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I Can t Find My Whatchamacallit

Author : Julia Cook
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Cletus is messy and disorganized. His cousin Bocephus is organized and uptight. Bocephus steps in to help his cousin after Cletus' mom refuses to let him play until his room is cleaned.

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English J Z

Author : Dalzell Victor Eds Staff
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Entry includes attestations of the head word's or phrase's usage, usually in the form of a quotation. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

A Dance At The Slaughterhouse

Author : Lawrence Block
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The 9th breakneck thriller in the Matt Scudder series, from a master of the genre. To Matt Scudder, no one can rise above the law. But when the ex-cop is privately hired to investigate the murder of a beautiful pregnant woman, he finds himself pushed to the limits of his beliefs. With every step he takes, Scudder discovers darker and more depraved secrets. Human trafficking, snuff films, murderous fetishes: the light of humanity seems all but extinguished. In the seedy underworld of New York City, nothing is sacred and anything can be bought.

Nomads of a Desert City

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You see them as faceless shapes on the median or in city parks. You recognize them by their cardboard signs, their bags of aluminum cans, or their weathered skin. But you do not know them. In Nomads of a Desert City Barbara Seyda meets the gazes of our homeless neighbors and, with an open heart and the eye of an accomplished photographer, uncovers their compelling stories of life on the edge. Byrdy is a teenager from Alaska who left a violent husband and misses the young daughter her mother now cares for. Her eyes show a wisdom that belies her youth. Samuel is 95 and collects cans for cash. His face shows a lifetime of living outside while his eyes hint at the countless stories he could tell. Lamanda worked as an accountant before an act of desperation landed her in prison. Now she struggles to raise the seven children of a woman she met there. DorothyÑwhose earliest memories are of physical and sexual abuseÑlives in a shelter, paycheck to paycheck, reciting affirmations so she may continue Òto grace the world with my presence.Ó They live on the streets or in shelters. They are women and men, young and old, Native or Anglo or Black or Hispanic. Their faces reflect the forces that have shaped their lives: alcoholism, poverty, racism, mental illness, and abuse. But like desert survivors, they draw strength from some hidden reservoir. Few recent studies on homelessness offer such a revealing collection of oral history narratives and compelling portraits. Thirteen homeless women and men open a rare window to enrich our understanding of the complex personal struggles and triumphs of their lives. Nomads of a Desert City sheds a glaring light on the shadow side of the American DreamÑand takes us to the crossroads of despair and hope where the human spirit survives.

Hot Six

Author : Janet Evanovich
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Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum and Trenton vice cop Joe Morelli join forces to find the madman killer who shot and barbecued the youngest son of international black-market arms dealer Alexander Ramos. Carlos Manoso, street name Ranger, is caught on video just minutes before the crime occurs. He's at the scene, he's with the victim, and he's the number-one suspect. Ranger is former special forces turned soldier of fortune. He has a blue-chip stock portfolio and no known address. He moves in mysterious circles. He's Stephanie's mentor--the man who taught her everything she knows about fugitive apprehension. And he's more than her friend. Now he's the hunted and Stephanie's the hunter, and it's time for her to test her skills against the master. But if she does catch him...what then? Can she bring herself to turn him in? Plus there are other things keeping Stephanie awake at night. Her maternal grandmother has set up housekeeping in Stephanie's apartment, a homicidal maniac has selected Stephanie as his next victim, her love life is in the toilet, she's adopted a dog with an eating disorder, and she can't button the top snap on her Levi's. Experience the world of Plum--in Janet Evanovich's new thriller. It's surreal, it's frenetic, it's incendiary. Hot Six. It's the best yet.

Otherworld Chronicles 2 The Seven Swords

Author : Nils Johnson-Shelton
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The thrilling, action-packed sequel to The Invisible Tower, which School Library Journal called "a surefire hit with the legions of Rick Riordan fans." Spending the summer fighting dragons, rescuing wizards, and leaping through portals into the Otherworld was just the start of Artie Kingfisher's quest to claim his throne as King Arthur reborn. Now, Artie and his sister, Kay, must gather a team of knights to recover the legendary Seven Swords—or face defeat at the hands of the evil Lordess Morgaine. The Seven Swords is filled with epic battles, unexpected enemies, and life-changing adventures. Rich in mythology and bursting with twenty-first-century fun, this high-spirited spin on Arthurian legend is perfect for middle grade fans of Percy Jackson, the Alex Rider Chronicles, and House of Secrets.

Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary Reference Book with CD ROM

Author : Cambridge University Press
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The Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary defines the vocabulary students need to succeed in high school and beyond. Entries cover more than 2,000 content-area vocabulary items, as well as general academic vocabulary and full coverage of everyday words and phrases. The CD-ROM lets students search for vocabulary by subject area, includes audio of all entry words, offers word family and frequency information, and has a thesaurus and instant lookup feature.

