Don't Think it Hasn't Been Fun

The Story of the Burke Family Singers

Author: Sarah Jo Burke

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 366

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And they were there to witness the anguish of the Montgomery, Alabama racial uprising." "Sarah Jo Burke, the youngest of the daughters, recalls the events of those years of touring with honesty, warmth, vigor and irresistible charm. Her book celebrates American values in the best sense and demonstrates that the family that sings together stays together."--BOOK JACKET.

Gathering Lies

Author: Meg O'Brien

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460363752

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A GATHERING OF WOMEN… Six women have come to Thornberry, a small writers' colony on a tiny island off the coast of Seattle. They have come to work on their own writing at this secluded resort, but they have also come to hide, each harboring her own secret. A GATHERING OF DREAD… A devastating earthquake quickly shatters the haven these women have found. The resort is partly in ruin, communication has been cut off from the mainland, and the women are forced to rely on each other for basic survival. Then a man washes up on shore. Is he the salvation they've been looking for…or an even greater threat to their survival? A GATHERING OF LIES… Sarah Lansing, former Seattle public defender, remains suspicious of the man—someone from her past. And when another man arrives—this time a stranger—and one of the women dies in an apparent accident, Sarah suspects that they are stuck on the island with a murderer. But which man poses the greatest threat? And, most importantly, which of the remaining women hides a secret so devastating that it could put all their lives in danger?

Mailer

His Life and Times

Author: Peter Manso

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416562869

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 766

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An authorized narrative profile of the late iconic writer and political figure draws on the insights of forefront twentieth-century contemporaries, including George Plimpton, William F. Buckley Jr., and Allen Ginsburg to assess his private life and public achievements. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Sarah's Story

Target of a Serial Killer

Author: Sarah Lea Pisan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481729802

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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Sarah’s Story offers an in-depth look at the mental anguish caused by a sick, twisted predator. It is rare to really be able to examine the torment serial killers and stalkers have on their prey. Unfortunately, there are not often survivors to tell their story. The images and nightmares that were created by his disturbing, threatening phone calls are brought to the surface giving the reader some real insight into the games played by these psychopaths. Even when the threat is removed, the lasting effects linger. The physical threat by a deranged monster is always evident. The emotional, mental torture is entirely different. Sarah is one of few people that can offer that firsthand account. She lived it for several months. Sarah’s Story gives both the physical and mental aspects of being stalked by a serial killer capable of evils beyond imagination. To make matters worse, the police could not catch him! Sarah Lea Pisan is a 52-year-old, mother of three, grandmother of five. She currently lives in Oregon, near the coast. She enjoys time spent with her family. She also likes to fish, clam and crab. Her hobbies include painting, reading, and various crafts. She is working in insurance presently. Please feel free to e-mail me your comments or feedback at [email protected]

The Light Fantastic

Author: Jeffrey Lang

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476750521

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Returning to the story begun in the novel Immortal Coil and continuing in the bestselling Cold Equations trilogy, this is the next fascinating chapter in the artificial life of one of Star Trek’s most enduring characters. He was perhaps the ultimate human achievement: a sentient artificial life-form—self-aware, self-determining, possessing a mind and body far surpassing that of his makers, and imbued with the potential to evolve beyond the scope of his programming. And then Data was destroyed. Four years later, Data’s creator, Noonien Soong, sacrificed his life and resurrected his android son, who in turn revived the positronic brain of his own artificial daughter, Lal. Having resigned his commission, the former Starfleet officer now works to make his way on an alien world, while also coming to grips with the very human notion of wanting versus having a child. But complicating Data’s new life is an unexpected nemesis from years ago on the U.S.S. Enterprise—the holographic master criminal Professor James Moriarty. Long believed to be imprisoned in a memory solid, Moriarty has created a siphon into the "real" world as a being of light and thought. Moriarity wants the solid form that he was once told he could never have, and seeks to manipulate Data into finding another android body for him to permanently inhabit...even if it means evicting the current owner, and even if that is Data himself. ™, ®, & © 2013 CBS Studios, Inc. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Teaching in Common

Challenges to Joint Work in Classrooms and Schools

Author: Anne DiPardo

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807737637

Category: Education

Page: 183

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Despite frequent calls for increased collaboration among teachers, we know very little about what this means for real educators in real schools. Teaching In Common offers vivid, richly textured portraits of four collaborations, tracing complex connections across school culture, pedagogic innovation, and teachers’ lived experience. The text discusses the demands of the public school workplace and the challenges and benefits of collaboration, providing valuable insights for preparing the next generation of teachers for collaborative activity. The absorbing portraits of teachers will help practitioners to contemplate this recent school-reform push as it relates to other issues and pressures in their professional lives. DiPardo explores the kinds of conditions that best support collaboration and proposes new ways of thinking about the relationship between teachers’ joint work and school culture.

