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A Summer To Remember

Author : Marilyn Pappano
ISBN : 9781455588183
Genre : Fiction
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FIRST LOVE NEVER FADES . . . It's been a long time since widow Fia Thomas felt the spark of physical attraction. But from the moment she meets Elliot Ross one stormy night, she yearns for a fresh start, for him to make her feel whole and well again. With his broad shoulders and a warm smile crinkling his dark eyes, he could finally offer her the solace she's been seeking. And she's willing to give him anything in return . . . except a promise that could break his heart. Now that Elliot is out of the Army, he's looking for a place to call home. Tallgrass was just a stop to stretch his legs, yet one look at Fia halts him in his tracks. In her sweet, sassy company, he finds the soul mate he never thought he'd have. But Fia is holding something back-something that keeps her from making any plans. Elliot's new mission: gain Fia's trust...and convince her that summer's end can mean a new beginning.
Category: Fiction

A Chance Of A Lifetime

Author : Marilyn Pappano
ISBN : 9781455561599
Genre : Fiction
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Sometimes love finds you when you least expect it . . . To Benita Ford, Tallgrass, Oklahoma, will always be home. It's where her beloved grandmother raised her and where she rode bikes with her two best friends-the man who became her husband and Calvin. And Tallgrass is where she stayed, even after her husband died while serving his country. Now Calvin is home from that same war, and the sensitive, mischievous boy she once knew is today a man scarred by wounds no one else can see. Falling in love with him is something Bennie never imagined. Tallgrass still haunts Captain Calvin Sweet. Yet it's where he must go to see Bennie-the one woman he always loved but could never have. Calvin regrets so much about what happened years ago. Still he can't deny being with Bennie makes his future feel bright, like anything is possible. But the demons of his past won't be quieted that easily. As old hurts linger, threatening to pull them apart, Calvin and Bennie must take the ultimate risk for the love of a lifetime . . .
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Author : Sandra Dallas
ISBN : 1429917172
Genre : Fiction
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An essential American novel from Sandra Dallas, an unparalleled writer of our history, and our deepest emotions... During World War II, a family finds life turned upside down when the government opens a Japanese internment camp in their small Colorado town. After a young girl is murdered, all eyes (and suspicions) turn to the newcomers, the interlopers, the strangers. This is Tallgrass as Rennie Stroud has never seen it before. She has just turned thirteen and, until this time, life has pretty much been what her father told her it should be: predictable and fair. But now the winds of change are coming and, with them, a shift in her perspective. And Rennie will discover secrets that can destroy even the most sacred things. Part thriller, part historical novel, Tallgrass is a riveting exploration of the darkest--and best--parts of the human heart.
Category: Fiction

Until Now

Author : Roland Filbrun
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Why is it that we soon forget the very one we long for? Why are knowledge, understanding and judgment so alluring to us? When will that tree be cut down forever and never again tantalize and entice us to run from life and to embrace death?” Let’s go back to the garden, where we can dance with our Papa God. Do you remember what it was like? In Until Now: My Walk with God... So Far, Roland Filbrun takes us on a poetic journey through his own experiences with love, with disappointment, and most of all with the faithfulness and fierce love of our amazing God. Roland shares his journey and insights from a faith-filled life lived to the fullest. From his first experiences with the ever-alluring forbidden fruit to his wrestling with legalism and finally to God's heart-altering revelations received during and since his traumatic brain injury, this book will take you on a journey with Papa you will never forget and it will challenge you in your own walk of faith. Insights from Papa: “This is our story, your story, the human story of the journey out of a cursed world and into the Garden of Grace. Every death I've experienced along the way was nothing more than the birth canal that brought me from the dark womb of the lie into the bright world of truth!” “In all of those moments when you have turned from the living tree and ate of the tree of death, God wants to reign supreme. When we won’t accept this truth, it is only because we are eating this poisonous fruit, believing the lie that the absence of sin is better than the presence of a Redeemer!” “I will choose to celebrate the sins that were done against me because truly, they are way more beautiful as gemstones of redemption than as dusty skeletons buried in a closet of self-protection.”
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Memory Of Summer

