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Being Kendra

Author : Kendra Wilkinson
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In the intimate follow up to her New York Times bestselling memoir Sliding Into Home, Kendra Wilkinson reveals the naked truth about her life after Playboy—the secrets behind regaining her trademark sexy body, the trials of her life as a new mother, the tricks of sustaining her long-distance romance with Hank, and her busy adventures juggling the needs of her husband and baby with the demands of her hit TV career. As fans of Dancing with the Stars and Girls Next Door know, Kendra is able to tell it like it is, baring everything she’s learned about love, hardship, body image, and perseverance, all with the infectious optimism that the world loves her for.

The Truth of Right Now

Author : Kara Lee Corthron
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Two isolated teens struggle against their complicated lives to find a true connection in this “timely and timeless” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) debut novel about first love and the wreckage of growing up. Lily is returning to her privileged Manhattan high school after a harrowing end to her sophomore year and it’s not pretty. She hates chemistry and her spiteful lab partner, her friends are either not speaking to her or suffocating her with concerned glances, and nothing seems to give her joy anymore. Worst of all, she can’t escape her own thoughts about what drove her away from everyone in the first place. Enter Dari (short for Dariomauritius), the artistic and mysterious transfer student, adept at cutting class. Not that he’d rather be at home with his domineering Trinidadian father. Dari is everything that Lily needs: bright, creative, honest, and unpredictable. And in a school where no one really stands out, Dari finds Lily’s sensitivity and openness magnetic. Their attraction ignites immediately, and for the first time in what feels like forever, Lily and Dari find happiness in each other. In twenty-first-century New York City, the fact that Lily is white and Dari is black shouldn’t matter that much, but nothing’s as simple as it seems. When tragedy becomes reality, can friendship survive even if romance cannot?

Fighting the Forces

Author : Rhonda V. Wilcox
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For every television series, the original vision grows within a press of forces-both social and artistic expectations, conventions of the business, as well as conventions of the art. Bad television—predictable, commercial, exploitative—simply yields to the forces. Good television, like the character of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, fights them. Fighting the Forces explores the struggle to create meaning in an impressive example of popular culture, the television series phenomenon Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In the essays collected here, contributors examine the series using a variety of techniques and viewpoints. They analyze the social and cultural issues implicit in the series and place it in its literary context, not only by examining its literary influences (from German liebestod to Huckleberry Finn) but also by exploring the series' purposeful literary allusions. Furthermore, the book explores the extratextual, such as fanfiction and online discussion groups. The book is additionally supplemented by an online journal Slayage (www.slayage.tv), created by the book editors in acknowledgement of the ongoing nature of television art. Rhonda V. Wilcox and David Lavery have written and edited several books and articles exploring the social, literary, and artistic merit of quality television. In addition to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, their work has covered a variety of programs including Twin Peaks, Northern Exposure, The X-Files, and The Sopranos.

Fighting the Forces

Author : Rhonda Wilcox
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Fighting the Forces explores the struggle to create meaning in an impressive example of popular culture, the television series phenomenon Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In the essays collected here, contributors examine the series using a variety of techniques and viewpoints. They analyze the social and cultural issues implicit in the series and place it in its literary context, not only by examining its literary influences (from German liebestod to Huckleberry Finn) but also by exploring the series' purposeful literary allusions. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Big Sky Country

Author : Linda Lael Miller
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When he inherits half of a ranch, Sheriff Slade Barlow meets resistance from his half-brother Hutch, especially when Hutch's former flame, Josyln Kirk, who is working hard to make up for her stepfather's dishonesty, catches his eye.

Until Dark

Author : Mariah Stewart
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From New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart comes a novel of sexy romantic suspense for fans of Nora Roberts, Catherine Coulter, and Karen Robards. A skilled compositor for the FBI, Kendra Smith has a way with witnesses, helping them to remember crucial details about their attackers they might otherwise have forgotten. She believes her work helps to provide closure for the victims and their families–closure that has eluded her for the eleven years since her brother was kidnapped, his body never found. Determined to put her painful past behind her, Kendra throws herself into every case one hundred percent. Now she is called in to sketch the face of a man the press is calling the Soccer Mom Killer. It’s a difficult investigation made even harder by the presence of Special Agent Adam Stark, a man with whom she once had a brief, passionate affair. As the number of victims continues to rise, and with a killer always one step ahead, Kendra will learn a lethal lesson: You can run from the past, but you can’t hide. . . .

Kendra

Author : Coe Booth
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High schooler Kendra longs to live with her mother who, unprepared for motherhood at age fourteen, left Kendra in the care of her grandmother.

