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The Kingdom of Back / Marie Lu.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes a historical YA fantasy about a musical prodigy and the dangerous lengths she'll go to make history remember her?perfect for fans of Susanna Clarke and The Hazel Wood . Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart. Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish?to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she'll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age?her tyrannical father has made that much clear. And as Nannerl's hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true?but his help may cost her everything. In her first work of historical fiction, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu spins a lush, lyrically-told story of music, magic, and the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.


The two lives of Lydia Bird : a novel / Josie Silver.

Written with Josie Silver's trademark warmth and wit, The two lives of Lydia Bird is a powerful and thrilling love story about the what-ifs that arise at life's crossroads, and what happens when one woman is given a miraculous chance to answer them. Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They'd been together for more than a decade and Lydia thought their love was indestructible. But she was wrong. On Lydia's twenty-eighth birthday, Freddie died in a car accident. So now it's just Lydia, and all she wants is to hide indoors and sob until her eyes fall out. But Lydia knows that Freddie would want her to try to live fully, happily, even without him. So, enlisting the help of his best friend, Jonah, and her sister, Elle, she takes her first tentative steps into the world, open to life--and perhaps even love--again. But then something inexplicable happens that gives her another chance at her old life with Freddie. A life where none of the tragic events of the past few months have happened. Lydia is pulled again and again through the doorway to her past, living two lives, impossibly, at once. But there's an emotional toll to returning to a world where Freddie, alive, still owns her heart. Because there's someone in her new life, her real life, who wants her to stay.


Eight Perfect Murders : a novel / Peter Swanson.

Eight Perfect Murders : a novel / Peter Swanson.
Fiendish good fun. ?Anthony Horowitz From the hugely talented author of Before She Knew Him comes a chilling tale of psychological suspense and an homage to the thriller genre tailor-made for fans: the story of a bookseller who finds himself at the center of an FBI investigation because a very clever killer has started using his list of fiction's most ingenious murders. Years ago, bookseller and mystery aficionado Malcolm Kershaw compiled a list of the genre's most unsolvable murders, those that are almost impossible to crack?which he titled Eight Perfect Murders?chosen from among the best of the best including Agatha Christie's A. B. C. Murders, Patricia Highsmith's Strangers on a Train, Ira Levin's Death Trap, A. A. Milne's Red House Mystery, Anthony Berkeley Cox's Malice Aforethought, James M. Cain's Double Indemnity, John D. Macdonald's The Drowner, and Donna Tartt's A Secret History. But no one is more surprised than Mal, now the owner of the Old Devils Bookstore in Boston, when an FBI agent comes knocking on his door one snowy day in February. She's looking for information about a series of unsolved murders that look eerily similar to the killings on Mal's old list. And the FBI agent isn't the only one interested in this bookseller who spends almost every night at home reading. There is killer is out there, watching his every move?a diabolical threat who knows way too much about Mal's personal history, especially the secrets he's never told anyone, even his recently deceased wife. To protect himself, Mal begins looking into possible suspects . . . and sees a killer in everyone around him. But Mal doesn't count on the investigation leaving a trail of death in its wake. Suddenly, a series of shocking twists leaves more victims dead?and the noose around Mal's neck grows so tight he might never escape.


The runaway bride / Jody Hedlund.

Wealthy Arabella Lawrence flees to British Columbia on a bride ship still wearing the scars of past mistakes. One of the few single women in the boomtown, she immediately has suitors, but she is determined not to find herself trapped again by a poor choice. Vying for her hand are two very different men. Lieutenant Richard Drummond is a gentleman in the Navy and is held in high esteem. Peter Kelly is the town's baker and has worked hard to build a thriving business. He and Drummond not only compete for Arabella's affections, but clash over their views of how the natives should be treated in the midst of a smallpox outbreak. As Arabella begins to overcome her fears, she discovers someone in dire need-a starving girl abandoned by her tribe. Intent on helping the girl, Arabella leans on Peter's advice and guidance. Will she have the wisdom to make the right decision or will seeking what's right cost both her and Peter everything?


Victim 2117 / Jussi Adler-Olsen ; translator, William Frost.

