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Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental ...
Moshe Kasher

Grand Central Publishing, 2012

Rising young comedian Moshe Kasher is lucky to be alive. He started using drugs when he was just 12. At that point, he had already been in psychoanlysis for 8 years. By the time he was 15, he had been in and out of several mental institutions, drifting from therapy to rehab to arrest to...you get the picture. But KASHER IN THE RYE is not an "eye opener" to the horrors of addiction. It's a hilarious memoir about the absurdity of it all. When he ...
  
  











  



  
Peter and the Shadow Thieves (Peter and the Starcatchers)
Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson

Disney-Hyperion, 2007

In this riveting and adventure-packed follow-up to Peter and the Starcatchers , we discover Peter leaving the relative safety of Mollusk Island-along with his trusted companion Tinker Bell-for the cold, damp streets of London. On a difficult journey across the sea, he and Tink discover the dark and deadly, slithering part-man/part-creature Lord Ombra. It seems that the dreaded Ombra has a variety of mysterious powers including the ability to ...
  
  











  



  
The Time Keeper
Kevin E. Cropp

Copper Press Publishers, 2005

Perhaps in the final days of our life we are granted the wisdom to see all that could have been, and all that should have been. The price is dear for such wisdom. Diagnosed with terminal cancer at the age of thirty eight, Linda Wails has only one dying wish—to make amends with her seventeen year old son Corey. For years they have struggled with one another, but the time is now or never to learn anew what it means to be a mother and what it ...
  
  











  



  
Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife
Peggy Vincent

Scribner, 2002

A former nurse chronicles her journey into midwifery, from her dissatisfaction with formulaic delivery room procedures in the 1960s to her eventual career as a "baby catcher," and chronicles her diverse birth experiences, the women she has encountered along the way, and role of midwifery in the Unit
  
  











  



  
The Black Dragon (Ben Alderman)
W D Newman

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012

With the witch defeated, the elves begin preparations to once again take up their vigil, guarding a black dragon from Crag named Zoltan. Merlin's last enchantment has kept the dragon asleep for centuries, but when Gabriel brings Hob along to inspect the dragon, the bumbling dwarf finds Merlin's staff and accidentally breaks the enchantment. Gabriel and Hob escape from the dragon into a cave that leads them into Kahzidar; the dreaded gnome mines, ...
  
  











  



  
Big Honey Dog Mysteries #1: Curse of the Scarab (Volume 1)
H Y Hanna

H Y Hanna, 2013

THE WISHING SHELF INDEPENDENT BOOK AWARDS FOR CHILDREN FINALIST Move over Scooby-Doo... there's a new mystery-solving Great Dane in town! All Honey the Great Dane ever wanted was a peaceful life - walking her human, checking Peemail at the park - but when neighbourhood puppies start disappearing, life takes a sinister turn. Why are dead scarab beetles found after each disappearance? Do the strange markings on a gravestone really spell ...
  
  











  



  
The Glory of Their Times : The Story of Baseball Told By the Men Who Played It
Lawrence S. Ritter

Harper Perennial, 1992

The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It
  
  











  



  
The Catch Trap
Marion Zimmer Bradley

Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust, 2012

Tommy Zane hates lions, a major obstacle in a family of lion tamers. But Tommy's dreams--and talent--fly higher, up in the rigging with the trapeze. When rising star Mario Santelli offers him flying lessons, it looks like the start of wonderful new life, and to Tommy's surprise, his relationship with Mario deepens even as his skill soars in the rigging. But life in the 1940s forces them to keep their love a secret, and the stress pushes both ...
  
  











  



  
People of the Lakes (The First North Americans series, Book 6)
Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear

Tor Books, 1995

Clan fighting over a powerful totemic mask has brought the Mound Builder people of the Great Lakes region to the edge of destruction. It is up to Star Shell, daughter of a Hopewell chief, to rid her people of this curse. Along with her companions: Otter, a trader; Pearl, a runaway; and Green Spider, either prophet or madman, she braves the stormy waters of the lakes to reach the majestic waterfall known as Roaring Water. She is determined to ...
  
  











  



  
Angel Catcher
Kathy Eldon, Amy Eldon, ..., 1998

Over the past decade, this classic work has helped thousands find meaningful ways to overcome the despair of losing a loved one. Now, Angel Catcher has been revised and updated to convey its powerful message of hope to a new audience. Featuring brand new illustrations and a fresh updated look, the tasteful pages of this journal guide the user through the process of mourning and onward to a lasting sense of peace in the face of loss.
  
  











  



  
Horse Diaries #2: Bell's Star
Alison Hart

Random House Books for Young Readers, 2009

Vermont, 1850s Bell’s Star is a brown Morgan colt with a white star and two white stockings. He was bred for hard work, yet he longs to run free with his human friend, Katie, on his back. But when Star helps rescue a runaway slave girl, his ideas about freedom may change forever. Here is Star’s story . . . in his own words. With exciting and knowledgeable text and lovely black-and-white art throughout—both by real horse owners—Horse ...
  
