In 1968, Nina Ritter returns from her junior year abroad at Reading University, England to New York, where things have radically changed. Her friends, The Whole Sick Crew, are wilder now. Their ringleader, Aviva, has joined a rock band, and they are all experimenting with sex and drugs. Nina, still in love with the poetic Welsh boyfriend she had to leave behind, is both attracted and repelled by this new world. It takes some new friends - Ruth, a committed Hispanic teacher, Billy, a dancer struggling with the specter of Vietnam, and especially Floyd, a brilliant Black activist - to force Nina herself to change from a self-involved romantic to a socially responsible woman. (for adults and mature teens)
London, 1817: Rupert fällt aus allen Wolken, als er erfährt, dass ein alter Vertrag noch immer Gültigkeit besitzt und bestimmt, er solle die Verlobte seines verstorbenen Bruders heiraten. Sowohl er als auch sein Großvater, der Herzog von Dinston, sind von dieser Verbindung alles andere als begeistert, können den Vertrag jedoch auch nicht einfach ignorieren. So bricht Rupert mit dem Plan, Margaret von der Ehe abzubringen, nach Wiltshire auf. Dort geht zunächst alles schief: Er küsst die falsche Frau, und die richtige, für die er eine unerklärliche Leidenschaft empfindet, kann ihn nicht leiden.
Insgeheim ist Margaret dem unerwünschten Verlobten jedoch gar nicht so abgeneigt, wie sie es vorgibt. Doch eine erzwungene Ehe? Soll sie nicht besser ihrem Gewissen folgen und ihn für ihre Schwester freigeben? Und dann ist da noch etwas, was sie Rupert unter keinen Umständen sagen kann, eine Ehe jedoch in jedem Fall verhindern wird ... Erster Teil der Dinston-Reihe. Hinweis: Es handelt sich um eine Liebesgeschichte, nicht um einen historischen Roman.
Stegosaurus was tough--in more ways than one! With body plates and a spiked tail, this dinosaur was armored top to bottom. But this small-brained beast was plant-eater, and its armor had a surprising purpose. Discover the mysteries of Stegosaurus and its Jurassic journey millions of years ago.
Librarian Note: This is an alternate cover edition of ISBN-13: 978-1492373902. High school stinks. One minute you're riding the express train to ultimate popularity and the next minute you plummet to the ranks of the school outcasts. Alicia wanted to start her first year of high school off by not bullying others, but pressure from friends and her own need to be the most popular girl in the new school overtakes her self-control. Just like the misconceptions that tore her friendships with Nia, Grace, and Lelia apart in middle school, her actions of flirting with the most popular girl's boyfriend and sending out a sexting picture turns her life from bully to bullied leaving Nia, her former friend and bane of her existence, to rise back up as the popular girl in school. Meanwhile, her other former friends Grace and Lelia head in two different directions. Grace retreats to her faith as Lelia dives deeper into depression and suicide.
Is one girl's sacrifice enough to mend the relationships in time to save another? "Both my school formal dress and JV cheer uniforms, neatly pressed, hang on the doors to the walk-in closet. I get goosebumps when I think about tomorrow and the first football game of the season on Thursday. Throughout summer vacation I’ve waited patiently for school to start. Dreams about my high school years danced in my head every night. From winning Prom queen to senior class president, I’ve planned every aspect of the next four years. This will be a new beginning. This year I will not step on others to remain popular. I’m letting the real Alicia Thayer out—the Alicia who cares. I want people to like me for who I am and not the person others want me to be. Without Nia Johnson at St.
Aelred to ruin things, I may be able to reach the top." ~ Alicia
In a distant war, in a city under siege, U.S. Ambassador John W. Blaney faced a terrible choice: abandon the mission or risk the lives of his team to give diplomacy a last chance... In 2003, Liberia was one of the most dangerous and isolated countries in the world.
President Charles Taylor, a feared warlord, presided over a fractured state and count unruly militiamen and child soldiers as two rebel armies marched to depose him. When an international court indicted Taylor for war crimes, the rebels attacked the capital and months of vicious fighting ensued. With Washington split on how to respond and pressure mounting to shutter the chancery once and for all, the Ambassador kept the flag flying. The U.S. embassy served as a rallying point for international efforts to save Liberia. West African peacekeepers backed by U.S.
forces prepared to deploy, but a final, merci attack by the rebels left the capital split and Taylor's forces dug in for a last, blood-soaked stand. With no margin for error, the Ambassador and his team made three forays across the front lines in a desperate bid to broker a local ceasefire that would lift the siege, stop the killing, and give space for peace to take root. The Embassy is a graphic, cinematic retelling of the harrowing climax of the Liberian civil war and the U.S.
and West African role in ending it. Through interviews with the Ambassador and key members of the country team, as well as with peacekeepers, U.
S. troops, relief workers, foreign correspondents, senior Liberian officials and rebel leaders, Dante Paradiso reconstructs the violence and chaos of those times to create an enduring portrait of a U.S. embassy under fire and the kind of daring frontline diplomacy that can change the fate of a nation. harrowing climax of the Liberian civil war. Through interviews with the Ambassador and key members of his country team, as well as with West African peacekeepers, U.S. troops, international relief workers, foreign correspondents, senior Liberian officials and rebel leaders, Dante Paradiso reconstructs the violence and chaos of Monrovia in war to create an enduring portrait of a U.S. embassy under fire and the kind of daring frontline diplomacy that can change the fate of a nation. The views expressed in this book are the author's own and not necessarily those of the United States Department of State or the United States Government.
Heartstone is a journey of destiny, a story of a life turned upside-down for the best possible reason. Step into the story and discover what happens when a broken life has a head on collision with a broken world! This book isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for those who have the courage to face life head on and walk it out with God! Come and take a journey with me through the pages of my personal failure, defeat, lost expectations, and my final devastation. Heartstone is a story about a people who faced the giants that we all face, and the keys God gave them (and has given each of us) to deal with those giants and turn theirs and our broken solitude into a field of dreams. The truth of God’s word is that He has already written the story of your life. It is time for you to read that story and find your road home. God’s truth is that He has a plan for you that is good and not for evil. A plan where you win in the end. Let Heartstone be the beginning of your journey home. This time the happy ending will be your own. He wants you to have a beautiful ending!