The tycoon's enemy is now pregnant with his child! Only from New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff. Diamond tycoon Nic Durand's steamy weekend with a mysterious beauty is only a temporary fling--until she admits that she's the reporter threatening his company with an exposé. Oh, and she's pregnant with his baby! Is it really his? There's no way Nic will let her leave his side before he finds out the truth. Pursuing his heir means pursuing his lover--and possibly losing his heart ... Don't miss the Diamond Tycoons duet. Nic's brother Marc's sizzling story is available now in Claimed!
In this picture book, a young girl and her family are forced to flee their village to escape the civil war that has engulfed Syria and make their way toward freedom in Europe--
Read along with Disney! The Whisker Haven Derby is today, and Treasure has been chosen as the Royal Derby Starter! Treasure is so excited, but first, she needs the perfect hat for the big day. But when Pumpkin lends Treasure the silliest, frilliest hat she's ever seen, Treasure is worried everyone will laugh at her. Don't miss Treasure in this hilarious tale as she faces her fears and kicks off the Whisker Haven Derby--in style!
Stitch 2 adorable towel toppers and matching pot holders using worsted-weight #4 yarn. Pattern includes written instructions and Towel Topper assembly diagram. Prim and Proper sizes: towel topper—9 12/W x 5 ½H; pot holder—7 ½ diameter. Royal Elegance sizes: towel topper—9W x 5H; pot holder—8 diameter.
The Battle of Coronel was a German Navy victory over the Royal Navy on 1 November 1914 off the coast of central Chile near the city of Coronel. German Kaiserliche Marine forces led by Vice-Admiral Graf Maximilian von Spee met and defeated a Royal Navy squadron commanded by Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock. The engagement probably took place as a result of a series of misunderstandings. Neither admiral expected to meet the other in full force. Once the two met, Cradock understood his orders were to fight to the end, despite the odds heavily against him. Although Spee had an easy victory, destroying two enemy armoured cruisers for just three men injured, the engagement also cost him almost half his supply of ammunition, which was impossible to replace. Shock at the British losses led to an immediate reaction and the sending of more ships, which in turn destroyed Spee and the majority of his squadron at the Battle of the Falkland Islands. This book gives detailed informations about the prelude to the battle, the commanders and their decisions during the battle. It also describes all involved ships with tecnical specifications and history. A lot of historical pictures complete this book about the sea battle at Coronel.
Enjoy the first three books in the bestselling Color of Heaven series--plus a bonus full length holiday novel--in this delightful collection. 'The Color of Heaven' is pure reading pleasure. MacLean's well-paced, fluid prose takes readers through the full expression of family and love. Family drama, the pain of loss, the hope of new beginnings, and falling deeply for the new man--it's all in focus in this women's fiction series.--JustKindleBooks THE COLOR OF HEAVEN - Book 1 A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter's unexpected illness and her husband's shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold dark depths of the water, a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie's past, and teaches her what it means to truly live...and love. Full of surprising twists and turns and a near-death experience that will leave you breathless, this story is not to be missed. THE COLOR OF DESTINY - Book 2 Eighteen years ago a teenage pregnancy changed Kate Worthington's life forever. Faced with many difficult decisions, she chose to follow her heart and embrace an uncertain future with the father of her baby and her devoted first love. At the same time, in another part of the world, sixteen-year-old Ryan Hamilton makes his own share of mistakes, but learns important lessons along the way. Twenty years later, Kate's and Ryan's paths cross in a way they could never expect, which makes them question the possibility of destiny. Even when all seems hopeless, could it be that everything happens for a reason, and we end up exactly where we are meant to be? THE COLOR OF HOPE - Book 3 Diana Moore has led a charmed life. She's the daughter of a wealthy senator and living a glamorous city life, and is confident her handsome live-in boyfriend is about to propose. But everything is turned upside down when she learns of a mysterious woman who lives and works nearby - a woman who is her exact mirror image. Diana is compelled to discover the truth about this woman's identity, but the truth leads her down a path of secrets, betrayals, and shocking discoveries about her past. These discoveries follow her like a shadow. Then she meets Dr. Jacob Peterson--a brilliant cardiac surgeon with an uncanny ability to heal those who are broken. With his help, Diana embarks upon a journey to restore her belief in the human spirit, and recover a sense of hope - that happiness, and love, may still be within reach for those willing to believe in second chances. THE COLOR OF THE SEASON - Holiday Bonus Novel Boston cop, Josh Wallace, is having the worst day of his life. First, he's dumped by the woman he was about to propose to, then everything goes downhill from there when he is shot in the line of duty. While recovering in the hospital, he can't seem to forget the woman he wanted to marry, nor can he make sense of the vivid images that flashed before his eyes when he was wounded on the job. As the holiday season approaches, everything he once believed about his life begins to shift when he meets Leah James, an enigmatic resident doctor who somehow holds the key to both his past and his future. Through his connection with Leah--and the unbelievable journey she takes him on--Josh soon learns that miracles can happen to anyone--especially at Christmastime... Other books in this...
Expecting some fun, Wade takes a drunk Jaxxon home. Instead they find out the world is ending. When Jaxxon's daughter disappears, Wade braves a dangerous journey to help save her and find hope.
Amateur sleuth Celeste Eagan is heading directly for more mishaps in In the Bag, perfect for fans of JB Lynn's Neurotic Hitwoman series Life as the principal actress at the Peytonville Playhouse is all I ever thought it'd be-and more. I'm practically living the bohemian dream, until my BFF Levi finds a dead body on his property. And is swiftly arrested for murder. Detective Shaw Muldoon is my almost-but-not-quite-there-yet beau. He knows me. He knows Levi. He knows neither of us is capable of something so heinous. And he knows that despite his strict orders to leave the case with the professionals, I'll launch my own investigation to clear Levi's name. One more gruesome murder: check. A dubious bakery owner who's taken a fancy to me: check. This season's it handbag practically falling into my lap: check. Levi's up the creek if I don't uncover the truth ... but my investigation has put me firmly in the murderer's sights. Life in danger: check. This book is approximately 80,000 words.
The streets are a battleground for humans, vampires, and demons alike--where survival is a skill, love is a weapon, and the most dangerous act is to care for another . . . Keir is an assassin devoted to Lady Arianne, the last of her royal bloodline. He is sworn to protect her, and that means eliminating any threat to her life. But while on a mission, he is set upon by a pack of demons, barely escaping with his life. Cleopatra lives by a set of rules so rigid she no longer knows her true self. But her kind and loving nature resurfaces when she finds a man, bloodied and dying. Moved to help him, she risks her future and her life to save a stranger far below her aristocratic station. Their attraction to each other is as powerful as it is forbidden. But even as their love grows, Keir keeps his true identity a secret--and this lie is not the only threat to their love . . . or their lives.
NO COVER CHARGE From From Cairo to Vicksburg, along Route 61, they lit up the night with the sounds of wailing voices and twanging guitars. All the greats played at roadside clubs filled with smoke, sex, and a driving beat . . . Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash. These jive joints are now a thing of the past. Or are they? A sheriff's deputy has just stumbled on a mystery that will take him into the cheating heart of rockabilly hell. NO TWO-DRINK MINIMUM In the last forty years over five hundred people have disappeared along that particular stretch of highway. Now Deputy Jesse Cole Younger and a beautiful reporter named Katti Baylor have entered the doors of one of those lost clubs to find what waits within--and to face what waits beyond . . . AND NO MERCY
This definitive guide includes a unique chapter-by-chapter playlist for the reader. Jazz: A Beginner's Guide is a lively and highly accessible introduction to a global musical phenomenon. Award-winning music journalist and author Stuart Nicholson takes the reader on an entertaining journey from jazz's early stirrings in America's south through to the present day, when almost every country in the world has its own vibrant jazz scene. En route we meet a host of jazz heroes past and present, from Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and Miles Davis, to Keith Jarrett and Kamasi Washington. Each chapter is accompanied by a playlist designed to provide a stimulating and enjoyable entry point to what has been described as the most exciting art form of all.
Fire Chief Alex Ross is used to finding himself in dangerous situations. Rescuing a cat stuck up a tree isn't one of them. He's less than thrilled, especially when he finds out that the feline in question was used as a ruse by an amorous old lady on the make ... again. Alex needs a rescue and fate brings him Julie Hanlin, a former damsel in distress he saved the summer before. With a little persuading, Julie plays hero and untangles him from a sticky situation. The town is abuzz when they catch Alex and Julie on an impromptu date. He thinks it's the local grapevine doing its thing until he notices the ladies are checking him out a little too closely and whispering a touch more than usual. Julie is caught in her own predicament. Alex thinks her attraction is merely a case of hero worship. Little does he know that he's the center of a secret she thought would never come to light. Kiss by kiss, Alex wants her more than ever. Julie finally has his attention, but the whole town is watching and once he realizes why, a desire that finally catches flame might go up in smoke.
Smokejumper Dave Knight lives by two simple rules--play hard, work harder. Heartache taught him love and commitment don't mix with his high-intensity lifestyle. That hot kiss with the classy Olivia Benedetti-Harper was a mistake, but he walked away in time. Too bad he can't run from the memories. Then a plane crash shatters his future, forcing him to face the ashes of his past, the woman he can't forget, and the toughest challenge of his life: Stop running. The right man broke her heart. How could the wrong man heal it? Obedient daughter and dutiful wife, Olivia always followed the rules--only to be abandoned by her unfaithful husband. As she rebuilds her life, bad-boy Dave is a sizzling temptation she can't afford. However, breaking the rules with the wrong man might be the best mistake this good girl's ever made for love.
Stampy the cat, is on his travels through the Overworld and as night falls, finds shelter with a farmer in a local village. After dark, the village is overrun by zombies like on every other night, but tonight is different. Tonight there's a vicious zombie in town who is not like all the rest - a zombie who seems to possess human intelligence and knows how to open doors and attack villagers in their homes. What can this mean? As the night of terror wears on, with horrible grunts and growls ringing out in the dark, Stampy finally comes face to face with this zombie and learns its terrible secret...
-- Praise for Gregory Harris and the Colin Pendragon Mysteries The novel is well-paced ... the interplay between Pendragon and Pruitt is interesting and complex ... a number of unusual twists and turns.--Mystery Scene An incredibly pleasing mystery ... the author nails it yet again. --Suspense Magazine.
In this all-new very special mini-series, the Aldens have been recruited by a secret society to return lost artifacts and treasures to their rightful locations—all around the world! The Aldens arrive in Egypt but the agent they're supposed to meet has gone missing! With the help of a puzzle in a papyrus scroll, they figure out their next mission—to deliver a tiny ancient pharaoh statue to an archaelogist at the Pyramids! Along the way they outwit a thief who tries to steal all the treasures. Their next mission is to England, to return one of the crown jewels of Stonehenge. But someone is following them! Could it be someone from the powerful Argent family, ruthless antique collectors and bitter rivals of the Silvertons?
Harlequin Superromance brings you a collection of four new novels, available now! Experience powerful relationships that deliver a strong emotional punch and a guaranteed happily ever after.This Superromance box set includes:PLAIN REFUGEby Janice Kay JohnsonRebecca Holt knows she should've gone straight to the police with the evidence she found incriminating her ex in murder, but two attempts on her life send her and her young son deep into hiding with extended family among the Amish in rural Missouri. If she's found, she has nothing left to hide behind. Unless county sheriff Daniel Byler can protect her...despite her lies.BOSS MEETS HER MATCHThe Cleaning Crewby Janet Lee NyeFinancial manager Lena Reyes worked hard to get where she is, and she pulled her matchmaking family out of poverty right along with her. So she doesn't know what to think of her newest client, trust-fund baby Charles Beaumont Matthews the Fifth. Matt. A dangerously sexy artist who could sweep a boss right off her feet if she wasn't careful...THE BABY ARRANGEMENTby Lisa DysonBree Tucker's company is her everything. So when she becomes pregnant after a fling, she knows she can't be a mother. She has no room for a baby in her life and zero maternal instinct. But the father, Nick Harmon, vows to raise the child on his own. Fine by Bree. Thing is, he wants to be right by her side...for the next nine months!THE SOLDIER'S FOREVER FAMILYSoldiers and Single Momsby Gina WilkinsA holiday fling is supposed to stay in the past. It's not supposed to be facing Adam Scott across a sandy beach. But there she is--Joanna Zielinski, the woman Adam hasn't forgotten, even after six years. And next to her is a little boy who looks an awful lot like him...Look for 4 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin Superromance!Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
Harlequin Blaze brings you a collection of four new red‐hot reads, available now! This box set includes: HIS LAST DEFENSE Uniformly Hot! by Karen Rock Captain Nolee Arnauyq has never wanted nor needed to be rescued. Until her crab-fishing boat is caught in a violent storm and gorgeous Coast Guard rescue swimmer Dylan Holt lands on her deck. SEDUCED IN THE CITY NYC Bachelors by Jo Leigh Sara Moretti always had a thing for Dominic Paladino, who's still the hottest guy in New York City. But at twenty-seven she refuses to succumb to his easy charm. So what's she doing in his bed? ILD SEDUCTION by Daire St. Denis Ashley Ozark needs a fake boyfriend. That's why she kisses Colton Cross, the cocky, arrogant bull rider whom she can't stand. The problem is, Colton demands payment for his services--in the most irreverent ways! CONQUERING THE COWBOY by Kelli Ireland To keep his beloved family ranch afloat, Quinn Monroe agrees to take Taylor Williams on a risky mountain climb. But Taylor could be an even bigger risk--she's strong, sexy...and hiding a dangerous secret. Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
Harlequin Heartwarming brings you a collection of four new wholesome reads, available now!This Harlequin Heartwarming box set includes:LOVE, SPECIAL DELIVERYA Harmony Valley Novelby Melinda CurtisUnexplained fires in Harmony Valley mean third-generation firefighter Ben Libby is on the case. He's caught off guard when he suspects newcomer Mandy Zapien of being the arsonist...and not just the woman he's falling for.HOLDING OUT FOR A HEROSafe in Sarasota Fallsby Pamela TracyWith her con-man ex on the run, Shelley Brubaker just wants to be left alone. But when she discovers a murder, there's only one person she can turn to--Officer Oscar Guzman. Is Oscar just another man with secrets...or the hero she's been waiting for?LUKE'S RIDECameron's Prideby Helen DePrimaWhat exactly is a bull fighter after a bull takes him down in the arena and lands him in a wheelchair? That's what Luke Cameron's got to figure out. And if Katie Garrison, a woman in the middle of a controversial divorce, can help him find a new kind of life...well, he's not one to turn her down!PROTECTING THE SINGLE MOMShores of Indian Lakeby Catherine LaniganCate Sullivan built a new life after escaping her abusive ex-husband--the same drug lord that Detective Trent Davis has been hunting. When Cate offers herself as bait, Trent faces his biggest challenge: protecting the woman who's come to mean everything to him.Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
Do you love stories with sexy, romantic heroes who have it all--wealth, status, and incredibly good looks? Harlequin Desire brings you all this and more with these three new full-length titles in one collection! EXPECTING THE BILLIONAIRE'S BABY Texas Cattleman's Club: Blackmail by Andrea Laurence Thirteen years after their breakup, Deacon Chase and Cecelia Morgan meet again...and now he's her billionaire boss! But while Deacon unravels the secrets between them, Cecelia discovers she has a little surprise in store for him, as well... PRIDE AND PREGNANCY by Sarah M. Anderson Secretly wealthy FBI agent Tom Yellow Bird always puts the job first. But whisking sexy Caroline away to his luxury cabin is above and beyond. And when they end up in bed--and expecting!--it could compromise the most important case of his career... A BEAUTY FOR THE BILLIONAIRE Accidental Heirsby Elizabeth Bevarly Hogan has inherited a fortune! He's gone from mechanic to billionaire overnight and can afford to win back the socialite who once broke his heart. So he hires his ex's favorite chef, Chloe, to lure her in, but soon he's falling for the wrong woman... Look for Harlequin Desire's April 2017 Box Set 2 of 2, filled with even more scandalous stories and powerful heroes! Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
Do you love stories with sexy, romantic heroes who have it all--wealth, status, and incredibly good looks? Harlequin Desire brings you all this and more with these three new full-length titles in one collection! THE TEN-DAY BABY TAKEOVER Billionaires and Babies by Karen Booth When Sarah Daltry barges into billionaire Aiden Langford's office with his secret baby, he strikes a deal--help him out for ten days as the nanny and he'll help with her new business. Love isn't part of the deal... HIS EX'S WELL-KEPT SECRET Ballantyne Brothersby Joss Wood Their weekend in Milan led to a child, but after an accident, rich jeweler Jaeger Ballantyne can't remember any of it! Now Piper Mills is back in his life, asking for his help, and once again he can't resist her... THE MAGNATE'S MAIL-ORDER BRIDE The McNeill Magnatesby Joanne Rock When a Manhattan billionaire sets his sights on ballerina Sofia Koslov for a marriage of convenience to cover up an expensive family scandal, will she gain the freedom she's always craved, or will it cost her everything? Look for Harlequin Desire's April 2017 Box Set 1 of 2, filled with even more scandalous stories and powerful heroes! Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
