Catching Snowflakes

Author: Swetha Bhagwat
Editor: Notion Press
ISBN: 1649199406
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Catching Snowflakes is a collection of poems and paintings that were born on stormy days in the cold frigid winters of Upstate New York. They try to capture the beauty and serenity in the many shades of winter. However occasionally, just like the snowflakes, they drift and land in unexpected places—sometimes settling on a surprising idea or a strange emotion or an unheralded perspective. This book is meant to be a cosy read and is filled with white winter’s charm. It is for people that love winter and want to relive it, out of season - for just a little while (as I often do). It is also for people who have never seen snow-covered winters and want to glimpse it from the comfort of their warm couches. So, fill your cups with hot chocolate or warm spiced tea, and let’s go catching snowflakes.

Catching Snowflakes

Author: Nora Roberts
Editor:
ISBN: 9780263910476
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Sparkling Christmas romance. Mitch hadn't been planning on spending Christmas with anyone, until shy single mum Hester Wallace moved in upstairs. Now he is determined to become her Christmas hero. Pandora McVie must spend Christmas with the co-beneficiary of her beloved Uncle's will, but she and Michael Donohue have never got along...until now. Contains: A Will and a Way, Local Hero.

Preschool Appropriate Practices Environment Curriculum And Development

Author: Janice J. Beaty
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285499956
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Unique alignment of chapters for each of the 13 learning centers in a preschool classroom make PRESCHOOL APPROPRIATE PRACTICES, 4th Edition a must have resource for preschool teachers. Emphasis is placed on setting up preschool centers for self-directed learning, treating the teacher as a facilitator. Creative ideas for involving children in all aspects of their learning, including rule making and curriculum planning, are found throughout the book. These activities integrate with the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), a nationally recommended set of early childhood practices. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Death Of A Rose

Author: Karen McBroom
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475949367
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It is 1941 in Lidice, Czechoslovakia, and sixteen-year-old Katarina is overflowing with excitement for the day ahead. As she opens the birthday gift her father has left for her, Katarina gasps in wonderment as she gazes at the tiny, carved heart intertwined in a vine of roses. Despite the threat of Nazi occupation that constantly hangs over her Czech village, Katarina is looking forward to her birthday party with great anticipation. But when her dream of a grand day is squashed, all Katarina wants to do is escape. Seventeen-year-old Josef is a young scholar who knows that tradition dictates that marriage be arranged for him. As a member of one of the few Jewish families living in Lidice, Josef just wants to survive in an intolerant world of hate and prejudice. But when he sees the beautiful Katarina reading in a corner of the town square by herself every day, he cannot resist her magnetic pull. He finally approaches her, and the teenagers soon realize they are meant to be together, despite the danger lurks in the shadows. The Death of a Rose is the unforgettable historical tale of two young people who risk everything for love during the Nazi occupation of their tiny village.

Discover Nature In Winter

Author: Elizabeth P. Lawlor
Editor: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811727198
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Introduces common living things that continue to make a living during the winter and suggests activities for discovering what each creature looks like, where it lives, and how it survives.

The Cricket Song

Author: Ben Kraieski
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491872721
File Size: 50,31 MB
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This is a novel containing two parallel stories: a fable about Ortho the Cricket's quest to sing a World Song which transcends the traditional Cricket Song and it is also a story about Dan Lesniak's quest for artistic expression that transcends traditional painting techniques. Ortho and Dan travel different paths to same destination. Both meet obstacles on the way that hinder their quests and threaten to prevent them from achieving their life-long pursuits.

Where S Silas

Author: S. L. Mcginnis
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434901459
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North Star Over My Shoulder

Author: Bob Buck
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743262309
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A delightful memoir follows the life of a legendary pilot, author, and member of the National Advisory for Aeronautics, who in 1930, at the age of sixteen, flew solo from coast to coast, breaking the junior transcontinental speed record, and traces his illustrious career, from his World War II experiences to his stint as a co-pilot for TWA. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Mastering The Toltec Way

Author: Susan Gregg
Editor: Red Wheel
ISBN: 9781609257736
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Toltec culture flourished in Mexico around 800 AD. Its wisdom has been brought to millions by the wildly popular teacher don Miguel Ruiz. Also based on the ancient teachings of the Toltec people, Mastering the Toltec Way helps readers follow in the footsteps of the Toltec into living fully, truthfully, and passionately, day by day. Secret knowledge embraced by the Toltec transcends normal, everyday awareness. Using Mastering the Toltec Way, readers gain access to this ancient knowledge and learn daily how to be happy no matter what their circumstances and how to gain complete freedom to be themselves. Mastering the Toltec Way is structured on the lunar calendar. Each of the 13 chapters concludes with 28 daily entries that illustrate how to apply the Toltec way to today's world. From the book: Beginning on a full or new moon, readers: Start by reading a story that weaves the Toltec philosophy into modern life and lights the way for the exercises to follow.Do visualizations that help them use their imaginations to disengage their minds and re-engage their spirits.Meditate in various ways plus learn to pay attention to their five senses, among other active exercises to put the Toltec way into daily practice. For those who want to experience everyday life more deeply and gain lasting personal freedom, Mastering the Toltec Way guides seekers on a well-traveled, ancient path.

