch makes her blood sing and stirs up emotions in her she never kenw existed, she knows this man has a fearsome reputation. And though her life may depend on him, she doesn't know if she can trust him. Can it really be love she sees in her rescuer's dark eyes?
From childhood through nursing school, best friends Katherine and Sarah set out to grab hold of all life has to offer them and fall in love with two young pilots.
From baby nurse to the stars, Helen Moon, a step-by-step plan to managing sleep and feeding issues to survive--and enjoy--the first six weeks of your newborn baby's life.Have you ever wondered why celebrities look so rested in such a short time after giving birth? The answer: baby specialists like Helen Moon. A baby specialist and professional nanny for the past 25 years, Helen has worked closely with hundreds of families, including some of Hollywood's biggest stars. Helen knows that the first six weeks of a baby's life--when parents tend to be nervous, siblings are needy, and new babies need immediate and constant attention--has a huge impact on the entire family. Getting a baby on a sleeping and eating schedule is an achievable dream, and it's not a mystery. Helen's step-by-step plan shows new parents exactly how to integrate their baby into the family so that she will be able to sleep when she's tired, eat when she's hungry, and calm herself when she's fussy--self-regulating skills that will enable her to thrive for the rest of her life. Assured that their babies are secure and happy, parents can confidently enjoy this most precious time of their baby's life, trusting their own instincts, and--most importantly--sleeping through the night themselves!
Two all-new novellas that cross the boundaries of desire. Exiled by Maya Banks...Enticed to the island paradise where an enigmatic prince is living in exile, beautiful, virginal Talia is introduced to a world of forbidden pleasure where the prince's every whim is fulfilled and her fantasies are rendered in exquisite detail. But when the prince is summoned back to fulfill his duty to his struggling country, reality is thrust upon Talia all too soon. She returns home, heartbroken, convinced she was a passing fancy for an idle ruler and his most trusted men. Until the day they arrive on her doorstep, determined to have her back where she belongs. Sway by Lauren Dane...Levi Warner is an established, older man--wealthy, powerful, and above all, respectable. Then Levi meets Daisy, an uninhibited 24-year-old dance instructor and artist, not exactly the kind of woman Levi is accustomed to. But the young, free spirit, brings out something in him he only experienced in fantasies. When their scorching affair turns into something unexpectedly deeper, Levi finds himself torn between preserving his reputation, and exploring a wilder and much more satisfying kind of life.
Residing on a Peninsula beside the beautiful Pacific coastline in Queensland, Australia, Dr Ariana Ross decides to leave her past history behind and forge a fresh start. Her journey takes her to a medical practice in an Outback country town, where her impact on many - brings surprises.Passions explode when she meets Zane Lombardi, one hunk of gorgeous Italian male. Zane is a Christian and an enterprising Apple Orchard owner. He is also strongly adverse to the wiles of designing women. Being hurt in the past he is certain to never be trapped again. On meeting Ariana his animosity and rudeness causes angry sparks to fly. He soon realises his mistaken judgement of this beautiful young woman. Having second thoughts he wants to make amends? But- has irreversible damage been done? The amazing phenomenon surrounding the spirited Ariana is that two Angels attend her. As her protectors and guides she is constantly aware of them. Taught to have a faith in God from an early age has strengthened this amazing young woman to build a professional career for herself. She finds pleasure in healing and helping all who come within contact. Secrets buried in the family closet constantly haunt Doctor Ross. What is the mysterious cover up about her parents demise and why?
Patricia Veryan returns to Georgian England in this eagerly awaited fifth volume of her highly praised series of romantic adventures, The Golden Chronicles. In the autumn of 1746, Rosamond Albritton, who blames the Jacobites for the death of her beloved at the Battle of Culloden, is journeying home from a visit to Paris, while Bonnie Prince Charlie's supporters are desperately seeking the cypher that will lead them to the Jacobites' hidden treasure...
Madeleine Robards discovers all her past, as she reads her mother Francis' diary, together with the letters between her mother and Arthur. Is it possible that there was a romance between these two? Madeleine finds it hard to believe everything that lies hidden in these pages, and she finally discovers she is the legitimate daughter of that youth who loved her mother so much, while her own husband Roger turns out to be her cousin. She doesn't know whether to feel melancholy or joyful at this upheaval of her life history, or whether to feel ashamed of the fact that her father was twenty years younger than her mother. Is it true that love has no age? Could this precious secret, which Francis kept hidden for over forty years, be revealed at last? "For true love, there is no age...for the pleasures of life there is no time. And to be a mother it is enough to have a heart capable of carrying a child for the rest of its life."