Harlequin Intrigue brings you three new titles at a great value, available now! Enjoy these suspenseful reads packed with edge-of-your-seat intrigue and fearless romance. DRURY The Lawmen of Silver Creek Ranch by Delores Fossen FBI agent Drury Ryland may have a checkered past with Caitlyn Denson, but when she shows up at his family ranch with a newborn and a killer on her trail, he'll lay the past aside and put his life on the line. LOCKED, LOADED AND SEALED Red, White and Built by Carol EricsonNavy SEAL sniper Austin Foley knows the tough and brilliant Sophia Grant may hold the key to thwarting a terrorist plot--but can he break down her barriers before disaster strikes? SHEIK'S RULE Desert Justiceby Ryshia KennieSheik Emir Al-Nassar turns to expert profiler Kate Gelinsky when tragedy again targets his family, but as the investigation leads them through Morocco, the danger and passion turn explosive. Look for Harlequin Intrigue's April 2017 Box Set 2 of 2, filled with even more edge-of-your seat romantic suspense! Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin Intrigue! Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
Harlequin Intrigue brings you three new titles at a great value, available now! Enjoy these suspenseful reads packed with edge-of-your-seat intrigue and fearless romance. THE LAST MCCULLEN The Heroes of Horseshoe Creek by Rita Herron FBI agent Ryder Banks goes undercover as Tia Jeffries's husband when her baby is stolen, and uncovers feelings that run as deep as the mystery of the kidnapping... OPERATION NANNY Campbell Cove Academyby Paula GravesJim Mercer was just supposed to be a nanny for Lacey Miles's orphaned two-year-old neice, but as the terrorists targeting her get bolder, the undercover security expert reveals himself to take on the danger. MOUNTAIN BLIZZARD by Cassie MilesAn unexpected circumstance makes Sean Timmons bodyguard to his ex-wife, Emily Peterson, who witnessed a murder. But when a blizzard traps them in the Colorado mountains, the tension between them heats up. Look for Harlequin Intrigue's April 2017 Box Set 1 of 2, filled with even more edge-of-your seat romantic suspense! Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin Intrigue! Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
Harlequin Romance brings you a collection of four new titles, available now! Experience the rush of falling in love! This Harlequin Romance box set includes: #4563 STRANDED WITH THE SECRET BILLIONAIRE by by Marion Lennox Jilted heiress Penny Hindmarsh--Firth escapes society life to the Outback and finds herself rescued by secret billionaire Matt Fraser! Matt withdrew from the world after a betrayal shattered his heart, but is reluctantly intrigued as society princess Penny begins proving there's more to her than meets the eye... #4564 REUNITED BY A BABY BOMBSHELL by Barbara Hannay When a school--reunion invitation offers prima ballerina Eva Hennessey the chance to reconnect with her childhood sweetheart, she nervously accepts. Griffin Fletcher never imagined he would see Eva again, but now he's eager to discover her secret--one that will change their worlds forever! #4565 THE SPANISH TYCOON'S TAKEOVER by Michelle Douglas Wynne Stephens's family hotel has just been taken over, and she'll do whatever it takes to help her colleagues keep their jobs--even work with the ruthless Xavier Ramos. Xavier has a fight on his hands against fiery Wynne, and with every battle he finds she's taking another piece of his heart... #4566 MISS PRIM AND THE MAVERICK MILLIONAIRE 9 to 5 by Nina Singh When CEO Cabe Jordan whisks employee Jenna Townsend away on a business trip to the Caribbean, she should be trying to impress him--but all she can think about it kissing him! Can work--focused Jenna let down her defenses long enough for her hopes to be reawakened by her gorgeous boss? Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
Harlequin Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Special Edition box set includes: FINDING OUR FOREVER by Brenda Novak Silver Springs When Cora Kelly gets a job at the boys' ranch run by her birth mother, Aiyana Turner, she thinks she has a year to get to know her mother without revealing her identity. But she never though she'd fall in love with Aiyana's adopted son, Eli. Once that happens, she's forced to broaden the lie--or risk telling a very unwelcome truth. MEANT TO BE MINE by Marie Ferrarella Matchmaking Mamas First they were playground pals and then college rivals. Now Tiffany Lee and Eddie Montoya are both teachers at Los Naranjos Elementary School, and it looks like the old rivalry may be heating up to be something more when their classrooms go head-to-head in the annual school charity run. THE GROOM'S LITTLE GIRLS by Katie Meyer Proposals in Paradise Dani Post was on the fast track to success before tragedy left her craving the security and routine of home. But when she falls for a handsome widower and his twin girls, she realizes she must face her past if she's going to have any chance of making them her future. Look for Harlequin Special Edition's April 2017 Box set 2 of 2, filled with even more stories of life, love and family! Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin Special Edition! Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
Harlequin Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Special Edition box set includes: FROM FORTUNE TO FAMILY MAN by Judy Duarte The Fortunes of Texas: The Secret Fortunes Kieran Fortune becomes an instant father to a three-year-old when his best friend dies in a ranch accident. Dana Trevino, his friend's ex-girlfriend, steps in to help the floundering single dad, only to find herself falling for a man she considers way out of her league! MARRIED TO THE MOM-TO-BE by Helen Lacey The Cedar River Cowboys Kayla Rickard knew falling in love with Liam O'Sullivan broke the rules of the bitter feud between their families, and she thought she could keep their impromptu marriage a secret. That was, until her pregnancy changed everything! THE PRINCESS PROBLEM by Teri Wilson Drake Diamonds Handsome diamond heir Dalton Drake struck a royal bargain to give shelter to AurÃlie Marchand, a runaway princess in New York City, but falling in love was never part of the deal! Look for Harlequin Special Edition's April 2017 Box set 1 of 2, filled with even more stories of life, love and family! Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin Special Edition! Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
Harlequin Presents brings you a collection of four new titles! This Presents box set includes: THE ITALIAN'S ONE-NIGHT BABYBrides for the Taking by Lynne GrahamFiery Rio Benedetti hasn't forgotten Ellie Dixon's insulting rejection. Her arrival in Italy reawakens his rage...and a devastating longing! But when the consequences of their abandon are revealed, Rio will have to seduce Ellie all the way to the altar THE SECRET HEIR OF ALAZARSeduced by a Sheikhby Kate HewittGracie Jones spends one forbidden night with Malik al Bahjat--but he's called to his duty as heir to the throne of Alazar before she discovers her pregnancy. When Malik learns the truth, he's intent on crowning Gracie his desert queen! THE BOSS'S NINE-MONTH NEGOTIATION One Night With Consequencesby Maya BlakeAn accident leaves Sienna Newman with no memory of breaking up with Emiliano Castillo--only of their blissful nights! They're both shocked by her pregnancy--but it's a race against time before Sienna's memories return. Can Emiliano's seduction keep her in his bed? HIS MISTRESS WITH TWO SECRETSThe Sauveterre Siblingsby Dani CollinsAfter her fling with Henri Sauveterre ends, Cinnia Whitley discovers she's carrying twins! Dare she keep it a secret? Henri is furious at Cinnia's deception--but any Sauveterre deserves his protection. Can Henri prove how pleasurable their reunion will be? Be sure to collect Harlequin Presents' April 2017 Box Set 2 of 2! Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
Harlequin Presents brings you a collection of four new titles! This Presents box set includes: ONCE A MORETTI WIFEby Michelle SmartStefano Moretti wants revenge from his wife, Anna, for leaving him. Her losing all memory of their marriage is his chance... He'll seduce her, then publicly divorce her. But soon there's something he wants more--Anna, back for good! THE DESERT KING'S CAPTIVE BRIDEWedlocked!by Annie WestPrincess Ghizlan is stunned when Sheikh Huseyn seizes her late father's kingdom. Her captor is intent on taming her fierce pride--and making her his own! It won't be long before they fall prey to the firestorm between them--CROWNED FOR THE DRAKON LEGACY The Drakon Royalsby Tara PammiOne night with Mia Rodriguez is all that daredevil Prince Nikandros will allow himself before he faces his royal duty. But when their sizzling liaison leads to an unexpected pregnancy, Nik won't rest until he claims his child--and his princess! THE ARGENTINIAN'S VIRGIN CONQUESTClaimed by a Billionaireby Bella FrancesLucinda Bond's aloofness hides insecurities so painful that she's never allowed herself to be touched. But Dante Hermida's caressing gaze ignites a desperate desire. It's soon clear Dante longs to claim her...with a need that shows no sign of abating! Be sure to collect Harlequin Presents' April 2017 Box Set 1 of 2! Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
Forget everything you think you know about faeries. . . . Creatures full of magic and whimsy? Not in the Oakenwyld. Not anymore. Long ago the faeries of the great Oak mysteriously lost their magic. Robbed of their powers, they have become selfish and dull-witted. Now their numbers are dwindling and their very survival is at stake. Only one young faery--Knife--is determined to find out where her people's magic has gone and try to get it back. Unlike her sisters, Knife is fierce and independent. She's not afraid of anything--not the vicious crows, the strict Faery Queen, or the fascinating humans living nearby. But when Knife disobeys the Faery Queen and befriends a human named Paul, her quest becomes more dangerous than she realizes.Knife is a gripping tale of lost magic, high adventure, and surprising friendship in which the fate of an entire realm rests on the shoulders of one brave faery rebel.
Jack Caldwell was born and raised a polite Southern gentleman, but he carries a dark secret. By day, he is a tough MMA fighter. By night, he transforms into Master Jack, a Dom known for his quick temper. Sweet Penny Worthington has been training at the gym with Jack for a while, but is curious when she sees him sneaking into a BDSM dungeon. Hiding secrets of her own, she knows she wants to be dominated by Master Jack. He is afraid to hurt her, but how could he deny her?--
No One Is Coming to Save Us is a revelatory debut from an insightful voice that combines a universally resonant story with an intimate glimpse into the hearts of one family.
As night falls over Vienna, Franz Ritter, an insomniac musicologist, takes to his sickbed with an unspecified illness and spends a restless night drifting between dreams and memories, revisiting the important chapters of his life: his ongoing fascination with the Middle East and his numerous travels to Istanbul, Aleppo, Damascus, and Tehran, as well as the various writers, artists, musicians, academics, orientalists, and explorers who populate this vast dreamscape. At the center of these memories is his elusive, unrequited love, Sarah, a fiercely intelligent French scholar caught in the intricate tension between Europe and the Middle East. With exhilarating prose and sweeping erudition, Mathias Énard pulls astonishing elements from disparate sources—nineteenth-century composers and esoteric orientalists, Balzac and Agatha Christie—and binds them together in a most magical way.
-- Marlena is an unforgettable look at the people who shape us beyond reason and the ways it might be possible to pull oneself back from the brink.
A dazzlingly accomplished debut collection explores the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home. In Who Will Greet You at Home, a National Magazine Award finalist for The New Yorker, A woman desperate for a child weaves one out of hair, with unsettling results. In Wild, a disastrous night out shifts a teenager and her Nigerian cousin onto uneasy common ground. In The Future Looks Good, three generations of women are haunted by the ghosts of war, while in Light, a father struggles to protect and empower the daughter he loves. And in the title story, in a world ravaged by flood and riven by class, experts have discovered how to fix the equation of a person - with rippling, unforeseen repercussions. Evocative, playful, subversive, and incredibly human, What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky heralds the arrival of a prodigious talent with a remarkable career ahead of her--
Start of a Delightful New Series from Historical Romance Author Jen Turano Miss Permilia Griswold may have been given the opportunity of a debut into New York high society, but no one warned her she wasn't guaranteed to take. After spending the last six years banished to the wallflower section of the ballroom, she's finally putting her status on the fringes of society to good use by penning anonymous society gossip columns under the pseudonym Miss Quill. Mr. Asher Rutherford has managed to maintain his status as a reputable gentleman of society despite opening his own department store. While pretending it's simply a lark to fill his time, he has quite legitimate reasons for needing to make his store the most successful in the country. When Permilia overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Rutherford, she's determined to find and warn the man. Disgruntled at a first meeting that goes quite poorly and results in Asher not believing her, she decides to take matters into her own hands, never realizing she'll end up at risk as well. As Asher and Permilia are forced to work together and spend time away from the spotlight of society, perhaps there's more going on behind the scenes than they ever could have anticipated... .
In the aftermath of a war between gods and men, a hero, a librarian, and a girl must battle the fantastical elements of a mysterious city stripped of its name.
Chloe Mitchell's older sister, Ivy, is on the autism spectrum. Chloe decides Ivy could use a boyfriend, and already has someone in mind: Ethan Fields, a sweet, movie-obsessed boy from Ivy's special needs class. Ivy and Ethan aren't comfortable going out on their own so Chloe and his brother David have to tag along. Soon Chloe, Ivy, David, and Ethan form a quirky and wholly lovable circle, bonding over frozen yogurt dates and movie nights. Chloe is forced to confront her own romantic choices-- and the realization that it's okay to be a different kind of normal.~A popular Los Angeles teen tries to find love for her older, autistic sister--
Quinn Cutler is sixteen and the daughter of a high-profile Brooklyn politician. She's also pregnant, a crisis made infinitely more shocking by the fact that she has no memory of ever having sex. Before Quinn can solve this deeply troubling mystery, her story becomes public. Rumors spread, jeopardizing her reputation, her relationship with a boyfriend she adores, and her father's campaign for Congress. Religious fanatics gather at the Cutlers' home, believing Quinn is a virgin, pregnant with the next messiah. Quinn's desperate search for answers uncovers lies and family secrets-strange, possibly supernatural ones. Might she, in fact, be a virgin?
I love having you at my mercy...And you love it, too. The only desire billionaire Stefano Moretti has for his estranged wife, Anna, is revenge-she humiliatingly left him weeks ago. So when Anna returns to his life, with no memory of their tempestuous marriage, he's certain fate has dealt him a winning hand. Stefano's plan is twofold: a private seduction that will reawaken Anna to their red-hot attraction, followed by a public humiliation to match the one she landed on him. Until Stefano realizes there's something he wants even more than vengeance-Anna, back in his bed, for good!
The passion she could never forget... When fiercely independent Sienna Newman's memory is lost, she's transported back to those blissful nights with her ex-boss, powerful Argentinean Emiliano Castillo! And with the news of her pregnancy sending shock waves through them both, she tentatively accepts Emiliano's invitation to his luxurious private island... When Emiliano realizes Sienna has no idea how they were torn apart, he knows it's a race against time to secure his claim on his child-and Sienna!-before her memories return. Can the seduction of a lifetime convince her that she's where she belongs...in his bed'
From New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima, this is a thrilling story of the unfathomable costs of war, the allure of dark magic, and two principled and conflicted characters drawn together despite everything they stand to lose. Alyssa ana'Raisa, the reluctant princess heir to the Gray Wolf throne of the Fells, feels more comfortable striking with a sword than maneuvering at court. After a brush with death, Lyss goes on the offensive, meaning to end the war that has raged her whole life. If her gamble doesn't pay off, she could lose her queendom before she even ascends to the throne. Across enemy lines in Arden, young rising star Captain Halston Matelon is being sent on ever more dangerous assignments. Between the terrifying rumors of witches and wolfish warriors to the north and his cruel king at home, Hal is caught in an impossible game of life and death. Lyss and Hal's intricately linked fates become inseparable when they fall under the shadow of a new enemy force that threatens to extinguish the last rays of hope in the Shattered Realms.
In this delightful tale of the power of the imagination, Art's suppiles come to life in the studio, creating mayhem and magic--and art! Pastels, pencils and paints, crayons, brushes and markers, everything gets in the act of creating a mess-terpiece of fun.--Jacket.
A poetic day in the life of a cow named Buttercup.
When a charming polar bear cub climbs into bed one night, she asks her Mama a very important question--one that little human cubs often wonder about, too: Where did I come from?
A fly enters a concert hall and causes a commotion among the audience and performers alike in this funny and easy-to-read picture book. In the wake of a fly's flight, a wig flips, eyeglasses fall, and a lollipop is launched. Musicians BANG and BOOM as they try to get that fly! All fail, and the chaos culminates when an overzealous singer, flyswatter in hand, leaps off the stage. The audience applauds enthusiastically for the greatest display of showmanship they have ever seen. David Catrow pays homage to the slapstick films of the last century with masterfully rendered artwork and an understated text that has a music of its own. An I Like to Read® book, Guided Reading Level C.
Lucy is teased by Ralph at school because she is different. Her defining moment comes when Ralph needs her help. Lucy has the courage to make the good choice because she knows what she stands for.
An astonishing and powerful new novel from PEN/Hemingway finalist Vaddey Ratner. Leaving the safety of America, Teera returns to Cambodia for the first time since her harrowing escape as a child refugee. She carries a letter from a man who mysteriously signs himself as the Old Musician and claims to have known her father in the Khmer Rouge prison where he disappeared twenty-five years ago. Arriving in Phnom Penh, Teera finds a society still in turmoil, where perpetrators and survivors of atrocity live side by side. Soon she meets a young doctor who carries his own memories of that time but also shows her a beautiful country on a fragile path of reconciliation. Meanwhile, the Old Musician anticipates the confession he must make. Together Teera and the Old Musician confront the truth of their intertwined past, weaving a melody that will leave both transformed, and freeing Teera to find a new home and a new love in the places she least expects.
