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Carousel Adventure

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Chasing Sleep

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Circus Song

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Claiming Space

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Clark in the Deep Sea

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Clark and his brother and sisters are stuck on their front porch on a rainy spring day. When a stuffed bear is flung off the porch into a puddle, the backyard becomes an ocean, and Clark, with some help from his siblings, embarks on a deep-sea diving rescue mission.
Full of classic charm, this satisfying fantasy is one of four small books each starring a different sibling and season by the children's book veteran R. W. Alley. Look for Mitchell on the Moon and Annabelle at the South Pole in Fall 2016.

Class of 1969

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Generations of families drove past those old, creepy stone cottages in the Sockanosset neighborhood of Cranston Rhode Island. And generations of terrified children were put on strict notice -- misbehave, and you might find yourself locked up in that terrible "Bad Boys School." The Class of 1969 is the story of one of those children who was not only threatened like so many other kids his age, but due to chronic behavioral problems brought on by a childhood full of loss and poverty, found himself incarcerated at Sockanosset - formally known as the Rhode Island Training School. There, he would be "rehabilitated" by the state, endure violence, face racial unrest, and battle profound loneliness while attempting to come to terms with who he was and what he had become. And it's also the story of a troubled teen spiraling into the dark depths of crime and alcohol dependency, and the inspirational journey of spiritual awakening that saved his life. And at the center of it all were those iconic stone cottages, and hundreds of boys just like him locked-up and lost in a terrifying, brutal and cold-hearted system.
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Cliff Walk

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Prostitution has been legal in Rhode Island for more than a decade; Liam Mulligan, an old-school investigative reporter at dying Providence newspaper, suspects the governor has been taking payoffs to keep it that way. But this isn't the only story making headlines...a child's severed arm is discovered in a pile of garbage at a pig farm. Then the body of an internet pornographer is found sprawled on the rocks at the base of Newport's famous Cliff Walk.

At first, the killings seem random, but as Mulligan keeps digging into the state's thriving sex business, strange connections emerge. Promised free sex with hookers if he minds his own business--and a beating if he doesn't--Mulligan enlists Thanks-Dad, the newspaper publisher's son, and Attila the Nun, the state's colorful Attorney General, in his quest for the truth. What Mulligan learns will lead him to question his beliefs about sexual morality, shake his tenuous religious faith, and leave him wondering who his real friends are.

Cliff Walk is at once a hard-boiled mystery and an exploration of sex and religion in the age of pornography. Written with the unique and powerful voice that won DeSilva an Edgar Award for Best First Novel, Cliff Walk lifts Mulligan into the pantheon of great suspense heroes and is a giant leap for the career of Bruce DeSilva.

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Cliff Walk (USED)

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Prostitution has been legal in Rhode Island for more than a decade; Liam Mulligan, an old-school investigative reporter at dying Providence newspaper, suspects the governor has been taking payoffs to keep it that way. But this isn't the only story making headlines...a child's severed arm is discovered in a pile of garbage at a pig farm. Then the body of an internet pornographer is found sprawled on the rocks at the base of Newport's famous Cliff Walk.

At first, the killings seem random, but as Mulligan keeps digging into the state's thriving sex business, strange connections emerge. Promised free sex with hookers if he minds his own business--and a beating if he doesn't--Mulligan enlists Thanks-Dad, the newspaper publisher's son, and Attila the Nun, the state's colorful Attorney General, in his quest for the truth. What Mulligan learns will lead him to question his beliefs about sexual morality, shake his tenuous religious faith, and leave him wondering who his real friends are.

Cliff Walk is at once a hard-boiled mystery and an exploration of sex and religion in the age of pornography. Written with the unique and powerful voice that won DeSilva an Edgar Award for Best First Novel, Cliff Walk lifts Mulligan into the pantheon of great suspense heroes and is a giant leap for the career of Bruce DeSilva.

