With winnings from a small-time card hustle, McCabe buys three girls and sets up a makeshift whorehouse and casino, but a madame talks him into backing a real bordello complete with professionals from Seattle.
Offers a weight loss and lifestyle program that focuses on making smart, healthy choices to reach a healthy weight and stay there, including meal planners, recipes, and psychological tips for ensuring success.~Health is influenced by habits. In our work with thousands of patients. we've identified key habits of people who maintain a healthy weight and stay healthy, and the habits of those who don't. The Mayo Clinic Diet is a weight-loss and lifestyle program designed by Mayo Clinic health experts. It uses the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid and the new Mayo Clinic Healthy Dining Table as guides to making smart eating choices to achieve a healthy weight and stay well. We've made the process easy, because we understand a diet works best when it's simple. The Mayo Clinic Diet is composed of three sections--to get you started, to keep you on track and to give you the tools you need to keep pounds off. 1: Lose It! is a two-week quick-start program designed to help you lose up to 6 to 10 pounds in a safe and healthy way. 2: Live It! is a long-term plan in which you continue to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week until you reach your goal. Then, you learn how to maintain your healthy weight for life. 3: All The Extra Stuff includes meal planners, recipes, tips on overcoming challenges and much more to help you along the way. The Mayo Clinic Diet puts you in charge of reshaping your body and improving your health--for a lifetime.--Dust jacket.
From the author of the classic Watson-Guptill best seller Problem Solving for Oil Painters comes an essential guide demonstrating the universal oil painting techniques that allow artists expand their horizons, break out of ruts, and master a variety of subjects, including figures, portraits, still life, landscapes, and interiors--
Set in an alternate world of art deco beauty and steampunk horror, Monstress tells the epic story of Maika Halfwolf, a teenage survivor of a cataclysmic war between humans and their hated enemies, the Arcanics. In the face of oppression and terrible danger, Maika is both hunter and hunted, searching for answers about her mysterious past as those who seek to use her remain just one step behind ... and all the while, the monster within begins to awaken ...--Page 4 of cover.
A young lawyer in Los Angeles is called back to his family's farm in rural Australia and plunged into a complex struggle between past and present, town and country, and the secrets that haunt them all. When he learns of his mother's ailing health, Daniel Rawson must leave Los Angeles and travel half a world away to the family's horse farm on Wedding Bush Road, one hundred miles outside of Melbourne. Estranged from his parents, Daniel is hesitant to revisit their history: long divorced, his mother still maintains the farm having put out her cheating, rakish husband, and even in these later years her anger burns brightly. Daniel arrives at the farm in the heat of his parents' conflict with Sharen, an alluring tenant and ex-lover of his father now perched on family land. Sharen and her unstable son Reggie complicate an already difficult family dynamic while Daniel has to tend to his mother's condition, his father's contentious behavior, and the swell of memory that strikes whenever he visits the farm. As Daniel is increasingly drawn to Sharen, the various tensions across the farm will spark events that cannot help but change them all--
Island of the Mad follows the solitary, hunchbacked Ambrose A., as he sets out on a mysterious journey to Venice in search of a lost notebook he knows almost nothing about. Eventually he arrives in San Servolo, the Island of the Mad, in the Venetian Lagoon, only a few minutes' boat-ride from Venice. At the island's old, abandoned hospital which has been turned into a conference center, he discovers a mess of papers in a drawer, and among them the correspondence and notes of two of the island's former inhabitants-a woman with a rare genetic illness which causes the afflicted to gradually become unable to sleep until, increasingly hallucinatory and feverish, they essentially die of sleeplessness; and her friend, a man who experiences epileptic seizures. As the sleepless woman's eyesight fails, she wants only one thing-that her friend read to her from Dostoevsky's great novel, The Idiot, a book she loves but can no longer read herself. As Ambrose follows their strange tale, everything he has ever known or thought is called into question.--
This architectural survey presents an iconic building built each year from 1916 to 2015, as selected by John Hill, founder of the blog A Daily Dose of Architecture. Starting with H. P. Berlage's Holland House in London and closing with Diller Scofidio + Renfro's newly completed Broad museum in Los Angeles, each building included can be seen, approached, or explored by the average person, per Hill's criteria. Each two-page spread includes one to two large color photos opposite a text contextualizing each structure. The volume also includes a timeline of the 1916-2015 period highlighting important architectural events and runners up to the main survey.--
If you have woodturning experience, now you can create something truly special for family and friends. These beautiful hand-crafted toys are as enjoyable to make as they are to play with. Clear step-by-step instructions, detailed photographs, and easy-to-follow diagrams start with simple toys and increase in complexity. Projects are a mixture of pure turned toys and also basic constructions, whereby turned items may be cut apart and re-sectioned to create something different.