Inspired by the real-life experiences of his grandfather, J. R. R. Tolkien, during World War I, Simon Tolkien delivers a perfectly rendered novel rife with class tension, period detail, and stirring action, ranging from the sharply divided society of northern England to the trenches of the Somme. Adam Raine is a boy cursed by misfortune. His impoverished childhood in turn-of-the-century London comes to a sudden and tragic end when his mother is killed in a workers' protest march. His father, Daniel, is barely able to cope with the loss. But a job offer in the coal mining town of Scarsdale presents one last chance, so father and son head north. The relocation is hard on Adam: the local boys prove difficult to befriend, and he never quite fits in. Meanwhile tensions between the miners and their employer, Sir John Scarsdale, escalate, and finally explode with terrible consequences. In the aftermath, Adam's fate shifts once again, and he finds himself drawn into the opulent Scarsdale family home where he makes an enemy of Sir John's son, Brice, who subjects Adam to a succession of petty cruelties for daring to step above his station. However, Adam finds consolation in the company of Miriam, the local parson's beautiful daughter with whom he falls in love. When they become engaged and Adam wins a scholarship to Oxford, he starts to feel that his life is finally coming together--until the outbreak of war threatens to tear everything apart. From the slums of London to the riches of an Edwardian country house; from the hot, dark seams of a Yorkshire coal mine to the exposed terrors of the trenches in France; Adam's journey from boy to man is set against the backdrop of a society violently entering the modern world--
A quintessential Jojo Moyes novel about a lost girl and her horse, the enduring strength of friendship, and how even the smallest choices can change everything When Sarah's grandfather gives her a beautiful horse named Boo?hoping that one day she'll follow in his footsteps to join an elite French riding school, away from their gritty London neighborhood?she quietly trains in city's parks and alleys. But then her grandfather falls ill, and Sarah must juggle horsemanship with school and hospital visits. Natasha, a young lawyer, is reeling after her failed marriage: her professional judgment is being questioned, her new boyfriend is a let-down, and she's forced to share her house with her charismatic ex-husband. Yet when the willful fourteen-year-old Sarah lands in her path, Natasha decides to take the girl under her wing. But Sarah is keeping a secret?a secret that will change the lives of everyone involved forever. From the Trade Paperback edition.
From the #1 bestselling author of The Historian comes an engrossing novel that spans the past and the present--and unearths the dark secrets of Bulgaria, a beautiful and haunted country. A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi--and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags. Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: Stoyan Lazarov. Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human ashes. As Alexandra sets out to locate the family and return this precious item, she will first have to uncover the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by oppression--and she will find out all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its own danger. Kostova's new novel is a tale of immense scope that delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the culture and landscape of this mysterious country. Suspenseful and beautifully written, it explores the power of stories, the pull of the past, and the hope and meaning that can sometimes be found in the aftermath of loss. Praise for Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian Quite extraordinary. Kostova is a natural storyteller. She has refashioned the vampire myth into a compelling contemporary novel, a late-night page-turner.--San Francisco Chronicle Hypnotic. a thrill ride through history.--The Denver Post Part thriller, part history, part romance. Kostova has a keen sense of storytelling and she has a marvelous story to tell.--Baltimore Sun Kostova's vampire is no campy Lugosi knockoff. Blending history and myth, Kostova has fashioned a version so fresh that when a stake is finally driven through a heart, it inspires the tragic shock of something happening for the very first time.--Newsweek Praise for The Swan Thieves Exquisite.--The Boston Globe Engrossing.--O: The Oprah Magazine Stunning. A beautifully written tale of art, love and an obsession triggered by both.--Associated Press--
Peter disobeys his mother by going into Mr. McGregor's garden where he almost gets caught.
Based on the popular international collaborative art project, this guide to creating portraiture in multiple mediums and styles teams hundreds of portraits with tips and insights on the artistic process. Drawing from the works of thousands of artists across a variety of mediums and techniques, Portrait Revolution demonstrates how portraiture is interpreted in many different and creative ways, making it an accessible artistic subject matter for anyone--
An inside look at the secretive world of elite philanthropists--and how they're quietly wielding ever more power to shape American life in ways both good bad--~An inside look at the secretive world of elite philanthropists--and how they're quietly wielding ever more power to shape American life in ways both good and bad. While media attention focuses on famous philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Charles Koch, thousands of donors are at work below the radar promoting a wide range of causes. David Callahan charts the rise of these new power players and the ways they are converting the fortunes of a second Gilded Age into influence. He shows how this elite works behind the scenes on education, the environment, science, LGBT rights, and many other issues--with deep impact on government policy. Above all, he shows that the influence of the Givers is only just beginning, as new waves of billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg turn to philanthropy. Based on extensive research and interviews with countless donors and policy experts, this is not a brief for or against the Givers, but a fascinating investigation of a power shift in American society that has implications for us all--
A rhyming tale of St. Patrick's Day approaching and a leprechaun causing mischief while avoiding being caught in a trap.
As England enters World War II's dark early days, spirited music professor Primrose Trent, recently arrived to the village of Chilbury, emboldens the women of the town to defy the Vicar's stuffy edict to shutter the church's choir in the absence of men and instead carry on singing.
Who is killing New York's most beautiful women' Gorgeous women are dropping dead at upscale department stores in New York City. Detective Luc Moncrief and Detective Katherine Burke are close to solving the mystery, but looks can be deceiving...' BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON -Novels you can devour in a few hours -Impossible to stop reading -All original content from James Patterson.
For readers of The Monuments Men and The Hare with Amber Eyes, the story of the Nazis' systematic pillaging of Europe's libraries, and the small team of heroic librarians now working to return the stolen books to their rightful owners. While the Nazi party was being condemned by much of the world for burning books, they were already hard at work perpetrating an even greater literary crime. Through extensive new research that included records saved by the Monuments Men themselves-Anders Rydell tells the untold story of Nazi book theft, as he himself joins the effort to return the stolen books. When the Nazi soldiers ransacked Europe's libraries and bookshops, large and small, the books they stole were not burned. Instead, the Nazis began to compile a library of their own that they could use to wage an intellectual war on literature and history. In this secret war, the libraries of Jews, Communists, Liberal politicians, LGBT activists, Catholics, Freemasons, and many other opposition groups were appropriated for Nazi research, and used as an intellectual weapon against their owners. But when the war was over, most of the books were never returned. Instead many found their way into the public library system, where they remain to this day. Now, Rydell finds himself entrusted with one of these stolen volumes, setting out to return it to its rightful owner. It was passed to him by the small team of heroic librarians who have begun the monumental task of combing through Berlin's public libraries to identify the looted books and reunite them with the families of their original owners. For those who lost relatives in the Holocaust, these books are often the only remaining possession of their relatives they have ever held. And as Rydell travels to return the volume he was given, he shows just how much a single book can mean to those who own it. From the Hardcover edition.
Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style--thorough, yet riveting--famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda. What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century--from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus. With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller, Harari maps out our future.
Christine Hyung-Oak Lee woke up with a headache on the morning of December 31, 2006. By that afternoon, she saw the world, quite literally, upside down. By New Year's Day, she was unable to form a coherent sentence. And after hours in the ER, days in the hospital, and multiple questions and tests, she learned that she had had a stroke. For months, Lee outsourced her memories to her notebook. It is from these memories that she has constructed this frank and compelling memoir.
Erin Hunter's #1 bestselling Warriors series continues in A Vision of Shadows #3: Shattered Sky.ShadowClan has fallen. A group of rogues now rules the pine forest, and their cruel leader, Darktail, will not stop until he has conquered the rest of the Clans. Alderheart is more certain than ever that their only hope is to find the lost SkyClan and fulfill StarClan's prophecy--before Darktail's vicious reign puts an end to the warrior Clans forever.Full of epic adventure and thrilling intrigue, this fifth Warriors series is the perfect introduction for readers new to the Warriors world--while for dedicated fans, it's a long-awaited return to the era of Bramblestar's ThunderClan, after the events of Omen of the Stars.
Fans have long wondered what happened to Ahsoka after she left the Jedi Order near the end of the Clone Wars, and before she re-appeared as the mysterious Rebel operative Fulcrum in Rebels. Finally, her story will begin to be told. Following her experiences with the Jedi and the devastation of Order 66, Ahsoka is unsure she can be part of a larger whole ever again. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa, and the Rebel Alliance....
Only a Scot can steal her heart. There's nothing ladylike about Katherine Killin. She's a spitfire who cannot be tamed. To rid himself of her, and to honor a truce set by the Duke of Glencoe, her father agrees to wed her to his clan's mortal enemy, Ben Rannoch. But when Katherine meets the enticingly masculine Kurt Rannoch, brother of her betrothed, she suddenly craves domination.
Is Dylan hunting Casey to prosecute her or protect her? Casey Cox is still on the run, fleeing prosecution for a murder she didn't commit. Dylan Roberts--her most relentless pursuer--is still on her trail, but his secret emails insist that he knows the truth and wants to help her. He's let her escape before when he had her in his grasp, but trust doesn't come easily. As Casey works to collect evidence about the real murderers, she stumbles on another unbearable injustice: an abused child and a suicidal man who's also been falsely accused. Casey risks her own safety to right this wrong and protect the little girl from her tormenters. But doing so is risky and just may result in her capture--and if she's captured, she has no doubt she'll be murdered before she ever steps foot in a jail. In this riveting sequel to the USA Today bestseller If I Run, evil lurks, drawing Casey out of the shadows . . . but there is light shining in the darkness. Is Dylan a provision from the God who loves her, or another heartache yet to happen?
I know you're watching me. Confined to a studio apartment, Tricia Celano watches the outside world through a flying drone. But when her high-tech toy records a vicious murder, she's determined to track down the killer--a killer who knows she's being watched.
Jill Strathern left town for the big city and never looked back--until she returned home years later to run a small law practice. It turns out her childhood crush, Mac Kendrick, a burned-out LAPD cop, has also come back to sleepy Los Lobos. Even though Mac rejected her back in high school, Jill can't deny the attraction she still feels for him Now Jill and Mac are tangled in enough drama to satisfy the most jaded L.A. denizens--Mafia dons, social workers, angry exes and one very quirky eight-year-old make even the simplest romance complicated. And it all goes to prove that when it comes to affairs of the heart, there's no place like home. An unlikely pair... but a perfect match.
As he prepares to deliver the State of the Union address, the president of the United States is convinced the Islamic State is on the run, about to be crushed by American forces once and for all. But New York Times foreign correspondent J. B. Collins tells the president he's dead wrong. With the Middle East on fire, the Israeli prime minister dead, and Amman in ruins, Collins fears a catastrophic attack inside the American homeland is imminent. He argues that only an all-out manhunt to capture or kill Abu Kahlif--the leader of ISIS--can stop the attack and save American lives. But will the president listen and take decisive action before it's too late?
#1 internationally bestselling thriller writer Jeffery Deaver returns to the Lincoln Rhyme series, as Rhyme hunts a dangerous killer whose crimes span the Atlantic. A traveling businessman is snatched off of an Upper East Side street in broad daylight--or so it appears to the eight year old girl who is the crime's only witness. The perp leaves a token at the site of the kidnapping--a miniature noose. A crime scene this puzzling demands forensic expertise of the highest order. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate. Rhyme and Sachs' investigation takes an unexpected turn when a similar kidnapping occurs across the Atlantic in a small town outside of Naples, Italy. The killer's M.O. is bizarre and frightening. Obsessed with music, the man records the final breaths of his victims, then uses a keyboard sampler to compose an otherworldly tune that is then posted online. The search for the killer will become a complex case of international cooperation--yet not all is as it seems, and soon Sachs and Rhyme find themselves playing a dangerous game with shadowy parties from across the globe.
Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere, Girl Code is the story of two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming world famous. The book also includes bonus content to help you get started coding. Fans of funny and inspiring books like Maya Van Wagenen's Popular and Caroline Paul's Gutsy Girl will love hearing about Andrea Andy Gonzales and Sophie Houser's journey from average teens to powerhouses. Through the success of their video game, Andy and Sophie got unprecedented access to some of the biggest start-ups and tech companies, and now they're sharing what they've seen. Their video game and their commitment to inspiring young women have been covered by the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, CNN, Teen Vogue, Jezebel, the Today show, and many more. Get ready for an inside look at the tech industry, the true power of coding, and some of the amazing women who are shaping the world. Andy and Sophie reveal not only what they've learned about opportunities in science and technology but also the true value of discovering your own voice and creativity.
After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
A riveting, beautifully written, fugue-like novel of AIs, memory, violence, and mortality. Not far in the future the seas have risen and the central latitudes are emptying, but it's still a good time to be rich in San Francisco, where weapons drones patrol the skies to keep out the multitudinous poor. Irina isn't rich, not quite, but she does have an artificial memory that gives her perfect recall and lets her act as a medium between her various employers and their AIs, which are complex to the point of opacity. It's a good gig, paying enough for the annual visits to the Mayo Clinic that keep her from aging. Kern has no such access; he's one of the many refugees in the sprawling drone-built favelas on the city's periphery, where he lives like a monk, training relentlessly in martial arts, scraping by as a thief and an enforcer. Thales is from a different world entirely--the mathematically inclined scion of a Brazilian political clan, he's fled to L.A. after the attack that left him crippled and his father dead. A ragged stranger accosts Thales and demands to know how much he can remember. Kern flees for his life after robbing the wrong mark. Irina finds a secret in the reflection of a laptop's screen in her employer's eyeglasses. None are safe as they're pushed together by subtle forces that stay just out of sight. Vivid, tumultuous, and propulsive, Void Star is Zachary Mason's mind-bending follow-up to his bestselling debut, The Lost Books of the Odyssey. --
One Perfect Lie is an emotional thriller and a suburban crime story that will keep you guessing until you turn the very last page. On the surface, it tells the tale of the struggling single mother of a high-school pitcher, a shy kid so athletically talented that he's being recruited for a full-ride scholarship to a Division I college, with a future in major-league baseball. But the mother fears that she's losing her grip on her son because he's being lured down a darker path by one of his teammates, a secretly disturbed young man from an affluent family, whose excellent grades and fun-loving manner conceal his violent criminal plans. Add a handsome stranger who comes to town and infiltrates the high school, posing as a teacher but with a hidden agenda all his own. The mix becomes combustible when a beloved faculty member turns up dead as a suicide, in circumstances equally consistent with murder. Only then is the true identity of the fake teacher revealed, and the single mother finds herself engaged in a battle for the future, the soul, and the very life of her only son. One Perfect Lie is a riveting and suspenseful family drama, and by the time you close the book, you will realize that nothing was as it seemed at the beginning--
Alex and Eliza, #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz brings to life the romance of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.
A devastated soldier's wife wants Special Ops veteran Owen Taylor to avenge her broken husband. And she won't have to ask twice.
You're everything I ever wanted, he says. He leans in and kisses me. At last. I slip my hands away, letting my fingertips brush across his cheek. He takes his final bow over the railing and drops 15 floors toward the Fifth Avenue pavement. Pity.
Sallie Riehl comes to Cape May for the summer as a nanny, yet what the Amish young woman discovers about herself and the broader world during those unforgettable weeks challenges her plans for the future. Has she been too hasty with her promises, or will she only find what her heart is longing for back home in Paradise Township?
-- , Sarah Gerard's Sunshine State uses the intimately personal to unearth the deep reservoirs of humanity buried in the corners of our world often hardest to face.
Skipping a day at her elite New York City prep school when things get a bit too intense, Callie befriends a boy who is doing research throughout the city's museums while they try to reveal why her grandmother wants to travel back to 1986.
Graduates of Moscow's famed Red Room spy school are taught to keep their enemies close and their loved ones at a distance. Now Natasha and Ava-- the Black Widow and the Red Widow-- are searching South American in order to extinguish a smuggling operation. The Red Room attempts to assassinate them, and hacks their secure S.H.I.E.L.D network. Now no one can be trusted-- and no one is safe.~The Black Widow and Red Widow have inherited something from their shared past--a need for vengeance against deceased Ivan Somodorov's network of terror.
The ultimate game plan for complete one-dish vegetarian suppers-for anyone aspiring to eat a more plant-based diet. Discover the pro-veggie, pro-flavor way to prepare fresh, healthy, high-quality plant-based dinners. In Simple Green Suppers, Susie Middleton demonstrates how to prepare seasonal vegetables in satisfying, filling suppers by pairing them with staple ingredients: noodles, grains, beans, greens, toast, tortillas, eggs, and broth. How you cook your veggies and how you combine them with other satisfying whole foods is the secret to delicious results. With 125 recipes for flavorful and veggie-forward dishes, tips on keeping a flexible and well-stocked pantry, and make-ahead and streamlining strategies, Simple Green Suppers is an essential resource that will make cooking delicious, easy vegetarian meals possible every night.
Using her skills as a handwriting analyst to assist a local murder and kidnapping investigation, Anna identifies disturbing parallels between the crimes and her own struggles to protect her troubled teen son from her abusive ex.
In this modern retelling of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, orphaned surfer-girl Janie Mason must move into the Rochester mansion with guardians she had never met, and where the night is filled with screams from the attic.
A portrait of the cult leader behind the Jonestown Massacre examines his personal life, from his extramarital affairs and drug use to his fraudulent faith healing practices and his decision to move his followers to Guyana, sharing new details about the events leading to the 1978 tragedy.
Avoiding relationships to protect her sensitive heart, plus-sized Molly supports her once-cynical twin, Cassie, when the latter has her own bout of lovesickness, a situation that is complicated by sibling dynamics and an unexpected romantic triangle.
Entreated to tell his side of the story to a detective who put him in prison a decade earlier for a murder he may not have committed, Oliver Marks describes his past as a Shakespearean actor in college whose rivalry with a castmate escalated in dangerous ways.
While investigating a car bomb meant for a mediator for a development planned at the Grand Canyon, tribal police officers Manuelito, Chee, and their mentor Lieutenant Leaphorn piece together clues that link the bombing to a cold case and a very patient killer with a long-range plot for revenge.
