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A Tale of Two Besties


A Tale of Two Besties


$2.99


Best friends. BFFs. Soul twinsies. Whatever you want to call them, Harper and Lily were born to be besties. With high school just around the corner, casual-cool Cali girl Harper and awkward, always-costumed Lily make sure to text each other every day about their bond: Harper: I love you so much that I am going to sneak out of detention to pay that guy from Craigslist $100 to cut off all your hair for my secret collection. Lily: I love you so much I?m going destroy everyone in your life that matters and force you to depend and love only me. Harper: That sounds beautiful. I love you. Not even the threat of different high schools could throw this BFFship off-course, even if Lily begs her parents not to send her to the? dreaded Pathways,” a special school for creative types, while effortlessly-popular Harper attends Beverly High with the rest of their class. But in a city where fitting in means standing out and there?s nothing more uncool than being cool, it?s the naturally charismatic Harper-with her blond hair and perfect bone structure-who finds herself fighting the tide of American Apparel?d teens who rule the school. Meanwhile, it?s the perpetually? gawkward? Lily-who accessories every ensemble with a pair of tattered fairy wings-who finds herself flying alongside the queen bees of Pathways. Can BFF-ship survive the tidal wave of HS drama, or does growing up mean leaving some friends behind?Inspired by the HelloGiggles community of likeminded best friends, founded by IRL besties Zooey Deschanel and Sophia Rossi, and set in a hilarious insider?s version of Los Angeles, A Tale of Two Besties will make you giggle and cry?and then tell you how cute you look with runny mascara. It’s like my twins stepped out of the eighties and dropped down into today. Deliciously funny with heart. Francine Pascal, bestselling author and creator of the Sweet Valley High series

A Woman's Guide to Finding Joy in Your Job


A Woman’s Guide to Finding Joy in Your Job


$27.86


If you”re one of the many women who dread going to work some of the time, then this book is for you. If you”ve grown bored by your job, and your passion for it has faded, then this book is for you. If you feel stuck in a situation without new challenges or room to grow, then this book is for you. If you”re between jobs and you”d like to find a better one next time, then this book will guide you toward that. If you once had a dream of doing fulfilling work but you”ve lost sight of it, then this book will show you how to find it again. If your job is just a means to a paycheck, then this book can help you discover better reasons to go to work.

Agewise


Agewise


$36.99


Let?s face it: almost everyone fears growing older. We worry about losing our looks, our health, our jobs, our self-esteem?and being supplanted in work and love by younger people. It feels like the natural, inevitable consequence of the passing years, But what if it?s not? What if nearly everything that we think of as the? natural? process of aging is anything but?In Agewise, renowned cultural critic Margaret Morganroth Gullette reveals that much of what we dread about aging is actually the result of ageism?which we can, and should, battle as strongly as we do racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry. Drawing on provocative and under-reported evidence from biomedicine, literature, economics, and personal stories, Gullette probes the ageism that drives discontent with our bodies, our selves, and our accomplishments?and makes us easy prey for marketers who want to sell us an illusory vision of youthful perfection. Even worse, rampant ageism causes society to discount, and at times completely discard, the wisdom and experience acquired by people over the course of adulthood. The costs?both collective and personal?of this culture of decline are almost incalculable, diminishing our workforce, robbing younger people of hope for a decent later life, and eroding the satisfactions and sense of productivity that should animate our later years. Once we open our eyes to the pervasiveness of ageism, however, we can begin to fight it?and Gullette lays out ambitious plans for the whole life course, from teaching children anti-ageism to fortifying the social safety nets, and thus finally making possible the real pleasures and opportunities promised by the new longevity. A bracing, controversial call to arms, Agewise will surprise, enlighten, and, perhaps most important, bring hope to readers of all ages.

