Animated animal toys in wood : 20 projects that walk, wobble & roll Wakefield, David.
Craft your stash : transforming craft closet treasures into gifts, home décor & more Fulmer, Lisa, author.
Scroll saw workbook : learn to use your scroll saw in 25 skill-building chapters Nelson, John A., 1935-
Mapping it out : an alternative atlas of contemporary cartographies
Maps have always been at the heart of human knowledge. Whether they chart a newly discovered land or lay out a complicated process, maps serve to improve our understanding of what surrounds us. Maps make the complex simple, and reveal the complexity behind the apparently simple. Mapping It Out invites artists, architects, writers, and designers, geographers, mathematicians, computer pioneers, scientists, and others from a host of fields to create a personal map of their own, in whatever form and showing whatever terrain they choose, whether real-world or imaginary. Over 130 contributors are represented, including Yoko Ono, Louise Bourgeois, Damien Hirst, David Adjaye, Ed Ruscha, Alexander Kluge, and many more. Some contributors have translated scientific data into simplified visual language, while others have condensed vast social, political, or natural forms into concise diagrams. There are reworked existing maps, alternate views of reality, charted imaginary flights of fancy, and the occasional rejection of a traditional map altogether.--Provided by publisher.
Brush marker magic : surprisingly simple color effects for cards, scrapbooks, and other paper art projects Browning, Marie.
"Use brilliantly colored markers to add dazzling accents to handmade cards, envelopes, gift tags, scrapbook pages, or any other papercraft project. This essential guide teaches you fantastic brush marker techniques for sketching, stamping, art-journaling, and more."--Page 4 of cover.
The modern flower painter : creating vibrant botanical portraits in watercolour Mason, Anna, author.
Fight diabetes with vitamins and antioxidants Prasad, Kedar N.
"A resource on the powerful benefits of micronutrients for diabetes treatment and prevention"--Provided by publisher.
A wonderlandiful world Hale, Shannon.
"When a mysterious being from Wonderland begins to infect Ever After High with a strange magic, everything goes topsy-turvy. Lizzie Hearts, Wonderland's future queen, Cedar Wood, daughter of Pinocchio, and Madeline Hatter, heir to the Mad Hatter's Haberdashery & Tea Shoppe, seem to be the only ones who haven't completely lost their heads. It's up to them to save their best friends forever after from a curse that threatens to give their school--and their lives--a very unhappy ending"--
Sunny Sweet is so dead meat Mann, Jennifer Ann, author.
When Sunny Sweet, age six, devises a science experiment that requires her big sister Masha to look weird all day, Masha will try almost anything to get them home from the science fair without causing a scene.
Flight 232 : a story of disaster and survival Gonzales, Laurence, 1947-
As hundreds of rescue workers waited on the ground, United Airlines Flight 232 wallowed drunkenly over the bluffs northwest of Sioux City. The plane slammed onto the runway and burst into a vast fireball. The rescuers didn't move at first: nobody could possibly survive that crash. And then people began emerging from the summer corn that lined the runways. Miraculously, 184 of 296 passengers lived. No one has ever attempted the complete reconstruction of a crash of this magnitude. Drawing on interviews with hundreds of survivors, crew, and airport and rescue personnel, Laurence Gonzales, a commercial pilot himself, captures, minute by minute, the harrowing journey of pilots flying a plane with no controls and flight attendants keeping their calm in the face of certain death. He plumbs the hearts and minds of passengers as they pray, bargain with God, plot their strategies for survival, and sacrifice themselves to save others. Ultimately he takes us, step by step, through the gripping scientific detective work in super-secret labs to dive into the heart of a flaw smaller than a grain of rice that shows what brought the aircraft down. An unforgettable drama of the triumph of heroism over tragedy and human ingenuity over technological breakdown, Flight 232 is a masterpiece in the tradition of the greatest aviation stories ever told.
The strange awakening of Lazy Smurf Peyo.
"Lazy Smurf loves to nap, but this is ridiculous! When he wakes up one day after an especially refreshing rest, Lazy discovers that 100 years have gone by and the whole Village has changed--and not for the better. With all these elderly Smurfs hobbling around, no one is young enough to do the chores except Lazy himself, and work is not his strong suit. But something isn't quite right, and once Lazy discovers the truth behind this caper, disaster--and Gargamel--isn't far behind!"--Publisher's web site.
History of design : decorative arts and material culture, 1400-2000
" Spanning six centuries of global design, this far-reaching survey is the first to offer an account of the vast history of decorative arts and design produced in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Indian subcontinent, and the Islamic world, from 1400 to the present. Meticulously documented and lavishly illustrated, the volume covers interiors, furniture, textiles and dress, glass, graphics, metalwork, ceramics, exhibitions, product design, landscape and garden design, and theater and film design. Divided into four chronological sections, each of which is subdivided geographically, the authors elucidate the evolution of style, form, materials, and techniques, and address vital issues such as gender, race, patronage, cultural appropriation, continuity versus innovation, and high versus low culture. Leading authorities in design history and decorative arts studies present hundreds of objects in their contemporary contexts, demonstrating the overwhelming extent to which the applied arts have enriched customs, ceremony, and daily life worldwide over the past six hundred years. This ambitious, landmark publication is essential reading, contributing a definitive classic to the existing scholarship on design, decorative arts, and material culture, while also introducing these subjects to new readers in a comprehensive, erudite book with widespread appeal"--
Cape Cod modern : midcentury architecture and community on the Outer Cape McMahon, Peter, 1957- author.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : the ultimate visual history Farago, Andrew, author.
Discover the complete story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the first time-from their humble beginnings in black-and-white comics created in a home studio in Dover, New Hampshire, to their multimillion-dollar breakout success, and their position as four of the best-loved characters of all time. Featuring interviews with every key figure in the Turtles' evolution, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History presents the tale straight from the mouths of those who were there, including co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, animation legend Fred Wolf, creature effects maestro Brian Henson, and even the man behind the "Ninja Rap," Vanilla Ice. In visually stunning detail, this book explores each iteration of the Turtles from the past to the present, including the hit animation show from Nickelodeon and the Michael Bay-produced live-action movie from Paramount starring Megan Fox. Bringing together the rarest art and artifacts from three decades of TMNT comics, TV shows, and films, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History leaves no shell unturned!
Trust no one Krentz, Jayne Ann.
"Following up on the incredible success of River Road, New York Times-bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz delivers another masterpiece of romantic suspense. It's no coincidence when Grace Elland finds a vodka bottle next to the lifeless body of her boss,motivational speaker Sprague Witherspoon. The bottle is a terrifying-and deliberate-reminder of the horrors of her past. Grace retreats to her hometown to regroup and tries to put everything she's learned about positive thinking into practice-a processthat is seriously challenged on the world's worst blind date. Awkward doesn't begin to describe her evening with venture-capitalist Julius Arkwright. She has nothing in common with a man who lives to make money, but the intense ex-Marine does have some skills that Grace can use-and he's the perfect man to help her when it becomes clear she is being stalked. As Witherspoon's financial empire continues to crumble around them, taking a deadly toll, Julius will help Grace step into her past to uncover a devious plan to destroy not only Grace, but everyone around her"--
A Steadfast Heart Peterson, Tracie
Saint Odd : An Odd Thomas Novel Koontz, Dean R.
Insatiable Appetites Woods, Stuart
The Assassination Option Griffin, W. E. B./ Butterworth, William E.
The Body Snatchers Affair : A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery Muller, Marcia/ Pronzini, Bill
Whatever you grow up to be Kingsbury, Karen.
From birth to football games to college graduation to fatherhood, a mother reminds her son that life is filled with possibilities and that God has a plan for him---whatever he grows up to be. Bible verses are interspersed throughout the text.
Something to remember me by Bosak, Susan V.
A girl shares many experiences with her grandmother over the years, and many times the old woman gives her a small gift to help her remember.
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole Barnett, Mac/ Klassen, Jon (ILT)
Shh! we have a plan Haughton, Chris, author, illustrator
Spotting an exquisite bird in a tree, three friends execute a series of stealthy plans to capture the bird only to have their efforts foiled, while their quiet, observant companion stretches out his hand to execute a plan of his own.
Once upon an alphabet Jeffers, Oliver.
"From an Astronaut who's afraid of heights, to a Bridge that ends up burned between friends, to a Cup stuck in a cupboard and longing for freedom, this series of interconnected stories and characters explores the alphabet"--
No Such Thing Bailey, Ella (ILT)
Little Elliot, big city Curato, Mike, author, illustrator.
Elliot the little elephant has a hard time with a lot of things in the city he loves until he meets Mouse, who is even smaller--and hungrier.
I am the king Timmers, Leo.
When Tortoise wears a crown one morning, thinking that he is king, all of the other animals have a good laugh until they realize that they would like to be king too.
Caterina and the lemonade stand Kono, Erin Eitter.
Caterina, a little brown bird who loves to make lists, plans to earn money by selling lemonade, but when others have the same idea, Caterina must find a way to make her stand eye-catching.
Charlie and the new baby Drummond, Ree, author.
When his daily routine of eating and sleeping is interrupted by the arrival of a baby calf named Abigail, Charlie the hound feels jealous to see everyone paying attention to the newcomer and wonders if he will be able to adjust, in a story complemented bya Pioneer Woman recipe.
The clockwork dagger Cato, Beth.
"Full of magic, mystery, and romance, an enchanting steampunk fantasy debut in the bestselling vein of Trudi Canavan and Gail Carriger. Orphaned as a child, Octavia Leander was doomed to grow up on the streets until Miss Percival saved her and taught her to become a medician. Gifted with incredible powers, the young healer is about to embark on her first mission, visiting suffering cities in the far reaches of the war-scarred realm. But the airship on which she is traveling is plagued by a series of strange and disturbing occurrences, including murder, and Octavia herself is threatened. Suddenly, she is caught up in a flurry of intrigue: the dashingly attractive steward may be one of the infamous Clockwork Daggers--the Queen's spies and assassins--and her cabin-mate harbors disturbing secrets. But the danger is only beginning, for Octavia discovers that the deadly conspiracy aboard the airship may reach the crown itself"--
Honor Cote, Lyn.
Honor Penworthy finds herself wedded through an arranged marriage to a hearing impaired man. As she becomes involved with the Underground Railroad Samuel must decide whether to support Honor in this pursuit.
Of merlot and murder Folger, Joni, author.
Vintner Elise Beckett investigates when rival Divia Larson is found dead at the Lost Pines Food and Wine Festival and Elise's grandmother is named the prime suspect.
The remaining : a novelization Thrasher, Travis, 1971- author.
"Just after a young couple says their vows, the earth shakes, and some people die suddenly and are taken away. The rest of their wedding party and friends are left to wrestle with what happened and with their faith"--
Evergreen : a Christiansen winter novella Warren, Susan May, 1966-
An empty nest has Ingrid Christiansen dreading the upcoming holidays, but her husband, John, could not be more excited about this new season of life.
Best to laugh : a novel Landvik, Lorna, 1954- author.
"No one steps up to life's banquet, holds out her tray, and orders, "Grief, please!" Yet as a child, Candy Pekkala was served a heaping helping of it. But every buffet line has a dessert section, and when a cousin calls with a Hollywood apartment to sublet, it seems though Candy is finally offered something sweet. It's good-bye to Minnesota and hello to California, where a girl who has always lived by her wits has a real chance of making a living with them. And with that, Lorna Landvik launches her latest irresistible character onto the world stage--or at least onto the dimly lit small stage where stand-up comedy gets its start"--Inside Cover.
Green Calder grass Dailey, Janet.
Jessy Niles Calder finds her marriage to Ty Calder threatened by the return of his ex-wife Tara, whose devious and dangerous machinations divide the Calder family and threaten to destroy their marriage as well as their lives.
I see you MacDonald, Patricia J.
"Hannah, Adam and adorable young Sydney Wickes are living under assumed identities in West Philadelphia. But when an unexpected tragedy throws the harsh glare of publicity on the family, their lives are suddenly in danger. Because Hannah and those she loves are hiding a dark secret in their past, a secret that's about to catch up with them" --
Close to the bone Black, Lisa, 1963-
Forensic scientist Theresa MacLean stumbles across a murder rather too close for comfort when she returns to the Medical Examiner's office following a late night call to find one deskman missing and the other beaten to death. Written in blood above the dead man's head is a single word: "Confess". It's the first time a homicide has taken place actually within the ME's office. Medical Examiner Stone works on how to spin the news while Theresa works the scene. When a second victim is discovered, Theresa uncovers a link to the death of another co worker, records secretary Diane Allman, who was murdered in her own home ten years before. As she painstakingly pieces the clues together, Theresa realizes that she has become an integral part of a ruthless killer's murderous agenda. And if she is to survive, she must find out what really happened to Diane all those years ago.
Afterworlds Westerfeld, Scott, author.
In alternating chapters, eighteen-year-old Darcy Patel navigates the New York City publishing world and Lizzie, the heroine of Darcy's novel, slips into the "Afterworld" to survive a terrorist attack and becomes a spirit guide, as both face many challenges and both fall in love.
The Seventh Sigil Weis, Margaret.
"Margaret Weis, the bestselling author of many epic adventure fantasies, is at her best in The Seventh Sigil. Five hundred years ago, a clan of rebels was banished to the bottom of the world, ever since, these Bottom Dwellers have sought revenge, and now they are waging all-out war on the rest of humanity, those who live Above. Their deadly "contramagic" beams destroy buildings and attack naval airships, and their magical drumming brings terrible storms and disrupts the magic of the people and dragons Above. The attack of their full contramagic power will create a magical armageddon. In an effort to prevent further death, the reunited Dragon Brigade will take the fight to the Bottom. But strength of arms alone will not be enough to conquer their foe. As the Bottom Dwellers' blood magic eats away at the world, those Above realize their only possible defense lies in the heretical secrets of contramagic. Loyal priests must decide whether to protect the Church, or risk its destruction in pursuit of the truth. Only the Dragon Brigade can keep the world from plunging into an endless dark age. Their epic battle will test the mettle of those thrown into the breach, and determine the fate of this magical world"--
Beyond the moon and Ghost wolf Hauf, Michele.
"BEYOND THE MOON: For four centuries, vampire hunter Rook has sworn off love and devoted himself to avenging a terrible loss. But something about the pretty witch Verity Van Velde calls to him, and it's not just her long legs...or her fiery magic. Rook knows that Verity may be his only chance to find his soul mate--and his soul."-- From back cover.
Loyal wolf, and, Immortal obsession Johnston, Linda O.
The secret journal of Ichabod Crane Irvine, Alexander (Alexander C.)
"Based on the breakout Fox TV show "Sleepy Hollow," an unprecedented look inside the mind of Revolutionary War soldier and modern-day demon slayer Ichabod Crane, one of TV's hottest new characters"--
Palmetto moon Boykin, Kim, 1957-
"June, 1947. Charleston is poised to celebrate the biggest wedding in high-society history, the joining of two of the oldest families in the city. Except the bride is nowhere to be found... Unlike the rest of the debs she grew up with, Vada Hadley doesn't see marrying Justin McLeod as a blessing--she sees it as a life sentence. So when she finds herself one day away from a wedding she doesn't want, she's left with no choice but to run away from the future her parents have so carefully planned for her. In Round O, South Carolina, Vada finds independence in the unexpected friendships she forms at the boarding house where she stays, and a quiet yet fulfilling courtship with the local diner owner, Frank Darling. For the first time in her life, she finally feels like she's where she's meant to be. But when her dear friend Darby needs help, Vada will have to confront the life she gave up--and decide where her heart truly belongs"--
The midnight queen Hunter, Sylvia Izzo.
"In the hallowed halls of Oxford's Merlin College, the most talented--and highest born--sons of the Kingdom of Britain are taught the intricacies of magickal theory. But what dazzles can also destroy, as Gray Marshall is about to discover... Gray's deep talent for magick has won him a place at Merlin College. But when he accompanies four fellow students on a mysterious midnight errand that ends in disaster and death, he is sent away in disgrace--and without a trace of his power. He must spend the summer under the watchful eye of his domineering professor, Appius Callender, working in the gardens of Callender's country estate and hoping to recover his abilities. And it is there, toiling away on a summer afternoon, that he meets the professor's daughter. Even though she has no talent of her own, Sophie Callender longs to be educated in the lore of magick. Her father has kept her isolated at the estate and forbidden her interest, everyone knows that teaching arcane magickal theory to women is the height of impropriety. But against her father's wishes, Sophie has studied his ancient volumes on the subject. And in the tall, stammering, yet oddly charming Gray, she finally finds someone who encourages her interest and awakens new ideas and feelings. Sophie and Gray's meeting touches off a series of events that begins to unravel secrets about each of them. And after the king's closest advisor pays the professor a closed-door visit, they begin to wonder if what Gray witnessed in Oxford might be even more sinister than it seemed. They are determined to find out, no matter the cost.."--
Butternut summer McNear, Mary.
"Caroline's life is turned upside down the moment her ex-husband, Jack, strides through the door of her coffee shop. He seems changed--stronger, steadier, and determined to make amends with Caroline and their daughter, Daisy. Is he really different, or is he the same irresistibly charming but irresponsible man he was when he left Butternut Lake eighteen years ago? Caroline, whose life is stuck on pause as her finances are going down the tubes, is tempted to let him back into her life ... but would it be wise? For Caroline's daughter, Daisy, the summer is filled with surprises. Home from college, she's reunited with the father she adores--but hardly knows--and swept away by her first true love. But Will isn't what her mother wants for her--all Caroline can see is that he's the kind of sexy "bad boy" Daisy should stay away from. As the long, lazy days of summer pass, Daisy and Caroline come to realize that even if Butternut Lake doesn't change, life does"--Page 4 of cover.
The moment of everything : a novel King, Shelly, author.
Maggie, recently fired from a tech startup, spends her time at a used book store, waiting for something to come along, but when she finds an antique copy of "Lady Chatterley's Lover," everything changes.
Assault with a deadly lie : a Nick Hoffman novel of suspense Raphael, Lev, author.
Successful professor Nick Hoffman finds his secure, happy, college-town life changed forever after a nightmarish encounter with police. A novel of suspense set in the academic world, Assault with a Deadly Lie probes the disturbing psychological impact of slander, harassment, stalking, police brutality, and the loss of personal safety.
Rooms Oliver, Lauren, 1982- author.
Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family -- bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna -- have arrived for their inheritance. But the Walkers are not alone.
Loon Lake : a novel Doctorow, E. L., 1931-
The anatomy of dreams : a novel Benjamin, Chloe.
It's 1998, and Sylvie Patterson, a bookish student at a Northern California boarding school, falls in love with a spirited, elusive classmate named Gabe. Their headmaster, Dr. Adrian Keller, is a charismatic medical researcher who has staked his career on the therapeutic potential of lucid dreaming: By teaching his patients to become conscious during sleep, he helps them to relieve stress and heal from trauma. Over the next six years, Sylvie and Gabe become consumed by Keller's work, following him from the redwood forests of Eureka, California, to the enchanting New England coast. But when an opportunity brings the trio to the Midwest, Sylvie and Gabe stumble into a tangled relationship with their mysterious neighbors-- and Sylvie begins to doubt the ethics of Keller's research, recognizing the harm that can be wrought under the guise of progress. As she navigates the hazy, permeable boundaries between what is real and what isn't, who can be trusted and who cannot, Sylvie also faces surprising developments in herself: an unexpected infatuation, growing paranoia, and a new sense of rebellion. In stirring, elegant prose, Benjamin's tale exposes the slippery nature of trust-- and the immense power of our dreams.
A plain love song Irvin, Kelly.
Adah Knepp has a dream of making music, something her strict Amish community will not permit, so when she meets a man who can give her the opportunity to realize her dream, she must decide if she will turn her back on her family, and gentle farmer Matthew.
Seeing your face again Eicher, Jerry S.
"Debbie Watson is a new convert to the Amish faith and still learning the plain ways of the community in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. She has already attracted two suitors: the insecure but lovable farmer, Alvin Knepp, and the brash Paul Wagler who reminds Debbie of the boyfriend she happily left behind in the Englisha world. When Alvin leaves the community for the big city, Debbie is crushed. Though her heart is with Alvin, she considers Paul's continued interest in her. Should she simply give in and marry Paul--or wait to see if Alvin comes home?"--from publisher's description.
Stuck together Connealy, Mary.
"They may be the last two single people in Broken Wheel, but Vince Yates and Tina Cahill are determined not to end up stuck together"--
The Mill River redemption : a novel Chan, Darcie. author.
"Having unexpectedly lost her husband and lacking the means to support herself and her two young daughters, Josie DiSanti takes refuge with her aunt in Mill River, Vermont. Thanks to Aunt Ivy, who runs the town's book shop, the community quickly come to know Josie and her girls, Rose and Emily. The sisters are inseparable growing up, but in their early college years, a tragedy tears them apart. Years later, the sisters agree to return for the reading of their mother's will, where they learn that Josie has devised a last-ditch attempt to force their reconciliation. They must move into neighboring houses for the summer and cooperate to locate the key to Josie's safe deposit box. Rose and Emily have no choice but to go along with their mother's scheme and try to find it within themselves to learn to become sisters again"--
Etta Mae's worst bad-luck day Ross, Ann B.
Bestselling author Ann B. Ross is back with another lively adventure set in Miss Julia's Abbotsville. For the first time, though, she writes from the perspective of another resident: the hardscrabble, heart-of-gold Etta Mae Wiggins. Etta Mae is frustrated with her trailer-park life and her no-good family, and she has big dreams for something better. And working as the home nurse for the elderly but wealthy Howard Connard, Senior, she finally sees her chance.
Against the wild Martin, Kat.
When Lane Bishop travels to Dylan Brodie's remote Alaskan fishing lodge to help him renovate it, she finds herself drawn to Dylan, concerned by his daughter's silence, and puzzled by the mysteries that surround the lodge.
Robert B. Parker's Blind spot Coleman, Reed Farrel, 1956-
"Police Chief Jesse Stone is back in the remarkable new installment of the New York Times-bestselling series. It's been a long time since Jesse Stone left L.A., and longer still since the tragic injury that ruined his chances for a professional baseball career. When Jesse is invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team, he is forced to grapple with his memories and his regrets over what might have been. But his time at the reunion is cut short when a young woman is found murdered and her boyfriend, a son of one of Paradise's most prominent families, is missing and presumed kidnapped. Though seemingly unrelated, there is a connection between the reunion and the crimes as Jesse discovers that one of his former teammates may in fact be his main suspect. Sometimes, danger comes not from where you expect it-but from your blind spots"--
The Mill River recluse : a novel Chan, Darcie.
From the outside, Mill River looks like any sleepy Vermont town where everyone knows everyone and people never lock their doors. This appeals to newcomers like police officer Kyle Hansen and his daughter Rowen, who are starting over after heartache, and schoolteacher Claudia Simon, determined to reinvent herself. But there are those in Mill River who have things they wish to hide. And none more than reclusive widow Mary McAllister.
Lisette's list : a novel Vreeland, Susan. author.
In 1937, Lisette Roux and her husband, André move from Paris to Provence to care for André's grandfather, Pascal. Pascal was a pigment salesman and frame maker, and a friend of Pissarro and Cézanne who traded frames for paintings. When war breaks out, André hides Pascal's art collection to keep the paintings out of the Nazi's reach before he himself goes off to the front. Then, as the Germans come closer and set up the Vichy government, Lisette sets out to locate and move the hidden art works.
Blood on the water Perry, Anne. author.
"Though Monk is witness to the terrible bombing of an afternoon pleasure boat on the river that leaves 200 people dead, much to his dismay the case is taken from his hands and given over to the commissioner of police. An Egyptian man is quickly caught, tried, and sentenced to death--and then just as swiftly murdered in prison. When evidence surfaces that proves the dead man innocent, the case is handed back to Monk, who must now rely on his own memory of the event to help piece together what really happened. His investigation leads him down a dangerous road, one in which wealthy and powerful men gamble for control of the Suez Canal, so crucial to the Empire's future. With his wife Hester and friend Oliver Rathbone, Monk soon reveals that the attack is not quite what it seems--but as he begins to unravel the motives behind it, he finds himself treading the dangerous waters of international political intrigue, where justice always comes with a price...and inadvertently makes himself the next target"--
Wittgenstein Jr Iyer, Lars, author.
No one expects very much of an undergraduate: he should know that. None of us will fail our degrees, it is true--no one fails anymore. But none of us will excel, either. We're here to fill the classrooms, and pay the fees. We're here to populate the corridors, and sit decorously on the steps. What does it matter what we think?--Backcover.
The Templar Legacy Berry, Steve
The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D Bernier, Nichole
A little lumpen novelita Bolaño, Roberto, 1953-2003.
"A Little Lumpen Novelita percolates with a young writer's fierce ambitions and intensely tender love of women. "Now I am a mother and a married woman, but not long ago I led a life of crime": so Bianca begins her tale of growing up the hard way in Rome in A Little Lumpen Novelita. Orphaned overnight as a teenager--"our parents died in a car crash on their first vacation without us"--she drops out of school, gets a crappy job, sees a terrible brightness at night, and drifts into bad company. Her little brother brings home two petty criminals who need a place to stay. As the four of them share the family apartment and plot a strange crime, Bianca learns she can drift lower... Electric, tense with foreboding, and written in jagged, propulsive short chapters, A Little Lumpen Novelita--one of the first novels Roberto Bolano ever published--delivers a surprising, fractured tale of taking control of one's fate" --
J : a novel Jacobson, Howard.
"A profound, darkly comedic parable set in a future where collective memory has vanished following a historic catastrophe, and one young couple's love affair could have shattering consequences for the human race. In a world where the past is a dangerouscountry, not to be talked about or visited, J is a love story of incomparable strangeness, both tender and terrifying. After the devastation of WHAT HAPPENED, IF IT HAPPENED, all that should remain is peace and prosperity. Everyone knows his or her place,all actions are out in the open. But Esme Nussbaum has seen the distorted realities, the fissures that have only widened in the twenty-plus years since she was forced to resign from her position at the monitor of the Public Mood. Now, Esme finds something strange and special developing in a romance between Ailinn Solomons and Kevern Cohen. As this unusual pair's actions draw them into ever-increasing danger, Esme realizes she must do everything in her power to keep them together--whatever the cost. Witha sense of the dramatic sweep of Michael Ondaatje and the dystopian, literary sensibility of Margaret Atwood, Howard Jacobson's J is an astonishing feat of fiction. In this exquisitely written, beautifully playful and imaginative, and terribly heart-breaking work, Jacobson gathers his prodigious gifts for the crowning achievement of a remarkable career"--
Death of a Chancellor Dickinson, David
The Blood of Angels Sinisalo, Johanna
Blandings Castle and elsewhere Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975.
Home Prineas, Sarah, author.
"Young Wizard's apprentice Connwaer disguises himself as a chimney swift in order to identify who has been stealing the locus stones in Wellmet"--
Wheat belly total health : the ultimate grain-free health and weight-loss life plan Davis, William, 1957-
"Wheat Belly Total Health answers the question, "What's next in the battle against wheat?" In his follow-up to the mega bestseller, Wheat Belly, Dr. Davis helps his readers take command over their life and health in the aftermath of wheat. There are many strategies that will help heal the damage caused by years of a wheat-filled diet. And many of these lessons have been learned in the years since the original Wheat Belly was released, lessons played out on the broad public stage of over one million readers, all participating in this grand adventure.Reordering your life after wheat is about learning how to regain full metabolic, gastrointestinal, thyroid, cardiovascular, hormonal, sleep, neurological, bone, and joint health. Understanding the strategies and putting them to use can take health several steps higher, even if the reader has already had a major health success without wheat. In addition to achieving better health in many different areas, life performance also improves in virtually all settings. In the life after wheat, you'll feel unrestrained, unimpaired, and unstoppable! "--
The shadow of the lion Lackey, Mercedes.
Venice, 1537...A rampaging monster sent by the Lord of Demons is terrorizing the masses. Now, a failed magician, a reluctant prince, an orphaned outcast, a dangerous beauty, and a conflicted priest must make an uneasy alliance beneath the shadow of the great winged Lion--or all will be consumed by an evil greater than anyone has ever known.
The 20 something guide to getting it together : a step-by-step plan for surviving your quarterlife crisis Traina, Mary.
Is it time to toss out the Solo cups and grow up? Traina teaches you how to bust out of your rut, and move on to the next stage of your life as an adult.
The Warren Commission Report : a graphic investigation into the Kennedy assassination Mishkin, Daniel.
"Within days of the murder of President John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson appointed a seven-member commission to investigate the assassination report, the Warren Commission determined that there was "no credible evidence" conflicting with its conclusion of a lone gunman. Artist Ernie Colon, bestselling illustrator of "The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation," teams up with author Dan Mishkin to provide a unique means of testing the commission's findings, unraveling conflicting narratives side by side through graphic-novel techniques. "The Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation into the Kennedy Assassination" breaks down how decisions in the days that followed the assassination not only shaped how the commission reconstructed events but also helped foster the conspiracy theories that play a part in American politics to this day."--Provided by publisher.
The big book of bowling Stallings, Howard.
Have yourself a homemade Christmas : scrumptious recipes, handmade crafts & heartfelt gifts to make your spirits bright.
A full-color book includes fun ideas for crafts and recipes that bring together the entire family and encourage creativity, featuring traceable shapes and designs, as well as recipes for every occasion, including edible gifts for loved ones, packaging ideas, hassle-free recipes, simple casseroles, holiday party favorites and classic Christmas dinners and desserts.
The unplugged woodshop : hand-crafted projects for the home & workshop Fidgen, Tom.
Epilogue : a memoir Boast, Will.
"Will Boast thought he'd lost his family, until a deeply held secret revealed a second chance he never thought he'd have. Having already lost his mother and only brother, twenty-four-year-old Boast ... finds himself absolutely alone when his father dies of alcoholism. Numbly settling the matters of his father's estate, Boast is deep inside his grief when he stumbles upon documents revealing a secret his father had intended to keep: he'd had another family before Will's--a wife and two sons in England"--Provided by publisher.
Writing history in the global era Hunt, Lynn, 1945- author.
"With history in ferment, leading historian Lynn Hunt rethinks why history matters and how it should be written. George Orwell wrote that 'history is written by the winners.' Even if that seems a bit too cut-and-dried, we can say that history is always written from a viewpoint but that viewpoints change, sometimes radically. The history of workers, women, and minorities challenged the once-unquestioned dominance of the tales of great leaders and military victories. Then cultural studies--including feminism and queer studies--brought fresh perspectives, but those too have run their course. With globalization emerging as a major economic, cultural, and political force, Lynn Hunt examines whether it can reinvigorate the telling of history. In tandem, she proposes a sweeping reevaluation of individuals' agency and their place in society as the keys to understanding the way people and ideas interact. Writing History in the Global Era is bound to shake up the discipline and break new ground for historical studies"--Provided by publisher.
Kinda like brothers Booth, Coe, author.
When his mother takes in a twelve-year-old foster boy, Jarrett is forced to share his room and his friends with the new boy.
Thirteen days in September : Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David Wright, Lawrence, 1947- author.
With his hallmark insight into the forces at play in the Middle East and his acclaimed journalistic skill, Lawrence Wright takes us through each of the thirteen days of the Camp David conference, delving deeply into the issues and enmities between the two nations, explaining the relevant background to the conflict and to all the major participants at the conference, from the three heads of state to their mostly well-known seconds working furiously behind the scenes.
Killing Patton : the strange death of World War II's most audacious general O'Reilly, Bill.
Killing Patton takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.
The ultimate allergy-free cookbook : over 150 easy-to-make recipes that contain no milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, fish, or shellfish Zucker, Judi.
For too many people, the term "allergy free cooking" conjures images of bland and boring meals -- dishes that seem to be "missing something." But the fact is that meals can be made flavorful, appealing, satisfying, and healthful, and still eliminate common allergenic foods. Now, best-selling authors Judi and Shari Zucker have created a cookbook that will guide you in doing just that. The Ultimate Allergy-Free Cookbook is an exciting collection of over 150 delectable dishes that contain absolutely no eggs, cow's milk, soy, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, or shellfish, the eight foods most likely to cause allergic reactions. --Publisher's description.
Hello Kitty crochet : supercute amigurumi patterns for Sanrio friends Lee, Mei Li.
Hello Kitty Crochet is all about kawaii: the supercute world of Hello Kitty and her friends meets the Japanese art of amigurumi, or crocheted dolls. With 25 cute and easy-to-make projects, Hello Kitty Crochet is as charming and fun as it is simple to follow.
Zero to one : notes on startups, or how to build the future Thiel, Peter A.
"EVERY MOMENT IN BUSINESS HAPPENS ONLY ONCE. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won't make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won't create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren't learning from them. It's easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But every time we create something new, we go from 0 to 1. The act of creation is singular, as is the moment of creation, and the result is something fresh and strange. Zero to One is about how to build companies that create new things. It draws on everything I've learned directly as a co-founder of PayPal and Palantir and then an investor in hundreds of startups, including Facebook and SpaceX. The single most powerful pattern I have noticed is that successful people find value in unexpected places, and they do this by thinking about business from first principles instead of formulas. Ask not, what would Mark do? Ask: WHAT VALUABLE COMPANY IS NOBODY BUILDING? "--
Fiddler on the roof Stein, Joseph, librettist.
So, you want to work in fashion? : how to break into the world of fashion and design Wooster, Patricia.
A guide to landing a dream job in fashion and design profiles industry career opportunities, from clothing design and fashion photography to models and colorists, sharing inspiring true stories, activity suggestions, and helpful resources.
Poems dead and undead
"An anthology of poems about ghosts, vampires, zombies, and demons, from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia up to the present"--
Israel : is it good for the Jews? Cohen, Richard M., author.
Part reportage, part memoir, a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post since 1976 takes readers on a intimate journey through the history of Europe's Jews, while delving into his own Jewish history and sharing stories of his own relatives and his American boyhood.
The food dehydrating Bible : grow it. dry it. enjoy it! Markham, Brett L., author.
Designpop Roberts, Lisa S., author.
Heart and home : rooms that tell stories O'Keeffe, Linda, 1951-
"Innovative tastemakers from the worlds of interior design, architecture, fashion, and art open their doors to show us how to fill our homes with personal flair. Heart and Home: Rooms That Tell Stories offers a panorama of the varieties of forward-looking interior design today - from an eclectic, book-filled New York loft in a 1920s factory building to an updated and art-filled "Old Hollywood" estate in Beverly Hills to a supremely serene haveli in Udaipur, India, and more - but all imbued with character, originality, and personal meaning for their creative and visionary inhabitants, providing inspiration to us all. Author Linda O'Keeffe gives an intimate tour of the domiciles of some of the most celebrated and innovative figures in the worlds of interior design, architecture, fashion, and art."--Publisher's web site
Cosby : his life and times Whitaker, Mark, author.
"The first major biography of an American icon, comedian Bill Cosby. Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with Cosby and more than sixty of his closest friends and associates, it is a frank, fun and fascinating account of his life and historic legacy. Far from the gentle worlds of his routines or TV shows, Cosby grew up in a Philadelphia housing project, the son of an alcoholic, largely absent father and a loving but overworked mother. With novelistic detail, award winning journalist Mark Whitaker tells the story of how, after dropping out of high school, Cosby turned his life around by joining the Navy, talking his way into college, and seizing his first breaks as a stand-up comedian. Published on the 30th anniversary of The Cosby Show, the book reveals the behind-the-scenes story of that groundbreaking sitcom as well as Cosby's bestselling albums, breakout role on I Spy, and pioneering place in children's TV. But it also deals with professional setbacks and personal dramas, from an affair that sparked public scandal to the murder of his only son, and the private influence of his wife of fifty years, Camille Cosby. Whitaker explores the roots of Cosby's controversial stands on race, as well as "the Cosby effect" that helped pave the way for a black president. For any fan of Bill Cosby's work, and any student of American television, comedy, or social history, Cosby: His Life and Times is an essential read. "--
After Lincoln : how the north won the Civil War and lost the peace Langguth, A. J., 1933-2014.
Deep shelter : a novel Harris, Oliver, 1978- author.
"Detective Nick Belsey, a shrewd, street-smart cynic and dedicated drunk who is also one of London's sharpest and most unprincipled investigators, was introduced in 2012's The Hollow Man, now he's back in another gritty, white-knuckle thriller--and he's in trouble"--
Life deluxe Lapidus, Jens, 1974-
Recently released drug dealer Jorge plans an audacious final heist, unaware that he is being tailed by an undercover investigator, a reckless partier, and an adversary who would take down crime boss Radovan Kranjic.
Last lullaby Hamilton, Denise.
Raging heat Castle, Richard, author.
An illegal immigrant falls from the sky and NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat's investigation into his death quickly captures the imagination of her boyfriend, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Jameson Rook. When he decides to work the case with Heat as his next big story, Nikki is at first happy to have him ride-along. Yes, she must endure Rook's usual wild conspiracy speculations and adolescent wisecracks, but after reuniting following his recent assignment abroad, she's glad for the entertainment, the chance to bounce ideas, and just to be close to him again and feel the old spark rekindle. But when Rook's inquiry concludes that Detective Heat has arrested the wrong man for the murder, everything changes.
The means : a novel Brunt, Douglas, author.
"[Delving into high-stakes politics, this book follows three players.] Tom Pauley is a conservative trial attorney in Durham, NC, who is tapped by GOP leaders to campaign for the Governor's mansion. His bold style makes him a favorite for a run at the White House. Mitchell Mason is the president-elect of the United States, pushed into politics by a father determined to create a political dynasty ... Samantha Davis is a child actor-turned-lawyer-turned-journalist, working her way up from the bottom in a competitive industry. She is determined and brilliant, and her dogged pursuit of a decade-old story could trigger a scandal that would upend the political landscape"--
The drop Lehane, Dennis.
"Three days after Christmas, a lonely bartender looking for a reason to live rescues an abused puppy from a trash can and meets a damaged woman looking for something to believe in. As their relationship grows, they cross paths with the Chechen mafia, a man grown dangerous with age and thwarted hopes, two hapless stick-up artists, a very curious cop, and the original owner of the puppy, who wants his dog back" --
Bear sees colors Wilson, Karma, author.
While taking a walk with Mouse, Bear meets many other friends and sees colors everywhere.
The stone wife Lovesey, Peter.
When a competitive-bidding war for a rare carved stone is interrupted by three masked men who kill the highest bidder, Peter Diamond and his team investigate the carving's mystical origins while Ingeborg goes undercover to learn about the murder weapon.
Autumn killing : a thriller Kallentoft, Mons, 1968- author.
"Autumn rains are pouring down on the Swedish countryside, but it's the discovery of a brutally stabbed body floating facedown in the moat of Skogså Castle that chills one town to the bone. Jerry Petersson, the castle's new owner and a notoriously ruthless lawyer and entrepreneur, is now, shall we say, permanently out of business. Meanwhile, Malin Fors, the brilliant but flawed star of the local police force, is already struggling to keep her life together following the recent murder attempt on her teenage daughter, Tove. Now, as the Petersson case forces Malin to delve deep into her town's history and her own family's past, the secrets she uncovers threaten to drown her, too"--
Gone Hayder, Mo.
Investigating a serial carjacker whose actual targets are young children in back seats, Jack Caffery teams up once again with police diver Sergeant Flea Marley, whose life is endangered by a discovery in an abandoned, half-submerged tunnel.
The doomsday key Rollins, James, 1961-
The Sigma Force must solve a centuries-old secret involving coded prophecies about dark events leading to a future apocalypse.
Fifty places to paddle before you die : kayaking and rafting experts share the world's greatest destinations Santella, Chris, author.
In Fifty Places to Paddle Before You Die, the newest addition to the Fifty Places series, Chris Santella explores the best destinations for the diverse sport of paddling. The book features the world's top spots for kayaking, rafting, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding. Destinations include the Grand Canyon, Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, Baja California, Indonesia's Komodo Islands, and the Antarctic Peninsula, as recommended by paddling experts. Compelling travelogues are complemented by beautiful and vibrant photographs of the locations and travel tips to help readers experience the destinations for themselves.
