Author: Martha Elizabeth Hillman Rustad
Author: Martha Elizabeth Hillman Rustad
Author: Liz Gogerly
View: 7573Illustrated in Mike Gordon`s inimitable and entertaining style, this series offers an introduction to key health issues. Each topic is introduced through an engaging narrative and is complemented by charming and humorous illustrations that bring the story to life. Notes for adults and lists of further resources make these books ideal for the key stage one classroom use.
Author: Valeria Luiselli
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
View: 6494Gustavo Sánchez hat eine Mission: Jeder seiner hässlichen Zähne muss ersetzt werden. Glücklicherweise ist er Auktionator – der weltbeste Auktionator –, was ihm dabei hilft, Geld für die neuen Zähne zu sammeln. Dabei entdeckt er, dass es entscheidend ist, die Objekte, die er anbietet, mit Geschichten auszustatten. Das steigert ihren Wert immens. Auch wenn er noch ein paar andere Fähigkeiten besitzt, die ihm Geld verschaffen: Nach zwei Gläsern Rum kann er Janis Joplin imitieren, Glückskekse deuten und wie Christopher Kolumbus ein Hühnerei auf den Tisch stellen und beim Schwimmen den Toten Mann machen. Das Geschichtenerzählen aber entwickelt er zur Meisterschaft. Und die Sammlung seiner Zähne berühmter Menschen kann sich sehen lassen: von Plato zu Plutarch, Michel de Montaigne, Virginia Woolf und Enrique Vila-Matas. Sanchez aber will die von Marilyn Monroe ... Valeria Luiselli hat mit der Geschichte meiner Zähne ein Buch über den kreativen Prozess, den Wert von Kunst, den Kult um literarische Berühmtheiten geschrieben, eine herrliche Mixtur aus Erinnerung, Erfindung und autobiografischer Reflexion, in deren Zentrum ein Mann mit einem »Mund voller Horror« steht. Eine exzentrische, ganz und gar außergewöhnliche Geschichte, die die Konvention der literarischen Genres sprengt.
A Longmire Mystery
Author: Craig Johnson
View: 1142The ninth book of the New York Times bestselling series and basis for LONGMIRE, the hit drama series now on Netflix Craig Johnson's The Highwayman and An Obvious Fact are now available from Viking. It’s homecoming for the Durant Dogies when Cord Lynear, a Mormon “lost boy” forced off his compound for rebellious behavior, shows up in Absaroka County. Without much guidance, divine or otherwise, Sheriff Walt Longmire, Victoria Moretti, and Henry Standing Bear search for the boy’s mother and find themselves on a high-plains scavenger hunt that ends at the barbed-wire doorstep of an interstate polygamy group. Run by four-hundred-pound Roy Lynear, Cord’s father, the group is frighteningly well armed and very good at keeping secrets. Walt’s got Cord locked up for his own good, but the Absaroka County jailhouse is getting crowded since the arrival of the boy’s self-appointed bodyguard, a dangerously spry old man who claims to be blessed by Joseph Smith himself. As Walt, Vic, and Henry butt heads with the Lynears, they hear whispers of Big Oil and the CIA and fear they might be dealing with a lot more than they bargained for.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 8244Nine years in the making, author Billy-John releases through Xlibris his new book Come after Me. The stirring narrative is all set to entertain readers as they get wrangled into doing whatever’s necessary to be of service; flashlights seen sweeping the passages in their effort to help the heroine, Susan Parble, whose life’s sultry drama forms the spline of the story. Wise in the ways of the world, Susan puts away her childish things, including coning off the boy next door. And he´s not liking it either! So without the appeal of buff, his BLING so immature, Jeff takes matters in hand, but quickly learns his inventions, spiteful actions of a cast-off lover, are no match for the new man in her life. Fooled into believing her new career is on the up and up, Susan soon wants off the merry-go-round, out of porn, but not without him—the heartstrings now yearning for a different guy. And if that´s not love than somebody better tell her what is!—Because her enflamed brush is only splashing out happy clouds now, her ecstasy so controlling that she´s not wanting to make mention of the cougar whose mature experience and seduction are all so sweet on the same flame—further fraught with the tissues of lies a meddling aunt has revealed in anger. So paramount a think up of dark behavior here, that its readers exhibit unpreparedness; falling on them is what’s beyond what is marked out—the truth! Will Susan be blessed every step of the way and succeed in life and love or will the deprivation shake her trust and be so wantonly wowed that she’s left coupling without ever connecting? With Come after Me, readers will find believable authenticity attached to each of the fictitious roles which will draw them into the story and latter find out that their emotions have been stirred. Warning! The moving novel, ‘Come after ME’ involves unrevealed stimuli that purposely affects below the threshold of consciousness; unrealized by sleight of what’s perceptible text! Prologue: Hello! I’m Susan, the heroine of Billy-John’s novel; wasn’t it awesome, reading Marilyn’s love letter I mean, poking our nose into her erotic business so secret like and all? Wonder what he looks like? Hey, I admit it. I am so given to any form of snooping! Susan is referencing a promotional campaign, whereby copies of Marilyn’s private love letter were mailed out, her penned feelings scattered far and wide, all across the country—hopefully drawing some favorable attention to Billy-John’s new book, ‘Come after Me’...Susan didn’t happen to mention that she stole the woman’s—shoots from the heart—right out of her personal safety deposit box did she?