Being a woman is, largely, about performance - how we dress and modify our bodies, what we say, the roles we play, and how we conform to expectations. Gender stereotypes are still deeply embedded in our society, but Emer O'Toole is on a mission to rewrite the old script and bend the rules of gender - and she shows how and why we should all be joining in. Exploring what it means to "act like a girl", Emer takes us on a hilarious and thought-provoking journey through her life.
Imagine a town where the people perpetually live in the 1950s, a place where time has all but stopped and where everyone loves his family, job, and life. In this strange place, only a select few people ever leave the city limits, and even then they leave reluctantly. This is what 15-and-a-half-year-old Benjamin Granault faces as, through a string of amazing events, he finds himself living in a town where he can never talk about modern technology or current events, a place where being an outsider can cost a person his life, and being part of the community may very well cost more.
While skydiving with an adventure group, FBI Agent Jamie Dallas overhears plans to carry out criminal acts against a politician. Believing the group may have already committed murder, the bureau sends Dallas to infiltrate the activists. But to worm her way inside the tight-knit clan, Dallas makes dangerous compromises and starts to sympathize with their cause. She ends up so deep undercover, she can't make contact with the bureau.
Children are precious gifts who must be cared for and nurtured in a special way if they are to become well-adjusted, productive, and successful members of society in their adult years. If you seek a resource that will give you the information you need in order to be the best parent possible and raise healthy, smart, strong, confident, and empowered children, then this is the book for you.
Summer 1941. As America edges closer to joining the struggle against Hitler, reluctant operative Ryan Lemmon returns to Nazi Europe. Although his undercover assignment targets the Reich's covert operations in Paris, the rescue of close friends from a fascist internment camp takes top priority. Ryan finds in occupied France a cauldron of deception and unbridled cruelty.
When a young troll named Hawthorn is stolen from Fairyland by the Golden Wind, he becomes a changeling - a human boy - in the strange city of Chicago, a place no less bizarre and magical than Fairyland when seen through trollish eyes. Left with a human family, Hawthorn struggles with his troll nature and his changeling fate. But when he turns 12, he stumbles upon a way back home, to a Fairyland much changed from the one he remembers.
Special Agent for the US Department of Fish and Wildlife Services Tracey Whittington takes down wildlife traffickers and more, but what she doesn't expect is to be in a shootout, multiple times, when the business turns deadly. Nor does she suspect she'll be working with Hal Haverton, who serves as a part-time deputy for Yuma Town, Colorado, and runs his own horse ranch.
All Tyler has ever wanted to do is visit Character Island and learn to climb the tall trees. But when he gets to the top, Tyler realizes there is more to courage than doing brave things. Join Tyler as he learns about the true meaning of courage and many other important traits in Character Cats: Tyler and the Tree of Courage.
Priscilla comes back to school after a long absence, anticipating how wonderful it will be to see her friends again, to discover that things at school have changed in a dramatic way and not for the better! There is a new kid named Dexter who has managed to have such a profound influence over her friends that they are all looking and acting very differently. Cilla has to decide what she is willing to do and how much she is willing to give up to please her friends.
There is a dark side to human nature that can be neither wished away nor completely mitigated. Ashley Franz Holzmann details just several of these laws in his introduction to The Laws of Nature: A Collection of Short Stories of Horror, Anxiety, Tragedy and Loss before taking his readers on a journey through the bizarre, the terrifying, and, ultimately, the disturbingly real truths that underlie much of modern American life.
Billy Cotts takes you on a contextual slideshow of rural America and retells his experiences of growing up during many of the major eras our great nation has been through. Find yourself swept up in a memoir filled with a rich history that tells of the triumphs and tragedies of a family of five and of Billy, whose adventures took him as far as England, won him the love of his life, and put him through a journey of both beautiful memories and great tragedies.
Each night the world is overrun by demons - bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare that have been hunting the surface for more than 300 years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once proud civilization, and it is only by hiding behind wards, ancient symbols with the power to repel the demons, that they survive.
Rescue of the Bounty is the harrowing story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty - the tall ship used in the classic 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty - which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with 16 aboard.
A compelling new series set in County Durham just before the First World War. Perfect for fans of Longbourn and Downton Abbey. When Evie Forbes starts as an assistant cook at Easterleigh Hall, she goes against her family’s wishes. For ruthless Lord Brampton also owns the mine where Evie’s father and brothers work, and there is animosity between the two families. But Evie is determined to better herself. And her training at the hall offers her a way out of a life below stairs.
Victory for the Shadari rebels has come at a terrible price. Hardship, superstition, and petty feuds poison King Daryan's young reign, and entire families are vanishing without a trace. Help is nowhere to be found, for their Nomas allies have troubles of their own and the Mongrel, plagued by the sins of her violent past, has disappeared.
What do you get when the baddest chick and four cold-blooded killers enter a Newark, New Jersey, strip club strapped with Mac 11s? You get a nasty body count and the lick of a lifetime! Not only do Charisma, GQ, Shamar, and Crook steal bricks of coke and a load of gwop from the strip club, but the crew also reaps the promise of certain death once the club's owner puts his goons on their trail!
Gee Whiz is a striking horse, and only part of that is because of his size. He is tall, but also graceful, yet his strides big but precise. At the same time, he keeps his eye on things, not as if he's suspicious, but as if he's curious. When Abby is confronted with an onslaught of reminders of just how little of the world she has seen, she finds herself connecting with Gee Whiz's calm and curious nature, and his desire to know more.
The latest edition of this Wall Street Journal best-seller offers 26 simple strategies - from A to Z - that managers can use to address their employees' real concerns and keep them engaged. The fifth edition has been revised and updated throughout and includes many more international examples, reflecting the fact that Love 'Em or Lose 'Em is available in 22 languages, from Albanian and Arabic to Thai and Turkish. Its message is truly one that spans continents and cultures.
Written for parents who have or are looking to purchase DSLR cameras and want to take professional-quality pictures of their children's performances onstage but don't know where to start. This book will explain basic camera settings as well as how to optimize them for shooting live performances. It will also teach some basic and advanced techniques to use while actually taking pictures and how to handle those pictures after the show is over.