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer


And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer


$4.99


From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She?s Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here comes an exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly man?s struggle to hold on to his most precious memories, and his family?s efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go. Isn?t that the best of all life?s ages, an old man thinks as he looks at his grandchild, when a boy is just big enough to know how the world works but still young enough to refuse to accept it. Grandpa and Noah are sitting on a bench in a square that keeps getting smaller every day. The square is strange but also familiar, full of the odds and ends that have made up their lives: Grandpa?s work desk, the stuffed dragon that Grandpa once gave to Noah, the sweet-smelling hyacinths that Grandma loved to grow in her garden. As they wait together on the bench, they tell jokes and discuss their shared love of mathematics. Grandpa recalls what it was like to fall in love with his wife, what it was like to lose her. She?s as real to him now as the first day he met her, but he dreads the day when he won’t remember her. Sometimes Grandpa sits on the bench next to Ted, Noah?s father?Ted who never liked math, prefers writing and playing guitar, and has waited his entire life for his father to have time for him, to accept him. But in their love of Noah, they have found a common bond. Grandpa, Grandma, Ted, and Noah all meet here, in this peculiar space that is growing dimmer and more confusing all the time. And here is where they will learn to say goodbye, the scent of hyacinths in the air, nothing to fear. This little book with a big message is certain to be treasured for generations to come.

Believe


Believe


$13.61


Believe is an inspirational story of a young homeless girls struggle to find a glimmer of hope in her dreadful existence. Along her soul-searching journey, she encounters many people who each in their own way make an impact on her life. Although I felt violated and weak I had never felt as strong inside as I did at that moment. I guess you never know how much strength you really have until you feel completely helpless. Sometimes when a person is at their lowest, they find the strength to persevere to their highest expectations. That is the inner strength this young, abandoned, homeless girl never thought existed within her soul. Each time the world tried to break her, she found herself growing stronger with every blow. She never expected that hidden in her darkest hours, is where she would find her brightest light. *Author: Dembkoski, Kacey Hajjar *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 64 *Publication Date: 2004/02/01 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.00 x 6.00 x 0.15 inches

Beneath the Raptor's Wing


Beneath the Raptor’s Wing


$4.99


At the start of the twenty-first century, unconditional war swept across the Earth. A war that engulfed the great and the small, the rich and the poor, giving no quarter. Each side strove for unconditional victory, and as battle built upon battle, the living began to envy the dead. Chastised by the cataclysm that they had unleashed, the governments of Earth came together. Humanity vowed to put an end to war and to strive for the betterment of every living creature. A united Earth created Starfleet, an interstellar agency whose mission was to explore the cosmos, to come in peace for all mankind. It was a na?ve wish that was battered by interstellar realities, yet man persists in the belief that peace is the way. Banding together with other powers to form a Coalition of Planets, humanity hopes that the strength each can offer the other will allow for peaceful exploration. However, the rise of the Coalition strikes dread within the Romulan Star Empire. They feel its growing reach will cut them off from what is rightfully theirs. The Romulans know that the alliance is fragile, that the correct strategy could turn allies into foes. Perfecting a way of remotely controlling Coalition ships and using them as weapons against one another, the Romulans hope to drive a wedge of suspicion and mistrust between these new allies. One Starfleet captain uncovers this insidious plot: Jonathan Archer of the Enterprise. Determined not to lose what they have gained, outmanned and outgunned, the captains of Starfleet stand tall, vowing to defend every inch of Coalition space until the tide begins to turn. The Romulans now plan to strike at what they see as the heart of their problem. With nothing left to lose, the Romulan Star Empire engages in all-out war against humanity, determined once and for all to stop the human menace from spreading across the galaxy.

Bloodlines


Bloodlines


$11.75


A new era of exciting adventures and shocking revelations continues to unfold in this second original novel in a brand-new multibook epic featuring Luke, Mara, Han, Leia, their children and allies. Original. From the Publisher:A new era of exciting adventures and shocking revelations continues to unfold, as the legendary Star Wars saga sweeps forward into astonishing new territory. Civil war looms as the fledgling Galactic Alliance confronts a growing number of rebellious worlds – and the approaching war is tearing the Skywalker and Solo families apart. Han and Leia return to Han’s homeworld, Corellia, the heart of the resistance. Their children, Jacen and Jaina, are soldiers in the Galactic Alliance’s campaign to crush the insurgents. Jacen, now a complete master of the Force, has his own plans to bring order to the galaxy. Guided by his Sith mentor, Lumiya, and with Luke’s young son Ben at his side, Jacen embarks on the same path that his grandfather Darth Vader once did. And while Han and Leia watch their only son become a stranger, a secret assassin entangles the couple with a dreaded name from Han’s past: Boba Fett. In the new galactic order, friends and enemies are no longer what they seem. About the Author: Karen Traviss is the author of two Star Wars: Republic Commando novels, Hard Contact and Triple Zero, as well as City of Pearl, Crossing the Line and The World Before. A former defense correspondent and TV and newspaper journalist, Traviss has also worked as a police press officer, an advertising copywriter, and a journalism lecturer. She has served in both the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service and the Territorial Army. Since her graduation from the Clarion East class of 2000, her short stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Realms of Fantasy, On Spec and Star Wars Insider. She lives in Devizes, England.

