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Leftovers By Laura Wiess

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Leftovers By Laura Wiess
What if your family couldn't protect you? What if it was your family you needed protecting from?Forgiveness is far off for teenagers Blair and Ardith, best friends and accomplices in a terrible crime. At the home of the only adult tHey trust, a police officer, the girls confess every horrifying detail. But it soon becomes clear the act was not one of malice or revenge, but borne of fierce loyalty and an unimaginable desperation.Written off by abusive parents and mocked and shunned by their classmates, Blair and Ardith had found a safe haven with one another. And when that haven was threatened, they realised they would have to do everything in their power to protect it. Whatever the cost.

Born Believers By Justin L. Barrett

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Born Believers By Justin L. Barrett
Infants have a lot to make sense of in the world: Why does the sun shine and night fall; why do some objects move in response to words, while others won?t budge; who is it that looks over them and cares for them? How the developing brain grapples with these and other questions leads children, across cultures, to naturally develop a belief in a divine power of remarkably consistent traits??a god that is a powerful creator, knowing, immortal, and good?explains noted developmental psychologist and anthropologist Justin L. Barrett in this enlightening and provocative book. In short, we are all born believers. Belief begins in the brain. Under the sway of powerful internal and external influences, children understand their environments by imagining at least one creative and intelligent agent, a grand creator and controller that brings order and purpose to the world. Further, these beliefs in unseen super beings help organize children?s intuitions about mo…

You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! By Kate Kelly

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You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! By Kate Kelly
With over a quarter million copies in print, You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! is one of the bestselling books on attention deficit disorder (ADD) ever written. There is a great deal of literature about children with ADD. But what do you do if you have ADD and aren't a child anymore? This indispensable reference -- the first of its kind written for adults with ADD by adults with ADD -- focuses on the experiences of adults, offEring updated information, practical how-tos and moral support to help readers deal with ADD. It also explains the diagnostic process that distinguishes ADD symptoms from normal lapses in memory, lack of concentration or impulsive behavior. Here's what's new: The new medications and their effectivenessThe effects of ADD on human sexualityThe differences between male and female ADD -- including falling estrogen levels and its impact on cognitive functionThe power of meditationHow to m…

Just Imagine By Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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Just Imagine By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
The War Between the States may be over for the rest of the country, but not for Kit Weston. Disguised as a boy, she's come to New York City to kill Baron Cain, the man who stands between her and Risen Glory, the South Carolina home she loves. But unknown to Kit, the Yankee war hero is morE than her bitterest enemy?he's also her guardian. And he'll be a lot harder to kill than she's figured on . . .Believing that Kit's a boy, Cain offers the grubby rapscallion a job in his stable. But he has no idea what he's in for, and it's not long before the hero of Missionary Ridge discovers the truth. His scamp of a stable boy is a strong-willed, violet-eyed beauty who's hell-bent on driving him crazy.Two hard-headed, passionate people . . . Two stubborn opponents with tender souls . . . Sometimes wars of the heart can only be won through the sweetest of surrenders.

The Ballet Companion By Eliza Gaynor Minden

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The Ballet Companion By Eliza Gaynor Minden
A New Classic for Today's Dancer The Ballet Companion is a fresh, comprehensive, and thoroughly up-to-date reference book for the dancer. With 150 stunning photographs of ballet stars Maria Riccetto and Benjamin Millepied demonstrating perfect execution of positions and steps, this elegant volume brims with everything today's dance student needs, including: Practical advice for getting started, such as seleCting a school, making the most of class, and studio etiquette Explanations of ballet fundamentals and major training systems An illustrated guide through ballet class -- warm-up, barre, and center floor Guidelines for safe, healthy dancing through a sensible diet, injury prevention, and cross-training with yoga and Pilates Descriptions of must-see ballets and glossaries of dance, music, and theater terms Along the way you'll find technique secrets from stars of American Ballet Theatre, lavishly illustrated sidebars on ballet h…

Violet Eyes By Debbie Viguie

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Violet Eyes By Debbie Viguie
Seventeen-year-old Violet is amazed when a storm brings the dashing Prince Richard to her impoverished family?s farm. The two fall in love at first sight, but although Richard has given his heart to Violet, his parents will only let him marry a princess of their choosing, a lady of the highest nobility and sensitivity. Now on a quest to be reunited with her true love, Violet must rely on her wits?and a little help from an unexpected source?to compete with princesses, pass the king and queen?s tests, and prove herself worthy of being Richard?s bride.