The Darlene Sisters

Author: Jamie Wainright
ISBN: 9781935052593
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The darlene sisters, Rosie and Verna, are girls on the loose in wild garb who can't shake each other's company. They don't want you to ask about Earl; he is just an average guy who annoys them. Earl is the third wheel who always acts like a flat tire. And then there is Emma, who has them all wrapped around her little paw! The darlene sisters and Earl represent voices inside all of us, portraying situations, observations and day-to-day life experiences in humorous and zany but truthful ways that speak to a wide demographic of people. Born in Michigan, Jamie Wainright has traditional training in art with undergraduate and graduate school degrees. A successful career in fine arts and graphic design led to her current position as full-time Professor and Chairperson of the Art Department at Westfield State University in Westfield, Massachusetts. She was supported in her art career by both of her parents, and has been drawing the darlene sisters since childhood. Humor is a big part of Wainright's family life. Stories for the sisters often stem from noticing the smallest event that someone else might overlook; a trip to the grocery store, or even the antics of the family dog. Jamie is greatly influenced by her two sons and a close-knit group of friends who are all huge fans of the darlene sisters. They are all so proud to see the girls published.

Goal Sisters

Author: Ann Leach
Editor: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577314325
File Size: 17,35 MB
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A revolutionary new approach to setting goals and achieving success shows women how to do both by supporting each other, providing motivation, and holding each other accountable when the need arises. Original. 25,000 first printing.

The Cases That Haunt Us

Author: John Douglas
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471108341
File Size: 43,54 MB
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Certain criminal cases have a life of their own. Despite the passage of years they continue their hold on the public imagination, either because of the personalities involved, the depravity of the crime, doubts over whether justice was done, or the tantalizing fact that no one was ever caught... Now John Douglas, the foremost investigative analyst and criminal profiler of our time, turns his attention to eight of the greatest mysteries in the history of crime, including those of Jack the Ripper, The Boston Strangler and JonBenet Ramsey. Taking a fresh look at the established facts, Douglas and Olshaker dismantle the conventional wisdom regarding these most notorious of crimes and rebuild them - with astonishing results.

Seven Sisters

Author: Nellie Cake
Editor: BookRix
ISBN: 3748775466
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Laura was a child bride. Her father, Herbert was a Pentecost Oneness Evangelist, a Charlatan that never wanted girls. In his twisted mind all females born are whores. Laura worshiped her dad, but he was the first man to abuse and beat her. He even forced Laura's mom to beat her and her eleven siblings. Five boys and six girls, seven girls counting Laura. Laura was the oldest of the seven girls then Evelyn, Darlene, Carolyn, Harley, Valerie, & Carrieann. Life was violent in their immediate family and as they were growing up the girls developed violent, deadly personalities. Two older brothers, Jr. & Johnny raped the girls daily. Many times Laura watched the boys beating and raping her sisters and many times the boys beat and raped Laura. Jr., Johnny and their own dad Herbert were always robbing and pulling guns on each other. Herbert put most of the kids in prisons, halfway houses, married them off, and some of them ran away. He sent Laura's six sisters Evelyn, Darlene, Carolyn, Harley, Valerie, and Carrieann somewhere, but no one knows where. When she was ten Herbert, being an Evangelist, held a double barrel shot gun on a man and Laura.

No Secrets No Lies

Author: Robin Stone
Editor: Harmony
ISBN: 0307419169
File Size: 36,18 MB
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With a foreword by Joycelyn Elders, M.D., No Secrets, No Lies is a powerful and daringly honest resource guide for families seeking to understand, prevent, and overcome childhood sexual abuse and its devastating impact on adult survivors. An estimated one in four women and one in six men is abused by age eighteen, most often by someone they know. Most of these sexual assaults are never disclosed, much less reported to the police. No Secrets, No Lies demystifies the cultural taboos and social dynamics that keep Black families silent and enable abuse to continue for generations. Among them: ?Fear of betraying family by turning offenders in to "the system" ?Distrust of institutions and authority figures, such as police officers ?Reluctance to seek counseling or therapy ?A legacy of enslavement and stereotypes about black sexuality Through compelling personal accounts from everyday people, Robin D. Stone, a sexual abuse survivor herself, illuminates the emotional, psychological and hidden consequences of remaining silent, and provides holistic, practical steps to move toward healing. No Secrets, No Lies candidly speaks to: survivors, telling them they are not at fault, not alone and how they can seek help; parents, guardians and caretakers, explaining how they can keep children safe and help survivors recover; and family, friends and other loved ones, showing ways to lend support.