—Of course not! She knows full well that her conduct need not be judged if enough people partake in the deliciousness of what she snuck. And for those unfortunate diehard romantics who missed out, a copy of the letter is included within each book. Well, after seeing the author’s eraser being exhibited in a menacing way, I suddenly feel compelled to speak with you on behalf of all the cast; memorable characters whose stream of imagery will stage the show that’s going to deliver your draw with the intimacy it shares—not discounting the salty hook, entertaining exuberance, cool excitement, or any of the splendid thematic considerations that’s deliciously waiting for you. And ladies, I can tell you that my paramount role, culled to champion our gender in the story, is only more dimensional and more powerful because it is in fact a female led thriller, a female led romantic journey whose emphasis is greatly on love—dripping with so much emotional content that the books spleen is a swamp of passion, such that it can’t segue, for the descriptive writing constantly whelms you with splashes of womanly luxunance, all to it creating pell-mell for him—the supposedly stronger sex who’s r
Author: Terrence McNally
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
View: 7298THE STORY: A gay community in Fire Island provides an unlikely setting for two straight couples who are discovered lounging poolside, staring out to sea. Sally, married to Sam, a New Jersey contractor, has inherited the house from her brother who d
Author: Lynn Red
Publisher: Yellow Moon Press
View: 1448Paprika Lewis is a copper-haired, curvy-and-petite, rabbit shifting smart ass with two BIG problems. First of all, she’s got a pair of buckteeth the size of Kansas that pop out every time she has a dirty thought. She might not win any marathons, but when it comes to dirty thoughts, Rika might be a world champion. Those dirty thoughts are usually about a guy named Thor who happens to be her dentist, which is the second problem. It’s great that she can really enjoying her cleanings, but when the guy she’s sweet on looks down her throat regularly. Not so hot. Oh, and Thor isn’t just a stormy-eyed tooth expert. He’s also the biggest, baddest, alpha werebear east of the Mississippi. Maybe west of it too, it’s hard to keep track. One thing’s for sure though. Rika can hardly get her teeth cleaned, or floss at night, without thinking about those thick legs, and that trim waist that she imagines would be just about the perfect place to wrap her legs and let him... Whew! That might be Rika getting ahead of herself, which she does a lot. Then again, with Thor’s dental practice on the rocks, her BEARY big dentist is looking for somewhere else to go. Little does Rika know that he doesn’t plan on leaving town without HER! But Rika – for all her exciting impulsiveness – has been bit once too many times to be the most trusting rabbit in the world. Will Thor be able to prove to her that she’s all he wants? Or will Rika’s self-doubt—and those damn teeth—keep her from letting this big, bad bear into her heart? ***The Jamesburg Shifters is a standalone series of steamy shifter romances you can read in any order you like! Jump on in, the water’s... really, really hot!*** This novella was originally released as part of the ON THE GROWL anthology.
Author: Sam Thaker
Publisher: Mereo Books, mereobook, mereobooks
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 9119The evil thugs of Idi Amin's Uganda and the fanatical bombers and machine-gun-toting terrorists of Mumbai make The Crocodileâ€™s Teeth a gripping tale of one man's survival and resourcefulness set against a background of tyranny, terror and hardship on two continents.Sam Thaker was born to Indian immigrant parents in Uganda in the days when it was one of the most beautiful, fertile and contented countries in the world. Then Idi Amin swept to power, and under his tyranny Samâ€™s paradise became a hell on Earth. Having been forced by Aminâ€™s thugs to give up their home, Samâ€™s thriving airline cargo business and most of their money and possessions, he and his family began a new life in England as near-penniless refugees. But Sam was a survivor. Ignoring his bank managerâ€™s patronising advice to open a corner shop, he decided instead to build on his experience in the cargo business to start up a London-based air freight company. Realising the immense potential of the Indian import market, he returned to the land of his fathers to build an international company which eventually opened offices in eight Indian cities. Along the way he and his wife were caught up in the wave of terrorism which struck Bombay in 1993 and again in 2008, and narrowly escaped the floods which struck the city in 2005 and drowned more than 5000 people.The Crocodileâ€™s Teeth is a fascinating portrait of survival and resourcefulness against a background of tyranny and terror on two continents.
