Cody Walsh leaves Arkansas for California. Lured by stories of opportunity, even for women, Cody prepares for the arduous journey. Independence, Missouri, is the gateway to the West, but Cody discovers when she arrives that there is much about life she doesn’t know. Lillie Ellis accepts a post as a schoolteacher on the frontier near a small homestead she just inherited from her uncle. She hopes the Kansas frontier will offer her the freedom to follow her dream of being a painter. In the nineteenth-century, a young woman has few options in the East that don’t revolve around marriage and motherhood. Lillie is interested in neither. Cody’s and Lillie’s destinies and desires become entwined as they face the perils of the untamed West. Despite their differences, they discover that love’s uncharted frontier is not for the weak in spirit or the faint of heart.
Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award Grand Prize Winner, Banff Mountain Book Festival "Forever on the Mountain grips even non-climbers with its harrowing scenes of thorny relationships tested by extraordinary circumstances." —Washington Post In 1967, seven young men, members of a twelve-man expedition led by twenty-four-year-old Joe Wilcox, were stranded at 20,000 feet on Alaska’s Mount McKinley in a vicious Arctic storm. Ten days passed while the storm raged, yet no rescue was mounted. All seven perished in what remains the most tragic expedition in American climbing history. Revisiting the event in the tradition of Norman Maclean’s Young Men and Fire, James M. Tabor uncovers elements of controversy, finger-pointing, and cover-up that make this disaster unlike any other.
From the author of The Wedding Date and The Family Man comes the final book in Kelly Eadon's Belmont Beach Brides series. SHE PLANNED FOR EVERYTHING--EXCEPT HIM. Fresh off a painful break-up, wedding planner Ainsley Slone is suffering from an acute case of "always the planner, never the bride." And she's over it. It's time for a break-to figure out how to let everything go and just have a little sexy fun. And she knows the perfect person to teach her how: irresistible manwhore Ryan Lawhill. Their deal? No sex, just fun. It's the perfect plan--until the chemistry between them starts sparking like crazy. Ryan knows all too well that Ainsley's looking for a happily-ever-after, but he's always been keep-it-fun-or-it's-done. Yet the moment they cross The Friend Zone, all bets are off-and soon the ultimate player is the one playing for keeps.
Born in Amsterdam in 1935, Suzanne Mehler Whiteley saw the ravages of war through a child's eyes. Her memoir, written in the voice of a young girl, describes the years before the invasion of Holland, her experiences during the German occupation, her time spent in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, and her childhood afterward in Europe and then the United States. Appel Is Forever describes in a child's words atrocities that should never be seen by anyone. Through young Suzanne's introspection, readers are invited to see beyond the history of events to their deeper meaning. We come to see how the miracle of having survived opens a child up to the potential for playfulness and even happiness, while a young girl's observations of coming to her new country remind us of both the promises and hardships of the American dream.
A modern day love story about a couple named Zeke and Legs. Zeke sprung from a world filled with danger and secrets. He was raised by two parents that instilled strong moral values in him. Zeke instead began to favor the excitement of the street life. Legs, on the other hand, was a stunning beauty from a loving family that fell victim to the negative trappings of urban life. Their paths crossed as they were beginning to live a normal life. Legs and Zeke fell madly in love in only a short time. Their lust and desire for each became a priority. They decided to marry when a child was on the way. This began the drama that was their life. Keep an open mind as you relive their lives.The story is written with truth and detailed accounts of the many events that took place. They both found God and sought redemption through Jesus the Christ. Don't let the discomfort of their acts deter you from reading their entire story. Remember; they had to live through it too! The real heroes of the story are God and Christ; consequently, without the resurrecting power of the almighty their lives may have remained lost. I suggest you keep a Bible close by; just as I did while writing the story.