Alaska

Author : James A. Michener
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In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present. As his characters struggle for survival, Michener weaves together the exciting high points of Alaska’s story: its brutal origins; the American acquisition; the gold rush; the tremendous growth and exploitation of the salmon industry; the arduous construction of the Alcan Highway, undertaken to defend the territory during World War II. A spellbinding portrait of a human community fighting to establish its place in the world, Alaska traces a bold and majestic saga of the enduring spirit of a land and its people. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Alaska “Few will escape the allure of the land and people [Michener] describes. . . . Alaska takes the reader on a journey through one of the bleakest, richest, most foreboding, and highly inviting territories in our Republic, if not the world. . . . The characters that Michener creates are bigger than life.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Always the master of exhaustive historical research, Michener tracks the settling of Alaska [in] vividly detailed scenes and well-developed characters.”—Boston Herald “Michener is still, sentence for sentence, writing’s fastest attention grabber.”—The New York Times

Kendra s Pearl

Author : K. L. Lewis
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In the year before Kendra Haywood starts kindergarten, life isn't too bad in her small Ohio town. Oh, sure, Mama and Daddy don't live together, and Grandma gets a little tired of Mama going out to the disco all the time, but Kendra knows that her mama loves her and will always be there for her. However, when Kendra's father dies in a tragic motorcycle accident, something changes in Mama and life is never the same for Kendra again. After Daddy's death, Kendra's mother, Pearl, starts to date again and ends up pregnant, giving birth to Kendra's baby brother. After the baby's father and Pearl break up, Kendra's mother falls into a dark depression, and Kendra can do nothing but watch her mother self-destruct. Pearl soon directs her rage and hurt at Kendra, treating her with cold disdain, hot anger, or irrational behavior. As the years go by, things only get worse as Pearl enters one failed relationship after another, has two more children, and relies on Kendra to be the responsible one. Through it all, Kendra knows that the only way she can ever find herself is to leave home for good. But does she have the strength to break the cycle of abuse, or will her own life follow her mother's tragic path? There's only one way to find out

His Grace His Mercy

Author : Keshia Dawn
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Under the guidance of the Almighty, Gracie has forgiven former fiancé, Dillian, and her best friend Kendra for their past betrayals. Gracie's husband, Marcus, has been a blessing by understanding the relationships and accepting the friendship of the now married Dillian and Kendra. When tragedy strikes one of the young couples, past hurts resurface that need to be resolved, and Gracie's desire to help the other couple threatens her own marriage. Only relationships based on unconditional love and faith will give them the strength to believe in God's will.

A trilingual Dictionary being a comprehensive lexicon in English Urd and Hind exhibiting the syllabication pronunciation and etymology of English words with their explanation in English and in Urd and Hind in the Roman characters

Author : Mathurā-Prasāda Miśra
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Girl Talk 2

Author : Stella B. Good
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Girl talk 2 is the sequel to Girl Talk. Its about 4 sisters and their friends who congregated on weekends and have what they call a powwow. Its an adult version of a pajama party. They tackled some of lifes issues such as, have you ever been in an abusive relationship, or how long would you wait before dating again after your significant other passed away? Kendra was the baby girl and her answers and opinions leave you wondering what planet is she from. When a woman is scorned you do not want to be on the receiving end, its anything but nice. See how they got revenge on a man who played with the wrong women.

By the Grace of God

Author : Keshia Dawn
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When Gracie's fiancé, Dillian, suddenly walks out of her life without any explanation and then cuts off all lines of communication, she is left devastated and confused. She agonizes over his disappearing act, feeling like she at least deserves to know why. When Gracie finally finds the answer she's been looking for, the truth turns her life upside down. She's been betrayed in the worst way, and not only by Dillian. Now her life may be in jeopardy. Even with the support of her family and friends, Gracie struggles with her emotions. She turns to God to try to weather the storm, but will she be able to find her strength through all the thick, dark clouds?

The Savior

Author : Faye Snowden
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People are dying in The Pit. The poorest section of California's Dunhill County seems to have a love affair with tragedy, yet lately, more and more unfortunate souls are slipping through the cracks. Dr. Kendra Hamilton got herself off the mean streets. Her mother, Violet, wasn't so lucky--she's the latest fatality on The Pit's ever-growing roster of shattered lives. And although she knows Violet was living on the edge, Kendra is convinced her death was no accident. Someone is preying on society's forgotten people. . .and Kendra intends to find the killer. All she has to do is get the police--one stubborn detective in particular--to take her seriously. In her quest for justice, Kendra will risk everything. Now, as the investigation reveals a trail of corruption and shocking betrayal, she stumbles upon a world in which the lines between duty and desire, benevolence and madness, living--and merely surviving--are irrevocably blurred. And where a cold-blooded psychopath is determined to turn life on the wrong side of the tracks into a death sentence. . .

On the Naive But Honorable Self determination of Teenage Girls

Author : Amber Gayle
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A high school girl from the West Coast goes to Germany to spend a year as an exchange student. In detailed letters home, she recounts foreign flings, wild parties, girlfriend dramas and difficult host parents, as well as the discoveries she makes about her path in life. Amber's writing is irreverent and playful, a delightful, uncensored look into the mind of an adventurous 16-year-old. The 5th in the My Evil Twin Sister series, which has taken personal zines into a place Cometbus hasn't quite ventured. "Eloquent, frighteningly personal" - Bitch Magazine. All illustrated by Fly.

