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The Courage to Hope By Catherine Whitney

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The Courage to Hope By Catherine Whitney
In the summer of 2010, Shirley Sherrod was catapulted into a media storm that blew apart her life and her job doing what she?d done for decades: helping poor, hardworking people live the American dream. She was a lifelong activist who served as Georgia?s first black director of rural development. A right-wing blogger, the now late Andrew Breitbart, disseminated a video clip of a speech Sherrod had given to the Georgia NAACP, intending to make her an example of ?reverse racism.? The right-wing media ramped up the outrage, and before Sherrod had a chance to defend herself, tHe Obama administration demanded her resignation. Then, after hearing from Sherrod herself and learning the entire truth of what she said in that speech, the administration tried to backtrack. As public officials and media professionals admitted to being duped and apologized for their rush to judgment, Sherrod found herself the subject of a teachable moment. The Courage to Hope…

The Black Sheep Knitting Mystery Series By Anne Canadeo

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The Black Sheep Knitting Mystery Series By Anne Canadeo
An eBook boxed set, including While My Pretty ONe Knits; Knit, Purl, Die; A Stitch Before Dying; and an excerpt from Anne Canadeo's new book!

Tomb Raider (2013) - Review By Sophia Lee

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Tomb Raider (2013) - Review By Sophia Lee
Tomb Raider2013ReviewYou earn a check that only gets you by enough to pay your bills. Maybe you struggle to make a car payment. You really want to play Tomb Raider2013 , but your budget does not allow you to buy both. What should you get? Will thIs be my next big purchase?Picking good games can be hard. Avoiding duds can be even more difficult. That's why smart consumers turn to experts on the subject. Writing about Tomb Raider2013is our passion. Extensive game review and analysis for Tomb Raider2013 . Tomb Raider2013- Review helps you decide to buy or download Tomb Raider2013 . Get all the reviews for all the latest consoles here. Now you can easily discover if your new upcoming game will be exactly what you were looking for. .

Unearned Pleasures and Other Stories By Ursula Hegi

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Unearned Pleasures and Other Stories By Ursula Hegi
In this stunning collection of stories, bestselling author Ursula Hegi focuses on the problems of love -- familial, parental, conjugal, and emergent. With compassiOn and her "unfailing immediacy of language," she raises the struggles of her characters to a plane of recognition that enables them to transcend despair. Life and death, age and youth, attained hopes and unearned pleasures, provide the human settings for a brilliant exploration of life at its most pointed and significant.

The Man Who Owned Vermont By Bret Lott

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The Man Who Owned Vermont By Bret Lott
When Rick Wheeler's wife walks out on him, he nearly drowns in despair. So the RC Cola salesman throws himself into work -- setting sales records, winning a promotion, burying himself in the lonely present while he scours the past for hope. Then at last on a cold Vermont morning, a hunter and his prey show him unexpectedly, haltingly, the way back to love and faith.

Vive tu vida al rojo vivo (Make Your Life Prime Ti By María Celeste Arrarás

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Vive tu vida al rojo vivo (Make Your Life Prime Ti By María Celeste Arrarás
?Éste es el libro que he estado escribiendo toda mi vida?el que hubiera querido tener para que me ayudara a navegar por el turbulento mar de la vida?. A pesar de que le ha tocado enfrentar pruebas muy duras, María Celeste siempre ha sabido salir adelante y lograr lo que pocos logran: triunfar en todo ?como mujer, madre y profesional. Aquellos que se preguntan ?¿Cuál es su secreto??, encontrarán La respuesta en Vive tu vida al rojo vivo. En este libro, ella nos lleva tras bastidores al fascinante mundo de la televisión y comparte por primera vez las lecciones que aprendió de los acontecimientos que marcaron su vida: la adopción de uno de sus hijos en Rusia, el abuso que sufrió su hijo mayor a manos de una niñera, el dolor que le provocó la infidelidad del padre de sus hijos y las razones que la llevaron a hacer las paces con ?la otra?. También cuenta cómo sobrevivió la traición de su asistente personal, quien en…

