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Martiniano, the man who killed the deer, is a Pueblo Indian caught between the ritual ways of his tribe and the alien 20th-century world of the white man. After returning home from a boarding school for Indian children, he finds himself living in two worlds, struggling with the conflict between Indian and white culture.

What woman hasn't seen pictures of Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, or Beyonce and wished she had their clothes, their abs, their seemingly flawless lives? For Rachel Bertsche, celebrities are the epitome of perfection. Yet between juggling her career, her marriage, and her dream of becoming a mother, Bertsche felt anything but put together, so she embarked on a quest to emulate her Hollywood role models while sticking to a budget to see if they really hold the keys to happiness.

"... shows how today's wrong-headed monetary policies are setting the stage for a new global economic and social catastrophe that could rival the recent financial crisis and even the horrors of the 1930s"--From publisher description.

In a future totalitarian state where books are banned and destroyed by the government, Guy Montag, a fireman in charge of burning books, meets a revolutionary schoolteacher who dares to read and a girl who tells him of a past when people did not live in fear.

Reveals the truth behind over seventy gardening myths, including planting red flowers to attract hummingbirds, adding rusty nails to soil to make hydrangea blooms blue, and feeding groundhogs chewing gum for pest control.

The author draws upon her own experiences to examine what it means to be a woman today, exploring such facets of womanhood as family, work, sex, love, and power and looking at women's spiritual and emotional life

Mac is stunned to discover that her sister's murder was far more than a random act of violence and resents the awakening of a mysterious ability to sense the Fae and their talismans, a talent that sends her on a quest to Ireland find a mystical book of dark power. Mac's every move is shadowed by Jericho, a mysterious man with no past.

Psychologist Alan Gregory is struggling to deal with both a newly adopted son and a shaky, though generally improving, marriage. But then his ex-wife, Merideth, reappears, seeking help locating the missing surrogate mother of her soon-to-be-born child, and Alan is pulled into a mystery that reaches back years--with ramifications that are disturbingly current.

Presents a comprehensive guide to inspire and motivate positive thinking principles that can effect a change in an individual's life.

Birds Without Wings is the story of a small town in Anatolia in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire told in the richly varied voices of the men and women-Armenians, Christians, Muslims-whose lives are intertwined and rooted there: Iskander, the potter and local fount of wisdom; Philotei, the Christian girl of legendary beauty, courted almost from infancy by Ibrahim the goatherd, a great love that culminates in tragedy and madness; and many more. When jihad is declared against the Franks and the young men of the town are conscripted, we follow Iskander's son, Karatavuk, to Gallipoli, where the intimate brutality of battle robs him of all innocence-just as the town he left behind is robbed of its centuries-old peace by the twin scourges of fanatical religion and nationalism that the war unleashed.

Provides information on creating interactive Web sites using a combination of PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS, and HTML5.

Terry Painter enjoys her quiet life in tranquil Delray, Florida, where the single, forty-year-old nurse lives alone in the house she inherited from her mother. When young, vibrant Alison Simms rents the cottage on her property, the two women strike up a fast friendship -- and Terry is swept into a fantastic new life: dinners out, shopping, makeovers, even flirting with the handsome son of one of her elderly patients. But nothing about her newfound companion is as it appears, as Terry discovers when Alison's closely guarded past comes to light. Now Terry is locked into a race to reclaim her own life -- before she opens the door any further to the stranger she thought she knew.

Alan Gregory and his family are targeted by Michael McClelland, a murderer who has escaped from the Colorado State Mental Hospital, a situation that is complicated by McClelland's detailed knowledge of Gregory's innermost secrets.

Authentic, easy-to-prepare Texas beef and BBQ recipes from Baseball Hall of Famer and cattle rancher Nolan Ryan. Legendary pitcher Nolan Ryan grew up in Texas and early on developed a passion for cattle ranching that rivaled his interest in baseball. His first cookbook offers 75 recipes for sizzling T-bone and rib-eye steaks, mouthwatering burgers, slow-cooked barbecue ribs, and more. Working with chef Cristobal Vazquez, Nolan presents a fresh take on the Tex-Mex standards of his childhood. The book includes family recipes for Sunday roasts and brisket, savory side dishes, and a few favorite desserts as well, including Ruth Ryan's Special Occasion Carrot Cake. In the accompanying texts Nolan shares his love of the food of the Southwest and the lessons he's learned in a remarkable career in baseball and in cattle ranching.

Miss Julia goes to the extreme to get her best friend married.

"One September morning in 2008, an investment banker approaching forty, his career in collapse and his marriage unraveling, receives a surprise visitor at his West London town house. Confronting the disheveled figure of a South Asian male carrying a backpack, the banker recognizes a long-lost college friend, a mathematics prodigy who disappeared many years earlier under mysterious circumstances. The friend has resurfaced to make a confession of unsettling power. In The Light of What We Know takes us on a journey of exhilarating scope, from Kabul to London, New York, Islamabad, Oxford, and Princeton--and explores the great questions of love, belonging, science and war. It is an age-old story: the friendship of two men and the betrayal of one by the other"-- Provided by publisher.

A guide to recognizing and combating external factors that both cause weight gain and make it difficult to lose weight, offering a three-step action plan to identify hidden factors affecting weight, develop a personal toolbox to combat external effects, and become a positive influence on others.

"This is a true story of a young girl who began her career in a country schoolhouse on the Wyoming prarie in the 1940's." --back cover

Tells the inspiring, true story of the Middle East hostage crisis that began in 1979, and of the unconventional means Ross Perot used to save his countrymen.

Inheriting a historic Mississippi family home she knows little about, Nora Bondurant moves to the house hoping to forget her unhappy past, but becomes enmeshed in a mystery surrounding her aunt's untimely death.

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