This book is a work of fiction about imaginary people doing good and evil in situations and incidents that have never happened---not even in that extraordinary desert fantasy called Las Vegas.
When Kendra and Seth go to stay at their grandparents' estate, they discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures and that a battle between good and evil is looming.
Diane Hammond's beautifully rendered description of life in the fictional small town of Hubbard, Oregon, won her plaudits for Going to Bend, her debut novel. In Homesick Creek, Hammond returns to Hubbard and captivates us once again with a cast of characters so vivid we feel as if we've known them all our lives.
Kini gaya hidup di seluruh dunia melalui globalisasinya telah menunjukkan kecenderungan baru yang memberi makna pada kehidupan manusia itu sendiri. Ledakan ilmu pengetahuan telah mengantarkannya ke era kesenangan dan kemewahan dengan berkurangnya kemiskinan di seluruh dunia.Selai itu,hal ini telah membuat nilai-nilai kehidupan terkikis, dan sebenarnya, kurang menyenagkan dan kurang bermakna.
Pengabdian terhadap kehidupan keagamaan telah sangat menyolok di mata kita, sifat hakiki kehidupan pun telah hilang. Unit keluarga di dunia kini telah menderita kehancuran dan kebanyakan anggota keluarga yang dewasa pindah rnembennrk unit-unit lain yang hampir memutuskan hubungan dengrin leluhur dan orangtuanya, melepaskan tanggungjawab untuk memelihara mereka di hari tua, di saat mereka kurang beruntung dan tidak berdaya. Inilah keadaan dan pelanggaran berat terhadap hukum Tuhan, yang sangat disesalkan.
Islam mewajibkan pemeliharaan yang sinambung terhadap para sesepuh dan orangtua di masa lanjut usianya. Ini adalah salah satu bagian dari jalan untuk menjadi seorang muslim sejati. Selain itu, juga memuluskan jalan menuju anugerah dan kasih sayang Tuhan, menjadi lantaran untuk diterimanya sembahyang serta ibadah lainnya.
Dampak buruk jangka panjang akibat pemakaian berlebihan pupuk kimia dan bahan kimia pertanian lainnya mendorong munculnya pertanian organik yang tidak lagi menggunakan pupuk kimia maupun bahan agrokimia, tetapi beralih ke bahan-bahan organik. Permintaan akan produk-produk pertanian organik pun saat ini terus meningkat, terutama di daerah perkotaan.
When a priceless pearl necklace belonging to the young Dowager Countess deCoventry is stolen at a masquerade ball, the Berkeley Brigade, a colorful crew of young aristocrats, tests their amateur sleuthing powers to recover the jewel.
In writing that has been called "powerful" and filled with "uncommon grace", Jim Grimsley returns to the Southern landscape evoked so powerfully in his previous award-winning novels, Winter Birds and Dream Boy, to tell an unforgettable story of a woman's search for the meaning of a dream that has haunted her throughout her life.
Ever since Ellen Tote can remember, she has dreamed of her mother slowly drowning. Now, with her own children all grown and her siblings long gone, Ellen journeys back to her childhood for answers.
The true and poignant story of seven brave women of the Special Operations Executive, who were betrayed to the Germans and cruelly murdered in the 2nd World War.
In writing this story i have desired only to tell the truth; for the truth, here, is indeed far stranger than any fiction and, more important, it is invested with an infinitely greater majesty.
A raging forest fire in the National Parks area of the Sierras traps a forest ranger and a young boy he suspects is an arsonist.
"Frightening... Cook has written yet another blockbuster medical chiller!" - Houston Chronicle
Imagine yourself in a small boat in the middle of the sea. Imagine that it's the middle of the night in the middle of a war... that you've never sailed before... that your only crew is a terrified young boy and that your passanger is a refugee scientist with secrets that must get to England. And then imagine that somewhere out there, hunting for you, determined to stop you, is a German U-boat...
Katherine Fraser's husband Craig leaves her and the children in the lurch when he vanishes. She severs her ties with the past, moves to San Francisco and starts a new life. Soon the past catches up and threatens her new-found happiness.
Like the Washington seacoast, Cascadia Island once was rock submerged beneath the Pacific. Then a massive earthquake exploded the rock upward, making it land -- unstable land, according to seismologist Dr. Doug Lam.
But his year of research were disregarded both by his peers and by megawealthy developer Mick Walker, who stands to earn millions from the construction of a luxury resort on Cascadia.
Then a series of earthquakes begins to wreak havoc across the Northwest coastal area, and three hundred guests at the resort's grand opening are stranded on Cascadia in the path of a catastrophic tsunami.