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Code Name Lily

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World War II certainly had its share of deserving heroes and heroines, many of whom have received their due recognition. But how many civilian women can say they saved the lives of at least 250 downed airmen in just over two years? "Code Name Lily" takes you on an unforgettable journey from Belgium, into France, and over the Pyrenees Mountains into Spain. An extremely clever and persuasive young Belgian nurse outsmarts the Nazis time and again, risking her life if she is caught, but protecting every airman she successfully aids to evade the Germans. "Code Name Lily" is based on the true story of Micheline "Michou" Dumon-Ugeux, a legend in the Comet Line escape network from 1940-1944 who went only by the name of Lily. You, too, will fall in love with Lily.
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Come, Bos

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It takes just a split second of inattention to tear Jerry Duggan away from a lifetime of caring for his herd of Jersey cows. The dairy farm's best chance for survival is a young man who has done a tour of duty on a battlefield and finds similarities ... life and death situations with hidden dangers. To save the farm he'll need to master the give and take dance with the cows at the heart of the job. Can his choices bring him satisfaction and serenity or will they lead him to loss and tremendous heartache? "This is a book that has been a lifetime in the writing. Few have had the milk stool in the barn that I've been privileged to have for more than 30 years. I have known good cows, bad ones, clean ones and messy ones, the ones who are the best and brightest and the ones who have died from incurable diseases. For a good portion of the time, I also worked as a journalist, so I took along my notebook. The stories I wrote for local newspapers about dairies and farms in three New England states where I milked cows form the basis of this fictionalized story of people, places and bovines. This book also is a warning about the dire consequences of not insuring our food supply stays local, plentiful and safe, a message about the need to continue the American heritage of abundant farms and food. Primarily, however, this book is a love story to cows. The hope is that it initiates a discussion of how we have treated them and the farmers who care for them." Follow the journey to retain and even bring back dairy farms at www.keepthecows.com.
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Confessions of the Meek and the Valiant

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Confessions of the Meek and the Valiant is not your father's -- or Godfather's -- mob story. The notorious underworld gangs of South Boston are gone, but loyal men still meet to glorify them in the backrooms of the raucous neighborhood pubs. So when Riley Lynch, a shy, bright and likable Irish-Catholic kid from Southie is accepted to a prestigious college in New York, his proud family and their old connections rally to support him. But in doing so, they inadvertently expose disturbing secrets from his family's past that cause Riley to question everything he was raised to believe. And it is only through the passion of a pure and innocent heart that he and those he loves can be rescued from his family's dark legacy, and from the control of a rising, new and ambitious mob kingpin. Confessions of the Meek and the Valiant is a fast-paced chronicle of love, family, adventure and redemption. It is a story of a young man's quest to discover who he is, who he wants to be, and whether he can accept what the world believes he has become.

Contrast Between Two Cities: Providence and Santo Domingo

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Contrast of Two Cities: Providence and Santo Domingo

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Controversial Approach to Music Theory and Musical Scansion

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My book starts out by introducing another approach to analyzing structural harmonization with various chordal transformations. It is controversial in that, in the first portion of the book, it challenges the reader to try to figure out why I have created and modified such analyses by circumnavigating the circle of fifths; thereby achieving the resultant relationships to the original tonic chord: whether they are close or distant. The second portion of the book also challenges the reader to think about the process of scanning rhythmic figures that are used in everyday language to musical values. During this process, one may find, after studying the rhythmic scansion carefully, that there is a certain congruity of emphasis or deemphasis of syllables along with the musical note values. Or, perhaps one may perceive the applied scansion to be temporally and spatially modified during the duration of the musical values. In either case, there are some modifications involved; and, I have explored these realms very carefully to create what I believe to be a very fascinating approach to music theory and musical scansion.
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Cooking with Mammie

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Being a good grandparent requires patience, flexibility, a sense of humor, and the skill to keep certain escapades of innocent mayhem a secret. Most of all, it requires a keen sense of the present so you can enjoy every moment as it is happening. As the grandparents of Kailyn and Sophia, our 13-year-old twin granddaughters, and Nicholas, our seven-year-old grandson, we are the bridge from our history, culture, and traditions to a new generation of our family. That's what Cooking With Mammie is all about.

Crossing the Bamboo Bridge

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This vivid, compulsively readable memoir of courage, grief and redemption illuminates the life of Mai, a young girl from Vietnam's rice fields, who risks everything to escape poverty, abuse and war. Her battle is not against soldiers but against her neighbors and a thousand years of tradition. Born during Ho Chi Minh's revolution against the French, she was just a baby when his followers in the village, out of spite, came to her home one night and murdered the men in the family, driving her mother mad with fear and rage. She was fourteen when her mother forced her to marry and have a child with a brutal man who beat and tortured her, finally leaving her for dead beside the road. Recovered, she ran away with her infant son, only to discover there was no place for them. To save her baby's life, she returned home in disgrace, only to face the Viet Cong. In desperation she escaped again, leaving her child in safety, she thought. On Saigon's deadly streets, with no identity papers, she became an outlaw, hiding from her ex-husband, grieving for her lost child. Homeless, penniless and pursued, only her dream of freedom kept her alive. Then one day she would meet a saintly woman, who gave her hope, and an Irish-American naval officer, who gave her love. Crossing the Bamboo Bridge is a tale of mothers and daughters, and of their children. It is a tale of war, and grief, and a young girl's dreams. It is a stunning epiphany of hope where there is none, of courage in the face of despair, of love, respect and freedom.

