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Swimming to Catalina

By Stuart Woods
  • ISBN Code: : 0061798320
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : swimming-to-catalina.pdf

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Stone Barrington thought he'd heard the last of former girlfriend Arrington after she left him to marry Vance Calder, Hollywood's hottest star. The last thing Stone expected was a desperate call from Calder. Arrington has vanished, and her new fiancé wants Stone to come to LA and find her. In a town where the sharks drive Bentleys and no one can be trusted, Stone soon discovers he's drowning in a sea of empty clues that takes him from Bel Air to Malibu to Rodeo Drive. Running out of time and leads, he needs to keep his head above water and find Arrington fast, or end up swimming with the fishes himself.

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  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Book Code : 9780809134915
  • Total of Pages : 118
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 605
  • Pdf File: fresh-packet-of-sower-s-seeds.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This collection of one hundred short stories on a variety of topics is the perfect resource for teachers, preachers, and public speakers, and for private meditation. Indexed by theme.

Gist

By Michael W. Anderson, L.P.,Timothy D. Johanson, M.D.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Focus on the Family
  • Book Code : 1684281555
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 585
  • Pdf File: gist.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Gist offers a fresh look at parenting that’s effective, efficient, and enjoyable. The focus is on instilling “life readiness” in age-appropriate ways at any stage of child-rearing. Parents who read this book will understand why their previous parenting efforts may have been frustrating and futile, and they’ll learn how to prepare “life-ready” kids with less drama and more joy. This is the latest edition with updated content. “Gist is a potent dose of advice from a pediatrician and a child psychologist, both of whom have witnessed the unfortunate results that come when parents try to protect, prevent, and control at every turn instead of preparing their kids for life. Combining the expertise of their respective professions with very practical tips, this is a how-to manual for any parent who wants to prepare their kids to thrive as adults.” —Julie Lythcott-Haims, former dean of students, Stanford University Gist is a powerful book that reviews and examines what the journey to adulthood entails, along with a clear look at those parenting efforts that over the years have been proven not to work. The book looks at many aspects of life that wouldn’t typically be associated with parenting. Its focus on life readiness offers parents a new lens through which to see their parenting interactions and translates to an approach that eliminates many of the power struggles and ineffective patterns that can rob families of much of their joy.

Boy at Sea

By Jonathan May
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 0595813828
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 135
  • Pdf File: boy-at-sea.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Kenny Roper has seen too many movies about WWI to hang around and be caught in the draft of WWII. If he goes down, let it be in water and not in trenches. He joins the U. S. Coast Guard. He won't have to go overseas, will he? Guess again, Kenny. You're in for a rude awakening, as well as a riotous and raunchy adventure. "Do you like girls?" he is asked in the examination room. What do they think, he's antisocial? So begins Boy At Sea, a novel that, as the title suggests, is about conflicted sexuality as revealed through the picaresque adventures of a college freshman-turned-sailor. Kenny meets great guys on ship and on land, but none so intriguing or troubling as blond gunner's mate Blake, stationed aboard the same destroyer escort in the South Pacific. Kenny's travels take him from Wilmington and other parts of California to New York and Boston, Brisbane, Samoa, the Panama Canal Zone and Alaska. He experiences the Zoot Suit Riots in Los Angeles in 1943 and the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944, but nothing sears itself into his consciousness like his relationship with Blake.

Force of Nature

By C. J. Box
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101561157
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 164
  • Pdf File: force-of-nature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Joe Pickett’s friend’s past comes back to haunt everyone he cares about in this “violent, bloody, and quite satisfying thriller”* from #1 New York Times bestselling author C. J. Box. In 1995, Nate Romanowski was in a Special Forces unit abroad when his commander, John Nemecek, did something terrible. Now the high-ranking government official and cold-blooded sociopath is determined to eliminate anyone who knows about it—like Nate, who’s hidden himself away in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains. And he knows exactly how Nemecek will do it—by targeting Nate's friends to draw him out. That includes his friend, game warden Joe Pickett, and Pickett’s entire family. The only way to fight back is outside the law. Nate knows he can do it, but he isn't sure about his straight-arrow friend. And all their lives could depend on it. ONE OF LIBRARY JOURNAL’S BEST MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR

The Spanish Love Deception

By Elena Armas
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1668002531
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 553
  • Pdf File: the-spanish-love-deception.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A TikTok sensation, this rom-com about a young woman who agrees to fake date a colleague and bring him to her sister’s wedding has “everything you could want in a romance” (Helen Hoang, New York Times bestselling author). Catalina Martín desperately needs a date to her sister’s wedding. Especially since her little white lie about her American boyfriend has spiralled out of control. Now everyone she knows—including her ex and his fiancée—will be there and eager to meet him. She only has four weeks to find someone willing to cross the Atlantic and aid in her deception. New York to Spain is no short flight and her raucous family won’t be easy to fool. Enter Aaron Blackford—her tall, handsome, condescending colleague—who surprisingly offers to step in. She’d rather refuse; never has there been a more aggravating, blood-boiling, and insufferable man. But Catalina is desperate, and as the wedding draws nearer, Aaron looks like her best option. And she begins to realize he might not be as terrible in the real world as he is at the office.

