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Dance of Death
Douglas J. Preston
0446617091
Jan 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The always reliable team of Preston and Child revisit Special FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast, last seen in 2004's Brimstone, and others from past bestsellers (Relic; The Cabinet of Curiosities) in this intriguing thriller set in and around New York City and the halls of the Museum of Natural History. Born a misanthropic loner but driven insane by seeing his parents burned alive when he was a teen, Aloysius's madman brother, Diogenes, has begun murdering Aloysius's friends. Aloysius begs old friend Lt. Vincent D'Agosta to help him defeat his brother, and Vincent does his best while the brothers spar and others die. There are a number of subplots, one involving an ATM robber and flasher known as the Dangler and another focusing on the museum's exhibition of sacred masks, but these fade away as the deadly duel...


The Book of the Dead
Douglas J. Preston
0446576980
May 30, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Bestsellers Preston and Child have come up with another gripping, action-packed page-turner in this concluding volume to a trilogy pitting their Holmesian hero, FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast, against his Mycroft-turned-Moriarty—his younger brother, Diogenes. Picking up shortly after the events of 2005's Dance of Death, the book opens with the arrival of a package of fine dust at the Museum of Natural History; Diogenes has returned the diamonds he stole earlier. Meanwhile, Aloysius is in prison, having been framed for a number of murders. As his friends plot to spring him, his adversary lays the groundwork for a crowning criminal achievement. A mysterious benefactor funds the restoration of an ancient Egyptian tomb at the museum, but the work is beset by the mayhem Preston and Child's readers have come to...


My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother
Patricia Polacco
0689820364
Sept 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A girl burdened with a bratty big brother tries to do something, anything, better than he can. "The text rings true with the authentic battling words of childhood spats," said PW. Ages 4-8. Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 3-Featuring an obnoxious, freckle-faced, bespectacled boy and a comforting, tale-telling grandmother, this autobiographical story is as satisfying as a warm slice of apple pie. Patricia can't quite understand how anyone could possibly like her older brother Richard. Whether picking blackberries or eating raw rhubarb, he always manages to outdo her, rubbing it in with one of his "extra-rotten, weasel-eyed, greeny-toothed grins." When their Bubbie teaches Patricia to wish on a falling star, she...


Siblings Without Rivalry
Adele Faber
0380799006
Jan 1998
(Paperback) - Anniv. Ed.
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Book Review
With a title like this, it's no surprise that authors Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish had a monster bestseller on their hands when the book first appeared in 1988. From the subsequent deluge of readers' stories, questions, and issues, they have created nearly 50 pages of new material for this, the 10th anniversary edition. The central message remains the same, and sounds almost too simple: avoid comparisons. But parents know that's easier said than done. The value of Faber and Mazlish's discussions is precisely that they talk you through umpteen different situations and outcomes to help you teach your brawling offspring a new set of responses. The highly informative text is punctuated with helpful summary/reminder boxes and cartoons illustrating key points. It's a must-read for parents with (or planning on) multiple children....


Understanding Sibling Rivalry: The Brazelton Way
T. Berry Brazelton
0738210056
April 2005
Paperback
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Brooklyn Parent5/05
"A succinct, practical guide...covering both the short term issues of a new sibling and the long term."

Waukegan News-Sun6/4/05
"A wealth of advice in a nut shell...sound and reassuring...invaluable."

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Dance of Death
Douglas Preston
0446576972
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The always reliable team of Preston and Child revisit Special FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast, last seen in 2004's Brimstone, and others from past bestsellers (Relic; The Cabinet of Curiosities) in this intriguing thriller set in and around New York City and the halls of the Museum of Natural History. Born a misanthropic loner but driven insane by seeing his parents burned alive when he was a teen, Aloysius's madman brother, Diogenes, has begun murdering Aloysius's friends. Aloysius begs old friend Lt. Vincent D'Agosta to help him defeat his brother, and Vincent does his best while the brothers spar and others die. There are a number of subplots, one involving an ATM robber and flasher known as the Dangler and another focusing on the museum's exhibition of sacred masks, but these fade away as the deadly duel...