Help For Helpers

Author: Hazelden Publishing
Editor: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 9781568380612
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Help for Helpers

The Trial

Author: Robert Whitlow
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418512494
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A lawyer ready to die takes one final case...the trial of his life. Attorney Kent "Mac" MacClain has nothing left to live for. Nine years after the horrific accident that claimed the life of his wife and two sons, he's finally given up. His empty house is a mirror for his empty soul, it seems suicide is his only escape. And then the phone rings. Angela Hightower, the beautiful heiress and daughter of the most powerful man in Dennison Springs, has been found dead at the bottom of a ravine. The accused killer, Peter Thomason, needs a lawyer. But Mac has come up against the Hightowers and their ruthless, high-powered lawyers before -- an encounter that left his practice and reputation reeling. The evidence pointing to Thomason's guilt seems insurmountable. Is Mac defending an ingenious psychopath, or has Thomason been framed--possibly by a member of the victim's family? It comes down to one last trial. For Thomason, the opponent is the electric chair. For Mac, it is his own tormented past--a foe that will prove every bit as deadly.

Drought

Author: Pam Bachorz
Editor: Carolrhoda Lab ®
ISBN: 1606841858
File Size: 64,70 MB
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A young girl thirsts for love and freedom, but at what cost? Ruby dreams of escaping the Congregation. Escape from slaver Darwin West and his cruel Overseers. Escape from the backbreaking work of gathering water. Escape from living as if it is still 1812, the year they were all enslaved. When Ruby meets Ford—an irresistible, kind, forbidden new Overseer—she longs to run away with him to the modern world where she could live a normal teenage life. Escape with Ford would be so simple. But if Ruby leaves, her community is condemned to certain death. She, alone, possesses the secret ingredient that makes the water so special—her blood—and it's the one thing that the Congregation cannot live without. Drought is the haunting story of one community's thirst for life, and the dangerous struggle of the only girl who can grant it.

Dreams For My Daughter

Author: Polly Blair
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740761744
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Before you were conceived I wanted you Before you were born I loved you Before you were here an hour I would die for you This is the miracle of life --Maureen Hawkins The relationship between a mother and daughter is like no other. A daughter reminds her mother of herself as a girl, offers her a chance to relive that girlhood, then passes her mother's wisdom on to her own daughter someday. Mothers and daughters know what the other is thinking before she says it, and communicate with a touch or a glance as easily as with words. A mother's love is so strong, sometimes words alone are insufficient to express it. That's why Becky Kelly's gift book, Dreams for My Daughter, is so special. On every page her soft watercolor illustrations celebrate the warmth of a mother's love for her daughter. Paired with beautiful prose, each enchanting image evokes the heartfelt times that only mothers and daughters share. Whether as a birthday or graduation gift, or for no special occasion at all, Dreams for My Daughter is a beautiful keepsake of a mother's genuine love.

Sunlight At Midnight Darkness At Noon

Author: Christopher Cunningham
Editor: Jason Behrends
ISBN: 0981748112
File Size: 64,71 MB
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In 2002, our Nation was unsure of its future, panicked by its recent past, and struggling to come to terms with a mounting war and the ever-changing colors of terror. Through it all two poets in a newfound friendship felt it necessary to stop the chaos and share their thoughts, views, struggles, fears, frustrations, and daily triumphs with each other. Sometimes scathing and brash, sometimes vulnerable, sometimes self-assured, the conversational threads have been woven into a constant, furious tapestry covering the landscape of the American South, the desert Southwest and all the way to the cold mountains of Switzerland. These letters represent a refusal to submit and a wild shout to the heavens that art can still matter.