Reluctantly, Doug calls on his girlfriend, Jennifer Lindstrom, president of a major medical transport helicopter company, for help.
In this anthology the very popular editor of A Tide of Terror as gathered fifteen rare super-natural tales from the days of gaslight and gore, hansoms and horrors, music halls and mayhem.
Featuring eerie selections by masters of the genre including Maupassant, Dickens, Bierce, and Sheridan le Fanu, the collection is supported by helpful introductory and biographical notes by Mr Lamb.
Living a Lie...
Zach Granger's whole identity is a lie---his name, his hometown, even his eye color. Because Zach's father is in jail, and his family has been forced to join the Witness Security Program. Zach has trouble getting used to his new life, until he meets Sam, the strange custodian at his new school, and Catalin, a gril who might make his whole uprooting worthwhile. But just as Zach begins to pull himself together, he faces danger again---and this time his actions could determine the fates of everyone he cares about most.
Bridge to Terabithia is a work of children's literature about two lonely children who create a magical forest kingdom. It was written by Katherine Paterson and was published in 1977 by Thomas Crowell. In 1978, it won the Newbery Medal. Paterson drew inspiration for the novel from a real event that occurred in August 1974 when a friend of her son was struck by lightning.
The novel tells the story of fifth grader Jesse Aarons, who becomes friends with his new neighbor Leslie Burke after he loses a footrace to her at school. She is a smart, talented, outgoing tomboy from a wealthy family, and Jess thinks highly of her. He is an artistic boy from a poorer family who, in the beginning, is fearful, angry, and depressed. After meeting Leslie, his life is transformed. He becomes courageous and learns to let go of his frustration. They create a kingdom for themselves, which Leslie names "Terabithia." When at the end something very tragic happens to Leslie, Jess learns to overcome it and stay strong.
Its content has been the frequent target of censors and appears at number eight on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books for the decade 1990–2000. It is studied in English studies classes in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Hukum mati menjadi Hukuman pidana pokok di Indonesia yang diberlakukan sejak Indonesia menjadi jajahan Belanda. Pada saat itu tujuan pemidanaan adalah untuk membahas perbuatan jahat terpidana mati dan mengobati luka hati korban. Setelah Indonesia merdeka pada tahun 1945. hukum peninggalan kolonial Belanda sebagian besar masih diberlakukan di Indonesia. antara lain KUHP. yang mengatur jenis-jenis pidana di Indonesia, termasuk hukuman mati.
With his long, black hair and dark, mesmerizing eyes, Adam Black is Trouble with a capital T. Immortal, arrogant, and intensely sensual, he is the consummate seducer, free to roam across time and continents in pursuit of his insatiable desires. That is, until a curse strips him of his immortality and makes him invisible, a cruel fate for so irresistible a man. With his very life at stake, Adam’s only hope for survival is in the hands of the one woman who can actually see him.
Enter law student Gabrielle O’Callaghan, who is cursed with the ability to see both worlds: Mortal and Faery. From the moment she lays eyes on this stunning male, Gabby is certain of one thing: He could be her undoing.
For four women, the bonds of friendship had sustained them for twenty years --- through marriage, motherhood, and murder...
in rivals, janet dailey has created the riveting story of a mervelously strong and passionate woman who is unexpectedly challenged by a mysterious inheritance and the bitter family legacy she must struggle to overcome- or the cost will be the man she loves.
For over five decades, Rona Jaffe has captivated readers with her "deft, irresistible storytelling" (Los Angeles Times). Now this masterful author, whose books have sold more than 23 million copies worldwide, takes us through a season of friendship, discovery, betrayal, and love to tell a story of four friends and the events that shaped their futures.
Leigh, Cady, Vanessa, and Susan meet when they become roommates in a townhouse on Manhattan's Upper East Side. New York in 1963 is a place of magical enchantment and infinite possibilities, especially when you're young and eager for the adventure a big city offers. Even being crammed together in a single bedroom with a kitchen too small to accommodate a table and chairs can't diminish their high spirits. A casting assistant at a talent company, Leigh is the level-headed one, the calm at the center of the whirlwind that is their lives. Cady is a prep-school teacher, emotional, passionate, and ready for love. Vanessa, a stewardess, craves her independence above all else. Susan is the wild card. Mercurial and unconventional, she makes a decision that will have far-reaching consequences in her life-and in the lives, through the years, of the others.
Sleeping and dreaming side by side, Leigh, Cady, Vanessa, and Susan could not know the decisions they made in 1963 would be challenged later, not only because they had been young when they made them, but because the world itself was going to change around them. And then, of course, there were the events in their young lives that no one could control...the events that changed everything.