Raising Royalty examines the struggles and successes of thirty sets of royal parents over the past thousand years as they raised their children in the public eye. From Edgar and Elfrida in Anglo-Saxon times to William and Kate today, Raising Royalty discusses centuries of royal parenting.--
An award-winning New York Times reporter Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal reveals the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, and tells us exactly what we can do to solve its myriad of problems. It is well documented that our healthcare system has grave problems, but how, in only a matter of decades, did things get this bad? Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn't just explain the symptoms; she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. Rosenthal spells out in clear and practical terms exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve. She takes you inside the doctor-patient relationship, explaining step by step the workings of a profession sorely lacking transparency. This is about what we can do, as individual patients, both to navigate a byzantine system and also to demand far-reaching reform. Breaking down the monolithic business into its individual industries--the hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, drug manufacturers--that together constitute our healthcare system, Rosenthal tells the story of the history of American medicine as never before. The situation is far worse than we think, and it has become like that much more recently than we realize. Hospitals, which are managed by business executives, behave like predatory lenders, hounding patients and seizing their homes. Research charities are in bed with big pharmaceutical companies, which surreptitiously profit from the donations made by working people. Americans are dying from routine medical conditions when affordable and straightforward solutions exist. Dr. Rosenthal explains for the first time how various social and financial incentives have encouraged a disastrous and immoral system to spring uporganicallyin a shockingly short span of time. The system is in tatters, but we can fight back. An American Sicknessis the frontline defense against a healthcare system that no longer has our well-being at heart--
This eye-opening book takes a unique approach to the history of U.S. foreign policy by examining three unrelated conflicts, all of which ended tragically and resulted in the deaths of millions on both sides. By analyzing what went wrong in each case, the author uncovers a pattern of errors that should serve as a precaution for future decision makers contemplating a conflict abroad. Why did President McKinley oppose Filipino independence forces if his motivation was truly to help Filipinos overthrow Spanish domination? Why did several U.S. presidents ignore the failures of the French in Vietnam and reject peace overtures from popular revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh to bring the conflict to an early end? And how could American leaders have been so wrong about Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction and then let Iraq devolve into chaos after overthrowing the dictator? Historian David R. Contosta has sifted through official hearings, media investigations, public documents, memoirs of those for and against the conflicts, and numerous histories to uncover the answers to these questions. The common thread that links these wars from different centuries is that political leaders all too often have acted out of ignorance, arrogance, fear, and partisan gamesmanship. These lapses were compounded by the failure of the media to inform the public accurately and dispassionately. The sad result is that America has paid a high price in lost lives and tarnished national reputation. As the author notes in conclusion, if American exceptionalism is to have any meaning, then we must honestly appraise our past foreign-policy blunders to ensure wiser political action in the future--~A skeptical appraisal of U.S. military intervention in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Iraq, highlighting a common pattern of poor intelligence gathering, nationalistic hubris, and political pressures, which led to these unsuccessful foreign adventures--
A leading philosopher offers a major new account of the origins of the conscious mind that explores the deep interactions of evolution, brains, and human culture, demonstrating the role of culture in installing memes, including language, in the mind.
The book is a triptych, beginning with the mutiny on the Hermione and the ensuing manhunt for members of her crew. The second section recounts the arrival of a handful of mutineers in the United States, including Jonathan Robbins, before examining in depth the political crisis that engulfed John Adams and the Federalist Party. The final three chapters focus on the election of 1800 and the protracted consequences of Robbins's martyrdom during the years of Republican ascendancy. As late as 1812, Adams bitterly complained that 'Robbins' was 'a scandal that ought to have been killed before it died of old age'--'a more infernal, wicked, malicious, unprincipled, deliberate, and cruel scandal never stalked this earth.' 'Indeed,' he rued, 'I know not whether it be dead yet'--Preface.
The newest book by Joel Berg--an internationally recognized leader and media spokesman in the fields of hunger, poverty, food systems, and U.S. politics, and the director of Hunger Free America--America We Need to Talk: A Self-Help Book for the Nation is both a parody of relationship and self-help books and a serious analysis of the nation's political and economic dysfunction. Explaining that the most serious--and most broken--relationship is the one between us, as Americans, and our nation, the book explains how, no matter who becomes our next president, average Joes can channel their anger at our hobbled system into concrete actions that will fix our democracy, rebuild our middle class, and restore our stature in the world as a beacon of freedom and hope. Starting with the belief that it's irresponsible for Americans to blame the nation's problems solely on the politicians or the system, Joel makes a case for how it's the personal responsibility of every resident of this country to fix it. The American people are in a relationship with their government and their society, and, as in all relationships, it's the responsibility of both sides to recognize and repair their problems--~How did we get here, America? How did our relationship get so broken? And where do we go now? Starting with the premise that Americans' most important relationship is with their nation, Joel Berg's second book, America We Need to Talk: A Self-Help Book for the Nation, makes a case for how we must both stop blaming the nation's problems solely on the politicians or the system and take personal responsibility to solve them. Written as both a hilarious parody of relationship and self-help books and a deadly serious analysis of the nation's political and economic dysfunction, the book dissects how Donald Trump andother Republicans won over white, working-class voters, and includes a concrete plan to win them back, and well as a broader roadmap for reducing poverty, bolstering the middle class, and powering an overall progressive resurgence. As an acclaimed author, a frequent voice in the national media, and the outspoken CEO of the nonprofit group Hunger Free America, Joel Berg is a respected international leader in the fields of hunger, poverty, food, and US politics. Through his biting critique, clear-headed prescriptions, and amusing charts--this book shows how average Joes and Janes can channel their anger at our hobbled government into concrete actions that will fix our democracy, make our economy work for everyone, and restore our stature in the world as a beacon of freedom, diversity, and hope.The American people are in it for the long haul, and, as in all relationships, both sides must recognize their issues and work together to fix them. This book will do more than offer comfort for sobbing progressives--it will show the path to redemption--
An inspiring race against time: The courageous, hopeful story of the one family who may hold the key to finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Every sixty-nine seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Of the top ten killers, it is the only disease for which there is no cure or treatment. For most people, there is nothing that they can do to fight back. But one family is doing all they can. The DeMoe family has the most devastating form of the disease that there is: early onset Alzheimer's, an inherited genetic mutation that causes the disease in 100 percent of cases, and has a 50 percent chance of being passed onto the next generation. Of the six DeMoe children whose father had it, five have inherited the gene; the sixth, Karla, has inherited responsibility for all of them. But rather than give up in the face of such news, the DeMoes have agreed to spend their precious, abbreviated years as part of a worldwide study that could utterly change the landscape of Alzheimer's research and offers the brightest hope for future treatments--and possibly a cure. Drawing from several years of in-depth research with this charming and upbeat family, journalist Niki Kapsambelis tells the story of Alzheimer's through the humanizing lens of these ordinary people made extraordinary by both their terrible circumstances and their bravery. Their tale is intertwined with the dramatic narrative history of the disease, the cutting-edge research that brings us ever closer to a possible cure, and the accounts of the extraordinary doctors spearheading these groundbreaking studies. From the oil fields of North Dakota to the jungles of Colombia, this incredible narrative redefines courage in the face of one of the most pervasive and mysterious pandemics of our time--
From New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Solution ... One Month to Reset Your Metabolism for Lasting Fat Loss One Week to Discover the Carbs that are Right for You. Do you struggle to lose weight and get healthy? Are you playing the blame-game and berating yourself for cheating on your diet? This struggle should come as no surprise, as we are genetically wired to eat more and move less, the exact opposite of the advice we are often given. Now there is a more customized weight loss solution that works with your body, a solution based not on arbitrary restriction of foods but on what works for YOU. Developed by former research biochemist, health expert, and bestselling author Robb Wolf, Wired to Eat offers an eating program, based on groundbreaking research, that will rewire your appetite for weight loss and help you finally determine the optimal foods for your diet and metabolism. With Wolf's bestselling book, The Paleo Solution, he helped hundreds of thousands of people lose weight by eating a low-carb Paleo diet, but Paleo is only a starting point, not a destination. Now, he'll share a more customized way of eating that may be the key to permanent weight loss and better health. You'll start with Wolf's 30-Day Reset, complete with detailed meal plans, to help you restore your body's blood sugar levels, repair your appetite, and reverse insulin resistance. Once you've completed this phase of the plan, the unique 7-Day Carb Test will help you determine what amounts and types of carbs you can tolerate. No more guessing. Now you can find out for yourself which foods you can and cannot eat, instead of relying on a one-size-fits all diet. The 60 whole-food, paleo-based recipes are there to aid you on your journey, and Wolf includes meal plans for people who suffer with autoimmune diseases, as well as a separate chapter on nutritional ketosis. Transform your diet by discovering your personalized weight loss blueprint with Wired to Eat--
Ludwig van Beethoven lay dying in 1827, a young musician named Ferdinand Hiller came to pay his respects to the great composer. In those days, it was customary to snip a lock of hair as a keepsake, and this Hiller did a day after Beethoven's death. By the time he was buried, Beethoven's head had been nearly shorn by the many people who similarly had wanted a lasting memento of the great man. Such was his powerful effect on all those who had heard his music. For a century, the lock of hair was a treasured Hiller family relic, and perhaps was destined to end up sequestered in a bank vault, until it somehow found its way to the town of Gilleleje, in Nazi-occupied Denmark, during the darkest days of the Second World War. There, it was given to a local doctor, Kay Fremming, who was deeply involved in the effort to help save hundreds of hunted and frightened Jews. Who gave him the hair, and why? And what was the fate of those refugees, holed up in the attic of Gilleleje's church? After Fremming's death, his daughter assumed ownership of the lock, and eventually consigned it for sale at Sotheby's, where two American Beethoven enthusiasts, Ira Brilliant and Che Guevara, purchased it in 1994. Subsequently, they and others instituted a series of complex forensic tests in the hope of finding the probable causes of the composer's chronically bad health, his deafness, and the final demise that Ferdinand Hiller had witnessed all those years ago. The results, revealed for the first time here, are startling, and are the most compelling explanation yet offered for why one of the foremost musicians the world has ever known was forced to spend much of his life in silence. In Beethoven's Hair, Russell Martin has created a rich historical treasure hunt, an Indiana Jones-like tale of false leads, amazing breakthroughs, and incredible revelations. This unique and fascinating book is a moving testament to the power of music, the lure of relics, the heroism of the Resistance movement, and the brilliance of molecular science. An astonishing tale of one lock of hair and its amazing travels--from nineteenth-century Vienna to twenty-first-century America.
Since the fourth century, when Spanish monks first started signing to communicate during their vows of silence, sign language has been used in religious communities of all faiths. Present-day American Sign Language (ASL) carries on that tradition. Like any living language, it continues to grow and change to meet the communication needs of an ever more diverse religious population. This comprehensive guide, newly revised, updated, and expanded, gives you all the vocabulary you need to communicate effectively in any religious setting. From Alleluia to Zizith, more than 750 signs and their specific meanings Large, clear, upper-torso illustrations that show the corresponding movements of hands, body, and face Easy-to-follow instructions to help you master the art of expressing signs A complete index for quick access to any sign With an essential section of religious name signs, the addition of signs for the Muslim faith, and an expanded selection of favorite verses, prayers, and blessings, this book is an indispensable resource for signers of all denominations. Written with expertise by an educator and author associated with the field of deafness for more than thirty years, it makes communicating by ASL in a religious setting simple and easy, no matter your level of experience. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A galactic revolution has toppled the Starfire dynasty, and swept into power the harsh Democratic Republic. To support the murdered king is now punishable by death. But on distant worlds, the few surviving Guardians carry a dangerous secret: Somewhere in the galaxy, they shield the rightful heir to the throne. Stalking the hidden king is the Warlord, a ruthless Republican general who wields the bloodsword. Only a few brave rebels dare to oppose him: young Dion, who fights to find his destiny: the mercenary Tusk: the outlaw commander Dixter: and the beautiful Lady Maigrey, the only person alive who can match the Warlord's cunning. Theirs is the ultimate battle against a star-spanning corruption--the ultimate sacrifice for the glory of the lost king's throne.
Presents the life of the soldier who committed a massive national security breach by releasing thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, exploring the influence of his political views and gender identity issues on his actions.~Bradley Manning perpetrated the biggest breach of military security in American history. This intelligence analyst leaked an astounding amount of classified information to WikiLeaks: classified combat videos and hundreds of thousands of documents from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and from embassies around the globe. Almost all of WikiLeaks's headline-making releases of information have come from one source only: Bradley Manning. The leaks affected governments the world over--the Arab uprisings were spurred, in part, by Manning's revelations. They propelled WikiLeaks to a level of international prominence it never had before. The world would never be the same. Bradley Manning's story is one of global significance, and yet he remains an enigma. Now, for the first time, the full truth will be told about a man who, at the age of only twenty-two, changed the world. Nicks's book paints a nuanced portrait of a man haunted by demons and driven by hope, impulsive and cocky yet idealistic enough to follow his conscience. Relying on numerous conversations with those who know Manning best, Nicks gives the full story of a bright, gay kid from middle America who signs on to serve his country and finds himself serving a cause he finds far more sinister, and why he betrayed his oath and fellow troops--and his own future--in order to fulfill what he saw as a higher purpose. Denver Nicks has written for The Daily Beast, The Nation, AlterNet, and other publications. He lives in New York City.
Many of North America's most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these boardbooks designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent's natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area's attractions—such as the Rocky Mountains in Denver, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Lake Ontario in Toronto, and volcanoes in Hawaii. Rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place. Highlighting many of Oh.
This very popular design book has been wholly revised and expanded to feature a new dimension of inspiring and counterintuitive ideas to thinking about graphic design relationships. The Elements of Graphic Design, Second Edition is now in full color in a larger, 8 x 10-inch trim size, and contains 40 percent more content and over 750 images to enhance and better clarify the concepts in this thought-provoking resource. The second edition also includes a new section on Web design; new discussions of modularity, framing, motion and time, rules of randomness, and numerous quotes supported by.
The letters of the alphabet are represented by words, set in short rhymes with additional information, relating to the state of Indiana.
A mother's silence, a village with a terrible secret, and an Australian woman who travels to Poland to uncover the truth. When forensic dentist Halina Shore arrives in Nowa Kalwaria to take part in a war crimes investigation, she finds herself at the centre of a bitter struggle in a community that has been divided by a grim legacy. What she does not realise is that she has also embarked on a confronting personal journey. Inspired by a true incident that took place in Poland in 1941.
There's more than one kind of poison in this town. People are sick and dying. Rumors are swirling. Some claim chemicals leaking from a manufacturing plant are causing the cancer that's crippling people on the poor side of Trenton City, Ohio. Yet nothing at the plant appears amiss. The problem remains a mystery until reporter Jack Crittendon's long-time mechanic falls ill and he investigates. Soon, Jack becomes engulfed in a smokescreen of lies, setups, greed, and scandal. The deeper he digs, the more toxic the corruption he uncovers. As he faces off with the big-time players behind the scenes and tries to beat the clock before more people die, he realizes the chillingly unthinkable—he knows too much.
A family is hunted by a centuries-old monster: a man with a relentless obsession who can take on any identity. The String DiariesStephen Lloyd Jones's debut novel is a sweeping thriller that extends from the present day, to Oxford in the 1970s, to Hungary at the turn of the 19th century, all tracing back to a man from an ancient royal family with a consuming passion--a boy who can change his shape, insert himself into the intimate lives of his victims, and destroy them. If Hannah fails to end the chase now, her daughter is next in line. Only Hannah can decide how much she is willing to sacrifice to finally put a centuries-old curse to rest.
-- The Red Queen -- The Lady of the RiversThe Lady of the Rivers is #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory's remarkable story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the Wars of the Roses.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory joins two eminent historians to explore the extraordinary true stories of three women largely forgotten by history: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, queen of England; and Margaret Beaufort, the founder of the Tudor dynasty. In her essay on Jacquetta, Philippa Gregory uses original documents, archaeology, and histories of myth and witchcraft to create the first-ever biography of the young duchess who survived two reigns and two wars to become the first lady at two rival courts. David Baldwin, established authority on the Wars of the Roses, tells the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the first commoner to marry a king of England for love. And Michael Jones, fellow of the Royal Historical Society, writes of Margaret Beaufort, the almost-unknown matriarch of the House of Tudor. Beautifully illustrated throughout with rare portraits and source materials, The Women of the Cousins' War offers fascinating insights into the inspirations behind Philippa Gregory's fiction and will appeal to all with an interest in this epic period.
Covering the time period from 1807, when John Colter first discovered the wonders of the Yellowstone Plateau to the 1920s when tourists sped between luxury hotels in their automobiles, these tales of Wonderland come from the letters, journals, and diaries kept by early visitors and later tourists. The earliest stories recount mountain men's awe at geysers hurling boiling water hundreds of feet into the air and their encounters with the native inhabitants of the region. The latest stories reflect the civilizing of the park and reveal the golden age of tourist travel in the area.
The definitive guide to memorable staysin America's most beautiful places.
Best known for its pivotal role in opening up the western frontier and its association with explorers and pioneers, the legendary Cumberland Gap has long been celebrated in music and literature. To better preserve that history, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park was authorized in 1940 and now covers more than 24,000 acres in Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. Daniel Boone is remembered here, as well the Native Americans who used the path through the mountains for trade and warfare, the Civil War soldiers who took turns guarding this strategic portal, the geologists and industrialists who saw the potential for development, the businessmen who built one of the nation's first roads for automobile travel, and the displaced residents who gave up their homes for the park. The dream of a few dedicated individuals to one day restore the historic Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap came true in 2002 after decades of planning, and visitors can once again walk in the footsteps of the pioneers. Photographs spanning more than a century bring to life the fascinating stories and history of this pass.
For more than half a million years, volcano Mount Mazama towered over southern Oregon. From time to time, it erupted, spreading pumice, ash, and cinders for miles around. Then, approximately 7,700 years ago, Mount Mazama erupted with such force that the volcano could no longer support itself and it collapsed, leaving a large caldera. Eventually, the volcanic action subsided and all was calm. Over the next centuries, water and snow accumulated in the caldera. In 1902, Crater Lake became a national park.
Southern Colorado's unique Great Sand Dunes rise to a height of 750 feet above the San Luis Valley floor and are the nation's highest dunes not adjacent to an ocean or lake. The sweeping dunes were protected as a national monument in 1932 and as a national park in 2000. From prehistoric hunter-gatherers to the historic Ute Indian tribe, inhabitants have long used the resources of the land around the dunes. Zebulon Pike was the first American explorer to witness the dunes in 1807, followed by a long procession of other explorers, ranchers, and miners. Today, visitors from around the world come to climb up and slide down the dunes in Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.
