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Shakespeare's Christmas (A Lily Bard Mystery)
Charlaine Harris
0440234999
December 1999
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Harris, author of the Aurora Teagarden cozies, adds a touch of grit to her books featuring briskly efficient, 31-year-old Arkansas cleaning lady Lily Bard. Lily hides a traumatic past under a prickly exterior, but, in the series' third book (after Shakespeare's Champion, 1997), this karate expert lowers her defenses just long enough to reconcile with her family and help solve a series of grisly murders. Returning to her home town of Bartley (a stone's throw from her residence in Shakespeare, Ark.) for her sister Varena's wedding, Lily is plunged headlong into an eight-year-old kidnapping investigation after her lover and confidant, Jack Leeds, a PI with a questionable past, arrives to follow up an anonymous tip that the kidnapper and the missing girl are both in Bartley. When the town's beloved family...


Lilies, Rabbits, and Painted Eggs: The Story of the Easter Symbols

0618096485


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Book Description
In a text filled with anecdotes, sayings, and bits of verse, Edna Barth traces the history of the Easter symbols and shows how they reflect feelings shared by people throughout the world. The symbols represent hope, joy in living, and wonder at the miracle of new lifeand these are universal emotions. Warmly written, and illustrated with black and white drawings by Ursula Arndt, this is a book to be discovered and read with pleasure by young readers of all faiths. All of Edna Barth's classic holiday books are now being reissued with fresh, new jacket designs and fun activities inside the paperback covers.

Card catalog description
Traces the history of Easter symbols from their Christian and pagan origins to such present-day additions as rabbits and new clothes.


Shakespeare's Landlord (A Lily Bard Mystery)
Charlaine Harris
0425206866
November 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
While on a late-night job in tiny Shakespeare, Ark., Lily Bard, 31, sees a furtive figure placing large plastic garbage bags in the local park and, untying one, discovers the body of her former landlord. In a quick but anonymous phone call (she is determined to avoid any questioning), she reports it to the police chief. With skill and wry wit, Harris, the author of the Aurora Teagarden series, soon reveals the horrific facts in Lily's background that explain why she is solitary, confrontational, obsessed with self-defense?and why she chooses, despite a first-rate education, to eke out a living as a cleaning woman. Realizing, however, that her fingerprints on the body of the dead man might make her a suspect, Lily subtly and insightfully queries her customers, some of them tenants of the murdered landlord, in the...


Where the Lilies Bloom
Vera Cleaver
0064470059
Oct 1989
Paperback
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The New York Times Book Review
"This is a story of good people, with real natures, living under conditions of hardship..This is a grand book..." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description

Mary Call has promised her dying father to keep her brother and sisters together forever on the mountain, and never to take any help from strangers. She is determined to keep her word. No matter what. At first she is sure she can manage. Romey, Ima Dean, and Devola help gather herbs to sell in town; the riches of the mountains will surely keep the family clothed and fed. But then winter comes, fast and furious, and Mary Call has to learn that the land where the lilies bloom is also a cruel and unforgiving place, and it may take more than a promise to keep her family...



Shakespeare's Trollop (A Lily Bard Mystery)
Charlaine Harris
0425196992
May 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"There's nothing more revealing about people than the mess they leave for someone else," says Lily Bard, who has the perfect job for an amateur sleuthAshe's a cleaning lady in the small, close-knit town of Shakespeare, Ark. A detached and wary observer of others, Lily reluctantly finds herself investigating the murder of one of her employers, Deedra Dean, in her latest engaging outing (after 1998's Shakespeare's Christmas). It's Lily's misfortune to discover Deedra's violated body in her car on a deserted road, the apparent victim of a tryst gone sour. For Lily, who already knows more than she wants about the promiscuous young woman's habits, the details don't add up. Since many of her other clients are related to Deedra, Lily endures their catty, sometimes malicious gossip, but when she helps Deedra's mother...


The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen, Lily Owens
0517092913
May 10, 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
Lilly Owens, ed. Illustrated edition of 159 cherished tales that have enchanted readers for generations. Includes The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes, Snow Queen, all uncut with beautiful illustrations by Arthur Rackham, Hans Richter, et al. 60 B&W illustrations. 816 pages.

Language Notes
Text: English, Danish (translation) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Shakespeare's Counselor (A Lily Bard Mystery)
Charlaine Harris
0425201147
February 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Harris's fifth Lily Bard mystery set in the small Arkansas town of Shakespeare (Shakespeare's Trollop, etc.) is good enough in part to make one wish it was better as a whole. Its mainstream novelistic promise is left unfulfilled in its adherence to genre conventions. The victim of horrendous violence and plagued by nightmares, anger and self-loathing, Lily joins a local support group headed by Tamsin Lynd, a professional counselor. Tamsin herself has a major problem. She and her husband moved from Cleveland to Shakespeare after being terrorized by a stalker who remains at large. To their horror, the stalker appears to have followed them. First they find a squirrel hung from a tree in their backyard, then the corpse of one of the group in Tamsin's office. Lily, now a professional detective working for her...