In the heart-pounding next installment of the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling Department Q series, a terrifying international investigation reveals the complex backstory of one of the department's own?the enigmatic Assad. The newspaper refers to the body only as Victim 2117?the two thousand one hundred and seventeenth refugee to die in the Mediterranean Sea. But to three people, the unnamed victim is so much more, and the death sets off a chain of events that throws Department Q, Copenhagen's cold cases division led by Detective Carl Mørck, into a deeply dangerous?and deeply personal?case. A case that not only reveals dark secrets about the past, but has deadly implications for the future. For troubled Danish teen Alexander, whose identity is hidden behind his computer screen, the death of Victim 2117 becomes a symbol of everything he resents and the perfect excuse to unleash his murderous impulses in real life. For Ghallib, one of the most brutal tormentors from Abu Ghraib?Saddam Hussein's infamous prison?the death of Victim 2117 was the first step in a terrorist plot years in the making. And for Department Q's Assad, Victim 2117 is a link to his buried past?and the family he assumed was long dead. With the help of the Department Q squad?Carl, Rose, and Gordon?Assad must finally confront painful memories from his years in the Middle East in order to find and capture Ghallib. But with the clock ticking down to Alexander's first kill and Ghallib's devastating attack, the thinly spread Department Q will need to stay one step ahead of their most lethal adversary yet if they are to prevent the loss of thousands of innocent lives.


You Are Not Alone / Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen.

You Are Not Alone /  Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen.
One of Newsweek 's Most Anticipated Books of 2020 One of SheReads Most Anticipated Books of 2020 One of PopSugar's Most Anticipated Books of 2020 One of HelloGiggles' Most Anticipated Books of 2020 One of Marie Claire's Best Fiction by Women in 2020 One of Woman's Day's Best Fiction Books Coming Out in 2020 The electrifying #1 New York Times bestselling authors of THE WIFE BETWEEN US and AN ANONYMOUS GIRL return with a brand new novel of psychological suspense. Shay Miller wants to find love, but it eludes her. She wants to be fulfilled, but her job is a dead end. She wants to belong, but her life is increasingly lonely. Until Shay meets the Moore sisters. Cassandra and Jane live a life of glamorous perfection, and always get what they desire. When they invite Shay into their circle, everything seems to get better. Shay would die for them to like her. She may have to.


Chain of Gold / Cassandra Clare.

Chain of Gold /  Cassandra Clare.
From #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare comes the first novel in a brand-new trilogy where evil hides in plain sight and love cuts deeper than any blade. Chain of Gold is a Shadowhunters novel. Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to battle demons. When her father is accused of a terrible crime, she and her brother travel to London in hopes of preventing the family's ruin. Cordelia's mother wants to marry her off, but Cordelia is determined to be a hero rather than a bride. Soon Cordelia encounters childhood friends James and Lucie Herondale and is drawn into their world of glittering ballrooms, secret assignations, and supernatural salons, where vampires and warlocks mingle with mermaids and magicians. All the while, she must hide her secret love for James, who is sworn to marry someone else. But Cordelia's new life is blown apart when a shocking series of demon attacks devastate London. These monsters are nothing like those Shadowhunters have fought before?these demons walk in daylight, strike down the unwary with incurable poison, and seem impossible to kill. London is immediately quarantined. Trapped in the city, Cordelia and her friends discover that their own connection to a dark legacy has gifted them with incredible powers?and forced a brutal choice that will reveal the true cruel price of being a hero.


Blindside / James Patterson and James O. Born.

Blindside /  James Patterson and James O. Born.
The mayor of New York has a daughter who's missing and in danger. Detective Michael Bennett has a son who's in prison. The two strike a deal. Bennett and the mayor have always had a tense relationship, but now the mayor sees in Bennett a discreet investigator with family worries of his own. Just one father helping another. The detective leaps into the case and sources lead him to a homicide in the Bronx. The victim has ties to a sophisticated hacking operation--and also to the mayor's missing daughter, Natalie, a twenty-one-year-old computer prodigy. The murder is part of a serial killing spree, one with national security implications. And suddenly Bennett is at the center of a dangerous triangle anchored by NYPD, FBI, and a transnational criminal organization. Michael Bennett has always been an honorable man, but sometimes--when the lives of innocents are at stake--honor has to take a back seat. Survival comes first.


Women in love / D.H. Lawrence.

Women in Love follows the loves and lives of the Brangwen sisters, Gudrun and Ursula. Gudrun Brangwen, an artist, pursues a destructive relationship with Gerald Crich, an industrialist. Lawrence contrasts this pair with the love that develops between Ursula and Rupert Birkin, an alienated intellectual who articulates many opinions associated with the author. The emotional relationships thus established are given further depth and tension by an intense psychological and physical attraction between Gerald and Rupert. The novel ranges over the whole of British society before the time of the First World War. Ursula's character draws on Lawrence's wife Frieda, and Gudrun on Katherine Mansfield, while Rupert Birkin has elements of Lawrence himself, and Gerald Crich of Mansfield's husband, John Middleton Murry.