Author: Tom Clancy
View: 4452A man named Mohammed sits in a café in Vienna, about to propose a deal to a Colombian. Mohammed has a strong network of agents and sympathizers throughout Europe and the Middle East, and the Colombian has an equally strong drug network throughout America. What if they were to form an alliance, to combine all their assets and connections? The potential for profits would be enormous—and the potential for destruction unimaginable. In the Brave New World of terrorism—where anybody with a spare AK-47, a knowledge of kitchen chemistry, or simply the will to die can become a player—the old rules no longer apply. No matter what new governmental organizations come into being, the only truly effective ones are those that are quick and agile, free of oversight and restrictions...and outside the system. Way outside the system. In a nondescript office building in suburban Maryland, the firm Hendley Associates does a profitable business in stocks, bonds, and international currencies, but its true mission is quite different: to identify and locate terrorist threats, and then deal with them, in whatever manner necessary. Established with the knowledge of President John Patrick Ryan, "the Campus" is always on the lookout for promising new talent, its recruiters scattered throughout the armed forces and government agencies—and three men are about to cross its radar. The first is Dominic Caruso, a rookie FBI agent, barely a year out of Quantico, whose decisive actions resolve a particularly brutal kidnap/murder case. The second is Caruso's brother, Brian, a Marine captain just back from his first combat action in Afghanistan, and already a man to watch. And the third is their cousin...a young man named Jack Ryan, Jr. Jack was raised on intrigue. As his father moved through the ranks of the CIA and then into the White House, Jack received a life course in the world and the way it operates from agents, statesmen, analysts, Secret Service men, and black ops specialists such as John Clark and Ding Chavez. He wants to put it all to work now—but when he knocks on the front door of "the Campus," he finds that nothing has prepared him for what he is about to encounter. For it is indeed a different world out there, and in here...and it is about to become far more dangerous. From the Paperback edition.
A Book of Short Stories
Author: T.A. Parmalee
View: 9752In the first story of Broken Teeth, a patient in a mental hospital tries to unravel the mystery behind the murders of two children. The patient, at odds with a world that insists he is a crazy killer, finds himself surrounded by doctors who ask him about a dark side that he believes doesn't exist. Only one man can help him unlock the truth, a mysterious recluse named Salazar who whispers to him when the doctors aren't watching. Other stories in Broken Teeth include "A Train of Thought," a tale of a man who finds himself on a journey where nothing is quite what it seems, where people age years every second and where the final destination seems to be death. Even more revealing is "Talking To Walls," whose main character finds a dark side lurking underneath that threatens his very survival.
Author: Jo Walton
Publisher: Tor Books
View: 9594A tale of contention over love and money—among dragons Jo Walton burst onto the fantasy scene with The King's Peace, acclaimed by writers as diverse as Poul Anderson, Robin Hobb, and Ken MacLeod. In 2002, she was voted the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Now Walton returns with Tooth and Claw, a very different kind of fantasy story: the tale of a family dealing with the death of their father, of a son who goes to law for his inheritance, a son who agonizes over his father's deathbed confession, a daughter who falls in love, a daughter who becomes involved in the abolition movement, and a daughter sacrificing herself for her husband. Except that everyone in the story is a dragon, red in tooth and claw. Here is a world of politics and train stations, of churchmen and family retainers, of courtship and country houses...in which, on the death of an elder, family members gather to eat the body of the deceased. In which society's high-and-mighty members avail themselves of the privilege of killing and eating the weaker children, which they do with ceremony and relish, growing stronger thereby. You have never read a novel like Tooth and Claw. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Publisher: Armour Publishing Pte Ltd
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks
Author: Susan Casey
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
View: 2062A journalist's obsession brings her to a remote island off the California coast, home to the world's most mysterious and fearsome predators--and the strange band of surfer-scientists who follow them Susan Casey was in her living room when she first saw the great white sharks of the Farallon Islands, their dark fins swirling around a small motorboat in a documentary. These sharks were the alphas among alphas, some longer than twenty feet, and there were too many to count; even more incredible, this congregation was taking place just twenty-seven miles off the coast of San Francisco. In a matter of months, Casey was being hoisted out of the early-winter swells on a crane, up a cliff face to the barren surface of Southeast Farallon Island-dubbed by sailors in the 1850s the "devil's teeth." There she joined Scot Anderson and Peter Pyle, the two biologists who bunk down during shark season each fall in the island's one habitable building, a haunted, 135-year-old house spackled with lichen and gull guano. Two days later, she got her first glimpse of the famous, terrifying jaws up close and she was instantly hooked; her fascination soon yielded to obsession-and an invitation to return for a full season. But as Casey readied herself for the eight-week stint, she had no way of preparing for what she would find among the dangerous, forgotten islands that have banished every campaign for civilization in the past two hundred years. The Devil's Teeth is a vivid dispatch from an otherworldly outpost, a story of crossing the boundary between society and an untamed place where humans are neither wanted nor needed.