Raven is cunning, aggressive and whip-smart--she's had to be to survive. She was taken in at a young age by the boss of a car-theft ring, who rescued her from a life of hell. For too long she's believed she owes him everything and used her uncanny urban climbing skills to train young recruits for what she believes are victimless crimes. Until Raven discovers that his compassion for the kids he wrangles into the ring is just a front, and they are all merely tools of his trade, nothing more. When he's responsible for the death of Raven's young apprentice, she finally sees him for what he really is--and sets out to bring him down.
Hot Springs was one of the first areas set aside as a federal land reservation in 1832--predating the first national park at Yellowstone by 40 years. In 1921, it was officially designated a national park. Physically the smallest of the 59 US national parks today, Hot Springs measures just larger than 5,500 acres. Its 47 on-site springs produce more than 700,000 gallons of thermal water per day. From early natives who quarried novaculite found in the surrounding hills to famous politicians, performers, and athletes, people have been coming to these springs for thousands of years to partake in the supposed healing powers of the water. Pres. Franklin Roosevelt, boxer Jack Dempsey, and French opera diva Lily Pons are a few of the visitors who made the trek to the Valley of the Vapors. The history of Hot Springs National Park revolves around peoples' interactions with its thermal water.
Kat is a tough, independent woman who makes her living as a professional poker player. She is single, childless, and happy about it. But when her best friend, Josie, commits suicide, Kat becomes the temporary guardian of Josie's ten-year-old son, David. As the days pass, Kat begins to realize that all the money and success in the world don't mean a thing unless you have someone to share it with.
Backroads & Byways of Ohio takes you to places you wouldn't guess existed in the Buckeye State, like the Lake Erie Isles - a vacationer's paradise virtually unheard of outside of a few local counties. Or head to the Hocking Hills (not far from the quintessential college town of Athens) to see waterfalls and gorges along the rivers. Want a longer trip? Travel cross-state on the Old National Road or discover local glassmakers still plying their trade in the Western Reserve, where glassmaking history goes way back. Explore Amish country, Native American mounds, and visit important sites on the Underground Railroad near Ohio's first (then third!) capital, Chillicothe, still full of stately mansions.--COVER.
What's so great about Ohio? Find out the top ten sites to see or things to do in the Buckeye State! We'll explore Ohio's lively cities, popular lake attractions, exciting parks, and remarkable history. The Ohio by Map feature shows where you'll find all the places covered in the book. A special section provides quick state facts such as the state motto, capital, population, animals, foods, and more. Take a fun-filled tour of all there is to discover in Ohio.
Essential experiences for every OSU fanatic Every Ohio State Buckeyes fan has a bucket list of activities to take part in at some point in their lives. But even the most die-hard fans haven't done everything there is to experience in and around Columbus. From visiting Buckeye Grove to forming the O-H-I-O sign, author Zack Meisel provides ideas, recommendations, and insider tips for must-see places and can't-miss activities near campus. But not every experience requires a trip to Columbus; long-distance Buckeyes fans can cross some items off their list from the comfort of their own homes. Whether you're attending every home game or supporting the Buckeyes from afar, there's something for every fan to do in The Ohio State Buckeyes Fans' Bucket List.
Alfred Doblin was a titan of modern German literature. This collection of stories--astonishingly, the first collection of his stories ever published in English--shows him to have been equally adept in shorter forms. Included in its entirety is Doblin's first book, The Murder of a Buttercup, a work of savage brilliance and a landmark of literary expressionism. Mortality roams the streets of nineteenth-century Manhattan, with a white borzoi and a quiet smile. A ballerina duels to the death with the stupid childish body she is bound to. We experience, in the celebrated title story, a dizzying descent into a shattered mind. The collection is then rounded off with two longer stories written when Doblin was in exile from Nazi Germany in Southern California, including the delightful Materialism: A Fable, in which news of humanity's soulless doctrines spreads to the animals, elements, and molecules of nature--
For the past 5 years, Steve Kamb has transformed himself from wanna-be daydreamer into a real-life superhero and actually turned his life into a gigantic video game: flying stunt planes in New Zealand, gambling in a tuxedo at the Casino de Monte-Carlo, and even finding Nemo on the GreatBarrier Reef. To help him accomplish all of these goals, he built a system that allowed him to complete quests, take on boss battles, earn experience points, and literally level up his life. If you have always dreamed of adventure and growth but can't seem to leave your hobbit-hole, Steve's book, Level Up Your Life, is for you. He will teach you exactly how to use your favorite video games, books, and movies as inspiration for adventure rather than an escape from the grind of everyday life. Hundreds of thousands of everyday Joes and Jills have joined Steve's Rebellion through his popular website, NerdFitness.com, and leveled up their lives--losing weight, getting stronger, and living better. In Level Up Your Life, you'll meet more than a dozen of these members of The Rebellion: men and women, young and old, single and married, from all walks of life who have created superhero versions of themselves to live adventurously and happily. Within this guide, you'll follow in their footsteps and learn exactly how to: - Create your own Alter Ego with real-life super powers - Build your own Epic Quest List, broken into categories and difficulty levels - Hack your productivity habits to start making progress - Train your body for any adventure - Build in rewards and accountability that will actually motivate you to succeed - Travel the world freely (and cheaply) - Recruit the right allies to your side and find powerful mentors for guidance--
Join authors Doug Motz and Christine Hayes as they explore the stories of many lost and beloved restaurants of Columbus, Ohio.
Following the establishment of Rocky Mountain National Park in 1915, promotional campaigns generated by the railroads lured wealthy travelers to the park with images of the great outdoors and the many luxuries offered by the finest hotels. Postcards were circulated proclaiming the park as the Playground of the World. The gateway communities of Estes Park and Grand Lake became vibrant hospitality centers, and in 1920, when the two towns were connected with the opening of Fall River Road, a new era of tourism was introduced that continues today. More than 200 postcards are used in this book to provide a chronology of the early hotels, ranches, and other settings that have shaped the park's history for more than a century.
Discusses the geographical, historical, and cultural aspects of Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
When nuclear waste is stolen by jihadists in the middle of the night from an unguarded New York City hospital, the police, in a frantic race against time, call in the FBI. Luke Stone, head of an elite, secretive, department within the FBI, is the only man they can turn to. Luke realizes right away that the terrorists' aim is to create a dirty bomb, that they seek a high-value target, and that they will hit it within 48 hours.A cat and mouse chase follows, pitting the world's most savvy government agents versus its most sophisticated terrorists. As Agent Stone peels back layer after layer, he soon realizes he is up against a vast conspiracy, and that the target is even more high value than he could have imagined--leading all the way to the President of the United States. With Luke framed for the crime, his team threatened and his own family in danger, the stakes could not be higher. But as a former special forces commando, Luke has been in tough positions before, and he will not give up until he finds a way to stop them--using any means necessary.Twist follows twist as one man finds himself up against an army of obstacles and conspiracies, pushing even the limits of what he can handle, and culminating in a shocking climax.A political thriller with heart-pounding action, dramatic international settings, and non-stop suspense, ANY MEANS NECESSARY marks the debut of an explosive new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.Book #2 in the Luke Stone series will be available soon.
Two hyenas from Africa find a pair of passports (memo: do not go swimming in a crocodile pool), and move to Teddington, England, where they live suburban lives, hold jobs, and raise their children to hide their tails and act human--the only trouble is old Mr. McNumpty, their nosy neighbor, who is hiding a secret of his own.
A retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk on the unusual planet Yipsmix, where every resident has synesthesia, including Jaq, who travels through a wormhole to Earth, where he must rescue a fellow Yipsmixer with the help of a kind Earthling giant.
A cryptic plea from a childhood friend sends Nate and Nicki Price from New Orleans to Memphis. They find signs of a struggle at Danny Andre's address-- and signs of a lifestyle not in keeping with the choirboy they fondly remember. Danny's sister, Isabelle, accepts their help reluctantly. Together they must rely on their faith-- and get beyond painful memories.
Since the founding of the National Park Service in 1916, tens of thousands of NPS employees and volunteers have devoted themselves to preserving our public lands, which today number more than 400. Each person's NPS career is unique, seasoned with daily duties, grand adventures, and everything in between! Yet there is one common element: each person has plenty of material for terrific stories about living and working in America's most special places. These 100 true stories from current and past NPS employees and volunteers make for an engrossing, funny, and often moving read, with something for everyone. The writers welcome visitors, ride the rails, collar caribou, reenact and make history, and every day face the mystery of wildness -- including plenty of bears! -- all for America's public lands. Featuring more than 100 photograph and stories from 80 different parks, monuments, and historic sites, stretching from the coast of Maine to American Samoa, The Wonder of It All is sure to inspire a new generation to cherish the natural and cultural resources that the National Park Service was born to preserve.
Abdallah's encounter with the military governor on the eve of his departure for America opens this collection of stories, and Khalil al-Ibrahami's moving search for his lost fiancée in Jerusalem closes the collection. In between, Issa J. Boullata's stories show what it's like to be an Arab from Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, or Egypt making a new life as an immigrant in Canada or the United States. This is what it is, to be displaced. This is what it is to leave your home and start over in a new country.--Publisher's description.
Everyone wants a glorious garden, but conditions in the Midwest can make it a challenge to grow the most popular ornamentals. Let Midwest gardening expert Ed Lyon help you with his encyclopedic knowledge of the tips, techniques, and plants specifically suited to the heartland. Learn the region's myriad climates, geography, soils, and how to work with them. Follow the specially compiled A-to-Z plant guide to discover the very best choices for your region, and find inspiration in stunningly photographed, site-specific design solutions. Put an insider's knowledge to work, as you make better plant choices, select friendlier planting locations, and create your own distinctly Midwest garden. For gardeners in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, southern Ontario, southern Manitoba, and southeastern Saskatchewan.
This carefully crafted ebook: JOHN MUIR'S CALIFORNIA COLLECTION: My First Summer in the Sierra, Picturesque California, The Mountains of California, The Yosemite & Our National Parks (Illustrated) is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. When the well-known naturalist and environmentalist, John Muir finally settled in San Francisco, he immediately left for a week-long visit to Yosemite, a place he had only read about. Seeing it for the first time, Muir noted that He was overwhelmed by the landscape, scrambling down steep cliff faces to get a closer look at the waterfalls, whooping and howling at the vistas, jumping tirelessly from flower to flower. He climbed a number of mountains, including Cathedral Peak and Mount Dana, and hiked the old Indian trail down Bloody Canyon to Mono Lake. He lived in the cabin for two years and wrote about this period in his book First Summer in the Sierra. Muir wrote few more books about his days in California and also a few about California's nature and wild life including The Mountains of California, Our National Parks, The Yosemite and Picturesque California. Table of Contents: My First Summer in the Sierra Picturesque California The Mountains of California Our National Parks The Yosemite John Muir (1838-1914) was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is a prominent American conservation organization.
Former child prodigy and rich-girl kleptomaniac, Ester--renamed into the gentile Carleen for her own protection--is incarcerated after a botched heist. For two decades, time is the enemy. Her twenties and thirties crawl by in stifling isolation. When finally let loose onto the streets of New York, she finds a job wrestling spoiled canines as a dog walker in Manhattan's most elite neighborhoods, relating better with their brutish instincts than with their human owners. Determined to also prove herself a real person, Carleen tries to reconnect with her estranged and ferociously Orthodox daughter. Amid the strained brunch dates, unsent letters, and the continuing trauma of prison, Carleen begins a slow and halting process of self-discovery. Strikingly funny and self aware, this belated coming-of-age novel asks the question: How do you restart after crashing your first chance at life?
After Kitty Armstrong's mother vanishes from their Coney Island hotel in 1904, Kitty finds herself alone, hungry, penniless, and far away from her native England. The last people she'd expect to help her are the cast of characters at Magruder's Curiosity Cabinet, a museum of oddities that is home to a handful of freaks. But even the unusual inhabitants of Magruder's may not be a match for the insidious sickness that is plaguing Coney Island ...--
When award-winning landscape photographer Andrew Thomas visited four of the US National Parks in December 2007, he was mesmerized by their natural beauty. After two return trips within the next twelve months, he began a quest to travel to and photograph all fifty-nine parks of the US National Park Service. Every park is represented by several photos, giving a full impression of the varied geographical features and dramatic mood shifts inherent in the changing light and seasons. Thomas also provides useful details for each park-nearest city, topographical coordinates, area size-as well as the date the park was established and the number of yearly visitors.--
The American debut of a highly acclaimed young Spanish writer: a darkly funny, acerbic novel about love -- and the end of love -- and how hard it can be to let go. There's a lot about Joan-Marc that his estranged second wife doesn't know -- but which he now sets out to tell her. He begins with the failure of his first marriage to an American woman named Helen, describing a vacation they took in a last-ditch attempt to salvage their once-passionate romance. The recollection of this il--fated trip triggers in him a series of flashbacks through which he narrates his life story, hopscotching between Barcelona and Madrid. Starting from pivotal moments in his childhood -- his earliest sexual encounters, his father's suicide, his mother's emotional decline--he moves through the years to the origin of his relationship with Helen and the circumstances surrounding its deterioration. The result is a provocative exploration of memory, nostalgia, romance, the ways in which the past takes hold-- a powerful portrait of a man struggling with his illusions about life and love--
Self-proclaimed middle school expert and campaign manager Max Corrigan offers advice and practical tips on how to run for class president and win votes, including the essential skills needed to make a viral video, trade your lunch in the school cafeteria, and put a positive spin on any situation.
Something terrifying waits in the decaying Victorian house on the coast, something that has haunted two men since they were children, something that may be ready to kill...again.
A-- Brazillionaires tells the story of their country's past, present and future.
After eight successful summits, Mount Everest guide Neil Quinn is confident he can handle anything the mountain throws his way. But then disaster strikes steps from the top, leaving him with a lot of questions and a very old swastika-embellished ice axe that should never have been so high on the mountain--not if Everest's meticulously documented history is accurate.
The DNA Restart turns traditional dietary advice on its head with groundbreaking research that demonstrates that we all require different diets based on our genes. In The DNA Restart, Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD, provides a revolutionary step-by-step guide to the diet and lifestyle perfect for your individual genetic makeup. A physician, scientist, neurogeneticist, and New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Moalem has spent the last two decades researching and formulating how to reset your own genetic code using five essential pillars: eat for your genes; reverse aging; eat umami; drink oolong tea; and slow living. The DNA Restart plan utilizes decades of in-depth scientific research into genetics, epigenetics, nutrition, and longevity to explain the pivotal role genes play in the journey to ideal weight and health status. Dr. Moalem's unique 28-day plan shows how to upgrade sleep, harness sensory awareness, and use exercise to reset your DNA; how to determine the right amounts of protein, carbs, and fats you need for your individual genetic make-up; and how to incorporate umami-rich recipes and oolong tea into your diet to genetically thrive. Delicious recipes with mix-and-match meal plans, inspiring testimonials, and genetic self-tests round out this paradigm shifting diet book--
From comedian, Esquire contributor, and former MTV VJ Dave Holmes, the hilarious memoir of a music geek and perpetual outsider fumbling his way toward self-acceptance, with the music of the '80s, '90s, and '00s as his soundtrack. Dave Holmes has spent his life on the periphery, nose pressed hopefully against the glass, wanting just one thing: to get inside. Growing up, he was the artsy kid in the sporty family. At his high school and Catholic college, he was the closeted gay kid surrounded by crush-worthy straight guys. And in his twenties, in the middle of a disastrous career in advertising, he accidentally became an MTV VJ overnight when he finished second, naturally, in the Wanna Be a VJ contest, opening the door to fame, fortune, and celebrity--you know, almost. But despite all the close calls, or possibly because of them, he just kept trying, and if (spoiler alert) he never quite succeeded, at least he got some good stories out of it. In Party of One, Dave tells the hilariously painful and painfully hilarious tales--in the vein of Rob Sheffield, Andy Cohen, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Paul Feig, and Augusten Burroughs--of an outsider desperate to get in, of a misfit constantly changing shape, of a guy who finally learns to accept himself. Structured around a mix of hits and deep cuts from the '80s, '90s, and '00s--from Bruce Springsteen's 'Hungry Heart' to Wilson Phillips's 'Impulsive' to En Vogue's 'Free Your Mind' and beyond--and punctuated with interludes like 'So You've Had Your Heart Broken in the 1990s : A Playlist, ' this book is for anyone who's ever felt like a square peg, especially those who found their place in the world, as we often do, around a band, an album, or a song. It's a laugh-out-loud funny, deeply nostalgic story about never fitting in, never giving up, and listening to good music along the way--
Discover the planet's most pristine, jaw-dropping, wild and wonderful sandy spots. Whether you're looking for black-sand beaches, high-octane watersport hotspots, secret bays or the finest palm-fringed tropical paradises, Lonely Planet shows you where and how to find them. So pack your beach towel and hit the sands.
