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The members of a Southern family contribute their individual tribulations to this encompassing impression of rural poverty.
Saved is the humorous, surprising, and ultimately life-changing result of Hewitt?s quest, a narrative that challenges everything we know about the meaning of money. Hewitt uses his sharp eye for story, exhaustive reporting, and his own experience living below his means to bring what he learned into an even larger context. How does money really work? How can a bankrupt society move forward? The answers are not what you think, and Hewitt has written an important book for our times.
Lucy Stone senses there's more to things than meets the eye when the most popular teacher at the Tinker's Cove school is arrested for the murder of the new assistant principal.
"Three intrepid princesses find themselves targets in a deadly plot against the crown---until their uncle devises a brilliant plan to keep them safe... England, 1888. Quiet and scholarly Princess Emilie has always avoided adventure, until she's forced to disguise herself as a tutor in the household of the imposing Duke of Ashland, a former soldier disfigured in battle and abandoned by his wife. When chance draws her into a secret liaison with the duke, Emilie can't resist the opportunity to learn what lies behind his forbidding mask, and find out what adventure really means... The duke never imagines that his son's tutor and his mysterious golden-haired beauty are one and the same. But when the true identity of his lover is laid bare, Moreland must face the demons in his past in order to safeguard both his lady --and his heart."--P. 4 of cover.
"When Eve discovers her uncle's bootlegging operation, she knows it's against Prohibition law. But can she really condemn the only thing supporting her family?"--Provided by publisher.
A lighthearted usage guide shares a latest treasury of language pet peeves and common grammatical mistakes.
From the publisher. People commonly view evolution as a process of competition between individuals -- known as "survival of the fittest" -- with the individual representing the "unit of selection." Richard Dawkins offers a controversial reinterpretation of that idea in The Extended Phenotype, now being reissued to coincide with the publication of the second edition of his highly-acclaimed The Selfish Gene. He proposes that we look at evolution as a battle between genes instead of between whole organisms. We can then view Nanges in phenotypes -- the end products of genes, like eye color or leaf shape, which are usually considered to increase the fitness of an individual -- as serving the evolutionary interests of genes. Dawkins makes a convincing case that considering one's body, personality, and environment as a field of combat in a kind of "arms race" between genes fighting to express themselves on a strand of DNA can clarify and extend the idea of survival of the fittest. This influential and controversial book illuminates the complex world of genetics in an engaging, lively manner.
The unsolved mysteries precipitated by a harmless prank resurface twenty years later when a boy from Sadie's old neighborhood returns to town.
A collection of essays, letters, and stories on various topics from NFL player Chris Kluwe.
Organized by season, this book features menus and recipes for groups of two, four, or six.
"A painting, depicting haunting scenes of a ruined palace and a scarlet-haired goddess in front of a fiery city, arrives unheralded in an art gallery with a cryptic note saying, "The world needs to see this." The painting begins to change the lives of the woman who is the gallery's curator and that of an ancient man of the fey Aetherial folk who has mysteriously risen from the depths of the ocean. Neither human nor fairy knows how they are connected, but when the painting is stolen, both are compelled to discover the meaning behind the painting and the key it holds to their future"-- Provided by publisher.
The Western world has experienced extraordinary economic progress throughout the last six decades, a prosperous period so extended that continuous economic growth has come to seem normal. But such an era of continuously rising living standards is a historical anomaly, economist Stephen D. King warns, and the current stagnation of Western economies threatens to reach crisis proportions in the not-so-distant future.
When heartthrob Nick Moran is found dead of an apparent overdose, high-powered attorney Rachel Gold discovers that Nick's death was no accident and is linked to her current case against a powerful developer
Examines the economic collapse, declining populations, and alcohol-related abuses that the author believes are indicative of Russia's communism-related decline, as the author follows the life of a dissident Orthodox priest, Father Dimitry Dudko.
"Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are restless for adventure, so when they are asked to take over Blunt's International Detective Agency, they leap at the chance. Their first case is a success-the triumphant recovery of a pink pearl. Other cases soon follow-a stabbing on Sunningdale golf course; cryptic messages in the personal columns of newspapers; and even a box of poisoned chocolates. But can they live up to their slogan of 'any case solved in 24 hours'?"--P. From publisher description.
"Private Investigator Theodore Wilder is on a mission to find Arabella Beckett. But this feisty suffragette may be more trouble than he bargained for!"--Provided by publisher.
Maximilian Cale, the Duke of Lyons, long ago buried his grief for his missing elder brother, Peter, who was presumed dead after being kidnapped. When a mysterious note arrives from Tristan Bonnaud asserting that the Duke's brother is alive, it leads Max straight to the winsome Lisette Bonnaud, illegitimate daughter of a viscount and Tristan's sister. Soon he and Lisette are traveling to Paris posing as husband and wife, in search of Tristan, who has disappeared. And the longer he spends with Lisette, the easier it is for Max to see that the line between dukedom and desire is easier to cross than he imagined.
Explores a closed-off, secretive community in Northern California that has existed for decades on money made from cultivating and selling marijuana and discusses the potential affect that legalization may have on the region's master growers and the current black market prices.
A haunting narrative about a mother's bond with her son; about life choices; about the military, war, and service to one's country. Sara's son Jason is missing from a Special Operations Forces mission undertaken on the same night as the Bin Laden raid. As Sara waits for news, in a series of flashbacks we learn about Jason's absentee father, while through letters home from his training and early missions, we get a picture of Jason as a strong, compassionate leader who is wise beyond his years and modest about his abilities. Those exceptional abilities give Jason the chance to participate in a wholly different level of assignment, the most important and dangerous of his career.-- provided by publisher.
Arizona Territory, 1885. Melanie Ross arrives in Ceder Ridge to claim the mercantile she inherited from a cousin only to learn that shopkeeper Caleb Nelson is positive the store was left to him. But they join forces when someone else threatens the business and a body shows up on their doorstep.