Sage Island

By Samantha Warwick
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Brindle and Glass
  • Book Code : 1897142706
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 634
  • Pdf File: sage-island.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It's the mid-1920s and New York is shimmering with the hope and vigour of a younger generation in headlong pursuit of greater freedoms and pleasures. Watching from the sidelines, nineteen-year-old Savanna Mason struggles with the gravity of her perceived failures, finding release and security in the water. Savi believes that her swimming has the power to change her world. Just as it seems this notion has been shattered for good, she embarks on a journey to the Wrigley Ocean Marathon-a twenty-two-mile race from Catalina Island to Los Angeles. Inspired by true events, with vivid glimpses of Prohibition, class antagonism and the evolving attitudes of the flapper era, Sage Island is a poignant novel about a young woman diving and surfacing.

W.C. Fields by Himself

By W. C. Fields
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1630761729
  • Total of Pages : 524
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 775
  • Pdf File: w-c-fields.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Fields never got around to writing his autobiography, but at his death in 1946, he left behind a vast assortment of notes, outlines, scrapbooks, letters, scripts, scenarios, and photographs. Now his grandson, Ronald J. Fields, has edited and woven this wealth of previously unpublished material into a unique new portrait of the Great One--in his own words. This book establishes the true facts about W.C. Fields's early years: how, around 1895, he really got started juggling; how met his future wife Hattie; and how he felt about his incessant tours, triumphs, and film career.

A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul

By Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1453279997
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 131
  • Pdf File: a-2nd-helping-of-chicken-soup-for-the-soul.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Through the experiences of others, readers from all walks of life can learn the gift of love, the power of perseverance, the joy of parenting and the vital energy of dreaming. Share the magic that will change forever how you look at yourself and the world around you.

Second Wind

By Lee Bergquist
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Book Code : 149258410X
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 449
  • Pdf File: second-wind.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Meet and learn why older men and women are passionate about fitness and athletics: Don McNelly has completed more than 150 marathons after the age of 80. Philippa Raschker has dedicated her life to track and was edged out for the Sullivan Award by swimmer Michael Phelps. Clarence Bass, in his 70s, has the polished physique of a man 50 years younger. Second Wind: The Rise of the Ageless Athlete is an absorbing account of a growing subculture of Americans who are challenging the notion of what it means to grow old. Visit the book's Web site at www.SecondWindAthlete.com. Contents Prologue: Sprinting Into Midlife 1. From Bench to Bench Press 2. The Comeback 3. Older and Faster 4. American Birkenbeiner 5. Fabulous Abs 6. I Want to Be a Winner 7. A Runner's Heart 8. Ironwoman 9. Streakers 10. Swimming Against the Tide 11. Racing Across America 12. Marathon Man Epilogue: Ageless Role Models

The 5 Keys To Inner Peace

By John George
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1504300122
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 208
  • Pdf File: the-5-keys-to-inner-peace.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Are you tired of going on an emotional rollercoaster? Sick of having your buttons pushed by others? Keep getting confused as to what you should do with your life? From being diagnosed with clinical depression to living an inspired life, John explains life’s natural blueprint for creation that simply flows. Peace comes first, followed by purpose, which leads to high performance. Flow occurs, allowing you to create without struggling and straining. In The Five Keys to Inner Peace, John outlines a simple science to being at peace that is remarkably simple, transforming the lives of those who apply the five keys. Quite simply, human beings are not at peace when one or more of the fi ve keys are out of balance. When you balance all five through simple action steps, you have nowhere left to fall. The uneasy feeling in your chest is replaced by a sense of peace, which allows you to make better decisions in all areas of life. This book will help readers regain a sense of who they truly are and rediscover what they came into this world with: inner peace and self-love. “I was fortunate to be coached by John on the five keys to inner peace. As a counselor myself, it really opened my eyes to a whole new way of living. Most importantly it improved my relationships with my husband and daughter. You will never see yourself or life the same way again. Do yourself a huge favor and read the book.” —Netia M.