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Miriam Feldman was attracted to the artists, the musicians, the boys who wore broken-down cardigans. Boys like Elliot. Their relationship was intense, passionate, all consuming. When they were together, Miriam knew who she was, in the way you can only know when you're deeply in love. Now that it's over, Miriam has to pick up the pieces. Even when Elliot starts seeing someone else. Even when she impulsively knocks over a priceless work of art. Even when she's blackmailed by the mystery girl who s
Sixteen-year-old Whisper, who has a cleft palate, lives in an encampment with three other young "rejects" and their caregiver, Nathanael. They are outcasts from a society that kills or abandons anyone with a physical or mental disability. Whisper?s mother visits once a year. When she dies, she leaves Whisper a violin, which Nathanael teaches her to play. Whisper?s father comes to claim her, and she becomes his house slave, her disfigurement hidden by a black veil. But when she proves rebellious,
Danny has survived everything life has thrown at him: being abandoned at birth, multiple abusive foster homes, life as a con man in training. But when his latest "protector" dies suddenly, Danny has to think fast or he'll be back in foster care again. He decides to assume the identity of a boy who disappeared three years before. If nothing else, he figures it will buy him a little time. Much to his astonishment, his new "family" accepts him as their own?despite the fact that he looks nothing lik
Anna O'Mally is a born writerùgifted, perceptive, headed for the stars. Or she was, until the tragic death of her uncle Joe. He was barely older than Anna herself, and she worshipped the ground he walked on. Best of all, Anna got to live in the glowof knowing that she was the most important person in his world, too. Anna has promised everyoneùher shrink, her parents, her best friendùthat Joe's one-year ôdeadaversaryö will be the end of her period of mourning. But when a strange note suggests th
This series entertains and informs both readers who love all aspects of automobiles and those just discovering cars. It shows readers cars that can cradle you in luxury and those that leave others in the dust. The World of Automobiles looks at cars from all the great car making countries in terms of what they have been known for building, what they are building now, and what they will build into the 21st century.
World War II was a global conflict that split the majority of the world's nations into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis powers. World War II is deemed to have begun in Europe in 1939 with the German invasion of Poland, resulting in the British and French declarations of war. The complexion of the war was changed completely in 1941 by the German invasion of the USSR in June and the Japanese attack on the USA in December. The Germans over-reached themselves in the USSR. In
Mel is tormented by thoughts that she may be responsible for her best friend's suicide attempt.
A biome is a very large ecological area, with plants and animals that are adapted to the environmental conditions there. Biomes are usually defined by physical characteristics-such as climate, geology, or vegetation-rather than by the animals that live there. Plants and animals within the biome have all evolved special adaptations that make it possible for them to live in that area. THE WORLD?S BIOMES series provides information on five of the most important biomes in the world today: deserts, g
Three Winnipeg teens deal with pregnancy, cultural differences and the fallout of bad decisions. Faye is the "good" adopted Chinese daughter. Bev is the wild child. Mannie is the unambitious stoner. What brings them together and tears them apart, is a need to move beyond the clichés and commit to something-anything-that will bring meaning and joy to their lives. When Faye's long-lost childhood neighbour, Bev, turns up out of the blue, wanting something from her old friend, Faye goes along with B
A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr ôthe Raptorö Luka dreams of winning the championship title. Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns Risha, an ambitious and beautiful Martian colonist, to be his brandhelmûûa personal marketing strategist. It isn't long before she's made Carr into a popular celebrity and stolen his heart along the way. As his fame grows, Carr becomes an inspirational hero on Earth, a once-great planet that's fallen int