Author : Jan Sparkman
ISBN : 0935680063
Genre : Kentucky
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This is a story of what might have happened to one Kentucky family during the Civil War.
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Author : Jim Harrison
ISBN : 9780671740672
Genre : Fiction
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The saga of a pioneer family is chronicled by Dalva, a woman searching for the lost son she had by Duane, a half-Sioux, and whose Indian heritage becomes an important part of Dalva's narrative
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Author : Baisakhi Saha
ISBN : 9781628577808
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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...when all roads come to an end, the magical road begins... This tale follows a young Indian girl who believes in the idea of a soul mate. Guided by certain dreams, she takes on the voyage of her heart, magically navigating Asia, Europe, Africa, South-North-Central America... Through synchronous events, Boi meets a mysterious man she believes is her soul mate. But then the love she’s just found is lost because of her own fears. She must battle the dark nights of her soul, or remain discontent the rest of her life. Thus begins the inner journey. Her heart nudges, and like a fallen leaf, she flies in the direction of her dreams blindly, with only signs wrapped in the sheets of desire guiding her. The day Boi decides to listen to her heart, it compels her to bare her soul naked to this man, for he is her magicNine! Over the next three years, she writes to him the story of her heart, sometimes trying to impress him with her knowledge of the universe, at other times desperate to revive her lost love, yet never giving up until the writing takes on a life of its own, and the saga of her life unfolds in the pages of this book through myriad musings mailed to him over millions of moments of madness, melody, and magic. Words flow to her from all corners of the universe, pushing her story in a collage of expressions, a piece from here, a text from there, a poem from nowhere, all of which fit the jigsaw of her life story, one she is reluctant to write... In search of her soul mate, she met with her own soul!
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Summer Of 39

Author : Miranda Seymour
ISBN : 0783889356
Genre : Fiction
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An elderly woman staves off madness by writing her memoirs, a seemingly artless series of recollections that keep winding back to a fateful visit from strangers in the summer of 1939.
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Author : Norah McClintock
ISBN : 9781554695461
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Two girls have recently disappeared near the town where Stephanie lives. She is concerned but is sure that it could never happen to her. But then it does. Tied up and alone far from home, she manages to escape her captor and run for her life. But she is in the middle of nowhere, with no food, no shelter and no way home. And worst of all, she has run away before, so she is sure that the police will not take her disappearance seriously. She will need to save herself, calling on lessons learned from her grandfather and an inner strength she never thought she had.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

The Morning And The Evening

Author : Joan Williams
ISBN : 9781497694637
Genre : Fiction
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Finalist for the National Book Award: Joan Williams’s unforgettable first novel is the story of a small Southern town struggling to care for one of its own In a rundown farmhouse in Mississippi, Jake Darby wakes up one morning to find his world forever changed. His long-suffering mother has died overnight, abandoning forty-year-old Jake, who is mute and, according to his neighbors, not quite right in the head. With no family to take him in, it is up to the townspeople of Marigold to take care of Jake, a grave responsibility that brings out the best—and the worst—of a community in which painful truths are usually hidden from sight. In such a place, even the kindest of acts can lead to the most tragic of outcomes. Heralded as the debut of a major new talent when it was first published in 1961, The Morning and the Evening won the John P. Marquand First Novel Award from the Book-of-the-Month Club and established Joan Williams as a leading voice in Southern literature. Elegant, compassionate, and deeply unsettling, it is a portrait of the human spirit in all of its flawed and intricate beauty, and a tale firmly grounded in reality yet told with all the power of myth.
Category: Fiction

The Big Book Of American Irish Culture

Author : Bob Callahan
ISBN : WISC:89073096810
Genre : History
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Drawing on choice examples of the writings and artwork of more than 150 Irish-American political leaders, novelists, clergymen, filmmakers, cartoonists, journalists, and scholars, this volume celebrates the major areas of Irish-American achievement and endeavor
Category: History

The Book Of Agates And Other Quartz Gems

Author : Lelande Quick
ISBN : UCSD:31822010921930
Genre : Agates
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Information for hobbists, covering history, varieties, collecting, polishing and cutting, mineral clubs, and field locations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Category: Agates