Here's a book about Paris that's seriously streetwise! Let Marco and Amelia, our Lonely Planet explorers, take you off the tourist trail and guide you on a journey through Paris you'll never forget. This book is perfect for anyone who has been to Paris, plans to go there or is just interested in finding out more about this amazing city! Discover Paris's best-kept secrets, amazing stories and loads of other cool stuff from the comfort of your own home, or while out and about in the city. Find out where you can ride a dodo, how to paint the Eiffel Tower, where Paris keeps its historic underpants and lots more! For ages 8 and up. Contents: * Expect the Unexpected * In, On and Over The Water * Paris by the Nose * City Shapes * The World's Smoochiest City? * Off With Their Heads * Up With The Emperor * Sporty Paris * Paris on a Plate * Rumblings Under the Streets * Paris, C'est Chic * Paris on the Prowl * It Happened First in Paris * Paris by Paintbrush * Cops and Robbers * Ghostly, Grim and Grisly * Paris Magic * Rats, Cats and a Hunchback * Paris After Dark Also available: London City Trails, New York City Trails. About Lonely Planet Kids: From the world's leading travel publisher comes Lonely Planet Kids, a children's imprint that brings the world to life for young explorers everywhere. With a range of beautiful books for children aged 5-12, we're kickstarting the travel bug and showing kids just how amazing our planet can be. From bright and bold sticker activity books, to beautiful gift titles bursting at the seams with amazing facts, we aim to inspire and delight curious kids, showing them the rich diversity of people, places and cultures that surrounds us. We pledge to share our enthusiasm and love of the world, our sense of humour and continual fascination for what it is that makes the world we live in the diverse and magnificent place it is. It's going to be a big adventure - come explore!
Here's a book about London that's seriously streetwise! Let Marco and Amelia, our Lonely Planet explorers, take you off the tourist trail and guide you on a journey through London that you'll never forget. This book is perfect for anyone who has been to London, plans to go there or is just interested in finding out more about this amazing city! Discover London's best-kept secrets, amazing stories and loads of other cool stuff from the comfort of your own home or while visiting the city! But, you don't have to be a visitor or armchair traveller to enjoy this--Londoners are sure to learn new things about their very own city too! Find out how an old parrot hit the headlines, where you can purchase a tin of panic or some tasty brain jam, what the weirdest item ever left on a bus was and lots more! For readers ages 8 and up. Contents: * Special Streets * London By Jetpack * Tunnel Under London * Treasure Hunt * Yum Yum London * Go Wild * Magical Mysteries and Legends * London Wheels * London Out Loud * Scream Streets * Tales of Tails * Hey! Nosy Parker! * Secrets Revealed * Let's Do the Show * Wear London * Right Royal Route * Watery London * Sporty London * Pleased To Meet You Also available: Paris City Trails, New York City Trails. About Lonely Planet Kids: From the world's leading travel publisher comes Lonely Planet Kids, a children's imprint that brings the world to life for young explorers everywhere. With a range of beautiful books for children aged 5-12, we're kickstarting the travel bug and showing kids just how amazing our planet can be. From bright and bold sticker activity books, to beautiful gift titles bursting at the seams with amazing facts, we aim to inspire and delight curious kids, showing them the rich diversity of people, places and cultures that surrounds us. We pledge to share our enthusiasm and love of the world, our sense of humour and continual fascination for what it is that makes the world we live in the diverse and magnificent place it is. It's going to be a big adventure - come explore!
Here's a book about New York that's seriously streetwise! Let Marco and Amelia, our Lonely Planet explorers, take you off the tourist trail and guide you on a journey through New York you'll never forget. This book is perfect for anyone who has been to New York, plans to go there or is just interested in finding out more about this amazing city! Discover New York's best-kept secrets, amazing stories and loads of other cool stuff from the comfort of your own home or while visiting the city! But, you don't have to be a visitor or armchair traveller to enjoy this--New Yorkers are sure to learn new things about their very own city too! Find out what's lurking in the pumpkin garden, why you might find cows underground, how eating hotdogs could make you rich and lots more! For readers ages 8 and up. Contents: * Street Life * Skyscraper Fly-By * Secret City * Green New York * Trash Town * Urban Jungle * Going Underground * Bite Into the Big Apple * Top Treasures * It's Showtime * Way to Go * Harbor Tour * Fright Fest * Game On * Sounds Great! * Big Apple Art * Street Sculpture * Shop 'Til You Drop * Movie Magic Also available: London City Trails, Paris City Trails. About Lonely Planet Kids: From the world's leading travel publisher comes Lonely Planet Kids, a children's imprint that brings the world to life for young explorers everywhere. With a range of beautiful books for children aged 5-12, we're kickstarting the travel bug and showing kids just how amazing our planet can be. From bright and bold sticker activity books, to beautiful gift titles bursting at the seams with amazing facts, we aim to inspire and delight curious kids, showing them the rich diversity of people, places and cultures that surrounds us. We pledge to share our enthusiasm and love of the world, our sense of humour and continual fascination for what it is that makes the world we live in the diverse and magnificent place it is. It's going to be a big adventure - come explore!
Never drag your heels around a dull museum again. Boggle at the enormity of space, get nostalgic at childhood memories or be dumbstruck by the International Museum of Toilets. Whether you're a history buff, tech-head or have an inexplicable fascination with clowns, you'll find world-class collections here to pique your interests.
From Acadia to Zion, take a pictorial tour of America's national parks. Along with statistics and information on wildlife, you'll get itineraries and practical tips on what to do and see in each park to get you started planning your next adventure. As we celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of the National Parks Service, find out why they're worth celebrating, and get inspired by America's diversely breathtaking expanses.~To celebrate America's amazing national parks, Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel publisher, takes you on an informative and gorgeous tour of all 59 parks with our lavishly finished hardcover gift guide packed with detailed itineraries and practical tips on what to do and see in each park to get you started planning your next adventure. America's national parks are full of timeless marvels that still rejuvenate the soul: the world's largest trees in Sequoia; its most spectacular geothermal site in Yellowstone; the grandest canyon. Perhaps the movement's most eloquent description that still resonates came from national parks advocate John Muir: 'Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity...' Fortunately for the nerve-shaken, over-civilized people of then and now, President Woodrow Wilson created the National Parks Service (NPS) on August 25, 1916, though the drive to protect some of America's most remarkable wild spaces, to be 'used and preserved for the benefit of mankind', began in the 1860s. From Acadia to Zion, this beautiful introduction to America's preserved natural treasures is packed with landscape photography, original wildlife illustrations, and practical information. You will surely be inspired to rediscover these incredible spaces and find out why they're worth celebrating and you'll have all the tools to plan the first of many exciting trips. This book is intended to be a practical introduction to each of America's 59 national parks, distilled by Lonely Planet's expert authors. We highlight the best activities and trails, explain how to get there and where to stay, show you the wildlife to watch out for, and suggest ideal itineraries. Whether you're lucky enough to have a park on your doorstep or need to travel further, we hope that the following pages inspire you both the iconic and lesser-known gems that make up the USA's diversely breathtaking expanses.
Lonely Planet USA's National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you in all 59 of the USA's nationally protected lands. Catch the country's 'first sunrise' from the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia, take the drive of your life on the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier, and climb the otherworldly rocks of Joshua Tree; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover USA's natural treasures and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet USA's National Parks:Full-color trail and park maps and images throughoutHighlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interestsInsider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots and being safe and responsibleEssential info at your fingertips--hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices, transit tips, emergency information, park seasonality, and hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, durationsHonest reviews for all budgets--eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, shopping, going out, tours, activities, summer and winter activities, hidden gems that most guidebooks missContextual insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience--history, geology, wildlife, conservationUseful features--including Driving Tours, Travel with Children, and Day and Overnight HikesCoverage of all 59 parks in the USA including Acadia, Everglades, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains & Shenandoah, Joshua Tree & Death Valley, Olympic & Mount Rainier, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone & Grand Teton, Yosemite, Zion & Bryce Canyon, and more.
For professional organizer Maggie McDonald, moving her family into a new home should be the perfect organizational challenge. But murder was definitely not on the to-do list ... Maggie McDonald has a penchant for order that isn't confined to her clients' closets, kitchens, and sock drawers. As she lays out her plan to transfer her family to the hundred-year-old house her husband, Max, has inherited in the hills above Silicon Valley, she has every expectation for their new life to fall neatly into place. But as the family bounces up the driveway of their new home, she's shocked to discover the house's dilapidated condition. When her husband finds the caretaker face-down in their new basement, it's the detectives who end up moving in. What a mess! While the investigation unravels and the family camps out in a barn, a killer remains at large-exactly the sort of loose end Maggie can't help but clean up ...
The inspiring true story of how courage, a dream, and some needle and thread can change a life forever ... Since she was young, Tala Raassi knew her fate lay in fashion. But growing up in her beloved homeland of Iran, a woman can be punished for exposing her hair in public, let alone wearing the newest trends. Despite strict regulations, Tala developed a keen sense of style in backroom cafes and secret parties. She never imagined her behavior would land her in prison, or bring the cruel sting of a whip for the crime of wearing a mini-skirt. Tala's forty lashes didn't keep her down - they fanned the flames of individuality and inspired her to embrace a new freedom in the United States. As she developed her own clothing label, her exploration into the creative, cut throat community of Western fashion opened her eyes to the ups and downs of hard work, hard decisions, and hard truths. Fashion is Freedom takes us on a journey that crosses the globe, from Colombia to Miss Universe, and inspires women everywhere to be fearless.
Shimmer and Shine use a little magic to make Leah's dream dollhouse come alive. Girls and boys ages 3 to 7 who love Nickelodeon's twin genies will love this full-color storybook.This Nickelodeon read-along contains audio narration.
The best-selling Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography is written by internationally renowned travel photographer Richard I'Anson. He shares his wealth of experience and knowledge about travel photography in this jargon-free guide to taking better photographs. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and refreshed with up-to-the minute advice, information and instructions on how to take amazing travel photographs using the latest digital cameras. It also includes tips on how to get great results from smartphones, DSLR cameras, drones and GoPro action cameras. The author explains: How to get started in travel photography; What kit is required - whether you're an enthusiastic amateur photographer or a budding professionals - and how to use it; Types of software and computers needed to process pin-sharp images; On-the-ground advice, including photography etiquette, safety and security. Essential advice and know-how on lighting, composing and shooting great images' How to choose the best lense, set aperture, shutter speeds and exposure; Detailed instructions on taking photographs of moving subjects, portraits of people, landscapes, cities, wildlife, festivals, food and drink; Processing, saving and sharing digital images using various software programs, and even selling travel images. Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography is the definitive handbook for anybody keen to improve the photographs they take on their travel trips and wow their friends and family at home.
Psychic medium MaryAnn DiMarco has communicated with the other side since she was 5 years old. Through her experience, she found that everyone has a team of divine advisers, such as guides, angels, ancestors, and other spiritual beings, that prompt your gut instincts. As an in-demand spiritual teacher, MaryAnn offers her clients a roadmap for developing intuition on their own and helps them break free from their own spiritual, emotional, and real-world obstacles. Believe, Ask, Act shares this process for the first time using a 3-step method. Believe shows the importance of holding a belief in a positive higher power, whether it be God, Source, or another name. Ask teaches how to pose the right questions to your universal team -- the angels, spirit guides, and other evolved souls tasked to help you in life -- and how to hear their answers. Act is a powerful call to get off the meditation cushion and put one earthly foot in front of the other to create positive change and momentum. Believe, Ask, Act is a guide to trusting your intuition and plugging into the wisdom of the universe. Through stories and channeled wisdom, DiMarco shows you how to clearly receive and execute guidance with an open mind and a courageous heart. --
They used to be on the sidelines. Now they're out in the field Two years ago, Taryn Hall was a pro football cheerleader-until she left her lecherous boss with a bloody nose and a faceful of Mace. Now she's part of a different kind of squad. An elderly billionaire named Irving has hired and trained Taryn and her two best friends to work as private investigators Taryn loves the job, though it sometimes involves boring stakeouts, dog bites-and listening to Irving talk about his golf shoes. Then tattooed, steely-eyed, straight-up gorgeous undercover DEA agent Rick Silva walks into the office and shakes things up Rick needs help finding the con artist who's taken his lonely mother for all she was worth. With multiple aliases and multiple victims, it will be a challenge to track down the coldhearted gigolo. And Rick insists on accompanying Taryn on the hunt, working closely, day and night. This could be dangerous. And the case might be kind of risky, too.
Do you know where in the world you can buy drinkable gold; why an 'elephant's foot' is one of the most dangerous objects in the world; or where you might have to swim to school? Discover the answers to these questions and loads more mindblowing facts in The Cities Book, where readers aged 8+ are taken on an incredible world tour through 86 of the world's greatest cities.
After uncovering six tiny coffins at St. Saviour's Infirmary, apprentice apothecary Jem Flockhart seeks answers, following a trail that leads from the dissecting room to Newgate prison and the gallows.
A dynamic biography of one of the most mysterious members of Wordsworth's circle and the last of the Romantics Thomas De Quincey was an obsessive. He was obsessed with Wordsworth and Coleridge, whose Lyrical Balladsprovided the script to his life, and by the idea of sudden death. Running away from school to pursue the two poets, De Quincey insinuated himself into their world. Basing his sensibility on Wordsworth's and his character on Coleridge's, he forged a triangle of unusual psychological complexity. Aged twenty-four, De Quincey replaced Wordsworth as the tenant of Dove Cottage, the poet's former residence in Grasmere. In this idyllic spot he followed the reports of the notorious Ratcliffe Highway murders of 1811, when two families, including a baby, were butchered in their own homes. In his opium-soaked imagination the murderer became a poet while the poet became a murderer. Embedded in On Murder as One of the Fine Arts, De Quincey's brilliant series of essays, Frances Wilson finds the startling story of his relationships with Wordsworth and Coleridge. Opium was the making of De Quincey, allowing him to dissolve self-conflict, eliminate self-recrimination, and divest himself of guilt. Opium also allowed him to write, and under the pseudonym The Opium-Eater De Quincey emerged as the strangest and most original journalist of his age. His influence has been considerable. Poe became his double; Dostoevsky went into exile with Confessions of an English Opium-Eater in his pocket; and Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, George Orwell, Alfred Hitchcock, and Vladimir Nabokov were all De Quincey devotees. There have been other biographies of Thomas De Quincey, but Guilty Thing is the first to be animated by the spirit of De Quincey himself. Following the growth of his obsessions from seed to full flowering and tracing the ways they intertwined, Frances Wilson finds the master key to De Quincey's vast Piranesian mind. Unraveling a tale of hero worship and revenge, Guilty Thing brings the last of the Romantics roaring back to life and firmly establishes Wilson as one of our foremost contemporary biographers.
When Ettie's husband dies, her daughter, Iza, insists that she give up the family house in the countryside and move to Budapest. Displaced from her community and her home, Ettie tries to find her place in this new life. Iza's Ballad is the story of a woman who loses her life's companion and a mother trying to get close to a daughter whom she has never truly known. It is about the meeting of the old-fashioned and the modern worlds and the beliefs we construct over a lifetime. Beautifully translated by the poet George Szirtes, this is a profoundly moving novel with the unforgettable power of Magda Szabo's award-winning The Door--
The 1901 Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, meant to herald the twentieth century, went tragically, spectacularly, awry. In 1901, Buffalo, New York, the eighth biggest city in America, wanted to launch the new century with the Pan American Exposition. It would showcase the Western hemisphere and bring millions of people to western New York. With Niagara Falls as a drawing card and with stunning colors and electric lights, promoters believed it would be bigger, better, and--literally--more brilliant than Chicago's White City of 1893. Weaving together narratives of both notorious and forgotten figures, Margaret Creighton unveils the fair's big tragedy and its lesser-known scandals.--Provided by publisher.
#1 best-selling guide to the South PacificLonely Planet South Pacific is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Laze on New Caledonia's white sand beaches; learn traditional dance in Tahiti or hike through Fiji's 'Garden Island', all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the South Pacific and begin your journey now!Inside Lonely Planet's South Pacific Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughoutHighlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interestsInsider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spotsEssential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, pricesHonest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks missCultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, environmental issues, culture, arts, cuisine, health, languageOver 110 colour maps Covers Easter Island, Fiji, Rarotonga, the Cook Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tahiti, French Polynesia, Tonga, Vanuatu and moreeBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data chargesEffortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviewsAdd notes to personalise your guidebook experienceSeamlessly flip between pagesBookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flashEmbedded links to recommendations' websitesZoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencingThe Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet South Pacific, our most comprehensive guide to all the islands of the South Pacific, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times '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 (Australia)Best-selling guide to South Pacific. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherA collection of great travel writing by authors from around the globe, including original stories set in Scotland, Thailand, Malaysia, Moldova, Tanzania, Austria and beyond, edited by long-term Lonely Planet collaborator Don George. The 35 impassioned stories included in this collection - of fortune tellers, tribal baboon hunters, a friendly Japanese family, and other notable characters - span a worldwide spectrum of themes, styles and settings, but all show how travel in its unexpected turns tests and teaches us, making us aware that we are resilient, that we are not alone, and that there is so much love and connection to be had if we open ourselves up. This collection affirms that if we follow the compass of the heart, we will always find our way. Whether you read the book on the road or in an armchair at home, these tales are sure to entertain, amuse and inform you, and resonate long after the book is finished. 'As you travel through these pages, may your mind be widened, your spirit enlivened, andyour own path illuminated by these worldly word-journeys.'---Don GeorgeWith sparkling contributions from some of the most acclaimed names in contemporary fiction and travel writing plus some new voices from around the world, including: Ann Patchett, Francine Prose, TC Boyle, Karen Joy Fowler, Pico Iyer, Torre DeRoche, Blane Bachelor, Rebecca Dinerstein, Jan Morris, Elizabeth George, Jane Hamilton, Alexander McCall Smith, Keija Parssinen, Mridu Khullar Relph, Yulia Denisyuk, Emily Koch, Carissa Kasper, Jessica Silber, Candace Rose Rardon, Marilyn Abildskov, Shannon Leone Fowler, Robin Cherry, Robert Twigger, Porochista Khakpour, Natalie Baszile, Suzy Joinson, Anthony Sattin, LH McMillin, Bridget Crocker, Maggie Downs, Bishwanath Ghosh, Jeff Greenwald, James Dorsey and Tahir Shah. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times '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 (Australia)
This full-color guide to Jerusalem includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps. Calls to prayer echo out over valleys and rooftops. The wailing siren for Shabbat and the ringing of church bells are omnipresent. This is a city of religious pilgrimages and a land of ancient stories, where even the bodies of water whisper of history and miracles. This is the trip of a lifetime. It will leave you with a new sense of wonder-and some great stories to share. In this full-color book, expert traveler Genevieve Belmaker tells you everything you need to know to make this trip possible: How to get there, how long it will take, and where to stop along the way-including information on Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, the West Bank, Eilat, and Petra, Jordan How to choose the best tours and means of transportation, including tips on border crossings. Background on religious and cultural sites, from the Western Wall and Dome of the Rock to the Church of the Nativity-and where to find them.
