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Minding Ben

Author : Victoria Brown
ISBN : 9781401325930
Genre : Fiction
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At sixteen, Grace Caton boards her first airplane, leaving behind the tropical papaya and guava trees of her small village in Trinidad for another island, this one with tall buildings, graceful parks, and all the books she can read. At least that's what Grace imagines. But from the moment she touches down, nothing goes as planned. The aunt who had promised to watch over her disappears, and Grace finds herself on her own. Grace stumbles into the colorful world of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, having been taken in hand, sort of, by a fellow islander, Sylvia. Here, she's surrounded by other immigrants also finding their way in America. From her Orthodox Jewish landlord, Jacob, to her wannabe Jamaican friend, Kathy, who feels that every outfit can be improved with a Bedazzler and a low-cut top, there's much to learn about her new city. Most challenging of all is figuring out her new employers, the Bruckners, an upper-middle-class family in Manhattan. The job is strange--Grace's duties range from taking daily nude photos of her pregnant boss (a shock to her, since she's never even seen her own mother naked) to dressing in a traditional maid's costume to serve Passover seder. But Grace loves four-year-old Ben, and she's intrigued by the alternately friendly and scheming nannies who spend their days in Union Square Park, and by their constant gossip about who's hired, who's fired, and who, scandalously, married her boss. As the seasons change, Grace discovers that the Bruckners have surprising secrets of their own, and her life becomes increasingly complicated and confusing. But opportunities appear in the most unexpected places, and Grace realizes that she's living in a city--and a world--where anything is possible.

Minding America

Author : D. A. Grady
ISBN : 9781491869222
Genre : Fiction
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The leader of the pro-gun movement in America has killed a leader of the anti-gun group on stage during a nationally televised debate and then turned the gun on himself before millions. Following that event and chaotic shootings at schools, churches and public events nationwide, the President has ordered a national referendum to recall the Second Amendment. A well-known pro-gun enthusiast (John Hatch) realizes there is something much deeper going on and contacts the leader of the anti-guns (Milburn Grayson). They form an unwitting alliance as they find out that the shootings are being caused by some kind of mind control. Both know that repeal of the Second Amendment could put the nation in deadly peril and that they have precious little time to solve the mystery before the national vote. As they investigate, unknown forces make numerous attempts on their lives. Unknown to Hatch and Grayson, a wealthy industrialist from Grayson's past and a shadow figure from Hatch's military days are the leaders of a secret movement. A series of violent confrontations between the two groups leads to a surprise conclusion. The story speaks to the issue of America's vulnerabilities to subversives, addresses the gun control issue, the age of computers and begs the question.... Who is "Minding America"?

Lehrbuch Der Naturgeschichte Der Fische

Author : Julius Minding
ISBN : UCAL:B3104112
Genre : Ichthyology
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The Way To Bright Star

Author : Dee Brown
ISBN : 0312871767
Genre : Fiction
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Ben Butterfield, ex-circus performer, is living out his days in a small backwater town. He spends much of his time dwelling on the past, pondering his glory days with the circus, and his first grand adventure—an odyssey across Missouri and Illinois to Bright Star, Indiana, during the Civil War. It was a journey that laid the groundwork for the man he would become, and on which he got to know the two people who meant the world to him, and still do. In 1862, Ben sets out to help Johnny Hawkes, a resourceful Texican, drive two camels to the farm home of a Yankee officer who has taken possession of the desert beasts as contraband of war. But when Johnny is imprisoned by the Yankees and charged with horse theft, it is up to Ben to complete the task without his friend and mentor. On the threshold of manhood, he has only the help of a young girl, nicknamed Princess, who spends most of the time masquerading as a boy to avoid drawing unwanted attention. Johnny and Princess must stand together and persevere against the odds if they are to overcome every obstacle placed before them on the winding way to Bright Star. A magnificent tour of 1860s heartland America, The Way to Bright Star is a grand coming-of-age novel, in the tradition of Huckleberry Finn, and destined to become an American classic. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Minding The Body Mending The Mind

Author : Joan Borysenko
ISBN : 9780786750054
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Based on Dr. Borysenko's groundbreaking work nearly twenty years ago at the Mind/Body Clinic in Boston, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind continues to be a classic in the field, with time-tested tips on how to take control of your own physical and emotional wellbeing. The clinic's dramatic success with thousands of patients-with conditions ranging from allergies to cancer-offers vivid proof of the effectiveness of the mind/body approach to health and its power to transform your life. Here are tips on how to elicit the mind's powerful relaxation response to boost your immune system, cope with chronic pain, and alleviate symptoms of a host of stress-related illnesses. Updated with the recent developments in the field, the new edition is a must-have for anyone interested in taking an active role in healing himself or herself.