Author: Dennis Kelly
Publisher: Oberon Books
View: 6578They were all in the pub when the explosion happened. Louise wakes up to find herself trapped with Mark, who has saved her life. Mark is always prepared for the worst and has everything he thinks they will need to survive; tinned chilli, Dungeons and Dragons and a knife - now all they need to do is to wait until it's safe to go outside. Can they survive the attack? Can they survive each other? After The End received its world premiere at The Traverse Theatre in August 2005.
Author: Jan Karon
View: 1047The fourth novel in the beloved Mitford series, by the bestselling author of At Home in Mitford and Somebody Safe with Somebody Good Millions of readers have come home to Mitford, the little town with the big heart, whose endearing and eccentric residents have become like family members. But now change is coming to the hamlet. Father Tim, the Episcopal rector, and his wife Cynthia are pondering retirement; a brash new mayoral candidate is calling for aggressive development; a suspicious realtor with plans for a health spa is eyeing the beloved house on the hill; and, worst of all, the Sweet Stuff Bakery may be closing. Meanwhile, ordinary people are leading the extraordinary lives that hundreds of thousands of readers have found so inviting and inspiring. Peopled with the lovable cast of characters familiar to so many, and peppered with plenty of new and colorful personalities, Out to Canaan is filled to the brim with the mysteries and miracles that make everyday life worth living, and that make Mitford one of the most memorable small towns in recent literature.
Author: D. S. Carroll
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 8733Trapped by a rainstorm in a restaurant, a father tells the story of his boyhood to his 10-and-12-year-old children when he was their age. The story pinpoints the transition from a happy childhood to a tougher, more dramatic world. The father takes the family back to Florida in 1962, when he lives in a 2-bedroom home but meets the lovable girl Deanna and her wealthy family in their 16-bedroom mansion. He is thrilled and frightened by his best friend Chuck, who on top of his outrageous antics steals everything, including oranges from a tree belonging to the wealthy familywhich leads to the encounter with Deanna. More than having fun, however, he also glimpses the shark-tooth world when one friends mother, whom he idolizes for her friendliness and beauty, dies of cancer while the father of another friend, a dedicated Dad and Navy aviator, dies in an aircraft accident. He learns that his own father, also a Navy pilot, is assigned to kill 600,000 people with a single nuclear weapon. Equally haunting, he encounters an old, blind, black man with a guitar and a beautiful voice. The man befriends him and reveals his story with a vision that transcends his long-lost eyesight. Packed with laughter, heartache, and dramatic charactersfrom the ideal girl Deanna to Chuck as Tarzan Junior to the elderly black singer with his versatile range of songsthe fathers memories revive the multi-layered world of love and loss in childhood.
The Bittersweet History of Candy
Author: Kate Hopkins
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
View: 3740A cultural history of candy-how it evolved from medicine and a luxury to today's Kit Kat bars and M&M's Told through the Kate Hopkins' travels in Europe and the U.S., Sweet Tooth is a first-hand account of her obsession with candy and a detailed look at its history and development. The sugary treats we enjoy today have a prominent past entertaining kings, curing the ill, and later developing into a billion-dollar industry. The dark side of this history is that the confectionery industry has helped create an environment of unhealthy overindulgence, has quelled any small business competition that was deemed to be a risk to any large company's bottom line, and was largely responsible for the slave trade that evolved during the era of colonization. Candy's history is vast and complex and plays a distinct part in the growth of the Western world. Thanks to the ubiquity of these treats which allows us to take them for granted, that history has been hidden or forgotten. Until now. Filled with Hopkins' trademark humor and accompanied by her Candy Grab Bag tasting notes, Sweet Tooth is a must-read for everybody who considers themselves a candy freak.
A Memoir of a Woman and Her Dog
Author: Robbie Pfeufer Kahn
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 4842Written as a year-long journal, Milk Teeth chronicles sociologist Robbie Pfeufer Kahn's struggle to achieve a loving relationship with her black Labrador puppy, Laska. Mirthful, mischievous, intelligent, and strong-willed, Laska challenges her owner's attempts at leadership and affection.
A Curtain Raiser
Author: Amlin Gray
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
View: 5521THE STORIES: In this curtain raiser, set in 1937, Bertha is a BINDLE STIFF, or hobo. She has come into the theater in search of someone she calls Perfessor (an empty chair in the audience). The Perfessor, a social scientist, hired her for his s