Author: Ann M. Martin

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545068959

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 196

View: 2052

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: 8188

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: Steven Banks,Vince DePorter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689858876

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 539

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: Reagan Shaw

Publisher: T.H. Publishing via PublishDrive


Category: Fiction

Page: 306

View: 329

“Did you have to sleep with my sister?” That’s not the question I wanted to hear from my best bud. On his wedding day no less. As kids, I tried to make her hate me. It was my way of not picking the forbidden fruit. Now, my buddy is forcing me to dance with her to the first song. I step on her dress and all I hear is RIPPPPP. Once that curvy body was unleashed, there was no stopping my desire. We aren’t kids anymore. No games. No limits. This time, I’m taking what’s mine. I just didn’t expect to have to tell my best friend what came next. “Dude, your sister is pregnant, and I’m the one delivering the baby.”
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Epistolary Modes in Modern Fiction

Author: Linda S. Kauffman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226426808

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

View: 1439

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: Clare Dowling

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755392736

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6013

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: Danielle Steel

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409093336

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1392

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: Damon Knight

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1633558150

Category: Fiction

Page: 21

View: 9091

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: Zoe Barnes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140551731X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6260

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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Favourite recipes to make and take

Author: Annabel Crabb,Wendy Sharpe

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1925268551

Category: Cooking

Page: 232

View: 2063

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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Special Delivery

Author: Sarah Walls

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449097502


Page: 20

View: 8307

Ever wonder where stray kittens are going? Are they really lost? This Christmas kitten has a special story of mischief. Warm your heart and renew your Christmas spirit with this sweet story.
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Author: Tara Taylor Quinn

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426813201

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9573

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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Author: Laura Browning

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 1616507535

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 6661

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: 3615

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: Raye Morgan

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 9781426882289

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9262

Six months pregnant and alone, Annie Torres had stopped believing in any white knights racing to save her. So, when she fainted from exhaustion, the very last thing she expected was to land in the arms of one of the most handsome men she'd ever met—Dr. Matt Allman! Or that her bighearted rescuer would offer her a cushy job as his assistant and insist that Annie move into his family's mansion! With all the attention Matt was giving her, this independent woman didn't know how she'd manage on her own. Because her boss-in-shining-armor had suddenly become the answer to the dreams she'd long denied!
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Author: Belinda Barnes

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460352602

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9889

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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Author: Emma Leigh,Dave Aikins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416941282

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 12

View: 1911

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: Val Daniels

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459263200

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5008

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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Author: Nicole Foster

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459224981

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8773

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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