The Mothers

Author: Jennifer Gilmore
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451697880
File Size: 18,68 MB
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Poignant, raw, and insightful, Jennifer Gilmore’s third novel is an unforgettable story of love, family, and motherhood. With a “voice [that is] at turns wise and barbed with sharp humor” (Vanity Fair), Gilmore lays bare the story of one couple’s ardent desire for a child and their emotional journey through adoption. Jesse and Ramon are a loving couple, but after years spent unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant, they turn to adoption, relieved to think that once they navigate the bureaucratic path to parent-hood they will have a happy ending. But nothing has prepared them for the labyrinthine process—for the many training sessions and approvals; for the constant advice from friends, strangers, and “experts”; for the birthmothers who contact them but don’t ultimately choose them; or even, most shockingly, for the women who call claiming they’ve chosen Jesse and Ramon but who turn out never to have been pregnant in the first place. Jennifer Gilmore’s eloquence about the human heart—its frailties and complexities—and her razor-sharp observations about race, class, culture, and changing family dynamics are spectacularly combined in this powerful novel. Suffused with passion and fury, The Mothers is a taut, gripping, and satisfying book that will stay with readers long after they turn the last page.

I Am Not Most Places

Author: Richard Cumyn
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 1554885523
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Kingston writer Richard Cumyn’s second book of short stories is a remarkable collection of fiction about the curse of modernity–displacement. In striking scenes Cumyn subtly explores our own sense of abandonment and loneliness in the face of change, movement and loss. Cumyn’s prose is sparse and direct, the violence supressed beneath the surface casual and foreboding. His characters are at once familiar and eerily distinct, their relationships a tender blend of heartbreak and affection. Separations achieved through illness, betrayal, aging, necessity, choice or dismissal represent an emotional x-ray of a society looking for permanence in an increasingly fluid and precarious world. This collection will haunt you like a shadow creeping over a suburban street– all the landmarks appear familiar but each door leads to unimagined worlds. Great stories await there.

Stolen Innocence

Author: Erin Merryn
Editor: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757302823
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The young author, a victim of sexual abuse by her cousin which began when she was eleven-years-old, tells of her journey from pain and confusion to inner strength and forgiveness.

1 000 Marbles

Author: Jeff Davis
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740715532
File Size: 26,19 MB
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How do we spend our time on the planet' Do we fill it with mindless activity or do we consider it a precious gift' In 1,000 Marbles, author Jeff Davis shares a modern parable about discovering and appreciating life's finite nature. At age 55, a man realizes his life expectancy is about 75 years of age and calculates that he has about 1,000 Saturdays left to enjoy. He buys a thousand marbles and marks the passing of each Saturday by removing one marble from a jar. When he removes the last marble on his 75th birthday, he considers each subsequent weekend to be bonus time.And that's only the introduction to this incredible, inspirational list book. 1,000 Marbles offers a thousand thought-provoking ideas for what to do on your Saturdays. Load the family into the car and take a drive into the country. It's always better if you try to get lost on such a trip! Go fishing. Remember, a bad day of fishing beats a good day of working, anytime. Have you ever taken a ride in a hot-air balloon' I haven't yet, but I plan to spend a marble doing just that one day. On a warm summer day, I like to spread a blanket on the ground and take a nap. There's nothing like sleeping outside.

Fury

Author: Elizabeth Miles
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857072021
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Sometimes sorry isn't enough. Em Winters and Chase Singer discover that a little guilt isn't the only consequence of doing wrong. After Em hooks up with her best friend's boyfriend and Chase's secret harassment of a social outcast spirals out of control, three mysterious Furies - paranormal creatures that often assume the form of beautiful women - come to town to make sure that Em and Chase get what they deserve. Not everyone will survive - and those who do will discover there are worse punishments than death. But when Em befriends outcast Drea and learns more about who and what the Furies really are, she becomes resolved above all to take them down and stop their plans. Little does Em know that, by confronting the Furies, she could become inextricably bound to them for life. "Achingly gorgeous, Fury seduced me" - Lauren Kate, author of the bestselling Fallen series. Book 1 in the Fury trilogy

Kabul

Author: M. E. Hirsh
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 146685412X
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Modern events sometime demand the reissue of a book published several years ago. Hirsh's internationally acclaimed 1986 novel, Kabul, provides an almost miraculous window into a country and its people that now have captured the world's attention. When the last Afghan king is deposed in the summer of 1973, the family of Omar Anwari, his loyal cabinet minister, is torn apart along with their country. Over seven turbulent years while Catherine, their American mother, struggles to hold them together, Mangal, the eldest son, breaks with his father to follow his own political conscience; daughter Saira in New York is torn between two cultures; and Tor, the youngest, most passionate of the three grows up to become perhaps the bravest of them all. An epic tale of civil war, political intrigue, and family tragedy, Kabul is a moving, insightful portrayal of a proud nation brought to chaos.