The Crown of Thorns

Author:Katie Alender

Publisher:Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:0545639980

Total Pages:320

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Hollywood history, mystery, murder, mayhem, and delicious romance collide in this unputdownable thriller from master storyteller Katie Alender. Willa is freaking out. It seems like she's seeing things. Like a dead body in her swimming pool. Frantic messages on her walls. A reflection that is not her own. It's almost as if someone -- or something -- is trying to send her a message. Meanwhile, a killer is stalking Los Angeles -- a killer who reenacts famous movie murder scenes. Could Willa's strange visions have to do with these unsolved murders? Or is she going crazy? And who can she confide in? There's Marnie, her new friend who may not be totally trustworthy. And there's Reed, who's ridiculously handsome and seems to get Willa. There's also Wyatt, who's super smart but unhealthily obsessed with the Hollywood Killer. All Willa knows is, she has to confront the possible-ghost in her house, or she just might lose her mind . . . or her life. Acclaimed author Katie Alender puts an unforgettable twist on this spine-chilling tale of murder, mystery, mayhem -- and the movies.

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Famous Last Words

Author:Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Publisher:Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN:0805098402

Total Pages:288

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In Famous Last Words by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski, sixteen-year-old Samantha D'Angelo has death on the brain. Her summer internship at the local newspaper has her writing obituaries instead of soaking up the sun at the beach. Between Shelby, Sam's boy-crazy best friend; her boss Harry, a true-blue newspaper man; and AJ, her fellow "intern scum" (aka the cute drummer for a band called Love Gas), Sam has her hands full. But once she figures out what—or who—is the best part of her summer, will she mess it all up? As Sam learns her way around both the news room and the real world, she starts to make some momentous realizations about politics, ethics, her family, romance, and most important—herself.

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer

Author:Katie Alender

Publisher:Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:0545576997

Total Pages:304

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Heads will roll! Paris, France: a city of fashion, chocolate croissants, and cute boys. Colette Iselin is thrilled be there for the first time, on her spring break class trip. But a series of gruesome murders are taking place around the city, putting everyone on edge. And as she tours the sights, Colette keeps seeing a strange vision: a pale woman in a ball gown and powdered wig, who looks like Marie Antoinette. Colette knows her status-obsessed friends won't believe her, so she seeks out the help of a charming French boy. Together, they discover that the murder victims are all descendants of people who ultimately brought about Marie Antoinette's beheading. The queen's ghost has been awakened, and now she's wreaking her bloodthirsty revenge. And Colette may just be one of those descendants . . . which means she might not make it out of this trip alive. Acclaimed author Katie Alender brings heart-stopping suspense to this story of betrayal, glamour, mystery, history--and one killer queen.

Last Words of Saints and Sinners

Author:Herbert Lockyer

Publisher:Kregel Publications

ISBN:9780825496455

Total Pages:240

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This collection of 700 quotes includes the last words of commoners, atheists, poets, and politicians along with noted Christians and martyrs. Ready reference source for the pastor or public speaker.

Famous Last Words

Author:Annie Sanders

Publisher:Orion

ISBN:1409112772

Total Pages:356

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'A funny, insightful read - with a brilliant twist' HEAT 'One of our picks of the year... poignant, funny and well-observed' BELLA Lucy has always been a bit of a control freak - a single mother, with her own business, she has never been one for taking risks, she's never been brave enough. Then, one evening, a fortune teller looks into her future - and learns that she doesn't have one. Sceptical, Lucy decides to ignore the warning until other prophecies he made begin to come true... Lucy decides to throw caution to the wind and so begins a race against the clock to live a life of fulfilment all in a matter of days. During this adventure, she faces her demons, confronts people from her past and risks the thing that she has guarded most fiercely - her heart. But, after all this, will she actually live to regret it? From the authors of bestseller Goodbye, Jimmy Choo, this is the touching and bittersweet story of one woman's struggle to let go of her worst fears and, in doing, realise her dream life.

The Seven Famous Last Words of Jesus on the Cross

Author:Kemi Owonibi

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:171657434X

Total Pages:N.A

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The powerful story of Crucifixion holds great significance to the Christian faith. For in the heart Christianity lays the incredible crucifixion event – the central historical event in the Christian faith: Without Crucifixion, there is no Redemption. The 7 Famous Last Words of Jesus retells the crucifixion story in a unique way, focusing exclusively on Jesus as He hung on the rugged Cross on the execution hill known as Calvary, or Golgotha! It elaborates the on the few words Jesus spoke as He endured excruciating pain physically, and as He offered Himself spiritually as the Sacrificial Lamb of God. It also takes a closer look at the unique perspectives of the four canonical gospels as they recorded the same crucifixion event. “The Seven Famous Last Words of Jesus” and its sequel “At the Garden Tomb: The Resurrection Story” are both excerpts from my forthcoming book “The Long Walk to Calvary”.