Summer Sisters

Author: Judy Blume
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405517476
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For a moment it's as if they've never been apart. They're still Vixen and Cassandra, summer sisters forever. The rest is a mistake, a crazy joke.' Vix Leonard is twelve when she meets dazzling, reckless Caitlin Somers. Invited to spend holidays on Martha's Vineyard with Caitlin and her eccentric, mysterious family, Vix is welcomed into a life totally unlike her own. As days of bold adventure give way to nights of shy discovery, she and Caitlin come together in the complications of growing up; the refuge of belonging; the pact to Never Be Ordinary . . . Until one devastating summer when a local boy changes everything. Years later life has driven them apart, but the bruise of their friendship remains. When Caitlin begs Vix to return to the Vineyard for her wedding, Vix knows she will go. She wants to understand what happened that last shattering summer - and why her best friend still has the power to break her heart. An unforgettable story of two women, two families and the friendships that shape a lifetime from Judy Blume, the author who shaped our teenage selves.

Narrative Inquiry Into Reciprocal Learning Between Canada China Sister Schools

Author: Yuhua Bu
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030610853
File Size: 42,69 MB
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This edited volume explores how Chinese school-based educators learn from others and attain awareness in dialogue with the world in an era of increasing globalization and information exchange. Minzhu Primary School in Shanghai, China, and Bay Street School in Toronto, Canada, have been connected as sister schools of cross-cultural exchange since 2008. Together, they have explored ways to reciprocally learn in a cross-cultural partnership while remaining grounded in their home culture and language. In this book, chapter authors examine how Chinese school-based educators view themselves, understand others, and grow and develop as a consequence of a decade of cross-cultural reciprocal learning as sister schools. Further, the authors discuss prospects for future educational interactions between Canada and China.

Harlan County Haunts

Author: Darla Jackson
ISBN: 0615199143
File Size: 41,78 MB
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Harlan County Haunts explores the unknown with over 60 tales of spooky encounters and weird occurrences. Although the focus is on Harlan County, there are stories from around the southeastern Kentucky region as well as other states. Featured in Harlan County Haunts is the novella, "Caroline", which highlights one of Harlan County's most compelling unsolved crimes.Jackson, a lifelong Native of Harlan County, takes you on a ghostly journey through the mountains of Appalachia and beyond. Harlan County Haunts contains ghosts, monsters, angels, and many personal accounts of encounters with the unexplained.Harlan County Haunts was over two years in the making, with Jackson compiling well over 100 true accounts of experiences with the paranormal. After many interviews and research, the stories in the book are what she considered the best and most credible.

Seven Sisters

Author: Nellie Cake
Editor: BookRix
ISBN: 3748775512
File Size: 57,50 MB
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Trucker's lives, dicks and balls all over America were in danger. There was a gorgeous blonde naked hitch-hiker Darlene traveling on the highways. She had assumed the personality of a Funnel Web spider over the years. She grew up with two older brothers and an her uncles beating and raping her and her six sisters. There were two older sisters and four that were younger than Darlene. So she started her life already pissed off at men, but especially truckers. Her oldest brother was a trucker and he raped her a lot and she was beaten and raped by a few truckers in their old neighborhood, in the trucker's huge beds in the back of their expensive trucks when she was nine. There were five younger brothers, but they were good to her and always tried to protect her, but they weren't around when any of it was happening. Their dad was a Pentecost Oneness Evangelist, a Charlatan and constantly beat all the kids. He sent his own kids off anywhere he could as soon as he could. He would put them in halfway houses, prison, jail or just run them off. Darlene left home after her uncle Roy on her mom's side, who was also a trucker, beat and raped her. One day her uncle Roy promised her a ride to go see grandma in his big truck, but she didn't want to ride with him. He forced her get into his truck and pushed her into the back where there was a huge bed. She doesn't remember the details about the sex because it's too traumatic.

