The Girl with the Blue Hair Ribbon

Fighting horrific events from her past and those obstacales in front of her changes everything. This twisting story and the heartwrenching reality of discovering her own sadness is remarkable for anyone.

The Girl with the Blue Hair Ribbon

A beautiful young teenage girl meets the boy of her dreams and after she says goodbye and returns home suddenly her life changes in a flash of an eye. Believing in destiny Rose McGinn is able to finally make her destiny years later and through fate she meets that boy again. But this time their simple teen years are gone and obstacales stand in their way of true love. Fighting horrific events from her past and those obstacales in front of her changes everything. This twisting story and the heartwrenching reality of discovering her own sadness is remarkable for anyone. Will Rose McGinn overcome the stumbling blocks that are keeping her from having true love in her life.

The Brass Cupcake

schoolyard showing his scars to the girl in the blue hair ribbon. I was chinning myself on the low branch of the apple tree. Iwasdiving into theold quarry from the highest rock. So Iletherread theanswer in my eyes. “But, Cliff!

The Brass Cupcake

One of the most beloved American thriller writers of the twentieth century kicks off a rip-roaring career with his exhilarating first novel, a hard-boiled classic full of twists and turns, good intentions and bad coincidences, the stench of corruption and the pursuit of justice at any cost. Introduction by Dean Koontz Ex-cop Cliff Bartells might be the last honest man in Florence City, Florida. After quitting the force over a crisis of conscience, he takes a job at an insurance company buying back stolen jewelry. Cliff is focused on keeping the bottom line down and staying out of the spotlight. But when an affluent tourist from Boston is murdered over a hefty collection of jewelry, Cliff finds himself wrapped up in a case that’s making national headlines. With the victim’s beautiful niece, Melody Chance, determined to help retrieve the goods, suddenly Cliff has the partner he never knew he wanted. Now all they need is a suspect: someone capable of cold-blooded murder in the name of profit. And that could mean anyone in this crooked town. Praise for John D. MacDonald “As a young writer, all I ever wanted was to touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me.”—Dean Koontz “To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut “John D. MacDonald was a writer way ahead of his time.”—John Saul

My Home is Far Away

... no feelings but intense sensations, was utterly separate from a little girl in a blue hair ribbon named Marcia Willard. The little girl named Marcia could be pinched or bruised without feeling pain, because she was filled with the ...

My Home is Far Away

My Home is Far Away is the most precisely autobiographical of Powell’s fifteen novels. In this family chronicle set in early twentieth century Ohio, young Marcia Willard’s family struggles to keep up with the rapidly changing times, and Marcia endures disillusionment, cruelty, and betrayal to forge a survivor’s sense of independence. John Updike has compared Powell with Theodore Dreiser, Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, “and those other Midwestern writers who felt something epic in the national shift from rural to urban, from provincial sequestration to metropolitan liberation.” By 1941, when Powell set to work on My Home Is Far Away, she was better known for the smart, boozy, bawdy, hilarious send-ups of Manhattan high and low life. She had begun to attain a reputation for high sophistication and nothing could be less “sophisticated” – in the glittering, all-knowing, furiously present-tense, big-city manner Powell had perfected – than My Home Is Far Away. This was the month of cherries and peaches, of green apples beyond the grape arbor, of little dandelion ghosts in the grass, of sour grass and four-leaf clovers, of still dry heat holding the smell of nasturtiums and dying lilacs. This was the best month of all and the best day. It was not birthday, Easter, Christmas, or picnic, but all these things and something else, something wonderful, something utterly unknown. The two little girls in embroidered white Sunday dresses knew no way to express their secret joy but by whirling each other dizzily over the lawn crying, “We’re moving, we’re moving! We’re moving to London Junction!” My Home Is Far Away is one of the very few examples of a book written for adults, with an adult command of the language, that maintains the vantage point of a hungry, serious child throughout. It might be likened to a memoir that has been penned not with the usual tranquility of distance but rather with the sense that everything happening to the characters is happening right now, without any promise of eventual escape, without any assurance that childhood, too, shall pass away. My Home is Far Away had been out of print for sixty years when Steerforth reissued it in 1995. It received immediate widespread acclaim, and was featured on the cover of the New York Times Book Review, where Terry Teachout called it “one of the permanent masterpieces of childhood, comparable with David Copperfield, What Maisie Knew and the early reminiscences of Colette,” and where he proclaimed Powell to be “one of this country’s least recognized great novelists.”