Crosswinds Poetry Journal Vol. 3 2018

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Cucina Simpatica

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Cucina Simpatica brings to home cooks the luscious, lusty food of Al Forno, the acclaimed restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island. Since opening Al Forno in 1980, owners-chefs Johanne Killeen and George Germon have won a loyal following, rave reviews, and many awards for their superb food.

The recipes reflect their down-to-earth style of hearty yet simple trattoria and Italian home cooking. Included are detailed instructions for making their renowned grilled pizza. While Cucina Simpatica is organized by courses--from starters, soups, salads, bruschetta, crostinis, and polenta to pizzas, pastas, grills, roasts, braises, vegetables, and desserts--the authors urge readers to be flexible and make their own choices. A grilled pizza accompanied by a small salad may suffice for dinner. Pasta can be served in small portions as a first course or in larger amounts as the focus of the meal. A platter of roasted vegetables makes a fine meatless meal.

Cucina Simpatica inspires home cooks to prepare the rustic, robust Italian-style food from one of America's finest restaurants.

David's War/ David's Peace

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Dead Drop

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Does the past ever really leave us? Not in Amy Lynch's world. What starts out to be a well-deserved vacation for Amy - volunteering at an archaeological dig on the outskirts of Paris - turns ugly when the head archaeologist is found dead at the dig-site. A recently uncovered relic from World War II threatens to expose treachery and betrayal from the time of the German Occupation. It endangers the life of anybody bold enough to delve into its significance. New England Casualty and Indemnity, the insurance company where Amy works as a claims investigator, is insuring the dig. Amy's world turns upside-down as she reverts from vacation mode to conduct a full-blown investigation. She meets with obstacles, resistance and threats to her own safety - as well as an adorable Frech detective - in her quest to unmask a traitor.
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Death Lands Shockscape (USED)

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Death Lands-Salvation Road (USED)

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Two hundred years after a nuclear war has ravaged America, Ryan Cawdor and his roving band of survivalists continue their quest for a better life. That's difficult in Texas, where the brutal sun burns the desert red-hot, and where the greedy and the mad try to mine the black crude beneath the scorched earth. It is here that Ryan and the companions find themselves in a no-win situation against a rogue baron. With success comes freedom ...with failure, death!
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Death Lands-Sunchild (USED)

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In the ruins of nuke-ravaged Seattle, Ryan Cawdor and his warrior companions come face-to-face with the Illuminated Ones, a secret order whose knowledge foretold the end of the world. Recognizing that the true power rests in the hands of the baron's insane wife, Ryan and his group seek to shift the power in their favor.
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Deception Island

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While at an archaeology dig in Afghanistan, evolutionary anthropologist Rachel St. Claire discovers a pendant with strange shifting symbols. Not long after, she receives an urgent call from her colleague, Dr. Grace McAllister, insisting Rachel come to Antarctica to examine an unusual body with ethereal properties found in an ice cave.

Before Rachel can respond, bandits storm the desert dig site. Just as they are about to seize Rachel, a helicopter appears with Trevor Brookenridge, a handsome polar geophysicist sent by his Aunt Grace to bring Rachel to Antarctica. Sparks fly, but Rachel already has a fiancé. Rachel must decide who she can trust when a group of bioterrorists engaged in secret genetic experiments in an abandoned World War II Nazi base under the Antarctic ice sheet come after the pendant--and her.

For it seems everyone knows a secret Rachel does not, one which will change her life forever.

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Did You Know Jesus Spoke Aramaic?

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Learn all about Jesus' native language and cultural background in this brightly-illustrated book written by 10-year-old writer Simon Aydin, with original illustrations by 16-year-old Syrian refugee Marva Hanna.
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Disappeared

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A novel of two strangers swept up in the aftermath of two politicized acts of violence. THE DISAPPEARED traces a pair of survivors: a woman whose husband is missing in a San Bernardino-type of attack, and a man who believes his sister was an unidentified victim of the '93 World Trade Center bombing. With a remarkable mix of nuance and momentum, Braver portrays their post-trauma experience in the face of relentless public feedback.

