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A Race Against Time By Carolyn Keene

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A Race Against Time By Carolyn Keene
If I'm in the game, I play to win. So as captain of my team in the River Heights Biking for Bucks charity road race, my goals are to bring my team over the finisH line first -- and to catch a thief along the way!See, all of the money we raised before the race has been stolen -- and I know I can find it. With two days, practically no clues, and a bike race to win, I've got my work cut out for me. But with Bess, George, and Ned on my team, what could stand between us and the gold?

Cheer! By Kate Torgovnick

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Cheer! By Kate Torgovnick
Think cheerleading is just pom-poms, "gimme an 'R,'" and pleated skirts? Not anymore. Take an exhilarating trip through the rough-and-tumble world of competitive college cheerleading.... College cheerleaders are extreme athletes who fly thirty feet in the air, build pyramids in which a single slip can send ten people crashing to the ground, and compete in National Championships that are won by hundredths of a point. Cheer! is a year-long odyssey into their universe, following three squads from tryouts to Nationals. Meet the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack cheerleaderS from Nacogdoches, Texas, who seem destined to win their fifth National Championship in a row -- until they are shaken by the departure of their longtime coach. Fall in love with the Southern University Jaguars from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, an African-American team hoping to raise the $17,000 needed to travel to Nationals and transform their near win several years ago into a Cinder…

The Four Doors By Richard Paul Evans

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The Four Doors By Richard Paul Evans
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Walk and The Christmas Box, Richard Paul Evans has met hundreds of thousands of people and heard many of their stories in his travels over the past two decades. Most of the people he meets are hungry for inspiration; they love his novels because his characters are also searching for meaning and understanding.The Four Doors is Evans?s message to those who seek inspiration in their lives. It began as a talk he gave on the spur of the moment, and over the course of ten years, it has evolved into a message he has shared with successful business people, students, and even addicts and prisoners. It includes stories his readers have told him, stories about great achievers who overcame hardships, and stories about his own struggle growing up in a large family with financial difficulties and a suicidal mother, and about his diagnosis of Tourette?s Syndrome later in life. These inspiring stories are woven throug…

The Swamp By Michael Grunwald

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The Swamp By Michael Grunwald
The Everglades was once reviled as a liquid wasteland, and Americans dreamed of draining it. Now it is revered as a national treasure, and Americans have launched the largest environmental project in history to try to save it. The Swamp is the stunning story of the destruction and possible resurrection of the Everglades, the saga of man's abuse of nature in southern Florida and his unprecedented efforts to make amends. Michael Grunwald, a prize-winning national reporter for The Washington Post, takes readers on a riveting journey from the Ice Ages to the present, illuminating the natural, social and poLitical history of one of America's most beguiling but least understood patches of land. The Everglades was America's last frontier, a wild country long after the West was won. Grunwald chronicles how a series of visionaries tried to drain and "reclaim" it, and how Mother Nature refused to bend to their will; in the most harrowing tale,…

Zen Guitar By Philip Toshio Sudo

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Zen Guitar By Philip Toshio Sudo
Unleash the song of your soul with Zen Guitar, a cOntemplative handbook that draws on ancient Eastern wisdom and applies it to music and performance.

Sex and the Single Fireman By Jennifer Bernard

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Sex and the Single Fireman By Jennifer Bernard
There's a hardnosed new training officer in town, and that's bad news for theBachelor Firemen of San Gabriel . . .But great news for firefighter Sabina Jones . . . maybe. The toughest captain on the East Coast, single father Rick Roman has come thousands of miles to San Gabriel to put an end to the "Bachelor FiRemen" media hype. But when a stunning woman he nearly hooked up with in Reno turns out to be a firefighter from his new station, Roman realizes it's going to be tough keeping the tabloids at bay.But there's even more Sabina isn't telling him. Before dedicating herself to battling blazes, Sabina led a very different life, one that made her famous. The last thing she wants is to have her secret exposed. The papers, bloggers, and TV gossips will have a field day with that?expecially when they sense the obvious sexual heat between Sabina and Chief Roman, who's torn between firing her . . . and falling i…