Book Of Family Remember Great People In Our Lives

Author: Janie M. Bryant
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 147711842X
File Size: 33,76 MB
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Dear Friends Kindly please read this and then send this message to your relatives, friends, and business associates in South Africa and overseas. Wild West Adventures in the Great African Bush by David Robert Dalton (with contributions by Mike, Trevor & Garth Dalton) Embark on Wild West Adventures in the Great African Bush with author David Robert Dalton, who takes you to the African bush in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Inspired by his and his brothers fond memories of growing up in the little copper mining town of Messina (now called Musina) in South Africa, with written contributions from his three elder brothers, he pens a wacky, side-splitting tale of his adventures growing up in the little bushveld town. Set in the African bushveld (a.k.a. the Great Arizona Desert), the three elder Dalton cowpokes are members of a gang dubbed the Messina Dalton Gang, after the infamous Wild West Dalton Gang, who roar around on their two-wheeler steeds and talk in tough Western jargon. The youngest Dalton cowpoke, six-year-old, David, calls himself Gunslinger and his main ambition in life is to become a recognized member of the gang. Together with his little African Pawnee sidekick-hombre, Tokoloshie-Two-Feathers, and his three-legged Jack Russell dog, Jock, Gunslinger tries hard to impress, but continually messes up. The story, told in a light-hearted tongue-in-cheek fashion, as told through the fertile imagination of a six-year-old boy, but is written for adults. Theres a delightful array of wacky small-town characters that help the story come alive, making you feel part of it. Theres the delicious Danish Tart, who runs the Mine Rec Club bar, Speedy, the towns beefy Harley-riding policeman, Paparazzo, the long-nosed Italian crime reporter, Frank&Earnest (the same person!), the hip Holy father, the disapproving Dominee, Mrs Bogey, the Mine Managers snooty wife, and the gangs all-suffering parents, the Old Man and Daisy-Anne, who all contribute to the hilarity! Dredging up ones own childhood memories, its a wonderful nostalgic tale to touch the hearts of all ages! Its so darned funny; itll have you laughing out loud! A charming and endearing must-read story for all ages! I simple loved it! Brenda George, author of Falling Leaves and Mountain Ashes. I warmed to this delightful and endearing book a unique African TO-KILL-A-MOCKINGBIRD look into the mind of a child of those nostalgic times. Gloria Keverne, international bestselling author of A Man Cannot Cry and Broken Arrow. Available in EBook and paperback format, see: or; or or Regards and best wishes, Brenda George Brenda George Literary Agency

Hell Gate

Author: Elizabeth Massie
Editor: Crossroad Press
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The year is 1909. Coney Island is a bright, malodorous, and garish place, luring work-weary folks in with its dangerous roller coasters, bizarre displays, and promises of "improper" gaiety to be remembered. Three grand amusement parks—Steeplechase, Luna Park, and Dreamland—make Coney Island their home, as do countless independent shows along the Bowery. And some, such as the sinister Snow's Symposium of Secrets and Surprises, take much more from customers than they give. Suzanne Heath is a ticket-seller for Luna Park as well a reluctant psychic. She has been called in by police Lieutenant Granger to help find and stop a murderer whose victims have been dreadfully mutilated. Suzanne feels obligated to offer her assistance even thought doing forces her to recall memories of her youth, a time when her psychic talents only brought about rejection and pain. Suzanne's one true friend is Cittie Parker, a young man who ran away from the Colored Waifs' Asylum and now performs as a bloodthirsty Zulu drummer in Dreamland. He knows of Suzanne's abilities and fears for her safety. As Suzanne digs deeper into the grisly Coney Island murders and her own past, she finds herself and Cittie caught up in a nightmare where worlds converge and collide, where death gleefully beckons, and insanity grins like a devil at the gate of hell.

Women Of Florida Fiction

Author: Tammy Powley
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476618224
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Florida as symbol and myth is the subject of this collection of new critical essays exploring fiction written by female Floridian authors. In the words of author Karen Russell, the Sunshine State is “virtually past-less, seasons are out of the question, and it’s built on a primordial park full of monsters.” Discussing the state as setting, the essayists—also Floridians—suggest that it is a creation of the stories told about it. Each of the book’s 12 chapters covers one author, including a brief biography followed by one (and twice, two) essays on some of the author’s works. The book’s final section includes interviews with authors Lynne Barrett, Jeannine Capó Cruz, Vicki Hendricks and Angela Hunt.

Tapestry In Time

Author: Mary Navarre
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802872557
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Much has been written about women religious -- known as nuns or sisters -- since Vatican II, which brought about major changes to the Roman Catholic Church worldwide. In this book several Dominican Sisters tell with candor what it was really like to live the religious life in Grand Rapids, Michigan, during those years. Organized around the four basic principles of Dominican life -- prayer, study, common life, and service -- Tapestry in Time weaves together written and oral histories from the Sisters themselves to describe how the introduction of then-radical changes such as worship in the vernacular provided the thrill of something new and meaningful -- but also how the move toward inclusivity was met with challenges and opposition.

Modeling Behavior From Images Of Reality In Television Narratives

Author: Tony Russell DeMars
Editor: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 9780773476745
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The study shows that television narratives have the ability to create meanings which reinforce or refute dominant ideas and myths of the society. Examines such shows as Beavis and Butt-Head; Family Matters; Home Improvement; Jenny Jones; Married With Children; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers; Oprah; Roseanne; Sally Jesse Raphael; South Park, and The Simpsons.

