Mina Jewel swears the boogeyman slaughtered her abusive stepfather. But as far as the quiet town of Port Orchard, Washington is concerned, Mina is a cold-blooded killer and Cadric Jaden had been a saint. After enduring nine years of psychiatric care and whispers of her guilt, Mina is hell-bent on clearing her name, exposing Cadric for the sadistic pedophile he really was, and uncovering the true identity of the strange being who saved her life.... See More Through a whirlwind of near-death experiences and sanity- shattering revelations, Mina discovers that Washington is a hotbed of supernatural activity, Cadric's sinister plan didn't die with him, and that she could hold the key to ending the suffering of millions. . . But first she has to survive.
Повесть-сказка известного современного итальянского писателя Джанни Родари. Герой повести Чиполлино - мальчик-луковка - странствует по сказочной стране, защищая бедняков, борясь с угнетателями. Книга прекрасно иллюстрирована. Художник-иллюстратор: Александр Алир.Для младшего школьного возраста
Once upon a time.
Happily ever after. Such are the classic promises of fairy tales. Yet in Texas we find a twist to the familiar storyline.
In If the Devil Had a Wife, there is still the battle of Good vs. Evil, a beautiful maiden, a wealthy suitor, a kingdom of riches and the wicked witch, but any similarity with Cinderella and Snow White ends there. With the help of her life partner and an attorney (always necessary in these modern times), Nelda Stark executes a devious plan that elevates fraud and theft to a new high. A massive coverup reaches into the Texas Attorney General's Office, stealing from not only the Stark family, but the federal and state governments.
In a remote area of southwest Alaska a small cargo plane in heavy weather slams into the frozen ground at nearly two hundred miles per hour and disintegrates. Nine hundred square miles of white, empty tundra separates the crash site from the nearest human being. The airplane's sole occupant is it's gritty, discontented pilot and, improbably, he's alive, coherent and hopely trapped. This novella is a provocative, true story and evokes the short works of Jack London , while offering the possibility that luck may have another name.
Do not hire an au pair without reading this book! Oh My, Au Pair! A Complete Guide to Hiring and Hosting an Au Pair is a must-have guide for any family who has ever struggled to find good child care. Now, parents in need of some extra help have an honest, up-to-date resource from which to learn about all aspects of the au pair program-the good and the bad! Based on her experience hosting fourteen au pairs, working mom Nancy Felix explains the au pair program, answering all the important questions: Who are au pairs? How is an au pair different than a nanny? How can you avoid a disastrous au pair "cultural exchange"? How does hiring an au pair compare with a babysitter, daycare or nanny? What is the best agency for my family? How do I prepare for and conduct telephone interviews? Whether you are trying to decide if an au pair is right for your family or you have hosted before and want a better experience this time, Oh My, Au Pair! is a must-read! Nancy Felix lives in the New York City area with her family and her fourteenth au pair. Cover artwork by Claudine Hellmuth
Malice that cannot speak its name, cold-blooded but secret hostility, impotent desire, hidden rancor and spite--all cluster at the center of envy. Envy clouds thought, writes Joseph Epstein, clobbers generosity, precludes any hope of serenity, and ends in shriveling the heart. Of the seven deadly sins, he concludes, only envy is no fun at all. Writing in a conversational, erudite, self-deprecating style that wears its learning lightly, Epstein takes us on a stimulating tour of the many faces of envy.
He considers what great thinkers--such as John Rawls, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche--have written about envy; distinguishes between envy, yearning, jealousy, resentment, and schadenfreude ("a hardy perennial in the weedy garden of sour emotions"); and catalogs the many things that are enviable, including wealth, beauty, power, talent, knowledge and wisdom, extraordinary good luck, and youth (or as the title of Epstein's chapter on youth has it, "The Young, God Damn Them"). He looks at resentment in academia, where envy is mixed with snobbery, stirred by impotence, and played out against a background of cosmic injustice; and he offers a brilliant reading of Othello as a play more driven by Iago's envy than Othello's jealousy.
He reveals that envy has a strong touch of malice behind it--the envious want to destroy the happiness of others. He suggests that envy of the astonishing success of Jews in Germany and Austria may have lurked behind the virulent anti-Semitism of the Nazis. As he proved in his best-selling Snobbery, Joseph Epstein has an unmatched ability to highlight our failings in a way that is thoughtful, provocative, and entertaining. If envy is no fun, Epstein's Envy is truly a joy to read.