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SPHDZ Book #1! By Jon Scieszka

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SPHDZ Book #1! By Jon Scieszka
Michael K. just started fifth grade at a new school. As if that wasn?t hard enough, the kids he seems to have made friends with apparently aren?t kids at all. They are aliens. Real aliens, who have invaded our planet dIsguised as school children and a hamster. They have a mission to complete: to convince 3,400,001 kids to BE SPHDZ in order to save the world! But with a hamster as their leader, "kids" who talk like walking advertisements, and Michael K. as their first convert, will the SPHDZ be able to keep their cover and pull off their assignment? Several websites mentioned in the book will be live?giving readers a full interactive experience.

Handbook of Stress, 2nd Ed By Leo Goldberger

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Handbook of Stress, 2nd Ed By Leo Goldberger
Presenting authoritative, up-to-date information in convenient handbook form, this premier reference covers an extensive range of current topics on the causes, symptoms, and treatments of stress. In this second editiOn, new chapters have been added on crime victimization, sexual abuse, multiple roles, gender and distress, AIDS, chronic illness, aging, the burnout phenomenon, psychosomatic disorders, biomedical indices of stress, and more. New research has been added dealing with personality emotion and stress, cognitive processes, depression, bereavement, work-stress, post-traumatic stress reponse, alcoholism, stress management, and more. .

Night Howl By Andrew Neiderman

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Night Howl By Andrew Neiderman
Bobby loves his dog King, a playful German shepherd?until the day King turns and attacks him, snarling and vicious. The dog is put to sleep, but Bobby still sees him everywhere?in the garden, on the stairs, crouching, waiting.     Then the horrific deaths begin?brutal, savage maulings. Terror grips the sleepy town of Fallsburg, and doors are nervously locked at night. For through the woods runs a dark shadow with dripping jaws, eluding pursuit with uncanny skill.     Now, more than ever, the scientist down the road must guard the deadly secret of the monster they?ve unleashed. .

The Moon Riders By Theresa Tomlinson

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The Moon Riders By Theresa Tomlinson
Myrina has prepared for thirteen years to join the Moon Riders?learning the sacred dances, the art of using a weapon, and listening to her mother and grandmother's tales of their time spent with the Moon-maidens. Finally, the day arrives when she will leave her family and devote herself to the Old Woman, Atisha, and her tribe of fearlesS young warriors.No sooner do Myrina and the Riders leave camp when a stowaway is discovered: Cassandra, the troubled young princess of Troy. Myrina is skeptical of Cassandra's "visions" of death and destruction in Troy; and yet when her predictions begin to come true, she and the other Moon Riders have no choice but to get involved. The events that unfold as the Trojan War wages on will affect Myrina, Cassandra, and the Moon Riders in unimaginable, unforgettable ways.Acclaimed British author Theresa Tomlinson expertly brings to life the legend of the Amazons and sets it against a backdrop of one of …

The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys By Scott William Carter

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The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys By Scott William Carter
While bullies are beating up Charlie, his ex?bestfriend Jake pulls up in a bright red ?67 Mustang?the principal?s car?and tells him to get in. It?s a choice between a broken nose and the Risk of a lifetime, and Charlie, a self-described straight-A student and grade-A geek, decides to take a chance. Now the two teens are on a mission to find Charlie?s absent father and avoid arrest for car theft. An eventful journey puts Charlie in the middle of a court case 1,000 miles from home. And in the courtroom, he will have to make the ultimate choice of his life.

