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It's 1967 East Los Angeles. Duffy Chavez is ten years old and from a large, mixed-race, single-parent family. Growing up is never easy, but for young Duffy Chavez, whose childhood is anything but innocent, the journey is particularly painful. Swimming against the tides of her troubled family as well as her own cultural identity, she struggles with the cards she has been dealt. Buoyed up by the belief of a select few, she strives to achieve the kind of self-knowledge that comes so naturally to the 'real girls' all around her. As gaps in the narrative begin to fill, and the truth surrounding Duffy's birth is unearthed, her determination to succeed is rendered all the more astounding. Told in uncompromising clarity through the eyes of a child, A House of Light and Stone is at once full of heartbreak and hope, offering respites of warmth in the coldest of places.
Inscribed Minoan stone vessels are ritual gifts that index their dedicants' intention that both their gift and their name should survive permanently at the place of dedication. These vessels contained offerings, yet the vessels themselves were also offerings, serving as permanent records of a ritual act. These rituals were most likely communal, incorporating group feasting and drinking. The seasonality of these rituals suggests that they were focused on the cycle of life: fertility, birth, death and renewal. Offerings left with the vessels suggest that these rituals also addressed other, more personal concerns. As for Linear A itself: the language behind the script appears to contain a fairly standard phonemic inventory, though there are hints of additional, more exotic phonemes. The morphology of the language appears to involve affixation, a typical mode of inflection in human languages. The presence of significant prefixing tends to rule out PIE as a parent language, while the word-internal vowel alternations typical of Afroasiatic verbal inflection are nowhere to be found in this script. In the end, Linear A appears most likely to represent a non-IE, non-Afroasiatic language, perhaps with agglutinative tendencies, and perhaps with VSO word order.
Baby Record Book and Beyond From birth through school years and into adulthood, your child's vaccinations, health records, and dental records can be recorded and preserved. Based on your records, your adult children will know when it's time to renew their vaccines or what childhood diseases they had. You can also compare the records to your other children or your grandchildren. Milestones & Memories preserved for your child from pregnancy, baby, toddler, tween, teen, and beyond.
Sarah Noble has everything: wealth, beauty, celebrity. She is an elite athlete married to her one true love. But she has a secret. She and her twin sister are courtesans, very discreet, very, very expensive. Only the most wealthy, the most powerful can afford her, and those who can, will risk everything for one night of pleasure. Finally, she encounters a client who is too much for her. Suddenly her beauty, her career, her marriage, her life are in danger. Can she and her husband Noah grow up and mature fast enough to survive? The Children of the Seed are immortal, but their own children are not. They are desperate to find the secret of immortality, but when they do, they discover that its possession is more likely to lead to sudden death. Can they solve the riddle in time? Mary, the abbess of the Academy, and Laura, the governor of transit station, have often wondered what it is like to be a man. Now they have an opportunity to find out with each other. What demons from the past will emerge? The economy of Eden is driven by the students at the Academy, who work as highly paid prostitutes. However, the Seedlings are getting older, and Eden is too isolated to attract new recruits. The Order finds a wonderful source of students -- young men and women saved from human sacrifice. But the price of their salvation is that their life at the Academy will be a fate worse than death. Can Noah and Sarah fulfill this bargain with the devil, and still keep their own souls? Earth's Keeper of the East has ruined Sarah and seduced the Rachel twins. He seems to be an evil tyrant, but his queen loves him dearly. Can she be as good as he is evil? Can she and Sarah both be the Goddess incarnate? One is the Hand of Life, the other the Hand of Death, but which is which? Cover Art: T.L. Davison
Color A Creation Gemstones, The 6th installment in the Color a Creation series. Walk through these hand drawn pages designed specifically with a Gem lover in mind. These 20 illustrations have a variety of difficulty levels and intricacies. To See a preview video of some of these pages go to this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfXPb71Z7fk
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