Gurus of Modern Yoga

Author : Mark Singleton
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Within most pre-modern, Indian traditions of yoga, the role of the guru is absolutely central. Indeed, it was often understood that yoga would simply not work without the grace of the guru. The modern period saw the dawn of new, democratic, scientific modes of yoga practice and teaching. While teachings and gurus have always adapted to the times and circumstances, the sheer pace of cultural change ushered in by modernity has led to some unprecedented innovations in the way gurus present themselves and their teachings, and the way they are received by their students. Gurus of Modern Yoga explores the contributions of individual gurus to the formation of the practices and discourses of yoga today. The focus is not limited to India, but also extends to the teachings of yoga gurus in the modern, transnational world, and within the Hindu diaspora. Each section deals with a different aspect of the guru within modern yoga. Included are extensive considerations of the transnational tantric guru; the teachings of modern yoga's best-known guru, T. Krishnamacharya, and those of his principal disciples; the place of technology, business and politics in the work of global yoga gurus; and the role of science and medicine. As a whole, the book represents an extensive and diverse picture of the place of the guru, both past and present, in contemporary yoga practice.

Sight Unseen

Author : Iris Johansen
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She was safe in a world of darkness. Now danger threatens in the cold light of day... Before the experimental surgery that gave her sight, Kendra Michaels developed her other senses to an amazing capacity. Now she can identify a Nissan by the sound of its engine, a Norelco electric razor by the pattern of stubble it leaves behind, or an obscure colorless fire accelerant by its sweet smell. Law enforcement agencies clamor for her rare powers of perception and observation, too often disrupting the life she has built helping others through music therapy. Because so very often, only Kendra can get the job done. But in this case, it's Kendra who first realizes that the apparent traffic accident on San Diego's historic Cabrillo Bridge is in fact a murder scene, and she rushes to alert the police before crucial evidence is destroyed. As the body count rises and one murder unveils another, a gruesome pattern emerges. Someone is killing people in ways that mirror Kendra's most notorious cases. She has a fan: someone who admires her work and is twisted enough to show that admiration through murder--while naming himself after the biggest art forger of the 20th century. He views himself not as a monster but as an artist. And he is not working alone. In Iris Johansen's New York Times bestseller, Sight Unseen, as the darkness closes in, near enough to touch Kendra and those she loves, Kendra must come face to face with her greatest fears--and her most ruthless enemy. A man who moves through the shadows, a man she may even know, who hides behind the mask of sanity, sight unseen.

Victor Jane Legacy of a Vampire

Author : Arthur C. Jett
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On a cold, rainy night, just outside of Medford, Oregon, the trail was dark—like when you close your eyes in a closet kind of dark. Clouds covered the sky and moon, what little of it there was. For days, the moon had been a sliver, like a cat’s eye. It was barely noticed except by him, Victor Jane, a lone cowboy with a small herd.

The Morning Breaks

Author : Bettina Aptheker
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On August 7, 1970, a revolt by Black prisoners in a Marin County courthouse stunned the nation. In its aftermath, Angela Davis, an African American activist-scholar who had campaigned vigorously for prisoners' rights, was placed on the FBI's "ten most wanted list." Captured in New York City two months later, she was charged with murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy. Her trial, chronicled in this "compelling tale" (Publishers Weekly), brought strong public indictment. The Morning Breaks is a riveting firsthand account of Davis's ordeal and her ultimate triumph, written by an activist in the student, civil rights, and antiwar movements who was intimately involved in the struggle for her release. First published in 1975, and praised by The Nation for its "graphic narrative of [Davis's] legal and public fight," The Morning Breaks remains relevant today as the nation contends with the political fallout of the Sixties and the grim consequences of institutional racism. For this edition, Bettina Aptheker has provided an introduction that revisits crucial events of the late 1960s and early 1970s and puts Davis's case into the context of that time and our own—from the killings at Kent State and Jackson State to the politics of the prison system today. This book gives a first-hand account of the worldwide movement for Angela Davis's freedom and of her trial. It offers a unique historical perspective on the case and its continuing significance in the contemporary political landscape.

Guilds of Galyndor

Author : K.S. Crooks
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In Guilds of Galyndor, Guild members have the exceptional ability to harness many powerful forces that exist in the world. There are four Guild disciplines, each different in their abilities; nevertheless the same in their intentions: Guild Masters serve as peacekeepers, protectors of the land, even as warriors when the need arises. The four Guilds are… Shoguns, who have the ability to enhance their physical attributes and senses. Elementals, who are capable of manipulating the basic elements of nature- water, fire, lightning, earth and air. Ethereals, who have the ability to manipulate light, control their shadows and access an alternate realm using mirrors. Shamans, who are capable of manipulating life auras, allowing them to affect plants, animals and positively influence human health. Kendra, Wyatt, Garrick and Naomi- four new Guild students will become a team and great friends. In the face of tragedy, they take on the challenge of saving the life of a fellow student. Their quest takes them throughout Galyndor to new destinations, and shows them sights and creatures they did not know existed. To overcome the tremendous perils of their undertaking, each of them will need to discover new strengths and abilities, or their friend will perish.