Bob Marley - Roots Rock Photos T-Shirt


Bob Marley – Roots Rock Photos T-Shirt


$17.95


A collage of sepia-toned Bob Marley photos show the singer’s dreads grow with age and maturity in this distressed print from the legendary wailer. Rasta colors fill the words Roots Rock Reggae on this black, 100% cotton t-shirt.

Bob Marley - Roots Rock Photos T-Shirt


Bob Marley – Roots Rock Photos T-Shirt


$17.95


A collage of sepia-toned Bob Marley photos show the singer’s dreads grow with age and maturity in this distressed print from the legendary wailer. Rasta colors fill the words Roots Rock Reggae on this black, 100% cotton t-shirt.

Borax, 30 C


Borax, 30 C


$5.14


Boiron – Borax 30 C – 80 Pellets Borax is the biborate of soda. As a medicine, it won its first laurels in the nursery, where it has long been used in the treatment of sore nipples and children’s sore mouth. Like all popular remedies, it has been greatly abused. Homeopathy has rescued it from the nursery and now offers it to the profession as a medicine of great value, telling when it may and when it may not be used. Underlying this sore mouth, which seems to be the keynote for the use of Borax, is a system or constitution which will permit of the sore mouth, that is, an illy-nourished system. Thus the infant becomes pale or of an earthy hue, its flesh grows soft and flabby; it cries a great deal when it nurses, screams out during sleep and awakens clinging to its mother as if frightened by a dream. The child is excessively nervous, so much so, that the slightest noise, the mere rustling of paper, or a distant heavy noise, will arouse and frighten it. This nervous excitability qualifies the pains. For instance, in the earache, you will find that each paroxysm of pain causes the child to start nervously. This earache is accompanied by soreness, swelling and heat of the ear, just as you find in BELLADONNA, PULSATILLA and CHAMOMILLA. There is a mucous or muco-purulent otorrhoea. Borax is distinguished from these similar remedies by this character of the nervousness, this starting with the pain or with slight noises, by the paleness of the face and above all by another well-proved symptom, the child dreads a downward motion. Thus if the little one is soundly asleep in its mother’s arms and she makes the attempt to lay it down in its crib, it gives a start and awakens. If she attempts to carry it down stairs, it will cling to her as if afraid of falling. This must not be confounded with the excitability of other medicines as Chamomilla and Belladonna. It is not the motion that awakens the child. The child will not awaken if it is moved without any downward motion.

Design Rules


Design Rules


$5.99


Recipient of the Gold Medal in the Living Now Awards-Home ImprovementThe essential do-it-yourself guide from one of the top designers in the country that uncovers the secret home design rules used by the prosMany design books are filled with lavish photography of perfect rooms that most of us can only dream of re-creating. Without any practical advice, the look is unattainable. That’s whereDesign Rules comes in. Here, Elaine Griffin, one of the country’s 100 top designers (House Beautiful), explains all the practical decorating standards that professionals use behind the scenes to create flowing, balanced, gorgeous design. Packed with helpful illustrations and hundreds of step-by-step tips, Design Rules includes essential advice such as:?Pick a pleasing color palette (that really works)?Correctly size their bedsize tables (so they don’t tower over their beds)?Enhance the visual appeal of windowless rooms (so they’re not dungeons)?Design furniture arrangements that function and flow?Style up even the most forlorn kitchens, baths and yes, basements and laundry rooms (honey, no space is too dreadful to be made ultra fab)?Brighten up their kitchens with a can of paint and a burst of strategically- placed color (location, location, location!)?Figure out which styles of furniture go together (there is a rule and it’s easy!)?Make their own personalities shine throughout their homes (because they should)?And oodles more! Design Rules is for the growing number of savvy, novice home designers who are well-versed in what good design looks like, but need advice on how to translate it into their own home. It is the home design bible people have been waiting for.