Live : remain alive, be alive at a specified time, have an exciting or fulfilling life / Sadie Robertson, with Beth Clark.

Live : remain alive, be alive at a specified time, have an exciting or fulfilling life / Sadie Robertson, with Beth Clark.
Live, the newest book from New York Times bestselling author Sadie Robertson, addresses life's biggest questions in fun, practical, and biblical ways. There's a big difference between being alive and truly living--making your whole existence a verb. It's a miracle to have breath, but it's an even bigger miracle to make sure every breath counts.In Live, Sadie Robertson inspires us to thrive in the life God gave us. Including full-color photography and captivating design, Live shows us how we can find a rich and rewarding life when we choose to wholeheartedly embrace each moment. Pain, difficulty, and heartache greet each of us at some point, but God offers joy in the middle of it all. Sadie is passionate about inspiring a generation to live in that fullness every day.Whether you have a long-time relationship with God or are new to faith, Live is a joyful encouragement...


A sorrow in our heart : the life of Tecumseh / Allan W. Eckert.

A biography of the famous Shawnee describes Tecumseh's plan to amalgamate all North American tribes into one people, his role as statesman and military strategist, and his death in the Battle of Thames.


Postscript : a novel / Cecelia Ahern.

Postscript : a novel / Cecelia Ahern.
Sixteen years after Cecelia Ahern's bestselling phenomenon PS, I Love You captured the hearts of millions, the long-awaited sequel follows Holly as she helps strangers leave their own messages behind for loved ones. Seven years after her husband's death'six since she read his final letter'Holly Kennedy has moved on with her life. When Holly's sister asks her to tell the story of the PS, I Love You letters on her podcast'to revisit the messages Gerry wrote before his death to read after his passing'she does so reluctantly, not wanting to reopen old wounds. But after the episode airs, people start reaching out to Holly, and they all have one thing in common: they're terminally ill and want to leave their own missives behind for loved ones. Suddenly, Holly finds herself drawn back into a world she's worked tirelessly to leave behind'but one that leads her on another incredible, life-affirming journey. With her trademark blend of romance, humor, and bittersweet life lessons, Postscript is the perfect follow-up to Ahern's beloved first novel.


Careless whiskers / Miranda James.

Charlie Harris has sworn off investigating murder and mayhem after a recent close call. Instead, he's delighted to cheer on his daughter, Laura, who's starring in a production of Careless Whispers. The theater department at Athena College is debuting the play written by a fledgling playwright with local connections and Charlie's son-in-law, Frank Salisbury, will be calling the directorial shots. Laura is upset to learn that Luke Lombardi, an overbearing actor she knew from her time in Hollywood will also be taking part in the production as a guest artist. Lombardi arrives with an entourage in tow and promptly proceeds to annoy everyone involved with the production. When he collapses and dies on stage, after drinking from a glass Laura handed him, she becomes the chief suspect in his murder. Charlie knows his daughter is innocent, and he's not going to let anyone railroad his little girl. So, despite his intentions to put his amateur sleuthing days behind him, Charlie has to take center stage, and with Diesel's help, shine a spotlight on the real killer.


Iniquity / Amy A. Bartol.

Amy A. Bartol presents the fifth novel in her Premonition series.


Law & beard / Lani Lynn Vale.

Winnie thinks she has the perfect life. Two beautiful, healthy children. A police officer husband. A job that she loves. Oh, and let's not forget that she's a nationally ranked marathon runner. Fast forward six months, and her perfect life has imploded. Winnie finds herself in a completely new world, and this new world is a brutal bitch. In this new life of hers, her husband is gone. He realizes, at the worst possible time, that he's no longer in love with her. He's in love with her best friend. He leaves, and doesn't look back. Her sixteen-year-old daughter is in trouble with the law, and she's barely making ends meet thanks to losing the job that was keeping her and her tiny family afloat. Then, the last thing that could make it all bearable, her running, is ripped out from under her, too. Thanks to a spinal stroke that leaves her unable to walk, let alone run, she's having to relearn how to do the simplest of tasks--such as putting on her own pants. She's at the lowest of lows, and the last thing she wants is a sexy, bearded, motorcycle riding alpha to tell her how to live her life. But Steel Cross never asks her what she wants. *** The moment Steel Cross sees Winnie's daughter steal some shoes for her younger brother, he knows he's in trouble. He's a sucker for misunderstood teens. After all, he was once one himself. He knows he can't just walk away, and the moment he sees that troubled teen's mother, he doesn't just know it, he feels it. Down to the very bottom of his soul. With his share of hard knocks, he knows that he shouldn't step in and make his move on a fellow police officer's ex. There's a code, after all, yet he just can't seem to help himself. He's done being the good guy. Sometimes he just wants to be bad. And Winnie makes him realize that being bad is still kind of good. As long as you're with the right person.


