Description : It is summer in the Northwest town of Nine Mile Falls, and sixteen-year-old Ruby McQueen, ordinarily dubbed The Quiet Girl, finds herself hanging out with gorgeous, rich, thrill-seeking Travis Becker. But Ruby is in over her head, and finds she is risking more and more when she's with him. In an effort to keep Ruby occupied and mend her own broken heart, Ruby's mother Ann drags Ruby to the weekly book club she runs for seniors. At first Ruby can't imagine a more boring way to spend an afternoon, but she is soon charmed by the feisty group. When it is discovered that one of the group's own members is the subject of the tragic love story they are reading, Ann and Ruby ditch their respective obsessions to spearhead a reunion between the long-ago lovers. This lyrical, multi-generational story of love, loss, and redemption speaks to everyone who has ever been in love--and lived to tell the tale.
Description : "Living well is the best revenge..." Well, maybe. But when it came to a woman scorned — not to mention two women scorned — maybe revenge was the best revenge. Thus when Joan Hoffman and Liz Savoie, both systematically dumped by the men they thought they loved, worked out side by side at the gym one fine day, they formulated a plan. A club, if you will. Why not go after each other's husbands? See them. Seduce them. And drop them.... The plan was simple. The reality, however, was complicated by pregnant mistresses, embittered new wives, surly grown children — and then one of the exes went missing. And the members of the Payback Club were in for it now: Would they get even? Would they get everything? Or would they get twenty years to life?
Description : Presents a guide to etiquette pet peeves with advice on how to respond to poor behavior, covering such topics as enforcing polite use of a shared coffee station, asking someone who is talking during a movie to be quiet, and handling rude retail clerks.
Description : A beautifully rendered coming-of-age story from the National Book Award finalist and author of Honey, Baby, Sweetheart. I am not my illness. "Girl with Anxiety," "Trauma of the Week" -- no. I hate stuff like that. Everyone, everyone has their issue. But the one thing my illness did make me realize is how necessary it is to ignore the dangers of living in order to live. And how much trouble you can get into if you can't. Jade DeLuna is too young to die. She knows this, and yet she can't quite believe it, especially when the terrifying thoughts, loss of breath, and dizzy feelings come. Since being diagnosed with Panic Disorder, she's trying her best to stay calm, and visiting the elephants at the nearby zoo seems to help. That's why Jade keeps the live zoo webcam on in her room, and that's where she first sees the boy in the red jacket. A boy who stops to watch the elephants. A boy carrying a baby. His name is Sebastian, and he is raising his son alone. Jade is drawn into Sebastian's cozy life with his son and his activist grandmother on their Seattle houseboat, and before she knows it, she's in love. With this boy who has lived through harder times than anyone she knows. This boy with a past. Jade knows the situation is beyond complicated, but she hasn't felt this safe in a long time. She owes it all to Sebastian, her boy with the great heart. Her boy who is hiding a terrible secret. A secret that will force Jade to decide between what is right, and what feels right. Master storyteller Deb Caletti has once again created characters so real, you will be breathless with anticipation as their riveting story unfolds.
Description : The transformation of a Pearl has been taking place, and this time, it's not inside an oyster or a clam. The transformation is taking place in the Heart of Princess Mahsa. The Romance between Jonathan Elias David and Princess Mahsa Elaine Tabori, first revealed in Language of the Heart, through letters that Jonathan wrote to Mahsa, continues in GOD's Pearl of Great Price. As Mahsa places her Love within the confines of Jonathan's Heart, the Love in his Heart has got to have a way to escape! Or otherwise his Heart would feel that it is about to explode! Jonathan finds this route of escape, through expressing the Love he feels within his Heart for Mahsa in letters. In writing these letters, Jonathan lays open his Heart to Mahsa. He converses with her in the wonderful and glorious Language of the Heart, expressing to her, the beauty he sees within her Heart. With the first Half of the now published letters, detailing the Romance between Jonathan and Mahsa, told in Language of the Heart and the second Half in GOD's Pearl of Great Price, you get a glimpse of the translucent luster of the Pearl being formed in the Heart of Mahsa.
