Bad Kitty: Kitten Trouble - by Nick Bruel (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 5 Inch (W) x .5 Inch (D)Weight: .3 PoundsNumber of Pages: 160Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Humorous StoriesSeries Title: Bad KittyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Square FishAuthor: Nick BruelAge Range: 9-12 YearsLanguage: English About the Book "There's terrible news in the neighborhood next to Kitty's! A conflict there is growing worse and worse. It started as an argument and has now turned into a full-fledged fight. Worst of all: The cat shelter has been destroyed. Kitty's family decides it's time to do something to help. They have an idea to foster as many displaced kittens as possible. Kitty won't mind, right? Well . . . not exactly. Kitty does seem to mind. She minds A LOT. Will our favorite bad-tempered friend learn to share her space, her food, and **GASP!** her toys?"-- Book Synopsis Bad Kitty has a visit from some young feline frenemies in this twelfth installment of the New York Times bestselling chapter book series. There's terrible news in the neighborhood next to Kitty's! A conflict there is growing worse and worse. It started as an argument and has now turned into a full-fledged fight. Worst of all: The cat shelter has been destroyed. Kitty's family decides it's time to do something to help. They have an idea to foster as many displaced kittens as possible. Kitty won't mind, right? Well . . . not exactly. Kitty does seem to mind.She minds A LOT. Will our favorite bad-tempered friend learn to share her space, her food, and **GASP!** her toys? Find out in Bad Kitty: Kitten Trouble, this hilarious and poignant addition to the Bad Kitty series from bestselling author and illustrator Nick Bruel. About The Author Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of the phenomenally successful Bad Kitty series, including the 2012 and 2013 CBC Children's Choice Book Award winners Bad Kitty Meets the Baby and Bad Kitty for President. He has also written and illustrated popular picture books including Who is Melvin Bubble?, Bob and Otto and A Wonderful Year. Nick lives with his wife and daughter in Westchester, New York
Covet - by Tracy Wolff (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 600Genre: Juvenile FictionFormat: HardcoverAuthor: Tracy WolffAge Range: TeenLanguage: EnglishThe includes special-edition endpapers celebrating the Vampire Court, plus exclusive bonus content from Tracy Wolff that explores the vampires’ origin story and a bonus scene not found anywhere else!I may have reached my breaking point. As if trying to graduate from a school for supernaturals isn’t stressful enough, my relationship status has gone from complicated to a straight-up dumpster fire. Oh, and the Bloodletter has decided to drop a bomb of epic proportions on us all... Then again, when has anything at Katmere Academy not been intense?And the hits just keep coming. Jaxon’s turned colder than an Alaskan winter. The Circle is splintered over my upcoming coronation. As if things couldn’t get worse, now there’s an arrest warrant for Hudson’s and my supposed crimes―which apparently means a lifetime prison sentence with a deadly unbreakable curse.Choices will have to be made...and I fear not everyone will survive.
Court - (Crave, 4) by Tracy Wolff (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 2.2 Inches (W) x 5.4 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 704Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: FantasySeries Title: Crave, 4Format: HardcoverPublisher: Entangled PublishingAuthor: Tracy WolffAge Range: TeenBook theme: EpicLanguage: English Book Synopsis The stunning conclusion to the smash hit CRAVE series is not to be missed! The Crave series is best enjoyed in order.Reading Order: Book #1 CraveBook #2 CrushBook #3 CovetBook #4 CourtBook #5 Charm About the Author New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff wrote her first short story--something with a rainbow and a prince--in second grade. By ten, she'd read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore. A one-time English professor with more than fifty novels to her name, she now devotes most of her time to writing and dreaming up heroes. She also writes under the name Tracy Deebs and lives in Austin, Texas, with her family. Visit her online at tracywolffbooks.com.
After - by Bruce Greyson (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6.1 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 272Genre: Body + Mind + SpiritSub-Genre: ParapsychologyFormat: HardcoverPublisher: St. Martin's EssentialsAuthor: Bruce GreysonAge Range: AdultBook theme: Near-Death ExperienceLanguage: English About the Book "The world's leading expert on near-death experiences reveals his journey toward rethinking the nature of death, life, and the continuity of consciousness. Cases of remarkable experiences on the threshold of death have been reported since ancient times, and are described today by 10% of people whose hearts stop. The medical world has generally ignored these "near-death experiences," dismissing them as "tricks of the brain" or wishful thinking. But after his patients started describing events that he could not just sweep under the rug, Dr. Bruce Greyson began to investigate. As a physician without a religious belief system, he approached near-death experiences from a scientific perspective. In After, he shares the transformative lessons he has learned over four decades of research. Our culture has tended to view dying as the end of our consciousness, the end of our existence-a dreaded prospect that for many people evokes fear and anxiety. But Dr. Greyson shows how scientific revelations about the dying process can support an alternative theory. Dying could be the threshold between one form of consciousness and another, not an ending but a transition. This new perspective on the nature of death can transform the fear of dying that pervades our culture into a healthy view of it as one more milestone in the course of our lives. After challenges us to open our minds to these experiences and to what they can teach us, and in so doing, expand our understanding of consciousness and of what it means to be human"-- Book Synopsis The world's leading expert on near-death experiences reveals his journey toward rethinking the nature of death, life, and the continuity of consciousness. Cases of remarkable experiences on the threshold of death have been reported since ancient times, and are described today by 10% of people whose hearts stop. The medical world has generally ignored these "near-death experiences," dismissing them as "tricks of the brain" or wishful thinking. But after his patients started describing events that he could not just sweep under the rug, Dr. Bruce Greyson began to investigate. As a physician without a religious belief system, he approached near-death experiences from a scientific perspective. In After, he shares the transformative lessons he has learned over four decades of research. Our culture has tended to view dying as the end of our consciousness, the end of our existence--a dreaded prospect that for many people evokes fear and anxiety. But Dr. Greyson shows how scientific revelations about the dying process can support an alternative theory. Dying could be the threshold between one form of consciousness and another, not an ending but a transition. This new perspective on the nature of death can transform the fear of dying that pervades our culture into a healthy view of it as one more milestone in the course of our lives. After challenges us to open our minds to these experiences and to what they can teach us, and in so doing, expand our understanding of consciousness and of what it means to be human. Review Quotes "With a well-written and clear narrative delivered in layperson's terms, this book chronicles Dr. Greyson's incredible quest to learn all he could about near-death experiences, or NDEs...A must read." --Library Journal"Dr. Greyson offers a highly knowledgeable, well-contextualized inquiry. He is not here to convert but to present his findings along with a variety of insights and themes...A bright, passionate journey through murky waters." --Kirkus"From a less authoritative source, these stories could seem mawkish or flaky. Told here with calm precision, and with a conversational flair, they are both absorbing and convincing. With so much evidence available for further investigation, the most vexing question now is not whether life continues in some form after we die, but why mainstream science is so resistant to the idea." --The Daily Mail Captivating...a major contribution to the study of what happens when we die, and will quickly prove to be a classic in near-death studies.--Raymond Moody, M.D., Ph.D., bestselling author of Life After Life Dr. Greyson's work has the potential to completely change our fractured and confused world, offering insights that may lead to an explanation of the nature of consciousness.--Eben Alexander, M.D., bestselling author of Proof of Heaven Dr. Greyson brings to near-death experiences what the Kinsey report established for human sexuality.--Lisa Miller, Ph.D., professor of Psychology and Education, Columbia University, author of The Spiritual ChildA medical detective story that will grab your heart...We all owe Dr. Greyson thunderous applause. --P. M. H. Atwater, L.H.D., author of Near-Death Experiences A major international book of lasting value.--Alexander Batthyány, Ph.D., professor of Philosophy and Psychology, International Academy of Philosophy, Liechtenstein Director of the Viktor Frankl Institute, author of Mind and Its Place in the WorldHow can you live NOW without knowing what comes AFTER? You need to read this book.--Carl Becker, Ph.D., D.Psych., professor of Medical Ethics and Policy Science, Kyoto University, author of Breaking the Circle Bridges the gap between science and spirituality with elegance.--Anita Moorjani, bestselling author of Dying to Be Me Provides hope to the dying and comfort to those left behind.--Mary Neal, M.D., former Director of Spinal Surgery, University of Southern California, bestselling author of To Heaven and Back This book will define near-death research. It will change the way we live our lives.--Barbara Bradley Hagerty, M.L.S., NPR Religion Correspondent, author of Fingerprints of God Loaded with fresh, exciting, and enormously valuable new understandings.--Jeffrey Long, M.D., bestselling author of Evidence of the Afterlife Both inspiring and deeply personal...a book to savor.--Kenneth Ring, Ph.D., professor emeritus of Psychology, University of Connecticut, author of Life at Death Engaging, appealing, and thoroughly informative...an absolute must-read. --Sam Parnia, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine and Director of Critical Care & Resuscitation Research, New York University Langone Medical Center, author of What Happens When We Die? This book will change the consciousness of many readers in a very positive way.--Pim van Lommel, M.D., author of Consciousness Beyond Life Dr. Greyson's masterful intellect and laser-sharp focus on scientific rigor make his research recorded in this book virtually irreplaceable.--Michael B. Sabom, M.D., author of Recollections of Death Dr. Greyson takes us on a fabulous tour of near-death experiences in a completely new and engaging way...A must-read for anyone regardless of their religious, spiritual, or scientific background.--Andrew Newberg, M.D., professor of Emergency Medicine and Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University, author of The Mystical Mind Dr. Greyson is both a scientific and medical expert on NDEs and the nature of the mind, and a practicing healer, a psychiatrist who knows how to help people understand and learn from unusual experiences rather than dismissing them as 'crazy.' --Charles Tart, Ph.D., professor emeritus of Psychology, University of California, Davis, author of States of Consciousness About The Author Dr. Bruce Greyson is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He served on the medical school faculty at the Universities of Michigan, Connecticut, and Virginia. He was a co-founder and president of the International Association for Near-Death Studies, and editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies. A Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he has received national awards for his medical research.
My Darling Duke - by Stacy Reid (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.7 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x 1.1 Inch (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Entangled: AmaraAuthor: Stacy ReidAge Range: AdultBook theme: HistoricalLanguage: English About the Book "Miss Katherine Danvers has always been a wallflower. But now, with her family on the brink of financial ruin, she finds herself a desperate wallflower. To save her family, she'll do anything. Luckily, she has the perfect plan."-- Book Synopsis "Lush, beautifully written, and deeply romantic, My Darling Duke will sweep you off your feet. My heart was lost to this couple from the very start." --Amalie Howard, author of The Beast of Beswick Miss Katherine Danvers has always been a wallflower. But now, with her family on the brink of financial ruin, she finds herself a desperate wallflower. To save her family, she'll do anything. Luckily, she has the perfect plan... She'll impress the ton by simply announcing she is engaged to the reclusive and mysterious Duke of Thornton, Alexander Masters, and secure strong matches for her sisters. No one has heard from the duke in years. Surely he'll never find out before her sisters' weddings, and she can go back to her own quiet life. Soon, though, everything is out of control. At first, it's just a few new ball gowns on the duke's accounts. Then, it's interviews with reporters eager for gossip. Before she knows it, Katherine has transformed herself into Kitty Danvers, charming and clever belle of the ton--with everyone eager to meet her thankfully absent fiancé. But when the enigmatic Alexander Masters suddenly arrives in the city, dashing and oh so angry, he demands retribution. Except not in the way Katherine expected... Each book in the Sinful Wallflowers series is STANDALONE: * My Darling Duke * Her Wicked Marquess About The Author Stacy Reid is an avid reader of novels with a deep passion for writing. She especially loves romance and adores writing about people falling in love. Stacy lives a lot in the worlds she creates and actively speaks to her characters (out loud). She has a warrior way, never give up on her dreams. When Stacy is not writing, she spends a copious amount of time drooling over Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead, watching Japanese anime, and playing video games with her love, Dusean Nelson.
Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche - by Nancy Springer (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 1.1 Inches (W) x 5.4 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 272Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Mysteries & Detective StoriesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Wednesday BooksAuthor: Nancy SpringerAge Range: TeenLanguage: English Book Synopsis A young girl who is empowered, capable, and smart...the Enola Holmes book series convey an impactful message that you can do anything if you set your mind to it, and it does so in an exciting and adventurous way.--Millie Bobby Brown Enola Holmes is back! Nancy Springer's nationally bestselling series and breakout Netflix sensation returns to beguile readers young and old in Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche. Enola Holmes is the much younger sister of her more famous brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft. But she has all the wits, skills, and sleuthing inclinations of them both. At fifteen, she's an independent young woman--after all, her name spelled backwards reads 'alone'--and living on her own in London. When a young professional woman, Miss Letitia Glover, shows up on Sherlock's doorstep, desperate to learn more about the fate of her twin sister, it is Enola who steps up. It seems her sister, the former Felicity Glover, married the Earl of Dunhench and per a curt note from the Earl, has died. But Letitia Glover is convinced this isn't the truth, that she'd know--she'd feel--if her twin had died. The Earl's note is suspiciously vague and the death certificate is even more dubious, signed it seems by a John H. Watson, M.D. (who denies any knowledge of such). The only way forward is for Enola to go undercover--or so Enola decides at the vehement objection of her brother. And she soon finds out that this is not the first of the Earl's wives to die suddenly and vaguely--and that the secret to the fate of the missing Felicity is tied to a mysterious black barouche that arrived at the Earl's home in the middle of the night. To uncover the secrets held tightly within the Earl's hall, Enola is going to require help--from Sherlock, from the twin sister of the missing woman, and from an old friend, the young Viscount Tewkesbury, Marquess of Basilwether! Enola Holmes returns in her first adventure since the hit Netflix movie brought her back on the national bestseller lists, introducing a new generation to this beloved character and series. About the Author NANCY SPRINGER is the author of the nationally bestselling Enola Holmes novels, including The Case of the Missing Marquess, which was made into the hit Netflix movie, Enola Holmes. She is the author of more than 50 other books for children and adults. She has won many awards, including two Edgar Awards, and has been published in more than thirty countries. She lives in Florida.
House of Earth and Blood - (Crescent City) by Sarah J Maas (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 816Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: FantasySeries Title: Crescent CityFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Bloomsbury PublishingAuthor: Sarah J MaasAge Range: AdultBook theme: UrbanLanguage: English About the Book A #1 New York Times bestseller!Sarah J. Maas's brand-new CRESCENT CITY series begins with House of Earth and Blood: the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance. Book Synopsis A #1 New York Times bestseller! Sarah J. Maas's bestselling Crescent City series begins with House of Earth and Blood, which follows the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance. Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life-working hard all day and partying all night-until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She'll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths. Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose-to assassinate his boss's enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he's offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach. As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City's underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion-one that could set them both free, if they'd only let it. With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom-and the power of love. Review Quotes "The mystery element presents a stunning twist, and the emotional depth of Bryce's relationships with both Hunt and Danika is incredibly moving. Fans will eagerly await the next installment." --Booklist, starred review "A dizzying, suspenseful whirl that surprises at every turn." --Entertainment Weekly "A master class in world-building adventure. Don't miss it." --#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris "A richly imagined tale spiced with snarky humor and smoldering romance." --Publishers Weekly "House of Earth and Blood is a gamechanger! A must read. Sarah J. Maas has set the new standard with this book." --#1 NYT bestselling author J. R. Ward "Tender, funny, frustrating, hot, and satisfying... Modern day paranormal mixed with good old-fashioned fantasy...of truly epic proportions." --#1 NYT bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton About The Author Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Crescent City, Court of Thorns and Roses, and Throne of Glass series. Her books have sold more than nine million copies and are published in thirty-seven languages. A New York native, Sarah lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, son, and dog. sarahjmaas.comfacebook.com/theworldofsarahjmaasinstagram.com/therealsjmaas
Forgotten in Death - (In Death) by J D Robb (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 384Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Mystery & DetectiveSeries Title: In DeathFormat: HardcoverPublisher: St. Martin's PressAuthor: J D RobbAge Range: AdultBook theme: Police ProceduralLanguage: English Book Synopsis In the latest novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, homicide detective Eve Dallas sifts through the wreckage of the past to find a killer. The body was left in a dumpster like so much trash, the victim a woman of no fixed address, known for offering paper flowers in return for spare change--and for keeping the cops informed of any infractions she witnessed on the street. But the notebook where she scribbled her intel on litterers and other such offenders is nowhere to be found. Then Eve is summoned away to a nearby building site to view more remains--in this case decades old, adorned with gold jewelry and fine clothing--unearthed by recent construction work. She isn't happy when she realizes that the scene of the crime belongs to her husband, Roarke--not that it should surprise her, since the Irish billionaire owns a good chunk of New York. Now Eve must enter a complex world of real estate development, family history, shady deals, and shocking secrets to find justice for two women whose lives were thrown away... About the Author J. D. ROBB is the pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. She is the author of over 200 novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.
