#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying comes your next obsession. You'll never feel the same about family again. Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each another, and they've never even met their grandmother. Rich and reclusive, she disinherited their parents before they were born. So when they each receive a letter inviting them to work at her island resort for the summer, they're surprised . . . and curious. Their parents are all clear on one point--not going is not an option. This could be the opportunity to get back into Grandmother's good graces. But when the cousins arrive on the island, it's immediately clear that she has different plans for them. And the longer they stay, the more they realize how mysterious--and dark--their family's past is. The entire Story family has secrets. Whatever pulled them apart years ago isn't over--and this summer, the cousins will learn everything. Fans of the hit thriller that started it all can watch the secrets of the Bayview Four be revealed in the One of Us is Lying TV series now streaming on NBC's Peacock!

Author Karen M. McManus
Isbn 0525708022
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2020-12-01
Pages 336
Language English
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A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year! A multicultural family story that celebrates kindness and differences Lila is excited for her cousins Takeo and Rosie to visit. They're going to ride bikes, paint, and camp together! But when the cousins arrive, everything's wrong: Rosie and Takeo are better painters than Lila, have skateboards instead of bikes, and don't want to camp outside. Lila is terribly disappointed until the cousins make her a surprise: a big banner for their "best cousin" Lila! Inspired by the author's own large, diverse family, When the Cousins Came is a sensitive story about insecurity, hosting, and friendship. Katie Yamasaki's tale, paired with bright mixed-media art, reminds children that negative thoughts and anxiety over exclusion don't always translate to reality, and that even when plans go wrong you can still have a good time together.

Author Katie Yamasaki
Isbn 0823439305
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2018-07-03
Pages 32
Language English
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory joins two eminent historians to explore the extraordinary true stories of three women largely forgotten by history: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, queen of England; and Margaret Beaufort, the founder of the Tudor dynasty. In her essay on Jacquetta, Philippa Gregory uses original documents, archaeology, and histories of myth and witchcraft to create the first-ever biography of the young duchess who survived two reigns and two wars to become the first lady at two rival courts. David Baldwin, established authority on the Wars of the Roses, tells the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the first commoner to marry a king of England for love. And Michael Jones, fellow of the Royal Historical Society, writes of Margaret Beaufort, the almost-unknown matriarch of the House of Tudor. Beautifully illustrated throughout with rare portraits and source materials, The Women of the Cousins’ War offers fascinating insights into the inspirations behind Philippa Gregory’s fiction and will appeal to all with an interest in this epic period.

Author Philippa Gregory,David Baldwin,Michael Jones
Isbn 1451629567
Genre History
Year 2011-09-13
Pages 352
Language English
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In this supernatural tale of 'The Cousins', One of the young guards, his two nephews are in the air force and end up being captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Cousin Eve and her angels come to the rescue to save the soldiers who were captured, but in a very supernatural way, which then leads the agents of hell in human bodies to give credit for the rescue to Aliens. This diabolical manipulation angers Cousin Eve and she is determined to give credit to the real hero's, the guardian angels.. who during a concert by 'The Cousins' for the soldiers on base. Introduce the soldiers who rescued the soldiers held captive. As they come out beside Cousin Eve, she begins to sing and they begin to march, on a moving floor, to her song. The Cousins, Thompson brothers and bodyguards are quite excited seeing their own guardian angels dressed as soldiers. They are over joyed to the point of tears. When suddenly the Base commander seeing the soldiers who rescued the boys, he becomes angry that these soldiers didn't get his permission to go on a rescue mission and demands to see each and every one of those soldiers after the concert. The Thompson's, 'The Cousins and the bodyguards all know who those soldiers are and they all look at the base commander, and become worried what will happen after the concert. Wait until you read what happens after this concert.

Author Amethyst E. Manual
Isbn 150357184X
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-06-03
Pages 238
Language English
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From the “master storyteller”* of The Best of Everything comes a wise and wonderful novel of family loyalties (and disloyalties). Olivia is a twice-divorced New Yorker from a large extended family who grew up together on a magnificent summer estate, Mandelay. Although the cousins have scattered across the country, following sharply divergent paths, memories of their shared childhood continue to resonate, shaping their lives and decisions. When they’re together, they long for a vanished past, but alone Olivia must face a family legacy of lies, infidelity and tragedy. The Cousins is a sweeping saga that richly portrays the secrets we keep from family and from ourselves, from an author who voiced the experience of a generation. PRAISE FOR RONA JAFFE “Reading Rona Jaffe is like being presented with a Cartier watch: you know exactly what you’re getting and it’s exactly what you want.”—*Cosmopolitan “Vivid and trenchant… Wry and very readable… A minor genius.”—New York Times Book Review “Jaffe has not lost her wit, her keen eye for human frailties and her ear for the small but telling remark.”—Publishers Weekly

