Description : Offers test-taking strategies, a review of math and verbal skills, and seven full-length practice exams with answers and explanations.
Description : When Vietnam veteran Peter Davies overstays his welcome with his suspicious behavior at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall in Washington, DC, he's thrown into the back of a police car. After a violent outburst, he's heavily drugged and admitted to the VA Hospital. When he awakes three days later, Davies has no idea where he is or what he's done. Faced with a choice between jail time for the damage he caused to police vehicles or to remain at the VA for further observation, Davies opts for a longer hospital stay. Psychiatrist Prescott Brown vows to work with Davies to discover the root of his problems. But Davies--who's been sober for twelve years--feels like a white trash drunk baring his soul to a guy in fifteen hundred dollar loafers. Davies is sure of one thing: He's not about to share the secret of what happened years ago. As Davies recounts his life story to Prescott, the doctor's life is changed by the journey as the two men travel through chaos into clarity.
Description : Parihaka was a place and an event that could be lost and found, over and over. It moved into view, then disappeared, just like the mountain. In 1881, over 1,500 colonial troops invaded the village of Parihaka near the Taranaki coast. Many people were expelled, buildings destroyed, and chiefs Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kākahi were jailed. In this BWB Text, Rachel Buchanan tells her own, deeply personal story of Parihaka. Beginning with the death of her father, a man with affiliations to many of Taranaki’s eight iwi, she describes her connection to Taranaki, the land and mountain; and the impact of confiscation. Buchanan discusses the apologies and settlements that have taken place since te pāhuatanga, the invasion of Parihaka.
Description : “Fans of Sarah Dessen and Mary Kay Andrews will enjoy this grown-up Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, a story of risk, reward, loss, and love” (Booklist). A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week and a New York Post Required Reading Pick It all starts when four unsuspecting women, on a singles’ bike trip through Normandy, discover a mysterious red book about love. But did they discover it—or did the book bring them together? Somehow the possibly magical Love Book will insinuate itself into Emily’s, Beatrice’s, Max’s, and Cathy’s lives, which so far haven’t turned out exactly the way society, their families, or they themselves have planned. Along the way, they’ll be nudged, cajoled, inspired—perhaps even “guided”—in spite of themselves to discover love, fulfillment, and the true nature of being a soul mate. “The Love Book should come with a warning: Do not begin unless you can afford to finish it—today. I could not, and did not, put it down. A contemporary Jane Austen, Nina Solomon has written a smart and funny book about what it’s like to be a woman, no longer young but not yet old and still single, looking for love in all the wrong places, only to find life. I laughed out loud so often I was downright downcast when I reached the last page and had to give up the good company of these wonderful characters.” —Beverly Donofrio, author of Astonished: A Story of Healing and Finding Grace “Happy endings abound in this novel about the power of love and friendship.” —Kirkus Reviews “A compelling mix of story lines . . . Plenty of good banter and characterization.” —Publishers Weekly
Description : Have you met innkeeper-turned-amateur sleuth known as Miz Scarlet? She’s a doozy! Unable to resist a mystery, the funny, feisty puzzle-solver often finds herself stumbling across one body after another as she evades an assortment of determined killers, much to the chagrin of her family and friends, including heartthrob Kenny Tolliver, head of Mercer Security, and Laurencia “Larry” Rivera, an experienced homicide investigator. This digital box set contains six mysteries in the popular series and is perfect for binge reading! Miz Scarlet and the Imposing Imposter #1: Murder comes to the Four Acorns Inn unexpectedly because of a dangerous secret in Scarlet’s past. She’s not the only one with something to hide. Miz Scarlet and the Vanishing Visitor #2: Scarlet rescues a teenager on the Jersey Shore and brings her home, never expecting that trouble will follow orphan Jenny Mulroney to Connecticut. Miz Scarlet and the Holiday Houseguests #3: When “Larry” Rivera tackles a tough homicide case as her divorced parents arrive for a Christmas visit, they join a killer at the inn. Miz Scarlet and the Bewildered Bridegroom #4: When someone decides to wreak havoc for a wedding at the Four Acorns Inn, malicious mayhem puts Scarlet and everyone else in danger. Miz Scarlet and the Perplexed Passenger #5: A cruise to Bermuda turns deadly when a passenger is tossed overboard. Can Scarlet prove the widow’s innocence and catch the culprit? Miz Scarlet and the Acrimonious Attorney #6: When Scarlet’s attorney is murdered, Kenny whisks her away to the Florida Keys, never suspecting the killer is there, ready to kill again. What readers are saying about the Scarlet Wilson Mysteries: “I loved every minute of this book!” “Purely addictive. I love these books.” “A great story with returning characters.” “It had me chuckling so much I had to pause the reading.”
Description : He can look…but he's not supposed to touch! Bodyguard Noah Fraser hasn't seen diamond heiress Morgan Moreau for eight years—but the image of her naked body has been imprinted on his mind ever since! The sexy socialite was totally off-limits and it took every ounce of Noah's iron control to walk away…. Now he's been hired to protect her again, so picking up where they left off definitely isn't an option. But Noah's body doesn't seem to have got the memo—keeping his hands off Morgan is a 24/7 battle! And how can he resist the forbidden when giving in is so irresistbly tempting…?
Description : Documents the friendship between an early 20th-century founder of American anthropology and a last surviving Native American, describing Ishi's adaptation to modern city life while retaining his inherent culture and Kroeber's subsequent questioning of his profession and civilization.