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After killing her abusive father in an intentionally-set fire, Polly Kimball and her younger brother seek refuge in a Shaker community in 1840s Massachusetts and unexpectedly become involved in a wave of mystical visions sweeping the Northeast religious communities.
"Kitchens and bathrooms are the hardest working rooms in the home, and if they don't function well, you don't function well! Join popular TV star Candice Olson...as she shares invaluable tips, insights, and ideas, for making real kitchens and bathrooms beautiful, functional, and inspired..."--P.  of cover.
The psychiatrist-author reveals how she has used intuition to help her heal a variety of problems and offers a program for readers to use their own intuitive intelligence to accomplish self-healing.
Offering a new framework called the influence mix, a forward-looking marketing guide shows how to influence customers in this new age and environment through updated communication strategies, market research programs, and segmentation strategies.
Draws on the work of geologists, botanists, marine biologists and other researchers to discuss the five devastating mass extinctions on Earth and predicts the coming of a sixth.
"From the New York Times bestselling author of Le Divorce, a dazzling meditation on the mysteries of the "wispy but material" family ghosts who shape us. Growing up in the small river town of Moline, Illinois, Diane Johnson always dreamed of floating down the Mississippi and off to see the world. Years later, at home in France, a French friend teases her: 'Indifference to history--that's why you Americans seem so naive and don't really know where you're from.' The j'accuse stayed with Johnson. Were Americans indifferent to history? Her own family seemed always to have been in the Midwest. Surely they had got there from somewhere? In digging around, she discovers letters and memoirs written by generations of stalwart pioneer ancestors that testify to more complex times than the derisive nickname 'The Flyover' gives the region credit for. With the acuity and sympathy that her novels are known for, she captures the magnetic pull of home against our lust for escape and self-invention. This spellbinding memoir will appeal to fans of Bill Bryson, Patricia Hampl, and Annie Dillard"-- Provided by publisher.
During the Great Depression, newly married seventeen-year-old Nit Spindle, a newcomer to Middle Swan, Colorado, spots Hennie Comfort's sign, "Prayers for Sale." When Nit stops to buy a prayer she gains a friend. Hennie, 86 years old, has a passel of stories to tell and the octogenarian forges a friendship with the young woman based on shared hardships and secrets.
"Documenting five decades of sex-worker activism, 'Sex workers unite' is a fresh history that places prostitutes, hustlers, escorts, call girls, strippers, and porn stars in the center of America's major civil rights struggles"--From publisher description.
A timely and intimate look into Abraham Lincoln's White House through the lives of his two closest aides and confidants.
"Everyone is an individual, and everyone has their own Paleo. This is the practical side of the diet, and you must find your own personal Paleo to really live and thrive on the diet long-term. If you've been frustrated by conflicting information, a million different online ideas and opinions, or a lack of the stellar results others seem to be getting from Paleo, this book is truly your "missing link!"--From publisher description.
"From the time the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, Americans have defied their stodgy rules and hierarchies with pranks, dances, stunts, and wild parties, shaping the national character in profound and lasting ways. In the nation?s earlier eras, revelers flouted Puritans, Patriots pranked Redcoats, slaves lampooned masters, and forty-niners bucked the saddles of an increasingly uptight middle class. In the twentieth century, fun-loving Americans celebrated this heritage and pushed it even further: flappers ?barney-mugged? in ?petting pantries,? Yippies showered the New York Stock Exchange with dollar bills, and B-boys invented hip-hop in a war zone in the Bronx. This is the surprising and revelatory history that John Beckman recounts in American Fun. Tying together captivating stories of Americans? ?pursuit of happiness??and distinguishing between real, risky fun and the bland amusements that paved the way for Hollywood, Disneyland, and Xbox"-- Amazon.com.
The body of an elderly woman is found in her apartment in Venice, and the prime suspect is her Romanian maid. The very afternoon of the murder, the maid is accidentally killed when she tries to cross the border to Romania. Commissario Guido Brunetti is the only one who believes her innocence and faces the challenge of clearing the maid's name and finding the actual killer. Brunetti thinks he has found a lead, but he may be tracking down the wrong deadly sin. Will he be able to find the truth in the entanglement of lies?
Jonah Jacobstein is young, healthy and handsome, he has two beautiful women ready to spend the rest of their lives with him and an enormously successful legal career that gets more promising by the minute. A bizarre, unexpected biblical vision at a party one night will change that forever. Hard as he tries to forget it, this upsetting sign is only the first of many Jonah will see and before long his life is unrecognizable. Though this perhaps divine intervention will be responsible for more than one irreversible loss in Jonah's life, it will also cross his path with that of Judith Bulbrook, an intense, breathtakingly intelligent woman who's no stranger to loss herself.
Documents an extraordinary early nineteenth-century event that inspired Herman Melville's "Beneto Cereno," tracing the cultural, economic, and religious clash that occurred aboard a distressed Spanish ship of West African pirates.
The forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan, is hired to rebuild the face of a corpse, discovering in the process on a political conspiracy in Washington. The president has been killed and a double has been put in his place.
Explores how the New York World's Fair embodied the cultural and political changes in New York, the United States and the world during the decade of the 1960s.
When Micky Bellsong encounters disabled Leilani Klonk and her stepfather, Preston Maddoc, she finally finds some purpose in her troubled life, so when the family disappears, Micky embarks on an arduous mission to find them.
Easy is asked to find a young runaway who has joined a politcal group.
After a virus kills most of the people in the world, a handful of survivors choose sides-- a world of good led by 108-year-old Mother Abigail-- or evil led by a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.
"With These Hands presents the world of migrant farmworkers as a complex social and economic system, a network of intertwined lives. The book includes the voices of the growers, farm labor contractors, union organizers, government investigators, coyotes, doctors, teachers, and workers' families living in other countries. No one story, no single truth, can adequately express the farmworkers' world; but this book presents its complexity in vivid and human language."--BOOK JACKET.