With Love: Mommy, I Love You - by Roger Priddy (Board Book)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 8.3 Inch (W) x .7 Inch (D)Weight: 1.15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 10Genre: Juvenile NonfictionSub-Genre: AnimalsSeries Title: With LoveFormat: Board BookPublisher: Priddy Books UsAuthor: Roger PriddyAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English About the Book Mommy, I love you is a heartwarming novelty board book with sweet illustrations all about the bond between mother and baby. Book Synopsis With Love: Mommy, I Love You is a heartwarming novelty board book with sweet illustrations all about the bond between mother and baby. The gentle rhyming text highlights one of the reasons each animal baby loves its mommy. There is a novelty to explore on each page including wheels, pull tabs and sliders which bring the illustrations to life. This Priddy Books novelty book offers an interactive and visual shared-reading experience for parent and baby to enjoy. About The Author Roger Priddy's passion for educating children through fun, informative and engaging books has led him to create some of publishing's most enduring and successful nonfiction early learning books. Roger lives in London and has three children, who have been the inspiration behind many of his best publishing ideas.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - by Jr. Bill Martin (Board Book)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)Weight: .8 PoundsNumber of Pages: 1Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: ClassicsFormat: Board BookPublisher: Henry Holt & CoAuthor: Jr. Bill MartinAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book "Celebrating 50 colorful years with Brown Bear"--Cover. Book Synopsis Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the ever-popular Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? with the complete unabridged text and art, available for the first time in padded board book. With a soft, touchable cover, this edition is perfect for the youngest of readers! Little hands will love holding this padded board book edition of the classic Brown Bear. Readers will discover the classic rhythmic text featuring colorful animals, brought to life in Eric Carle's powerful collage art. This title has Common Core connections. Review Quotes "The contemporary classic . . . perfect for sharing with a group of preschoolers." --The Horn Book Guide "A picture book full of rhyme and repetition that will appeal to preschoolers. Carle's large collages bursting with color are perfect for the text." --Booklist About The Author Bill Martin Jr. (1916-2004) wrote children's books for more than thirty years. He earned a Ph.D. in early childhood education and was a proponent of using rhyme and rhythm to teach young children how to read. Eric Carle, illustrator of many beloved children's books, was born in the United States, but spent his early years in Stuttgart, Germany, where he studied art and design at the Academy of Applied Art. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? was the first book he illustrated. eric-carle.com
Again, but Better - by Christine Riccio (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.5 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: 1.2 PoundsNumber of Pages: 416Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Girls & Women, Social ThemesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: St Martins PrAuthor: Christine RiccioAge Range: TeenBook theme: Contemporary, Friendship, Self-Esteem & Self-RelianceLanguage: English About the Book From one of the most followed booktubers today comes a story about second chances, discovering yourself, and being brave enough to try again. "A fantastic debut novel! Entertaining, clever and impossible to put down."--"New York Times"-bestselling author Colleen Hoover. Book Synopsis **INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** From one of the most followed booktubers today, comes Again, but Better, a story about second chances, discovering yourself, and being brave enough to try again. Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents...sounds ideal -- but Shane's made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance...what's that? Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time's a ticking, and she needs a change -- there's nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She's going to right all her college mistakes: make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure! Easier said than done. She is soon faced with the complicated realities of living outside her bubble, and when self-doubt sneaks in, her new life starts to fall apart. Shane comes to find that, with the right amount of courage and determination one can conquer anything. Throw in some fate and a touch of magic - the possibilities are endless. Review Quotes This funny, poignant debut by a popular BookTuber is full of life and honest reflection, and it's packed with adventures that will charm readers, whether they've traveled abroad or not. Give this to anyone who enjoys tales of self-discovery and first love. - Booklist "Half wish fulfilment, half cautionary tale and full of charm. - Kirkus Again, But Better is a fantastic debut novel! Entertaining, clever and impossible to put down. - Colleen Hoover, New York Times bestselling author A story of finding love and finding yourself. Prepare to be completely charmed. - Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling authors of Autoboyography About The Author Christine Riccio is the New York Times bestselling author of Again, But Better. She's been on a quest to encourage more humans to read since the third grade. Her YouTube channel PolandbananasBOOKS has over 410,000 book-loving subscribers. She makes comedic book reviews, vlogs, sketches, and writing videos chronicling the creation of her own novels. She's also one of the three YouTubers behind BOOKSPLOSION--YouTube's longest-running book club. She graduated from Boston University in 2012 with a degree in Film and TV and now lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Investigators: Off the Hook - (Investigators, 3) by John Patrick Green (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.5 Inches (H) x 1.3 Inch (W) x 7 Inch (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 208Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Comics & Graphic NovelsSeries Title: Investigators, 3Format: HardcoverPublisher: First SecondAuthor: John Patrick GreenAge Range: 9-12 YearsBook theme: HumorousLanguage: English About the Book "The InvestiGators are the best crime-fighting duo in the world. But not even their hi-tech training programs can prepare them for the return of their greatest nemesis, Crackerdile, in a shocking new form. Even worse, he's creating a team of supervillains. Faced with the choice between saving themselves or catching the crooks, can Mango and Brash make sure the gator good prevails?"-- Book Synopsis InvestiGators Mango and Brash don their fanciest vests for InvestiGators: Off the Hook, the next mystery in the hilarious adventure series from John Patrick Green Sewer-loving secret agents Mango and Brash fight for the GATOR good in this zany adventure that will have readers HOOKED! The InvestiGators are the best crime-fighting duo in the world. But not even their hi-tech training programs can prepare them for the return of their greatest nemesis, Crackerdile, in a shocking new form! Even worse, he's creating a team of super villains! Faced with the choice between saving themselves or catching the crooks, can Mango and Brash make sure the gator good prevails? About The Author John Patrick Green is a human with the human job of making books about animals with human jobs, such as Hippopotamister, the Kitten Construction Company series, and now the InvestiGators series. John is definitely not just a bunch of animals wearing a human suit pretending to have a human job. He is also the artist and co-creator of the graphic novel series Teen Boat!, with writer Dave Roman. John lives in Brooklyn in an apartment that doesn't allow animals other than the ones living in his head.
Whole Girl - by Sadie Radinsky (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 10.1 Inches (H) x .6 Inches (W) x 8.1 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 224Genre: Juvenile NonfictionSub-Genre: Girls & WomenFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Sounds TrueAuthor: Sadie RadinskyAge Range: TeenLanguage: English About the Book Sadie Radinsky is an emerging voice for teen empowerment, well-being, and food positivity. In this unique book, she shares insights, practices, and delicious treat recipes to help young women love themselves exactly as they are. Book Synopsis "Approachable and engaging, Radinsky exudes best friend vibes ... A useful, accessible self-help guide." --Kirkus Reviews "[Sadie's] outlooks ... are so refreshing and comforting in these troubled times when teens are up against so much terrible coercion to feel as though they aren't good enough. She's a true role model." --Jameela Jamil, actress (The Good Place), activist, founder of I Weigh "Whole Girl is an amazing resource for anyone, but it is critical reading for young women looking for healthy ways to navigate their lives, emotions, and our complex food world." --Robb Wolf, New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat "Smile!" "Don't eat too much." "You're so bossy." Society constantly squelches young women, and tells us all the ways that we're wrong. But we reject these limitations. We are all strong, different--and complex. In this unique book, teen writer and recipe creator Sadie Radinsky offers practices, tips, and exercises to help young women embrace their whole selves. Each chapter welcomes a different mood (like mad, blue, wild, cozy) to empower all parts of their lives. The book includes: - Tips and insights for navigating some of young women's biggest issues today- 45 delicious gluten-free, Paleo treat recipes- Well-being practices like getting enough sleep, exercise as self-love, and creating a good relationship with food- Talks with experts and celebrities who share fresh advice- Mindful Movements, from yoga to tree-climbing Review Quotes "A useful, accessible self-help guide." --Kirkus Reviews"I have had the privilege and pleasure of being uplifted by Sadie's cooking and outlook on life over the past few years. Her outlooks on food, the teenage experience, and where our healthiest emotional priorities lie are so refreshing and comforting in these troubled times when teens are up against so much terrible coercion to feel as though they aren't good enough. Sadie has set out on a journey to feed their stomachs and their minds with her beautiful attitude and respect for all women everywhere. I'm glad she came into my life, and I hope she nourishes yours as she has mine. She's a true role model." --Jameela Jamil, actress (The Good Place), activist, and founder of I Weigh "In a world full of folks with remarkable talent, every once in a while a literal star emerges . . . and by star I mean a beacon of inspiration, insight, and hope. Sadie Radinsky is at once beacon, star, and hope. She has tackled the tough topic of helping her peers come to a better place with themselves and building a better understanding of food. Whole Girl is an amazing resource for anyone, but it is critical reading for young women looking for healthy ways to navigate their lives, emotions, and our complex food world." --Robb Wolf, New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat "Sadie's book reads like a long, heartwarming, and uplifting conversation with a new friend--one you walk away from knowing yourself a little better. I'm so excited for young people to pick up this book, explore the world through new eyes, and forge an exploratory relationship with nourishment, both through her fantastic recipes and the journey of self-knowledge." --Stephanie Beatriz, actress (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, In the Heights) "Whole Girl nourishes body, mind, and soul. In a world where food is commonly geared towards weight loss for young girls, Sadie created a book with no concept of 'loss' but rather what one can gain from a joyful, creative, and positive relationship with food." --Jade Pettyjohn, actress (Little Fires Everywhere, School of Rock) "Sadie is an inspiration to all young women. Her work inspires all of us to take better care of ourselves and truly embrace a healthy relationship with food." --Kelly LeVeque, nutritionist and author of Body Love and Body Love Every Day "Sadie wrote Whole Girl in a down-to-earth and authentic tone that makes it such a fun read. There's an amazing diversity of people interviewed to share their passions and lessons. After reading Whole Girl, I've learned how to be more mindful, listen to my gut, apply self-care tips, and be confident when handling different situations." --Mikaila Ulmer, founder and CEO of Me & the Bees Lemonade, Time magazine Top 30 Most Influential Teens, and author of Bee Fearless "Sadie [is] one of the most inspiring young women I have ever crossed paths with. From her incredible palate to her beautiful imagery, Sadie is a visionary." --Nikki Reed, actress (The Twilight Saga) and writer "Sadie Radinsky takes a joyful--and delicious!--approach to encouraging girls and young women to care for themselves as lovingly as they tend to others." --Lisa Damour, PhD, teen girl psychology expert and New York Times bestselling author of Untangled and Under Pressure "Whole Girl is a book every girl, no matter what age or season of life they are in, should read. Being a celiac, as well as an actress in today's culture, I have had my own struggles with my relationship with food and self-love, and this book is the perfect balance of perspective, compassion, and real-life tools to find your most energetic, happy self. From the delicious feel-good recipes to the mindful movement exercises, I took so much away from this book. As you read, you can't help but feel how intentional and passionate Sadie is." --Brec Bassinger, actress (Stargirl, Bella and the Bulldogs) "Sadie has the gumption, spunk, and awareness I wish I had at her age--or any age for that matter. She is the pinnacle of a person taking destiny into their own hands no matter what stage of life they are in, and for that, I love coming across her content. Now I am glad I have it all in one scrumptious book."--Holland Roden, actress (Teen Wolf) About the Author Sadie Radinsky is a teenage blogger and recipe creator. Since age 12, she has touched the lives of girls and women worldwide with her award-winning website, where she shares Paleo treat recipes and advice for living an empowered life. She has published articles and recipes in national magazines and other platforms, including Paleo, Shape, Justine, mindbodygreen, and The Primal Kitchen Cookbook. For more, visit wholegirl.com
Kitten Trouble - (Bad Kitty) by Nick Bruel (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inch (W) x .7 Inch (D)Weight: .65 PoundsNumber of Pages: 160Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Humorous StoriesSeries Title: Bad KittyFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Henry Holt & CoAuthor: Nick BruelAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book Bad Kitty has a visit from some young feline frenemies in this 12th hilarious and poignant installment of the "New York Times"-bestselling series. Illustrations. Book Synopsis There's terrible news in the neighborhood next to Kitty's! A conflict there is growing worse and worse. It started as an argument and has now turned into a full-fledged fight. Worst of all: The cat shelter has been destroyed.Kitty's family decides it's time to do something to help. They have an idea to foster as many displaced kittens as possible. Kitty won't mind, right?Well . . . not exactly. Kitty does seem to mind.She minds A LOT. Will our favorite bad-tempered friend learn to share her space, her food, and **GASP!** her toys?Find out in Kitten Trouble, this hilarious and poignant addition to the Bad Kitty series from bestselling author and illustrator Nick Bruel. About The Author Nick Bruel is the author and illustrator of the phenomenally successful Bad Kitty series, including the 2012 and 2013 CBC Children's Choice Book Award winners Bad Kitty Meets the Baby and Bad Kitty for President. He has also written and illustrated popular picture books including Who is Melvin Bubble?, Bob and Otto and A Wonderful Year. Nick lives with his wife and daughter in Westchester, New York.
A Magical New York Christmas - by Anita Hughes (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 304Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAuthor: Anita HughesAge Range: AdultBook theme: HolidayLanguage: English About the Book A magical holiday love story set at the glamorous Plaza Hotel in New York City Book Synopsis A magical holiday love story set at the glamorous Plaza Hotel in New York City. It's Christmas week when 26-year-old Sabrina Post knocks on the door of the Vanderbilt suite at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, ready to accept the ghostwriting position for the memoir of Grayson Westcott--a famous art dealer. A struggling journalist, Sabrina can't believe her luck: a paycheck and six nights in her own suite at the Plaza. She feels like Eloise, the heroine from her favorite children's books. To make the job even more exciting, Grayson recounts how he worked as a butler at the Plaza sixty years ago for none other than the author of the Eloise books, Kay Thompson. What promises to be a perfect week is complicated when Sabrina meets Ian Wentworth, a handsome British visitor, at the hotel bar. When Ian assumes Sabrina is another wealthy guest at the hotel, she doesn't correct him --a decision she doesn't regret after learning that Ian is a member of the British aristocracy. But, things are not what they seem. The truth is: Ian is not a wealthy lord; he's actually the personal secretary of Lord Spencer Braxton. As the week unfolds, will Sabrina and Ian learn the truth about one another? Filled with the magic that can only be found at the Plaza Hotel during the holidays, and revealing facts about the author of the Eloise books, Anita Hughes's A Magical New York Christmas is both a holiday treat and a heartwarming story that reminds us that falling in love is the greatest miracle of all. About the Author ANITA HUGHES is also the author of many novels including: Christmas at the Chalet, Christmas in London, Christmas in Paris, and Christmas in Vermont. She attended UC Berkeley's Masters in Creative Writing Program, and lives in Dana Point, California, where she is at work on her next novel.
Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence (Hardcover) (Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.4 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x 1.4 Inch (D)Weight: 1.2 PoundsNumber of Pages: 304Genre: HistorySub-Genre: Historical / USA/Colonial + Revolutionary PeriodsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Henry Holt & CoAuthor: Bill O'Reilly & Martin DugardAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain's King George III, [this book] chronicles the [American] path to independence ... taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe"--Amazon.com. Book Synopsis The Revolutionary War as never told before. This breathtaking installment in Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's mega-bestselling Killing series transports readers to the most important era in our nation's history: the Revolutionary War. Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain's King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe. What started as protest and unrest in the colonies soon escalated to a world war with devastating casualties. O'Reilly and Dugard recreate the war's landmark battles, including Bunker Hill, Long Island, Saratoga, and Yorktown, revealing the savagery of hand-to-hand combat and the often brutal conditions under which these brave American soldiers lived and fought. Also here is the reckless treachery of Benedict Arnold and the daring guerrilla tactics of the "Swamp Fox" Frances Marion. A must read, Killing England reminds one and all how the course of history can be changed through the courage and determination of those intent on doing the impossible. About The Author Bill O'Reilly is a trailblazing TV journalist who has experienced unprecedented success on cable news and in writing thirteen national number-one bestselling nonfiction books. There are currently more than 17 million books in the Killing series in print. He lives in Long Island. Martin Dugard is the New York Times bestselling author of several books of history. He and his wife live in Southern California with their three sons.
Once Upon a Broken Heart - by Stephanie Garber (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 1.4 Inches (W) x 6.1 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 416Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: FantasySeries Title: Once Upon a Broken HeartFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Flatiron BooksAuthor: Stephanie GarberAge Range: TeenBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis Once Upon a Broken Heart marks the launch of a new series about love, curses, and the lengths that people will go to for happily ever after from Stephanie Garber, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Caraval For as long as she can remember, Evangeline Fox has believed in true love and happy endings...until she learns that the love of her life will marry another. Desperate to stop the wedding and to heal her wounded heart, Evangeline strikes a deal with the charismatic, but wicked, Prince of Hearts. In exchange for his help, he asks for three kisses, to be given at the time and place of his choosing. But after Evangeline's first promised kiss, she learns that bargaining with an immortal is a dangerous game -- and that the Prince of Hearts wants far more from her than she'd pledged. He has plans for Evangeline, plans that will either end in the greatest happily ever after, or the most exquisite tragedy... Review Quotes "A dazzling mix of mystery, romance, and magic." --Karen M. McManus, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying "Once Upon a Broken Heart confirms that Stephanie Garber is the queen of fairy tales. I stepped into her world and got happily lost in the delicious magic, deceit, and passion." --Mary E. Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of The Remnant Chronicles "Enchanting, intriguing, and delightfully whimsical, Once Upon a Broken Heart grabbed hold of me and wouldn't let go. Evangeline is a cunning heroine, and Jacks never stopped surprising me. I couldn't put it down." --Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times bestselling author of the Cursebreaker series "It's hard not to be enchanted by any tale Stephanie Garber chooses to write, with her masterful storytelling, and her infuriating way of fooling with our pulse rates. A guileless, heartbroken heroine plays with fate incarnate--the bad boy Jacks--in the dreamy, topsy-turvy world of the Magnificent North. Once Upon a Broken Heart casts a spell that you won't soon want to be broken." --Stacey Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Downstairs Girl"Shimmering with magic, Once Upon a Broken Heart is a wondrous story about my favorite thing: kissing. Not only is Jacks the swoony villain you've always dreamed about, but the decadent world will leave you breathless." --Isabel Ibañez, award-winning author of Woven In Moonlight "A wildly imaginative, romantic story where true love and deadly kisses collide and bargains with the Prince of Hearts come with a steep price. Once Upon A Broken Heart is an unputdownable fairy tale where Garber's imagination sparkles like the magnificent North. Readers will delight in each whimsical and thrilling page." --Kerri Maniscalco, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Kingdom of the WickedPraise for the Caraval series: #1 New York Times bestselling series#1 Indie Next PickPublishers Weekly Flying StartYALSA Teens' Top 10 Pick"Impressive, original, wondrous." --USA TODAY"A spellbinding tale of love, loss, and hope." --Publishers Weekly, starred review"Readers will want to line up yet again for the next game to begin." --The Bulletin, starred review"A twisty, terrifically fun page-turner." --School Library Journal"The Hunger Games meets The Night Circus." --Entertainment Weekly "I lost myself in this world and never wanted to come out." --Sabaa Tahir"Beautifully written." --Renée Ahdieh"Shimmers with magic." --Marie Rutkoski"Darkly enchanting." --Kiersten White"Decadent." --Roshani Chokshi About the Author Stephanie Garber is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Caraval series. Her books are published in over thirty languages.