Gateway Beyond Threshold

Then out of the corner of his eye he saw a girl with blue hair, she was walking around with a ribbon on a stick. The music changed to a mesmerizing sound and he watched her move, the music was in time with her every movement.

Gateway Beyond Threshold

Join Jasylin and her crew as the get shanghaied into saving more than just some imaginary Princess. (First of the Road Series)

Inside of Time

A baby girl with a blue hair ribbon and tiny mukluks started crawling toward the drummers. The dancing women smiled lovingly. One of the men stopped drumming and put her on his lap. Then he began to drum again.

Inside of Time

The intrepid journalist and Holocaust refugee champion “gives a commonplace appeal to the momentous events with her ingenuous storytelling” (Kirkus Reviews). Drawing from hundreds of notebooks accumulated throughout her career, Gruber’s breathtaking memoir spans some of the most significant events of the twentieth century, covering the years 1941 to 1952. She details her eighteen months spent surveying Alaska on behalf of the United States government, her role assisting Holocaust refugees’ emigration from war-torn Europe, and her relationships with some of the most important figures of the era, including Eleanor Roosevelt and Golda Meir. Gruber describes these eleven years of her inspiring life with clarity and insight, providing an extraordinary inside look at some of the twentieth century’s turning points.

Collected Memoirs

A baby girl with a blue hair ribbon and tiny mukluks started crawling toward the drummers. The dancing women smiled lovingly. One of the men stopped drumming and put her on his lap. Then he began to drum again.

Collected Memoirs

Three poignant and powerful memoirs from the award-winning journalist, human rights advocate, and “fearless chronicler of the Jewish struggle” (The New York Times). Winner of the National Jewish Book Award for her biography of the pioneering Israeli nurse, Raquela Prywes, Ruth Gruber lived an extraordinary life as a foreign correspondent, photographer, humanitarian, and author. This collection is comprised of three of her most gripping memoirs, covering many of the most significant historical events in the first half of the twentieth century. Ahead of Time: At the tender age of eighty, the trailblazing journalist looked back on her remarkable first twenty-five years: growing up in a Brooklyn shtetl; entering New York University at fifteen; becoming the world’s youngest person to earn a PhD at nineteen in Cologne, Germany; being exposed to Hitler’s rise to power; and becoming the first American to travel to Siberia at the age of twenty-four, reporting on Gulag conditions for the New York Herald Tribune, in this “beautifully crafted” memoir (Publishers Weekly). “Ruth Gruber’s singular autobiography is both informative and poignant. Read it and your own memory will be enriched.” —Elie Wiesel Haven: In 1943, nearly one thousand European Jewish refugees were chosen by President Roosevelt to receive asylum in the United States. Working for the secretary of the interior, Gruber volunteered to shepherd them on their secret route across the Atlantic from Italy. She recorded the refugees’ dangerous passage, along with the aftermath of their arrival, which involved a fight to stay in the US after the war ended. The “remarkable story” was made into a TV miniseries starring Natasha Richardson as Gruber (Booklist). “[A] touching story . . . [Ruth Gruber] has put us into the full picture and humanized it.” —The New York Times Inside of Time: Unstoppable at ninety-one, Gruber, “with clarity, insight and humor,” revisited the years 1941 to 1952, recounting her eighteen months spent surveying Alaska on behalf of the US government, her role assisting Holocaust refugees’ emigration from war-torn Europe to Israel, and her relationships with some of the most important figures of the era, including Eleanor Roosevelt and Golda Meir (Publishers Weekly). “Gruber bore witness, spoke bluntly, galvanized public opinion, inspired people to action.” —Blanche Wiesen Cook, Los Angeles Times

The Blue Between Sky and Water

As she held the tails of the bow, they were transformed to a bright blue hair ribbon held by small outstretched hands. “Jiddo, will you tie this in my pigtails, please?” echoed a little girl's voice in her mind.

