[from the back cover] "After sailing from Dublin to New York at the age of fifteen, Kathleen O'Neil meets and marries happy-go-lucky John McDougal. A trip across the American West becomes a journey through tragedy, giving root to her new resolve never to depend on anyone other than herself. When John goes off to fight in Europe during World War I, he leaves her stranded in the Georgia hill country with a young son. Looking for a way to survive, Kathleen finds the quickest way to money is through moonshine whiskey, brewed from a method she learned in Ireland. Clandestine deals with greedy sheriffs, judges, and gangsters make it easy to sidestep the law. A reckless romance with a G-man who comes to arrest her ends with his death and the murder of an innocent boy. Kathleen escapes to Florida, only to have the past and its consequences find her there years later. When World War II threatens to take her two sons from her, she will do anything to keep that from happening. To make sure her dreams come true, she must destroy those of people she loves."
If I did end up with a brace, how would I ever have any more amazing assists? Who would get Becca the ball and how would the team win without their captain? For basketball superstar Anna Beth, life as a seventh grader is just as cool as she thought it would be. She's finally in junior high and the excitement of sports, school dances, and friends consumes her every thought. But when Anna Beth is diagnosed with scoliosis and made to wear a back brace, her life quickly becomes much more complicated. With her plastic shell, dances are awkward, sports are hard to play, and good friends are difficult to find. Though the brace forces her to change some aspects of her life, she soon realizes that certain things--her family's love for her and the friendship of true friends--will never change. Plastic Back shares the story of Anna Beth's struggle to survive junior high and discover a full life despite her new plastic 'accessory'.
Food makes the world go around, according to this absorbing account of how the search for food has shaped human nature. It is more important than love or sex for the simple reason that food is harder to find than a mate. Think of it this way, says Allport, who draws on the research of anthropologists and biologists in presenting her fascinating and provocative theories: Mates are often willing accomplices in the act of mating; food is never a willing accomplice in the act of eating.
North America, late 21st century. The United States has been shattered by decades of war, economic instability and strife between Christians and Moslems. The cultural wedge dividing the highest strata of society from the most destitute has hardened into a strict caste system where those at the bottom are suppressed via a government-sponsored free chemical-elixir policy. On the isolationist West Coast, chaos is kept at bay by a few men who have the education and technical skills to combat the powerful multinational corporations seeking to divide further and conquer the fragmented nation. When Lt. Owen MacIntyre of the Regional Law Agency investigates a corporation's unauthorized elixir shipment and the mysterious family involved, he views it as a chance to escape his normal routine at the Agency. But he soon uncovers a more serious threat to the region's security. MacIntyre is rapidly drawn into a dark storm of international conspiracies, illicit biotechnology and dangerous family secrets. A vividly-drawn, swift-paced vision of the near future, where powerful dynasties control the global economy and where science and technology invade the most sacred realms of the human heart and soul.
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Online resources have given us access to more knowledge than ever before. We're buried in data, and defining what is and what is not genuine information becomes more of a challenge all the time. In this fifth edition of Research Strategies, author William Badke helps you make sense of all of the available information, shows you how to navigate and discern it, and details how to use it to your advantage to become a better researcher. Badke focuses on informational research and provides a host of tips and advice not only for conducting research, but also for everything from finding a topic to writing an outline to documenting resources and polishing the final draft. Study guides, practice exercises, and assignments at the end of each chapter help reinforce each lesson. An experienced research instructor who has led thousands of students to become better researchers, Badke uses humor to help you gain a better understanding of today's complex, technological world. Research Strategies provides the skills and strategies to efficiently and effectively complete a research project from topic to finished product. It shows how research can be exciting and even fun.
Filled with time-tested strategies and expert advice, Research Strategies teaches you the skills that are essential to the success of any research project.
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The light-hearted Runaway Rudy is a children's chapter book about a happy dog that loves his life but feels that running away from home is the only way to help other animals.
When Greg Johnson was interviewing for a job at a mental health center his interview was interrupted by a police officer with a naked woman in tow. "I was looking for an adventure," he says, "and this looked like it." In A Very Famous Social Worker, the author recounts with insight and humor his experiences as a rookie social worker in West Virginia's Greenbrier Valley. His unlikely parade of clients include a preacher whose wildly rebellious children are threatening to bring down his ministry, a teenage underwear fetishist, a man obsessed with Dolly Parton, and a schizophrenic poet. He goes the extra mile, often literally, teaching a client to drive, transporting an inebriated musician to rehab, and navigating a winding country road with a three-tiered wedding cake. Engaging and entertaining, A Very Famous Social Worker sheds light on a profession practiced by 600,000 Americans that remains little known to the general public.
Brimming with the passion and suspense Barbara Wood's fans have come to expect, this novel portrays two lovers separated by deadly secrets and trapped in the fateful hourglass of time. Beautiful young Andrea travels from Los Angeles to her ancestral home in England to meet her relatives and confront her mysterious heritage. But from the first moment she steps foot in her grandmother's cold Victorian house in Warrington, she senses an awesome, unsettling presence. She knows that a rendezvous awaits her: a terrifying journey into the past, and a shattering encounter that will mark her and change her forever. Andrea soon learns how terribly right her instincts have been. Waiting for her is Victor Townsend, a man who reaches out to embrace her from beyond the grave, a man for whom she hungers even though she knows of his past evil deeds. But Andrea also discovers the lingering horrors of the old house, its carefully buried secrets, and a timeless, tragic passion still burning within its aging walls.