U.S. Constitution and Fascinating Facts About It - by Terry L. Jordan (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.04 Inches (H) x 3.37 Inch (W) x .44 Inch (D)Weight: .11 PoundsNumber of Pages: 96Genre: Political Science, HistorySub-Genre: ConstitutionsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Natl Book NetworkAuthor: Terry L. JordanAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Readers will see the entire text of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence and much more with interesting insights into the men who wrote the Constitution, how it was created, and how the Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution. Book Synopsis In The U.S. Constitution & Fascinating Facts About It you'll see the entire text of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence -- and much more! You'll find interesting insights into the men who wrote the Constitution, how it was created, and how the Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution in the two centuries since its creation. About The Author Terry Jordan (Cleveland, Ohio) received a B.S. in Education from Taylor University and a master's in History from Cleveland State University. He has spent much of his life studying, interpreting and teaching students about the U.S. Constitution. Previously, he was the Constitution expert for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the region's largest and most closely followed daily news publication.
My Hero Academia, Vol. 3 - by Kohei Horikoshi (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x .7 Inches (W) x 5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 192Genre: Comics + Graphic NovelsSub-Genre: MangaSeries Title: My Hero AcademiaFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Viz MediaAuthor: Kohei HorikoshiAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English About the Book "A sinister group of villains has attacked the first-year U.A. students, but their real cartnear is All Might. It's all that Midoriya and his classmates can do to hold them off until reinforcements arrive. All Might joins the battle to protect the kids, but as his power runs out he may be forced into an extremely dangerous bluff!"--Page 4 of cover. Book Synopsis Midoriya inherits the superpower of the world's greatest hero, but greatness won't come easy. What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called "Quirks"? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless? A sinister group of villains has attacked the first-year U.A. students, but their real cartnear is All Might. It's all that Midoriya and his classmates can do to hold them off until reinforcements arrive. All Might joins the battle to protect the kids, but as his power runs out, he may be forced into an extremely dangerous bluff! About The Author Kohei Horikoshi was born in Aichi, Japan, in 1986. He received a Tezuka Award Honorable Mention in 2006, and after publishing several short stories in Akamaru Jump, his first serialized work in Weekly Shonen Jump was Oumagadoki Zoo in 2010. My Hero Academia is his third series in Weekly Shonen Jump.
The World Is Flat (Updated / Expanded) (Paperback) by Thomas L. Friedman
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1.2 Inches (D)Weight: 1.15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 660Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United States / 21st CenturyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Picador USAAuthor: Thomas L. FriedmanAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book In this brilliant book, an award-winning "New York Times" columnist explains how the flattening--i.e., connectedness--of the world happened at the dawn of the 21st century, what it means to the global economy, and how governments and societies must adapt. Book Synopsis A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal, the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times reviewing The World Is Flat in 2005. In this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents across the country, this third edition also includes two new chapters--on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures. The World Is Flat 3.0 is an essential update on globalization, its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks--environmental, social, and political, powerfully illuminated by the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree. Review Quotes "Captivating . . . an enthralling read. To his great credit, Friedman embraces much of his flat world's complexity, and his reporting brings to vibrant life some beguiling characters and trends. . . . [The World is Flat] is also more lively, provocative, and sophisticated than the overwhelming bulk of foreign policy commentary these days. We've no real idea how the twenty-first century's history will unfold, but this terrifically stimulating book will certainly inspire readers to start thinking it all through." --Warren Bass, The Washington Post "Nicely sums up the explosion of digital-technology advances during the past fifteen years and places the phenomenon in its global context. . . . Friedman never shrinks from the biggest problems and the thorniest issues." --Paul Magnusson, BusinessWeek "[This book's] insight is true and deeply important. . . . The metaphor of a flat world, used by Friedman to describe the next phase of globalization, is ingenious." --Fareed Zakaria, The New York Times Book Review (front cover review) "A brilliant, instantly clarifying metaphor for the latest, arguably the most profound conceptual mega-shift to rock the world in living memory." --David Ticoll, The Globe and Mail (Toronto) "No one today chronicles global shifts in simple and practical terms quite like Friedman. He plucks insights from his travels and the published press that can leave you spinning like a top. Or rather, a pancake." --Clayton Jones, The Christian Science Monitor "[The World is Flat] is filled with the kind of close reporting and intimate yet accessible analysis that have been hard to come by. Add in Friedman's winning first-person interjections and masterful use of strategic wonksterisms, and this book should end up on the front seats of quite a few Lexuses and SUVs of all stripes." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) About The Author Thomas L. Friedman has won the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work at The New York Times, where he serves as the foreign affairs columnist. He is the author of three previous books, all of them bestsellers: From Beirut to Jerusalem, winner of the National Book Award for nonfiction; The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization; and Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11. In 2005 The World Is Flat was given the first Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award, and Friedman was named one of America's Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his family.
Fishers Landing - by Richenda Fairhurst (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.2 Inches (H) x 6.48 Inch (W) x .34 Inch (D)Weight: .99 PoundsNumber of Pages: 127Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC)Author: Richenda FairhurstAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
The Gallatin Way to Yellowstone - (Transportation) by Duncan T Patten (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: .8 PoundsNumber of Pages: 192Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesSeries Title: TransportationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History PressAuthor: Duncan T PattenAge Range: AdultBook theme: State & Local, West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)Language: English About the Book "The Gallatin Way, a ... route heading south through the canyon to the west gate of Yellowstone, boasts a history covering more than a century of exploration, homesteading and development. Early pioneers and adventurers endured a rugged and unforgiving terrain where today's travelers speed along a modern highway. One might expect to see dramatic shifts, yet little change is evident in some areas, while others teem with contemporary luxuries. Pairing historic and modern photography of the same locations, Duncan T. Patten retraces the marvel of this iconic thoroughfare"--Amazon.com. Book Synopsis The Gallatin Way, a picturesque route heading south through the canyon to the west gate of Yellowstone, boasts a history covering more than a century of exploration, homesteading and development. Early pioneers and adventurers endured a rugged and unforgiving terrain where today's travelers speed along a modern highway. One might expect to see dramatic shifts, yet little change is evident in some areas, while others teem with contemporary luxuries. Pairing historic and modern photography of the same locations, Duncan T. Patten retraces the marvel of this iconic thoroughfare.
The Yankee Widow - by Linda Lael Miller (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.9 Inches (H) x 4.6 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: .55 PoundsNumber of Pages: 496Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: HistoricalFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mira BooksAuthor: Linda Lael MillerAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis "Moving and memorable, this novel reveals the impossible choices women face in wartime." --James Patterson A richly layered, emotional novel about one woman's courage and the choices she must make in the face of a dangerous war. Caroline is the young wife of Jacob, who together live on a farm raising their daughter just outside of Gettysburg. When Jacob joins the Northern army, no one anticipates he will not return. Then Caroline gets word that her husband is wounded, and she must find her way alone to Washington City and search among the thousands of casualties to find him. When Jacob succumbs to his injuries, she brings his body home on the eve of the deadliest battle of the war. With troops and looters roaming the countryside, it is impossible to know who is friend and who is foe. Caroline fights to protect those she holds most dear while remaining compassionate to the neediest around her, including two strangers from opposite sides of the fight. Each is wounded... Each is drawn to her beauty, her kindness. Both offer comfort, but only one secretly captures her heart. Still, she must resist exposing her vulnerability in these uncertain times when so much is at risk. In The Yankee Widow, gifted storyteller Linda Lael Miller explores the complexities and heartbreak that women experienced as their men took up arms to preserve the nation and defend their way of life. Review Quotes "Moving and memorable, this novel reveals the impossible choices women face in wartime." -James Patterson "A must-read for historical fiction fans"--Publishers Weekly "The background of this most divisive chapter in our country's history is marvelously depicted..."--Library Journal "Well told and readers will keep turning the pages."--Booklist
Influencer : Building Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media - by Brittany Hennessy (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.6 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .5 PoundsNumber of Pages: 256Genre: Business + Money Management, Computers + InternetSub-Genre: Web, E-CommerceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Kensington Pub CorpAuthor: Brittany HennessyAge Range: AdultBook theme: Internet Marketing, Social MediaLanguage: English About the Book "The blueprint to manage and monetize your influence as a content creator"--Cover. Book Synopsis "I highly advise anyone who has an interest in life online to get this book, sit down, and take notes because you're going to want to hear what Brittany has to say." -Iskra Lawrence, Aerie Model and Instagram star (@iskra) If you've ever scrolled through your Instagram feed and thought, I wear clothes, eat avocado toast and like sunsets, why can't someone pay me to live my best life? this book is for you . . . Every one of your favorite influencers started with zero followers and had to make a lot of mistakes to get where they are today--earning more money each year than their parents made in the last decade. But to become a top creator, you need to understand the strategies behind the Insta-ready lifestyle . . . As nightlife blogger, then social media strategist, and now Senior Director of Influencer Strategy and Talent Partnerships at Hearst Magazines Digital Media, Brittany Hennessy has seen the role of influencers evolve and expand into something that few could have imagined when social media first emerged. She has unrivaled insight into where the branded content industry was, where it is, and where it's going. In this book she'll reveal how to: *Build an audience and keep them engaged *Package your brand and pitch your favorite companies *Monetize your influence and figure out how much to charge Plus tips on: *Landing an agent *Getting on the radar of your favorite sites *Praising a brand without alienating their competitors Whether you're just starting out or you're ready for bigger campaigns, Hennessy guides you through core influencer principles. From creating content worth double tapping and using hashtags to get discovered, to understanding FTC rules and delivering metrics, she'll show you how to elevate your profile, embrace your edge, and make money--all while doing what you love. About The Author Brittany Hennessy is the author of INFLUENCER: Building Your Brand in the Age of Social Media, the first-ever Senior Director of Influencer Strategy & Talent Partnerships for Hearst Magazines Digital Media, and the co-founder of Carbon. In 2007, after graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in journalism, Brittany created ChiChi212.com, which was nominated by Paper Magazine for "Best Nightlife Blog," and became an influencer for Bacardi, Popchips, Svedka, and the Gap. When she was flown to Germany as the North American ambassador for Nivea just to hang out with Rihanna on a cruise ship and tweet about it, she knew it was time to make the switch from journalism to social media. Learn more at: www.InfluencerTheBook.com
Die Again (Rizzoli & Isles) (Paperback) by Tess Gerritsen
Dimensions (Overall): 7.4 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 417Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: WomenSeries Title: Rizzoli & IslesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Ballantine BooksAuthor: Tess GerritsenAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Boston Detective Jane Rizzoli is on the case of a big game hunter found dead in his apartment, alone with the body of a beautiful white snow leopard he had recently been commissioned to procure and stuff for a high-profile museum in the area. Medical examiner Maura Isles connects the case to a number of seemingly unrelated deaths where the victims have all been found hanging upside down, the hallmark of a leopard's kill. Rizzoli follows the puzzling trail of clues all the way to Botswana, where she uncovers the unsolved mystery of a deadly camping safari four years prior. When she realizes the two cases are connected, Rizzoli must track down the sole survivor of the tragic trip to discover who - or what - is behind these gruesome deaths"-- Book Synopsis NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are back--and they're going into the wild to find a killer. Die Again is the latest heart-pounding thriller in Tess Gerritsen's bestselling series, the inspiration behind TNT's hit show Rizzoli & Isles. When Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are summoned to a crime scene, they find a killing worthy of the most ferocious beast--right down to the claw marks on the corpse. But only the most sinister human hands could have left renowned big-game hunter and taxidermist Leon Gott gruesomely displayed like the once-proud animals whose heads adorn his walls. Did Gott unwittingly awaken a predator more dangerous than any he's ever hunted? Maura fears that this isn't the killer's first slaughter, and that it won't be the last. After linking the crime to a series of unsolved homicides in wilderness areas across the country, she wonders if the answers might actually be found in a remote corner of Africa. Six years earlier, a group of tourists on safari fell prey to a killer in their midst. Marooned deep in the bush of Botswana, with no means of communication and nothing but a rifle-toting guide for protection, the terrified tourists desperately hoped for rescue before their worst instincts--or the wild animals prowling in the shadows--could tear them apart. But the deadliest predator was already among them, and within a week, he walked away with the blood of all but one of them on his hands. Now this killer has chosen Boston as his new hunting ground, and Rizzoli and Isles must find a way to lure him out of the shadows and into a cage. Even if it means dangling the bait no hunter can resist: the one victim who got away. Advance praise for Die Again "With Die Again, Tess Gerritsen proves that she is still at the top of her game. I love this fantastically gripping story and can't wait for more."--Karin Slaughter "Tess Gerritsen always delivers, and this is Gerritsen at her dark, addictive best. What gives Die Again its peculiar charge is the idea, never far from the surface, that we humans are predatory animals like any other. Perhaps we should not be so surprised to find hunters among us."--William Landay "Animal instinct turns savage--and man is an animal. A Rizzoli and Isles thriller is a guaranteed great read, but this time out Gerritsen really brings on the scary!"--Sandra Brown "Tess Gerritsen once again proves her masterful dominance in stories delving into the criminal mind and forensic sciences. Die Again left me breathless as Rizzoli and Isles investigate a horrific murder, one with ties to an unsolved massacre in years past. Here is a story both harrowing and as intellectually sharp as a dagger's edge. I dare you to try to stop reading this once you've started."--James Rollins "Harrowing! Seamlessly melding the gritty streets of Boston with the golden plains of Africa, Tess Gerritsen sets up a cunning predator who's spent years perfecting his game. Now enter Rizzoli and Isles, two of Boston's best determined to catch one of the world's worst in a battle of wits where only the strong can survive. This is Tess Gerritsen at her finest!"--Lisa Gardner Review Quotes Advance praise for Die Again "With Die Again, Tess Gerritsen proves that she is still at the top of her game. I love this fantastically gripping story and can't wait for more."--Karin Slaughter "Tess Gerritsen always delivers, and this is Gerritsen at her dark, addictive best. What gives Die Again its peculiar charge is the idea, never far from the surface, that we humans are predatory animals like any other. Perhaps we should not be so surprised to find hunters among us."--William Landay "Animal instinct turns savage--and man is an animal. A Rizzoli and Isles thriller is a guaranteed great read, but this time out Gerritsen really brings on the scary!"--Sandra Brown "Tess Gerritsen once again proves her masterful dominance in stories delving into the criminal mind and forensic sciences. Die Again left me breathless as Rizzoli and Isles investigate a horrific murder, one with ties to an unsolved massacre in years past. Here is a story both harrowing and as intellectually sharp as a dagger's edge. I dare you to try to stop reading this once you've started."--James Rollins "Harrowing! Seamlessly melding the gritty streets of Boston with the golden plains of Africa, Tess Gerritsen sets up a cunning predator who's spent years perfecting his game. Now enter Rizzoli and Isles, two of Boston's best determined to catch one of the world's worst in a battle of wits where only the strong can survive. This is Tess Gerritsen at her finest!"--Lisa Gardner About The Author New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen earned international acclaim for her first novel of suspense, Harvest. She introduced detective Jane Rizzoli in The Surgeon (2001) and Dr. Maura Isles in The Apprentice (2002) and has gone on to write numerous other titles in the celebrated Rizzoli & Isles series, including The Mephisto Club, The Keepsake, Ice Cold, The Silent Girl, Last to Die, and Die Again. Her latest novel is the standalone thriller Playing with Fire. A physician, Tess Gerritsen lives in Maine.
The Powerful Purpose of Introverts - by Holley Gerth (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.5 Inches (H) x .7 Inches (W) x 5.5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 208Genre: Religion + BeliefsSub-Genre: Christian LifeFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Fleming H. Revell CompanyAuthor: Holley GerthAge Range: AdultBook theme: Personal GrowthLanguage: English About the Book Bestselling author, counselor, and life coach uses brain science, powerful stories, research, and biblical principles to help introverts embrace who God created them to be--both for their own benefit and that of a noisy world in desperate need of their quiet strengths. Book Synopsis Would it surprise you to know that Joanna Gaines, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Oprah, Jerry Seinfeld, C. S. Lewis, Max Lucado, and Meryl Streep are all introverts? Even though introverts make up half the population, most people still don't fully understand what it means to be one. Research shows the qualities introverts may see as struggles can be their greatest strengths. Introverts don't need to act more like extroverts to thrive, lead, and make a difference. Instead, they need to truly understand who God created them to be so they can avoid pitfalls like insecurity or anxiety and bravely offer their gifts to the world.In this transformative book, Holley Gerth dives into the brain science behind introversion to help you understand the psychological, relational, and spiritual aspects of being an introvert. She explores how introverts can make meaningful connections, experience quiet confidence, cultivate soul-filling solitude, exercise unexpected influence, and much more.If you're an introvert, or if you love, lead, or share life with an introvert, you need this empowering, insightful book! From the Back Cover Our world needs what introverts have to offer more than ever beforeIntroverts make up half the population, yet most people still don't truly understand what it means to be one. In this eye-opening book, Holley Gerth shares everything you need to know, from brain science to the psychological, relational, and spiritual aspects of being an introvert. She also reveals exactly what will help you beat your struggles and maximize your strengths so you can live with clarity, courage, and confidence in a world that needs what only you can give. If you've ever questioned who you are as an introvert, or if you love, lead, or share life with an introvert, you need this empowering, insightful book."Holley is not only a true sage, but she also lives the truth, health, and wholeness of which she writes. Practical, researched, and profoundly helpful, these pages will be a relief, an epiphany, a manifesto for any introvert."--Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts "As an introvert, I am profoundly grateful for this book. Understanding and embracing how God has made us is a liberating journey. If you are an introvert or love an introvert, this book could be a relational game changer."--Sheila Walsh, cohost of LIFE Today and bestselling author of Praying Women"A powerful resource on how to see, develop, and champion the unique voice and gifts God has given introverts. A masterful work emphasizing their personhood, power, strength, and resilience."--Dr. Tim Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, life coach, and licensed counselor. She imagines a world where we all become who we're created to be, use our strengths to serve, and grow for a lifetime. Holley cofounded the groundbreaking blogging community (in)courage and cohosts the popular podcast More Than Small Talk. Find additional resources for introverts and connect with Holley at holleygerth.com. About The Author Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, life coach, and speaker with a master of science degree in mental health. She cofounded (in)courage, a site that received almost one million views in its first six months, and cohosts the popular podcast More Than Small Talk. Holley is passionate about empowering people, especially introverts, to embrace who they are and become all they're created to be. Holley lives in the South with her husband, Mark. You can connect with her at holleygerth.com.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night ( Vintage Contemporaries) (Reprint) (Paperback) by Mark Haddon
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)Weight: .55 PoundsNumber of Pages: 240Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: LiterarySeries Title: Vintage ContemporariesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Vintage BooksAuthor: Mark HaddonAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, Ltd., 2003. Book Synopsis A bestselling modern classic--both poignant and funny--about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world.Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years. Review Quotes "Gloriously eccentric and wonderfully intelligent." --The Boston Globe "Moving. . . . Think of The Sound and the Fury crossed with The Catcher in the Rye and one of Oliver Sacks's real-life stories." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York TimesThis is an amazing novel. An amazing book. --The Dallas Morning News "A superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy." --Ian McEwan, author of Atonement "Brilliant. . . . Delightful. . . . Very moving, very plausible--and very funny." --Oliver Sacks "Superb. . . . Bits of wisdom fairly leap off the page." --Newsday "Disorienting and reorienting the reader to devastating effect. . . . As suspenseful and harrowing as anything in Conan Doyle." --Jay McInerney, The New York Times Book Review "Extraordinarily moving, often blackly funny. . . . It is hard to think of anyone who would not be moved and delighted by this book." --Financial Times, London Both clever and observant. --The Washington Post "Full of whimsical surprises and tender humor." --People "[Haddon] illuminates a core of suffering through the narrowly focused insights of a boy who hasn't the words to describe emotional pain." --New York Daily News Outstanding. . . . A stunningly good read. --The Independent "Engrossing . . . flawlessly imagined and deeply affecting." --Time Out New York "A remarkable book from a writer with very special talent." --Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Curious Incident is the rare book that repays reading twice in quick succession." --Detroit Free Press Heart-in-the-mouth stuff, terrifying and moving. Haddon is to be congratulated for imagining a new kind of hero. --The Daily Telegraph "This original and affecting novel is a triumph of empathy." --The New Yorker "Haddon's book illuminates the way one mind works so precisely, so humanely, that it reads like both an acutely observed case study and an artful exploration of a different 'mystery' the thoughts and feeling we share even with those very different from us." --Entertainment Weekly "Mark Haddon's portrayal of an emotionally disassociated mind is a superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy." --Ian McEwan, author of Atonement A murder mystery, a road atlas, a postmodern canvas of modern sensory overload, a coming-of-age journal and lastly a really affecting look at the grainy inconsistency of parental and romantic love and its failures. . . . In this striking first novel, Mark Haddon is both clever and observant, and the effect is vastly affecting. --The Washington Post"Haddon's gentle humor reminds us that facts don't add up to a life, that we understand ourselves only through metaphor." --Chicago Tribune"Beautifully written. . . . Heart-in-the-mouth stuff, terrifying and moving. Haddon is to be congratulated for imagining a new kind of hero, for the humbling instruction this warm and often funny novel offers and for showing that the best lives are lived where difference is cherished." --The Daily Telegraph "A detective story with a difference. . . . [Haddon] has given his unlikely hero a convincing voice-and the detective novel an interesting twist." --The Economist Think Huck Finn, The Catcher in the Rye, or the early chapters of David Copperfield. --Houston Chronicle"A tale full of cheeky surprises and tender humor. . . . A touching evolution." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"Funny, sad and totally convincing." --Time More so than precursors like The Sound and the Fury and Flowers for Algernon, The Curious Incident is a radical experiment in empathy. --The Village Voice"One of the strangest and most convincing characters in recent fiction." --Slate "I have never read anything quite like Mark Haddon's funny and agonizingly honest book, or encountered a narrator more vivid and memorable. I advise you to buy two copies; you won't want to lend yours out." --Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha"At once funny and achingly sad, this thought-provoking debut may leave us wondering if our worn coping skills are really any better than Christopher's." --The News and Observer"Filled with humor and pain, [The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time] verges on profundity." --San Jose Mercury News "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brims with imagination, empathy, and vision-plus it's a lot of fun to read." --Myla Goldberg, author of Bee Season About The Author Mark Haddon is the author of the bestselling novels The Red House and A Spot of Bother. His novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction and is the basis for the Tony Award-winning play. He is the author of a collection of poetry, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, has written and illustrated numerous children's books, and has won awards for both his radio dramas and his television screenplays. He teaches creative writing for the Arvon Foundation and lives in Oxford, England.
