Colorado sheriff Dade Logan has waited twenty years to reunite with his long lost sister, Daisy. But when she finally turns up, they barely recognize each other. That's because the beautiful stranger isn't Daisy, but her childhood friend Maggie, on the run from an impending marriage. Moved by this last link to Daisy, Dade determines to bend any law that stands between him, his sister--and the intriguing Maggie... Maggie Sutton will risk anything to escape her fate, though accompanying the broad-shouldered sheriff in his pursuit of Daisy rattles her to the core. But as their search--and desire for one another--escalates, the two provoke a vicious bounty hunter, one who threatens their hopes for a future together...
An Island Out Of Time – A Memoir of Smith Island in the Chesapeake
DAVID L. GALBUT, M.D. As a cardiac surgeon, I face critical illness on a daily basis, most often with the opportunity to heal. In October 2005, my father, a patriarch of one of Miami ’s oldest and most prominent families, was diagnosed with advanced metastatic pancreatic cancer. Despite my credentials as a published and internationally renowned physician, I painfully acknowledged my inability to cure my father and focused upon my role as his medical advocate and loving son. My Father’s Final Journey: A Heart Surgeon’s Memoir is illustrated through vivid scenes that present my father’s courage in battling illness and the grandeur of his life as a husband, father, Navy Captain, attorney, philanthropist, and community leader. Interwoven within the narrative are carefully placed passages that depict defining moments of my father’s role in my life. Along the way, I consider whether there is such a thing as a good death, I offer readers a glimpse into the ecstasy and agony of my profession, and I explore traditional Jewish perspectives on living and dying. My father, a Navy officer who served as a navigator in World War II, remained in the Navy Reserve until 1980, when he retired as a Captain. After the war, my father became a lawyer and developed a thriving practice in Miami Beach , where he later served as Commissioner and Vice-Mayor. In Miami Beach , his home since 1930, my father and my mother, a native of New Orleans , raised four prominent sons and created a family committed to enduring unity. I know this memoir will have wide appeal. It will interest Baby-Boomers grappling with the dual role of raising children amid the terminal illnesses of their own parents. The story is also relevant to my medical colleagues, who struggle to balance their commitment to a demanding profession and the challenge of maintaining healthy family relationships. Sincerely yours, David L. Galbut, M.D.
Anne Rice's intimate memoir of her Catholic girlhood, her unmaking as a devout believer, and the path back to her faith. Internationally bestselling author Anne Rice has written twenty-eight novels - magnificent tales of other-worldly beings that explore the realms of good and evil, love and alienation: each a reflection of her own moral journey. Now, in her powerful memoir, she writes about her own life as a Catholic. Beginning with her New Orleans childhood, in a vividly experienced world of storytelling and ritual, Rice's faith was formed. As a teenager, struggling to reconcile her faith with her hunger for knowledge and understanding of the modern world, she turned her back on the religion of her childhood and lost her belief in God. Years later, after the tragic passing of her daughter, she wrote "Interview with the Vampire", a lament for her lost faith. Rice describes a turning point in 1998, when, after nearly four decades as an atheist, she returned to Catholicism. Hers is a faith that has survived even her husband's death and the divisive nature of contemporary religious debate. This is her spiritual confession.
The ultimate guide to cover letters that will set you apart from the pack-revised, updated, and ready for anything . . . 175 High-Impact Cover Letters, Third Edition arms job seekers with an arsenal of highly effective professional cover letter models that, with minor modification, can be rapidly deployed as needed. You'll find a full chapter, complete with numerous models, dedicated to each of five different types of cover letters: employer broadcast letters, search firm broadcast letters, advertising response letters, networking cover letters, and resume letters. With step-by-step instructions and a wealth of samples, 175 High-Impact Cover Letters shows you how to prepare a well-written, professional letter that will help you land the interview every time. For the Third Edition, almost every letter has been substantially rewritten or fine-tuned to reflect the current thinking and terminology in the field of staffing, while an entirely new chapter provides proven «do's» and «don'ts» of effective cover letter writing. You'll find: Examples of more than 175 winning cover letters Cover letters appropriate for junior and senior experience levels in twenty-eight different occupations Sample job ads and the appropriate cover letter response Results of an authoritative survey of employment professionals that highlight what employers look for in cover letters No matter how impressive your resume, it's your cover letter that employers read first. With 175 High-Impact Cover Letters, Third Edition, you can make sure they'll be eager to turn to the next page.