Power of Silence By Carlos Castaneda

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Power of Silence By Carlos Castaneda
Millions of readers worldwide have treasured the visionary brilliance of Carlos Castaneda, who first explore the world of the Yaqui Indian sorcerer in The Teachings of don Juan. Now, at last, don Juan returns in The Power of Silence -- wise, infuriating, capable or working miracles and playing practical jokes, but always seeking the wisDom of the warrior.The Power of Silence is Castaneda's most astonishing book to date -- a brilliant flash of knowledge that illuminates the far reaches of the human mind. Through don Juan's mesmerizing stories, the true meaning of sorcery and magic is finally revealed. Honed in the desert of Sonora, the visions of don Juan give us the vital secrets of belief and self-realization that are transcendental and valid for us all. It is Castaneda's unique genius to show us that all wisdom, strength, and power lie within ourselves -- unleashed with marvelous energy and imaginative force in the teachings of don Jua…

The Temptation By Alisa Valdes

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The Temptation By Alisa Valdes
His touch was electric.His eyes were magnetic.His lips were a temptation. . . .But was he real?Shane is near death after crashing her car on a long stretch of empty highway in rural New Mexico when she is miraculously saved by a mysterious young man who walks out of nowhere. She feels an instant energy betWeen them, both a warmth that fills her soul and a tingle that makes her shiver. But who, or what, is he? For the first time in her life, she believes in the term "soul mates"?Travis is her destiny, and she is his. But she soon discovers that Travis is dead and strict rules govern kindred spirits of different dimensions. Even a kiss could destroy both their souls. And while Travis is almost impossible to resist, temptation proves to be the kindest enemy they encounter. In this part romance, part supernatural thriller, true love discovers it may not be able to surpass all?especially the power of pure evil.

One Night That Changes Everything By Lauren Barnholdt

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One Night That Changes Everything By Lauren Barnholdt
Two years ago, when Eliza Sellman was in ninth grade, her dad found out he was being transfered and the family was going to move. Having always been shy and not so confident about her body, Eliza took that opportunity to start a list in her private notebook of all the things she planned on doing when she moved but had always been afraid to--like wearing a miniskirt and asking guys to dance; singing karaoke in front of strangers; posting a photo of herself on her Facebook wall in a bikini...you get the idea. New town, new EliZa, right? Well, she'll never know because the transfer fell through and they didn't move. But Eliza kept adding her goals and secret fears to the list in the notebook. Now it's two years later, and in that time Eliza has had and lost her first boyfriend. But this was more than your average breakup...turns out the sweet and cute Cooper was only dating her as a hazing stunt by a secret society. Eliza g…

Ex-Wives By Sandra Howard

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Ex-Wives By Sandra Howard
The captivating new novel from the author of Glass Houses. Kate Nichols had been married just two years when her art dealer husband crashed his plane and died. A year on, still overwhelmed by grief, she meets and falls in love with documentary film-maker, Richard Marshall. Richard is a divorced father of two and still very involved with his bi-polar ex-wiFe, but despite these difficulties, Kates feelings for him are intense and her wounds begin to heal. Meanwhile, as her father battles with the final stages of terminal cancer, Kates divorced mother has fallen in love with another man, Ben Townsend. Kate warms to Ben, but she is suspicious about his business activities. When Kate eventually discovers the truth, she is devastated to learn that Ben and her mother will have to flee the country for their own safety. Unable to share this secret with Richard, and increasingly insecure about Richards commitment to her, Kate must live with the burden of knowing that sh…

The Right Words at the Right Time Volume 2 By Marlo Thomas

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The Right Words at the Right Time Volume 2 By Marlo Thomas
From big cities to farm communities, from office cubicles to hospital wards, from Normandy Beach to Boston's Fenway Park, the contributors to this remarkable volume -- selected from among thousands in a nationwide search -- tell riveting stories about the words that changed their lives forever. You'll meet a "Plain Jane" from Seattle, whose world was rocked by a passing remark made by her favorite musician, backstage at a concert. You'll hear from the bereaved fiancé of a 9/11 victim, who found hope in a note pinned to a teddy bear. You'll laugh with a beleaguered soccer mom, who reveals the single phrase she never wants to hear again. And your heart will break for a prison inmate, who recalls the one piece of advice he still wishes he took. In each case, words had made all the difference. Marlo Thomas has once again tapped into the human spirit, assembling a breathtaking collection of beautiful and…

Day of War By Cliff Graham

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Day of War By Cliff Graham
Day of War is the gritty, intense, and stylistic poRtrayal of the adventures of King David and his Mighty Men, found in 2 Samuel 23 and 1 Chronicles 11.