Naperville 12/15/2016 - by Jo Fredell Higgins (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC)Author: Jo Fredell HigginsAge Range: Adult
Lonely Planet Iceland - (Country Guide) 11th Edition by Alexis Averbuck & Carolyn Bain & Jade Bremner & Belinda Dixon (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 448Genre: TravelSub-Genre: EuropeSeries Title: Country GuideFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Lonely PlanetAge Range: AdultBook theme: Iceland & GreenlandAuthor: Alexis Averbuck & Carolyn Bain & Jade Bremner & Belinda DixonLanguage: English About the Book Lonely Planet Iceland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Splash around in the Blue Lagoon's geothermal water, catch a glimpse of the celestial Northern Lights, or take a boat trip among the icebergs; all with your trusted travel companion. Book Synopsis Lonely Planet Iceland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Splash around in the Blue Lagoon's geothermal water, catch a glimpse of the celestial Northern Lights, or take a boat trip among the icebergs -all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Iceland and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Iceland Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlightsand itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential infoat your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, politics, landscapes, wildlife, literature, music, cinema, art, architecture, customs, cuisine.Free, convenient pull-outReykjavik map (included in print version), plus over 37 maps Covers Reykjavik, the Westfjords, the Highlands, North Iceland, East Iceland, South Iceland, the Golden Circle, Southwest Iceland, the Eastfjords, Akureyri, Hunafloi and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Iceland, our most comprehensive guide to Iceland, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for a guide focused on Reykjavik? Check out Lonely Planet's Pocket Reykjavik, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Scandinavia guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits! 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves, it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times
Liar, Liar - by Lisa Jackson (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.4 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x 1.4 Inch (D)Weight: .65 PoundsNumber of Pages: 496Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Kensington Pub CorpAuthor: Lisa JacksonAge Range: AdultBook theme: Crime, Psychological, SuspenseLanguage: English About the Book In this riveting page-turner from #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Jackson, a woman searches for the mother she hasn't seen in 20 years, and uncovers a nightmare of greed and deception. Tall Premium Edition. Book Synopsis IF YOU TELL A LIE Twenty years ago, ex-beauty queen Didi Storm worked the Vegas strip as a celebrity impersonator. Now, in death, she's finally getting the publicity she always craved. To the police, it looks like suicide, or a stunt gone wrong. Her estranged daughter, Remmi, knows the answer isn't so simple. Though dressed in Didi's clothes and wig, the broken body on the sidewalk isn't Didi . . . THERE'S NO DOUBT Remmi was fifteen when she last saw her mother. En route to meet her crush, Noah Scott, Remmi secretly witnessed Didi handing over one of her newborn twins to a strange man. Then Didi disappeared, as did Remmi's other half-sibling. Remmi pleaded with the authorities to find them, with no success. Yet she's always sensed that someone is watching her . . . YOU WILL DIE Noah, now running his own PI firm, resurfaces in Remmi's life, determined to find out what happened that long-ago night. As they dig deeper, the truth about Remmi's family begins to emerge--a story of greed and twisted lies that someone will kill again and again to keep hidden . . . About The Author LISA JACKSON is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy-five novels, including Liar, Liar; One Last Breath; You Will Pay; After She's Gone; Close to Home; Tell Me; Deserves to Die; You Don't Want to Know; Running Scared; and Shiver. She has over thirty million copies of her books in print in nineteen languages. She lives with her family and three rambunctious dogs in the Pacific Northwest. Readers can visit her website at www.lisajackson.com and find her on Facebook.
Iowa's Black Legacy - by Charline J. Barnes Ed D. (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 125Genre: HistorySub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)Author: Charline J. Barnes Ed D.Age Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis African Americans make up only a small minority of Iowa's population, but contrary to widespread belief, there is a very rich historical culture of African Americans throughout the state. This photographic history focuses on that heritage, and especially on ten Iowa cities with the largest African-American populations.Through vivid images into the early history, religion, culture, sports, recreation, education, health, law, business, and industry in ten towns in Iowa, Charline Barnes, Ed.D, and Floyd Bumpers clearly show that the African- American community of Iowa has made many significant contributions to the history of that state.
Such a Fun Age - by Kiley Reid (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.2 Inches (H) x 6 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: 1.1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 320Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: LiteraryFormat: HardcoverPublisher: G.P. Putnam's SonsAuthor: Kiley ReidAge Range: AdultFeatured book lists: New York Times BestsellersLanguage: English About The Author Kiley Reid earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was awarded the Truman Capote Fellowship and taught undergraduate creative writing workshops with a focus on race and class. Her short stories have been featured in Ploughshares, December, New South, and Lumina. Reid lives in Philadelphia. About the Book "Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other"-- Book Synopsis AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A REESE'S BOOK CLUB x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK PICK "The most provocative page-turner of the year." --Entertainment Weekly "A great way to kick off 2020." --Washington Post "I urge you to read Such a Fun Age." --NPR A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both. Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other. With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone "family," and the complicated reality of being a grown up. It is a searing debut for our times. Review Quotes A 2020 NAACP Image Award Finalist A Marie Claire #ReadWithMC Book Club PickA Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Pick A WNYC Get Lit With All of It Book Club Pick "Reid constructs a plot so beautifully intricate and real and fascinating that readers will forget it's also full of tough questions about race, class and identity....With this entertaining novel, Reid subverts our notions of what it means to write about race and class in America, not to mention what it means to write about love. In short, it's a great way to kick off 2020." ---Washington Post "A complex, layered page-turner...This is a book that will read, I suspect, quite differently to various audiences--funny to some, deeply uncomfortable and shamefully recognizable to others--but whatever the experience, I urge you to read Such a Fun Age. Let its empathetic approach to even the ickiest characters stir you, allow yourself to share Emira's millennial anxieties about adulting, take joy in the innocence of Briar's still-unmarred personhood, and rejoice that Kiley Reid is only just getting started." --NPR "Kiley Reid has written the most provocative page-turner of the year....[Such a Fun Age] nestl[es] a nuanced take on racial biases and class divides into a page-turning saga of betrayals, twists, and perfectly awkward relationships....The novel feels bound for book-club glory, due to its sheer readability. The dialogue crackles with naturalistic flair. The plotting is breezy and surprising. Plus, while Reid's feel for both the funny and the political is undeniable, she imbues her flawed heroes with real heart." --Entertainment Weekly "Such a Fun Age is blessedly free of preaching, but if Reid has an ethos, it's attention: the attention Emira pays to who Briar really is, and the attention that Alix fails to pay to Emira, instead spending her time thinking about her....The novel is often funny and always acute, but never savage; Reid is too fascinated by how human beings work to tear them apart. All great novelists are great listeners, and Such a Fun Age marks the debut of an extraordinarily gifted one." --Slate "[A] funny, fast-paced social satire about privilege in America...Beneath her comedy of good intentions, [Reid] stages a Millennial bildungsroman that is likely to resonate with 20-something postgraduates scrambling to get launched in just about any American city." --The Atlantic "Provocative...Surprisingly resonant insights into the casual racism in everyday life, especially in the America of the liberal elite." --The New York Times Book Review "Fun is the operative word in Such a Fun Age, Kiley Reid's delectably discomfiting debut. The buzzed-about novel takes a thoroughly modern approach to the timeless upstairs-downstairs trope....Told from alternating points of view, the novel loops through vibrant vignettes set in reggaeton nightclubs and Philadelphia farmers markets before landing firmly on one side of the maternal divide....This page-turner goes down like comfort food, but there's no escaping the heartburn." --Vogue "Buoyed by a tight narrative structure, Such a Fun Age is a compulsive read whose dark humor comes at the expense of Emira, who often finds herself sitting in the wormy discomfort of a social faux pas." --Elle "[Such a Fun Age] grapples with racism and nods to titans of literature....[A] vivid page-turner [that] explores agency and culpability through the entangled lives of Emira and her employer, Alix." --Vanity Fair "Such a Fun Age keeps it real on race, wealth, and class....Subtly illustrat[es] the systemic racism in America and the ways that we're routinely perpetuating it or being subjected to it on a daily basis. The question that will sit with readers for days after finishing the book: What role do I play?" --Marie Claire "If you don't read [Such a Fun Age] soon, you will have nothing to talk about at book clubs, dinner parties, playgroups, or friend drinks. Kiley Reid's debut novel...is getting raves and making waves." --Glamour "[A] sparkling debut...[Such A Fun Age is] an entertaining tale with plenty to say about race, human connection, and the pitfalls of good intentions." --People (Book of the Week) "Such a Fun Age tackles big issues--race, class, employer-caregiver tensions--through a riveting story." --Real Simple "Crack open Kiley Reid's buzzy, addictive debut, Such a Fun Age--you'll inhale it. Reid deftly reveals a surprising overlap between a twentysomething babysitter's and her well-to-do employer's very different circles, then plunks you down to wait for the collision." --Martha Stewart Living "[An] interesting look at how Millennials navigate pre-existing concepts of race, classism, micro-aggressions, and transactional relationships." --Teen Vogue "An exploration of race and racism and misguided perceptions of the issue, executed with wit and a sharp edge...[Such a Fun Age] reveals how trapped black people who work in service jobs for white people feel, how easily privileged whites--who would protest any claims of prejudice--can fetishize blacks, or fail to see them as fully three-dimensional humans. And yes, dear reader, you are implicated in this too." --The Boston Globe "A bold, urgent, essential exploration of race, class, labor, friendship, identity and self-delusion, both deliciously readable and incredibly complex. This smart, quick-paced novel tracks the fallout and triumphs that follow its characters' slightest gestures and impulses. Without ever resorting to didactic tones or prescriptive proclamations, Reid portrays the way different bodies are read in public spaces....From a craft perspective, Reid's debut is an exemplar novel: Each character's voice is perfectly distinct in dialogue; each text message is plausible, powerful. There is humor [and] not a small amount of suspense....Not a word is wasted, and not a nuance goes unnoticed in this masterwork." --Minneapolis Star Tribune "With concise writing and characters who continually reveal new layers, Such a Fun Age uses a modern setting to examine age-old topics such as race, class and transactional relationships. It's a rewarding read, not just because those topics are important, but also because readers will be thinking about them long after the last page." --San Francisco Chronicle "By blurring the lines between hero and villain, victim and tormenter, Reid sets out to examine who's complicit in racism and the insidious, subtler forms by which prejudice sometimes exerts itself in Such a Fun Age." --NBC News "[Such a Fun Age] will leave you on the edge of your seat..." --theSkimm (Skimm Reads) "A sharply clever debut novel about the uneasy relationship between a privileged young woman, Alix, and her black babysitter, Emira, who is stopped by a security guard one night while taking care of Alix's child. All manner of awkwardness ensues." --New York Post "With all its awkwardness and tension considered, Such a Fun Age is immensely readable, almost unbelievably so. The pages fly, relaxed with frequent dialogue and references to social media and paced impeccably by the compelling triangles between Alix, Emira and the various relationships (transactional, romantic) that bind them....The sweet-and-sour spot between heavy and light, a book about difficulty and nuance, specifically regarding class, money, and race." --Michigan Daily "Witty and biting...[Reid] is writing smart, accomplished satire here. The prose is so accessible and immediate that it seems to turn transparent as water as you read, but it's laced with telling details about liberal racial politics....[Such a Fun Age's] satire never overwhelms its empathy toward its characters. That's what makes them feel like fully realized people--and what makes their casual bourgeois racism so painfully, cringingly familiar to read." --Vox "Instantly compelling, this debut novel from bold new voice Kiley Reid is poised to be one of 2020's most-talked-about books....Braids coincidence with pitch-perfect dialogue as it dives deep into the uncomfortable dynamics of race and privilege. It's also hilariously astute about myriad other aspects of modern life, from dating to dï¿½cor." --Net-a-Porter "[A] canny, scintillating, and deeply thoughtful exploration of race, class, and privilege." --Buzzfeed"A searing commentary on race and privilege." --Refinery29 "[A] sharp and gripping debut...Written with both empathy and unflinching candor, Reid's novel delivers piercing social commentary on race and privilege in America that will have you contemplating it long after you finish reading." --BookRiot "This exploration of racial tensions and privilege reveals that the best intentions don't always stem from sheer goodwill." --Domino "It's smary, wry, plot-driven, and all about how earnest white people so often get race majorly wrong." --Bustle "A smart, thoughtful novel that you will want to discuss with your friends. Perfect for book clubs." --PopSugar "[A] narrative rife with empathy as it explores race, privilege, and what happens when we do the right things for the wrong reasons." --Shondaland "Kiley Reid tackles the white savior complex and transactional relationships in her hilarious and relevant debut....Such a Fun Age captures the consequences of unexamined privilege while also bringing to light the discomfort of post-graduate limbo....A smart, engaging novel packed with nuance." --Bust "Curious, empathetic Sags will fall for this debut novel, a coming of age story about a young black babysitter and the white woman she works for, which also happens to be one of the most anticipated books of the month." --Lit Hub, Astrology Book Club "This novel about race and privilege is the book we all need to read as the 2020 election year approaches." --Electric Literature "It's timely, the characters are fantastic, but, more than that, it's in the literary space but almost has the pacing of a thriller. It's a magic trick of a book." --LitReactor "Readers who enjoy coming-of-age stories that tackle serious issues with a touch of wit will find this a worthy alternative to a wild night out." --Ms. Magazine "Reid's clear writing style is the perfectly invisible backdrop to the action. Her dialogue is witty and authentic....As the drama unfolds, Such a Fun Age sucks you in and surprises you. With this debut novel, Reid provides a fresh look at how racial anxieties can drive both healthy and heated conversations about race, while exposing toxic relationships." --Chicago Review of Books "Kiley Reid doesn't shy away from tackling tough contemporary topics like class, race and privilege, yet she manages to thoroughly entertain the reader while delivering social commentary. This fast-paced story feels like a romp, but underneath, you'll find currents of strained relationships, the ripple effect of transactional relationships, and bouts of anxiety and humiliation."--The Addison County Independent "Reflecting on themes of race, class, friendship, and romance, Reid has written a page-turner for our time, one that you can speed through in a day but will likely mull over for much longer." --Here Magazine "One of the most incisive books I've read about race and class in modern-day America. It's also really funny. And fun...It also has one of the most exquisitely awkward Thanksgiving dinners I've ever read." --WBEZ ("Nerdette") "[A] lighthearted yet searing look at the racial and social divisions in America." --Augusta Chronicle "[A] deft and heartfelt exploration of race, class, parenthood, and youth." --Business Insider "Darkly humorous." --Suitcase Magazine "To call this a novel about race would be to diminish its considerable powers, just as to focus on race alone is to diminish a human being. It skillfully interweaves race-related explorations with astute musings on friendship, motherhood, marriage, love and more, underlining that there's so much more to us than skin. This is the calling card of a virtuoso talent, a thrilling millennial spin on the 19th-century novel of manners that may call to mind another recent literary sensation." --The Guardian "A new literary star...What a joy to find a debut novel so good that it leaves you looking forward to the rest of its author's career. With an unfussy, witty voice comparable to American contemporaries Curtis Sittenfeld and Taffy Brodesser-Akner, in Such a Fun Age Kiley Reid has painted a portrait of the liberal middle class that resonates far beyond its Philadelphia setting....A tantalizingly plotted tale about the way we live now: about white guilt and virtue-signaling, but also about the uneven dynamic between domestic staff and their employers....Such a Fun Agespeaks for itself; I suspect it will turn its writer into a star." --The Times (UK) "Flawlessly paced...Reid writes with a confidence and verve that produce magnetic prose, and she's a whiz at dialogue....While race dominates, Reid is far too engaged a writer to let it define a narrative that has equally incisive observations to share about everything from maternal ambivalence to dating mores. Hypocrisy and forgiveness get a look in, and in some respects, this is a novel that's as much about money and class as anything. All in all, it's a crackling debut--charming, authentic and every bit as entertaining as it is calmly, intelligently damning." --The Observer (UK) "The first chapter of Kiley Reid's debut, Such a Fun Age, might be one of the most powerful opening scenes you'll read in the coming months....These first few pages set the tone for what follows: a subtle exploration of not just racial dynamics, but motherhood, work, emotional labor, female friendship and how to find your place in the world....The pages sing with charisma and humor." --Sunday Times Style (UK) "Smart, fast-paced and beautifully observed, Reid tackles timely themes around race and political correctness with wit and verve." --The Mail on Sunday (UK) "A whip-smart, keenly observed and thought-provoking examination of privilege, race and gender." --Daily Mail (UK) "Reid is wincingly good on the well-intentioned attitudes that mainly serve to sooth white liberal consciences but her eye for social comedy roves far and wide....A smart, witty debut that smuggles sharp points about racial blindness, privilege and the gig economy inside a zesty comedy of manners." --Metro (UK) "[A] compelling indictment of humans, of how we interact with ourselves and each other. . . Reid is joyously funny on the wokeness of the white progressive liberal [yet] the novel undermines stereotypes even as it courts them." --Financial Times "Reid explores privilege and the problematic nature of the white savior in a debut you won't be able to put down." --Bookish "Brilliant...Witty, relevant, and thought-provoking, Such a Fun Age tackles issues of race, privilege, and the nature of transactional relationships." --BookBub "The strength of Such a Fun Age lies in Reid's even hand with both Emira and Alix, whose points of view switch off fairly regularly throughout the novel. Neither character is archetypal: Emira is levelheaded but frustratingly aimless, and Alix is entitled without being risible--well, until the book's end....[A] conversation starter of a debut novel." --Shelf Awareness "Briskly told and devilishly well-plotted. . . Kiley Reid's game-changing debut novel is rooted in classic dialogue-driven storytelling and is a marker for precisely where our culture is today. . . Such a Fun Age hits every note just right....What takes the book to the next level is its willingness to go beyond where the story naturally leads....Smart, witty and even a bit sly, this penetrating social commentary is also one of this year's most readable novels." --BookPage (starred review) "Reid's debut sparkles with sharp observations and perfect details--food, dï¿½cor, clothes, social media, etc.--and she's a dialogue genius.. . . Her evenhandedness with her varied cast of characters is impressive.. . . Charming, challenging, and so interesting you can hardly put it down." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "In her debut novel, Reid illuminates difficult truths about race, society, and power with a fresh, light hand. We're all familiar with the phrases white privilege and race relations, but rarely has a book vivified these terms in such a lucid, absorbing, graceful, forceful, but unforced way." --Library Journal (starred review) "Reid crafts a nuanced portrait of a young black woman struggling to define herself apart from the white people in her life who are all too ready to speak and act on her behalf....Reid excels at depicting subtle variations and manifestations of self-doubt, and astutely illustrates how, when coupled with unrecognized white privilege, this emotional and professional insecurity can result in unintended--as well as willfully unseen--consequences. This is an impressive, memorable first outing." --Publishers Weekly "In her smart and timely debut, Reid has her finder solidly on the pulse of the pressures and ironies inherent in social media, privilege, modern parenting, racial tension, and political correctness." --Booklist "Reid is a sharp and delightful storyteller, with a keen eye, buoyant prose, and twists that made me gasp out loud. Such a Fun Age is a gripping page-turner with serious things to say about racism, class, gender, parenting, and privilege in modern America." --Madeline Miller, author of Circe "Such a Fun Age is a startling, razor-sharp debut. Kiley Reid has written a book with no easy answers, instead, filling her story with delicious gray areas and flawed points of view. It's both wildly fun and breathtakingly wise, deftly and confidently confronting issues of race, class, and privilege. I have to admit, I'm in awe." --Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Daisy Jones & the Six "An amazing debut...A sort of modern Austen-esque take on racism and modern liberal sensibilities...except that description makes it sound far more serious and less clever than it is. [Kiley Reid] has a forensic eye." --Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You "This is a deft coming-of-age story for the current American moment, one written so confidently it's hard to believe it's a first novel. Kiley Reid explores serious issues--race, class, sex, power, ambition, and what it's like to live in our hyperconnected world--with a light touch and sly humor." --Rumaan Alam, author of That Kind of Mother "Kiley Reid's propulsive, page-turning book is full of complex characters and even more complex truths. This is a bullseye of a debut." --Emma Straub, author of Modern Lovers "This is not a world of easy answers but one in which intentions don't match actions and expectations don't match consequences, where it is possible to mean something partly good and do something mostly bad. The result is both unsparing and compassionate, impossible to read without wincing in recognition--and questioning yourself. Such a Fun Age is nothing short of brilliant, and Kiley Reid is the writer we need now." --Chloe Benjamin, author of The Immortalists "Kiley Reid's witty debut asks complicated questions around race, domestic work, and the transactional nature of each." --Nafissa Thompson-Spires, author of Heads of the Colored People "Kiley Reid has written a timely novel that asks what we owe to those we care for in this complicated world. With intimate, touching observations, Reid details the lives of two complicated, loving women who are trying to figure out how to live their best lives in a world that does not always make space for them to do so." --Kaitlyn Greenidge, author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman "Such a Fun Age is such a fabulous book-a crisp, wry, and insightful novel about class, race, and relationships. Kiley Reid is a gifted young writer with a generosity that makes her keen social eye that much funnier and sharper." --Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins "Gripping, substantive, complicated, compelling, and just plain true....These characters laid claim to me, and their stories became important to me in the way art does that to its readers, viewers, listeners....Such a fantastic, serious, and, I should say, fun read." --Paul Harding, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Tinkers"The first time in a long time that I had a novel glued to my hands for two days...Such a Fun Age is so witty, so touching and humane. Just utterly phenomenal." --Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist "Such a Fun Age is such a fresh voice. It's a unique, honest portrayal of what it's like to be a black woman in America today. Kiley Reid has delivered a poignant novel that could not be more necessary." --Lena Waithe #1 Indie Next Pick#1 LibraryReads Pick One of...The New York Times' 10 Books to Watch for in January USA Today's 5 Books Not to Miss Vogue's Best Books of WinterElle's Best Books of 2020 So FarMarie Claire's 10 Best Books of Winter 2019 Real Simple's Most Anticipated Books of 2020 People's Book of the Week Glamour's Best Books of 2020 (So Far) Vulture's 32 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2020New York Post's Best Books of the Week theSkimm's Reads PicksParade's Most Anticipated Books of Early 2020PopSugar's 22 Best Books of WinterSheReads' Most Anticipated Books of 2020Refinery29's 11 Books to Stay Inside With This Winter Domino's What to Read This WinterE! 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The Chancellorsville Campaign: The Nation's High Water Mark - by James K Bryant II (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.8 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x .5 Inch (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 159Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History Press (SC)Author: James K Bryant IIAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis The Chancellorsville Campaign was the true high water mark for both the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac. The campaign would be the Confederates' greatest battle, though it came at the cost of losing General "Stonewall" Jackson at the height of his military success and public popularity. Although the Confederacy prevailed at Chancellorsville, "Fighting Joe" Hooker used the defeat to institute a multitude of reforms in the Army of the Potomac, which paved the way for the hard-fought victory at Gettysburg and heavily influenced the Union winning the war. Shenandoah University professor James Bryant weaves together a concise yet comprehensive account of the engagement, one brought to life by excerpts from the letters of Lee, Jackson and Hooker, as well as many other soldiers.
