Author: Ann M. Martin

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545068959

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 196

View: 2792

Flora and Ruby's Aunt Allie is finally getting her chance to adopt a baby, and they travel with her to New York City to do some sightseeing while she waits for the baby's birth.
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Author: Sarah Goldstein

Publisher: Feldheim Publishers

ISBN: 9781568713113

Category: Childbirth

Page: 165

View: 8789

Thousands of women give birth every day, and yet no two births are alike. In this special book, women describe their beautiful birth experiences, imparting their personal joy and warmth for us to share in. The uplifting tone of the book, as well as the courage, strength, and faith of the women whose stories are featured make this a truly heart-warming read. From a birth on the Williamsburg Bridge to the wonderful surprise of twins, to an extraordinarily powerful tale of a birth in Auschwitz, these true-life stories testify to the beauty of birth when coupled with faith in G-d and loving support.
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Author: Sue Stauffacher

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 037589540X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 2689

Keisha and her family are just sitting down to Saturday-morning breakfast when the phone rings. Uh-oh! There seems to be a skunk at the community garden, and it's dug a hole under the shed. At the same time, Mr. Sanders can't deliver the mail to a certain house: crows keep dive-bombing him when he gets near the mailbox. Time for the Animal Rescue Team to spring into action! This time they've got two mysteries to solve: What could crows have against mail delivery? And what really dug that hole at the community garden--as Mama knows, it's too big to have been dug by a skunk. Once again, it'll take the whole team, along with help from some new friends, to sort out what, and who, is creating all this mayhem around town. Sue Stauffacher turns to her first series effort with Animal Rescue Team. With compelling plots based on actual events in her community, Sue has created a lovable cast of characters of boys and girls, kids and adults, who feel like people you'd meet at your neighborhood block party. Written in an accessible and engaging style meant to appeal to independent readers looking to be excited and entertained, and with subplots about friendship, siblings, the environment, and animal conservation, along with plenty of humor, these will be a hit with teachers and librarians, and parents, as well as kids themselves. From the Hardcover edition.
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Author: Steven Banks,Vince DePorter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689858876

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7406

When SpongeBob sends away for a free toy from the back of a cereal box, he and Patrick wait a very long time for it to arrive.
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Author: Clare Dowling

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755392736

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5262

Every family has its ups and downs ... Aisling Brady is miserable. So is her husband Mossy. The three kids are too. Yet nobody dares say a thing. Instead the Bradys keep their heads down and grimly look forward to another miserable Christmas in Dublin. What Aisling doesn't know is that this year, they will get the most unexpected gift of all. One that will bring joy and heartbreak, hope and a string of sleepless nights. As their world is turned upside down, questions have to be asked. But are the Bradys ready to face the truth about themselves? And what each of them has done?
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Author: Damon Knight

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1633558150

Category: Fiction

Page: 21

View: 1361

All Len had to hear was the old gag: "We've never lost a father yet." His child was not even born and it was thoroughly unbearable!
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Author: Tara Taylor Quinn

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426813201

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2154

On February 14th, Gabe Stone finds a living, breathing valentine on his doorstep. The tiny pink bundle of fleece appears to be his daughter, and her mother has given Gabe four hours to get to know his new baby. Four hours to adjust to fatherhood, resolve custody and win back his ex-wife?
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Favourite recipes to make and take

Author: Annabel Crabb,Wendy Sharpe

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1925268551

Category: Cooking

Page: 232

View: 1824

In Annabel Crabb’s accidental second career as the host of political cooking show Kitchen Cabinet, she negotiates her way into the homes of Australian politicians, bringing dessert - the internationally recognised culinary code for ‘I come in peace’. But food is a language that says so much more than ‘Please let me in, Madam Speaker’. To friends and family, food can say everything from ‘I’m sorry you had a bad day’ to ‘Congratulations, you clever thing’. And it means still more when brought to the door. Now, in Special Delivery, Annabel has teamed up with her best friend from childhood, fellow food tragic and Kitchen Cabinet recipe consultant Wendy Sharpe, to bring you recipes for those knockout desserts as well as tons more ideas for soups, salads, pastries, breads and other treats ideally suited to make and take to those you love. Each recipe is offered up with transport instructions or an implicit promise to look the other way if you just want to eat it straight from the tin.
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Author: Danielle Steel

