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The Cactus Plot

The Cactus Plot
  • Author : Vicky Ramakka
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-11-05
  • Total pages :262
  • ISBN : 1932926836
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Summary : Murders overshadow botanist Millie Whitehall's peaceful summer surveying endangered plants in northwest New Mexico. Hired by the Bureau of Land Management and new to the west, Millie seeks adventure, never expecting to become involved in a chaotic hunt for a ruthless killer. Driving treacherous roads and avoiding rattlesnakes become the least of her worries. She experiences the friction of working for the BLM through the characters she meets--a secretive cowboy, friendly oil and gas hand, out-spoken environmentalist, foreign tourist, and a cheeky Navajo biologist. Some of these become allies, one ends up threatening her life. When autopsies reveal the seemingly unrelated deaths involve plants, Millie draws on her knowledge of ecology as she races to investigate the murderer--before she becomes the next victim.

The Cactus

The Cactus
  • Author : Sarah Haywood
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-05-07
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 0778369072
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Summary : A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK New York Times Bestseller "Fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine will love The Cactus." --Red magazine In this charming and poignant debut, one woman's unconventional journey to finding love means learning to embrace the unexpected. For Susan Green, messy emotions don't fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life. She has a flat that is ideal for one, a job that suits her passion for logic, and an "interpersonal arrangement" that provides cultural and other, more intimate, benefits. But suddenly confronted with the loss of her mother and the news that she is about to become a mother herself, Susan's greatest fear is realized. She is losing control. Enter Rob, the dubious but well-meaning friend of her indolent brother. As Susan's due date draws near and her dismantled world falls further into a tailspin, Susan finds an unlikely ally in Rob. She might have a chance at finding real love and learning to love herself, if only she can figure out how to let go.

The Cactus League

The Cactus League
  • Author : Emily Nemens
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-02-04
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780374720490
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Summary : Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR and Lit Hub. A Los Angeles Times Bestseller. A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice "In The Cactus League [Emily Nemens] provides her readers with what amounts to a miniature, self-enclosed world that is funny and poignant and lovingly observed." --Charles McGrath, The New York Times Book Review An explosive, character-driven odyssey through the world of baseball from Emily Nemens, the editor of The Paris Review Jason Goodyear is the star outfielder for the Los Angeles Lions, stationed with the rest of his team in the punishingly hot Arizona desert for their annual spring training. Handsome, famous, and talented, Goodyear is nonetheless coming apart at the seams. And the coaches, writers, wives, girlfriends, petty criminals, and diehard fans following his every move are eager to find out why—as they hide secrets of their own. Humming with the energy of a ballpark before the first pitch, Emily Nemens's The Cactus League unravels the tightly connected web of people behind a seemingly linear game. Narrated by a sportscaster, Goodyear’s story is interspersed with tales of Michael Taylor, a batting coach trying to stay relevant; Tamara Rowland, a resourceful spring-training paramour, looking for one last catch; Herb Allison, a legendary sports agent grappling with his decline; and a plethora of other richly drawn characters, all striving to be seen as the season approaches. It’s a journey that, like the Arizona desert, brims with both possibility and destruction. Anchored by an expert knowledge of baseball’s inner workings, Emily Nemens's The Cactus League is a propulsive and deeply human debut that captures a strange desert world that is both exciting and unforgiving, where the most crucial games are the ones played off the field.

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
  • Author : Dusti Bowling
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-02
  • Total pages :307
  • ISBN : 1432873482
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Summary : New friends and a mystery help Aven, thirteen, adjust to middle school and life at a dying western theme park in a new state, where her being born armless presents many challenges.

Cactus Land

Cactus Land
  • Author : Robert Bonomo
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-07-21
  • Total pages :212
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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Summary : Cactus Land is a vision of our near future, in a world filled with strife and rumors of war, and how people decipher what is real from what is imagined.

Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus

Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus
  • Author : Dusti Bowling
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-05-04
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 1454943351
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Summary : "High School. Two words that struck fear into the heart of every armless middle schooler I knew. Which was me. And like two people online." This sequel to the critically acclaimed Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus, now in paperback, follows Aven Green as she confronts yet another challenge: high school. "Those preparing to 'slay the sucktastic beast known as high school' will particularly appreciate this spirited read." --Kirkus (Starred review) Just as Aven starts to feel comfortable in Stagecoach Pass, with her friends and schoolmates accustomed to her lack of "armage," everything changes once again. She's about to begin high school . . . with 3,000 new kids to stare at her. And no matter how much Aven tries to play it cool, nothing prepares her for the reality. In a year filled with confusion, humiliation, and just maybe love, can Aven manage to stay true to herself?

