Description : From lost and frightened little boy--to gang leader, drug dealer, and pimp--to one of the nation's most respected pioneers of community restoration, John Turnipseed tells his amazing story of transformation with honesty and courage.
Description : Sydney protects vampire secrets - and human lives. Sydney belongs to a secret group who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the world of humans and vampires. But when Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, she fears she's still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. What unfolds is far worse. The sister of Moroi queen Lissa Dragomir is in mortal danger, and goes into hiding. Now Sydney must act as her protector. The last thing Sydney wants is to be accused of sympathizing with vampires. And now she has to live with one . . .
Description : Bloodlines: The Ruby Circle is the epic conclusion to Richelle Mead's bestselling Bloodlines series , set in the world of Vampire Academy - NOW A MAJOR FILM. Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead's New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world . . . Praise for Richelle Mead: 'Exciting, empowering and un-put-downable.' MTV's Hollywood Crush 'We're suckers for it!' - Entertainment Weekly Also available in the Bloodlines series: Bloodlines (Book 1) Bloodlines: The Golden Lily (Book 2) Bloodlines: The Indigo Spell (Book 3) Bloodlines: The Fiery Heart (Book 4) Bloodlines: Silver Shadows (Book 5) Discover where the story began in the Vampire Academy series: *NOW A MAJOR FILM* Vampire Academy (Book 1) Vampire Academy: Frostbite (Book 2) Vampire Academy: Shadow Kiss (Book 3) Vampire Academy: Blood Promise (Book 4) Vampire Academy: Spirit Bound (Book 5) Vampire Academy: Last Sacrifice (Book 6)
Description : Have you ever wondered what is significant about being a descendant of Israel? What role Ephraim plays among the tribes of Israel? What covenants the tribe of Ephraim made - and to what blessings their descendents are entitled? This fascinating history of the tribe of Ephraim explores the many facets and responsibilities of being a descendant of Ephraim. In rich detail, history expert Steven Green relates the experiences of the children of Israel from the time of Jacob down to his present-day descendants. Their story is interlaced with scriptures from the standard works and enriched by research from many other valuable sources. Whether you're a scholar, a history buff, or a just a curious descendent of Ephraim, the Tribe of Ephraim: Covenant and Bloodline is the perfect resource to help bring the story of the children of Israel to life for you.
Description : In a collection of autobiographical essays, the author reflects on what it means to be a native American woman, interweaving her own experiences and family history into a study of life on a reservation
Description : The original vampire romance: go back to where the bloodlust began! ‘Blood from last nights raid has hardly dried on my uniform, still the familiar craving builds in my belly, I long to wield my sword. I can feel the blade slicing through the air then skin then flesh then bone.’ – Captain Quincy Harker. When nineteen-year-old John Shaw returns from World War I, he is haunted by nightmares – not only of the horrors of battle, but of the brutal midnight exploits of his superior, Captain Quincey Harker. When Harker appears unexpectedly in England and lures John’s sister, Lily, to Transylvania. John must confront the truth. Only the love of pure Mary can save him from Count Dracula’s poisonous bloodline. But the line goes further than John and Mary can possibly imagine. A new seductive evil walks among the living . . .
Description : In 2002, Jeanette Araya unexpectedly lost her father. As her world crumbled and the darkness of grief surrounded her, Jeanette found solace in writing and sharing family stories with her siblings. Years later, Jeanette shares a touching, occasionally edgy, memoir that reflects back on her father, Javier Araya, and her family life growing up. Through a chronological retelling, Araya returns to her father’s origins and early life in Chile and continues through the family’s eventual emigration from Chile to a new life in Los Angeles. Araya’s anecdotes reveal her father’s mid-life challenges as he began an internal struggle that soon led him to a different purpose of serving God. While her father battled to support his family by any means necessary, Araya details how her brother ventured into the heavy-metal music scene, causing new tensions in the family as her father grappled between honoring his faith and feeling proud of his son’s success. Bloodline shares a heartwarming, emotionally-charged remembrance of a Chilean man’s journey and the family who loved him as his life comes full circle from his upbringing to his final moments on Earth.
Description : Finbar Black's day is turned upside down when a crazy, beautiful girl bursts into the house with a gun and a bag full of cash. Here we meet the Black family: four generations of schemers, liars, cheats and losers and, via a succession of twists and turns, we find out why she's there.