  











  



  
SQL Queries Joes 2 Pros: SQL Query Techniques For Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Volume 2 (Sql Exam Prep)
Rick A Morelan

BookSurge Publishing, 2009

Once you know the basics of the SQL language, it's time to take the next step toward specialization: query writing! All objects in SQL support the need to get data in and out of databases, and writing queries is the key to capturing the data you want. "SQL Queries Joes 2 Pros" shows you a proven roadmap that has helped many beginning SQL students get their certifications and launch their careers. If you want to get ready for MCTS certification, ...
  
  











  



  
A Yankee Century: A Celebration Of The First Hundred Years Of Baseball's
Harvey Frommer

Berkley Trade, 2003

What better time to read about the Yankees than in 2009, when the new Yankee Stadium opens? This gift-worthy volume will capture the audience caught up in the excitement. Nothing defines America like baseball. And nothing defines baseball like the Yankees. From the team's beginnings in 1903 to their World Series championships in '96, '98, '99, and 2000, this album captures that century in words, stats, and pictures. Included are such ...
  
  











  



  
Heads-Up Baseball : Playing the Game One Pitch at a Time
Tom Hanson, Ken Ravizza

McGraw-Hill, 1998

"This book provides practical strategies for developing the mental skills which help speed you to your full potential."---Dave Winfield What does it mean to play heads-up baseball? A heads-up player has confidence in his ability, keeps control in pressure situations, and focuses on one pitch at a time. His mental skills enable him to play consistently at or near his best despite the adversity baseball presents each day. "My ability to ...
  
  











  



  
40,000 to One (Volume 1)
Ben Petrick

KMP Enterprises, 2012

What if I told you that a decade ago, one of the greatest baseball prospects of his era was hitting home runs off Hall of Famers while hiding Parkinson's disease? What if I told you this is not the most amazing part of Petrick's story? When he signed a big-league contract, baseball executives and scouts uniformly predicted he would be the Rockies starting catcher for a decade. 'Think Buster Posey with speed,' says Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle, ...
  
  











  



  
The 33-Year-Old Rookie: My 13-Year Journey from the Minor Leagues to the World Series
Chris Coste

Ballantine Books, 2009

Chris Coste dreamed of playing major-league baseball from the age of seven. But after eleven grueling years in the minors, a spot on a major-league roster still seemed just out of his reach–until that fateful call came from the Philadelphia Phillies in May 2006. At age thirty-three (“going on eighty”), Coste was finally heading to the big time. The 33-Year-Old Rookie is a real-life Rocky, an unforgettable and inspirational story of one ...
  
  











  



  
The Arrow Catcher
Jim Mather

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

1948. Young Jonathan Lusk’s life was perfect. Big Boston house. Swimming pool. Summers on the Cape. His father a Nobel Prize winning Harvard professor; his mother the beautiful only child of Boston socialites. When his parents get caught between rival Arab and Jewish faculty over the creation of the State of Israel, Jonathan’s life is turned upside down. He soon finds himself in Japan, living with his grandfather, former American Ambassador ...
  
  











  



  
The Ruby Tear Catcher

Summerhill Press, 2011

The Ruby Tear Catcher is the heartwarming story of an Iranian woman whose life is uprooted during the Islamic Revolution in Iran in the 1970s and 1980s. While jailed in Tehran's most-feared prison, where she's held for her father's anti-regime sentiments, Leila tells her story in flashback. She describes her childhood days in Tehran and shares her experiences as a college student in the United States, where she falls in love with Jack, only to ...
  
  











  



  
Death Spiral: A Faith Flores Science Mystery (Faith Flores Science Mysteries)
Janie Chodosh

The Poisoned Pencil, 2014

When loner Faith Flores finds her mother dead of an apparent overdose, she refuses to believe that’s the case. Sure, her mom made some bad decisions, but leaving her daughter would never be one of them. Unfortunately, the cops are all too eager to close the case and move on, sending a distraught and unsatisfied Faith to live with her Aunt T in the suburbs of Philadelphia. But a note from Melinda, her mom’s junkie friend, prompts Faith to ...
  
  











  



  
A Sweetness to the Soul (Dreamcatcher Series #1)
Jane Kirkpatrick

Multnomah Publishers, 1995

Based on historical characters and events, A Sweetness to the Soul recounts the captivating story of young, spirited Oregon pioneer Jane Herbert who at the age of twelve faces a tragedy that begins a life-long search for forgiveness and love. In the years that follow, young Jane finds herself involved in an unusual and touching romance with a dreamer sixteen years her senior, struggles to make peace with an emotionally distant mother, and fights ...
  
  











  








   



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