A Dangerous Kiss - by Francis Ray (Paperback)
Genre: RomanceFormat: PaperbackAuthor: Francis RayAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
Moxie - by Jennifer Mathieu (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.8 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 5.8 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Girls & WomenFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Square FishAuthor: Jennifer MathieuAge Range: TeenLanguage: EnglishAdapted as a Netflix Original Film directed by Amy Poehler! (March 2021) Moxie is sweet, funny, and fierce. Read this and then join the fight.--Amy Poehler An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texas high school in this novel from Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About Alice. MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK! Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with an administration at her high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules. Viv's mom was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the '90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother's past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She's just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution. Moxie is a book about high school life that will make you wanna riot! Also by Jennifer Mathieu: The Truth About Alice: A powerful look at slut-shaming, told through the perspectives of four small-town teens, about how everyone has a motive to bring--and keep--a teen girl down. Devoted: A girl with a controlling, conservative family realizes that her life is her own--if only she can find the courage to fight for it. Afterward: A tragic kidnapping leads to an unlikely friendship in this novel about finding light in the midst of darkness. Praise for Moxie: "With a story that's equal parts heart and instruction manual, Mathieu has captured the movement of a generation--warts and all--and shone a light forward for the next one." --E. K. Johnston, #1 New York TimesBestselling author of Exit Pursued By a Bear
Wipe Clean: Starting School Workbook - by Various (Spiral) (Spiral Bound)
Dimensions (Overall): 10.8 Inches (H) x 9 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)Weight: 1.15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 56Genre: Juvenile NonfictionSub-Genre: School + Education, Activity BooksSeries Title: Wipe Clean Learning BooksFormat: Spiral BoundPublisher: Priddy Bicknell BooksAuthor: VariousAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English Book Synopsis This Wipe Clean Starting School Workbook from Roger Priddy is full of essential learning activities to complete and repeat. Using the dry-wipe pen, kids going into Kindergarten and First Grade can practice their writing and counting skills, simple math, telling the time, and lots more. The activities are designed to develop core skills needed for school, but it's certainly not a boring workbook! Each page is illustrated with color photographs and artwork to engage children and keep their interest. And there is no getting it wrong--they can simply wipe away mistakes and try again. About The Author Roger Priddy's passion for educating children through fun, informative and engaging books has led him to create some of publishing's most enduring and successful nonfiction early learning books. Bestselling titles include First 100 Words, Bright Baby Animals, and Alphaprints: ABC. Roger lives in London and has three children, who have been the inspiration behind many of his best publishing ideas.
Dachshund Through the Snow - (Andy Carpenter Novel, 20) by David Rosenfelt (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inch (W) x 1 Inch (D)Weight: .65 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Mystery & DetectiveSeries Title: Andy Carpenter Novel, 20Format: PaperbackPublisher: Minotaur BooksAuthor: David RosenfeltAge Range: AdultBook theme: TraditionalLanguage: English"A strong plot, likable characters, and plenty of wry humor keep the pages turning. Dog lovers won't want to miss this one." - Publishers Weekly"The main course can't top the opening act because the dog is the consistently amusing hero's most appealing client ever." -- Kirkus ReviewsIt's a pleasure to read a mystery where every sentence, even every word, advances the plot or comments on it. -- Booklist"This book was a romping good time, perfect for taking a break through the stressful holidays . . . The action and the fun never stop, and I enjoyed reading it very much . . . David Rosenfelt gets two paws up and a tail wag from me." -- Dogster Magazine"If you love dogs (and even if you don't but love a good mystery), you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy of David Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter mystery series . . . Talk about hitting all the right buttons. Intelligent mystery, dialogue, twists, red-herrings, and dogs." -- Rosepoint Publishing "This is a fun, feel-good story that also has depth and complexity . . . Andy's humor and the overall tone make this a light read, but beneath the surface we're given much to consider." -- Quiet Fury Books"Andy's team has been unstoppable in this series, and this book is no exception. Andy's relationship with each and every one of them is my favorite part of the series, and reading Rosenfelt's books is as comfortable as slippers and hot chocolate." -- Madderly Review "Dachshund Through the Snow is one of the best in the series. A couple of authentic laughs, a lot of smiles, some warm fuzzies. a very clever mystery, and some good quality time with old friends--it's a genuinely good time." -- The Irresponsible Reader "In my recollection, there has never been a bad book featuring Andy Carpenter and his assorted team of assistants." -- Book Bitch
Little Dump Truck (Reissue) (Hardcover) (Margery Cuyler)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.7 Inches (H) x 7.4 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)Weight: .65 PoundsNumber of Pages: 1Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Transportation / Cars + Trucks, GeneralFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Henry Holt & CoAuthor: Margery CuylerAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book Youngsters meet Hard Hat Pete and his little dump truck as they haul stones and rocks, carry debris, and unload at the landfill. It's hard work, but the Little Dump Truck is always ready for action! Full color. Book Synopsis Meet Hard Hat Pete and his little dump truck as they haul stones and rocks, carry debris, and unload at the landfill. It's hard work, but the Little Dump Truck is always ready for action! Preschool children will revel in the day-to-day activities of this happy dump truck. The lyrical text and bright pictures are just right for budding truck enthusiasts. Review Quotes "Preschoolers will love this book." --School Library Journal"The sharp-edged bright blue chassis, lemon-yellow dumper and smiling grill of this hard-working construction vehicle with his cohort of fuel trucks, vans, buses, pickups on heavy stock paper would have made this title a winner in my book. Wait--that's not all! The text can be sung to the nursery favorite, 'I'm a little teapot!' Try it!" --NickJr.com"The titular little dump truck cheerily gives the youngest listeners the lowdown on its duties." --Kirkus Reviews"A fast storytime favorite." --Booklist About The Author Margery Cuyler is the author of many popular books for young readers, including the That's Good! That's Bad! series and From Here to There. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Bob Kolar has written and illustrated several picture books, including AlphaOops, Racer Dogs, and Hello, Fire Truck. He lives in Lee's Summit, Missouri, with his family.
Dear Child - by Romy Hausmann (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 368Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Flatiron BooksAuthor: Romy HausmannAge Range: AdultBook theme: PsychologicalLanguage: English Book Synopsis "Chilling, original and mesmerizing." --David BaldacciBustle Best Books of Fall 2020Publishers Weekly Top 10 Mysteries & Thrillers of Fall 2020She Reads Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2020 A woman held captive finally escapes--but can she ever really get away?Gone Girl meets Room in this page-turning, #1 internationally bestselling thriller from one of Germany's hottest new talents A windowless shack in the woods. A dash to safety. But when a woman finally escapes her captor, the end of the story is only the beginning of her nightmare. She says her name is Lena. Lena, who disappeared without a trace 14 years prior. She fits the profile. She has the distinctive scar. But her family swears that she isn't their Lena. The little girl who escaped the woods with her knows things she isn't sharing, and Lena's devastated father is trying to piece together details that don't quite fit. Lena is desperate to begin again, but something tells her that her tormentor still wants to get back what belongs to him...and that she may not be able to truly escape until the whole truth about what happened in the woods finally emerges. Twisty, suspenseful, and psychologically clever, Romy Hausmann's Dear Child is a captivating thriller with all the ingredients of a breakout hit. Review Quotes Perfect for fans of Room and The Water Cure.--Bustle, Best Books of Fall 2020 The deliciously creepy Dear Child by Romy Hausmann is deftly crafted and keeps you guessing until the very last page. --Real Simple "Dear Child is a chilling, original and mesmerizing work. Hausmann is a force to be reckoned with. You can't stop reading." --David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Memory Man "If you only read one thriller this year, choose this one. Room meets Gone Girl in this gripping novel, which will haunt you long after the last page. Deliciously dark, original, and beautifully written, I loved this book."--Alice Feeney, New York Times bestselling author of Sometimes I Lie "There are so many twists - all of them shocking...As unsettling as they come, this outstanding debut...is recommended not only to [Room] fans, but also to those who enjoy true crime, as the verisimilitude here is second to none. The movie can't be far behind."--Booklist, starred review "Outstanding debut...The multiple points of view and numerous plot twists sustain the breakneck pacing, but the books' real power lies in the author's insightful and sensitive portrayal of the characters involved in the tragedy. This darkly disturbing thriller definitely marks Hausmann as a writer to watch."--Publishers Weekly, starred review "I didn't even try to figure out whodunit. I just kept turning pages, wondering what the hell was going to happen until I had finished the book in one sitting, in the small-numbered hours of the late night."--BookPage, starred review "Dear Child is one of the best thrillers I've read this year. I finished it in one sitting. It's flawlessly plotted with a pace that refuses to let the reader come up for air--not that you'd want to."--Stephanie Wrobel, bestselling author of Darling Rose Gold "I read Dear Child in one sitting, holding my breath! Such a gripping, suspenseful and beautifully written novel. I loved it!"--Jo Spain, author of The Confession "An accomplished thriller, beautifully written, intriguing and very compelling."--Peter James, #1 international bestselling author of Find Them Dead A peerless exercise in suspense . . . Whether treated as a study in trauma and identity or a dark, well-crafted crime narrative from multiple perspectives, it is a nail-biting fare, --Financial Times Terrifying and fiercely compelling, this is heartbreaking --Daily Mail Hausmann makes you care about her characters even while they keep you guessing'--Sunday Express Told from multiple viewpoints which gives a satisfying complexity . . . An intelligent and original book --Sunday Independent
Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA by Jimmy Fallon and Miguel Ordonez (Board Book)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.5 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)Weight: .62 PoundsNumber of Pages: 34Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Concepts / Words, Humorous StoriesFormat: Board BookPublisher: Feiwel & FriendsAuthor: Jimmy FallonAge Range: Baby - 3 YearsLanguage: English#1 New York Times bestseller! Your baby's first word will be . . . Dada! Right? Everyone knows that fathers wage a secret campaign to ensure that their babies' first word is Dada! But how does it work? One of the most popular entertainers in the world and NBC's The Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon, shows you how.
What's on My Farm? : A Slide-and-find Book With Flaps - by Roger Priddy (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 8.2 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: 1.2 PoundsNumber of Pages: 10Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Animals, TransportationFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Priddy Bicknell BooksAuthor: Roger PriddyAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: General, Farm AnimalsLanguage: English About the Book Inside this board book, young children will discover interesting novelties to lift and slide on every spread. They're sure to have fun exploring the farm, recognizing the animals, and spotting funny things along the way, as they build their matching and problem-solving skills. Full color. Book Synopsis Inside What's on my Farm? young children will discover interesting novelties to lift and slide on every spread. Children will have fun exploring the farm, recognizing the animals, and spotting funny things along the way, as they build their matching and problem-solving skills. From the barnyard to the stables and fields, there's lots to search for and find. The chunky mechanisms are fun to use and ideal for little hands. About The Author Roger Priddy's passion for educating children through fun, informative and engaging books has led him to create some of publishing's most enduring and successful non-fiction early learning books. Roger lives in London and has three children, who have been the inspiration behind many of his best publishing ideas.
Mr. Dickens and His Carol - by Samantha Silva (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .55 PoundsNumber of Pages: 288Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: HistoricalFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Flatiron BooksAuthor: Samantha SilvaAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis "A charming, comic, and ultimately poignant story about the creation of the most famous Christmas tale ever written. It's as foggy and haunted and redemptive as the original; it's all heart, and I read it in a couple of ebullient, Christmassy gulps." --Anthony Doerr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All The Light We Cannot See Laced with humor, rich historical detail from Charles Dickens' life, and clever winks to his work, Samantha Silva's Mr. Dickens and His Carol is an irresistible new take on a cherished classic. Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His newest book is an utter flop, the critics have turned against him, relatives near and far hound him for money. While his wife plans a lavish holiday party for their ever-expanding family and circle of friends, Dickens has visions of the poor house. But when his publishers try to blackmail him into writing a Christmas book to save them all from financial ruin, he refuses. And a serious bout of writer's block sets in. Frazzled and filled with self-doubt, Dickens seeks solace in his great palace of thinking, the city of London itself. On one of his long night walks, in a once-beloved square, he meets the mysterious Eleanor Lovejoy, who might be just the muse he needs. As Dickens' deadlines close in, Eleanor propels him on a Scrooge-like journey that tests everything he believes about generosity, friendship, ambition, and love. The story he writes will change Christmas forever. Review Quotes An Indie Next Pick "[Silva] tunes herself to Dickens's imaginative frequency...She inhabits Dickens's sensitivity to London's atmosphere, its chancellors and urchins, its cobblestones and fog."--The New York Times Book Review "Poignant...Impeccably delivered in a sprightly prose that wants to be read out loud...Silva, one senses, is a natural-born giver, a writer who most likely leaves a candle burning in the winter nights, inviting restless perambulators in."--Chicago Tribune "Mr. Dickens and His Carol is a charming, comic, and ultimately poignant story about the creation of the most famous Christmas tale ever written. It's as foggy and haunted and redemptive as the original; it's all heart, and I read it in a couple of ebullient, Christmassy gulps."--Anthony Doerr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All The Light We Cannot See"Mr. Dickens and His Carol is a novel of pure charm and humor, a terrific holiday tale. Samantha Silva had me haunting those dark streets alongside her inspired Dickens."--Jess Walter, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins"Comical and haunting." --oprahmag.com (Best Christmas Books of All Time) Glittering...Rich and poignant...infused with holiday spirit like the best of Dickens.--BookRiot "Graced by the ghostly presence of Mr. Dickens himself...Promise[s] to put you in the holiday spirit."--USA Today "In this exceptional work uncovering the grime and glitter of 19th-century London, readers will find another framework from which to examine their hearts before Christmas." --BookPage "Funny, clever, and touching, with a surprise ending that is a perfect Dickensian fit...Just in time for this holiday season."--Reader's Corner "This clever, original debut brilliantly imagines the writing of A Christmas Carol...Wildly moving, chock full of Dickensian atmosphere and written in a style as rich as a Victorian Christmas dinner."--The Daily Mail"Wonderfully Dickensian...With the wit and sprightly tone of a classic storyteller, Silva presents a heartwarming tale of friendship and renewal that's imbued with the true Christmas spirit." --Booklist "On its way to becoming a classic not unlike its subject matter."--Bustle"A fun and charming - not to mention unique - take on a holiday classic...Whether you're intimately familiar with A Christmas Carol or not, Mr. Dickens and His Christmas Carol is sure to please those looking to get into the holiday spirit."--PopMatters "Told with such eloquence and imagery that you feel like you are in Victorian England right alongside the characters...Christmas spirit leaps from the pages...This is the type of book that grips you right from the beginning to the very last page; it's the perfect book to read coming into this holiday season."--Yakima Herald "As welcome as a mug of hot chocolate on a December afternoon...Has all the makings of a holiday favorite...Offers the kind of gifts that readers will be happy to open again every year." --Providence Journal "A wonderful, heartwarming story that is filled with Christmas spirit...Brings Victorian London to life with wit, humor, and a few references to the original story...I believe [Dickens] would have liked the book."--The Oklahoman "[Silva's] accomplished screenwriting shines through in this, her debut novel--she conjures a distinctive voice to tell her tale, one not unlike the distinctive voice that Dickens utilizes in his stories."--Idaho Statesman "A lovely read."--New York Post ("15 Books You Should Buy for Everyone on Your Gift List") "A truly imaginative and beautifully written ghost story weaving truth and fiction to create something familiar yet new."--Washington Independent Review of Books "Filled with holiday spirit and comedic relief, Silva's Victorian London may be just the escape you need during what can be a frazzling time of year."--The Everygirl "Witty...Endearing." --Columbus Dispatch "Atmospheric...Entertaining...Brings yuletide London to life." --Missourian"Silva has imagined an intriguing and atmospheric backstory to the quintessential holiday tale and its most revered author."--Library Journal "No writer in the history of literature so embodies the season of Christmas as Charles Dickens, a man who was alive to his fingertips from start to finish. Among his finest moments was surely when he wrote and published his mythic tale of Scrooge, Jacob Marley, and Tiny Tim, changing hearts and minds, then and now. Samantha Silva brings the great man, the Inimitable, to sizzling life in Mr. Dickens and His Carol. This man who brimmed with Christmases past, present, and future walks onto the public stage again in these pages, takes a bow, and enjoys the ringing applause." --Jay Parini, author of The Last Station and The Passages of H.M. About The Author Samantha Silva is a writer and screenwriter based in Idaho. Mr. Dickens and His Carol is her debut novel.
Sweet Dreams Pout-pout Fish by Deborah Diesen (Board Book)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.4 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inches (W) x .3 Inches (D)Weight: .3 PoundsNumber of Pages: 12Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Animals / Fishes, Bedtime + DreamsFormat: Board BookPublisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)Author: Deborah DiesenAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book An all-new Pout-Pout Fish board book in the New York Times bestselling series Book Synopsis A short and sweet mini-adventure especially created to introduce the youngest guppies to the popular Pout-Pout Fish Feeling sleepy? It's time for bed! Toddlers will love swimming along with the Pout-Pout Fish as he turns little frowns into sleepy smiles. Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna's best-selling Pout-Pout Fish comes flippering and swishing into the hearts and minds of very young children with this compact and fun new tale sure to delight the sleepiest of guppies. About The Author Deborah Diesen is the New York Times bestselling author of The Pout-Pout Fish, named by Time Magazine as one of the Ten Best Children's Books of 2008, and The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark. Diesen grew up in Midland, Michigan, and started writing poems at a young age. She has worked as a bookseller and a librarian, and now works for a small nonprofit organization, but her greatest joy comes from writing for children. She lives with her family in Grand Ledge, Michigan. Dan Hanna has over ten years' experience in the animation industry, and his work has appeared on BBC America and the Cartoon Network. He lives in Oxnard, California.
