Illustrations and rhymes celebrate what makes each season special, from baby chicks in the spring through a snowman in the winter.
A guide to reconnecting holidays to the rhythms of nature instructs readers on how to use myths, folklore, and poetry from around the world to create life-giving, nature-based rituals and ceremonies for their own unique celebrations of a range of international holidays. Original.
Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book documents early-20th-century sailing: boat types around the world, racing boats, odd and experimental vessels, more. Over 380 illustrations and photographs. Indexes. Bibliography.
Whether they're decorating Easter trees or celebrating Wagner's birthday by playing recordings of his Ring cycle operas and incinerating a model of Valhalla on an outdoor barbecue to the closing strains of "Gotterdämerung," Americans know both how to create and how to celebrate holidays! Jack Santino's guide to such frivolity is a wonderfully readable exploration of holidays, periods of festivity, and life-cycle rituals and celebrations. Santino draws on history, anthropology, popular culture, and folklore to show the intricate relationships between holidays and the roles that celebrations and rituals play in people's lives. Jack Santino, a professor of popular culture at Bowling Green University, is the author of Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle: Stories of Black Pullman Porters and Halloween and Other Festivities of Death and Life.
A culinary genius who helped change the way America eats, Sheila Lukins is the cook behind the phenomenal success of The Silver Palate Cookbooks and The New Basics Cookbook, with over 5 million copies in print. Now Sheila embarks on her first solo journey, visiting 33 countries on a cooks tour of cuisines, ingredients, and tastes. The result is pure alchemy--a new kind of American cookbook that reinterprets the best of the worlds food in 450 dazzling, original recipes. In addition, there are new wines to discover, menus to experiment with, ingredients to learn, spice cabinets to raid--and travelogues to savor. Main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club's HomeStyle Books and Better Homes & Gardens Family Book Service; and selection of the Quality Paperback Book Club.
Introduction to English as a second language for children, including songs in English.
From one of America's most prolific and beloved cookbook authors comes a compendium of unique recipes for a universally appealing subject. This broad collection of soups, broths, bisques, and chowders ranges from summer coolers and hearty, warming stews to smooth, creamy soups and fiery broths. Marked by their straightforward preparation, accessible ingredients, and original pairings, Ojakangas's collection not only taps into her Scandinavian heritage but into flavorful soups from around the world—there's Swedish Pea, Moroccan Vegetable, Borscht, and Chicken and Dumplings to Feijoida, French Onion, Italian Meatball, and Asian Lemon Ginger. The bread recipes alone could fill a cookbook. Loaves, buns, sticks, and flatbreads are here, along with pretzels, pitas, toasts and focaccias. Organized by season and complemented by evocative photographs, The Soup & Bread Cookbook is an ideal volume for anyone who takes comfort in the essential pleasures of a bowl of soup and warm bread.
From authors Anne Jones and former NASCAR champion Rex White, here are oral histories of more than 50 individuals from stock car and drag racing’s not-so-distant past and present. Rich with original interviews and previously unpublished material, it includes drivers such as David Pearson, Junior Johnson, Bobby Allison, Bob Glidden and Hubert Platt; mechanics and builders; track crew; sportswriters; and owners such as Joe and J.D. Gibbs. Features many photographs and a foreword by Atlanta Motor Speedway President Ed Clark.
Here the reader will find a story of love, its beginning, the way love grows, the heartaches of expression and separation, and the blessings of love as it becomes present in the lives of two people - expressed in this collection of poems written for my wife during 15 years of courtship, love, and marriage.
