"Sharply written, with characters that readers will be happy to see again." -Kirkus Reviews Blood Line is a high-voltage spy thriller that redefines rogue-the Granger Spy Novel series introduces a loving family with lethal issues caught in the crosshairs of global arms dealers. When a simple home invasion turns out to be not so simple, Ron Granger must put aside his quiet rural life and return to the Central Intelligence Agency. Aided by his brilliant wife, Valerie,side his quiet rural life and return to the Central Intelligence Agency. Aided by his brilliant wife, Valerie, and resourceful teen daughter, Leecy, Ron must quickly decide who to believe among the calculating opportunists, shrewd criminals, and power-hungry rival agencies racing to possess the technology that will change modern warfare forever. But when Leecy is kidnapped, Ron and Val must choose between the mission and a rescue. With time quickly running out, Ron only knows one thing: When you can't trust anyone else, trust your family.… read more
Much like the still-hot onesie trend favored by bump-free fashionistas for the past few years, maternity rompers and jumpsuits are all the rage with the mother-to-be set as well. Casual, elegant, sporty and most importantly — comfortable! — these all-in-one outfits are nothing but versatile and especially easy to wear. Check out this collection of maternity one-piece jumpsuits; there's something chic for every mama at every phase of her pregnancy.
Picking out clothes your tween or teen boy will love can feel like a daunting task, but we're here to make it easy!
Once all the holiday parties have died down and parents are back to work, the winter doldrums start to set in. Just because it's cold outside, that doesn't mean outdoor activities are out of the question. On the contrary, playing in the snow is one of the best ways to burn off (or chill out) all that pent-up energy. Plus, besides skating and sledding, there are all sorts of creative toys, games and even productive — snow chores, anyone? — things to do in the great, winter outdoors for kids and they're all available on Amazon now.
What's worse than picking out a Christmas gift for picky tweens? Picking one out last minute! Thankfully, Amazon Prime's two-day shipping makes last minute purchases a piece of cake—and we have the whole great gift thing covered. Check out this selection of awesome, affordable last minute Christmas gifts tweens will love, from 'Star Wars' LEGO sets to mermaid-inspired sequin bags to the latest, greatest replacement for last year's fidget spinners.
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Whether your kid just likes to snap selfies or she's a professional photographer in the making, we've focused in on the best cameras for kids of all ages. From toy cameras that toddlers can tote around to instant cameras to DLSRs with all the bells and whistles, here are our favorite picks.
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Pleasing teenage girls can often be a challenge, especially when it comes to helping them pick out clothes or room decor. If you have a teenager who loves boho style and is in need of a little bedroom revamp, look no further. Your teen will be shocked at how well you know the boho trend when she sees these gypsy-inspired bedroom picks.
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Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1927. 373 pages. Hardcover. Early collectible edition.
The 1904 Kappa Annual by George H. Woods, et al. Springfield, Mass: Kappa Chapter of Central High School, 1904. 120 pages. Hardcov...er. read more
The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 12th Printing. 352 pages. Hardcover in dust jacket.
Mrs Marie Ryan is a fully qualified chef and food technology teacher. She has taught high school students at all levels for 15 yea...rs on the methods and practices of food preparation and nutrition. Marie enjoys studying and practising a holistic approach to health, including an aphrodisiac intake to enhance performance in all areas of life. She also enjoys yoga several times a week. Dr Alexander Ryan is a Ph.D in psychology. He has run a private practice in Adelaide since 2003, where he has helped couples resolve their differences and grow. Alexander has conducted thousands of hours of therapy with individual and couples. He is also the author of a psychological book called Heads Up: Understand your Emotional Mind. He enjoys spending time with his wife and their dog, Zac, at home cooking aphrodisiac foods. read more
In the Basque Country in northern Spain, just before the Civil War, three men in dinner suits stop for a drink at a bar before con...tinuing on their way to a wedding. Their trip is interrupted when their leader, the wealthy Don Leopoldo, has a stroke in the restroom. This event, bizarre and undignified though it is, begins to weave together the lives of two remarkable women: the bride, the beautiful and distinguished Isabel Cruces, and Maria Antonia Etxarri, the bar owner's adolescent daughter. Shortly after the outbreak of the war, Maria Antonia is raped and Isabel's newlywed husband, Captain Julen Herraiz, is shot. Both women find themselves violently altered, alone, and pregnant. A crippled but wise local doctor is the only witness to the mysterious, silent agreement these women conclude in the loneliness and desperation of their mutual suffering. Many years later, a young student, grandson to Isabel, returns to the scene of the events to spend an innocent summer studying for law exams. As he goes about his work, he unwittingly awakens the ghosts haunting both Maria Antonia and the doctor, and through their memories the passionate stories of the past unfurl before the reader. De Lope brilliantly reveals his incredible story through flashes of memory and emotion, told in a winding torrent that expresses the cumulative nature of both history and nostalgia. read more