Only a long-lost talisman can save a besieged kingdom torn between two kings, as a malevolent god marshals his minions to attack, corrupt, and destroy Two lieges--King Lanius, who is of royal blood, and King Grus, the usurper--now share the throne of Avornis. The former wields no real power, kept impotent by the regents surrounding him. The latter mans the battle lines, determined to protect the kingdom from a fearsome, immortal god who was expelled from heaven. To the north, the city-state Chernagor is being torn asunder by a savage civil war that threatens to spill past the border at any moment. Catastrophe looms for Avornis and even two kings united may not be strong enough to save her. The kingdom's final hope lies in the recovery of the Scepter of Mercy, lost for four centuries. But the mighty talisman is in the hands of the Menteshe--barbarian nomads who are vassals of the terrible exiled god--and now that the Banished One wants to consume the entire world, they will never relinquish its power. The Scepter of Mercy, Harry Turtledove's epic fantasy trilogy, continues with The Chernagor Pirates, the second volume in an adventure that pits man against man, and man against immortal. Originally penned under the pseudonym Dan Chernenko, it is an unforgettable tale that demonstrates the unparalleled creativity and unique storytelling prowess of the Hugo Award-winning master world-builder.
In this extraordinary novel, Frederik Pohl, renowned author, scholar and futurist, has cast the events surrounding the explosion at Chernobyl into a monumental work of speculative fiction. Based on carefully researched facts, eyewitness notes and Pohl's extensive knowledge of the Soviet Union, Chernobyl takes us into the lives, homes and heartbeats of the people who were there: plant officials, bureaucrats, crewpeople, soldiers, doctors and emergency workers. We see through their eyes the staggering reality of the disaster itself and re-live, in unforgettable detail, the heroism, the sacrifice, the fear...
In a western Ukraine wine cellar in 1985, Chernobyl engineer Mihaly Horvath discloses the unnecessary risks associated with the power plant to his brother, Kiev Militia detective Lazlo. Spawned by a desire to protect his family, Lazlo investigates-irritating his superiors, drawing the attention of a CIA operative, raising the hackles of an old KGB major, and ultimately discovering his brother's secret affair with a Chernobyl technician, Juli Popovics. After the explosion, the Ukraine is not only blanketed with deadly radiation, but also becomes a killing ground involving pre-perestroika factions in disarray, a Soviet government on its last legs, and madmen hungry for power. With a poisoned environment at their backs and a killer snapping at their heels, Lazlo and Juli flee for their lives-and their love-in this engrossing political thriller.
The world's worst nuclear power accident occurred on April 26, 1986, and had lasting repercussions in all areas of human life. This book details the events leading up to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, the causes of the explosion, and the ensuing fallout, both immediate and long-term. The social, economic, and political consequences of the disaster are discussed, and the catastrophic environmental and health effects on people living in the region are recounted in detail.
"Exceptional. If there has been a more honest, calm, and profoundly moving memoir written in the last few years, then I've missed it."--Times Literary SupplementHow would you make sense of your life if you thought it might end tomorrow? In this captivating and best-selling memoir, Vesna Goldsworthy tells the story of herself, her family, and her early life in her lost country. There follows marriage, a move to England, and a successful media and academic career, then a cancer diagnosis and its unresolved consequences. A profoundly moving, comic, and original account by a stunning literary talent.
A boy who suffers anti-Semitic abuse at the hands of a classmate during his ninth and tenth grade years plots revenge against his tormentor.
Acclaimed western storyteller Giles Tippette delivers a truly exciting novel of family pride and frontier violence . . .As boss of the Half-Moon ranch, the biggest along the Gulf Coast of Texas, Justa Williams is a chip off the old man's block. But when the old man ups and asks him for a dying man's favor, it's Justa' s duty to honor his words. Even if that means taking $25,000 of company gold and riding blind into the blood-soaked Cherokee battleground of Oklahoma Territory--to look for a man who may not even be alive and settle an old score. Odds are high things won't end up well, but son of a gun, at least this son knows how to point his and fire off bullet after bullet . . .Now, will a son pay for his father's past--in blood?Praise for Giles Tippette and The Bank Robbers"Like True Grit . . . a small masterpiece . . . brilliantly written."--Newark News"Spine-jarring, bullet-biting intensity."--Houston Post"Tough, gutsy, and fascinating."--NY Newsday"Impressive authenticity."--Booklist"His fiction is taught and gripping."--Houston Spectator
Discovering his missing girlfriend, Heather Richmond, On his doorstep with a baby was a shock for Michael Elk. The stunning blonde had sent his tortured heart to hell when she'd vanished eighteen months ago. Now she was suddenly asking him to claim her brother's baby as his own. . . . In order to protect her nephew, Heather had to depend on the only man she'd ever loved. . . and betrayed. But sharing a roof with irresistibly magnetic Michael Elk soon had her yearning to share his bed. Could they become a family for real, or would Heather's dark secret destroy their love once and for all?
