Ghosts I have Met And some Others John Kendrick Bangs 2019-09-25 Reproduction of the original: Ghosts I have Met And some Others by John Kendrick Bangs
Kawaii Origami Chrissy Pushkin 2019-04-02 Kawaii Origami book and paper pack has everything you need to make your very own Kawaii origami creations—from an origami ice cream cone to an origami cactus! Jump right in and start folding your way to cute with 50 sheets of adorable origami paper and 25 Kawaii-style origami projects with step-by-step instructions from the creator of the popular website Paper Kawaii, Chrissy Pushkin. After a tutorial on basic folds, use the included origami paper to create these adorable, easy-to-follow projects: Masu Box, Lucky Stars, Kawaii Envelopes, Water Balloon, Tea Bag, Tea Bag Envelopes, Love Knots, Dustpan & Scoop, Rectangular Masu Box, Cute Purse, Woven Bracelet, Woven Bookmark, Cat & Dog Hearts, Cactus, Round Pot, Bento Box, Mini Trash Bin, Mini Drawer, Stationery Boxes, Ice Cream, Sushi Roll Boxes, Nigiri Sushi Boxes, Flower Bowl, Star Bowl, and Twinkle Star. With this instructional book and included papers, you will be creating stunning and unique origami pieces like a pro in no time!
Paper Towns John Green 2013 Special edition slipcase edition of John Green's Paper Towns, with pop-up paper town. From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars. Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn't come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery - culminating in another awesome road trip across America - he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story.
The Story of Electricity John Munro 1902
The Yellow Wallpaper Illustrated Charlotte Perkins Gilman 2019-07-03 The story details the descent of a young woman into madness. Her supportive, though misunderstanding husband, John, believes it is in her best interests to go on a rest cure after experiencing symptoms of "temporary nervous depression". The family spends the summer at a colonial mansion that has, in the narrator's words, "something queer about it". She and her husband move into an upstairs room that she assumes was once a nursery. Her husband chooses for them to sleep there due to its multitude of windows, which provide the air so needed in her recovery. In addition to the couple, John's sister Jennie is present; she serves as their housekeeper. Like most nurseries at the time the windows are barred, the wallpaper has been torn, and the floor is scratched. The narrator attributes all these to children, as most of the damage is isolated to their reach. Ultimately, though, readers are left unsure as to the source of the room's state, leading them to see the ambiguities in the unreliability of the narrator.The narrator devotes many journal entries to describing the wallpaper in the room - its "yellow" smell, its "breakneck" pattern, the missing patches, and the way it leaves yellow smears on the skin and clothing of anyone who touches it. She describes how the longer one stays in the bedroom, the more the wallpaper appears to mutate, especially in the moonlight. With no stimulus other than the wallpaper, the pattern and designs become increasingly intriguing to the narrator. She soon begins to see a figure in the design, and eventually comes to believe that a woman is creeping on all fours behind the pattern. Believing she must try to free the woman in the wallpaper, the woman begins to strip the remaining paper off the wall.After many moments of tension between John and his sister, the story climaxes with the final day in the house. On the last day of summer, she locks herself in her room to strip the remains of the wallpaper. When John arrives home, she refuses to unlock the door. When he returns with the key, he finds her creeping around the room, circling the walls and touching the wallpaper. She excitedly exclaims, "I've got out at last... in spite of you and Jane", causing her husband to faint as she continues to circle the room, creeping over his inert body each time she passes it, believing herself to have become the personification of the woman trapped behind the yellow wallpaper.
A Nghu Day Dawns David Sherman 2013-07-15 Major Nghu, the fanatic North Vietnamese officer from book 1, is back. This time, he's got many more soldiers under his command, and uses different tactics, which he believes are guaranteed to defeat the Marines and Popular Forces of Combined Action Platoon Tango Niner. He starts by violating the Christmas truce - at a time when the Marines have American women visiting for Christmas dinner! Defeating the North Vietnamese is the toughest job Tango Niner has faced, especially once Major Nghu and his forces begin targeting the civilian population of the hamlets of Bun Hoa village. Step by step, Major Nghu believes he is achieving his ultimate goal of defeating the Marines and PFs of Tango Niner. Step by step, the Marines and PFs find ways to counter him and his forces, until they meet in the ultimate battle for control of the Song Du Ong river valley.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred D. Taylor 1997 Young Cassie Logan endures humiliation and witnesses the racism of the KKK as they embark on a cross-burning rampage, before she fully understands the importance her family attributes to having land of their own.