As editor-in-chief for the alternative weekly Connect Savannah, Jim Morekis knows the must-see sights and local secrets of Charleston and Savannah, from exploring the French Quarter to kayaking in the Golden Isles. Morekis also includes unique trip strategies, such as Literary Lark, following the life and work of authors Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Allen Poe, and John Berendt, and a Kayaker's Paradise tour. Including expert advice on walking Savannah's Historic District squares and dining on she-crab soup in Beaufort, Moon Charleston & Savannah gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. This full-color travel guide includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps.
Dan Howell and Phil Lester share behind-the-scenes information and photographs from their 2015-2016 world tour.
Florida Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience--if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Florida Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Florida that other guidebooks just don't offer.
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Spain.In this guide, you'll find an inviting mix of exciting cities and cozy towns. Explore the lively cities of Madrid, Barcelona, and Sevilla, and follow the Route of the White Hill Towns in Andalucia's sun-drenched countryside. Experience the works of the great masters--from El Greco to Picasso to Dali--and learn how to avoid the lines at the most popular museums. Self-guided walks lead you through the castles, cathedrals, and villages of this ancient but modern land. End your day with a glass of Rioja wine and a plate of tapas--then join the locals for an evening of flamenco.Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
Fans of Maria Semple's Where'd You Go Bernadette and and Celeste Ng's Everything I Never Told You will delight in Annie Hartnett's debut, Rabbit Cake, a darkly comic novel about a young girl named Elvis trying to figure out her place in a world without her mother. An Indies Introduce and Indie Next Pick Twelve-year-old Elvis Babbitt has a head for the facts: she knows science proves yellow is the happiest color, she knows a healthy male giraffe weighs about 3,000 pounds, and she knows that the naked mole rat is the longest living rodent. She knows she should plan to grieve her mother, who has recently drowned while sleepwalking, for exactly eighteen months. But there are things Elvis doesn't yet know?like how to keep her sister Lizzie from poisoning herself while sleep-eating or why her father has started wearing her mother's silk bathrobe around the house. Elvis investigates the strange circumstances of her mother's death and finds comfort, if not answers, in the people (and animals) of Freedom, Alabama. As hilarious a storyteller as she is heartbreakingly honest, Elvis is a truly original voice in this exploration of grief, family, and the endurance of humor after loss.
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Florence and Tuscany. With the self-guided tours in this book, you'll discover the geographic heart of Italy. Take the Renaissance Walk and tour the Uffizi Gallery to learn how Florence taught civilized living to the rest of Europe. Wander through the medieval city of Siena and find out what Pisa has to offer beyond the Leaning Tower. Relax in sunny Tuscan hill towns where you'll enjoy full-bodied wine, the world's best gelato, and the company of friendly locals. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You'll learn how to get around by train, bus, or rental car and get up-to-date advice on what's worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
The final work of Nobel Prize-winning writer Günter Grass-a witty and elegiac series of meditations on writing, growing old, and living in the world.
Even before all this happened I had never been like the other kids. I tried not to be seen. If I climbed a tree or hid among the bins, no one could find me. 'Where's What's His Name?' they'd say...Then, one weekend, I got what I wanted. First, I blended in with things. But on the second day I changed...I mean, really changed...
It's not easy to keep up with the changes in Sin City. That's why this guide is updated yearly by a savvy local who has the right sort of sense of humor for this city. Grace Bascos has devoted many years to chronicling this evolution in Vegas and seeking to capture its essence. How did she come to be a travel writer' Too short to be a showgirl, she writes, too bad at math to be a card dealer, I earn my keep in Vegas the next best possible way: as a freelance food and travel writer dedicated to all things Sin City. When I'm not eating, drinking, partying and relaxing through town for my craft, I write a weekly dining column...I am also a regular contributor to USA Today's Experience Las Vegas blog, as well as many other local and regional publications. This guide is updated yearly and comes in a large, easy-to-read font. It contains: - Exact pricing so there's never any guesses - A handy pull-out map, plus dozens of maps within - Opinionated advice on EVERYTHING from the raunchy to the gourmet. You'll find hard-hitting reviews on the city's surprisingly compelling museums, its fabulous restaurants, its cutting-edge music and dance clubs, hotels, restaurants and more - Detailed day trip itineraries for the Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon and the other compelling sights that are within an easy day trip of Las Vegas.
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Italy. From the beaches to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta, Italy has it all. With this book, you'll trace Italian culture from Rome's Colosseum to Michelangelo's David to the bustling elegance of Milan. Experience the art-drenched cities of Venice and Florence, explore the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum, and learn how to avoid the lines at the most popular museums. Discover the villages of Tuscany and Umbria and the lazy rhythms of the Cinque Terre. Shop at local market stalls, sip a cappuccino at an outdoor cafE, and pick up a picnic lunch at an allimentari. Relax and enjoy the life of Bella Italia! Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the City of Light-Paris. With the self-guided tours in this book, you'll explore the grand Champs-ElysEes, the eye-popping Eiffel Tower, and the radiant cathedral of Notre-Dame. Learn how to save money and avoid the lines at the Louvre and Orsay Museums. Enjoy the ambience of Parisian neighborhoods, and take a day trip to the glittering palace of Versailles, or to the Champagne-soaked city of Reims. Then grab a cafE crEme at a sidewalk cafE and listen to the hum of the city. You'll see why Paris remains at the heart of global culture. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants in delightful neighborhoods. You'll learn how to navigate the Paris MEtro, and which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when visiting the island city of Venice. Following the self-guided tours in this book, you'll explore Venice's most important landmarks and cruise the Grand Canal for a close-up look at the elegant palaces, bridges, and churches. You'll discover picturesque lanes, enjoy the best city views, and tour outlying islands in the lagoon. Dine at a romantic canal-side restaurant, or join the locals at a characteristic cicchetti bar and munch seafood-on-a-toothpick. As the stars shine over St. Mark's Square, sway to the free music of cafE orchestras. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You'll learn how to explore Venice hassle-free and get up-to-date advice on what's worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
Jacob Rigolet, soon to be fired from his position as assistant to a wealthy art collector, looks up from his seat at an auction to see his mother, Nora Ives Rigolet, until that day head librarian at Halifax Free Library, walk almost casually up the aisle and fling an open jar of black ink at master photographer Robert Capa's Death on a Leipzig Balcony. Jacob's fiancee, the erotically accomplished Detective Martha Crauchet, is assigned to the interrogation. In My Darling Detective, Howard Norman delivers a fond and witty homage to noir, as Jacob's understanding of the man he has always assumed to be his father unravels against the darker truth of Emil Smith, a Halifax police officer suspected but never convicted of murdering two Jewish residents during the shocking upswing of anti semitism in 1945, the year Jacob was born. The denouement, involving a dire shootout and an emergency delivery--it's the second Rigolet to be born in the Halifax Free Library in a span of three decades--is Howard Norman at his provocative...haunting* and uncannily moving best. *(Janet Maslin, New York Times)--
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you need to know to experience the Best of Europe. In this guide, Rick covers the best of England, France, Germany, England, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland. You'll find a mix of big cities and inspiring landscapes, including: London, Paris, Rome, Venice, Florence, Berlin, Munich, Amsterdam, and Barcelona The Cinque Terre, Provence, the French Riviera, the Rhine Valley, and the Berner Overland Rick Steves Best of Europe features: Everything in Full-Color-Dazzling photos and helpful planning maps. Best of Europe Itineraries-Suggestions for planning the perfect trip, based on Rick's expert advice for what's worth your time and what you can skip. Rick's Tips-Helpful hints for key sights and experiences, organized so you quickly learn what you need to know. You'll love how much these simple tips help make your trip smooth and stress-free! Authentic Experiences-Leave the tourist traps behind and enjoy real, cultural experiences and opportunities to connect with local people. Plus Practicalities-Essential eating, sleeping, and transportation information is neatly arranged to be ready when you need it.
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Ireland. With this guide, you can explore lively Dublin, quaint Kilkenny, and the moss-draped ruins of the Ring of Kerry. Navigate meandering back roads that lead to windswept crags on the dramatic Dingle Peninsula. Explore Ireland's revered past by following St. Patrick's footsteps to the Rock of Cashel. Marvel at Newgrange, the mysterious mound older than the pyramids; then connect with today's Irish culture by grabbing a pint at the local pub, enjoying the fiddle music, and jumping into conversations tha.
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Germany. This guidebook takes you from fairy-tale castles, alpine forests, and quaint villages to the energetic Germany of today. Get the details on cruising the romantic Rhine or summiting the Zugspitze. Have a relaxing soak at a Black Forest mineral spa or take an exhilarating summer bobsled ride in the Bavarian Alps. Flash back to Berlin's turbulent past at Checkpoint Charlie; then celebrate the rebirth of Dresden and its glorious Frauenkirche. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value.
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in France. With this guide, you'll explore sleepy villages, romantic hill towns, and cosmopolitan cities, including Paris, Avignon, and Nice. Climb the Eiffel Tower, wander world-renowned museums, and dine at sidewalk cafés. Then escape to the sunny countryside, where you can explore castles of all shapes and sizes or pedal your way from village to vineyard. With its Swiss-like Alps, Italian-style Riviera, and Germanic Alsace, France offers Europe's greatest variety. A good vin rouge is never more than a strol.
A travel guide to twenty-five European countries that includes detailed maps, recommendations of restaurants, hotels, and sights, and information on getting around.
An accomplished former ghostwriter and book researcher who worked with Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Ben Bradlee, and Hillary Clinton goes behind-the-scenes of the national's capital to tell the story of how she survived the exciting, but self-important and self-promoting world of the Beltway.Barbara Feinman Todd has spent a lifetime helping other people tell their stories. In the early 1980s, she worked for Bob Woodward, first as his research assistant in the paper's investigative unit and, later, as his personal researcher for--is a funny and forthcoming story of a young woman in a male-dominated world trying to find her own voice while eloquently speaking for others.
Whether you have an afternoon, a few days, or more at your disposal, Rough Guides' carefully curated itineraries help you plan your trip, and the Best of London section picks out the highlights you won't want to miss.Divided by area for easy navigation, the Places section is written in Rough Guides' trademark honest and informative style, with listings of the must-see sights and our pick of the best places to eat, drink, and more.Make the most of your time with Pocket Rough Guide London.
Whether you have an afternoon, a few days, or more at your disposal, Rough Guides' carefully curated itineraries help you plan your trip, and the Best of Paris section picks out the highlights you won't want to miss.Divided by area for easy navigation, the Places section is written in Rough Guides' trademark honest and informative style, with listings of the must-see sights and our pick of the best places to eat, drink, and more.Make the most of your time with Pocket Rough Guide Paris.
TRAVEL & HOLIDAY GUIDES. Whether you have got an afternoon, a weekend or longer, the Pocket Rough Guide New York City brings together the best and most exciting things to do in New York. The Best of New York section picks out the highlights you won't want to miss, including climbing to the crown of the Statue of Liberty, classic New York City restaurants and rooftop bars, plus the coolest neighbourhoods. The comprehensive Places coverage is divided by area and written in the Rough Guides trademark honest and informative style, fully updated with the relocated Whitney Museum and ambitious One World Trade Center. Pocket Rough Guide New York City also includes expanded Outer Boroughs coverage, so you can explore Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island. The Pocket Rough Guide New York City shows you world famous museums, stunning Manhattan viewpoints and cool art spaces, plus expert itineraries help you see New York City whatever your budget.
From the bestselling author of The Bourbon Thief comes a sweeping tale of loss and courage, where one woman discovers that her destiny is written in sand, not carved in stone. Faye Barlow is drowning. After the death of her beloved husband, Will, she cannot escape her grief and most days can barely get out of bed. But when she's offered a job photographing South Carolina's storied coast, she accepts. Photography, after all, is the only passion she has left. In the quaint beach town, Faye falls in love again when she sees the crumbling yet beautiful Bride Island lighthouse and becomes obsessed with the legend surrounding The Lady of the Light--the keeper's daughter who died in a mysterious drowning in 1921. Like a moth to a flame, Faye is drawn to the lighthouse for reasons she can't explain. While visiting it one night, she is struck by a rogue wave and a force impossible to resist drags Faye into the past--and into a love story that is not her own. Fate is changeable. Broken hearts can mend. But can she love two men separated by a lifetime?
You don't have to like football to enjoy reading SILENT COUNT. You don't have to know American Sign Language to understand the narration. And you don't have to be able to hear in order to experience the entertaining resonance of SILENT COUNT.
This winner of the 2015 Frank O'Connor Short Story Award is reminiscent of Annie Proulx's Wyoming stories.
Three novellas featuring the cats of Erin Hunter's #1 bestselling Warrior series--available only in this collection! In Warriors: Legends of the Clans, experience three stand-alone, never before published adventures from the Warriors world. Spottedleaf's Heart: Young apprentice Spottedpaw is determined to become a warrior...until she realizes that to save her Clan, she must become its next medicine cat. Pinestar's Choice: Discover what drove Pinestar, once leader of ThunderClan, to abandon the warrior code, betray his Clan, and become a kittypet. Thunderstar's Echo: In the earliest days of ThunderClan, its first leader faces down a new threat--and forges a new tradition for all the warrior Clans.--Back cover
A woman's desire ... With dreams of a great romantic love, Abigail Carrington sails to England to marry the man she has loved since childhood, Michael Ingram, Marquis of Darfield. She believes her betrothed is a generous and noble man who has been longing for her. But the handsome man waiting for her at the altar is a dark, brooding stranger who rushes her into marriage, then abandons her at his country estate. Only the passion of Michael's kiss gives her hope that theirs can be more than a marriage of convenience. A man's need ... With scandal shadowing his past, Michael, the Devil of Darfield, had no need for a wife. Remembering only the little hellion who made life miserable for him aboard her father's ship, he resents the agreement he made to marry her so he could save his ancestral home. Though determined to ignore her, he cannot stop thinking about his lovely violet-eyed bride. Her beauty tempts him. Her charm bedevils him. He tries to drive her away until he almost loses her. Then he vows to regain her love'before it is too late ... From the Paperback edition.
From the acclaimed author of England's Mistress comes a smart, gripping account of the rise to the throne and the early life of Queen Victoria, and the tragic, little-known story of Princess Charlotte, the queen who never was.
As recruitment becomes ever more important to a business achieving its corporate objectives, recruiters must raise their game, delivering new and innovative solutions while also doing their job well and achieving the results needed for their clients and candidates. The Professional Recruiter's Handbook, second edition, is a complete guide to achieving success in recruitment. The authors explore the techniques used by the most successful recruiters, both agency and client-side, to understand what creates excellence in recruitment. Containing up-to-date practical advice on attracting the right candidates and finding and retaining new clients, it explains how to develop a recruitment strategy to ensure the recruitment professional can successfully fulfill the roles taken on. The book is supported by numerous case studies and interviews with recruitment professionals.--
Analyzes scandals in high-profile institutions, from Wall Street and the Catholic Church to Major League Baseball, while evaluating how an elite American meritocracy rose throughout the past half-century before succumbing to corruption and failure.
Young's novel, The Shack, has been embraced by Christians worldwide. Kruger explores this story of a man lifted from the depths of despair through his life-altering encounter with God, and guides readers into a deeper understanding of the core message of the novel: God is love.
Circe the super-sorceress has managed to get her hands on an enchanted statue imprisoning an ancient, magical monster. When Circe unleashes the mystical beast, it overpowers her mind--and steals her powers! Only Wonder Woman can stand up to their combined strength and save her mortal enemy--and the world--from certain doom.
Believe Big, says Schwartz. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. Remember this, too! Big ideas and big plans are often easier ́⁰₄ certainly no more difficult - than small ideas and small plans.
Presents a quick-start guide to losing weight on the low-carbohydrate, high-fat ketogenic diet, as well as advice on avoiding trigger foods, selecting nutrient-rich carbohydrates, and dealing with side effects.
Ava attends London Fashion Week for the launch of the PO fashion line, one of the major investments she and her partners in the Three Sisters-May Ling Wong and Amanda Yee-have made during the last year. With the exponential expansion of the luxury-brand market in China, Ava and her partners are determined to see a young Chinese designer break out in Europe and North America and they go full out in London. The show is a success, but perhaps too much of one. It attracts the attention of Dominic Ventola, the principal partner in the luxury fashion conglomerate VLG. The women are invited to Milan to meet with Ventola and senior executives in his company. VLG offers to buy the Three Sisters' stake in PO. Ava and her partners decline. A few days later, PO comes under attack in the fashion media and a large part of their customer base is pressured by VLG to abandon them. Ava decides to strike back and turns to Xu for assistance, leading to a confrontation between two of the world's biggest global crime syndicates: the Camorra and the Triad.
Once upon a time, two couples with Jamaican, Native American, Indian, and Scottish ethnic roots won the lottery and bought a big house where all of them, four adults and seven adopted and biological children, could live together in harmony--but change is inevitable, especially when a disagreeable grandfather comes to stay.