I Am Watching - by Emma Kavanagh (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.7 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x 1.2 Inch (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Kensington Publishing CorporationAuthor: Emma KavanaghAge Range: AdultBook theme: CrimeLanguage: English Book Synopsis "Kavanagh keeps the suspense high to the chilling conclusion." --Publishers Weekly From a distance, they seem to be sleeping. Three bodies, sitting propped up against the ancient stones of Hadrian's Wall. Until a closer look reveals the horror of their too-white faces. The victims were found by schoolgirl Isla Bell, out on an early morning run along the historic site. That day changed the small town of Briganton forever, and shaped Isla's life. Twenty years later, she's a professor of criminal psychology, wrestling with the question that still haunts her: why? Why did Heath McGowan kill those people--and two more besides--before he was finally caught by Isla's police detective father? At last, Isla has a chance to get answers when Heath agrees to take part in her research. Isla's husband, Ramsey--the only one of Heath's victims to survive--cautions her against the meeting. But no matter how ready Isla feels to peer within a killer's mind, there is no way to prepare for the fresh horror about to engulf Briganton. Another body is found, displayed just as before . . . and then another. Is this a copycat, or could the truth be darker still? "The red herring-filled conclusion should surprise even the most careful reader." --Kirkus Reviews "Smart, fierce, and absorbing, this is a novel that begs to be read deep into the night."--Foreword Reviews Review Quotes Praise for The Missing Hours "We predict big things for Emma Kavanagh . . . addictive." --Good Housekeeping "A born storyteller with room to grow." --Publishers Weekly "Sensationally ensnares its readers, this time into a tale of ransom, woe and disrepute." --Vogue About The Author Emma Kavanagh is the acclaimed UK bestselling author of The Missing Hours. Born and raised in South Wales, she is a former police and military psychologist. After completing her PhD, Emma began her own consultancy business, providing training to police and military across the UK and Europe. She taught police officers and NATO personnel about the psychology of critical incidents, terrorism, body recovery and hostage negotiation. She has run around muddy fields taking part in tactical exercises, has designed live fire training events, has been a VIP under bodyguard protection and has fired more than her fair share of weapons. She is married with two small sons and considers herself incredibly privileged to get to make up stories for a living.
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Before She Was Found - by Heather Gudenkauf (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inch (W) x 1 Inch (D)Weight: .8 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Women, Psychological, ThrillersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Harlequin BooksAuthor: Heather GudenkaufAge Range: AdultBook theme: PsychologicalLanguage: English About the Book "For twelve-year-old Cora Landry and her friends Violet and Jordyn, it was supposed to be an ordinary sleepover--movies and Ouija and talking about boys. But when they decide to sneak out to go to the abandoned rail yard on the outskirts of town, little do they know that their innocent games will have dangerous consequences. Later that night, Cora Landry is discovered on the tracks, bloody and clinging to life, her friends nowhere to be found. Soon their small rural town is thrust into a maelstrom. Who would want to hurt a young girl like Cora--and why? In an investigation that leaves no stone unturned, everyone is a suspect and no one can be trusted--not even those closest to Cora. Before She Was Found is a timely and gripping thriller about friendship and betrayal, about the power of social pressure and the price of needing to fit in. It is about the great lengths a parent will go to protect their child and keep them safe--even if that means burying the truth, no matter the cost"-- Book Synopsis A gripping thriller about three young girlfriends, a dark obsession and a chilling crime that shakes up a quiet Iowa town, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence. For twelve-year-old Cora Landry and her friends Violet and Jordyn, it was supposed to be an ordinary sleepover--movies and Ouija and talking about boys. But when they decide to sneak out to go to the abandoned rail yard on the outskirts of town, little do they know that their innocent games will have dangerous consequences. Later that night, Cora Landry is discovered on the tracks, bloody and clinging to life, her friends nowhere to be found. Soon their small rural town is thrust into a maelstrom. Who would want to hurt a young girl like Cora--and why? In an investigation that leaves no stone unturned, everyone is a suspect and no one can be trusted--not even those closest to Cora. Before She Was Found is a timely and gripping thriller about friendship and betrayal, about the power of social pressure and the price of needing to fit in. It is about the great lengths a parent will go to protect their child and keep them safe--even if that means burying the truth, no matter the cost. Review Quotes "[A] scintillating psychological thriller.... The stunning plot builds to a chillingly realistic ending. Gudenkauf is at the top of her game." --Publishers Weekly, starred review Eerily page-turning and wonderfully twisty, Before She Was Found is the riveting story of one troubled group of young girls struggling to belong, and the frighteningly blurred boundary between where urban legend ends and real danger begins. --Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia and Where They Found Her "Dark and stylish, Before She Was Found is an entertaining read that thrills to the last page." --Linda Castillo, New York Times bestselling author of A Gathering of Secrets "Heather Gudenkauf has done it again. She manages to merge engaging characters and terrifying topics resulting in unputdownable suspense set in a small Iowa town. In Before She Was Found, Gudenkauf takes us into the lives of three young girlfriends as a sleepover turns into tragedy. Examining today's realities of social media and the added pressure our connected culture creates, Gudenkauf has crafted a gripping thriller." --Kaira Rouda, bestselling author of Best Day Ever "Before She Was Found is a brutally honest and incredibly sensitive depiction of adolescence, loneliness and love in a small Midwestern town. The final twist is gut-wrenching." --Annie Ward, author of Beautiful Bad "Creepy, claustrophobic and utterly surprising." --Hannah Mary McKinnon, author of The Neighbors "An intense, twisty read filled with complex characters whose actions will have you constantly switching alliances, and an ending that I guarantee will catch you off guard." --Kimberly Belle, bestselling author of The Marriage Lie and Dear Wife
Simply Delicious Vegan - by Caitlin Shoemaker (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 10 Inches (H) x 8.2 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: 2.3 PoundsNumber of Pages: 240Genre: Cooking + Food + WineSub-Genre: VeganFormat: HardcoverPublisher: ABRAMSAuthor: Caitlin ShoemakerAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Caitlin Shoemaker, vegan and health-world influencer and creator of the blog From My Bowl, shares the laid-back kitchen magic of her simple, flavorful recipes. Simply Delicious Vegan proves that unprocessed, plant-based food doesn't have to be expensive, complicated, or boring -- and even better, it can make you feel (and look) your absolute best. Complete with personal tips for creating a glowingly healthy and happier life, this book offers 100 recipes that check every box and fit easily into real life. Gluten-free, oil-free, and refined sugar-free, Simply Delicious Vegan will help you feel energized and centered" -- Book Synopsis Caitlin Shoemaker shares plant-based, recipes that maximize health and flavor and fit into any budget Caitlin Shoemaker, vegan and health-world inﬂuencer and creator of the blog From My Bowl, shares the laid-back kitchen magic of her simple, ﬂavorful recipes. Simply Delicious Vegan proves that unprocessed, plant-based food doesn't have to be expensive, complicated, or boring--and even better, it can make you feel (and look) your absolute best. Complete with personal tips for creating a glowingly healthy and happier life, this book oﬀers 100 recipes that check every box and ﬁt easily into real life. Gluten-free, oil-free, and reﬁned sugar-free, Simply Delicious Vegan will help you feel energized and centered. About The Author Caitlin Shoemaker is the recipe developer, photographer, and creative mind behind the food and lifestyle brand From My Bowl, founded in 2016.
Make Up Break Up - by Lily Menon (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 336Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAuthor: Lily MenonAge Range: AdultBook theme: Romantic ComedyLanguage: English About the Book "Love, romance, second chances, fairy-tale endings ... these are the things Annika Dev believes in. Her app, Make Up, has been called the 'Google Translate for failing relationships.' High efficiency break-ups, flashy start-ups, penthouses, fast cars ... these are the things Hudson Craft believes in. His app, Break Up, is known as the 'Uber for break-ups.' It's wildly successful--and anathema to Annika's life philosophy. Which wouldn't be a problem if they'd gone their separate ways after that summer fling in Las Vegas, never to see each other again. Unfortunately for Annika, Hudson's not just moving into her office building, but into the office right next to hers"-- Book Synopsis Make Up Break Up, the sparkling and heartfelt romantic comedy debut from Lily Menon Love, romance, second chances, fairy-tale endings...these are the things Annika Dev believes in. Her app, Make Up, has been called the "Google Translate for failing relationships." High efficiency break-ups, flashy start-ups, penthouses, fast cars...these are the things Hudson Craft believes in. His app, Break Up, is known as the "Uber for break-ups." It's wildly successful--and anathema to Annika's life philosophy. Which wouldn't be a problem if they'd gone their separate ways after that summer fling in Las Vegas, never to see each other again. Unfortunately for Annika, Hudson's moving not just into her office building, but into the office right next to hers. And he'll be competing at the prestigious EPIC investment pitch contest: A contest Annika needs to win if she wants to keep Make Up afloat. As if it's not bad enough seeing his irritatingly perfect face on magazine covers when her own business is failing. As if knowing he stole her idea and twisted it into something vile--and monumentally more successful--didn't already make her stomach churn. As the two rival app developers clash again and again--and again--Annika finds herself drawn into Hudson Craft's fast-paced, high velocity, utterly shallow world. Only, from up close, he doesn't seem all that shallow. Could it be that everything she thought about Hudson is completely wrong? Could the creator of Break Up teach her what true love's really about? Review Quotes OPRAHMAG.COM, 27 Most Anticipated Romance Novels to Renew Your Faith in Love In 2021 ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, Hot Stuff: February Romance Novels Are Tender and Warmhearted POPSUGAR, The 10 Best New Romance Books Coming Your Way This February BUZZFEED, 26 New Books To Add To Your Reading List THE NERD DAILY, February 2021 Romance Books BOOK RIOT, 6 Great YA Authors Writing Romance Novels REFINERY29, 22 Great Books To Kick Off Your New Year's Resolution To Read More SHE READS, 20 books to read if you loved Bridget Jones's Diary VOGUE INDIA, Add these 21 most anticipated books of 2021 to your reading list Steamy and hilarious. --Popsugar Menon's writing is a stylistic delight. Her descriptions are vibrant and her approach to storytelling is eminently readable. --Entertainment Weekly Make Up Break Up is a lovely story you want to linger over, savoring the story as much as the storytelling. --Frolic "A delightful, clever enemies-to-lovers romcom full of Menon's trademark sunshine with a bit of extra heat, Make Up Break Up will make you swipe right." - Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue Packed with heart, humor, and multiple swoonworthy moments, YA author Menon's adult debut brings a welcome zing to the romance genre that is sure to have wide app. - Library Journal (starred review) ...the witty banter and electric sexual tension throughout will keep readers hooked. This winning romance will especially appeal to fans of The Hating Game. - Publishers Weekly This entertaining enemies-to-lovers romance marks the adult debut of the popular YA author, writing as Sandhya Menon, of When Dimple Met Rishi (2017)...the sexual tension sizzles, and themes of familial expectations and financial stress add richness and intrigue. Hand this one to fans of Alisha Rai and Sally Thorne. - Booklist A charming, fun and fast-paced hate-to-love romance set in the hyper-competitive world of LA's Silicon Beach. Enjoyable from the very first page to the last, Make Up Break Up is a perfect mood-lifter! - Suzanne Park, author of Loathe at First Sight Make Up Break Up is a pure delight from start to finish. With amazing chemistry and laugh out loud writing, it is impossible to put down." - Alexa Martin, bestselling author of Snapped About The Author Lily Menon has always been enamored of romantic comedies and happily-ever-afters in all shapes and sizes. Her very first love story, written at age nine, was about a handsome boy who wooed the heroine with books, chocolates, and a very fat puppy. Now Lily lives with her own handsome boy (who indeed wooed her with books, chocolates, and fat puppies) in the mountains of Colorado, where she spends her days dreaming up kissing scenes and meet-cutes. When she's bored, Lily also masquerades as New York Times bestselling YA author Sandhya Menon. Make Up Break Up is her first adult romance.