Discovering Newport

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Dishonoring the Honorable

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My Service Connected Disability Case: A Twenty-Four Year Fight To Victory - Former Army S/SGT M. Plante detailed account of his 24-year fight for his service-connected disability with the Department of Veterans Affairs. He takes you through the adversarial corrupt, process altering of his medical records, removing and destroying legal documents, evident ways of delaying his case and many other eye-opening issues. Critical information that you need to know as well as suggestions are made throughout the book. Mr. Plante desire is to help fellow veterans and their families with their claim for benefits. www.dishonoringthehonorable.com
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Esmeralda's Adventure

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One morning Esmeralda leaves the castle just like any other day. But this isn't any other day. Join her as adventure and new friends await her in the magical forest
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Essential Guide to Running for Office

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The Essential Guide to Running for Local Office is a must read for anyone considering a run for local elective office. It contains all the information you will need to wage a successful campaign for office. You will learn how to prepare an effective campaign budget, raise the money to wage a competitive campaign, define and develop a winning campaign platform, select and organize your campaign committee, maximize your press coverage, organize the essential election-day Bingo System, write an effective press release that guarantees print, radio and television coverage, serve ethically while providing extraordinary public service, and much, much more!
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Fall from Grace

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When her beloved Aunt Grace is found dead on the floor of her bedroom, eleven-year-old Zoe Delaney is convinced it was murder. Determined to get to the truth of the matter, and with the help of a journal she finds under her aunt's bed, Zoe sets out to investigate her aunt's death. Her covert investigation, however, soon turns up evidence that her aunt, a highly regarded ethics professor at Rhode Island College, might not have been the person Zoe and others thought she was. Zoe is forced to face the possibility that, rather being an innocent victim, her Aunt Grace may have murdered several people.

Should she turn her discoveries over to her parents--and the police--or destroy the evidence and save her aunt's reputation?

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Fatal Deception (USED)

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Murder comes to the White House... The wife of the White House deputy chief of staff has been beaten to death, and their one-year-old daughter is missing. DC police lieutenant Sam Holland is in charge of the murder investigation, but she's forced to collaborate with Special Victims Unit detectives as well as thorn-in-her-side FBI special agent Avery Hill. Then, a cold case of her father's resurrects old hurts--a distraction Sam cannot afford. As Sam's investigation heats up, so does Nick's political career--and the heat carries over to their bedroom. Will Sam put the pieces together in time to catch a killer and find the baby, or will ambition, greed and lies prove fatal?

Ferry Home

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Step back in time to a simpler life as you read this captivating memoir of growing up in the 1950s on the small island of Prudence along the New England coast. A story of reconnecting to long-forgotten childhood bonds and memories, Debbie Kaiman Tillinghast's The Ferry Home embraces joyful moments with humor and more troubling emotions with compassion. If you have ever faced emotional challenges within your family or had a sibling relationship with both squabbles and shared mischief, if you have found peace in one memorable place, or if you have ever longed for any of these, then this book is for you. Experience the rhythm of life on Prudence Island, the ebb and flow of changing tides and seasons, and the patterns and relationships that emerge. It is a place where independence is fostered, but friends are always there when needed. As Debbie's vivid accounts unfold, you will feel like you too have just stepped off the ferry and been embraced by the tiny Prudence Island community.
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Fillet to Finish

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Trent Theroux is alone in the dark waters of Narragansett Bay touching what he thinks is an exposed rib. Seconds earlier a motorboat ran him over, severed all the major muscles on the left side of his back and carved out five pieces of his spine, leaving him paralyzed. The boat continued to motor away. Lying in a hospital bed unable to feel his legs, Trent creates a list of ten things he pledges to accomplish in his life. The first: walk again. The List, as Trent comes to call it, ranges from physical to emotional challenges and includes completing an Ironman. Follow Trent's inspiring, humorous and touching journey from dark waters to the doorsteps of the Ironman.
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Finding Harmony

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German Prodigy, Leonardo only lives with one purpose: to play the piano. His parents know it, his siblings know it, and all of Germany knows it. His technique stems from the training from his father, who sees him as a student rather than a son. He's never been afraid to perform onstage as the puppet his family wants, until now. As he strives to sever the association between him and the piano, he makes one move that will reset his whole life. Set right after WWI, Leonardo must find his way in a country that's against him, and decide if giving up music is what he's wanted all along. As far as Estella was concerned, her life was set. She had a home, a husband, a violin, and a beautiful daughter. England had just won the war, and things were supposed to be better. But they weren't. As the devastation of the Spanish flu sets in, Estella and her family are thrown into a whirlwind of sorrow and controversy. Now there are rules and servants that surround them constantly, and not to mention, a newly hired German man who draws endless suspicion. Can two enemy countries, two different people, and two instruments find harmony?
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Fires of Midnight (USED)