The Blue Between Sky and Water

It is 1947, and Beit Daras, a rural Palestinian village, is home to the Baraka family – oldest daughter Nazmiyeh, brother Mamdouh, beautiful, dreamy Mariam and their widowed mother. When Israeli forces descend, sending the village up in flames, the family must take the long road to Gaza, in a walk that will test them to their limits. Sixty years later, in America, Mamdouh's granddaughter Nur falls in love with a doctor. Following him to his work in Gaza, she meets Alwan, who will help Nur discover the ties of kinship that transcend distance – and even death. Told with raw humanity, The Blue Between Sky and Water is a lyrical, devastatingly beautiful story of a family's relocation, separation, survival and love.

The Ellis Island Collection Grace s Pictures Annie s Stories

Who always has a blue hair ribbon? Feeny, did you say, lass?” “Yes. Carolyn Feeny.” She narrowed her gray eyes. “Why?” Grace put a hand on Hazel's back and turned her toward the stairs. “In the top right drawer of your bureau.” The girl ...

The Ellis Island Collection  Grace s Pictures   Annie s Stories

This Collection bundles two of Cindy Thomson’s Ellis Island historical novels into one e-book for a great value! Grace’s Pictures: Grace McCaffery hopes that the bustling streets of New York hold all the promise that the lush hills of Ireland did not. As her efforts to earn enough money to bring her mother to America fail, she wonders if her new Brownie camera could be the answer. But a casual stroll through a beautiful New York City park turns into a hostile run-in with local gangsters, who are convinced her camera holds the first and only photos of their elusive leader. A policeman with a personal commitment to help those less fortunate finds Grace attractive and longs to help her, but Grace believes such men cannot be trusted. Spread thin between her quest to rescue her mother, do well in a new nanny job, and avoid the gang intent on intimidating her, Grace must put her faith in unlikely sources to learn the true meaning of courage and forgiveness. Annie’s Stories: The year is 1901, the literary sensation The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is taking New York City by storm, and everyone wonders where the next great book will come from. But to Annie Gallagher, stories are more than entertainment—they’re a sweet reminder of her storyteller father. After his death, Annie fled Ireland for the land of dreams, finding work at Hawkins House. But when a fellow boarder with something to hide is accused of misconduct and authorities threaten to shut down the boardinghouse, Annie fears she may lose her new friends, her housekeeping job . . . and her means of funding her dream: a memorial library to honor her father. Furthermore, the friendly postman shows a little too much interest in Annie—and in her father’s unpublished stories. In fact, he suspects these tales may hold a grand secret. Though the postman’s intentions seem pure, Annie wants to share her father’s stories on her own terms. Determined to prove herself, Annie must forge her own path to aid her friend and create the future she’s always envisioned . . . where dreams really do come true.

An Eve Duncan Collection From Iris Johansen

A child's blue hair ribbon. She felt sick. “Is it Bonnie's?” Joe asked. That had been her first thought. But Eve had seldom put ribbons in Bonnie's hair because she had too many curls. When she did, the ribbons were always yellow.

An Eve Duncan Collection From Iris Johansen

New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen has captivated millions of readers with her fast-paced forensics thrillers featuring heroine Eve Duncan. Here together for the first time in a convenient eBook bundle are four of her popular Eve Duncan novels: Quicksand Do you still miss your little Bonnie? This one sentence, spoken by a male voice in anonymous phone call, is all it takes to drag Eve Duncan right back to that horrifying moment years ago when her only daughter vanished without a trace. Since then, Eve's life has become an obsession to find her daughter's remains. Only one man—a brilliant, ruthless killer—knows the truth about what happened to Bonnie. But taunting Eve might be his first and last mistake... Blood Game When a Georgia senator's daughter is found dead and drained of blood, Eve enters the world of a twisted psychopath—a man whose name appears on Eve's shortlist of killers connected to her own missing daughter, Bonnie. Eight Days to Live It all begins with a painting called Guilt. Eve Duncan's daughter, Jane, has no idea why she painted the portrait of the chilling face that now hangs in a Paris gallery. But those who belong to a powerful cult—one that dates back to the time of Christ—know both the face and the significance behind it... Chasing the Night A CIA agent's two-year-old child was stolen in the night as a brutal act of vengeance. Nine years later, Catherine Ling's instincts—maternal and professional—tell her that her son is still alive. But she needs the help of someone as driven and obsessed as she is to find him. That person is Eve Duncan.