The Rules of Sociological Method By Emile Durkheim

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The Rules of Sociological Method By Emile Durkheim
Revised for the first time in over thirty years, this edition of Emile Durkheim?s masterful work on the nature and scope of sociology is updated with a new introduction and improved translation by leading scholar Steven Lukes that puts Durkheim?s work into context for the twenty-first century reader.The Rules of Sociological Method represents Emile Durkheim?s manifesto for sociology. He argues forcefully for the objective, scieNtific, and methodological underpinnings of sociology as a discipline and establishes guiding principles for future research.The substantial new introduction by leading Durkheim scholar Steven Lukes explains and sets into context Durkheim?s arguments. Lukes examines the still-controversial debates about The Rules of Sociological Method?s six chapters and explains their relevance to present-day sociology. The edition also includes Durkheim?s subsequent thoughts on method in the form of articles, debates with schol…

Mercury in Retrograde By Paula Froelich

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Mercury in Retrograde By Paula Froelich
When Mercury is in retrograde, the only guarantee is anything that can go wrong, will. Penelope Mercury, an intrepid reporter at the New York Telegraph, has pounded the pavement for five years from city borough to borough, carrying out her boss's eccentric orders to break stories that seem inconsequential to everyone but him. Finally, she is inches away from being promoted to her dream job -- covering courtroom drama for the paper -- but after one spectacularly disastrous day, she is fired instead. Lena "Lipstick Carcrash" Lipp eNcrass has a pretty fabulous life, even by a socialite's standards, as a top editor at the high fashion magazine Y. Long lunches with her girlfriends and afternoons spent shopping at Bergdorf's are all in a day's work. But when Lena's always indulgent parents abruptly cut off her cash flow and kick her out of her beloved West Village duplex for refusing to work for the family business, she …

The Battle of Betazed By Susan Kearney

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The Battle of Betazed By Susan Kearney
In the darkest hours of the Dominion War, as the Federation's downfall seemed ever more certain, Jem'Hadar and Cardassian forces conquered Betazed, the homeworld of Deanna Troi. Their victory sent shock waves through the Alpha Quadrant, and put the Dominion within striking distance of Vulcan, Andor, Tellar -- and possibly Earth itself. To Secure their position in the very heart of the Federation, the Cardassians begin constructing space station Sentok Nor in orbit of Betazed. The station is to serve as both the seat of the Dominion occupation and the site of horrific experiments by Cardassia's foremost exobiologist, the infamous Dr. Crell Moset. With Starfleet's forces spread too thinky in the ongoing struggle to retake Betazed outright, the U.S.S. Enterprise? along with some old and new friends, is deployed to carry out a dangerous and desperate plan. But no matter what the outcome, the consequences could alter Betazed irrevocab…

Battle of the Zombies: An Awfully Beastly Business By The Beastly Boys

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Battle of the Zombies: An Awfully Beastly Business By The Beastly Boys
In the RSPCB's most dangerous mission to date, Ulf the werewolf visits a haunted castle to investigate some very spooky goings-on. But Little does he know that he's heading into a trap: the evil Baron Marackai is lying in wait with a beastly plan - and this time he's got help from the dead! Can Ulf unravel the ghostly mystery, or will he end up as zombie food? The future of the RSPCB depends on him...

My Thoughts Be Bloody By Nora Titone

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My Thoughts Be Bloody By Nora Titone
The scene of John Wilkes Booth shooting Abraham Lincoln in Ford?s Theatre is among the most vivid and indelible images in American history. The literal story of what happened on April 14, 1865, is familiar: Lincoln was killed by John Wilkes Booth, a lunatic enraged by the Union victory and the prospect of black citizenship. Yet who Booth really was?besides a killer?is less well known. The magnitude of his crime has obscured for generations a startling personal story that was integral to his motivation. My Thoughts Be Bloody, a sweeping family saga, revives an extraordinary figure whose name has been missing, until now, from the story of President Lincoln?s death. Edwin Booth, John Wilkes?s older brother by four years, was in his day the biggest star of the American stage. He won his celebrity at the precocious age of nineteen, before the Civil War began, when John Wilkes was a schoolboy. Without an account of Edwin Booth, author Nora Titone argues, …

Lucinda's Secret By Tony DiTerlizzi

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Lucinda's Secret By Tony DiTerlizzi
Let the story of my niece and nephews be a warning. The more you know, the more danger yOu're in. And trust me, you don't want to meddle with the Little People. -- S.S. One thrilling adventure -- The Spiderwick Chronicles! Their world is closer than you think. .

Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit By Leslie Marmon Silko

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Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit By Leslie Marmon Silko
Bold and impassioned, sharp and defiant, Leslie Marmon Silkos essays evoke the spirit and voice of Native Americans. Whether she is exploring the vital importance literature and language play in Native American heritage, illuminating the inseparability of the land and the Native American people, enlivening the wayS and wisdom of the old-time people, or exploding in outrage over the governments long-standing, racist treatment of Native Americans, Silko does so with eloquence and power, born from her profound devotion to all that is Native American. Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit is written with the fire of necessity. Silkos call to be heard is unmistakable; there are stories to remember, injustices to redress, ways of life to preserve. It is a work of major importance, filled with indispensable truths--a work by an author with an original voice and a unique access to both worlds.

Star Trek: The Original Series: Inception By S.D. Perry

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Star Trek: The Original Series: Inception By S.D. Perry
As man expands beyond explored space, the need to find a way to make inhospitable planets habitable grows greater. One young biologist, Carol Marcus, has a project that she believes can reshape planets. A young Committed scientist, she dares to dream of a Federation where there is never any hunger and every world is a paradise. Her dream is shared by James Kirk, a young Starfleet officer and her lover. One of Carol?s more enthusiastic team members is botanist Leila Kalomi. Leila finds Carol?s passion contagious, and sparks the interest of the Enterprise?s science officer, Spock, who convinces her to join Project: Inception. .

The Girl Next Door By Patricia MacDonald

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The Girl Next Door By Patricia MacDonald
Patricia MacDonald has won a worldwide audience of readers with her page-turning novels of domestic suspense that twist and turn with surprises. Now she presents a riveting thriller about a young woman who finds her life threatened when she returns to her picture-perfect suburban hometown where a brutal crime shattered her family when she was a teenager.The affluent town of Hoffman, New Jersey reeled in disbelief when highly esteemed physician Duncan Avery stabbed his wife Marsha to death one spring evening. The two Avery sons turned their backs on their father but his daughter Nina never stopped believing in his innoCence.Now, fifteen years later, Nina, a struggling actress in New York City, returns to Hoffman when her father is paroled and insists on re-settling there. Not only does Dr. Avery want to repair his relationships with his sons and meet his grandchildren, he claims he wants to find out who killed his wife. But neither Nina's bro…

Star Struck By Pamela Anderson

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Star Struck By Pamela Anderson
Star is back in the spotlight, and back in love... As she navigates Hollywood stardom and a hasty marriage to rock 'n' roll bad boy Jimi Deeds she learns the hard way that there's a lot of truth to the old saying 'marry in haste, repeNt in leisure...' But Star doesn't give in easily, and she doesn't give up. She perseveres with her marriage and her career, hitting the big screen in the big budget flick Livewire. Ever the small town girl, Star tries to create a happy home, but finds her attempts thwarted by the Hollywood scene and the scene stealers, the hangers on, and the party favours that fuel the Mad Hatter's Tea Party that is becoming their lives. And let's not forget that video tape... .

Diablo III: The Order By Nate Kenyon

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Diablo III: The Order By Nate Kenyon
 Deckard Cain made his way across the floor, following the footprints to an alcove in the far wall. Rotted boards clung to supports, the last remains of an ancient library. This had been a ritual chamber, many centuries before, used to summon things from beyond the human world. A portal to the Burning Hells themselves, perhaps. The shelves were empty now. He saw a speck of yellow underneath a splinter of wood and bent to pick up a corner of parchment paper, curled and speckled with mildew. Something moved in the shadows to his right. He whirled, holding the light up. For a moment it appeared as if the shadows themselves were alive, bunching and swirling like ink in water. At the same time, a voice like the distant moan of wind drifted through the empty room and raised the hairs on the back of his neck. ?Deckaaaaarrdddd Caiiinnnn . . .? Cain felt a strange doubling, a memory of a night many years before, when he was just a boy. A whispered voice call…