The Legion Companion

Author: Glen Cadigan

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781893905221

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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"A comprehensive look at the history of the 30th century's greatest super-hero team! Beginning with their early days in Adventure Comics, it features in-depth interviews with the people responsible for the Legion, including silver age greats Al Plastino, Jim Mooney, and Jim Shooter, plus newer creators like Dave Cockrum, Mike Grell, Jim Starlin, Jim Sherman, Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen, Steve Lightle, Mark Waid, and many more."--back cover.

Allen Iverson

Fear no One

Author: John N. Smallwood

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743448669

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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HE HAS TAKEN HIS GAME -- AND THE GAME -- TO A NEW LEVEL He grew up in Virginia with nothing but his talent and his heart. But he had The Plan: his never-say-die dream to become an NBA superstar. So he began his journey down a road full of obstacles. But the world underestimated Allen Iverson.... Fear No One From his first days playing college hoops...to his turbulent early years in the pros...to his leading the Philadelphia 76ers to the 2001 NBA Finals and being named league MVP, here is the real story of controversial superstar Allen Iverson. Acclaimed sports journalist John Smallwood -- who has covered Iverson extensively -- shows readers the Iverson they never knew: the boy, the man, the rapper, the player, the role model, and the icon. Get to know ALLEN IVERSON...the man behind the legend.

Surprise Partners

Author: Gina Wilkins

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460355482

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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COURTSHIP OF CONVENIENCE They were neighbors. Friends. Acquaintances, actually. And about all shy, intense Lydia McKinley and smooth, ambitious Scott Pearson had in common was zero tolerance for romance—and two matchmaking sisters bombarding them with blind dates. Still, why not join forces to outmaneuver their siblings? The strategy? Don protective camouflage. Pose as sweethearts at social occasions. A hug here, a kiss there, and they'd barricade themselves against a barrage of misguided matchmaking. But who knew their casual contact would trigger such explosive embraces? That their convenient courtship would plunge them headlong into a minefield of most convenient desire?

Periwinkle Lies

Author: B. Eugene Ellison

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469725231

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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In Periwinkle Lies, a young executive on assignment at an exclusive resort is drawn into a lethal game of deception when he helps a beautiful and mysterious woman who claims to be in search of her past. Periwinkle Lies is a tale of secrets, lies, murder and intrigue as Jim Kirkwood, a self-indulgent, self-confident executive is unwittingly drawn into a search for truth. Influenced by his infatuation for a beautiful young woman a psychotic forgotten silent film star, Jim pieces together a story of misery, money and unsolved murders. An act of cold-blooded murder marks the beginning of the finale of a diabolical conspiracy, a clandestine plot that could be derailed by a thirty-one year old letter. Jim stays one step ahead of the conspiracy until time runs out, placing all parties at deaths door.

The Dandelion

Author: Terry Guilford

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452521190

Category: Self-Help

Page: 196

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After discovering her husband of 26 years is having an affair, the narrator of the story falls into what she describes as a deep, dark well of fear and despair. The thought of possibly losing everything in her life, including her sanity, encourages her to seek the help and support of a psychologist. With the psychologists gentle and compassionate guidance, the narrator (who remains unnamed) travels through a range of frightening emotions encompassing rage, revenge, anger, frustration, overwhelm, pessimism and boredom. Eventually she finds a glimpse of hope when she learns that she has the ability to alter her thoughts and feelings through practice, and understanding that her beliefs are just thoughts she keeps thinking. It enables her to begin making positive and courageous decisions for herself and for her future and she discovers a wonderful would be beyond her middle-class comfort and role as a wife and mother.