Emily: The Diary of a Hard-Worked Woman


Emily: The Diary of a Hard-Worked Woman


$30.95


Oh how I do wish I could have a little help in maintaining my home. I shall dread the cold winter so much. I don”t have very good success getting employment, wrote Emily French in her diary in 1890. Emily was recently divorced but received no alimony or child support. She worked as a laundress, cleaning woman, and nurse, first in the farming community of Elbert, Colorado, then in the growing city of Denver, the mining town of Dake, and back into Denver. Emily’s diary discloses an example of the desperate lives lived by many. Having enough money and food is a source of constant anxiety, but her deepest fears center on the loss of family and of home. She becomes discouraged but never gives up, recognizes others less fortunate than herself, and always believes things will change. This is a moving work that provides an unusual look into the life of the working poor in the late-nineteenth-century West.

Fortune Island


Fortune Island


$20.46


Fortune Island spans the last year in the life of Jessie Judas, a famed marine biologist and author, who has suffered most of her life from a haunting sense of something dreadful in her past. As a young girl growing up practically orphaned, with little or no education, on a nearly deserted Outer Banks island, Jessie has the good luck to meet a visiting writer, a folklorist. The writer becomes Jessies protector, mentor and, eventually, mother. Unknown to Jessie, her father, who has been serving time in prison since she was an infant, returns to the island, incognito. His only desire is to observe his daughter and make sure that shes safe. He has no intention of interfering in her life, if hes satisfied. He finds twelve-year-old Jessie living with her step-father, an eccentric travelling evangelist, who might well be psychopathic; but since Jessie is also under the protection of her friend, the folklorist, he hesitates to reveal himself and intrude in her life. His hesitation to do so inadvertently triggers the event which creates in her the sense of tragedy that ever after shadows her otherwise successful life. Fortune Island is a story of passionate love, adventures on land and sea, an isolated, nearly-forgotten Carolina island, great wealth, great poverty, nobility, and, possibly, murder. *Author: Schorb, E.M. *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 276 *Publication Date: 2009/05/01 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.00 x 6.00 x 0.62 inches

Frozen (Blu-Ray)


Frozen (Blu-Ray)


$10.4


Starring Kevin Zegers (Dawn of the Dead remake, Wrong Turn), X-Men’s Shawn Ashmore and Emma Bell (Gracie), Frozen charts the nightmare of three snowboarders when they get stranded on a ski chairlift taking them to the last run of the day. When the ski patrol switches off the night lights, the threesome realize with growing panic and dread that they’ve been left behind, dangling high off the ground with no way down. With the resort closed until the following weekend, and frostbite and hypothermia already setting in, the trio is forced to take desperate measures to escape off the mountain before they freeze to death. Once they make their move, they discover with horror that they have much more to fear than just the frigid cold. As they combat the unrelenting forces of nature and other unexpected obstacles, they start to question if their will to survive is strong enough to overcome the worst ways to die.

Guerrilla Marketing Success Secrets


Guerrilla Marketing Success Secrets


$16.72


THIS BOOK WILL GROW YOUR PROFITS! Marketing (mar?ket?ing): Three syllables that fill most small business owners and entrepreneurs with dread. If this describes you, then you need to read this book because marketing and managing a thriving and profitable business is nothing to fear, nor does it have to be overly expensive or complicated. In fact, growing your business can be both a lot of fun and very, very profitable. This book is written as a series of conversational articles organized into chapters. Each article/chapter contains lots of great advice on such topics as: ? Marketing? Customer Service? Management? Sales? Productivity? & much more. If you?re in business or thinking of going into business, then you owe it to yourself to read this book and put the advice it contains to work for you.

Hangman


Hangman


$4.49


Toby’s heart sinks when he hears that Danny Lamb is coming to Lindley High School. Danny will expect Toby to be his friend, and Toby doesn’t want that again. Danny is different and Toby is embarassed to be his friend. It would destroy his street cred and put his friends off him. He doesn’t want to harm Danny. He wouldn’t bully him. Of course not. But on a school trip to France, close to the D-Day beaches where men fought to defeat Fascism, a harmless game goes dreadfully wrong. Toby has to choose sides?the bullies or Danny?and his choice could save a life.