Unbearable Lightness By Portia de Rossi

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Unbearable Lightness By Portia de Rossi
"I didn't decide to become anorexic. It snuck up on me disguised as a healthy diet, a professional attitude. Although there was a certain glamour to anorexics, I didn't want to be one. I just wanted to excel in dieting. And weighing in at 80 pounds on 300 calories a day, I was the best little dieter there ever was." In scalding prose, Portia de Rossi reveals the pain and illness that haunted her for decades. She alternately starved herself and binged, putting her life in danger and lying to herself and everyone around her about the depth of her illness. From her lowest point, Portia began the painful climb back to health and happiness, ultimately falling head over heels in love with Ellen DeGeneres. In this remarkable and landmark book, she tells a story that inspires hope and nourishes the spirit. .

Vivienne Westwood: An Unfashionable Life By Jane Mulvagh

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Vivienne Westwood: An Unfashionable Life By Jane Mulvagh

Take a Walk on the Dark Side By R. Gary Patterson

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Take a Walk on the Dark Side By R. Gary Patterson
Take a Walk on the Dark Side is the ultimate book for today's rock and roll fan: a fascinating compendium of facts, fictions, prophecies, premonitions, coincidences, hoaxes, doomsday scenarios, and other urban legends about some of the world's most beloved and mysterious pop icons. Updating, revising, and expanding on material from his cult classic Hellhounds on Their Trail, Patterson offers up a delectable feast of strange and occasionally frightening rock and roll tales, featuring the ironies associated with the tragic deaths of many rock icons, unsolved murders, and other taleS from the "fell clutch of circumstance." Beginning with the fateful place where it all started -- a deserted country crossroads just outside Clarksdale, Mississippi, where Robert Johnson made his deal with the devil -- through the Buddy Holly curse (rock and roll's first great tragedy) and beyond, this incredible volume uncovers some of …

The Secret Spiral By Gillian Neimark

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The Secret Spiral By Gillian Neimark
A ten-year-old is tasked with saving the world in this adventure novel that is ?captivating, satsisfying, and thrilling at the same time? (Children?s Literature ).It?s just another boring Wednesday in May for ten-year-old Flor Bernoulli of Brooklyn, New York. But it turns out to be a day like no other: She finds a mySterious key that gives her special superpowers, takes a journey across the ocean and through the Milky Way, and even meets her long-lost father.It all starts when her favorite neighborhood baker, the mysterious Dr. Pi, reveals that he is an ancient wizard, in charge of every single thing in the world that has the shape of a spiral?from seashells to galaxies to the inside of your ear. He needs her help to save the spiral from two strangers who have come to steal its power and destroy it. And so begins the magical adventure of a lifetime, where Flor learns that only she has the magic to keep the world spinning just as it should.

All That Drama By Tina Brooks McKinney

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All That Drama By Tina Brooks McKinney
Tina Brooks McKinney makes a winning debut in this emotionally charged novel about female friendship. All That Drama introduces two unforgettable heroines who will make an indelible mark on readers from all walks of life. Sammie Davis was accustomed to chaos in her life. For Sammie, it had always been that way and it drew me to her like a bee to honey..." Marie Morgan, a single mother of two, is currently separated from her husband. One day on tHe way to work Marie meets Sammie in an Atlanta subway station. With her short skirts, high heels, and occasional birdcage hairdo, Sammie is everything Marie is not -- fearless, brazen, flamboyant, and completely unselfconscious. A woman who flaunts her wild unconventionality, Sammie exudes self-confidence and dares to laugh at life. Soon Marie is feeling empowered by her new friend; as Marie's "freeway of choice," Sammie is always on hand whenever Marie feels the urge to be a little wi…

Gladiator Clash (Time Hunters, Book 1) By Chris Blake

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Gladiator Clash (Time Hunters, Book 1) By Chris Blake

The Right Fit By Sinead Moriarty

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The Right Fit By Sinead Moriarty
Emma, the irrepressible protagonist from The Baby Trail, is back for a whirlwind trip through the upside-down world of international adoption. Emma is back, and still eager to start a family. After trying every fertility treatment in the book, as well as following a slew of advice from her friends, family, and women's magazines, she and her husband have given up on conceiving naturally. They're now trying international adoption, which should, in theory, be more pleasant than the fertility shots and postcoital headstands of their baby-making days. However, with the rigorous screening process -- including a Russian class where they learn about their potential baby's culture alongside competitive adoptive-parents-to-be and über-critical case managers -- Emma finds herself once again in over her head. The pressure to prove that she and her husband are the perfect couple, and thus the perfect parents, drives him and all her friends crazy along t…

