Hooked

Author: Ev Bishop
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780993761775
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Knocked around by life-and then knocked up by a man she won't speak of-Sam Kendall gives her baby for adoption. Envisioning herself a lone cowboy, she avoids any relationships that might risk her heart or cause pain. There's wonderful fun to be had if you don't fall prey to the ludicrous notion of true love! Lately, however, Sam is niggled by doubts. She's not as content as she was. Plus her daughter Aisha has tracked her down-seventeen-years-old and pregnant. Despite misgivings, Sam checks into River's Sigh Bed-and-Breakfast to meet her. Then widower Charles Bailey, Aisha's adoptive father, shows up, and Sam can't control her outrage. What was her sacrifice for? She could've raised the kid to follow her stupid footsteps all on her own. And topping it off? Charlie's a neurotic, stodgy jerk-even if he is ridiculously hot. The longer Sam stays at River's Sigh, exploring the wild outdoors-and her own inner desires-the more her terror grows. Maybe Charlie isn't so terrible after all. Maybe his approach to life is actually refreshing. Maybe all this family stuff is something she could get hooked on. Yet they're opposites in every way, and worse: he's her biological child's adoptive dad. A romance between them would be too weird, wouldn't it? Every part of Sam screams play it safe, run. But what if, in spurning Charlie and Aisha, she's turning her back on everything she never knew she wanted? - - - - - - - - - - "Hooked by Ev Bishop is heartfelt, compelling small town romance at its best!" - Cora Seton, NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author

Bigger Things

Author: Ev Bishop
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780993761713
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Best friends since childhood, Jen, Chelsea and Kyra know everything about each other. Or think they do. Jen should be celebrating her whopping 121-pound weight loss. Instead she feels like she's betrayed fat girls everywhere. Will anyone love her for who she is inside, fat or thin? More importantly, will she? Chelsea appears to have it all-a husband, a family, a beautiful home-but plaguing memories threaten to destroy everything. In her desperation to maintain control, will she succumb to a compulsion that costs her life? Kyra is sick of the superficial persona she's worn for so long. It's exhausting to pretend to be an airhead while running a successful business. But if she sheds her life-of-the-party facade, will she ever find the boyfriend she thinks she needs? When a nervous breakdown leaves one of them fighting to survive, all their secrets are laid bare. To stay friends, they need to battle personal dragons, confront the past, and embrace change. But can they break free from the roles they've played so long? Or must they leave one another behind in order to move forward?"

Comanche Moon

Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684857553
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Set against the bitter frontier strife between Texans and the Comanche, Texas Rangers Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call battle Buffalo Hump, the enigmatic war chief, and Gus' long-time nemesis, Blue Duck.

Bud Not Buddy

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1101934263
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree. It’s 1936, in Flint Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud’s got a few things going for him: 1. He has his own suitcase full of special things. 2. He’s the author of Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself. 3. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers advertising Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!! Bud’s got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him—not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself. AN ALA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK AN IRA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD WINNER NAMED TO 14 STATE AWARD LISTS “The book is a gem, of value to all ages, not just the young people to whom it is aimed.” —The Christian Science Monitor “Will keep readers engrossed from first page to last.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “Curtis writes with a razor-sharp intelligence that grabs the reader by the heart and never lets go. . . . This highly recommended title [is] at the top of the list of books to be read again and again.” —Voice of Youth Advocates, Starred From the Hardcover edition.

Where Happiness Dwells

Author: Robin Ridington
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774822988
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The Dane-zaa people have lived in BC's Peace River area for thousands of years. Elders documented their peoples' history and worldview, passing them on through storytelling. Language loss, however, threatens to break the bonds of knowledge transmission. At the request of the Doig River First Nations, anthropologists Robin and Jillian Ridington present a history of the Dane-zaa people based on oral histories collected over a half century of fieldwork. These powerful stories not only preserve traditional knowledge for future generations, they also tell the inspiring story of how the Dane-zaa learned to succeed and flourish in the modern world.

The Funny Little Woman

Author: Lafcadio Hearn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0140547533
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While chasing a dumpling, a little lady is captured by wicked creatures from whom she escapes with the magic for becoming the richest woman in Japan.

River Cottage Fruit Every Day

Author: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408842793
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Fruit is pretty much the perfect food: bountiful, delicious and colourful, it also helps us to fight infection, stresses and strains. But why are we still a nation that thinks it's a bit racy to slice a banana onto our cornflakes in the morning? A 'piece of fruit' in a lunch box, on the breakfast table or at the end of a meal is all very well, but fruit is so much more exciting than this, and we don't eat nearly enough of the stuff. Perhaps this is because we don't always understand how to use it in our cooking, or how to choose the best fruit for the season. Hugh sets out to address this head on. With 180 delicious recipes, River Cottage Fruit Every Day! will show you how to enjoy a broader eating experience and make fruit easy, fun and irresistible. You'll find recipes for all the wonderful seasonal fruit that grows in this country, and learn how to make the most of fruit from other parts of the world. Recipes include marinated lamb and fig kebabs; barbecued pork chops with peaches and sage; venison stew with damsons; and parsnip and apple cakes. There are also fresh and zingy salads as well as gorgeous cakes, tarts, pies, crumbles and puddings. With glorious photography from Simon Wheeler, this book will bring amazing new fruity vitality and flavour to your food.

Spice Ice

Author: Kara Newman
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 145210025X
Format: PDF, Docs
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From New York City to Los Angeles, top bars are serving up cocktails spiced with chiles, wasabi, ginger, and other fieryflavors. Spice & Ice brings this trend to the home bar with recipes for 70 tongue-tingling drinks, including Wasabi-tinis and Jumpin' Juleps. As the author of the High Spirits column for Chile Pepper magazine, Kara Newman is the perfect coach for crafting beverages that bite. Don't worry: these beverages may be peppery and warming, but they're not too hot to handle! With suggestions for food pairings, facts about chile peppers, and tips on building a spicy liquor cabinet, Spice & Ice is a must-have for cocktail enthusiasts and chileheads!