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Mother May I

By Joshilyn Jackson
  • ISBN Code: : 0062855360
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER “A finely paced, shrewdly observed, multi-tiered story . . . A thinking (and feeling) reader’s thriller.” –Wall Street Journal "Chilling, thought-provoking, and hauntingly written, Mother May I kept me on the edge of my seat with its breathless race against time." — Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl from Widow Hills Recommended by Buzzfeed • Parade • Country Living • Atlanta Journal-Constitution • Augusta Chronicle • The Nerd Daily • She Reads • BookBub • and more! The New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Never Have I Ever returns with an even more addictive novel of domestic suspense in which a mother must decide how far she is willing to go to protect her child and the life she loves—an unforgettable tale of power, privilege, lies, revenge, and the choices we make, ones that transform our lives in unforeseen ways. Revenge doesn’t wait for permission. Growing up poor in rural Georgia, Bree Cabbat was warned that the world was a dark and scary place. Bree rejected that fearful outlook, and life has proved her right. Having married into a family with wealth, power, and connections, Bree now has all a woman could ever dream of. Until the day she awakens and sees someone peering into her bedroom window—an old gray-haired woman dressed all in black who vanishes as quickly as she appears. It must be a play of the early morning light or the remnant of a waking dream, Bree tells herself, shaking off the bad feeling that overcomes her. Later that day though, she spies the old woman again, in the parking lot of her daughters’ private school . . . just minutes before Bree’s infant son, asleep in his car seat only a few feet away, vanishes. It happened so quickly—Bree looked away only for a second. There is a note left in his place, warning her that she is being watched; if she wants her baby back, she must not call the police or deviate in any way from the instructions that will follow. The mysterious woman makes contact, and Bree learns she, too, is a mother. Why would another mother do this? What does she want? And why has she targeted Bree? Of course Bree will pay anything, do anything. It’s her child. To get her baby back, Bree must complete one small—but critical—task. It seems harmless enough, but her action comes with a devastating price. Bree will do whatever it takes to protect her family—but what if the cost tears their world apart?

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  • Pdf File: dominicana.pdf

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A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK Shortlisted for the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction “Through a novel with so much depth, beauty, and grace, we, like Ana, are forever changed.” —Jacqueline Woodson, Vanity Fair “Gorgeous writing, gorgeous story.” —Sandra Cisneros Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls she grew up with in the Dominican countryside did. But when Juan Ruiz proposes and promises to take her to New York City, she has to say yes. It doesn’t matter that he is twice her age, that there is no love between them. Their marriage is an opportunity for her entire close-knit family to eventually immigrate. So on New Year’s Day, 1965, Ana leaves behind everything she knows and becomes Ana Ruiz, a wife confined to a cold six-floor walk-up in Washington Heights. Lonely and miserable, Ana hatches a reckless plan to escape. But at the bus terminal, she is stopped by Cesar, Juan’s free-spirited younger brother, who convinces her to stay. As the Dominican Republic slides into political turmoil, Juan returns to protect his family’s assets, leaving Cesar to take care of Ana. Suddenly, Ana is free to take English lessons at a local church, lie on the beach at Coney Island, see a movie at Radio City Music Hall, go dancing with Cesar, and imagine the possibility of a different kind of life in America. When Juan returns, Ana must decide once again between her heart and her duty to her family. In bright, musical prose that reflects the energy of New York City, Angie Cruz's Dominicana is a vital portrait of the immigrant experience and the timeless coming-of-age story of a young woman finding her voice in the world.

The Opposite of Everyone

By Joshilyn Jackson
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062105701
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 925
  • Pdf File: the-opposite-of-everyone.pdf

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A fiercely independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel from the nationally bestselling author of Someone Else’s Love Story and Gods in Alabama—an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to shape and transform our lives. Born in Alabama, Paula Vauss spent the first decade of her life on the road with her free-spirited young mother, Kai, an itinerant storyteller who blended Hindu mythology with southern oral tradition to re-invent their history as they roved. But everything, including Paula’s birth name Kali Jai, changed when she told a story of her own—one that landed Kai in prison and Paula in foster care. Separated, each holding secrets of her own, the intense bond they once shared was fractured. These days, Paula has reincarnated herself as a tough-as-nails divorce attorney with a successful practice in Atlanta. While she hasn’t seen Kai in fifteen years, she’s still making payments on that Karmic debt—until the day her last check is returned in the mail, along with a mysterious note: “I am going on a journey, Kali. I am going back to my beginning; death is not the end. You will be the end. We will meet again, and there will be new stories. You know how Karma works.” Then Kai’s most treasured secret literally lands on Paula’s doorstep, throwing her life into chaos and transforming her from only child to older sister. Desperate to find her mother before it’s too late, Paula sets off on a journey of discovery that will take her back to the past and into the deepest recesses of her heart. With the help of her ex-lover Birdwine, an intrepid and emotionally volatile private eye who still carries a torch for her, this brilliant woman, an expert at wrecking families, now has to figure out how to put one back together—her own. The Opposite of Everyone is a story about story itself, how the tales we tell connect us, break us, and define us, and how the endings and beginnings we choose can destroy us . . . and make us whole. Laced with sharp humor and poignant insight, it is beloved New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson at her very best.

THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD

By Jerry L. Rhoads
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 150354673X
  • Total of Pages : 762
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 226
  • Pdf File: the-eighth-wonder-of-the-world.pdf

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Words, expression and relationships give me the opportunity to connect with someone I will never meet. There are 1,025, 109 words in the English language ... I have only used 80,182 of those words, in 14,792 paragraphs in 22,987 lines. Some rhyme and or form prose designed to put forth a different way of looking at my past situation and reflect on truth or dare in living our life. Jerry L. Rhoads, CPA , CEO All-American Care of Muscatine and Washington, 2002 Cedar Street Muscatine, Iowa 52761 Over the years I have contemplated publishing the poems but always put it off due to a lack of time to translate from paper to digital those thoughts of thirty years past. I have found not one poem dated because they reflected words spoken from my head that focuses on the ideas of times and events that never really change ... just mature, evolve and reoccur if you are to have memories that mean anything. Love, religion, war, peace, work and play all are never going to age just the mode of expression. Today I still have those in 12 three ring binders on yellowing stock and use them to trigger my editing and writing skills into this book. The material is overwhelming since there are about 2,500 poems. Every conceivable word that I saw along the road on billboards, road signs, advertisements, business signs, or heard, etc. triggered a poem onto tape then onto paper. Today I am to converting these to a digital format so I can capture the thoughts and evolve these rough drafts into many more books. I have tried to make the organization somewhat topical focusing on the better material, in my artistic opinion ... yours will by nature be different and that is the power of the written word. My intention in triggering topics and titles is not unconventional but does challenge the reader to believe I know that much about words and very little about conventional poetry. So if you like or dislike the ideas and use of the English language that kept me occupied over 1 million miles in my car so be it.

Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover

By Steve Pyatte
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1420835335
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 957
  • Pdf File: don-t-judge-a-book-by-its-cover.pdf

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Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover is not a book written about a biker. This is Steve Pyatte in the first person. This is a book written by the man, about the man. This is a book about the man known to many as “Papaw”. A man many people have grown to love and respect. You may think you know “Papaw”, but now it is time you met Steve Pyatte, up close and personal. Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover is filled with a nostalgic look at the past through the eyes of the author, as well as motivational and inspirational stories to make you smile, laugh and cry. Some of what you read may even surprise you.

Aiye Am Queen Tiy . . .

By T.R McKiever - Young
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1984529358
  • Total of Pages : 194
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 938
  • Pdf File: aiye-am-queen-tiy.pdf

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Baseball

By Harold Seymour,Dorothy Seymour Mills
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780198020004
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 862
  • Pdf File: baseball.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Now available in paperback, Harold Seymour and Dorothy Seymour Mills' Baseball: The Early Years recounts the true story of how baseball came into being and how it developed into a highly organized business and social institution. The Early Years, traces the growth of baseball from the time of the first recorded ball game at Valley Forge during the revolution until the formation of the two present-day major leagues in 1903. By investigating previously unknown sources, the book uncovers the real story of how baseball evolved from a gentleman's amateur sport of "well-bred play followed by well-laden banquet tables" into a professional sport where big leagues operate under their own laws. Offering countless anecdotes and a wealth of new information, the authors explode many cherished myths, including the one which claims that Abner Doubleday "invented" baseball in 1839. They describe the influence of baseball on American business, manners, morals, social institutions, and even show business, as well as depicting the types of men who became the first professional ball players, club owners, and managers, including Spalding, McGraw, Comiskey, and Connie Mack. Note: On August 2, 2010, Oxford University Press made public that it would credit Dorothy Seymour Mills as co-author of the three baseball histories previously "authored" solely by her late husband, Harold Seymour. The Seymours collaborated on Baseball: The Early Years (1960), Baseball: The Golden Age (1971) and Baseball: The People's Game (1991).

Poetry N’ Motion, the Flow of Things

By Elaine Gates
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1665517271
  • Total of Pages : 82
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 480
  • Pdf File: poetry-n-motion-the-flow-of-things.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Poetry N’ Motion, The Flow Of Things” is not you ordinary Poetry Book. It is unique in it’s own right because, not only does it contain Poems that Rhyme, but also contains Heartfelt Expressions from the heart, poured out onto the pages of this book, flowing from one heartbeat to another, inviting the reader to not only “see” Poetry N’ Motion, but to join in and go with the “Flow”.