Same-sex marriage : a thoughtful approach to God's design for marriage McDowell, Sean.
"Same-sex marriage is here, presenting unique challenges and opportunities. How do those who follow Christ faithfully answer the standard talking points for same-sex marriage? And how can they best articulate the case for one-man, one-woman marriage in everyday conversation? Sean McDowell and John Stonestreet believe a thoughtful approach to God's design for marriage is the answer to both questions. The key is not a contentious attitude towards those who believe in same-sex marriage, but a winsome perspective that is faithful to Christ, committed to truth and shaped by a love for God and others. Christians need to know that because Christ has risen, there is no such thing as "all hope is lost." They are still called to engage culture even if they are viewed as wrong, illegal and intolerant"--
10 commitments for dads McDowell, Josh, author.
Desmond Pucket and the mountain full of monsters Tatulli, Mark.
"Desmond has been waiting his whole life for this day. It is the sixth-grade field trip to Crab Shell Pier, home to the awesomely fantastic Mountain Full of Monsters ride, and Desmond has one goal: convince Tina Schimsky to ride it with him. But once inside the amusement park, Desmond finds that executing his master plan will be no simple feat. Accompanied by his best friend, Ricky, Desmond must outwit both the tyrannical Mr. Needles and the nefarious bully Scott Selzer, along with anyone---or anything---else in the way. And when Desmond discovers that the Mountain Full of Monsters ride is slated for destruction at the end of the summer, the race is on to save it--and just maybe win the girl of his dreams . . . Can Desmond do it?"--Page  of cover.
Best kept secret : the third generation Martin, Ann M., 1955- author.
In 1977 in Princeton, Dana's daughter seven-year-old Francie is struggling to keep her dyslexia a secret from her teachers and family, and even the thought of high school and college is part of the remote and unattainable future.
The radiance sutras : 112 gateways to the yoga of wonder & delight Roche, Lorin.
The infernal devices. , Clockwork princess Clare, Cassandra.
"The threat of Mortmain's Infernal Devices looms as the Shadowhunters race to work out a way to counteract the mechanical monsters. Meanwhile, plans for Tessa's marriage to Jem are underway, despite her fiancé's failing health and the unresolved feelings between her and Will. When Tessa is captured, Will must leave his comrade behind to save the woman they both love... But with the final missing piece-Tessa herself-in Mortmain's possession, can anything stop his plot for revenge?" --
Hook's revenge Schulz, Heidi, author.
Captain Hook's swashbuckling daughter must avenge her infamous father's death at the jaws of the Neverland crocodile.
Thicker than water Hale, Bruce.
"Max Segrado and the S.P.I.E.S. are on a mission to steal a powerful mind control device and to keep the Merry Sunshine Orphanage from closing"--
The key that swallowed Joey Pigza Gantos, Jack, author.
"Everything goes topsy-turvy for Joey as he becomes the man of the house, looking after his new baby brother, taking care of his troubled mother, and seeking out his missing father"--
The forbidden flats Eddleman, Peggy, author.
When an earthquake causes the deadly band of air that covers the post World War III Earth to begin to sink over the town of White Rock, twelve-year-old Hope must lead a team through the Bomb's Breath and across the Forbidden Flats to obtain the mineral which will save the town.
The Yuletide Rescue Daley, Margaret
Treacherous Intent Tang, Camy
A Texas Holiday Miracle Warren, Linda
Silver Lake Secrets Stone, Alison
Small-Town Fireman Pleiter, Allie
The Sheriff Morgan, Angi
Second Chance Reunion Whren, Merrillee
The Secret Affair Jackson, Brenda
A Season of the Heart Clark, Dorothy
Scandalously Expecting His Child Gates, Olivia
The Rancher's City Girl Johns, Patricia
Playing the Rake's Game Scott, Bronwyn
Pregnant by the Texan Orwig, Sara
Navy Seal Noel Johnson, Liz
Mountain Retreat Miles, Cassie
The Missing Heir Dunlop, Barbara
Midnight Rider Wayne, Joanna
The Marshal Giordano, Adrienne
Marriage Made in Money James, Sophia
Lone Star Survivor Thompson, Colleen
The Mansfield Rescue Cornelison, Beth
Lone Star Christmas Thacker, Cathy Gillen
Lakeside Redemption Jordan, Lisa
Lethal Lies Lacombe, Lara
Infiltration Crouch, Janie
Her Unforgettable Royal Lover Lovelace, Merline
Her Christmas Guardian McCoy, Shirlee
Her Cowboy Hero Aarsen, Carolyne
Heart of a Soldier Calhoune, Belle
Gut Instinct Han, Barb
The Gunslinger and the Heiress Albright, Kathryn
A Cowboy for Christmas Williams, Lacy
Conveniently Wed Moore, Angel
Cold Case Justice Dunn, Sharon
Colton Holiday Lockdown Miller, C. J.
Christmas in the Billionaire's Bed Maynard, Janice
Christmas with the Rancher Leo, Mary
Christmas Cowboy Duet Ferrarella, Marie
Bride for a Knight Moore, Margaret
Big Sky Daddy Ford, Linda
Never marry a viscount Stuart, Anne (Anne Kristine), author.
"Sophie Russell was once society's darling. But after the disgrace and death of her father, she now finds all doors firmly shut to her--including those of her family home. To discover the secrets now hidden within its beloved walls, she'll pose as a cook and spy on the estate's new owner, a broodingly handsome viscount, who may have schemed against the Russells. Instead of dishing up the truth, the viscount tempts Sophie with delicacies of his own"--Amazon.com.
Bitter greens : a novel Forsyth, Kate, 1966-
"After Margherita's father steals parsley from the walled garden of the courtesan Selena Leonelli, he is threatened with having both hands cut off, unless he and his wife relinquish their precious little girl. Selena is the famous red-haired muse of the artist Tiziano, first painted by him in 1512 and still inspiring him at the time of his death. She is at the center of Renaissance life in Venice, a world of beauty and danger, seduction and betrayal, love and superstition. Locked away in a tower, Margherita sings in the hope that someone will hear her. One day, a young man does"--Amazon.com.
The prince who loved me Hawkins, Karen.
"Prince Alexsey Romanovin enjoys his carefree life, flirting--and more--with every lovely lady who crosses his path. But when the interfering Grand Duchess Natasha decides it's time for her grandson to wed, Alexsey finds himself in Scotland, determined to foil her plans. Brainy, bookish, and bespectacled, Bronwyn Murdoch seems the perfect answer--she isn't at all to the duchess's taste. Living at the beck and call of her ambitious stepmother and social butterfly stepsisters, Bronwyn has little time for a handsome flirt--no matter how intoxicating his kisses are. After all, no spoiled, arrogant prince would seriously be interested in a firm-minded female like herself. So ... wouldn't it be fun to turn his 'game' upside down and prove that an ordinary woman can bring a prince to his knees?"--from cover, page .
Lark Rise to Candleford : a trilogy Thompson, Flora.
Lark Rise to Candleford is Flora Thompson's classic evocation of a vanished world of agricultural customs and rural culture. The trilogy of Lark Rise, Over to Candleford, and Candleford Green tells the story of Thompson's childhood and youth during the 1880s in Lark Rise--in reality Juniper Hill, the hamlet in Oxfordshire where she was born. --publisher.
Unmarked Garcia, Kami.
"Kennedy Waters and her companions find themselves in a world where vengeance spirits kill, ghosts keep secrets, and a demon walks the Earth. As they learn more about their ancient secret society, its longtime rivals the Illuminati, and Kennedy's mysterious family, they wonder whether Kennedy is really meant to be a member of the Legion"--
Winterspell Legrand, Claire, 1986-
To find her abducted father and keep her sister safe from the lecherous politicians of 1899 New York City, seventeen-year-old Clara must journey to the wintry kingdom of Cane, where Anise, queen of the faeries, has ousted the royal family in favor of herown totalitarian, anti-human regime.
UnDivided Shusterman, Neal.
Three teens band together in order to sway the government to repeal all rulings in support of a procedure in which unwanted teenagers are captured and are unwound into parts that can be reused for transplantation.
Trust me, I'm lying Summer, Mary Elizabeth.
Having learned to be a master con artist from her father, Julep Dupree pays expenses at her exclusive high school by fixing things for fellow students, but she will need their help when her father disappears.
Thunder : a novel Calhoun, Bonnie S.
150 years after a nuclear attack destroyed much of the United States, Selah, just turned eighteen, learns that she is a hybrid of two surviving factions and sets out from what was Norfolk, Virginia, to seek the father she never knew, aided by her stepbrother Cleon and Bodhi, a Lander like her father.
A thousand pieces of you Gray, Claudia.
"When eighteen-year-old Marguerite Caine's father is killed, she must leap into different dimensions and versions of herself to catch her father's killer and avenge his murder"--
Stone cold touch Armentrout, Jennifer L, author.
As Layla's half-demon, half-gargoyle powers evolve, the demon prince Roth returns to bring her news that could change her world forever.
The sorcerer heir Chima, Cinda Williams.
While trying to clear their names as the prime suspects in a series of vicious murders, Emma and Jonah must take sides in an epic battle that will decide the fate of the magical world.
The rivers of Zadaa MacHale, D. J.
Taking advantage of a severe drought and the long-standing distrust between two tribes, the demonic Saint Dane attempts to take over Loor's home planet of Zadaa, opposed once again by the teenaged Pendragon and other Travelers.
Perfected Birch, Kate Jarvik, author.
Ella is a genetically engineered human, bred in a kennel, and trained to be subservient to her master, but when she is bought by a congressman as a playmate for his daughter, Ella unexpectedly starts to develop a connection with his son.
The queen of zombie hearts Showalter, Gena, author.
Ali's relationship with zombie slayer Cole is challenged by an Anima Industries attack that kills four of her friends, leading to the surprising discovery of her own zombie-controlling abilities.
Out of breath Donovan, Rebecca.
Emma Thomas realizes that while she cannot hide forever, revealing the truth may cost her the only love she has ever known.
Of metal and wishes Fine, Sarah, author.
While working in her father's haunted medical clinic, sixteen-year-old Wen is humiliated by one of the factory workers, and must deal with the consequences when her impulsive wish is fulfilled by the ghost in a brutal fashion.
Mortal gods Blake, Kendare.
The escalating war between the gods takes Athena and Cassandra across the globe, searching for lost gods, old enemies, and the great warrior, Achilles, and although their alliance is fragile, they must find a way to work together or all is lost.
Mortal heart LaFevers, Robin.
Annith's worst fears are realized when she discovers that, despite her lifelong training to be an assassin, she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever shut up in the convent of Saint Mortain.
Made for you Marr, Melissa.
"Southern small town darling Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital with the frightening ability to see through the eyes of the victims of a serial killer, and realizes that she, too, is a target of the depraved stalker"--
Magnolia Cook, Kristi.
High school seniors Ryder and Jemma have been at odds for four years, despite their mothers' lifelong plan that they will marry one day, but when a storm ravages their small Mississippi town, the pair's true feelings are revealed.
Lark ascending Spooner, Meagan.
"The final volume in the Skylark trilogy finds Lark fighting her way back into the City Behind the Wall, the place where it all began and where she will finally discover the cause of the cataclysm that caused the world to fall"--
In deep McVoy, Terra Elan, author.
"A competitive swimmer gets in over her head as she plays a wicked cat-and-mouse game with her wild best friend and a hot new college swimmer"--
Found Coben, Harlan, 1962-
"Mickey Bolitar and his friends continue to investigate the Abeona Shelter, while Mickey searches for answers about his father's tragic death"--
In a handful of dust McGinnis, Mindy.
"In a barren land, teenage Lucy is taken away from the community she has grown up in and searches the vast countryside for a new home"--
Forever Hopkins, Karen Ann, author.
Now that Rose is pregnant by her love, Amish boy Noah, she hopes that nothing can tear them apart, but in order to achieve their "happily-ever-after," they must handle the repercussions of past mistakes.
Forbidden Little, Kimberley Griffiths
Feuds Hastings, Avery.
In 2135 Ohio, Davis Morrow, a fiercely ambitious ballerina, has been primed to be smarter, stronger, and more graceful than the lowly Imperfects but when a deadly virus, the Narxis, begins killing Davis's friends she turns to Cole, a mysterious boy with his own agenda, and their love may be the only thing that can save her world.
The fall Griffin, Bethany.
A retelling of Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Fall of the House of Usher' in which Madeline and her twin brother, Roderick, suffer from the Usher family illness but she hears the House talking to her, filling her dreams, controlling her actions, and ensuring shenever leaves the property.
The far dawn Emerson, Kevin.
"Atlanteans Owen and Lilly navigate the frozen Arctic hoping to find the Paintbrush of the Gods--an Atlantean technology that can reverse the course of climate change--before the evil Project Elysium does"--
Empire of Shadows Forster, Miriam
Eternal Cook, Kristi.
"Back at Winterhaven, seventeen-year old Violet must find a way to save her vampire boyfriend, Aidan, balance the demands of her psychic visions and prepare for an upcoming vampire war"--
Echo in time Hill, C. J., 1966- author.
Taylor and Joseph lead a team back to Traventon to destroy the time machine, but their objectives don't necessarily match their orders and their actions before destroying the machine could change the past.
Earth & Sky Crewe, Megan, author.
When Skylar meets mysterious, otherworldly Win, she discovers that humanity has been under alien control for centuries, and a faction of rebel aliens, including Win, need Sky's strange powers to help them save Earth and the fabric of reality.
Day 21 Morgan, Kass.
"It's been 21 days since the hundred landed on Earth. They're the only humans to set foot on the planet in centuries...or so they thought. Facing an unknown enemy, the hundred struggle to survive the only way they can--together, as secrets are revealed,beliefs are challenged, and relationships are tested"--
Dead zone Wells, Robison E.
"America faces invasion by a hostile nation, and Aubrey, Jack, and a group of other superpowered teenagers are its only defense"--
Broken hearts, fences, and other things to mend Finn, Katie, author.
Devastated after a painful breakup, Gemma faces a Hamptons summer near a former best friend she wronged years earlier, a risk that compels her to assume a different identity and pursue a relationship with her former friend's brother.
Dancing in my nuddypants : even further confessions of Georgia Nicolson Rennison, Louise.
The further confessions of teenaged Georgia Nicolson continue as, among other things, she begins to wonder if Robbie is really the right boy for her.
Breaking through Jiménez, Francisco, 1943-
Having come from Mexico to California ten years ago, fourteen-year-old Francisco is still working in the fields but fighting to improve his life and complete his education.
The boy with the hidden name Dorset, Skylar.
"Selkie Stewart has just saved her quasi-boyfriend, Ben, from a fairy prison run by the Seelie Court. Along with Ben and the rest of their ragtag group of allies, Selkie is ready to embrace her destiny and bring the Court down. Until she hears the rest ofher prophecy: Benedict le Fay will betray you, and then he will die"--
Blind DeWoskin, Rachel.
After a horrific accident leaves her blind, fifteen-year-old Emma, one of seven children, eagerly starts high school as a sophomore, and finds that nearly everything has changed--sometimes for the better.
Blackbird Carey, Anna.
"A teenage girl wakes up on the Los Angeles subway tracks with no memory of who she is or how she got there. One thing she does know is that people are trying to kill her, and she must race to uncover her past and outwit her hunters before it's too late"--
Battle angel : an Immortal city novel Speer, Scott, 1982- author.
Jackson tests the strength of his bond with Maddy while struggling to find forgiveness and protect Immortal City from a demon invasion.
Black ice Fitzpatrick, Becca.
Britt goes hiking in the Grand Tetons of Wyoming with her ex-boyfriend Calvin, but trouble arises when she is caught in a blizzard, taken hostage by fugitives, finds evidence of murders, and learns whom to trust and whom to love.
Barely breathing Donovan, Rebecca.
Although Emma Thomas's secret abusive home life has been exposed and her tormentor eliminated, she is still haunted by her experience, and must learn to reclaim her life.
Atlantia : a novel Condie, Allyson Braithwaite.
"Rio has always dreamed of leaving the underwater city of Atlantia for life in the Above, however, when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, Rio is left stranded below where she must find a way to unlock the secrets of the siren voice she has long hidden and save Atlantia from destruction"--
As red as blood Simukka, Salla, author.
When seventeen-year-old loner Lumikki finds a stash of blood-soaked money in her school's dark room, she is swept into a whirlpool of events involving dirty cops and a notorious drug kingpin known for brutality.
Half bad Green, Sally (Novelist)
In modern-day England, where witches live alongside humans, Nathan, son of a White witch and the most powerful Black witch, must escape captivity before his seventeenth birthday and receive the gifts that will determine his future.
The Enchantment Emporium Huff, Tanya.
Alysha Gale is a member of a family capable of changing the world with the charms it casts. Then she receives word that she's inherited her grandmother's junk shop in Calgary, only to discover upon arriving that she'll be serving the fey community. And when Alysha learns just how much trouble is brewing in Calgary, even calling in the family to help may not be enough to save the day.
Shadows of the silver screen Edge, Christopher, author.
At the dawn of the age of silent films, a mysterious filmmaker proposes turning Montgomery Flinch's sinister stories into motion pictures and, with Monty as the star, filming begins but is plagued by a series of strange and frightening events of which only Penny can uncover the cause.
Lucy at sea Mariconda, Barbara.
"Lucy travels to Australia in her magical house-turned-ship to find her long-lost Aunt Pru and solve the mystery of the curse on her family"--
Copper magic Gibson, Julia Mary.
"The year is 1906, and twelve-year-old Violet Blake unearths an ancient talisman -- a copper hand -- beside the stream where her mother used to harvest medicine. Violet is certain that the copper hand is magic--and if anyone is in need of its powers, it's Violet. Her mother and adored baby brother are gone, perhaps never to return. Her heartbroken father can't seem to sustain the failing farm on the outskirts of Pigeon Harbor, on the shores of Lake Michigan. Surely the magic of the copper hand can make things right for Violet and restore her fractured family. Violet makes a wish. But her ignorant carelessness unleashes formidable powers -- and her attempts to control them jeopardizes not only herself, but the entire town of Pigeon Harbor." --
Super Schnoz and the invasion of the snore snatchers Urey, Gary, author.
"When Super Schnoz and his friends find out that aliens are after his snores to take over Earth, they seek help from an exiled seismologist"--
Mythology Budzik, Mary Frances, 1955- author.
Introduces ancient Greek, Norse, Egyptian, and Roman mythologies, including Zeus, father of the Greek gods, Norse Freyja, goddess of love, beauty, war, and death, and Egyptian Bastet, goddess of cats.
The sound of thunder Torres, J., 1969- author.
"Rufus, Penny and their squirrel friend, Sidney, are eager to recapture the magic totem they lost to the ravens in the previous book. But how? With Rufus no longer in possession of his powers, the trio seems destined to fail. Their luck turns, however, when they learn the local legend of Thunderbird. It seems the mighty bird had created the magic totem decades earlier to be used to ward off developers who wanted to destroy the precious Pacific Northwest forest. Developers who were much like the ones cutting down their trees today! Empowered with a newfound purpose to protect the woods, they finally know just what they have to do to save the day -- and the trees!"--Publisher.
Blue ribbon baking from a redneck kitchen Bryson, Francine, author.
Bryson shares her sought-after recipes and tips, full of her down-home Southern charm and sass. You'll bake up award-winning pies and irresistible treats that will make the round in your church group, bridge club, and moms group for years.
Seriously delish : 150 recipes for people who totally love food Merchant, Jessica, author.
"The eagerly awaited first cookbook from the wildly popular blog How Sweet Eats, Jessica Merchant, creator of the popular food blog How Sweet Eats, has now created her first cookbook, Seriously Delish. Her playfulness jumps off the page in her inventive and incredibly delicious recipes, such as Amaretto-Butternut Squash Soup with Cinnamon Toast Croutons, Mini Crab Cakes with Sweet Corn and Blueberry Salsa, and Fleur de Sel Caramel Bourbon Brownie Milk Shakes. Her sense of humor, which brings millions of visitors to her site, shows through in chapter titles like "Breakfast (for Dinner?)" and "Salad, Soups, and Vegetable-like Things (Ugh, if We Must)." Merchant makes food that people get excited about, nothing run-of-the-mill or expected. As an added bonus, all of the photographs in the book were taken by Merchant herself, giving her cookbook the personal touch that her fans love and newcomers will appreciate. Seriously Delish features imaginative recipes that are tasty and original and bring readers to a place where cooking becomes adventurous and food becomes fun"--
Superior Spider-Man team-up. , Versus Yost, Christopher, author.
"What will the Superior Spider-Man do when he encounters the Marvel Universe's greatest heroes and villains? Challenge them, of course! First up are the Avengers! Then, the Scarlet Spider returns to New York to check on Peter Parker's "superior" behavior, not realizing Doc Ock has taken over Peter's life. But Ock sure knows who Kaine is: he's the man who once killed him! When their reunion is interrupted by an army of mutant spider-clones, can Spider-Man and Kaine put aside their differences to deal with the Jackal? Plus: Thanos' forces set their sights on earth, but the Superior Spider-Man attention is divided when the lightning-powered Fulmina attempts to return Manhattan to the Dark Ages! Can Luke Cage's Mighty Avengers help Spider-Man turn back an invasion and restore the city?"--P.  of cover.
Kick-Ass. 3 Millar, Mark, author.
With Hit-Girl now in prison, Kick-Ass must step up to lead the demoralized crime-fighting team Justice Forever just as the police have outlawed superheroes. Kick-Ass must hold the group together as the terrifying mafia boss Rocco Genovese returns from exile with a grand plan to unite all the East Coast crime families.
The blessings Juska, Elise.
"When John Blessing dies and leaves behind two small children, the loss reverberates across his extended family for years to come. His young widow, Lauren, finds solace in her large clan of in-laws, while his brother's wife Kate pursues motherhood even at the expense of her marriage. John's teenage nephew Stephen finds himself involved in an act of petty theft that takes a surprising turn, and nephew Alex, a gifted student, travels to Spain and considers the world beyond his family's Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood. Through departures and arrivals, weddings and reunions, The Blessings reveals the interior worlds of the members of a close-knit Irish-Catholic family and the rituals that unite them."--from publisher's description.
The vacationers Straub, Emma.
For the Posts, a two-week trip to the island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: it's Franny and Jim's thirty-fifth anniversary, and their daughter has graduated from high school. The sunlit island also promises an escape from the tensions simmering at home. But all does not go according to plan: secrets come to light, old and new humiliations are experienced, childhood rivalries resurface, and ancient wounds are exacerbated.
Festive in death Robb, J. D., 1950- author.
"Eve Dallas deals with a homicide-and the holiday season-in the latest from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn't count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest. Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who'd been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler's enemies, she's also dealing with her Christmas shopping list-plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband's upcoming holiday bash. Feeling less than festive, Dallas tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death. There are just a few investigating days left before Christmas, and as New Year's 2061 approaches, this homicide cop is resolved to stop a cold-blooded killer"--
Yarn over murder Sefton, Maggie.
Kelly Flynn and her knitting pals are checking out the wares at Colorado's annual Wool Market when news spreads about wildfires raging across the canyon. Her friend Jayleen's alpacas are in danger, so the knitters hightail the herd to the nearby pasture of rancher Andrea Holt. During the rescue mission, Connie, a longtime House of Lambspun employee, accuses Andrea of stealing her husband. Then, days later, Andrea is found dead at her ranch.
Designated daughters Maron, Margaret. author.
When Deborah Knott's terminally ill aunt, Rachel, is found smothered to death in her bed at a hospice center, all of her Colleton County kith and kin are shocked. Who kills a dying woman? As Deborah and her husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, try to find Rachel's killer, they cross paths with the Designated Daughters, a support group for caregivers, not all of whom are women. Rachel's flamboyant daughter, Sally, is a member, and when a con artist cheats one of the group, they swing into action. They want more than just a shoulder to cry on-they want revenge.
The long way home Penny, Louise.
At first enjoying a peaceful retirement, former Quebec homicide detective Armand Gamache reluctantly agrees to help a neighbor search for her missing estranged husband and teams up with two former colleagues on a search that reveals the workings of a psychologically damaged mind.
The Darling Dahlias and the silver dollar bush Albert, Susan Wittig.
It's the spring of 1933 and times are tough all over. Banks are closing all over the country, and the small town of Darling, Alabama, is no exception. Desperate to avoid disaster, several town leaders hatch a plan to print Darling Dollars on the newspaper printing press to serve as temporary currency so the town can function. But when the first printing of the scrip disappears, the Darling Dahlias set out to discover who made an unauthorized withdrawal.
Harbor Island Neggers, Carla.
While tracking down stolen artifacts from Boston to Ireland to the coast of Maine, Emma Sharpe, the granddaughter of a world-renowned art detective, and her fiancé FBI deep-cover agent Colin Donovan, must outwit one of the smartest, most ruthless killers they have ever encountered.
The secret place French, Tana.
Investigating a photograph of a boy whose murder was never solved, aspiring Murder Squad member Stephen Moran partners with detective Antoinette Conway to search for answers in the cliques and rivalries at a Dublin boarding school.
Angels walking Kingsbury, Karen, author.
When former national baseball star Tyler Ames suffers a career-ending injury, all he can think about is putting his life back together the way it was before. He has lost everyone he loves on his way to the big leagues. Then just when things seem to be turning around, Tyler hits rock bottom. Across the country, Tyler's one true love Sami Dawson has moved on. A series of small miracles leads Tyler to a maintenance job at a retirement home and a friendship with Virginia Hutcheson, an old woman with Alzheimer's who strangely might have the answers he so desperately seeks. A team of Angels Walking take on the mission to restore hope for Tyler, Sami, and Virginia. Can such small and seemingly insignificant actions of the unseen bring healing and redemption? And can the words of a stranger rekindle lost love? Every journey begins with a step. It is time for the mission to begin.
The king's curse Gregory, Philippa.
"The story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII's stratospheric rise to power in Tudor England. Regarded as yet another threat to the volatile King Henry VIII's claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York (known as the White Princess) and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter--Sir Richard Pole. For his loyalty, Sir Richard is entrusted with the governorship of Wales, but Margaret's contented daily life is changed forever with the arrival of Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. Margaret soon becomes a trusted advisor and friend to the honeymooning couple, hiding her own royal connections in service to the Tudors. After the sudden death of Prince Arthur, Katherine leaves for London a widow, and fulfills her deathbed promise to her husband by marrying his brother, Henry VIII. Margaret's world is turned upside down by the surprising summons to court, where she becomes the chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. But this charmed life of the wealthiest and "holiest" woman in England lasts only until the rise of Anne Boleyn, and the dramatic deterioration of the Tudor court. Margaret has to choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical king, or to her beloved queen, to the religion she loves or the theology which serves the new masters. Caught between the old world and the new, Margaret Pole has to find her own way as she carries the knowledge of an old curse on all the Tudors"--
Casebook : a novel Simpson, Mona.
Miles Adler-Hart starts eavesdropping to find out what his mother is planning for his life. When he learns instead that his parents are separating, he enlists his best friend, Hector, to help investigate. Both boys are in thrall to Miles' unsuspecting mother, Irene. Their innocent detective work quickly takes them to the far reaches of adult privacy as they acquire knowledge that will affect the family's well-being, prosperity, and sanity. Burdened with this information, the boys must create an imaginative path to their own salvation.
One kick Cain, Chelsea.
Famously kidnapped at age six, Kick Lannigan captured America's hearts when she was rescued five years later. John Bishop uses his fortune and contacts to track down missing children. Not only is he convinced Kick, with her special talents, can help recover two missing children -- he won't take no for an answer. Little do they know that the answers they seek are hidden in the dark corners of Kick's own mind.
Visions Armstrong, Kelley.
Omens introduced Olivia Taylor-Jones, daughter of notorious serial killers, and Gabriel Walsh, the self-serving, morally ambiguous lawyer who became her unlikely ally. Together, they chased down a devious killer and partially cleared her parents of their horrifying crimes. But Gabriel's past mistakes have come to light, creating a rift between the pair just when she needs his help the most. Olivia has found a dead woman in her car, dressed to look like her...
The Homecoming Carr, Robyn. author.
When Seth Sileski, whose professional football career ended before it could start, returns to Thunder Point, he struggles to convince his childhood neighbor and best friend Iris McKinley to forgive him for breaking her heart.
Lovely, dark, deep : stories Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
A collection of thirteen spellbinding stories that maps the eerie darkness within us all.
The perilous sea Thomas, Sherry (Sherry M.)
"After returning to Eton College, Titus makes a shocking discovery in his mother's diary that causes him to question everything he believed about his and Iolanthe's Mission"--
Herring girl Taylor, Debbie, 1969- author.
A troubled boy. A psychotherapist specializing in past life regression. An unsolved murder from 100 years ago that threatens to take another life. Twelve-year-old Ben believes he is a girl. When therapist Mary suggests hypnosis, he recalls a past life as herring girl Annie. The session ends abruptly and Mary begins to suspect that Annie might have been murdered. As the therapy continues, the events surrounding Annie's final days start to emerge: her secret affair with young fisherman Sam, the violent jealousy of his rival Tom, the illegitimate pregnancy of her best friend Flo, the emerging homosexuality of her brother Jimmy. Before long Mary and Ben discover that all of these people lived and died over a century earlier in the fishing port where they live. If reincarnation happens in clusters, perhaps Ben's friends and family were involved in the dramas of 1898, and the murderer is still among them. Can they solve the mystery before tragedy strikes again?
Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy Gunhus, Jeff, 1972-
Jack Templar and the Lord of the Vampires : a novel Gunhus, Jeff, 1972- author.
"Jack embarks on a quest to track down and acquire the first of five mythical Jerusalem Stones, an ancient power source found by his ancestors, the Templar Knights. Only the reunited Stones can stop Ren Lucre, the Dark Lord who holds Jack's father hostage and prepares for an all-out war against an unsuspecting human world. Jack and his friends begin their quest by seeking out a powerful and terrifying adversary, the Lord of the Vampires"--Back cover.
Jack Templar, monster hunter : a novel Gunhus, Jeff, 1972- author.
Orphan Jack Templar has no memory of his parents and only the smallest details from his Aunt Sophie about how they died. The day before Jack's fourteenth birthday, things start to change for him. At first it's great: A sudden new strength helps him defend his nose-picking friend "T-Rex" from the school bully, and even his crush, Cindy Adams, takes notice. But then a mysterious girl named Eva arrives and tells him two facts that will change his life forever. First, that he's the descendent of a long line of monster hunters and he's destined to be in the family business. Second, that there's a truce between man and monster that children are off-limits...until their fourteenth birthday! Jack has only one day before hundreds of monsters will descend on his little town of Sunnyvale and try to kill him.
Only Boy, The Locke, Jordan.
A posse of princesses Smith, Sherwood.
Rhis, princess of a small kingdom, is invited along with all the other princesses in her part of the world to the coming of age party of the Crown Prince of Vesarja, which is the central and most important kingdom. When Iardith, the prettiest and most perfect of all the princesses, is abducted, Rhis and her friends go to the rescue. What happens to Rhis and her posse has unexpected results not only for the princesses, but for the princes who chase after them. Everyone learns a lot about friendship and hate, politics and laughter, romantic ballads and sleeping in the dirt with nothing but a sword for company. But most of all they learn about the many meanings of love.
Minding Jackson Deppe, Michele
Village Fete Deppe, Michele
Relentless Lynch, Karen, author.
The warden and the wolf king Peterson, Andrew, 1974-
Poop fountain! Angleberger, Tom.
Three friends spend Christmas day breaking into the town of Crickenburg's antiquated sewage treatment plant in order to witness with their own eyes the soon-to-be-replaced "poop fountain."
Vampira : dark goddess of horror Poole, W. Scott, 1971- author.
"The new book from award-winning historian W. Scott Poole is a whip-smart piece of pop culture detailing the story of cult horror figure Vampira that actually tells the much wider story of 1950s America and its treatment of women and sex, as well as capturing a fascinating swath of Los Angeles history. In Vampire, Poole gives us the eclectic life of the dancer, stripper, actress, and artist Maila Nurmi, who would reinvent herself as Vampira during the backdrop of 1950s America, an era of both chilling conformity and the nascent rumblings of the countercultural response that led from the Beats and free jazz to the stirring of the LGBT movement and the hardcore punk scene in the bohemian enclave along Melrose Avenue. A veteran of the New York stage and late nights at Hollywood's hipster hangouts, Nurmi would eventually be linked to Elvis, Orson Welles, and James Dean, as well as stylist and photographer Rudi Gernreich, founder of the Mattachine Society and designer of the thong. Thanks to rumors of a romance between Vampira and James Dean, his tragic death inspired the circulation of stories that she had cursed him and, better yet, had access to his dead body for use in her dark arts. In Poole's expert hands, Vampira is more than the story of a highly creative artist continually reinventing herself, but a parable of the runaway housewife bursting the bounds of our straight-laced conventions with an exuberant display of camp, sex, and creative individuality that owed something to the morbid New Yorker cartoons of Charles Addams, the evil queen from Disney's Snow White, and the popular, underground bondage magazine Bizarre, and forward to the staged excesses of Madonna and Lady Gaga. Vampira is a wildly compelling tour through a forgotten piece of pop cultural history, one with both cultish and literary merit, sure to capture the imagination of Vampira fans new and old"--
Tut : the story of my immortal life Hoover, P. J. (Patricia J.), 1970-
Granted the gift of immortality by the gods, King Tut, living as an eighth-grader in Washington, D.C., has been stuck in middle school for ages and to make things worse, evil General Horemheb, in league with the Cult of Set, is seeking revenge for his 3,000-year imprisonment at Tut's hands.
Google : how Google works Schmidt, Eric, 1955 April 27-
"Jack Welch's Straight from the Gut was once the essential primer for managers, but today's leaders need a new playbook. In HOW GOOGLE WORKS, Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg distill their decades of working in the high-tech industry into a practical and fun-to-read guide for those who want to succeed in an ever-changing business landscape. The book offers how-to advice on strategy, corporate culture, talent, decision-making, innovation, communication and dealing with disruption. The authors explain how the confluence of three seismic changes--the internet, mobile, and cloud computing--has shifted the balance of power between consumer and corporation. The companies that thrive will be the ones that create superior products and attract a new breed of multi-faceted employees whom the authors dub "smart creatives." The management maxims are illustrated with previously unreported anecdotes from Google's corporate history. "Back in 2010, Eric and I created an internal class for Google managers focusing on the lessons the management team learned the hard way," says Rosenberg. "The class slides all said 'Google confidential' until an employee suggested we uphold the spirit of openness and share them with the world. This book codifies the recipe for our secret sauce: how Google innovates and how Google empowers employees to succeed.""--
An indomitable beast : the remarkable journey of the jaguar Rabinowitz, Alan, 1953- author.
He laughed with his other mouths Anderson, M. T.
"In this sixth Pals in Peril adventure, Jasper Dash is off into the universe to search for his long lost father!"--
What to say when you don't know what to say Wright, H. Norman.
The struggle for Pakistan : a Muslim homeland and global politics Jalal, Ayesha, author.
How to survive anywhere : a guide for urban, suburban, rural, and wilderness environments Nyerges, Christopher, author.
This unique book teaches basic survival skills needed to keep you alive and healthy in the woods, suburbs, and city. It focuses on primary areas of concern - - water, fire, food, shelter, clothing, tools, and weapons -- describing in detail practices applicable to all environments.
The secret life of angels Rhodes, Ron.
Families where grace is in place : [building a home free of manipulation, legalism, and shame] VanVonderen, Jeffrey.
"Drawing on both his professional counseling and personal experience the author shows readers how to nurture God-honoring family relationships free of manipulation, legalism, and shame. The new [second] edition includes discussion questions for groups and for individuals or couples" --Provided by publisher.
Transgender history Stryker, Susan.
"Transgender History covers American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today. Transgender History takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, with each chapter covering major movements, writings, and events. Chapter 1 covers the transsexual and transvestite communities in the years following World War II. Chapter 2 addresses trans radicalism and social change, which spanned from 1966 with the publication of The Transsexual Phenomenon, and lasted through the early 1970s. Chapter 3 focuses on the mid-'70s to 1990--the era of identity politics and the changes witnessed in trans circles through these years. Chapters 4 and 5 are broken into the gender issues witnessed through the '90s and '00s, respectively. Sidebars highlight quotes from major texts and speeches in transgender history, and others will feature brief biographies of key players. First-person narratives from transgender memoirs are excerpted and treatments of transgenderism in popular culture are also discussed."--Publisher's description.
Train : the definitive visual history.
Featuring amazing images of trains, virtual tours of engines, and profiles of key innovators, designers, and engineers, Train: The Definitive Visual History traces the history of the railroad and the role of trains, from the first steam engines to today's high speed bullet trains. Comprehensive catalogs feature the most important trains from each period, exploring in detail iconic trains such as the Fairy Queen, Orient Express, and Javelin, and follows the development of trains from early steam to Diesel engines and modern electronic locomotives. Beautiful photographs and detailed maps explore some of the world's most impressive rail routes from South Africa to Siberia, including the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the trans-Siberian Railway, and the high-speed Japanese Tokaido Shinkansen line. Includes 2 exclusive prints.
Gertie sews vintage casual : a modern guide to sportswear styles of the 1940s and 1950s Hirsch, Gretchen, 1979- author.
The mid-20th century was an amazing time for American women's fashion! Following the war, women started looking to American designers rather than French couture houses for inspiration and to demand clothing they could move in, even play in. In this follow-up to Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing, Gretchen "Gertie" Hirsch celebrates the classic casual styles that icons like Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, and Rosie the Riveter made famous--think wide-legged trousers, fitted capri pants, beach rompers, shorts, knit tops, jeans, and day dresses. In Part I, Hirsch introduces key techniques for sportswear construction--from working with knit fabrics to the intricacies of pant-making--and in Part II, she showcases a 30-plus-piece vintage-inspired casual wardrobe.
Welcome to subirdia : sharing our neighborhoods with wrens, robins, woodpeckers, and other wildlife Marzluff, John M., author.
Manhunt Messner, Kate, author.
Henry, Anna, and Jose, the junior members of the Silver Jaguar Society, are on a mission in Paris to recover the Mona Lisa--but when senior members of the Society are taken hostage, it is up to Henry to rescue them while continuing to pursue the missing masterpiece.
Growing up social : raising relational kids in a screen-driven world Chapman, Gary D., 1938-
"In this digital age, children are spending more and more time interacting with a screen rather than a parent. Technology has the potential to add value to our families, but it can also erode a sense of togetherness and hinder a child's emotional growth. In Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World, you'll learn how to take back your home from an over-dependence on screens. Discover the five A+ skills needed to give your child the relational edge in a screen-driven world: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention. Today's screens aren't just in our living rooms, they are in our pockets. Now is the time to equip your child to live with screen time, not for screen time. Constant entertainment is not the goal of childhood. No phone, tablet, or gaming device can teach your child how to have healthy relationships, only you can. Growing Up Social will help you: Equip your child to be relational rich in a digital world Replace mindless screen time with meaningful family time Establish simple boundaries that make a huge difference Read what's working for the screen savvy family down the street Prepare your child to succeed down the road in relationships and life Learn healthy ways to occupy your child while you get things done "--
Books that cook : the making of a literary meal
"Organized like a cookbook, Books that Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal is a collection of American literature written on the theme of food: from an invocation to a final toast, from starters to desserts. All food literatures are indebted to the form and purpose of cookbooks, and each section begins with an excerpt from an influential American cookbook, progressing chronologically from the late 1700s through the present day, including such favorites as American Cookery, the Joy of Cooking, and Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The literary works within each section are an extension of these cookbooks, while the cookbook excerpts in turn become pieces of literature--forms of storytelling and memory-making all their own. Each section offers a delectable assortment of poetry, prose, and essays, and the selections all include at least one tempting recipe to entice readers to cook this book. Including writing from such notables as Maya Angelou, James Beard, Alice B. Toklas, Sherman Alexie, Nora Ephron, M.F.K. Fisher, and Alice Waters, among many others, Books that Cook reveals the range of ways authors incorporate recipes--whether the recipe flavors the story or the story serves to add spice to the recipe. Books that Cook is a collection to serve students and teachers of food studies as well as any epicure who enjoys a good meal alongside a good book"--
Fly fishing for sea-run cutthroat Allen, Chester, 1961-
Dreamways of the Iroquois : honoring the secret wishes of the soul Moss, Robert, 1946-
Mario Lanza : an American tragedy Cesari, Armando, 1941-
The Rhine Cycle Route : from source to sea Wells, Mike, 1948-
Silver Surfer : rebirth of Thanos Starlin, Jim.