Paper Flower Note Cards Emiko Yamamoto 2020-03-24 Create your own elegant greeting cards with the beauty of lifelike paper flowers! Paper Flower Note Cards provides all the information you need. With just scissors, craft glue and a few sheets of colorful heavyweight paper, anyone can create stunning floral gift cards, gift toppers and place cards in no time at all! Emiko Yamamoto's simple step-by-step instructions explain how to cut and assemble each card for flawless results every time. Templates provided in the back of the book are reusable and allow you to reproduce the designs many times. This collection includes more than 30 dazzling designs for creative notes and floral decorations: Pop-up cards with petals that gently splay when the card is opened Decorative cards with three-dimensional flowers across the surface Elegant & subtle floral silhouette cards Cards for specific occasions like birthdays, weddings, baby showers, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Halloween or Christmas Seasonal cards that can be customized for any occasion year round At the heart of each design is a beautiful flower, and there are many to choose from Rose Peony Carnation Hydrangea Cosmos Morning glory Sunflower Poinsettia And more! You'll dazzle your friends and family with these handmade works of art!
The Solomon Rose J. J. Haile 2014-01-16 Welcome to this latest collection of fiction produced by the writers and staff at Write On E-Publishing. We've compiled tales of drama, action and intrigue all centered in the most exotic state in the union! No, not Hawaii, Louisiana! With its unique collection of cultures, people and histories; the Bayou State still holds the romance and adventure of the past in the everyday lives of its people. In New Orleans family comes first. Corrine had always accepted her portion of responsibility for the care of her eighty-three year old twin aunts. They were the sweetest little old ladies imaginable. But, it would only take one fateful question to unravel the dark family secret of The Solomon Rose. Hidden below the prevailing atmosphere of Mardi Gras, the world class restaurants and the multitude of festivals is another culture which in many cases is enjoyed solely by the original inhabitants of the city. Through the tales offered in this volume, you have been given the rare opportunity to share in this second, lesser publicized culture and the stories of its past and present. From the bayous and small towns to the City of New Orleans, the Jewel of the Mississippi; we want you to get a good taste of the literary étouffée we've cooked up for you. Bon appetite, chère!
This Thing Between Us Holly C. Webb 2017-08 Parker O'Neill is a man with the world at his feet. Son of the CEO of O'Neill's International, he is ready to take over as head of the company, once his father retires in six months' time.However, Parker has earned himself the ultimate playboy reputation, and not everyone thinks he is ready to take control of the company that he was groomed for all his life.Given an ultimatum that he has to settle down if he wants to take over from his father; Parker decided the only way to solve his problem, is to pay someone to play the part of his dutiful wife.Alice Whitman is a hard working girl, with a kind heart. Raised by her grandmother after losing her parents, she knows what its like to lose everything.Sophia, Alice's grandmother, is getting older and growing weaker by the day. Alice is the only one Sophia has, so it falls to her to do whatever it takes to help her beloved Gram.When Parker makes Alice an offer he thinks she can't refuse, he is stunned to find that money doesn't always mean you get your own way. However, Alice soon realises Parker might be the one person that can help her when she needs it most.Can they make their arrangement work without anyone finding out the truth, or will this thing between them turn into something neither of them expected it to be?
Paper Pom-poms and Other Party Decorations Juliet Carr 2015-09 Discover how to create a spectacular setting for your next party with these 35 fabulous projects. From eye-catching pom-poms to pretty garlands and stunning giant flowers, you'll want to make every one of these wonderful paper decorations. Begin with the classic pom-poms--popular in the 60s and 70s, but enjoying a stylish revival today. Make them in different sizes and colors for a real impact. Learn, too, how to make honeycomb balls, a star piata, and rosette snowflakes--all beautiful hanging decorations that will look great hung from the ceiling, in a window, or on a Christmas tree. In chapter 2, you'll find garlands and bunting--why not try the cupcake garland, using cupcake cases to sit around fairy lights and look like twinkling flowers? Or have a go at the vintage book bunting that would add character at a themed party, or even in your workspace. Finally, create impressive centerpieces--giant roses and daffodils, a coffee filter flower wreath, and waxed floating lilies are among the striking designs. The projects use a variety of paper materials, including tissue, cardstock, and crepe paper, as well as recycled magazine pages and gift-wrap--and no specialist craft experience is needed. Step-by-step photography will show you exactly what to do. You'll also find out about all the different types of paper available--such as water-resistant tissue paper, and two-tone paper that has a different color on each side of it--as well as where to buy them. Plus, every template you'll need is included at the back of the book.