Author Rona Jaffe
Isbn 0698150929
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-02-18
Pages 312
Language English
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Six cousins from Kansas, Texas, and North Carolina spend part of their summer together with their grandparents in Aiken, South Carolina, and share some unexpected high adventure—from solving some mysterious local ghost legends to helping bring some bumbling criminals to justice. On the journey, they learn a lot about the local area, a charming Southern town packed with history; make new friends; meet some unforgettable characters; learn valuable life lessons; and build their Christian faith. Oh, and they have a lot of fun along the way! Many of their discoveries occur in Aiken’s Hitchcock Woods, the largest privately owned urban forest in the United States. It’s in the Woods, with its over 2100 acres of forestland and greater than seventy miles of sandy equestrian trails, that one day, they overhear a trio of thieves, who are hiding out from the authorities and planning their next crime. They realize the thieves are targeting an elderly lady who has become a friend of theirs, and when the local police don’t believe their story, they hatch their own plan to catch the “Banditos.” The cousins, who really don’t believe in ghosts—at least at first—learn of more than one ghost story stemming from The Battle of Aiken during the Civil War and Aiken’s “Winter Colony” days in the 19th century. What will they find out about these bumps and thumps in the night? Hang on to the edge of your seat!

Author James Saine
Isbn 1664233652
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-06-11
Pages 130
Language English
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He who finds love find a good thing but true friend is better than money in your pocket. Thats what these five Cousins have between them. Not only are they related but they shared a love and a friendship so true it makes them inseparable and unique. As children they made a pack between them not to ever be apart. As they get older they were separated and went to different countries but even then they were united in heart, mind and spirit and when they were once again united they take their friendship and their lifes goal ambition and passion propelled them forward in a world of opportunity. When war broke out in Chemsie between the most feared rebels of Am See these five Cousins spring into action and used their skills in the careers they most loved and enjoy leaving the comfort of their country and venture out into the unknown a war torn country and fight for the safety of the less privileged and the poor giving hope to a community as well as to humanity.

Author Gloreen Hephizibah Burke
Isbn 1546237844
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2018-04-28
Pages 54
Language English
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The Cousins and the Cave of Fire is about a group of cousins who discover a cave which quickly becomes their "special place." They become embroiled in efforts to keep this a secret, going so far as to lie by omission to their parents. When the time warp inside the cave reveals itself to them, they double their efforts to safeguard its knowledge. For even though they have some moments of guilt, they can't resist being able to watch the comings and goings of a young Indian and his family that they see through the time warp. The cousins enjoy watching this clan of Indians living in what they soon decide is this very same cave, only as it might have looked in a much earlier time frame. Eventually there is a confrontation between the elements of these two sets of different people, just as in time the cousins inevitable become found out by their parents. There is a lot of history in The Cousins and the Cave of Fire, and wherever possible to the plot of the story, a great deal of Christian Faith.

Author Eileen Parrigin Young
Isbn 9781448948581
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2010-03-01
Pages 204
Language English
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This is volume II of John R. Wise's 1859 novel "The Cousins' Courtship". His first novel, this charming, classic tale of traditional English life will appeal to all true lovers of the English language, and it would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf. John Richard de Capel Wise (1883 - 1890) was an English writer, journalist, and editor. Other notable works by this author include: "The First of May: A Fairy Masque" (1881), "The New Forest: its History and its Scenery" (1862), and "Shakespeare: his Birthplace and its Neighbourhood" (1861). Contents include: "Ride on an Engine", "Skating and Dancing", "The Quarrel and Reconciliation", "The Meet at Medley Gorge", "The Search", "College Life", "The Queen of the May", "Plough of St. Mark's", "The Great Boat-race", "Commemoration at Oxford", "Mrs. Neville's Schools", "A Narrow Escape", "The Valley of the Shadow of Death", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Author John R. Wise
Isbn 1473344352
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-10-06
Pages 274
Language English
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The Red Queen In a novel of conspiracy, passion, and coldhearted ambition, number one bestselling author Philippa Gregory has brought to life the story of a proud and determined woman who believes that she alone is destined, by her piety and lineage, to shape the course of history. In The Red Queen, Gregory illuminates the fascinating woman who founded England’s most powerful ruling line, the Tudors: Margaret Beaufort. The White Queen Elizabeth Woodville, a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition, secretly marries the newly crowned boy king of England. While she rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become the central figures in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London. Philippa Gregory brings the artistry and intellect of a master writer and storyteller to a new era in history and begins what is sure to be another bestselling classic series. The Lady of the Rivers The Lady of the Rivers is #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory’s remarkable story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the Wars of the Roses.