Description : Investigating her family history helps a teenager heal after a brutal attack. Olivia, 17, becomes the victim of a rape by someone she knows on her way home from school. Unwilling to face her classmates, she turns to her extended family while she heals, listening to stones about their journeys from Poland in the late 19th century. Her grandmother's story touches her deeply. She hears about Albert and Sara, who leave for America just one step ahead of revenue agents; Peter and Ursula, who dream of a land without oppression; and Francis and Anna, who emigrate rather than endure rule by the Russians, even though Anna was forced to travel alone. Listening to their stories brings strength to Olivia, who learns of their courage in creating new lives. Set in the 1960s, the novel also highlights the history of Poland in the 1800s, when it existed mainly in the minds of its people because the country did not exist from 1795 to 1918. Without a homeland to call their own, immigrants to the United States had to claim Germany, Russia or Austria as their native country, and more than a million did so in that timeframe. Like Olivia's ancestors, they found community in neighborhoods and Roman Catholic churches that spoke their language and followed Polish customs. Journey to Polonia echoes the author's own family history of immigrants and will resonate with anyone who has taken a chance on a better way of life.
Description : Writing has taken over my life.. in a good way. My thoughts continually are geared towards my next song. Sometimes I get a few lines in my head when I am driving and I have to pull over the car and write them down! No matter where I am, I get the urge to write. I could be talking to a neighbor, or be in the middle of mass at church and a word or phrase will pop into my head and whoa! -a new song is born! More than anything I love, love, love, the peace of mind songwriting allows me to have. Most of my lyrics take me 15 to 30 minutes to write. There was a time when I was writing 6-8 lyrics in a day. Sometimes I would sit there and stare at my pencil asking why did you stop? I swear at times the pencil kept moving like I wasnt even thinking of what to write. This is my first edition. I hope to continue with future editions as I am still writing new songs everyday. Someday I hope to put my lyrics to my own music and I recently started taking piano lessons. Hey, we all know life is a learning process; a learning curve, we need to experience the turns with the ride! I wish you all success with this book and look forward to seeing some of you with me when it comes to award times!
Description : The third in the latest film version of C.S. Lewis’ beloved Chronicles of Narnia, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, will be released in December 2010. In a crowded market of predictable tie-ins, Through the Wardrobe—a collection of always thoughtful, frequently clever explorations of the series by sixteen popular YA authors that proves the series is more than its religious underpinnings—stands out. Step through the wardrobe and into the imaginations of these friends of Aslan as they explore Narnia—from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to The Last Battle, from the heart of Caspian’s kingdom to the Eastern Seas. Find out: • Why Edmund Pevensie is totally crush-worthy • What tea and Turkish Delight have to do with World War II • Why The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will be the best movie of the series • What Susan really did to get herself booted out of Narnia (it wasn’t the pantyhose or the lipstick) The series’ roots in C.S. Lewis’ Christianity are important, but there’s more to Narnia than just the religious symbolism. Through the Wardrobe, edited by internationally bestselling British fantasy author Herbie Brennan, reveals new levels of richness and delight the other Narnia books overlook.
Description : Cheat Sheet for the Working World is an account of the dos and donts associated with life on the job. It prepares you to deal with the work environment and its challenges. The book uses a global perspective to alert readers, provoking thoughts and reactions to the realities of the work environment from relationship with peers, subordinates, bosses and others, to workplace politics and discrimination, gender issues, work habits and ethics, the grapevine and other unexpected experiences. It analyses the job of an Operations Manager in both national and multi-cultural settings, outlining goals and responsibilities, potential problems encountered and possible solutions, thereby giving readers advanced knowledge for faster decision making, and more effective course of action throughout their career. Throughout the book, case stories and concrete life experiences are illustrated in an effort to emphasize awareness. Cartoon illustrations are used to bring facts to life with humor. Most books on personnel management do not cover cultural issues to any great extent. Cheat Sheet for the Working Worlds broad coverage makes it an excellent source for in-service training program, a must-read for University-level Business classes and employees the world over. It also provides tips, advices and information that will help the decision-making process. These attributes will contribute to shorten the learning curve and help people become more informed and mature professionally. Anyone interested in the happenings of the real world of work will find this book a fascinating read. Its a great gift incentive to employees and students.