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When an unknown but lethal and terrifyingly efficient bacterium kills 1,700 shoppers in a suburban Massachusetts mall, infectious diseases expert Dr. Susan Lyle teams up with Blaine MCCraken, and ex-CIA operative, to search for answers. Their only leads are the hideously deformed cadavers and a missing teenage genius.
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Flowering of the Third America: The Making of an Organizational Society, 1850-1920 (USED)

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In a provacative new interpretation of a transforming era, 1850-1920, Klein integrates social, economic, and business history and stresses the driving role of technology in creating a complex society of many cultures. American Ways Series.
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For the Love of Freckles

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How do you handle things that you cannot change that make you a bit different from the other kids? Your parents try to help and do but the strength to deal with this has to come from within. This book tells the uplifting story of girl with hundreds of freckles who finds that strength & outshines the rest. The book's final question is sure to have you & your child talking and exploring our child's inner strength.
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For the Love of Pizza

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This book tells the incredible story of a young boy who takes the love of his favorite food, pizza, from a yummy delight to a neighborhood phenomenon. Read how it happens...see how people react to his ideas...learn how something you really love can become something that make everyone around you proud. The final page helps parent & child explore what the child finds interesting that may become something important in his/her life.
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Full Circle

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What would you do if you possessed the most powerful weapon in the galaxy and every race in the quadrant wanted it? Would you bring it to your superiors? Would you share it with the other races? This is the dilemma that Captain Dinema Atany and the rest of the crew of the U.S.S. Heaven have to contend with. The captain and crew are minutes away from arriving back in their quadrant where six Rillian warships are waiting. The other races have ships on the way. What is Captain Atany planning to do? Will the rest of her crew follow along? This science fiction, action-packed adventure with erotic under-tones is the sequel to Advances Of The Ancients, picking up where that story ends.
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George's Hurricane

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Among the salt flats and the interior forests overgrown with bull brier, the opulent homes and the little shacks, somewhere a killer has been at work for nearly forty-two years. The locals all know; when the hurricanes begin, so do the murders. In Narragansett Bay off the coast of Rhode Island lies an island called Prudence, sparsely populated and accessible only by boat. What no one knows is that George Caswell, the local eccentric, is exacting his vengeance on this blithe community for the deaths of his family. When the body of a woman washes ashore after another violent storm, Brad Wheeler, the island's only lawman, must uncover the secrets of Prudence and match wits with an unknown foe - but is a human responsible, or something more sinister?

Greatest Hits: A Retrospective

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Gretchen Over the Beach

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On a breezy summer day, Gretchen and her family head to the ocean. Gretchen wants to swim with her older brothers and sister, but everyone ignores her. When the wind steals her new sun hat, she catches it by its ribbon and is lifted into the sky, far, far above the beach, where a friendly seagull is happy to play. This ode to imagination is one of four small books each featuring a different sibling and season, created by children's book veteran R. W. Alley. Look for Mitchell on the Moon and Annabelle at the South Pole in Fall 2016.
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Guide to a Richer Life

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Whether you wish to elevate yourself professionally or you want to sustain a healthy, thriving family (or BOTH!), communicating effectively is key. It begins with communicating honestly, first, with yourself. Once you establish that connection, which is a critical first piece, you can move on to connecting honestly and powerfully with others. I am confident that this is the remedy to the current situation we're in--a life where the element of trust in many families and companies remains elusive as we choose the comforts of ambiguity over clear, effective and honest communication. To live "richer" lives, complete with robust relationships and the confidence to ask for what we want and need, we can begin to right this course today. We just need the roadmap; the guide. And here it is.
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Guide to the American Revolutionary War in New Jersey

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Guide to the American Revolutionary War in New York

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Norman Desmarais carefully lays out the geographic and strategic contexts of each struggle and develops their human dimensions with anecdotes and stories. - Conveniently organized by geographic location - Maps and photos help retrace each battle in detail - Websites noted for numerous historical organizations - Abundant references to visitor centers, museums, and actual battleground sites
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Guide to the American Revolutionary War in PA, DE, MD, VA, and NC

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Guide to the American Revolutionary War in South Carolina

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Guide to the American Revolutionary War in the Deep South and on the Frontier

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Happy the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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