Defy the Night - by Brigid Kemmerer (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1.5 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 496Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: FantasyFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Bloomsbury YAAuthor: Brigid KemmererAge Range: TeenBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis From New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer comes a blockbuster fantasy series about a kingdom divided by corruption, the prince desperately holding it together, and the girl who will risk everything to bring it crashing down. The kingdom of Kandala is on the brink of disaster. Rifts between sectors have only worsened since a sickness began ravaging the land, and within the Royal Palace, the king holds a tenuous peace with a ruthless hand. King Harristan was thrust into power after his parents' shocking assassination, leaving the younger Prince Corrick to take on the brutal role of the King's Justice. The brothers have learned to react mercilessly to any sign of rebellion--it's the only way to maintain order when the sickness can strike anywhere, and the only known cure, an elixir made from delicate Moonflower petals, is severely limited. Out in the Wilds, apothecary apprentice Tessa Cade is tired of seeing her neighbors die, their suffering ignored by the unyielding royals. Every night, she and her best friend Wes risk their lives to steal Moonflower petals and distribute the elixir to those who need it most--but it's still not enough. As rumors spread that the cure no longer works and sparks of rebellion begin to flare, a particularly cruel act from the King's Justice makes Tessa desperate enough to try the impossible: sneaking into the palace. But what she finds upon her arrival makes her wonder if it's even possible to fix Kandala without destroying it first. Set in a richly imaginative world with striking similarities to our own, Brigid Kemmerer's captivating new series is about those with power and those without . . . and what happens when someone is brave enough to imagine a new future. Review Quotes "Brigid Kemmerer has woven her compelling heroine into a kinetic tale of the tension between duty, love and trust." --Cassandra Clare, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE LAST HOURS "Immersive and engaging, Defy the Night is a romantic epic that blends magic and politics with a deft hand." --Adrienne Young, New York Times Bestselling author of FABLE "Defy the Night is a twisty, edge-of-your-seat fantasy that has it all--outlaws, court intrigue, rebellions, and romance. Addicting from page one!" --#1 New York Times best-selling author Jennifer L. Armentrout "A captivating combination of thrilling adventure, swoon-worthy romance, and royal intrigue, Defy the Night is everything I crave in a fantasy romance." --Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series "Defy the Night has everything you want in a story: a complex, dangerous world where anyone could be your enemy, a tortured hero, and my personal favorite: plenty of kissing. This book is unputdownable." --Isabel Ibañez, author of WOVEN IN MOONLIGHT, a William C. Morris award finalist "A high stakes fantasy with heart and originality. Kemmerer is a master of nuance and political intrigue, and readers will fall in love with her characters while they race through the pages." --Elizabeth Lim, New York Times bestselling author of SPIN THE DAWN and SO THIS IS LOVE "A breathtaking, tender, and fiercely page-turning story, Defy the Night has left me thinking and questioning, which is the best thing any book can do." --New York Times bestselling author, Mary E. Pearson "Has everything you'd want in a retelling of a classic fairy tale." --Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of A SPARK OF LIGHT and SMALL GREAT THINGS, on A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY "Absolutely spellbinding." --Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of CARAVAL and LEGENDARY, on A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY "I couldn't get this creative, suspenseful take on 'Beauty and the Beast' out of my head." --Sara Holland, New York Times bestselling author of EVERLESS, on A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY "Heartwarming, thoughtful, and romantic: Brigid Kemmerer took me on a magical journey with this dark fairy tale about growing up, falling in love, and making impossible choices." --Jodi Meadows, New York Times bestselling co-author of MY LADY JANE and MY PLAIN JANE, on A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY "Harper is the undisputed hero . . . Avoiding disability inspiration tropes, she is a fallible, well-rounded character who fights for the vulnerable and resists being labeled as such herself despite how others perceive her. A fast-paced, richly detailed feminist epic." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY "This enthralling modern fable champions altruism while illustrating intimacy's relationship with honesty, respect, trust, and consent." --Publishers Weekly, starred review, on A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY "Fans of Cassandra Clare, Marissa Meyer, or Alex Flinn, as well as any reader looking to sink into a top-notch story with great characters, will want to read this book." --VOYA, starred review, on A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY About the Author Brigid Kemmerer is the New York Times bestselling author of the dark and alluring young adult novels A Vow So Bold and Deadly, A Heart So Fierce and Broken, A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Call It What You Want, More Than We Can Tell, and Letters to the Lost, as well as paranormal young adult stories, including the Elemental series and Thicker Than Water. A fulltime writer, Brigid lives in the Baltimore area with her husband, her boys, her dog, and her cat. When she's not writing or being a mommy, you can usually find her lifting weights.www.brigidkemmerer.com@BrigidKemmerer
You Are Not Alone - by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 368Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: WomenFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAuthor: Greer Hendricks & Sarah PekkanenAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! One of Newsweek's Most Anticipated Books of 2020One of SheReads Most Anticipated Books of 2020One of PopSugar's Most Anticipated Books of 2020One of HelloGiggles' Most Anticipated Books of 2020One of Marie Claire's Best Fiction by Women in 2020One of Woman's Day's Best Fiction Books Coming Out in 2020 The electrifying #1 New York Times bestselling authors of THE WIFE BETWEEN US and AN ANONYMOUS GIRL return with a brand new novel of psychological suspense, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Shay Miller wants to find love, but it eludes her. She wants to be fulfilled, but her job is a dead end. She wants to belong, but her life is increasingly lonely. Until Shay meets the Moore sisters. Cassandra and Jane live a life of glamorous perfection, and always get what they desire. When they invite Shay into their circle, everything seems to get better. Shay would die for them to like her. She may have to. Review Quotes Praise for Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen: Dynamic duo Hendricks and Pekkanen bat another one out of the park with this unputdownable, highly recommended thrill ride. -- Library Journal (starred review) Slickly twisty [with] gasp-worthy final twists...major league suspense. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) Masterfully escalates the suspense...keep[s] the reader guessing until the end. A great follow-up. --Booklist (starred review) "Psychological suspense is a genre that needs to be handled with kid gloves...Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen seem to have mastered the formula...a creepy-crawly tale." --New York Times Book Review About The Author GREER HENDRICKS spent two decades as an editor at Simon & Schuster. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, Allure, and Publishers Weekly. SARAH PEKKANEN is the internationally and USA Today bestselling author of eight previous novels. A former investigative journalist and feature writer, her work has been published in The Washington Post, USA Today, and many others. Together, they have written the New York Times bestselling novels The Wife Between Us and An Anonymous Girl.
What You Wish for - by Katherine Center (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 368Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: WomenFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAuthor: Katherine CenterAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis The story's message, that people should choose joy even (and especially) in difficult and painful times, seems tailor-made for this moment. A timely, uplifting read about finding joy in the midst of tragedy, filled with quirky characters and comforting warmth.--Kirkus (starred review)From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away comes a stunning new novel full of heart and hope. Samantha Casey is a school librarian who loves her job, the kids, and her school family with passion and joy for living.But she wasn't always that way. Duncan Carpenter is the new school principal who lives by rules and regulations, guided by the knowledge that bad things can happen. But he wasn't always that way. And Sam knows it. Because she knew him before--at another school, in a different life. Back then, she loved him--but she was invisible. To him. To everyone. Even to herself. She escaped to a new school, a new job, a new chance at living. But when Duncan, of all people, gets hired as the new principal there, it feels like the best thing that could possibly happen to the school--and the worst thing that could possibly happen to Sam. Until the opposite turns out to be true. The lovable Duncan she'd known is now a suit-and-tie wearing, rule-enforcing tough guy so hell-bent on protecting the school that he's willing to destroy it. As the school community spirals into chaos, and danger from all corners looms large, Sam and Duncan must find their way to who they really are, what it means to be brave, and how to take a chance on love--which is the riskiest move of all. With Katherine Center's sparkling dialogue, unforgettable characters, heart, hope, and humanity, What You Wish For is the author at her most compelling best. Review Quotes Praise for What You Wish For: One of: People's Book of the weekRefinery29's 17 Brand New 'Beach' Reads For Summer 2020Parade's Best Beach Reads of 2020Real Simple's Best Books of 2020PopSugar's 30 Best New Books to Dive Into This SummerShe Reads' Best Beach Reads of Summer 2020 "This charming, often lighthearted novel touches on serious issues and celebrates the power of joy to trump fear and despair." --People [A] fast-paced tale steeped with whimsical plot points. This is one for the beach bag. -- Publishers Weekly The story's message, that people should choose joy even (and especially) in difficult and painful times, seems tailor-made for this moment. A timely, uplifting read about finding joy in the midst of tragedy, filled with quirky characters and comforting warmth.--Kirkus (starred review) Katherine Center excels at writing gentle, beautifully crafted romances.-- PopSugar "What You Wish For is a bona fide explosion of happiness packaged in book form. A compassionate story of grief and resilience, What You Wish For is also a vital reminder that joy is not just something that happens to us but also something we have the power to choose... Center has created for her readers a quirky confection that celebrates life in all its imperfect glory and delivers a much-needed dose of optimism." -- Bookpage What You Wish For has Center's signature sprightly style and is a bubbly tonic to chase away the blues. --Augusta Chronicle About the Author KATHERINE CENTER is the New York Times bestselling author of over a half dozen novels, including What You Wish For, Things You Save in a Fire, and How to Walk Away. Katherine has been compared to Nora Ephron and Jane Austen. The Dallas Morning News calls her stories, "satisfying in the most soul-nourishing way." Katherine recently gave a TEDx talk on how stories teach empathy. Her work has appeared in USA Today, InStyle, Redbook, People, The Atlantic, Real Simple, and more. She lives in Houston with her husband and two kids.
Truth About Cowboys - by Lisa Renee Jones (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.7 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x 1.2 Inch (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: WesternsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St Martins PrAuthor: Lisa Renee JonesAge Range: AdultBook theme: WesternLanguage: English About the Book After a Denver attorney loses her job, fiancâe, and apartment, she meets cowboy Jason Jenks when her car breaks down in the rain as she's attempting to "finding herself" in Texas. Book Synopsis I had my life figured out.Engaged to a successful man.About to make partner at my firm.Bought a high-rise apartment in downtown Dallas.And then, poof, it's all gone. Now, like in some cheesy romantic comedy, my car has broken down in the pouring rain on my way to "find myself" in The Middle of Nowhere, Texas. Cue hot guy coming to my rescue and changing my tire. This is the part where we flirt and have a meet-cute, right? That's how it works in romance novels, and I should know--after all, I'm coming to Texas to write my own cowboy romance. But nope. This sexy cowboy lights into me about not being prepared for the country roads and how inappropriate my high-heeled boots are.Little did I know, Jason Jenks would tilt my world into a new dimension with his sinful smirk and his bad attitude. Every time I turn around, he's there to reluctantly save the day. And every time, I think there may be something to that spark we ignite. But there's a reason the majority of country songs are about broken hearts. The closer I get to this man, the closer I get to learning the truth about cowboys.Each book in the Texas Heat series is STANDALONE: * The Truth About Cowboys* Tangled Up In Christmas About The Author New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara's character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy - a modern girl we all can identify with.In addition to the success of Lisa's INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin's Press.Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women's Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.
The Shadows - by Alex North (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 368Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Celadon BooksAuthor: Alex NorthAge Range: AdultBook theme: SuspenseLanguage: English Book Synopsis This is absorbing, headlong reading, a play on classic horror with an inventiveness of its own... As with all the best illusions, you are left feeling not tricked, but full of wonder.- The New York TimesThe haunting new thriller from Alex North, author of the New York Times bestseller The Whisper Man You knew a teenager like Charlie Crabtree. A dark imagination, a sinister smile--always on the outside of the group. Some part of you suspected he might be capable of doing something awful. Twenty-five years ago, Crabtree did just that, committing a murder so shocking that it's attracted that strange kind of infamy that only exists on the darkest corners of the internet--and inspired more than one copycat. Paul Adams remembers the case all too well: Crabtree--and his victim--were Paul's friends. Paul has slowly put his life back together. But now his mother, old and suffering from dementia, has taken a turn for the worse. Though every inch of him resists, it is time to come home. It's not long before things start to go wrong. Paul learns that Detective Amanda Beck is investigating another copycat that has struck in the nearby town of Featherbank. His mother is distressed, insistent that there's something in the house. And someone is following him. Which reminds him of the most unsettling thing about that awful day twenty-five years ago. It wasn't just the murder. It was the fact that afterward, Charlie Crabtree was never seen again... Review Quotes Praise for THE SHADOWS This is absorbing, headlong reading, a play on classic horror with an inventiveness of its own... As with all the best illusions, you are left feeling not tricked, but full of wonder.- The New York Times If you liked The Whisper Man, you'll love this. Alex North has crafted a second novel which is just as gripping as his first and even scarier. Hugely atmospheric and deliciously creepy, it's about how the past encroaches on the present, and how dreaming influences reality, until in the frightening world of The Shadows, it becomes harder and harder to tell one from the other... and the nightmare takes over.- Alex Michaelides, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Silent Patient North follows up his sensational debut, 2019's The Whisper Man, with another terrifying sping-tingler... This heart-pounding page-turner is impossible to put down.- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Expect to be electrified by the author's total mastery of misdirection. This second stunning thriller firmly establishes North as a rapturous teller of tales.- Booklist (starred review) Before this twisty story ends, there are many surprises....a successful, creepy thriller. If you like Stephen King, you'll probably like North's new thriller, too.- Library Journal Praise for THE WHISPER MAN "Works beautifully... If you like being terrified, The Whisper Man has your name on it."- The New York Times (Editor's Pick) "Superb."- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Poignant and terrifying...Take a deep breath before diving into this one."- Entertainment Weekly "Brilliant...an affirmation of the power of the father-son relationship...will satisfy readers of Thomas Harris and Stephen King."- Booklist (starred review) "A terrifying page-turner with the complexities of fatherhood at its core."- Kirkus Reviews "A powerful and scary story that will haunt readers long after the final page is turned."- Library Journal "First it's spooky. Then it's scary. Then it's terrifying. And then... well, dear reader, proceed at your own risk. An ambitious, deeply satisfying thriller--a seamless blend of Harlan Coben, Stephen King, and Thomas Harris. My flesh is still crawling." - A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window About the Author Alex North is the internationally bestselling author of The Whisper Man and The Shadows. He lives in Leeds, England, with his wife and son, and is a British crime writer who has previously published under another name.
One Perfect Lie - by Lisa Scottoline (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.7 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x 1.2 Inch (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 384Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's PressAuthor: Lisa ScottolineAge Range: AdultBook theme: SuspenseLanguage: English Book Synopsis He looks perfect, on paper. But everything about him is a lie. Chris Brennan has an impeccable resume and his references check out. He is applying for a job as a high-school teacher. He's ready to step in as assistant baseball coach, too. What could possibly go wrong? Susan's son is the star pitcher of his baseball team. But after the recent death of his dad, Susan fears that he is vulnerable to any new father figure--for better or for worse. . . Heather is a struggling single mother who wishes she could attend more of her son's baseball games--especially since she suspects he's being led down a dark path by one of his teammates. . .Mindy is a surgeon's wife who fills her days with benefit luncheons and cocktails. She has no idea that her own husband and son are keeping deadly secrets that could rip their family apart. At the center of all of these people is Chris Brennan. Why is he pretending to be someone else? What does he want? And how far will he go to get it? "Scottoline is a virtuoso of suspense, fast action, and intricate plot."--The Washington Post Review Quotes Praise for Lisa Scottoline: In novel after novel, Lisa Scottoline has proven herself a master of stories that combine familial love -- especially that of mothers for their children -- with nail-biting stories of spirited everywomen bent on finding the truth. Her new novel, Most Wanted, demonstrates again her skill with this kind of domestic suspense tale. - The Washington Post This is a potboiler of a book, crammed full of agonizing choices confronting appealing, relatable characters. Scottoline has penned more hardboiled tales, but never one as heartfelt and emotionally raw, raising her craft to the level of Judith Guest and Alice Hoffman. Most Wanted is a great thriller and a gut-wrenching foray into visceral angst that is not to be missed. - The Providence Journal A suburban crime tale told with Scottoline's penchant for humor and soul-baring characterization. - Booklist on Most Wanted A page-turner that will satisfy. - Library Journal on Most Wanted A Connecticut teacher's long-sought and hard-fought pregnancy turns into a nightmare when Scottoline unleashes one of her irresistible hooks on her. - Kirkus Reviews on Most Wanted "Scottoline knows how to keep readers in her grip." -The New York Times Book Review A virtuoso of suspense, fast action, and intricate plot. --The Washington Post "Scottoline writes with genuine snap, producing smartly structured mystery thrillers." -Entertainment Weekly "Scottoline rocks!" -Nora Roberts "Scottoline is a powerhouse." -David Baldacci Scottoline has plenty of tricks up her sleeve. --Booklist Scottoline grabs her readers by the jugular and won't let go. --Library Journal "Scottoline writes riveting thrillers that keep me up all night, with plots that twist and turn." -Harlan Coben About The Author LISA SCOTTOLINE is a New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author of more than twenty-five novels, including Look Again, Save Me, Come Home, and Don't Go. She has 30 million copies of her books in print in the U.S., she has been published in thirty-five countries, and her thrillers have been optioned for television and film. Lisa also writes a weekly column with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and those critically acclaimed stories have been adapted into a series of memoirs. She lives in the Philadelphia area.
