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Kate Rickman seems just like any other 19-year-old girl. She goes to university, she dates nice, normal boys, and she works in her local tourist office at the weekend. But Kate's not really normal at all. "Kate" is in fact a carefully constructed facade for a girl called Jennifer Jones...and it's a facade that's crumbling fast. Jennifer has spent the last nine years frantically trying to escape from her horrifying past. Increasingly desperate, Jennifer decides to do something drastic. She contacts the only other girl who might understand what she's dealing with, breaking every rule of her parole along the way.
In 1922 the federal government built the largest facility for handicapped children in the country, hidden in the Shenandoah mountains of Virginia. It was closed forever in 1960 amid horrifying stories of deplorable conditions, overcrowding, illegal testing and sexual abuse of the young inmates.
Jimmy Failla (AXS TV, BBC America) is a D-list standup comic with zero life skills beyond overeating and blowing exorbitant amounts of money on exotic gambling propositions. But when his wife gets pregnant, he realizes he'll need to do some growing up if he wants to avoid raising a career criminal. Thinking fast, he decides to get a taxi license and pick the brains of his passengers in hopes of gleaning the practical knowledge he'll need to convincingly play an adult someday.
Carlos Keller was finally moving on. He'd asked Kathy to marry him and now he could forever put behind him the disappointment of his failed first marriage to the only woman who ever held his heart, Madeline. Madeline can only assume karma is out to destroy her life. Her second marriage has ended. Her doctor has told her she has breast cancer, and now the only man she's ever really loved is getting married. Even though divorced, Carlos and Madeline remained close friends. But with one moving on, and one facing the possible end, will it be too much to remain friends?
Even Sasha's most daunting cases to date haven't prepared her for her current challenge: Finding a wedding reception venue that her mother and Connelly can agree on. Wedding planning woes become the least of her worries, though, when Bodhi King, a forensic pathologist for the City of Pittsburgh, comes to her for help. Young women across the city are dying, and he suspects their deaths are connected. After he voices his suspicions, he becomes a target.
In a totalitarian future controlled by the Compassionate Society, the Ministry of Pain, and the Love Police, cartoonist Courtney Hall finds herself a fugitive. Her only escape is to an underground society - a society of violence and decadence Courtney must traverse to realize her dreams.
Restorer Karo Follett quit her previous position with a potato salad flourish that haunts her as she became a pariah though her cause was just. She struggles with finding a new position and finally scores work on a remote plantation, Belle Ange in Virginia. She immediately travels to her new job site before her employer might change their mind. She arrives at her destination during a torrent. At the front gate, lightning hits her. Suddenly Karo sees an apparition having trysts like an eighteenth-century Marquis de Sade.
Which of the worlds was real? And where were the boundaries? As a child, Helen and her friend Rianna had wandered freely through Charnwood Forest into an enchanted otherworld of brightly-coloured creatures and strangely beautiful, charismatic people. Then Rianna moved away and the enchantment vanished. Now, fifteen years later, she has returned suddenly, secretive and haunted. And soon Helen finds herself drawn back across those half-forgotten, ever-shifting boundaries between reality and fable.
From Out-of-body Travel Magazine: "John Bunyan - Forgotten Protestant Christian Mystic".
Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse recreates the body and soul-renewing experience of a summer downpour after a sweltering city heat wave. Tess knows that the only thing that can fix the endless summer heat is a good, soaking rainstorm. When it finally comes, there is shouting and dancing as everyone and everything springs back to life.
Jenny was so excited that Mike asked her to be his girlfriend. She was a cheerleader and Mike was the star quarterback at their high school. They were so in love, and ready to get more serious, and one day get married and start a family of their own, but that dream would never come to light because of what was about to unfold that night.
Time marches on, even without Quinn. Four days without Quinn seems unreal, yet life in Hidden Falls must go on. Those closest to Quinn are tired of questions and desperate for answers. Sylvia tempers her anxiety with determined focus on restoring her shop and setting an example for the community that all will be well again - hopefully soon. Lauren picks up where Quinn left off in plans for the fast-approaching health fair, no matter how overwhelming the task.
Frederick is a demon. Born in Maryland in the early 1980's, he hasn't a clue where he came from or why, but feels an irresistible desire to occupy a human body. Once inside, he finds the previous occupants' consciousness and memories forever erased, an inevitable side effect that gives Frederick pause when switching bodies, but not so much as to truly halt his ongoing enjoyment of human lives. In various bodies, he travels the world for decades - aimless - sampling cultures and experiencing life from the points of view of males, females, young, old, rich, poor.
When Andrea Wilson receives the devastating news that her husband has been lost at sea, she decides to return home to Iowa with her young son. But what she finds there is equally terrible: the family farm has burned and her father has died, leaving Andrea with few options. Relying on the kindness of the members of the Amana Colonies, she accepts their offer to live among them until she can make plans for her future. Andrea discovers so much goodness and contentment among the Amana people that she doesn't want to leave, especially since the strong, kind tinsmith, a man named Dirk, has captured her heart.
Parenting advice isn't hard to find. There are thousands of books on the subject, as well as a multitude of websites. Much has also been written on the science of child development. What's been lacking, however, are sources of reliable advice that bring together the scientific research and its real-world applications.
Through poetry I find a path to make one cry, to make one laugh. Hinted expressions of how I feel. Epitome of something real... David J. Greene's style of poetry is one all to its own. Not only is it expressive and motivational, it's beautifully written and undeniably honest. David's way of explaining his inner emotions and thoughts leaves you yearning for yet one more line. His poems draw you in, hold you close, and leave you recklessly forwarding to see what the next one has in store.
In this updated edition of the highly acclaimed Tour de France, Graeme Fife sets the 2012 race in the context of the event's remarkable history, stretching back to July 1903. Combining meticulous research with a pacy narrative style, he penetrates the mystique of the race and paints a colourful picture of the men whose exploits have given the Tour an enduring universal appeal. Moreover, the book now celebrates a truly historic event: The 99th edition of the race was won, for the first time, by a Briton.
Ullsaard has won the crown. But when he is confronted with a truth too shocking to contemplate, he has to make the impossible choice between power and honour. And now the real battle has begun, in this stunning sequel to The Crown of the Blood, packed with gargantuan battles, demonic magic, and treacherous politics.
Are You Hyperconnected... and Disconnected? The frenetic pace of modern life distracts us from a painful truth: we are disconnected. Disconnected from our DNA recipe, forged through the selection pressure of human evolution, to enjoy health, happiness, and peace of mind. Horns, office chatter, and whirring machines batter our ears with incessant noise. Artificial light and digital stimulation overstress our nervous systems day and night.
Elfland is an intimate, sensual novel of people—both human and Aetherial—caught between duty and desire. It is a story of families, and of Rose Fox, a woman born to magic but tormented by her place in her adopted world.Led by Auberon Fox, a group of Aetherials—call them the Fair Folk, if you will—live among us, indistinguishable from humans. Every seven years, on the Night of the Summer Stars, Lawrence Wilder, the Gatekeeper, throws open all gates to the Other World. But this time, something has gone wrong.