Based on the Best-Selling X-Box game Blood Line is the top-secret unconventional warfare unit of the United Nations Space Command'...s Office of Naval Intelligence, engaging in sabotage and assassination missions deep inside Covenant space. But when this quartet of super-soldiers is shot down over a desolate moon along with a Covenant crusier, humans and aliens will have to forge an uneasy alliance against a common foe before an eons-old threat destroys them both Collects Halo: Blood Line #1-5. read more
Blood Line is the top-secret unconventional warfare unit of the United Nations Space Command's Office of Naval Intelligence, engag...ing in sabotage and assassination missions deep inside Covenant space. But when this quartet of super soldiers is shot down over a desolate moon along with a Covenant cruiser, humans and aliens will have to forge an uneasy alliance against a common foe before an eons-old threat destroys them both Collecting: HALO: BLOOD LINE #1-5. read more
An investigation into the murder of a pregnant teenage girl is complicated by county prosecuting attorney Bell Elkins's separation... from the daughter who is living with her ex, Sheriff Nick Fogelsong's strange behavior, and a person from her past. read more
Everyone thinks Evan is sick. Everyone thinks science will find a cure. But Evan knows he is not sick; he is transforming. Evanâ s... metamorphosis has him confined to his bed, constantly terrified, and completely alone. Alone except for his visits from the Wuftoom, a wormlike creature that tells him he is becoming one of them. Clinging to his humanity and desperate to help his overworked single mother, Evan makes a bargain with the Vitflies, the sworn enemies of the Wuftoom. But when the bargain becomes blackmail and the Vitflies prepare for war, whom can Evan trust? Is saving his humanity worth destroying an entire species, and the only family he has left? read more
Celestine North lives a perfect life. She's a model daughter and sister, she's well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she'...s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED.In her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society in which perfection is paramount and flaws are punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything. read more
The destinies of two mothers and their teenage daughters converge when their lives collide in a fatal car crash in the wake of Hur...ricane Katrina. read more
A polished page-turner. Braun writes with verve and competence in this stunning debut."-"IndieReader" When Celia Donnelly's husban...d, Jonathon, surprises her with a family vacation to Mexico, the harried book editor couldn't be happier. She is overworked and exhausted, a situation that has taken a toll on her eighteen-year marriage, not to mention her relationship with her teenaged son. Escaping the perpetually rainy Pacific Northwest for the sugary sands of Mexico could be just what the doctor ordered. Yet shortly after their arrival south of the border, a chance encounter with a stranger sparks illicit memories of a former affair. The moment passes, but that brief encounter proves enough to change her life forever. Hours later, Celia is lured from the beach and abducted off the street. At first a seemingly random victim, Celia quickly realizes her captors know exactly who she is. Desperate for news of her family and devastated by the betrayal of someone she trusts, Celia, along with an unlikely ally, is soon running for her life. Pursued from the balmy shores of Mexico to the steamy thickets of the jungle, to the crisp, cold mountains of Zurich, Celia will stop at nothing to find her way home. "Nerve-grinding suspense. Strewn with jewels of beautiful writing and apt metaphors-enough to bring on a case of writer's envy."-Jessica Page Morrell, author of "Bullies, Bastards, and Bitches: How to Write the Bad Guys of Fiction" "The book is absolutely unputdownable."-"Rose City Reader read more
From Holden Caulfield to Moses Herzog, our best literature has been narrated by malcontents. To this lineage add Peter Jernigan, w...ho views the world with ferocious intelligence, grim rapture, and a chainsaw wit that he turns, with disastrous consequences, on his wife, his teenaged son, his dangerously vulnerable mistress-and, not least of all, on himself. This novel is a bravura performance: a funny, scary, mesmerizing study of a man walking off the edge with his eyes wide open-wisecracking all the way. read more
