The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:1491723955

Total Pages:184

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Missing women: In July of 2012, I experienced a dream that I was a young man again, walking home from my last day at high school in the company of my sister Cathy. Before that dream, I had no memories of a sister named Cathy and after the dream, and as it progressed, I found myself wondering how I could have forgotten her. Women have been going missing from Vancouvers Downtown Eastside, and across the province, for decades. Women, especially Aboriginal women, sex workers, and women living in poverty, continue to face extreme violence in their lives, and experience profound barriers to reporting their victimization to police. Police and government failures to take womens safety seriously and to commit resources to improving the social and economic conditions in which women live are issues of long-standing concern. Open Letter: Groups affirm boycott of discriminatory Missing Women Commission of Inquiry April 10, 2012 A series of unsolved murders and disappearances of young women has earned the route the nickname the "Highway of Tears" along the 800 km (500 mi) section of highway between Prince George and Prince Rupert. ...Highway of Tears murders Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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My Sisters' Keeper

Author:Bernardine Kennedy

Publisher:Headline

ISBN:0755388119

Total Pages:287

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In 1975, Vietnamese orphan Cathy Carter arrives In England to begin a new life. Her childhood in the New Forest is idyllic, but when she is fifteen tragedy strikes. Her adoptive parents are killed in a fire, and she is left with her strange, uncommunicative adoptive twin sisters. Sad and lonely, Cathy joins a local theatre group, where she becomes besotted with one of the directors. Nico is forty, and very good-looking, but he preys on vulnerable young girls, and has set his sights on Cathy. She is petite and pretty, and she is due to inherit a fortune. On her sixteenth birthday, Nico blackmails the twins into allowing Cathy to marry him. Their marriage soon turns sour, and after their daughter, Sammy-Jo, is born Cathy escapes with the child to Spain. But one day, Nico finds them...

Tiger, Meet My Sister...

Author:Rick Reilly

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0698164644

Total Pages:368

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In this hilariously funny essay collection, ESPN columnist Rick Reilly com­piles the best of his sports columns—essays that include his expert opinion on athlete tattoos, NFL cheerleaders, and even running with the bulls in Pamplona. Rick Reilly has no compunction telling readers, in his quick-witted style, how he really feels about some of the most popular sports figures of our time. Wondering about quarterback Jay Cutler? “Cutler is the kind of guy you just want to pick up and throw into a swimming pool, which is exactly what Peyton Manning and two linemen did one year at the Pro Bowl.” Or how about Tiger Woods? “Sometimes you wonder where Tiger Woods gets his public-relations advice. Gary Busey?” But for every brazen takedown, Reilly has written a heartwarming story of the power of sports to heal the wounded and lift the downtrodden: the young Ravens fan with cancer who called the plays for a few—victorious—games in 2012, or the onetime top NFL recruit who was finally exonerated after serving five years for a crime he didn’t commit. Whether he makes you laugh, cry, or just gets under your skin, Rick Reilly is sure to offer a unique and hilarious perspective on your favorite golf players, football teams, MVPs, and more. Rick Reilly has been called “one of the funni­est humans on the planet—an indescribable amalgam of Dave Barry, Jim Murray, and Lewis Grizzard, with the timing of Jay Leno and the wit of Johnny Carson” (Publishers Weekly). With a new introduction and updates from Reilly on his most talked-about col­umns, Tiger, Meet My Sister... makes the perfect gift for sports fans of all kinds.