The Intelligent Investor REV Ed. - (Collins Business Essentials) Annotated by Benjamin Graham (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsEdition: AnnotatedNumber of Pages: 640Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Personal FinanceSeries Title: Collins Business EssentialsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Harper BusinessAuthor: Benjamin GrahamAge Range: AdultBook theme: InvestingLanguage: English About the Book "The definitive book on value investing"--Cover. Book Synopsis "By far the best book on investing ever written." -- Warren BuffettThe greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of "value investing"--which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies--has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham's strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham's original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today's market, draws parallels between Graham's examples and today's financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham's principles.Vital and indispensable, The Intelligent Investor is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals. From the Back Cover The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of "value investing"--which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies--has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham's strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham's original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today's market, draws parallels between Graham's examples and today's financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham's principles.Vital and indispensable, The Intelligent Investor is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals. Review Quotes "By far the best book on investing ever written."--Warren Buffett "If you read just one book on investing during your lifetime, make it this one"--Fortune "The wider Mr. Graham's gospel spreads, the more fairly the market will deal with its public."--Barron's
A Bad Day for Sunshine - (Sunshine Vicram Series, 1) by Darynda Jones (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 416Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Mystery & DetectiveSeries Title: Sunshine Vicram Series, 1Format: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAuthor: Darynda JonesAge Range: AdultBook theme: Women SleuthsLanguage: English About the Book "Sheriff Sunshine Vicram finds her cup o' joe more than half full when the small village of Del Sol, New Mexico, becomes the center of national attention for a kidnapper on the loose. Del Sol, New Mexico is known for three things: its fry-an-egg-on-the-cement summers, its strong cups of coffee--and a nationwide manhunt? Del Sol native Sunshine Vicram has returned to town as the elected sheriff--an election her adorably meddlesome parents entered her in--and she expects her biggest crime wave to involve an elderly flasher named Doug. But a teenage girl is missing, a kidnapper is on the loose, and all of it's reminding Sunny why she left Del Sol in the first place. Add to that trouble at her daughter's new school and a kidnapped prized rooster named Puff Daddy, and Sunshine has her hands full. Enter sexy almost-old-flame Levi Ravinder and a hunky US Marshall, both elevens on a scale of one to blazing inferno, and the normally savvy sheriff is quickly in over her head. Now it's up to Sunshine to juggle a few good hunky men, a not-so-nice kidnapping miscreant, and Doug the ever-pesky flasher. And they said coming home would be drama-free"-- Book Synopsis New York Times bestselling author Darynda Jones is back with the first novel in the brand-new snarky, sassy, wickedly fun Sunshine Vicram series--A Bad Day for Sunshine!Laugh-out-loud funny, intensely suspenseful, page-turning fun.--New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan A Bad Day For Sunshine is a great day for the rest of us.--New York Times bestselling author Lee Child Sheriff Sunshine Vicram finds her cup o' joe more than half full when the small village of Del Sol, New Mexico, becomes the center of national attention for a kidnapper on the loose. Del Sol, New Mexico is known for three things: its fry-an-egg-on-the-cement summers, strong cups of coffee--and, now, a nationwide manhunt? Del Sol native Sunshine Vicram has returned to town as the elected sheriff--thanks to her adorably meddlesome parents who nominated her--and she expects her biggest crime wave to involve an elderly flasher named Doug. But a teenage girl is missing, a kidnapper is on the loose, and all of this is reminding Sunshine why she left Del Sol in the first place. Add to that the trouble at her daughter's new school, plus and a kidnapped prized rooster named Puff Daddy, and, well, the forecast looks anything but sunny. But even clouds have their silver linings. This one's got Levi, Sunshine's sexy, almost-old-flame, and a fiery-hot US Marshal. With temperatures rising everywhere she turns, Del Sol's normally cool-minded sheriff is finding herself knee-deep in drama and danger. Can Sunshine face the call of duty--and find the kidnapper who's terrorizing her beloved hometown--without falling head over high heels in love...or worse? Review Quotes Provides plenty of action. Recommended for fans of Linda Castillo and J.A. Jance. - Library Journal Jones has a real talent for balancing suspense with laugh-out-loud humor, never losing the tension from either. - BookPage A Bad Day For Sunshine is a great day for the rest of us - captivating characters, great writing, pace, humor and suspense. - Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author Fans of Jones' bestselling Charley Davidson series and Janet Evanovich's romps will devour this steamy series launch, which introduces both an irresistible pair crime-busting Gilmore Girls and a quirky, mysterious setting." - Booklist Compelling characters and a sexy, angst-filled bunch of mysteries add up to a winning series debut. - Kirkus A Bad Day for Sunshine is everything you want from Darynda Jones ... and more! Laugh-out-loud funny, intensely suspenseful, page-turning fun with a sassy new heroine you will love. Prepare to be hooked by this witty, sexy, and thrilling new series from one of my favorite authors!" - Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author "Swoon-worthy heroes, quirky characters, and a page turning mystery. Move over Stephanie Plum, Sunshine Vicram has arrived. Prepare yourself. This book is a keeper!" -New York Times Bestselling Author Christie Craig Darynda Jones has done it again. With trademark humor, eccentric yet relatable characters, and masterful storytelling, she takes us on a journey we don't want to end. A Bad Day for Sunshine is a great day for readers! -#1 Bestselling Author Tracy Brogan "Smart, sexy, and outrageously funny. Jones masterfully balances heartwarming comedy and bone chilling suspense." Marina Adair, #1 National bestselling author of Summer in Napa "From the creative genius who brought you Charley Davidson comes your newest obsession: Sunshine Vicram. Mother. Sheriff. Warden of weird." - New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Donovan Darynda Jones is always on my MUST READ list! No one can pull you into a book like she can!" - New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Donna Grant All the snarky humor and engaging writing you've come to expect from master storyteller Darynda Jones. I would read her if she scribbled on a napkin. Luckily, her new story has more than just lipstick and a number. Prepare to get sucked in. Her writing is like a vortex; you can't get out until you're done and sobbing for more.- New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Eve Langlais A new town, new characters to become friends with, same snort-in-public humor . . . you're going to love this story!" - Award Winning Author Laura DrakeA Bad Day for Sunshine is deliciously witty, fast paced and filled with laugh-out-loud dialogue. Darynda Jones knocks it out of the park with this delightful new series!" - Robyn Peterman, New York Times Bestselling Author "Darynda delivers again! A Bad Day for Sunshine tugs at your heartstrings and tickles your funny bone. From gut-wrenching heartbreak to full-abdominal belly laughs, Sunshine is a literary workout for your core. Another unique read from a stellar storyteller!" -Diane Kelly, Award Winning Author of Hilarious Mysteries "Smart, sexy, clever . . . and so many laughs! Darynda Jones brings her trademark wit and charm in A Bad Day for Sunshine. I couldn't get enough!" - Kim Law, Award-winning Bestselling author of Montana Cherries About The Author New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier, and her books have been translated into 17 languages. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, certain they went away the better for it. She penned the international bestselling Charley Davidson series and is currently working on several beloved projects, most notably the Sunshine Vicram Mystery Series with St. Martin's Press and the Betwixt and Between Series of paranormal women's fiction. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.
The Guilty (Paperback) - by David Baldacci
Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inches (W) x 1.2 Inches (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 464Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: VisionAuthor: David BaldacciAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Originally published in hardcover and ebook by Grand Central Publishing in November 2015. Book Synopsis After failing a critical assignment overseas, Will Robie must investigate a murder accusation against his father--but to save him, he'll have to face a violent and deadly fallout in this New York Times bestselling thriller. Will Robie escaped his small Gulf Coast hometown of Cantrell, Mississippi after high school, severing all personal ties, and never looked back. Not until the unimaginable occurs. His father, Dan Robie, has been arrested and charged with murder. Father and son haven't spoken or seen each other since the day Robie left town. In that time, Dan Robie--a local attorney and pillar of the community--has been elected town judge. Despite this, most of Cantrell is aligned against Dan. His guilt is assumed. To make matters worse, Dan has refused to do anything to defend himself. When Robie tries to help, his father responds only with anger and defiance. Could Dan really be guilty? With the equally formidable Jessica Reel at his side, Robie ignores his father's wishes and begins his own desperate investigation into the case. But Robie is now a stranger to his hometown, an outsider, a man who has forsaken his past and his family. His attempts to save his father are met with distrust and skepticism...and violence. Unlike the missions Robie undertook in the service of his country, where his cartnear was clearly defined, digging into his father's case only reveals more questions. Robie is drawn into the hidden underside of Cantrell, where he must face the unexpected and possibly deadly consequences of the long-ago choices made by father and son. And this time, there may be no escape for either of them. Review Quotes "A fast-moving thriller that will force readers into that "zone," where you don't want to put the book down....Whether you are a diehard fan or a newcomer to his work, you will not be disappointed in The Guilty."--BookReporter "A first-class thriller...David Baldacci's four bestselling novels about government assassin Will Robie have straddled that line of edgy, high-concept suspense, augmented with a bit of the political thriller, and deep character studies. In The Guilty, Baldacci takes a different tack with a more personal, but just as thrilling tale about Will's past, giving compelling insight about how he became a man so willing to kill for his country."--Sun-Sentinel (FL) "Another tremendous entry in the best-selling thrillermaster's increasingly impressive resume...it is the relationships that truly stand out. Among the most noteworthy is the rapport between Robie and Reel, with the professional and personal trust and respect that the two share for one another - having risked it all for each other several times before - feeling believable and compelling, not to mention being the source of a fair amount of witty banter. The tense dynamic between Robie and his father is palpable as well, and their shifting relationship - and how they both deal with the wounds of the past - is one of the book's highlights...A labyrinthine journey full of dead ends and surprising turns, with new reveals doled out at regular intervals as the story builds to its shocking conclusion, a spectacular double-twist climax that will leave even the most jaded thriller readers impressed." --The Strand Magazine "Baldacci fans will not be disappointed. The action is slam-bang with his trademarked twist. Once past the climax, you'll find yourself flipping back and rereading to find the clues the author has sprinkled throughout."--Florida Times-Union "David Baldacci has never been better than in THE GUILTY. His latest to feature conflicted assassin extraordinaire Will Robie takes the character - and series - to new heights....A stunning success from one of America's great literary talents."--Providence Sunday Journal "It's indisputable that Baldacci's handling of action just gets better and better....the action in small-town Texas will end up rivaling anything Robie has encountered in his long years of serving his government."--NJ.com "The story sings...Baldacci is a gifted storyteller, and he knows how to keep the pages turning." --Associated Press About The Author DAVID BALDACCI is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org.
Unlucky 21 (Sports) - by The Association of Gentleman Pittsburgh Journalists (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: 1.55 PoundsNumber of Pages: 336Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesSeries Title: SportsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History PressAuthor: The Association of Gentleman Pittsburgh JournalistsAge Range: AdultBook theme: State & Local, Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)Language: English Book Synopsis The number 21 may be lucky in cards, but it is very unlucky for Western Pennsylvania sports fans. Only the Pittsburgh Steelers allow a player to wear this sacred number, while to the rest of the region's franchises the number means heartbreak. The Penguins retired it after budding superstar Michel Briere died in 1971 following an automobile accident. Hall of Fame Pirate shortstop Arky Vaughan, who drowned in 1952 while trying to save a friend, also wore unlucky 21. The tragic story of Roberto Clemente is well known and caused the team to retire the cursed number. A diverse group of Pittsburgh writers and sports lovers present those stories and more in twenty-one tales of Western Pennsylvania sports sorrow.
Chasing Red - (Chasing Red) by Isabelle Ronin (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: .75 PoundsNumber of Pages: 395Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceSeries Title: Chasing RedFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Sourcebooks IncAuthor: Isabelle RoninAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "He had everything--wealth, adoration, a brilliant future--until one chance encounter changed everything. The moment Caleb Lockhart spotted the mysterious woman in her siren-red dress, he couldn't tear his eyes away. For the first time in his life, he wanted something. Something he knew he could never have"--Amazon.com. Book Synopsis They said she was going to be my ruin... Then let her ruin me.I've always gotten what I want. I'm a star on the basketball court and I've lived my life with the certainty that if it's within my reach, it can be mine. Until I met her. My siren in red. She is my future, but she doesn't know it yet. If only she didn't have so many secrets... If only her past wasn't shrouded in shadow... If only she wasn't so determined to push me away... But there is finally something--someone--I want, and I will chase her to the ends of the earth to win her heart. Even if it means giving up everything.Praise for Wattpad sensation Isabelle Ronin's Chasing Red: "Chasing Red is a perfectly sweet romance, with just the right amount of spice."--Foreword Reviews "Readers will be chomping at the bit while waiting for the next installment!"--RT Book Reviews "Readers will swoon over Caleb."--Publishers Weekly Review Quotes "Chasing Red is a perfectly sweet romance, with just the right amount of spice." - Foreword Reviews "Readers will swoon over Caleb." - Publishers Weekly "Readers will be chomping at the bit while waiting for the next installment!" - RT Book Reviews
Justice League 1 : The Extinction Machines (Paperback) (Bryan Hitch)
Dimensions (Overall): 10 Inches (H) x 6.6 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)Weight: .66 PoundsNumber of Pages: 1Genre: Comics + Graphic NovelsSub-Genre: SuperheroesSeries Title: JLA (Justice League of America)Format: PaperbackPublisher: Dc ComicsAuthor: Bryan HitchAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Originally published in single magazine form in Justice League 1-5, Justice League: rebirth 1"--Title page verso. Book Synopsis The World's Greatest Superheroes begin anew in JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 1: THE EXTINCTION MACHINES, as a part of the critically acclaimed, best-selling, all-new line of volume one graphic novels, DC Universe Rebirth! Superman has fallen. The Man of Steel died protecting his adopted home, leaving his allies in the Justice League to fight on without him--and leaving the older, wiser Superman of a vanished universe to pick up the torch. But to Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the League, this new "Superman" is a stranger. And just like Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz, the rookie Green Lanterns left by Hal Jordan to guard the globe in his absence, the replacement Superman has a lot to prove. He'd better do it quickly. Because a godlike threat unlike any the League has ever fought is coming. Vast engines of destruction are about to be unleashed, remaking the planet's surface and forging its people into living weapons. They are the extinction machines. And it will take every member of the Justice League to shut them down... Comics superstars Bryan Hitch (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA) and Tony S. Daniel (SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN) join forces to launch a bold new era for comics' greatest superhero team in JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 1: THE EXTINCTION MACHINES--exploding from the blockbuster DC Universe Rebirth event! Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE #1-5 as well as the JUSTICE LEAGUE: REBIRTH one-shot. Review Quotes "Every bit as epic and massive in scope as one would expect from DC's premiere superhero team"--IGN "JUSTICE LEAGUE delivers on its promises, and it's a strong sign of what's to come."--Comic Book Resources "Bryan Hitch knows how to deliver on action."--Newsarama About The Author Bryan Hitch is a comic book artist and writer, best known for his time at both DC Comics and Marvel. Hitch's widescreen action panels and dynamic action sequences have made him one of the most sought-after artists in the industry. In his career, he's worked with some of the most renowned writers in the industry on several groundbreaking titles, including Warren Ellis (THE AUTHORITY), Mark Waid (JLA), Mark Millar (FANTASTIC FOUR and THE ULTIMATES), Ed Brubaker (CAPTAIN AMERICA) and Brian Michael Bendis (THE AGE OF ULTRON).
Mr. Peanut - (Vintage Contemporaries) by Adam Ross (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 448Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: LiterarySeries Title: Vintage ContemporariesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: VintageAge Range: AdultAuthor: Adam RossLanguage: English About the Book David Pepin has loved his wife since the moment they met and, after 13 years of marriage, he still can't imagine living without her--yet he obsessively contemplates her demise. Soon she is dead, and he's both deeply distraught and the prime suspect. Book Synopsis A New York Times Noteable Book Mesmerizing, exhilarating, and profoundly moving, Mr. Peanut is a police procedural of the soul, a poignant investigation of the relentlessly mysterious human heart. David Pepin has been in love with his wife, Alice, since the moment they met in a university seminar on Alfred Hitchcock. After thirteen years of marriage, he still can't imagine a remotely happy life without her--yet he obsessively contemplates her demise. Soon she is dead, and David is both deeply distraught and the prime suspect. The detectives investigating Alice's suspicious death have plenty of personal experience with conjugal enigmas: Ward Hastroll is happily married until his wife inexplicably becomes voluntarily and militantly bedridden; and Sam Sheppard is especially sensitive to the intricacies of marital guilt and innocence, having decades before been convicted and then exonerated of the brutal murder of his wife. Like the Escher drawings that inspire the computer games David designs for a living, these complex, interlocking dramas are structurally and emotionally intense, subtle, and intriguing; they brilliantly explore the warring impulses of affection and hatred, and pose a host of arresting questions. Is it possible to know anyone fully, completely? Are murder and marriage two sides of the same coin, each endlessly recycling into the other? And what, in the end, is the truth about love? Review Quotes "Ross--in a brilliant stylistic mirror of marriage--blends dream and reality, fact and perception in a narrative that's both cinematic and lyrical...The book is by turns harrowing, tender and funny." --Nancy Connors, Cleveland Plain Dealer "Mr. Peanut is full of tricks: shifting narrations, quirky chronology and meta-novels within novels. The effect is disorienting, but the characters are too well drawn to feel like pawns in some game. The result is a deliciously clever book, full of dark insight and even a touch of hope." --The Economist "Fearless, challenging and unforgettable...Mr. Peanut is acutely funny and profoundly sad, an unexpected and unsettling journey into the heart of contemporary darkness....[Ross is] a sublimely impertinent new writer." --Steve Whitton, The Anniston Star "[A] major work....Stories are told and retold, hinge on one another, depend, and connect. That layering, that subsonic, towering buildup, is how Mr. Peanut works, and it is a marvel." --John Timpane, The Philadelphia Inquirer "An author whose voice is so distinct and vivid that you truly can't find any comparison [and] a book whose combination of rhythm, language and style are unlike anything else I've ever encountered...a sort of wondrous literary alchemy [that's] laugh-out-loud funny and shrewdly aware of human nature...Read Mr. Peanut for its insight into marriage. Read it for the humor. Read it for the thrills. Just read it, please." --Joy Tipping, The Dallas Morning News "An ambitious and well-crafted noir that manages to humanise its characters while fashioning their stories into a gripping page-turner. Ross's depiction of love and hatred, and the conflicted ways we manifest these feelings, is both sensitive and fearless." --Mary Fitzgerald, The Guardian (U.K.) "Plainly thrilling...the work of a boundlessly eager writer willing to try just about anything, and invite us to share in his sinister joy." Christopher Kelly, The Kansas City Star "Exciting and strangely moving [and] vastly ambitious....The whodunit aspect of Mr. Peanut is absorbing, but the infinite mysteries of marriage are really at the heart of this novel and drive its considerable emotional suspense." --Hilma Wolitzer, The East Hampton Star "A murder mystery [and] also a complicated jigsaw puzzle of intertwined relationships....This may be [Ross's] first novel, but it's written as though he's been doing it for ages." --Dwight Silverman, Houston Chronicle "An existential puzzle of a book, a noirish work that seemingly has no literary precendent." --Rege Behe, Pittsburgh Review-Tribune "The debut of an enormously talented writer...From the first page on, it's clear that Mr. Ross is a literary gymnast [and] a sorcerer with words...Dark, dazzling...A Rubik's cube of a story that reads like a postmodern mash-up of Tolstoy's Kreutzer Sonata, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and one of James M. Cain's noirish mysteries." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "Darkly funny, densely woven and deeply unnerving...a page turner that reveals something new from every angle." --Jim Ridley, The Nashville Scene "Gripping...This highly original debut uses the police procedural as a hall of mirrors to reflect pleasure and guilt, marriage and murder."--Christopher Fowler, Financial Times "An enormous success--forceful and involving, often deeply stirring and always impressively original...A brilliant, powerful, memorable book." --Scott Turow, The New York Times Book Review, front page "A stunningly dark debut that takes as its forebears both Scott Turow and Italo Calvino...To say this is a thematically rich book is hardly to do [it] justice...there is a way in which this too-clever-to-be-neat story resists such thematics...yet Ross cleaves closely to all the pleasures of the genre: mystery, suspense, romance, surprise. And in this sense, Mr. Peanut is highly unique--a disturbingly funny and remarkably poignant novel from one of the year's most promising new voices." --Jillian Quint, BookPage "A dark tale of love, hate, murder and marriage: a cleverly written, structurally complex narrative." --NPR.org "Mr. Peanut crackles with life." --Benjamin Moser, Harper's "Powerful...delivers one scorching scene after another. Ross is interested in all the soul-killing ways men and women try and fail to achieve intimacy, and [with] noirish sensibility and eloquent prose, he wraps his age-old theme in a confounding yet memsmerizing format." --Joanne Wilkinson, Booklist, starred "Mr. Peanut is as ingenious as it is riveting." --Richard Russo "Inspired....Ross's depiction of love is grotesque and tender at once, and his style is commanding as he combines torture and romance to create a sense of vertigo-as-romance. It's a unique book--stark and sublime, creepy and fearless." --Publishers Weekly Adam Ross has crafted a diabolically intricate novel, one that presents all the pleasures and challenges of a well-wrought Sudoku puzzle. There's a whiff of alchemy to the book. You can't quite believe that its many pieces fit together so snugly, yet they do. Once you've finished, you run your eye back and forth and up and down, and every way you look it adds up. Mr. Peanut is smart, funny, gripping, and--in its ultimate unravelling--sneakily sad. --Scott Smith "The most riveting look at the dark side of marriage since Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?...It induced nightmares, at least in this reader. No mean feat." --Stephen King "A Möbius strip of a novel, folding the unsavory anticipation of American Psycho into a domestic drama straight out of Carver-esque America...An intellectual noir novel and an original voice." --Kirkus Reviews, starred "This book blew me away...It's engaging and gripping like a good murder mystery, but more richly layered and intellectually engaging than a beach read...I'm likening it to a great meal at a restaurant-the appetizer gains your trust, the first course provides some revelations, the second demonstrates the chef's skills, and the dessert just blows you away. Ross is truly a great wordsmith...[It] might be the best book I've read so far in 2010. In fact, it might be one of the best books of the year." --Bookdwarf.com, Megan Sullivan (Harvard Book Store) "It's very hard to describe Mr. Peanut, and I envy those who haven't read it yet. The story is sometimes cinematic, not only in it's themes but its wildly exciting narrative pace which never lets you go. Adam Ross delivers a multifaceted inspection of marriage, telling the story of several different couples in crisis, which is at times reminiscent of Cheever and Updike. On the whole the book reminds me of Zadie Smith's On Beauty; it carries that same power, the all knowing and all seeing brilliance of a writer who is in complete control. Now that I've finished Mr. Peanut, I want to stop strangers on the street and tell them about it, the book is that good." --Jason Rice, threeguysonebook.com About the Author Adam Ross lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife and their two daughters. www.adam-ross.com
Schemes - by Kiki Swinson & Saundra (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.7 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .35 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: African AmericanSeries Title: SchemesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dafina BooksAuthor: Kiki Swinson & SaundraAge Range: AdultBook theme: UrbanLanguage: English About the Book "DEVIL IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING: Karlie Houston hasn't seen a raise in forever, but the payday loan office she manages is raking in the cash. So why not get what she's rightfully owed by masterminding a heist? Once her lover Sidney's boys hit all the company's locations at one time, there's a fortune to split. But suddenly bodies start dropping--and Karlie better devise the perfect plan to survive... TWISTED DECEPTION: Raised by a ruthless mother, Yazz Armstrong lives by "scheme or die." So she's cool with helping her man, Kevon, take control of head dealer Caesar's territory. And when the fallout racks up unexpected casualties, Yazz finds Caesar's bed a refuge--and his empire hers to help rule. Too bad someone with an even more lethal agenda won't stop 'til Yazz and her dreams crash and burn for good... -- Book Synopsis DEVIL IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING KIKI SWINSON Karlie Houston hasn't seen a raise in forever, but the payday loan office she manages is raking in the cash. So why not get what she's rightfully owed by masterminding a heist? Once her lover Sidney's boys hit all the company's locations at one time, there's a fortune to split. But suddenly bodies start dropping--and Karlie better devise the perfect plan to survive... TWISTED DECEPTION SAUNDRA Raised by a ruthless mother, Yazz Armstrong lives by "scheme or die." So she's cool with helping her man, Kevon, take control of head dealer Caesar's territory. And when the fallout racks up unexpected casualties, Yazz finds Caesar's bed a refuge--and his empire hers to help rule. Too bad someone with an even more lethal agenda won't stop 'til Yazz and her dreams crash and burn for good... "Kiki captures the heat of the streets." --Wahida Clark "Saundra offers insight into the ruthless drug game but also offers hope and redemption. Fans of Sistah Souljah's groundbreaking The Coldest Winter Ever will immediately note similarities to that powerful novel in Saundra's writing." --Library Journal on Her Sweetest Revenge About The Author Kiki Swinson is the nationally bestselling author of over forty novels and short stories. Swinson's works feature resilient women making tough--and sometimes not quite legal--decisions to survive. Her novels, inspired by her experiences and a five-year stint in federal prison, have sold over 2.4 million copies. She completed her first novel while incarcerated and her second novel, Wifey, went on to become a #1 Essence bestseller and the first installment in one of today's most popular urban series. A native of Portsmouth, Virginia--and a former hustler's wife--Swinson resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Visit her online at KikiMedia.net. SAUNDRA grew up in Cleveland, Mississippi, and now lives in Indiana with her family. Saundra's stories highlight fearless females who hustle to get what they deserve. Her debut novel, Her Sweetest Revenge, began the series that won praise for being a "roller-coaster ride" and "drama at its best." Saundra is active on Twitter @AuthorSaundra and loves to hear from readers.
