Save Me a Seat (Scholastic Gold)


Author: Sarah Weeks,Gita Varadarajan
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545846625
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
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A new friend could be sitting right next to you.

Presque détenteur du record du monde


Author: Molly B. Burnham
Publisher: Éditions AdA
ISBN: 2897677139
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 260
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1 – Se sauver de sa famille. (Dormez dans une tente si vous en avez une !); 2 – Éviter le Grincheux aux pigeons à tout prix; 3 – Surveiller le Destructeur! C’est étrange, mais vrai! Teddy Mars, un garçon de 10 ans, a un grand rêve. Il veut battre un record du monde, et il ne laissera rien se mettre en travers de son chemin. Pas ses cinq (CINQ !) soeurs aînées. Pas son enseignante, qui croit qu’il rêvasse trop. Et assurément pas son petit frère, Jake, également connu comme le DESTRUCTEUR! Avec ses meilleurs amis à ses côtés, Lonnie et Viva, Teddy est certain de transformer son rêve en réalité... tant qu’il tient le Destructeur à distance! Voici, racontée d’une façon originale, l’histoire drôle et touchante des efforts d’un jeune garçon pour se distinguer dans une maison pleine de frères et de soeurs, une volière pleine de pigeons et un monde plein de surprises.

Save Us a Seat


Author: Fletcher McHale
Publisher: Authorsolutions
ISBN: 1483400875
Category: Female friendship
Page: 204
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In the small country town of Bon Dieu Falls, Louisiana, Carrigan Whitfield leads a life many would love to have. But this young wife of the much-sought-after and wealthy Jack Whitfield feels uneasy in her marriage. Things have gotten complicated during the last two years, and Carrigan wonders if they still love each other. They seem more like strangers who share a residence. Her days revolve around having fun with her lifelong best friends, the two anchors in her life, Ella Rae Weeks and Laine Landry, playing sandlot softball and juggling an affair ...or two. Laine is constantly trying to save Carrigan from self-destruction. But on an idyllic summer day, a shocking and unexpected discovery turns Carrigan's perfect life into a tumultuous storm and transforms a girl into a woman. As the journey comes to an end, Carrigan discovers hope can sometimes be found in the most unlikely places. Save Us a Seat provides a glimpse into both the joys and challenges of friendship.

Save Me a Seat by the Drummer


Author: Carmine J. Scarpa
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781430328261
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 90
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Save Me a Seat by the Drummer is a comical and poignant compilation of Carmine J. Scarpa's recollections of childhood and youth. Born with Spina Bifida, Mr. Scarpa's physical disability is a constant and significant thread throughout this stream of conscious memoir. The baby boomer author is frank and honest in recounting the embarrassing and regrettable times, in addition to the happy and inspiring ones.

Final Appeal


Author: Lisa Scottoline
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0007573235
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Hard-hitting and unforgettable, Lisa Scottoline’s Edgar Award winning second novel Final Appeal shines with her characteristic wit and gift for inventive plot.

Save Me a Place in Heaven


Author: Jerry Deriso
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469119455
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 354
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His fathers death prompted him to preserve his family memories for his descendents, but the writing quickly grew into a life essay on farm life, Southern cooking, dogs, small-town life in the 1950s, and the demise of our current culture. The book is written in the authors voice and evokes feelings of Sams, Grizzard, and Rooney. He believes our culture is being slowly destroyed from within by small dogs, cats, bad barbecue, kudzu, fat-free ice cream, cell phones, e-mail, the Internet, childproof lids, hard plastic security packaging, iPods, video players in automobiles, kids not being raised right, rudeness, fast food, moms who dont cook, high school graduates who cant read, long-winded preachers, the disappearance of real Southern cooking, and the popularity of instant grits, Diet Pepsi, and unsweetened tea. His familys history is a goldmine of great food, quirky characters, outlandish actions, and bodacious behavior; he has mined it shamelessly and offers no apologies.

Chemins toxiques


Author: Louis Sachar
Publisher: Gallimard Jeunesse
ISBN: 2075062382
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
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Un pas de plus, et ce pourrait bien être le dernier... Tamaya, la discrète, la bonne élève, ne prend pas, pour rentrer chez elle, le chemin habituel. À contrecoeur, elle suit son ami Marshall qui l'entraîne à travers les bois. Il veut à tout prix éviter Chad, la brute de l'école qui ne cesse de le terroriser. Mais en s'enfonçant dans la forêt, ils vont au devant de dangers plus grand encore... Suspens et frissons, mais aussi humour et émotion, dans un thriller écologique passionnant.

Sending My Love


Author: Harriet Brugmann
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 143635997X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 220
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This story is from letters about John's life aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Belleau Wood. They tell of the surrender of Japan and going there and about his love and marriage to a WAVE.