Dance of Death
Douglas J. Preston
1594830452
June 2005
Audio Compact Disc - Abridged
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From Publishers Weekly
The always reliable team of Preston and Child revisit Special FBI Agent Aloysius Pendergast, last seen in 2004's Brimstone, and others from past bestsellers (Relic; The Cabinet of Curiosities) in this intriguing thriller set in and around New York City and the halls of the Museum of Natural History. Born a misanthropic loner but driven insane by seeing his parents burned alive when he was a teen, Aloysius's madman brother, Diogenes, has begun murdering Aloysius's friends. Aloysius begs old friend Lt. Vincent D'Agosta to help him defeat his brother, and Vincent does his best while the brothers spar and others die. There are a number of subplots, one involving an ATM robber and flasher known as the Dangler and another focusing on the museum's exhibition of sacred masks, but these fade away as the deadly duel...


East of Eden
John Steinbeck
0142000655
February 2002
Paperback
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The Dallas Morning News
John Steinbeck knew and understood America and Americans better than any other writer of the twentieth century.

Don DeLillo
A man whose work was equal to the vast social themes that drove him.

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If You Could See Me Now
Cecelia Ahern
1401301878
Jan 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In her third novel, Ahern (P.S., I Love You and Love, Rosie) employs an imaginary best friend to breathe distinctiveness into an otherwise stereotypical Irish tale. Living in her own house in a small, posh Irish town, 35-year-old Elizabeth Egan is an uptight interior designer and adoptive mother to her six-year-old nephew, Luke, whose mother, Elizabeth's 23-year-old sister, Saoirse, prefers boozing to parenting. Saoirse's behavior reminds Elizabeth of a painful past—the alcoholic mother who abandoned the family, leaving Elizabeth to care for her baby sister and forgo her own childhood, and the emotionally distant, controlling father still waiting for his wife's return. Unlike the other women in her family, Elizabeth adheres to a fastidiously well-ordered existence—no mess, no complications, no love....


Mom, Jason's Breathing on Me!
Anthony E. Wolf
0345460928
Aug 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Wolf, a child psychologist, author (Get Out Of My Life, but first could you drive me and Cheryl to the mall?), lecturer and father of two (now grown) children, begins by assuring parents they needn't be perfect. In fact, he suggests a fairly hands-off approach, advising parents to simply not get involved in their children's bickering-related drama (unless there's danger of imminent harm). He grounds this methodology in three basic rules: don't take sides, act whenever you start getting irritated and never listen to what's going on. He also explains why siblings bicker (the number one reason: trying to get a parent on their side) and addresses many tangential aspects of childrearing (e.g., how to instill self-esteem). Through a mix of real and fictional anecdotes, the author not only provides persuasive arguments...


The Effect of Living Backwards
Heidi Julavits
0641660634

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Lust for Life
Adele Parks
0743496493
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
If the shoe fits...Here's what the Evergreen sisters have in common: jealousy. Eliza longs for the stability of Martha's picture-perfect marriage; Martha craves the spontaneity of Eliza's life with her sexy musician boyfriend. Now one of the sisters has dumped her mate, and the other one just got dumped. Suddenly single-minded, they are about to get what they think they've always wanted -- a chance to walk in the other woman's shoes....buy a pair in every color.Here's what the Evergreen sisters found out: trading placescan be a complicated affair. With new lovers in their lives, Eliza's partaking in sensible discourse at upscale dinner parties, while Martha's having great, no-strings-attached sex. But love is full of surprises...and dream lovers can be full of hot air. No longer green with envy, can the Evergreen...