A coming-of-age story about a young Polish girl and her friendships with Madame Curie and Eusapia Palladino--
Josh attends his cousin Ben's bar mitzvah where he gets a view of the Torah readings, the blessings, and one tradition that gets Sammy the spider into even more trouble than usual.
Marine videographer and biologist Sophie Hansa has spent the past few months putting her knowledge of science to use on the strange world of Stormwrack, solving seemingly impossible cases where no solution had been found before. When a series of ships within the Fleet of Nations, the main governing body that rules a loose alliance of island nation states, are sunk by magical sabotage, Sophie is called on to find out why. While surveying the damage of the most recent wreck, she discovers a strange-looking creature--a fright, a wooden oddity born from a banished spell--causing chaos within the ship. The question is who would put this creature aboard and why? The quest for answers finds Sophie magically bound to an abolitionist from Sylvanner, her father's homeland. Now Sophie and the crew of the Nightjar must discover what makes this man so unique while outrunning magical assassins and villainous pirates, and stopping the people responsible for the attacks on the Fleet before they strike again--
This cookbook, named after the food blog that inspired it, is a comprehensive collection of Berlin-based food writer and photographer Meike Peters' recipes. The recipes combine a northern European practical attitude, from the author's German roots, with a rustic Mediterranean-inspired palate, from her summers in Malta. This cookbook includes one hundred recipes, each accompanied by full-page images. Six Meet In Your Kitchen features include recipes by and interviews with Molly Yeh, Yossy Arefi, Malin Elmlid, the Hemsley sisters, and more--
Building upon the popularity of their small-format, single-subject editions, the first full-size cookbook from the Short Stack team showcases 18 essential ingredients.--Page 2 of cover.
New Wild Garden combines new approaches to a more naturalistic design with the practical side of growing wildflowers and shows how to incorporate wildflowers, real meadows and a looser meadow-style planting into gardens and wild spaces. With serious concern into the decline of pollinators and habitats, meadows are currently the focus of enormous creativity. Gardeners, wildlife lovers, professional designers and seed manufacturers are all pushing the envelope of what can be grown, the pictorial effects that can be achieved, and the benefits that this provides for gardeners and wildlife. This book includes 15 step-by-step projects and an essential plant list, as well as offering inspiration to gardeners and an overview of the most influential movement in garden design over recent decades.--provided by Amazon.com.
Gardeners can be disappointed by the insipid flavor of the vegetables and fruit that they have so carefully nurtured. The problem, according to botanist James Wong, is that many conventional gardening practices are based on pure myth or faulty science. They create bumper crops at the expense of flavor and nutrition. It doesn't have to be that way. After trial and error of cutting-edge horticultural techniques and extensive review of more than 2,000 journal papers from around the globe, Wong turns the tables on old-school advice with a radical new system that transforms the flavor and nutrition of homegrown produce.
Origami masters Marcio Hideshi Noguchi and Seth Friedman show everything you need to know to create adorable paper characters from your favorite manga/anime stories with basic origami folding instructions and clear step-by-step diagrams--Provided by publishers.