Idiot's Guides RV Vacations (Paperback) (Jeremy Puglisi & Stephanie Puglisi)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 7.8 Inch (W) x .5 Inch (D)Weight: 1.15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 192Genre: TravelSub-Genre: Food, Lodging & TransportationSeries Title: Idiot's GuidesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Alpha BooksAuthor: Jeremy Puglisi & Stephanie PuglisiAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Millions of people travel the countryside in RVs, and that trend shows no signs of slowing down. RVing leaves a smaller carbon footprint than traditional fly/hotel/drive vacations; plus, it's a lot more comfortable and convenient. Prospective RV buyers agree that RVing allows for more family togetherness, a less-expensive vacation, and a great way to avoid the illnesses travelers pick up in hotels and on cruise ships. If you've already got your RV, or if you'll be renting a rig for the trip, this book will show you how to choose the perfect trip for you or your family, and how to get there smoothly and easily. Idiot's Guides(R) RV Vacations covers: - Basic tips for getting up to speed in a rented RV. - Practical information for safety and convenience on the road, plus how-to information on booking space at campgrounds and getting hooked up once there. - Info for getting started with boondocking, or noncampground camping. - Choosing your destination and planning the perfect trip. - Itineraries for regional driving trips, plus lists of the top campgrounds in various regions. - Forty of the best RV vacations to the most popular attractions in the US, including national and state parks, beach destinations, Orlando, Branson, and other sites of wide interest for families and couples. Each trip will include a map; adaptable one-, two-, and three-week itineraries; rest and food stops; campground information; and a guide to the top things to do once you're there. About The Author Jeremy Puglisi is the host of the RV Family Travel Atlas podcast. He and his wife are also award-winning educators and writers who spend more than 40 nights a year in their RV, traveling with their three sons. They write articles for the Jayco RV blog, the Camp Jellystone blog, the Good Sam blog, and the AmeriGo RV Club website. They also present at GS Media Events on topics such as Tips and Tricks for Traveling with Kids, 10 Reasons RV Vacations Are Better, and RVing in Acadia National Park. The Puglisis are the authors of Acadia National Park Adventure Guide. Stephanie Puglisi is the host of the RV Family Travel Atlas podcast. She and her husband are also award-winning educators and writers who spend more than 40 nights a year in their RV, traveling with their three sons. They write articles for the Jayco RV blog, the Camp Jellystone blog, the Good Sam blog, and the AmeriGo RV Club website. They also present at GS Media Events on topics such as Tips and Tricks for Traveling with Kids, 10 Reasons RV Vacations are Better, and RVing in Acadia National Park. The Puglisis are the authors of Acadia National Park Adventure Guide.
The Family Business 5 - by Carl Weber & La Jill Hunt (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.2 Inch (W) x 1.2 Inch (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 288Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: African AmericanFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Urban BooksAuthor: Carl Weber & La Jill HuntAge Range: AdultBook theme: UrbanLanguage: English About the Book "From the time he was a boy in Georgia, LC Duncan, patriarch and leader of the Duncan clan, has battled racism. Even now that he and his family are truly successful, the racism can still be in-your-face. Maybe it's the political climate or perhaps it's just bad timing, but LC and the rest of the Duncans are being challenged by the ultimate power-hungry racist, Sheriff KD Shrugs. Nevada Duncan is at that age when girls and sex are always on his mind. His handsome face and superior intellect attract Kia, the beautiful 'Blasian' call girl who tempts him into running away to a place where the Duncans are definitely not wanted--El Paso, Texas, the home of KD Shrugs. What is the worst thing that can happen to a handsome, rich millennial? Rio Duncan would say it's mistaken identity after being beat down in a nightclub by someone who thinks he's Roman Johnson, a stickup kid who happens to be Rio's doppelganger. What happens next will open up the biggest can of worms the Duncans have ever had to deal with"-- Book Synopsis New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber and Essence bestseller La Jill Hunt return with a story of love, betrayal and racism in the next addition to the wildly popular Family Business series. From the time he was a boy in Georgia, LC Duncan, patriarch and leader of the Duncan clan, has battled racism. Even now that he and his family are truly successful, the racism can still be in-your-face. Maybe it's the political climate or perhaps it's just bad timing, but LC and the rest of the Duncans are being challenged by the ultimate power-hungry racist, Sheriff KD Shrugs. Nevada Duncan is at that age when girls and sex are always on his mind. His handsome face and superior intellect attract Kia, the beautiful "Blasian" call girl who tempts him into running away to a place where the Duncans are definitely not wanted--El Paso, Texas, the home of KD Shrugs. What is the worst thing that can happen to a handsome, rich millennial? Rio Duncan would say it's mistaken identity after being beat down in a nightclub by someone who thinks he's Roman Johnson, a stickup kid who happens to be Rio's doppelganger. What happens next will open up the biggest can of worms the Duncans have ever had to deal with. Get ready for another roller coaster ride with the Duncan family. About The Author Carl Weber is the New York Times bestselling author of The Preacher's Son, So You Call Yourself a Man, Something on the Side, Up to No Good, Big Girls Do Cry, Torn Between Two Lovers, and She Ain't the One. He is the Publisher and Editorial Director of Urban Books and CEO of Urban Books Media, which has produced The Man in 3B and the Preacher's Son based on two of his bestselling novels. The Family Business film is currently in production. His Web site is carlweber.net. La Jill Hunt is a native of Mobile, AL who burst onto the literary scene in 2003 with her debut novel, Drama Queen. The memorable characters she created and the entertaining stories she told quickly drew bestselling success and a following of fans, young and old. Although known for her urban chick-lit novels, she has also contributed to the street anthology series Around the Way Girls, and penned an urban romance, Another Sad Love Song. Her erotic short story, Catch 22, is available as a digital download. Currently residing in Virginia Beach, La Jill enjoys spending time with her daughters, family, and friends.
Missing, Presumed (Reprint) (Paperback) (Susie Steiner)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)Weight: .62 PoundsNumber of Pages: 362Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Mystery & DetectiveSeries Title: Ds ManonFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Random House IncAuthor: Susie SteinerAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Includes a bonus chapter from the upcoming new novel Persons Unknown: pages 351-362. Book Synopsis A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice - A page-turning mystery that brings to life a complex and strong-willed detective assigned to a high-risk missing persons case NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR - NAMED ONE OF THE 10 BEST MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL "An extraordinarily assured police procedural in the tradition of Ruth Rendell and Elizabeth George."--Joseph Finder, author of The Fixer "Surprise-filled . . . one of the most ambitious police procedurals of the year. Detective Bradshaw's biting wit is a bonus."--The Wall Street Journal "Missing, Presumed has future BBC miniseries written all over it."--Redbook "A highly charismatic and engaging story."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "This combination of police procedural and an unfolding family drama that continuously twists and turns will work well for fans of Kate Atkinson and Tana French."--Booklist At thirty-nine, Manon Bradshaw is a devoted and respected member of the Cambridgeshire police force, and though she loves her job, what she longs for is a personal life. Single and distant from her family, she wants a husband and children of her own. One night, after yet another disastrous Internet date, she turns on her police radio to help herself fall asleep--and receives an alert that sends her to a puzzling crime scene. Edith Hind--a beautiful graduate student at Cambridge University and daughter of the surgeon to the Royal Family--has been missing for nearly twenty-four hours. Her home offers few clues: a smattering of blood in the kitchen, her keys and phone left behind, the front door ajar but showing no signs of forced entry. Manon instantly knows that this case will be big--and that every second is crucial to finding Edith alive. The investigation starts with Edith's loved ones: her attentive boyfriend, her reserved best friend, her patrician parents. As the search widens and press coverage reaches a frenzied pitch, secrets begin to emerge about Edith's tangled love life and her erratic behavior leading up to her disappearance. With no clear leads, Manon summons every last bit of her skill and intuition to close the case, and what she discovers will have shocking consequences not just for Edith's family but for Manon herself. Suspenseful and keenly observed, Missing, Presumed is a brilliantly twisting novel of how we seek connection, grant forgiveness, and reveal the truth about who we are. Praise for Missing, Presumed "Smart, stylish . . . Manon is portrayed with an irresistible blend of sympathy and snark. By the time she hits bottom, professionally and privately, we're entirely caught up in her story."--The New York Times Book Review "Nuanced suspense that's perfect for Kate Atkinson fans."--People "Drenched in character and setting, with pinpoint detail that breathes life and color into every sentence."--The News & Observer "You might come to Missing, Presumed for the police procedural; you'll stay for the layered, authentic characters that Steiner brings to life."--Bethanne Patrick, NPR "Where [Susie] Steiner excels is in the depth and clarity with which she depicts her characters. . . . It all adds up to a world that feels much bigger than the novel in which it is contained."--The Guardian Review Quotes "Smart, stylish . . . Manon is portrayed with an irresistible blend of sympathy and snark. By the time she hits bottom, professionally and privately, we're entirely caught up in her story."--The New York Times Book Review "Nuanced suspense that's perfect for Kate Atkinson fans."--People "[A] wonderfully written novel . . . [Susie] Steiner tells her well-populated and surprise-filled story in the present tense and from five different points of view, including that of the missing student's mother. The author gets inside the minds and lives of her book's socially disparate personalities with the grace of a novelist of manners, even as she pulls tight the strands of one of the most ambitious police procedurals of the year. Detective Bradshaw's biting wit is a bonus."--The Wall Street Journal "You might come to Missing, Presumed for the police procedural; you'll stay for the layered, authentic characters that Steiner brings to life."--Bethanne Patrick, NPR "Missing, Presumed has future BBC miniseries written all over it."--Redbook "Drenched in character and setting, with pinpoint detail that breathes life and color into every sentence."--The News & Observer "A new and complex police heroine . . . a highly charismatic and engaging story."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "This combination of police procedural and an unfolding family drama that continuously twists and turns will work well for fans of Kate Atkinson and Tana French."--Booklist "Dazzling . . . Missing, Presumed is an extraordinarily assured police procedural in the tradition of Ruth Rendell and Elizabeth George--the surprises continue to the last page as Susie Steiner blasts expectations and assumptions to dig deep into questions of trust, betrayal, class, and family bonds."--Joseph Finder, author of The Fixer "A vein of dark humor pulses beneath this compelling whodunit with an appealing, complicated heroine at its center."--Publishers Weekly "Where Steiner excels is in the depth and clarity with which she depicts her characters. . . . It all adds up to a world that feels much bigger than the novel in which it is contained."--The Guardian "Missing, Presumed is fast-paced, twisty and full of realistic characters and scenarios. With any luck Detective Bradshaw will be back in future instalments, since she is a quirky, likable character, capable of carrying a series."--Vancouver Sun "Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw is appealing, multifaceted, and unforgettable. She charges through Missing, Presumed with twin goals--to find the body, and to find durable love. The resolution of this gripping novel astonishes, and leaves a long afterglow."--Amity Gaige, author of Schroder "Manon Bradshaw is a messed-up, big-hearted detective in the best tradition."--Harriet Lane, author of Her "Missing, Presumed hits the sweet spot between literary and crime fiction. The plot is thrilling, with a twist that knocked me sideways, swiftly followed by another one that knocked me back in the other direction. More than that, the characters became dear friends of mine over the course of the book. I'm already looking forward to the next one."--Erin Kelly, author of Broadchurch "Missing, Presumed is a gripping, suspenseful, gratifyingly unpredictable detective novel, with enough plot twists to satisfy fans of the genre. But it's also a beautifully written reflection on loneliness, and that's what will stay with you long after you've turned the last page. I hope we'll see more of Susie Steiner's prickly, all-too-human DS Manon Bradshaw!"--Maggie Mitchell, author of Pretty Is "Within a chapter, DS Manon Bradshaw announces herself as a detective to follow through books and books to come. Here's a treat for those who love their crime fiction rich in psychology, beautifully written, and laced with dark humor. Dive in."--Lucie Whitehouse, author of Before We Met "A complex, gripping read . . . The mystery behind Edith Hind's disappearance is filled to the hilt with provocative breadcrumbs, making for a page-turning literary crime novel that is nicely balanced by the all-too-relatable human foibles of lonely DS Manon Bradshaw."--Suzanne Rindell, author of The Other Typist "There is a secret pulsing at the heart of this police procedural-slash-family thriller, and it isn't only the truth about where beautiful young Edith Hind has gone. In heroine Manon Bradshaw, readers will find a character so real she bleeds. As Manon exposes the mystery behind Edith's disappearance, she also reveals the truth about her own loneliness and life. Best of all, perhaps, in both women's redemption, we discover the potential for our own."--Jenny Milchman, author of Cover of Snow About The Author Susie Steiner is a former Guardian journalist. She was a commissioning editor for that paper for eleven years and prior to that worked for The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and the Evening Standard. She lives in London with her husband and two children.