Little Sister

Author:Patricia Walsh Chadwick

Publisher:Post Hill Press

ISBN:1682617831

Total Pages:304

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Imagine an eighteen-year-old American girl who has never read a newspaper, watched television, or made a phone call. An eighteen-year-old-girl who has never danced—and this in the 1960s. It is in Cambridge, Massachusetts where Leonard Feeney, a controversial (soon to be excommunicated) Catholic priest, has founded a religious community called the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Center's members—many of them educated at Harvard and Radcliffe—surrender all earthly possessions and aspects of their life, including their children, to him. Patricia Chadwick was one of those children, and Little Sister is her account of growing up in the Feeney sect. Separated from her parents and forbidden to speak to them, Patricia bristles against the community’s draconian rules, yearning for another life. When, at seventeen, she is banished from the Center, her home, she faces the world alone, without skills, family, or money but empowered with faith and a fierce determination to succeed on her own, which she does, rising eventually to the upper echelons of the world of finance and investing. A tale of resilience and grace, Little Sister chronicles, in riveting prose, a surreal childhood and does so without rancor or self-pity.

Opportunities

Author:Roland Boike

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1984540491

Total Pages:134

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Wayne Thompson learns early in life that he must take advantage of every opportunity. Wayne, seeking to better his life, accepts an opportunity for employment in Tucson, Arizona. A stranger gives Wayne a ride as he hitchhikes his way to Tucson. The stranger sees Wayne as an opportunity to end his nasty divorce by substituting Waynes body for his own in a house fire. Along the way, Wayne meets the wife of the stranger who turns out to be his old childhood sweetheart, April. Wayne and April seize the opportunity and make plans of their own to become very rich by having Wayne assume the identity of Aprils husband.

The Sisters Café

Author:Carolyn Brown

Publisher:Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN:1728205956

Total Pages:336

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New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown's contemporary romance is a delightfully fresh take on modern love. Cathy Andrews has a choice: marry Mr. Safe-But-Boring, or take a chance on finding herself. Cathy Andrews wants it all: a husband, a baby, and a little house in her charming small town of Cadillac, Texas. With all that she's gone through in her past, she's earned her happily ever after and is more than ready to put down some long-term roots. The trouble is, she's no longer sure the reliable man she agreed to marry is the right guy. Sure, he's got great teeth and hair, but he's also got dreams of being a politician—and Cathy doesn't know if she's ready to be just arm candy to a man who doesn't stir her blood. It'll take the help of her twin sister to set her back on a path to being the woman she always knew she could be. Marty Andrews has got a thing or two to say about Cathy's duller-than-a-doorknob fiancé. She thinks Cathy's meant for great things, not settling for second-best. Marty's determined to see her sister find a truly happy life, so she gathers up their squad of sisters-by-choice to help Cathy learn to let go of what she thinks is right...and become the woman she was meant to be. Get ready to start a ruckus: What could be better than twin sister shenanigans, best friends who have your back no matter what, and a whole lot of small town Texas love? (Previously published as The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee and What Happens in Texas by Carolyn Brown.)

