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Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale of Women and Power in India

by Amana Fontanella-Khan

A triumphant portrait of a fiery sisterhood changing the lives of India's women. In Uttar Pradesh--known as the "badlands" of India--a woman's life is not entirely her own. This is one explanation for how Sheelu, a seventeen-year-old girl, ended up in jail after fleeing her service in the home of a powerful local legislator. In a region plagued by corruption, an incident like this might have gone unnoticed--except that it captured the attention of Sampat Pal, leader of India's infamous Gulabi (Pink) Gang. Poor and illiterate, married off around the age of twelve, pregnant with her first child at fifteen, and prohibited from attending school, Sampat Pal has risen to become the courageous commander and chief of a women's brigade numbering in the tens of thousands. Uniformed in pink saris and carrying pink batons, they aim to intervene wherever other women are victims of abuse or injustice. Joined in her struggle by Babuji, a sensitive man whose intellectualism complements her innate sense of justice, and by a host of passionate field commanders, Sampat Pal has confronted policemen and gangsters, officiated love marriages, and empowered women to become financially independent. In a country where women's rights struggle to keep up with rapid modernization, the story of Sampat Pal and her Pink Gang illuminates the thrilling possibilities of female grassroots activism.

Pink Satin

by Jennifer Greene

With the figure of a sex symbol and a career as a lingerie executive, Greer Lothrop is used to attracting more than her fair share of male attention. After years of unwanted stares, she is far more comfortable playing mother hen than femme fatale. She's shocked when there's nothing motherly about the feelings her new neighbor, engineer Ryan McCullough, arouses in her. She's never been attracted to a man of such raw sexuality before. What is it about Ryan that has her confiding in him-and falling into his arms-within hours of meeting? It's clear Ryan isn't interested in Greer for her chicken soup. He's not falling for her girl-next-door routine either, no matter how hard she tries to deny their chemistry. He knows there's a passionate woman behind the facade-and he knows just how to awaken her...48,900 wordsPreviously published.

Pink Smog

by Francesca Lia Block

The girl in the mirror wasn't who I wanted to be, and her life wasn't the one I wanted to have. Despite how much Louise insists, no one will call her Weetzie. It's her dad's nickname for her, but it won't stay put. Neither will her dad. Charlie left Louise and her mom and he took everything with him: her family, her home-and her understanding of who she's meant to be. But Los Angeles is a city full of strange angels, and Louise embarks on a journey to sift through the smog of her heartbreak, to grow her own wings, to become Weetzie.

The Pinkerton Files Five-Book Bundle: Lincoln and the Golden Circle, Bucholz and the Blockade, A Burglar's Fate, The Sleepwalker and the Spy, and The Boatman and the Traitor

by David Luchuk

The Pinkerton Files sets real cases of America's first detective in a world of radical inventions driving a bitterly divided nation to war. These stories, which inspired the audio series narrated by Battlestar Galactica 's Michael Hogan, blend true events into an alternate setting where history has not turned out the way we know it.Agency founder Allan Pinkerton suspects a conspiracy is mounting against him and his operatives. Every step they take toward solving a series of seemingly disconnected crimes draws them deeper into a conflict that will be their downfall. If he allows them to become embroiled in the Civil War, they will never find their way out. As enemies emerge and the real danger takes shape, though, Allan sees that the only way to survive the war may be to join it.This five-book bundle includes Lincoln and the Golden Circle, Bucholz and the Blockade, A Burglar's Fate, The Sleepwalker and the Spy, and The Boatman and the Traitor.

The Pinkerton Job (Gunsmith #378)

by J. R. Roberts

BLOOD TRAIL When a shootout leaves Pinkerton man Charlie Siringo and his tracker Tom Horn laid up in Las Vegas, they're lucky to be alive--and even luckier to bump into their old friend Clint Adams. Despite their injuries, they take up the trail again, this time with the Gunsmith along for the ride. But the cattle rustler they're chasing down is one nasty character, and if one of the wounded men stumbles, it could land Clint in a grave position. OVER FIFTEEN MILLION GUNSMITH BOOKS IN PRINT!