The Baffled Parent's Guide to Sibling Rivalry
Marian Edelman Borden
0071412263
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Quick answers to parent's most baffling moments The Baffled Parent's Guide to Sibling Rivalry provides parents with quick, sound advice on how to keep relative peace in the family. Organized for easy-access by topics that provoke the most arguments among siblings-such as room sharing and borrowing toys, as well as issues related to step and half siblings-these quick and effective solutions help parents sort through how and when to intervene.

From the Back Cover

The essential guide for baffled parents who are constantly playing referee to their children's battles

Sibling rivalry has always been a part of family life. Parents well versed in "He's looking at me!" and "That's mine!" know the struggles that erupt when siblings are forced to share toys, space, and...



Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush
Jerry Spinelli
0316806870
April 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Feuding siblings take turns narrating this snappy account of the woes and joys of junior high. Ages 10-up. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Card catalog description
The sibling rivalry between twelve-year-old Megin and her older brother Greg intensifies after she ruins his science project and he retaliates by throwing her favorite hockey stick into the pond. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Sibling Rivalry
Seymour Reit
0345305213
Apr 1985
Paperback
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Book Description
Written in the warm and reassuring Bank Street style, this is an authoritative, ground-breaking guide entriely devoted to the dilemmas of sibling rivalry. Issues such as jealousy, sharing and fighting between siblings are discussed, and there are special sections on twins, step-siblings and single parents.


From the Paperback edition.

From the Inside Flap
Written in the warm and reassuring Bank Street style, this is an authoritative, ground-breaking guide entriely devoted to the dilemmas of sibling rivalry. Issues such as jealousy, sharing and fighting between siblings are discussed, and there are special sections on twins, step-siblings and single parents.From the Paperback edition.


Leonardo's Swans
Karen Essex
0385517068
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Sexual and political intrigue drive Essex's intricate novel (after previous historicals Kleopatra and Pharaoh) starring 15th-century Italian sisters Isabella and Beatrice d'Este. Isabella, the elder, more accomplished sister, is engaged to handsome Francesco Gonzaga, a minor aristocrat, while Beatrice is intended for the future duke of Milan, Ludovico Sforza, who's powerful, unscrupulous and already in possession of a pregnant mistress. It seems, at first, that Isabella will enjoy domesticity with Francesco, while unhappy Beatrice is useful to her husband only as a vehicle for breeding sons—a situation further complicated by Ludovico's infatuation with the more beautiful Isabella. While Isabella encourages her brother-in-law's overtures, she's actually desperate to sit for his resident artist, Leonardo da...


Loving Each One Best: A Caring and Practical Approach to Raising Siblings
Nancy Samalin
0553378341
January 1997
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
With warmth and humor, parenting expert Samalin (Love and Anger and Loving Your Child Is Not Enough) comes to the aid of parents who have entered the sibling minefield. Tackling the big issues (what to do when the new baby arrives) and small ones (what to do when there is only one bowl of the favorite cereal left), she offers strategies culled from her workshops and seminars and hundreds of questionnaire responses from parents and children. There are parent-tested ideas for avoiding the fairness trap and what to do when a child's complaint about his brother is that "he's breathing on me." Also discussed is how to get the kids out of the house in the morning and into bed at night without feeling like a traffic cop. Samalin discusses ways and means of carving out personal time, reducing stress and expressing anger...


Smart Vs. Pretty
Valerie Frankel
0380805421
Feb 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Francesca and Amanda Greenfield have inherited the family coffee shop after the death of their parents - but now that a large chain coffee bar has moved in next door, the sisters business is days away from failure. Enter New York University business student Clarissa O'MacFlanahanagan, who offers to come up with a market strategy that will save the shop (plus the sisters's aparment above it) and provide Clarissa with her final school project. Desparate, Francesca (the smart one) and Amanda (the pretty one) agree, only to find events rapidly spiraling out of their control. Competing for the attention of their new friend and savior, neither woman is able to see that there is more Clarissa than meets the eye. Light , amusing, and generally entertaining, this is basically a story of two single sisters looking for...

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