The 1990s were years of turmoil and transformation in American work experiences and employment relationships. Trends including the growth of contingent labor, the erosion of the stable employment contract, the restructuring of jobs and companies, and the emergence of opportunity-enhancing employee participation programs reconfigured occupations, career paths, and labor market opportunities. Vicki Smith analyzes this shift, asking how workers navigated their way across the divide between bad jobs and good jobs, between jobs organized hierarchically and jobs requiring greater worker involvement, and between temporary and stable work.Crossing the Great Divide uses original case study data from four diverse organizational settings around the country. Smith compares the situations of nonunionized, white-collar workers at a photocopy service firm; unionized blue-collar workers in a wood-products processing factory; temporary assemblers and clerical workers in a high-tech firm; and unemployed managers, technical workers, and professionals participating in a job search club. The very different experiences revealed in Crossing the Great Divide highlight the way diverse new relationships between companies and their employees play out in workplaces, where new forms of work organization simultaneously create opportunity, instability, and risk for workers. Smith's goal is to construct a new framework of employment that accommodates the unpredictability and turbulence of the 21st century, but that is also "characterized at its core by attachment, reward, protection, commitment, and dignity."
The first three standalone novels in the USA Today bestselling Forever series are available in one volume! "One of my favorite love stories, ever." -- Brittany and Biana Blab Books "Deanna Roy has crafted a remarkable story about love, loss, and moving forward." -- Burning Impossibly Bright Blog "A love you wish everyone could experience." -- Book Drunk Blog "Different from any other new adult book." -- Head Stuck in a Book "I am stunned." -- 2 Bookaholics "A very emotional read." -- Her Juicy Reads "Touching and tender." -- Vicci's Crazy Book Addiction FOREVER INNOCENT A Top 100 Book "Our baby died on prom night, and nothing was ever the same again." Corabelle doesn't feel like any of the other college girls. On what should have been one of the happiest nights of her life, she and her boyfriend Gavin watched a nurse disconnect the ventilator from their seven-day-old baby. During the funeral two days later, Gavin walked out and never returned. Since then, her life has been a spiral of disasters. The only thing that has helped is her ability to black out whenever the pain gets too hard to bear, a habit that has become an addiction. When Gavin shows up in her astronomy class four years later, he is hell-bent on getting her back, insisting she forgive him. Corabelle knows she can't resist the touch that fills the empty ache that has haunted her since he left. But if he learns what she has done, if he follows the trail back through her past, her secrets will destroy their love completely. And once again, she'll lose the only person who always believed she was innocent. BOOK 2: FOREVER LOVED "Delivered with sensitivity, brutal honesty, emotional scenes, and an everlasting hope that love can conquer all." -- Hesperia Loves Books "Did I cry? Oh yeah, but not for the same reasons as before. Will this book stay on my shelf for years to come! You betcha!" -- 2 Bookaholics "READ it, IT IS WORTH IT." -- Book Addicts Not So Anonymous "It is definitely heartwarming to see their story resolve the way it did." -- Lovin Los Libros After four long years of separation, Gavin has finally reunited with his childhood love Corabelle. She’s forgiven him for leaving her during the funeral of their seven-day-old baby, and also for where he ended up — in Mexico to get a vasectomy. But a message from Rosa, a prostitute he met the day of his surgery, brings his life to a crashing halt. She claims Gavin has fathered a son, now three years old and living with her cousin in Ensenada. He doesn’t know if he can trust Rosa, who never mentioned the boy before, or if his delicate reconciliation with Corabelle can withstand the shock if it is true. Corabelle believes their future together is the right thing despite their past. But when she learns of this other child, the one thing she lost long ago and might never have again with Gavin, Corabelle’s faith that her life will ever follow her old dream is shattered. To make things right for Gavin and his son, she just might have to let go of the only person she always believed would be her forever love. Forever Loved is the heart-wrenching conclusion to Gavin and Corabelle's passionate story. BOOK 3: FOREVER SHELTERED "Hooked me from Chapter 1." -- Fire and Ice Book Reviews "Put this on your TBR list and bump it to the top." -- Eat Sleep Read Blog "Intriguing, romantic, funny, and emotional." -- Bibliolatry Me Book Blog "Make an appointment to visit Dr. Darion and Tina for your next reading therapy. They have a cure for the hopeless romantic." -- Michel, Smut Book Junkie Tina would rather sew up her girl parts with dental floss than go on a second date with a man. She's been dumped enough to know not to get attached. But when Dr. Darion Marks comes into her art therapy room to ask a favor for a special patient, Tina recognizes the haunted look he buries beneath his stoic