Author Philippa Gregory
Isbn 1451682956
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-12-20
Pages 1360
Language English
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From the author of One of Us Is Lying comes a brand-new pulse-pounding thriller. It's Ferris Bueller's Day Off with murder when three old friends relive an epic ditch day, and it goes horribly—and fatally—wrong. Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close. Now all they have in common is Carlton High and the beginning of a very bad day. Type A Ivy lost a student council election to the class clown, and now she has to face the school, humiliated. Heartthrob Mateo is burned out from working two jobs since his family’s business failed. And outsider Cal just got stood up . . . again. So when the three unexpectedly run into each other, they decide to avoid their problems by ditching. Just the three of them, like old times. Except they’ve barely left the parking lot before they run out of things to say. . . . . . until they spot another Carlton High student skipping school—and follow him to the scene of his own murder. In one chance move, their day turns from dull to deadly. And it’s about to get worse. It turns out Ivy, Mateo, and Cal still have some things in common...like a connection to the dead kid. And they’re all hiding something. Could it be that their chance reconnection wasn’t by chance after all? Fans of the hit thriller that started it all can watch the secrets of the Bayview Four be revealed in the One of Us is Lying TV series now streaming on NBC's Peacock!

Author Karen M. McManus
Isbn 0593175875
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2021-11-30
Pages 336
Language English
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Two sensual tales of mismatchmaking, marriage, and mayhem! When it comes to matchmaking, will the third time be the charm? In 1802 London, Emma Fitzsimmons is determined to fend for herself in life as well as love in THE PROMISE OF A GENTLEMAN. Her banker has other plans for her future, though — marriage — as does her best friend, Christiana. Given the options, should Emma consider Todd, the tall broker who desperately wants a wife? Or the rake, Gregory, who isn't quite what he seems but seems to know what he wants? What of her best friend's brother, Thomas, who has hired her as an auditor for his import business but may have a different position in mind for her? With six characters looking for love — whether they know it or not — Emma's not the only target of matchmakers in this epic sensual tale of mismatchmaking at its finest. Their story continues later in 1802, when London throbs with great expectations and unlimited potential. Newlyweds embark on a wedding trip. An import business grows faster than its owner can manage. A friend accepts a new position when he learns his wife is expecting a child. And a man who has spent his life in service to others faces a new responsibility he'd determined to manage—the promise of an heir. As these four couples—made up of friends and family—face their futures, they'll discover romance and marriage are not always compatible when life interferes. But the adventures that await them make life worth living in THE PRIDE OF A GENTLEMAN.

Author Linda Rae Sande
Isbn 1946271349
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-11-03
Pages 1100
Language English
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A lively and provocative double biography of first cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, two extraordinary women whose tangled lives provide a sweeping look at the twentieth century. When Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901, his beautiful and flamboyant daughter was transformed into "Princess Alice," arguably the century's first global celebrity. Thirty-two years later, her first cousin Eleanor moved into the White House as First Lady. Born eight months and twenty blocks apart from each other in New York City, Eleanor and Alice spent a large part of their childhoods together and were far more alike than most historians acknowledge. But their politics and temperaments couldn't have been more distinct. Do-gooder Eleanor was committed to social justice but hated the limelight; acid-tongued Alice, who became the wife of philandering Republican congressman Nicholas Longworth, was an opponent of big government who gained notoriety for her cutting remarks (she famously quipped that dour President Coolidge “looked like he was weaned on a pickle”). While Eleanor revolutionized the role of First Lady with her outspoken passion for human rights, Alice made the most of her insider connections to influence politics, including doing as much to defeat the League of Nations as anyone in elective office. The cousins themselves liked to play up their oil-and-water relationship. “When I think of Frank and Eleanor in the White House I could grind my teeth to powder and blow them out my nose,” Alice once said. In the 1930s they even wrote opposing syndicated newspaper columns and embarked on competing nationwide speaking tours. Blood may be thicker than water, but when the family business is politics, winning trumps everything. Vivid, intimate, and stylishly written, Hissing Cousins finally sets this relationship center stage, revealing the contentious bond between two political trailblazers who short-circuited the rules of gender and power, each in her own way.