British Dolls of the 1950s

Originally her hair was tightly curled around the edges, though as children enjoyed combing and brushing the hair, dolls found today often lack most of the ... Even her hair ribbon was printed with the Girl logo, in either blue or red.

British Dolls of the 1950s

Photos, descriptions, and fascinating history for dedicated doll collectors. In the 1950s, a new material—plastic—revolutionized the doll trade and made dolls affordable for people of all classes. This book focuses specifically on British dolls of that decade, offering not only useful information for collectors but a glimpse into the history and culture that surrounded these cherished toys. Along with photos and descriptions, this unique guide covers: doll manufacturers must-buy dolls what to spot when buying dolls how to avoid buying fakes a where-to-buy directory doll hospitals specialist museums

Seven Little Australians

PALE-BLUE. HAIR. RIBBON. She in her virginal beauty As pure as a pictured saint, How should this sinning and sorrow ... between the little fair-faced girl, who looked with such serene blue eyes to a future she felt must be beautiful, ...

Seven Little Australians

Seven Little Australians is a classic Australian children's literature novel by Ethel Turner, published in 1894.

Grace s Pictures

Who always has a blue hair ribbon? Feeny, did you say, lass?” “Yes. Carolyn Feeny.” She narrowed her gray eyes. “Why?” Grace put a hand on Hazel's back and turned her toward the stairs. “In the top right drawer ofyour bureau.” The girl ...

Grace s Pictures

Grace McCaffery hopes that the bustling streets of New York hold all the promise that the lush hills of Ireland did not. As her efforts to earn enough money to bring her mother to America fail, she wonders if her new Brownie camera could be the answer. But a casual stroll through a beautiful New York City park turns into a hostile run-in with local gangsters, who are convinced her camera holds the first and only photos of their elusive leader. A policeman with a personal commitment to help those less fortunate finds Grace attractive and longs to help her, but Grace believes such men cannot be trusted. Spread thin between her quest to rescue her mother, do well in a new nanny job, and avoid the gang intent on intimidating her, Grace must put her faith in unlikely sources to learn the true meaning of courage and forgiveness.

Quicksand

A child's blue hair ribbon. She felt sick. “Is it Bonnie's? ... But Eve had seldom put ribbons in Bonnie's hair because she had too many curls. ... It was a picture of a little girl with shiny brown hair tied back with a blue ribbon.

Quicksand

Returning from Johansen's New York Times bestselling thriller, Stalemate, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is still reeling from the disappearance of her daughter, Bonnie. Deciding to take matters into her own hands, she enlists the clairvoyant skills of Dr. Megan Blair to help find her. No strangers to looking for clues where there seem to be none, the two women use their highly specialized talents to hunt down Bonnie's elusive kidnapper and return her to her mother's arms. But is Bonnie still alive? Will the two women find her in time? Iris Johansen strikes again with this non-stop, action packed thriller, keeping readers turning pages well into the night.

Close to Home

She was standing right inside the entryway, fussing with Stacy's hair. Today the little girl was dressed all in blue: blue dress, blue hair ribbon, even blue socks. Jessica would have bet anything that her underpants were the same color ...

Close to Home

When Jessica MacAllister takes time off from her career to move to the suburbs and become a full time wife and mother, it’s not all Ozzie and Harriet. Then her cigar-chomping real-estate agent is murdered, and she can’t resist investigating. Jessica teams up with the victim’s charming – and surprisingly attentive – younger brother, meanwhile wrestling with her own ambivalence about her new role. Contemporary mystery by Cynthia Baxter writing as Cynthia Blair; originally published by Ballantine

My Mother Gets Married

And don't spoil the girl like that all the time . She can certainly learn to do something ... No , twenty - five ore you can take , that'll be enough for a new hair ribbon . ... There lay a wide blue hair ribbon a whole meter long .