Don't Look Back

A Novel

Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466848731

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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"Smart and relentless... Hurwitz starts the pressure early and never, never lets up." —The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) on You're Next In Don't Look Back, Eve Hardaway, newly single mother of one, is on a trip she's long dreamed of—a rafting and hiking tour through the jungles and mountains of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico. Eve wanders off the trail, to a house in the distance with a menacing man in the yard beyond it, throwing machetes at a human-shaped target. Disturbed by the sight, Eve moves quickly and quietly back to her group, taking care to avoid being seen. As she creeps along, she finds a broken digital camera, marked with the name Teresa Hamilton. Later that night, in a rarely used tourist cabin, she finds a discarded prescription bottle—also with the name Teresa Hamilton. From the camera's memory card, Eve discovers Teresa Hamilton took a photo of that same menacing looking man in the woods. Teresa Hamilton has since disappeared. Now the man in the woods is after whoever was snooping around his house. With a violent past and deadly mission, he will do anything to avoid being discovered. A major storm wipes out the roads and all communication with the outside world. Now the tour group is trapped in the jungle with a dangerous predator with a secret to protect. With her only resource her determination to live, Eve must fight a dangerous foe and survive against incredible odds—if she's to make it back home alive.

Pretty Please

Author: Diane Hoh

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480421685

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 204

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Looks can be deceiving . . . and sometimes, they can kill Along with her four best friends, Johanna Donahue is one of “the Beautiful People” at Salem University. It’s Friday evening—party night on campus—and Johanna’s got a hot new outfit to wear. Everything is perfect . . . except for the voice in her head warning her not to go. Against her better judgment, Johanna goes to the party, where she meets a great guy named Evan Colt. She finally starts to chill out . . . until a freak accident sends her crashing into a glass door. When she returns from the hospital, her face covered in bandages, Johanna finds the mirror in her dorm room shrouded in black. Is this someone’s idea of a cruel joke? Before long, Johanna realizes that this is much more than a college prank—and her problems are bigger than a scarred face. She’s the object of someone’s obsession— someone infatuated with beauty, someone who has killed before and is about to kill again. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Diane Hoh including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

The Mistletoe Promise

Author: Richard Paul Evans

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476728232

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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A love story for Christmas—now a Hallmark Channel original movie—from the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box and The Walk. Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three years earlier, her husband cheated on her with her best friend, resulting in a bitter divorce that left her alone, broken, and distrustful. Then, one November day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court. Though she recognizes the man from her building, Elise has never formally met him. Tired of spending the holidays alone, the man offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks—until the evening of December 24—he suggests that they pretend to be a couple. He draws up a contract with four rules: 1. No deep, probing personal questions 2. No drama 3. No telling anyone the truth about the relationship 4. The contract is void on Christmas Day The lonely Elise surprises herself by agreeing to the idea. As the charade progresses, the safety of her fake relationship begins to mend her badly broken heart. But just as she begins to find joy again, her long-held secret threatens to unravel the emerging relationship. But she might not be the only one with secrets.

Night tennis

Author: Annabel Davis-Goff

Publisher: Coward McCann

ISBN: 9780698109247

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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NYC Angels: The Wallflower's Secret

Author: Susan Carlisle

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 146031090X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Some secrets are best shared… Since making the ultimate emotional sacrifice for her sister, counsellor Lucy Edwards has kept her feelings buried and her heart on lockdown. Enter neurosurgeon Ryan O'Doherty, complete with piercing blue eyes and roguish charm. Working with him on an emotive case brings all of Lucy's painful memories to the surface…and even closer to Ryan. Lucy's finally tempted to let someone in—but will their fragile relationship survive her most difficult revelation?

The Bunny Who Didn't Think It Was Funny

Author: Carolyn Key

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1616636653

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 38

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Sunny is a bunny who loves being funny, and he always finds ways to make fun of other bunnies. Then one day, his sister, Little Pet, has an accident and is left with a bad limp. When the other bunnies start to make fun of her, Sunny discovers that hurtful jokes and pranks are not so funny when the tables are turned. Carolyn Key demonstrates an important lesson to children about friendship, love, and the power of words in The Bunny Who Didn't Think It Was Funny.

Whole

Author: Wendy Brumback

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105261824

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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The heart is ment to be whole and holy; not filled with holes. When we accept what happened to us, we are changing the future, not letting something change it for us. We are opening ourselves up to a future where our heart is whole and our life is filled with God's love and grace. We are on a path that leads us to a fulfilling life. When we let God heal our wounds we are living the life we have always drempt of. Whole is ment to help you on your path of self-discovery and healing. To often our hearts have been beaten up by the tragedies of life. But God does not desire for our hearts to be bruised and wounded by these events. He wants to help heal our scarred hearts and make them whole again.