Posts

Showing posts from February, 2018

Kindle Free Back to the Family By Art Smith

Image
Kindle Free Back to the Family By Art Smith
Back to the Family is a companion to Art Smith's New York Times bestseller and James Beard award-winning cookbook, Back to the Table. Smith is the personal chef to Oprah Winfrey and a contributing editor to O Magazine. This book encourages readers to better understand the importance of valuing the ones you love through cooking and communing with food. Most importantly Back to the Family stresses the importance of recognizing old food traditions (family recipes, meals, memories, etc.) and the equal importance of creating new and healthier food traditions. More than 150 recipes and more than 140 photographs provide a wonderful evocative eating and reading experience

Ebook Baby, Let's Play House By Alanna Nash

Image
Ebook Baby, Let's Play House By Alanna Nash
Nearly thirty-three years after his death, Elvis Presley's extraordinary physical appeal, timeless music, and sexual charisma continue to captivate, titillate, and excite. Though hundreds of books have been written about the King, no book has solely explored his relationships with women and how they influenced his music and life?until now.Based largely on exclusive interviews with the many women who knew him in various roles?lover, sweetheart, friend, costar, and family member?Baby, Let's Play House explores Presley'S love affairs with, among others, Ann-Margret, Linda Thompson, Sheila Ryan Caan, June Juanico, Joyce Bova, Barbara Leigh, Cybill Shepherd, and Priscilla Beaulieu, as well as his friendships with actresses Raquel Welch, Barbara Eden, Mary Ann Mobley, Yvonne Craig, and Celeste Yarnall. The book also spotlights important early girlfriends and the women who dared to turn him down, including Cher, Petula Clark, and Kar…

Kindle Free White Nights By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Image
Kindle Free White Nights By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The short works of Dostoevsky exist in the very large shadow of his astonishing longer novels, but they too are among literature's most revered works and offer keys to understanding the themes in his longer works.Contained in this volume are the short stories "White Nights," "A Disgraceful Affair," and "THe Dream of the Ridiculous Man," three of Dostoevsky's most troubling, moving, and poignant works. Alongside A DISGRACEFUL AFFAIR, Harper Perennial will publish the short fiction of Stephen Crane, Herman Melville, Willa Cather, Leo Tolstoy, and Oscar Wilde to be packaged in a beautifully designed, boldly colorful boxset in the aim to attract contemporary fans of short fiction to these revered masters of the form. Also, in each of these selections will appear a story from one of the new collections being published in 2009.A story from Barb Johnson's forthcoming collection will be printed at the back…

PDF Mega Sleepover 1 (The Sleepover Club) By Rose Impey

Image
PDF Mega Sleepover 1 (The Sleepover Club) By Rose Impey

ePub The Hat-Stand Union By Caroline Bird

Image
ePub The Hat-Stand Union By Caroline Bird
Extending the vigorous world she created in her previous collections, Caroline Bird?s The Hat-Stand Union is a book about isolated people. Some are isolated within a couple, some in a crowd, some hAve actively chosen to retreat, and others are frantically trying to join forces with something, anything: a lover, a religion, a country, a cause. The poems contain more shadows now, more tones of voice, a fuller anger, and a broader love of life and language. Her imagination is inventive and bizarre; she teaches how extraordinary, dangerous, joyful, and full of surprise everyday life can be

ePub Management Lessons from the E.R. By Paul Auerbach

Image
ePub Management Lessons from the E.R. By Paul Auerbach
Life in the emergency room is often like that in the business world. Both are places of activity and excitement, unexpected developments, highs and lows, crises, and great intensity. On the treatment table and in the boardroom, problems must be diagnosed correctly and dealt with as effectively and quickly as possible. Now in Management Lessons from the E.R.: Prescriptions for Success in Your Business, Paul S. Auerbach, M.D. -- a doctor of medicine and of companies -- shows exactly how a professional healer's thought processes can be applied to a business. The result is enlightening, occasionally lighthearted advice that goes far beYond other business management tomes, offering readers real and surprising lessons. Applying such medical truisms as "The patient who isn't screaming may be the one in the most trouble" and "Don't count on luck," Dr. Auerbach provides prescriptions for solving all types of…

Kindle Free Shoeshine Girl By Clyde Robert Bulla

Image
Kindle Free Shoeshine Girl By Clyde Robert Bulla
Who ever heard of a shoeshine girl?The last thing Sarah Ida wants to do is spend the summer with her Aunt Claudia. But when her parents send her away because of problems at home, that is exactly what she has to dO. With no allowance and no fun to be had, Sarah Ida decides to look for a job. But who will hire a ten year old? Al, the shoeshine man, will!Sarah loves her job, even if it means getting knee-deep in shoe polish everyday. Then something terrible happens and it looks like the shoeshine stand will have to close forever. If Sarah Ida wants to keep it open, she'll have to learn a few lessons about growing up along the way ..