Cathy's Christmas Kitchen

Author:Tilly Tennant

Publisher:Bookouture

ISBN:1838889620

Total Pages:N.A

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As the snow flutters down in the little village of Linnetford, escape to a cosy farmhouse kitchen, scented with the rich aromas of fruitcake and gingerbread, where a love of baking is about to unite two lonely hearts… Cathy cooked at her mother’s side her whole life and could bake a fairy cake before she could ride a bike. Now she is facing her first Christmas without her beloved mother, she’s determined to use her memories for something positive. She decides to organise a weekly cooking class, sharing her mother’s precious recipes with other lonely souls. There’s just one small spanner in the works: teenager Tansy, who attends Cathy’s classes even though she’s rude to everyone there and seems to hate every minute. Cathy is poised to ask Tansy to leave, but her uncle, physiotherapist Matt, begs her to give the teenager another chance. And Cathy can’t resist Matt’s sparkling hazel eyes and incredibly kind heart… But just as Cathy is feeling she might find joy again, her ex returns to Linnetford, desperate for a second chance. With Matt becoming distant as his life gets more complicated, it seems so easy to return to the safe embrace of someone she knows so well. Can Cathy avoid the temptation of falling back in love with the man who broke her heart and let Christmas bring her the greatest gift – that of happiness? Filled to the brim with sweet Christmas treats, Cathy’s Christmas Kitchen is the perfect book to enjoy curled up by the fire. An emotional feel-good read packed with heart and hope. What everyone’s saying about Cathy’s Christmas Kitchen: ‘I’ve yet to find a book by this author which doesn’t warm my heart and leave me with a big soppy smile!!... was delightful… had me completely hooked and, once started, I couldn’t put the book down!... plenty of laughs… storyline was perfect, holding my attention and mesmerising me with Cathy’s story. A fabulous festive read, which I would definitely recommend!’ Stardust Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘One of my first Christmas reads of 2020 and I just adored this book… This is such a delightful read with great characters. It kept me wanting to turn the pages and I loved all the baking. A perfect Christmas read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What a wonderfully charming holiday themed book… fills you with Christmas cheer and warms your heart. The story really tugs on your heartstrings and has you feeling as warm and gooey as one of Cathy's baked treats. I enjoyed how the book was filled with love, compassion, friendship and, especially, the spirit of Christmas. A beautiful holiday read…’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A fabulous real Christmas book full of fun Christmas thoughts and baking can highly recommend.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'What a treat! Perfect cozy little read-right up my alley! I was a huge fan and will definitely be reading more from this author!’ Goodreads Revivewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A nice feel good love story… I enjoyed it. Perfect for a curl up read on a cold weekend’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is a really cosy read and the story felt very fresh. … I really enjoyed the varied characters and the gentle storyline, the teenage character Tansy added a great depth to the story and a little good for thought.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Such a delightful read for the holidays, with everything going on in the world. Cathy Christmas kitchen it a hear warming feel good book. I highly recommend this book 5 star read…’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is such a good read, full of joy, the smell of cakes, friendships and possibly a little love? A delight to devour in a few short hours.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Cathy’s Christmas Kitchen is a delightful book full of Christmas charm. It was captivating to the very end.’ Goodreads Reviewer

The Path

Author:James W. Allen

Publisher:AuthorHouse

ISBN:9781452041148

Total Pages:264

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The year is 2007 and Im just now completing the writing of this book, which I began during the spring of 1999. I can be a procrastinator, but there were also other reasons for taking so long. My father past away in 2000 and this had a profound affect my disorder and eventually I ended up in a VA Hospital in Kansas for about six months. From what I understand, my manic episodes were much like those of others, except that one psychiatrist has told me that mine were mostly in a manic state. Please understand that anyone with this disorder will also experience periods of depression and I most certainly have done that. I would gradually find myself going into a euphoric state of mind, which was a great high at first. I would suffer my first manic episode during my first tour of duty in Vietnam while serving with the 173d (Abn) BDE. I was diagnosed with having Battle fatigue. Little was known about Manic Depression in 1967 or at least in Vietnam. I was so ashamed of myself for allowing this to happen to me, that I would volunteer two more times to go back to Vietnam. I felt I needed to prove myself to be brave. I would not have another episode for sixteen years, but Im confident that as I look back to some of the bazaar behavior pattern demonstrated throughout the years both in Vietnam and also during the years leading up to my retirement from the Army, I have had minor type episodes.

The Reality of Michael White

Author:Michael Hardwick

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1524542296

Total Pages:162

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Living in poverty and facing abuses from a nonloving family, a forgotten child fights thoughts of suicide and dark demons in an effort to find a peaceful life.