Beautiful World, Where Are You - by Sally Rooney (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 368Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Farrar, Straus and GirouxAuthor: Sally RooneyAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Beautiful World, Where Are You is a new novel by Sally Rooney, the bestselling author of Normal People and Conversations with Friends. Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks him if he'd like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend, Eileen, is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood. Alice, Felix, Eileen, and Simon are still young--but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart. They have sex, they worry about sex, they worry about their friendships and the world they live in. Are they standing in the last lighted room before the darkness, bearing witness to something? Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world? About the Author Sally Rooney is an Irish novelist. She is the author of Conversations with Friends and Normal People. She also contributed to the writing and production of the Hulu/BBC television adaptation of Normal People.
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy - by Emmanuel Acho (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 5.5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 320Genre: Juvenile NonfictionSub-Genre: Social TopicsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Roaring Brook PressAuthor: Emmanuel AchoAge Range: TeenBook theme: Prejudice & RacismLanguage: English About the Book A young reader's edition of Emmanuel Acho's Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, aimed at opening a dialogue and mending the racial divide in America amongst our youngest generation. Book Synopsis Adapted from Emmanuel Acho's New York Times bestseller Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, comes an essential young readers edition aimed at opening a dialogue about systemic racism with our youngest generation. Young people have the power to affect sweeping change, and the key to mending the racial divide in America lies in giving them the tools to ask honest questions and take in the difficult answers. Approaching every awkward, taboo, and uncomfortable question with openness and patience, Emmanuel Acho connects his own experience with race and racism--from attending majority-white prep schools to his time in the NFL playing on majority-black football teams--to insightful lessons in black history and black culture. Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy is just one way young readers can begin to short circuit racism within their own lives and communities. Review Quotes *There is humor, lightness, and relatability in Acho's reliance on pop culture and experience that will make this title a standout for use in classrooms, libraries, and homes. [W]hether you are 18 or 80, there's something to learn from in this thought-provoking pick. --Booklist, starred review About The Author Emmanuel Acho is a Fox Sports Analyst (Co-Host, FS1 "Speak for Yourself") and Host/Producer of "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man", a web series about racism to drive open and uncomfortable dialogue. After earning his undergraduate degree in sports management in 2012, Emmanuel was drafted by the Cleveland Browns. He was then traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013, where he spent most of his career. While in the NFL, Emmanuel spent off-seasons at the University of Texas to earn his master's degree in Sports Psychology. In 2016, Emmanuel left the football field and picked up the microphone to begin his broadcast career. In 2018, Emmanuel was promoted within ESPN, where he served as the youngest national football analyst and was named a 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 Selection. In 2017, he and his family's non-profit organization, Living Hope Christian Ministries, raised enough funds to build a hospital in rural Nigeria.
Guinness World Records 2022 - (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 256Genre: ReferenceSub-Genre: Curiosities & WondersFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Guinness World RecordsAuthor: Guinness World RecordsAge Range: AdultLanguage: EnglishUS
Something's Wrong! - by Jory John (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.5 Inches (H) x 1.3 Inch (W) x 7 Inch (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 40Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Humorous StoriesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)Author: Jory JohnAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book Jeff the bear is sure he has forgotten something when he sets out from home, but none of the animals he meets initially inform him that he is only wearing his underwear, until he reaches his friend Anders the hare--who quickly thinks of a way to avoid embarrassing Jeff, by starting a fashion trend. Book Synopsis A hilarious picture book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jory John, paired with new illustrator Erin Kraan, about a bear whose friends help him make it through a bad day! Jeff the bear has definitely forgotten something. He ate his breakfast, he watered his plant, he combed his fur...what could it be? Why does he feel so oddly off? So he asks his friend Anders the rabbit what could possibly be wrong. It couldn't have anything to do with the fact that he's wearing underwear...over his fur...could it? Something's Wrong! is another read-out-loud, laugh-out-loud picture book from bestselling and beloved author Jory John, about that horrible nagging feeling that it just might not be your day--but you know you have a friend to support you no matter what. Review Quotes "The underpinnings of this charming picture book are already strong (underwear is inherently funny), and the babbling small talk Jeff engages in while trying to figure out what's wrong adds a lot to the increasingly silly situation ('Am I right or am I right? I think I'm right'). John's text perfectly pitches the jokes to a strong conclusion at just the right pace while Kraan's energetic illustrations, with hardly a straight line in the entire book, add to the sense of ultimately harmless cringe. The book is also a clever primer on handling embarrassment and how it can sometimes be dealt with by simply changing the perspective of what's happening. . .This underwear affair is wise, witty, and just brief enough." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review"This is a wonderful example of illustration adding further to a very funny text . . . Expect hilarity to ensue wherever underwear stories are a hit with the add-on bonus of this being a great title for discussions on the topic of -allyship." --School Library Journal, starred review"A tribute to friendship. . .Anders's confiding reassurances and quick thinking make all-dialogue text by John a gift for the readaloud set. He's capably abetted by debut illustrator Kraan, whose textural earth-toned vignettes are gems of comic panic, dismay, and redemption." --Publishers Weekly "Terrifically amusing. . .Block-print illustrations offer intricate lines and textures, and the solid, grounded art offers an effective steadiness in the face of Jeff's increasing panic. This could be paired with any number of underwear books, or it could just serve as a reminder that the best kind of friend always has your back." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books About The Author Jory John is a #1 New York Times-bestselling author of books for both children and adults. His work includes the New York Times-bestselling picture books The Good Egg and The Bad Seed; the award-winning Goodnight Already! series; the popular picture books Probably a Unicorn, Penguin Problems and Giraffe Problems; and the New York Times-bestselling The Terrible Two series. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Erin Kraan is a children's book illustrator, woodcutter, and printmaker. She loves the process of carving her characters into wood and seeing how their quirky and whimsical identities come to life through the ink in the prints. You can often find her doodling while drinking coffee and wearing cozy socks that are usually inside out or backwards. Something's Wrong! is her debut picture book. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Orphan Witch - by Paige Crutcher (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: FantasyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAuthor: Paige CrutcherAge Range: AdultBook theme: ParanormalLanguage: English Book Synopsis Mystical, magical, and wildly original...If Alice Hoffman and Sara Addison Allen had a witchy love child, she would be Paige Crutcher. Do not miss this beautifully realized debut!--- JT Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Her Dark Lies on The Orphan Witch. A deeper magic. A stronger curse. A family lost...and found. Persephone May has been alone her entire life. Abandoned as an infant and dragged through the foster care system, she wants nothing more than to belong somewhere. To someone. However, Persephone is as strange as she is lonely. Unexplainable things happen when she's around--changes in weather, inanimate objects taking flight--and those who seek to bring her into their family quickly cast her out. To cope, she never gets attached, never makes friends. And she certainly never dates. Working odd jobs and always keeping her suitcases half-packed, Persephone is used to moving around, leaving one town for another when curiosity over her eccentric behavior inevitably draws unwanted attention. After an accidental and very public display of power, Persephone knows it's time to move on once again. It's lucky, then, when she receives an email from the one friend she's managed to keep, inviting her to the elusive Wile Isle. The timing couldn't be more perfect. However, upon arrival, Persephone quickly discovers that Wile is no ordinary island. In fact, it just might hold the very things she's been searching for her entire life. Answers. Family. Home. And some things she did not want. Like 100-year-old curses and an even older family feud. With the clock running out, love might be the magic that saves them all. Review Quotes Impressive. - Publishers Weekly Enthralling and lyrical, The Orphan Witch weaves a story of a haunting curse and a homecoming that is so well deserved. I love this book! -J.R. Ward, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Paige Crutcher's debut THE ORPHAN WITCH is an enthralling and mystical journey into the heart of her wildly inventive characters. A page-turning story that transports and bewitches, Crutcher knows her magic well. For fans of Alice Hoffman and Deborah Harkness, this debut is imbued with the beauty of myth, lore and legend. Crutcher is a dazzling new voice in fantasy." --Patti Callahan, New York Times bestselling author of Once Upon a Wardrobe Mystical, magical, and wildly original, THE ORPHAN WITCH is a great story from an exciting new voice in fantasy. Persephone May is a witch for the ages, a tough, uncompromising, powerful time walker with a wicked gaze and a heart of gold. Her journey to find her family and herself and the lost witches of Wile Ilse is both rollicking adventure and intimate exploration. If Alice Hoffman and Sara Addison Allen had a witchy love child, she would be Paige Crutcher. Do not miss this beautifully realized debut!--- JT Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of HER DARK LIES Cozy and alluring as a magic cup of tea or a magic library, you'll want to adopt THE ORPHAN WITCH even if she is dangerous. --Sarah Rees Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of the Demon Lexicon Trilogy "THE ORPHAN WITCH is a well-crafted, magical tale about finding out who you really are--and discovering the true meaning of home. Paige Crutcher's enchanting debut will charm you from the first page to the last!" --Julianne Maclean, USA Today bestselling author of A FIRE SPARKLING About the Author Paige Crutcher is the author of THE ORPHAN WITCH. Her work appears in multiple anthologies and online publications, and she is a former Southern Correspondent for Publishers Weekly. She is an artist and yogi, and when not writing, she prefers to spend her time trekking through the forest with her children, hunting for portals to new worlds.
Hello, Summer - by Mary Kay Andrews (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 496Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: WomenFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAuthor: Mary Kay AndrewsAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads Mary Kay Andrews delivers her next blockbuster, Hello Summer. It's a new season... Conley Hawkins left her family's small town newspaper, The Silver Bay Beacon, in the rearview mirror years ago. Now a star reporter for a big-city paper, Conley is exactly where she wants to be and is about to take a fancy new position in Washington, D.C. Or so she thinks. For small town scandals... When the new job goes up in smoke, Conley finds herself right back where she started, working for her sister, who is trying to keep The Silver Bay Beacon afloat--and she doesn't exactly have warm feelings for Conley. Soon she is given the unenviable task of overseeing the local gossip column, "Hello, Summer." And big-time secrets. Then Conley witnesses an accident that ends in the death of a local congressman--a beloved war hero with a shady past. The more she digs into the story, the more dangerous it gets. As an old heartbreaker causes trouble and a new flame ignites, it soon looks like their sleepy beach town is the most scandalous hotspot of the summer. Review Quotes Praise for Hello, Summer: Andrews can be counted on for beach-worthy depictions of southern women with chutzpah and a talent for finding trouble with humor and romantic interest mixed in. Fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Kristy Woodson Harvey shouldn't miss it. --Booklist "Hello, Summer is another gem by the always wonderful Mary Kay Andrews." -- PopSugar "The world of modern journalism, small town politics and relationships are brought to vibrant life by Mary Kay Andrews' deft touch." -- Authorlink Writers & Readers Magazine It isn't Summer until the new Mary Kay Andrews book comes out. This one ties a small-town family owned newspaper with a political scandal and then morphs into a thriller. Seriously amazing!" -- Good Life Family About The Author MARY KAY ANDREWS is The New York Times bestselling author of Sunset Beach, The High Tide Club, The Beach House Cookbook, The Weekenders, Beach Town, Save the Date, Ladies' Night, Christmas Bliss, Spring Fever, Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues. A former journalist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Unbound - by Tarana Burke (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 320Genre: Biography + AutobiographySub-Genre: Personal MemoirsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Flatiron Books: An Oprah BookAuthor: Tarana BurkeAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis From the founder and activist behind one of the largest movements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the me too movement, Tarana Burke debuts a powerful memoir about her own journey to saying those two simple yet infinitely powerful words--me too--and how she brought empathy back to an entire generation in one of the largest cultural events in American history. Tarana didn't always have the courage to say me too. As a child, she reeled from her sexual assault, believing she was responsible. Unable to confess what she thought of as her own sins for fear of shattering her family, her soul split in two. One side was the bright, intellectually curious third generation Bronxite steeped in Black literature and power, and the other was the bad, shame ridden girl who thought of herself as a vile rule breaker, not of a victim. She tucked one away, hidden behind a wall of pain and anger, which seemed to work...until it didn't. Tarana fought to reunite her fractured soul, through organizing, pursuing justice, and finding community. In her debut memoir she shares her extensive work supporting and empowering Black and brown girls, and the devastating realization that to truly help these girls she needed to help that scared, ashamed child still in her soul. She needed to stop running and confront what had happened to her, for Heaven and Diamond and the countless other young Black women for whom she cared. They gave her the courage to embrace her power. A power which in turn she shared with the entire world. Through these young Black and brown women, Tarana found that we can only offer empathy to others if we first offer it to ourselves. Unbound is the story of an inimitable woman's inner strength and perseverance, all in pursuit of bringing healing to her community and the world around her, but it is also a story of possibility, of empathy, of power, and of the leader we all have inside ourselves. In sharing her path toward healing and saying me too, Tarana reaches out a hand to help us all on our own journeys. Review Quotes "Sometimes a single story can change the world. Unbound is one of those stories. Tarana's words are a testimony to liberation and love." --Brené Brown Burke sings a Black girl's song and Unbound stands alongside I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and The Color Purple, as a coming of age story that is at once searingly painful, brilliant, and beautiful. Tarana Burke is known around the world for her activism and leadership. Now she will be known as an extraordinary writer. --Imani Perry, author of Breathe Burke's Unbound is worthy of being considered next to I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings as one of those rare books that will unfold and welcome parts of us we thought we'd completely hid until the earth is gone. Unbound is the one we readers and writers have been waiting for. --Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy About the Author Tarana Burke has always been struck by a commitment to justice and equity. As the founder of the 'me too' movement and subsequent nonprofit, Burke works to dismantle the cycle of sexual violence and other systemic issues that disproportionately impact marginalized people. Tarana's passion for community organizing began in the late 1980s, when as a young girl she joined a youth development organization called 21st Century. Since then she has launched initiatives around issues of racial discrimination, housing inequality, and economic justice. Her work has connected a vast network of influential people, including much of Hollywood, the founder of the Women's March Tamika Mallory, leading intellectuals and authors like Ishmael Beah and Gloria Steinem. She was 2017 TIME Person of the Year and the winner of the 2019 Sydney Peace Prize, and has been the recipient of countless other accolades. She is the co-editor with Brené Brown of the instant New York Times bestseller You Are Your Best Thing.
Sticker Mosaics: Unicorn Universe - by Gareth Moore (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 11.9 Inches (H) x 8.9 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)Weight: 1.35 PoundsNumber of Pages: 80Genre: GamesSub-Genre: Activity BooksFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Castle Point BooksAuthor: Gareth MooreAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Gallop through the universe with dazzling unicorns! Explore the galaxy in the most magical way possible with incredible sticker art! Gareth Moore's Sticker Mosaics: Unicorn Universe takes you to a surreal world among the stars where unicorns roam free. Begin your stickering quest with any of 12 enchanting puzzles. Match the stickers to their numbered spots on each project page, and witness the transformation from a blank page into fascinating modern art.Perforated pages make it simple for you to remove your mosaic for sharing or framing. Ignite your creativity, building scenes of colorful unicorns soaring across the universe. Immerse yourself in the completely unique world of Sticker Mosaics: Unicorn Universe and discover the satisfaction of mosaic works of art! About The Author Gareth Moore is the author of a wide range of brain-training and puzzle books for both children and adults, including Sticker Mosaics: Going Places and Connect and Color: Great Escapes Dot-to-Dot, among many others. He is also the creator of the online brain-training website and runs the daily puzzle website.
Court (Crave #4) - by Tracy Wolff (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 2.2 Inches (W) x 5.4 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 704Genre: Juvenile FictionFormat: HardcoverAuthor: Tracy WolffAge Range: TeenLanguage: EnglishThe includes special-edition Vampire Court–themed endpapers, plus exclusive bonus content from Tracy Wolff that explores the origin story of a fan-favorite vampire character and a bonus scene not found anywhere else! Court, the stunning conclusion to the instant New York Times bestselling Crave series, is not to be missed!
Watcher in the Woods - (Casey Duncan Novels) by Kelley Armstrong (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inch (W) x 1.1 Inch (D)Weight: .7 PoundsNumber of Pages: 384Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersSeries Title: Casey Duncan NovelsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Minotaur BooksAuthor: Kelley ArmstrongAge Range: AdultBook theme: CrimeLanguage: English Book Synopsis Watcher in the Woods is the next gripping installment of #1 bestselling Kelley Armstrong's riveting Casey Duncan series. The secret town of Rockton has seen some rocky times lately; understandable considering its mix of criminals and victims fleeing society for refuge within its Yukon borders. Casey Duncan, the town's only detective on a police force of three, has already faced murder, arson, and falling in love in the several months that she's lived there. Yet even she didn't think it would be possible for an outsider to locate the town and cause trouble in the place she's come to call home. When a US Marshal shows up demanding the release of one of the residents, but won't say who, Casey and her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, are skeptical. And yet only hours later, the marshal is shot dead and the only possible suspects are the townspeople and Casey's estranged sister, smuggled into town to help with a medical emergency. It's up to Casey to figure out who murdered the marshal, and why someone would kill to keep him quiet--before the killer strikes again. Review Quotes "Bestseller Armstrong fuses small-town mystery with high-concept thriller in her propulsive fourth Rockton novel. . . Casey's present-tense narration heightens tension, while colorful characters with checkered pasts add humor, intrigue, and heart. New readers and longtime fans will enjoy Armstrong's adrenaline-fueled plot, which cleverly capitalizes upon her inventive series premise." --Publishers Weekly "The Rockton novels are fine blends of story, character, and setting. The town of Rockton is not merely window dressing, and its characters aren't superficially drawn. In fact, two elements feed off one another, with the vividness of the place adding depth to the people who inhabit it." --Booklist Praise for the Rockton Novels: THIS FALLEN PREY "The empathetic central characters grapple with the nature of violence and the choices they're willing to make to protect loved ones. Armstrong delivers surprising twists and keeps readers guessing about who the next victim might be." --Publishers Weekly "Kelley Armstrong's solid Casey Duncan Series... is turning into one of the best new finds of the decade. . This Fallen Prey is the best Rockton novel so far, as this town of people with no pasts confront a man who seems to spread death. Is he a killer or a potential victim? Slick plotting and good characters are hallmarks of this clever series." --Globe and Mail A DARKNESS ABSOLUTE "The unusual setup and isolated location increase tension in a fast-paced entry that will keep readers guessing." --Publishers Weekly "Armstrong keeps the plot turning and cranks up the tension from one chapter to the next. She's already shown she's good at that, and A Darkness Absolute is no exception." --The Oklahoman CITY OF THE LOST [A] locked room mystery on steroids; readers should prepare for an all-nighter to finish it. --Booklist Excellent first in a new thriller series... A highly unusual set-up sets the stage for a distinctive cast of characters and a page-turning plot. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) About The Author KELLEY ARMSTRONG graduated with a degree in psychology and then studied computer programming. Now, she is a full-time writer and parent, and she lives with her husband and three children in rural Ontario, Canada. She is the author of City of the Lost, the first book in the Casey Duncan mystery series.