Antonya Nelson is known for her razor-sharp depictions of contemporary family life in all of its sometimes sad, sometimes hilariou...s complexity. Her latest novel has roots in her own youth in Wichita, in the neighborhood stalked by the serial killer known as BTK (Bind, Torture, and Kill). A story of wayward love and lost memory, of public and private lives twisting out of control, Bound is Nelson's most accomplished and emotionally riveting work. Catherine and Oliver, young wife and older entrepreneurial husband, are negotiating their difference in age and a plethora of well-concealed secrets. Oliver, now in his sixties, is a serial adulterer and has just fallen giddily in love yet again. Catherine, seemingly placid and content, has ghosts of a past she scarcely remembers. When Catherine's long-forgotten high school friend dies and leaves Catherine the guardian of her teenage daughter, that past comes rushing back. As Oliver manages his new love, and Catherine her new charge and darker past, local news reports turn up the volume on a serial killer who has reappeared after years of quiet. In a time of haunting and new revelations, Nelson's characters grapple with their public and private obligations, continually choosing between the suppression or indulgence of wild desires. Which way they turn, and what balance they find, may only be determined by those who love them most. read more
An old box truck transporting wolves for release in the Adiron-dacks crashes onto the ice covered Allegheny River. Some of the wol...ves do not survive; the rest escape. Rumors of the pack's whereabouts reach Hawk, an old Susquehannock storyteller, who, along with his young friend Jimmy, undertake a journey through the Allegheny Plateau to locate the wolves. In four days time, they plan to meet up with Sherry, Jimmy's high school sweetheart. Each evening, at Jimmy's beckoning, Hawk tells a story: Wind Wolf's story, the story of his vision quest, the story of his lost wife and daughter, as well as others, which when woven together comprise the forces that forged his character. Hawk and Jimmy meet Reba Snow, an irascible, large woman who lives alone in the woods in a school bus. Even though she prefers to shoot first and ask questions later, she does help the trackers find the wolves. Storm clouds gather on the horizon as evidence is uncovered that poachers are on the Plateau looking for black bears. Hawk and Jimmy fear that the poachers might discover the wolf pack and do them harm. They never imagine the real tragedies they will find in the woods. read more
Contemporary legend says the business of high school is boring and must forever be that way―that its sole purpose is to deposit ti...dbits of knowledge into young minds and standardize the way each attacks the world. School Tales begs to differ. As is made clear by its five spunky student narrators, high school, the home-base social institution for teenagers, exerts powerful agency over answers to fundamental questions―Who am I? What do I want to learn? Am I able to direct my life? Can I trust friends to be there for me? How do I find a sense of purpose in contributing to our world?―and is a time of struggle with life’s questions amidst intense pressure to make decisions by graduation and launch into adulthood.Students in School Tales, living in a small town of the southern Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, encounter a number of personal and public issues including racism, anxiety, shame, a cross-country move, gender identity, immigration, family instability, depression, lack of self-direction, abuse, and law enforcement. The lessons they learn in school include the meanings of freedom, success, friendship, exploration, inquiry, confidence, false either/or choices, and dreaming. As these students take charge of their learning, the true goal of high school emerges―and the result is a truly heart-warming view of students building what they would call “a life worth living.” read more
The charitable Heidi Wood horrifies her husband and daughter by inviting an apparently homeless teenager and her infant to take re...fuge in their home, a situation that quickly devolves as details from the girl's past begin to surface. read more
Lurking in the caves of eastern New Mexico, Falke, a thousand-year-old vampire, chooses his next bride: Melissa Roanhorse, an Albu...querque teenager. To regain his granddaughter's life, Michael Roanhorse, an old Navajo sheepherder wise to the power of my read more
Highly awkward teenager Stanley Owens meets his match in beautiful, brainy Vera Baxter when they tie for first place in the annual... National Spelling Bee-and the two form a bond that will change both of their lives. Though their mothers have big plans for them-Stanley will become a senator, Vera a mathematics professor-neither wants to follow these pre-determined paths. So Stanley hatches a scheme to marry Vera in a sham wedding for the cash gifts, hoping they will enable him to pursue his one true love: crossword puzzle construction. In enlisting Vera to marry him, though, he neglects one variable: she's secretly in love with him, which makes their counterfeit ceremony an exercise in misery for her. Realizing the truth only after she's moved away and cut him out of her life, Stanley tries to atone for his mistakes and win her back. But he's unable to find her, until one day he comes across a puzzle whose clues make him think it could only have been created by Vera. Intrigued, he plays along, communicating back to her via his own gridded clues. But will they connect again before it's all too late? read more