Revealing Jewel By Kenneth Calhoun

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Revealing Jewel By Kenneth Calhoun
She has been called "one of the most richly idiomatic female pop singers of her generation" by Rolling Stone magazine. Translation: Jewel speaks to millions of fans of all ages through her award-winning music and bestselling poetry books.Now, get to know this supertalented performer for the down-to-earth, savvy, and unpretentious person she is -- a dynamic young woman who, her friends all agree, is "too normal to be a rock star." Revealing Jewel pieces Together a remarkable portrait, through the words of those who know her best: her family and close friends, her band, and her colleagues on the road, in the studio, and on the movie set -- including Moby, producer Arif Mardin, actor/director Billy Bob Thornton, Jewel's father, singer/ songwriter Atz Kilcher, and her mother and manager, Lenedra J. Carroll. This one-of-a-kind compilation gets up close and personal on:Jewel's childhood...the hard times...her rise to fame...payin…

Prayer Participant's Guide By Philip Yancey

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Prayer Participant's Guide By Philip Yancey
In this six-session study, award-winning author Philip Yancey probes the very heartbeat---the most funDamental, challenging, perplexing, and deeply rewarding aspect---of our relationship with God: prayer. What is prayer? How does it work? And more importantly, does it work?Designed for use with the video.

Just Married and Cooking By Brooke Parkhurst

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Just Married and Cooking By Brooke Parkhurst
After the bells have chimed, the gifts have been opened, and the honeymoon suitcases have been unpacked, newlywed couples often find themselves wondering, ?So, what?s for dinner?? That?s why chef James Briscione and his wife, writer Brooke Parkhurst, put together Just Married and Cooking?a guide to living, eating, and entertaining together.Divided into two sections??Life As We Know It? and ?New Traditions??Just Married and Cooking is full of valuable advice, easy-to-master techniques, time-saving secrets, and most important, recipes for delicious dishes. In ?Life As We Know It,? Brooke and James offer over a hundred recipes for everyday eating. From delectable morning muffins tO after-work appetizers and easy-to-prepare dinners, this section has everything young couples need for simple, healthy, and enticing eating. ?New Traditions? contains nine menus to help newlyweds mark the special occasions in their new lives together: a glamorous birt…

How God Became King By N. T. Wright

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How God Became King By N. T. Wright
Foundational: The four gospels come directly fromthe ancient church and are among the primary sourcesfor the church's teachings.Familiar: Since Christian worship services began, areading from the gospels has played a central role.Studied: For over two hundred years scholars havechallenged and defended the central claims of thegospels: miracles, historical accuracy, the divinity ofJesus, and more.But Forgotten: Still, lEading Bible scholar N. T.Wright reveals shocking news: We have all forgottenwhat the four gospels are about."Despite centuries of intense and heavy industryexpended on the study of all sorts of features of thegospels," Wright writes, "we have often managed tomiss the main thing that they, all four of them, aremost eager to tell us. What we need is not just a bitof fine-tuning, an adjustment here and there. We needa fundamental rethink about what the gospels aretrying to tell us."What Wright offers is an opportun…

Heartlifters for Young at Heart By Susan Duke

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Heartlifters for Young at Heart By Susan Duke
Duke compiles inspirational stories of well-known men and women who continued to make an impact well beyond the years of their youth to show the joy and inspiration from those truly young at heart. Youth and vitality are a state of mind and a reflection of the heart. This beautiful book is a tribute to those who may not be "kids" anymore, but who brightEn the landscape of life with their youthful exuberance and excitement for living. Your heart will soar as you read inspirational stories of well-known men and women who continued to impact our work well beyond the years of their youth. You'll learn surprising details about people you just thought you knew, and you'll see that wisdom shines b righter, talent runs deeper, and the wealth of experience is more inspirational in those who are young at heart. Whether for yourself or a youthful friend or loved one, the true stories, inspirational messages, and the surprise foldout …

The Body Reset Diet By Harley Pasternak

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The Body Reset Diet By Harley Pasternak
With so many crazy and extreme diets on the market, it's hard to know what to eat and how to maintain a healthy regime. We have lost our way when it comes to diet and succumb to extreme measures that promise short term rewards. In spite of our extreme attempts to get in shape, we are still unsatisfied with how we look. The Harley Planputs an end to these extreme behaviours that are making us fat and tells you eXactly how to achieve your best physique in just 15 days. Get ready to press the proverbial 'reset' button on your metabolism and exercise regime and prepare to revise your entire outlook on health. The Plan is comprised of three phases, each lasting five days. Weight loss begins on day one of 'Phase I' and in all three phases, you will eat five times daily - thus igniting your metabolism to run more efficiently. Furthermore, the plan will show you how to make simple, healthy meals that can be prepared in less than five …