Author Marc Peyser,Timothy Dwyer
Isbn 038553602X
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2015-03-31
Pages 352
Language English
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a trilogy about the land we’re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love… Book One of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Dark Witch With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends. Ireland. County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations—and where her destiny awaits. Iona arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan’s directions, an unfailingly optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. Not far from the luxurious castle where she is spending a week, she finds her cousins, Branna and Connor O’Dwyer. And since family is family, they invite her into their home and their lives. When Iona lands a job at the local stables, she meets the owner, Boyle McGrath. Cowboy, pirate, wild tribal horsemen, he’s three of her biggest fantasy weaknesses all in one big, bold package. Iona realizes that here she can make a home for herself—and live her life as she wants, even if that means falling head over heels for Boyle. But nothing is as it seems. An ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope—and love—alive… Don’t miss the other books in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Shadow Spell Blood Magick

Author Nora Roberts
Isbn 1101626364
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-10-29
Pages 368
Language English
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The story tells how Rose, who has been recently orphaned and must now reside with her maiden great aunts, one of the most winning heroines in juvenile fiction, and her seven boy cousins, get into scrapes, mischief and all kinds of fun. Like many of Alcott's books for young people, this story sometimes takes a high moral tone, too.

Author Louisa May Alcott
Isbn 3849659127
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-11-06
Pages 336
Language English
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The "must-read YA thriller" (Bustle) from #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying about a small town with deadly secrets. "When it comes to YA suspense, Karen M. McManus is in a league of her own..." --Entertainment Weekly Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery's never been there, but she's heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows. The town is picture-perfect, but it's hiding secrets. And before school even begins for Ellery, someone has declared open season on homecoming, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, almost as if to prove it, another girl goes missing. Ellery knows all about secrets. Her mother has them; her grandmother does too. And the longer she's in Echo Ridge, the clearer it becomes that everyone there is hiding something. The thing is, secrets are dangerous--and most people aren't good at keeping them. Which is why in Echo Ridge, it's safest to keep your secrets to yourself. Fans of the hit thriller that started it all can watch the secrets of the Bayview Four be revealed in the One of Us is Lying TV series now streaming on NBC's Peacock!

Author Karen M. McManus
Isbn 1524714747
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2019-01-08
Pages 336
Language English
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes the second novel in a trilogy about the land we’re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love… Book Two of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Shadow Spell With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken. A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape—by a long-awaited kiss. Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside. She has the eyes of a gypsy and the body of a goddess…things Connor has always taken for granted—until his brush with death propels them into a quick, hot tangle. Plenty of women have found their way to Connor’s bed, but none to his heart until now. Frustratingly, Meara is okay with just the heat, afraid to lose herself—and their friendship—to something more. But soon, Connor will see the full force and fury of what runs in his blood. And he will need his family and friends around him when his past rolls in like the fog, threatening an end to all he loves… Don’t miss the other books in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy Dark Witch Blood Magick

Author Nora Roberts
Isbn 0698140273
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-03-25
Pages 352
Language English
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The highly anticipated sequel to One of Us Is Lying! There's a new mystery to solve at Bayview High, and there's a whole new set of rules. Fans of the hit thriller that started it all can watch the secrets of the Bayview Four be revealed in the One of Us is Lying TV series now streaming on NBC's Peacock! Come on, Bayview, you know you've missed this. A ton of copycat gossip apps have popped up since Simon died, but in the year since the Bayview four were cleared of his shocking death, no one's been able to fill the gossip void quite like he could. The problem is no one has the facts. Until now. This time it's not an app, though—it's a game. Truth or Dare. Phoebe's the first target. If you choose not to play, it's a truth. And hers is dark. Then comes Maeve and she should know better—always choose the dare. But by the time Knox is about to be tagged, things have gotten dangerous. The dares have become deadly, and if Maeve learned anything from Bronwyn last year, it's that they can't count on the police for help. Or protection. Simon's gone, but someone's determined to keep his legacy at Bayview High alive. And the rules have changed. “Few craft teen suspense like McManus.” --Entertainment Weekly “A thriller from one of the best writers in the YA mystery genre, One of Us Is Next delivers more shocking surprises and twists you won’t see coming.” --PASTE

Author Karen M. McManus
Isbn 0525707980
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2020-01-07
Pages 384
Language English
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All the secrets of the Bayview Four will be revealed in the TV series now streaming on NBC's Peacock! THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY • BUZZFEED • POPCRUSH “Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club” (Entertainment Weekly) in this addictive mystery about what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app. Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose? Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them. And don’t miss the #1 New York Times bestselling sequel, One of Us is Next!

Author Karen M. McManus
Isbn 1524714704
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2017-05-30
Pages 368
Language English
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From the wildly original creator of The Lost House comes an around-the-world seek-and-find adventure! Grandad and his grandchildren are looking at an old photo album when Grandad realizes the children have never met their cousins who are scattered across the globe. It's time to head off on an adventure to go visit them--but finding the long-lost cousins is harder than it sounds! From icy landscapes to bustling cities to vivid jungles, it seems Grandad's got relatives everywhere, and these dazzling spreads are full of both cousins and objects for readers to find. With a dizzying array of dazzling spreads, this is the most global and adventurous LOST book yet and will keep kids (and their adults) entertained for hours on end!