When their hard-drinking, but loving, father dies in a car accident, teenage brothers Kyle and Klint Hayes face a bleak prospect: ...leaving their Pennsylvania hometown for an uncertain life in Arizona with the mother who ran out on them years ago. But in a strange twist of fate, their town's matriarch, an eccentric, wealthy old woman whose family once owned the county coal mines, hears the boys' story. Candace Jack doesn't have an ounce of maternal instinct, yet for reasons she does not even understand herself, she is compelled to offer them a home. Suddenly, the two boys go from living in a small, run-down house on a gravel road to a stately mansion filled with sumptuous furnishings and beautiful artwork-artwork that's predominantly centered, oddly, on bullfighting. And then there's Miss Jack's real-life bull: Ventisco-a regal, hulking, jet-black beast who roams the land she owns with fiery impudence. Kyle adjusts more easily to the transition. A budding artist, he finds a kindred spirit in Miss Jack. But local baseball hero Klint refuses to warm up to his new benefactress and instead throws himself into his game with a fierceness that troubles his little brother. Klint is not just grieving his father's death; he's carrying a terrible secret that he has never revealed to anyone. Unbeknownst to the world, Candace Jack has a secret too-a tragic, passionate past in Spain that the boys' presence threatens to reveal as she finds herself caring more for them than she ever believed possible. From the muted, bruised hills of Pennsylvania coal country to the colorful, flamboyant bull rings of southern Spain, Tawni O'Dell takes us on a riveting journey not only between two completely different lands, but also between seemingly incompatible souls, casting us under her narrative spell in which characters and places are rendered with fragile tenderness. "From the Hardcover edition." read more
Moving from London to Edinburgh after tragically losing her fiancï ¢e, former actress Alex Morris accepts a drama-therapy teaching... job for troubled teens and bonds with them over Greek tragedies in ways that help her heal but inspire the teens in disturbing ways. read more
The author of the runaway "New York Times" bestseller "Those Who Save Us" returns with a powerful novel about twins who must confr...ont a dark secret from their past. Jenna Blum's debut novel became a grassroots sensation and was a "New York Times" bestseller for more than a year. In this emotional and provocative new novel, Blum asks the question: How far would you go to protect a sibling-and at what cost to yourself? As a teenager, Karena Jorge has always taken care of her twin brother, Charles. Obsessed with severe weather, Charles, who suffers from bipolar disorder, begins chasing storms. Refusing to take his medication, Charles soon involves them both in a terrifying tornado chase-with deadly consequences. Now, two decades later, Karena must find her long-estranged brother before he reveals the dark secret from their past or hurts himself-or someone else. But there is only one way to find him: the storms. Watch a Video read more
Join Marla as she journeys through her life full of family and memories. The sadness and lessons of her teen years leading her int...o adult life; full of struggles, lost love, mystery, happiness, true friends, and tragic losses. She finally finds her own personal identity and the true purpose of her life. Then suddenly she finds that one friend and soul mate who stood by her patiently waiting with all his love to be her knight in shinning armor for the rest of her life. read more
Is Rileigh's only hope for salvation to team up with her sworn enemy? Rileigh Martin just wants to do normal teenage things, lik...e go on romantic dates with Kim, her boyfriend and past life soul mate. Although that seems impossible when she's the reincarnation of Senshi, a fifteenth century samurai warrior. After a ninja ambush leaves her unable to control her ki powers, Rileigh vows to get them under control before her friends lose more than their eyebrows. But when Kim leaves her for his past life betrothed and the other samurai stop talking to her, Rileigh realizes she doesn't have any friends left to worry about. As the ninja attacks increase, Rileigh learns that the reincarnated kunoichi, a powerful female ninja, wants to kill her in order to reclaim her destructive powers. Alone and with increasingly unstable powers, Rileigh's only offer of help comes from Whitley, her sworn past life enemy. Rileigh knows she doesn't stand a chance against the kunoichi by herself, but Whitley's sudden allegiance might be hiding a much deadlier agenda. read more
From award-winning sportswriter John Feinstein, a YA novel about a teen golfer poised to blaze his way into Masters Tournament his...tory―and he’ll face secrecy, sacrifice, and the decision of a lifetime to get there. Seventeen-year-old Frank Baker is a golfing sensation. He’s set to earn a full-ride scholarship to play at the university of his choice, but his single dad wants him to skip college and turn pro―golf has taken its toll on the family bank account, and his dad is eager to start cashing in on his son’s prowess. Frank knows he isn’t ready for life on the pro tour―regardless of the potential riches―so his swing coach enlists a professional golfer turned journalist to be Frank’s secret adviser.Pressure mounts when, after reaching the final of the U.S. Amateur tournament, Frank wins an automatic invite to the Masters. And when the prodigy, against all odds, starts tearing up the course at Augusta National, sponsors are lined up to throw money at him―and his father. But Frank’s entry in the Masters hinges on maintaining his standing as an amateur. Can he and his secret adviser―who has his own conflicts―keep Frank’s dad at bay long enough to bring home the legendary green jacket? read more