To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf 2021-06-24 Described by Virginia Woolf herself as ‘easily the best of my books’, and by her husband Leonard as a ‘masterpiece’, To the Lighthouse, first published in 1927, is one of the milestones of Modernism. Set on the Isle of Skye, over a decade spanning the First World War, the narrative centres on the Ramsay family, and is framed by Mrs Ramsay’s promise to take a trip to the lighthouse the next day – a promise which isn’t to be fulfilled for a decade. Flowing from character to character and from year to year, the novel paints a moving portrait of love, loss and perception. Bearing all the hallmarks of Woolf’s prose, with her delicate handling of the complexities of human relationships, To the Lighthouse has earned its reputation – frequently appearing in lists of the best novels of the twentieth century, it has lost not an iota of brilliance.
Happy Days 1916
Paper Folded Flowers Moad 2017
Popular Science 2005-09 Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.
Backpacker 2007-09 Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.
Los Angeles Magazine 2000-04 Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.
THE YELLOW WALLPAPER CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN 101-01-01 A woman and her husband rent a summer house, but what should be a restful getaway turns into a suffocating psychological battle. This chilling account of postpartum depression and a husband's controlling behavior in the guise of treatment will leave you breathless. 2018 Reprint of 1892 Edition. This short story is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's health, both physical and mental. Presented in the first person, the story is a collection of journal entries written by a woman whose physician husband (John) has rented an old mansion for the summer. Forgoing other rooms in the house, the couple moves into the upstairs nursery. As a form of treatment, the unnamed woman is forbidden from working, and is encouraged to eat well and get plenty of exercise and air, so she can recuperate from what he calls a "temporary nervous depression - a slight hysterical tendency", a diagnosis common to women in that period. Gilman used her writing to explore the role of women in America at the time. She explored issues such as the lack of a life outside the home and the oppressive forces of the patriarchal society. Through her work Gilman paved the way for writers such as Alice Walker and Sylvia Plath. Written with barely controlled fury after she was confined to her room for 'nerves' and forbidden to write, Gilman's pioneering feminist horror story scandalized nineteenth-century readers with its portrayal of a woman who loses her mind because she has literally nothing to do. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.
Xaymaca L Wakefield 2016-10-14 An African Princess was stolen, shipped, sold and thrust into slavery in the land they called "Xaymaca." In shock, she observed this new cruel world. At times, unwilling to believe her present reality, she went through the motions of hard labour and severe abuse with no resistance. However, she was noticed by some of the children on the plantation especially by Marcus. He knew she was the catalyst they needed to bring about a long awaited change. A change his friends, Sam, William, Paul and Peter, all born slaves, hungered for. They had a dream - a dream to be liberated from all who chained them. With this African princess, their dream would finally come true. "Xaymaca Part 1" is the beginning of a short story series of the enslaved Caribbean children named after Jamaican national heroes as they pursue freedom.
Dedicated Journal Elf Owl Publishing 2016-11-16 Great for Journaling and Writing - Makes the Perfect Gift This Writing Journal is a 8 x 10 soft cover journal notebook diary it has 126 lightly lined white pages with a beautifully colored cover displaying an inspirational word. Words can make you feel something you wish to remember, help you see things you don't wish to forget or they make you do something to push you forward. Pick the word that inspires you! Dimensions: 8 by 10 inches 126 Lightly Lined Pages (128 total pages) Makes the Perfect Gift White Paper Matte Cover Softcover / Paperback / Notebook 10 Colors: Aqua, Blue, Dark Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Teal and Yellow 36 Words: Abundance, Action, Attitude, Authentic, Believe, Blessings, Courage, Create, Dedicated, Disciplined, Dreams, Encourage, Faith, Focus, Goals, Grace, Gratitude, Honor, Hope, Inspire, Joy, Kindness, Love, Motivate, Opportunity, Overcome, Peace, Positive, Purpose, Rejoice, Strategic, Strength, Success, Truth, Vision and Wisdom A journal is a great tool for any of the following: a day timer, diary, notebook, travel journal, health journal, idea book, thoughts and dreams, successes, failures, blessings, wish lists, lists, habit tracking, bullet journaling, things grateful for, prayer lists, to write thoughts and letters to your family, record medical information, a password notebook, express your feelings, to-do lists, resolve problems, reduce stress, record events, track your bucket list, keep your deepest secrets, song lyrics, track projects, write poetry, positive quotes, bible verses, bible study notes, work through heartache or painful memories, or use it for things that enhance your creativity and inspire you along with a lot more. An easy way to search is type in Elf Owl Publishing, the word and color to get the complete listing of what is available to show up. Example: Elf Owl Publishing Love Orange - The words and colors available are listed above in the bullet point section. Be sure to check out our entire line of products: Address Books, Password Journals, Sermon Notes, Bible Study Notes, Bullet Dot Grid Style Journals, and more. Go to our Author Page by clicking on Elf Owl Publishing under the title of this product. This is a paperback, softcover, notebook style journal.