Dying For a Cupcake

A Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery
Author: Denise Swanson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101615605
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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When Devereaux “Dev” Sinclair hosts a cupcake contest at her five-and-dime store, she discovers that someone is just dying to win... Kizzy Cutler finds it so delicious to be back in her hometown of Shadow Bend, Missouri, that she seems to have forgotten why she fled twenty years ago. For now, she’s excited to kick off her new line of cupcakes with a competition, which Dev has agreed to host in her shop. But before the first yummy cupcake is even baked, Kizzy's assistant Fallon dies from a mysterious ailment. While the medical examiner attempts to discover what killed Fallon, Kizzy declares that the show must go on. However after Kizzy escapes several near misses, Dev is convinced that someone in Shadow Bend has it in for the Cupcake Queen. Is the secret from her past so dark someone still wants to kill her for it? With a list of not-so-sweet suspects, Dev’s in a race against the timer to solve the murder before someone else gets iced… Includes a sneak peak of the next Scumble River Mystery! From the Paperback edition.

New Girl


Author: Jules Okapi
Publisher: White Sun Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 36
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Calling the new girl, Lucy, odd ends up more than a tad bit of understatement. In a short period of time, she frees Amber of her inhibitions, her prestigious corporate project, her teeth, her sense of style…and her sanity. A bizarre tale of corporate cannibalism…or a generous sacrifice for a fellow human being? All depends on your perspective. Keywords: business, corporate humor, cubicle humor, insanity, hallucination, magical realism, fantasy, dark fantasy, witchcraft, vampire, body-switching, contagion, dark humor, work, conformity, individualism, creativity

Can I Sit With You?


Author: Shannon Des Roches Rosa,Jennifer Byde Myers
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615177964
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 152
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Can I Sit With You? is an ongoing book and blog project, sharing our stories of school age triumphs and bewilderment. These tales will touch anyone who has ever struggled to fit in with the other kids at school, wondered about feeling different, or felt like no one could possibly understand what they're going through.

Gemini

A Novel
Author: Carol Cassella
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451627955
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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“Gemini is an unforgettable novel—a morality tale, a mystery, and a love story that will leave readers breathless” (Maria Semple, New York Times bestselling author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette). As should be the case with any memorable love story, the first time Raney Remington saw Bo she hated him. When the skinny kid from the city first arrives in her Pacific Northwest hometown, Raney doesn’t quite know what to make of him. Yet her intense dislike of the know-it-all bookworm softens as Bo latches on to Raney, eager to learn about the Washington island he’s been sent for the summer. Decades later Dr. Charlotte Reese finds herself fighting to keep an unconscious ICU patient stable while also unwrapping the mystery of the unconscious woman, the victim of a hit-and-run. Consumed by questions about the woman’s identity, Charlotte enlists Eric, her journalist boyfriend, to investigate. Their search for answers brings them to heartrending truths about Jane Doe―and themselves. In beautiful interwoven storytelling, master of medical drama Carol Cassella presents two women—lifetimes apart—who face the inescapable forces shaping their lives. Filled with stunning medical detail and set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Pacific Northwest, Gemini is a vivid novel of moral complexity and emotional depth that “is just what the doctor ordered” (People).

A Night in the Prince's Bed


Author: Chantelle Shaw
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460338626
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Actions speak louder than words Beautiful Mina Hart has overcome her hearing impairment to become a leading theater actress. But one stolen night with a gorgeous stranger turns into headline news when it's revealed he is the prince of Storvhal. Devastated when he accuses her of using him for publicity, Mina travels to his icy Scandinavian country to proclaim her innocence. But while she's hiding in his car she falls asleep, and wakes up at Prince Aksel's private retreat! A heavy snowfall traps them in, and now she must rely on her senses to read this haunted and intensely private prince!

On the Aisle

Film Reviews by Philip Morency
Author: Philip Morency
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434993914
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 268
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The Baroness and the Preacher


Author: Billie Conner
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465390154
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 2250
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In the late 1700's Baron Augustus MacTavish invested in a Fur Trading Company in the Pacific Northwest. After several difficulties arose he sent his young son Baronet Robert MacTavish to New York City to hire a Solicitor and investigate. Robert became embroiled in the society of the city and had an affair with a young prostitute called Miss Julie, and hires a professional trapper to go to the NW in his stead. It worked fine for two years, Then Miss Julie became pregnant, his father found out about his doings, and Robert was ordered home to Scotland. Miss Julie fared poorly walking the streets of NYC after the landlord threw her out for rejecting his advances. In December, her string ran out and she fell into the mud, snow, and manure of a NY street. She whispered the Solicitor's name to the policeman who found her. Two Nuns nursed her back to reasonable health and the lawyer gave her some money. She sets a course across Pennsylvania to find her sister's home in the mountains of NW Va. Three days after arriving there, she gives birth to a baby girl and tells her sister the baby's name is to be Mary Catherine, and dies; and this is her baby's story; how she marries a mountain preacher, raises a family of five children, discovers she is really a Baroness, and quite wealthy. It is also about a backwoods preacher who suddenly finds himself married to a person of royal heritage, and a wealthy one to boot. It tells of the events that befall them, the lives of the children, and how they all have to learn to deal with unexpected fame and fortune.