Willodeen - by Katherine Applegate (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x .9 Inches (W) x 5.3 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 272Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Fantasy & MagicFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Feiwel & FriendsAuthor: Katherine ApplegateAge Range: 9-12 YearsLanguage: English About the Book From #1 New York Times bestseller Katherine Applegate, a singular middle-grade novel about a girl who risks everything to help her handmade bear when he comes to life. Book Synopsis From #1 New York Times bestseller Katherine Applegate, a singular middle-grade novel about a girl who risks everything to help a handmade creature who comes to life.The earth is old and we are not, and that is all you must remember . . . Eleven-year-old Willodeen adores creatures of all kinds, but her favorites are the most unlovable beasts in the land: strange beasts known as "screechers." The villagers of Perchance call them pests, even monsters, but Willodeen believes the animals serve a vital role in the complicated web of nature. Lately, though, nature has seemed angry indeed. Perchance has been cursed with fires and mudslides, droughts and fevers, and even the annual migration of hummingbears, a source of local pride and income, has dwindled. For as long as anyone can remember, the tiny animals have overwintered in shimmering bubble nests perched atop blue willow trees, drawing tourists from far and wide. This year, however, not a single hummingbear has returned to Perchance, and no one knows why. When a handmade birthday gift brings unexpected magic to Willodeen and her new friend, Connor, she's determined to speak up for the animals she loves, and perhaps even uncover the answer to the mystery of the missing hummingbears. A timely and timeless tale about our fragile earth, and one girl's fierce determination to make a difference. About the Author Katherine Applegate is the New York Times bestselling author of Wishtree, Crenshaw, and Home of the Brave, all from Feiwel & Friends, as well The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal, and its sequel The One and Only Bob. She lives in Southern California with her family.
The Glittering Hour - by Iona Grey (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inch (W) x 1.2 Inch (D)Weight: .9 PoundsNumber of Pages: 496Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAuthor: Iona GreyAge Range: AdultBook theme: 20th Century, HistoricalLanguage: English About the Book Award-winning author Iona Grey's unforgettable historical about true love found and lost and the secrets we keep from one another, now in trade paperback Book Synopsis Award-winning author Iona Grey's unforgettable historical novel about true love found and lost and the secrets we keep from one another, is now in trade paperback Selina Lennox is a Bright Young Thing. Her life is a whirl of parties and drinking, pursued by the press and staying on just the right side of scandal, all while running from the life her parents would choose for her. Lawrence Weston is a penniless painter who stumbles into Selina's orbit one night and can never let her go even while knowing someone of her stature could never end up with someone of his. Except Selina falls hard for Lawrence, envisioning a life of true happiness. But when tragedy strikes, Selina finds herself choosing what's safe over what's right. Spanning two decades and a seismic shift in British history as World War II approaches, The Glittering Hour is an epic novel of passion, heartache and loss. Review Quotes Praise for The Glittering Hour: * A Must-Read for PopSugar! * * A December Recommend from Book Riot! * ... a riveting historical epic about the choices that haunt us. - Refinery29 An absorbing tale of love, loss, and the ties that bind... A sweeping historical saga that captures the desires and dilemmas of the heart. -- Booklist The Glittering Hour is an exceptional novel about choosing how to live amid powerful grief and true love. For readers looking for a tremendously entertaining, emotionally charged story, look no further. The Glittering Hour is just the ticket. -- BookPage This sweeping history is sure to be a tearjerker. -- Publishers Weekly This is a deceptively bittersweet tale, a story of loss and discovery covered in flashes of riches and freedom that obscure its melancholy core . . . a heartbreaking but ultimately positive tone that will hit many emotions. And while it is a love story in Selina's past that we follow and mourn, it's the relationship between Alice and her parents that takes center stage at the end. -- Historical Novel Society Vivid and heartbreaking. - Prima (UK) Prepare to be swept away on an all-encompassing journey of love, loss and discovery. - Woman & Home (UK)I absolutely adored this sweeping novel - Good Housekeeping (UK) ... a stunning novel of love, loss and living life to the full. Beautifully written with attention detail in plot and character, this book went straight to my heart, and took me through an array of emotions. I found this evocative of the period, mesmerising in its story and an absolutely fabulous read that I didn't want to end. - Bookliterati.com (UK) "An enchanting, evocative read." - The Sun (UK) "Emotionally fraught, evocative and redemptive, The Glittering Hour has been well worth the wait. What a superb novel - Iona Grey really is back with aplomb." - Fiona Mitchell, author of The Maid's Room Praise for Letters to the Lost: "A wonderful story." --Rosamunde Pilcher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Shell Seekers "Grey's engaging, poignant, and romantic debut treats readers to an absorbing story within a story." --Library Journal, *Starred Review* "A captivating tale of love and love lost." --Booklist "Letters to the Lost pulsates with life, offering a vibrant love story that transcends time and the heartbreak of war. Settle in somewhere comfortable; you are in for an enthralling read." --Kate Alcott, New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker "[A] powerful debut, one of those rare books that grabs you from the first page and doesn't let go. It's a heart-wrenching, smile-through-the-tears story of love lost and refound - you won't be able to put it down!" --Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author of The English Wife and The Ashford Affair
The Loud House #13 - by The Loud House Creative Team (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x .2 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 64Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Comics & Graphic NovelsSeries Title: Loud HouseFormat: PaperbackPublisher: PapercutzAuthor: The Loud House Creative TeamAge Range: 9-12 YearsBook theme: Media Tie-InLanguage: EnglishUS
Never Enough - by Mike Hayes (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 240Genre: Biography + AutobiographySub-Genre: MilitaryFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Celadon BooksAuthor: Mike HayesAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Navy SEAL and former White House official Mike Hayes recounts dramatic stories and offers battle and boardroom tested advice that will motivate readers to do work of value, live lives of purpose, and stretch themselves to reach their highest potential. Book Synopsis In Never Enough, Mike Hayes--former Commander of SEAL Team TWO--helps readers apply high-stakes lessons about excellence, agility, and meaning across their personal and professional lives. Mike Hayes has lived a lifetime of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. He has been held at gunpoint and threatened with execution. He's jumped out of a building rigged to explode, helped amputate a teammate's leg, and made countless split-second life-and-death decisions. He's written countless emails to his family, telling them how much he loves them, just in case those were the last words of his they'd ever read. Outside of the SEALs, he's run meetings in the White House Situation Room, negotiated international arms treaties, and developed high-impact corporate strategies. Over his many years of leadership, he has always strived to be better, to contribute more, and to put others first. That's what makes him an effective leader, and it's the quality that he's identified in all of the great leaders he's encountered. That continual striving to lift those around him has filled Mike's life with meaning and purpose, has made him secure in the knowledge that he brings his best to everything he does, and has made him someone others can rely on. In Never Enough, Mike Hayes recounts dramatic stories and offers battle- and boardroom-tested advice that will motivate readers to do work of value, live lives of purpose, and stretch themselves to reach their highest potential. Review Quotes "I've known Mike for over two decades and seen his incredible leadership and dedication to the SEALs, our military, and our nation. Mike's experiences and wisdom make Never Enough a valuable read that I strongly recommend to anyone looking to live a more extraordinary life." --Admiral William McRaven (Ret.), Former Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command and #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Make Your Bed "Mike Hayes's great strength is his understanding that leadership comes from putting others first. As a result, Never Enough is the book you didn't know you needed -- filled with constructive ways to be better leaders and better people. Here's the recipe for uniting and strengthening our nation. Here's how to unlock excellence."--Brad Meltzer, Bestselling Author of The Lincoln ConspiracyNever Enough is a brilliant and wonderfully insightful compilation of stories and timeless lessons gained from a successful life and career as a Commanding Officer in the Navy SEALs, a Policy Maker in the White House and a Technologist in Corporate America. As we confront a future filled with both remarkable promise and unsettling uncertainties, the book is a reminder that leading a life of excellence, agility and meaning is the best way to not lose sight of the fact that in all of our human endeavors, the journey is more important than the destination.--Frank D'Souza, Co-Founder and Former CEO of Cognizant Technology Solutions "I was inspired by Never Enough and Mike Hayes's determination to constantly push himself to achieve excellence. It's an important lesson brought to life by his unique combination of experiences as a decorated Navy SEAL Commander, a senior White House official, and successful business executive. Mike writes with humility, candor, and a sharp sense of humor; this is a must read for anyone hoping to learn how to lead through adversity and bring out the best in themselves and their teams."--David McCormick, CEO of Bridgewater Associates Never Enough is the ultimate playbook for leading a winning team, whether in a boardroom or on the field. Mike Hayes's leadership style was forged on the frontlines as a Navy SEAL, but the lessons that he's distilled in his book could be applied to every person -- players, coaches, and beyond -- I work with on a daily basis.--Kirk Ferentz, Head Football Coach, University of Iowa Being an entrepreneur takes guts, grit, and the willingness to take a risk -- but it's nothing like the risks Mike Hayes has taken during his extraordinary life. Whether you're building a business or building a life, Never Enough is an incredible manual for getting the best out of yourself, your team, and your community. Just like Mike is a one-of-a-kind achiever, his book is a one-of-a-kind must-read. --Neil Blumenthal, CEO of Warby Parker In business, it's critical to think strategically, move quickly, and be ready to pivot at any moment -- in other words, you have to think like a SEAL. In Never Enough, Mike Hayes applies the lessons he's learned as a SEAL to the business world. It's essential reading for anyone looking to reach the next level.--Steve Case, Former CEO and Chairman of AOL I've known Mike Hayes my entire career--he is the real deal, a true mentor, and so are the lessons in this book. This isn't abstract theory, but hard-won, real-world experience distilled into lessons you can apply to your life and business. Never Enough is exactly what America needs right now.--Dan Crenshaw, U.S. Representative for Texas's 2nd District, former Navy SEAL, and New York Times bestselling author of Fortitude This useful distillation of the life philosophy of Navy SEALs can be used by anyone. Combining biography, business, and self-help, Hayes's account will be welcome in library collections where patrons are looking for personal and professional guidance.--Library Journal About The Author Mike Hayes is the former Commanding Officer of SEAL Team TWO, leading a two thousand-person Special Operations Task Force in Southeastern Afghanistan. In addition to a twenty-year career as a SEAL, Mike was a White House Fellow, served two years as Director of Defense Policy and Strategy at the National Security Council, and has worked directly with both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Beyond his military and governmental service, Mike is currently the Chief Digital Transformation Officer at VMware. He joined VMware in October 2020, and leads the company's worldwide business operations and the acceleration of the company's SaaS transition. Previously, he was SVP and Head of Strategic Operations at Cognizant Technology. Mike also served in Chief of Staff and COO roles at Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest and most successful hedge fund. Mike holds an M.A. in Public Policy from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and received his B.A. from Holy Cross College. His military decorations include the Bronze Star for valor in combat in Iraq, a Bronze Star for Afghanistan, and the Defense Superior Service Medal from the White House. Hayes is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the board of directors of Immuta, a data governance company, and of the National Medal of Honor Museum, and a senior advisor to Inherent Group, an impact investment firm. He lives in Westport, Connecticut with his wife and daughter.
Piecing Me Together - by Renée Watson (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: .65 PoundsNumber of Pages: 288Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Social ThemesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Bloomsbury YAAuthor: Renée WatsonAge Range: 9-12 YearsLanguage: English About the Book A timely and powerful story about a teen girl striving for success in a world that too often seems like it's trying to break her. "An honest look at how girls stitch together their talents to find their voice and power."--Meg Medina, author of "Burn Baby Burn." Book Synopsis Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award WinnerNew York Times bestsellerTimely and timeless. --Jacqueline WoodsonImportant and deeply moving. --John Green Acclaimed author Renee Watson offers a powerful story about a girl striving for success in a world that too often seems like it's trying to break her. Jade believes she must get out of her poor neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed. Her mother tells her to take advantage of every opportunity that comes her way. And Jade has: every day she rides the bus away from her friends and to the private school where she feels like an outsider, but where she has plenty of opportunities. But some opportunities she doesn't really welcome, like an invitation to join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls. Just because her mentor is black and graduated from the same high school doesn't mean she understands where Jade is coming from. She's tired of being singled out as someone who needs help, someone people want to fix. Jade wants to speak, to create, to express her joys and sorrows, her pain and her hope. Maybe there are some things she could show other women about understanding the world and finding ways to be real, to make a difference. NPR's Best Books of 2017A 2017 New York Public Library Best Teen Book of the YearChicago Public Library's Best Books of 2017A School Library Journal Best Book of 2017Kirkus Reviews' Best Teen Books of 20172018 Josette Frank Award Winner Review Quotes Watson's elegantly crafted novel speaks to the myriad of people who find themselves searching for themselves in the world. Timely and timeless, Piecing Me Together is a book about the ways young people deal with the hardships and heartbreak of everyday living while remaining whole and true to themselves. There is a little bit of Jade in all of us. As she and the rest of Watson's characters jumped off the page and into my heart, I found myself again and again, remembering this. - Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award-winning author of BROWN GIRL DREAMING Watson, with rhythm and style, somehow gets at the toxicity of sympathy, the unquenchable thirst of fear, and the life-changing power of voice and opportunity, all wrapped up in Jade--the coolest young lady in the world. Or at least, in Portland, Oregon. Simply, Piecing Me Together is a book you'll want to hug! - Jason Reynolds, award-winning coauthor of ALL AMERICAN BOYS A nuanced story about girls navigating the landmines of others' good intentions, Piecing Me Together will make readers wrestle with every assumption they have about race, economic class, and so-called at-risk kids. An honest look at how girls stitch together their talents to find their voice and power. Renee Watson is a top-rate storyteller about what impacts young women today. - Meg Medina, award-winning author of BURN BABY BURN A thoughtful testament to the value of growth and of work, of speaking up and of listening, that will resonate with many readers engaged in 'discovering what we are really capable of.' - starred review, BCCB Jade's narrative voice offers compelling reflections on the complexities of race and gender, class and privilege, and fear and courage, while conveying the conflicted emotions of an ambitious, loyal girl. Teeming with compassion and insight, Watson's story trumpets the power of artistic expression to re-envision and change the world. - starred review, Publishers Weekly Through Jade's insightful and fresh narration, Watson presents a powerful story that challenges stereotypes about girls with 'coal skin and hula-hoop hips' who must contend with the realities of racial profiling and police brutality. . . . A timely, nuanced, and unforgettable story about the power of art, community, and friendship. - starred review, Kirkus Reviews This unique and thought-provoking title offers a nuanced meditation on race, privilege, and intersectionality. - starred review, School Library Journal Watson's story explores a number of important ideas: the challenges and rewards of interracial friendships, the realities of racial stereotyping, and the expression of ideas and emotions through art . . . Jade's is an important voice. - VOYA A balancing act between class, race, and social dynamics, with Watson constantly undercutting stereotypes and showing no fear in portraying virtues along with vices. The book's defiance of a single-issue lens will surely inspire discussion and consideration. - Booklist Questions of race, self-acceptance, and self-worth are the focus of this book and will give young women a chance to realize that they are worthwhile just being themselves. . . . all students . . . would benefit from reading this book. - School Library Connection Watson takes Jade on her own journey of self-discovery, one that readers will avidly follow. With each chapter preceded by a Spanish word or phrase, this involving, thought-provoking novel is a multifaceted and clear-eyed exploration into the intersections of race, class, and gender. - The Horn Book Magazine Writing with the artfulness and insights of African American teen-lit pioneers Rita Williams-Garcia, Angela Johnson, and Jacqueline Woodson, Watson shows Maya exploring concerns rarely made this accessible . . . essential for all collections. - starred review, Booklist on THIS SIDE OF HOME Watson paints a thoughtful, powerful picture of the complications of contemporary African-American experience, especially when it rubs up against the hipster middle class. - starred review, BCCB on THIS SIDE OF HOME An intriguing look at how families and young people cope with community and personal change. . . . Here's hoping Watson's teen debut will be followed by many more. - Kirkus Reviews on THIS SIDE OF HOME Watson delivers a well-rounded, delicate, and important story without sacrificing any heart. An engrossing and timely coming-of-age story. - SLJ on THIS SIDE OF HOME About The Author Renée Watson is a New York Times bestselling author. Her novel, Piecing Me Together, received a Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Award. Her books include Some Places More Than Others, This Side of Home, What Momma Left Me, Betty Before X, cowritten with Ilyasah Shabazz, and Watch Us Rise, cowritten with Ellen Hagan, as well as two acclaimed picture books: A Place Where Hurricanes Happen and Harlem's Little Blackbird, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Renée lives in New York City. www.reneewatson.net@harlemportland (Instagram)
24 - by Willie Mays & John Shea (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.4 Inches (H) x 6.6 Inch (W) x 1.1 Inch (D)Weight: 1.3 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: BaseballFormat: HardcoverPublisher: St. Martin's PressAuthor: Willie Mays & John SheaAge Range: AdultBook theme: HistoryLanguage: English About the Book The legendary Mays shares the inspirations and influences responsible for guiding him on and off the field in this reflective and inspirational memoir. Book Synopsis THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE BESTSELLER The legendary Willie Mays shares the inspirations and influences responsible for guiding him on and off the field in this reflective and inspirational memoir. Even if, like me, you thought you had pretty much read and heard all there was to read and hear about Willie Mays, this warmhearted book will inform and reward you. And besides, what true baseball fan can ever get enough of Willie Mays? Say Hey! Read on and enjoy. --From the Foreword by Bob Costas "It's because of giants like Willie that someone like me could even think about running for President." --President Barack Obama Widely regarded as the greatest all-around player in baseball history because of his unparalleled hitting, defense and baserunning, the beloved Willie Mays offers people of all ages his lifetime of experience meeting challenges with positivity, integrity and triumph in 24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid. Presented in 24 chapters to correspond with his universally recognized uniform number, Willie's memoir provides more than the story of his role in America's pastime. This is the story of a man who values family and community, engages in charitable causes especially involving children and follows a philosophy that encourages hope, hard work and the fulfillment of dreams. "I was very lucky when I was a child. My family took care of me and made sure I was in early at night. I didn't get in trouble. My father made sure that I didn't do the wrong thing. I've always had a special place in my heart for children and their well-being, and John Shea and I got the idea that we should do something for the kids and the fathers and the mothers, and that's why this book is being published. We want to reach out to all generations and backgrounds. Hopefully, these stories and lessons will inspire people in a positive way." --Willie Mays Review Quotes Praise for 24: His new memoir will remind fans of why we love baseball so much, and also, now, of why we miss it. --Tyler Kepner, The New York Times...the nostalgic 24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid is a welcome treat. It's also a salute to what the game used to be, not only before the pandemic but before it got too big. Back when it was a game played for the love of it, by guys who still lived in the neighborhood. --Jacqueline Cutler, New York Daily NewsEloquent and inspirational, Mays' words serve as a glue for the text, bringing readers inside the clubhouse at pivotal moments and revealing Mays' philosophy on sports, camaraderie and a life well lived. More than a baseball history, "24" feels akin to a fireside chat with a sports hero brimming with wisdom. --Zack Ruskin, San Francisco Chronicle DatebookThis book shows off the best parts of Mays, and is a delightful read while waiting for baseball to return. --Rich Dubroff, Baltimore BaseballShea chronicles Mays's life and legacy with attention, detail, and awe...[a] definitive work about a living legend. --Publishers Weekly[Mays'] upbeat personality shines even when discussing difficult topics...Baseball fans of all ages and anyone seeking inspiration will enjoy memories and motivation shared in a warm, joyous manner by the irrepressible Say Hey Kid. --Library Journal (starred review) "This unusual mix of memoir, self-help, and baseball history...drives home the point that there's never been anyone quite like number 24." --Booklist"Terrific . . . It is a must read." --Forbes.com The Willie Mays bio is filled with examples of excelling under pressure. --Investor's Business DailyPraise for Willie Mays: It's because of giants like Willie that someone like me could even think about running for president. --President Barack Obama "We sat and talked a long time about baseball, which really helped me more than anything in the world, sitting and talking to him about baseball." --Hank Aaron Willie's the greatest all-around player of all time. You listen to his stories, you learn so much.... Nobody tells stories like Willie. --Dave Roberts, 2016 National League Manager of the Year About The Author WILLIE MAYS, forever the youthful Say Hey Kid, was a major-league center fielder for 22 seasons with the New York Giants, San Francisco Giants and New York Mets and played for the Birmingham Black Barons in the Negro Leagues. He hit 660 home runs, collected 3,283 hits, stole 338 bases, earned 12 Gold Gloves and played in 24 All-Star Games. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979. JOHN SHEA is the award-winning national baseball columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle and Willie's longtime acquaintance. He has written several books, including the autobiography of Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson, Off Base: Confessions of a Thief. He is seen regularly on MLB Network.