My Mother Gets Married

Originally published in Sweden in 1936, this rare novel is the first volume in Martinson's acclaimed autobiographical trilogy. Told through the seven-year-old child Mia's eyes, the novel portrays a life of dreadful poverty, recording in detail Mia's beautiful mother's pregnancies by her handsome but hard-drinking and unfaithful husband; the succession of rented rooms infested with rats and lice, where Mia lives; the insiduous separateness and cruelty that the haves inflict on the have-nots. "A poignant, yet unsettling documentary story that transcends time and place in its depiction of the struggles of the working poor, deserving of a place alongside such notables as Sinclair Lewis, Ole Rolvaag, and John Steinbeck."-Booklist

The First Kiss of Spring

This time Josh wasn't watching her, but rather the bride's four-year-old niece and flower girl. The grin on his face as he watched the little girl twirl her dusky blue hair ribbon around her finger made Caitlin's heart melt.

The First Kiss of Spring

Spring has come to Eternity Springs in The First Kiss of Spring, the newest installment in this New York Times bestselling series by Emily March. Life could be a dream... Goal-oriented and gorgeous, Caitlin Timberlake's dreams took her to the top of the corporate ladder in New York City. Now years later, her goals have changed. She wants to come home to Eternity Springs and build a business and a family of her own—with the new man in town. So what if sexy mechanic Josh Tarkington wants nothing more than a fling? Caitlin is a patient woman who knows how to work hard and strategize to win what she desires. She desires Josh. Unfortunately, he has other plans. If only things were different... Josh craves Caitlin and all she has to offer. However, he is a man with secrets. He has worked hard to overcome his tragic past, but he's afraid to risk having a future because he knows trouble is never very far away. When a selfless act brings that trouble to his door, he stands to lose everything he cares about—including Caitlin. Will her love and the healing magic of Eternity Springs be enough to save him?

Wet Grave

Dreamed of the sandalwood scent of her hair, and her hands, so much older than her face or her body, workroughened and ... that she stared at in astonishment before bursting into tears; to a young man he gave a girl's blue hair-ribbon; ...

Wet Grave

In such stunning novels of crime and character as Die Upon a Kiss, Sold Down the River, and A Free Man of Color, Benjamin January tracked down killers through the sensuous, atmospheric, dangerously beautiful world of Old New Orleans. Now, in this new novel by bestselling author Barbara Hambly, he follows a trail of murder from illicit back alleys to glittering mansions to a dark place where the oldest and deadliest secrets lie buried . . . Wet Grave It’s 1835 and the relentless glare of the late July sun has slowed New Orleans to a standstill. When Hesione LeGros--once a corsair’s jeweled mistress, now a raddled hag--is found slashed to death in a shanty on the fringe of New Orleans’s most lawless quarter, there are few to care. But one of them is Benjamin January, musician and teacher. He well recalls her blazing ebony beauty when she appeared, exquisitely gowned and handy with a stiletto, at a demimonde banquet years ago. Who would want to kill this woman now--Hessy, they said, would turn a trick for a bottle of rum--had some quarrelsome “customer” decided to do away with her? Or could it be one of the sexual predators who roamed the dark and seedy streets? Or--as Benjamin comes to suspect--was her killer someone she knew, someone whose careful search of her shack suggests a cold-blooded crime? Someone whose boot left a chillingly distinctive print . . . His inquiries at taverns, markets, and slave dances reveal little about “Hellfire Hessy” since her glory days in Barataria Bay, once the lair of gentlemen pirates. Then the murder is swept from his mind by the delivery of a crate filled with contraband rifles--and yet another telltale boot print left by its claimant. When a murder swiftly follows, Ben and Rose Vitrac, the woman he loves, fear the workings of a serpentine mind and a treacherous plot: one only they can hope to thwart in time. All too soon they are fugitives of color in the stormy bayous and marshes of slave-stealer country, headed for smugglers’ haunts and sinister plantations, where one false step could be their last toward a...Wet Grave.

The Grub and Stakers Pinch a Poke

... who happened to be sitting at one of the makeup mirrors, caught the woman's reflection in the glass and paused in the act of tying her blue hair ribbon. There was something familiar in the woman's gait as she walked quickly away.