One look. One dance. One night of passion. Julianne McKenzie had experienced it all with one sexy man. And now she was expecting a child, The Cherokee baby of Bobby Elk. What other surprises did life have in store?Too much heartache. Too much to atone for. Bobby Elk believed he lacked the soul to give Julianne all she deserved. She carried his child, and his Cherokee heritage demanded he give them a home, yet he dared not give them his name, his heart. Three souls bound by one fateful encounter. Man. Woman. Child. But their circle would never be complete until one man faced his greatest fear. . . and one woman showed him how deserving he was of love.
Created in 1836 from land held formerly by the Cherokee Indians, Cherokee County is situated in the northeast corner of Alabama, bordered by Georgia to the east. Within these pages, the county's rich and varied history is illuminated by vintage photographs, and its past is brought to life in the faces of its early settlers. The families of the Reverend Whitefield Anthony and others settled at Mudd Creek in 1831 in what was to become Cherokee County. From these first families developed a community that would grow and change along with a young and bustling America, welcoming new industries, farming fertile lands, and building churches and schools to feed the hearts and minds of its young. The photographs in this volume, illustrating the county's past as well as how it looks in the present day, were culled from a variety of sources, including the Cherokee County History Museum, the Pine Grove Baptist Church, and the private collections of many local families. Coupled with a historical narrative, these glimpses of yesteryear will evoke fond memories for all who have made Cherokee County home.
Situated just south of the Carolina border in the scenic foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Cherokee County offers the charm of small-town life and country living with the convenience of nearby metropolitan areas. In 1897, the year of its founding, the county inherited a rich history that began with the Cherokee Indians. Home to two American Revolutionary War sites, Cowpens National Battlefield and Kings Mountain Military Park, as well as the Overmountain Victory National Trail, it exists as a bevy of historical sites that date before the county was established.Cherokee County pays tribute to this community's decisive history and celebrates the local architecture, business establishments, and residents, both past and present. Historic views, coupled with informative text, highlight the 1914 Carnegie Library, the charming railroad depot, the Limestone Quarry, and construction of the towering smokestack of Gaffney Manufacturing Company. Vintage photographs depict downtown Gaffney, settled almost a century before Cherokee County became a political entity, and historic Blacksburg, known as Black Station before 1888, while bringing to life the evolution of the 1845 Limestone Springs Female High School into the state's popular Limestone College of today.
The Cherokee are one of the largest Native American tribes in the United States, with more than three hundred thousand people across the country claiming tribal membership and nearly one million people internationally professing to have at least one Cherokee Indian ancestor. In this revealing history of Cherokee migration and resettlement, Gregory Smithers uncovers the origins of the Cherokee diaspora and explores how communities and individuals have negotiated their Cherokee identities, even when geographically removed from the Cherokee Nation headquartered in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Beginning in the eighteenth century, the author transports the reader back in time to tell the poignant story of the Cherokee people migrating throughout North America, including their forced exile along the infamous Trail of Tears (1838-39). Smithers tells a remarkable story of courage, cultural innovation, and resilience, exploring the importance of migration and removal, land and tradition, culture and language in defining what it has meant to be Cherokee for a widely scattered people.
Lacy Dawn Hampton sighed with exasperation as she fanned herself in the gazebo at Paradise Plantation. How sheltered and boring her life was. She longed for passion and excitement, but her father and three older brothers protected her from everything. Then she heard a splash and her green eyes widened as a towering Indian emerged from the lake and walked straight toward her. Modesty fled as Lacy crossed the lawn to meet the handsome half breed. She felt the heat of his impassioned flesh, then his first touch, finally a kiss that made her tremble with desire. Tomorrow she'd be a proper southern belle once more, but today she must savor a fiery forbidden rapture in the arms of a savage lover. Chase Tarleton had traveled the Trail of Tears when his Indian family was driven from their native Georgia. Now, back for a reunion with his white grandparents, Chase found himself torn between two worlds, the Cherokee camp he'd left behind and the vast plantation, Towering Pines, that would someday be his. Nearing his destination, Chase paused for a refreshing swim and spied a vision in peach colored satin. The luscious golden haired belle was staring straight at him. Instinct overrode caution as Chase clasped the delicate maiden in his strong arms, crushing her velvety softness against his bronze chest. He knew he must taste those teasing crimson lips, span that tiny waist with his muscular hands, and caress every satiny inch of her tempting, creamy body.
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