Out of My Mind Sharon M. Draper 2012-05 Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.
The Yellow Wallpaper Illustrated Charlotte Perkins Gilman 2021-06-14 "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a short story by American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine.[1] It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, due to its illustration of the attitudes towards mental and physical health of women in the 19th century. Narrated in the first person, the story is a collection of journal entries written by a woman whose physician husband (John) has rented an old mansion for the summer. Forgoing other rooms in the house, the couple moves into the upstairs nursery. As a form of treatment, the unnamed woman is forbidden from working, and is encouraged to eat well and get plenty of air, so she can recuperate from what he calls a "temporary nervous depression - a slight hysterical tendency", a diagnosis common to women during that period
Silent Enemies William Newman 2013-01-21 Cordosa, a small village in Brazil's most southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, is experiencing traumatic illness and loss of life from unknown causes. The population of landless farmers is slowly deteriorating. Jake Parker, ex U.S. Army Intelligence Officer, is assigned as a photojournalist to investigate the possible causes. What he soon discovers is that he will be watched, manipulated and harassed by high ranking United States government officials who will stop at nothing to gain revenge within their own ranks. With lives hanging in the balance, Jake finds himself in the middle of an undetected world of spiritual warfare and a congressional war filled with greed and corruption. As a beautiful young Deaf woman stumbles into the scandal, the hunt begins, and Jake Parker must figure out how to save her life as well as his own.
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Judy Blume 2002 Living with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter feel like a fourth grade nothing. Fudge is never far from trouble. He's a two-year-old terror who gets away with everything--and Peter's had enough. When Fudge walks off with Dribble, Peter's pet turtle, it's the last straw.
The Zombie Principle David Vosburgh 2013-12 In the not too distant future, an ancient bacterium is discovered by a group of scientists in the depths of the Amazon River basin. Found to have miraculous healing powers on the human brain, it fills the research team, led by noted Neurologist Dr. Lemuel Sanderson, with tremendous hope. That is until something goes terribly wrong. An unknown force is creating an army of undead bent on the destruction of the human race. Dr. Sanderson, with the assistance of an eccentric billionaire, sets out to track down one of his former test subjects. One he firmly believes holds the key to putting an end to this nightmare. Major Charles "Butch" Bradley has been entrusted with the evacuation of Washington D.C. Along the way he rescues a group of college students, a mother and her two children, and a stubborn outdoorsman with a penchant for blowing things up. He is now responsible for their safety as he and his men navigate this dangerous new world, looking for a safe haven. As events unfold, the Major and Dr. Sanderson find themselves on a collision course whose outcome may determine the fate of humanity.
Our Bucket List Lux Reads 2018-02-16
The Country Gentleman 1908
Hernando Cortés, Conqueror of Mexico Frederick Albion Ober 1905
3D Pop Up Greeting Cards Keiko Nakazawa 2006-11-03 Flowers. . .gardens. . . seasonal motifs such as snowflakes and angels. . . traditional Japanese designs like Kabuki masks and geisha. . . animals. . . scenes. . .all these and many others become delightful greeting cards that are even more special because they’re hand-made. Here are easy-to-follow directions — as well as cut-out templates — for creating 60 different, intricate-looking designs. Twenty-four color illustrations of the finished projects are followed by step-by-step instructions and diagrams.Whether it’s to say, "Merry Christmas," "Happy Spring," "Just thinking of you," or "Get well soon," readers will find inspiration and hours of enjoyment in this beautiful and practical book.