Famous Last Words: Seven Everlasting Words from the Cross

Author:Rev. Dr. Marshall L. Hoffman

Publisher:Redemption Press

ISBN:1632327171

Total Pages:62

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"Famous Last Words" brings an in-depth and heart-searching look at the seven last words that Christ spoke from the cross. His death, burial, and resurrection transformed human history. A careful look at the richness of these last words will prepare us spiritually to experience God's transforming power. From words of forgiveness, assurance, mystery, family to completion, the last words of Christ bring hope for personal resurrection to our own lives. The last words of Christ reach out from the cross, and across the centuries, into our lives with new power and meaning in this heartfelt devotional from a pastor's heart.

Short Cuts

Author:Alexander Humez,Nicholas Humez,Rob Flynn

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:9780199758685

Total Pages:320

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Our everyday lives are inevitably touched--and immeasurably enriched--by an extraordinary variety of miniature forms of verbal communication, from classified ads to street signs, and from yesterday's graffito to tomorrow's headline. Celebrating our long history of compact speech, Short Cuts offers a well-researched and vibrantly written account of this unsung corner of the linguistic world, inspiring a new appreciation of the wondrously varied forms of our briefest exchanges. Alexander Humez, Nicholas Humez, and Rob Flynn shed light here on an ever-growing field of minimalist genres, ranging from the bank robbery note to the billboard, from the curse hurled from a car window (or the Senate floor) to the suicide note, and from the ghost-word to the ring tone. The book is divided into ten thematic sections, as varied as "In the Dictionary" (discussing such topics as Sniglets, Mountweazels, and the Wiktionary), "In and Out of Trouble" (error messages, weasel words, the pre-nup), and "On the Lam" (ransom notes, wanted posters, portraits parl?s). The authors look at the comic strip's maladicta balloon and the dinner-interrupter's robocalls, the advice column and the obit, and the many ways your personal appearance tells us who you are, from the message on your gimme cap to the tattoo with your S.O.'s name on your ankle. Uncovering the elegance, the humor, and the unspoken implications in these fleeting communications, this book provides a satisfying thoroughness and an abundance of connections that unravel how the oath became the swearword and the calling card salver turned into the Facebook wall. For readers who love language and enjoy rummaging through the cultural baggage that comes with it, Short Cuts gathers an engaging sampler of the most delightful and cogent--and above all brief--forms of contemporary English.

Still More High School Talksheets

Author:David W. Rogers

Publisher:Zondervan/Youth Specialties

ISBN:0310867517

Total Pages:112

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The best-selling TalkSheets series just got even better. With Still More TalkSheets for High School Students and Still More TalkSheets for Middle School Students, busy youth workers will find everything they need to lead and facilitate meaningful discussions with young teens. Filled with 50 reproducible TalkSheets, helpful hints, and optional activities to help youth ministry teams effectively facilitate great conversations — without a lot of prep work — youth workers can easily engage students for a whole year of dialogue. Each book covers issues of life and faith, including relationships with God and others, and what it means to live a life like Jesus. Students will participate in the learningwhile they take part in conversations about things that really matter.

Demonic #2 (Of 6)

Author:Christopher Sebela

Publisher:Image Comics

ISBN:

Total Pages:32

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To save his daughter, Scott Graves made a bargain with Aeshma, a demon that only he can see and hear. Now he must harvest enough souls to quench her thirst, while NY's finest investigate the trail of the dead.

The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Not So Useless Facts

Author:Dana Sherwood,Sandy Wood

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:144069690X

Total Pages:208

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People love weird facts. And judging from the success of the original Pocket Idiot's Guide to Not So Useless Facts, readers love the collection of wacky and interesting facts and factoids. Now, back by popular demand is The Pocket Idiot's Guide to MORE Not So Useless Facts, with completely new entertaining and insightful facts. Gathered by an expert team of fact finders and pop culture specialists, this collection includes only facts that are interesting and could be useful to students, collectors, tourists, and enthusiasts alike.

Last Words of the Executed

Author:Robert K. Elder

Publisher:University of Chicago Press

ISBN:0226202690

Total Pages:264

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Some beg for forgiveness. Others claim innocence. At least three cheer for their favorite football teams. Death waits for us all, but only those sentenced to death know the day and the hour—and only they can be sure that their last words will be recorded for posterity. Last Words of the Executed presents an oral history of American capital punishment, as heard from the gallows, the chair, and the gurney. The product of seven years of extensive research by journalist Robert K. Elder, the book explores the cultural value of these final statements and asks what we can learn from them. We hear from both the famous—such as Nathan Hale, Joe Hill, Ted Bundy, and John Brown—and the forgotten, and their words give us unprecedented glimpses into their lives, their crimes, and the world they inhabited. Organized by era and method of execution, these final statements range from heartfelt to horrific. Some are calls for peace or cries against injustice; others are accepting, confessional, or consoling; still others are venomous, rage-fueled diatribes. Even the chills evoked by some of these last words are brought on in part by the shared humanity we can’t ignore, their reminder that we all come to the same end, regardless of how we arrive there. Last Words of the Executed is not a political book. Rather, Elder simply asks readers to listen closely to these voices that echo history. The result is a riveting, moving testament from the darkest corners of society.