Nobody Hugs a Cactus

Nobody Hugs a Cactus
  • Author : Carter Goodrich
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-04-16
  • Total pages :48
  • ISBN : 9781534400917
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Summary : Celebrated artist and lead character designer of Brave, Ratatouille, and Despicable Me, Carter Goodrich, shows that sometimes, even the prickliest people—or the crankiest cacti—need a little love. Hank is the prickliest cactus in the entire world. He sits in a pot in a window that faces the empty desert, which is just how he likes it. So, when all manner of creatures—from tumbleweed to lizard to owl—come to disturb his peace, Hank is annoyed. He doesn’t like noise, he doesn’t like rowdiness, and definitely does not like hugs. But the thing is, no one is offering one. Who would want to hug a plant so mean? Hank is beginning to discover that being alone can be, well, lonely. So he comes up with a plan to get the one thing he thought he would never need: a hug from a friend.

To Love and to Cherish

To Love and to Cherish
  • Author : Leigh Greenwood
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-11-04
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9781402284502
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Summary : From USA Today Bestselling Author Leigh Greenwood comes a historical Western romance filled with gritty cowboys, strong-willed women, and a whole lot of heart in the Wild West Laurie Spencer should not feel relieved after burying her husband, but she does. But in order to truly gain her independence from the man who controlled her, Laurie must make an offer to a sexy rancher that she hopes he can't refuse. Jared Smith's determined to make it in Texas, but with the local banker turned against him, it looks like his dream may be slipping through his fingers. When unconsciously sensual Laurie offers a partnership, his luck may be changing...but when she throws herself in as part of the deal, Jared's not sure he'll be able to respect the terms of their agreement and keep his eyes-and his hands-to himself. There's something about Laurie that awakens every protective instinct Jared has...and when all hell breaks loose, there's nothing and no one who'll be able to keep this cowboy from her side. Delightful and captivating, To Love and to Cherish is an emotional love story. Fans of Linda Lael Miller, Jodi Thomas, and Rosanne Bittner will be drawn to Laurie and Jared as they grow-together and apart-through heartbreak, anger, greed, and most of all, love. Cactus Creek Cowboys Series: To Have and to Hold (Book 1): Naomi Kessling is certainly grateful to Colby Blaine for saving her family and agreeing to lead their train to safety-but she doesn't trust him. Both plagued by a past they can't leave behind, will love be enough to save them both. To Love and to Cherish (Book 2) Forever and Always (Book 3): Logan Holstock's search for his long-lost brothers brings him to the quaint town of Cactus Creek and into the life of a beautiful young widow. What readers are saying about To Love and to Cherish "This is one of those stories that ends perfectly even though you never want it to end." "The complexity of the characters and their struggles is what captivated me." What reviewers are saying about To Love and to Cherish "To Love and To Cherish is the type of Western romance I love; a smart heroine and a kind hero find love in a small town filled with lovable side characters and plausible villains. I look forward to the next installment." Heroes and Heartbreakers "Leigh Greenwood has once again proven he can write a compelling and romantic Western, and I recommend TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH to readers looking for a romantic and adventurous Western."-Fresh Fiction What everyone is saying about RT Career Achievement Award Winner Leigh Greenwood "Greenwood keeps your interest and makes you care about his characters."-Long and Short Reviews "[Greenwood] writes a Texas romance like he's been there and lived it himself. His settings are vividly described, his characters drawn so effectively you're hooked after the first chapter and his story lines can keep you turning pages late into the night." "Leigh Greenwood always writes an amazing western. Always."-Books Like Breathing "You can't beat an historical Texas romance by Leigh Greenwood. He writes of Texas like no other author." The Good, The Bad, and the Unread. "If it's a Greenwood cowboy story, readers are guaranteed an emotional, rich, adventurous romance with strong heroes and courageous heroines"-RT Book Reviews

