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When Elephants Fly

By Nancy Richardson Fischer
  • ISBN Code: : 1488095264
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 380
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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"Nancy Richardson Fischer deserves high praise for her well-researched and endearing novel. Her imagination, craft, and effort has resulted in her writing a piece of fiction that is worthy of winning a prize. This really is an outstanding piece of fiction that cannot be recommended enough.” –New York Journal of Books A Parade Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2018! A YA Books Central Buzzworthy Books of Fall 2018! A Publishers Lunch Fall Buzz Book! Don’t miss one of the most heartwarming young adult novels of the year. Perfect for fans of Water for Elephants, Wonder and All the Bright Places, When Elephants Fly shows that how we choose to live our lives matters, and that there are some battles worth fighting even if it means losing yourself. T. Lily Decker is a high school senior with a twelve-year plan: avoid stress, drugs, alcohol and boyfriends, and take regular psych quizzes administered by her best friend, Sawyer, to make sure she’s not developing schizophrenia. Genetics are not on Lily’s side. When she was seven, her mother, who had paranoid schizophrenia, tried to kill her. And a secret has revealed that Lily’s odds are even worse than she thought. Still, there’s a chance to avoid triggering the mental health condition, if Lily can live a careful life from ages eighteen to thirty, when schizophrenia most commonly manifests. But when a newspaper internship results in Lily witnessing a mother elephant try to kill her three-week-old calf, Swifty, Lily can’t abandon the story or the calf. With Swifty in danger of dying from grief, Lily must choose whether to risk everything, including her sanity and a first love, on a desperate road trip to save the calf’s life, perhaps finding her own version of freedom along the way.

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Read the first three books in this light hearted medieval time travel romance series: Darkest Knight, Forever Knight, First Knight, in this special offering. Book 1 Darkest Knight A dark and stormy knight…No really. It was storming…and rather dark in the Tower. An unexpected trip to London was supposed to be the perfect distraction from Anna’s stress-filled life. Minding her own business, drooling over so many jewels, Anna Waters winds up hopelessly lost and finds herself locked in the infamous tower. Who knew an antique locket would lead her to a knight with a heart buried underneath thirty feet of stone? Searching for a way out, she stumbles over an antique locket with half the picture missing. Lightning strikes and when Anna wakes…she’s still in the Tower of London…700 years in the past. She crossed an ocean of time for him. Can she save them both before it’s too late? John Thornton almost lost his head and saw his family ruined all because of a woman. Presumed dead, he became the infamous bandit of the wood. Captured and awaiting execution in the Tower of London, a strange woman appears out of the darkness. As they flee across England, John finds himself chipping away at the stone surrounding his heart. And longing for a life with his mysterious rescuer. No matter the cost. Book 2 Forever Knight A tiny scrap of fabric sent her hurtling through time… Elizabeth Smith was good at taking charge. Fixing what she believed was wrong with the world. And then she met a lazy knight with no desire to better himself. A wager lost… Before the rakes of the regency period, there was Robert Thornton, Lord Highworth. Content to spend his days drinking, wenching, and hunting, Robert cared not what happened in the world around him. Let his brothers see to war and fighting. Perhaps if he drank enough he could forget the faces of the dead. Sparks ensue… When Robert offers the strange lass up as the wager, Elizabeth vows to hate him forever. Wanting nothing to do with the lass with beguiling eyes, Robert doesn’t know whether to kill her or kiss her… Book 3 First Knight Tumble through time… A dig on the border of Scotland sends a free-spirited damsel tumbling through time to medieval England. Jennifer Wilson was happy spending the summer on a dig and putting off finding a job. When the earth swallows her during a terrible storm, she finds herself looking at a bustling Somerforth Castle not the ruins she'd been painting. Medieval England is full of interesting sights...and knights. Perhaps she could stay a week or two, it would be the adventure of a lifetime. Pre-occupied with war, Edward Thornton has met strange lasses before. He suspects from whence she comes. But a dangerous threat across the border threatens to tear them apart. Series Reading Order: Book 1: A Knight to Remember Book 2: Knight Moves Book 3: Lonely is the Knight Book 4: Darkest Knight Book 5: Forever Knight Book 6: First Knight Book 7: Last Knight Book 8: My One and Only Knight Book 9: Beyond Time Book 10: Time After Time Book 11: A Moonlit Knight Book 12: The Knight Before Christmas Book 13: Falling Through Time Book 14: One More Knight Keywords: free romance series starters, Scottish romance, highlanders, time travel, Scottish historical romance, free books, free first in series, free romance, free time travel romance, free series starter, books about highlanders, outlander, time travel romance books, romance series, Scotland, love triangle, science fiction romance, fantasy romance, historical romance, magic, adventure, time travel romance, Scottish time travel romance, Ancient Times romance, fantasy, Historical fantasy romance, time travel ebook, aristocracy, royalty, love, romance, first in series, series book, adult, kings and queens, king, queen, paranormal, time travel, paranormal romance, new adult, new adult romance, battle, warriors, protectors, Historical romance free books, Epic Sagas, medieval time travel romance, books like Lynn Kurland, england time travel, england time travel romance, fall through time, somewhere in time, sisters time travel saga, brothers time travel saga, sisters time travel romance, brothers time travel romance