When Rylie went to summer camp, she didn’t expect to get bitten by a werewolf and turn into a monster. She also didn’t expect to fall in love—especially not with a werewolf hunter. Between ravenous werewolf packs, a bloodthirsty family of hunters, and Rylie’s battle with her inner wolf, all the odds are stacked against Rylie’s love for Seth. But Seth will do anything to be with her…even if it means turning against his family and sacrificing everything. This is a collection of the first four books in the Seasons of the Moon series. It contains: Six Moon SummerAll Hallows' MoonLong Night MoonGray Moon RisingSIX MOON SUMMERRylie's been bitten. She's changing. And now she has three months to find a cure before becoming a werewolf... forever. Rylie Gresham hates everything about summer camp: the food, the fresh air, the dumb activities, and the other girls in her cabin. But the worst part is probably being bitten by a werewolf. Being a teenager is hard enough, but now she's craving raw flesh and struggles with uncontrollable anger. If she doesn't figure out a way to stop the transformation, then at the end of summer, her life is worse than over. She'll be a monster. ALL HALLOWS' MOONThe good girl has become the big bad wolf... Rylie survived a werewolf bite. She's moved to her aunt's ranch to enroll in a new school and continue her life--except now she transforms into a monster every moon and struggles to control her murderous urges. Without many werewolves left, it's hard to stay in hiding. A family of hunters--Eleanor, Abel, and Seth--recognize the signs and follow Rylie to her new home. They want to stop her before she murders someone, and the only way to do it is with a silver bullet. Seth soon realizes the werewolf is Rylie, the one monster he failed to kill. Worse yet, he's still in love with her. Torn between family and love, Rylie struggles to reconcile her feelings and control the wolf within while Seth fights to do what's right. But what is right--obeying desire or duty? LONG NIGHT MOONSomething is killing innocent people around Rylie Gresham's town. The police think it's a wild animal, but she has other suspicions. There are new kids at school, and they have a lot in common with her: gold eyes, super strength, and a habit of turning furry. It seems Rylie's not the only werewolf around anymore. It's up to Rylie and her werewolf-hunting boyfriend, Seth, to stop the killings. But saving lives doesn't come naturally to a monster, and territory battles could risk the life of her sickly aunt--not to mention her own. Rylie has no choice but to stand her ground, protect her home, and stop the murders before anyone else gets hurt. GRAY MOON RISINGIt's been almost a year since Rylie Gresham was bitten by a werewolf on Gray Mountain. Now something is beckoning her back to the place she was attacked, along with every other werewolf in the world. But they aren't the only ones heeding the call. A group of hunters notices them gathering and sees it as their chance to wipe out the entire species. Seth is about to graduate high school when he learns of the final hunt. He secretly plans to save Rylie and his werewolf brother even though he has to play along with the hunters to do it. But Rylie doesn't want to be saved. She's already decided to solve her problems with a silver bullet if answers aren't waiting on Gray Mountain. One way or another, everything is about to end--whether it means Rylie's liberation or the end of her life... dark urban fantasy, occult supernatural, free fantasy book, bargain fantasy book, urban dark fantasy, paranormal romance, werewolves, werewolf pack, free, freebie, young adult paranormal keywords: urban fantasy, paranormal romance, urban fantasy romance, werewolf romance, shapeshifter romance, angels, demons, science fiction romance, free urban fantasy novel, free books, free paranormal, exorcist, urban fantasy series
The Seasons series from New York Times best-selling author Terri Blackstock and Beverly LaHaye—now available in one volume! Seasons Under Heaven Behind brightly lit windows and on front porches around Cedar Circle, marriages are tested and mended, hearts broken, hopes resurrected, and faith rekindled. Gently uncovering the inner struggles, stresses, and joys that surface among neighbors living on a quiet cul-de-sac, the Seasons series shows us the power of ordinary lives being knit into a strong, many-textured fabric of family and friendships. Showers in Season On the quiet cul-de-sac of Cedar Circle, where neighbors are close friends, fierce winds of circumstance threaten to sweep one couple away. Their Down’s Syndrome pregnancy is shattering news for Tory and Barry Sullivan, but the option Barry proposes is abhorrent to Tory. It will take a wisdom and strength greater than their own to carry them through. Times and Seasons When Cathy Flaherty’s teenage son, Mark, is arrested for selling drugs, more is at stake for Cathy than her son. With Mark in juvenile detention, the single mother of three finds herself struggling over whether to marry Steve Bennett, a man she truly loves. It will take strength and wisdom for Steve to see Cathy through this time of family conflict. Fortunately, he is not alone. Other lives, each with concerns of their own, weave together in a strong show of mutual care and support. And through the hands of this loving community, God moves. Season of Blessing Sylvia Bryan has been feeling weak and tired, but is shocked when her internist finds a malignant lump in her breast. She and her husband can’t understand why God is allowing cancer to attack at a time when their missionary work is going so well. As Sylvia undergoes a mastectomy and chemotherapy, the rest of the neighbors pull together to support her, even while coping with the stress in their own lives.