Just a Cowboy and His Baby

Author:Carolyn Brown

Publisher:Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN:1402270194

Total Pages:352

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Book 6 in the Spikes & Spurs Series She's Got Her Eyes on the Prize...He'll Do Whatever It Takes To Win Gemma O'Donnell wasn't the first woman to win the ProRodeo buckle for bronc riding, but she was darn well going to be the second. What she didn't count on was her main competition sweeping her off her feet. Trace Coleman isn't really after a title—he needs the cash prize to buy his dream ranch. But one sexy, determined cowgirl keeps getting in his way. In his effort to take her out of the running, he risks losing both the title—and his heart. They're Both in For a Little Surprise... Everybody's world is turned upside down when a pint-sized bundle of joy gets dropped right into Trace's lap...and suddenly all the stakes are higher. Spikes & Spurs Series Love Drunk Cowboy (Book 1) Red's Hot Cowboy (Book 2) Darn Good Cowboy Christmas (Book 3) One Hot Cowboy Wedding (Book 4) Mistletoe Cowboy (Book 5) Just a Cowboy and His Baby (Book 6) Cowboy Seeks Bride (Book 7) Praise for Carolyn Brown: "Brown revitalizes the Western romance with this fresh, funny, and sexy tale."—Booklist on Love Drunk Cowboy "An old-fashioned love story told well...A delight."—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on Red's Hot Cowboy

Let's Learn English

Author:Atiko, SS., M.M.Pd., Akhmad Taupik, S.Pd.

Publisher:Caremedia Communication

ISBN:6025683751

Total Pages:82

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Buku ini disusun dengan tujuan menyediakan bahan ajar mata pelajaran bahasa Inggris untuk siswa SMP dengan acuan Standar Isi mata pelajaran bahasa Inggris tahun 2013. Bahan ajar ini dirancang untuk pemakaian secara nasional dan oleh karenanya guru di seluruh Indonesia dapat menggunakannya langsung di dalam kelas atau dengan melakukan adaptasi seperlunya menyesuaikan KTSP masing-masing. Materi dan tugas pembelajaran dikembangkan dengan prinsip-prinsip Pendekatan Komunikatif untuk mengembangkan kompetensi siswa dalam keempat keterampilan berbahasa, yaitu menyimak, berbicara, membaca, dan menulis. Selain itu materi dan tugas pembelajaran secara integratif mengembangkan kecakapan hidup dalam arti luas dan peningkatan kesadaran akan kebinekaan. Materi dan tugas-tugas pembelajaran dalam buku ini diorganisasikan ke dalam dua siklus pembelajaran, yaitu siklus lisan dan siklus tulis. Sementara siklus lisan menekankan pengembangan keterampilan menyimak dan berbicara, siklus tulis mengembangkan keterampilan membaca dan menulis. Sesuai dengan prinsip keterpaduan dalam pembelajaran bahasa, kedua siklus tersebut mengembangkan keempat keterampilan berbahasa secara terintegrasi. Selain itu, untuk keperluan pengayaan dan evaluasi, setiap chapter dilengkapi dengan tugas terstruktur berupa evaluasi. Materi dan kegiatan pembelajaran dalam buku ini lebih dikembangkan untuk mendorong terjadinya learning pada diri siswa. Kegiatan-kegiatan belajar dikembangkan untuk menjadikan siswa secara individu, berpasangan, dan kelompok kecil secara aktif belajar bahasa Inggris melalui kegiatan memahami dan menggunakan bahasa Inggris untuk mengekspresikan gagasan dan perasaan secara alami. Guru lebih bertindak sebagai fasilitator, pemberi feedback, dan pendorong siswa agar berani mengekspresikan dirinya dengan tidak mengabaikan pentingnya akurasi berbahasa. Dengan kegiatan-kegiatan pembelajaran dan peran guru yang demikian, siswa terbimbing dan memperoleh fasilitasi dalam berlatih mengekspresikan dirinya sehingga secara bertahap akhirnya mampu berkomunikasi dengan baik.

Three Sisters of Glenridge

Author:Helen Hendricks Friess

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:1462028144

Total Pages:328

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This is the story of how World War II changed the lives of three sisters who came of age during the early 1940’s. Born to strong loving parents, they were college students when the events of December 7th occurred. Beth finds her plans to marry the boy next door and live in his home for the rest of her life changes. She becomes one of the first women to join the WASPS. Cathy abandons her plan to become a doctor and live in the family home, instead goes into nursing to be able to serve more quickly. They both experience the war first-hand in Europe and the South Pacific. Annie, the sister who wanted to see the world instead remains on the home front, but is not immune from the tragedy of war. This story tells of life during the war years and the struggle to overcome the discrimination against women. It is also the story of strong family love that helped them through their darkest days.