Avengers vs. Thanos
The home of the blizzard : a heroic tale of Antarctic exploration and survival Mawson, Douglas, 1882-1958.
Beowulf : a translation and commentary : together with Sellic spell Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973, author.
From Tolkien's creative attention to detail in these lectures there arises a sense of the immediacy and clarity of his vision. It is as if he entered into the imagined past: standing beside Beowulf and his men shaking out their mail shirts as they beached their ship on the coast of Denmark, listening to the rising anger of Beowulf at the taunting of Unferth, or looking up in amazement at Grendel's terrible hand set under the roof of Heorot. But the commentary in this book also includes much from those lectures in which, while always anchored in the text, Tolkien expressed his wider perceptions. He looks closely at the dragon that would slay Beowulf "snuffling in baffled rage and injured greed when he discovers the theft of the cup," but he rebuts the notion that this is "a mere treasure story" or "just another dragon tale." He turns to the lines that tell of the burying of the golden things long ago, and observes that it is "the feeling for the treasure itself, this sad history" that raises it to another level. "The whole thing is sombre, tragic, sinister, curiously real. The 'treasure' is not just some lucky wealth that will enable the finder to have a good time or marry the princess. It is laden with history, leading back into the dark heathen ages beyond the memory of song, but not beyond the reach of imagination." Sellic Spell, a "marvellous tale," is a story written by Tolkien suggesting what might have been the form and style of an Old English folktale of Beowulf, in which there was no association with the "historical legends" of the northern kingdoms.
The house where evil lurks : a paranormal investigator's most frightening encounter Callahan, Brandon.
I don't care if we never get back : 30 games in 30 days on the best worst baseball road trip ever Blatt, Ben.
A pair of friends from Harvard embark on a road trip to see 30 baseball games in 30 different stadiums over 30 days and describe their misadventures in this book about sports fans, loyalty, hot dogs and friendship.
Crocheted hearts & flowers : sweet charms to make and wear Mooncie, Vanessa.
The dead are watching : ghost stories from a reluctant psychic Robinson, Debra, 1955-
The journey into spirit : a pagan's perspective on death, dying & bereavement Hughes, Kristoffer, 1971-
Creature Keepers and the hijacked Hydro-Hide Nelson, Peter, 1953- author.
"Twelve-year-old Jordan Grimsley discovers the existence of the Creature Keepers, a team of humans assigned to protect mythical beasts"--
Insurrections of the mind : 100 years of politics and culture in America
Essays collected from ten decades of the New Republic explore pivotal issues of modern America.
From whom no secrets are hid : introducing the Psalms Brueggemann, Walter. author.
My dog the champion
Madison is a spoiled big city sixteen-year-old with a full teenage social life. But when her mom is deployed overseas for three months, Maddy is sent to live with her hard-nosed grandfather at his rural cattle ranch. In this strange place with no Wi-Fi, Maddy will meet cute seventeen-year-old dog trainer Eli, grow to love and respect her stubborn grandpa, and bond with an old cattle dog who just may have the potential to be a blue ribbon champion.
Against the wild
Zach Wade is a mischievous kid who, along with his younger sister Hannah and their devoted dog Chinook, become lost in the wilderness when their small plane has engine problems and must make an emergency landing. Their mom and dad are frantic, and rescue teams are searching. But for the next few days, Zach, Hannah and Chinook must learn how to combine their skills, trust their instincts and navigate a terrain as beautiful as it is untamed.
Zombies of the stratosphere
Security agent Larry Martin, who can fly with an experimental rocket suit, and his cohort Bob Wilson, investigate clandestine visits to earth by a Martian spaceship. Meanwhile, villainous Martians conspire to replace Earth with Mars by blasting it out of its orbit. Can Larry and Bob stop the Martians before their dastardly project is complete?
A young doctor's notebook
It's 1917, on the eve of the Russian Revolution, and a young doctor (Radcliffe) arrives in the middle of the night to lead an eerie, back-woods hospital. Fresh from med school, he is completely unprepared for the bizarre people and alarming medical maladies that face him, so, in an unexpected twist, he turns to his older self (Hamm) for advice. It's a fascinating, dark and original comedy with two of Hollywood's leading talents that surprises and entertains in a wholly unique way.
Steve Brooks is a notorious lady's man. But he's made alot of enemies among the women he's two-timed, which is why three of them gang up together to murder him. But God isn't sure Steve's ready for Heaven so he's given a second chance to prove himself. Steve will go to Heaven, but only if he can find one woman who truly loves him for who he is. And there's a catch. To be sure Steve doesn't use his manly looks and good charm, God sends Steve back as a gorgeous woman.
Living in a comfortable retirement community in Southern Oregon, estranged from her family and generally not happy about life, Marie decides to journey 80 miles on foot to the coast and revisit the ocean of her past for the first time in 45 years. Once reluctant to attend her granddaughter's wedding, she now arrives as an unexpected guest. Along the way, she meets an extraordinary cast of characters and discovers that she's never too old to learn something about life and about herself.
Ping pong summer
The year is 1985. Rad Miracle is a shy, thirteen-year-old white kid obsessed with two things: Ping-Pong and hip-hop. During his family's annual summer vacation to Ocean City, Maryland, Rad makes a new best friend, experiences his first real crush, becomes the target of rich, racist local bullies, and finds an unexpected mentor in his outcast next-door neighbor.
Petals on the wind
The Dollanganger family attempt to put their sordid past behind them. But, as they soon discover, certain secrets can't be left behind. When Cathy finds herself in an abusive relationship, Christopher and Cathy are forced to face their forbidden feelings. And as tragedy strikes again, Cathy returns to Foxworth Hall to confront her grandmother and seek revenge on her mother. Christopher runs to Cathy's side, and the two are determined to start over again, together.
Nymphomaniac - vol. 2
The story picks up with Joe's adulthood, where her journey of self-discovery leads to darker complications, near destruction, reconciling her decisions to move on.
Nymphomaniac - vol. 1
Joe, a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac is found beaten in the gutters. As a kind soul tries to nourish her back to health, Joe reveals her troubled past encounters, through erotic flashbacks of her youth that led her down this road to low self-esteem and self-worth.
More american graffiti
Continues where the original left off.
The monkey's paw
A young man acquires a mystical 'monkey's paw' talisman that grants its possessor three wishes and finds his world turned upside down after his first Two wishes result in a co-worker being resurrected from the dead who commits murder.
Make way for tomorrow
After losing their house to foreclosure, an elderly couple is separated when none of their five children will take them in together. Bonus features include video interviews with cast and crew and a booklet featuring essays by critic Tag Gallagher and filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier.
Harry Callahan finds himself fighting against a squad of vigilante cops. Features new commentary by legendary Hollywood screenwriter John Milius, a new featurette - A Moral Right: The Politics of Dirty Harry, and much more.
A long way down
Four strangers happen to meet on a roof of a building with the intent of committing suicide. They decide to call off their plans for six weeks and form an unconventional, dysfunctional family and friendship.
A feat of bold, dynamic storytelling from Oscar-nominated writer-director Steven Knight. A successful businessman receives a series of phone calls which sets into motion a chain of events that unravels his perfect life, all of which takes the course of one absolutely riveting and intense car ride.
Legends of oz - dorothy's return
Dorothy's only just returned home from her first incredible journey to Oz, but she's already being called back for another adventure! After waking to post-tornado Kansas, Dorothy and Toto are whisked to Oz on a magical rainbow mover sent by their old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion and the Tin Man. Time in Oz has passed much faster than back in Kansas, and Dorothy discovers that the Jester, the devious brother of the Wicked Witch of the West, is taking Oz over one region at a time.
Amazing true story of an eighteen year old high school dropout in Idaho who traffics high end pot from Canada and makes millions. Now the feds are on his trail.
The classic sci-fi story of a captrued baby prehistoric monster put on display in London, with giant momma monster coming to the rescue.
The golden boys
Three retired sea captains' lives are turned upside down when they decide that one of them should marry a reliable, able-bodied woman to cook and keep house.
A scientist who has invented a technique to watch people's memories finds himself in a dangerous situation after he's tasked with entering a heroin addict's mind to see whether the man committed murder.
In a remote region of the Bering Sea, a boat salvage crew discovers the eerie remains of a grand passenger liner thought lost for more than 40 years. Onboard, the crew must confront the ship's horrific past and face the ultimate fight for their lives.
Evil under the sun
When a shrewish stage star is found strangled at a posh island resort, detective Hercule Poirot is called in to investigate. But as he learns, it isn't a case of who would want the diva dead, but who wouldn't. Special features included.
When London art student Ben Willis goes through a painful breakup, he develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late-night shift at the local supermarket. There he meets a colorful cast of characters.
When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.
The personalities of two former baseball players clash as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with zombies.
The listening walk Showers, Paul.
A little girl and her father take a quiet walk and identify the sounds around them.
The blood of an Englishman : an Agatha Raisin mystery Beaton, M. C.
Investigating the murder of a local baker during an amateur theatrical production, curmudgeon Agatha Raisin and her team of private detectives uncover a web of feuds and temperamental behaviors that place the team in mortal danger.
And two boys booed Viorst, Judith, author.
A boy is nervous about a presentation he has to give at school.
Mix it up! Tullet, Hervé, author, illustrator.
Using no special effects other than the reader's imagination, simple directions lead the reader to experiment with mixing and changing colors on the printed page.
Between us girls John, Sally, 1951-
Jasmyn Albright has had more than her share of bad breaks lately, beginning with the tornado that demolished her farmhouse. Feeling utterly alone, Jasmyn heads west, hoping to outrun her heartbreak. When she finds herself the newest tenant at Casa de Vida, Jasmyn hardly dares to hope that her fortunes might be about to change ... but when God is at work, anything can happen.
A love undone : an Amish novel of shattered dreams and God's unfailing grace Woodsmall, Cindy.
"A contemporary Amish romance from a best-selling author explores the rules governing marriage among the Plain People--and asks when grace can play a role in falling in love.
The river Lewis, Beverly, 1949-
"When two sisters return home for a visit after leaving the Amish world, both are troubled by the secrets--and the people--they left behind"--
The story keeper Wingate, Lisa. author.
Successful New York editor Jen Gibbs is at the top of her game with her new position at Vida House Publishing--until a mysterious manuscript from an old slush pile appears on her desk. Turning the pages, Jen finds herself drawn into the life of Sarra, a mixed-race Melungeon girl trapped by dangerous men in turn-of-the-century Appalachia. A risky hunch may lead to The Story Keeper's hidden origins and its unknown author, but when the trail turns toward the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a place Jen thought she'd left behind forever, the price of a blockbuster book deal may be higher than she's willing to pay.
Water Walker Dekker, Ted, 1962- author.
Teenaged orphan Alice Ringwald has no memory beyond six months ago. The only life she knows is the new one she's creating one day at a time with the loving couple that recently adopted her and gave her new hope. That hope, however, is shattered one night when she is abducted by a strange man. Renamed Eden, she is taken to a swamp and brought into a world where God doesn't make sense. When she turns 18 and learns she has money coming to her, a trip to town helps to change her perspective.
Prison break - the final break
The federal government can't touch Michael Scofield, so they're going after the woman he loves. When Sara is arrested for murder, only Michael can rescue her, and their unborn child, from an impenetrable women's prison. Michael must rely on his deadliest enemies to help attempt the most daring breakout ever.
A little bit of heaven
Marley is a young, beautiful, and funny, but she's afraid of opening herself up to true love. A life-changing visit to her doctor sends both of them on an eye-opening adventure of mutual discovery, leading to revelations neither thought possible.
Red berries, white clouds, blue sky Dallas, Sandra.
"After Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese, twelve-year-old Tomi and her Japanese-American family are split up and forced to leave their California home to live in internment camps in New Mexico and Colorado"--
Wade and the scorpion's claw Abbott, Tony, 1952- author.
"In this first in a series of ... [companion] novellas [to] the Copernicus legacy series, Wade travels to Hawaii and San Francisco in a race to find one of the twelve ancient relics"--
The new "I do" : reshaping marriage for skeptics, realists, and rebels Gadoua, Susan Pease.
"If half of all cars bought in America each year broke down, there would be a national uproar. But when people suggest that maybe every single marriage doesn't look like the next and isn't meant to last until death, there's nothing but a rash of proposed laws trying to force it to do just that. In The New I Do, therapist Susan Pease Gadoua and journalist Vicki Larson take a groundbreaking look at the modern shape of marriage to help readers open their minds to marrying more consciously and creatively. Offering actual models of less-traditional marriages, including everything from a parenting marriage (intended for the sake of raising and nurturing children) to a comfort or safety marriage (where people marry for financial security or companionship), the book covers unique options for couples interested in forging their own paths. With advice and quizzes to help readers decide what works for them, The New I Do acts as a guide to thinking outside the marital box and the framework for a new debate on marriage in the 21st century"--
Bramble and Maggie : spooky season Haas, Jessie, author.
Bramble, a persnickety but lovable horse, and Maggie, her patient owner, build an even stronger friendship as they brave the surprises of autumn. In their third adventure, Bramble and Maggie explore a new season together -- fall! Leaves crunch underfoot. Acorns ping off rooftops. It all makes Bramble feel wonderfully spooky. But Bramble's frisky-pretend-scary gait makes Maggie jumpy, and soon Bramble really is nervous. There are alarming new sights and sounds everywhere, like Mr. Dingle's scarecrow. When Maggie takes a fall, will she want to get back in the saddle? And when Halloween comes, can Maggie trust Bramble to brave the tricks and lead them both safely to the treats?
The classroom : trick out my school! Mellom, Robin, author.
When a second documentary crew arrives at Westside Middle School to film a renowned Hollywood designer's renovations, seventh-grader Trevor Jones is chosen to join the design team and faces a makeover of his own.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles villains micro-series. Volume 2
Roar : the new conservative woman speaks out Hughes, Scottie Nell.
The director of the Tea Party News Network examines "the strength of the new conservative woman in everyday life and politics--from deep faith and spirituality to love for family and children to independence and refusal to participate in a manufactured war against men"--Dust jacket flap.
King Karl Fry, Michael, 1959-
"Nick and the rest of the Safety Patrol investigate a secret organization in order to save Karl from embarrassment"--
Superior Spider-Man team-up. [Vol. 2], Superior Six Yost, Christopher, author.
Spider-Man has captured the members of the Sinister Six...and now he has formed them into his own Superior super-hero team! But can Spider-Man trust his new team, aka his greatest enemies, when a reformed Masters of Evil come calling?
Terra formars. 1 Sasuga, Yu.
Guinea dog 3 Jennings, Patrick.
"When Pedro admits that he has a paralyzing fear of water, his friends try to cheer him up with a pet. Only this one won't leave the water! The third installment of the Guinea Dog series"--
The railway man
Eric Lomax is a British Army officer who is captured by the Japanese during WWII and sent to a POW camp, where he is tortured and forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway. Years later, and still suffering from the psychological trauma, Lomax is persuaded by his wife Patti to find and confront one of his captors. Lomax returns to the scene of his torture and manages to track down his captor from the prison camp in an attempt to let go of a lifetime of bitterness and hate. Based on a true story.
Edge of tomorrow
In a near future, an alien race has hit the Earth in an unbeatable assault. Major William Cage has never seen a day of combat, but is dropped into a suicide mission and killed within minutes. Cage now finds himself thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same day over and over, fighting and dying each time. With each 'life', Cage learns more fighting skills, so that when he and warrior Rita Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, they are one step closer to defeating the enemy.
William shakespeare's as you like it
The feisty but feminine Rosalind falls in love with the endearingly naive Orlando. Using a disguise, Rosalind beings to playfully counsel Orlando in the fine art of wooing a woman.
They came together
When Joel and Molly meet, it's hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie candy shop. Plus, Joel is hung up on his sexy ex. But amazingly, they fall in love, until they break up about two thirds of the way through, and Molly starts dating her accountant. But then right at the end, well you'll just have to see. (Hint: Joel makes a big speech and they get back together).
Teenage mutant ninja turtles - mutagen mayhem
Shredder and the Kraang team up! Now as a combined force, the Turtles face double the threat! And with new mutants lurking throughout New York, and the return of evil villains including Karai, the Rat King, and Foot Bots determined to take down the lean, mean, green team, get ready to join Leo, Raph, Mikey, Donnie, April, and new ally, Casey Jones, as they fight back and take the ninjutsu battle action to new rooftop heights!
Secret agent WD-40 verses General Rancor with the help of beautiful spy 3.14.
Pride and glory
The moral codes of a multi-generational family of New York City police officers are tested when Ray Tierney investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law.
Only lovers left alive
The tale of two fragile vampires, Adam and Eve. Both are cultured intellectuals with an all-embracing passion for music, literature and science, who have evolved to a level where they no longer kill to live, but still retain their innate wildness. Their love story has endured several centuries but their debauched idyll is threatened by the uninvited arrival of Eve's carefree little sister Ava, who hasn't yet learned to tame her wilder instincts.
On moonlight bay
Musical about a family that moves to a small town in Indiana, and their tomboy daughter begins a romance with the neighbor across the street.
Men in war
Lieutenant Benson and Sergeant Montana are two soldiers trying to deal with the shock and devastation of war. Montana has been ordered to escort a colonel suffering from extreme battle fatigue to a field hospital for treatment. Meanwhile Benson's loyalty lies with his platoon and his mission to overtake a hill occupied by the enemy.
Doctor who: planet of giants
In an attempt to return Ian and Barbara to the twentieth century, the Doctor tries an unorthodox new technique. It causes the TARDIS doors to open in mid-flight, which sets alarms ringing inside the craft. The time travelers arrive on Earth only to discover that they have been drastically reduced in size.
Dirty little billy
Recounting Billy the Kid's formative years, his depiction is stripped of the glamour and romance of legend. A stunning performance in a film that deserves to be rediscovered.
Colorful - the motion picture
There is a train station on the other side of death, yet not all who arrive on the platform will be judged ready for passage onwards. For one unready soul, there will be both a test and a second chance. Rather than be reborn, this soul will awake in the body of 14-year-old suicide, Makoto Kobayashi, where it must not only find a way to fit into Makoto's existence, but also unravel two mysteries. What is the secret of the great sin it committed in its own previous life?
Bad ass 2: bad asses
Vietnam vet Frank Vega now runs and East L.A. community center where he trains young boxers to survive in and out of the ring. But when his prize student falls in with the wrong crowd and turns up dead, Frank teams up with his pal Bernie to take matters into their own fists and prove that justice never gets old.
Celebrity obsession has reached an all-time high, with the public now clamoring to be infected with the same diseases their idols carry. At the Lucas Clinic, Syd March sells injections of live viruses to those fans who can afford it. But Syd also has a black market trade in illness, selling viruses smuggled in his own body to piracy groups. After super sensation Hannah Geist reveals a new disease she carries.
Summer moon DeLima, Jan, author.
The Pelican bride : a novel White, Beth, 1957-
"A feisty young Frenchwoman gets more than she bargained for when she flees to the New World as a mail-order bride"--
Luck in the Shadows Flewelling, Lynn
Jilted Johns, Rachael, author.
Italian Venice : a history Bosworth, R. J. B., author.
"In this elegant book Richard Bosworth explores Venice--not the glorious Venice of the Venetian Republic, but from the fall of the Republic in 1797 and the Risorgimento up through the present day. Bosworth looks at the glamour and squalor of the belle époque and the dark underbelly of modernization, the two world wars, and the far-reaching oppressions of the fascist regime, through to the 'Disneylandification' of Venice and the tourist boom, the worldwide attention of the biennale and film festival, and current threats of subsidence and flooding posed by global warming. He draws out major themes--the increasingly anachronistic but deeply embedded Catholic Church, the two faces of modernization, consumerism versus culture. Bosworth interrogates not just Venice's history but its meanings, and how the city's past has been co-opted to suit present and sometimes ulterior aims. Venice, he shows, is a city where its histories as well as its waters ripple on the surface"--
Animal stars : behind the scenes with your favorite animal actors Ganzert, Robin, author.
"Behind-the-scenes accounts about animals who played central roles in major films and their relationships with animal trainers, actors, and directors. Celebrities described include Steven Spielberg, Ewan MacGregor, and Julia Roberts, and films include War Horse, Harry Potter, True Grit, Runaway Bride, The Jungle Book, and The Artist"--Provided by publisher.
Judy Garland on Judy Garland : interviews and encounters Garland, Judy, author.
Get unstuck, be unstoppable Burton, Valorie, 1973-
Becoming a woman whose God is enough Heald, Cynthia.
Death to the infidels : radical Islam's war against the Jews Bard, Mitchell Geoffrey, 1959- author.
"For more than a century, much of the attention given to the Middle East has focused on the Arab-Israeli conflict. The rise of a Palestinian offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic Resistance Movement, or Hamas, transformed the nature of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. According to Bard, the dispute, in the view of Hamas, is not over a division of Palestine, but rather about Jews ruling over Muslims and the presence of Jews on Islamic land. However, this Islamic-Jewish conflict is not simply confined to the Middle East. Muslim terrorist attacks have been directed at Jews all around the world, from Europe to Asia to Latin America. Radical Muslims in European countries are becoming more brazen, particularly in France, where the Muslims constitute nearly ten percent of the population. In just the last year, there have been several Muslim attacks on Jews throughout France. Death to the Infidels documents the growth of radical Islam in the Middle East and how, from the author's interpretation, it has transformed what had primarily been a political conflict into a one-sided religious war limiting the prospect for peace, particularly in Israel"--
How can I possibly forgive? Horn, Sara, 1977-
Grace that breaks the chains Anderson, Neil T., 1942-
The humanure handbook : a guide to composting human manure Jenkins, Joseph C.
In the United States, humans take flush toilets for granted. You take your dump into a large bowl of drinking water, then flush it. End of story. That's the civilized thing to do. But where does the flushed material go? What would happen if everyone in the world crapped in their drinking water supplies? Why doesn't any other land mammal defecate deliberately in water? Why do we? These all seem like questions any reasonably curious person would ask once in a while. What if the toilet won't flush? Then what? Using a biological, low-technology system of thermophilic composting, Jenkins has successfully recycled his own family's organic material for over twenty years. The end product: hygienic, nutrient-rich humus, is used to amend the soils in his food garden. Humanure was the inevitable result of Jenkins' two decades of practical experience with composting and organic gardening paired with extensive research gleaned from scientific journals and texts. But this is much more than a book on composting. In it, Jenkins exposes many environmental problems that have resulted from our view of organic materials as "wastes," and reveals what he feels are the underlying reasons why our relationship with the Earth is so dysfunctional. This book gives compelling and detailed testimony as to why humanure should be constructively recycled: to prevent water pollution (almost 4 trillion gallons of sewage effluent are dumped into our coastal waterways each year), to fertilize the soil (rich in soil nutrients, humanure can be safely recycled by thermophilic composting), to protect our dwindling drinking water supplies (nearly 1/3 of all household drinking water is used to flush toilets), and to enhance our health. Fertile soil not only grows great veggies, but nourishes our health and community's well-being.
Finding your roots : the official companion to the PBS series Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Beatleness : how the Beatles and their fans remade the world Leonard, Candy.
"The Beatles arrived in the United States on February 7, 1964, and immediately became a constant, compelling presence in fans' lives. For the next six years, the band presented a nonstop deluge of sounds, words, images, and ideas, transforming the childhood and adolescence of millions of baby boomers. Beatleness explains how the band became a source of emotional, intellectual, aesthetic, and spiritual nurturance in fans' lives, creating a relationship that was historically unique"--Dust jacket flap.
Alone in Antarctica : the first woman to ski solo across the southern ice Aston, Felicity.
"In the whirling noise of our advancing technological age, we are seemingly never alone, never out-of-touch with the barrage of electronic data and information. Felicity Aston, physicist and meteorologist, took two months off from all human contact as she became the first woman -- and only the third person in history - to ski across the entire continent of Antarctica alone. She did it, too, with the simple apparatus of cross-country, without the aids used by her predecessors - two Norwegian men - each of whom employed either parasails or kites. Aston's journey across the ice at the bottom of the world asked of her the extremes in terms of mental and physical bravery, as she faced the risks of unseen cracks buried in the snow so large they might engulf her and hypothermia due to brutalizing weather. She had to deal, too, with her emotional vulnerability in face of the constant bombardment of hallucinations brought on by the vast sea of whiteness, the lack of stimulation to her senses as she faced what is tantamount to a form of solitary confinement. Like Cheryl Strayed's Wild, Felicity Aston's Alone in Antarctica becomes an inspirational saga of one woman's battle through fear and loneliness as she honestly confronts both the physical challenges of her adventure, as well as her own human vulnerabilities "--
Short stories by Jesus : the enigmatic parables of a controversial rabbi Levine, Amy-Jill, 1956-
The renowned biblical scholar, author of The Misunderstood Jew and general editor for The Jewish Annotated New Testament, interweaves history and spiritual analysis to explore Jesus' most popular teaching parables, exposing their misinterpretations and making them lively and relevant for modern readers. Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus' stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. In this wise, entertaining, and educational book, Amy-Jill Levine offers a fresh, timely reinterpretation of Jesus' narratives. In Short Stories by Jesus, she analyzes these "problems with parables," taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. Levine reveals the parables' connections to first-century economic and agricultural life, social customs and morality, Jewish scriptures and Roman culture. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us -- and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later.
The leap : the science of trust and why it matters Boser, Ulrich, author.
GI brides : the wartime girls who crossed the Atlantic for love Barrett, Duncan, author.
"Worn down by years of war and hardship, girls like Sylvia, Margaret, and Gwendolyn were thrilled when American GI's arrived in Britain with their exotic accents, handsome uniforms and aura of Hollywood glamor. Others, like Rae, who distrusted the Yanks, were eventually won over by their easy charm. So when VE Day finally came, for the 70,000 women who'd become GI brides, it was tinged with sadness--it meant leaving their homeland behind to follow their husbands across the Atlantic. And the long voyage was just the beginning of an even bigger journey. Adapting to a new culture thousands of miles from home, often with a man they barely knew, was difficult-but these women survived the Blitz and could cope with anything. GI BRIDES shares the sweeping, compelling, and moving true stories of four women who gave up everything and crossed an ocean for love"--
A study of Scarletts : Scarlett O'Hara and her literary daughters Bauer, Margaret Donovan, 1963- author.
The war on women in Israel : a story of religious radicalism and the women fighting for freedom Sztokman, Elana Maryles, author.
Steel will : my journey through hell to become the man I was meant to be Harris, Shilo, 1974-
Beside Bethesda Tada, Joni Eareckson.
Barnaby. Volume two : 1944-1945 Johnson, Crockett, 1906-1975, author, artist.
The comic revolves around a precocious five-year-old named Barnaby Baxter and his fairy godfather Jackeen J. O'Malley. Yet O'Malley, a cigar-chomping, bumbling con-artist and fast-talker, is not your typical protector. His grasp of magic is usually specious at best, limited to occasional flashes, often aided and abetted by his fellow members in The Elves, Leprechauns, Gnomes, and Little Men's Chowder & Marching Society.
A good horse is never a bad color : tales of training through communication and trust Rashid, Mark.
Pinterest perfect! : creative prompts & pin-worthy projects inspired by the artistic community of Pinterest
Features the artwork, projects, and inspirational designs of talented artists and crafters, each of whom enjoys a sizeable fan base in the digital space and elsewhere. Filled with step-by-step projects, tutorials, art tips, and crafting techniques on everything from drawing, painting, and illustration to mixed media, typography, and papercrafts, each featured artist shares her unique art style. Each section features a brief introduction to the artist, followed by four to six easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects and/or art techniques. Open practice pages at the end of each section invite readers to brainstorm, sketch, and collect inspiration for their own artistic projects.
The religious art of Pablo Picasso Dillenberger, Jane, author.
"The first critical examination of Picasso's use of religious imagery and the religious import of many of his works with secular subject matter. Though Picasso was an avowed atheist, his work employs themes of spirituality -- and, often, traditional religious iconography. In five engagingly written, accessible chapters, the authors address Picasso's cryptic 1930 painting of the Crucifixion, the artist's early life in the catholic church, trained as a religious painter, elements of transcendence in Guernica, Picasso's fraught relationship with the church, including a commission to paint murals for the War and Peace Chapel in France in the 1950s, and the centrality of religious themes and imagery in bullfights, subject of countless Picasso drawings and paintings. The book will shed new light on a little-known or discussed aspect of one of the central figures of 20th-century art"--
The herbal kitchen : cooking with fragrance and flavor Traunfeld, Jerry, 1959-
A guide to using fresh herbs that includes recipes for a wide range of dishes that use herbs from the market, windowsill, or garden and offers tips on growing herbs at home.
Nightmareland Preller, James, author.
Sucked into a strange video game where he finds himself caught in a snowstorm, young Aaron ventures into the nearby woods only to hear scary howls and discover that he is trapped.
When the worst happens : extraordinary stories of survival Kyi, Tanya Lloyd, 1973- author.
Blends stories of survival with information on the keys to survival, breaking down each story to highlight the different stages and challenges people face after traumatic events.
Smoke gets in your eyes : and other lessons from the crematory Doughty, Caitlin, author.
The blogger behind the popular Web series Ask a Mortician describes her experiences working at a crematory, including how she sometimes got ashes on her clothes and how she cared for bodies of all shapes and sizes.
Zen-brain horizons : toward a living zen Austin, James H., 1925- author.
The scavengers Perry, Michael, 1964-
With a neighbors help, twelve-year-old Ford Falcon learns to survive in the harsh world outside the Bubble Cities by scavenging for items to use or trade--skills she needs when her parents unexpectedly go missing.
The secret of the key Malone, Marianne, author.
In the Art Institute of Chicago's miniature Thorne Rooms, the Thorne Rooms key and a mysterious set of rings lead Ruthie and Jack to new historical eras and a woman who went missing as a young girl.
Patient zero : solving the mysteries of deadly epidemics Peters, Marilee, 1968- author.
The fog of forgetting Morgan, Genevieve, author.
"There's no turning back for the five children in "The Fog of Forgetting," when they are engulfed in a mysterious and impenetrable fog and washed ashore on an island in the North Atlantic. Their struggle to survive is the epic beginning of a new adventure-fantasy trilogy that will take you on a memorable journey from coastal Maine to worlds unknown, where friend and foe may be the same. "The Fog of Forgetting," the first volume in The Five Stones Trilogy, begins at the best of all possible times: the start of summer vacation. For the three Thompson brothers, Chase (13), Knox (11), and Teddy (6), this means a long drive to Summerledge, their beloved house in Maine, near the village of Fells Harbor. All is as it should be until the sudden appearance of two adopted neighbor girls from Haiti, Evelyn (13) and Frankie (9), a hasty departure of their parents, and a sunny day lead to an unexpected voyage. Before long, the children find themselves in unfamiliar waters and engulfed by a curtain of dense fog, beyond which lies a land forgotten and besieged, an island of ancient secrets and terrible history: Ayda. As the children explore their surroundings and meet strange new friends, it becomes clear that they have landed somewhere far from home and beyond rescue. Crackling with action and suspense, "The Fog of Forgetting" plumbs the rich territory between realism and fantasy, in an imaginative world that is also natural and recognizable, and loosely based in real history. Funny, gripping and above all compelling, "The Fog of Forgetting" brings together captivating characters, integrated narrative, myth, romance, and mystery for the delight of all, be they a sophisticated ten-year-old boy or a fifty-year-old reader who still remembers what it's like to be young with the long days of summer ahead."--Publisher's description.
Fup Dodge, Jim.
A modern underground classic that spins yarns as the Sunday morning pig hunt and the Great Checker Showdown of 1978...and introduces Fup, a twenty-pound, whiskey-drinking mallard duck.
7 simple skills for every man Farrel, Bill, 1959-
The witch's boy Barnhill, Kelly Regan, author.
When a Bandit King comes to take the magic that Ned's mother, a witch, is meant to protect, the stuttering, weak boy villagers think should have drowned rather than his twin summons the strength to protect his family and community, while in the woods, the bandit's daughter puzzles over a mystery that ties her to Ned.
PHR Moreland, Tresha, author.
Body bones Rotner, Shelley, author, photographer.
500 nail designs : inspired and inventive looks for every mood and occasion Franklin, Chelsea, author.
500 Nail Designs is a collection of gorgeous, inspired nail looks. You'll find hundreds of dramatic nail art designs from multi colored graphic patterns, to plays of textures and finish. Want super glossy nails for the beach? How about accent glitters for a night out? Get rockin with the rough crackle look, or just go natural with a sexy, simple matte finish. There are also dozens of thematic designs such as red and green Christmas ornament designed nails, fancy floral patterns for spring, or tie dye for summer. 500 Nail Designs is the ultimate nail art sourcebook for fashionistas, simply swap out different polish colors or textures, or add and subtract elements to get a whole new look!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Utrom Empire Allor, Paul, author.
"'Utrom Empire' takes us to the Technodrome where Krang's plans to destroy the Earth are ramping up. Little does he know that Baxter Stockman plans to harness its power for himself! As the two villains scheme, one imprisoned robot holds the key to success-- Fugitoid! Will he be able to reach out to the Turtles in time? All this, plus the long-awaited story of the alien Utrom race!"--
It began with a crush Darcy, Lilian, author.
Gorgeous Joe Capelli is back in town! Will a summer fling with former classmate Mary Jane Cherry lead to something more? Find out in the new installment of Lilian Darcy's The Cherry Sisters miniseries!Fifteen years ago, Joe Capelli left town to make his way in Hollywood--leaving Mary Jane Cherry behind to nurse her secret crush. So why is he suddenly back in town, working at his dad's garage--on her car? With twin little daughters, no less?All Mary Jane's ever wanted is a husband and family. She knows that desire normally sends guys running in the opposite direction. Yet as her old crush on Joe revives itself, dare she believe that gorgeous Joe actually wants her, too--and for more than just a steamy summer affair?
Unveiling Lady Clare Townend, Carol.
Sir Arthur Ferrer catches sight of her among the stands at the Twelfth Night joust. There is something about her eyes.... He's seen them before. But when he goes to find the mysterious woman who has so captivated him, she's disappeared! Clare has been running from a dark past that she can never speak of. But this handsome knight seems determined to unveil her secrets. Will she dare to let him glimpse the real Lady Clare?
The return of Connor Mansfield Cornelison, Beth.
One of the Mansfield brothers was dead to everyone else except her. Having mourned the "death" of her fiance, Darby Kent isn't prepared for the moment they come face-to-face. For years, the man she loved and lost has lived in hiding. Until now. Connor is the only person who can save their ailing daughter, a living testament to the passion they once shared. But time is running out. And while Darby prays for their daughter's survival, she must confront old desires and powerful new enemies who've patiently awaited Connor's return.
Fierce patriot the tangled lives of William Tecumseh Sherman O'Connell, Robert L.
A profile of the iconic Civil War general explores the paradoxes attributed to his character to discuss such topics as his achievements as a military strategist, his contributions to the Transcontinental Railroad, and his tempestuous family relationships.
The talisman King, Stephen, 1947-
Young Jack Sawyer is searching for the Talisman, the only thing that can save his dying mother. His quest takes him into the menacing Territories where violence, surprise and the titanic struggle between good and evil reach across a mythic landscape.
Nine lives to die Brown, Rita Mae.
"This time around, Harry and her animal friends track a killer whose trail has gone as cold as the weather in December. Winter has come to Crozet, Virginia, bringing with it a fresh blanket of snow. Harry and her husband, Fair, are hip deep in their usual end-of-the-year activities: distributing food to needy residents, and shopping for outfits for the Silver Linings youth organization's annual fundraising gala. But buried beneath the white stuff are dark secrets from Crozet's past--and Harry and her posse of pet detectives are determined to sniff them out. Two Silver Linings mentors have been found dead in suspicious circumstances. If that weren't enough to chill the bones of the locals, a pair of severed human fingers has turned up in a pencil jar in the bookkeeper's office at St. Cyril's church. What does this grisly display have to do with the mysterious disappearance of Harry's voluptuous high school Latin teacher, a quarter of a century ago? Maybe nothing. But when the animals make another gruesome discovery in the woods behind Harry's farm, it becomes clear that terrible crimes have been committed in Crozet--and somebody's gone to great lengths to cover them up. It's time to stop shoveling snow and start digging for clues. The truth will be revealed. A cold case will be solved. And a twenty-five-year-old love triangle is about to get untangled. The weather outside may be frightful, but Harry and her four-legged friends refuse to be spooked off the case
The escape Balogh, Mary. author.
"After surviving the Napoleonic Wars, Sir Benedict Harper is struggling to move on, his body and spirit in need of a healing touch. Never does Ben imagine that hope will come in the form of a beautiful woman who has seen her own share of suffering. After the lingering death of her husband, Samantha McKay is at the mercy of her oppressive in-laws--until she plots an escape to distant Wales to claim a house she has inherited. Being a gentleman, Ben insists that he escort her on the fateful journey. Ben wants Samantha as much as she wants him, but he is cautious. What can a wounded soul offer any woman? Samantha is ready to go where fate takes her, to leave behind polite society and even propriety in her desire for this handsome, honorable soldier. But dare she offer her bruised heart as well as her body? The answers to both their questions may be found in an unlikely place: in each other's arms."
Magic breaks Andrews, Ilona.
"As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate's connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe-especially those closest to Kate. As Roland's long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend the Conclave, a gathering of the leaders from the various supernatural factions in Atlanta. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered there, apparently at the hands of a shapeshifter, Kate is given only twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she'll find herself embroiled in a war which could destroy everything she holds dear"--
Problems with people stories Guterson, David.
A collection of stories is set in the Pacific Northwest and explores themes of love and the human drive to connect with others.
The Last Kind Words Saloon : a novel McMurtry, Larry, author.
Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday move across the frontier from Long Grass, Texas, to Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in Denver.
The promise Carr, Robyn.
"Scott Grant has a bustling family practice in the small Oregon community of Thunder Point. The town and its people have embraced the widowed doctor and father of two, his children are thriving, and Scott knows it's time to move on from his loss. But as the town's only doctor, the dating pool is limited. That is, until a stunning physician's assistant applies for a job at his clinic. Peyton Lacoumette considers herself entirely out of the dating scene. She's already been burned by a man with kids, and she's come to Thunder Point determined not to repeat past mistakes. When Scott offers her a job, at a much lower salary than she's used to, Peyton is surprisingly eager to accept...at least for now. She's willing to stay for a three-month trial period while she explores other options. Scott and Peyton know the arrangement is temporary--it isn't enough time to build a real relationship, never mind anything with lasting commitment. But love can blossom faster than you think when the timing is right, and this short visit just might hold the promise of forever" --
Misquoting Muhammad : the challenge and choices of interpreting the Prophet's legacy Brown, Jonathan (Jonathan A. C.)
The wonder of presence : and the way of meditative inquiry Packer, Toni, 1927-
Discovering Cyrus : the Persian conqueror astride the ancient world Zarghamee, Reza, 1978-
Into the heart of Borneo O'Hanlon, Redmond, 1947-
Recounts the perilous and remarkable 1983 journey of the author, who is a naturalist, the poet James Fenton, and three native guides to the center of Borneo, an area unvisited by outsiders since 1926.
No touch monkey! : and other travel lessons learned too late Halliday, Ayun.
More Crooker, Barbara, 1945-
Delancey : a man, a woman, a restaurant, a marriage Wizenberg, Molly, author.
When Molly Wizenberg married Brandon Pettit, he was a trained composer with a handful of offbeat interests: espresso machines, wooden boats, violin-building, and ice cream-making. So when Brandon decided to open a pizza restaurant, Molly was supportive--not because she wanted him to do it, but because the idea was so far-fetched that she didn't think he would. Before she knew it, he'd signed a lease on a space. The restaurant, Delancey, was going to be a reality, and all of Molly's assumptions about her marriage were about to change.