Those Pearly Gates By Julie Cannon

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Those Pearly Gates By Julie Cannon
The heartwarming saga of Imo Lavender and her spirited family continues in a third installment of the beloved Homegrown series. Life is moving on for Imogene Lavender, and reluctantly she leaves her farm in rural Georgia to follow her new husband, Reverend Peddigrew, into town to live in the parsonage. Her struggle to adjusT is not what she expects when she begins feeling the all-too-perfect presence of the Reverend's late wife. The move also leaves Imo's niece Loutishie resentful and stretching her faith to find a way back to her beloved farm. Imo's daughter, Jeanette -- a beautician at the Kuntry Kut 'n' Kurl married to a reverend of her own -- is so afraid of becoming a "church lady" that she secretly enters an erotic bull-riding contest. But a devastating event forces Jeanette to see that beauty is not just skin deep, and when Imo's neighbors suffer a great tragedy, she learns what it really means to be a reveren…

Motherland By Pamela Marin

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Motherland By Pamela Marin
Pamela Marin was fourteen when her mother died of breast cancer. After keeping her illness a secret from her daughter, Mildred Marin left her home in Evanston, Illinois, to spend her last months alone and without treatment in California. When she died in 1973, her husband buried the family's memories with her -- clearing the house of her belongings, avoiding any mention of her, and never once taking his young daughter to her mother's grave. Before Marin was out of her teens, her father went bankrupt and moved in with his thirty-years-younger girlfriend. Now in this luminous memoir, written with rare grace and unflinching honesty, Marin chronicles how she came to reject her father's dismissal of the past and ultimately to embark on a cross- counTry search for traces of the mother she never really knew. With family and home gone, Marin got to work supporting herself, first as a waitress in Chicago's northside bars, then as a secretary, and fina…

The Grace in Dying By Kathleen D. Singh

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The Grace in Dying By Kathleen D. Singh
In this brilliantly conceived and beautifully written book, Kathleen Dowling Singh illuminates the profound psychological and spiritual transformations experiences by the dying as the natural process of death reconnects them with the source of their being. Examining the end of life in the light of current psychological understanding, religious wisdom, and compassionate medical science, The Grace of Dying offers a fresh, deeply comforting message of hope and courage as we contemplate the meaning of our mortality.While the prevailing Western medical tradition has seen death as an enemy to be fought and overcome, Singh offers a richer and more rewarding path of unDerstanding. Combining extensive training and education in developmental psychology with profound spiritual insight, she balances expert analysis with moving accounts drawn from her experiences working with hundreds of dying patients at a large hospice.Singh moves beyond the five stages of …

ER - Review By Dwayne Baird

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ER - Review By Dwayne Baird
ER ReviewYou earn a check that only gets you by enough to pay your bills. Maybe you struggle to make a car payment. You really want to play ER, but your budget does not allow you to buy both. What should you get? Will thIs be my next big purchase?Picking good games can be hard. Avoiding duds can be even more difficult. That's why smart consumers turn to experts on the subject. Writing about ER is our passion. Extensive game review and analysis for ER. ER - Review helps you decide to buy or download ER. Get all the reviews for all the latest consoles here. Now you can easily discover if your new upcoming game will be exactly what you were looking for. .

The Ultimate George W. Bushisms By Jacob Weisberg

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The Ultimate George W. Bushisms By Jacob Weisberg
"This business about graceful exit just simply has no realism to it at all." As the end of the Bush era approaches, the legacy is clear: George W. Bush is a wartime president. His enemy, battered but not defeated after repeated surges: the English lAnguage. The ultimate edition of George W. Bushisms captures this legacy -- from the Gulf Coast to Iraq and back -- with all-new pearls of wisdom and the twenty-five greatest hits of the entire presidency. "You know, when I campaigned here in 2000, I said, I want to be a war president. No president wants to be a war president, but I am one." "I think -- tide turning -- see, as I remember -- I was raised in the desert, but tides kind of -- it's easy to see a tide turn -- did I say those words?"

Among the Betrayed By Margaret Peterson Haddix

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Among the Betrayed By Margaret Peterson Haddix
In the third installment of Haddix's series about a futuristic society in which families are forbidden to have more than two children, Nina, a secondary character in Among the Impostors, is falsely accused of treason and impRisoned by the Population Police. Her interrogator gives her an ultimatum: either she can get three other child prisoners, illegal third-borns like Nina, to reveal who harbored them and where they got their fake identification cards, or she will be executed. Nina sees a chance to escape the prison and, taking the prisoners with her, quickly discovers their street smarts. But when their food supply runs out, Nina seeks the boy she knew as Lee. .

The Mystery at the Crystal Palace By Carolyn Keene

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The Mystery at the Crystal Palace By Carolyn Keene
Nancy has come to Minneapolis in the dead of winter to investigate a robbery. An old friend, Alison MacDonaLd, has inherited from her uncle the Crystal Palace, a state-of-the-art skating arena. But a large portion of the money he also left her has disappeared, and if Nancy doesn?t find it, Alison will lose the Palace! .