The Grub and Stakers Pinch a Poke

An amateur play turns serious when a prop gun is swapped for a real one. When Jenson Thorbisher-Freep announces an amateur theatrical contest, the women in the Grub-and-Stake gardening club race to join in. They enlist Osbert Monk as their playwright - not only is he married to their club leader Dittany Monk, but he's famous the world over as Lex Laramie, bestselling novelist of Westerns. Taking the legend of Dangerous Dan McGrew as his inspiration, Osbert delivers a rough draft faster than the Pony Express. Now all the Grub-and-Stakers have to do is cast it. To play McGrew, Dittany picks town cad Andrew McNaster, who has recently improved his manners in an attempt to woo Osbert's aunt, Arethusa. The gunslinger's performance gets a bit too real on opening night, though, when his prop bullets are replaced with real ones, and claim the toe of a fellow thespian. Is McNaster as nice as he pretends to be? Or has he taken his part too close to heart, and decided to become very dangerous indeed? Review Quote. "The screwball mystery is Charlotte MacLeod's cup of tea." - Chicago Tribune. "Charlotte MacLeod does what she does better than anybody else does it; and what she does is in the top rank of modern mystery fiction." - Elizabeth Peters, creator of the Amelia Peabody. series "The epitome of the 'cozy' mystery." - Mostly Murder. Biographical note. Charlotte MacLeod (1922-2005) was an internationally bestselling author of cozy mysteries. Born in Canada, she moved to Boston as a child, and lived in New England most of her life. After graduating from college, she made a career in advertising, writing copy for the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company before moving on to Boston firm N. H. Miller & Co., where she rose to the rank of vice president. In her spare time, MacLeod wrote short stories, and in 1964 published her first novel, a children's book called "Mystery of the White Knight." In "Rest You Merry" (1978), MacLeod introduced Professor Peter Shandy, a horticulturist and amateur sleuth whose adventures she would chronicle for two decades. "The Family Vault" (1979) marked the first appearance of her other best-known characters: the husband and wife sleuthing team Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn, whom she followed until her last novel, "The Balloon Man," in 1998.

Courtney Case and the Blue Thief

“Boys like blue,” Andie answered. “Girls like blue too,” I said. “I remember last weekend you told Nick you wanted to wear your blue hair ribbon because it matched your dress.” “That's right,” Andie nodded. “I do like blue.

Courtney Case and the Blue Thief

A number of items have gone missing from around the neighborhood. Courtney Case, Australian girl detective is on the case. First Mack cannot find his A-Man…AGAIN! Then it is Liesel's beads, a hair ribbon, and other items. None of the items has any real value. So who is stealing them, and why? What do the items have in common? Could that be the clue that leads to finding the thief? Read this seventh book in the exciting Courtney Case Mystery Series. Ages 7 to 10 Chapter book Reading level: 3.5

Childhood Essentials Library Carolyn Wells Edition 29 Novels 150 Poems Stories Fables Charades for Children Illustrated

You can surely find something nice to say about the girl, even if you dislike other traits she has." "Yes, I s'pose I could. And if the girls do ... If Maisie May likes blue hair-ribbons and you like pink, say the blue are pretty.

Childhood Essentials Library   Carolyn Wells Edition  29 Novels   150  Poems  Stories  Fables   Charades for Children  Illustrated

This carefully crafted ebook: "Childhood Essentials Library - Carolyn Wells Edition: 29 Novels & 150+ Poems, Stories, Fables & Charades for Children (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Patty Fairfield Series Patty Fairfield Patty at Home Patty's Summer Days Patty in Paris Patty's Friends Patty's Success Patty's Motor Car Patty's Butterfly Days Patty's Social Season Patty's Suitors Patty's Fortune Patty Blossom Patty-Bride Patty and Azalea Marjorie Maynard Series Marjorie's Vacation Marjorie's Busy Days Marjorie's New Friend Marjorie's Maytime Marjorie at Seacote Two Little Women Trilogy Two Little Women Two Little Women and Treasure House Two Little Women on a Holiday Other Novels The Dorrance Domain Betty's Happy Year Dick and Dolly The Staying Guest Ptomaine Street: A Tale of Warble Petticoat The Emily Emmins Papers The Lover's Baedeker and Guide to Arcady Poetry Mother Goose's Menagerie The Jingle Book A Phenomenal Fauna The Seven Ages of Childhood Children of Our Town Girls and Gayety Christmas Carollin' At the Sign of the Sphinx Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) was an American writer and poet. She is known for her Patty Fairfield series of novels for young girls.