professionalism. So rather than be forced to ditch the handsome doctor after a single night, she decides not to date him at all. So how exactly DO they end up half-naked in Surgical Suite B? Dr. Darion has a lot to hide. His baby sister is the only family he has left, and he’s not leaving her treatment to some incompetent hack. But now he’s breaking every hospital rule imaginable. He lied about his sister so he can manage her care, and now he’s banging the art therapy teacher between patient rounds like a fraternity boy at a keg party. Nobody believes this can end well, not Tina’s friend Corabelle, who is overcoming a tragic history much like Tina’s, or even pink-haired Jenny, who thinks sex with strangers is good for your metabolism. But Dr. Darion and Tina have one thing going for them – a fierce passion for each other that just might obliterate all their doubts, and solve all their problems. Forever Sheltered includes many favorite characters from Forever Innocent and Forever Loved, as well as the much-anticipated wedding of Gavin and Corabelle.
The Crossing forms second part of Cormac McCarthy's critically acclaimed Border Trilogy, that began with All the Pretty Horses and concludes with The Cities of the Plain. Set on the south-western ranches in the years before the Second World War, Cormac McCarthy's The Crossing follows the fortunes of sixteen-year-old Billy Parham and his younger brother Boyd. Fascinated by an elusive wolf that has been marauding his family's property, Billy captures the animal - but rather than kill it, sets out impulsively for the mountains of Mexico to return it to where it came from. When Billy comes back to his own home he finds himself and his world irrevocably changed. His loss of innocence has come at a price, and once again the border beckons with its desolate beauty and cruel promise.
The Time Traveler's Almanac is the largest and most definitive collection of time travel stories ever assembled. Gathered into one volume by intrepid chrononauts and world-renowned anthologists Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, this book compiles more than a century's worth of literary travels into the past and the future that will serve to reacquaint readers with beloved classics of the time travel genre and introduce them to thrilling contemporary innovations. This marvelous volume includes nearly seventy journeys through time from authors such as Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, William Gibson, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, Michael Moorcock, H. G. Wells, and Connie Willis, as well as helpful non-fiction articles original to this volume (such as Charles Yu's "Top Ten Tips For Time Travelers"). In fact, this book is like a time machine of its very own, covering millions of years of Earth's history from the age of the dinosaurs through to strange and fascinating futures, spanning the ages from the beginning of time to its very end. The Time Traveler's Almanac is the ultimate anthology for the time traveler in your life. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Wonder about the world of our great-great-grandchildren? This is the third episode of FOREVER YOUNG, a climate fiction/hard science fiction novel in 4 episodes set 200 years from now. Life on earth is headed for extinction and society is divided between the ultra-rich and the rest who suffer the full onslaught of climate change and pollution. Part One explores the costly Age Prevention Programme (APP) and what it means to belong to it...or remain outside – for Alice, a lovely Swiss nurse, for ambitious Lizzie, a talented golf player, the descendant of the mythical Tiger Woods, and for adventurous Jamie, a brilliant reporter for the World and US Post. Part Two, "The Immortality Trip" is the name given to the project to transport a contingent of One Percenters to the nearest liveable exoplanet and settle it. Will Jamie, Lizzie and Alice be able to board that trip? Part Three, “The Hibernation Party” introduces the other option opened to One Percenters to survive extinction: take refuge on Antarctica, the last virgin continent. Jamie discovers the dangers of this option when Gary Trude, the head of the Hibernation Party , a despot with Hitler’s dangerous ambitions, threatens him and his friends. Can they escape from Gary Trude? The novel - classified as both a "hard" science fiction and a climate fiction novel - interweaves several plot lines. The first chronicles the love triangle between Alice, Lizzie, and Jamie. The second covers the only two options left to save humanity, both reserved to One Percenters: one, escape to another pristine planet, a thousand light years away; the other, retreat to Antarctica, the last virgin continent. A ruthless rivalry develops between those who aim to stay on Earth and those bent on escaping to another world. The third follows the murderous attempts of one determined 99 Percenter, Ernie, a retired Blue Beret who is hell-bent on carving a place for himself in the Age Prevention Program. NOTE TO THE READER: This book follows the model of serialized novels, like Hugh Howey's best-selling WOOL , and is published in four separate parts, each self-standing. It is however preferable to read them in order as follows: Part One: Gateway to Forever Part Two: The Immortality Trip Part Three: The Hibernation Party Part Four: The Longevity Gene An omnibus edition with all four parts also exists.