What do you do when Mr. Right seems oh-so-wrong?Holly Sinclair is ready to have it all. She's even found her Mr. Right--a steady, reliable guy who just needs a little convincing. Now all the former wild child has to do is free herself of her very inconvenient attraction to Jack Everett. Not only does the notorious playboy and tabloid king seduce her at her sister's wedding, he follows her to Paris! Suddenly, Holly is alone with Jack in the most romantic city in the world--and his family is leaping to the wrong conclusions...The world's most infamous bachelor has finally met his match. If Jack was the type to settle down, Holly would be the woman of his dreams. There's just one hitch: Holly actually believes she wants to marry Mr. Oh-So-Boring. Intent on proving that she deserves someone better, Jack finds himself playing the role of the perfect boyfriend...a little too well. If he's not careful, he might just lose this game--and his heart.
Soon to be a movie starring Christopher Plummer, Lily James, and Jai Courtney, this wonderfully satisfying, sophisticated novel (Daily Telegraph) follows the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm, the young Nazi officer assigned to guard him, and the Jewish maid who unwittingly comes between them. It is 1940 and the exiled monarch Kaiser Wilhelm is living in his Dutch chateau, Huis Doorn. The old German king spends his days chopping logs and musing on what might have been. When the Nazis invade Holland, the Kaiser's staff is replaced by SS guards, led by young and recently commissioned SS officer Martin Krebbs, and an unlikely relationship develops between the king and his keeper. While they agree on the rightfulness of German expansion and on holding the nation's Jewish population accountable for all ills, they disagree on the solutions. But when Krebbs becomes attracted to Akki, a Jewish maid in the house, he begins to question his belief in Nazism. As the threads of history conspire with the recklessness of the heart, The Kaiser, Untersturmfuhrer Krebbs, and the mysterious Akki find themselves increasingly conflicted and gravely at risk--
It's basketball season for the home team but Gus must wrestle with prejudice when he's the only one bothered by Cassie joining the boys' team and his teammate Steve makes fun of Gus's Dominican heritage--
In this powerful, soul-searching memoir, beautifully written in the vein of A Pack of Two and Wild, animal behaviorist Dr. Patricia McConnell recounts for the first time the compelling story of her dark past, memories of which are triggered by a troubled dog named Will. World-renowned as a source of science and soul, Patricia McConnell combines brilliant insights into canine behavior'gained from her work with aggressive and fearful dogs'with heartwarming stories of her own dogs and their life on the farm. Now, she reveals that it wasn't just the dogs who had serious problems. For decades Dr. McConnell secretly grappled with her own guilt and fear, which were rooted in the harrowing traumas of her youth. Patricia is forced to face her past by her love for a young Border Collie named Will, whose frequent, unpredictable outbreaks of fear and fury shake Patricia to her core. In order to save Will from this dangerous behavior, she must find her own will to heal, and along the way learn that will power by itself is not enough. Interweaving enlightening stories of her clients' dogs with tales of her deepening bond with Will, Patricia recounts her fight to reclaim her life. Hopeful and inspiring, the redemptive message of her journey is that, while trauma changes our brains and the past casts a long shadow, healing, for both people and dogs, is possible through hard work, compassion, and mutual devotion.
From the creator of Bulletproof Coffee and author of the bestselling The Bulletproof Diet comes a revolutionary plan to upgrade your brainpower--in two weeks or less. For the last decade, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey has worked with world-renowned doctors and scientists to uncover the latest, most innovative methods for making humans perform better--a process known as biohacking. In his first book, The Bulletproof Diet, he shared his biohacking tips for taking control of your own biology. Now, in Head Strong, Asprey shows readers how to biohack their way to a sharper, smarter, faster, more resilient brain. Imagine feeling like your mind is operating at its clearest and sharpest, and being able--possibly for the first time in your life--to do more in less time? What it suddenly became easier to do the very hardest things you do? Or if you could feel 100% confident about your intellect, and never again fear being the person in the room who just isn't smart enough, or can't remember something important? How would you treat people if the mood swings, short temper, and food cravings that disrupt your day could simply disappear? In Head Strong, Asprey shows us that all of this is possible--and more. Using his simple lifestyle modifications (or hacks) to take advantage of how the structure of your brain works, readers will learn how to take their mental performance to the next level. Combining the latest findings in neuroscience and neurobiology with a hacker-inspired get it done now perspective, Asprey offers a program structured around key areas of brain performance that will help you: Power the brain with exactly what it needs to perform at its best all day long Eliminate the sources of kryptonite, both nutritional and environmental, that make the brain slower. Supercharge the cellular powerhouses of our brains, the mitochondria, to eliminate cravings and turn up mental focus. Reverse inflammation to perform better right now, then stay sharp and energized well into your golden years. Promote neuron growth to enhance processing speed and reinforce new learning--hotwiring your brain for success. Asprey's easy to follow, two-week program offers a detailed plan to supercharge brain performance, including: which foods to eat and which ones to avoid, how to incorporate the right kinds of physical activity into your day, a detox protocol for your home and body; meditation and breathing for performance, recommended brain-boosting supplements; and how to adjust the lighting in your home and work space to give your brain the quality light it thrives on. A better brain--and a happier, easier, more productive life--is within reach. You just need to get Head Strong--
Amelia had turned out to be one colossal nuisance. And the last thing Captain Morgan Kane needed was another headache. The three wily and beautiful McDougal sisters can swindle a man in less time than it takes to lasso a calf. But their luck is running out, and they're about to be hauled off to jail. When the wagon carrying them falls under attack, each sister is picked up by a different man. Fortunately for Amelia, she finds herself hanging on for dear life to the dashing figure of Union Captain Morgan Kane. But when she confesses she's running from the law, he drops her off in Galveston, only to come to her rescue later, in more ways than one. No sooner does Amelia arrive at the Port of Galveston than she falls into the clutches of a shadowy villain intent on selling her to the highest-bidding privateer. Taken aboard a ship with ten other female captives destined for slavery, can Amelia count on the cunning Captain Kane to swoop in and save her...again? And if she somehow survives, what becomes of her heart? Only God has the answers that Amelia seeks, but is her faith strong enough? To discover what happens to the other two McDougal sisters, read The Sisters of Mercy Flats and My Heart Stood Still, the first two books in this exciting trilogy--
A--Beware of the hawthorn trees. In a magical, fantasy world that blurs the line between reality and imagination, readers are left to wonder exactly what they'd wish for if wishes could come true. Perfect for fans of --Booklist Time for Kids, kid reporter.
The sequel to the record-shattering Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man crossover is here! You saw what happened when Worlds Collide! Now brace yourself for when WORLDS UNITE! Sigma--the brilliant villain from the future--has fused the worlds of Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man together! Now he feeds on the super-planet's energy to become unstoppable! It's up to Sonic and Mega Man to raise an army to fight the time-hopping villain. Joining them are the Freedom Fighters, the Robot Masters, X and his Maverick Hunters, Sticks and her friends, and--Dr. Eggman and Dr. Wily?! But it won't be easy, as Sigma uses his powers to reach across space and time to recruit an army of his own! It's a battle of epic proportions to save the Unified World! Featuring the introduction of the STREET FIGHTER cast, including Ryu, Chun-Li, Guile and Ken! This volume collects WORLDS UNITE parts 5-8, including SONIC UNIVERSE #77, SONIC BOOM #9, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #274, MEGA MAN #51 and selections from the MEGA MAN: WORLDS UNITE BATTLES and SONIC THE HEDGEHOG: WORLDS UNITE BATTLES one-shots and includes bonus materials such as creator spotlights, production art, and 16 pages of cover images. From the Trade Paperback edition.
As a young medical student, Arthur Conan Doyle studied in Edinburgh under the vigilant eye of a diagnostic genius, Dr. Joseph Bell. Doyle often observed Bell identifying a patient's occupation, hometown, and ailments from the smallest details of dress, gait, and speech. Although Doyle was training to be a surgeon, he was meanwhile cultivating essential knowledge that would feed his literary dreams and help him develop the most iconic detective in fiction. Michael Sims traces the circuitous development of Conan Doyle as the father of the modern mystery, from his early days in Edinburgh surrounded by poverty and violence, through his escape to University (where he gained terrifying firsthand knowledge of poisons), leading to his own medical practice in 1882. Five hardworking years later -- after Doyle's only modest success in both medicine and literature -- Sherlock Holmes emerged in A Study in Scarlet. Sims deftly shows Holmes to be a product of Doyle's varied adventures in his personal and professional life, as well as built out of the traditions of Edgar Allan Poe, Émile Gaboriau, Wilkie Collins, and Charles Dickens -- not just a skillful translator of clues, but a veritable superhero of the mind in the tradition of Doyle's esteemed teacher. Filled with details that will surprise even the most knowledgeable Sherlockian, Arthur and Sherlock is a literary genesis story for detective fans everywhere. --
Arriving on a new island, Luffy and Zoro meet Nami, a girl thief who specializes in robbing pirates. With his royal henchmen, Mohji the Animal Tamer and Kabaji the Sword Swallower, fiendish pirate Buggy the Clown terrorizes a town, blasts buildings (and people) to pieces, and triggers Luffy's desire for revenge.
With the world now safe and the ninja villages working together, Naruto's work as Hokage seems pretty mundane. Giving his son, Boruto, enough attention is the toughest task he has. But then Sasuke uncovers a conspiracy that may involve surviving members of the Uchiha clan. And at the same time, Sarada is begins to have doubts about the truth of her origins.
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Dane welcomes you back to Diablo Lake, Tennessee: a town founded by witches, governed by werewolves and full of secrets Tensions are building in Diablo Lake as the two main rival Packs vie for control, and the town is divided along lines of Pack loyalty. Aimee Benton and Mac Pembry are on opposite sides and he seems to find excuses to spar with her daily. He's infuriating-not to mention charming, gorgeous and oh-so-lickable. Mac can't resist pushing Aimee's buttons. She's always been incredibly sexy, and the wolf in him craves a female with fire in her belly. When a heated argument ends with a sizzling kiss and Mac gets a taste of her, he craves more-and she can't seem to get enough of him, either. The forbidden nature of their attraction stokes their desires until they're secretly hooking up whenever they can. But then Mac's clan goes too far, and Aimee shuts him out. She's hurt and angry-but that's nothing compared to the rage Mac is feeling toward his own Pack. A fight is brewing that will plunge the whole town into chaos, and someone will have to cross Pack lines to keep the town's fragile peace from breaking apart for good. Book two of the Diablo Lake series This book is approximately 90,000 words.
The author of the explosive Atlantic cover story What ISIS Really Wants has written the definitive, electrifying account of the strategy, psychology, and theology driving the Islamic State Tens of thousands of men and women have left comfortable, privileged lives to join the Islamic State and kill for it. To them, its violence is beautiful and holy, and the caliphate a fulfillment of prophecy and the only place on earth where they can live and die as Muslims. The Way of the Strangers is an intimate journey into the minds of the Islamic State's true believers. From the streets of Cairo to the mosques of London, Wood interviews supporters, recruiters, and sympathizers of the group. We meet an Egyptian tailor who once made bespoke suits for Paul Newman and now wants to live, finally, under Shariah; a Japanese convert who believes that the eradication of borders-one of the Islamic State's proudest achievements-is a religious imperative; and a charming, garrulous Australian preacher who translates the group's sermons and threats into English and is accused of recruiting for the organization. We also learn about a prodigy of Islamic rhetoric, now stripped of the citizenship of the nation of his birth and determined to see it drenched in blood. Wood speaks with non-Islamic State Muslim scholars and jihadists, and explores the group's idiosyncratic, coherent approach to Islam. The Islamic State is bent on murder and apocalypse, but its followers find meaning and fellowship in its utopian dream. Its first caliph, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, has declared that he is the sole legitimate authority for Muslims worldwide. The theology, law, and emotional appeal of the Islamic State are key to understanding it-and predicting what its followers will do next. Through character study and analysis, Wood provides a clear-eyed look at a movement that has inspired so many people to abandon or uproot their families. Many seek death-and they will be the terror threat of the next decade, as they strike back against the countries fighting their caliphate. Just as Lawrence Wright's The Looming Tower informed our understanding of Al Qaida, Graeme Wood's The Way of the Strangers will shape how we see a new generation of terrorists. Advance praise for The Way of the Strangers Indispensable and gripping ... Graeme Wood's quest to understand the Islamic State is a round-the-world journey to the end of the night. As individuals, the men he encounters are misfits, even losers. But their millenarian Islamist ideology makes them the most dangerous people on the planet.--Niall Ferguson, senior fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, author of The War of the World Over the course of its short life, the Islamic State has inspired millions, thousands of whom have rallied to its cause in search of a glorious death. But why' Are its devotees nothing more than sadists and two-bit mafiosi for whom religion is a fig leaf and who will fade away in the face of military defeat' In this essential book, Graeme Wood draws on more than a decade of reporting to demolish these and other comforting deceptions.-Reihan Salam, executive editor, National Review Graeme Wood is America's foremost interpreter of ISIS as a world-historical phenomenon. In The Way of the Strangers, he has given us the definitive work to date on the origins, plans, and meaning of the world's most dangerous terrorist organization.-Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief, The Atlantic From the Hardcover edition.
Rupert is consumed by one obsession: that Love Rat, his adored grey horse, be proclaimed champion stallion. He longs to trounce Roberto's Revenge, the stallion owned by his detested rival Cosmo Rannaldini, which means abandoning his racing empire at Penscombe and his darling wife Taggie, and chasing winners in the richest races worldwide, from Dubai to Los Angeles to Melbourne. Luckily, the fort at home is held by Rupert's assistant Gav, a genius with horses, fancied by every stable lass, but damaged by alcoholism and a vile wife. When Gala, a grieving but ravishing Zimbabwean widow moves to Penscombe as carer for Rupert's wayward father, it is not just Gav who is attracted to her: a returning Rupert finds himself dangerously tempted. Gala adores horses, and when she switches to working in the yard, her carer's job is taken by a devastatingly handsome South African man who claims to be gay but seems far keener on caring for the angelic Taggie. And as increasingly sinister acts of sabotage strike at Penscombe, the game of musical loose boxes gathers apace ...
From the New York Times bestselling author of Flight Patterns comes a stunning new women's fiction novel about a young single mother who discovers that there's no such thing as the perfect neighbor, and that finding out who your true friends are is the most important lesson of all. After a newly divorced mother of two moves to an affluent Atlanta suburb with her children, she becomes involved in the secrets and scandals lurking behind the façades of the seemingly perfect families who live there ... secrets that someone would kill to keep hidden--~From the New York Times bestselling author of Flight Patterns comes a stunning new novel about a young single mother who discovers that the nature of friendship is never what it seems ... Recently divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap moves with her two children to the Atlanta suburb of Sweet Apple, Georgia. It's not her first time starting over, but her efforts at a new beginning aren't helped by an anonymous local blog that dishes about the scandalous events that caused her marriage to fail. Merilee finds some measure of peace in the cottage she is renting from town matriarch Sugar Prescott. Though stubborn and irascible, Sugar sees something of herself in Merilee--something that allows her to open up about her own colorful past. Sugar's stories give Merilee a different perspective on the town and its wealthy school moms in their tennis whites and shiny SUVs, and even on her new friendship with Heather Blackford. Merilee is charmed by the glamorous young mother's seemingly perfect life and finds herself drawn into Heather's world. In a town like Sweet Apple, where sins and secrets are as likely to be found behind the walls of gated mansions as in the dark woods surrounding Merilee's house, appearance is everything. But just how dangerous that deception can be will shock all three women ...--
Previously published in the anthology Some Like It Hot, Irresistible Attraction is now available as a standalone e-novella from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson!Sydney Corbain never forgot her explosive encounter with Tyrone Hardcastle at her brother's wedding. So when she runs into him in New York City on business, they both see this as an opportunity to explore their undenaible attraction. But can a whirlwind of passion turn into long-lasting love?
You can't fight what you can't see. And Gabriel Raines can't be sure just who's setting the fires in his new real-estate development. When two fires hit back-to-back, he knows it's personal, but any number of competitors or ex-employees could be the arsonist. The police suspect Angel Ramirez, a local teen who's been in trouble before. But Mattie Baker, a volunteer at the Family Abuse center, just can't believe the kid she's been working with would go back to his delinquent ways. Determined to convince Gabe that she's right, Mattie must get close to him and find out who's putting their neighborhood in jeopardy. And just as the arsonist's flames continue to burn, they find a heat developing between them. It might just turn into a full-fledged fire ... if they can survive long enough.--Page 4 of cover.
In the latest installment of Ann B. Ross's New York Times bestselling series, Miss Julia takes a trip to the beach, only to confront a hurricane roiling off the coast--and all the trouble it washes ashore Miss Julia's sweet and generous husband, Sam, has decided to take a big group trip to the beach, inviting family and friends. While Miss Julia prepares for the big trip, her longtime friend LuAnne comes to her with a horrifying discovery--her husband may be cheating on her. Julia invites LuAnne along to the beach to get away and clear her head--and to keep from doing anything rash. Everyone settles into the rental house and six-year-old Latisha, their beloved housekeeper Lillian's great-grandaughter, is having a blast searching for seashells when she discovers some much more valuable treasures that have washed up from a strong storm off the coast. As the storm nears, the crew packs up to head back to Abbotsville, and it appears that the three strangers they met on the beach--who seemed a bit too interested in little Latisha's treasures--have followed them back to their sleepy town. In Miss Julia Weathers the Storm, another highly entertaining and delightful installment in the series by Ann B. Ross, Miss Julia must rely on her quick wit and strong will to protect Latisha, get to the bottom of LuAnne's predicament, and once again save the day--
Fashion designer and entrepreneur Sasha navigates two rival BFFs and a basketball star whose love could derail her future and reveal a side of herself even she didn't know existed.