Cactus

Cactus
  • Author : Dan Torre
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-05-15
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9781780237695
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Summary : Cacti are full of contradictions. Although many are found in the driest and most barren environments on earth, some grow exclusively in the branches of the rainforest canopy. Many species bristle with ferocious-looking spines, while other varieties are perfectly smooth. And while they might strike us as the most austere plants on earth, nearly all of them exhibit remarkable floral displays—some even larger than the plant itself. In Cactus, Dan Torre explores these unique plants as they appear all around the world and throughout art, literature, and popular culture. As Torre shows, cacti have played a prominent role in human history for thousands of years. Some species were revered by ancient civilizations, playing a part in their religious ceremonies; other varieties have been cultivated for their medicinal properties and even as a source of dye, as in the case of the prickly pear cactus and the cochineal insect, the source of red carmine used in everything from food to lipstick. Torre examines how cacti have figured in low-footprint gardens, as iconic features of the landscapes of Westerns, and as a delicious culinary ingredient, from nutritious Nopal pads to alluring Pitaya—or Dragon—fruits. Entertaining and informative, this book will appeal to any of us who have admired these hardy, efficient plants.

Midnight Cactus

Midnight Cactus
  • Author : Bella Pollen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-03-21
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9780330530484
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Summary : To the south lies Mexico. To the north you can see the flat plains and snow tipped peaks of the Patagonia Mountains . . . and in between is a strange and wild landscape representing a freedom so great that for a long moment, I find it hard to breathe. On the run from her claustrophobic marriage in London, Alice Coleman moves her two small children to the Arizona desert with the intention of renovating an abandoned mining town on the Mexican Border - and there finds an escape and solitude she hadn’t thought possible. But in the dusty, alien atmosphere, where it seems that everyone – from Benjàmin, the town’s Mexican caretaker to the laconic cowboy, Duval – has something to hide, Alice is uncertain whom to trust. As winter moves to scorching summer, what seemed idyllic turns deadly as Alice is drawn deeper into an obsessive quest for revenge, until finally she must decide how far she is willing to go to cling on to her freedom and what exactly she will have to sacrifice. Fierce and compelling, Midnight Cactus explores the territory between unrealized dreams and the pull of family. In a blistering climax Alice discovers it is only by risking everything that you learn what is really worth living for.

Cactus Country

Cactus Country
  • Author : Manohar Malgonkar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-10-01
  • Total pages :392
  • ISBN : 9789351940050
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Summary : Aslam Chisti, a young Pakistani officer, is faced with a difficult choice war explodes, tearing apart his country.... As tanks and soldiers prowl through East Pakistan, which is fighting to emerge as a sovereign nation: Bangladesh, Chisti who has been posted to the war zone, is taken prisoner by Bangladeshi guerrillas. To further complicate matters, the young officer falls in love with the enemy-the beautiful daughter of a Bengali princess in whose mansion Chisti is placed under house arrest.... In this novel Manohar Malgonkar gives us an enthralling tale of love, valour, manhood and the brutalities of war.

Cactus Blood: A Gloria Damasco Mystery

Cactus Blood: A Gloria Damasco Mystery
  • Author : Lucha Corpi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781611920826
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Summary : In California, Chicana detective Gloria Damasco investigates the death of a strike leader who was involved in a grape boycott. Officially the death was suicide, but Damasco thinks murder more likely. By the author of Eulogy for a Brown Angel.

Cactus Heart

Cactus Heart
  • Author : Jon Talton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-06-30
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9781615952069
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Summary : DIVIn this ""prequel"" to the popular David Mapstone mysteries, author Jon Talton takes us back to 1999, when everything dot-com was making money, the Y2K bug was the greatest danger facing the world, and the good times seemed as if they would never end. It was a time before David and Lindsey were together, before Mike Peralta was sherriff, and before David had rid himself of the sexy and mysterious Gretchen. In Phoenix, it's the sweet season and Christmas and the new millennium are only weeks away. But history professor David Mapstone, just hired by the Sheriff's Office, still finds trouble, chasing a robber into an abandoned warehouse and discovering a gruesome crime from six decades ago. Mapstone begins an investigation into a Depression-era kidnapping that transfixed Arizona and the nation: the disappearance of a cattle baron's grandsons, their bodies never found. And although the kidnapper was caught and executed, Mapstone uncovers evidence that justice was far from done. But this is no history lesson. The cattle baron's heirs now run a Fortune 500 company and wield far more clout than a former-professor-turned-deputy. Then one of the heirs turns up dead..../div

The Power of One

The Power of One
  • Author : Bryce Courtenay
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-05-20
  • Total pages :440
  • ISBN : 9781459620834
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Summary : First with your head and then with your heart ...So says Hoppie Groenewald, boxing champion, to a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world. For the young Peekay, its a piece of advice he will carry with him throughout his life. Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

Ecology and Conservation of the Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-owl in Arizona