Sammy Keyes and the kiss goodbye Van Draanen, Wendelin.
"Sammy Keyes has spent the last few years solving other people's mysteries, now her friends (and some foes) come together to unmask the fiend who has put Sammy in a coma"--
Howl's moving castle. 4 Miyazaki, Hayao, 1941-
When a witch's curse turns young Sophie into an old woman, she leaves home and finds work as a cleaning woman in the moving castle of the mysterious wizard Howl. She makes a deal with Calcifer, a fire demon, to free him from his magical contract with Howl in return for which he will remove Sophie's curse.
Camping in the old style Wescott, David, 1948-
Edward's menagerie : over 40 soft and snuggly toy animal crochet patterns Lord, Kerry, author.
40 unique patterns for animals with larger-than-life personalities made using simple crochet techniques and step-by-step instructions. Each animal also has a universal pattern where you can change your hook and yarn to create four different sizes, making a total of 160 different possibilities.
Russell Wilson : standing tall Thiel, Art, author.
In April 2012, after being selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round of the NFL draft, Russell Wilson wasn't even guaranteed the starting quarterback spot for the Seahawks. Two years later, he led Seattle to the playoffs in his two years starting for the team, and led the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl win in franchise history. Along the way, Russell silenced doubters who said that he was too short to be an NFL starting quarterback, marking career milestones such as the most regular-season wins by a quarterback in his first two seasons, with 24, and being named the 2012 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year. This commemorative book examines the young phenom's career from North Carolina State to Wisconsin, with a detour into professional baseball, and through the Super Bowl XLVIII win.
Doodle stitching. The holiday motif collection : embroidery projects & designs to celebrate the seasons Ray, Aimee, 1976-
Hot vegan : 200 sultry & full-flavored recipes from around the world Robertson, Robin (Robin G.), author.
The coconut latitudes : secrets, storms, and survival in the Caribbean Gardner, Rita M., author.
"The Coconut Latitudes" is a memoir about a childhood in paradise, a journey into unexpected misery, and a twisted path to redemption and truth. Leaving a successful career in the U.S., a father makes the fateful decision to settle his wife and two young daughters on an isolated beach in the Dominican Republic. He plants ten thousand coconut seedlings and declares they are the luckiest people alive. In reality, the family is in the path of hurricanes and in the grip of a brutal dictator. Against a backdrop of shimmering palms and kaleidoscope sunsets, a crisis causes the already fragile family to implode. "The Coconut Latitudes" is a haunting, lyrical memoir of surviving a reality far from the envisioned Eden, the terrible cost of keeping secrets, and the transformative power of truth and love." -- back cover.
The Beatles : on the road 1964-1966 Benson, Harry, photographer.
"Benson's ... black and white photographs show at close quarters The Beatles composing, performing, encountering their fans, relaxing, and engaging with each other, while trying to cope with their increasingly isolating fame. In addition to hundreds of photographs, many previously unseen, there is an introductory essay by Benson as well as quotes and newspaper clippings from the period"--Dust jacket flap.
Mario Lanza : singing to the gods Mannering, Derek, 1948-
Blessed with one of the greatest tenor voices of all time, Mario Lanza (1921-1959) rose to spectacular heights in a film, recording, and concert career that spanned little more than a decade. Groomed at the outset for a career on the opera stage, Lanza instead flourished in Hollywood where his films, most notably The Great Caruso, broke box-office records the world over and influenced the careers of countless musicians. To this day, the Three Tenors cite him as an inspiration for their own careers on the classical stage. Lanza's recordings for RCA sold in the millions, and he remains the crossover artist supreme." "But his tremendous success was derailed by his self-destructive lifestyle, and by age thirty-eight he was dead, with his extraordinary promise left unfulfilled." "Newly revised and updated for its first U.S. edition, Mario Lanza: Singing to the Gods is the definitive account of the remarkable life and times of one of the twentieth century's most beloved singing stars. This work also contains a selection of rare photographs, several of which are drawn from Lanza's estate." "With the support of Lanza's daughter, Ellisa Lanza Bregman, the tenor's colleagues, and Lanza's closest friend Terry Robinson, Derek Mannering has chronicled a fascinating and unforgettable life. From the fabulous successes of the early MGM years through the disastrous walkouts and cancellations that sent Lanza's career into freefall, Mannering objectively reveals the story of a great star torn apart by his own troubled psyche and undisciplined lifestyle.
The Shetland bus : a WWII epic of escape, survival, and adventure Howarth, David Armine, 1912-1991.
The infinite variety of music Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990.
This classic work by one of the twentieth century's true musical geniuses provides a guided tour through the living splendors of the great classics to the bold new sounds of contemporary music. Bridging the gulf between composer and concert-going public, and breaking through the confines of what is generally considered "serious" classical music, Leonard Bernstein provides the reader with a unique, personal, and serendipitous tour of musical form punctuated by musings philosophical and otherwise.
The Romanov sisters : [the lost lives of the daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra] Rappaport, Helen, author.
The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia Romanov, were admired for their dispositions, looks, the clothes they wore, and their privileged lifestyle. With many diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, they were intelligent, sensitive, and perceptive witnesses to the turmoil within their family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution, the nightmare that would sweep their world away, and them along with it.
Remains of innocence Jance, Judith A.
While cleaning her dying mother's home, Liza finds a fortune in hundred dollar bills hidden amongst the hoards of books and magazines in every corner. Tracing its origins will take Liza on a journey that will end in Cochise County, where Sheriff Joanna Brady is embroiled in a personal mystery of her own. A man she considers a family friend is found dead at the bottom of a hole in a limestone cavern. Now with the mystery of Liza and the money, Joanna wonders if the two cases are connect.
Purity in death Robb, J. D., 1950-
Eve Dallas must face the impossible when someone unleashes a computer virus that may be able to spread from machine to human. After a man spends three days on his computer, he becomes extremely violent and mysteriously dies. When similar events start taking place, the only link is a message on their computer screen that reads: 'Absolute Purity Achieved.'
Katie Kazoo, switcheroo. Books 15 & 16 Krulik, Nancy E.
When the magic wind turns fourth-grader Katie, who dislikes the "mushy gushy stuff" of Valentine's Day, into a candy store owner, she decides to write her own "love messages" on the candy hearts.
Smoke Jensen, the mountain man. 20, Honor of the mountain man Johnstone, William W.
Smoke Jensen, the legendary gunfighter of the High Lonesome, straps on a brace of .45s to help out his friend Joey Wales, who is out to find and kill Jacob Murdock and the band of vaqueros who attacked his wife.
Smoke Jensen, the mountain man. 25, Heart of the mountain man Johnstone, William W.
Selling his gun to the highest bidder, sharpshooter Monte Carson rode side by side with Big Jim Slaughter, the most feared hombre in Wyoming Territory. But when Monte decided to reform his ways and give back $50,000 in stolen army payroll, he made an enemy in Slaughter and a friend in mountain man Smoke Jensen.
The healing [a novel] Odell, Jonathan, 1951-
Mississippi plantation mistress Amanda Satterfield loses her daughter to cholera after her husband refuses to treat her for what he considers to be a "slave disease". Insane with grief, Amanda takes a newborn slave child as her own and names her Granada, much to the outrage of her husband and the amusement of their white neighbors. Troubled by his wife's disturbing mental state and concerned about a mysterious plague sweeping through his slave population, Master Satterfield purchases Polly Shine, a slave reputed to be a healer. But Polly's sharp tongue and troubling predictions cause unrest across the plantation. Complicating matters further, Polly recognizes "the gift" in Granada, the mistress's pet, and a domestic battle of wills ensues.
Smoke Jensen, the mountain man. 24, Guns of the mountain man Johnstone, William W.
Smoke is spending his days peacefully herding cows and enjoying his wife's legendary meals. But trouble is always around the bend. A baleful blackcoat with a pistol in one hand and a Bible in the other, Lazarus Cain rides through the countryside claiming to carry out God's plan. In his ominous wake, he has left one of Smoke's cowhands fatally injured. Mad as a rattlesnake, Smoke is bent on revenge. Now, not even the Lord can save Lazarus from Smoke's boiling rage.
Smoke Jensen, the mountain man. 12, Fury of the mountain man Johnstone, William W.
Smoke Jensen was the last Mountain Man and the fastest gun in the west. But this time, Smoke is going to put his reputation to the test in the southern reaches of Mexico. When two Mexican gunfighters, old friends of Smoke, send a letter asking him for help, he can't say no. He scraps on his hog legs and heads down into the middle of a war.
The eye of heaven Cussler, Clive. author.
"The outstanding new Fargo adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. Baffin Island: Husband-and-wife team Sami and Remi Fargo are on a climate-control expedition in the Arctic, when to their astonishment they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved-and filled with pre-Columbian artifacts from Mexico. How can that be? As they plunge into their research, tantalizing clues about a link between the Vikings and the legendary Toltec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl-and a fabled object known as the Eye of Heaven-begin to emerge. But so do many dangerous people. Soon the Fargos find themselves on the run through jungles, temples, and secret tombs, caught between treasure hunters, crime cartels, and those with a far more personal motivation for stopping them. At the end of the road will be the solution to a thousand-year-old mystery-or death"--
Keeping the faith without a religion Housden, Roger.
What is faith? It is not something we must receive from a religion, nor is it a quality we must abandon in order to become rational. "Faith," writes bestselling author Roger Housden, "implies a basic trust in the way life weaves its patterns-an awareness that is not passive or fatalistic, but actively engaged with and accepting all of life's twists and turns." At a time when more and more people self-identify as "spiritual but not religious," Housden's new book Keeping the Faith Without a Religion offers us a way to recognize and embrace the extraordinary mystery of our lives without resorting to dogmatic beliefs or nihilistic scientism. He invites us to investigate: faith and belief-how the unattainable desire for certainty has come to replace our true understanding of faith, becoming your own spiritual authority-guidance for building a personal faith based on your own inner experience, how we can integrate a regular spiritual practice into our lives without subscribing to a particular tradition, and more. Today millions of people are seeking a new approach to spirituality that honors both the rational and the mystical in equal measure. With Keeping the Faith Without a Religion, Roger Housden offers a guidebook for this growing population of free-thinking seekers-an inspiring call to step beyond the need for answers and trust ourselves to the unfolding of our singular, extraordinary life. -- Provided by publisher.
Becoming the boss : new rules for the next generation of leaders Pollak, Lindsey, author.
We are in the midst of a leadership revolution, as power passes from Baby Boomers to Millennials. All grown up, the highly educated Generation Y is moving into executive positions in corporations and government, as well as running their own businesses, where they are beginning to have a profound impact that will last for decades. Pollak provides a brisk, tech savvy success manual filled with real-world, actionable tips. Discover the key trends affecting your career, and master the classic rules of excellence that never go out of style.
The Sistine secrets : Michelangelo's forbidden messages in the heart of the Vatican Blech, Benjamin.
Five hundred years ago Michelangelo began work on a painting that became one of the most famous pieces of art in the world-the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Every year millions of people come to see the largest fresco painting on earth in the holiest of Christianity's chapels, yet there is not one single Christian image in this vast, magnificent artwork. This book tells how Michelangelo embedded messages of brotherhood, tolerance, and freethinking in his painting to encourage "fellow travelers" to challenge the repressive Roman Catholic Church of his time. Authors Blech and Doliner reveal what Michelangelo meant in the angelic representations that brilliantly mocked his papal patron, how he managed to sneak unorthodox heresies into his ostensibly pious portrayals, and how he was able to fulfill his lifelong ambition to bridge the wisdom of science with the strictures of faith.--From publisher description.
For goodness sex : changing the way we talk to teens about sexuality, values, and health Vernacchio, Al, author.
"A progressive approach to sexuality education that challenges commonly-held beliefs about how we talk to young people about sex and offers a controversial yet proven alternative to the standard conversations taking place in schools and homes across America"--
The way of serenity : finding peace and happiness in the serenity prayer Morris, Jonathan, 1972- author.
Predator : the secret origins of the drone revolution Whittle, Richard.
"The creation of the first weapon in history that can stalk and kill an enemy on the other side of the globe was far more than clever engineering. As Richard Whittle shows in Predator, it was the most profound development in military and aerospace technology since the intercontinental ballistic missile. Once considered fragile toys, drones were long thought to be of limited utility. The Predator itself was resisted at nearly every turn by the military establishment, but a few iconoclasts refused to see this new technology smothered at birth"--
The short and tragic life of Robert Peace : a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League Hobbs, Jeff, 1980-
Examines "the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets--and of one's own nature--when he returns home"--Amazon.com.
Chloe's vegan Italian kitchen : 150 pizzas, pastas, pestos, risottos, & lots of creamy Italian classics Coscarelli, Chloe.
"Popular vegan chef and winner of the Food Network's Cupcake Wars Chloe Coscarelli digs into her Italian roots to create more than 150 recipes inspired by the most popular cuisine in the world. If you think a healthy vegan diet means giving up pasta in creamy sauce, cheesy pizza, and luscious tiramisu, think again! Following her hit cookbooks Chloe's Kitchen and Chloe's Vegan Desserts, Chef Chloe goes to her family's homeland to veganize its time-honored delicacies--and add some distinctively delicious twists. Sumptuous mains like Butternut Ravioli with Brown Sugar and Crispy Sage and Red Wine Seitan on Ciabatta let you show off your kitchen skills, and her inventive pizza creations include Crumbled "Sausage" and "Mozzarella" Pizza as well as Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion, and Apple Pizza. And vegans can once again enjoy comfort favorites with Chloe's Potato Gnocchi, Lasagna Bolognese, and Eggplant Parmesan. Known for her surprising twists on favorite desserts, Chloe's got your classics covered with Chocolate-Dipped Almond Biscotti and Italian Wedding Cake, and she turns up the dial with new delights like Mint Chip Gelato Sandwiches, Banana Coffee Cupcakes, and Pomegranate Mint Italian Soda--sure to win over omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike. Chloe also includes directions for making her recipes allergy- and gluten-free so that you can feast on all your favorite foods, no matter your diet. With fresh vegan takes on classic Italian cuisine illustrated by gorgeous full-color photographs throughout, and her bright and lively personality on every page, Chloe takes you on a delectable trip to Italy--one you'll want to go on again and again! Buon appetito!"--
The illustrated guide to cows : how to choose them, how to keep them Lewis, Celia, 1948-
Cows are one of the most undemanding domestic animals to keep, being mainly healthy and temperate, and keeping cattle as a smallholder can be a very rewarding enterprise, supplying you with food and milk and helping with the management of grassland on your property. Celia Lewis's charmingly illustrated and informative book is perfect for those interested in keeping a cow or two and choose the best breed for their circumstances.
The sewing machine embroiderer's Bible : get the most from your machine with embroidery designs and inbuilt decorative stitches Keegan, Liz.
Doll couture : handcrafted fashions for 18-inch dolls : all made from vintage fabric Greenberg, Marsha I., author.
Tennessee Williams : mad pilgrimage of the flesh Lahr, John, 1941- author.
Here, celebrated drama critic John Lahr gives intimate access to the mind of one of the most brilliant dramatists of his century, whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself. This astute, deeply researched biography sheds light on Williams's warring family, his guilt, his creative triumphs and failures, his sexuality and numerous affairs, his misreported death, even the shenanigans surrounding his estate. With vivid cameos of the formative influences in Williams's life, this book is as much a biography of the man as it is a trenchant exploration of his plays and the tortured process of bringing them to stage and screen. Lahr explores how Williams's relationships informed his work and how the resulting success brought turmoil to his personal life. Lahr captures not just his tempestuous public persona but also his backstage life, where his agent Audrey Wood and the director Elia Kazan play major roles, and Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Bette Davis, Maureen Stapleton, Diana Barrymore, and Tallulah Bankhead have scintillating walk-on parts. This is a theater biography like no other--From publisher description.
Jingo Pratchett, Terry.
"A weathercock has risen from the sea of Discworld, and suddenly you can tell which way the wind is blowing ... And as two armies march, Commander Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch has got just a few hours to deal with a crime so big that there's no law against it. It's called 'war'."--Container.
Welcome to the jungle
A group of unsuspecting office workers find themselves stranded on a desert island when a corporate retreat led by unhinged former Marine Storm Rothchild goes horribly wrong. Now Chris and his co-workers must battle nature, and each other, to survive. A hilarious journey into the heart of madness.
The Manchurian candidate
When his army unit is ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saves his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, Major Ben Marco, is knocked unconscious. Using the incident for political gain, Shaw eventually becomes a vice-presidential nominee, but Marco is haunted by dreams of what really happened in Iraq. As Marco investigates, the story begins to unravel. He begins to figure that the entire unit was kidnapped and brainwashed as part of a plot to get Shaw into the White House. Now the Manchurian Global corporation appears desperate to stop him from finding out.
From visionary new director Gareth Edwards comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.
The fault in our stars
Hazel and Gus share a sarcastic sense of humor, a distaste for the conventional, and ultimately a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Although the two teens face unlikely challenges, their courage and dedication to each other prove that while life isn't perfect, love can still be extraordinary in this powerfully moving film based on John Green's New York Times best-selling novel.
Supping with the devil Spencer, Sally, author.
DCI Monika Paniatowski recognises her latest assignment as advisor to the Earl of Ridley's rock festival for what it really is - an attempt by the chief constable to destroy her career. Yet it soon becomes apparent that matters are not as simple as they appear. Why, for instance, did the earl choose to employ the notorious Devil's Disciples motorcycle gang to provide the security for the festival? And to what lengths will his mother, the dowager countess, go to destroy it? But it is when the half naked body of a tabloid journalist is discovered in the middle of Whitebridge that things really start to hot up.
It can't happen here Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.
Love me back Tierce, Merritt, author.
Single mother Marie hides her private struggles behind her professionalism as a waitress at an upscale Dallas steak house before succumbing to self-destructive habits.
Play dead Rosenfelt, David.
Wisecracking New Jersey defense attorney Andy Carpenter rescues a golden retriever from euthanasia, learns that the dog was involved in a previous owner's murder conviction, and is persuaded by the man's sister to reopen the case.
Fall of a philanderer Dunn, Carola.
Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher's summer holiday by the sea with her husband, Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard, and her stepdaughter, Belinda, is thrown into turmoil by the discovery of a local innkeeper's body.
Oranges are not the only fruit Winterson, Jeanette, 1959-
Jeanette is a bright and rebellious orphan who is adopted into an evangelical household in the dour, industrial north of England. Her youth is spent embroidering grim religious mottoes and shaking her little tambourine for Jesus. But as this budding missionary comes of age and comes to terms with her unorthodox sexuality, the peculiar balance of her God-fearing household collapses. Jeanette's insistence on listening to the truths of her own heart and mind--and on reporting them with wit and passion--makes for an unforgettable chronicle of an extraordinary passage into adulthood.
China boy : a novel Lee, Gus.
Kai Ting, a young Chinese-American boy adjusting to life in San Francisco after the death of his mother, must face cultural differences in his own family when his father takes a new American wife.
My Highland spy Roberts, Victoria (Writer of romance novels), author.
Lady Ravenna Walsingham is a seasoned spy who is sent to the savage Highlands to uncover a nefarious plot against the Crown. Playing the part of an English governess, she infiltrates the home of Laird Sutherland, a suspected conspirator. Ravenna soon discovers that the only real threat Sutherland poses is to her heart. But will the proud Highland laird ever forgive her when he discovers the woman he loves in an English spy?
Stone mattress : nine tales Atwood, Margaret, 1939- author.
The award-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale presents a collection of short stories that features such protagonists as a widowed writer who is guided by her late husband's voice and a woman whose genetic abnormality causes her to be mistaken for a vampire.
Painting the black Deuker, Carl.
When star athlete Josh Daniels moves in across the street, Remy Ward doesn't realize how much his life will change during his senior year at Seattle's Crown Hill High.
Now it is winter Spinelli, Eileen.
A young mouse is encouraged by his mother to enjoy winter while waiting for spring to come.
The princess and the three knights Kingsbury, Karen.
A king devises a frightful final competition for the three knights who have excelled in the quest for the hand of his daughter, who possesses incomparable inner and outer beauty, in order to determine which is truly worthy of her love.
A group of freaks take revenge on a trapeze artist and her boyfriend after years of abuse. Filmed using real circus performers.
Strangers Jackson, Lisa.
Wallflowers : stories Robertson, Eliza, author.
"In the opening story of Wallflowers, a girl is cat-sitting for her neighbor, sleeping in the neighbor's house. It's nearly identical to her mother's nearby--in the Copper Waters subdivision, they all are--but she likes it here, eating boiled eggs and watching TV, feeling out her freedom as heavy rains fall. And then a nearby dike fails. And the girl may be the only one left in Copper Waters.Eliza Robertson can handle the shocking turn, but she also has a knack for the slow surprise, the realization that settles around you like snow. Her stories are deftly constructed and their perspectives--often those of the loners and onlookers, distanced by their gifts of observation--are unexpected. In "We Walked on Water," winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, a brother and sister train together for a race that will ultimately separate them forever. In "L'Etranger," shortlisted for the CBC Short Story Prize, a girl abroad in Marseille reconsiders her unendearing roommate after an intimate confrontation. Robertson was raised on rugged Vancouver Island. She's traveled broadly since, and her stories travel, too, but the climate of her collection is influenced by her home. These carefully cultivated forms still flare with wildness, and each is still spacious enough for a reader to get lost in wonder"--
Pretty Amy : a novel Burstein, Lisa, 1976-
Amy is fine living in the shadows of beautiful Lila and uber-cool Cassie, because at least she's somewhat beautiful and uber-cool by association. But when their dates stand them up for prom, and the girls take matters into their own hands--earning them a night in jail outfitted in satin, stilettos, and Spanx--Amy discovers even a prom spent in handcuffs might be better than the humiliating"rehabilitation techniques" now filling up her summer. Worse, with Lila and Cassie parentally banned, Amy feels like she has nothing--like she is nothing. Navigating unlikely alliances with her new coworker, two very different boys, and possibly even her parents, Amy struggles to decide if it's worth being a best friend when it makes you a public enemy. Bringing readers along on an often hilarious and heartwarming journey, Amy finds that maybe getting a life only happens once you think your life is over.
A Season of change Sowell, Lynette.
Honeymoon hotel Browne, Hester.
"A ... novel in the vein of The Wedding Planner featuring an ambitious and by-the-books event planner who finds herself at odds with her new assistant, who happens to be the son of her boss, on the eve of the biggest wedding of her career"--
The conservationist Gordimer, Nadine.
Mehring, a wealthy, dominating South African industrialist moves to preserve his way of life, his power, and his possessions in the face of massive injustice and suffering, changing times, and death.
Draw! Colón, Raúl.
In this wordless picture book, a boy who is confined to his room fills his sketch pad with lions and elephants, then imagines himself on a safari.
Gideon Smith and the brass dragon Barnett, David, 1970 January 11- author.
"Nineteenth century London is the center of a vast British Empire, a teeming metropolis where steam-power is king and airships ply the skies, and where Queen Victoria presides over three quarters of the known world--including the east coast of America, following the failed revolution of 1775.Young Gideon Smith has seen things that no green lad of Her Majesty's dominion should ever experience. Through a series of incredible events Gideon has become the newest Hero of the Empire. But Gideon is a man with a mission, for the dreaded Texas pirate Louis Cockayne has stolen the mechanical clockwork girl Maria, along with a most fantastical weapon--a great brass dragon that was unearthed beneath ancient Egyptian soil. Maria is the only one who can pilot the beast, so Cockayne has taken girl and dragon off to points east. Gideon and his intrepid band take to the skies and travel to the American colonies hot on Cockayne's trail. Not only does Gideon want the machine back, he has fallen in love with Maria. Their journey will take them to the wilds of the lawless lands south of the American colonies - to free Texas, where the mad King of Steamtown rules with an iron fist (literally), where life is cheap and honor even cheaper.Does Gideon have what it takes to not only save the day but win the girl? David Barnett's Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon is a fantastical steampunk fable set against an alternate historical backdrop: the ultimate Victoriana/steampunk mash-up!"--
Yesterday's kin Kress, Nancy, author.
Marianne Jenner, a geneticist and mother of three, has 10 months to try to avert a disaster and keep her family intact after aliens land in New York.
Hidden in the stars Caroll, Robin, author.
Following an attack that killed her mother and stole her ability to speak, 21-year-old Sophia Montgomery has no choice but to accept her estranged grandmother's offer to return to their family home. Although detective Julian Frazier is working hard on the case, Sophia unknowingly frustrates him because her inability to speak thwarts her eyewitness evidence. The fact that Julian is undeniably attracted to Sophia doesn't help either, so Julian hides his feelings as concern for a trauma victim and focuses instead on finding the killer.Little do they know, the clues to solving the case may be right in front of them, displayed in Sophia's mother's "special" quilt design. Who will realize the secret Sophia's unwittingly been hiding in plain sight? When the truth comes to light, will Sophia find her voice again? Or will the murderer--still at large--silence her forever?
Sarny : a life remembered Paulsen, Gary.
Continues the adventures of Sarny, the slave girl Nightjohn taught to read, through the aftermath of the Civil War during which time she taught other Blacks and lived a full life until age ninety-four.
The avatar battle Morris, Chad, author.
The evil Muns tries to convert Abby into helping him change the history of the world while her and Derick's grandfather asks Derick to finish a challenge that a trusted teacher was never able finish.
Someone in the house Michaels, Barbara, 1927-2013.
What strange presence blows through the corridors of this ancient mansion? Is its intent to protect, defend, or destroy?
The disappearance Wylie, Philip, 1902-1971.
Big machine : a novel LaValle, Victor D., 1972-
Scraping out an existence as a New York bus porter, recovering addict and suicide cult survivor Ricky Rice is inducted into a band of paranormal investigators who share his experience of having heard voices that may have a divine source.
Rising tides Richards, Emilie, 1948-
In this sequel to "Iron Lace," Aurore Gerritsen has left clear instructions: her will is to be read at her summer cottage on a small Louisiana island. Those who don't stay will forfeit their inheritance. With the vast fortune of Gulf Coast Shipping at stake, no one will take that risk.
Rock chick. Redemption Ashley, Kristen.
Roxie's on the run from a bad boyfriend who will not catch the hint that it is o-v-e-r. She's in no mood for love at first sight, but when her eyes fall on Hank, it's trouble from the get-go. Roxie tries to hold Hank at arm's length but Hank wants to be a closer (as in, a lot closer). Roxie's trouble catches up with her and Hank wants to help but Roxie knows in her heart that she's no good for a white hat guy. The problem is no one agrees with her, especially her crazy hippie best friend Annette or her parents, the even crazier small-Indiana-town Herb and Trish. Toss into the mix the gang from Rock Chick and Rock Chick Rescue and Roxie's totally outnumbered. Climb in for another Rock Chick wild ride through Rock Chick Redemption and hang on tight as the odds stack up against Roxie. She has no choice but to hold on and just ride it out through the kidnappings, car chases, society parties, a riot at the strip club, Hank getting "Mom Bombed" and one crazy night at the Haunted House. While Roxie holds on, Hank works at convincing her she wants to stay and he the Hot Bunch go all out to make her safe. Hank also has to work on showing Roxie that her past bad decisions don't mean her future can't include something as downright delicious as... normal.
Mountains of the misbegotten Heywood, Joseph.
"Former Rough Rider turned Michigan game warden Lute Bapcat learns that the deputy warden from Ontonagon County has gone missing and must navigate one of the Michigan Upper Peninsula's most lawless places on his search"--
A girl is a half-formed thing McBride, Eimear. author.
"The story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumor, touching on everything from family violence to sexuality and the personal struggle to remain intact in times of intense trauma"--Provided by publisher.
Love's fortune : a novel Frantz, Laura, author.
Cry father Whitmer, Benjamin, 1972-
"For Patterson Wells, disaster is the norm. Working alongside dangerous, desperate, itinerant men as a tree clearer in disaster zones, he's still dealing with the loss of his young son. Writing letters to the boy offers some solace. The bottle gives more. Upon a return trip to Colorado, Patterson stops to go fishing with an old acquaintance, only to find him in a meth-induced delirium and keeping a woman tied up in the bathtub. In the ensuing chain of events, which will test not only his future but his past, Patterson tries to do the right thing"--
Everyone loves a hero Force, Marie.
"Fame has its perks...and its price...Reluctantly famous, First Officer Cole Langston finds being in the spotlight has its advantages--until he meets Olivia. Having women throw themselves at him everywhere he goes becomes a serious problem when he's trying to convince her she's the one...Olivia has trouble trusting a guy like Cole, and everywhere she turns she sees reasons to run. But he's the only man who's ever seemed to understand her as an artist and as a woman..."--P.  of cover.
Rancher under fire McDonough, Vickie.
Jackson Durant would go to any lengths to protect his young daughter and his ranch. He knows the puzzling incidents on his homestead are no accidents. Someone is after him--but who? And why? Reporter Mariah Reyes is determined to find out. She never expected her pursuit of a story on the reclusive rancher would endanger her life--nor that she'd fall for the cowboy. But when Jackson's daughter is kidnapped, she'll do anything to help save the little girl--even if it means becoming a target herself.
Wilderness target Dunn, Sharon, 1965-
Clarissa Jones is running for her life. Though she has no idea why her ex-boss wants her dead, the killers at her heels are very real. Deep in the Montana woods she finds what seems like the perfect hideout, in Ezra Jefferson's survival training school. The ex-military outdoorsman has the skills and training to keep her safe--but only if she will lower her defenses enough to let him help. When her attackers close in, Ezra's protection and Clarissa's fierce determination are all that will keep her alive--while the growing bond between them gives her a reason to fight to survive.
Sunken treasure Lee, Katy.
Shipwreck diver Gage Fontaine is used to modern-day pirates chasing after his boat and the buried treasure he salvages. But when he unknowingly leads a dangerous criminal to the waters off Stepping Stones Island, he puts a beautiful fisherwoman in grave danger. Rachelle Thibodaux has spent the past year hiding on her boat to avoid the town's censure for her father's crimes. But when she comes face-to-face with a gun-wielding pirate, she becomes a new kind of target. To save her own life, she'll have to work with Gage to find the treasure before the pirates do.
Desperate measures Barritt, Christy.
Accused of murdering her estranged husband, widowed mother Samantha Rogers panics and flees. But the real killer is now after her and her son. She's desperate to find a safe haven where her past is secret. So when John Wagner offers her room and board in exchange for work on a remote island in the Chesapeake Bay, she moves to Smuggler's Cove. Samantha longs to tell her handsome boss why she's always looking over her shoulder. But when danger arrives on shore, the truth may put John in a killer's crosshairs.
His most suitable bride Ryan, Renee.
No one in Denver knows how close Callie Mitchell once came to ruin. Dowdy dresses and severe hairstyles hide evidence of the pretty, trusting girl she used to be. Now her matchmaking employer wants Callie to help find a wife for the one man who sees through her careful facade. For his business's sake, Reese Bennett Jr. plans on making a sensible marriage. Preferably one without the unpredictable emotions that spring to life around Callie. Yet no matter how many candidates she presents to Reese, none compare with the vibrant, intelligent woman who is right under his nose and quickly invading his heart.
The gift of a child Abbot, Laura.
At twenty-seven, Rose Kellogg knows it's unlikely that she'll ever marry. Her dreams of motherhood seem hopeless. Until she rescues Alf, a young boy abandoned in her father's barn in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. In Alf, Rose finally has hope again, and she's not alone. Cattle rancher Seth Montgomery always felt awkward around people, but that's not the case with Rose and Alf. Seth instantly bonds with the shy boy and is eager to help Rose make her dream of a family come true. But when their future with Alf is threatened, will Seth and Rose find the courage to embrace the love they've found in each other?
Cowboy to the rescue Gouge, Louise M. (Louise Myra), 1944-
Though Georgia belle Susanna Anders agrees to accompany her father on a silver prospecting trip to Colorado, her heart belongs to the South. Then charming cowboy Nate Northam saves her father's life and gives them shelter at his ranch. Feeling gratitude is only natural, but falling for a Yankee? Both of their families would be outraged. While Susanna's father recovers at the Northams' home, Nate can't help being drawn to the sweet Southern beauty and wishing he were free to think of courtship. That is until shocking revelations compel both Nate and Susanna to choose where their loyalties lie--fettered to the past or to the promise of a bold new love.
A home for her heart Barton, Janet Lee.
Magazine writer Elizabeth Anderson has sparred with newspaper reporter John Talbot for years. Though they cover similar stories, John thinks Elizabeth's writing is trivial, and she finds him too boastful. So when they must work together to investigate New York City's worst tenement houses, they're surprised by the great team they make. Despite their professional rivalry, John and Elizabeth begin to trust each other as they grow from competitors, to friends, to something more. But then John makes a startling discovery that would break the story--and Elizabeth's heart--wide-open. John's always been driven by his career--can he give up one dream for another.
The surprise triplets Diamond, Jacqueline, 1949-
When fertility counselor Melissa Everhart decided to have a baby on her own, she didn't anticipate triplets or her ex-husband's return to Safe Harbor. Three years ago, Edmond's reluctance to have children tore them apart. But now that he's been made guardian of his niece, Melissa witnesses how tenderly he cares for the little girl. Though Edmond doesn't believe he's father material, his sudden custody of Dawn leaves him little choice. He turns to Melissa, the warmest, kindest person he knows, for help. They begin to rediscover the love they once shared, but the betrayals of the past trouble them both. Can they find the forgiveness they both need to come together as a family?
Cowboy in the making Benson, Julie.
Emma Donovan ran off to Nashville when she was young and full of dreams. Now she is back home in Colorado with a little more common sense. And that sense is telling her not to count on Jamie Westland. He won't be around long--not with his big-time career in New York City. Jamie's never felt at home, not with his adopted family, not with himself. Now, on his grandfather's ranch, the pieces of his life are coming together in a way that feels right. And Emma has so much to do with it. But when an opportunity comes along back in New York, he has to decide between his old life and the promise of a new one--with Emma.
The Texan's twins Britton, Pamela.
Jasmine Marks is focused and hardworking, and when she took a job as engineer for Baron Energies, she left behind her support network. Now, the burden of caring for her twin girls is all on her, and she doesn't have time for a dilettante playboy like Jet Baron. Besides, she needs her job, and she can't blow it by getting involved with the boss's son. On the surface, Jet Barron is a dabbler, dropping into work one day and riding rodeo the next. But when he makes his mind up, he goes for it, full-out. He knows a lot more than anyone suspects, about the oil business, about women. And this woman needs someone to count on--which will be Jet, if he gets his way.
Her Forever cowboy Ferrarella, Marie.
The minute he lays eyes on Forever's new doctor, Brett Murphy knows the town--and he--won't be the same. Alisha Cordell is raising the temperature of every male within miles. But the big-city blonde isn't looking to put down roots. The saloon owner and rancher will just have to change the reticent lady doc's mind. A week after she caught her fiancé cheating, Alisha was on a train headed for a Texas town that was barely a blip on the map. So she's stunned at how fast the place is growing on her. That includes the sexy cowboy with the sassy smile and easy-going charm. Brett's also been burned by love, but he's eager for a second chance...with Alisha. Is she ready to make Brett--and Forever--part of her long-term plans?
Wisdom Hocking, Amanda.
For her eighteenth birthday, Alice Bonham takes a vacation to Australia only to have her trip cut short by an unexpected murder. While Alice tries to understand what happened, she regrets some of the choices she's made. On top of that, the child vampire is running loose, and it's attracting some very unwanted attention.
Fate Hocking, Amanda.
Alice Bonham thinks she's finally found a balance in her life between the supernatural one, and her normal one with her brother Milo and her best friend Jane. When a tragic accident happens, Alice finds herself once again struggling with a terrible choice. As everything spirals out of control, she has to wonder, will there ever be a place for her in this life?
Flutter Hocking, Amanda.
Being undead doesn't make life any easier for Alice Bonham. Her younger brother's love life is heating up, while hers is-- more complicated. Alice volunteers for a rescue mission with Ezra. But going up against a pack of rabid vampires might be too much, even for him.
Rule Crownover, Jay, author.
Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn't want and the only person she's never tried to please. She isn't afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won't listen. To a rebel like Rule Archer, Shaw Landon is a stuck-up, perfect princess, and his dead twin brother's girl. She lives by other people's rules, he makes his own. He doesn't have time for a good girl like Shaw, even if she's the only one who can see the person he truly is. But a short skirt, too many birthday cocktails, and spilled secrets lead to a night neither can forget. Now, Shaw and Rule have to figure out how a girl like her and a guy like him are supposed to be together without destroying their love-- or each other.
Bright young things Thomas, Scarlett.
'Bright Young Things wanted for Big Project.' They're in the prime of their lives but our bright young things are all burnt out. Six sparky twenty-somethings just out of university and working dead-end jobs, they are all bored to tears with their lives and looking for a way out. When a mysterious job is advertised in the newspaper, they all apply. What they least expect is to find themselves prisoners on a deserted island. There's food in the fridge and they have a bedroom each, but there's no telephone, no television, and no way to escape.
Forgiving lies McAdams, Molly.
Logan "Kash" Ryan has spent the last three and a half years working undercover in Tampa Bay, Florida. When a case sends him and his partner to Austin, Texas to follow the trail of a serial killer, their soul focus needs to be on finding the guy before he can find another victim. The last thing Kash needs is the distraction of his beautiful new neighbor, but there's something about her guarded nature and feisty attitude that makes it impossible to stay away from her. Rachel Masters has shielded herself from getting hurt again. But when her new neighbor almost takes her door off with his motorcycle, everything changes. He's arrogant, gorgeous, tattooed and pierced. Everything she knows she should stay away from. Despite the warnings her initial impression has raised, she quickly falls for him and the way he works at breaking down all her walls. But he's hiding something, and after everything that has happened in Rachel's life lately, a guy is the last thing she needs. From the moment Rachel and Kash meet, they stress the friendship-only rule and continue to push their feelings for each other aside. But as their friendship advances, lines start blurring, and soon their reasons for keeping the other at a distance are forgotten. Will Kash be able to maintain focus on the investigation while keeping Rachel safe from his real life - or will it all fall apart right in front of him, and will she run when she finds out everything he has been hiding? --
The collected short stories of Louis L'Amour. Volume 2, Frontier stories L'Amour, Louis, 1908-1988, author.
Joyful Gray, Shelley Shepard.
Randall Beiler is angry when his brother hires Elizabeth Nolt, the woman whose heart Randall broke, as a housekeeper on their family farm, but when he learns of her hard financial situation he knows it is the right thing to do, and may even give him a second chance.
Cotillion Heyer, Georgette, 1902-1974.
Young Kitty Charing stands to inherit a vast fortune from her irascible great-uncle Matthew--provided she marries one of her cousins. Kitty is not wholly adverse to the plan, if the right nephew proposes. Unfortunately, Kitty has set her heart on Jack Westruther, a confirmed rake, who seems to have no inclination to marry her anytime soon. In an effort to make Jack jealous, and to see a little more of the world than her isolated life on her great-uncle's estate has afforded her, Kitty devises a plan. She convinces yet another of her cousins, the honorable Freddy Standen, to pretend to be engaged to her. Her plan would bring her to London on a visit to Freddy's family and (hopefully) render the elusive Mr. Westruther madly jealous. But she didn't count on falling in love with the dandified Freddy.--From http://www.amazon.com
I'll give you the sun Nelson, Jandy, author.
"A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah"--
The paying guests Waters, Sarah, 1966-
It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.
Staying focused in a hyper world. Book 1, Natural solutions for ADHD, memory and brain performance Gray, John, 1951- author.
Women who love psychopaths : inside the relationships of inevitable harm with psychopaths, sociopaths, and narcissists Brown, Sandra L., 1957-
Trying Home : the rise and fall of an anarchist utopia on Puget Sound Wadland, Justin, author.
