Description : Already a Southwestern classic as beautiful, subtle and profound as the desert itself Arturo Islas's The Rain God is a breathtaking masterwork of contemporary literature. Set in a fictional small town on the Texas-Mexico border, it tells the funny, sad and quietly outrageous saga of the children and grandchildren of Mama Chona the indomitable matriarch of the Angel clan who fled the bullets and blood of the 1911 revolution for a gringo land of promise. In bold creative strokes, Islas paints on unforgettable family portrait of souls haunted by ghosts and madness--sinners torn by loves, lusts and dangerous desires. From gentle hearts plagued by violence and epic delusions to a child who con foretell the coming of rain in the sweet scent of angels, here is a rich and poignant tale of outcasts struggling to live and die with dignity ... and to hold onto their past while embracing an unsteady future.
Description : A wealthy Japanese man, a Brazilian healer, a couple who raise homing pigeons, a pilgrim, and an American businessman find their lives altered by their encounter with the rain forest
Description : Twenty years ago, Mitch Coburn had been the center of Madeline Logan's world. Keeping dark secrets had cost her a marriage and a son she could not claim. Madeline's daughter is headed for the same heartbreak. Can Madeline face Mitch again and keep her mask intact, or will admitting her own sins merely result in a repeat of the heartbreak that each had barly survived the first time around? Mitch is determined to be with Madeline, but the results of choices they had made may have destroyed their second chance. Despite the odds, Mitch sets out to revive Madeline's passion and make her burn for him again. Older and wiser, will they at last speak the words of love that time never erased?
Description : Earn College Credit with REA's Test Prep for CLEP* College Composition & College Composition Modular Everything you need to pass the exams and get the college credit you deserve. CLEP* is the most popular credit-by-examination program in the country, accepted by more than 2,900 colleges and universities. For over 15 years, REA has helped students pass the CLEP* exam and earn college credit while reducing their tuition costs. Our CLEP* test preps are perfect for adults returning to college (or attending for the first time), military service members, high-school graduates looking to earn college credit, or home-schooled students with knowledge that can translate into college credit. There are many different ways to prepare for the CLEP*. What's best for you depends on how much time you have to study and how comfortable you are with the subject matter. Our test prep for CLEP* College Composition & College Composition Modular and the free online tools that come with it, will allow you to create a personalized CLEP* study plan that can be customized to fit you: your schedule, your learning style, and your current level of knowledge. Here's how it works: Diagnostic exams at the REA Study Center focus your study Our two online diagnostic exams (1 for CLEP* College Composition and 1 for CLEP* College Composition Modular) pinpoint your strengths and show you exactly where you need to focus your study. Armed with this information, you can personalize your prep and review where you need it the most. Most complete subject review for CLEP* College Composition & College Composition Modular Our targeted review covers all the material you'll be expected to know for the exams and includes a glossary of must-know terms. Four full-length practice exams The online REA Study Center gives you four full-length practice tests (2 tests for CLEP* College Composition and 2 tests for CLEP* College Composition Modular) with the most powerful scoring analysis and diagnostic tools available today. Instant score reports help you zero in on the topics that give you trouble now and show you how to arrive at the correct answer-so you'll be prepared on test day. REA is the acknowledged leader in CLEP* preparation, with the most extensive library of CLEP* titles available. Our test preps for CLEP* exams help you earn valuable college credit, save on tuition, and get a head start on your college degree.
Description : **Winner of the British Fantasy Award 2018 for Best Fantasy Novel** The first in a blistering new trilogy from Jen Williams, acclaimed author of British Fantasy Award-nominated Copper Cat trilogy. Epic fantasy for fans of Robin Hobb and Jay Kristoff. 'Fantasy adventure at its very best' Starburst 'Williams excels at eldritch world-building' Guardian 'An original new voice in heroic fantasy' Adrian Tchaikovsky The great city of Ebora once glittered with gold. Now its streets are stalked by wolves. Tormalin the Oathless has no taste for sitting around waiting to die while the realm of his storied ancestors falls to pieces - talk about a guilt trip. Better to be amongst the living, where there are taverns full of women and wine. When eccentric explorer, Lady Vincenza 'Vintage' de Grazon, offers him employment, he sees an easy way out. Even when they are joined by a fugitive witch with a tendency to set things on fire, the prospect of facing down monsters and retrieving ancient artefacts is preferable to the abomination he left behind. But not everyone is willing to let the Eboran empire collapse, and the adventurers are quickly drawn into a tangled conspiracy of magic and war. For the Jure'lia are coming, and the Ninth Rain must fall... What readers are saying about THE NINTH RAIN: 'A great read with heart and soul and epic beasties' 'Brilliantly creative fantasy' 'Great pacing, top-notch writing, quality characterisation, plenty of action!'