Pinky and Rex

by James Howe Melissa Sweet

Pinky and Rex are the best of friends, but a trip to the museum with Pinky's dad and his sister, Amanda, puts their friendship to the test. When Pinky, whose favorite color is pink, and Rex, who loves anything to do with dinosaurs, set their sights on the very same stuffed animal at the museum gift shop, it takes a little wisdom and some help from an unexpected source before the matter is neatly sorted out. "Pinky and Rex" is the first in a series of short chapter books about this inseparable pair by acclaimed author James Howe. Accompanied by Melissa Sweet's exuberant illustrations, "Pinky and Rex" captures perfectly the challenges -- and the rewards -- that true friendship brings.

Pinky and Rex and the Double-Dad Weekend

by James Howe Melissa Sweet

Pinky and Rex are looking forward to a camping adventure with their dads. They'll hike in the woods and roast marshmallows over a campfire. But a thunderstorm has come along to ruin all their plans. How can the best friends save their double-dad weekend?

Pinky and Rex and the New Baby

by James Howe Melissa Sweet

When Rex's parents adopt a baby, she tries to be the perfect big sister. The trouble is, it's a lot of work and it doesn't leave time for much else--like her best friend, Pinky.

Pinky and Rex and the New Neighbors

by James Howe Melissa Sweet

Pinky's neighbor, Mrs. Morgan, is going to move. Sure, she used to be a mean old witch, but now she's a special friend to Pinky and Rex. They know they'll visit Mrs. Morgan often at her new apartment, but who will be Rex's new neighbors? And what will they be like?

Pinky and Rex and the School Play

by Melissa Sweet James Howe

It's time for the school play, and Pinky has his heart set on getting the lead role in Davi, Boy of the Rain Forest. Rex, on the other hand, does not want to try out for a part. She's afraid of forgetting her lines -- or worse. But when Pinky asks her to go along with him to the tryouts for support, Rex can't say no to her best friend. Pinky and Rex are both in for a surprise when the cast list is posted. Will they still be best friends after the show is over?

Pinky and Rex Go to Camp

by James Howe Melissa Sweet

Pinky and Rex are planning to go off to sleep away camp--but both of them have the jitters.

A Pinky Is a Baby Mouse: And Other Baby Animal Names

by Pam Muñoz Ryan

A book telling what different baby animals are called.

Pinnacle Event

by Richard A. Clarke

With the 2016 presidential election just weeks away, five simultaneous murders on three continents lead to an investigation revealing the recent black-market sale of five nuclear weapons. But who bought them? And what is their intended target? Washington fears the bombs are timed to explode in major American cities before the election. They call on intelligence expert Ray Bowman to prevent the attack. With the help of a Mossad agent and a female South African intelligence officer, he follows a trail across the world to track down the missing nukes. Along the way, he discovers that the people who now control the bombs intend to do something much more devastating than expected, something that will make nuking a few cities look like a mild attack. Drawing on his decades of experience at the highest levels of national security, Richard A. Clarke's Pinnacle Event--the Pentagon code for a nuclear threat--is a gripping international thriller told from the rare vantage point of a true Washington insider.

Pinned

by Sharon Flake

Award-winning author, Sharon G. Flake, presents a powerful novel about a teen boy and girl, each tackling disabilities. Autumn and Adonis have nothing in common and everything in common. Autumn is outgoing and has lots of friends. Adonis is shy and not so eager to connect with people. But even with their differences, the two have one thing in common ? they're each dealing with a handicap. For Autumn, who has a learning disability, reading is a painful struggle that makes it hard to focus in class. But as her school's most aggressive team wrestler, Autumn can take down any problem. Adonis is confined to a wheelchair. He has no legs. He can't walk or dance. But he's a strong reader who loves books. Even so, Adonis has a secret he knows someone like Autumn can heal. In time, Autumn and Adonis are forced to see that our greatest weaknesses can turn into the assets that forever change us and those we love. Told in alternating voices, Takedown explores issues of self-discovery, friendship, and what it means to be different.