The Darkest Summer By Bill Sloan

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The Darkest Summer By Bill Sloan
The Darkest Summer is the dramatic story of the first three months of the Korean War as it has never been told before. A narrative studded with gripping eyewitness accounts, it focuses on the fateful days when the Korean War?s most decisive battles were fought and the Americans who fought them went? however briefly?from the depths of despair to the exultation of total conquest. Drawing on exclusive interviews with dozens of surviving U.S. veterans, it reveals how one ninety-day period changed the course of modern history and opens a unique and revealing window on an all-but-forgotten war. .

The Tremendous Power of Prayer By Charlie Jones

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The Tremendous Power of Prayer By Charlie Jones
A collection of inspirational thoughts and quotes on prayer from Oswald from Oswald Chambers, Billy Graham, Elisabeth Elliot, Charles Spurgeon, C. S. Lewis, Harry Emerson Fosdick, Helen Keller, and many more to transform your prayer life and renew your faith.The privilege of prayer is a gift from our heavenly father. The wonder of prayer is that He eagerly awaits oUr presence before His throne. The power of prayer lies in the God who hears us and moves on our behalf. This beautiful collection of thoughts on prayer?as expressed by some of the greatest minds of past and present?will embolden your heart and inspire your spirit as you contemplate the tremendous power of prayer. You'll read quotes from Oswald Chambers, Billy Graham, Elisabeth Elliot, Charles Spurgeon, C. S. Lewis, Harry Emerson Fosdick, Helen Keller, and many more. This book is a great addition to any library and a wonderful gift for anyone who wants a deeper, richer, more…

Dangerously In Love By Allison Hobbs

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Dangerously In Love By Allison Hobbs
In Dangerously in Love, a stripper, a desperate housewife, and a sexually addicted husband take fatal attraction to a new level -- and reveal the extreme risks of falling in love. Chanell Lawson, aka Sensation, is a premiere exotic dancer who is sick and tired of sex industry. She finally is ready to exchange her pole-dancing routine for a more traditional life. When she meets her ideal catch, however, Chanelle begins to Suspect he has a dark side and soon fears that the man of her dreams may be her worst nightmare. After three years of marriage, Dayna Reynolds believes getting pregnant will revitalize her failing marriage. But an absent husband won't help her chances. Feeling unattractive and unloved, a vulnerable Dayna easily succumbs to the advances of an enigmatic stranger. Reed Reynolds seeks success by socializing with members of an elite society. His new associates would be shocked to learn his secret life -- a life so sordid it jeopar…

Darkwater By W. E. B. Du Bois

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Darkwater By W. E. B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois, one of the most celebrated intellectuals of the twentieth century, published Darkwater -- a powerful collection of essays, verse and fiction -- in 1920, two decades after his most famous book, The Souls of Black Folk. Throughout his long life and extraordinary career as a scholar, activist, writer and educator, Du Bois's body of work illumined America's understanding of the "problem of the color line." While much of his early texts were sociological investigations of the Black community, the author increasingly incorporated autobiographical, poetic and spiritual elements into his works. The results are some of the most electrifying commentaries ever written on race and class in America.After decades of obscurity, this literary jewel is presented with a new introduction written by David Levering Lewis, author of W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919 and W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Centur…

The Collaborative Habit By Twyla Tharp

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The Collaborative Habit By Twyla Tharp
In a career that has spanned four decades, choreographer Twyla Tharp has collaborated with great musicians, designers, thousands of dancers, and almost a hundred companies. She's experienced the thrill of shared achievement and has seen what happens when group efforts fizzle. Her professional life has been -- and continues to be -- one collaboration after another. In this practical sequel to her national bestseller The Creative Habit, Tharp explains why collaboration is important to her -- and can be for you. She shows how to recognize good candidates for partnership and how to build one successfully, and analyzes dysfunctional collaborations. And although this isn't a book that promises to help you deepen your romantic life, she suggests that the lessons you learn by working together professionally can help you iN your personal relationships. These lessons about planning, listening, organizing, troubleshooting, and using your talents an…