"The true story of an anarchist colony on a remote Puget Sound peninsula, Trying Home traces the history of Home, Washington, from its founding in 1896 to its dissolution amid bitter infighting in 1921. As a practical experiment in anarchism, Home offered its participants a rare degree of freedom and tolerance in the Gilded Age, but the community also became notorious to the outside world for its open rejection of contemporary values. Using a series of linked narratives, Trying Home reveals the stories of the iconoclastic individuals who lived in Home, among them Lois Waisbrooker, an advocate of women's rights and free love, who was arrested for her writings after the assassination of President McKinley, Jay Fox, editor of The Agitator, who defended his right to free speech all the way to the Supreme Court, and Donald Vose, a young man who grew up in Home and turned spy for a detective agency. Justin Wadland weaves his own discovery of Home-and his own reflections on the concept of home-into the story, setting the book apart from a conventional history. After discovering the newspapers published in the colony, Wadland ventures beyond the documents to explore the landscape, travelling by boat along the steamer route most visitors once took to the settlement. He visits Home to talk with people who live there now. Meticulously researched and engagingly written, Trying Home will fascinate scholars and general readers alike, especially those interested in the history of the Pacific Northwest, utopian communities, and anarchism"--
Emmanuel's book Emmanuel (Spirit)
Liberty Porter, first daughter DeVillers, Julia.
On her first day at the White House, nine-year-old Liberty exuberantly explores her new home while making new friends and giving unique tours of her own.
Lust to kill Scott, Robert, 1951-
Describes how Sebastian Shaw, unable to control his violent urges, channeled his anger and rage against those around him into the murder of innocent people, becoming the most terrifying killer Oregon police had ever encountered.
One for the Murphys Hunt, Lynda Mullaly.
"After heartbreaking betrayal, Carley is sent to live with a foster family and struggles with opening herself up to their love"--
The aerosmurf Peyo, author, illustrator.
In "The Aerosmurf," the Flying Smurf must use his new flying machine to rescue Smurfette from Gargamel. In "The Masked Smurf," when Smurfs start getting hit in the face with cream pies, every Smurf wants to solve the mystery of the masked Smurf. In "The Firesmurfs," there's a heat wave and a fire breaks out in Smurf Village--call in the Firesmurfs! In "Gluttony and the Smurfs," has Gargamel finally found the one thing Smurfs cannot resist? In "The Smurf and His Dragon," when lonely Timid Smurf befriends Grumpf the Dragon, has he unknownly placed all the Smurfs in danger? Finally in "Jokey Smurf's Pranks," how long can the Smurfs put up with Jokey's pranks, and what happens when Jokey discovers he can't quit pranking?
"No one can hurt him anymore" Rothgeb, Carol J.
Attack of the ninja frogs Vernon, Ursula.
When Suki the salamander--the new foreign exchange student--is being stalked by ninja frogs, Danny, Wendell the iguana, and Suki travel to Great-grandfather Dragonbreath's home in mythical Japan to find a solution for the problem.
Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting workshop Zimmermann, Elizabeth, 1910-1999.
Winter wonderland Esbaum, Jill.
Each year, as days grow shorter and trees become bare, the world outside seems to slow and darken. But for children, this time of year is magical. The frosty air crackles with play and laughter. There is a sense of excitement as snow and cold weather make for outdoor adventures that are not possible any other time of year.
Beach colors Noble, Shelley.
While renowned designer Margaux Sullivan was presenting her highly praised collection during New York City's Fashion Week, her husband was cleaning out their bank account. A week after he disappeared, the bank foreclosed on Margaux's apartment and business. She returns to the small coastal town of Crescent Cove, Connecticut, where she once knew love, joy, and family before she put them behind her on the climb to fame. Margaux is soon rediscovering the beauty of the shore... and finding a forgotten place in her heart that wants to love again...
Tapestry Plain, Belva.
Part of a series of novels about the Werner family. Paul Werner, son of a prominent Jewish banking family, is married to his childhood sweetheart but in love with another woman.
Smoke Jensen, the mountain man. 11, Blood of the mountain man Johnstone, William W.
Visiting the town of Red Light to settle the estate of his late sister, Smoke Jensen discovers that Major Cosgrove has taken over the town and intends to mine the gold beneath Jensen's sister's land.
Smoke Jensen, the mountain man. 21, Battle of the mountain man Johnstone, William W.
Smoke Jensen has a good woman by his side. Now all he needs to make Sugarloaf the best cattle ranch in Colorado is John Chisum's prime steer. But a cattle war has turned the landscape into a battleground, and a ruthless gang of rustlers is hot on Smoke's trail. The bullet-proof mountain man is determined to get what he wants.
Smoke Jensen, the mountain man. 39, Assault of the mountain man Johnstone, William W.
The kind of man for whom God created the gun, Smoke Jensen stands as a force of will in the brutal, lawless west. Messing with his wife is a bad idea and when the bank robbers do Smoke Jensen goes on the hunt, a posse of one against a gang of outlaws more dangerous than he can know. Soon, Smoke is being lured into a trap at a place called Black Canyon, a deep, dark valley of death, from which only one man will emerge alive.
Smoke Jensen, the mountain man. 31, Ambush of the mountain man Johnstone, William W.
Mountain man Smoke Jensen never wanted to kill, but circumstance has plunged him into bloodbaths time and time again. Now Angus McDougal, the father of one of Smoke's victims, wants revenge. Tracked into the wintry wilderness of Colorado, Smoke must summon all of his survival skills to evade his enemy.
First daughter Lustbader, Eric, author.
Weeks before Inauguration Day, President-elect Carson's daughter, Alli, goes missing from her college dorm. Jack McClure is an ATF agent who recently lost his daughter in a terrible accident, his daughter was Alli's roommate. When the president-elect chooses him to lead the search for the first daughter, Jack approaches the quest fiercely. The investigation leads to a dangerous and calculating man, someone whose actions are as cold as they are intelligent, a man whose reach seems infinite.
Smoke Jensen, the mountain man. 33, Destiny of the mountain man Johnstone, William W.
In South Texas, Captain Richard King built a sprawling ranch called Santa Gertrudis. But at the end of the Civil War, while King was in Mexico, his ranch was burned to the ground (along with everyone on it) by a sadistic killer-- Union Captain Jack Brant. Thirty years later, King's land is about to run with blood once more. Brant has gotten out of prison and is raring to pick up his rampage where he left off. Called to Texas, Smoke Jensen is ready and willing to help King fight fire with fire.
Smoke Jensen, the mountain man. 14, Cunning of the mountain man Johnstone, William W.
There were some who knew Smoke Jensen as a hero ... and there were others who believed the dark side of the legend--that he was an outlaw who'd killed over 300 men. But when Smoke wakes up with a gut-wrenching headache in a New Mexico jail cell, he feels as helpless as a newly whelped cougar cub--with a lease on his life shorter than the blink of an eye.
Smoke Jensen, the mountain man. 23, Creed of the mountain man Johnstone, William W.
In Johnson County, vigilantes have become the law. Cattle rustlers have turned the great Powder River red with the blood of the innocent. And nothing's going to stop the renegades from going barrel to barrel to steal the best grazing land in the Territory. But they meet their match in the likes of the kill-or-be-killed legend, Smoke Jensen.
Smoke Jensen, the mountain man. 10, Courage of the mountain man Johnstone, William W.
Clint Black ran the biggest cattle operation in Montana. His Circle 45 spread controlled the best water, the richest graze, and he had his own personal army of cutthroats. And he didn't like competition. Only a fool could fail to see trouble when Smoke Jensen brought 3,500 heads up from Colorado to sell to Black's neighbor. When Clint's greed overcomes his common sense and he butchers Smoke's entire crew, Smoke seeks a vengeance never before seen in the wild west.
Smoke Jensen, the mountain man. 8, Code of the mountain man Johnstone, William W.
Smoke Jensen was raised by the mountain man called Preacher and was said to be the fastest gun alive, until he hung up his gunbelts to raise a family. He was the last mountain man and a force of nature. But Lee Slater and his gang of low-life desperadoes didn't know that. Stirring up a mother-lode of trouble for the retired gunslinger was Slater's first mistake. Shooting Smoke Jensen's wife Sally was his second. Now, he isn't going to live long enough to make a third.
Close your eyes, hold hands Bohjalian, Chris, 1960-
Living in an igloo of ice and trash bags half a year after a cataclysmic nuclear disaster, Emily, convinced that she will be hated as the daughter of the drunken father who caused the meltdown, assumes a fictional identity while protecting a homeless boy.
Smoke Jensen, the mountain man. 41, Butchery of the mountain man Johnstone, William W., author.
John Jackson, better known these days as Liver-Eating Jackson. Consumed by grief and rage, the mountain man has brutally killed ten braves so far in his one-man war of vengeance against the Crow, who murdered his beloved wife. Smoke Jensen knows Jackson by another name "friend." While doing some trapping in the territory, Smoke hears that twenty of the Crow's most fearsome warriors have banded together to hunt down their nemesis. Without a second thought, he rushes to his old friend's aid.
Brother Odd Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-
St. Bartholomew's Abbey sits in majestic solitude amid the wild peaks of California's high Sierra, a haven for children otherwise abandoned, and a sanctuary for those seeking insight. Odd Thomas has come here to learn to live fully again. But trouble has a way of finding Odd Thomas, and it slinks back onto his path.
Brainstorm using science to spark maximum creativity
Presents a roundtable discussion between scientists Julia Cameron, Robert Epstein, and John Houtz on the science of creativity, examining right- and left-brain thinking, the relationship between thinking and intelligence, and related topics, along with articles published in "Scientific American Mind."
Personal : a Jack Reacher novel Child, Lee, author.
Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the U.S. military police, now he's a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him.
The secret place French, Tana, author.
The photo on the card shows a boy who was found murdered, a year ago, on the grounds of a girls' boarding school in Dublin. The caption says: I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM. Detective Stephen Moran receives this photo from sixteen-year-old Holly Mackey. 'The Secret Place,' a board where the girls at the school can pin up their secrets anonymously, but was used to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder. Stephen joins forces with Detective Antoinette Conway to find out who and why.
Somewhere safe with somebody good Karon, Jan, 1937- author.
After five hectic years of retirement from Lord's Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors. While glad to be at home in Mitford, something is definitely missing: a pulpit. But when he's offered one, he decides he doesn't want it. Maybe he's lost his passion.
And we stay Hubbard, Jenny.
When high school senior Paul Wagoner walks into his school library with a stolen gun, he threatens his girlfriend Emily Beam, then takes his own life. In the wake of the tragedy, an angry and guilt-ridden Emily is shipped off to boarding school in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she encounters a ghostly presence who shares her name. The spirit of Emily Dickinson and two quirky girls offer helping hands, but it is up to Emily to heal her own damaged self.
It all started when--
Find out just how far Curt will go to win the student council election, what happens when Donna wears a daring outfit against her father's wishes, how important joining the cheerleading squad really is for Robyn... and much more! It All Started When features special lessons on virtues like honesty, purity, loyalty and wisdom.
Dark blood Feehan, Christine, author.
Zev Hunter was an elite warrior, a dark-blood dealer of death to rogue Lycans who preyed on mankind. He was a loner, never given to personal attachments, and damned fierce at his job. But Zev begins to question his past and his purpose when he awakens in the darkness of the sacred cave of warriors, and is soothed back to consciousness by the sensuously familiar voice of one woman, the woman who has haunted his fantasies for centuries. She was Branislava, member of the Dragonseeker clan.
Uncaged Sandford, John, 1944 February 23- author.
"When an animal rights action at a research lab goes wrong, a terrible secret is exposed, and Shay must find her brother Odin before the researchers at Singular Corp can silence both of them"--
Straddling the line Burton, Jaci.
Trevor will do anything to spark life back into Haven, including letting her into every aspect of his world. The chemistry between them flames higher than one of Trevor's home runs and faster than his dashes to the end zone. But as they grow closer, Haven stumbles onto Trevor's closely guarded secret, one he's hidden his entire life.
Hetalia. Season five : the beautiful world.
They said it couldn't happen, but they were as wrong as a stack of pancakes in a cage full of bears! The adorable boys of Hetalia are back with some new friends and a super sparkly new look. Not to mention the long-awaited Buon San Valentino OVAs!
The unfinished life of Addison Stone Griffin, Adele, author.
When a celebrated New York City teenager, known for her subversive street art, mysteriously dies, her life is examined in a series of interviews with her parents, friends, boyfriends, mentors, and critics.
Innocence undone Martin, Kat.
A former street orphan raised into London society by an aging aristocratic benefactor, Jessica Fox longs for the arrogant Captain Matthew Seaton, who believes that Jessica only seeks his title.
Welcome to the dark house Stolarz, Laurie Faria, 1972- author.
"Seven super fans have won the trip of a lifetime to meet the master of horror, legendary film director Justin Blake. But things quickly go from delightfully dark to dangerously deadly, when Ivy, Parker, Shayla, Natalie, Frankie, and Garth find themselves trapped in an abandoned amusement park. To earn a ticket out, they must face their darkest demons one ride at a time"--
Playing by heart Mateer, Anne.
"In early 20th century Oklahoma, Chet, a local coach, agrees to help Lula with her new teaching responsibilities, she soon learns more than she ever expected about life and love"--
In case of emergency Moreno, Courtney.
"What do you do when you can't function? After rookie EMT Piper Gallagher responds to a call outside a Los Angeles shopping mall for a man who can only tell her, 'I can't function,' the question begins to haunt her. How will Piper continue to function despite the horror she sees working in South Central, and despite her own fractured past? And how will the woman Piper loves continue to function as she experiences the aftershocks of her time spent serving in Iraq? Piper's experiences as a rookie break her down and open her up as her genuine urge to help patients confronts the daily realities of life in the back of an ambulance and a hospital's hallways. This vivid and visceral debut is a rich study in trauma--in its causes and effects, in its methods and disguises, in its power and its pull."-- jacket.
The Cottoncrest curse : a novel Rubin, Michael H., 1950- author.
The bodies of an elderly colonel and his comely young wife are discovered on the staircase of their stately plantation home, their blood still dripping down the wooden balustrades. Within the sheltered walls of Cottoncrest, Augustine and Rebecca Chastaine have met their deaths under the same shroud of mystery that befell the former owner, who had committed suicide at the end of the Civil War. Locals whisper about the curse of Cottoncrest Plantation, an otherworldly force that has now taken three lives. But Sheriff Raifer Jackson knows that even a specter needs a mortal accomplice, and after investigating the crime scene, he concludes that the apparent murder/suicide is a double homicide, with local peddler Jake Gold as the prime suspect.
Forest of fortune Ruland, Jim.
A malevolent force at Thunderclap Casino unleashes an evil slot machine and a mysterious apparition, and it is up to three troubled guests to surmount dangers both supernatural and all-too-real in order to make things right.
How to fall : a novel Casey, Jane (Jane E.)
When sixteen-year-old Jess Tennant's mother takes her to spend the summer in the tiny English town where she grew up, people look at Jess as if they have seen a ghost due to her resemblance to her cousin Freya, who died shortly before Jess arrived and to whom Jess feels a strange connection.
Pale harvest : a novel Hepner, Braden, author.
In a sublime landscape, Jack Selvedge struggles against betrayal to save his farm, Mormon faith, and the girl he loves.
The merciless Vega, Danielle, author.
In an effort to make friends at her new school, Sofia gets involved with a group of popular girls who dislike Brooklyn, a loner who they believe to be evil.
I'm brave! McMullan, Kate, author.
"He's a big red engine with a siren, a horn, a tank full of water, and whole lotta hose! He's a good-lookin' fire truck, and he's brave, too. When the alarm sounds, he's gotta drive through smoke and heat straight to a blazing fire!!"--Front jacket flap.
Scandal. The complete third season.
Now, seemingly invincible "fixer" Olivia Pope must confront the ultimate challenge: fixing herself. After sifting through her mysterious father's labyrinth of lies, Olivia's search for answers about her mother threatens not just national security, but the entire world. Meanwhile, the lives of her "gladiators", as well as those of the president, his wife and key White House staffers, take sinister, unexpected turns.
Blue bloods. The fourth season
The Reagan family dynamics continue to shift as they deal with everything from gambling and drugs to kidnapping and murder: Jamie (Will Estes) wrestles with his feelings for his new partner, Erin (Bridget Moynahan) and Jack (Peter Hermann) work to figure out their personal relationship, and Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Frank (Tom Selleck) clash over an internal investigation of Danny's techniques. As the Reagans faces off against the FBI, the mob, and other officers who don't follow their ethical code, the family bond will both serve and protect them.
Grimm. Season three.
Nick is stronger than ever with his partner Hank and reunited love Juliette by his side as he tracks down Wesen criminals with renewed determination. But things are changing as the ties between humans and the Wesen world will become even more irrevocably intertwined.
Nashville. The complete second season
Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes are at the top of their game, but in Nashville, the higher you rise, the farther you fall. In the aftermath of her mother's death, Juliette is poised to shine brighter than ever, until a sordid scandal threatens to destroy her. Meanwhile, after Rayna nearly loses her life (and her voice) in a horrific accident, she bounces back with her own record label and a new man. But can she still electrify audiences without Deacon by her side?
DCI Banks. Season two
Banks must learn to work with his new partner, the impossible-to-read Helen Morton, as he attempts to solve a new set of shocking cases.
Michael Vey. , Hunt for Jade Dragon Evans, Richard Paul.
Michael, Taylor, Ostin, and the rest of the Electroclan head to Taiwan in search of nine-year-old child prodigy Lin Julung, or Jade Dragon, who the Elgen kidnapped for Hatch's army of electric children.
The infinite sea Yancey, Richard.
"Cassie Sullivan and her companions lived through the Others' four waves of destruction. Now, with the human race nearly exterminated and the 5th Wave rolling across the landscape, they face a choice: brace for winter and hope for Evan Walker's return, or set out in search of other survivors before the enemy closes in"--
Arrow. The complete second season.
Starling City has been torn apart by the Undertaking, so the need for the hooded vigilante, now known as The Arrow, is more urgent than ever in the explosive second season of the hit action series based on DC Comics' Green Arrow. After retreating to the island on which he was once stranded Oliver Queen returns to protect his mother, sister and besieged company, but comes to realize that allies and enemies have switched sides, and the stranglehold of evil on family, friends.
The big bang theory. The complete seventh season
Socially challenged they remain, but the scientific geniuses of show always deliver hilarious results. Leonard returns from his North Sea expedition to find that his relationship with Penny involves more beta-testing than he's ever done in a lab. Howard's attachment issues with women in his life in particular and Raj's social breakthrough with women in general provide more laughs. Bernadette and Amy stand staunchly by the men in their life, even when they're sitting in marathon role-playing game.
CSI: crime scene investigation. The fourteenth season.
In the fourteenth gripping season, from a serial slaughter and arson to mysterious disappearances and cannibal killings, lead investigator D.B. Russell uses science to shed light on the darkest crimes. With the help of blood-work expert Julie Finlay and veteran investigators Nick Stokes, Sara Sidle and Greg Sanders, the evidence never slips through the cracks.
Above all else Ross, Jeff, 1973- author.
"Del plays striker on his high school soccer team, the Cardinals, and they've gone almost three seasons undefeated. To Del, it's just a game, but some of the players think winning is all that matters. When an ugly tackle results in a major loss for the Cardinals against their main rival, the Rebels, things get heated between the teams. That night, one of Del's teammates has his ankle broken by an unknown assailant, leaving him unable to take part in the playoffs. As Del tries to figure out which of the Rebels' players is responsible for the attack, his coach brings in a substitute player, and he's actually really good. Is it just a coincidence, or did someone finally take the above all else mentality too far?"--
Sweet revenge Zanetti, Rebecca, author.
Matt Dean was born to fight . . . and kill. A member of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be the perfect soldiers with an expiration date. Now, with time running out, he's gone rogue in a relentless quest for the one person who can save them. His mission leads him to Charmed, Idaho . . . and to a beautiful woman with eyes like emeralds and a body made for pleasure. Laney Jacobs knows the mysterious, handsome stranger is trouble from the moment he walks into her bar, looking for a job. She's spent years running from her own past-the last thing she needs is a romantic entanglement. But Matt's strong arms offer her protection and his gentle touch promises passion unlike anything she's ever known. As lethal forces surround them, revealing explosive secrets about Matt's past and putting everything-and everyone-he holds dear in danger, can he save them all before time runs out?
The language of silence Webb, Peggy, author.
"Nobody in the family, except Aunt Ruth, talks about Ellen's grandmother Lola, who had been swallowed up by the circus then spit out as a woman who tamed tigers and got away scot free for killing her husband. Just as no one talks about the bruises Ellen can't hide"--
With every breath : a novel Camden, Elizabeth, 1948-
"It's 1891 and Trevor and Kate are united in a quest to cure tuberculosis. Can they overcome past secrets and current threats to find hope for a future together?"--
Kalona's fall Cast, P. C.
The fourth installment in the fascinating House of Night Novellas series by the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling mother-daughter duo reveals the mysterious story behind Kalona, the winged immortal who fell from the Otherworld.
Mortal danger Aguirre, Ann, author.
Agreeing to join the mysterious Kian's magical faction to exact revenge on a group of bullies who have tormented her, Edie transforms into a beautiful girl and begins to sabotage the bullies' inner circle only to discover dark truths about Kian's world.
To Scotland with love Griffin, Patience, author.
Welcome to the charming Scottish seaside town of Gandiegow? where two people have returned home for different reasons, but to find the same thing? Caitriona Macleod gave up her career as an investigative reporter for the role of perfect wife. But after her husband is found dead in his mistress's bed, a devastated Cait leaves Chicago for the birthplace she hasn't seen since she was a child. She's hoping to heal and to reconnect with her gran. The last thing she expects to find in Gandiegow is the Sexiest Man Alive! She just may have stumbled on the ticket to reigniting her career? if her heart doesn't get in the way. Graham Buchanan is a movie star with many secrets. A Gandiegow native, he frequently hides out in his hometown between films. He also has a son he'll do anything to protect. But Cait Macleod is too damn appealing?even if she is a journalist. Quilting with her gran and the other women of the village brings Cait a peace she hasn't known in years. But if she turns in the story about Graham, Gandiegow will never forgive her for betraying one of its own. Should she suffer the consequences to resurrect her career? Or listen to her battered and bruised heart and give love another chance?
The river Lewis, Beverly, 1949-
"When two sisters return home for a visit after leaving the Amish world, both are troubled by the secrets--and the people--they left behind"--
High-rise Ballard, J. G., 1930-2009.
"When a class war erupts inside a luxurious apartment block, modern elevators become violent battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on enemy floors. In this visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven byprimal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle"--Provided by publisher.
Ask me Pauley, Kimberly, 1973-
Blessed--or cursed--as an Oracle who cannot decipher her own predictions, Aria Morse must reply truthfully to questions asked about her best friend Jade's disappearance, and although her answers seldom make sense they make her the next target.
Tokyo kill : a thriller Lancet, Barry.
"After wading through the tragedy of the Japantown murders, [struggling antiques dealer Jim Brodie] and his daughter have returned for a well-earned vacation. Checking in at the P.I. firm he inherited from his father, he's startled by the arrival of an old World War II veteran and his son. The father has come explicitly to see Brodie, and offers up a dark story connected to the war and a pair of violent home invasions committed in the Japanese capital only days earlier. Brodie takes a liking to the old soldier and agrees to provide protection, one of the services Brodie Security supplies. An unexpected murder soon shocks Brodie and his crew, and Brodie begins a wild ride through the worlds of kendo, the Triads, war atrocities, the backstreets of Yokohama's unfathomable Chinatown, Chinese spies, and an elusive group of killers after a long-lost treasure with a murky and dangerous history"--
The quick : a novel Owen, Lauren, 1985- author.
"1892: James Norbury is a shy would-be poet, newly down from Oxford and confounded by the sinister, labyrinthine city at his doorstep. Taking up lodging with a dissolute young aristocrat, he is introduced to the drawing rooms of high society and finds love in an unexpected quarter. On the cusp of achieving a happiness long denied to him, he vanishes without a trace. In Yorkshire, his sister Charlotte--only in her twenties but already resigned to life as a rural spinster--sets out to find her brother. Her search for answers leads her to one of the country's pre-eminent and mysterious institutions: The Aegolius Club, whose members include the richest, most ambitious men in England. Trying to save James--and herself--from the Club's designs, Charlotte uncovers a secret world at the city's margins populated by unforgettable characters: a female rope walker turned vigilante, a street urchin with a deadly secret, and the chilling 'Dr. Knife.' As emotionally involving as it is suspenseful, The Quick will establish its young author as one of contemporary fiction's most dazzling talents."--
Endless Brian, Kate, 1974- author.
When Rory Miller learns that her love, Tristan Parrish, has been seeking a second chance at life on Earth by sending good souls to the Shadowlands, including her friend Aaron, her father, and her sister Darcy, she will do anything to save them, even if that means going to hell and back.
Gangsterland : a novel Goldberg, Tod, author.
"Sal Cupertine is a legendary hit man for the Chicago Mafia, known for his ability to get in and out of a crime without a trace. Until now, that is. His first-ever mistake forces Sal to botch an assassination, killing three undercover FBI agents in the process. This puts too much heat on Sal, and he knows this botched job will be his death sentence to the Mafia. So he agrees to their radical idea to save his own skin. A few surgeries and some intensive training later, and Sal Cupertine is gone, disappeared into the identity of Rabbi David Cohen. Leading his growing congregation in Las Vegas, overseeing the population and the temple and the new cemetery, Rabbi Cohen feels his wicked past slipping away from him, surprising even himself as he spouts quotes from the Torah or the Old Testament. Yet, as it turns out, the Mafia isn't quite done with him yet. Soon the new cemetery is being used as both a money and body-laundering scheme for the Chicago family. And that rogue FBI agent on his trail, seeking vengeance for the murder of his three fellow agents, isn't going to let Sal fade so easily into the desert. Gangsterland is the wickedly dark and funny new novel by a writer at the height of his power - a morality tale set in a desert landscape as ruthless and barren as those who inhabit it "--
Thirty-three Teeth Cotterill, Colin
Snowflakes on the Sea Miller, Linda Lael
Playing saint Bartels, Zachary.
Mercy 6 Bajo, David, author.
"In Mercy 6, David Bajo's courageous new medical thriller, four people collapse dead in the same instant within a newly renovated Los Angeles hospital. Dr. Mendenhall, the woman who is head of the emergency room, isn't convinced the cause of death is a contagion. But it's in the interests of the hospital administrators - and of the world at large - for people to think that it is. If the world knew the truth there could only be widespread panic. The hospital is immediately locked down. Information is suddenly being strictly controlled. Government troops encircle the hospital to enforce the quarantine, and other bodies arrive in ER. Working with an ally in pathology and a colleague outside the hospital, Mendenhall develops her understanding that what has taken these lives has global implications. and whatever it is, it's not a virus"--
The lake of dead languages Goodman, Carol.
The Look of Love Jio, Sarah
I belong to you Jones, Lisa Renee.
"The stunning conclusion to Mark and Crystal's relationship in the passionate, all-consuming Inside Out series by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones. Master... Being that person, that man, is how I define myself, how I allow the rest ofthe world to define me as well. And now, with a terrible loss shredding me inside out and someone trying to destroy my family to punish me, control is more important than ever. It is everything. It is what I need. It is all I need. Or maybe I just need...her"--
A hymn before battle Ringo, John, 1963-
The healing quilt Snelling, Lauraine.
Emperor's Eyes Vasil, George
The Devaney brothers : Daniel Woods, Sherryl, author.
A dance of ghosts Dalglish, David, author.
"IN A CITY KNOWN FOR DARKNESS, THE UNDERWORLD TREMBLES AT THE RISE OF THE SUN... In book #5 of the Shadowdance series... He is known as Muzien the Darkhand, and a night of fire and blood heralds his arrival to the beleaguered city of Veldaren. With him comes the might of the Sun Guild, its thieves and smugglers eager to spread their criminal empire to the east. Left blind and vulnerable after being attacked by the Widow, Alyssa Gemcroft struggles to hold together the remnants of the Trifect as the Sun Guild's arrival threatens to shatter whatever future her son might have left. Veldaren's only hope is in the Watcher, but Haern is no longer there. He travels west with his father, Thren Felhorn, whose own thief guild has been crushed by the might of theencroaching Sun Guild. Their destination: the Stronghold, an ancient bastion of the dark paladins of Karak. Together, Haern hopes to discover a shred of something good within Thren. But as much as Haern tries to change his father, will it be Thren who ends up changing him? Killer or savior, the line can no longer remain blurred. Fantasy author David Dalglish spins a tale of retribution and darkness, and an underworld reaching for ultimate power. Chronological Order A Dance of Cloaks A Dance of Blades A Dance of Mirrors A Dance of Shadows A Dance of Ghosts A Dance of Chaos "--
Child's Play Myers, Bill
Celtic moon DeLima, Jan, author.
Play Scott, Kylie.
"Kylie Scott returns with the highly anticipated follow-up to international bestseller LICK. Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast--at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn't plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn't count on finding the one right girl. Anne Rollins never thought she'd ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls--especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn't end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it?"--
The killing trail : a Killstraight story Boggs, Johnny D.
"After visiting his late mother's people on the Mescalero reservation, Comanche tribal policeman Daniel Killstraight waits to catch a train home when local cowboys bring disturbing news: an Apache has brutally murdered a teenage girl in the railroad town of Deming and locals want to lynch him. Killstraight has no jurisdiction in this territory and he doesn't care much for Apaches. He knows nothing about Deming, the murdered girl, or the accused killer, but he is in no hurry to return home. So he heads for Deming to help a fellow Indian. Once he arrives, Killstraight learns that the accused, Francis Groves, is a brooding, embittered, binge-drinking white man who once lived with the Chiricahuas and was known as "Walking Man." Killstraight sets out to prove Groves innocent -- in a town that hates Indians. where he has few allies and many new enemies. and with this thought in the back of his mind: What if Groves is really guilty?"--
Broken monsters Beukes, Lauren, author.
Detective Gabriella Versado investigates after disturbing displays that fuse the bodies of murder victims with those of animals are uncovered in abandoned Detroit buildings.
Rome Crownover, Jay.
Fun and fearless, Cora Lewis knows how to keep her tattooed "bad boy" friends at the Marked in line. But beneath all that flash and sass is a broken heart. Cora won't let herself get burned again. She's waiting to fall in love with the perfect man -- a baggage-free, drama-free guy ready for commitment. Then she meets Rome Archer.
2 a.m. at The Cat's Pajamas : a novel Bertino, Marie-Helene.
"As three lost souls search for love, music, and hope on the snow-covered streets of Philadelphia ... they will discover life's endless possibilities over the course of one magical night"--
Nash Crownover, Jay.
Sharing you McAdams, Molly.
"Sensational New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams breaks bounds with this emotionally wrenching, heartbreakingly real New Adult novel of love, passion, guilt, honor, and infidelity.Twenty-three year old Kamryn Cunningham has left behind a privileged, turbulent past for the anonymity of small-town life. Busy with her new bakery, she isn't interested in hook-ups or fix-ups. Then she meets the very sexy, very married Brody. Though she can't deny the pull between them, Kamryn isn't a cheater and she's not good at sharing.Twenty-six year old Brody Saco may be married, but he isn't happy. When his girlfriend got pregnant six years ago, he did the right thing. and he's been paying for it ever since. Now, his marriage is nothing but a trap filled with hate, manipulation, and blame--the remnants of a tragedy that happened five years earlier. While he's never broken his vows, he can't stop the flood of emotion that meeting Kamryn unlocks.Brought together by an intense heat that is impossible to resist, Brody and Kamryn share stolen moments and nights that end too soon. But is their love strong enough to bear the weight of Kamryn's guilt? And is Brody strong enough to confront the pain of the past and finally break free of his conniving wife?"--
The widow's house Abraham, Daniel.
"THE RISE OF THE DRAGON AND THE FALL OF KINGS Lord Regent Geder Palliako's war has led his nation and the priests of the spider goddess to victory after victory. No power has withstood him, except for the heart of the one woman he desires. As the violence builds and the cracks in his rule begin to show, he will risk everything to gain her love or else her destruction. Clara Kalliam, the loyal traitor, is torn between the woman she once was and the woman she has become. With her sons on all sides of the conflict, her house cannot stand, but there is a power in choosing when and how to fall. And in Porte Oliva, banker Cithrin bel Sarcour and Captain Marcus Wester learn the terrible truth that links this war to the fall of the dragons millennia before, and that to save the world, Cithrin must conquer it"--
Lick Scott, Kylie.
"Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this. Evelyn Thomas's plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man in her room, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened. One thing is certain, being married to one of the hottest rock stars on the planet is sure to be a wild ride"--
Wild roses Howell, Hannah, author.
"Set against the backdrop of frontier-day Wyoming, two lovers discover a passion as vast and wild as the land itself"--Page 4 of cover.
Life expectancy Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-
A dying man's clairvoyant prophesies about his grandson, Jimmy Tock, reveal five terrifying and horrific events, occurring on five different days at different periods in his life, that will turn the young man's world upside down.
The bean trees : a novel Kingsolver, Barbara.
When Taylor Greer hits the road she has no real destination, only to get as far from Kentucky as possible. By the time she ends up in Arizona, she has inherited a three-year-old Cherokee girl from an Indian woman she met in a bar.
Deceiving lies McAdams, Molly, author.
"Rachel is supposed to be planning her wedding to Kash, the love of her life. After the crazy year they've had, she's ready to settle down and live a completely normal life. Well, as normal as it can be. But there's something else waiting--something threatening to tear them apart. Kash is ready for it all with Rachel, especially if "all" includes having a football team of babies with his future wife. In his line of work, Kash knows how short life can be and doesn't want to waste another minute of their life together. But now his past as an undercover narcotics agent has come back to haunt him...and it's the girl he loves who's caught in the middle. Trent Cruz's orders are clear: take the girl. But there's something about this girl that has him changing the rules and playing a dangerous game to keep her safe. When his time as Rachel's protector runs out, Trent will turn his back on the only life he's known--and risk everything if it means getting her out alive."--P.  of cover.
Exo Gould, Steven.
"Cent can teleport. So can her parents, but they are the only people in the world who can. This is not as great as you might think it would be--sure, you can go shopping in Japan and then have tea in London, but it's hard to keep a secret like that. And there are people, dangerous people, who work for governments and have guns, who want to make you do just this one thing for them. And when you're a teenage girl things get even more complicated. High school. Boys. Global climate change, refugees, and genocide. Orbital mechanics. But Cent isn't easily daunted, and neither are Davy and Millie, her parents. She's going to make some changes in the world"--
Fighting chance Haddam, Jane, 1951-
When his best friend, parish priest Tibor Kasparian, is wrongly arrested for murder, a distraught Gregor Demarkian breaks his personal rules about consulting in his determination to uncover the truth.
Taking chances McAdams, Molly.
Eighteen-year-old Harper has grown up under the thumb of her career marine father. Ready to live life her own way and to experience things she's only ever heard of from the jarheads in her father's unit, she's on her way to college at San Diego State University. Thanks to her new roommate, Harper is introduced to a world of parties, gorgeous guys, family, and emotions. She finds herself being torn in two as she quickly falls in love with both her new boyfriend, Brandon, and her roommate's brother, Chase. Despite their dangerous looks and histories, both men adore Harper and would do anything for her, including taking a step back if it would mean she'd be happy.
Lonnie Gentry Brandvold, Peter.
"Life has not been easy for young cowboy Lonnie Gentry. Lonnie and his mother live alone, working hard, raising cattle and horses on their remote Colorado mountain ranch. Now the thirteen-year-old must travel over perilous mountains to return money stolen by his mother's outlaw boyfriend to a deputy U.S. marshal. On Lonnie's journey, he's joined by young Casey Stoveville, daughter of a sheriff killed by the outlaws. The unlikely pair is attacked by an enraged grizzly, encounter a crazy ex-Confederate who may or may not be after the stolen money, and must battle the deadly outlaws shadowing their every move, intent on killing them and retrieving the loot. It's a man's job. And it's going to take a man -- and the woman the man loves -- to see it through"--
Come to me softly Jackson, A. L., author.
Jared Holt never thought he deserved a second chance. Aly has loved Jared for as long as she can remember, and she's more than ready for the future they're making together. But Jared will never forgive himself for what happened to his family. When he decides to face his demons head on, he encounters more than he bargained for: a dangerous mix of jealousy, lies, and dishonest intentions. When those intentions threaten Aly, Jared loses all control, giving into the rage that earned him his bad boy reputation years before.
Jet Crownover, Jay.
Longing to escape her wild life with bad boys, Southern belle Ayden Cross falls for a man whose dangerous tattooed looks embody her most passionate rock-and-roll fantasies and who holds very different ideas about relationships.
In the red : a novel Shapiro, Elena Mauli, author.
"When Irina--Romanian by birth but brought up by American parents who have never understood her--arrives at college she quickly abandons ordinary student life for an affair with an older, mysterious Romanian man named Andrei. Andrei awakens a powerful sensuality in Irina. And he has money--lots of it. For the first time, Irina feels free. But the longer she stays with Andrei, the more she is certain that she can't leave, and that [she] may be complicit in Andrei's work--whatever that 'work' might be"--Amazon.com.
Sabotage Cook, Matt (Matthew)
"A cruise ship loses power in the North Atlantic. A satellite launches in the South Pacific. Professor Malcolm Clare--celebrated aviator, entrepreneur, and aerospace engineer--disappears from Stanford University and wakes up aboard an unknown jet, minutes before the aircraft plunges into the high seas. An extortionist code-named 'Viking' has seized control of a private warfare technology, pitting a U.S. defense corporation against terrorist conspirators in a bidding war. His leverage: a threat to destroy the luxury liner and its 3,000 passengers"--
Justice League. Volume 5, Forever Heroes Johns, Geoff, 1973- author.
"As the Crime Syndicate hunts down the few heroes left foolish enough to challenge them--including Batman's protege, Dick Grayson. But Owlman has other plans for Nightwing...and Owlman's teammate: the most deadly being on the planet: Ultraman! Also, Cyborg is one of the lone Justice League members left to fight against the villains that have taken over. How can he possibly find a way to defeat them? Who can he turn to? Two words: Metal Men! New York Times best-selling writer Geoff Johns (GREEN LANTERN, BATMAN: EARTH ONE) continues the Forever Evil event, as the Justice League must find a way to defeat their deadly mirror images--the Crime Syndicate!"--
Justice League of America. Volume 2, Survivors of Evil Kindt, Matt, author.
"As the smoke clears from the Trinity War, one thing looks disturbingly clear, the members of the Justice League of America are dead, betrayed by one of their own. But as with the Trinity War, all is not what it seems. Martian Manhunter and Star Girl have lived to fight another day and find themselves trapped on an alien world that is under the control of a group of super-villains. The key to their survival may lie in the hands of the super-villain Despero, but will these heros be able to find it within themselves to trust someone who is supposed to be their mortal enemy? This volume collects issues #8-14"--
The Cambridge companion to the Bible
Provides information about the changing historical, social, and cultural contexts in which the Biblical writers and their original readers thought and lived, including writers of Jewish and Christian apocryphal works.
The pious ones : the world of Hasidim and their battles with America Berger, Joseph, 1945- author.
"As the population of ultra-Orthodox Jews in the United States increases to record proportions after near-extinction during the Holocaust, award-winning New York Times journalist and author Joseph Berger takes us inside the notoriously insular world of the Hasidim to explore their origins, beliefs, and struggles--and the social and political implications of their expanding presence in America"--
The collapse of western civilization : a view from the future Oreskes, Naomi, author.
In 2393, a historian of the Second People's Republic of China reviews the "Penumbral Age" (1988-2093), when politicians, corporations, and scientists ignored the statistical significance of climate disaster. Carbon dioxide warming the planet, deadly summer heat and fires, and the collapse of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet lead to a second Black Death and "the Great Collapse" of the Western world.
Unspeakable things : sex, lies and revolution Penny, Laurie, author.