Description : From New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels comes the sequel to Falling Home, a novel set in the picaresque town of Walton, Georgia, where one woman is about to discover that the best journey is the one that brings you home.… Freelance photographer Suzanne Paris has been on her own since she was fourteen—and she has no intention of settling down, especially not in a tiny town like Walton. She’s here to hide out for a little while, not to form connections. Her survival depends on her ability to slip in and out of people’s lives, on never staying in one place for too long. But Walton is a town where everyone knows everyone else—and they all seem intent on making Suzanne feel right at home. She can’t help but feel drawn to this tight-knit community—or to the town’s mayor, Joe Warner, and his six kids. But Suzanne can’t afford to stick around, even if she’s finally found a place where she belongs. Because someone is looking for her—someone who won’t stop until her life is destroyed… CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED
Description : REA's CSET: English Subtests I-IV with Online Tests Gets You Certified and in the Classroom! California requires all prospective English teachers to take the CSET: English Test. Recently, the CSET: English subtests were revised to align more closely with the California Common Core State Standards. The subtests also include new material in the areas of writing across the curriculum, reading and analyzing a variety of informational texts, and analyzing the details of dramatic works and performance. This third edition of our CSET (California Subject Examinations for Teachers) English Subtests I-IV test prep has been expanded to address these changes. It includes: * A complete overview of the four CSET: English subtests * A comprehensive review of every domain, with updated material * Two full-length practice tests for each subtest (in the book and online), with online diagnostic tools to help you personalize your study Our book is perfect for teacher education students and career-changing professionals who are looking to teach English in California. The skills required for all four subtests fulfill the objectives set by the California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. This all-new test prep contains an in-depth review of all the competencies tested on the CSET English Subtests I-IV: Literature and Reading Informational Texts; Composition and Rhetoric; Language, Linguistics, and Literacy; Communication, Speech, Media and Creative Performance. The book includes 2 full-length practice exams based on actual CSET questions. Both practice tests are also available online with instant scoring, diagnostic feedback, and detailed answer explanations. Automatic scoring and instant reports help you zero in on the topics and types of questions that give you trouble now, so you will succeed when it counts. REA's CSET: English Subtests I-IV test prep is a must-have for anyone who wants to teach English in California!
Description : The first International Online Language Conference was successfully held in September 2008. This event invited professors, Masters and Ph.D. students, and academicians from around the world to submit papers in areas related to the conference theme. The event was organized by International Online Knowledge Service Provider (IOKSP). The main conference objectives were as follows: to provide a platform for language educators, academicians, and researchers from diverse cultural backgrounds to exchange ideas and the best practices for effective language teaching and learning; to promote better understanding of cultural diversity in language learning; to encourage language educators to be involved in the research process in order to achieve comprehensive excellence; and to produce a collection of scholarly papers.
Description : 'We are different ages, genders, tribes, tongues, and traditions ... but tonight we all SLAY' Black Panther meets Ready Player One. A fierce teen game developer battles a real-life troll intent on ruining the Black Panther-inspired video game she created and the safe community it represents for black gamers. By day, seventeen-year-old Kiera Johnson is a college student, and one of the only black kids at Jefferson Academy. By night, she joins hundreds of thousands of black gamers who duel worldwide in the secret online role-playing card game, SLAY. No one knows Kiera is the game developer - not even her boyfriend, Malcolm. But when a teen in Kansas City is murdered over a dispute in the SLAY world, the media labels it an exclusionist, racist hub for thugs. With threats coming from both inside and outside the game, Kiera must fight to save the safe space she's created. But can she protect SLAY without losing herself?