Pinocchio

by Carlo Collodi Gris Grimly

Once there was a lonely woodcutter named Geppetto-who dreamed of having a boy of his own. So one day he carved a boy out of wood and named him Pinocchio.When the puppet comes to life, it's Geppetto's dream come true.Except Pinocchio turns out to be not such a nice boy after all. Pinocchio enjoys nothing better than creating mischief and playing mean tricks. As he discovers, being bad is much more fun than being good. For a while, anyway.Happily for Pinocchio, he will learn that there is much more to being a real boy than having fun.A magical tale that has entertained children of all ages for more than a hundred years, this lavishly and gorgeously illustrated new edition is the perfect introduction of a timeless classic to a new generation of readers.And that's no lie!

Pinocchio

by Carlo Collodi Claude Sartirano Juanita Havill Susan Pearson

Everyone knows the story of the wooden puppet who, after many trials, succeeds in becoming a real boy. The text has been carefully edited to preserve all the flavor of the original.

Pinocchio

by Umberto Eco Carlo Collodi Geoffrey Brock

Though one of the best-known books in the world, Pinocchio at the same time remains unknown--linked in many minds to the Walt Disney movie that bears little relation to Carlo Collodi's splendid original. That story is of course about a puppet who, after many trials, succeeds in becoming a "real boy." Yet it is hardly a sentimental or morally improving tale. To the contrary, Pinocchio is one of the great subversives of the written page, a madcap genius hurtled along at the pleasure and mercy of his desires, a renegade who in many ways resembles his near contemporary Huck Finn. Pinocchio the novel, no less than Pinocchio the character, is one of the great inventions of modern literature. A sublime anomaly, the book merges the traditions of the picaresque, of street theater, and of folk and fairy tales into a work that is at once adventure, satire, and a powerful enchantment that anticipates surrealism and magical realism. Thronged with memorable characters and composed with the fluid but inevitable logic of a dream, Pinocchio is an endlessly fascinating work that is essential equipment for life.

Pinocho

by Carlo Collodi

Pinocho Carlo Collodi La historia de Pinocho, el muñeco de madera que va atravesando pruebas en las que tiene que decidir entre el bien y el mal y que finalmente se convierte en un niño de carne y hueso, se publicó por primera vez en forma de episodios en la revista Giornale per i Bambini de Florencia en 1881. En 1883 se publicó en forma de libro, con el título Le aventure de Pinocchio, y ha sido traducido a más de doscientas lenguas.

Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds

by Greg Milner

Pinpoint tells the story of GPS, a scientific marvel that enables almost all modern technology--but is changing us in profound ways. Over the last fifty years, humanity has developed an extraordinary shared utility: the Global Positioning System. Even as it guides us across town, GPS helps land planes, route mobile calls, anticipate earthquakes, predict weather, locate oil deposits, measure neutrinos, grow our food, and regulate global finance. It is as ubiquitous and essential as another Cold War technology, the Internet. In Pinpoint, Greg Milner takes us on a fascinating tour of a hidden system that touches almost every aspect of our modern life. While GPS has brought us breathtakingly accurate information about our planetary environment and physical space, it has also created new forms of human behavior. We have let it saturate the world's systems so completely and so quickly that we are just beginning to confront the possible consequences. A single GPS timing flaw, whether accidental or malicious, could bring down the electrical grid, hijack drones, or halt the world financial system. The use, and potential misuse, of GPS data by government and corporations raise disturbing questions about ethics and privacy. GPS may be altering the nature of human cognition--possibly even rearranging the gray matter in our heads. Pinpoint tells the sweeping story of GPS from its conceptual origins as a bomb guidance system to its presence in almost everything we do. Milner examines the different ways humans have understood physical space, delves into the neuroscience of cognitive maps, and questions GPS's double-edged effect on our culture. A fascinating and original story of the scientific urge toward precision, Pinpoint offers startling insight into how humans understand their place in the world.