Kindle Free Shoppers By Denis Johnson

Image
Kindle Free Shoppers By Denis Johnson
"Perfection is not the basis of what I'm talking about," says a member of the Cassandra family, which forms the center of Denis Johnson's plays, Hellhound on My Trail and Shoppers Carried by Escalators Into the Flames.The character could be speaking for his creator, because human imperfection is one of Denis Johnson's specialties -- in his critically acclaimed novels, short stories, and nonfiction, and, now, in two brilliant new plays. These two works present a dramatized field guide to some of the more dysfunctional and dysphoric inhabitants of the American West: a sexual-misconduct investigator who misconducts herself sexually; a renegade Jehovah's Witness who supports his splinter Jehovean group by dealing drugs; the Cassandra Brothers and their father and their grandmother, thrown together at a family reunion/wedding/melee at their shabby homestead in Ukiah, California.When Shoppers Carried by Escalators Into the Flame…

PDF Meg Mackintosh and the Mystery at the Medieval Castle By Lucinda Landon

Image
PDF Meg Mackintosh and the Mystery at the Medieval Castle By Lucinda Landon
Meg and her classmates visit a medieval castle and become eyewitnesses tO the theft of a priceless silver chalice. The reader is asked to solve the mystery before Meg, using clues found in the text and illustrations.

PDF Sufficient Grace By Darnell Arnoult

Image
PDF Sufficient Grace By Darnell Arnoult
One quiet spring day, Gracie Hollaman hears voices in her head that tell her to get in her car and leave her entire life behind -- her home, her husband, her daughter, her very identity. Gracie's subsequent journey releases her genius for painting and effects profound changes in the lives of everyone around her. Ultimately, her quest leads her into the home of Mama TooT and Mattie, two strong, accomplished women going through life changes of their own. As the bonds between these women grow stronger, and the family Gracie left behind come to terms with their own loss, both worlds slowly and inevitably collide, revealing a long-buried secret that they share. A spellbinding debut novel, Sufficient Grace explores the power of personal transformation and redemption, and the many ordinary and extraordinary ways they come to pass through faith, love, motherhood, art, even food. Even though we sometimes have to leave behind an old identity in order …

ePub My Life With Ewa: The Early Years By Tim Pratt

Image
ePub My Life With Ewa: The Early Years By Tim Pratt
This delightful true story, written in the first person by the spouse of the title character, will have readers reliving their own pasts. Baby boomers will surely savor References to the pop culture, history, and politics of their collective youth as they get caught up in the personal lives of the author and his spouse. In an afternoon you will learn how a speeding ticket and an interest in four-part a cappella harmony intersected with the Cold War to start the protagonists on the road to holy matrimony

Ebook Off the Beaten Page By Terri Peterson Smith

Image
Ebook Off the Beaten Page By Terri Peterson Smith
Blending literature and travel, this book offers a look at 15 U.S. destinations featured in the works of famous writers. Designed as a guide to help avid bibliophiles experience, in person, the places they?ve only read about, award-winning journalist Terri Peterson Smith takes readers on lIvely tours that include a Mark Twain inspired steamboat cruise on the Mississippi, a Devil in the White City view of Chicago in the Gilded Age, a voyage through the footsteps of the immigrants and iconoclasts of San Francisco, and a look at low country Charleston?s rich literary tradition. With advice on planning stress-free group travel and lit trip tips for novices, this resource also features ?beyond the book? experiences, such as Broadway shows, Segway tours, and kayaking, making it a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone who wants to extend the experience of a great read

Ebook It's Not My Fault By Henry Cloud

Image
Ebook It's Not My Fault By Henry Cloud
What seems like just a common, no-harm-done excuse-"It's not my fault!"-is often a dangerous trap, say Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, because people don't recognize what the blaming mindset does to them. It not only keeps them from overcoming the effects of all that they can't control-like other people, Circumstances and genetics-but separates them from a solution. And when they give away the ownership of their life, they end up losing the one opportunity they have to fulfill their dreams and enjoy God's best. Using eight principles, a variety of true stories and their years of experience as professional psychologists, Cloud and Townsend enlighten readers on how to make empowering choices-and how to build the life they want to live. It may seem impossible but it's true: taking personal responsibility is not only liberating, it is the best-and perhaps the only-way for a person to get what they really want out …