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409093336

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7495

At fifty-nine, Jack Watson owns one of the most successful boutiques in Beverley Hills, has two grown-up children who are the light of his life, and his choice of Hollywood's most beautiful women. After a failed marriage in the distant past, Jack has become the perfect bachelor. And he loves it. Amanda Robbins knew Jack only as her daughter's father-in law, an incurable playboy whom she dislikes intensely.But when she becomes a widow after twenty-six years of marriage, she finds herself on unfamiliar ground and is suprised to find herself befriended by, and attracted to, Jack Watson. Worse still, she likes him, to her own and her children's surprise. Then, suddenly, Jack and Amanda are faced with an unexpected gift that neither thought possible. At a time in their lives when they least expect it, they not only feel young again, but are blissfully happy in spite of the obstacles and opposition around them . . . Special Delivery is about what two people do when life gives them everything they wanted, twenty years after they expected to find it. In her bestselling novel, Danielle Steel makes us laugh and cry as she touches the heart with tenderness and accuracy.
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Author: Zoe Barnes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140551731X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2039

Ally is happily married to Luke, but she and her sister Miranda couldn't be more different. While Ally has four children and a cosy home life, Miranda is child-free, married to a millionaire and lives in a show home that wouldn't be out of place in the pages of HOUSE & GARDEN. Ally gave up trying to compete years ago. But she is shocked when Miranda asks her if she'll help provide the one thing that is missing from her perfect life: a baby. Ally has every sympathy for Miranda's infertility problems, but can she really have a baby and hand it over to someone else? Especially if that someone else is Miranda.
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Epistolary Modes in Modern Fiction

Author: Linda S. Kauffman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226426815

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

View: 9678

Though letter writing is almost a lost art, twentieth-century writers have mimed the epistolary mode as a means of reevaluating the theme of love. In Special Delivery, Linda S. Kauffman places the narrative treatment of love in historical context, showing how politics, economics, and commodity culture have shaped the meaning of desire. Kauffman first considers male writers whose works, testing the boundaries of genre and gender, imitate love letters: Viktor Shklovsky's Zoo, Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita, Roland Barthes's A Lover's Discourse, and Jacques Derrida's The Post Card. She then turns to three novels by women who are more preoccupied with politics than passion: Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook, Alice Walker's The Color Purple, and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. By juxtaposing these "women's productions" with the men's "production of Woman," Special Delivery dismantles the polarities between male and female, theory and fiction, high and low culture, male critical theory, and feminist literary criticism. Kauffman demonstrates how all seven texts mercilessly expose the ideology of individualism and romantic love; each presents alternate paradigms of desire, wrested from Oedipus, grounded in history and politics, giving epistolarity a distinctively postmodern stamp.
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Author: Elaine Raco Chase

Publisher: PublishDrive

ISBN: 9634282199

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 5095

She's got Male! And they're trapped together in the storm of the century! Sexy fun no matter what time of year - who says cold isn't Hot! What's a girl to do - trapped by the storm of the century just two days before New Year's Eve, in a bank - with one sexy banker who is hoping for 'shared bodily warmth!' Well there is vending machine food (how sexy is an Oreo?) and a deck of cards for strip poker (what do you do with a naked banker?) Or does Bram have a few cards up his sleeve? Wait - he has no sleeves, no shirt, no pants! When Roxanne Murdoch took the place of her absent employee to deliver a belly-gram, she never expected to spend New Year's Eve locked in a bank with the vice president she'd been sent to surprise. Yet, there she was, a respectable businesswoman dressed like a harem girl, barricaded against a howling blizzard with the devastating Bram Tyler. Soon he'd crack her icy facase and melt her cautious reserve. But what would happen at blizzard's end when passion faced reality!
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A Packet of Replies

Author: James Branch Cabell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Autographs

Page: 270

View: 3783

Even though Alex is a dwarf and sometimes has to use a wheelchair because of the operation he had on his back, his friend does not mind because they still have good times together.
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Author: Nicole Foster