Un pintor de hoy

by John Berger

Un viejo artista, una Europa convulsa, una desaparición misteriosa. Londres, 1958. El pintor húngaro Janos Lavin ha huido sin dejar rastro horas después de la inauguración de su primera exposición individual. Ni su mujer ni sus amigos comprenden por qué se ha marchado justo cuando alcanzaba el éxito por el que llevaba luchando tantos años. Sin embargo, todas las claves están en el diario que Lavin ha dejado tras de sí... Un pintor de hoy es el retrato de un hombre atormentado por el recuerdo de un amigo muerto, que se debate entre su fidelidad al arte y a la política mientras intenta mantener la fe en el ser humano. Pero además, y sobre todo, es un viaje apasionante al interior de la creación artística. Pintor y novelista, John Berger, ganador del prestigioso Booker Prize, nos sorprende en la que fue su primera novela con una historia sobre la libertad, el sacrificio y lo que significa ser un artista hoy en día.

Pintxos: Small Plates in the Basque Tradition

by Gerald Hirigoyen

An authentic small plates cookbook from the top Basque chef in America. Acclaimed chef Gerald Hirigoyen's sophisticated and delectable small plates, served at his restaurants, Bocadillos and Piperade, set the standard for tapas in San Francisco. This book features 75 distinctive California-inflected versions of Spanish tapas and French Basque dishes (including Salt Cod with Piperade, Roasted Beets with Moroccan Spices, and Oxtail Empanadas with Spicy Mango Dip) specially written for the home cook. Conveniently organized by type of dish--grilled, soups, braises, skewers and toasts, sandwiches, bean dishes, and fried foods--and illustrated with the exemplary photography of James Beard award-winning photographer Maren Caruso, PINTXOS is all you need to host an authentic and stylish tapas party at home. "[Bocadillos is] the most captivating and authentic-feeling Spanish tapas-style restaurant in the city. " --Michael Bauer, San Francisco ChronicleReviews“[A] tasty and broad array of small plates that will tantalize and satisfy. ”-Publishers Weekly

¡Pío Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes

by Alma Flor Ada F. Isabel Campoy Alice Schertle

Spanish oral folklore is rich in nursery rhymes and songs. Some rhymes are fragments of ancient medieval ballads; others, such as De colores, are old harvest songs. Some are frequently sung as lullabies, like Este niño lindo, others as finger plays, like Palmas palmitas. Some rhymes accompany games, such as El patio de mi casa, while others are unending rhymes that can be repeated as long as the child wants, like El barquito or La hormiguita. In most cases the rhymes and songs originated in Spain and crossed the Atlantic with the language, to delight children in all the nineteen Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America as well as the American Southwest, occasionally changing along the way. Of the ones we have collected here, three are from Mexico--La víbora de la mar, La piñata, and Tortillitas--the rest are well-known throughout the Spanish-speaking world. We have purposely selected some of the best known and most loved rhymes as an introduction to this genre. To make the selection for this book, we reviewed numerous anthologies from Spain and Latin America, among them those of Carmen Bravo Villasante, Arturo Medina, and Ana Pellegrin in Spain; Elsa Isabel Bornemann and Maria Elena Walsh in Argentina; the series Así cantan y juegan..., published by CONAFE in Mexico, and many more. Finally, faced with the decision to select among hundreds, we chose those nursery rhymes and songs that we cherished in our own childhoods, and those the numerous children--Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, and Central American--with whom we have worked love the most. En este libro la palabra se hace canto y juego para los más pequeñitos. Dirigida a niños de uno a seis años, esta maravillosa colección bilingüe de rimas tradicionales infantiles, que han sido transmitidas de generación en generación, que celebra la infancia y la herencia española y latinoamericana, será un fiel acompañante de los niños al momento de dormir o de jugar. Los versos se caracterizan por su gran ritmisidad y las adaptaciones inglesas son excelentes pues mantienen el ritmo, metro y sentido general de las originales, haciendo las rimas tan inolvidables y fácilmente memorizadas tanto en inglés como lo son en el idioma español. Esta colección, ilustrada bellamente por una artista española, está destinada a encantar a los niños y a transformarse en un clásico tanto para los más pequeños como para la familia.