Hearts Of Sand

Author : Jane Haddam
ISBN : 9781250026019
Genre : Fiction
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The "endearing and brilliant" (Publishers Weekly) Gregor Demarkian returns with a case of an unresolved crime and a new, brutal murder, in Jane Haddam's Hearts of Sand Alwych, Connecticut, is the stereotypical old money Connecticut beach town—the best families live in mini-mansions on Beach Drive, their children go to Alwych Country Day School, and the parents have memberships to the Atlantic Club. And Chapin Waring is the worst thing that ever happened to this town. She was a well turned-out debutante from one of the richest families in Alwych until thirty years ago when the young debutante, destined to attend the right school, marry the right man, and have the right life, was revealed to a bank robber and a murderer. She disappeared, never to be heard from again. But Alwych has never forgotten her, or let her friends and family forget. So when, after a day of being spotted around town, Chapin turns up dead—stabbed to death in her family's old home—it's baffling. To learn why she died—and to end the rampant speculation and media coverage—Gregor Demarkian, retired profiler for the FBI, is brought in to finally solve the mysteries surrounding Chapin Waring. Not just how and why she died where she did, but where she'd been and what happened that night thirty years ago that set everything in motion.
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Author : Edward Steers
ISBN : 9780813141602
Genre : True Crime
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Did a collector with a knack for making sensational discoveries really find the first document ever printed in America? Did Adolf Hitler actually pen a revealing multivolume set of diaries? Has Jesus of Nazareth's burial cloth survived the ages? Can the shocking true account of Abraham Lincoln's assassination be found in lost pages from his murderer's diary? Napoleon famously observed that "history is a set of lies agreed upon," and Edward Steers Jr. investigates six of the most amazing frauds ever to gain wide acceptance in this engrossing book. Hoax examines the legitimacy of the Shroud of Turin, perhaps the most hotly debated relic in all of Christianity, and the fossils purported to confirm humanity's "missing link," the Piltdown Man. Steers also discusses two remarkable forgeries, the Hitler diaries and the "Oath of a Freeman," and famous conspiracy theories alleging that Franklin D. Roosevelt had prior knowledge of the planned attack on Pearl Harbor and that the details of Lincoln's assassination are recorded in missing pages from John Wilkes Booth's journal. The controversies that Steers presents show that there are two major factors involved in the success of a hoax or forgery -- greed and the desire to believe. Though all of the counterfeits and conspiracies featured in Hoax have been scientifically debunked, some remain fixed in many people's minds as truth. As Steers points out, the success of these frauds highlights a disturbing fact: If true history fails to entertain the public, it is likely to be ignored or forgotten.
Category: True Crime

Something About The Author

Author : Adele Sarkissian
ISBN : 0810344521
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A collection of autobiographical essays written by prominent authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.
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Pacific Interlude

Author : Sloan Wilson
ISBN : 9781497689664
Genre : Fiction
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During the last days of World War II, a young officer braves enemy fire and a maverick crew on the open waters and in the steamy ports of the South Pacific Twenty-five-year-old Coast Guard lieutenant Sylvester Grant, a veteran of the Greenland Patrol, has just been given command of a small gas tanker, running shuttle and convoy duties for the US Army. Sally, his wife of three years, is eager for him to get back to Massachusetts and live a conventional suburban life selling insurance—but Syl longs for adventure and is bound to find it as the captain of a beat-up, unseaworthy vessel carrying extremely flammable cargo across dangerous stretches of the Pacific Ocean. As the Allies prepare to retake the Philippines, the only thing the sailors aboard the Y-18 want is for the war to be over. First, however, they must survive their mission to bring two hundred thousand gallons of high-octane aviation fuel to shore. From below-deck personality clashes to the terrifying possibility of an enemy attack, from combating illness and boredom to the constant stress of preventing an explosion that could blow their ship sky high, the crew of the Y-18 must learn to work together and trust their captain—otherwise, they might never make it home. Based on Sloan Wilson’s own experiences, Pacific Interlude is a thrilling and realistic story of World War II and a moving portrait of a man looking toward the future while trying to survive a precarious present.
Category: Fiction

Handbook Of Multicultural Counseling

Author : Joseph G. Ponterotto
ISBN : UOM:39015050385494
Genre : Psychology
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The Second Edition of the Handbook of Multicultural Counseling presents a completely reconceived work building on the strengths of the first, reflecting the developments that continue to expand the profession of multicultural counseling. Eighty-five scholars in the field offer their perspectives, providing breadth and depth, as well as new visions for the discipline. The Handbook is a critical resource for counselors, counseling students, and other mental health professionals who are seeking to improve their competence in treating a culturally diverse clientele.
Category: Psychology

Standard Catalog For High School Libraries

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ISBN : MINN:31951D00332546Y
Genre : Best books
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The 1st ed. accompanied by a list of Library of Congress card numbers for books (except fiction, pamphlets, etc.) which are included in the 1st ed. and its supplement, 1926/29.
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