The Lowborn

Author : Tola Akinboro
ISBN : 9781514493687
Genre : Fiction
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Retired W02 Usman left for Lagos with heavy heart and high expectation. His retirement savings was not forthcoming, his only son was on a sickbed, and his ego was trashed by poverty. Anyway, he would have to set aside his ego and embrace the new lifestyle that Lagos has to offer. Benson was a typical Nigerian youth with a huge ambition, a degree in mathematics, and an empty pocket. He faced the hard life of Lagos headfirst when all else failed. After a jail term at the Los Angeles State Prison, Charles did not believe he found himself from where he started off in Lagos city. Now that USA was in the past, Charles would need to put away the shame of deportation and understand the survival strategy in this fast-paced city. They never thought they would see the outside of the wall of the Agodi Prison, but the gods decided to grant them a new life. Koja, Moses, Daolu, and Akeem would need to face life outside the wall. Koja decided his new life will have to start in Lagos. Miide knew so well that survival was the only thing that mattered in Lagos. The street was the only place he could really call home. And gambling was the only business that kept him going. He had to raise his game when he realised his sister was dating a wealthy dude in town. When fate brought lowborn men together, a new league of goons arose with a new level of escapade.

A Golden Year And Its Lessons Of Labour

Author : Golden year
ISBN : OXFORD:600052900
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Dem Gl Ck So Nah

Author : Louise Walters
ISBN : 9783732506668
Genre : Fiction
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Roberta liebt Bücher. Sie liebt es, in alten Ausgaben zu stöbern und dabei unerwartete Entdeckungen zu machen: Briefe, Notizen oder Postkarten, die die Vorbesitzer zwischen den Seiten vergessen haben. Als sie in einem alten Koffer ihrer Großmutter einen wahren Bücherschatz findet, stößt sie in einem der Exemplare auf einen Brief, der all ihre bisherigen Fundstücke in den Schatten stellt. Es ist ein Liebesbrief ihres im Krieg gefallenen Großvaters - doch ist er datiert auf einen Zeitpunkt, als dieser schon längst hätte tot sein müssen ...

The Chief Inspector S Daughter

Author : Sheila Radley
ISBN : 9781447226420
Genre : Fiction
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There is no shortage of suspects when Jasmine Woods – an attractive, successful romantic novelist – is found by her anguished young secretary, Alison, savagely murdered. Though men were attracted to her and women liked her company, their feelings were often ambivalent, as Alison’s father, Chief Inspector Douglas Quantrill, and his clever young assistant, Martin Tait, both observed at a party celebrating Jasmine’s latest novel. Her cousin, a failed playwright, resented her riches; her neighbour, intellectual television pundit Jonathan Elliott, despised her kind of fiction; his feminist wife Roz hated its old-fashioned message. Even Quantrill himself resented the fact that his wife was more roused by Jasmine’s fictional heroes than by himself . . . So when Jasmine’s body is discovered, one morning some months later, Quantrill and Tait set to work to interview those hostile friends; to trace valuable oriental ornaments missing from her disordered living-room; and through her former secretary Anne, now engaged to a local farmer, to learn about the men in Jasmine’s life. But as he unravels these strands of the mystery, Quantrill is weighed down by the tangle of fear and concern he feels for his wife, and for his daughter. Against a beautiful and loving portrait of the Suffolk countryside Sheila Radley sets her absorbing story of mystery, love and violence.

Heritage Of Flight

Author : Susan Shwartz
ISBN : 9781497611177
Genre : Fiction
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Humanity is inextricably torn in an interplanetary war that could lead to the death of human society. Project Seedcorn is probably the last and best hope for the human race. A small group of refugees, scraping out an existence on the edge of human-occupied territory, has been given orders to live as though everything were ordinary and there were no war. Now, everyone's lives depend on the children.

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