Many Bloody Returns

Many Bloody Returns
Title Many Bloody Returns PDF eBook
Author Charlaine Harris
Publisher Penguin
Pages 370
Release 2007
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9780441015221

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A collection of vampire tales includes Charlaine Harris's heroine Sookie Stackhouse in "Dracula's Night," Jim Butcher's wizard hero Harry Dresden in "It's My Birthday Too," and other stories by Tanya Huff, P.N. Elrod, Christopher Golden, and Bill Crider.




The First Day of the Rest of My Life

The First Day of the Rest of My Life
Title The First Day of the Rest of My Life PDF eBook
Author Cathy Lamb
Publisher Allison & Busby
Pages 510
Release 2012-01-01
Genre Family secrets
ISBN 9780749040420

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"The First Day of the Rest of My Life" is an eloquent and triumphant tale of a fierce act of love, a family's legacy, and one woman's awakening to her own power--with no secrets.




First Day of My Life

First Day of My Life
Title First Day of My Life PDF eBook
Author Lisa Williamson
Publisher David Fickling Books
Pages 348
Release 2021-01-07
Genre Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 1788451546

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There are three sides to every story . . .It's GCSE results day. Frankie's best friend, Jojo, is missing. A baby has been stolen. And more than one person has been lying.Frankie's determined to find out the truth and her ex-boyfriend Ram is the only person who can help her.But they're both in for a shock . . .EVERYTHING is about to change.




Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century

Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century
Title Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century PDF eBook
Author Jeanne E. Arnold
Publisher Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press
Pages 181
Release 2012-12-31
Genre Social Science
ISBN 1938770900

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Winner of the 2014 John Collier Jr. Award Winner of the Jo Anne Stolaroff Cotsen Prize Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century cross-cuts the ranks of important books on social history, consumerism, contemporary culture, the meaning of material culture, domestic architecture, and household ethnoarchaeology. It is a distant cousin of Material World and Hungry Planet in content and style, but represents a blend of rigorous science and photography that these books can claim. Using archaeological approaches to human material culture, this volume offers unprecedented access to the middle-class American home through the kaleidoscopic lens of no-limits photography and many kinds of never-before acquired data about how people actually live their lives at home. Based on a rigorous, nine-year project at UCLA, this book has appeal not only to scientists but also to all people who share intense curiosity about what goes on at home in their neighborhoods. Many who read the book will see their own lives mirrored in these pages and can reflect on how other people cope with their mountains of possessions and other daily challenges. Readers abroad will be equally fascinated by the contrasts between their own kinds of materialism and the typical American experience. The book will interest a range of designers, builders, and architects as well as scholars and students who research various facets of U.S. and global consumerism, cultural history, and economic history.




A Life for a Life

A Life for a Life
Title A Life for a Life PDF eBook
Author Lynda McDaniel
Publisher Lynda McDaniel Books
Pages 322
Release 2016-08-15
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0997780819

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“Five Stars! The tale immediately drew me in, into the town, into the intriguing mystery, and into the people. A real treat to read." ~Deb, Top 100 Reviewer on major retailer Laurel Falls, N.C., 1985: I was done with being a crime reporter in Washington, D.C., tired of all the violence. So I packed up and moved to the small town of Laurel Falls, N.C. It looked like heaven to me—ancient mountains brimming with tall trees and songbirds, peace and quiet. Until I found the body. The sheriff took the easy path, calling it a suicide. No way. I’d found that young woman, and I just knew she hadn’t taken her own life. I’d spent my whole career searching for the truth, and I wasn’t about to stop now. Trouble was, without my usual sources, how much of a murder investigation could I pull off? But a special kid lived next door. Abit Bradshaw, a teenager struggling to find his rightful place in the world. Hey, I knew all about that. I’d never fitted in either, but eventually I’d found something I was good at. I figured he just needed a chance too. And he got one when we teamed up to solve that crime. Along the way, we sure met some interesting characters—both bad and good. We had a plan, and we worked it hard to find that killer before we became the next victims. Looking back, I should’ve known plans rarely pan out the way you think. ~Della Kincaid You'll enjoy this suspenseful story because who doesn't dream of second chances? If you love Jacqueline Winspear, Sue Grafton, and Cheryl Bradshaw (no relation to Abit Bradshaw that we know of), you're sure to enjoy the Appalachian Mountain Mysteries series. Get it now—for the rich natural setting, colorful characters, and suspenseful investigations. A Life for a Life is the first novel in the Appalachian Mountain Mysteries series by award-winning author Lynda McDaniel. Look for the latest book in the Appalachian Mountain Mysteries series, After Dusk, coming soon! Interview with Lynda McDaniel Q: What makes the Appalachian Mountain Mysteries Series so special? A: In addition to the suspense of a good mystery, each book includes people and stories from the years I spent on my "back to the land" farm in Appalachia. You'll meet a cantankerous laundromat owner who was just as weird as she's portrayed, a gentle giant of a beekeeper with an abiding love for his family, and Cleva Hall, who's based on a woman who taught me how to put food by. But especially Abit Bradshaw, one of the amateur sleuths along with Della Kincaid, a former journalist. Abit started in a supporting role, but I listened to my readers and gave him a starring role in the rest of the series. This book and the next two—The Roads to Damascus and Welcome the Little Children—are coming-of-age stories for Abit. Q: Why should readers give these books a try? A: Readers who prefer suspense without over-the-top violence will enjoy this series. I write in the British style, where the dastardly deed is done off stage; (similar in that way to cozy mysteries). I don't like mounting body bags, but I do enjoy the chase for justice. In addition to the crimes, readers will find vivid mountain settings, colorful characters, sharp wit, good food, and a touch of romance. Q: In what order were the books written? A: A Life for a Life The Roads to Damascus Welcome the Little Children Murder Ballad Blues Deep in the Forest Up the Creek Unwrapped After Dusk Waiting for You (free prequel) What readers are saying: "REMINDS ME OF To Kill a Mockingbird. You are a treasure of a writer." ~J. M. Grayson "THIS WAS MY FIRST BOOK BY LYNDA McDANIEL, WON'T BE MY LAST. Love a book that can hold my interest to the point I don't want it to end." ~M. Ballard "McDANIEL DELIVERS A PAIR OF UNFORGETTABLE CRIME-SOLVING CHARACTERS. She lured me into her story and kept me there." ~Virginia McCullough, award-winning author of Amber Light.




Devotions for a Healthier You

Devotions for a Healthier You
Title Devotions for a Healthier You PDF eBook
Author Katie Farrell
Publisher
Pages 0
Release 2014-12-30
Genre Religion
ISBN 9781400324347

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A devotional filled with scriptures, encouraging stories, and tips on keeping a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Each devotion includes a Bible verse and encouraging text, along with recipes, exercise tips, meal planning, and healthy lifestyle tips.




My First Day

My First Day
Title My First Day PDF eBook
Author Phung Nguyen Quang
Publisher Make Me a World
Pages 40
Release 2021-02-16
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0593306287

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A visually stunning story of resilience and determination by an award-winning new author-illustrator team, perfect for back to school. This is no ordinary first journey. The rainy season has come to the Mekong Delta, and An, a young Vietnamese boy, sets out alone in a wooden boat wearing a little backpack and armed only with a single oar. On the way, he is confronted by giant crested waves, heavy rainfall and eerie forests where fear takes hold of him. Although daunted by the dark unknown, An realizes that he is not alone and continues to paddle. He knows it will all be worth it when he reaches his destination--one familiar to children all over the world.