Rosemary Laurey is back with another wickedly delicious tale of love, lust, and the otherworldly with a new, and decidedly sexy, twist. . . Some Guys Are Real Animals. . . Antonia Stonewright isn't about to change her views on love. A sexy mortal companion is fine every now and then, but a soul mate? A partner for life? Please. She was burned once, and hundreds of years haven't healed the wounds. But reclusive potter Michael Langton is. . .different. His gorgeous wares are perfect for her new art gallery--and his gorgeous body is perfect for her. She can't get enough of his toned muscles or his amazing, dark eyes. Their nights together make them both purr with pleasure--except in Michael's case, purring comes naturally. So much for finding a regular boyfriend. Antonia has a truly sexy beast on her hands. . . "Great stuff!" --Romantic Times on Kiss Me Forever/Love Me Forever
Acclaimed for her 1928 novel A Lantern in Her Hand, Bess Streeter Aldrich became one of the most widely read interpreters of the prairie pioneer experience. In 1935, she published her masterpiece, Spring Came on Forever, a novel of two Nebraska pioneer families from settlement to the 1930s. Elsewhere an artist of the romance, here Aldrich turns romance on its head. The heroine is Amalia Holmsdorfer, one of a band of German immigrants who settle on the prairie. From her late teens to her mid-eighties she confronts and defeats the forces of nature and society that discourage or ruin others. Her life might be a modest triumph but for one detail: she married the wrong man. Quickly paced and precisely drawn, this novel is Aldrich's greatest tribute to the complexity, humor, endurance, and intelligence of the people who settled the prairie. Whatever its sentiments, it has as many cutting edges as a buzz saw.
Hello, my name is Joseph N. Padilla. Author of the novel, "Adventure the Long Walk, Afterchrist," now comes "The Nail." The Nail is my effort to recreate some of the mystery and awe that must have surrounded those souls fortunate enough to have encountered the massage of our savior either during his lifetime or soon after. As the story begins, Joshua Saul is about as low in the social scale as anyone can be. A beggar at the gate called Beautiful in Jerusalem of 48 A.D. He is penniless, homeless, illiterate and, for all practical purposes, without faith. Yet, in the story's final scene, Saul stands preaching to an arena filled with scoffers of God, and in an act of divine inspiration, calls on the Holy Spirit to act so clearly that all within sight are made to believe in the power of Jesus Christ - All through the symbolic power of a simple nine-inch nail. Joshua Saul's life begins it's ascent toward spiritual fulfillment on Golgotha - literally. While resting against an old crucifixion log after burying his mother, he finds embedded in the ground an old nail. Strangely soothed by the nail, he tucks it away in his girdle. Little does he know the profound changes this simple act will bring. Soon enough miracles of rebirth, healing and spiritual redemption sprout around Saul. With an open heart and a willing soul, this simple young man is transformed into a vessel for the message of salvation brought to earth by Jesus Christ, and so doing fulfills his destiny. A tail of spiritual growth, adventure and romance, The Nail opens a new window on the story of Christ and the transformation of his holy presence enacted on even the physical objects that he's come in touch with.