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"Choose from over 150 reflections on themes ranging from relationships, change, self-awareness, and health, to problem solving, mindfulness, family, forgiveness, and more"--From publisher description.

Traces the unlikely bond between a precocious nine-year-old jazz singer, a divorcée teacher hoping to reunite with her high-school sweetheart, and a club owner facing the imminent loss of his Philadelphia business.

Provides a humorous history of the English language covering such topics as spelling, pronunciation, swearing, and wordplay

For American Stephanie Cahill, Bella Vista is a new beginning, a chance to put her painful past behind her. Yet, from the moment the first body is discovered at the site of an archaeological dig, Stephanie feels as if she's being watched, followed, studied,.hunted. Archaeologist Grant Peterson senses something odd about this dig, something that has him locking his door at night. And now, the echoes of a burial site's ancient legend can be found in the chilling signature of a killer on the loose, as one by one, young women start disappearing, only to be found horribly mutilated. The powerful attraction between Stephanie and Grant is a complication neither can afford as they are pulled into a desperate race against time to keep Stephanie from joining the ranks of the missing. For nothing in Bella Vista is what it seems. No one can be trusted. And those closest to Stephanie may prove the most dangerous of all.

Offers short sequences that readers can perform while seated on airplanes, in taxi cabs, standing at the bus stop, or even while waiting for water to boil. In addition, it also includes sequences to help with daily aches, pains, and annoyances, such as tired feet, sensitive wrists, neck and shoulder tension, lower back pain, anxiety, and even heartbreak. Provide step-by-step instructions on asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques) and lists the benefits of each sequence and includes helpful information about modifications for poses.

How many ways can you preserve a strawberry? You can freeze it, dry it, pickle it, or can it. Milk gets cultured, or fermented, and is preserved as cheese or yogurt. Fish can be smoked, salted, dehydrated, and preserved in oil. Pork becomes jerky. Cucumbers become pickles. There is no end to the magic of food preservation, and in "Preserving everything," Leda Meredith leads readers both newbies and old hands in every sort of preservation technique imaginable.

A powerful portrayal of China in the midst of revolution finds Wang Yuan caught between the opposing ideas of different generations. After six years abroad, he returns to China in the middle of a peasant uprising. His cousin is a captain in the revolutionary army, his sister has scandalized the family by her premarital pregnancy, and his warlord father continues to cling to his traditional ideals. It is through Yuan's efforts that a kind of peace is restored to his family.

"Packed with new photos and more demotivational messages than you can roll your eyes at, 'The grumpy guide to life' will help you get in touch with your inner grouch."--From publisher description.

"Kit, the Marquis of Ashton, is in a sticky wicket. He married young and for love--how naïve. He discovered his mistake the very day of his wedding, but he is saddled now with a wife he's reluctant to trust. And however much evidence he gathers against faithless Jess, he can't seem to prove her guilt to the final judge--his foolish heart. Jess knows she's bobbled her marriage, however innocently. A fairytale wedding makes no difference if she hasn't got the marquis charmed to show for it. Well, she's had enough of accidental encounters with naked gentlemen and near misses explaining things to her husband. It's time to buck up and go win her man back, even if she has to fight very dirty indeed"--P. [4] of cover.

Counsels readers to become their truest selves by living out life as a continuous journey of awakening to the dynamic, vital world.

Death stalks the wealthy residents of a secluded condominium complex in the form of a sly killer who takes advantage of an avalanche to pick off the trapped residents one by one.

A blogger and host of ABC's Food for Thought With Claire Thomas shares secrets for a personalized, unfussy, and fun-focused culinary life while explaining how to add zest to favorite dishes with unusual ingredient combinations, from peach BLTs to red velvet pancakes.

Features information on firing, wages, health insurance, medical leave, retirement plans, disability and worker's compensation insurance, discrimination, and privacy rights with up-to-date state and federal law information.

Eve doesn't know what to do when the Chicago police won't believe someone is out to hurt her. The only place to turn is Black Knights Inc--after all, no one is better at protection than the covert special-ops team. Yet there's also no one better at getting her all turned on than Billy Reichert. She has a feeling this is one blast from the past that could backfire big time...

When her uncle disappears, Delilah Fairchild turns to Black Knights Inc. operator, Bryan "Mac" McMillan, for help, but when someone attempts to kidnap Delilah and bullets start to fly, these two are in for a passion-filled thrill ride.

While tracking down stolen artifacts from Boston to Ireland to the coast of Maine, Emma Sharpe, the granddaughter of a world-renowned art detective, and her fiancé, FBI deep-cover agent Colin Donovan, must outwit one of the smartest, most ruthless killers they have ever encountered.

"We are in the midst of a blood pressure crisis. Nearly 70 million Americans have been diagnosed with hypertension, and just 56 percent of them have it under control. Hypertension is responsible for 69 percent of first heart attacks and 77 percent of first strokes. But there is good news: High blood pressure is very responsive to lifestyle changes. And the more changes you make, the greater your results. Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally provides readers with a comprehensive lifestyle plan. Readers will follow the Power Mineral Diet, which centers on 13 delicious, powerful, blood pressure-lowering foods, along with an easy, doable exercise program that combines the proven effectiveness of cardio, strength training, and yoga on blood pressure"-- Provided by publisher.

Skip the sugary commercial drinks and make these and many more fresh, delicious beverages in your own kitchen. Whether you're looking for new ways to enjoy your garden's bounty or want to experiment with pure concoctions made from farmers' market finds, these recipes and techniques--including harvesting, canning, fermenting and pasteurizing--will introduce you to a whole new world of garden goodness.

"One afternoon, not long after Kelly Thorndike has moved back to his hometown of Baltimore, an African American man he doesn?t recognize calls out to him. To Kelly?s shock, the man identifies himself as Martin, who was one of Kelly?s closest friends in high school?and, before his disappearance nearly twenty years before, skinny, white, and Jewish. Martin then tells an astonishing story: After years of immersing himself in black culture, he?s had a plastic surgeon perform ?racial reassignment surgery??altering his hair, skin, and physiognomy to allow him to pass as African American. Unknown to his family or childhood friends, Martin has been living a new life ever since. Now, however, Martin feels he can no longer keep his new identity a secret; he wants Kelly to help him ignite a controversy that will help sell racial reassignment surgery to the world. Kelly, still recovering from the death of his wife and child and looking for a way to begin anew, agrees, and things quickly begin to spiral out of control"--Provided by publisher.

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