The High Price of a Good Man - by Debra Phillips (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 304Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAuthor: Debra PhillipsAge Range: AdultBook theme: African AmericanLanguage: English Book Synopsis Debra Phillips's The High Price of a Good Man is a funny and unforgettable story about big, bold, sassy, beautiful Queenisha Renae Sutton who finds out that when it comes to men, sometimes love doesn't have anything to do with it. First of all, just for the record, I love me some me. You heard right. . .I truly love Miss Queenisha Renae Sutton. The tall, well-endowed, fine honey-coated sistah that I be. Queenisha Renae Sutton is always ready, willing and able to walk away from any man who either can't or won't appreciate her, because after all, she is all woman. Then she meets tall and handsome Zeke Washington at a charity fundraiser, and buys him lock, stock and barrel. For one night. Determined to get her money's worth, she approaches their first date with one goal: to make Zeke her man, no matter what the cost. With the help of her best friend, Poetta, who puts a voodoo hex on Zeke to help lure him in, Queenisha gets more than she bargained for. And before long she finds herself changing to please a man. And if love wasn't complicated enough, she discovers an even sweeter love where she least expects it. About the Author Debra Phillips lives in Compton, California, and it at work on her next novel.
Wherever You are by Nancy Tillman by Nancy Tillman (Board Book)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.4 Inches (H) x 6.5 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Family / GeneralFormat: Board BookPublisher: Feiwel & FriendsAuthor: Nancy TillmanAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book Children feel the reassuring love of their parents no matter where they go or what they do. Book Synopsis . . . I wanted you more than you'll ever know, so I sent love to follow wherever you go. . . . Love is the greatest gift we have to give our children. It's the one thing they can carry with them each and every day. If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman. Wherever You Are is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old, they are. Review Quotes "The illustrations that flow across each page of this tale are every bit as beautiful as the message: Never doubt that you're number one with Mom." --Parenting: Early Years "Encourages an adult and child to snuggle affectionately together with a book is undeniable and may make this just the balm the doctor (or librarian) ordered." --Booklist "Parents and grandparents with a sweet tooth will likely lap up the latest in Tillman's string of sentimental favorites." --Kirkus Reviews "[Tillman] has an unerring instinct for dramatic composition--in these pages, readers get the sense of spying on a secret world--and her potent combination of unapologetic sentiment, fantasy, photorealism, and painterliness has an undeniable allure." --Publishers Weekly "Oh, to be the lucky child whose parent reads Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You aloud...Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You is the book you want to give to whomever you love; it would make a memorable birthday, holiday or 'just because' gift, and it is sure to be treasured." --BlogCritics.org "The simplicity of the illustrations work well with the verses that describe the power of love and how it is always near no matter where one is. Those children who enjoyed Tillman's previous book, On the Night You Were Born, will probably enjoy the lyrical words and enchanting illustrations of this book, too. A wonderful book to share with children to let them know they are always loved." --Children's Literature "This is one of those rare baby books that should make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy." --Publishers Weekly on On the Night You Were Born "A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child." --Kirkus Reviews on On the Night You Were Born "Many parents will welcome this opportunity to tell their children how special and loved they are." --Booklist on On the Night You Were Born About The Author Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture book On the Night You Were Born and its companion journal, The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby's First Year. Her other books include The Spirit of Christmas and Tumford the Terrible. A former advertising executive, Tillman now writes and illustrates full-time. She lives in Tualatin, Oregon.
Curse So Dark and Lonely - by Brigid Kemmerer (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6 Inch (W) x 1.9 Inch (D)Weight: 1.5 PoundsNumber of Pages: 484Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & FolkloreFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Bloomsbury Childrens BooksAuthor: Brigid KemmererAge Range: TeenBook theme: Adaptations, Epic, GeneralLanguage: English About the Book This lush retelling of "Beauty and the Beast"features a kingdom in peril and a heart-stopping romance. "Slow burning, big hearted, magical fun! I loved every minute."--Wendy Higgins, "New York Times"-bestselling author. Book Synopsis A New York Times bestseller!Has everything you'd want in a retelling of a classic fairy tale. - Jodi Picoult In a lush, contemporary fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Brigid Kemmerer gives readers another compulsively readable romance perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer.Fall in love, break the curse. It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope. Nothing has ever been easy for Harper. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she's instead somehow sucked into Rhen's cursed world. Break the curse, save the kingdom. A prince? A monster? A curse? Harper doesn't know where she is or what to believe. But as she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what's at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin. Review Quotes "Has everything you'd want in a retelling of a classic fairy tale: a finely-drawn fantasy world, a heroine rarely seen in fiction, and a tortured hero with a secret. I have only one complaint: I wish the sequel were already available!" --Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of A SPARK OF LIGHT and SMALL GREAT THINGS "Absolutely spellbinding. A Curse So Dark and Lonely expands on all the beloved themes of 'Beauty and the Beast' to create an intensely original retelling: one full of fierce new characters, wicked magic, and wondrous amounts of heart. Brigid Kemmerer doesn't just tell a story, she builds an entire world that you will never want to leave." --Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of CARAVAL and LEGENDARY "I couldn't get this creative, suspenseful take on 'Beauty and the Beast' out of my head." --Sara Holland, New York Times bestselling author of EVERLESS "Slow burning, big hearted, magical fun! I loved every minute." --New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins "Heartwarming, thoughtful, and romantic: Brigid Kemmerer took me on a magical journey with this dark fairy tale about growing up, falling in love, and making impossible choices. I can't wait to see where these characters go next." --Jodi Meadows, New York Times bestselling co-author of MY LADY JANE and MY PLAIN JANE "Beautifully dark, filled with wild adventure and a modern-day heroine every reader will find a bit of themselves in." --Alexandra Christo, author of TO KILL A KINGDOM "Harper is the undisputed hero . . . Avoiding disability inspiration tropes, she is a fallible, well-rounded character who fights for the vulnerable and resists being labeled as such herself despite how others perceive her. A fast-paced, richly detailed feminist epic." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This enthralling modern fable champions altruism while illustrating intimacy's relationship with honesty, respect, trust, and consent." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Fans of Cassandra Clare, Marissa Meyer, or Alex Flinn, as well as any reader looking to sink into a top-notch story with great characters, will want to read this book." --VOYA, starred review "A complex, creative, and compelling reimagining of Beauty and the Beast." --School Library Connection, highly recommended "A fresh twist on an old story. . . . Fans of Sarah J. Maas will be eager for this one." --Booklist "Kemmerer knows how to blend a compelling story with a swoony romance, and the love triangle that inevitably develops . . . is organic and unforced because of strong characterization." --BCCB "A unique world filled with fantasy and menace . . . will leave readers anxious to see what happens next." --School Library Journal "Kemmerer merges modern sensibilities with an epic love story in this Beauty and the Beast retelling." --Shelf Awareness "Readers looking for a different sort of coming-of-age story or teen protagonists grappling with complex situations will fall in love with this romance-tinged novel." --Starred review, Booklist on MORE THAN WE CAN TELL "A must-have for any YA collection. Give to teens who enjoyed A Boy Called It by Dave Pelzer or The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky." --Starred review, School Library Journal on MORE THAN WE CAN TELL "This book is going to fly off the shelves to all teens, but it will hold special interest for those looking for a tear-jerking romance and serious readers of realistic fiction." --VOYA on LETTERS TO THE LOST "A great concept, delivered in a compulsively readable package . . . romance readers will stay up late to finish this very satisfying and heartfelt read." --Booklist on LETTERS TO THE LOST "Explores the ideas of carving identity out of pain and the way perception colors expectations." --BCCB on LETTERS TO THE LOST "Readers will find themselves rooting for the real Declan to win Juliet's heart the same way his online persona did. Consider this tale of modern star-crossed love as a first purchase for YA collections." --School Library Journal on LETTERS TO THE LOST About The Author Brigid Kemmerer is the New York Times bestselling author More Than We Can Tell, Letters to the Lost, and the Elementals series. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, though her parents quickly moved her all over the United States, from the desert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the lakeside in Cleveland, Ohio, and several stops in between, eventually settling near Annapolis, Maryland.www.brigidkemmerer.com@BrigidKemmerer
This Earl of Mine - (Bow Street Bachelors) by Kate Bateman (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.6 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x 1 Inch (D)Weight: .35 PoundsNumber of Pages: 336Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceSeries Title: Bow Street BachelorsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's PressAuthor: Kate BatemanAge Range: AdultBook theme: HistoricalLanguage: English About the Book "Introducing the Bow Street Bachelors--men who work undercover for London's first official police force--and the women they serve to protect ... and wed?"--Back cover. Book Synopsis Bateman's scintillating first Bow Street Bachelors Regency is full of intense emotions and dramatic twists. Intelligent, affable characters make this fast-paced novel shine, especially for fans of clever women and the men who sincerely admire them. Future installments will be eagerly anticipated by Regency readers. -- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Introducing the Bow Street Bachelors--men who work undercover for London's first official police force--and the women they serve to protect. . .and wed? WILL A FALSE MARRIAGE Shipping heiress Georgiana Caversteed is done with men who covet her purse more than her person. Even worse than the ton's lecherous fortune hunters, however, is the cruel cousin determined to force Georgie into marriage. If only she could find a way to be . . . widowed? Georgie hatches a madcap scheme to wed a condemned criminal before he's set to be executed. All she has to do is find an eligible bachelor in prison to marry her, and she'll be free. What could possibly go wrong? LEAD TO TRUE AND LASTING LOVE? Benedict William Henry Wylde, scapegrace second son of the late Earl of Morcott and well-known rake, is in Newgate prison undercover, working for Bow Street. Georgie doesn't realize who he is when she marries him--and she most certainly never expects to bump into her very-much-alive, and very handsome, husband of convenience at a society gathering weeks later. Soon Wylde finds himself courting his own wife, hoping to win her heart since he already has her hand. But how can this seductive rogue convince brazen, beautiful Georgie that he wants to be together...until actual death do they part? Review Quotes Bateman's scintillating first Bow Street Bachelors Regency is full of intense emotions and dramatic twists. Intelligent, affable characters make this fast-paced novel shine, especially for fans of clever women and the men who sincerely admire them. Future installments will be eagerly anticipated by Regency readers. -- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) A book that begins with a Regency heiress seeking a bridegroom in Newgate Prison promises daring adventure, and Kate Bateman gives readers just what they're looking for in This Earl of Mine. ...Pure fun. -- BookPage Genuine romance that shines through...delightful leads and sexy capers. -- Kirkus Romantic, suspenseful, heartwarming, this book was absolutely delightful, and I'm already counting down the days to the next story set in this world. -- Natasha is a Book Junkie Delicious, witty, and ripping good fun! Kate Bateman's writing sparkles. -- USA Today bestselling author Laura Lee Guhrke Dashing, daring, and deliciously romantic! -- USA Today bestselling author Caroline Linden A riveting new voice for Regency readers! Kate Bateman is now on my auto-buy list. -- Janna MacGregor, author of The Good, the Bad, and the Duke About The Author Kate Bateman, (also writing as K. C. Bateman), is the #1 bestselling author of historical romances, including her RITA(R) nominated Renaissance romp, The Devil To Pay, and the novels in the Secrets & Spies series To Steal a Heart, A Raven's Heart, and A Counterfeit Heart. When not writing novels that feature feisty, intelligent heroines and sexy, snarky heroes you want to both strangle and kiss, Kate works as a fine art appraiser and on-screen antiques expert for several popular TV shows in the UK. She splits her time between Illinois and her native England. Follow her on Twitter to learn more.
Apples Never Fall - by Liane Moriarty (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 480Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Henry Holt & CompanyAuthor: Liane MoriartyAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis #1 New York Times bestselling author Liane Moriarty is back with a novel that looks at marriage, sibling rivalry, and the lies we tell others and ourselves. Apples Never Fall is the work of a writer at the top of her game. The Delaney family love one another dearly--it's just that sometimes they want to murder each other . . . If your mother was missing, would you tell the police? Even if the most obvious suspect was your father? This is the dilemma facing the four grown Delaney siblings. The Delaney family is a communal foundation. Stan and Joy are the envy of all of their friends. They're killer on the tennis court, and off it their chemistry is palpable. But after fifty years of marriage, they've finally sold their famed tennis academy and are ready to start what should be the golden years of their lives. So why are they so miserable? The four Delaney children--Amy, Logan, Troy, and Brooke--were tennis stars in their own right, yet as their father will tell you, none of them had what it took to go all the way. But that's okay, now that they're all successful grown-ups. Well, that depends on how you define success. No one in the family can really tell you what Troy does, but based on his fancy car and expensive apartment, he seems to do it very well, even if he blew up his perfect marriage. Logan is happy with his routine as a community college professor, but his family finds it easier to communicate with his lovely girlfriend than him. Amy, the eldest, can't seem to hold down a job or even a lease, but leave it to Brooke, the baby of the family, to be the rock-steady one who is married with a new solo physiotherapy practice . . . which will take off any day now. One night a stranger named Savannah knocks on Stan and Joy's door. She says she chose their house because it looked the friendliest. And since Savannah is bleeding after a fight with her boyfriend, the Delaneys are more than happy to give her the small kindness she sorely needs. If only that was all she wanted. Later, everyone will wonder what exactly went on in that household after Savannah entered their lives that night. Because now Joy is missing, no one knows where Savannah is, and the Delaneys are reexamining their parents' marriage and their shared family history with fresh, frightened eyes. About the Author Liane Moriarty is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Big Little Lies, The Husband's Secret, and Truly Madly Guilty; the New York Times bestsellers Nine Perfect Strangers, What Alice Forgot, and The Last Anniversary; The Hypnotist's Love Story; and Three Wishes. She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two children.