Reader's Guide to Literature in English

Author:Mark Hawkins-Dady

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1135314179

Total Pages:1010

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Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.

Tom Thomson's Last Paddle

Author:Larry McCloskey

Publisher:Dundurn

ISBN:9781554886777

Total Pages:160

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While camping in Ontario’s Algonquin Park with their fathers, best friends Dani and Caitlin spend the night by themselves at an isolated site on Canoe Lake, rumoured to be the favourite spot of the famous Canadian painter Tom Thomson. After a sleepless night, the girls are stunned by the appearance of a ghostly canoe drifting towards the shore. Is this really the ghost of Tom Thomson, the creator of The Jack Pine and West Wind?

A Scent of Lavender

Author:Elizabeth Elgin

Publisher:HarperCollins UK

ISBN:0007404913

Total Pages:592

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A captivating tale of forbidden passion and wartime friendship from the bestselling author of THE WILLOW POOL and ONE SUMMER AT DEER’S LEAP.

The Grace Girls

Author:Geraldine O'Neill

Publisher:Orion

ISBN:1409140377

Total Pages:544

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In 1950s Scotland, everything is changing for the Grace girls... A wonderful, all-consuming saga from a rising star in women's fiction. Heather and Kirsty Grace are sisters growing up in Rowanhill, near Glasgow, surrounded by a big Irish family and a host of friends and neighbours. Older sister Heather has everything that should make her happy - a steady job, good friends and a boyfriend who wants to marry her. Why then does she long to escape her small town and find love and excitement among the bright lights of the city? Kirsty, two years younger, also yearns for a different kind of life. Although she works in a local chemist, at nights she sings with a band in church halls and clubs. When a charismatic Irishman, Larry Delaney, spots her singing one evening and offers to become her manager, Heather wonders whether Larry has his sights set on more than just Kirsty's singing talents. The Grace girls are lucky to have such a caring family around them. It's a dangerous world out there and there are plenty of pitfalls and temptations ahead of two young women in search of adventure¿

The United States of Awesome

Author:Josh Miller

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1612431488

Total Pages:240

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AMAZING TRUE FACTS From the Mayflower landing on Plymouth Rock to Apollo 11’ s touchdown on the moon, America has been nothing but the effing coolest country ever. This book is packed with fun facts, curious trivia and wacky revelations about the land of the free, including: • In the midst of the Civil War, 10,000 Confederate soldiers had a snowball fight—Tar Heels vs. Georgians. • Washington’s four dogs were named Drunkard, Taster, Tipler and Tipsy. • Unlike melodramatic Hollywood versions, the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral lasted just 30 seconds. • The incredibly unlucky son of Abe Lincoln witnessed the assassination deaths of three presidents. • The U.S. refused to pay a $400 littering fine for dropping the space station on Australia. • Ford pardoned not only Nixon but also Robert E. Lee 105 years after Lee’s death. • There is no evidence that Betsy Ross designed the American flag.

The Creeps

Author:John Connolly

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1476757119

Total Pages:336

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In this delightfully imaginative novel, once again, hell threatens to break loose as Samuel Johnson and his ragtag group of friends must defend their town from shadowy forces more threatening than ever before... In this clever and quirky follow-up to The Gates and The Infernals, Samuel Johnson's life seems to have finally settled down—after all, he’s still got the company of his faithful dachshund, Boswell, and his bumbling demon friend, Nurd; he has foiled the dreaded forces of darkness not once, but twice; and he’s dating the lovely Lucy Highmore, to boot. But things in the little English town of Biddlecombe rarely run smoothly for long. Shadows are gathering in the skies, a black heart of pure evil is bubbling with revenge, and it rather looks as if the Multiverse is about to come to an end, starting with Biddlecombe. When a new toy shop’s opening goes terrifyingly awry, Samuel must gather a ragtag band of dwarfs, policemen, and very polite monsters to face down the greatest threat the Multiverse has ever known, not to mention assorted vampires, a girl with an unnatural fondness for spiders, and highly flammable unfriendly elves. The latest installment of John Connolly’s wholly original and creepily imaginative Samuel Johnson Tales, The Creeps is humorous horror for anyone who enjoys fiction at its best.

Insights on Revelation

Author:Charles R. Swindoll

Publisher:Tyndale House

ISBN:1496400976

Total Pages:352

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This newly revised and expanded edition of Insights on Revelation explores one of the most perplexing books in Scripture. Drawing on Gold Medallion Award–winner Chuck Swindoll’s 50 years of experience studying and preaching God’s Word, this series combines Chuck’s deep insight, signature easygoing style, and humor to bring a warmth and practical accessibility not often found in commentaries. Each of the 15 volumes in Swindoll’s Living Insights New Testament Commentary series combines verse-by-verse commentary, charts, maps, photos, key terms, and background articles with practical application. The newly updated volumes now include parallel presentations of the NLT and NASB before each section. This series is a must-have for pastors, teachers, and anyone else who is seeking a deeply practical resource for exploring God’s Word.