Practical Counseling 2 2018-09-17 This book is like a carpenter's belt of tools. You will find resources for various topics and issues which are encountered in counseling. Each chapter, article, and item, has been included with the idea that it would provide the counselor one more means of helping the client. It is the product of many years counseling, along with the success they have helped to bring about in the lives of people who have been hurt, suffered at the hands of others, or dealt with painful emotional traumas in their lives. I believe that God will be greatly blessed and praised through the use of these "tools," in the hands of the willing servant. Thank you for buying a copy of the book, and please know that most of the proceeds from the sales will go to New Life Christian Counseling Ministry.
Inside Out & Back Again Thanhha Lai 2013-03 Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous World Services 1986 The basic text for Alcoholics Anonymous.
Good Reception Matt Mills 2012-09-01 How does it feel to be here and there - at the same time? Maxwell Greyson refers to himself as a project manager but really only makes use of that title in an attempt to mask his ridiculousness, which is something that has plagued him all of his life. He unwittingly embarks on a quest to find what he's always sought. He finds it, or rather he finds something, but doesn't know exactly how to process it or what to do with it. What ensues is a journey that starts at zero and ends up near the edge of the multiverse. Or is it the other way around?
They Traveled West Rose Gordy 2016-12-31 Journey across the World on a Quilt of Gratitude Poems chronicling a quintessential American Dream come true. Witness four immigrants arriving at Ellis Island over a hundred years ago and grasping every opportunity they could find. Leaving the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the late 1800's, these young adults created a new life for themselves in the industrial region of Pittsburgh. Cry with them as they cope with multiple miscarriages, the Great Depression and the Ultimate Price. As their families grew and grew, read how they persevered through wrenching failures and struggled to make a better life for their children. The unexpected crises and violent encounters all help weave a narrative of winning against all the odds. Learn how they kept their dreams alive and never rose the white flag.
Sophie's World Jostein Gaarder 2007-03-20 One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury 1951 A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.
How to Make 100 Paper Flowers Maria Noble 2013-06-01 DIV Learn how to make 100 beautiful flowers, from lifelike to fanciful, with How to Make 100 Paper Flowers! These creations are perfect for weddings and other celebrations, and this comprehensive guide brings you a wide variety of techniques and styles. Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by color photos and diagrams; techniques include general crafting (cut, shape, and glue), origami, and quilling. All patterns are included! Color your world and satisfy your craft cravings with delightful, handmade, paper flowers. /div
Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand 2014-07-29 #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. Appearing in paperback for the first time—with twenty arresting new photos and an extensive Q&A with the author—Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit, brought vividly to life by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand. Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award “Extraordinarily moving . . . a powerfully drawn survival epic.”—The Wall Street Journal “[A] one-in-a-billion story . . . designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid: It is amazing, unforgettable, gripping, harrowing, chilling, and inspiring.”—New York “Staggering . . . mesmerizing . . . Hillenbrand’s writing is so ferociously cinematic, the events she describes so incredible, you don’t dare take your eyes off the page.”—People “A meticulous, soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life.”—The Washington Post “Ambitious and powerful . . . a startling narrative and an inspirational book.”—The New York Times Book Review “Magnificent . . . incredible . . . [Hillenbrand] has crafted another masterful blend of sports, history and overcoming terrific odds; this is biography taken to the nth degree, a chronicle of a remarkable life lived through extraordinary times.”—The Dallas Morning News “An astonishing testament to the superhuman power of tenacity.”—Entertainment Weekly “A tale of triumph and redemption . . . astonishingly detailed.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “[A] masterfully told true story . . . nothing less than a marvel.”—Washingtonian “[Hillenbrand tells this] story with cool elegance but at a thrilling sprinter’s pace.”—Time “Hillenbrand [is] one of our best writers of narrative history. You don’t have to be a sports fan or a war-history buff to devour this book—you just have to love great storytelling.”—Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Crepe Paper Flowers Lia Griffith 2018-08-07 With 30 projects and an introduction to both crafting paper flowers and working with crepe paper, this book is full of inspiration and expert advice for beginners. If you have a Cricut Maker, you can download the templates to your machine so you can enjoy your own homemade bouquets in no time. Crepe paper is the best material for creating paper flowers, especially for beginners. It's forgiving and malleable--easy to cut, bend, curl, and shape into peony petals, daffodil trumpets, chrysanthemum blooms, and more. And if you have a Cricut Maker, you can easily cut out the shapes from templates you download for free on Lia Griffith's website using a code. Then, follow instructions for crafting the flowers to arrange and display in vases and pots and as bouquets and wreaths.
The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls 2006-01-02 Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

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