It's 1967 East Los Angeles. Duffy Chavez is ten years old and from a large, mixed-race, single-parent family. Growing up is never easy, but for young Duffy Chavez, whose childhood is anything but innocent, the journey is particularly painful. Swimming against the tides of her troubled family as well as her own cultural identity, she struggles with the cards she has been dealt. Buoyed up by the belief of a select few, she strives to achieve the kind of self-knowledge that comes so naturally to the 'real girls' all around her. As gaps in the narrative begin to fill, and the truth surrounding Duffy's birth is unearthed, her determination to succeed is rendered all the more astounding. Told in uncompromising clarity through the eyes of a child, A House of Light and Stone is at once full of heartbreak and hope, offering respites of warmth in the coldest of places.
The Couple Behind the Headlines Society it-girl Imogen Christie is still smarting from her ex's betrayal when she meets financial hotshot Jack Taylor at an art exhibition. In no time, the paparazzi are after them...and Imogen has nowhere to hide except in Jack's very sexy arms! Redemption of a Hollywood Starlet The tabloids couldn't get enough of A-List couple Finn Marshall and Caitlyn Reese - the hotshot producer and Hollywood wild-child. Until Caitlyn suddenly fled Tinseltown! Now Cait is back and Finn thinks it's time for an epic remake...The Price of Fame After the worst day of her life, reclusive heiress Charlotte Dumont is fed up of being tailed by the press pack! So when handsome Nic Russo offers his hotel room to hide out in, Charlotte decides to forgo the consequences - and indulge her wild side...
One self-contained, Homeric figure, of the remote countryside in which I was born, had the true Spirit of Democracy and shed its light abroad in the Senate of the United States and the Capitol at Albany. He carried the candle of the Lord. It led him to a height of self-forgetfulness achieved by only two others-Washington and Lincoln. Yet I have been surprised by the profound and general ignorance of this generation regarding the career of Silas Wright, of whom Whittier wrote these lines:
This is the first book to provide a step-by-step guide to the methods and practical aspects of acquiring, modelling, storing and sharing knowledge. The reader is led through 47 steps from the inception of a project to its conclusion. Each is described in terms of reasons, required resources, activities, and solutions to common problems. In addition, each step has a checklist which tracks the key items that should be achieved.
How can we love to the greatest of our abilities? To what extent do you love your country? Perhaps more to the point, shouldn't we take the time to focus on all the feelings that overwhelm us when a loved one departs this earthly world? Overwhelming feelings may provide a path to consciousness about the relationship you shared and your own needs. You can possibly trade-up to a new way of living, better understanding, renewed purpose, and deeper spirituality by integrating loss into your life. This book is a powerful, poetic, and inspirational account encompassing