Alice in Rapture, Sort Of

Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442465778

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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According to Pamela’s cousin in New Jersey, the worst thing that can happen to a girl is to start seventh grade without a boyfriend. So Alice is glad that she and Patrick are going together. But Patrick the boyfriend is a lot more complicated than Patrick the friend. What’s an appropriate gift for Alice to give him for his birthday? What should she do if he wants to kiss her and she hasn’t just brushed her teeth? Alice really likes Patrick, but sometimes it seems as though life would be a lot simpler if they were still just friends.

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Booksellers and bookselling

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Reluctantly Alice

Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442465786

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9804

Alice McKinley comes home on the first day of junior high with a list of seven things about seventh grade that stink. Just about the only good thing she can think of is that she’s friends with everyone. Maybe that’s how to survive seventh grade—make it through the entire year with everyone liking her. That turns out to be easier said than done, when Alice gets on the wrong side of the school bully, Denise “Mack Truck” Whitlock. But Alice’s problems with Denise pale in comparison with the romantic entanglements of both her father and her older brother, Lester. And when Alice decides to help them out…life gets even more complicated.

Outrageously Alice

Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442465840

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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Now that she is settling into eighth grade, the class she used to envy, Alice Mckinley is discovering that it isn't all that exciting. But, maybe it’s up to her to make this year as thrilling as she thought it would be? Out with the old, plain-Jane Alice in with the new, stylish, creative Alice. She’s sick of being boring. It’s time to be outrageous! But, what if outrageous isn’t all it’s cracked up to be either? What if instead Alice finds herself in situations that are more embarrassing than they are wild and fun? Is Alice destined to be the same boring girl forever?

Cricket Man

Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Kenny Sykes is on a mission. He's determined to make his mark somehow in his new town and his new school. In the meantime, he's appointed himself the secret savior of the hundreds of crickets who seem bound to commit suicide by jumping into Kenny's pool. Why he wants to save them, he's not entirely sure. But once school starts again, Cricket Man finds that there are more important things that need saving. Namely, Jodie Poindexter -- beautiful junior, across-the-street neighbor, and, underneath her com-posed facade, the most troubled and secretive girl in school. Newbery Medal winner Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has crafted a funny and heartwarming story about how growing up is as much a choice as it is a given.

Local Instability

Split Topicalization and Quantifier Float in German

Author: Dennis Ott

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110290952

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 182

View: 3422

This monograph argues for a novel approach to split topicalization and quantifier float in German, based on the premise that syntactic structure-building proceeds solely via free application of Merge. Following recent developments in the pursuit of a more principled theory of syntax, it is argued that the stipulative notion of ‘projection’ ought to be dispensed with: syntactic objects created by Merge are not headed, and endocentricity arises due to a simple search algorithm. When this algorithm fails, specifically in symmetric {XP,YP} structures, an unlabeled constituent results; where a label is required, such structures are locally unstable. It is argued that both split topics and floated quantifiers are the result of this kind of local instability: when an exocentric predication structure is merged in argument or adjunct position, XP must be displaced at the phase level to allow for determination of a label. It is this symmetry-breaking movement that yields the ‘split constituent’ in surface form. Based on careful empirical scrutiny of two recalcitrant problems for syntactic theory, the present work adduces substantial support for a ‘minimalist’ grammatical architecture devoid of phrase-structural residue.

All But Alice

Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689317735

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 151

View: 948

Seventh grader Alice decides that the only way to stave off personal and social disasters is to be part of the crowd, especially the "in" crowd, no matter how boring and, potentially, difficult.

Uninvited

Author: Sophie Jordan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062233661

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7434

From New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan, Uninvited is a chilling and suspenseful story about a girl whose DNA brands her a killer, perfect for fans of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and Confessions of a Murder Suspect. Davy had everything—a terrific boyfriend, the homecoming crown, a bright future at Juilliard—but when her genetic tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome, she loses it all. Uninvited from her prestigious school, avoided by her friends and family, she is placed in a special class with other "carriers" who are treated like the murderers they someday might become. Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life and tells her that she alone controls her actions—not the code embedded into her DNA. But even if she can learn to trust him, can Davy trust herself?

Shiloh

Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689316143

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 6281

When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.

If I Could Turn Back Time

A Novel

Author: Beth Harbison

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466842199

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Told with Beth Harbison's wit and warmth, If I Could Turn Back Time is the fantasy of every woman who has ever thought, "If I could go back in time, knowing what I know now, I'd do things so differently..." Thirty-seven year old Ramie Phillips has led a very successful life. She made her fortune and now she hob nobs with the very rich and occasionally the semi-famous, and she enjoys luxuries she only dreamed of as a middle-class kid growing up in Potomac, Maryland. But despite it all, she can't ignore the fact that she isn't necessarily happy. In fact, lately Ramie has begun to feel more than a little empty. On a boat with friends off the Florida coast, she tries to fight her feelings of discontent with steel will and hard liquor. No one even notices as she gets up and goes to the diving board and dives off... Suddenly Ramie is waking up, straining to understand a voice calling in the distance...It's her mother: "Wake up! You're going to be late for school again. I'm not writing a note this time..." Ramie finds herself back on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, with a second chance to see the people she's lost and change the choices she regrets. How did she get back here? Has she gone off the deep end? Is she really back in time? Above all, she'll have to answer the question that no one else can: What it is that she really wants from the past, and for her future?