Author B. B. Cronin
Isbn 0451479106
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2019-10-08
Pages 40
Language English
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"Windy Lake is a fictional First Nation in the midst of the boreal forest and a connection of lakes and rivers. The community is conflicted over a nearby mine, which has the support of the Chief and Council, but is a source of concern for First Nation families connected to the land. As part of the agreement with the community, the mine must do an archeological assessment of any new land they disturb. Unfortunately, soon after his arrival, the old archeologist goes missing. It's a perfect case for The Mighty Muskrats, a group of cousins: Sam, Chickadee, Otter and Atim who use the mysteries they come across to explore their community, their culture, the land and its history."--

Author Michael Hutchinson
Isbn 1772600865
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2019-03-18
Pages 134
Language English
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Cammy’s only trouble in life is a cousin named Patty Ann who overshadows her in every way—until suddenly, Patty Ann is no longer around Cammy has a happy life and a great family, except for one little problem: a cousin who thinks she’s better than everyone else. It’s true that Patty Ann is beautiful, talented, and bright, but to Cammy she’s also vain, conceited, and mean-spirited. Sometimes Cammy wishes that Patty Ann would disappear, just vanish in a puff of smoke. But when the unthinkable happens and Patty Ann is lost forever, Cammy struggles to atone for her bad feelings toward someone so close.

Author Virginia Hamilton
Isbn 1453213821
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-02-15
Pages 128
Language English
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The inspiration for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings to life the extraordinary story of Elizabeth Woodville, a woman who rises from obscurity to become Queen of England, and changes the course of history forever. Elizabeth Woodville is a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition. Her mother is Jacquetta, also known as the mystical lady of the rivers, and she is even more determined to bring power and wealth to the family line. While riding in the woods one day, Elizabeth captures the attentions of the newly crowned King Edward IV and, despite her common upbringing, marries him in secret. When she is raised up to be his queen, the English court is outraged, but Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for her family’s dominance. Yet despite her best efforts, and even with the help of her mother’s powers, her two sons become pawns in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London. In this dazzling account of the deadly Wars of the Roses, brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize: the throne of England.

Author Philippa Gregory
Isbn 1416563911
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-08-18
Pages 416
Language English
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A remarkable memoir of the author's coming of age as a writer.

Author Athol Fugard
Isbn 1559367342
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2013-10-15
Pages 144
Language English
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The Cane Suite brings to mind the vagaries of Queensland weather. The stories it tells thunder through the emotions like tropical downpours, they warm the soul like sultry summer nights and bring just the merest hint of chill to the reader's very core. Memories of childhoods past and and lives lived now are evoked through the eyes of one strong woman, her family and friends and the place where they live.

Author Pamela Gargett
Isbn 1716179785
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-01-27
Pages N.A
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Denver-based detective C. J. Floyd discovers a government conspiracy when a Vietnam vet who went missing in action reappears after thirty-four years. For decades, Carmen Nguyen, an Amerasian emergency-room doctor in a Denver hospital, thought her father, Langston Blue, was dead after vanishing in Vietnam. Now she knows he’s alive, and she’s hired bail bondsman C. J. Floyd to find him. But what C. J. and his assistant, former Marine intelligence sergeant Flora Jean Benson, discover is nothing short of criminal. An elite assassin, Langston was witness to a clandestine US-sanctioned war atrocity so dishonorable that he abandoned the rogue operation and went running for his life. Ever since, he’s been MIA, considered an expendable threat to military top brass. Resurfacing in Denver from self-imposed exile in the backwoods of West Virginia, he plans to locate the daughter he never knew and expose a truth more horrifying than anyone could imagine. But a Colorado congressman poised to capture a seat in the US Senate also knows what happened on that mission in the jungles of Southeast Asia—and he has a lot to lose. In resurrecting Langston’s past, C. J., Carmen, and Flora are caught in a treacherous plot that leads to the highest levels of government, where the most powerful and corrupt players in the country are still hiding from the ghosts of war—and will do anything it takes to make sure their secrets die with Langston Blue. Bestselling author Robert Greer has been hailed as a “taut, powerful writer” (The Plain Dealer). Fans of hardboiled detective stories or the novels of Walter Mosley will enjoy his series featuring a tough African American sleuth in the modern-day West. Resurrecting Langston Blue is the 4th book in the C. J. Floyd Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Author Robert Greer
Isbn 1504043235
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-02-07
Pages 423
Language English
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“Fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine will love The Cactus.” —Red magazine In this charming and poignant debut, one woman’s unconventional journey to finding love means learning to embrace the unexpected. For Susan Green, messy emotions don’t fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life. She has a flat that is ideal for one, a job that suits her passion for logic, and an “interpersonal arrangement” that provides cultural and other, more intimate, benefits. But suddenly confronted with the loss of her mother and the news that she is about to become a mother herself, Susan’s greatest fear is realized. She is losing control. Enter Rob, the dubious but well-meaning friend of her indolent brother. As Susan’s due date draws near and her dismantled world falls further into a tailspin, Susan finds an unlikely ally in Rob. She might have a chance at finding real love and learning to love herself, if only she can figure out how to let go.