Just His Luck - (Sterling's Montana) by B. J. Daniels (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.5 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x 1.1 Inch (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 384Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Romance, Small Town & RuralSeries Title: Sterling's MontanaFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Harlequin BooksAuthor: B. J. DanielsAge Range: AdultBook theme: Western, ContemporaryLanguage: English About the Book When a car containing the remains of a girl missing for ten years is dredged from a pond, newly appointed sheriff Lizzy Conners must investigate every single lead, even those that point to Shade, the girl's former boyfriend--and Lizzy's latest romance. She knows Shade can't be guilty. Now if she can only prove it, both to the town out for justice and to herself. Book Synopsis He thought the past was finally behind him Shade Sterling has carried a torch for Lizzy Conners since senior year of high school. But the timing never felt right for them, especially since his ex-girlfriend, Ariel, disappeared without a trace years ago. Now, with their ten-year class reunion approaching, Shade is tired of waiting. Determined to move on with his life and take a chance with Lizzy, he's all in...until a car is dredged up from a local pond and Ariel's remains are found inside. As the newly appointed sheriff, Lizzy must investigate every single lead--including the ones that point right to Shade. She knows she can't let her heart get in the way of an investigation, but she can't accept that Shade is guilty. Now if she can only prove it--both to the town out for justice and to herself. Review Quotes Daniels keeps readers baffled with a taut plot and ample red herrings, expertly weaving in the threads of the next story in the series as she introduces a strong group of primary and secondary characters. -Publishers Weekly on Stroke of Luck With a surprising villain, a mystery full of twists and turns and engaging characters, Renegade's Pride is an addictive page-turner. -BookPage B.J. Daniels has made Cowboy's Legacy quite a nail-biting, page-turner of a story. Guaranteed to keep you on your toes.-Fresh Fiction
Early Bessemer - by Jason Burnett on behalf of the Bessemer Hall of History Museum (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 127Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC)Author: Jason Burnett on behalf of the Bessemer Hall of History MuseumAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
The Water Keeper - by Charles Martin (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: 1.15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: SouthernFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Thomas NelsonAuthor: Charles MartinAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book From New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Charles Martin comes a riveting new story of heroism, heartache, and the power of love to heal all wounds. Book Synopsis A riveting new story of heroism, heartache, and the power of love to heal all wounds.Murphy Shepherd is a man with many secrets. He lives alone on an island, tending the grounds of a church with no parishioners, and he's dedicated his life to rescuing those in peril. But as he mourns the loss of his mentor and friend, Murph himself may be more lost than he realizes.When he pulls a beautiful woman named Summer out of Florida's Intracoastal Waterway, Murph's mission to lay his mentor to rest at the end of the world takes a dangerous turn. Drawn to Summer, and desperate to find her missing daughter, Murph is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark and dangerous world of modern-day slavery.With help from some unexpected new friends, including a faithful Labrador he plucks from the ocean and an ex-convict named Clay, Murph must race against the clock to locate the girl before he is consumed by the secrets of his past--and the ghosts who tried to bury them.With Charles Martin's trademark lyricism and poignant prose, The Water Keeper is at once a tender love story and a heartrending search for freedom.Praise for The Water Keeper: "I'm telling you, it's an action-packed, classic Charles Martin romance novel unlike anything I've ever read. And remember . . . the day you pick up this book is the day you become temporarily unavailable to the world." --Charlie Martin, son of Charles Martin"Charles Martin fans rejoice, because he's done it again . . . a multilayered story woven together with grace and redemption, and packed tight with tension and achingly real characters." --Lauren Denton, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Hideaway"In The Water Keeper Charles Martin crafts a compelling story with skill and sensitivity. Open the pages of this book and you'll enter the world of characters caught up in a real-life drama that grips the heart. As with all of Charles's books you never finish it--you continue to live there in your own imagination. Current fans won't be disappointed; new readers will understand why Charles Martin is on the short list of contemporary authors I recommend above all others." --Robert Whitlow, bestselling authorPart of The Murphy Shepherd novels: Book 1: The Water KeeperBook 2: The Letter Keeper (available June 2021)Full-length novel (c. 110,000 words)Includes Discussion Questions for Book ClubsAlso by Charles Martin: The Mountain Between Us, Send Down the Rain, Long Way Gone, When Crickets Cry
Saucon Valley - by Daniel T. Ruth (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)Weight: .7 PoundsNumber of Pages: 192Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC)Author: Daniel T. RuthAge Range: Adult
Hot Winter Nights - Reissue (Heartbreaker Bay) by Jill Shalvis (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.5 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x 1 Inch (D)Weight: .39 PoundsNumber of Pages: 375Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceSeries Title: Heartbreaker BayFormat: PaperbackPublisher: HarperCollinsAuthor: Jill ShalvisAge Range: AdultBook theme: Holiday, ContemporaryLanguage: English About the Book "New York Times"-bestselling author Shalvis delivers a sexy, unforgettable holiday story that proves sometimes it's so much better to be naughty than nice. Book Synopsis Who needs mistletoe?Most people wouldn't think of a bad Santa case as the perfect Christmas gift. Then again, Molly Malone, office manager at Hunt Investigations, isn't most people, and she could really use a distraction from the fantasies she's been having since spending the night with her very secret crush, Lucas Knight. Nothing happened, not that Lucas knows that--but Molly just wants to enjoy being a little naughty for once . . .Whiskey and pain meds for almost-healed bullet wounds don't mix. Lucas needs to remember that next time he's shot on the job, which may be sooner rather than later if Molly's brother, Joe, finds out about them. Lucas can't believe he's drawing a blank on his (supposedly) passionate tryst with Molly, who's the hottest, smartest, strongest woman he's ever known. Strong enough to kick his butt if she discovers he's been assigned to babysit her on her first case. And hot enough to melt his cold heart this Christmas. Review Quotes "Shalvis knows just how to lend her merry cast of characters that extra pinch of Christmas cheer, and she's knocked it out of the park again with this delightful holiday read."--Entertainment Weekly "Shalvis's sixth Heartbreaker Bay book spices up Christmas with a hint of humor, a dash of suspense, and a whole lot of naughty fun under the mistletoe. The characters come alive in this lighthearted, fun story written for cold winter nights."--Publishers Weekly "A wonderful addition to an enjoyable series."--Fresh Fiction "When you pick up a Jill Shalvis book, you know that there will be an entertaining plot, a couple that spar as the sparks fly, along with some scenes that will have you laughing out loud. Her latest doesn't disappoint."--Romance Reviews Today
Craig & Fred : A Marine, a Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other - Reprint by Craig Grossi (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .5 PoundsNumber of Pages: 272Genre: Pets, Biography + AutobiographySub-Genre: Dogs, Military, Personal MemoirsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: HarperCollinsAuthor: Craig GrossiAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis The uplifting and unforgettable true story of a US Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other and now travel America together, "spreading the message of stubborn positivity."In 2010, Sergeant Craig Grossi was doing intelligence work for Marine RECON--the most elite fighters in the Corps--in a remote part of Afghanistan. While on patrol, he spotted a young dog "with a big goofy head and little legs" who didn't seem vicious or run in a pack like most strays they'd encountered. After eating a piece of beef jerky Craig offered--against military regulations--the dog began to follow him. "Looks like you made a friend," another Marine yelled. Grossi heard, "Looks like a 'Fred.'" The name stuck, and a beautiful, life-changing friendship was forged.Fred not only stole Craig's heart; he won over the RECON fighters, who helped Craig smuggle the dog into heavily fortified Camp Leatherneck in a duffel bag--risking jail and Fred's life. With the help of a crew of DHL workers, a sympathetic vet, and a military dog handler, Fred eventually made it to Craig's family in Virginia. Months later, when Craig returned to the U.S., it was Fred's turn to save the wounded Marine from Post-Traumatic Stress. Today, Craig and Fred are touching lives nationwide, from a swampy campground in a Louisiana State Park to the streets of Portland, Oregon, and everywhere in between. A poignant and inspiring tale of hope, resilience, and optimism, with a timeless message at its heart--"it is not what happens to us that matters, but how we respond to it"--Craig & Fred is a shining example of the power of love to transform our hearts and our lives. From the Back Cover The uplifting and unforgettable true story of a U.S. marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other. . . .In 2010, Sergeant Craig Grossi was doing intelligence work for marine RECON--the most elite fighters in the Corps--in a remote part of Afghanistan. While on patrol, he spotted a young dog "with a big goofy head and little legs" who didn't run in a pack like most strays they'd encountered. They shared a piece of beef jerky, and then the dog began to follow him. "Looks like you made a friend," another marine yelled. Grossi heard, "Looks like a 'Fred.'" The name stuck. Fred not only stole Craig's heart; he also won over the RECON fighters, who helped Craig smuggle the dog into heavily fortified Camp Leatherneck in a duffel bag--risking jail and Fred's life. With the help of a crew of DHL workers, a sympathetic vet, and a military dog handler, Fred eventually made it home to Craig's family in Virginia.Months later, when Craig returned to the U.S., it was Fred's turn to save the wounded marine from post-traumatic stress. Today, Craig and Fred are touching lives nationwide, from a swampy campground in Louisiana to the streets of Portland, Oregon, and everywhere in between.An inspiring tale of resilience and what Craig calls "stubborn optimism," Craig & Fred reminds us how love and perseverance can transform our lives.
Absolute Power (Paperback) by David Baldacci
Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x 4.35 Inches (W) x 1.19 Inches (D)Weight: .78 PoundsNumber of Pages: 678Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Literary, GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: VisionAuthor: David BaldacciAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book The blockbuster thriller that introduced Baldacci to the world is now available in a tall Premium Edition. A first-rate storyteller who grabs readers by their lapels and won't let go until they've finished this enthralling yarn.--"Publishers Weekly." Reissue. Book Synopsis When burglar Luther Whitney breaks into a Virginia mansion, he witnesses a brutal crime involving the president -- a man who believes he can get away with anything -- and now, Luther may be the only one who can stop him in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller. In a heavily guarded mansion in the Virginia countryside, professional burglar and break-in artist Luther Whitney is trapped behind a two-way mirror. What he witnesses destroys his faith not only in justice, but in all he holds dear. What follows is an unthinkable abuse of power and criminal conspiracy, as a breathtaking cover-up is set in motion by those appointed to work for one of the most important people in the world -- the President of the United States. Review Quotes A grabber...a superior thriller.--Houston Chronicle Baldacci brings an insider's savvy to his tale.--New York Times Book Review Baldacci excels at creating really good guys and putting them at risk.--Newsday First-rate.--People Plenty of danger and surprises...characters are complex and unpredictable enough to be interesting.--San Jose Mercury News Relentlessly entertaining.--Atlanta Journal-Constitution About The Author DAVID BALDACCI is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org.
Dangerous Crossing - Reprint by Rachel Rhys (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 368Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Mystery & Detective, HistoricalFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Pocket BooksAuthor: Rachel RhysAge Range: AdultBook theme: World War II, HistoricalLanguage: English Book Synopsis In this "thrilling, seductive, and utterly absorbing" (Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author) historical suspense novel in the tradition of Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile and Ruth Ware's The Woman in Cabin 10, pre-war tension and forbidden romance abound, and not everyone will survive the journey... The ship has been like a world within itself, a vast floating city outside of normal rules. But the longer the journey continues, the more confined it is starting to feel, deck upon deck, passenger upon passenger, all of them churning around each other without anywhere to go... 1939: Europe is on the brink of war when young Lily Shepherd boards an ocean liner in England, bound for Australia. She is ready to start anew, leaving behind the shadows of her past. The passage proves magical, complete with live music, cocktails, and fancy-dress balls. With stops at exotic locations along the way--Naples, Cairo, Ceylon--the voyage shows Lily places she's only ever dreamed of and enables her to make friends with those above her social station, people who would not ordinarily mingle with her. She even allows herself to hope that a man she couldn't possibly have a future with outside the cocoon of the ship might return her feelings. But Lily soon realizes that she's not the only one hiding secrets. Her newfound friends--the toxic wealthy couple Eliza and Max; Cambridge graduate Edward; Jewish refugee Maria; fascist George--are also running away from their pasts. As the glamour of the voyage fades, the stage is set for something sinister to occur. By the time the ship docks, two passengers are dead, war has been declared, and Lily's life is irrevocably changed. "A vividly descriptive ride" (Marie Claire) with a "jaw-dropping ending" (RT Book Reviews, Top Pick), Dangerous Crossing is a transporting and "gorgeously atmospheric" (Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author) story for the ages. Review Quotes "[Rhys] offers plenty of glamorous atmosphere, period detail, and engaging ports of call along the way to please both historical fiction readers and mystery lovers."--Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10 "Library Journal" "A book to lose yourself in. I loved it!" --Liz Fenwick, author of Under a Cornish Sky "author of Unraveling Oliver" "A gorgeously atmospheric read. Prepare to be transported."--Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10 "Marie Claire" "A seductive novel that grabs readers' attention from the first page and doesn't let go. Rhys beautifully captures each scene during Lily's five-week voyage, combining mystery, intrigue, scandal, and murder. Readers will love it."--Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10 "Booklist" "A sumptuous and thrilling read. It captivates you in its spell right until the end. I loved it."--Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat "Kirkus" "A sumptuous, thrilling and captivating adventure on the high seas where some of the characters find love and the romances of others are thwarted by dark secrets...a simply stunning novel."--Sarra Manning, author of London Belongs to Us "Daily Express (UK), 5 stars" "A vividly descriptive ride from this enticingly mysterious author, leading up to a killer ending we did not see coming."-- "Marie Claire" "An exquisite story of love, murder, adventure and dark secrets, Rachel Rhys brings this dangerous crossing brilliantly and beautifully alive."--Lisa Jewell, New York Times bestselling author of I Found You "Kirkus" "An utter treat...a glorious mix of proper old-school glamour and a labyrinthine plot full of class war, politics and sexual tension."--Veronica Henry, author of How to Find Love in a Bookshop "Kirkus" "Completely compelling and atmospheric. I absolutely loved it." --Jane Fallon, author of My Sweet Revenge "Woman and Home (UK)" "From its intriguing opening, Dangerous Crossing - part drama, part crime novel - had me hooked. You'll want to read this in one sitting." --Sarra Manning, author of London Belongs to Us "Stylist (UK)" "Quite extraordinary...Beautiful, captivating, and I desperately did not want the journey to end."--Emma Kavanagh, author of The Missing Hours "Kirkus" "Rachel Rhys has created a sumptuous world, rich in character and description. Possessing a rare talent for observation and detail, she has perfectly drawn this pre-war passage to Australia. For a few days it was as if I was a passenger on that ship myself. I loved it." --Amanda Jennings, author of In Her Wake "Woman and Home (UK)" "Rhys captures the essence of the era, class structure, prejudice and fear of war...Suspense is built from the opening page until the jaw dropping ending due to her sharp plotting. Readers will be completely absorbed in every aspect of the characters' lives, the voyage and two murders. Dangerous Crossing is a tale to savor."--Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10 "RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)" "The most compelling mystery here lurks between the lines."--Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10 "Kirkus" "Think Highsmith on the high seas."--Sarra Manning, author of London Belongs to Us "Kirkus" "This a proper old fashioned tale of thwarted romance, impossible glamour, murder and mayhem on the high seas. The most enjoyable bout of cabin fever I've ever had . . . The pages turn themselves."--Liz Nugent "author of Unraveling Oliver" "Thrilling, seductive, and utterly absorbing."--Paula Hawkins, #1 bestselling author of The Girl on the Train "Marie Claire" "Utterly gripping . . . I loved Lily and the sumptuous detail of her onboard world with its constant undercurrent of tension and mystery. It's a brilliant evocation of the time" --Elizabeth Enfield, author of Ivy & Abe "Woman and Home (UK)" "Well plotted, absorbing read with a whiff of Agatha Christie." --Liz Fenwick, author of Under a Cornish Sky "Woman and Home (UK)" "What a world of glamour, uncertainty and intrigue! I was immersed from the very first page. And the sense of time and place is so convincing, the voice so perfect, I felt as if I had made the crossing myself. It is a gem of a book."--Colette McBeth, author of The Life I Left Behind "Woman and Home (UK)" A Richard and Judy Book Club Pick 2017--Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10 "Kirkus"
The Magician King (Paperback) by Lev Grossman
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1 Inches (D)Weight: .8 PoundsNumber of Pages: 448Genre: Science Fiction + FantasySub-Genre: FantasySeries Title: Magician Series, #2Format: PaperbackPublisher: Penguin Group (USA) IncorporatedAuthor: Lev GrossmanAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "The Magician King" is a grand voyage into the dark, glittering heart of magic--an epic quest for the Harry Potter generation. Grossman proves that he is the modern heir to C.S. Lewis, and on the cutting edge of literary fantasy. Book Synopsis Return to Fillory in the riveting sequel to the New York Times bestseller and literary phenomenon, The Magicians, now an original series on SYFY, from the author of the #1 bestselling The Magician's Land. Quentin Coldwater should be happy. He escaped a miserable Brooklyn childhood, matriculated at a secret college for magic, and graduated to discover that Fillory--a fictional utopia--was actually real. But even as a Fillorian king, Quentin finds little peace. His old restlessness returns, and he longs for the thrills a heroic quest can bring. Accompanied by his oldest friend, Julia, Quentin sets off--only to somehow wind up back in the real world and not in Fillory, as they'd hoped. As the pair struggle to find their way back to their lost kingdom, Quentin is forced to rely on Julia's illicitly learned sorcery as they face a sinister threat in a world very far from the beloved fantasy novels of their youth. Review Quotes "[A] serious, heartfelt novel [that] turns the machinery of fantasy inside out."--The New York Times (Editor's Choice) "A spellbinding stereograph, a literary adventure novel that is also about privilege, power, and the limits of being human. The Magician King is a triumphant sequel."--NPR.org "[The Magician King] is The Catcher in the Rye for devotees of alternative universes. It's dazzling and devil-may-care. . . . Grossman has created a rare, strange, and scintillating novel."--Chicago Tribune "The Magician King is a rare achievement, a book that simultaneously criticizes and celebrates our deep desire for fantasy."--The Boston Globe "Grossman has devised an enchanted milieu brimming with possibility, and his sly authorial voice gives it a literary life that positions The Magician King well above the standard fantasy fare."--San Francisco Chronicle "Grossman expands his magical world into a boundless enchanted universe, and his lively characters navigate it with aplomb."--The New Yorker "Grossman is brilliant at creating brainy, distinct, flawed, complex characters, and nearly as good at running them through narrative gauntlets that inventively tweak the stories that generations have grown up on."--The Portland Oregonian "The Magician King, the immensely entertaining new novel by Lev Grossman, manages to be both deep and deeply enjoyable."--Chicago Sun-Times "Readers who have already enjoyed The Magicians should lose no time in picking up The Magician King. For those who haven't, read both books: Grossman's work is solid, smart, and engaging adult fantasy."--The Miami Herald "Now that Harry Potter is through in books and films, grown-up fans of the boy wizard might want to give this nimble fantasy series a try."--New York Post "Lev Grossman's The Magician King is a fresh take on the fantasy-quest novel--dark, austere, featuring characters with considerable psychological complexity, a collection of idiosyncratic talking animals (a sloth who knows the path to the underworld, a dragon in the Grand Canal), and splendid set pieces in Venice, Provence, Cornwall, and Brooklyn."--The Daily Beast "In this page-turning follow-up to his bestselling 2009 novel The Magicians, Grossman takes another dark, sarcastically sinister stab at fantasy, set in the Narnia-esque realm of Fillory."--Entertainment Weekly "The Magician King is clearly the middle book in a trilogy, but it's that rare creature that bridges the gap between tales and still stands on its own. And just as the first book showed that growing up is hard no matter how much power you have, it shows that becoming an adult involves far more than just reaching the right age."--The A.V. Club "Fabulous fantasy spiked with bitter adult wisdom--not to be missed."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Fans of The Magicians will find this sequel a feast and will be delighted that a jaw-dropping denouement surely promises a third volume to come."--Booklist About The Author LEV GROSSMAN is the book critic for Time magazine and author of five novels, including the international bestseller Codex and the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
The Stranger Inside - by Laura Benedict (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: WomenFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mulholland BooksAuthor: Laura BenedictAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis A woman returns home to find a stranger living in her house in this "suspenseful and moving" psychological drama from an Edgar Award-nominated author (Meg Gardiner) -- perfect for readers of Shari Lapena and Liane Moriarty.There's a stranger living in Kimber Hannon's house. He tells the police that he has every right to be there, and he has the paperwork to prove it. But Kimber definitely didn't invite this man to move in. He tells her that he knows something about her, and he wants everyone else to know it, too."I was there. I saw what you did." These words reveal a connection to Kimber's distant past, and dark secrets she'd long ago left buried. This trespasser isn't after anything as simple as her money or her charming Craftsman bungalow. He wants to move into her carefully orchestrated life -- and destroy it. Review Quotes "The Stranger Inside is a twisty, compelling thriller. Laura Benedict takes hold of your throat and doesn't let go until the final page."--Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of The Three Beths "The Stranger Inside is an intense, fascinating character study that will have you rooting for Kimber while she turns her life around and tries to stay alive."--Catherine Coulter, New York Times bestselling author of Paradox "Benedict spins a story driven by deceit on the part of most of the principals, with tension increasing with the body count and the twists and turns that continue to the very end."--Booklist "Can you imagine the nightmare of a stranger taking over your house? The terror you would feel? With The Stranger Inside, Laura Benedict turns her unique voice in suspense to this elegant scary mystery, where nothing is as it seems and one woman's truth is shattered by the hidden secrets of her past."--J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Lie to Me "Compelling characters, lush settings, complex emotions--all in a clever plot and spiced with a hint of darkness. These are the trademarks of Laura Benedict's writing. I've followed her career for years and she never disappoints. This new book, The Stranger Inside, is no exception. But a warning--once you pick it up, you will yield your life to the power of a great storyteller."--Carolyn Haines, bestselling author of the Sarah Booth Delaney mysteries and The House of Memory "Laura Benedict's The Stranger Inside begins with one of the most unnerving premises I've ever read. This is a masterfully constructed thriller about one woman's inability to escape from the complicated web of her past. You won't be able to put it down until every secret is revealed, one breathtaking surprise after another, all the way until the shocking final pages."--David Bell, USA Today bestselling author of Somebody's Daughter "Outstanding.... Kimber's complicated personality and unusual family life drive the ever-twisting, surprise-filled plot.... [She] is the epitome of the unreliable narrator."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Suspenseful and moving, The Stranger Inside gripped me from the first page. Laura Benedict is at the top of her game."--Meg Gardiner, author of Into the Black Nowhere "Reads at breakneck speed; perfect for a thrilling distraction from the everyday.... Fans of Laura Benedict will find themselves stunned by the new depths to her writing this stand-alone unleashes; those coming to her work fresh will almost certainly be instant fans for life."--BOLO Books About The Author Laura Benedict is the Edgar- and ITW Thriller Award- nominated author of eight novels of mystery and suspense, including The Stranger Inside, and the Bliss House gothic trilogy. Her short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, and in numerous anthologies like At Home in the Dark (May 2019), A Thousand Doors, and St. Louis Noir. A native of Cincinnati, she lives in Southern Illinois with her family.