You know Judy Greer, right? Maybe from "The Wedding Planner, "13 Going on 30", "Carrie", "Arrested Development", or "The Descendants." Yes, you totally recognize her. And, odds are, you already feel like she's your friend. In her first book of essays, "I Don't Know What You Know Me From," Greer writes about everything you would hope to hear from your best friend: how a midnight shopping trip to Walgreens can cure all; what it's like to wake up one day with stepchildren; and how she really feels about fans telling her that she's prettier in person. Yes, it's all here - from the hilarious moments to the intimate confessions. But Judy Greer isn't just a regular friend - she's a celebrity friend. Want to know which celebs she's peed next to? Or what the Academy Awards are actually like? Or which hot actor gave her father a Harley-Davidson? Don't worry; Greer reveals all of that, too. You'll love her because, besides being laugh-out-loud funny, she makes us genuinely feel like she's one of us. Because even though she sometimes has a stylist and a makeup artist, she still wears (and hates!) Spanx. Because even after almost twenty years in Hollywood, she still hasn't figured everything out--except that you should always wash your face before bed. Always.
When he hears her favourite Beatles song, Toru Watanabe recalls his first love Naoko, the girlfriend of his best friend Kizuki. Immediately he is transported back almost twenty years to his student days in Tokyo, adrift in a world of uneasy friendships, casual sex, passion, loss and desire - to a time when an impetuous young woman called Midori marches into his life and he has to choose between the future and the past.
When Josephine MarchA?s great-great-granddaughter stumbles across her letters, the Little Women shed a glorious light on a new generation of sisters. The Atwaters are a loving, sprawling mess of a family and FeeA?s three daughters, Emma, Lulu and Sophie couldnA?t be less alike if they tried. Emma is planning her wedding, Sophie is an up-and-coming actress, but Lulu A? the cleverest of them all A? is more than a little lost. If life is for living, why is she stuck in a series of dead-end jobs? Grandma JoA?s letters had been gathering dust in the attic for decades, but when Lulu gets her hands on them, everything seems to change and different worlds begin to open up. And even though dark family secrets emerge, JoA?s words offer comfort and guidance across the centuries. Sometimes family is all that matters. And sisters are the closest friends you can find.
In a memoir hailed for its searing candor and wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, she was brutally raped and beaten in a park near campus. What propels this chronicle of her recovery is Sebold's indomitable spirit - as she struggles for understanding ("After telling the hard facts to anyone, from lover to friend, I have changed in their eyes"); as her dazed family and friends sometimes bungle their efforts to provide comfort and support; and as, ultimately, she triumphs, managing through grit and coincidence to help secure her attacker's arrest and conviction. In a narrative by turns disturbing, thrilling, and inspiring, Alice Sebold illuminates the experience of trauma victims even as she imparts wisdom profoundly hard-won: "You save yourself or you remain unsaved."
THERE’S A NEW PET IN TOWN: STICK CAT! Perfect for fans of the Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Timmy Failure, and Stick Dog books, Stick Cat features Tom Watson’s trademark combination of laughs, adventure, and hilarious stick-figure drawings. It’s a big day in the big city for Stick Cat and his best friend, Edith. There are treasures to hunt, songs to sing, pigeons to catch, and naps to take. But way up on the twenty-third floor, danger lurks just around the corner. Terrible noises and violent crashes trap a desperate man in the building across the alley. Stick Cat will need to navigate his way across the alley—and around Edith’s peculiar ways—to attempt a rescue. Stick Cat’s high-wire act is sure to please cat lovers and Stick Dog fans everywhere—even reluctant readers.
Letters of Note is a collection of over one hundred of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name - an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From Virginia Woolf's heart-breaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter, Letters of Note is a celebration of the power of written correspondence which captures the humour, seriousness, sadness and brilliance that make up all of our lives.
In this guide Margaret Aymer introduces the letter of James, countering arguments that it is of limited theological value and significance for early Christianity. Aymer focuses on James' theology of God’s divine singularity and immutability, and of God’s relationship to the community as father and benefactor. These are theological foundations for its emphasis on community actions of belief, humility and mutual care. Aymer introduces and examines the letter's stand against empire, not least in regard to wealth. Divine power is envisioned as an alternative power to that of the Romans, though in some respects it can seem equally brutal. Aymer concludes by focusing on those addressed by James’s homily, the exiles in diaspora. Engaging the psychology of migration, she unpacks the migrant strategy underlying James’s call to living ‘unstained’. Finally, Aymer encourages student to ask what it might mean now for twenty-first-century people to take seriously a separatist migrant discourse not only as an interesting ancient writing but as a scripture, a lens through which its readers can glimpse the possibilities for how lives are to be lived, and how contemporary worlds can be interpreted and engaged?