Smart, clear-eyed, and irreverent, Unspeakable Things is a fresh look at gender and power in the twenty-first century, which asks difficult questions about dissent and desire, money and masculinity, sexual violence, menial work, mental health, queer politics, and the Internet. Celebrated journalist and activist Laurie Penny draws on a broad history of feminist thought and her own experience in radical subcultures in America and Britain to take on cultural phenomena from the Occupy movement to online dating, give her unique spin on economic justice and freedom of speech, and provide candid personal insight to rally the defensive against eating disorders, sexual assault, and internet trolls. Unspeakable Things is a book that is eye-opening not only in the critique it provides, but also in the revolutionary alternatives it imagines.
Waiting for the Great Pumpkin Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe), 1922-2000, author, artist.
The half has never been told : slavery and the making of American capitalism Baptist, Edward E., author.
Historian Edward Baptist reveals how the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States.
I [heart] stationery Rivers, Charlotte.
The language of food : a linguist reads the menu Jurafsky, Dan, 1962-
PetCam : the world through the lens of our four-legged friends Keeney, Chris.
The daily face : 25 makeup looks for day, night, and everything in between! Tendler, Annamarie, author.
The war of the three gods : Romans, Persians, and the rise of Islam Crawford, Peter, Doctor.
"The War of the Three Gods is a military history of the Near and Middle East in the seventh century--with its chief focus on the reign of the Eastern Roman Emperor Heraclius (AD 610-641)--a pivotal and dramatic time in world history. The Eastern Roman Empire was brought to the very brink of extinction by the Sassanid Persians before Heraclius managed to inflict a crushing defeat on the Sassanids with a desperate, final gambit. His conquests were short-lived, however, for the newly converted adherents of Islam burst upon the region, administering the coup de grace to Sassanid power and laying siege to Constantinople itself, ushering in a new era. Peter Crawford skillfully narrates the three-way struggle between the Christian Roman, Zoroastrian Persian, and Islamic Arab empires, a period of conflict peopled with fascinating characters, including Heraclius, Khusro II, and the Prophet Muhammad himself. Many of the epic battles of the period--Nineveh, Yarmuk, Qadisiyyah and Nahavand--and sieges such as those of Jerusalem and Constantinople are described in as rich detail. The strategies and tactics of these very different armies are discussed and analyzed, while plentiful maps allow the reader to follow the events and varying fortunes of the contending empires. This is an exciting and important study of a conflict that reshaped the map of the world"--
The best place to be today : 365 things to do & the perfect day to do them
Find the best thing to do every day of the year, from one-day events like India's Holi festival or the cheese-rolling race at Cooper's Hill in England, to seasonal events like Alaska's caribou migration and weather-dependent adventures like completing the Tour de Mont Blanc. This vibrant, practical and addictive book covers the 365 best festivals, sporting events, adventures and natural phenomena.
Smartcuts : how hackers, innovators, and icons accelerate success Snow, Shane, author.
Entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow (Wired, Fast Company, The New Yorker, and cofounder of Contently) analyzes the lives of people and companies that do incredible things in implausibly short time by employing what psychologists call "lateral thinking" to rethink convention and break "rules" that aren't rules.
Such good girls : the journey of the Holocaust's hidden child survivors Rosen, Richard Dean, 1949-
"The real-life puzzle of what happened to the generation of Jewish children who survived the Holocaust in hiding, Edgar Award-winning mystery novelist R. D. Rosen tells this silent, forgotten generation's story through the lives of three girls hidden in three different countries--among the less than 10 percent of Jewish children in Europe to survive World War II--who went on to lead remarkable lives in New York City"--
World heritage sites : a complete guide to 981 Unesco world heritage sites.
The whole heart solution : halt heart disease now with the best alternative and traditional medicine Kahn, Joel, author.
The new charcuterie cookbook : exceptional cured meats to make and serve at home Bissonnette, Jamie, author.
You haven't become a true food-crafter until you've mastered the art of charcuterie, and who better to show you the ropes than nose-to-tail icon, Jamie Bissonnette? The New Charcuterie Cookbook features sausages, confits, salumi, pâtés and many other dishes for the home cook. With a wide variety of recipes, such as Banana Leaf-Wrapped Porchetta, Lebanese Lamb Sausages, Mexican Chorizo, Traditional Saucisson Sec and Simply Perfect Duck Prosciutto, you'll have a whole chopping block full of fun and different flavors to try that are distinctively Jamie's. Packed with creative and delicious recipes, step-by-step photography and Jamie's insider knowledge and signature charm, this book is the only thing you'll need to make the best charcuterie at home.
Fifty foods that changed the course of history Price, Bill, author.
Skinwalkers Hillerman, Tony.
Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee investigate three murders that show signs of Navajo witchcraft.
I am number four : the lost files : hidden enemy Lore, Pittacus, author.
Collects three novellas that fill in missing parts of the Lorien story, including Five's early years on Earth and Mark James' trials after the Mog attack on Ohio.
Rumble Hopkins, Ellen.
Eighteen-year-old Matt's atheism is tested when, after a horrific accident of his own making that plunges him into a dark, quiet place, he hears a voice that calls everything he has ever disbelieved into question.
Amity Ostow, Micol.
"Two teens narrate the terrifying days and nights they spend living in a house of horrors"--
Circle of stones Fisher, Catherine, 1957-
The mysterious Circus--a circular street of thirty houses--in Bath, England, provides the hub for three intertwining stories about a contemporary girl with a terrible past, an eighteenth-century architect obsessed with druids, and a prehistoric king who learns to fly.
Remy and Lulu Hawkes, Kevin, author, illustrator.
A down-on-his-luck painter with poor eyesight teams up with a dog with a knack for painting portraits.
Maverick. The complete third season
Luck is still the lady they love best, as footloose gamblers Bret and Bart Maverick tangle with Indian war parties, killer cattlemen, feuding families, a stubborn marquesa, their conniving old Pappy and more, in twenty-six offbeat adventures packed with quips and twists.
Lupin III. The complete first series, Episodes 1-23
With the help of his partner Jigen, Lupin takes on the world in elaborate heists, clasic car chases, and nasty explosions. Followed by two other unsavory characters, a buxom redhead and a swift swordsman, Lupin and his band of misfits always manage to get into trouble.
The Simpsons. The complete first season
The Simpsons are a very unorthodox family. Homer, less responsible than his wife Marge, are parents to three very different children. Bart is the underachiever, Lisa the overachiever and Maggie the youngest. They live in the fictional town of Springfield, where their many surprising exploits are well known.
Swamp people. Season two
Master gator hunters Troy Landry and Junior Edwards return for a second season of survival Cajun-style deep in the bayous of the Louisiana wilderness. Danger and excitement abound, along with a rich tradition of language, food, music and generations of shared family experience. A colorful cast of characters use techniques dating back to frontier days to live off the land, catching everything from frogs to squirrels and raccoons. Includes bonus features.
Swamp people. Season one
Season One takes you on a journey to the bayous and swamplands of America's Southern heartland to witness a group of people that live on the fringes of society. They are the swamp people, and their distinct culture has its roots in the early days of America's expansion westward. The descendants of moonshiners, immigrant railroad workers and early settlers, the swamp people have inherited a legacy of self-reliance and anti-establishment values that make them true American originals.
China Beach. Season 3
"Part EVAC hospital, part USO entertainment center--this outpost of craziness and compassion introduces us to the Vietnam War through the eyes of the women who served there"--Container.
Ancient aliens. Season three
Continues to examine 75 million years of the most credible alien evidence here on Earth. Season Three explores new directions, including sightings and phenomena from ancient times to the present. From the age of dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, from early cave drawings to continued mass sightings in the U.S., each episode gives historic depth to the questions, speculations, controversies, firsthand accounts and grounded theories surrounding an age-old debate have aliens influenced human history.
Fourteen-year-old Laura Dekker sets out, camera in hand, on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. In the wake of a year-long battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global storm of media scrutiny, Laura now finds herself far from land, family and unwanted attention, exploring the world in search of freedom, adventure, and distant dreams of her early youth at sea.
Made in America
Presents a behind-the-scenes look at the 2012 Made in America music festival, created by Jay Z, featuring performance excerpts, backstage footage, and interviews in which festival participants discuss music and share their thoughts on the status of the American dream.
Rain on the Dead Higgins, Jack
Die Again : A Rizzoli & Isles Novel Gerritsen, Tess
Wallander. [Series 1, vol. 4], Episodes 10-13
A lifetime of police work has left Detective Kurt Wallander with the look of a man who's seen too much. In a spare and compelling performance, Krister Henriksson does justice to the complicated detective beloved by fans of the bestselling crime novels by Henning Mankell.
Degrassi, the next generation. Season 9
As they continue to explore the many 'first' experiences at high school and university, the whole Degrassi gang is plunging into a summer that will reshape their lives forever. A summer to fulfill big dreams, and even bigger changes.
Wilson Phillips, live from Infinity Hall
"Europe 1990. The Berlin Wall has just crumbled: Katrine, raised in East Germany, but now living in Norway for the last 20 years, is a 'war child' - the result of a romance between a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier during World War II. She enjoys a happy family life with her mother, her husband, daughter and granddaughter. But when a lawyer asks her and her mother to testify in a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of the war children, she resists."--Container.
"Director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can't gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family's table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what's on your plate?--Film's website.
Swamp people. Season 3
With Delta waters and gator prices higher than ever, Troy Landry, Clint, RJ and Jay Paul, Junior Edwards, his son Willy and many others stalk the Atchafalaya Swamp hunting for the biggest, baddest beasts around. Monster alpha male gators are in their crosshairs as they battle everything from sweltering heat to outsiders setting lines, and tornado-force storms that threaten to shut down gator season altogether.
The Smurflings Peyo.
The Smurflings come up with a plan to find Smurfette a female friend, while the Smurfs open a medallion on Puppy's collar, help the Little Ghosts, and deal with a pesky bird.
The history of music in fifty instruments Wilkinson, Philip, 1955- author.
Killing lions : a guide through the trials young men face Eldredge, Sam.
"This book was born out of a series of weekly phone calls between Sam Eldredge, a young writer in his twenties, and his dad, bestselling author John Eldredge. Join the conversation as a father and son talk about pursuing beauty, dealing with money, getting married, chasing dreams, knowing something real with God, and how to find a life you can call your own"--Page 4 of jacket.
If you can see it you can be it : 12 street-smart recipes for success Henderson, Jeff.
Presents two decades of life lessons that the author gained on his redemptive journey from drug dealer to TV celebrity chef to nationally acclaimed speaker.
Jellaby. , The lost monster Soo, Kean, author, illustrator.
Portia is bright beyond her years, which makes it difficult to make friends in her new school, and her single mother is preoccupied, so when Portia sneaks into the woods after midnight and discovers a shy and sweet purple monster, she is delighted by her new friend--but Jellaby has secrets of his own.
Internal medicine : a doctor's stories Holt, Terry.
"Out of the crucible of medical training, award-winning writer Terrence Holt shapes this ... account of residency, the years-long ordeal in which doctors are made. 'Amid all the mess and squalor of the hospital, with its blind random unraveling of lives,' [this book] finds the compassion from which doctors discover the strength to care"--Dust jacket flap.
The king Abdolah, Kader, 1954- author.
"A hypnotic page-turner about the grinding gears of historical change and ruthless palace intrigue in Persia, c. 1848. The King, young Shah Naser, takes to the throne of Persia at a turning point of history: he inherits an enchanted medieval world of harems, eunuchs, and treasures as well as a palace of secret doors, sudden deaths, and hidden agendas. Within the court is danger enough: outside all manner of change threatens--industrialization, colonization. Russia and England conspire to open the King's empire, his mother and his vizier take opposing sides. The poor King--almost an exact contemporary of Queen Victoria--is trapped. He likes some aspects of modernity (electricity, photography) but can't embrace democracy. He must be a sovereign: he must keep his throne. The King cannot face change and he cannot escape it. With this gleaming and seemingly simple story, breathlessly paced and beautifully told, Kader Abdolah, the acclaimed Iranian émigré novelist, speaks of deeper truths. A novel which has many timely things to say about eras of change and upheaval, The King is an unforgettable book"--
Mountain to mountain : a journey of adventure and activism for the women of Afghanistan Galpin, Shannon.
"Being inspired to act can take many forms. For some it's taking a weekend to volunteer, but for Shannon Galpin, it meant leaving her career, selling her house, launching a nonprofit and committing her life to advancing education and opportunity for women and girls. Focusing on the war-torn country of Afghanistan, Galpin and her organization, Mountain2Mountain, have touched the lives of hundreds of men, women and children. As if launching a nonprofit wasn't enough, in 2009 Galpin became the first woman to ride a mountain bike in Afghanistan. Now she's using that initial bike ride to gain awareness around the country, encouraging people to use their bikes "as a vehicle for social change and justice to support a country where women don't have the right to ride a bike." In her lyric and honest memoir, Galpin describes her first forays into fundraising, her deep desire to help women and girls halfway across the world, her love for adventure and sports, and her own inspiration to be so much more than just another rape victim. During her numerous trips to Afghanistan, Shannon reaches out to politicians and journalists as well as everyday Afghanis -- teachers, prison inmates, mothers, daughters -- to cross a cultural divide and find common ground. She narrates harrowing encounters, exhilarating bike rides, humorous episodes, and the heartbreak inherent in a country that is still recovering from decades of war and occupation"--
Take two Mercer, Sienna, author.
Hollywood has come to Franklin Grove! While Olivia is getting to know the hot teen movie star Jackson Caulfield, Ivy is doing some snooping about. It looks like someone on the set has a grave secret. Could her twin be falling for a vampire?
Star style Mercer, Sienna.
City secrets Burkhart, Jessica.
"Sasha is in New York City for break, just like she'd planned. What she hadn't planned was that she'd be staying with Heather Fox in her Park Avenue penthouse, and spending her time shopping, riding, and (could it be?) having a blast. Is Sasha caught in a web that only the Queen of Canterwood could weave?"--P.  of cover.
Space case : a Moon Base Alpha novel Gibbs, Stuart, 1969-
"Dashiell Gibson, who lives on Moon Base Alpha, has to solve a murder of one of the moon's most prominent doctors"--
Strong is the new skinny : how to eat, live, and move to maximize your power Cohen, Jennifer, 1975-
"Sick and tired of hearing what's wrong with you and your body? You're not alone. It's time for a new conversation--and a new plan for treating, feeding, and moving your body in ways that build on your strengths inside and out. Strong is sexy. Strong is powerful. Strong is achievable. With STRONG IS THE NEW SKINNY you can say goodbye to body-bashing and physical faultfinding, and instead learn to embrace, not just how it looks, but what your body can do--from pushups to pull ups and box jumps to rope climbs, nothing is out of your reach. Strong Is the New Skinny offers a reality-based diet, lifestyle, and fitness program (the "SINS" plan, for short) so you can: - Maximize your potential, as well as your energy, vitality, and power. - Train your brain--develop resilience and mental fortitude in every area of your life. - Add muscle, increase speed, and enhance flexibility. - Strengthen your arms, back, core, and legs--and crank up the challenge when you're ready for the next level. - Torch fat with Strong Moves: a series of heart-healthy H.I.I.T. workouts that take as little as 10 minutes. - Kick-start your Get-Fit, Get-Fierce plan with the Strong Seven--7 days of 7 power foods. Whether you're just getting started or training for a challenging physical event, this book gives you all the tools you need to become leaner, fitter, and stronger: nutritionally, physically, psychologically, and emotionally. GO HARD OR GO HOME... *"--
Bokurano ours. 11 Kitō, Mohiro, 1966-
Zearth's battles follow an ironclad rule. If Zearth loses the battle, or if 48 hours pass without victory, Earth will be destroyed, along with humankind and every other living thing on the planet. Zearth's opponents are Earthlings of a parallel world. Victory is achieved by killing the enemy pilot. If Zearth's pilot is killed, Zearth loses the battle. Pilots are contracted in advance. One pilot is selected for each battle. Only the selected pilot commands Zearth. The pilot cannot transfer control. If the pilot dies of natural causes or is killed by a fellow Earthling, another contracted pilot will be chosen to assume command. After the battle's end, the deceased pilot's body is sent home. However, at the pilot's request, the body may be stored within Zearth, or made to simply vanish.
The Terror of the Southlands Carlson, Caroline.
Hilary Westfield is now sailing the seas as the Terror of the Southlands, but when Miss Pimm is discovered missing, Hilary decides to find the Enchantress with the help of first mate Charlie, finishing school friend Claire, and the always intrepid gargoyle.
The red pencil Pinkney, Andrea Davis, author.
"After her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder"--
Lost in translation : an illustrated compendium of untranslatable words from around the world Sanders, Ella Frances.
"An artistic collection of 50 drawings featuring unique, funny, and poignant foreign words that have no direct translation into English. Did you know that the Japanese have a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees? Or that there's a Swedish word to describe the reflection of the moon across the water? The nuanced beauty of language is even more interesting and relevant in our highly communicative, globalized modern world. Lost in Translation brings this wonder to life with 50 ink illustrations featuring the foreign word, the language of origin, and a pithy definition. The words and definitions range from the lovely, such as goya, the Urdu word to describe the transporting suspension of belief that can occur in good storytelling, to the funny, like the Hawaiian pana po'o, which describes the act of scratching your head to remember something you've forgotten. Each beautiful, simple illustration adds just the right amount of visual intrigue to anchor the words and their meanings"--
This changes everything : capitalism vs. the climate Klein, Naomi, 1970-
"Klein argues that climate change isn't just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It's an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. Klein ... builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies"--
Under 30 : plays for a new generation
The twenty plays presented here in full or in part include insightful looks at the pressure-cooker caste system of American high schools as well as heartbreaking, edgy portrayals of twentysomethings adrift in the city. There are snappy romantic duets, large-cast ensembles, and everything in between, populated by richly dimensional, mold-breaking characters : misfit cheerleaders, nurturing drifters, rich petty thieves - even a rogue SAT tutor. The contributing playwrights span the range of contemporary talent, including award-winning dramatists such as Sam Shepard, Donald Margulies, Warren Leight, and Kenneth Lonergan, hilarious humorists such as David Ives and Douglas Carter Beane, and an impressive array of cutting-edge newer voices.
The professional chef Culinary Institute of America.
"Named one of the five favorite culinary books of this decade by Food Arts magazine, The Professional Chef is the classic kitchen reference that many of America's top chefs have used to understand basic skills and standards for quality as well as develop a sense of how cooking works. Now, the ninth edition features an all-new, user-friendly design that guides readers through each cooking technique, starting with a basic formula, outlining the method at-a-glance, offering expert tips, covering each method with beautiful step-by-step photography, and finishing with recipes that use the basic techniques. The new edition also offers a global perspective and includes essential information on nutrition, food and kitchen safety, equipment, and product identification. Basic recipe formulas illustrate fundamental techniques and guide chefs clearly through every step, from mise en place to finished dishes. Includes an entirely new chapter on plated desserts and new coverage of topics that range from sous vide cooking to barbecuing to seasonality Highlights quick reference pages for each major cooking technique or preparation, guiding you with at-a-glance information answering basic questions and giving new insights with expert tips Features nearly 900 recipes and more than 800 gorgeous full-color photographs Covering the full range of modern techniques and classic and contemporary recipes, The Professional Chef, Ninth Edition is the essential reference for every serious cook"--
Indigo : the color that changed the world Legrand, Catherine, 1946-
Examines indigo dyeing techniques across the world. Includes a compendium of samples of indigo textiles.
Big book of how Slepian, Curtis.
Provides answers to a diverse collection of over five hundred commonly asked questions, covering such areas as animals, buildings, transportation, food, the human body, and going green.
Hook, line, and sinker : classic fishing stories
Deeply divided : racial politics and social movements in postwar America McAdam, Doug.
Behind the gates of Gomorrah : a year with the criminally insane Seager, Stephen B., author.
A world gone social : how companies must adapt to survive Coine, Ted, author.
The price of thirst : global water inequality and the coming chaos Piper, Karen Lynnea, 1965-
"There's Money in Thirst," reads a headline in the New York Times. The CEO of Nestlé, purveyor of bottled water, heartily agrees. It is important to give water a market value, he says in a promotional video, so "we're all aware that it has a price." But for those who have no access to clean water, a fifth of the world's population, the price is thirst. This is the frightening landscape that Karen Piper conducts us through in The Price of Thirst--one where thirst is political, drought is a business opportunity, and more and more of our most necessary natural resource is controlled by multinational corporations. The product of seven years of investigation across six continents and a dozen countries, and scores of interviews with CEOs, activists, environmentalists, and climate change specialists, The Price of Thirst paints a harrowing picture of a world out of balance, with the distance between the haves and have-nots of water inexorably widening and the coming crisis moving ever closer.
Angry optimist : the life and times of Jon Stewart Rogak, Lisa, 1962-
The author charts Jon Stewart's unlikely rise to political stardom, from his early stand-up days and the short-lived but acclaimed The Jon Stewart Show. Drawing on interviews with current and former colleagues, she reveals how things work behind the scenes at The Daily Show.
Make : wearable electronics Hartman, Kate, author.
Make: Wearable Electronics is intended for those with an interest in physical computing who are looking to create interfaces or systems that live on the body. Perfect for makers new to wearable tech, this book introduces you to the tools, materials, and techniques for creating interactive electronic circuits and embedding them in clothing and other things you can wear. Each chapter features experiments to get you comfortable with the technology and then invites you to build upon that knowledge with your own projects. Fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions and images of amazing creations made by artists and professional designers, this book offers a concrete understanding of electronic circuits and how you can use them to bring your wearable projects from concept to prototype.
Knitting gifts for baby Clark, Mel (Mel Jane), author.
A collection of over twenty knitting projects for babies. Includes guides for making baby clothes, hats, and small knit toys. Also includes a guide to buttons and yarns and techniques for knitting baby clothes and toys.
Introducing Christian doctrine Erickson, Millard J.
The human age : the world shaped by us Ackerman, Diane, 1948-
"Humans have subdued 75 percent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels, strung lights all across the darkness. We tinker with nature at every opportunity, we garden the planet with our preferred species of plants and animals, many of them invasive, and we have even altered the climate, threatening our own extinction. Yet we reckon with our own destructive capabilities in extraordinary acts of hope-filled creativity ... Ackerman [explores] our new reality, introducing us to many of the people and ideas now creating--perhaps saving--our future and that of our fellow creatures"--Amazon.com.
An empire on the edge : how Britain came to fight America Bunker, Nick.
A British-perspective chronicle of the Boston Tea Party and other events that led up to the American Revolution traces three years of volatile politics, personalities and economics on both sides of the conflict.
Fantasy league Lupica, Mike, author.
In Los Angeles, twelve-year-old Charlie's skill at fantasy football gains the attention of both the local media and the owner of a professional football team.
The 8th continent London, Matt, author.
Hoping to transform a giant floating garbage patch into a habitable eighth continent where people can escape an oppressive bureaucracy, Evie and Rick must race against time when a plastic-obsessed villainess tries to claim the continent to expand her power.
Penelope Crumb is mad at the moon Stout, Shawn K., author.
"Penelope Crumb makes a new friend when she is forced to learn how to square dance at school"--
Good cheap eats : everyday dinners and fantastic feasts for $10 or less Fisher, Jessica (Jessica Getskow)
In over 200 recipes, Jessica Fisher shows budget-conscious cooks how they can eat remarkably well without breaking the bank. Good Cheap Eats serves up 70 three-course dinners--main course, side, and dessert--all for less than ten dollars for a family of four.
A mother's prayer : inspiring true stories to warm the heart
David Wilkerson : the cross, the switchblade, and the man who believed Wilkerson, Gary.
Rare bird : a memoir of loss and love Whiston-Donaldson, Anna.
The author shares the story of the loss of her twelve-year-old son to a flash flood, and how she and her family made their way through profound grief toward peace with the help of the presence of God.
Row for freedom : crossing an ocean in search of hope Immonen, Julia, author, athlete.
"Thirty-two-year-old Julia Immonen and four other women take on a challenge completed by fewer people than have climbed Mount Everest or gone into space : row three thousand miles, unaided, from the Canary Islands to Barbados. 'Row For Freedom' chronicles that dramatic journey, detailing the grueling, peril-filled crossing, which broke two world records, as it weaves together Julia's search for hope and purpose against a background of relationships scarred by violence. As Julia's physical and emotional treks unfold, you also learn about the plight of the thirty million victims of the modern-day slave trade that serves as the motivation for her row. Be inspired by Julia's self-discovery and her team's triumph in one of the most formidable physical quests ever undertaken." -- back cover.
Destined for Doon Corp, Carey, author.
Kenna realizes she made a mistake in leaving Doon behind forever and now she has received her Calling--proof she and Duncan are meant to be--then Duncan informs Kenna Doon needs her, but even if she can save the enchanted kingdom, her happy ending is far from assured.
Through the woods Carroll, Emily.
"A collection of five spine-tingling short stories"--
Tommy's war : the Western Front in soldiers' words and photographs Van Emden, Richard, author.
For the first time ever the soldiers' experiences of the First World War are recorded in their own words and pictures. Shortly after images of the famous Christmas Truce of 1914 found their way into national newspapers in Britain, the military authorities banned the private use of cameras on the Western Front. A considerable number of soldiers continued to use them illicitly to record life and death in the front line trenches. Including over 250 personal and unpublished photographs, this large-format book gives a new perspective on the war that was not captured by the official photographers who traversed the Western Front. Combined with extracts from personal diaries and letters written by soldiers and civilians in Britain through each year of the war up until Armistice Day in 1918, The Great War is a remarkable, vivid account of war. It is a stunning portrayal of humanity, at its best, and at its worst.
The soul of Viktor Tronko : a novel Quammen, David, 1948-
When Soviet agent Viktor Tronko defected to the US in 1964, he made two intriguing claims: he insisted that Russia had not placed a mole inside the CIA, and that Lee Harvey Oswald had not been recruited to assassinate the president. Convinced that Tronko was working as a disinformation agent, the CIA furiously did everything they could to break him. But Tronko had one more surprise for them: he refused to break. Almost two decades later, former CIA officer Mel Pokorny shows up at journalist Michael Kessler's house and offers to talk about Tronko. It's the scoop of a lifetime for Kessler. But the more he investigates, the closer he gets to the truth: a truth so shocking that someone would do anything to keep it under wraps. This could be the biggest story of his life--if it doesn't kill him first.
Zermatt Schaeffer, Frank.
Unthinkable Phillips, Clyde.
"Pregnant with her first child, homicide lieutenant Jane Candiotti is under strict doctor's orders to take it easy. But when a mass shooting claims the life of her teenage nephew, all bets are off. Jane will go to any lengths to bring down the monster who did this-- even enlisting the help of a dangerous ex-con. And when she uncovers a chilling connection between the shooting and a decades old murder case, she knows she cannot stop until the final horrifying pice of the puzzle falls into place."--p.4 of cover.
Taste of Romance Panzera, Darlene
Standoff Rollins, David
Still life with crows Preston, Douglas J.
Spice & Wolf. Volume XII Hasekura, Isuna, 1982-
To obtain a map of the northlands, the wolf goddess Holo and her merchant traveling companion Lawrence must travel to a village where they discover a legendary angel and learn that a witch may exist.
Rewinder Battles, Brett
The roving party Wilson, Rohan.
"1829, Tasmania. John Batman, ruthless, single-minded, four convicts, the youngest still only a stripling, Gould, a downtrodden farmhand, two free black trackers, and powerful, educated Black Bill, brought up from childhood as a white man. This is the roving party and their purpose is massacre. With promises of freedom, land grants and money, each is willing to risk his life for the prize. Passing over many miles of tortured country, the roving party searches for Aborigines, taking few prisoners and killing freely, Batman never abandoning the visceral intensity of his hunt. And all the while, Black Bill pursues his personal quarry, the much-feared warrior, Manalargena. A surprisingly beautiful evocation of horror and brutality, The Roving Party is a meditation on the intricacies of human nature at its most raw"--
Pale horse coming Hunter, Stephen, 1946-
Parasites like us Johnson, Adam.
Orbus : The Third Spatterjay Novel Asher, Neal
Olinger stories Updike, John.
"The first one-volume hardcover edition of the eleven autobiographical stories that were closest to Updike's heart. With full-cloth binding and a silk ribbon marker. EVERYMAN'S POCKET CLASSICS. In an interview, Updike once said, "If I had to give anybodyone book of me, it would be the Olinger Stories." These stories were originally published in The New Yorker and then in various collections before Vintage first put them together in one volume in 1964, as a paperback original. They follow the life of onecharacter from the age of ten through manhood, in the small Pennsylvania town of Olinger (pronounced, according to Updike, with a long O and a hard G), which was loosely based on Updike's own hometown. "All the stories draw from the same autobiographicalwell," Updike explained, "the only child, the small town, the grandparental home, the move in adolescence to a farm." The selection was made and arranged by Updike himself, and was prefaced by a lovely 1,400-word essay by the author that has never been reprinted in full elsewhere until now. "--
Nightingale's lament Green, Simon R., 1955-
Nauti boy Leigh, Lora.
The mirror empire Hurley, Kameron, author.
The masked empire Weekes, Patrick.
"Empress Celene of Orlais rose to the throne of the most powerful nation in Thedas through wisdom, wit, and ruthless manipulation. Now, the empire she has guided into an age of enlightenment is threatened from within by imminent war between the templars and the mages even as rebellion stirs among the downtrodden elves. To save Orlais, Celene must keep her hold on the throne by any means necessary. Fighting with the legendary skill of the Orlesian Chevaliers, Grand Duke Gaspard has won countless battles for the empire and the empress. But as the Circle fails and chaos looms, Gaspard begins to doubt that Celene's diplomatic approach Orlais' problems will keep the empire safe. Perhaps it is time for a new leader, one who lives by the tenets of the Chevalier's Code, to make Orlais strong again. Briala has been Celene's handmaid since the two of them were children, subtly using her position to help improve the lives of elves across Orlais. She is Celene's confidante, spymaster, and lover, but when politics force the empress to choose between the rights of the elves and the Orlesian throne, Briala must decide where her true loyalties lie. In this thrilling tie-in to the award-winning Dragon Age[trademark symbol] games, alliances are forged and promises broken as Celene and Gaspard battle for the throne of Orlais. But in the end, the elves who hide in the forests or starve in the slums may decide the fate of the masked empire. "--
House Peretti, Frank E.
A Hint of Seduction Grey, Amelia
Hour of Darkness Jardine, Quintin
High crimes Finder, Joseph.
For Kicks Francis, Dick
The gamble Ashley, Kristen, author.
Fall from grace Phillips, Clyde.
While investigating the murder of an heiress in San Francisco, Homicide Inspector Jane Candiotti has an affair with the main suspect, the woman's husband. The romance clouds her perception--true he did not do it, but he knows who did.
Confessions : a novel Minato, Kanae, 1973- author.
Cool Hand Luke Pearce, Donn.
The color of justice Collins, Ace.
The Collected Battles, Brett
The coffin dancer Deaver, Jeff.
Broken Hart, Megan.
Captivated by you Day, Sylvia.
"Gideon calls me his angel, but he's the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own. The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened oldwounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn't sure I was strong enough to bear. At the brightest time in our lives, the darkness of his past encroached and threatened everything we'd worked so hard for. We faced a terrible choice: the familiar safety of the lives we'd had before each other or the fight for a future that suddenly seemed an impossible and hopelessdream , "--
Blade of Fortriu Marillier, Juliet.
Curtain : Poirot's last case Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976.
"Poirot returns to the scene of his very first crime to solve a mystery that will be his last"--
The sign painter : [a novel] Bunn, T. Davis, 1952-
"A young mother struggles to get back on her feet after a devastating loss leaves her and her daughter alone and living on the street"--
The Sixteenth of June : [a novel] Lang, Maya, author.
"A social satire set in Philadelphia over the course of a single day about a family at a turning point"--
Love comes home Gabhart, Ann H., 1947-
"World War II is finally over and the Merritt sisters must learn to hold their plans with a loose hand, trusting that God will guide and strengthen them as they share the joys and sorrows of life in Rosey Corner"--
Driving with the top down Harbison, Elizabeth M.
"Two friends go on an antiquing road trip and get more than they bargained for when they pick up a third, stranded woman in this hilarious and heartwarming novel"--
The priority list : a teacher's final quest to discover life's greatest lessons Menasche, David.
"Based on a beloved teacher's most popular lesson, a bold, inspirational story of learning, love, and legacy that challenges us to ask: What truly matters in life?"--
What I was doing while you were breeding : a memoir Newman, Kristin.
"Kristin Newman's funny, sexy, and ultimately poignant debut memoir about mastering the art of the "vacationship." Kristin Newman spent her 20s and 30s dealing with the stresses of her high-pressure job as a television comedy writer, and the anxieties of watching most of her friends get married and start families while she wrestled with her own fear of both. Not ready to settle down and yet loathe to become a sad-sack single girl, Kristin instead started traveling the world, often alone, for a few months each year, falling madly in love with attractive locals who provided moments of the love she wanted without the cost of the freedom she needed. She introduces readers to the Israeli bartenders, Argentinian priests, Finnish poker players, and sexy Bedouins who helped her transform into "Kristin-Adjacent" on the road--a quieter, less judgmental, and, yes, sluttier version of herself at home. Ultimately, Kristin's adventures led her to a better understanding of what she was actually running away from at home and why every life hurdle seemed to put her on a transatlantic flight to the unknown. Equal parts laugh-out-loud storytelling, thoughtful, candid reflection, and wanderlust-inspiring travel tales, What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding is a compelling and hilarious debut that will have readers scrambling to renew their passports"--
The monogram murders Hannah, Sophie, 1971-
Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffee house is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified, but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done. Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one's mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman? While Poirot struggles to put together the bizarre pieces of the puzzle, the murderer prepares another hotel bedroom for a fourth victim.
Guys are waffles, girls are spaghetti Eastham, Chad, 1980-
Discover the secret why guys and girls think and act so differently. Knowing the secret will make a difference in dating, sex, friendships, body language, and communication skills of every kind.
Bishops on the border : pastoral responses to immigration Adams, Mark S., author.
Two ministers and three bishops representing the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Methodist Church, the Board of Directors of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the Episcopal Church, and the ELCA share their "spiritual autobiography" as it relates to their experience working on the Arizona border, the geographic flash point for the immigration debate.
Husband, father, worker : questions and answers about Saint Joseph Toschi, Larry M.
City of rivals : restoring the glorious mess of American democracy Grumet, Jason, author.
"The first truly bipartisan book about the partisan gridlock that has paralyzed our government and how the answer lies in channeling and harnessing the partisanship"--
Planet of the bugs : evolution and the rise of insects Shaw, Scott R. (Scott Richard), author.
Renegade Amish : beard cutting, hate crimes, and the trial of the Bergholz barbers Kraybill, Donald B.
Not fade away : a memoir of senses lost and found Alexander, Rebecca (Psychotherapist)
Born with a rare genetic mutation called Usher Syndrome type III, Rebecca Alexander has been simultaneously losing both her sight and hearing since she was a child, and was told that she would likely be completely blind and deaf by age 30. Then, at 18, a fall from a window left her athletic body shattered. None of us know what we would do in the face of such devastation. What Rebecca did was rise to every challenge she faced. She refused to lose her drive, her zest for life and--maybe most importantly--her sense of humor. Now, at 35, with only a sliver of sight and significantly deteriorated hearing, she is a psychotherapist with two masters' degrees from Columbia University, and an athlete who teaches spin classes and regularly competes in extreme endurance races. She greets every day with boundless energy, innate curiosity, and a strength of spirit that have led her to places we can't imagine. Here, Rebecca tells her extraordinary story, meditating on what she's lost, and what she's found in return.--From publisher description.
The iron trial Black, Holly, author.
Warned away from magic all of his life, Callum endeavors to fail the trials that would admit him to the Magisterium only to be drawn into its ranks against his will and forced to confront dark elements from his past.
Never say goodbye : a medium's stories of connecting with your loved ones Mathews, Patrick, 1962-
Slow dancing with a stranger : lost and found in the age of Alzheimer's Comer, Meryl, author.
A broadcast journalist and leading Alzheimer's advocate shares her husband's battle with Alzheimer's disease, examining this devastating condition and its effects on the people who have it and those who care for them.
Without conscience : the disturbing world of the psychopaths among us Hare, Robert D., 1934-
Presenting a compelling portrait of these dangerous men and women based on 25 years of distinguished scientific research, Dr. Robert D. Hare vividly describes a world of con artists, hustlers, rapists, and other predators who charm, lie, and manipulate their way through life. Are psychopaths mad, or simply bad? How can they be recognized? And how can we protect ourselves? This book provides solid information and surprising insights for anyone seeking to understand this devastating condition.--Publisher information.
Thomas Jefferson : president & philosopher Meacham, Jon.
"In this special illustrated edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, young readers will learn about the life and political philosophy of one of our Founding Fathers"--
The Powerpuff Girls classics. Volume 4, [Picture perfect]
Sew gifts! : 25 handmade gift ideas from top designers.
Fresh ideas abound in this amazingly varied assortment of sewn and quilted items for gift giving or personal use. --Get lots of choice and loads of value with 25 unique patterns for sewing. --Sew gifts such as a pencil case, knitting needle case, makeup bag, aprons, pin cushions, pillows, and more. --Discover handmade projects from a host of talented designers, including Adrienne Smitke, Heather Jones, and Pippa Eccles Armbrester . --Amazon.com
The dawning of indestructible joy : daily readings for Advent Piper, John, 1946-
Mystery of the shemitah : [the 3,000-year-old mystery that holds the secret of America's future, the world's future...and your future!] Cahn, Jonathan.
Cahn shows that financial and economic events of today are influenced by the two ancient Biblical cycles: the 7 year Sabbath cycle and the 50 year Jubilee cycle. He shows how the cycles have foretold the greatest crashes in Wall Street history, the timing of 9/11, the world wars and the collapse of nations, world powers, and empires... and your life....
Married but lonely Clarke, David, 1959-
Kashmir : Jammu, Kashmir Valley, Ladakh, Zanskar Lovell-Hoare, Sophie, author.
Himalayan Kingdoms, Buddhist palaces, mountain treks and spectacular scenery entwine in newly accessible Kashmir, introduced by Bradt in the first detailed guide to the region.
Gnarr : how I became the mayor of a large city in Iceland and changed the world Jón Gnarr, 1967- author.
"It all started when Jón Gnarr founded the Best Party in 2009 to satirize his country's political system. The financial collapse in Iceland had, after all, precipitated the world-wide meltdown, and fomented widespread protest over the country's leadership. Entering the race for mayor of Reykjavík, Iceland's capital, Gnarr promised to get the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park into downtown parks, free towels at public swimming pools, a 'drug-free Parliament by 2020,' and he swore he'd break all his campaign promises. Something strange started happening: his campaign began to succeed. The Best Party emerged as the biggest winner. Gnarr promptly proposed a coalition government, although he ruled out partners who had not seen all five seasons of The Wire. And just like that, a man whose previous foreign-relations experience consisted of a radio show (in which he regularly crank-called the White House and police stations in the Bronx to see if they had found his lost wallet) was soon meeting international leaders and being taken seriously as the mayor of a European capital. Here, Gnarr recounts how it all happened and, with admirable candor, describes his vision of a more enlightened politics for the future. The point, he writes, is not to be afraid to get involved--or to take on the system"--Provided by publisher.
Rickey & Robinson : the true, untold story of the integration of baseball Kahn, Roger.
"In Rickey & Robinson, legendary sportswriter Roger Kahn at last reveals the true, unsanitized account of the integration of baseball, a story that for decades has relied on inaccurate secondhand reports. This story contains exclusive reporting and personal reminiscences that no other writer can produce, including revelatory material he'd buried in his notebooks in the '40s and '50s, back when sportswriters were still known to "protect" players and baseball executives. That starts first and foremost with an in-depth examination of the two men chiefly responsible for making integration happen: Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson. Considering Robinson's exalted place in American culture (as evidenced by the remarkable success of the recent biopic), the book's eye-opening revelations are sure to generate controversy as well as conversation. No other sportswriter working today carries Kahn's authority when writing about this period in baseball history, and the publication of this book, Kahn's last, is a true literary event. In Rickey & Robinson, Kahn separates fact from myth to present a truthful portrait of baseball and its participants at a critical juncture in American history"--
Jesus on trial : a lawyer affirms the truth of the gospel Limbaugh, David, author.