Ebook The Trafficked By Lee Weeks

Image
Ebook The Trafficked By Lee Weeks

Ebook God in the White House: A History By Randall Balmer

Image
Ebook God in the White House: A History By Randall Balmer
How did we go from John F. Kennedy declaring that religion should play no role in the elections to Bush saying, "I believe that God wants me to be president"?Historian Randall Balmer takes us on a tour of presidential religiosity in the last half of the twentieth century?from Kennedy's 1960 speech that proposed an almost absolute wall between American political and religious life to the soft religiosity of Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society; from Richard Nixon's manipulation of religion to fit his own needs to Gerald Ford's quiet stoicism; from Jimmy Carter's introduction of evangelicalism inTo the mainstream to Ronald Reagan's co-option of the same group; from Bill Clinton's covert way of turning religion into a non-issue to George W. Bush's overt Christian messages, Balmer reveals the role religion has played in the personal and political lives of these American presidents.Americans wer…

PDF Kabul 24 By Ben Pearson

Image
PDF Kabul 24 By Ben Pearson
You can't kidnap someone's hope.They were teachers, engineers, nurses, students, and artists from around the world who answered God's call to help Afghan refugees rebuild their lives following decades of war. But as international tensions reached inferno levels in 2001, extremists set out to rid Afghanistan of anyone who posed a threat to Islam and the influence of the Taliban.The Shelter Now International (SNI) humaniTarian effort led by Christians from Western countries topped the Taliban's list.Kabul 24 is the story you didn't see on CNN. It's the story of the human heartbeats behind the headlines that captivated the world during one of the most volatile political windows in rencent history. Relive the harrowing, true account of how eight humanitarian aid workers imprisoned behind enemy lines would survive and even thrive in the midst of betrayal, inhumane conditions, and the massive Allied bombing raids?conducted by their own coun…

Kindle Free Fraud of the Century By Roy Jr. Morris

Image
Kindle Free Fraud of the Century By Roy Jr. Morris
In this major work of popular history and scholarship, acclaimed historian and biographer Roy Morris, Jr., tells the extraordinary story of how, in America's centennial year, the presidency was stolen, the Civil War was almost reignited, and black Americans were consigned to nearly ninety years of legalized segregation in the South.The bitter 1876 contest between Ohio Republican governor Rutherford B. Hayes and New York Democratic governor Samuel J. Tilden is the most sensational, ethically sordid, and legally questionable presidential election in American history. The first since Lincoln's in 1860 in which the Democrats had a real chance of recapturing the White House, the election was in some ways the last battle of the Civil War, as the two parties fought to preserve or overturn what had been decided by armies just eleven years earlier. Riding a wave of popular revulsion at the numerous scandals of the Grant administration a…

Kindle Free The Thurber Letters By Harrison Kinney

Image
Kindle Free The Thurber Letters By Harrison Kinney
Though he died more than forty years ago, James Thurber remains one of America's greatest and most enduring humorists, and his books -- for both adults and children -- remain as popular as ever. In this comprehensive collection of his letters -- the majority of which have never before been published -- we find unsuspected insights into his life and career. His prodigious body of work -- fables, drawings, comic essays, reportage, short stories, including his famous "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" -- all define Thurber's special and prolific genius. Like most good humorists, he was prone to exaggeration, embellishment, anD good-natured self-deprecation. In his letters we find startling revelations about who he really was, and why the prism through which he viewed the world could often be both painfully and delightfully distorting. For the first time, Thurber's daughter Rosemary has allowed the publication of man…

Kindle Free Leave the Building Quickly By Cynthia Kaplan

Image
Kindle Free Leave the Building Quickly By Cynthia Kaplan
Cynthia Kaplan, acclaimed author of Why I'm Like This, once again casts her gimlet eye upon the current state of her affairs. Also of your affairs, and some other people's affairs as well. Journey with her as she humiliates hersElf in a variety of locales and fearlessly takes on all the important issues of the day?including her family, intelligent design, Narnia, and New England's deer population. Leave the Building Quickly is a hilarious, moving, bitingly honest, take-no-prisoners incursion into the kind of real-life daily circumstances that inspire us to crouch in the linen closet at three in the morning. But that's okay because Kaplan's there, too. And she's brought snacks.