Bright Side

Author: Kim Holden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991140237

Category: College students

Page: 389

View: 4351

Secrets.Everyone has one.Some are bigger than others.And when secrets are revealed,Some will heal you ...And some will end you.Kate Sedgwick's life has been anything but typical. She's endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there's a reason her best friend Gus calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong-willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She's also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks.They both feel it.But they each have a reason to fight it.They each have a secret.And when secrets are revealed,Some will heal you ...And some will end you.

Alice in Lace

Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442465832

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5280

Alice and Patrick are getting married! Well, sort of. It’s all part for her eighth grade health class. But, this is a piece of wedding cake compared to some of her friends’ assignments where they have to role play being pregnant or being caught shoplifting. The biggest challenge of all, though, is just growing up—and this health unit is showing that it doesn’t get any easier! Who decided that life was a never ending obstacle course, anyway?

One Night with the Enemy

Author: Abby Green

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460346521

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2924

In Argentina's breathtaking vineyards… Nicols de Rojas and Madalena Vasquez had a stolen affair amongst the Mendozan vineyards—until Maddie discovered a devastating secret about Nic, and left without another word. He will have her once again! Now Maddie is back, having inherited her family's struggling vineyard, and she's at Nic's mercy—right where he wants her. He's one of Argentina's most successful vintners, and Maddie desperately needs Nic's help. But will she agree to his condition? One exquisite night with him...to finish what they started eight years ago…

La Nilsson

My Life in Opera

Author: Birgit Nilsson

Publisher: Northeastern University Press

ISBN: 1555538592

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 356

View: 2439

First published to wide acclaim in Sweden (1995) and in Germany (1997), the autobiography of opera legend Birgit Nilsson (1918-2005) is finally available in an English translation. From her humble roots in rural Sweden to her artistic triumphs in Stockholm, Bayreuth, Milan, and the Metropolitan Opera House, this candid and utterly charming memoir reveals the personality behind one of the great voices of the past century. Gracefully weaving together the private and professional, Nilsson chronicles her idyllic childhood in Vastra Karup, the early recognition of her unique natural abilities, and her first tentative steps into a wider artistic world. After achieving national acclaim in Verdi's Lady Macbeth, she went on to establish herself as the dominant Wagnerian soprano of her generation, appearing at the Bayreuth and Munich Festivals, and the Vienna and Bavarian State Opera Houses, creating, along the way, definitive performances of Sieglinde, BrŸnnhilde, and Isolde. The book details her rise to international stardom with behind-the-scenes recollections of her phenomenal triumph as Turandot at La Scala in 1958 and her headline-making Met premier in Tristan und Isolde the following year. Nilsson's long and illustrious career (she performed until 1984), her celebrated professional and personal relationships, her friendships and rivalries, are all recounted with a down-to-earth wit and an engagingly odd admixture of ego and selfeffacement. She tells it all: the legendary quips, the often prickly relationships with Met impresario Rudolph Bing and conductor von Karajan, the infamous story of the stalker "Miss N," and the touchingly rendered relationship with her beloved husband, Bertil Niklasson. What emerges from these pages is a diva in the old mold: a giant voice matched by an oversize personality, a professional who expected the same level of perfection from others that she demanded of herself, and a woman who loved and lived life with joy and good humor . . . and oh, that voice. Includes 56 photographs and a discography.

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Autobiografie

Author: Hartmut Engler

Publisher: Egmont

ISBN: 3802537483

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Hartmut Engler gehört als Leadsänger und Songtexter von PUR zu den erfolgreichsten deutschsprachigen Popmusikern. In seiner Autobiografie erzählt er zum ersten Mal ausführlich von seiner Kindheit, den Anfängen seiner Karriere, von seiner Familie und seinen Frauen, von rauschenden Erfolgen und bitteren Niederlagen. Dabei spart er auch seine lebenslange Suche nach den ultimativen Glücksmomenten und den harten Kampf gegen Depressionen nicht aus. Hartmut Engler ganz privat.

Liebe Alice! Liebe Barbara!

Briefe an die beste Freundin

Author: Alice Schwarzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biographers

Page: 244

View: 5545

Die Geschichte der wunderbaren Freundschaft zwischen Alice Schwarzer und Barbara Maia, deren Lebenswege sich nach Jahren tiefster Verbundenheit plötzlich trennten und die sich nach 4 Jahrzehnten wieder begegnen.

Alice in Blunderland

Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442446447

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8797

Here are all the embarrassing things that might happen to you in the fourth grade -- and do happen to you, if your name is Alice McKinley: 1. Your next-door neighbor (who happens to be a BOY!) sees you in your underpants. 2. You sneeze beans all over your best friend. 3. Your brother lies to you for fun and you believe him. 4. You get trapped inside a snow cave -- your own snow cave, that is. 5. You're the only person in the whole grade who can't sing. Alice can't seem to do anything right anymore, especially where her big brother Lester is concerned. When he gets really angry with her, Alice doesn't know how to fix things between them. How is she going to get Lester to talk to her again? And will life ever get any easier? Fourth grade can't end soon enough! The second of three prequels to the beloved Alice series, Alice in Blunderland lets younger readers get to know the girl everyone wants to be friends with, and proves once again that Phyllis Reynolds Naylor knows the fears, foibles, and fun of being a girl.