"Author David Limbaugh applies his lifetime of legal experience to a unique new undertaking: making a case for the gospels as hard evidence of the life and work of Jesus Christ"--Amazon.com.
Buddha's daughters : teachings from women who are shaping Buddhism in the West
"The book contains wisdom from such well-known and respected contemporary Buddhist teachers as Pema Chodrön, Ayya Khema, Sharon Salzberg, Toni Packer, Maurine Stuart, Karen Maezen Miller, Khandro Rinpoche, Jan Chozen Bays, Sister Chan Khong, Sylvia Boorstein, Pat Enkyo O'Hara, Darlene Cohen, Joanna Macy, Bonnie Myotal Treace, Tsultrim Allione, Tenzin Palmo, Tara Brach, Joan Sutherland, Carolyn Rose Gimian, Jose Halifax, and Charlotte Joko Beck."
Reflections : an oral history of Twin Peaks Dukes, Brad.
Examines David Lynch and Mark Frost's legendary television series that aired on the ABC network from 1990-91. As the mystery of "Who Killed Laura Palmer?" played out on television sets across the world, another compelling drama was unfolding in the everyday lives of the show's cast and crew. Twenty-five years later, Reflections goes behind the curtain of Twin Peaks and documents the series' unlikely beginnings, widespread success, and peculiar collapse. Featuring first-hand accounts from series co-creator Mark Frost and cast members including Kyle MacLachlan, Madchen Amick, Richard Beymer, Joan Chen, Sherilyn Fenn, Miguel Ferrer, Piper Laurie, Sheryl Lee, Michael Ontkean, Ray Wise, Billy Zane, and many more. Reflections explores the magic and mystique of a true television phenomenon.
Christians at the border : immigration, the church, and the Bible Carroll R., M. Daniel.
"Immigration is one of the most pressing issues on the national agenda. In this accessible book, an internationally recognized immigration expert helps readers think biblically about this divisive issue, offering accessible, nuanced, and sympathetic guidance for the church. As both a Guatemalan and an American, the author is able to empathize with both sides of the struggle and argues that each side has much to learn. This updated and revised edition reflects changes from the past five years, responds to criticisms of the first edition, and expands sections that have raised questions for readers. It includes a foreword by Samuel Rodrguez and an afterword by Ronald Sider. This timely, clear, and compassionate resource will benefit all Christians who are thinking through the immigration issue" -- Publisher description.
Rational expectations : asset allocation for investing adults Bernstein, William J., author.
A place of healing : wrestling with the mysteries of suffering, pain, and God's sovereignty Tada, Joni Eareckson.
Over four decades ago, a diving accident left Joni Eareckson Tada a quadriplegic. Since that time, she has become a beloved writer and speaker to millions. But today, Joni faces a new battle: chronic, unrelenting pain. As she writes, "Just as I said to God years ago when I was first injured, I find myself praying, Lord, I can't live like this for the rest of my life! This ongoing urgency has forced me to look back on familiar scriptures and examine them from new angles. Does God miraculously intervene in the lives of all who pray for release from migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, cancer or, in my case, chronic pain? And if not, why not?" Here Joni invites you to walk with her through an intense and baffling season of her life. Her words offer not a bundle of ivory-tower theological conclusions but intimate insight from a woman on a journey a woman who believes in healing from a God who chooses when that healing will come -- Publisher description.
I was right on time : my journey from the Negro leagues to the majors O'Neil, Buck, 1911-2006.
Middle School math for parents : 10 steps to helping your child master math Meltzer, Scott.
Pattern play : a zentangle creativity booster Letourneau, Cris.
Drawing portraits : faces and figures Civardi, Giovanni.
Heads & faces with character and expression Civardi, Giovanni.
Drag racing : the world's fastest sport Miller, Timothy, 1951-
Looks at the history of drag racing, pioneers and personalities of the sport, and the different types of car classes.
Sailing a serious ocean : sailboats, storms, stories, and lessons learned from 30 years at sea Kretschmer, John.
The great war : the persuasive power of photography = La grande guerre : le pouvoir d'influence de la photographie Thomas, Ann, author.
Wink of an eye : a mystery Chandler-Willis, Lynn, 1960-
"On the run from a double-cross, Las Vegas private investigator Gypsy Moran shows up unexpectedly at his sister Rhonda's house in Wink, Texas. She introduces Gypsy to one of her former students, 12-year-old Tatum McCallen, who is in need of Gypsy's services. Tatum wants to hire Gypsy to investigate his father Ryce's alleged suicide. His dad was a deputy with the Sheriff's department and was found hanged in their backyard. Tatum believes his father was murdered after he went inquiring after the disappearance of several teenage girls, all undocumented immigrants. Against his better judgment, Gypsy agrees to snoop around to see what he can find. Between dealing with his now married high school sweetheart, a sexy reporter, and hostile police officers, Gypsyhas his work cut out for him. Lynn Chandler Willis' Wink of an Eye is a strong addition to a long list of The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) Competition winners that includes Steve Hamilton and Michael Koryta"--
A Virtuous Death Trent, Christine
When we fall Liebert, Emily.
Twilight of the Eastern Gods Kadare, Ismail/ Bellos, David (TRN)
Sweet Sunday Lawton, John
The spirit bird : stories Nelson, Kent, 1943-
"The flight path of The Spirit Bird traces many landscapes and different transitory lives. A young man scratches out a living from the desert, a woman follows a rarely seen bird in the far reaches of Alaska, a poor single mother sorts out her life in a fancy mountain town. Other protagonists yearn to cross a racial divide, keep developers from a local island, explore their sexuality, and mourn a lost loved one. The characters in this collection are compelled to seek beyond their own horizons, and as the stories unfold, the search becomes the expression of their desires. The elusive spirit bird is a metaphor for what we've lost, for what we hope for, and what we don't know about ourselves"--
Robert B. Parker's the Bridge Knott, Robert
Sherlock Holmes : Gods of War Lovegrove, James
Prophecies, libels & dreams : stories Wilce, Ysabeau S.
"Praise for Ysabeau S. Wilce's previous books:"This fresh and funky setting is rich with glorious costumes, innovative language, and tantalizing glimpses of history."--Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewThese inter-connected stories are set in an opulent quasi-historical world of magick and high manners called the Republic of Califa. The Republic is a strangely familiar place--a baroque approximation of Gold Rush era-California with an overlay of Aztec ceremony--yet the characters who populate it are true originals: rockstar magicians, murderous gloves, bouncing boy terrors, blue tinted butlers, sentient squids, and a three-year-old Little Tiny Doom and her vengeful pink plush pig. By turn whimsical and horrific (sometime in the same paragraph), Wilce's stories have been characterized as "screwball comedies for goths" but they could also be described as "historical fantasies" or "fanciful histories" for there are nuggets of historical fact hidden in them there lies.Ysabeau S. Wilce is the author of Flora Segunda, Andre Norton Award-winner Flora's Dare, and Flora's Fury, and she has published work in Asimov's, Steampunk!, and Fantasy & Science Fiction. She lives in San Francisco, California. Her website is yswilce.com "--
Path of Needles Littlewood, Alison
Prague counterpoint Thoene, Bodie, 1951-
Maskerade Pratchett, Terry.
Land of Dreams Kerrigan, Kate
Limbo Mazzucco, Melania G., 1966-
An island Christmas : a novel Thayer, Nancy, 1943-
"As the calendar counts down to Christmas, Felicia heads to Nantucket to marry the love of her life, Archie. The twinkling lights that beckon from every window, the snow dusting the beautiful streets, the gorgeous red and white satin dress -- every detailis picture-perfect for a dream wedding. The only problem is, this is not Felicia's dream. Happier hiking in shorts than tending to hearth and home like her more traditional sister Lauren, Felicia has only agreed to a lavish winter wedding to make her mother Jilly happy. And while Jilly is thrilled her daughter's found love, she still has reservations about the brawny, bumbling Archie -- especially when Jilly learns that he and Felicia plan to move far away to California after the wedding. To help take her mind off the impending move, Jilly's husband George brings home a charming but mischievous cat named Jock. But when Lauren shows up with high-spirited kids and plenty of judgments in tow, not even Jock's furry antics can keep the already-high family tensions from skyrocketing. Just when it seems like this family is fated to wake up on Christmas morning to stockings full of coal, a holiday surprise brings them together for a very merry celebration"--
Hush Now, Don't Explain Must, Dennis
Heritage of Cyador Modesitt, L. E.
Hello Mr. Bones ; &, Goodbye Mr. Rat McCabe, Pat, 1955- author.
The heart does not grow back : a novel Venturini, Fred.
"Dale Sampson is used to being a nonperson at his small-town Midwestern high school, picking up the scraps of his charismatic lothario of a best friend, Mack. He comforts himself with the certainty that his stellar academic record and brains will bring him the adulation that evaded him in high school. But when an unthinkable catastrophe tears away the one girl he ever had a chance with, his life takes a bizarre turn as he discovers an inexplicable power: he can regenerate his organs and limbs. When a chance encounter brings him face to face with a girl from his past, he decides that he must use his gift to save her from a violent husband and dismal future. His quest takes him to the glitz and greed of Hollywood, and into the crosshairs of shadowy forces bent on using and abusing his gift. Can Dale use his power to redeem himself and those he loves, or will the one thing that finally makes him special be his demise? The Heart Does Not Grow Back is a darkly comic, starkly original take on the superhero tale, introducing an exceptional new literary voice in Fred Venturini"--
Gods of Mars McNeill, Graham
The Freedom in American Songs : Stories Winter, Kathleen
For love or liberty Taylor, Jennifer Hudson.
Fear City Wilson, F. Paul
Finished Business Wishart, David
Eye of the Beholder Ellis, David
Endsinger Kristoff, Jay.
"With Stormdancer, Jay Kristoff came roaring onto the fantasy scene--he has been praised as "the master of unique and intense plots and huge twists" (USAToday.com), while critics raved about the novel, calling it "[A] fast-paced, fantastical adventure [that] is sharp as a Shogun's sword." (The LA Times). And with healthy sales in hardcover and electronic--fueled by Jay's inventive, enthusiastic, and relentless promotion on his website, Facebook, Twitter, and the blogosphere--we know readers are hungry for the finale to his wildly inventive Lotus War saga.As civil war sweeps across the Shima Imperium, the Lotus Guild unleashes their deadliest creation--a mechanical goliath, intended to unite the shattered Empire under a yoke of fear. Yukiko and Buruu areforced to take leadership of the rebellion, gathering new allies and old friends. But the ghosts of Buruu's past stand between them and the army they need, and Kin's betrayal has destroyed all trust among their allies. When a new foe joins the war, it will be all the pair can do to muster the strength to fight, let alone win. And as the earth splits asunder, as armies destroy each other for rule over an empire of lifeless ash and the final secret about blood lotus is revealed, the people of Shima will learn one last, horrifying truth. An exciting, vivid conclusion to a critically acclaimed series, Endsinger is sure to have fans racing through the pages to savor every last revelation"--
Elite Van Dyken, Rachel.
Eagle Talons Murphy, Robert Lee.
Dreamer's Daughter Kurland, Lynn
Dreamer's pool Marillier, Juliet.
Deeper Than the Grave Whittle, Tina
A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy Lazarovic, Sarah
Coming home McDevitt, Jack.
A billion ways to die Knopf, Chris.
After We Collided Todd, Anna
After Todd, Anna.
"Book One of the After series--the Internet sensation with millions of readers. Tessa didn't plan on meeting H. during her freshman year of college. But now that she has, her life will never be the same"--
Bad magic Bosch, Pseudonymous, author.
"Thirteen-year-old Clay, a boy who no longer believes in magic, tags graffiti on his classroom wall and, as punishment, is sent to a camp for wayward kids located on a volcanic island, where eccentric campmates abound, a ghost walks among the abandoned ruins of a mansion, and a dangerous force threatens to erupt with bad magic"--
The unthinkable : who survives when disaster strikes and why Ripley, Amanda.
What to knit when you're expecting : simple mittens, blankets, hats & sweaters for baby Van De Car, Nikki.
Contains thirty knitting patterns sized to fit infants through the first year.
Hieroglyph : stories and visions for a better future
Born of an initiative at the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University, this remarkable collection unites a diverse group of celebrated authors, prominent scientists, and creative visionaries--among them Cory Doctorow, Gregory Benford, Charlie Jane Anders, David Brin, and Neal Stephenson--who contributed works of "techno-optimism" that challenge us to imagine fully, think broadly, and do Big Stuff. Inside this volume you will find marvels of imagination and possibility, including a steel tower so tall that the stratosphere is just an elevator ride away, a drone-powered Internet, crowdfunded robots descending on the moon, cities that work like a single cell of algae powered entirely by the sun, and much more.
Living courageously : you can face anything, just do it afraid Meyer, Joyce, 1943-
"Explains how, as Christians, we can overcome the paralyzing power of fear by calling upon the Lord. 'Fear not' is written throughout the Bible. God knows His children will be confronted with fear, but He can help us resist it"--Amazon.com.
War in the western Pacific : the U.S. Marines in the Marianas, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, 1944-1945 Hammel, Eric M., author.
The complete guide to outdoor carpentry : complete plans for beautiful backyard building projects.
"Outdoor carpentry projects using cedar, redwood, and pressure-treated pine are for Do-It-Yourselfers of all skill levels. New projects, unique to this edition, include: picnic table, folding table, outdoor occasional table, Arts-and-Crafts mahogany gate, sheltered swing, outdoor serving cart, arbor and garden bridge. All the projects within this book can be built in a weekend with ordinary power hand tools and materials available at any local home center or hardware store. Step-by-step instructions and full-color photography for more than 30 projects, including swings, benches, planters, tables, chairs, arbors and bridges"--
Matisse and the Fauves
A haunted house 2
After Malcolm exorcises the demons of his ex, he starts fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events.
Monster High. Frights, camera, action!.
When Draculaura is led to believe she's the rightful heir to the vampire throne, she and her best ghoulfriends are whisked away to Transylvania for a royal coronation to die for. But they soon discover the hunt for the queen is not over yet. The Ghouls must locate an ancient artifact known as the Vampire's Heart in order to discover the identity of the true Vampire Queen. Could this be the moment when Draculaura finally receives her vampire powers and discovers screams really can come true?
A new leaf
"Henry Graham is a man with a problem: he has run through his entire inheritance and is completely unequipped to provide for himself. His childhood guardian, Uncle Harry, refuses to give him a dime, so Henry devises a plan with the help of his imaginative butler to make his money the old-fashioned way--he can marry it."--Container.
Stick Dog chases a pizza Watson, Tom, 1962-
"Is it a flying saucer? Is it a Frisbee? Or is it the best thing they've ever tasted? Stick Dog and his crazy canine crew have discovered a newfangled flavor--and it's even more delicious than hamburgers and hot dogs. It's pizza! And they won't be satisfied until they get some slices of their own. But it won't be easy. There's a kitten to rescue, a plan to make, and the messiest--and most dangerous--game of catch they've ever played. Pizza is on the menu, but only if their mission succeeds."--
The map trap Clements, Andrew, 1949-
Sixth-grader Alton Barnes loves maps, and when his portfolio of secret maps is stolen, he begins getting notes with orders that he must obey to get the maps back but, with the help of a popular classmate, he just might succeed before his teacher, principal, or someone else learns he has been studying and mapping things about them.
Hopes and screams : an original graphic novel Nuhfer, Heather.
When Frankie Stein takes over as editor of the Gory Gazette, she asks all her best ghoulfriends to contribute articles, but Cleo's relationship with Deuce, Draculaura's issues in home ick, and Clawdeen's fashion designs leave them distracted.
Unbreakable : a Navy SEAL's way of life Shea, Thom.
Starlight detectives : how astronomers, inventors, and eccentrics discovered the modern universe Hirshfeld, Alan.
The path to a broader mode of cosmic observation was blazed by a cadre of nineteenth-century amateur astronomers and inventors, galvanized by the advent of photography, spectral analysis, and innovative technology to create the entirely new field of astrophysics. From William Bond, who turned his home into a functional observatory, to John and Henry Draper, a father and son team who were trailblazers of astrophotography and spectroscopy, to geniuses of invention such as Léon Foucault, and George Hale, who founded the Mount Wilson Observatory, Hirshfeld reveals the incredible stories--and the ambitious dreamers--behind the birth of modern astronomy.
It's all Greek to me : transform your health the Mediterranean way with my family's century-old recipes Matenopoulos, Debbie, author.
"Debbie Matenopoulos grew up in a traditional Greek household, eating delicious, authentic Greek cooking that her family had passed down for generations. When Debbie started her television career in New York on The View, she began eating a standard American diet. Despite carefully limiting how much she ate, she found herself gaining weight and losing energy. Debbie moved on to anchor and special correspondent positions at E! News and TV Guide Channel, then to many other roles that had her on the go all the time. It was only when she returned to her traditional Greek diet that she found herself easily--and healthily--realizing her natural weight and regaining the stamina she had as a teenager. In It's All Greek to Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way with My Family's Century-Old Recipes, Debbie shares 120 of her family's traditional Greek recipes and adds her own touch to make them even healthier and easier to prepare. After tasting Debbie's dishes, such as her mouthwatering version of Spanakopita and her take on Fasolatha, you'll be amazed that these delicious foods are good for you. Debbie even includes tips on how to adapt her recipes to meet any dietary needs, so all readers can enjoy her hearty meals. With a foreword by Dr. Michael Ozner, one of the nation's leading cardiologists, the recipes in It's All Greek to Me adhere to the healthiest diet on the planet: the traditional Mediterranean Diet. Modern science is catching up to what Greeks have known for millennia: health comes from eating natural, whole-food ingredients that haven't been processed or pumped full of hormones, antibiotics, or preservatives. Let It's All Greek to Me bring your friends and family together to share in the experience of a Greek meal and way of life. Opa!"--
Dragons, riders of Berk. Volume one, Dragon down Furman, Simon.
An indigenous peoples' history of the United States Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne, 1939-
Mastering golf's mental game : your ultimate guide to better on-course performance and lower scores Lardon, Michael, author.
"To be a golfer is to tinker--with everything from equipment to the various performance elements of the game. But one place most players don't give enough attention is the mental game. Psychologists aren't a new phenomenon in golf, but Dr. Michael Lardon is a different breed of performance coach. Instead of sending his players into a losing battle against emotion, indecision, and fear on the golf course, he shows them how to organize their thoughts and use them for maximum performance"--
The forks over knives plan : how to transition to the life-saving, whole-food, plant-based diet Pulde, Alona.
From the creators of the groundbreaking documentary (and bestselling books) Forks Over Knives comes a four-week plan, showing anyone how to transition to a delicious whole-food, plant-based diet.
Theater of cruelty : art, film, and the shadows of war Buruma, Ian.
Theater of Cruelty has three main themes that frequently overlap: war, film, and the visual arts. Many of the movies discussed are about war and violence, often related to World War II, and more specifically deal with the two nations that unleashed the war, Germany and Japan: why they did what they did, and how they came to terms with it afterward or didn't. Other essays in the collection, about the diaries of Harry Kessler and Anne Frank, the bombing of German cities, Japan's kamikaze pilots further explore these themes. Many of the artists discussed by Buruma were German or Japanese, including Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Tsuguharu Foujita, as were the filmmakers Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, and Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, all of whom were affected in one way or another by fascism and its terrible consequences. Theater of Cruelty is less about war itself than the way people deal with violence and cruelty, in the arts and in life.--Amazon.com.
The underground girls of Kabul : in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan Nordberg, Jenny.
An award-winning foreign correspondent who contributed to a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times series reveals the secret Afghan custom of disguising girls as boys to improve their prospects, discussing its political and social significance as well as the experiences of its practitioners.
A season in the Highlands
Underwater puppies Casteel, Seth.
The world fell in love with swimming canines in Seth Casteel's first book, Underwater Dogs. Now, in more than 80 previously unpublished portraits of underwater puppies, we see man's best friends at their most playful and exuberant. Each vibrant and colorful underwater image shows off the wild and sublime range of emotions of puppies, cute and irresistible to the very last.
The wizard of Oz : [75 years along the yellow brick road].
The Taste of Home cookbook : best [heart] loved recipes from home cooks like you
This collection of recipes from the pages of Taste of Home magazine gives you their best recipes for weeknights, holidays, and every day between. The recipes use everyday, easy-to-find ingredients, and result in fast flavorful recipes.
All fall down : a novel Weiner, Jennifer.
"The story of a woman's slide into addiction and struggle to find her way back up again"--
Man of her dreams Hoag, Tami, author.
"A romance classic about a man in love--and the woman who's determined to prove it to him"--
Deserves to die Jackson, Lisa, author.
"A killer has made his way to Grizzly Falls, Montana, ready to fulfill a vengeance years in the making"--
Safe keeping Taylor Sissel, Barbara.
When Tucker Lebay is targeted by the police in a murder investigation after having been a person of interest in an unsolved case a year ago, his mother and sister set out to learn the truth.
Sleeping murder Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976.
"Miss Marple turns ghost hunter and uncovers shocking evidence of a perfect crime"--
Above Morley, Isla.
"A Kansas teenager is abducted and locked away in an abandoned missile silo by a survivalist who believes he is saving her from the end of the world"--
Night of the jaguar Gannon, Joe, 1960-
"Sandinista Police Captain Ajax Montoya is six days sober and losing his mind. How else to explain his nights waking in bed, his hand wrapped around that bloody-minded stiletto from the old days, or the presence outside his window, a face with no eyes watching him? How far the heroic have fallen. Ajax was once the gallant comandante guerrillero. A hero of the Nicaraguan revolutionaries in their long uprising against the Ogre and his hated National Guard ... Back then he knew what was what and who to trust. But as the clarity of war gave way to the hazy reality of peace, Ajax fared less well"--
Avoidable contact Kaehler, Tammy.
Preparing to compete in the legendary 24 Hours of Daytona competition, racecar driver Kate Reilly learns that her boyfriend is fighting for his life after a hit-and-run that a witness says was not an accident.
Edge of eternity Follett, Ken, author.
East German teacher Rebecca Hoffmann discovers she's been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for the rest of their lives. George Jakes, the child of a mixed-race couple, bypasses a corporate law career to join Robert F. Kennedy's Justice Department, and finds himself in the middle not only of the seminal events of the civil rights battle, but a much more personal battle of his own. Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than he'd imagined. Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes a prime agent both for good and for ill as the United States and the Soviet Union race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tanya, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw and into history.
The Golem of Hollywood Kellerman, Jonathan, author.
Waking up beside a beautiful woman he has no memory of meeting, Detective Jacob Lev investigates a Hollywood Division murder case involving a severed head, an ominous message in Hebrew and the legend of the Golem of Prague.
The children act : a novel McEwan, Ian, author.
"Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She is fiercely intelligent, well respected, and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law. Often the outcome of a case seems simple from the outside, the course of action to ensure a child's welfare obvious. But the law requires more rigor than mere pragmatism, and Fiona is expert in considering the sensitivities of culture and religion when handing down her verdicts. But Fiona's professional success belies domestic strife. Her husband, Jack, asks her to consider an open marriage and, after an argument, moves out of their house. His departure leaves her adrift, wondering whether it was not love she had lost so much as a modern form of respectability, whether it was not contempt and ostracism she really fears. She decides to throw herself into her work, especially a complex case involving a seventeen-year-old boy whose parents will not permit a lifesaving blood transfusion because it conflicts with their beliefs as Jehovah's Witnesses. But Jack doesn't leave her thoughts, and the pressure to resolve the case--as well as her crumbling marriage--tests Fiona in ways that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last stunning page"--
Egg & spoon : a novel Maguire, Gregory, author.
In 1905 czarist Russia, an impoverished country girl Elena and the aristocratic Ekatrina meet and set in motion an escapade that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince traveling incognito, and the witch Baba Yaga.
Of monsters and madness Verday, Jessica, author.
"In 1820s Philadelphia, a girl finds herself in the midst of a rash of gruesome murders in which her father and his alluring assistant might be implicated"--
The new puberty : how to navigate early development in today's girls Greenspan, Louise, author.
"The coming-of-age experience has changed dramatically, with girls maturing sooner than ever. But what happens when a girl has the body of a 13-year-old and the brain of an 8-year-old? Contrary to popular wisdom, early puberty is not merely a reflection of physical changes--it's deeply psychological, too, with effects that can put a girl at higher risk for behavioral problems and long-term health challenges, such as obesity, depression, eating disorders, and even cancer. [This book] is a ... guide for millions of parents--as well as teachers, coaches, pediatricians, and family members--by two notable experts in the field"--
Virtually human : the promise--and the peril--of digital immortality Rothblatt, Martine Aliana, 1954- author.
"Explores what the not-too-distant future will look like when cyberconsciousness--simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology--becomes part of our daily lives. Meet Bina48, the world's most sentient robot, commissioned by Martine Rothblatt and created by Hanson Robotics. Bina48 is a nascent Mindclone of Martine's wife that can engage in conversation, answer questions, and even have spontaneous thoughts that are derived from multimedia data in a Mindfile created by the real Bina. If you're active on Twitter or Facebook, share photos through Instagram, or blogging regularly, you're already on your way to creating a Mindfile--a digital database of your thoughts, memories, feelings, and opinions that is essentially a back-up copy of your mind"--
The battles of Monte Cassino : the campaign and its controversies Harper, Glyn, 1958-
"The Allied forces' actions in and around Monte Cassino in Italy remain some of the most controversial of the Second World War. Adolf Hitler described them as the battles that came closest to the bitter struggles on the Western Front. The name Cassino has become a touchstone for New Zealanders as a result of the crucial role played there by Kiwi forces, and the controversy surrounding the battles refuses to die down. This reappraisal of the battles brings new information about the events at Cassino to light. The Battles of Monte Cassino is not another campaign narrative but a fresh look at some of the key aspects of the battles -- the controversial bombing of the Benedictine monastery, the effectiveness of the commanders involved on both sides, the consequences of the Anzio beachhead, the performance of the Germans -- and why four agonising battles were needed to defeat the Germans at Cassino"--Page 4 of cover.
The Secret Service. Kingsman Millar, Mark, author.
"From the writer of Kick-Ass and the artist of Watchmen comes a collaboration decades in the making! The world's greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career. But will the end of the world as know it take a back seat to training his street-punk nephew to be the next James Bond? meanwhile, what's the secret link between a series of kidnapped sci-fi stars, the murder of an entire town, and a dark secret from inside Mount Everest? Under Uncle Jack's supervision, Gary's spy skills and confidence blossom--but when the duo learn what's behind the celebrity kidnappings, the knowledge comes at a price. The conspiracy begins to unravel, but who can be trusted when so many prominent figures seem to be involved? It's a must-be-seen-to-be-believed action spectacle!"--
Stalked Long, Beverly, author.
A bodyguard faces his toughest-- and his most attractive-- challenge yet in Beverly Long's latest The Men from Crow Hollow book. Bodyguard Mack McCann gave up on his quiet life in Colorado to protect a tabloid darling. Hope Minnow had been marked for death-- unless Mack had his way. He'd stick by her side to make sure she didn't stray too far, though Hope had learned long ago how to give unwanted suitors the slip. But what secrets was she trying to hide? Mack was smart enough not to believe everything the public said about Hope, but she sure didn't lie being under his scrutiny. He had to take control of the situation somehow. And with an admirer watching and waiting for the perfect opportunity to give Hope the kiss of death, he had to do it soon.
Maverick sheriff Fossen, Delores, author.
Delores Fossen kicks off her new series, Sweetwater Ranch, with a Texas lawman, a beautiful district attorney-- and the child they'll risk everything to protect. Saving a little boy's life reopens painful wounds for Texas sheriff Cooper McKinnon. This could be his son, whose loss has haunted him for two years. But Cooper has a formidable adversary in Jessa Wells. She's the adoptive mother-- and she'll do anything to hold on to Liam. It's cruel justice that the man who shares Liam's rare blood type has an unsolved murder in his own family. And the danger's far from over. Fighting her desire for Cooper, Jessa has no choice but to join forces with the maverick cowboy. Jessa knows working together is their best shot at keeping the child safe. But it's the possibility of a future alone that breaks Jessa's heart.
Dead Man's Curve Graves, Paula, author.
Coming in from the cold is the only choice for Sinclair Solano, once a fiery young radical turned CIA double agent turned fugitive. Not only must he free his kidnapped sister from the rebels he betrayed, but he also mus clear his name. And neither will be easy with beautiful FBI agent Ava Trent dogging his trail. Seeing no other option. Sin uneasily joins forces with Ava to plan an ultra daring guerilla attack and rescue op. But the mission requires trusting Ava, and putting her irresistible body in the line of fire. Being alive has never been so dangerous--
The wharf Ericson, Carol (Carol A.), author.
In Carol Ericson's next Brody Law book a police chief and a journalist keep their relationship professional-- until she becomes a target--
Snow blind Miles, Cassie, author.
Anticipating a week of skiing and self-indulgence at a luxurious Colorado condo, Sasha Campbell gets more than she bargained for. Some innocent spying one evening takes a sinister turn when she witnesses a woman's murder. And unfortunately for Sasha, she could be next in line. Brady Ellis is the only thing standing between predator and prey. The small-county deputy knows protecting Sasha will be his greatest challenge. And he's not taking any chances. Moving her from the resort to his family's ranch. Brady quickly finds himself drawn to Sasha in less than professional ways. But the job has to come first-- especially when they wind up face-to-face with the killer.
Way of the shadows Eden, Cynthia, author.
Fifteen years ago, Noelle Evers was kidnapped. Two days later, her abductor was dead, leaving her with no memory of what happened. Now an FBI profiler, she uses her past trauma to get inside the minds of killers. But she can't read her new partner. EOD agent Thomas Anthony is controlled. Dangerous. And hauntingly familiar. Thomas has been covertly watching Noelle's back. He wanted to tell her the truth, but couldn't blow his cover. Their latest mission just revealed a link to her past. With desire ramping up between them-- and a predator hunting Noelle-- it's time for Thomas to step out of the shadows. Or lose his second chance to save the woman he loves.
Her hometown hero Daley, Margaret.
In a split second, a tragic accident ends Kathleen Somers's ballet career. Her dreams shattered, she returns home to the Soaring S ranch and her first love. Suddenly the local veterinarian, Dr. Nate Sterling, goes from her ex to her champion. With the help of a lively poodle therapy dog, the cowboy vet sets out to challenge Kathleen's strength and heal her heart. He'll show her there's life beyond dance, even if it means she leaves town again. But maybe, just maybe, he'll convince her there's only one thing in life worth having and he's standing right in front of her.
The deputy's new family Mindel, Jenna.
Because of her painful past, teacher Beth Ryken has one rule when it comes to men and marriage: never fall for a cop. So when the new sheriff's deputy asks her to tutor his young son, she agrees to work with the boy while hoping to avoid the handsome widower. She knows former big-city detective Nicholas Grey moved to LeNaro, Michigan to give his child a safe and stable life, but sometimes a cop's job means risk and danger. As Beth works with Nick's struggling son, she grows unexpectedly close with the small Grey family. How will she possible protect her heart from breaking all over again?
Lord Havelock's List Burrows, Annie.
Lord Havelock is in need of a wife. But with no time for a society wedding and no stomach for girlish fripperies, his options are limited. So with help from his friends, he draws up a list of qualities he does desire in a wife. When orphaned Mary Carpenter discovers her handsome new husband's list, she's hurt, and incensed. If he thinks she'll sit meekly by, be "compliant" and "a mouse," he's got another think coming! Is it perhaps time for Mary to make a list of her own, and change the rules of their relationship forever?
Saved by the Viking warrior Styles, Michelle.
Battle-scarred Thrand the Destroyer has only one thing on his mind: settling old scores. But with the beautiful Lady of Lingfold as his prisoner, the unyielding warrior starts to dream of a loving wife and a home to call his own. Cwen is also seeking justice, but she knows the fragile alliance she's built with Thrand will only last as long as they share a common enemy. Unless they can find a way to leave revenge to the gods to forge a new life together.
The gentleman rogue McPhee, Margaret, 1967-
"In a Mayfair ballroom, beautiful Emma Northcote stands in amazement. For gazing at her, with eyes she'd know anywhere, is Ned Stratham--a man whose roguish charm once held her captivated. But that was another life in another part of London. With their past mired in secrets and betrayal, and their true identities now at last revealed, Ned realizes they can never rekindle their affair. For only he knows that they share a deeper connection--one that could make Emma hate him if she ever discovered the truth..."-- From back cover.
The lone sheriff Banning, Lynna.
As if tracking down train robbers wasn't hard enough, now Sheriff Jericho Silver's backup has arrived, and she's a gun-toting, head-turning beauty. She sure spells trouble. Madison O'Donnell had the perfect life, a beautiful home and all the ladies' luncheons she could stomach, but it left her bored to tears. Now a widow, she's determined to fill her days with daring deeds and wild adventures. Jericho is equally determined that she'll be on the next train home. But this is one lady who won't take no for an answer.
Tried & true Connealy, Mary, author.
"In 1860s Idaho Territory, Kylie Wilde is disguised as a man, homesteading for profit so she can live comfortably back East. But love or danger could change her mind"--
Nowhere to turn : a novel Eason, Lynette.
The day Danielle Harding takes her 11-year-old son, Simon, and flees from her abusive husband, is the same day Kurt Harding dies. A relieved Dani believes she and her son are finally safe--but in reality, the danger has just begun. When Kurt was alive, he took something important to a mysterious person. That person wants the item back and believes Dani now has it. As she and her son run for their lives, they have nowhere to turn, until she hires Adam Buchanan of Operation Refuge and goes into hiding. Unfortunately, she won't be able to hide for long.
A bride in store Jagears, Melissa.
"It is 1881 when a mail-order bride arrives in a small Kansas town, but her groom is away. What will she do when sparks begin to fly with her future husband's best friend?"--
The complete guide to living well gluten-free : everything you need to know to go from surviving to thriving Hillson, Beth.
"Perhaps you've been diagnosed with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or a wheat allergy. Or maybe you feel bloated when you eat gluten and want to give the gluten-free diet a try. Whatever the reason, The Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten-Free will help you navigate your new world. President of the American Celiac Disease Alliance, Beth Hillson has been living with celiac for thirty-five years and parents a child with it. For decades, she has answered questions on the G-F life, tackling everything from diagnosis (Which physicians and specialists are the best choices to get an accurate diagnosis?) to cooking (Is buckwheat a form of wheat?) to lifestyle (What are the most important questions to ask when dining out?). The Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten-Free is the everything-you-need-to-know guide to a healthy lifestyle. "--
Sally Ride : life on a mission Macy, Sue, author.
"Most people know Sally Ride as the first American female astronaut to travel in space. But in her lifetime she was also a nationally ranked tennis player, a physicist who enjoyed reading Shakespeare, a university professor, the founder of a company that helped inspire girls and young women to pursue careers in science and math, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom"--
Make it stick : the science of successful learning Brown, Peter C.
"To most of us, learning something "the hard way" implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners. Memory plays a central role in our ability to carry out complex cognitive tasks, such as applying knowledge to problems never before encountered and drawing inferences from facts already known. New insights into how memory is encoded, consolidated, and later retrieved have led to a better understanding of how we learn. Grappling with the impediments that make learning challenging leads both to more complex mastery and better retention of what was learned. Many common study habits and practice routines turn out to be counterproductive. Underlining and highlighting, rereading, cramming, and single-minded repetition of new skills create the illusion of mastery, but gains fade quickly. More complex and durable learning come from self-testing, introducing certain difficulties in practice, waiting to re-study new material until a little forgetting has set in, and interleaving the practice of one skill or topic with another. Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and athletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement." -- Publisher's description.
The Pacific Northwest garden tour : the 60 best gardens to visit in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia Olson, Donald, author.
The Powerpuff Girls classics. Volume 3, [Pure power].
Nanny X Rosenberg, Madelyn, 1966- author.
Ten-year-old Alison and eight-year-old Jake discover that their nanny is working undercover to catch criminals.
Chasing chaos : my decade in and out of humanitarian aid Alexander, Jessica.
The big ratchet : how humanity thrives in the face of natural crisis : a biography of an ingenious species DeFries, Ruth S., author.
"Our species' pervasive presence on the planet is the combined result of two powerful forces: earth's rich natural endowments and humanity's ability to manipulate nature. From our ability to control fire to our expertise in breeding palatable plants, from our capacity to ship fertilizer across the Atlantic to our skill in selectively tinkering with plant genomes, DeFries describes the ingenious manipulations of nature that have enabled humankind to nourish and flourish"--
Ancient aliens on Mars II Bara, Michael.
5-minute mug cakes : nearly 100 yummy microwave cakes Lee, Jennifer, author.
Organizing solutions for every quilter : an illustrated guide to the space of your dreams Woods, Carolyn, 1971-
Create a calm and happy place for all your beloved fabrics, books, notions, tools, and even UFOs (unfinished objects). From small closets to large studios, you'll see real examples of what makes an efficient, functional, and inviting quilting space. You'll identify what's causing the clutter, learn how to turn it into a more creative zone, and find more time to do what you love--quilt!
God and the multiverse : humanity's expanding view of the cosmos Stenger, Victor J., 1935- author.
Far and away Brooke, Lauren.
How to make a quilt : learn basic sewing techniques for creating patchwork quilts and projects Talbert, Barbara Weiland, 1947-
E3 : nine more energy experiments that prove manifesting magic and miracles is your full-time gig Grout, Pam.
"E-squared, the international [book] described by one reader as 'The Secret on crack,' provided the training wheels, the baby steps, to 'really getting it' that thoughts create reality. In E-cubed (don't worry--there will never be E to the 10th power), author Pam Grout takes you higher and deeper into the quantum field, where you'll prove that blessings and miracles are natural and that joy is only a thought away" --
Founders as fathers : the private lives and politics of the American revolutionaries Glover, Lorri, 1967-
The last great walk : the true story of a 1909 walk from New York to San Francisco, and why it matters today Curtis, Wayne.
How to knit : learn the basic stitches and techniques Bestor, Leslie Ann, author.
How to crochet : learn the basic stitches and techniques Delaney, Sara.
The Vietnam wars : 50 year ago--two countries torn apart
The everything gluten-free breakfast and brunch cookbook Shane, Jo-Lynne.
The everyday art of gluten-free baking : 125 savory & sweet recipes using 6 fail-proof flour blends Morgan, Karen, 1978- author.
In her second cookbook, Blackbird Bakery's Karen Morgan tackles the fundamental secrets to gluten free delicious recipes: the six flour blends and getting them right. The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free is divided by flour blends-Biscuit, Donut and Fritter, Pie and Pasta, Bread and Pizza, Cake and Muffin, and Cookie Jar, with each chapter offering easy to follow recipes that demonstrate the versatility of blends and debunk the notion of an "all-purpose" flour. Morgan transforms more than 100 favorite comfort foods into gluten free delights, including jelly donuts, chicken and dumplings, red velvet cupcakes, challah, and more. These treats boast the same taste, texture, and appearance as their gluten based inspiration, and some-like the lemon-raspberry pop tart, are even better than the original. Packed with more than 100 photographs, The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free empowers its readers to make virtually any recipe into a delicious, gluten-free version.
One + one : wraps, cowls & capelets : 29 projects from just two skeins Schreier, Iris.
Will it waffle? : 53 unexpected and irresistible recipes to make in a waffle iron Shumski, Daniel, author.
All's fair in love and cupcakes St. Amant, Betsy.
The dog : [a novel] O'Neill, Joseph, 1964-
Distraught by a breakup with his long-term girlfriend, a young man leaves New York to take an unusual job in the strange desert metropolis of Dubai at the height of its self-invention as a futuristic Shangri-la where he struggles with his new position as the "family officer" of the capricious and very rich Batros family.