1222 By Anne Holt

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1222 By Anne Holt
From Norway?s bestselling female crime writer comes a suspenseful locked-room mystery set in an isolated hotel in Norway, where guests stranded during a monumental snowstorm start turning up dead. A TRAIN ON ITS WAY to the northern reaches of Norway derails during a massive blizzard, 1,222 meters above sea level. The passengers abandon the train for a nearby hotel, centuries-old and practically empty, except for the staff. With plenty of food and shelter from the storm, the passengers think they are safe, untiL one of them is found dead the next morning. With no sign of rescue, and the storm continuing to rage, retired police inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen is asked to investigate. Paralysed by a bullet lodged in her spine, Hanne has no desire to get involved. But she is slowly coaxed back into her old habits as her curiosity and natural talent for observation force her to take an interest in the passengers and their secrets. When another body turns up, Hanne realizes that…

Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems: Revised Edition By Richard Ferber

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Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems: Revised Edition By Richard Ferber
Does your child Have difficulty falling asleep? Wake in the middle of the night? Suffer sleep terrors, sleepwalking, or nighttime fears? Have difficulty waking for school or staying awake in class? Snore, wet the bed, or head bang? In the first major revision of his bestselling, groundbreaking classic since it was published twenty years ago, Dr. Richard Ferber, the nation's foremost authority on children's sleep problems, delivers safe, sound ideas for helping yOur child fall and stay asleep at night and perform well during the day. Incorporating new research, Dr. Ferber provides important basic information that all parents should know regarding the nature of sleep and the development of normal sleep and body rhythms throughout childhood. He discusses the causes of most sleep problems from birth to adolescence and recommends an array of proven solutions for each so that parents can choose the strategy th…

The Halo Effect By Phil Rosenzweig

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The Halo Effect By Phil Rosenzweig
Much of our business thinking is shaped by delusions -- errors of logic and flawed judgments that distort our understanding of the real reasons for a company's performance. In a brilliant and unconventional book, Phil Rosenzweig unmasks the delusions that are commonly found in the corporate world. These delusions affect the business press and academic research, as well as many bestselling books that promise to reveal the secrets of success or the path to greatness. Such books claim to be based on rigorous thinking, but operate mainly at the level of storytelling. They provide comfort and inspiration, but deceive managers about the true nature of business success. The most pervasive delusion is the Halo Effect. When a company's sales and profits are up, people often conclude that it has a brilliant strategy, a visionary leader, capable employees, and a superb corporate culture. When performance falters, they conclude that the strategy was wron…

The Big, Fun, Sexy Sex Book By Ian Kerner

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The Big, Fun, Sexy Sex Book By Ian Kerner
JUST SAY O! ? Have flannel pj? s replaced your silky negligees? ? Are you more likely to nod off cuddling the remote?instead of your partner? ? Are you too tired for sex? ? Is foreplay becoming ?boreplay?? Sure, being comfortable in your relationship is great. You can finish each other?s sentences, love your partner?s extra ten pounds, and know just the right buttons to push in bed (or at least think you do). But too much comfort can strip your sex life of its XXX rating and render your love life . . . lifeless. New York Times bestselling author and nationally recognized sex counselor Ian Kerner and vivacious television personality Lisa Rinna, who spoke candidly about rediscovering her own lost libido in her New York Times bestseller Rinnavation, are on a mission to help you get from ?no-go? to the Big O. Mind-blowing sex is just pages away! Turn down the lights and cozy up under the sheets with this intimate bedside guide to igniting your mojo…

The Grass is Singing By Doris Lessing

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The Grass is Singing By Doris Lessing

Opening Day By Jonathan Eig

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Opening Day By Jonathan Eig
This bestselling account of the most important season in baseball history, 1947, tells the dramatic story of how Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and changed baseball forever.April 15, 1947, marked the most important opening day in baseball history. When Jackie Robinson stepped onto the diamond that afternoon at Ebbets Field, he became the first black man to break into major-league baseball in the twentieth century. World War II had just ended. Democracy had triumphed. Now Americans were beginning to press for justice on the home front?and Robinson had a chance to lead the way. In OpeniNg Day, Jonathan Eig tells the true story behind the national pastime?s most sacred myth. He offers new insights into events of sixty years ago and punctures some familiar legends. Was it true that the St. Louis Cardinals plotted to boycott their first home game against the Brooklyn Dodgers? Was Pee Wee Reese really Robinson?s closest ally on the team? Was Dixie Walker …