Author Sarah Haywood
Isbn 1488078726
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-05-01
Pages 384
Language English
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"A joyous spirit pervades this picture book and its fallible yet lovable protagonist." — Booklist (starred review) "I win! I’m the best!" Dog boasts. He can run faster than Mole, dig better than Goose, swim faster than Donkey, and he’s much bigger than Ladybug. He wins! Unfortunately, Dog’s nonstop bragging is starting to make his friends feel kind of sad. But what if they mixed things up and looked at them differently? Could they teach Dog a lesson — and remind him of what it means to be a best friend?

Author Lucy Cousins
Isbn 1536220892
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-04-06
Pages 32
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A fun, lively story of Black family and cousin culture that celebrates individuality and embraces differences. Fitting in can be hard, but standing out isn’t easy either! Every summer a young girl eagerly waits for her cousins to come visit and celebrate her birthday. All her cousins are unique in their own ways and have earned cool nicknames for themselves... except for the girl. But this year things are going to be different. This year before summer ends, she’s determined to earn her own nickname! Filled with warmth, love, and laughter, When My Cousins Come to Town brings all the energy and love of a big family to prove that you don’t need to be anyone else to be special—just the way you are is exactly right!

Author Angela Shanté
Isbn 151326723X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-05-04
Pages 32
Language English
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*2018 LOCUS AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL CATEGORY* From 2017 John W. Campbell Award winner, Ada Palmer, the second book of Terra Ignota, a political SF epic of extraordinary audacity “A cornucopia of dazzling, sharp ideas set in rich, wry prose that rewards rumination with layers of delight. Provocative, erudite, inventive, resplendent.” —Ken Liu, author of The Grace of Kings In a future of near-instantaneous global travel, of abundant provision for the needs of all, a future in which no one living can remember an actual war...a long era of stability threatens to come to an abrupt end. For known only to a few, the leaders of the great Hives, nations without fixed locations, have long conspired to keep the world stable, at the cost of just a little blood. A few secret murders, mathematically planned. So that no faction can ever dominate, and the balance holds. And yet the balance is beginning to give way. Mycroft Canner, convict, sentenced to wander the globe in service to all, knows more about this conspiracy the than he can ever admit. Carlyle Foster, counselor, sensayer, has secrets as well, and they burden Carlyle beyond description. And both Mycroft and Carlyle are privy to the greatest secret of all: Bridger, the child who can bring inanimate objects to life. Shot through with astonishing invention, Ada Palmer's Seven Surrenders is the next movement in one of the great SF epics of our time. “Seven Surrenders veers expertly between love, murder, mayhem, parenthood, theology, and high politics. I haven't had this much fun with a book in a long time.” —Max Gladstone, author of Three Parts Dead Terra Ignota 1. Too Like the Lightning 2. Seven Surrenders 3. The Will to Battle At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Author Ada Palmer
Isbn 1466858753
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 400
Language English
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An updated edition with completely new chapters of the most accessible and compelling history of the cinema yet published, and complements Mark Cousins' fascinating 15-hour film documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey. Filmmaker and author Mark Cousins shows how filmmakers are influenced both by the historical events of their times, and by each other. He demonstrates, for example, how Douglas Sirk s Hollywood melodramas of the 1950s influenced Rainer Werner Fassbinder s despairing visions of 1970s Germany; and how George Lucas Star Wars epics grew out of Akira Kurosawa s The Hidden Fortress. The Story of Film is divided into three main epochs: Silent (1885 1928), Sound (1928 1990) and Digital (1990 Present). Films are discussed within chapters reflecting both the stylistic concerns of the film-makers and the political and social themes of the time. This edition includes new text that encompasses the further-reaching scope of world cinema today, and the huge leaps in technology that have changed cinema screens forever. Film is an international medium, so as well as covering the great American films and film-makers, The Story of Film

Author Mark Cousins
Isbn 1911663704
Genre Performing Arts
Year 2020-10-08
Pages 552
Language English
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“Carrino and Colaneri, HGTV personalities known as the Cousins, bring their design and construction know-how to a young audience in this sprightly introduction to the tools of their trade.” —Publishers Weekly From HGTV stars, cousins, and best friends John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino comes a fun-filled picture book that introduces young readers to the tools in a toolbox and how to use them. A hammer. Nails. A screwdriver. How do we use them? Using simple language, cousins Anthony and John introduce kids to tools and their uses. As their construction project grows, so does the number of kids helping. At the end, they reveal exactly what you can do with a toolbox: We can build a playground!