City of stairs : a novel Bennett, Robert Jackson, 1984-
"The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions--until its divine protectors were killed. Now Bulikov has become just another colonial outpost of the world's new geopolitical power, but the surreal landscape of the city itself--first shaped, now shattered, by the thousands of miracles its guardians once worked upon it--stands as a constant, haunting reminder of its former supremacy. Into this broken city steps Shara Thivani. Officially, the unassuming young woman is just another junior diplomat sent by Bulikov's oppressors. Unofficially, she is one of her country's most accomplished spies, dispatched to catch a murderer. But as Shara pursues the killer, she starts to suspect that the beings who ruled this terrible place may not be as dead as they seem--and that Bulikov's cruel reign may not yet be over."-- From back cover.
Sword of the bright lady Planck, M. C., author.
"Christopher Sinclair goes out for a walk on a mild Arizona evening and never comes back. He stumbles into a freezing winter under an impossible night sky, where magic is real -- but bought at a terrible price. A misplaced act of decency lands him in a brawl with an arrogant nobleman and puts him under a death sentence. In desperation he agrees to be drafted into an eternal war, serving as a priest of the Bright Lady, Goddess of Healing. But when Marcius, god of war, offers the only hope of a way home to his wife, Christopher pledges to him instead, plunging the church into turmoil and setting him on a path of violence and notoriety. To win enough power to open a path home, this mild-mannered mechanical engineer must survive duelists, assassins, and the never-ending threat of monsters, with only his makeshift technology to compete with swords and magic. But the gods and demons have other plans. Christopher's fate will save the world... or destroy it"--
Shroom : mind-bendingly good recipes for cultivated and wild mushrooms Selengut, Becky.
Itty bitty Hellboy Baltazar, Art, author, artist.
Sylva and the lost treasure McNamara, Margaret, author.
Fairies Sylva Bell and Poppy Flower are overjoyed when they find Queen Mab's old dollhouse, but as the two friends play with it, they start to unlock its secrets and discover its special magic--a magic that has a history of putting friendships to the test.
Finding Ruby Starling Rivers, Karen, 1970- author.
Through e-mails, letters, blog entries, and movie scripts, twelve-year-old Ruth, an American girl, and Ruby, an English one, discover that they are long-lost twins.
The search for Heinrich Schlögel : a novel Baillie, Martha, 1960- author.
"Martha Baillie's hypnotic novel follows Heinrich Schlögel from Germany to Canada, where he sets out on a two-week hike into the isolated interior of Baffin Island. His journey quickly becomes surreal, he experiences strange encounters and inexplicable visions as shards of Arctic history emerge from the shifting landscape. When he returns from his hike, he discovers that, though he has not aged, thirty years have passed. Narrated by an unnamed archivist who is attempting to piece together the truth of Heinrich's life, The Search for Heinrich Schlögel dances between reality and dream, asking us to consider not only our role in imagining the future into existence but also the consequences of our past choices. "--
Miss Pettigrew lives for a day Watson, Winifred.
What's up, NASA?. 8.2014.
Get ready for exciting up-to-the-minute video of what's happening at NASA. Whether it be the latest launch, mission, or new discovery, this video brings it to you with incredible picture and sound! Each month, this video magazine will bring the thrill of space exploration to all!
Start smart. History I need to know : Agrarian society, agriculture and civilization.
This dynamic, high definition DVD defines and helps children explore the terms Agrarian Society, Agriculture, Afro Eurasia, Archaeology and Civilization. Divided into segments, this program is designed to reinforce and support a child's comprehension and retention of these terms through use of video footage, photographs, diagrams and colorful, animated graphics and labels. Viewers will see and hear the terms used in a variety of contexts providing a model for how to appropriately use the words.
Start smart. School bus safety.
Combines live-action scenarios and colorful graphics to teach kids all about bus safety. Advising viewers to be part of the "bus safety team", a friendly host presents easy-to-learn rules for keeping safe on the way to the bus and keeping safe while at the bus stop. Each live-action scenario models appropriate behavior while riding the bus and demonstrates the proper steps each child should take to get on and off the bus. "Danger Zones" are also explained and illustrated.
Start smart. Dealing with bullies : the right way.
Bullying is a reality for kids in schools everywhere. They're a bully, a victim or a witness. Using true-to-life scenarios, the program explains exactly what bullying is and how it affects people who are abused by bullies. The program provides young viewers with practical strategies they can use to deal with bullies safely and get positive outcomes.
The miniaturist : a novel Burton, Jessie, 1982- author.
On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. But her new home, while splendorous, is not welcoming. Johannes is kind yet distant, always locked in his study or at his warehouse office, leaving Nella alone with his sister, the sharp-tongued and forbidding Marin. But Nella₂s world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift.
Heroes are my weakness Phillips, Susan Elizabeth, author.
A down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows finds herself trapped on a remote island off the coast of Maine with a sexy horror novelist who knows a dozen ways to kill with his bare hands.
Reluctantly royal Chase, Nichole. author.
After her grandfather, a newly discovered royal, passes away, the just-ordained Lady Meredith Thysmer finds an ally in Maxwell Jameson Trevor, prince of Lilaria, whose compassion, sense of humor and loyalty win her and her son over.
The sweetness of forgetting Harmel, Kristin.
In this heartwarming story of love, family and baked goods, bakery owner Hope McKenna-Smith, the divorced mother of a surly preteen girl, is summoned by her aging grandmother who, ready to reveal the secret she has kept for 70 years, sends her on a journey across the world that will forever change her life.
Ultimatum : a thriller Kernick, Simon, author.
A race-against-time thriller about a terrorist threat in London.
"These are stories that resonate with authenticity and verve and pain and truth."
Shadows on a Maine Christmas : an antique print mystery Wait, Lea, author.
Stranded with the rancher Radcliffe, Tina, author.
Stranded at single father Dan Gallagher's ranch during a Colorado blizzard, Dr. Beth Rogers is counting the days until the roads are clear. She can't wait to leave for her exciting new life in New York. But suddenly, the big-city doctor is delivering babies in log cabins, helping to feed newborn calves, and teaching Dan's little girl how to play the piano. No-nonsense Beth even throws a snowball or two at the handsome, love-shy cowboy. She thought she has her heart set on leaving, so why does she dream of Dan asking her to stay forever?
Rescuing the Texan's heart Obenhaus, Mindy, author.
When Texan Cash Coble heads to Colorado to visit his ill grandfather and take a break from the family business, he and his grandfather's next-door neighbor, ice climber Taryn Purcell, never expect to fall in love.
Her Montana twins Aarsen, Carolyne.
Raising twins on her own hasn't been easy for Hannah Douglas, but she's determined to see her family - and the picnic basket auction she's organizing - succeed. Still, there are times she wishes for someone to lean on. To her surprise, Brody Harcourt's strong shoulders are at the ready. It seems like Jasper Gulch's favorite firefighter and rancher is always there when she needs him. But Hannah's not sure she's willing to take another chance on love, especially with someone whose job puts him in harms way. Is the risk of loving Brody worth the reward to make her family complete?
Small-town billionaire Andrews, Renee.
As the CEO of Brooks International, Ryan Brooks has money, power, and a sought-after family name. But here, on his sister's ranch in Alabama, the billionaire only wants to be loved for who he really is. So when small-town shop owner Maribeth Walton ignores him and his valuable business advice, he's determined to figure out why. Problem is, Maribeth knows he's not sticking around and she won't let him get close. Or could it be that she's keeping a secret - one that may hold the key to why she's so reluctant to admit she's falling for the billionaire?
Matched to her rival Cantrell, Kat.
"Elise Arundel won't let anyone compromise her high-profile matchmaking business--certainly not Dax Wakefield, the doubting tycoon determined to prove she's a sham. She'll find the sexy bachelor a perfect mate. But when her foolproof program matches him with her, what's a woman to do but give in to unbridled passion?"-- Page  of cover.
Single man meets single mom Bennett, Jules.
"Hollywood agent Ian Schaffer could have his pick of gorgeous women. So he's totally thunderstruck by the intensity of his attraction to horse trainer Cassie Barrington. The single mom, with her luscious curves and unadorned beauty, is so much hotter than the bombshells he's used to. But it's her vulnerability and passion that the jaded player finds utterly irresistible-- and that sets off alarm bells, because Ian's as commitment-shy as they come."--Page 4 of cover.
Not the boss's baby Anderson, Sarah M.
"As the oldest son, Chadwick Beaumont has sacrificed everything for the Beaumonts' company, but he swore he'd never follow in this father's philandering footsteps. So, for years, he's dutifully kept his distance from the temptation outside his office door-- his beautiful secretary Serena Chase. But now everything has changed. The family business is in jeopardy. His personal life is in shambles. And his sexy assistant is suddenly single... and flirting. Chadwick is tired of doing what's expected. It's time for him to go after what he wants. And what he wants is Serena-- even if she's expecting another man's child."--Page 4 of cover.
Heir to scandal Laurence, Andrea.
"The past is about to catch up with Congressman Xander Langston... in more ways than one. While his reelection campaign is in full swing, unidentified remains surface on his family's farm and scandal ensues. Yet when he returns home, it's his reunion with Rose Pierce that's consuming all his waking thoughts. His high school sweetheart has blossomed into a radiant beauty. The thrill of first love that Xander had once dismissed is proving to be a more enduring proposition. But Rose has a secret too--will it put a stop to their second chance and derail his career for good?"-- Page 4 of cover.
Reunited with the Lassiter bride Dunlop, Barbara.
"In the fight sparked by her late father's will, Angelica Lassiter has come out on top-- deposing her former fiancé as CEO. She's won control of her birthright but lost the fiancé she loved. The cruel irony is that she and Evan must now pretend to be a couple to make their best friends' wedding work."--Page 4 of cover.
Undercover in Copper Lake Pappano, Marilyn.
DEA informant Sean Holigan never imagined he'd return to Copper Lake and revisit the ghosts of his past. But bad memories aren't the only thing waiting for him. With their mother in jail, Sean's nieces are in the care of their foster mother, Sophy Marchand. Years and miles haven't erased Sean's high school memories of the young, studious Sophy, but she certainly has grown up. Beautiful and benevolent, Sophy represents a life, and love, Sean longs for-- and one of three lives he must protect. Targeted by ruthless killers, Sophy and the girls depend on Sean... almost most as badly as he depends on them.
When no one is watching Charles, Natalie (Romantic fiction writer)
To find her missing sister and an attacker she can't remember, criminal profiler Mia Perez teams up with gorgeous Boston P.D. lieutenant Gray Bartlett. Their prime suspect: a psychotic serial killer. But when Mia's prints are found on the gun used in recent murders, Gray doesn't know what to think. Is the brainy beauty he's falling for being framed? Mia finds herself incredibly attracted to the hero risking his life and career to protect her. Yet she keeps a deadly secret of her past from Gray. Now she needs more than his desire--she needs him to prove her innocence, find her sister and keep her alive.
One secret night Morey, Jennifer, author.
"After stumbling into the cross fire of a black ops mission, Autumn Ivy is saved by a dark, sexy hero-- and swept away for a night to remember. Weeks later, she discovers her secret lover is soon to be a secret daddy. But what's more shocking is when Autumn tracks her mystery man right into the path of a killer."--Page 4 of cover.
Danger at the border Reed, Terri.
When a mysterious toxin threatens lives and livelihoods near the border between the U.S. and Canada, Dr. Tessa Cleary is called to trace the source. But when the no-nonsense doctor is forced to work with border patrol agent Jeff Steele, she finds the lone wolf's dedication to his job, and country, chipping away at the walls around her heart. Just as Tessa and Jeff are about to uncover the toxin's deadly source, armed thugs kidnap them in the forest. Now they must trust each other to survive before time runs out for everyone.
Blood of my blood Lyga, Barry, author.
Jazz Dent, who has been shot and left to die in New York City, his girlfriend, Connie, who is in the clutches of Jazz's serial killer father, Billy, and his best friend, Howie, who is bleeding to death on the floor of Jazz's own home in tiny Lobo's Nod, must all rise above the horrors their lives have become and find a way to come together in pursuit of Billy.
The great glass sea : a novel Weil, Josh, author.
"Twin brothers Yarik and Dima have been inseparable since childhood. Living on their uncle's farm after the death of their father, the boys once spent their days in collective fields, their nights spellbound by their uncle's mythic tales. A breathtakingly ambitious novel of love, loss, and light, set amid a spellbinding vision of an alternative Russia as stirring as it is profound."--Provided by publisher.
Stormcaller Wraight, Chris, author.
The legend of Sheba : rise of a queen : a novel Lee, Tosca Moon.
"In the tenth century BC, the new Queen of Sheba has inherited her father's throne and all its riches at great personal cost. Her realm stretches west across the Red Sea into land wealthy in gold, frankincense, and spices. But now new alliances to the North threaten the trade routes that are the lifeblood of her nation. Solomon, the brash new king of Israel famous for his wealth and wisdom, will not be denied the tribute of the world--or of Sheba's queen. With tensions ready to erupt within her own borders and the future of her nation at stake, the one woman who can match wits with Solomon undertakes the journey of a lifetime in a daring bid to test and win the king"--
Station eleven Mandel, Emily St. John, 1979-
"An audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame, and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, from the author of three highly acclaimed previous novels. One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it"--
Seven wonders : a novel Mezrich, Ben, 1969- author.
"Jack Grady, a field anthropologist and 21st century Indiana Jones, lives for the thrill of adventure and the joy of discovery. When his estranged brother, the introverted mathematician Jeremy Grady, is murdered, Jack is determined to find out what happened. His first clue: his brother was stabbed in the chest with an ancient ivory spear. It reminds him of the weapons of the Amazons, a fierce tribe of female warriors dating all the way back to the beginnings of mythology and history and the subject of Jack's research for nearly half a decade. Jack embarks on a far-flung journey around the globe - from China to Peru, Egypt to Brazil - as he unravels the mystery that links the Seven Wonders of the World, represented by seven divided segments of a golden snake. With the help of the beautiful and brilliant botanist Sloane Costa and Jack's intrepid grad students, the team discovers a conspiracy to hide a road map to the Garden of Eden - and the truth behind a mythological ancient culture" --
The falcon throne Miller, Karen, 1961- author.
A royal son, falsely believed to be dead, fights for his father's stolen throne against a bastard-born lord and a duke's widow.
Druthers Phelan, Matt, author, illustrator.
Challenged to use her imagination on a boring, rainy day, little Penelope shares time with her daddy while envisioning herself at the zoo, as a cowgirl, flying to the moon, and sailing to an island filled with dinosaurs.
Home at Rose Cottage Woods, Sherryl.
Sisters Melanie and Maggie D'Angelo come to Rose Cottage to find refuge and take a break from relationships, but Melanie meets a handsome landscaper with a lovable daughter and Maggie's lover follows her to her retreat.
Into the canyon : a river novel Neale, Michael.
"A tragic event can be like a refining fire, burning away what was and producing something more pure, a clearer vision of what life should be. But for some, pain becomes paralysis. When John Clarke gave his life to rescue two reckless kayakers decades ago, his death became a powerful catalyst for good in the life of one of the boys. Filled with gratitude, Jacob Fielding dedicated himself to living life to the fullest, guiding people on The River. But there was another brother who was rescued that day. The guilt and shame Billy Fielding carried after his reckless choice has colored every day since, even overshadowing the rich sacrifice John Clarke made. John's now-grown son, Gabriel Clarke, has come back to The River. Thanks to Jacob's mentoring and the journal his father left behind, Gabriel has come to know and love The River's ways. Now face-to-face with Billy Fielding after all these years, Gabriel experiences anew the dual choices offered by The River: everlasting and abundant life or death. So much more than an allegory, this story will challenge readers to love deeply, forgive extravagantly, and live a life for the things that really matter"--
Five days left Timmer, Julie Lawson.
Mara Nichols, a terminally ill career woman, wife, and mother, and Scott Coffman, a middle-school teacher whose eight-year-old foster son is about to return to his former inmate mother, traverse the last five days they have to say goodbye to their loved ones.
The drop : [a novel] Lehane, Dennis.
"Based on the screenplay he developed for Twentieth Century Fox from his short story "Animal Rescue," New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane's The Drop follows a former criminal whose efforts to build a new life with his girlfriend and pit bull rescue puppy fall apart when he becomes mixed up in a robbery gone wrong, scheduled for release in Fall 2014, Fox's film of the same title stars James Gandolfini (in his final on-screen performance), Tom Hardy, and Noomi Rapace"--
Last argument of kings Abercrombie, Joe.
The King of the Union lies on his deathbed, the peasants revolt, and the nobles scramble to steal his crown. No one believes that the shadow of war is about to fall across the heart of the Union. Only the First of the Magi can save the world, but there are risks.
Take me with you Hyde, Catherine Ryan.
August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his 19-year-old son died. Every year he's spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. The plan had been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Phillip's ashes instead. An unexpected twist of fate puts August with two extra passengers on his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go.
Neverhome Hunt, Laird, author.
"She calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. Neverhome tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause. Laird Hunt's dazzling new novel throws a light on the adventurous women who chose to fight instead of stay behind. It is also a mystery story: why did Ash leave and her husband stay? Why can she not return? What will she have to go through to make it back home? In gorgeous prose, Hunt's rebellious young heroine fights her way through history, and back home to her husband, and finally into our hearts."--from publisher's description.
Darkness, darkness Harvey, John, 1938-
Thirty years ago, the Miners' Strike threatened to tear the country apart, turning neighbour against neighbour, husband against wife, father against son - enmities which smoulder still. Resnick, recently made up to inspector, and ambivalent at best about some of the police tactics, had run an information gathering unit at the heart of the dispute. Now, in virtual retirement, and still grieving over the violent death of his former partner, the discovery of the body of a young woman who disappeared during the Strike brings Resnick back to the front line to assist in the investigation into the woman's murder - forcing him to confront his past.
Acceptance VanderMeer, Jeff.
It is winter in Area X. A new team embarks across the border on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown, navigating new terrain and new challenges, the threat to the outside world becomes more daunting.
Hold the dark : a novel Giraldi, William.
"At the start of another pitiless winter, the wolves have come for the children of Keelut. Three children have been taken from this isolated Alaskan village, including the six-year-old boy of Medora and Vernon Slone. Stumbled by grief and seeking consolation, Medora contacts nature writer and wolf expert Russell Core. Sixty years old, ailing in both body and spirit, and estranged from his daughter and wife, Core arrives in Keelut to investigate the killings. Immersing himself in this settlement at the end of the world, he discovers the horrifying darkness at the heart of Medora Slone and learns of an unholy truth harbored by this village"--Amazon.com.
Vampires of Manhattan : the new Blue Bloods Coven De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971- author.
Ten years after the great war with Lucifer, Oliver Hazard-Perry, the leader of the Fallen, invites all of Blue Blood society to his grand 400 Ball, during which literally all hell breaks loose.
What I love about you Gibson, Rachel, author.
After her husband runs off with a younger woman, Natalie Cooper, now a single mother managing a photo store, finds herself drawn to her neighbor, Blake Junger, when his exile in a remote cabin is interrupted by Natalie's daughter.
What a lady most desires Cornwall, Lecia, author.
After the final battle against Napoleon, Lady Delphine St. James is intent on caring for Major Lord Stephen Ives, the one man she has always wanted, even though his behavior tests her patience and he believes that he is not worthy of her love.
The Earl's mistress Carlyle, Liz.
"Women rarely refuse the wicked Earl of Hepplewood, whose daring exploits are only whispered about. But when his new governess answers his proposition with a slap, then stalks out, references in hand, Hepplewood finds more than his face is burning. Isabella Aldridge has brains, bravado, and beauty--but the latter is no use to a servant. Her circumstances are desperate, and with Hepplewood's words ringing in her ears, Isabella realizes she must barter her most marketable asset--her body. But when fate sends Isabella back into Hepplewood's arms, the earl must make an impossible choice--draw Isabella down into his sensual darkness, or behave with honor for the first time in his life"--From page  of cover.
Once more, my darling rogue Heath, Lorraine, author.
After rescuing Lady Ophelia Lyttleton, who has repeatedly mocked him for his common origins, from drowning, Drake Darling takes advantage of her memory loss to convince her that she is his housekeeper and teach her a lesson.
Christmas at Rose Hill Farm : an Amish love story Fisher, Suzanne Woods.
"Bess Riehl is preparing Rose Hill Farm for her Christmas wedding, but her groom isn't who she thought it would be. Billy Lapp is far away from his Amish roots working as a rose rustler for Penn State and wants nothing to do with Stoney Ridge, his family, or Bess. And that suits Bess just fine. Why should she think twice about a man who left without a word, without any explanation? It's time she moved on with her life, and that meant saying yes to Amos Lapp, Billy's cousin and best friend. But as Bess and Amos's wedding day draws near, her emotions tangle into a tight knot. She loves Amos. Yet she can't forget Billy"--Amazon.com.
Island of a thousand mirrors Munaweera, Nayomi.
"Before violence tore apart the tapestry of Sri Lanka and turned its pristine beaches red, there were two families. Yasodhara tells the story of her own Sinhala family, rich in love, with everything they could ask for. As a child in idyllic Colombo, Yasodhara's and her siblings' lives are shaped by social hierarchies, their parents' ambitions, teenage love and, subtly, the differences between Tamil and Sinhala people, but the peace is shattered by the tragedies of war. Yasodhara's family escapes to Los Angeles. But Yasodhara's life has already become intertwined with a young Tamil girl's... Saraswathie is living in the active war zone of Sri Lanka, and hopes to become a teacher. But her dreams for the future are abruptly stamped out when she is arrested by a group of Sinhala soldiers and pulled into the very heart of the conflict that she has tried so hard to avoid - a conflict that, eventually, will connect her and Yasodhara in unexpected ways. In the tradition of Michael Ondatjee's Anil's Ghost and Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things, Island of a Thousand Mirrors is an emotionally resonant saga of cultural heritage, heartbreaking conflict and deep family bonds. Narrated in two unforgettably authentic voices and spanning the entirety of the decades-long civil war, it offers an unparalleled portrait of a beautiful land during its most difficult moment by a spellbinding new literary talent who promises tremendous things to come"--
The witch with no name Harrison, Kim, 1966-
"Rachel Morgan's come a long way from the clutzy runner of Dead Witch Walking. She's faced vampires and werewolves, banshees, witches, and soul-eating demons. She's crossed worlds, channeled gods, and accepted her place as a day-walking demon. She's lost friends and lovers and family, and an old enemy has become something much more. But power demands responsibility, and world-changers must always pay a price. That time is now. To save Ivy's soul and the rest of the living vampires, to keep the demonic ever after and our own world from destruction, Rachel Morgan will risk everything"--
Breaking news : bear alert Biedrzycki, David, author.
"In this story (told in the form of a television broadcast), bears emerge from hibernation demanding to be fed."
Blood on the water Perry, Anne.
"Though Monk is witness to the terrible bombing of an afternoon pleasure boat on the river that leaves 200 people dead, much to his dismay the case is taken from his hands and given over to the commissioner of police. An Egyptian man is quickly caught, tried, and sentenced to death--and then just as swiftly murdered in prison. When evidence surfaces that proves the dead man innocent, the case is handed back to Monk, who must now rely on his own memory of the event to help piece together what really happened. His investigation leads him down a dangerous road, one in which wealthy and powerful men gamble for control of the Suez Canal, so crucial to the Empire's future. With his wife Hester and friend Oliver Rathbone, Monk soon reveals that the attack is not quite what it seems--but as he begins to unravel the motives behind it, he finds himself treading the dangerous waters of international political intrigue, where justice always comes with a price...and inadvertently makes himself the next target"--
The ultimate anti-career guide Jarow, Rick.
By utilizing your body's chakra system, and through a program of powerful meditations, you will discover the vocation you were born to do.
Nova. [Vol. 2], Rookie season Wells, Zeb, author.
Zeb Wells (TV's Robot Chicken) and Paco Medina (Ultimate X-Men) continue the story of Marvel's newest, least-experienced hero as he takes on the Superior Spider-Man and encounters the madness of Infinity! But can Nova handle his first taste of the power of a mad cosmic god? Sam may be well out of his depth, but he's about to get backup from some of the original Nova's allies: that's right, members of the fan-favorite New Warriors! Will Sam help them put their team back together? Big changes are on the horizon for Sam Alexander--and for the newest Nova, the horizon is only an instant away!"--Provided by publisher.
Everything I need to know about Christmas I learned from a Little Golden Book Muldrow, Diane, author.
A holiday-themed companion to the best-selling Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book, written by the editorial director at Golden Books, collects iconic, retro-style artwork by such luminaries as Eloise Wilkin, Richard Scarry and Garth Williams.
Dr. Lani's no-nonsense bone health guide : the truth about density testing, osteoporosis drugs and building bone quality at any age Simpson, Lani.
"Part whistle-blower book, part bone health bible, [this item] exposes [what the author sees as] the shocking difficulty involved in getting an accurate bone density reading and the serious risks of long term use of the most recent osteoporosis medications ... Simpson, both a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Certified Clinical Densitometrist, cuts through the confusion and inaccuracies surrounding osteoporosis to explain her whole-body approach to bone health, which includes discussions of digestive health, diet, supplements, and exercise"--
Lug : dawn of the Ice Age Zeltser, David.
"Lug is a cave boy who would rather paint than fight. When he is banished from his clan, he and his two friends discover that the Ice Age is coming, and must figure out how to save their people"--
The culinary imagination : from myth to modernity Gilbert, Sandra M., author.
From the recipe novel to the celebrity chef, renowned scholar Sandra M. Gilbert traces the social, aesthetic, and political history of food from myth to modernity, from ancient sources to our current wave of food mania.
Teach a woman to fish : overcoming poverty around the globe Sharma, Ritu.
"An insider's look at women in poverty, the inner workings of Washington, and how change really happens"--
Bad feminist : essays Gay, Roxane, author.
A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. "Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink, all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I'm not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue." In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of color (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture. Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.
Revolutionary pizza : bold pies that will change your life... and dinner Syrkin-Nikolau, Dimitri, author.
Holiday hats for babies : caps, berets & beanies to knit for every occasion Ware, Debby, 1952-
Green home building : money-saving strategies for an affordable, healthy, high-performance home Cook, Miki, author.
Does this happen to everyone? : a budding adult's guide to puberty Helms, Antje, author.
Cool nail art Lee, Hannah, (Nail artist), author.
"Hannah Lee, creator of the YouTube Channel Hannah Rox Nails, shares more than thirty new nail designs in 'Cool Nail Art'. With tips on how to prep your manicure, clear step-by-step instructions and easy-to-use tools, you can create fabulous nail art designs in your own home."--back cover.
Indulge me tonight Washington, AlTonya.
The loneliest boy in the world : the last child of the great Blasket Island Ó Catháin, Gearóid Cheaist, author.
The woman who borrowed memories : selected stories Jansson, Tove.
Willful Child Erikson, Steven
Wild Jordan, Sophie.
"Months after her boyfriend dumped her, Georgia can still hear the insults he hurled at her. Boring. Predictable. Tame. Tired of feeling bad, she's ready to change her image and go a little wild. What better way to prove her ex wrong than a hot night of adventure at the secret campus kink club? In the shadowy den of the club, she unexpectedly runs into Logan Mulvaney, her friend's little brother. A player extraordinaire too hot for his own good, he may be younger, but the guy is light-years ahead when itcomes to the opposite sex. Now he's telling her to go home--"good girls" don't belong there! Georgia is tired of having others define her. She's going to teach Logan a lesson he won't forget--one white-hot, mind-wrecking kiss. that leads to another. and another. and. Realizing she's in way over her head, Georgia runs. Only Logan won't let her go. Everywhere she goes he's there, making her want every inch of him. Making her forget who she is. Who he is. And just how wrong they are for each other"--
The water room Fowler, Christopher.
Ugly girls Hunter, Lindsay, 1980-
The Tudor Vendetta Gortner, C. W.
"London, 1558. Queen Mary is dead, and 25-year old Elizabeth ascends the throne. Summoned to court from exile abroad, Elizabeth's intimate spy, Brendan Prescott, is reunited with the young queen, as well as his beloved Kate, scheming William Cecil, and arch-rival, Robert Dudley. A poison attempt on Elizabeth soon overshadows her coronation, but before Brendan can investigate, Elizabeth summons him in private to dispatch him on a far more confidential mission: to find her favored lady in waiting, Lady Parry, who has disappeared during a visit to her family manor in Yorkshire. Upon his arrival at the desolate sea-side manor where Lady Parry was last seen, he encounters a strange, impoverished family beset by grief, as well as mounting evidence that they hide a secret from him. The mystery surrounding Lady Parry deepens as Brendan begins to realize there is far more going on at the manor than meets the eye, but the closer he gets to the heart of the mystery in Vaughn Hall, the more he learns that in his zealto uncover the truth, he could be precipitating Elizabeth's destruction. From the intrigue-laden passages of Whitehall to a foreboding Catholic manor and the deadly underworld of London, Brendan must race against time to unravel a vendetta that will strike at the very core of his world--a vendetta that could expose a buried past and betray everything he has fought for, including his loyalty to his queen"--
Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves Chute, Carolyn
The tracker : a western story Brand, Max, 1892-1944.
"Tom Fuller, a scrupulously honest fellow, a person of extraordinary physical strength and owner of a savage horse, Rusty, that he alone was able to tame, is generally regarded as a half-wit. He has been summarily fired from every job he has ever had andeven comes to regard himself as a failure. He makes one more try when he is hired on as a blacksmith's assistant by Boston Charlie. Finally here is a job that Tom can perform successfully, and his spirit soars. Oliver Champion, who stops at the smithy tohave his wagon horses newly shod, is impressed by Tom's ability. Champion also recognizes Tom Fuller as the son of the late Washington Fuller, a renowned gunfighter. Boston Charlie, far from being impressed by this revelation, is outraged and fires Tom, insisting that he leave at once. Champion follows Tom Fuller as, downcast, he rides off to seek another job. Overtaking Tom, he asks Tom to join him, tying Rusty to the tailgate. Champion then makes Tom an offer. He proposes that Tom, who in addition to his physical strength is also an excellent shot, should become his bodyguard. Not having any alternative, Tom accepts Champion's offer. It is obviously a decision made in haste, though, since Tom soon learns that Champion is new to the West, that he is an escaped convict from a prison in the East, and that he has come as far as he has because he is in pursuit of a master criminal, Henry Plank, the man actually responsible for the robbery for which Champion was sentenced to prison. Champion has a tintype ofthe Leaning Horse, a mountain near which Henry Plank is known to have made his home and the base of his operations. Ultimately it is for finding the way to the Leaning Horse in unfamiliar country that Champion most needs Tom's guidance" --
Ten second staircase Fowler, Christopher.
Ticket to childhood Nguyên, Nhât Ánh, author.
The Talon of Horus Dembski-Bowden, Aaron
Symbiont Grant, Mira.
"THE SECOND BOOK IN MIRA GRANT'S TERRIFYING PARASITOLOGY SERIES. THE ENEMY IS INSIDE US. The SymboGen designed tapeworms were created to relieve humanity of disease and sickness. But the implants in the majority of the world's population began attackingtheir hosts turning them into a ravenous horde. Now those who do not appear to be afflicted are being gathered for quarantine as panic spreads, but Sal and her companions must discover how the tapeworms are taking over their hosts, what their eventual goal is, and how they can be stopped"--
A Song to Die for Blakely, Mike
Sister Eve, private eye Hinton, J. Lynne.
"Sister Eve always says God moves in mysterious ways. And Eve adores a good mystery, especially a murder. A member of the Benedictine Order in Pecos, New Mexico, Sister Evangeline has been feeling disconnected and a bit uncertain about her calling. She'snot thrilled when she must return home to Madrid, New Mexico, to care for her testy, ailing father, but she's also invigorated to take on some new challenges. Retired Police Captain Jackson Divine is in trouble. "The Captain" is a Private Eye specializingin finding lost people and he's been hot on a case. But his diabetes has spiraled out of control, requiring surgery. Just before the crisis, he was hired to find Chaz Cheston, a missing Hollywood director. But when Cheston turns up dead murdered the stakes for The Captain are raised. Suspects abound, including Cheston's mistress, a young starlet and most recent client of Captain Divine"--
A Second Bite at the Apple Bate, Dana
The sharp hook of love Jones, Sherry, 1961-
"The first retelling of the passionate, twelfth-century love story since the discovery of 113 lost love letters between Heloise d'Argenteuil and Pierre Abelard--the original Romeo and Juliet. He was the most famous philosopher in the world, a headmasterand a poet whose dashing good looks would make any woman swoon. She was Paris's most brilliant young scholar, beautiful and wry, and his student. Forbidden by the church and society to love each other, these enchanting lovers defied all the rules to follow their own hearts and risk everything that mattered to them, including each other. An illicit child, a secret marriage, a vengeful uncle: nothing can come between them--until a vicious attack tears them apart forever...or does it? Incorporating original text from their achingly beautiful love letters, this is the tale of Heloise and Abelard, whose love affair, like that of Romeo and Juliet, and Antony and Cleopatra, has become one of the greatest stories of all time. The Sharp Hook of Love is an imaginative, intimate, and erotic portrayal of the star-crossed lovers whose tale of passion and tragedy still touches hearts today"--
Search and rescue Anderson-Dargatz, Gail, 1963- author.
Safari : A Stanley Hastings Mystery Hall, Parnell
Proxima Baxter, Stephen.
"Mankind's future in this galaxy could be all but infinite.... There are hundreds of billions of red dwarf stars, lasting trillions of years--and their planets can be habitable for humans. Such is the world of Proxima Centauri. And its promise could meanthe never-ending existence of humanity. But first it must be colonized, and no one wants to be a settler. There is no glamor that accompanies it, like being the first man on the moon, nor is there the ease of becoming a citizen of an already-tamed world.There is only hardship...loneliness...emptiness. But that's where Yuri comes in. Because sometimes exploration isn't voluntary. It must be coerced..."--
The perfect mother : a novel Darnton, Nina.
"When an American exchange student is accused of murder, her mother will stop at nothing to save her. A midnight phone call shatters Jennifer Lewis's carefully orchestrated life. Her daughter, Emma, who's studying abroad in Spain, has been arrested afterthe brutal murder of another student. Jennifer rushes to her side, certain the arrest is a terrible mistake and determined to do whatever is necessary to bring Emma home. But as she begins to investigate the crime, she starts to wonder whether she ever really knew her daughter. The police charge Emma, and the press leaps on the story, exaggerating every sordid detail. One by one, Emma's defense team, her father, and finally even Jennifer begin to have doubts. A novel of harrowing emotional suspense, ThePerfect Mother probes the dark side of parenthood and the complicated bond between mothers and daughters. "--
Palace of darkness : a novel of Petra Higley, T. L.
"If you liked Francine Rivers' A Voice in the Wind, you'll love Tracy Higley's Palace of Darkness! It grabbed me from page one and never let go, Colleen Coble, USA Today best-selling author. She believed the city in stone could protect her from the past,until it threatened to destroy her future. Cassia, a destitute young widow, seeks refuge for herself and her young son, Alexander, in Petra, the home of his late father's estranged family. The capital of the flourishing Arabian empire, a city carved in rock and still free of Roman control, Petra is hidden away among towering sandstone cliffs. Cassia hopes to secure a future here with Alexander's relatives and enjoy the family life she's never known.But Alexander's father was not the man Cassia thought. Hekept a great secret from her, a secret that leads an evil queen to steal Alexander from his mother and plan his destruction. As the plot against her son unfolds, Cassia finds unexpected allies in her new friend, Julian, and the mysterious followers of The Way. These strangers sacrifice everything to help Cassia rescue her son from the dark palace and the pagan queen. And they offer Cassia the love and security of a family, asking for nothing in return. With Roman soldiers poised to invade the city, Cassia learns that it will take more than her new friends to save her son's life. It will take a strength and a power beyond any Cassia has ever known, if she is willing to surrender and trust in the One True God"--
Only Dimon, HelenKay.
"Sebastian Jameson negotiates for high-end clients who need problems taken care of quickly and discreetly. Accustomed to being in control, he's still reeling from his ex-wife's decision to write a tell-all about their private life, one that highlighted their bedroom activities. The fallout left Bast's love life in chaos, making him a magnet for women who thrive on risky fantasies, and a pariah to all others. Kyra Royer knows all about Bast's reputation--and is intrigued enough to try to change him into aone-woman guy. But getting him into her bed will be a challenge. He's known her brother for years, and her brother, with his rough past and sniper abilities, is not a man you cross. Kyra knows Bast thinks she's off-limits, so she'll have to get creative to make him hers. As Kyra turns up the heat, Bast struggles to resist the sexy young woman's considerable charms. But when Bast's job turns from tricky to deadly, keeping Kyra nearby might be the only way to keep her alive--even if it means getting closerthan he ever intended."--
Of bone and thunder : a novel Evans, Chris (Chris R.) author.
"Apocalypse Now meets The Lord of the Rings in a bold new fantasy from the acclaimed author of the Iron Elves trilogy, filled with "heroic action that keeps fans coming back" (Publishers Weekly). Channeling the turbulent period of the Vietnam War and itsruthless pitting of ideologies, cultures, generations, and races against each other, military historian and acclaimed fantasy writer Chris Evans takes a daring new approach to the traditional world of sword and sorcery by thrusting it into a maelstrom ofracial animus, drug use, rebellion, and a growing war that seems at once unwinnable and with no end in sight. In this thrilling epic, right and wrong, country and honor, freedom and sacrifice are all put to the ultimate test in the heart of a dark, bloody, otherworldly jungle. In this strange, new world deep among the shadows under a triple-canopy jungle and plagued by dangers real and imagined, soldiers strive to fulfill a mission they don't understand and are ill-equipped to carry out. And high abovethem, the heavy rush of wings slashing through the humid air herald a coming wave of death and destruction, and just possibly, salvation"--
A Most Inconvenient Marriage Jennings, Regina
Love gently falling Carlson, Melody.
Jala's mask Grinti, Mike, author.
"For two hundred years the people of the Five-and-One Islands have survived by raiding the mainland. By shaping the reefs around their islands into magical ships, they can cross the great ocean, take what they want, and disappear where no normal ship canfollow. When Jala meets King Azi of the Five-and-One, she forgets everything her family told her to do. She was supposed to be meek and charming. She wasn't supposed to be herself. And she wasn't supposed to fall for him. When the king defies his familyand proposes to her, Jala finds herself the islands' new queen. Now she's cut off from her family and despised by the king's advisers. Even her feelings for Azi, that seemed so clear when they were alone, are anything but clear amid the politics of the islands' ruling families. On the second night after Jala's wedding, the islands are invaded by ships arriving on a tide of magical fog. One of the islands is left in ruin. Others haven't been heard from. And there might be more invaders on the way. If Jala can convince the noble families to work together, they might stand a chance, but she must choose between her family, her love for Azi, and saving her people"--
Ho-ho homicide Dunnett, Kaitlyn, author.
The hormone factory : a novel Goldschmidt, Saskia, 1954-
The heart has its reasons : a novel Dueñas, María, 1964-
Hardcastle's Quartet Ison, Graham
The happiest people in the world : a novel Clarke, Brock.
The French Executioner Humphreys, C. C.
The Gift of Darkness Giambanco, Valentina
The Fragile World Deboard, Paula Treick
For the dead Hallinan, Timothy.
"Poke Rafferty is happier than he's ever been. He's financially solvent, his family is about to grow larger, and his adopted Thai daughter, Miaow, seems to have settled in at junior high school. All that is endangered when Miaow and her boyfriend, Andrew,buy a stolen iPhone from a shady vendor and discover photographs of two dead police officers on it--disgraced officers, violently murdered to avenge the long-dead. Surrounding the murder investigation is a conspiracy that reaches the top rungs of Bangkoklaw enforcement, and perhaps beyond. It soon becomes apparent that Miaow's discovery threatens the entire family--and if that's not enough, in order to survive, they may ultimately have to depend on someone who, in the past, has already betrayed them"--
Deadly ruse : a Mac McClellan mystery Helms, E. Michael.
"After a twenty-four year stint in the Marines, combat veteran Mac McClellan settles in the Florida Panhandle to relax and enjoy being a civilian while he figures out what to do with the rest of his life. But startling revelations about his lady friend and threats of murder lead Mac into the investigation business"--