Jack London’s Call of the Wild is a beautiful tale of Buck, a house dog torn from the comforts of hearth and home in sunny California and thrust into the unforgiving wild. Through Buck, London takes us on a journey where the shackles of civilization are left behind, leading us to a simultaneously unknown and familiar past. Forgotten senses are awakened and survival is key. The story awakens in us something primal - the desire to be truly free.
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Problems had always followed Susan White, but when she remarried and moved to Houston's posh suburbs, she thought the past was behind her - until she met a deputy sheriff named Kent McGowen who would soon become her worst nightmare. McGowen was an aggressive cop with a spotty record. When Susan rebuffed his advances, she claimed he stalked and harassed her, using her troubled teenage son as bait. And then, in an act of arrogance and revenge, he made good on his threats, setting her up for the kill.
Riverboat gambler Grandy Adams has a choice: marry Zanna Hathaway or hang. Simple, right? He is an innocent man on his way to the gallows, accused of dealing the wrong man a very dirty hand of cards. She is a lovely young widow in need of a little insurance to protect her from her late husband’s lecherous brother. Grandy is in no position to argue with Zanna’s proposal: marriage in name only. But soon unexpected feelings for Grandy threaten Zanna’s carefully planned, if unorthodox, arrangement.
Fate left the beautiful Justine Drussard stranded in Tombstone, and desperation made her take a job in a local brothel. She counts on her wits and acting ability, but her plans backfire when York Masters, a rough-riding stranger with a sun-drenched smile and a secret of his own, pays for an evening with Justine to save her from less savory options. His tantalizing touch makes her weak with desire - a feeling she’d given up on for good - and each hungry kiss leaves her wanting more.
Breaking the Chain began with Allyson Reedy wanting to eat better-tasting, more adventurous food. After watching friends, family, and strangers eat unsatisfactory meal after meal at chain restaurants and get fatter as a result, she wondered how we could break this chain of mediocrity, obesity, and commercialism. So in 2009, Allyson Reedy stopped eating meals, snacks, and goodies from the kinds of restaurants that line America’s streets and dominate our stomachs.
There are two kinds of women who work, says Shepherd Mead, author of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying and How to Get Rich in TV without Really Trying. One is the Working Girl, the handmaiden of business: She does what men tell her to do - she types, totes coffee, gripes in her cubicle. The other kind is the Career Girl: She thinks like a man, acts like a woman, and can soon end up in a four-window office making more money than anybody. Marie Frale, new employee at American Household Products, hadn't put many carbons in backward before she got the point.