A ghostly figure tries to strangle newly-married Kitty St. Blanche... The hypnotic portrait of her husband's first wife is ruthly slashed... A spray of blooming white wisteria - the manor's legendary symbol of approaching death - is placed in Kitty's room... A pair of battered bride-and-groom dolls lie grotesquely on Kitty's marriage bed... Who lies in wait to murder Kitty?
While today’s medical professionals still promise to uphold the Hippocratic oath, few modern doctors know about—or adhere to—the ancient Greek physician’s maxim, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” But the truth of Hippocrates’s words still rings true as current research reveals the healing power of whole, plant-based foods. Cowritten by a practicing MD and the author of Healthy Eating, Healthy World, this revolutionary guide to human nutrition fully explains not only why we must change what we’re eating but also exactly how to do it. Discover how practicing better eating habits can improve your health, as well as actually prevent disease and even reverse its damage—whether it’s type II diabetes, cancer, or another type of chronic illness. 4Leaf Guide to Vibrant Health doesn’t just give you a list of foods to avoid—it helps you plan what you are going to eat, provides you with tips to remember when you’re shopping and dining out, and even includes several starter recipes. Whether you’re a physician seeking nutritional advice or an individual simply wanting to improve your own health, this invaluable guide has the tools you need to live vibrantly.
Hope and Healing in Urban Education proposes a new movement of healing justice to repair the damage done by the erosion of hope resulting from structural violence in urban communities. Drawing on ethnographic case studies from around the country, this book chronicles how teacher activists employ healing strategies in stressed schools and community organizations, and work to reverse negative impacts on academic achievement and civic engagement, supporting their students to become powerful civic actors. The book argues that healing a community is a form of political action, and emphasizes the need to place healing and hope at the center of our educational and political strategies. At once a bold, revealing, and nuanced look at troubled urban communities as well as the teacher activists and community members working to reverse the damage done by generations of oppression, Hope and Healing in Urban Education examines how social change can be enacted from within to restore a sense of hope to besieged communities and counteract the effects of poverty, violence, and hopeness.
One day she is Linda Farley, a senior in a San Diego high school, with a talent for art, an annoying younger brother, two loving parents, and a prospective boyfriend. Three days later, she is Lainie Foster, hiding with her mother and brother in Olympia, Washington. That's how fast things change after Linda's mother tells her that her father has been caught by the feds in a Mafia money laundering scheme and that the rest of the family has been placed in the Witness Protection Program. By the rules she's given, she must stay out of school, cut off contact with anyone back home, and never tell anyone what has happened. Linda -- now Lainie -- does her best, but in navigating her new life, she faces a number of questions. How could her father do something so contrary to her image of him? Why is her mother so familiar with their new city? How can she pursue a career in art without going to school? What must she do to save her brother from the worst effects of the upheaval? And who is that dark-haired woman she keeps spotting in front of the house? Then there's the biggest question of all: Is she Linda or is she Lainie? Because, in the end, is the choice really anyone's but hers? ///////////////////////////////////////////////// Anne L. Watson, a retired historic preservation architecture consultant, is the author of numerous novels, plus books on such diverse subjects as soapmaking and baking with cookie molds. She currently lives in Friday Harbor, Washington, in the San Juan Islands, with her husband and fellow author, Aaron Shepard.
///////////////////////////////////////////////// SAMPLE "Lainie," Mom said, her voice a little gentler, "we have to follow the rules, whether we like them or not." "The rules are nuts, Mom," I protested. "Like making us keep our old initials.
So the Mafia is too stupid to check the passenger lists for trains and planes leaving Southern California? You think they won't look for two A.
F.'s and an L.F. with one-way tickets to the same place?" Mom moved to the right to let a tailgating Jeep speed ahead. "That's one reason we're splitting up," she said. "WITSEC has never lost anyone who followed the rules," she said. "WITSEC?" I yelped. "Who the hell is that?" "The Witness Security Program. That's its other name." Sheesh. WITSEC. Like the FBI was such a buddy, we needed to give them a nickname. My face itched, and I rubbed it hard. "Don't do that," Mom said. "You'll rub off your makeup." "It feels like dirt. I don't know how you put up with it." "You get used to it.
Especially when you have more important things to worry about." Well, we had that, in spades. I'd just dumped someone I really wanted to go out with. I wouldn't be going to art school next year, because that's what Linda Farley would have done. I had to be someone else, probably forever. Compared to that, grease all over my face really was a detail.
I gave up and quit talking about it. Whining wasn't going to do any good. Mom kept quiet too, watching the traffic.
In the front seat, Alan sang some dumb song from a TV kids' show, over and over. But, as Mom had said, I had more important things to worry about. We took the Alameda Street exit and pulled into the train station. "What are you going to do with the car when you get to the airport?" I asked. "Leave it in a parking lot with the window down and the keys in the ignition." Even the Mafia wouldn't have a chance if she did that. The locals would have that car in a chop shop faster than the Godfather could blink.
Jonathan Sniper è sempre stato alla ricerca dello scoop del secolo, ma non avrebbe mai immaginato di finirci in mezzo. Tutto precipita una notte, quando si ritrova in mezzo alla strada con una pistola in tasca e i vestiti sporchi di sangue non suo. Non sa come sia arrivato lì: l’ultima cosa che ricorda è che stava aiutando uno sconosciuto a sfuggire a dei malviventi. Un uomo che, nei suoi ultimi istanti, gli ha inoculato qualcosa. Da quel momento, il buio. Adesso è lui a ritrovarsi braccato, non solo dalla Polizia, ma anche da misteriosi individui che cercano di catturarlo con ogni mezzo per recuperare ciò che gli è stato affidato senza il suo consenso. Qualcosa che ora gli sussurra nella testa, a volte consigliandolo, a volte ostacolandolo, addirittura prendendo il comando del suo corpo: una coscienza estranea, artificiale, che rivendica la sua presenza, ripetendo "Io sono Jonathan". Tra vuoti di memoria, inseguimenti, inganni e alleati insperati, Jonathan dovrà capire cosa nasconde dentro di sé prima ancora di svelare i misteri che lo circondano. E scoprirà a sue spese che, se da un lato un’intelligenza artificiale non conosce le emozioni, dall'altro la natura umana, sotto la patina dell’etica e della morale, è la più brutale che esista al mondo.
School Zone Get Ready! Books offer a complete preschool curriculum. Distinguished by charming, full-color illustrations, these workbooks offer easy-to-read instructions and fun-to-do exercises for parents and children to enjoy together.
A birthright. It should be something no one can ever take away.
But that’s not how it works in the world of vampires. Especially when that birthright involves a unique type of blood necessary for an elitist vampire society to remain young and beautiful. Welcome to the continued misadventure of nineteen-year-old Txema Ybarra (pronounced Chema). The earth’s most privileged undead believe they deserve a stake in Txema’s blood, and there is power and prestige for whoever controls her ancient bloodline. However, the vampire demon, Ralu, and his burgeoning Chupacabra army crave the same lofty status.
Unlike his brother Gustav—ruler of the elite European vampires—Ralu desires the death of Txema, and with it the end of Gustav’s two thousand-year reign. As this teenage mother-to-be fights for survival for her and her unborn daughter, the journey to elude Ralu and traitor vampires among Gustav’s civilized allies takes Txema across the globe. The race is on to save or destroy two human lives…and determine the rightful holder of The Vampires’ Birthright.