Bleeding Violet

Bleeding Violet
Author: Dia Reeves
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2010-01-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781416998662


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Hanna is what you'd call mentally ill. She'd call it being totally crazy. After running away to Portero, Texas to find her estranged mother, Hanna thinks this new town can't be any crazier than she is. She's wrong. Portero is haunted with doors to dimensions of the dead, and protected by demon hunters called Mortmaine. Hanna soon falls for a young Mortmaine named Wyatt, but when her mother is possessed by a murdering ghost, Hanna decides to do whatever it takes to save her, even if it means betraying the boy she loves. In the end no one will be left unscarred.

Warm Springs

Warm Springs
Author: Susan Richards Shreve
Publisher: HMH
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2008-06-10
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 0547526040


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An “engrossing” memoir of finding comfort, company—and mischief—at the famed Georgia retreat for children with polio (Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air). Just after her eleventh birthday, Susan Richards Shreve was sent to the Polio Foundation in Warm Springs, Georgia. Famously founded by Franklin Delano Roosevelt after he was disabled by the disease himself, the haven would be her home, off and on, for the next two years. In this piercingly honest memoir, Shreve recaptures her early adolescence, as well as an era of American life gripped by a fearful epidemic. At Warm Springs, Shreve found herself in a community of similarly afflicted children, and for the first time she was one of the gang. Away from her protective mother, she became a feisty troublemaker and an outspoken ringleader. She navigated first love, rocky friendships, religious questions, and family tensions—and experienced healing of all kinds. During her stay, the Salk vaccine would be discovered, ensuring that Shreve would be among the last Americans to have suffered childhood polio. “This sensitive, beautifully written memoir can stand on its own as a glimpse into an era of suffering, and as a testimony to the human spirit.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Shreve succeeds at the difficult task of recapturing, and communicating, what it was like to be young.” —People “Part memoir, part confession, part mediation on both polio and the president who made it a national cause, Warm Springs unflinchingly illuminates an iconic moment in American history.” —O, The Oprah Magazine

His Wounded Heart

His Wounded Heart
Author: Caitlyn O'Leary
Publisher: Passionately Kind Publishing
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2023-02-28
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 194984952X


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He’s my soulmate. But will I be enough to heal his wounded heart? Simon The Navy’s been my life. Being a SEAL is all I ever wanted, commanding them a dream come true. But I lost sight of everything else and missed the big things—things going on right in front of me. How could I not see how much my sister needed me? I knew her husband was off and should have checked him out. Instead, I let it go and now she’s dead. I’ll never forgive myself. But I’ll make sure nothing like it happens again. My life doesn’t fit anymore, it’s time to move on to where no one knows who I am—Jasper Creek, Tennessee. Trenda I’ve lived in Jasper Creek my entire life. This small town has been my safety-net, my place of peace and my sanctuary for years, but I feel like something’s missing. I’ve become too comfortable, allowing life to wash over me. But it’s time to decide if I need to take my precocious little girl and move on. Head some place where my five sisters, and the best big brother in the world, won’t be nose-deep in my life. Their Story Fate has its own ideas and brings Trenda and Simon together. Drawn to each other, they slowly heal their old wounds and see a future together. When specters of the past come calling, intent on destroying all that they have built, will their budding love survive or turn to ash?

Cassell's Magazine

Cassell's Magazine
Author:
Publisher:
Total Pages: 964
Release: 1894
Genre:
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Special Make-Up Effects

Special Make-Up Effects
Author: Vincent Kehoe
Publisher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1991-01-08
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1136044108


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Special Make-Up Effects concentrates on the genre of horror characters and other special creations (fantasy, sci-fi, etc), giving tips about the materials, techniques, and 'tricks of the trade' necessary to create unique make-up effects. This focused volume is a scaled-down version of Vincent Kehoe's encyclopedic reference for professional make-up artists. It contains new segments and photographs. This book shows how many of cinema's most famous characters and effects were developed. It gives students and make-up artists the techniques they need to perform their own magic.

Blood Ties

Blood Ties
Author: Jennifer Lash
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1997-01-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 158234003X


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Shares the consequences of parents' inability to love their offspring in a story of neglect, avoidance, and banishment spanning three generations

The First 7

The First 7
Author: Laura Pohl
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2020-03-03
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 1492673471


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"The First 7 is an imaginative, sophisticated science fiction trip for young adults." —Foreword In this thrilling conclusion to The Last 8 duology, the Last Teenagers on Earth return to their now-hostile planet to respond to a distress signal—but who—or what—is waiting for them there? Clover Martinez and the Last Teenagers on Earth are busy exploring the galaxy after leaving earth behind...even if they can't help but be a little homesick. So when their ship receives a distress signal from their former planet, they hope against hope that it means other survivors. But as soon as they arrive, they realize something's deeply wrong: strange crystal formations have popped up everywhere and there's some sort of barrier keeping them from leaving. Seeking the origin of the formations and the reason for the barrier, the group discovers a colony of survivors hidden in the mountains. But the survivors aren't who they seem... The First 7 is perfect for readers looking for: LGBT YA books gay and lesbian scifi Latinx teen books heart-pounding young adult survival stories relatable, funny, diverse characters Praise for The Last 8: "The Walking Dead meets Alien in this expertly plotted debut. Teens will want to follow Clover on her next adventure!" — Zoraida Cordova, author of the Brooklyn Brujas series "The Last 8 is diverse and immersive science fiction...With its powerful world building and emotional twists, The Last 8 is a beautifully fresh take on the idea of an alien apocalypse." — Foreword Reviews "A sci-fi romp with ample intergalactic twists to keep readers satisfied." — Kirkus Reviews "This debut is, at times, both joyful and heartbreaking ... Pohl's characters are tough, funny, and brave as they manage to persevere despite the debilitating weight of grief." — Booklist

Goodly and Grave in a Case of Bad Magic (Goodly and Grave, Book 3)

Goodly and Grave in a Case of Bad Magic (Goodly and Grave, Book 3)
Author: Justine Windsor
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-06-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0008183600


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The third adventure in this sharp-witted mystery series with a magical twist.

The Power Notebooks

The Power Notebooks
Author: Katie Roiphe
Publisher: Free Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-03-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1982128011


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Katie Roiphe, culture writer and author of The Morning After, shares a timely blend of memoir, feminist investigation, and exploration of famous female writers’ lives, in a bold, essential discussion of how strong women experience their power. Told in a series of notebook entries, Roiphe weaves her often fraught personal experiences with divorce, single motherhood, and relationships with insights into the lives and loves of famous writers such as Sylvia Plath and Simone de Beauvoir. She dissects the way she and other ordinary, powerful women have subjugated their own power time and time again, and she probes brilliantly at the tricky, uncomfortable question of why. In these informal musings and notes, Roiphe delves into treacherous, largely untalked about, contradictions of contemporary womanhood, going where few writers dare. The Power Notebooks is Roiphe’s most vital, thought provoking, and emotionally intimate work yet.