Deeply Rooted

By Germaine Jacqueline Edwards
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1491837225
  • Total of Pages : 148
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 102
  • Pdf File: deeply-rooted.pdf

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Deeply Rooted is a collection of my works which tell the inside story. Stories told through the voice of poetry. These works were inspired by tales of happiness and sorrow; love, deceit, strength, courage, friendship and second chances. It pays tribute to those gone but not forgotten and most importantly it is a reflection of the power of faith and love. Deeply Rooted takes us on a journey that reminds us to live each day as if it were our last. A journey that takes us back to our roots and brings us full circle as we experience today’s struggles and our hopes and dreams for a brighter tomorrow. All shared throughout the pages of this collection which is sure to evoke one emotion or another Deeply Rooted within. My God has blessed me with this awesome gift of story- telling through poetry. He has given me the courage to open up and share this gift, these experiences. I hope at some point along this journey you too can see yourself. Perhaps you’ve walked that very same road, although your destination may have been vastly different. If so, then the one thing that always got me through those tough times was true; the belief that you never walk alone. Someone has walked this very road ahead of you or in your footsteps left behind. As you turn each page, may you find the strength to endure and the faith to venture onto the next chapter of your life while holding your head up remembering that despite all else, God loves you and so do I. Deeply Rooted is a gift I want to share with you and may you continue to be inspired long after you turn the last page.

Amused to Death

By Eric T. Shortridge
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  • Publisher : Eric Thomas Shortridge
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 450
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 375
  • Pdf File: amused-to-death.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A new collection of poetry from the author of Landon's Cry, Follow the Leader, and The Last Words of a Dying Muse.

Northern Tradition for the Solitary Practitioner

By Galina Krasskova,Raven Kaldera
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  • Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Book Code : 1601639546
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 150
  • Pdf File: northern-tradition-for-the-solitary-practitioner.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An essential guide to expand your spiritual practices for followers of Norse Paganism, Heathenry, Asatru, and other Northern Traditions. Northern Tradition for the Solitary Practitioner is a groundbreaking look at devotional work in religions from Theodism to Asatru to Norse Paganism, all of which comprise the umbrella of the Northern Tradition. Although interest in devotional and experiential work within these traditions has been growing rapidly in the past few years, this is the first book to show the diverse scope of such practices as a living, modern-day religion. It features an in-depth exploration of altar work, prayer, prayer beads, ritual work, sacred images, and lore, and a thorough examination of common cosmology that forms the foundation of belief for Northern Tradition communities and related Heathen practices. Northern Tradition for the Solitary Practitioner is not denomination-specific: rather, it seeks to provide an entry into interior practice for anyone involved in a branch of this broad family of traditions of the ancient Norse, Germanic, and Saxon peoples, using material suitable for the solitary, independent practitioner. Those outside of the Northern Tradition who wish to deepen their own devotional practice will find this book helpful in their own work, as well.

Sahaja

By Christopher Greaves
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1477222650
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 375
  • Pdf File: sahaja.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Who are we? Who are we really? What is our purpose here? And how can we make this a better world? Sahaja Yoga answers these questions. It answers them not only intellectually, in the form of an idea, and not only as a felt response, in the form of a mood of the heart, but also as an actual living happening. Practical, simple, and free, it transforms us from within and thereby brings about the evolution that we seek. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the founder of this Yoga, advised the author of Sahaja that he should write a substantial account of her discovery. This book, whose aim is to offer a rounded understanding of and thorough grounding in Sahaja Yoga, is the result.

A Panther's Father III

By James Brown
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1684701295
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 421
  • Pdf File: a-panther-s-father-iii.pdf

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In this book, the same lovable characters, including Granny Z, that the reader has encountered in the first two books are still present and just as lovable or disgusting as before. And like the 1st two books, Granny Z tells the same wonderfully engaging children tales for all children to help lift their heads-up. The time table is set in a very difficult to explain time period of racial turmoil and continuing racial injustices spiraling out of control taking place everywhere. Everyone is either working hard or angered by not having any work. It is a time of many powerful events challenging America and the Cold War is blistering to a fever pitch. The Soviet Union and America are engaging each other in cat and mouse games of dangerous war tactics where young men and women are being killed away from the General Public’s eye. A Soviet Nuclear Submarine Base being built on the coast of Mexico only adds to the furious nature of this novel and the Cold War.

Unprintable Ozark Folksongs and Folklore: Roll me in your arms

By Vance Randolph
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  • Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
  • Book Code : 9781557282316
  • Total of Pages : 582
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 754
  • Pdf File: unprintable-ozark-folksongs-and-folklore.pdf

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Roll Me in Your Arms, Volume I includes 180 unexpurgated songs collected by Randolph, with tunes transcribed from the original singers.