Liongold: Sunlight and Shadows in the Era of Apartheid


Liongold: Sunlight and Shadows in the Era of Apartheid


$30.91


LIONGOLD is the poignant memoir of a white girl growing up in South Africa during the height of the apartheid regime. Sometimes gently ironic, at other times funny, sad or shocking, this book describes life in a beautiful place, at an ugly time in its history. Bea Alden grew up in Johannesburg, a tall city founded on a vast wealth of gold being mined day and night in deep underground shafts by an army of black laborers. Above and below ground, around the entire country, blacks did hard physical work on behalf of whites. Apartheid encouraged white families to employ black servants, and Bea’s parents saw no bias in this practice. In that place and time, it seemed quite normal. Her father’s mental illness was their secret shame, and the family lived in dread of it becoming known in their own white circle. In language rich with mood and atmosphere, delicately unfolding the intricate relationships of gender, class, ethnicity and race, LIONGOLD tells the story of one family, their tragic problems, and an entire way of life doomed, necessarily, to give way to immense change.

Lita


Lita


$18.41


In this sequel to his acclaimed urban masterpiece (The Philadelphia Inquirer), the national bestseller Dead Above Ground, Jervey Tervalon’s unforgettable heroine, Lita Du Champ, is at loose ends, trying to hold house and home together. Ten years after she, her husband, their children, and her twin sisters moved to Los Angeles, the past comes back to haunt her. An unwelcome phone call reveals that Lita’s estranged father is on his deathbed and that her aunt has seen Lita’s beloved mother – never mind that the woman has been dead for a decade. Overwhelmed by long-suppressed memories, Lita realizes that she must return to New Orleans to come to terms with her history, but as she makes the journey a growing sense of dread takes root in her soul. She’s certain there will be no simple return to the life she led in Los Angeles.

Matadores


Matadores


$34.55


Matadores is a unique, solid, and authoritative collective biography covering the career of various Latino and a few American toreros, who performed in the old Plaza Monumental de Toros of Ciudad Ju?rez over the plaza’s five decades of operation. This detailed reference book includes over 200 biographies of matadores, novilleros, rejoneadores, picadores, banderilleros and even a handful of writers who were regulars in the plaza. There is an ample selection of both famous and not-so-famous names. Among the biographies covering high points of their careers are Calesero, Luis Procuna, Carlos Arruza, Armillita, the Capetillos, Fernando Dos Santos, Finito, Inclusero, Garc?a Higuras, Francisco Ruiz Miguel, Cordob? Mario Sevilla, Caleserito, Marian Ramos, Manolo Mart?nez, Eloy Cavazos, Curro Rivera, Curro Leal, Geno, David Renk, Jes?s Sol?rzano, Fabin? Ruiz, Jaime Bravo, Guillermo Montes Sortibr?n, Jose Antonio Gaona, Bernardo Valencia, John Fulton, Patricia McCormick, Rogelio Leduc, Fabi?n Barba, Gast?n Santos, and many others. Mr. Pierce also pays tribute to what may well have been one of the greatest days in the Monumental bullring during the 1979 season, when a rejoneador and three mediocre toreros gave the showing of their respective lifetimes to the dreaded toros de Casablancas, the bull ranch owned by impresario Hurtado. Large, difficult to handle by inexperienced matadors and with unshaven horns, no figures would face examples of this herd. Thus, the lesser-knowns with something to gain would take chances with them. Gast?n Santos, John Fulton, Bernardo Valencia and Rogelio Leduc did so, cutting a total of seven ears before the afternoon was over. Matadores is not only an authoritative reference source of toreros Latinos, but it also pays homage to the arte taurina, las faenas, to both bullfighter and bulls, to the extraordinary men who have kept and still keep alive an ancestral Hispanic cultural tradition. The author, while growing up in Arizona, saw, first han

Mighty Jack 1


Mighty Jack 1


$20.48


Jack might be the only kid in the world who’s dreading summer. But he’s got a good reason: summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It’s a lot of responsibility, and it’s boring, too, because Maddy doesn’t talk. Ever. But then, one day at the flea market, Maddy does talk?to tell Jack to trade their mom’s car for a box of mysterious seeds. It’s the best mistake Jack has ever made. What starts as a normal little garden out back behind the house quickly grows up into a wild, magical jungle with tiny onion babies running amok, huge, pink pumpkins that bite, and, on one moonlit night that changes everything?a dragon.

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