Like an unexpected rain storm limiting our visibility, so too is trying to navigate your work and career through business today. Yet, we all have to find a way to navigate the storm or subject ourselves to being carried away to some unknown destination. In Lessons from the Fast Track, Mark Bate shares proven advice on how to integrate your faith into a plan for navigating your career and find more reward in your life. Whether you are a recent college graduate with aspirations to earn your way into management or a middle manager focused on breaking into the executive ranks or a Christian looking for a practical way to integrate God’s message into your work life, this book is for you. Take a moment now to read about the seven lessons that will forever change the way you navigate your career!
When Professor Allan Grant is found stabbed to death, all the evidence points to an obsessed student, 21-year-old Laurie Kenyon. She sent him passionate letters, stalked him, watched him through his study window. And after the murder, she wakes up in her dormitory, covered in blood and clutching the knife that killed him, with no memory of the brutal crime. Laurie's sister and attorney, Sarah, is the only one who understands Laurie's daily nightmare and the shocking lingering effects of a childhood kidnapping too hideous to be recalled. Laurie's abductors - Bic Hawkins and his wife Opal, now prominent TV evangelists - fear she will start to remember her life with them. They must ensure that her past remains buried at all costs, even if it means Bic has to carry out the murderous threat he made all those years ago to a terrified girl...
Italian cooking draws its inspiration from the roll call of seasonal ingredients that pass through its kitchens, and in this splendid volume Diane Darrow and Tom Maresca share the simple secrets of making the most of the best fresh, top-of-the-season foods from farm and woodland, lake and sea. The Seasons of the Italian Kitchen presents two hundred recipes according to the four seasons and the traditional courses of the Italian meal: antipasto, primo, secondo, contorno, dolce. All are wed (as they always are in Italy) to the wines that best match them, and the recipes have been tested and adapted to seasonal ingredients readily available in the United States. Richly stocked with delightful anecdotes and culinary lore gathered from the authors’ long love affair with Italy, they invite both amateur and expert to experience the Italian genius for making the most of the moment. To make 1 pound of fresh pasta, as called for in most of the recipes in this book: 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 eggs º teaspoon salt (or to taste) 1teaspoon olive (omit if you’re a purist) 1tablespoon or more water (depending on the dryness of your flour, the size of your eggs, and the humidity of the day) In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and knead by hand 10 minutes, however long your machine’s instructions say, until you’ve achieved a fine, smooth, unsticky dough. Set aside, covered—we just bury ours in the flour bin—for 1/2 hour to relax the gluten and make the dough easier to roll. Then roll it out to the desired thinness and cut and shape it according to your needs and equipment.
The multi-award-winning, widely-acclaimed mystery master Donald E. Westlake delivers a masterpiece with this brilliant, laser-sharp tale of the deadly consequences of corporate downsizing. Burke Devore is a middle-aged manager at a paper company when the cost-cutting ax falls, and he is laid off. Eighteen months later and still unemployed, he puts a new spin on his job search -- with agonizing care, Devore finds the seven men in the surrounding area who could take the job that rightfully should be his, and systematically kills them. Transforming himself from mild-mannered middle manager to ruthless murderer, he discovers skills ne never knew ne had -- and that come to him far too easily.
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