The Graveyard

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Author: ROSALYN RIKEL RAMAGE
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 146695034X
Category: Fiction
Page: 184
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1914, rural West Kentucky. Twelve-year-old Emma Mae, ten-year-old Edward, and their seven-year-old brother Fred dash from their one-room school at Sunny Slope during a thunderstorm. Suddenly, as they run past the graveyard near their home, there is a close lightning flash. In an instant, they find that they have traveled back through time and are now on board a large clipper ship filled with passengers who are en route from Germany to America. What adventures and perils await them on board this ship? What will they have to do to be miraculously returned to their own home and family? And what will become of them if they dont find the way back home?

Growing Friendships


Author: Tracy Klehn
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 0764204343
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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"Practical ways and encouragement for mothers of young children to make friends and nurture ongoing friendships. It includes, among other topics, the value of friends, making new friends after a move, maintaining longtime friendships, and restoration of b

The Buy Side

A Wall Street Trader's Tale of Spectacular Excess
Author: Turney Duff
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0770437168
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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New York Times Bestseller The Buy Side, by former Galleon Group trader Turney Duff, portrays an after-hours Wall Street culture where drugs and sex are rampant and billions in trading commissions flow to those who dangle the most enticements. A remarkable writing debut, filled with indelible moments, The Buy Side shows as no book ever has the rewards – and dizzying temptations – of making a living on the Street. Growing up in the 1980’s Turney Duff was your average kid from Kennebunk, Maine, eager to expand his horizons. After trying – and failing – to land a job as a journalist, he secured a trainee position at Morgan Stanley and got his first feel for the pecking order that exists in the trading pits. Those on the “buy side,” the traders who make large bets on whether a stock will rise or fall, are the “alphas” and those on the “sell side,” the brokers who handle their business, are eager to please. How eager to please was brought home stunningly to Turney in 1999 when he arrived at the Galleon Group, a colossal hedge-fund management firm run by secretive founder Raj Rajaratnam. Finally in a position to trade on his own, Turney was encouraged to socialize with the sell side and siphon from his new broker friends as much information as possible. Soon he was not just vacuuming up valuable tips but also being lured into a variety of hedonistic pursuits. Naïve enough to believe he could keep up the lifestyle without paying a price, he managed to keep an eye on his buy-and-sell charts and, meanwhile, pondered the strange goings on at Galleon, where tens of millions were being made each week in sometimes mysterious ways. At his next positions, at Argus Partners and J.L. Berkowitz, Turney climbed to even higher heights – and, as it turned out, plummeted to even lower depths – as, by day, he solidified his reputation one of the Street’s most powerful healthcare traders, and by night, he blazed a path through the city’s nightclubs, showing off his social genius and voraciously inhaling any drug that would fill the void he felt inside. A mesmerizingly immersive journey through Wall Street’s first millennial decade, and a poignant self portrait by a young man who surely would have destroyed himself were it not for his decision to walk away from a seven-figure annual income, The Buy Side is one of the best coming-of-age-on-the-Street books ever written. From the Hardcover edition.

The Sista Hood

On the Mic
Author: E-Fierce
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416535721
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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4 Girls, One Mic and Lots of Drama When Mariposa (aka MC Patria) meets Ezekiel Matthews (aka MC EZ1) they quickly become best friends; together they have the best summer tossing lyrics and rhymes. After the summer ends, Mariposa realizes the only thing she really cares about -- besides becoming the best emcee around -- is getting Ezekiel to love her. Unfortunately, this realization comes at the same time Ezekiel gets a girlfriend -- Jennifer Hoffman (aka J-Ho 5), an emcee with a huge buzz. When her school announces a talent show, Mariposa understands that this could be her last chance to impress Ezekiel. She decides to form a hip-hop crew -- enter the world of the Sista Hood -- MC Patria, Soul Siren, Pinay-1 and DJ Esa, all divas in their own way. While coming together isn't easy, they're forced to collaborate and their lives are changed forever.

Palestine, the Right of Return


Author: Paul M. Bergstrom
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781450066464
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Palestine: The Right of Return is a must-read novel that addresses several critical issues facing world leaders who seek a solution to the almost century-long Arab-Israeli conflict. The "Balfour Declaration," issued in 1917, set the conflict in motion. Mr. Bergstrom's story, albeit fiction, should be required reading for anyone hoping to understand the current stalemate. Mr. Bergstrom defines a path to lasting peace via a single state solution. Further, he highlights the problems created by America's well meaning but one-sided intervention on the side of Israel in the peace negotiations. Mr. Bergstrom argues that Palestine's future will not be found in an agreement that divides Palestine into two equally or unequally aggrieved states, further asserting that peace can only come from the efforts of the primary stakeholders, those who will benefit or suffer most immediately through any resolution. The United States, Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Lebanon, and other interested parties must stand aside. Mr. Bergstrom concludes that the people of Palestine itself own the problem, and they must join together if a workable solution is to be created.