Tool Marks Don’T Lie

By David Lee
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1503562743
  • Total of Pages : 364
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 981
  • Pdf File: tool-marks-don-t-lie.pdf

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Jake Alexander, a wealthy trial attorney, lay dead alongside his young lover on the floor of his Florida penthouse. The housekeeper said Jakes exiled son, Dave, ran from the crime scene. Dave asked his law school roommate, Charlie Carne, to represent him. But Charlie had never tried a capital case. The judge said the defense needed an attorney with death-row experience, so Dunstan Dundee joined the team. Dee Dee had ample experience, but his main interest became Jakes financial assistant and ex-loverSuzannenot Daves innocence. The prosecutor had fingerprints, hair, fibers, and blackmail, but his witnesses lied. Did fired cartridge cases found on the floor come from the revolver with Daves printsor had Dave been framed? Charlie would have to tie the fired cartridge cases to the killer if he was to save his friend.Jake Alexander, a wealthy trial attorney, lay dead alongside his young lover on the floor of his Florida penthouse. The housekeeper said Jakes exiled son, Dave, ran from the crime scene. Dave asked his law school roommate, Charlie Carne, to represent him. But Charlie had never tried a capital case. The judge said the defense needed an attorney with death-row experience, so Dunstan Dundee joined the team. Dee Dee had ample experience, but his main interest became Jakes financial assistant and ex-loverSuzannenot Daves innocence. The prosecutor had fingerprints, hair, fibers, and blackmail, but his witnesses lied. Did fired cartridge cases found on the floor come from the revolver with Daves printsor had Dave been framed? Charlie would have to tie the fired cartridge cases to the killer if he was to save his friend.

Your Poems

By Rio
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1716738164
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 512
  • Pdf File: your-poems.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The author, known as Rio, is a brilliant writer and poet. This will be revealed to you while escaping into his poetry, as he paints vivid pictures on canvas, which will draw you in. You'll find romantic shades and delicate hues evolve into graphic, colorful and detailed painting; offering you, the reader, a unique and personal masterpiece. I believe each person will feel many of his poems were written to and especially for them. So, find a quiet place, a peaceful space and escape into "Your Poems" by Rio.

The Voice in My Head

By Dana L. Davis
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1488038856
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 870
  • Pdf File: the-voice-in-my-head.pdf

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She can feel sorry for herself. Or she can listen…to the voice in her head. For Indigo Phillips, life has always been about basking in the shadow of her identical twin, Violet—the perfectly dressed, gentle, popular sister. The only problem the girls had in their lives was the occasional chaos that came with being part of the Phillips family brood. But when Violet becomes terminally ill and plans to die on her own terms via medically assisted death, Indigo spirals into desperation in her efforts to cope. That’s when she begins to hear a mysterious voice—a voice claiming to be God. The Voice insists that if she takes Violet to a remote rock formation in the Arizona desert, her sister will live. Incredibly, Violet agrees to go—if their dysfunctional family tags along for the ride. With all nine members stuffed into a wonky old paratransit bus, including their controlling older sister and distant mother, Indigo must find a way to face insecurities she’s spent a lifetime masking and step up to lead the trip. As she deals with outrageous mishaps, strange lodgings and even stranger folks along the way, Indigo will figure out how to come to terms with her sister, her family…and the voice in her head.

A Little Bit Pregnant

By Charlotte Maclay
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1459260740
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 282
  • Pdf File: a-little-bit-pregnant.pdf

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He was expecting one visitor…. She was expecting three! Two seconds after meeting him, Kristi was falling for Michael Running Wolf O'Leary. His chiseled features and taut body were as sculpted as the New Mexico mountains. Unfortunately, two hours before, she'd switched places with the friend of the family he was expecting to visit. Apparently that "innocent" stranger had neglected to tell Kristi a few crucial details—like the fact that she was to be Michael's wife…and that she was pregnant…. With triplets!