Kindle Free Rushing Amy By Julie Brannagh

Image
Kindle Free Rushing Amy By Julie Brannagh
Julie Brannagh's sparkling and romantic Love and Football series continues!For Amy Hamilton, only three Fs matter: Family, Football, and Flowers. It might be nice to find someone to share Forever with, too, but right now she's working double overtime while she gets her flower shop off the ground. The lAst thing she needs or wants is a distraction ? or help, for that matter. Especially in the form of gorgeous and aggravatingly arrogant ex-NFL star Matt Stephens.Matt lives by a playbook?his playbook. He never thought his toughest opponent would come in the form of a stunning florist with a stubborn streak to match his own. Since meeting her in the bar after her sister's wedding, he's known there's something between them. After she refuses?again and again?to go out with him, Matt will do anything to win her heart ? But will Amy, who has everything to lose, let the clock run out on the one-yard line?

Ebook The Sacred Well By Antoinette May

Image
Ebook The Sacred Well By Antoinette May
A young reporter in 1923, Alma Reed accompanies archaeologists to the ruins of Chichen Itza, where a fortune in Mayan artifacts has been stolen from a sacrificial well. It's believed a curse was unleashed by the theft?yet the career-making story it offers the ambitious journalist seems a godsend. It also leads her to a paSsionate love affair with revolutionary governor Felipe Carrillo Puerto. But when fate darkens their lives and damns them as doomed political pawns, Alma can't help but wonder if the curse is not, in fact, very real. In another century, another writer is fascinated by Alma's tragic story. Drawn restlessly to Yucatán?and away from the stifling needs of her desperately ill partner?Sage Sanborn is tempted by her growing feelings for David, a scientist who encourages her to delve deeper into Alma's history. And in this ancient place of mystery and spirits, Sage must make an impossible decision that will forever change…

PDF You Can Play! By Brenda Loube

Image
PDF You Can Play! By Brenda Loube
Aimed at helping women of all ages?who otherwise do not play sports?find enjoyment in team-based physical activity, this guide provides inspiration for helping them get into the game. It offers practical advice for those hesitant to compete in addition to stories from real wOmen of all ages and physical conditions that encourage and motivate readers to move outside of their comfort zones and participate. Chapters include finding a play personality, how to soar above expectations, how taking risks opens doors, and how to learn from mistakes. The benefits of team play start with improved health and physical well-being, but, as this book shows, after just a short time involved in team sports, women will develop broader skills that improve everything from their self-confidence to their relationships, families, and career

Ebook The Perfect Christmas Gift By Sheila Walsh

Image
Ebook The Perfect Christmas Gift By Sheila Walsh
In The Perfect Christmas Gift, Sheila Walsh has penned a perfectly pink tale of a little princess whose Christmas expectations go a bit over-the-top. As Christmas nears, Gigi is just bursting with anticipation. And when her parents give Her a hint about her big gift, "white with a touch of pink," she is absolutely certain she is getting her crown! After days of endless agony, Christmas morning finally arrives, and Gigi searches for a crown-sized box. But there isn't one. Instead, Gigi receives a gift more wonderful than she ever could imagine. Parents and princesses everywhere will appreciate Gigi's Christmas agony and will be encouraged to open their hearts to a gift even greater than they expected.

Ebook Expendable Elite By Daniel Marvin

Image
Ebook Expendable Elite By Daniel Marvin
Exposing the unique nature of the United States? elite fighting force, this narrative reveals how covert operations are often masked to permit and even sponsor assassinatioN, outright purposeful killing of innocents, illegal use of force, and bizarre methods in combat operations. Through this compelling memoir, the author reveals the fear these warriors share not of the enemy they have been trained to fight in battle, but of the wrath of the U.S. government should they find themselves classified as ?expendable.

ePub I'm So Glad You Told Me What I Didn't Wanna Hear By Barbara Johnson

Image
ePub I'm So Glad You Told Me What I Didn't Wanna Hear By Barbara Johnson
For parents who have been knocked to the floor by bad news and plastered to the ceiling by unwelcome surprises . . . here's a book to prop you up, scrape you down, and (believe it or not) help you laugh again.Bad news is bad enough. .But bad news about your children carries a triple whammy of pain, worry, and "where did we go wrong!" An accident, an illness, an unwholesome lifestyle, a devastating decision?the truth about these awful events can turn your life upside down, isolate you from family and friends, drain you of hope, and overpower you with stress.If that's your experience right now, this book can be a lifesaver. Crammed With practical guidance and sanity-saving laughter, it's a gift of hope to you from "the queen of encouragement," Barbara Johnson and other men and women who are "out there on the dance floor of life, doing the lost-parent shuffle." Drawin…