Author Anthony Carrino,John Colaneri
Isbn 1534402977
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2018-08-28
Pages 32
Language English
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Rives uncovers a context of aesthetic and social debate that modernist studies has yet to fully articulate, examining what it meant, for various intellectuals working in early twentieth-century Britain and America, to escape from personality.

Author R. Rives
Isbn 1137021888
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2012-08-16
Pages 219
Language English
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DISCOVER THE FOUNDERS' SECRETS AND HOW THEY TURNED THE BUSINESS INTO THE LARGEST ONLINE SPORTS RETAILER IN THE WORLD. Those who enjoy a good story are sure to be captivated by this one, which tells the tale of two Armenian cousins, Marcio Kumruian and Hagop Chabab, who opened a shoe store on Maria Antonia Street in downtown São Paulo in 2000 and turned it into the largest online sports retailer in the world. Today, Netshoes generates an annual turnover of more than BR$2 billion and employees over two thousand members of staff. Netshoes pioneered the online sale of shoes in Brazil and has served as an exemplar for aspiring online retailers ever since. Their rise to the top, however, was anything but plain sailing. The book tells how the company migrated from a traditional retail business model to e-commerce and charts the successive challenges that the cousins had to overcome — from negotiating the purchase of an e-commerce platform with Americans, despite neither of them speaking English at the time, to the setting up of their first automated distribution center. Here you will also learn about some of the entrepreneurs' mishaps, from the bankruptcy of their shopping mall store to the unsuccessful experience of Sambashoes, the company's first attempt to conquer international markets (today, Netshoes operates in Argentina and Mexico). The influence of capital investment funds and the strict professionalization that followed is also central to this intriguing story of prosperity and progress. The fierce competition from outfits backed by private investment houses, the endeavor to make the business profitable, and a succession of organizational restructures designed to protect their market leadership all make the story of Netshoes a truly unique case in the realm of Brazilian e-commerce. It is a story of success sure to inspire many to roll up their sleeves and embark into the world of entrepreneurship.

Author José Eduardo Costa
Isbn 8545202024
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2017-10-16
Pages 224
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Renowned and respected family psychologist John Rosemond blames child-centered parenting books from recent decades for creating a generation of dependent, often defiant children. He sets the record straight in The New Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children, an updated version of his highly successful book published more than fifteen years ago. Booms in technology and mass media have created significant changes in society in the last two decades. The text in this revised book has been thoroughly updated to reflect today's society, yet the foundation of Rosemond's timeless and effective approach remains constant. He encourages families to return to tried-and-true, fundamental parenting truths that people did naturally before the "new science of parenting": * Parents aren't their children's friends; they are their leaders. * Parents are at the center of a family-not kids. * Your marriage must come before your children. Each chapter includes easy-to-relate-to questions from parents, which Rosemond answers with both common sense and a sense of humor. For families feeling overwhelmed by competing advice about parenting, this book will ground them with logical, proven approaches to the most significant challenges parents face today. From issues such as self-esteem and discipline to television and chores, this straightforward guidance will facilitate a return to parent-centered families where children are raised into responsible adults.

Author John Rosemond
Isbn 1449442358
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2013-02-05
Pages 328
Language English
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At the onset of WW II, Captain Anderson can see Recruit Matt Stover, who was raised on a cattle ranch in Driggs Idaho, under the majestic Teton Mountains, is a special young man. Not only is he very intelligent, he has something most of us wish we had. You can't put your finger on it, but he makes you believe he possesses some of all that is good in the world and is willing to share it with everyone, no strings attached. Not only is he the top recruit of his class but is willing to accept an extremely hazardous mission even though his Special Ops training is cut short. Through his ingenuity and the help of an Aleut Shaman, he foils a Japanese plot to terrorize the Aleutians Islands and the U. S. West Coast and force America into an early peace treaty which would give Japan control of most of the Pacific and Indonesia. Matt also discovers that the Japanese have a number of Aleut women captives on the island, whom they plan to kill when they leave Luta Island. He realizes that he has no choice but to help them escape their Japanese captors.