A wounded warrior and his younger brother discover the true meaning of Christmas in this timeless story of family bonds. A poignant continuation of the Lowcountry Summer series. As far as ten-year-old Miller McClellan is concerned, it's the worst Christmas ever. His father's shrimp boat is docked, his mother is working two jobs, and with finances strained, Miller is told they can't afford the dog he desperately wants. Your brother's return from war is our family's gift, his parents tell him. But when Taylor returns with PTSD, family strains darken the holidays. Then Taylor's service dog arrives--a large black Labrador/Great Dane named Thor. His brother even got the dog! When Miller goes out on Christmas Eve with his father's axe, determined to get his family the tree they can't afford, he takes the dog for company--but accidentally winds up lost in the wild forest. The splintered family must come together to rediscover their strengths, family bond, and the true meaning of Christmas--
Willie Nelson, country music's quintessential musician, displays all the wit and warmth of his homespun style of storytelling in an inspiring holiday novel based on his classic Christmas song, Pretty Paper. More than fifty years ago, Willie Nelson's beloved Christmas song Pretty Paper first hit the airwaves. And for all these years, Willie has wondered about the real-life Texas street vendor, selling wrappings and ribbons, who inspired his song. Who was this poor soul? What did his painful trials say about our loves, our hopes, our dreams in this holiday season--and in the rest of our lives?--
Three men--a scout, a soldier, and a reporter--will have their lives changed forever after they join General Crook's expeditionary force in the 1876 campaign against the Cheyenne and Sioux--
Recess Monkey takes to the skies in an ambitious, multi-layered album of songs that feature complex orchestrations, high-energy hooks, and clever lyrics for the whole family.
In the tradition of American painters such as Andrew Wyeth, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent, Mario Andres Robinson shows us how to create beautiful, timeless, classical watercolor paintings through the use of simple, yet sophisticated, contemporary techniques every watercolorist needs to know. Many artists find watercolor difficult to control and are often disappointed with the results. The water meanders across the surface of the paper and, given the proper nuance by the artist's brush, it will reluctantly settle. Robinson's approach to the medium of watercolor is primarily traditional but his methods are unconventional. Robinson simplifies the process and teaches artists to layer colors from light to dark and to focus on the highlighted areas first. He teaches that the values should be established in the beginning stages of the painting, using a monochromatic block-in that allows you to glaze pure layers of color over a muted gray underpainting. The results produce more sophisticated, subtle paintings. Further, his live in the moment approach embraces watercolor's unpredictability as part of the process, the end result being a painting with intensity, spontaneity, and beauty. Inspiring, concise, and practical, Mario Andres Robinson gives watercolorists of every skill level--from beginner to advanced to professional--encouraging advice and the must-have materials and techniques information they need to take their realistic painting to the next level.--From publisher description.
Welcome to paradise, a.k.a. Heron Point, a glamorous Florida beach community where money is the religion and excess the way of life. Newly arrived Brady Spain is oblivious to any hint of corruption beneath the glitter, seeing only a land of swaying palm trees, stunning sunsets, and hot bodies glistening against the sand. Until paradise's facade begins cracking under the weight of its own appetites, and the hidden jealousies that fester in a culture of runaway indulgence spawn murderous rage. And once the killing starts, the ensuing scramble to separate the alibis from the suspects shoves Brady onto a collision course with the personalities that really live behind the beautiful faces and dazzling lifestyle. Trapped in paradise amid the wreckage of his shattered dreams, Brady Spain is about to find out if he can be bought or broken.
Former cop and ex-con Bruno Johnson and his wife Marie, living in their safe haven in Costa Rica with the children they illegally rescued from certain death, find a message from their outlaw motorcycle gang enemies-written on the back of one of their beloved children. The motorcycle gang, Sons of Satan, out for revenge, will stop at nothing to lure the now furious Bruno back into their web. Bruno and Marie, forced to return to Southern California, battle additional demons in the form of an ex-spouse's entanglements. The FBI, watching the Sons of Satan, recognizes Bruno's unique skills and ties. They recruit him to recover a stolen military drone armed with Hellfire missiles, while Bruno struggles to keep pregnant Marie out of the crossfire. Ultimately, Bruno's inability to ignore a woman in peril yields unspeakable consequences.---Amazon.com
When Michael Gannon, war hero and devout Catholic, dies on the front lawn of their yellow house in California in 1962, his wife Barbara and their children must learn to manage without him. They find themselves charting paths they never anticipated, from the beaches of Southern California to the Woodstock rock festival, from London's gritty nightlife to Scotland's remote Inner Hebrides, from the dry heat of Arizona to the fertile farmland of Massachusetts. Told with cinematic sweep, Shining Sea is a profound depiction of the ripple effects of war, the passing down of memory, the making of myth, and the power of the ideal of heroism to lead us astray but also to keep us afloat. --