This is a story of love and loss, of passion and tragedy, and of the triumph of the spirit in both man and beast. Pennsylvania 1910. Abby Whitman, a twenty-eight year old secretary with an interest in classical music, lives with her mother, Maggie, who works as a part-time seamstress to help make ends meet. Abby pays a visit to Dr. Raymond Fletcher, whom she secretly fancies and he gives her the unfortunate news that she has a cancer. Dr. Fletcher is devoted to Abby and he seeks the aid of a renowned doctor who has apparently discovered an experimental treatment that has proven to eradicate cancer. During a camping trip, Abby befriends Madison, a young girl, who shares with Abby an interest in music and who will provide a dramatic change in Abbys life. Abby is under Dr. Fletchers personal care and an appreciation for each other develops as he begins to treat her cancer and her prognosis remains uncertain. A subplot to the human story involves a female mourning dove, recently widowed, and her bird neighbors who nest in the large oak tree near Abbys house. As the human story develops so does the story of heartache and resolve in the birds as their own existence is constantly threatened. The birds serve as a witness to the human story around them as well as their own.
Visiting a distant world millennia ago, TeToe is forced to stay behind to defend his family from the clutches of a fierce Tyrannosaurus. Swallowed up by the earth and time itself TeToe awakens from his slumber eons later only to find himself part of a new and quite different family. Created to protect, TeToe comes to the aid of his new friends in ways he and they, would never have expected.
Ivan As a defenseman, I have three weeks left on the Boston Bay Vikings' NHL roster. I've held this position for five years. Russia wants me back, and I don't have a choice. My mother and sister call Russia home. If I fight to stay in Boston, my family will be in danger when they go home to Moscow. I need to keep them safe. I've worked hard to avoid the woman I love, which is why my rage comes to the surface so quickly. Now, my teammates tell me, Payton needs my assistance to stay safe. My girl is scared and has nowhere to go because the man who hurt her is out on bail. Payton Being left for dead has changed me. I mean, it would change anyone. But now I'm afraid of my own shadow, which is frustrating. I used to be independent, at least when Danny wasn’t around. All I want to do is find a safe place where I won’t have to leave. To my surprise the man I’ve gradually fallen in love with comes to my aid. He offers me a place to live and protection, but he warns me that he will not give me his heart. I can do that without him discovering my love for him, can’t I? The clock is ticking. Meet Ivan Pavlov and Payton Collins in the seventh book of the Boston Bay Vikings series by NYT and USA Today bestselling author, Lexi Buchanan.
For fans of Harry Potter, Goosebumps, and A Series of Unfortunate Events, this page-turning fantasy novel for ages 8-12 will keep young readers turning every page and cheering in triumph. Rudy Berkman thought he was the luckiest kid in the world when his family moved to Danville, recently named "The Best City in the World." There is no crime and the schools are considered the best in the nation. The only problem is, all the kids at Danville Junior High act like mindless robots and his teachers seem to want him dead! When an enchanted homework comes to life and 'eats' his dog alive, Rudy embarks on a dangerous quest with his kooky grandpa and the school bully to rescue his beloved best friend from a greater evil than he could ever imagine. This action-packed adventure is ideal for reluctant readers, superhero fans, and anyone who is looking for the next magical story after finishing Harry Potter.
The writing of Boris Mozhaev, available in English for the first time ever in this volume, stands out in terms of narrative style and bold sincerity amongst contemporary Russian writers already translated into English. His insight into Russian life, politics and society, and the rural community in particular, represents a unique voice among the great writers of the twentieth century, who fearlessly and, at great personal sacrifice, wrote what they knew to be the truth about everyday life in Russia. Mozhaev had to fight against Soviet censorship all his life and some of his works were suppressed for over twenty years before they were allowed to be published - always to great critical acclaim. When Mozhaev's story 'Lively' was published, shortly after Alexander Solzhenitsyn's famous story 'One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich', it was no less of a cause célèbre in Russian literary circles and society. Stylistically, he combines Chekhov's acute eye for detail, evident in his short stories with the wonderful humour and pathos of Gogol, expressed with a unique ear for rural wit and dialogue. Though the communist regime has collapsed and new leaders have emerged from the shadows, Mozhaev's stories still have a modern resonance and a chillingly poignant relevance, as those in power still conduct themselves with the same Soviet mindset and mentality as they did under the old regime. Mozhaev's writing, still regularly republished in Russia today, has not tarnished with time and it still bears its sharp, critical edge, as cutting as the day it was originally written. Through this volume of translations, Mozhaev is set to take his place amongst the great writers of contemporary Russia accessible to the English-speaking reader. The translator has provided a wealth of background information and copious notes to help the reader better to understand the satire and enjoy the stories.
“Rick Mofina's tense, taut writing makes every thriller he writes an adrenaline-packed ride.”—Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author Single mother Lisa Palmer has barely recovered from the sudden death of her husband when she is drawn into a new nightmare. On her way home from upstate New York, Lisa stops at a service center minutes before an armored car heist. Four men are executed before her eyes—one of them an off-duty FBI agent Lisa tried to help. Now Lisa is the FBI's secret witness and the key to finding the fugitive killers. FBI agent Frank Morrow leads the investigation of the high-profile case. Hiding a very personal secret, Frank knows this assignment will be like no other he's ever faced—and it could be his last. Pressured to land an exclusive, newswire journalist Jack Gannon chases down the elusive thread of an anonymous tipster. With every instinct telling Jack the story is within his grasp, he gambles everything in his frantic race to reveal the chilling truth…before the cold-blooded killers can enact the next stage of their vengeful mission. Previously published
The loss of Ivan’s mate left him broken and turned his inner beast inside out. With the war between the wolves and enemy cats, who killed his mate all but over, his anger has no focus. His new clan consists of two vampires, three cats, and his lone wolf. Talya ran from her clan after losing a challenge against her friend for the love of Dmitri, the leader of the bear clan. She’s young and impulsive with the weight of her shameful past on her shoulders. Can two humans help her mature into the alpha female she’s destined to be or will she endanger them both to the point of no return? Ivan needs a mate worthy of taking on his angry beast and Talya needs a mate strong enough to tame her erratic impulses. Can sworn enemies overcome their sorrows and fight for a chance at eternal love? 7-Book Series Complete
This volume covers significant highlights in the history of gifted education, addressing significant contributors to the field, important political and policy concerns, and programs and practices of note. The book’s scope is holistic, using Ayn Rand’s concept of “men [and women] of the mind” to frame giftedness as a quality of individuals that extends beyond the academic or “schoolhouse” setting and into a range of aspects of the lived human experience of gifted individuals.
Alone in the world, Sophie dreams of being someone special, but she could never have imagined this ... On a school trip to Russia, Sophie and her two friends find themselves on the wrong train. They are rescued by the beautiful Princess Anna Volkonskaya, who takes them to her winter palace and mesmerises them with stories of lost diamonds and a tragic past. But as night falls and wolves prowl, Sophie discovers more than dreams in the crumbling palace of secrets ...
The Teaching Primary English series is a completely new series of titles aimed at PGCE and BEd students, and the practicing primary school teacher. The series fully reflects the requirements of the IIT National Curriculum.