Firithyleleni

Author:Karen Deal Robinson

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:1312384409

Total Pages:286

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Seven high-school students open a door into a world of beauty and danger, of love and betrayal, where the only defense against an evil magic is the power of hope. Also available in paperback.

The Moonlighters Collection

Author:Terri Blackstock

Publisher:Zondervan

ISBN:031034395X

Total Pages:771

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Terri Blackstock’s bestselling Moonlighters trilogy—now available in one volume! Truth Stained Lies When truth doesn’t make sense, will lies prevail? Distortion A husband’s lies can have deadly consequences. Twisted Innocence Holly Cramer’s past choices have finally caught up to her, but she never expected them to endanger her baby.

The Toymakers

Author:Robert Dinsdale

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1473582253

Total Pages:480

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Do you remember when you believed in magic? An enchanting, magical novel set in a mysterious toyshop - perfect for fans of Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus and Stephanie Garber's Caraval by way of Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist It is 1917, and while war wages across Europe, in the heart of London, there is a place of hope and enchantment. The Emporium sells toys that capture the imagination of children and adults alike: patchwork dogs that seem alive, toy boxes that are bigger on the inside, soldiers that can fight battles of their own. Into this family business comes young Cathy Wray, running away from a shameful past. The Emporium takes her in, makes her one of its own. But Cathy is about to discover that the Emporium has secrets of its own... 'engaging and enchanting ... a fairytale for adults, with all the wonder – and terror – that that entails...it is the sense of joy that lingers in this fine book.' The Observer An EBook Number 1 bestseller with over 400 5* reviews - readers are enchanted by this magic tale: 'If you only buy one book this year - buy this one' 'As if Terry Pratchett has come back to life Disney Toy Story style' 'Best book I've read for many years' 'A book to lose yourself in'

Lorlialë Compendium

Author:Karen Deal Robinson

Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:1312795069

Total Pages:N.A

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The Lorlialë series is presented complete in one volume. The Last Song of Leleni Mihaiën, Firithyleleni, Reunion in Lorlialë, and Shantelë's Star tell the story of Leleni Mihaiën, from her humble beginnings to her centuries as the greatest Zelimë Lorlialë has ever known.

The Lighthouse Murder

Author:Elaine J. Anderson

Publisher:AuthorHouse

ISBN:149694643X

Total Pages:142

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“Local Man Murdered at Long Point Lighthouse” headline stunned the otherwise festive art colony and fishing village at the end of Cape Cod. The local police summoned the FBI to work with them on this tragic crime. Any kind of crime was rare in the small town, but murder had the town buzzing. Finding the culprit will not be easy. In the end, will they get their man?

The Little Engine That Did It

Author:Dr. Richard John Tscherne

Publisher:BalboaPress

ISBN:1452584052

Total Pages:150

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This book is about a journey. Every one of us is on a journey that leads us into a labyrinth. The roads we travel on are not always straight; they have curves, bumps, and cracks, and travel is not easy. Even so, we continue on that road, trusting that it will lead us to someplace that answers the questions we hold. Once we get there, we understand why the path was not straight. The detours that we took were our greatest learning lessons. My journey is one of self-love. Once I started to appreciate who I was, my life began to change. I stopped pushing against my brick wall, which was, in my case, being born with cerebral palsy and fighting it for as long as I can remember. Accepting that I have cerebral palsy has enabled my life to evolve; I became humble and empowered and began to understand love. What is your journey? Has it been a straight road or a meandering one? Reflect on that for a moment. See your truth as you read through the pages of this book, and find your “aha” moment to lead you to your own empowerment.