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459224981

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2901

AN EMT IN SHINING ARMOR… Sawyer Morente's specialty was saving damsels in distress. But Maya Rainbow wasn't his typical rescue: The hippie girl he barely remembered from high school had transformed into a woman unlike any he'd ever known. And when a car accident forced Sawyer to deliver Maya's premature baby, his professional concern for the boy soon blossomed into something more…for the child's mother. Strong-willed and stubborn, Maya always stood on her own two feet. But having a shoulder to lean on felt good and having the rest of Sawyer would be even better. Still, Maya had long ago stopped dreaming of a prince on a white horse…. But wait…! Was that galloping she heard in the distance…?
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Author: Laura Browning

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 1616507535

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 7311

Welcome home to Mountain Meadow, Virginia—a small town with a big heart, where love is just around the corner… All Holly Morgan wants is a safe place to have her baby. Nestled deep within the Blue Ridge Mountains, miles away from her abusive ex-fiancé, Spence, Mountain Meadow seems perfect. Holly can manage a few meddling church matrons if it means Spence can’t find her. Harder to handle is Jake Allred. He may be a dark-haired hunk, but he’s also someone Holly can’t trust: a cop. Since his time in the military, Lieutenant Jake Allred has lived to protect and serve. And if anyone needs protection, it’s Holly. Having been let down by the law before, she’s wary of letting Jake into her life. But when an unexpected snow storm strands them together, their attraction is hot enough to melt the mounting ice. Just when Jake thinks he’s finally warmed Holly’s heart, Spence strikes. Now it’s up to Jake to save Holly’s baby and bring their fledgling family back together. 78,000 Words
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Author: Philip C. Stead

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1626724245

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 3318

Sadie is on her way to deliver an elephant to her Great-Aunt Josephine, who lives completely alone and can really use the company. She tries everything from mailing the elephant to boarding a plane, a train, and an alligator to get to her aunt's home. Along the way she meets an array of interesting characters, including an odd postal worker and a gang of bandit monkeys, who all help her get where she is going. This eccentric and hilarious story from Philip C. Stead, the author of the Caldecott-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee and illustrator Matthew Cordell will surprise and entertain from beginning to end. This title has Common Core connections.
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Author: Emma Leigh,Dave Aikins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416941282

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 12

View: 5877

It is Abuela's birthday and Dora and Boots must make their way over Blue Bridge, across Turtle River, and through the Friendly Forest to bring her her birthday cookies. On board pages.
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Author: Belinda Barnes

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460352602

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8488

On the side of the road, about to give birth, Sara Jamison was in despair—until he stopped by. A vision in a tux, with rough but tender hands, a slow drawl and enough confidence to calm her anxious mind, Sara couldn't do anything but trust Cal Tucker with the most precious thing in her life… So when he offered his home to her and her brand-new daughter, Sara agreed—just till she got back on her feet. But then he also offered his name—and Sara wasn't sure what to do now. Why did this sexy, generous man think he didn't deserve love? And how could she persuade him otherwise…?
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A Correspondence Published by Jean-Luc Foreur

Author: Iselin C. Hermann

Publisher: Harvill Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 135

View: 2252

In Copenhagen a young woman, Delphine, falls in love with an untitled painting she has seen in a gallery, by the French painter Jean-Luc Foreur. She cannot help writing him a fan letter, to which he replies briefly. This is the beginning of a correspondence that develops over the next eighteen months. Soon the letters grow more intimate and Delphine begins to bare her soul layer by layer. As the man reveals himself mysteriously through his letters, her dependence grows, and her feelings for him turn into a grand passion. She has become concentrated body and soul with longing for the lover she has never seen. Eventually a meeting can no longer be postponed.
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Author: Val Daniels

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459263200

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 353

BABY BOOM Miracle baby Lori found the best Christmas present she could ever hope for lying on her doorstep—an adorable baby girl! And as Lori couldn't have children of her own, the question was, would she be able to keep little Kris? She sought advice from her lawyer neighbor Andy McAllister. Lori was dazzled by his charm and good looks, but she knew she must keep him at arm's length. It wouldn't be easy, but Andy wanted kids of his own and that was something she could never give him. Still, she couldn't help wishing that Santa had planned two special deliveries this year—a daughter and a husband! Because two's company and three's a family!
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