The Lilies of the Field
William E. Barrett
0446315001
July 1988
Paperback
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Red Lily
Nora Roberts
0515139408
November 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Three women learn that the heart of their historic home holds a mystery of years gone by, as number-one bestselling author Nora Roberts brings her In the Garden trilogy to a captivating conclusion, following Blue Dahlia and Black Rose.

A Harper has always lived at Harper House, the centuries-old mansion just outside of Memphis. And for as long as anyone alive remembers, the ghostly Harper Bride has walked the halls, singing lullabies at night...

Hayley Phillips came to Memphis hoping for a new start, for herself and her unborn child. She wasn't looking for a handout from her distant cousin Roz, just a job at her thriving In the Garden nursery. What she found was a home surrounded by beauty and the best friends she's ever had-including Roz's son Harper. To Hayley's delight, her new daughter Lily...


Lily's Crossing
Patricia Reilly Giff
0440414539
January 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Elizabeth Mollahan--the Lily of Lily's Crossing--lost her mom when she was little. Her father and a grandmother are her only family. Every summer the three of them flee sweaty New York City for a beach house in New York's Rockaways.

This year though, Lily's father announces that he's enlisted in the Army; days later, he is gone. Alone with her grandmother, Lily sees a long lonely summer ahead. And then, Albert appears. A refugee from the Nazis, his family thrown to the winds, young Albert bears a grief and sadness of his own.

It's a pleasure to read along as Lily and Albert negotiate the pain they feel and the secrets and adventures they share. With subtlety and compassion, this gift of a book reminds us that wars happen to children, too.

[10 and up. Adults should sneak a peek too.] --This text...



Two of Everything: A Chinese Folktale
Lily Toy Hong
0807581577
March 1993
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
As she did in How the Ox Star Fell from Heaven , this talented author-illustrator here distills a Chinese folktale with style and humor. Her lucid narrative is coupled with beguiling, full-page airbrushed acrylic and gouache pictures that display a distinctive palette highlighted by sumptuous blues and greens. Digging in his garden, a poor farmer discovers an ancient brass pot. While carrying his find home, the man drops his purse, which he then tosses into the pot for safekeeping. At home, when his wife peers into the vessel she finds not one but two purses. The couple puts the magic pot to work, multiplying their remaining gold coins many times over. But their good fortune takes an unexpected turn when Mr. and Mrs. Haktak both manage to fall into the pot, and a clone of each of them appears. "Now even our...


Lily's Pesky Plant
Kirsten Larsen
0736423745
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Lily has a talent for making things grow. So when she finds a mysterious seed in the middle of the woods, she plants it. But the seedling that comes up is not anything Lily expected. It stinks and it oozes sap. Will Lily have to pull up her poor pesky plant?

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Early one morning, Lily woke to the sound of birds chirping in the topmost branches of the Home Tree, the ancient maple where Never Land’s fairies live. Opening her eyes, she saw the walls of her room stretch ever so slightly as the great tree reached its branches toward the early-morning sun. Lily pushed back her fern-frond quilt and yawned, stretching her arms up into the air.

Lily climbed out of bed and opened the doors of her wardrobe, which was...


Water Gardening: Water Lilies and Lotuses
Perry D. Slocum, et al
0881923354
April 1996
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Timber Press, whose goal seems to be an encyclopedic work on every type of plant, now offers the definitive book on water lilies and lotuses. Part 1 provides information on designing, building, planting, and maintaining water and bog gardens, and includes a history of water plants and gardens. There's information on hybridizers, floating plants (plants without a root system anchored in soil), submerged aquatic plants, marginal and bog plants, and moisture-loving trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, ferns, and ornamental grasses. There's also a chapter on fish and other creatures found in water and bog gardens. Part 2 is a comprehensive list of water lilies and lotuses, describing all the species and major cultivars. The finished book will have 443 color photographs, 3 color illustrations, and 76 black-and-white...


Forgotten Among the Lilies
Ronald Rolheiser
0385512317
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this book of poignant meditations, theologian Rolheiser pleads an important case of idealism, romanticism, fulfillment and pure love (eros) in an age of skepticism, cynicism and despair. Pulling from a host of spiritual classics, he succeeds at inspiring his readers, translating with impressive acumen the wisdom of theologians like Karl Rahner, poets like Rainer Maria Rilke and contemporary writers like Annie Dillard. He aptly engages readers in deep philosophical questions without losing them in abstract language because he diligently connects his theological ideas to concrete, common experiences. Rolheiser writes about such topics as self-expression, innocence, friendship, forgiveness, prayer, sexuality and social justice with his signature touch of empathy and eloquence. However, in his effort to inspire...