Author L. Gilbert Payne
Isbn 1493153323
Genre History
Year 2013-12-18
Pages 223
Language English
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“Engaging . . . [a] biography of three men bound by blood, music, and a lifelong struggle to strike a balance between the sacred and secular.”—Publishers Weekly Three cousins, inseparably bonded through music. Each became a star; their story would become a legend. J. D. Davis’s enthralling new biography of famous cousins Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Swaggart, and Mickey Gilley, born within a twelve-month span in small-town Louisiana during the Great Depression, draws from exhaustive research and personal connections with friends and family. Davis recreates the irresistible and life-changing power of music that surrounded the cousins as boys and shaped their engagingly distinct paths to fame. With three personal journeys set alongside important landmarks in pop-culture history, Davis presents a unique tale of American music centered on the trials, tribulations, and achievements of three men who remain truly Unconquered. A ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award Honorable Mention for Biography “This is a good read, and not just for the hard-core fan. It will appeal to anyone interested in the dynamics of rock ’n’ roll, country music, and evangelical Christianity and what happens when the aesthetics and lifestyles of those three worlds collide. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal “God, the devil, and everything in between. This book is a great representation of the duality plane on which we exist.'”—Leon Russell, legendary musician, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member “Unconquered clearly depicts the fascinating story of three great musical artists who were cousins in real life but icons in the world of music. Each man conquered life’s roadblocks to achieve his ultimate goals.”—Tom Schedler, former Louisiana Secretary of State

Author J.D. Davis
Isbn 1612540759
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2012-05-01
Pages 488
Language English
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In the years before the First World War, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V of Britain, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Together, they presided over the last years of dynastic Europe and the outbreak of the most destructive war the world had ever seen, a war that set twentieth-century Europe on course to be the most violent continent in the history of the world. Through brilliant and often darkly comic portraits of these men and their lives, their foibles and obsessions, Miranda Carter delivers the tragicomic story of Europe’s early twentieth-century aristocracy, a solipsistic world preposterously out of kilter with its times.

Author Miranda Carter
Isbn 0307593029
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2010-03-23
Pages 528
Language English
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The epic, beloved novel of two boy geniuses dreaming up superheroes in New York’s Golden Age of comics, now with special bonus material by the author—soon to be a Showtime limited series “It's absolutely gosh-wow, super-colossal—smart, funny, and a continual pleasure to read.”—The Washington Post Book World Named one of the 10 Best Books of the Decade by Entertainment Weekly • Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize A “towering, swash-buckling thrill of a book” (Newsweek), hailed as Chabon’s “magnum opus” (The New York Review of Books), The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a triumph of originality, imagination, and storytelling, an exuberant, irresistible novel that begins in New York City in 1939. A young escape artist and budding magician named Joe Kavalier arrives on the doorstep of his cousin, Sammy Clay. While the long shadow of Hitler falls across Europe, America is happily in thrall to the Golden Age of comic books, and in a distant corner of Brooklyn, Sammy is looking for a way to cash in on the craze. He finds the ideal partner in the aloof, artistically gifted Joe, and together they embark on an adventure that takes them deep into the heart of Manhattan, and the heart of old-fashioned American ambition. From the shared fears, dreams, and desires of two teenage boys, they spin comic book tales of the heroic, fascist-fighting Escapist and the beautiful, mysterious Luna Moth, otherworldly mistress of the night. Climbing from the streets of Brooklyn to the top of the Empire State Building, Joe and Sammy carve out lives, and careers, as vivid as cyan and magenta ink. Spanning continents and eras, this superb book by one of America’s finest writers remains one of the defining novels of our modern American age. Winner of the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award and the New York Society Library Book Award

Author Michael Chabon
Isbn 0812993675
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-06-12
Pages 704
Language English
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A New York Times Bestseller In this third book in New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor-winning author Shannon Hale's Princess Academy series, Miri goes from student . . . to teacher! Miri has spent a year at the king's palace, learning all about being a proper princess. But instead of returning to her beloved Mount Eskel, Miri is ordered to journey to a distant swamp and start a princess academy for three sisters, cousins of the royal family. Unfortunately, Astrid, Felissa, and Sus are more interested in hunting and fishing than becoming princesses. As Miri spends more time with the sisters, she realizes the king and queen's interest in them hides a long-buried secret. She must rely on her own strength and intelligence to unravel the mystery, protect the girls, complete her assignment, and finally make her way home. Don't miss any of these other books from New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale: The Princess Academy trilogy Princess Academy Princess Academy: Palace of Stone Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters The Books of Bayern The Goose Girl Enna Burning River Secrets Forest Born Book of a Thousand Days Dangerous Graphic Novels with Dean Hale Illustrated by Nathan Hale Rapunzel's Revenge Calamity Jack Illustrated by Victoria Ying Diana: Princess of the Amazons Illustrated by LeUyen Pham Real Friends Best Friends The Princess in Black series For Adults Austenland Midnight in Austenland The Actor and the Housewife

Author Shannon Hale
Isbn 1619634864
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-02-24
Pages 272
Language English
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