Pioneer Girl

by Bich Minh Nguyen

From an award-winning author, a novel about a Vietnamese American family’s ties to The Little House on the Prairie Jobless with a PhD, Lee Lien returns home to her Chicago suburb from grad school, only to find herself contending with issues she’s evaded since college. But when her brother disappears, he leaves behind an object from their mother’s Vietnam past that stirs up a forgotten childhood dream: a gold-leaf brooch, abandoned by an American reporter in Saigon back in 1965, that might be an heirloom belonging to Laura Ingalls Wilder. As Lee explores the tenuous facts of this connection, she unearths more than expected-a trail of clues and enticements that lead her from the dusty stacks of library archives to hilarious prairie life reenactments and ultimately to San Francisco, where her findings will transform strangers’ lives as well as her own. A dazzling literary mystery about the true origins of a time-tested classic, Pioneer Girl is also the deeply moving tale of a second-generation Vietnamese daughter, the parents she struggles to honor, the missing brother she is expected to bring home-even as her discoveries yield dramatic insights that will free her to live her own life to its full potential. .

The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels - A Love Story

by Ree Drummond

"That's when I saw him--the cowboy--across the smoky room."I'll never forget that night. It was like a romance novel, an old Broadway musical, and a John Wayne western rolled into one. Out for a quick drink with friends, I wasn't looking to meet anyone, let alone a tall, rugged cowboy who lived on a cattle ranch miles away from my cultured, corporate hometown. But before I knew it, I'd been struck with a lightning bolt... and I was completely powerless to stop it.<P> Read along as I recount the rip-roaring details of my unlikely romance with a chaps-wearing cowboy, from the early days of our courtship (complete with cows, horses, prairie fire, and passion) all the way through the first year of our marriage, which would be filled with more challenge and strife--and manure--than I ever could have expected. This isn't just my love story; it's a universal tale of passion, romance, and all-encompassing love that sweeps us off our feet. It's the story of a cowboy.And Wranglers.And chaps.And the girl who fell in love with them.

Pioneering Portfolio Management

by David F. Swensen

In the years since the now-classic Pioneering Portfolio Management was first published, the global investment landscape has changed dramatically -- but the results of David Swensen's investment strategy for the Yale University endowment have remained as impressive as ever. Year after year, Yale's portfolio has trumped the marketplace by a wide margin, and, with over $20 billion added to the endowment under his twenty-three-year tenure, Swensen has contributed more to Yale's finances than anyone ever has to any university in the country. What may have seemed like one among many success stories in the era before the Internet bubble burst emerges now as a completely unprecedented institutional investment achievement. In this fully revised and updated edition, Swensen, author of the bestselling personal finance guide Unconventional Success, describes the investment process that underpins Yale's endowment. He provides lucid and penetrating insight into the world of institutional funds management, illuminating topics ranging from asset-allocation structures to active fund management. Swensen employs an array of vivid real-world examples, many drawn from his own formidable experience, to address critical concepts such as handling risk, selecting advisors, and weathering market pitfalls. Swensen offers clear and incisive advice, especially when describing a counterintuitive path. Conventional investing too often leads to buying high and selling low. Trust is more important than flash-in-the-pan success. Expertise, fortitude, and the long view produce positive results where gimmicks and trend following do not. The original Pioneering Portfolio Management outlined a commonsense template for structuring a well-diversified equity-oriented portfolio. This new edition provides fund managers and students of the market an up-to-date guide for actively managed investment portfolios.

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