Yiddishe Mamas

By Marnie Winston-Macauley
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  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Book Code : 0740788892
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 765
  • Pdf File: yiddishe-mamas.pdf

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The Jewish mother feels her job isn't done even after death. You're never too dead to be a Jewish mother." --Mallory Lewis, daughter of Shari Lewis * What do Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand, Jon Stewart, Bette Midler, and Natalie Portman have in common with this book? A Jewish mother. Is there such a thing as a Jewish mother? And if so, who is she? For the first time, best-selling Jewish author and humorist Marnie Winston-Macauley examines all aspects of the Jewish mother. Chronicling biblical Jewish mothers to modern-day Yentls, she creates a compendium using celebrity interviews, anecdotes, humor, and scholarly sources to answer these questions with truth and humor. * Contributors to the book range from Dr. Ruth Gruber and Rabbi Bonnie Koppel to Jackie Mason, Amy Borkowsky, John Stossel, Lainie Kazan, and more. * "The definitive source on Jewish mothers." --Eileen Warshaw, Ph.D., executive director of the Jewish Heritage Center of the Southwest

Going Places: A Reader's Guide to Travel Narrative

By Robert Burgin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 161069385X
  • Total of Pages : 572
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 560
  • Pdf File: going-places.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Willy and Richard

By Kevin William Dwyer
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1098023544
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 300
  • Pdf File: willy-and-richard.pdf

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"A Football Miracle" is about a very gifted college senior quarterback, Willy Bateman, who has his sights on turning pro and following in his father's footsteps. However, Willy's younger brother, Richard, nineteen, is one of his teammates often criticized for his lack of effort and passion for the sport. Playing for the national championship, the biggest game of his life, Willy's sure touchdown pass on the last play of the game slips through Richard's fingers, costing them the title. Several nights later, while driving home from a party on a brutal winter's night, the boys get into an argument with Richard getting physical and causing Willy to lose control of their vehicle. While Willy's nonthrowing arm is severed from his body, the accident leaves Richard paralyzed. The brothers bitterly blame each other. In conclusion, "A Football Miracle" is about love, forgiveness, and perseverance. "The Night Chicago Died Laughing" is about a beautiful, talented twenty-one-year-old singer, Ginger Charmer, who was raised by her very loving and eccentric grandfather, once in vaudeville. Upon inheriting her great uncle's old, run-down saloon in Chicago, Ginger convinces her grandfather to move from their comfortable home in Buffalo in order to fulfill her dream of running her own nightclub. When they arrive, Ginger meets her struggling, unemployed dancer boyfriend, Charleston Charlie, who suggests she borrow from the town's most feared gangster, Doug the Thug, after telling him she didn't have enough money for the renovations. Barely tall as a yardstick that fuels him into being a bully, Ginger eventually learns Doug's bark is worse than his bite. But he becomes frustrated with Ginger when she makes little effort in paying him back because she's always buying new clothes, refusing to wear the same thing more than once. In spite him kidnapping her (she gets away), forgiving Ginger invites Doug into her home after the notorious Al Capone breaks out of prison and runs him out of town. Along with Ginger's and her grandfather's help, they send Capone and his goons running. While it's Ginger's compassion and understanding that transform Doug into a kinder person, she realizes she needs to be less materialistic and more responsible with her own debts.

Death by Sample Size

By Susie Black
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • Book Code : 1509236368
  • Total of Pages : 254
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 733
  • Pdf File: death.pdf

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Everyone wanted her dead…but who actually killed her? The last thing swimwear sales exec Holly Schlivnik expected was to discover ruthless buying office big wig Bunny Frank's corpse trussed up like a Thanksgiving turkey with a bikini stuffed down her throat. When Holly's colleague is arrested for Bunny's murder, the wise-cracking, irreverent amateur sleuth jumps into action to find the real killer. Nothing turns out the way Holly thinks it will as she matches wits with a wily murderer hellbent for revenge.

Human Paleoneurology

By Emiliano Bruner
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 331908500X
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 384
  • Pdf File: human-paleoneurology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The book presents an integrative review of paleoneurology, the study of endocranial morphology in fossil species. The main focus is on showing how computed methods can be used to support advances in evolutionary neuroanatomy, paleoanthropology and archaeology and how they have contributed to creating a completely new perspective in cognitive neuroscience. Moreover, thanks to its multidisciplinary approach, the book addresses students and researchers approaching human paleoneurology from different angles and for different purposes, such as biologists, physicians, anthropologists, archaeologists and computer scientists. The individual chapters, written by international experts, represent authoritative reviews of the most important topics in the field. All the concepts are presented in an easy-to-understand style, making them accessible to university students, newcomers and also to anyone interested in understanding how methods like biomedical imaging, digital anatomy and computed and multivariate morphometrics can be used for analyzing ontogenetic and phylogenetic changes according to the principles of functional morphology, morphological integration and modularity.