The Wedding Favor By Cara Connelly

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The Wedding Favor By Cara Connelly
In her deliciously sexy debut, Cara Connelly gives a whole new meaning to crashing a wedding.Before the weddingTyrell Brown wanted to get the hell out of Houston and back to his ranch. Instead, he?s stuck on a flight to France for his best friend?s wedding. To top it off, he discovers he?s shAring a seat with Victoria Westin, the blue-eyed, stiletto-heeled lawyer who?s been a thorn in his side for months.At the weddingVictoria can?t believe it! How can she be at the same wedding as this long, lean cowboy with a killer smile? So what if they shared a few in-flight cocktails, some serious flirting, and a near-miss at the mile-high club? She still can?t stand the man!After the weddingThe wedding disaster?s in the rearview, but the sizzle between these two is still red-hot. They tried to be on their best behavior in France, but back in the States all bets are off . . . .

Next to a Dog By Agatha Christie

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Next to a Dog By Agatha Christie
Previously published in the print anthology The Golden Ball and Other Stories.Widow JoycE Lambert is poor and out of work. So fond is she of her little half-blind aging terrier, Terry?a gift from her late husband?that she will do just about anything to keep him. .

Through Thick and Thin By Leslie E. Banks

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Through Thick and Thin By Leslie E. Banks
Sometimes the recipe for a good marriage needs a few new ingredients. Maxine and Kenny love each other very much, and nothing can tear them apart. So why do they feel so distanced from one another? Maybe it's because Maxine wants to spread her wings and her words by taking a writing class. But Kenny doesn't want to do anything to upset the status quo -- specifically Maxine's Status as a wife and mother. Their arguments may be many, but there is one thing that Maxine and Kenny can agree on: they disagree. Encouraged by her sisters Teri and Bird, Maxine takes the class and finds herself developing a deep connection with her writing instructor. He is a successful, sensuous man who seems to under-stand the secrets of her soul. As he encourages and nurtures her talents, Maxine gets a sense of fulfillment that her husband no longer provides. Stubborness blinds Kenny, and no advice from Teri, Bird, or even Lem can make him see the path o…

The Attack of the Aqua Apes By R.L. Stine

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The Attack of the Aqua Apes By R.L. Stine
When Scott and Glen decide to use water from Fear Street Lake to grow their Aqua Ape, they had no idea that tHe tiny little creature would keep growing...and growing...and growing. And its teeth keep getting sharper?and sharper?and sharper.Will Scott and Glen be able to contain their destructive new pet before it?s too late?

Run No More By Catherine Mulvany

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Run No More By Catherine Mulvany
NOWHERE TO RUN. NOWHERE TO HIDE. Fleeing her dark past, Tasya Flynn desperately breaks into a mansion -- and is caught red-handed by its owner, legendary millionaire and cat burglar Ian MacPherson. Fiercely intelligent and strangely attractive, he has been a recluse ever sincE his partner-in-crime betrayed him, but he is still a man to be reckoned with. Tasya expects him to call the police; instead he offers to mold her into a world-class jewel thief. After all, she needs a refuge and he needs someone to help him retrieve the priceless stone his former partner double-crossed him to obtain. But when the heist goes awry, Tasya discovers the mystery of the stone and embarks upon a perilous and passionate journey. For Ian is on a deadly quest for revenge, and it's up to Tasya to save him from a tragic fate...if she can.

Total Immersion By Terry Laughlin

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Total Immersion By Terry Laughlin
Swim better?and enjoy every lap?with Total Immersion, a guide to improving your swimming from an expert with more than thirty years of experience in the water.Terry Laughlin, the world?s #1 authority on swimming success, has made his unique approach even easier for anyone to master. Whether you?re an accomplished swimmer or have always found swimming to be a struggle, Total Immersion will shOw you that it?s mindful fluid movement?not athletic ability?that will turn you into an efficient swimmer. This new edition of the bestselling Total Immersion features: · A thoughtfully choreographed series of skill drills?practiced in the mindful spirit of yoga?that can help anyone swim more enjoyably · A holistic approach to becoming one with the water and to developing a swimming style that?s always comfortable · Simple but thorough guidance on how to improve fitness and form · A complementary land-and-water program for achieving a strong and supple body at any a…