Warrior of the Altaii - by Robert Jordan (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.5 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inch (W) x 1.1 Inch (D)Weight: 1.1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: FantasyFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Tor BooksAuthor: Robert JordanAge Range: AdultBook theme: EpicLanguage: English About the Book The never-before published novel from the author of the New York Times-bestselling series The Wheel of Time]. Wulfgar must contend with twin queens, warlords, prophets, and magic in hopes of protecting his people and securing their future.ture. Book Synopsis Epic fantasy legend, and author of #1 New York Times bestselling series The Wheel of Time(R), Robert Jordan's never-before published novel, Warrior of the Altaii: Draw near and listen, or else time is at an end. The watering holes of the Plain are drying up, the fearsome fanghorn grow more numerous, and bad omens abound. Wulfgar, a leader of the Altaii people, must contend with twin queens, warlords, prophets and magic in hopes of protecting his people and securing their future. Elspeth, a visitor from another world, holds the answers, but first Wulfgar must learn to ask the right questions. But what if the knowledge that saves the Altaii will also destroy them? "Jordan has come to dominate the world Tolkien began to reveal." --The New York Times Explore Robert Jordan's epic fantasy masterpiece, and enter the realm of The Wheel of Time(R) Prequel: New Spring#1 The Eye of the World#2 The Great Hunt#3 The Dragon Reborn#4 The Shadow Rising#5 The Fires of Heaven#6 Lord of Chaos#7 A Crown of Swords#8 The Path of Daggers#9 Winter's Heart#10 Crossroads of Twilight#11 Knife of DreamsBy Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson#12 The Gathering Storm#13 Towers of Midnight#14 A Memory of LightBy Robert Jordan and Teresa PattersonThe World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of TimeBy Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria SimonsThe Wheel of Time CompanionBy Robert Jordan and Amy RomanczukPatterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time Review Quotes Praise for Robert Jordan and The Wheel of Time(R) "His huge, ambitious Wheel of Time series helped redefine the genre." --George R. R. Martin, author of A Game of Thrones "Anyone who's writing epic secondary world fantasy knows Robert Jordan isn't just a part of the landscape, he's a monolith within the landscape." --Patrick Rothfuss, author of the Kingkiller Chronicle series "The Eye of the World was a turning point in my life. I read, I enjoyed. (Then continued on to write my larger fantasy novels.)" --Robin Hobb, author of the award-winning Realm of the Elderlings series "Robert Jordan's work has been a formative influence and an inspiration for a generation of fantasy writers." --Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Way of Shadows "Jordan's writing is so amazing! The characterization, the attention to detail!" --Clint McElroy, co-creator of the #1 podcast The Adventure Zone "[Robert Jordan's] impact on the place of fantasy in the culture is colossal... He brought innumerable readers to fantasy. He became the New York Times bestseller list face of fantasy." --Guy Gavriel Kay, author of A Brightness Long Ago "Robert Jordan was a giant of fiction whose words helped a whole generation of fantasy writers, including myself, find our true voices. I thanked him then, but I didn't thank him enough." --Peter V. Brett, internationally bestselling author of The Demon Cycle series "I don't know anybody who's been as formative in crafting me as a writer as [Robert Jordan], and for that I will be forever grateful." --Tochi Onyebuchi, author of Riot Baby and War Girls "I've mostly never been involved in any particular fandom, the one exception of course was THE WHEEL OF TIME." --Marie Brennan, author of the Memoirs of Lady Trent series "I owe Robert Jordan so much. Without him, modern fantasy would be bereft of the expansive, deep worlds and the giant casts which I love so dearly. It's not often I can look at another author and say: that person paved my way. But such is exactly the case with Jordan." --Jenn Lyons, author of The Ruin of Kings "You can't talk about epic fantasy without acknowledging the titanic influence Robert Jordan has had on the genre." --Jason Denzel, author of Mystic and founder of Dragonmount.com "Jordan has come to dominate the world Tolkien began to reveal." --The New York Times "The Wheel of Time [is] rapidly becoming the definitive American fantasy saga. It is a fantasy tale seldom equaled and still less often surpassed in English." --Chicago Sun-Times "Hard to put down for even a moment. A fittingly epic conclusion to a fantasy series that many consider one of the best of all time." --San Francisco Book Review "The most ambitious American fantasy saga [may] also be the finest. Rich in detail and his plot is rich in incident. Impressive work, and highly recommended." --Booklist "Recalls the work of Tolkien." --Publishers Weekly "This richly detailed fantasy presents fully realized, complex adventure. Recommended." --Library Journal About The Author ROBERT JORDAN (1948-2007) is best known for his internationally bestselling epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time(R), which has sold over 40 million copies in North America and is currently being adapted for the screen. A native of Charleston, Jordan graduated from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army and received multiple decorations for his service.
Untitled MacMillan Spring 2021 - by MacMillan Author to Be Announced (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 336Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Henry Holt & CompanyAuthor: MacMillan Author to Be AnnouncedAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
If You Just Say Yes - by Reon Laudat (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 320Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAuthor: Reon LaudatAge Range: AdultBook theme: ContemporaryLanguage: English Book Synopsis When a journalist and a reporter collide in the middle of a scandal, so does love and trouble-with a capital T in Reon Laudat's If You Just Say Yes. Manhattan journalist Michelle Michaels just can't seem to get a break when she finds herself the subject of false rumors. Now she's being blindsided by her own boss. Wrongly suspecting her of trading sex for scoops, he's caved in to the shady newsroom gossip and sent Michelle quietly packing on a leave of absence to her hometown of Detroit where some family secrets still lurk. With a career on the DL and a love life at low-ebb, Michelle's hit rock bottom-until she meets dark, dimpled, and delicious Wesley Abbott... Detroit reporter Wesley Abbott's plate is full investigating a corrupt local judge. Now he's got something else to investigate-and she's the sweetest thing to sashay into the Herald in years. But Michelle and Wesley have more in common than they ever imagined, and it's not just mellow vibes. In fact, it's a scandal! And when these two bodies bump, so does trouble... From the Back Cover Ambition and desire collide in Reon Laudat's wild new romp about the high-risk business of sex, love, and friendship... Manhattan journalist Michelle Michaels just can't seem to get a break when she finds herself the subject of false rumors. Now she's being blindsided by her own boss. Wrongly suspecting her of trading sex for scoops, he's caved in to the shady newsroom gossip and sent Michelle quietly packing on a leave of absence to her hometown of Detroit where some family secrets still lurk. With a career on the DL and a love life at low-ebb, Michelle's hit rock bottom-until she meets dark, dimpled, and delicious Wesley Abbott... Detroit reporter Wesley Abbott's plate is full investigating a corrupt local judge. Now he's got something else to investigate-and she's the sweetest thing to sashay into the Herald in years. But Michelle and Wesley have more in common than they ever imagined, and it's not just mellow vibes. In fact, it's a scandal! And when these two bodies bump, so does trouble-with a capital T... If You Just Say Yes Fresh...funny...exciting.--Detroit Free Press on What a Girl Wants Review Quotes "Great plot and well developed main characters. I loved the many humorous sections. They made for grand reading! Definitely recommended!" --Huntressreviews.com on Reon Laudat's It's A Love Thang "A funny, well-written romp that is sure to delight. It's A Love Thang is a blast." --Romantic Times on Reon Laudat's It's A Love Thang "Fresh...funny...charming." --Detroit Free Press on Reon Laudat's It's A Love Thang "One of the finest contemporaries I've read all year. The smile and warm feelings I get from this book are reasons enough for me to give it two thumbs up...Isaiah and Ebony are really likeable, adorable characters." --Romance Novel Central on Reon Laudat's It's A Love Thang "It's a Love Thang is a funny ethnic romance...what makes the tale work is that different types of humor are employed from the subtle Benny-Carson looks to outright slapstick." --thebestreviews.com on Reon Laudat's It's A Love Thang "A wild, roller coaster ride...the competition between Ebony and Isaiah is fierce, surpassed only by their sizzling chemistry...a delightful romp...highly recommended." --Cindy Penn of Wordweaving.com and Midwest Book Reviews on Reon Laudat's It's A Love Thang "This is an author to watch...fun book...pretty fabulous characters...fans of romantic comedy will enjoy It's A Love Thang." --All About Romance on Reon Laudat's It's A Love Thang "A fast-paced, high-energy adventure. Ebony and Isaiah are a likeable pair readers will warm to." --The Oakland Press on Reon Laudat's It's A Love Thang "Very cute...enjoyable." --Raw Sistaz on Reon Laudat's It's A Love Thang About the Author Reon Laudat is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. She is the author of several novels, including What a Girl Wants. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. As a features and lifestyle reporter, her beats included the fun stuff: pop culture, trends, fitness, and fashion. Her work has appeared in newspapers across the country via the Gannett News Service. She resides in Michigan with her husband.
The Living and the Lost - by Ellen Feldman (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 336Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: HistoricalFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAuthor: Ellen FeldmanAge Range: AdultBook theme: World War IILanguage: English Book Synopsis From the author of Paris Never Leaves You, Ellen Feldman's The Living and the Lost is a gripping story of a young German Jewish woman who returns to Allied Occupied Berlin from America to face the past and unexpected future "A deeply satisfying and truly adult novel." --Margot Livesey, New York Times best-selling author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy Millie (Meike) Mosbach and her brother David, manage to escape to the States just before Kristallnacht, leaving their parents and little sister in Berlin. Millie attends Bryn Mawr on a special scholarship for non-Aryan German girls and graduates to a magazine job in Philadelphia. David enlists in the army and is eventually posted to the top-secret Camp Ritchie in Maryland, which trains German-speaking men for intelligence work. Now they are both back in their former hometown, haunted by ghosts and hoping against hope to find their family. Millie, works in the office responsible for rooting out the most dedicated Nazis from publishing; she is consumed with rage at her former country and its citizens, though she is finding it more difficult to hate in proximity. David works trying to help displaced persons build new lives, while hiding his more radical nighttime activities from his sister. Like most of their German-born American colleagues, they suffer from conflicts of rage and guilt at their own good fortune, except for Millie's boss, Major Harry Sutton, who seems much too eager to be fair to the Germans. Living and working in bombed-out Berlin, a latter day Wild West where drunken soldiers brawl; the desperate prey on the unsuspecting; spies ply their trade; werewolves, as unrepentant Nazis were called, scheme to rise again; black markets thrive, and forbidden fraternization is rampant, Millie must come to terms with a decision she made as a girl in a moment of crisis, and with the enigmatic sometimes infuriating Major Sutton who is mysteriously understanding of her demons. Atmospheric and page-turning, The Living and the Lost is a story of love, survival, and forgiveness of others and of self. Review Quotes Ellen Feldman masters the two great challenges of the historical novel in The Living and the Lost, mapping the human heart as expertly as she does another time and place. Her story of a Jewish American woman returning to the ruined, postwar Berlin she was forced to leave as a teenager sears, uplifts, and compels. A terrific read, brilliantly written. --Kevin Baker, author of Dreamland and Paradise Alley A gorgeous, shattering novel that could not be more timely about the dark damage of hatred and the persistence of love. --Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow Postwar Berlin springs vividly to life in this engrossing, emotionally powerful novel ...Millie is Feldman's most complex and engaging character yet: tough, smart, and uncompromising, much like the book itself. Beautifully written, rich with detail and a brilliantly drawn cast of characters, The Living and the Lost is a culmination of Feldman's extraordinary powers as a writer with an unrivaled grasp of history and the human heart. --Liza Gyllenhaal, author of Local Knowledge A beautiful, atmospheric novel that transports us to Occupied Berlin, a perfect setting in which to examine the contours of shame, as well as the possibilities of forgiveness. Through the eyes and heart of Millie, we consider the pain of turning away, of betrayal, and the price survival exacts. Feldman's crisp, smart dialogue adds to the delight. --Elizabeth J. Church, author of The Atomic Weight of Love and All the Beautiful Girls
Kissing Under the Mistletoe - by Suzanne Enoch & Amelia Grey & Anna Bennett (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 384Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's PressAuthor: Suzanne Enoch & Amelia Grey & Anna BennettAge Range: AdultBook theme: Regency, HistoricalLanguage: English Book Synopsis From the Scottish highlands, to the bustle and tussle of London, to a hotel on the outskirts of town, three unforgettable authors bring the joy of Christmas romance in Kissing Under the Mistletoe. Great Scot! by Suzanne EnochMiss Jane Bansil knows she will never have a fairy-tale moment. Well past the marriageable age, she's taken a position as a companion and is now stuck in Scotland for Christmas, alone even in the middle of the boisterous MacTaggert family. But when Brennan Andrews, an architect and cousin to the MacTaggerts, arrives to draw up plans for a new family home, Jane must decide if she will take a chance at a happily-ever-after, or settle into her small, safe life for good. Christmas at Dewberry Hollow by Amelia Grey Miss Isabelle Reed has no plans to ever fall in love. She has a perfectly acceptable life with her mother at the Dewberry Hollow Inn, thank you very much. But when Gate, the Duke of Notsgrave's grandson, appears at Dewberry Hollow searching for a carving on a tree, Isabelle cannot help but get involved. But Gate's charm and their instant attraction makes Isabelle question if she's willing to take her chance at love once again. My Mistletoe Beau by Anna BennettMiss Eva Tiding is determined to cheer her widowed father with the perfect Christmas gift. Even if it means breaking into the home of the rakish Earl of Frostbough who swindled Papa out of his pocket watch. But when the earl, Jack Hardwick, catches her in the act, they strike a deal: she'll pose as his fiancée in exchange for the watch. Falling in love is not part of the plan--but with a little Christmas magic, anything is possible... About the Author A native and current resident of Southern California, Suzanne Enoch loves movies almost as much as she loves books, with a special place in her heart for anything Star Wars. She has written more than forty Regency novels and historical romances, which are regularly found on the New York Times bestseller list. Some of these include the Scandalous Brides, No Ordinary Hero, Lessons in Love and Wild Wicked Highlanders series. When she is not busily working on her next book, Suzanne likes to contemplate interesting phenomena, like how the three guppies in her aquarium became 161 guppies in five months. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Amelia Grey read her first romance book when she was thirteen and she's been a devoted reader of love stories ever since. Her awards include the Booksellers Best, Aspen Gold, and the Golden Quill. Writing as Gloria Dale Skinner, she won the coveted Romantic Times Award for Love and Laughter and the prestigious Maggie Award. Her books have sold to many countries in Europe, Indonesia, Turkey, Russia, and most recently to Japan. Several of her books have also been featured in Doubleday and Rhapsody Book Clubs. Amelia is the author of over twenty-five books, including the Heirs' Club trilogy and the Rakes of St. James series. She's been happily married to her high school sweetheart for over thirty-five years and she lives on the beautiful gulf coast of Northwest Florida. Anna Bennett started swiping romances from her mom's bookshelf as a teenager and decided that books with balls, dukes, and gowns were the best. So, when she had the chance to spend a semester in London she packed her bags--and promptly fell in love with the city, its history, and its pubs. She dreamed of writing romance, but somehow ended up a software analyst instead. Fortunately, a few years and a few careers later, Anna found her way back to writing the stories she loves--including the Debutante Diaries and Wayward Wallflowers series--and won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart(R). She lives in Maryland with her husband and three children, who try valiantly not to roll their eyes whenever she quotes Jane Austen.
I Am Perfectly Designed - by Karamo Brown & Jason "rachel" Brown (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 11.1 Inches (H) x 8.8 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)Weight: .85 PoundsNumber of Pages: 40Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: FamilyFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Henry Holt & CompanyAuthor: Karamo Brown & Jason "rachel" BrownAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: ParentsLanguage: English About the Book "In this empowering ode to modern families, a boy and his father take a joyful walk through the city, discovering all the ways in which they are perfectly designed for each other."-- Book Synopsis I Am Perfectly Designed is an exuberant celebration of loving who you are, exactly as you are, from Karamo Brown, the Culture Expert of Netflix's hit series Queer Eye, and Jason Brown--featuring illustrations by Anoosha Syed. In this empowering ode to modern families, a boy and his father take a joyful walk through the city, discovering all the ways in which they are perfectly designed for each other. With tenderness and wit, this story captures the magic of building strong childhood memories. The Browns and Syed celebrate the special bond between parent and child with joy and flair...Syed's bright, cartoon illustrations enrich the tale with a meaningful message of kindness and inclusion.--Kirkus Review Quotes Told in two voices, the narrative's tone is upbeat and earnest... exude[s] a breezy spirit of inclusivity.--Publishers Weekly A beautiful narrative of what it means to be connected to the unconditional love of a parent.--Booklist About The Author Karamo Brown is a TV personality, producer, and host who fixes hearts and minds as the Culture Expert on Netflix's Emmy-winning series, Queer Eye. He made history in 2004 when he appeared on MTV's The Real World as the first openly gay African American reality TV star. In 2007, Karamo learned he had a nine-year-old biological son, Jason, and gained full custody. He later adopted his son's half-brother, Chris, and left the spotlight to become a social worker before making his return to TV. He lives in Los Angeles with his fiancé and two sons. Jason Rachel Brown is a rising young star in Hollywood who has studied dramatic and comedic acting at the University of California, Los Angeles. He often draws on his own life to entertain and inspire, including his experience connecting with his father, Karamo Brown, at the age of ten. Jason lives in Los Angeles, California. Anoosha Syed is a Pakistani-Canadian illustrator based in Toronto, who has a passion for creating charming characters with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. She has illustrated picture books, including the recent Bilal Cooks Daal for clients including Random House, Simon & Schuster and Disney Publishing. Anoosha is also a freelance character designer and has worked with Disney Jr and Dreamworks TV.