A Good Man Is Hard to Find By ReShonda Tate Billingsley

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A Good Man Is Hard to Find By ReShonda Tate Billingsley
#1 national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley takes off on an adventure of romance, passion, and just a touch of suspense . . . set in one of the world?s most exotic locales. After her company is bought out by a tabloid magazine, career-driven journalist Ava Cole is less than thrilled to be covering celebrity fluff stories?even if her first assignMent sends her to Aruba for the high-profile wedding of pop star India Wright. Maybe a solo excursion far from home will help her forget about her crazy family and her suddenly ex-boyfriend, who seems to have trouble with two simple words: ?I do.? It doesn?t take long for the steamy island atmosphere to work its magic, and Ava finds herself enjoying a sexy flirtation with Cliff, the photographer shooting the singer?s nuptials. Just as their attraction heats up, Ava uncovers a bombshell of blackmail, deadly deceptions, and international intrigue that will all but destroy India W…

Hugs Bible Reflections for Women By Mindy Ferguson

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Hugs Bible Reflections for Women By Mindy Ferguson
The latest in the bestselling Hugs series features inspiring Bible verses paired with heartwarming stories written by ordinary women who have stepped out in faith and experienced God?s faithfulness to them.Hugs Bible Reflections for Women is a moving collection of stories told by women who are not afraid to bare their souls and share their hard-earned life wiSdom. Full of inspirational quotes, scripture, insightful tips, and biblical principles, this heartwarming book will strengthen the faith of those special women in your life.Building on its own bestselling success, the Hugs series focuses on Christian women?s growing interest in finding useful tools that will encourage them to refresh their outlook on life. Readers are sure to relate to these personal stories and the thought-provoking reflection questions that follow each story. So whether you are searching for the ?just right? present for a friend, or want a nurturing read that wi…

Plague By Lisa Hinsley

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Plague By Lisa Hinsley
In this enthralling debut thriller written in the vein of Contagion, a young couple struggles to save their plague?stricken son as they desperately fight back against a tyrannical government.A new strain of the bubonic plague is diagnosed in London. Before it can be contained it spreads through the population, faster and deadlier than anyOne could have imagined. Three weeks is all it takes to decimate the country.Johnny and Liz are devastated when their young son, Nathan, starts to show symptoms, but Liz phones the authorities anyway, and a few hours later the army arrives and boards up their house.Now Nathan is dying and there is nothing they can do to help him. Hours pass like weeks as their little boy grows weaker and weaker. All Liz wants is for them to die with some dignity, but the authorities refuse to help. Then their Internet and phones stop working. Cut off from the world and stuck inside their house, the family tries its best to cope?but there is nothi…

Alice the Brave By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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Alice the Brave By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
A month before eighth grade begins, Alice realizes she is going to have to face something she's been afraid of forever. Everybody, she knows, is afraid of something: elevators, dogs, planes, spiders . . . but her fear is worse. It's going to bring absolute disaster to the rest of her summer, maybe to the rest of her life. The truth is she's afraid of deep water!It's a hot AuGust, and everyone in Alice's gang goes to Mark Stedmeister's swimming pool almost every day. Alice sits at the shallow end. She plays badminton. She makes excuses, and keeps her problem secret.Meanwhile, Elizabeth and Pamela, Alice's two best friends, tackle problems of their own, and are more or less successful. Life is changing for everyone but Alice.Bravery begins in little ways, with small steps. That's what Alice finally discovers. And after she faces this particular fear, she knows she can summon the courage to face other fears as well…