This Fight Is Our Fight : The Battle to Save America's Middle Class - by Elizabeth Warren (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: 1.25 PoundsNumber of Pages: 337Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Political ScienceSub-Genre: Commentary & OpinionFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Henry Holt & CoAuthor: Elizabeth WarrenAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America's middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country's leading progressive voices. Now ... she has written a book that is at once an illuminating account of how we built the strongest middle class in history, [an] ... indictment of those who [she believes] have spent the past thirty-five years undermining working families, and a ... call to action"--Amazon.com. Book Synopsis #1 New York Times bestsellerThe fiery U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save itSenator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America's middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country's leading progressive voices. Now, at a perilous moment for our nation, she has written a book that is at once an illuminating account of how we built the strongest middle class in history, a scathing indictment of those who have spent the past thirty-five years undermining working families, and a rousing call to action. Warren grew up in Oklahoma, and she's never forgotten how difficult it was for her mother and father to hold on at the ragged edge of the middle class. An educational system that offered opportunities for all made it possible for her to achieve her dream of going to college, becoming a teacher, and, later, attending law school. But now, for many, these kinds of opportunities are gone, and a government that once looked out for working families is instead captive to the rich and powerful. Seventy-five years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt and his New Deal ushered in an age of widespread prosperity; in the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan reversed course and sold the country on the disastrous fiction called trickle-down economics. Now, with the election of Donald Trump--a con artist who promised to drain the swamp of special interests and then surrounded himself with billionaires and lobbyists--the middle class is being pushed ever closer to collapse.Written in the candid, high-spirited voice that is Warren's trademark, This Fight Is Our Fight tells eye-opening stories about her battles in the Senate and vividly describes the experiences of hard-working Americans who have too often been given the short end of the stick. Elizabeth Warren has had enough of phony promises and a government that no longer serves its people--she won't sit down, she won't be silenced, and she will fight back. Review Quotes "This Fight Is Our Fight is a smart, tough-minded book....What Democrats need right now is a reason to keep fighting. And that's something Warren's muscular, unapologetic book definitely offers. It's an important contribution." --Paul Krugman, The New York Times Book Review"This Fight Is Our Fight provides an insider's look at the machinations that are undermining the U.S. economy and political system. Warren spells out what is happening and what needs to be done to reverse the slide....Warren is outspoken, personable, emphatic, dedicated....It is unusual for any politician to be so open." --New York Journal of Books"Girded for battle, the senior senator from Massachusetts forcefully lays out the bleak picture of an American government increasingly controlled by corporate greed and special interests....The author sounds the alarm that an oligarchy is in the making, and her urgency is palpable and necessary. Inspiring words to empower Warren's marching army."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) About The Author Elizabeth Warren is the senior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. A former Harvard Law School professor, she is the author of several books, including A Fighting Chance, a national bestseller that received widespread critical acclaim. One of nation's most influential progressives, she has long been a champion of working families and the middle class. The mother of two and grandmother of three, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband, Bruce Mann.
House on Olive Street - Original by Robyn Carr (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inch (W) x 1.1 Inch (D)Weight: .7 PoundsNumber of Pages: 464Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Women, Romance, FriendshipFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Harlequin BooksAuthor: Robyn CarrAge Range: AdultBook theme: ContemporaryLanguage: English About the Book "Sable--Her bestselling novels have made her a star, but the woman who has everything, in fact, has nothing but a past she is desperate to hide. Elly--The intellectual who has hidden herself within the walls of academia, afraid to admit she is tired of being alone. Barbara Ann--The talent behind twenty-six romance novels wakes up one day to discover she's lost control of her career, her sanity and her family. Beth--Her popular mysteries have become the only way she can fight against the secret tyranny of an abusive husband. In the house on Olive Street, away from their troubles, the four women discover something marvelous: themselves. And along the way they realize a dream. For, in telling the story of a remarkable woman, their own lives begin to change"-- Book Synopsis When a group of writers loses a member, a summer spent sorting through her things offers the perfect escape for the friends who loved and miss her. Sable has everything and her bestselling novels have made her a star. But she has a past she is desperate to hide. Elly is an intellectual who has hidden herself within the walls of academia, afraid to admit she is tired of being alone. Barbara Ann is the talent behind twenty-six romance novels, but she's lost control of her career and her family. Beth's popular mysteries have become the only way she can fight against the secret tyranny of an abusive husband. Gathering in Gabby's house on Olive Street, away from their troubles, the four women discover something wonderful: themselves. And together they realize a dream. For, in telling the story of a remarkable woman, their own stories begin to change. Review Quotes The four women are wonderfully human, non-cardboard characters who deal with the little - and sometimes big - struggles of life and find succor and support in one another. --All About Romance, on THE HOUSE ON OLIVE STREET Sweet and heart-felt...filled with women's friendships, love and family. Each character is well-constructed and multi-dimensional -- you feel as if you've known them for a long time.... A story that shows the importance of meaningful friendships and how women can empower not only themselves, but each other. --Always with a Book, on THE HOUSE ON OLIVE STREET Brimming with insight, tender sensuality, sympathetic characters, and family anxiety, this story blends painful realities with healing love in a strong, uplifting tale that will lure both women's fiction and romance fans.-Library Journal, starred review, on The View from Alameda Island This is well-crafted women's fiction, where the emotional journey is paramount, and the satisfying focus on Lauren's innermost feelings and thoughts does not disappoint.-BookTrib on The View from Alameda Island The summer flies by as old wounds are healed, new alliances are formed, and lives are changed forever... With strong relationship dynamics, juicy secrets, and a heartwarming ending, it's a blissful beach read. --Kirkus Reviews on The Summer That Made Us A layered, well-paced plot and flawed, three-dimensional characters whom readers will care about make this a quick and entertaining read for those who relish contemporary family sagas with strong female characters as well as readers who like their stories tinged with romance. -Library Journal on The Life She Wants A satisfying reinvention story that handles painful issues with a light and uplifting touch. -Kirkus Reviews on The Life She Wants This novel of sisters and secrets has a pleasant setting, a leisurely pace, and a sweet story line...that will please fans of Carr's Virgin River series. Themes of responsibility, forgiveness, and the agony and ecstasy of female relatives will appeal to readers of Debbie Macomber and Susan Wiggs. -Booklist on THE SUMMER THAT MADE US
The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Reprint) (Paperback) by Mitch Albom
Dimensions (Overall): 7.2 Inches (H) x 5 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 196Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Settings, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Literary, Philosophy, General, Religion + Beliefs, Human Qualities + BehaviorFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Hachette BooksAuthor: Mitch AlbomAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Mitch Albom's timeless tale, a book that readers of fine fiction and those who loved his blockbuster "Tuesdays With Morrie," will treasure is now available in a specially produced paperback edition with flaps. Book Synopsis Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him, as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his meaningless life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: Why was I here? About The Author Mitch Albom is an author, playwright, and screenwriter who has written seven books, including the international bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time. His first novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, was an instant number one New York Times bestseller that has since sold more than six million copies worldwide. Both books were made into acclaimed TV films. Mitch also works as a columnist and a broadcaster, and serves on numerous charitable boards. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.
Burn After Writing (Yellow) - by Sharon Jones (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 160Genre: Self ImprovementSub-Genre: CreativityFormat: PaperbackPublisher: TarcherperigeeAuthor: Sharon JonesAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis The national bestseller. Write. Burn. Repeat. Now with new covers to match whatever mood you're in. This book has made me laugh and cry, filled me with joy, and inspired me. -TikTok user camrynbanks Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat, TikTok, VSCO, YouTube...the world has not only become one giant feed, but also one giant confessional. Burn After Writing allows you to spend less time scrolling and more time self-reflecting. Through incisive questions and thought experiments, this journal helps you learn new things while letting others go. Imagine instead of publicly declaring your feelings for others, you privately declared your feelings for yourself? Help your heart by turning off the comments and muting the accounts that drive you into jealousy for a few moments a night. Whether you are going through the ups and downs of growing up, or know a few young people who are, you will flourish by finding free expression--even if through a few tears! Push your limits, reflect on your past, present, and future, and create a secret book that's about you, and just for you. This is not a diary, and there is no posting required. And when you're finished, toss it, hide it, or Burn After Writing. About The Author Sharon Jones is a graphic designer from Northern England. This is her first book.
The Patriot Threat ( Cotton Malone) (Reprint) (Paperback) by Steve Berry
Dimensions (Overall): 7.4 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inches (W) x 1.3 Inches (D)Weight: .65 PoundsNumber of Pages: 560Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersSeries Title: Cotton Malone.Format: PaperbackPublisher: Minotaur Books.Author: Steve BerryAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department, Malone is now a retired bookshop owner in Denmark. But when his former boss, Stephanie Nelle, asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files-the kind that could bring the United States to its knees-Malone is vaulted into a harrowing twenty-four-hour chase that begins on the canals in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia. With appearances by Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Mellon, a curious painting that still hangs in the National Gallery of Art, and some eye-opening revelations about the dollar bill, Malone's high-stakes investigation will ultimately beg the question: What if the federal income tax is illegal? Now it's up to him to find the answer-at all costs"--Page 4 of cover. Book Synopsis The history of America's income-tax law can be found in the 16th Amendment to the Constitution. But someone has unearthed a secret that calls that law into question. Now it's up to Cotton Malone to learn the truth. . . Once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department, Malone is now a retired bookshop owner in Denmark. But when his former boss, Stephanie Nelle, asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files-the kind that could bring the United States to its knees-Malone is vaulted into a harrowing twenty-four-hour chase that begins on the canals in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia. Loaded with action, character sketches, [and] fascinating history...along the lines of The Da Vinci Code.-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette With appearances by Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Mellon, a curious painting that still hangs in the National Gallery of Art, and some eye-opening revelations about the dollar bill, Malone's high-stakes investigation will ultimately beg the question: What if the federal income tax is illegal? Now it's up to him to find the answer-at all costs. One of Berry's best books to date.-The New York Times This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback. Review Quotes "One of Berry's best books to date." --The New York Times "Steve Berry is a master at weaving together historical details with fiction to create a spellbinding thriller...Suspenseful, entertaining and thought provoking. As usual, Berry's writing is smooth, the plot well thought out, and the characters realistic. Another winner from Steve Berry." --The Providence Journal "Cotton Malone is once again thrown into the midst of fast-paced international threats. The history in this novel is intriguing, even to non-history buffs." --RT Book Reviews (4 stars) "A fast-paced and entertaining traditional thriller along the lines of The Da Vinci Code. [The Patriot Threat is] loaded with action, character sketches, fascinating history and Mr. Berry's liberal use of poetic license." --The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette About The Author STEVE BERRY is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of a dozen Cotton Malone novels, and several standalones. He has 21 million books in print, translated into 40 languages. With his wife, Elizabeth, he is the founder of History Matters, which is dedicated to historical preservation. He serves as a member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board and was a founding member of International Thriller Writers, formerly serving as its co-president.
Ladies of the House - by Lauren Edmondson (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x .9 Inches (W) x 5.3 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 384Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: WomenFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Graydon HouseAuthor: Lauren EdmondsonAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "A modern retelling of Sense and sensibility"--Cover. Book Synopsis SET IN HIGH-SOCIETY GEORGETOWN, AN IRRESISTIBLE FAMILY DRAMA ABOUT TWO SISTERS AND THE PUBLIC SCANDAL THAT JUST MAY LEAD THEM TO REWRITE THE RULES...*Named a Best Book of February by Good Morning America, Bustle, Popsugar, BookBub, and Frolic*"A stellar novel that celebrates sisterhood and the way women can step out of flawed men's shadows. I delighted in every page."--Amy Meyerson, bestselling author of The Bookshop of Yesterdays and The ImperfectsNo surprise is a good surprise. At least according to thirty-four-year-old Daisy Richardson. So when it's revealed in dramatic fashion that her esteemed father had been involved in a public scandal before his untimely death, Daisy's life becomes complicated--and fast.For one, the Richardsons must now sell the family home in Georgetown they can no longer afford, and Daisy's mother is holding on with an iron grip. Her younger sister, Wallis, is ready to move on to bigger and better things but falls fast and hard for the most inconvenient person possible. And then there's Atlas, Daisy's best friend. She's always wished they could be more, but now he's writing an exposé on the one subject she's been desperate to avoid: her father.Daisy's plan is to maintain a low profile as she works to keep her family intact amid social exile, public shaming, and quickly dwindling savings. But the spotlight always seems to find the Richardsons, and when another twist in the scandal comes to light, Daisy must confront the consequences of her continued silence and summon the courage to stand up and accept the power of her own voice."I was absolutely charmed by Ladies of the House. A wonderful debut." --Allison Winn Scotch, bestselling author of Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing"Warm, witty, and whip-smart. Edmondson's talent shines in her expertly crafted story of two sisters breaking free of their father's legacy. A sensational debut."--Amy Mason Doan, author of The Summer List and Lady Sunshine Review Quotes PRAISE FOR LADIES OF THE HOUSE *Named a Best Book of February by Good Morning America, Bustle, Popsugar, BookBub, and Frolic* "[F]resh... an emotionally engaging and hopeful story."--Booklist, STARRED review "[A] charming debut... The novel finds Austen's themes alive and well in contemporary society... This retelling is a witty success."--Publishers Weekly "I was absolutely charmed by Ladies of the House, a modern retelling of Sense and Sensibility, and a delightful and insightful exploration into finding your own voice, discovering your best self and falling in love, in its many iterations. What a wonderful debut."--ALLISON WINN SCOTCH, bestselling author of Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing "A warm, witty, and whip-smart modern spin on Sense and Sensibility, Ladies of the House pulled me in on page one and didn't let me go until the last, satisfying scene. Edmondson's talent shines in her expertly crafted story of two sisters using their brains and hearts to break free of their father's legacy and voice their desires, despite the sexist double standards that would keep them quiet. A sensational debut."--AMY MASON DOAN, author of The Summer List and Summer Hours "A fun and clever take on Sense and Sensibility, Ladies of the House is replete with witty banter and keen social commentary. Like any good modernization, it also stands alone as a stellar novel, one that celebrates sisterhood and the way women can step out of flawed men's shadows. I delighted in every page of this fast-paced, redemptive novel."--AMY MEYERSON, bestselling author of The Bookshop of Yesterdays and The Imperfects
The Glass Castle (Reprint) (Paperback) by Jeannette Walls
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 288Genre: Biography + AutobiographySub-Genre: Literary, Personal MemoirsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ScribnerAuthor: Jeannette WallsAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book In the tradition of Mary Karr's "The Liars' Club" and Rick Bragg's "All Over But the Shouting," Walls has written a stunning and life-affirming memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric, and severely misguided family. Book Synopsis Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, "nothing short of spectacular" (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world's most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette's brilliant and charismatic father captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn't want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing--a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family. Review Quotes "The Glass Castle is nothing short of spectacular."-- "Entertainment Weekly" "The Glass Castle is the kind of story that keeps you awake long after the rest of the house has fallen asleep."-- "Vogue" "Charles Dickens's scenes of poverty and hardship are no more audacious and no more provocative than those in the pages of this stunning memoir."-- "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution" "Each memory is more incredible than the last... That Walls recounts them so well and in such detail is our good fortune."-- "The Plain Dealer" "Extraordinary."-- "Time" "On the eighth day, when God was handing out whining privileges, he came upon Jeannette Walls and said, 'For you, an unlimited lifetime supply.' Apparently, Walls declined His kind offer."-- "Chicago Tribune" "Some people are born storytellers. Some lives are worth telling. The best memoirs happen when these two conditions converge. In The Glass Castle, they have."-- "New York Newsday" "Walls has a God-given knack for spinning a yarn, and The Glass Castle is nothing short of spectacular."-- "Entertainment Weekly" "Walls has joined the company of writers such as Mary Karr and Frank McCourt who have been able to transform their sad memories into fine art."-- "People"
Rosetta Stone Lifetime Italian (Hardcover)
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Past Tense - (Jack Reacher) by Lee Child (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x 1.5 Inch (D)Weight: 1.3 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersSeries Title: Jack ReacherFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Random House IncAuthor: Lee ChildAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Jack Reacher has extended his thumb and hit the pavement. His plan is to follow the autumn sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road in rural New Hampshire, deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? and takes the detour ... The next morning in the city clerk's office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He's told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He knows his father left and never returned. Now Reacher wonders: was he ever there in the first place?"-- Book Synopsis #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in this electrifying thriller from "a superb craftsman of suspense" (Entertainment Weekly). Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? He takes the detour. At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians had been on their way to New York City to sell a treasure. Now they're stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. The owners seem almost too friendly. It's a strange place, but it's all there is. The next morning, in the city clerk's office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He's told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He's always known his father left and never returned, but now Reacher wonders, Was he ever there in the first place? As Reacher explores his father's life, and as the Canadians face lethal dangers, strands of different stories begin to merge. Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense . . . and deadly. Praise for Past Tense "Child is one writer who should never be taken for granted."--The New York Times Book Review "[Lee Child] shows no signs of slowing down. . . . Reacher is a man for whom the phrase moral compass was invented: His code determines his direction. . . . You need Jack Reacher."--The Atlantic "Superb . . . Child neatly interweaves multiple narratives, ratchets up the suspense (the reveal of the motel plot is delicious), and delivers a powerful, satisfying denouement. Fans will enjoy learning more of this enduring character's roots, and Child's spare prose continues to set a very high bar."--Publishers Weekly (boxed and starred review) "Another first-class entry in a series that continues to set the gold standard for aspiring thriller authors."--Booklist (starred review) "With his usual flair for succinctness and eye for detail, Child creates another rollicking Reacher road trip that will please fans and newcomers alike."--Library Journal (starred review) Review Quotes "Child is one writer who should never be taken for granted."--The New York Times Book Review "[Lee Child] shows no signs of slowing down. . . . Reacher is a man for whom the phrase moral compass was invented: His code determines his direction. . . . You need Jack Reacher."--The Atlantic "Superb . . . Child neatly interweaves multiple narratives, ratchets up the suspense (the reveal of the motel plot is delicious), and delivers a powerful, satisfying denouement. Fans will enjoy learning more of this enduring character's roots, and Child's spare prose continues to set a very high bar."--Publishers Weekly (boxed and starred review) "Another first-class entry in a series that continues to set the gold standard for aspiring thriller authors."--Booklist (starred review) "With his usual flair for succinctness and eye for detail, Child creates another rollicking Reacher road trip that will please fans and newcomers alike."--Library Journal (starred review) "Cerebral . . . One doesn't want Mr. Child's storytelling to end. . . . Get your copy soon before Past Tense sells out. Then enjoy the ride."--New York Journal of Books "The way everything winds up for all the participants shows a satisfying generosity of storytelling spirit."--Kirkus Reviews Praise for Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels "There's a reason Child is considered the best of the best in the thriller genre."--Associated Press "This series [is] utterly addictive."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times "Jack Reacher is today's James Bond, a thriller hero we can't get enough of."--Ken Follett About The Author Lee Child is the author of twenty-three New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, with fourteen having reached the #1 position, and the #1 bestselling complete Jack Reacher story collection, No Middle Name. All his novels have been optioned for major motion pictures--including Jack Reacher (based on One Shot) and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in one hundred territories. A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City.
Tennessee Statesman Harry T. Burn - by Tyler L Boyd (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6 Inch (W) x .7 Inch (D)Weight: 1.35 PoundsNumber of Pages: 224Genre: Biography + AutobiographySub-Genre: PoliticalFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History PressAuthor: Tyler L BoydAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Harry T. Burn's great-grandnephew, Tyler L. Boyd, chronicles the life and legacy of a Tennessee legend in this never-before-told life story.After reading a letter from his mother, Burn cast the deciding vote to ratify the Nineteenth A Review Quotes A principled and accomplished man, Harry T. Burn's vote to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment was far from his only action that changed the course of our state and nation's history. Tyler L. Boyd's research on Burn, his great-granduncle, sheds a new light on a great man....Burn lived the life of a public servant. He led the fight against the adoption of a state income tax and fought for home rule, which gave local governments the ability to govern themselves without burdensome oversight from the state....Tennessee Statesman Harry T. Burn: Woman Suffrage, Free Elections and a Life of Service makes me even more proud to walk in Burn's footsteps, having held the same seats as him in the Tennessee House of Representatives and the Tennessee Senate. Boyd's work tells the story of a remarkable American and Tennessean who changed the course of history for good. - Tennessee State Senator Mike Bell (R-9thDistrict) As we approach the 100thanniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment next year, Americans are discovering the history of the woman suffrage movement and the stories of the Americans who led it to victory. These stories are a vast part of our nation's history but they are not often discussed. It would be a tragedy if the stories of these trailblazers were forgotten by future generations. Works like this will keep their memory alive. - U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) Harry T. Burn is known as the young Tennessee legislator who listened to his mother, taking her advice to support ratification of the 19thAmendment in 1920. Burn secured the right to vote for American women, but his life and character have remained unexplored. Now, in this deeply researched biography, Tyler L. Boyd finally brings us the full man, putting into context Burn's singular act of conscience, helping us to understand how one person can make a difference. - Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote I encourage others to take time out and read this book and realize how a mother's love and persuasion moved her son to do what was right, even though unpopular at the time, and turned hysteria into history. - former congressman Bob Clement (D-Tennessee) This book by a proud descendant lets the rest of us know more intimately the man who seized the opportunity "to free 17,000,000 women from political slavery." The story of what happened before and after Burn's fateful vote has been told often but often told wrong. Tennessee Statesman Harry T. Burn: Woman Suffrage, Free Elections and a Life of Service by Tyler L. Boyd gives us the real story, one well worth remembering as we commemorate the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in August 1920, courtesy of the Volunteer State. - Marjorie J. Spruill, author of Divided We Stand; New Women of the New South; One Woman, One Vote; and Votes for Women: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Tennessee, the South, and the Nation
Gangsta Twist 3 ( Gangsta Twist) (Paperback) by Clifford Johnson
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 313Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: African AmericanSeries Title: Gangsta TwistFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Urban BooksAuthor: Clifford JohnsonAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book TAZ IS BACK! What happens to an organized criminal enterprise when the weakest link finally breaks? Changes must be made for future growth, but nobody can see the forest for the trees. The Network, known for their calculated power moves, attempts to align themselves with new international business colleagues. With a leader like Taz, the possibilities seem endless, but not everyone adjusts well to change. Over the years, respect has been lost and decisions challenged. As secrets are unveiled, blood will be shed and lives will be lost. Will betrayal stand in the way of prosperity?--Page 4 of cover. Book Synopsis TAZ IS BACK! What happens to an organized criminal enterprise when the weakest link finally breaks? Changes must be made for future growth, but nobody can see the forest for the trees. The Network, known for their calculated power moves, attempts to align themselves with new international business colleagues. With a leader like Taz, the possibilities seem endless, but not everyone adjusts well to change. Over the years, respect has been lost and decisions challenged. As secrets are unveiled, blood will be shed and lives will be lost. Will betrayal stand in the way of prosperity? Clifford Spud Johnson delivers with this highly anticipated addition to the Gangsta Twist Series that will keep you on your toes! About The Author Raised in Inglewood, California, Clifford had numerous encounters with drugs, mayhem, and ultimately, the California Youth Authority. These experiences gave Clifford a template of street life. The hustle of welfare-dependent families sculpted by the day to day hood life that he experienced provides the imagery he displays in his work. Mr. Johnson is currently incarcerated.