Deadly Seduction

Author: Wensley Clarkson
Editor: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466873442
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Young, Glamorous and Sexy, She Was Every Man's Fantasy... And A Nightmare of Death For Her Husband. She Hid Her Criminal Past... Prominent Indiana attorney Jimmy Grund thought he'd found the woman of his dreams when he wed his second wife Susan. But beneath the silky blond society lady lurked a calculating, evil-tempered seductress whose murderous future was about to rival her sordid past. She Plotted A Brutal Murder... While she hid her previous marriages and an appalling crime from Jimmy, she was soon plotting to get her hands on his fortune. When Jimmy Grund finally found out the truth about his wife, he told her he was divorcing her. But no one left Susan Grund. She Killed Her Husband With A Gun Stolen From His Own Son... All of Peru, Indiana was stunned when it was revealed the fatal bullet came from a gun stolen from young David Grund. Yet even that paled next to Susan's incredible testimony that she had carried on a two-year affair with the innocent teenager, who denied the affair and was not implicated in the crime. Wensley Clarkson's Deadly Seduction is the story of a real femme fatale, who spun a web of deceit and murder that shocked an entire town.

Life With My Sister Madonna

Author: Christopher Ciccone
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847375952
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Christopher Ciccone's extraordinary memoir is based on his forty-seven years of growing up with, working with and understanding the most famous woman of our time who has intrigued, scandalized and entertained millions for half a century. Through most of the iconic star's kaleidoscopic career, Christopher played an important role in her life: as her back-up dancer, her personal assistant, her dresser, her decorator, her art director, her tour director. If you think you knew everything there is to know about Madonna, your are wrong. Only Christopher can tell the full-scale, riveting untold story behind Madonna's carefully constructed mythology, and the real woman behind the glittering façade. From their shared Michigan childhood, which Madonna transcended, then whisked Christopher to Manhattan with her in the early eighties, where he slept on her roach-infested floor and danced with her in clubs all over town - Christopher was with her every step of the way, experiencing her first-hand in all her incarnations. The spoiled daddy's girl, the punk drummer, the raunchy Boy Toy, Material Girl, Mrs. Sean Penn, Warren Beatty's glamorous Hollywood paramour, loving mother, Mrs. Guy Ritchie, English grande dame - Christopher witnessed and understood all of them, as his own life was inexorably entwined with that of his chameleon sister. He tangled with a cast of characters from artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, to Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss, Demi Moore and, of course, Guy Ritchie, whose advent in Madonna's life splintered the loving relationship Christopher once had with her. The mirror image of his legendary sister, with his acid Ciccone tongue, Christopher pulls no punches as he tells his astonishing story. Life with My Sister Madonnais the juicy, can't-put-it-down story you've always wanted to hear, as told by Madonna's younger brother.

Change Your Life In 30 Days

Author: Rhonda Britten
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440627657
File Size: 60,47 MB
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Rhonda Britten, Life Coach on NBC's hit show Starting Over, guides readers on a 30-day step-by-step journey to help define goals and make extraordinary life changes in their lives, using practical insights, exercises, and inspiring wisdom. For those who want to make a major life change but have been too locked in fear to start, the answers lie within this book.

National Library Of Medicine Current Catalog

Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
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First multi-year cumulation covers six years: 1965-70.

The Serpent And The Spirit

Author: Thomas G. Burton
Editor: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9781572332461
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Discusses the case of Reverend Glenn Summerford through the eyes of various people; Summerford was tried in Scottsboro, Alabama, in early 1992 for trying to kill his wife with snakes he handled in church.

Sundays With Sister Ssj

Author: Anthony Happy LaRiccia
Editor: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480894575
File Size: 40,25 MB
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The story Sundays with Sister ssj shines a light on a nun who left an indelible impression on everyone she touched especially a second grade student who 47 years later , at 54 years old met her every Sunday for an hour without a miss lasting 7 1⁄2 years. His Sunday visits always revealed Sisters unique personality. It also uncovered unique stories like meeting a Mensa Whore for lunch, A wild car ride in winter with two Carmelite nuns, The story of a nun who mothered 125 babies while living in the convent and the back story of why she became a nun; Intimidating the general manager of a cable company to hook up cable at the convent so nuns could watch Pope Paul 11 visit to the United States in 1993, Meeting a mannequin nun and her “trick” ruler, Watch what happens when a Carmelite monk meets a 104 year old nun, Read about Sisters flying friend a parakeet named Jose’, Find out what scared all the nuns that was in the field surrounding the convent Learn about Sisters two brothers who, at the age of 20 in 1920, walked from their home in Erie, Pennsylvania to California pushing a cart with utensils and a two man tent, then living in that tent for ten years with a cat called Felix....Plus many other true stories that are fun to read.