Ecology and Conservation of the Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-owl in Arizona
  • Author : Jean-Luc E. Cartron,Deborah M. Finch
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :68
  • ISBN : MINN:31951P00794975X
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Summary : This report is the result of a cooperative effort by the Rocky Mountain Research Station and the USDA Forest Service Region 3, with participation by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Bureau of Land Management. It assesses the state of knowledge related to the conservation status of the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl in Arizona. The population decline of this owl has been attributed to the loss of riparian areas before and after the turn of the 20th century. Currently, the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl is chiefly found in southern Arizona in xeroriparian vegetation and wellstructured upland desertscrub. The primary threat to the remaining pygmy-owl population appears to be continued habitat loss due to residential development. Important information gaps exist and prevent a full understanding of the current population status of the owl and its conservation needs.

The Cactus Killer

The Cactus Killer
  • Author : Jeremy Croston
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-09-07
  • Total pages :274
  • ISBN : 1717592066
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Summary : When a serial killer begins targeting the supernatural community, vampires and werewolves are forced to come together to stop him. At the forefront, Victor Inglewood and Elizabeth Swansea are tasked with bringing an end to these brutal crimes - but at what cost? Damnation befalls anyone who tries to go after The Cactus Killer!

Three Sisters

Three Sisters
  • Author : Susan Mallery
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-05-31
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9781460397619
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Summary : In this heartwarming and celebrated Blackberry Island novel, New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery introduces us to three women whose friendship is about to change their lives forever. After Andi Gordon is jilted at the altar, she makes an impetuous decision—buying one of the famed Three Sisters on Blackberry Island. Now the proudish owner of the ugly duckling of the trio of Queen Anne houses, her life is just as badly in need of a major renovation as her new home. When Deanna Phillips confronts her husband about a suspected affair, she opens up a Pandora's Box of unhappiness. In her quest to be the perfect woman, she's lost herself…and could lose her entire family if things don't change. Next door, artist Boston King thought she and her college sweetheart would be married forever. But after tragedy strikes, she's not so sure. Now it's time for them to move forward, with or without one another. Thrown together by fate and geography, and bound by the strongest of friendships, these three women will discover what they're truly made of: laughter, tears and love. Don’t miss Susan Mallery’s latest book, The Stepsisters! A heartfelt tale of friendship between two women who used to be sisters.

Lemons

Lemons
  • Author : Melissa D. Savage
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017
  • Total pages :308
  • ISBN : 9781524700126
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Summary : After her mother dies in 1975, ten-year-old Lemonade must live with her grandfather in a small town famous for Bigfoot sitings and soon becomes friends with Tobin, a quirky Bigfoot investigator.

24 Hours in Nowhere

24 Hours in Nowhere
  • Author : Dusti Bowling
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-05-02
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1432873474
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Summary : Large Print�s increased font size and wider line spacing maximizes reading legibility, and has been proven to advance comprehension, improve fluency, reduce eye fatigue, and boost engagement in young readers of all abilities, especially struggling, reluctant, and striving readers.

To Have and to Hold

To Have and to Hold
  • Author : Leigh Greenwood
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-11-05
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9781402284472
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Summary : From USA Today Bestselling Author Leigh Greenwood comes a historical Western romance filled with gritty cowboy heroes, strong-willed heroines, and a whole lot of heart in the Wild West. A STRANGER TO THE RESCUE Colby Blaine has been a loner his whole life. And he isn't about to change now. But that doesn't mean he can ignore people in trouble. When he rides up to an inexperienced wagon train under attack, he doesn't hesitate to jump into the fray. It's only after the raid that he really lands himself in hot water... Naomi Kessling is certainly grateful to Colby for saving her family and agreeing to lead their train to safer territory. But the man has an infuriating way of knowing just how to get under her skin-he asks too may questions about a past she doesn't want to remember, and his touch makes her long for far more. Yet the more time they spend together, the more Naomi sees that perhaps it's Colby who needs rescuing the most... Cactus Creek Cowboys: To Have and to Hold (Book 1) To Love and to Cherish (Book 2) Forever and Always (Book 3) Praise for Bestselling Historical Western Romances by Leigh Greenwood: "Greenwood never disappoints. Continuous action, sharp intrigue, and well-rounded characters captivate."-RT Book Reviews "Greenwood's books are bound to become classics."-Rendezvous

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Author : Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-09-29
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780307744067
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Summary : This cult classic of gonzo journalism is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Now a major motion picture from Universal, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.