Lost Circuses of Ohio - by Conrade C Hinds (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x .5 Inch (D)Weight: .7 PoundsNumber of Pages: 176Genre: HistorySub-Genre: United StatesSeries Title: LostFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History PressAuthor: Conrade C HindsAge Range: AdultBook theme: State & LocalLanguage: English Book Synopsis The nineteenth century was the golden age of the circus in Ohio. Before the Ringling brothers became synonymous with the American circus, Cincinnati's John Robinson and the Sells brothers of Columbus wowed audiences with stunning equestrian feats and aeri
American Gods (Paperback) (Neil Gaiman)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inches (W) x 2.1 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 750Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: FantasyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: HarperCollinsAuthor: Neil GaimanAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book -Now a Starz original series---Front cover. Book Synopsis Now a STARZ(R) Original Series produced by FremantleMedia North America starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, and Pablo Schreiber.Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.Life as Wednesday's bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined. Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies . . . and that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing--an epic war for the very soul of America--and that he is standing squarely in its path."Mystery, satire, sex, horror, poetic prose--American Gods uses all these to keep the reader turning the pages."--Washington Post From the Back Cover Now a STARZ(R) Original Series produced by FremantleMedia North America starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, and Pablo SchreiberLocked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself. Life as Wednesday's bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined. Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies . . . and that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing--an epic war for the very soul of America--and that he is standing squarely in its path. Review Quotes "American Gods manages to reinvent, and reassert, the enduring importance of fantastic literature itself in this late age of the world. Dark fun, and nourishing to the soul."--Michael Chabon "Gaiman returns to the fertile killing ground that nourished The Sandman: that peculiarly American crossroads where pop culture intersects with religion, violence and death."--Village Voice Literary Supplement "Immensely rewarding . . . . Suffused with . . . powerful imagery and deftly painted characters . . . . A finely crafted novel of weight and significance [with] poetic descriptions, sharp-eyed criticism, and first-rate storytelling. There is much to enjoy, to admire, and to ponder in this unforgettable tale."--Cleveland Plain Dealer "Mystery, satire, sex, horror, poetic prose-American Gods uses all these to keep the reader turning the pages."--Washington Post "Pointed, occasionally comic, often scary, consistently moving and provocative . . . . American Gods is strewn with secrets and magical visions."--USA Today "Provocative yet fun . . . Gaiman has applied his vast breadth of knowledge about all things mythological to a truly high concept."--Entertainment Weekly American Gods is like a fast run downhill through a maze -- both exhilarating and twisted.--Jane Lindskold, author of Changer and American Gods is sexy, thrilling, dark, funny and poetic.--Teller, of Penn & Teller "Original, engrossing, and endlessly inventive."--George R. R. Martin
Tiny Hot Dogs - by Mary Giuliani (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: Biography + AutobiographySub-Genre: Personal MemoirsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Running Press AdultAge Range: AdultAuthor: Mary GiulianiLanguage: English Book Synopsis From awkward schoolgirl to Caterer to the Stars, Mary Giuliani weaves together a collection of hilarious memories, from professional growing pains to her long journey to motherhood, never losing her sense of humor and her love for everyone's favorite party food, pigs in a blanket. Mary's utterly unremarkable childhood was everything she didn't want: hailing from a deeply loving yet overprotective Italian family in an all-Jewish enclave on Long Island. All she wanted was to fit in (be Jewish) and become famous (specifically a cast member on Saturday Night Live). With an easy, natural storytelling sensibility, Mary shares her journey from a cosseted childhood home to the stage and finally to the party, accidentally landing what she now refers to as "the breakthrough role of a lifetime" catering to a glittery list of stars she once hoped to be part of herself. Fresh, personal, and full of Mary's humorous, self-deprecating, and can-do attitude against all odds, you'll want to see where each shiny silver tray of hors d'oeuvres takes her next. You never know when the humble hot dog will be a crucial ingredient in the recipe for success, in building a business or simply making life more delicious. Review Quotes "'Tiny Hot Dogs: A Memoir in Small Bites' is told with genuine humor and storytelling reminiscent of Nora Ephron....offers the kind of moments that make readers smile, laugh, and most of all, remember what it's like trying to make your way in the world."--Sweet Paul"Celebrity caterer and writer Mary Guiliani's 'memoir in small bites' delivers heartwarming moments and some serious laughs with endearing anecdotes from her life. After reading Guiliani's entire journey, you'll feel like you've made a hilarious new friend-and you'll find yourself craving some of the recipes inside."---Maggie Maloney, Associate Digital Editor, Town & Country"Giuliani (The Cocktail Party) hilariously recounts her evolution from a girl with 'one eyebrow' in a Long Island household that 'couldn't be more Italian if we tried' into a successful caterer to the stars who appears on television with Rachael Ray and Ina Garten.... Giuliani's entertaining memoir is packed with satisfying stories and recipes that readers will guiltily enjoy."--Publishers Weekly"Giuliani has chutzpah to spare in these life-filled, rib-sticking (and-tickling) stories."--Booklist"What makes 'Tiny Hot Dogs' a fun read is her down-to-earth, pinch-me mindset as she brushes shoulders with the rich and famous while feeding them her beloved pigs in a blanket, aka Tiny Hot Dogs."--The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionHow many culinary memoirs - heck, how many memoirs - frame their narrative through the lens of Steve Martin's The Jerk? If that weren't enough, the rest of Tiny Hot Dogs proves celebrity caterer Mary Giuliani is truly one of a kind... Tiny Hot Dogs is infused with Giuliani's quirky style and humor, as are the recipes peppered throughout.---Tyler Aquilina, for Entertainment Weekly"Mary Giuliani is not a name: it is a promise. Like a guarantee on the box, her name attached to an event, a book, a menu, a meal, is a golden ticket to good times. Mary makes me smile, laugh, cry happy tears, and she always leaves me hungry for more of her wisdom, her humor, and her stories. I raise my glass in a toast to the hostess with the mostest to celebrate this, her most personal, touching, and delicious work yet!"---Rachael Ray"No one tells a story like Mary Giuliani and she does it with great recipes, too! To read her deeply personal memoir is to feel that you've connected with a dear friend who's thoughtful, funny, and truly unique. I love this book!"---Ina Garten About the Author Mary Giuliani is an author, party and lifestyle expert, and founder and CEO of Mary Giuliani Catering and Events. Mary has appeared on The Barefoot Contessa, The Chew, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Moltissimo with Jimmy Fallon, and is a regularly featured guest on The Rachael Ray Show. Mary's first book, The Cocktail Party (Eat, Drink, Play, Recover) came out in 2015. A graduate of Georgetown University, Mary resides in New York's Chelsea neighborhood and Woodstock, New York with her husband Ryan, and daughter Gala.
One More Day (Paperback) by Kelly Simmons
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)Weight: .8 PoundsNumber of Pages: 309Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: LiteraryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Sourcebooks LandmarkAuthor: Kelly SimmonsAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "No one wants to be the mother whose child disappears. It's unthinkable, the stuff of nightmares. But when she turns her back to pay a parking meter, Carrie Morgan becomes that mother. Ben is gone, and more than a year later, it's clear that he is never coming back. Until he does--for just twenty-four hours, before once again vanishing from his crib without a trace. Rumors start to circulate through Carrie's small town. Whispers that she's seeing things. That her alibi doesn't quite add up"--Page 4 of cover. Book Synopsis "Beautifully dark, totally devastating and so riveting you might find yourself gripping the pages"--Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of YouDon't look awayNo one wants to be the mother whose child disappears. It's unthinkable, every parent's worst nightmare. But when she turns her back to pay a parking meter, Carrie Morgan becomes that mother. Ben is gone, and more than a year later, it's clear that he is never coming back.Until he does...for just twenty-four hours, before once again vanishing from his crib without a trace. Rumors start to circulate through Carrie's small town. Whispers that she's seeing things. That her alibi doesn't quite add up.Her husband and friends start to think she's crazy. The police start to think she's guilty. As the investigation heats up, Carrie must decide what to share, and how. Because the crime is about to be solved... and her secret revealed.A perfect beach read, One More Day is a twisty thriller that picks at every parent's worst nightmare and unravels it into a chilling novel of well-kept secrets and doubt.Also by Kelly Simmons: Where She WentThe Fifth of July Review Quotes "One More Day is an absolutely riveting book. It's a rare novel that combines intrigue and suspense with so much heart--but that's what makes it one of my favorite new books of this winter." - Sarah Pekkanen, bestselling author of Things You Won't Say and The Opposite of Me "Beautifully dark, totally devastating and so riveting you might find yourself gripping the pages, One More Day is about the holes in our lives and how we struggle to fill them, the love of parent for child, and the secrets that define us. Absolutely mesmerizing." - Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of You
#futureboards : Learn How to Create a Vision Board to Get Exactly the Life You Want - (Hardcover) - by Sarah Centrella
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.2 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: 1.15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 224Genre: Self Improvement, Body + Mind + SpiritSub-Genre: New Thought, Inspiration + Personal Growth, Personal GrowthFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Simon & SchusterAuthor: Sarah CentrellaAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis Learn to create the ultimate vision board to actualize the life you want with this essential guide! A #FutureBoard takes the idea of a vision board one step further--it's a true visual representation of your desired future life. When utilized correctly, it can be a great tool to help you to turn your dreams into reality--and this book shows you how to do exactly that. #FutureBoards explains how to identify and create your ideal future with intention, and shows you step-by-step how to create a fabulous board worthy of your wildest dreams and so you can use it to upgrade your entire life. Get ready to make the life you're dreaming about a reality with your very own #FutureBoard! Review Quotes "A fun way to dream and plan a little." --Our Adventure is Everywhere "Encourage[s] viewers to enter another world. A world where ruts vanish, visions intertwine, and out of the ordinary possibilities exist." --Girls That Create "A fantastic book... It asked questions that got me thinking about what I really want out of life." --A Rainbow Life "There is something in this book for everyone." --Mclendon Villas "I have never seen another law of attraction book go into so much detail and hold so much information." --Life Is Now In Session "This book is a great tool to help anyone who is open to learning and ready to turn their dreams into a reality." --Natural Baby Doll
The Best of Me - by David Sedaris (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inch (W) x 1.5 Inch (D)Weight: 1.4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: HumorSub-Genre: FormFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Little Brown and CompanyAuthor: David SedarisAge Range: AdultBook theme: EssaysLanguage: English About the Book The American humorist, author, and radio contributor shares his most memorable work in a collection of stories and essays that feature him shopping for rare taxidermy, hitchhiking with a quadriplegic, and hand-feeding a carnivorous bird. Book Synopsis "Genius... It is miraculous to read these pieces... You must read The Best of Me." --Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times Book Review A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice A CNN and Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Month For more than twenty-five years, David Sedaris has been carving out a unique literary space, virtually creating his own genre. A Sedaris story may seem confessional, but is also highly attuned to the world outside. It opens our eyes to what is at absurd and moving about our daily existence. And it is almost impossible to read without laughing. Now, for the first time collected in one volume, the author brings us his funniest and most memorable work. In these stories, Sedaris shops for rare taxidermy, hitchhikes with a lady quadriplegic, and spits a lozenge into a fellow traveler's lap. He drowns a mouse in a bucket, struggles to say "give it to me" in five languages, and hand-feeds a carnivorous bird. But if all you expect to find in Sedaris's work is the deft and sharply observed comedy for which he became renowned, you may be surprised to discover that his words bring more warmth than mockery, more fellow-feeling than derision. Nowhere is this clearer than in his writing about his loved ones. In these pages, Sedaris explores falling in love and staying together, recognizing his own aging not in the mirror but in the faces of his siblings, losing one parent and coming to terms--at long last--with the other. Taken together, the stories in TheBest of Me reveal the wonder and delight Sedaris takes in the surprises life brings him. No experience, he sees, is quite as he expected--it's often harder, more fraught, and certainly weirder--but sometimes it is also much richer and more wonderful. Full of joy, generosity, and the incisive humor that has led David Sedaris to be called "the funniest man alive" (Time Out New York), The Best of Me spans a career spent watching and learning and laughing--quite often at himself--and invites readers deep into the world of one of the most brilliant and original writers of our time. Review Quotes "The Best of Me encompasses a wide swath of his past work, from early entries in The New Yorker's Shouts & Murmurs section to fan-favorite essays like 2000's 'Me Talk Pretty One Day' (in which he recounts taking French-language classes from a merciless teacher) and 2016's 'The Perfect Fit' (about shopping for outrageous clothes in Tokyo)." --Seija Rankin, Entertainment Weekly "A comprehensive retrospective... The essayist collects his best stories spanning his career, from previously published volumes and magazine features."--Barbara Vandenburgh, USA Today "A generous and rollicking collection... Sedaris is a fun, wickedly funny companion. But for all his playful irreverence... he also brings a sharp moral eye to his subjects--which tend toward the eclectic. Writing about everything from family tragedy to international travel to taxidermied owls, he illuminates the manifold wonders (and weirdness) of everyday life. For those new to Sedaris's work, this book will serve as a delightful introduction. For longtime fans, it will offer a familiar comfort, like catching up with an old friend."--Cornelia Channing, Vulture "An excellent introduction to Sedaris' work if, somehow, you're not among the millions who have made him a mainstay on bestseller lists and flocked to his ticketed readings. Even if you've read or listened to every word he's ever written, it's a terrific highlights reel and a chance to view the arc of Sedaris' development as a writer over 25 years... In his more serious moments, Sedaris expresses surprise and gratitude for his good fortune. Even his father, "that perpetual human storm cloud," has finally, in his late 90s, acknowledged his elder son's fantastic accomplishments. The Best of Me is a well-earned victory lap." --Heller McAlpin, Christian Science Monitor "If you're looking for some comic relief, look no further than David Sedaris." --Tonya Mosley, NPR "Longtime fans and astute readers will understand that the title doesn't refer entirely to the author; he has chosen and arranged works to highlight his funny, often dysfunctional and always loving parents, siblings and partner, Hugh--the people he believes are the best of him."--Bethanne Patrick, Washington Post "Sedaris fans will gobble up this greatest hits compilation... When you're craving a good old-fashioned belly laugh, turn to this new retrospective collection of Sedaris' funniest and most heartwarming essays and fictional stories written over the last 25-plus years."--Lesley Kennedy, CNN "Sedaris's brilliant knack for observational humor is on full display in this terrific retrospective essay collection... Sedaris finds ample fodder for his keen satiric sense in his life and the lives of those around him. Sedaris can take even the most serious subject and evoke both empathy and laughter. He can also be just plain hilarious... This is the perfect introduction for the uninitiated, while Sedaris's fans will enjoy rediscovering old favorites."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "The collection magnifies many of the attributes that have made Sedaris such a beloved writer, not least of which is the sense of wit... Across 46 stories and 400 pages, Sedaris' clarity as a writer comes through. The pieces can be painfully funny and painfully poignant for the same reason: He's economical with words, thoughts, jokes and emotions."--Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle "The genius of The Best of Me is that it reveals the growth of a writer, a sense of how his outlook has changed and where he finds humor... The subject, in many of the pieces Sedaris has selected, is the judgment and pain we inflict on one another, and by 'we' Sedaris does not mean people in general. He means him. And he means you. And he means me... You must read The Best of Me. It will be a new experience, knowing that enough time has passed to find humor in the hardest parts of life. More than ever--we're allowed to laugh."--Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times Book Review About The Author David Sedaris is the author of Calypso, Theft by Finding, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Holidays on Ice, Naked, and Barrel Fever. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4. He lives in England and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Hello Stranger - (The Ravenels) by Lisa Kleypas (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.6 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x 1.2 Inch (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 391Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceSeries Title: The RavenelsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: HarperCollinsAuthor: Lisa KleypasAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "New York Times"-bestselling author Kleypas delivers a scintillating tale of an unconventional beauty who finds passion with the spy who can't resist her. Book Synopsis New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas delivers a scintillating tale of an unconventional beauty who finds passion with the spy who can't resist her A woman who defies her timeDr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man--why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair, until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumored assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again. A man who breaks every rule As a Ravenel by-blow spurned by his father, Ethan has little interest in polite society, yet he is captivated by the bold and beautiful Garrett. Despite their vow to resist each other after that sublime night, she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet. When the mission goes wrong, it will take all of Garrett's skill and courage to save him. As they face the menace of a treacherous government plot, Ethan is willing to take any risk for the love of the most extraordinary woman he's ever known. From the Back Cover New York Times bestselling author LISA KLEYPAS delivers a scintillating tale of an unconventional beauty who finds passion with the spy who can't resist herA woman who defies her timeDr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man--why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair, until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumored assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again. A man who breaks every ruleAs a Ravenel by-blow spurned by his father, Ethan has little interest in polite society, yet he is captivated by the bold and beautiful Garrett. Despite their vow to resist each other after that sublime night, she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet. When the mission goes wrong, it will take all of Garrett's skill and courage to save him. As they face the menace of a treacherous government plot, Ethan is willing to take any risk for the love of the most extraordinary woman he's ever known. Review Quotes "A love story to savor. Another winner in Kleypas' Ravenels series, with elegant prose, a fascinating heroine, and a Victorian London constructed with compelling historical detail."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Kleypas' elegant, assured prose and attentive characterization adorn every page of Hello Stranger. This is a fabulous love story with a perfectly matched pair at its heart."--BookPage "Unforgettable, beautifully etched characters; a flawless sense of pacing; and a perfectly executed plot imbued with an abundance of desire and danger are the outstanding literary hallmarks of the latest splendid addition to Kleypas' Ravenels series."--Booklist "Witty, often hilarious, and delightfully passionate, this compelling, thrill-laced Victorian romance is another superb series entry."--Library Journal (starred review) "Kleypas will continue to win readers' hearts in book four of the Ravenels [...] Kleypas makes you feel every intense moment; each heated kiss and all the thrilling action as you race to the perfect ending. There is nothing quite like a Kleypas romance."--RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars)
Washington 12/15/2016 - by Zachary R. Borders (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.22 Inches (H) x 6.59 Inch (W) x .35 Inch (D)Weight: .71 PoundsNumber of Pages: 127Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC)Author: Zachary R. BordersAge Range: AdultLanguage: English