Cherry Ames The Mystery in the Doctor s Office

Author : Helen Wells
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As a doctor's office nurse in New York City, Cherry Ames faces new challenges and makes some extraordinary new friends. First in importance is her dynamo of an employer, Dr. William Fairall. Glamorous theatrical patients flock to his Victorian brownstone offices. His assistant, young Dr. Grey Russell, plays a vital role in Cherry's eventful summer--and so do funny little elderly Dr. Lamb and the strangely moody medical secretary Irene Wick. Among the interesting, colorful people Cherry meets are a stricken ballet dancer, her handsome actor husband, and their adorable baby, who move into the vacant top floor of the brownstone. And when her nurse friends, with whom she shares an apartment in Greenwich Village, inherit an old house near a beach in a charming summer resort area of eastern Long Island, Cherry foresees especially gay, carefree weekends. But Cherry's expectations are soon shattered. Confronted by a mysterious, alarming series of events, the pretty nurse finds that she needs all of her detective skills when the clue of the dinosaur plunges her into the center of intrigue.

McGraw Hill s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions

Author : Richard A. Spears
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More bling for the buck! The #1 guide to American slang is now bigger, more up-to-date, and easier to use This new edition of McGraw-Hill’s Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions offers complete definitions of more than 12,000 slang and informal expressions from various sources, ranging from golden oldies such as . . . golden oldie, to recent coinages like shizzle (gangsta), jonx (Wall Street), and ping (the Internet). Each entry is followed by examples illustrating how an expression is used in everyday conversation and, where necessary, International Phonetic Alphabet pronunciations are given, as well as cautionary notes for crude, inflammatory, or taboo expressions. This edition also features a fascinating introduction on “What is Slang?,” a Thematic Index that cross-references expressions by standard terms--such as Angry, Drunk, Food, Good-bye, Mess-up, Money, and Stupidity--and a Hidden Word Index that lets you identify and locate even partially remembered expressions and phrases.

The Last Collection

Author : Seymour Blicker
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Snappy dialogue and a plot full of twists and turns blend to make an adventure story with the unlikeliest hero—and the unlikeliest villains! The Last Collection takes the reader into the peculiar side of modern-day Montreal, a big city filled with colorful people such as Solly the Hawk Weisskopf and Big Moishie Mandelberg, loan sharks whose collection methods rely more on ingenuity (such as before-and-after pictures of their victims) than violence; and Artie Kerner, their "mark," whose rare addiction to purchasing expensive but worthless items finally leads him to seek professional help from Dr. Lehman, a psychiatrist only slightly more neurotic than his patients—practicing in an office that resembles a South Sea island, complete with lagoon. The result is a fast-paced satire with an unconventional humor that binds the book from beginning to unmatchable end.

Hip and Hot

Author : Richard A. Spears
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Provides definitions and usage for ten thousand slang expressions and Americanisms

CLS Book of Squibs Cumulative Index 1968 1977

Author : Chicago Linguistic Society
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Disney 3 minute Pooh Stories

Author : Louis CEO. Weber
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25 beloved stories featuring favorite Winnie-the-Pooh characters -- Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger, Piglet, and more. Each story is specially designed to be read in only three minutes or less, and features delightful, full-color illustrations.

Papers from the Regional Meeting Chicago Linguistic Society

Author : Chicago Linguistic Society. Regional Meeting
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Refiner s Fire

Author : Jodi Robinson
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After years of caring for the elderly, Sara finds herself in a dangerous situation where her desire to help the helpless could cost her life. Are all these events just coincidence or is someone actually stalking her and meticulously planning her murder?Sara remains in denial and debates whether or not to share what has been happening to her with her husband, Daniel.Meanwhile, Teri, one of Sara's nurses, is finding it more and more difficult to resist Bryan, the handsome repairman.Will Sara's faith grow as she faces life and death issues, including her own? Will Teri learn that sharing a love relationship requires trust, not only in God but in others?Attempted murder and romance set in a humorous healthcare setting.

Inter act

Author : Rudolph F. Verderber
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Slang American Style

Author : Richard A. Spears
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Fun to read and packed with information, this contemporary dictionary of American slang includes terms that are likely to be heard in movies, on television, in the streets, and on college campuses.

African Creeks I Have Been Up

Author : Sue W. Spencer
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Letters from West Africa by the wife of a mining engineer, who was sent to Sierra Leone and other sections of the country.

Test driving Marriage

Author : Beliza Ann Furman
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Looks at the pros and cons of an unwed, live-in relationship with advice on finances and establishing space, boundaries, and privacy, and describes a variety of living-together relationships


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