Red Lily
Nora Roberts
1594131139
December 2005
Paperback
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From Booklist
Hayley loves her life in Memphis: her precious baby girl, Lily, her job at the In the Garden nursery, and her close friendships with her boss, Roz, and coworker Stella. Hayley isn't about to risk all this on the chance that Roz's son, Harper (his mother's last name), might be interested in her. But when her desire for Harper finally proves to be too strong to resist, Hayley discovers not only that Harper feels the same about her but also that everyone is delighted to see them together. In fact, the only one who seems upset by her new relationship is the "Harper Bride" ghost, who, after nearly a century of unthreatening behavior, is suddenly turning violent. Now if Hayley wants her budding romance to flourish, she must find a way to root the Harper Bride out of all of their lives. The consistently excellent Roberts brings...


The News from Paraguay : A Novel
Lily Tuck
0060934867
December 1, 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Beautiful Ella Lynch left her native Ireland at 10 and married a French officer at 15; by 19, she is divorced, living with a Russian count and struggling to pay her embittered maid. Thus she's in prime shape to appreciate the quick and ardent attentions of Francisco Solano Lopez, aka Franco, the future dictator of Paraguay, when he spies her on horseback in a Paris park in 1854. Rich, generous and not unhandsome, he makes an appealing lover, and soon Ella is off with him to Paraguay, which he vows to make "a country exactly like France." The story unfolds through Tuck's elegant narration (she flits from one character's point-of-view to another in short segments) and Ella's impassioned diaries. The author's research is impressive (Ella was a real 19th-century courtesan) but never overbearing as she explores the...


Red Lily
Nora Roberts
1593556195
Nov 2005
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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From Booklist
Hayley loves her life in Memphis: her precious baby girl, Lily, her job at the In the Garden nursery, and her close friendships with her boss, Roz, and coworker Stella. Hayley isn't about to risk all this on the chance that Roz's son, Harper (his mother's last name), might be interested in her. But when her desire for Harper finally proves to be too strong to resist, Hayley discovers not only that Harper feels the same about her but also that everyone is delighted to see them together. In fact, the only one who seems upset by her new relationship is the "Harper Bride" ghost, who, after nearly a century of unthreatening behavior, is suddenly turning violent. Now if Hayley wants her budding romance to flourish, she must find a way to root the Harper Bride out of all of their lives. The consistently excellent Roberts brings...


Red Lily
Nora Roberts
1596008237
October 2005
Compact Disc
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From AudioFile
RED LILY concludes Roberts's In The Garden series with Hayley Phillips and her daughter, Lily. When Hayley travels to Memphis to work for her cousin, Roz, she doesn't plan on falling in love. She's mystified, and horrified, by her strong attraction to Roz's son. When Hayley learns that Amelia, the century-old Harper Bride ghost, has taken momentary possession of her, she is determined to free her. Susie Breck portrays Hayley with an appealing Southern accent. She excels at switching between Amelia and Hayley, giving the impression of dual narrators. Tight pacing, clear narration, and expert timing make this a suspenseful addition for anyone who enjoys an erotic, romantic, AND spooky story. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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Life's Journeys According to Mister Rogers : Things to Remember Along the Way [UNABRIDGED]
Fred Rogers, et al
1401382320
April 1, 2005
Audio CD
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From AudioFile
Beginning with an uplifting introduction by his wife, this collection of Fred Rogers's wisdom and music is one of the most inspiring one-hour listening experiences anyone will ever hear. Unlike his child-focused television show, this audio production is talking to adults. The readings and musical performances will make a lot of people miss Fred Rogers and long for his simple message of unconditional acceptance and personal worth. An inspiring and calming message is captured well by this group of skilled and loving voices. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

Book Description
Invaluable words of wisdom and sage advice for anyone embarking on a new journey in life-from the beloved...


Love According to Lily
Julianne MacLean
0060597291
July 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Lily Langdon has finally grown up. Now that her brother the duke's completely malleable best friend Edward Wallis has been brutally (and luckily) rebuffed by his intended, Lily knows her chance for a very permissive and entirely convenient husband is here. In fact, he is staying in her very own home for a house party. But this promising party's tone is quickly changed by a horrible twist of fate that threatens Edward's very life. Nothing but luck can save Edward, but Lily's heart is lost for good when she sees what a strong and devoted man he can be in times of trouble. Lily has set her cap on a man who should be unlovable and fallen more in love than she ever thought possible. Their passion brings great risk, but when a man and a woman prove to be so much more together than they were apart, is there anything that...


Women: Images & Realities, A Multicultural Anthology
Amy Kesselman, et al
0767420896
October 22, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Women: Images and Realities, A Multicultural Anthology is a unique introduction to feminism and women’s studies. This best-selling text presents a multidisciplinary collection of academic essays and analyses, personal narratives, and fiction and poetry about women’s lives. The selections illustrate the variety of women’s experiences, primarily in the United States, considering both commonalities and differences among women and appreciating women’s diverse approaches to living and changing.hanging.

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