Curse the day / Annabel Chase.

Annabel Chase presents the first novel in the Spellbound Paranormal Cozy Mystery series.


What once was true / Jean Grainger.

Robinswood, Co Waterford, 1939. The once grand house is home to two very different families. Despite delusions of grandeur, Lord and Lady Kenefick and their adult children live a life of decayed opulence as the money needed to keep such a large house and grounds ever dwindles. Meanwhile, the Murphy family, Dermot, Isabella and their three almost grown-up girls, live and work on the estate and do their best to keep everything running smoothly. Social structure is vital. Everyone knows their place, but as war looms, both families find themselves drawn into the conflict and begin questioning everything that once was true. From the leafy grounds of an Irish stately home to the bombed-out streets of London in the Blitz, Jean Grainger's latest bestselling historical saga will sweep you away.


Wolf hunger / Paige Tyler.

Wolf hunger /  Paige Tyler.
When wolf shifter and SWAT Officer Max Lowry first sees Lana Mason, he falls fast and hard. In fact, Max is sure Lana is the One. And the icing on the cake? She's a wolf shifter, too, so he can skip the awkward reveal and go straight to the happily ever after. There's just one problem: Lana has no idea she's a werewolf. To make matters worse, hunters have tracked her to Dallas with the intent to kill her. Now, Max has to keep Lana safe and show her who she really is--and just how much she's come to mean to him.


How to fail at almost everything and still win big : kind of the story of my life / Scott Adams.

Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of Dilbert recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you've ever met or anyone you've even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world's most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the game plan he's followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another--including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants--into something good and lasting. There's a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance:Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners.Passion is bull. What you need is personal energy.A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable.You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others. Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: This is a story of one person's unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.


Fire on the fens : DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 9 / Joy Ellis.

Fire on the fens : DI Nikki Galena Series, Book 9 / Joy Ellis.


You Who? : Why You Matter and How to Deal With It / Rachel Jankovic.

You Who? : Why You Matter and How to Deal With It / Rachel Jankovic.
If Who am I? is the question you're asking, Rachel Jankovic doesn't want you to find yourself or follow your heart. Those lies are nothing to the confidence, freedom, and clarity of purpose that come with knowing what is actually essential about you. And the answer to that question is at once less and more than what you are hoping for. Christians love the idea that self-expression is the essence of a beautiful person, but that's a lie, too. With trademark humor and no nonsense practicality, Rachel Jankovic explains the fake story of the Self, starting with the inventions of a supremely ugly man named Sartre (rhymes with blart). And we--men and women, young and old--have bought his lie of the Best Self, with terrible results. Thankfully, that's not the end of our story, You Who: Why You Matter and How to Deal with It takes the identity question into the nitty gritty details of everyday life. Here's the first clue: Stop looking inside, and start planting flags of everyday faithfulness. In Christianity, the self is always a tool and never a destination. Rachel Jankovic is a wife and mother of seven children. She is heavily involved with the Christ Church Ladies' Bible Reading Challenge, and she is author of Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches and Fit to Burst, two books on Christian motherhood.


Cat chase the moon : a Joe Grey mystery / Shirley Rousseau Murphy.

Cat chase the moon : a Joe Grey mystery / Shirley Rousseau Murphy.
Feline P. I. Joe Grey and his friends pounce on three investigations that may connect to one larger mystery--including one case that is very personal--in this hair-raising installment in Shirley Rousseau Murphy's beloved, award-winning series.Joe Grey and his partner, Dulcie, are frantic when Courtney, their pretty teen-kitten goes missing. Aided by their two- and four-legged friends, they hit the streets of Molina Point in search of their calico girl. Has Joe Grey and Dulcie's only daughter been lured away by someone and stolen? Is she lying somewhere hurt, or worse?Courtney has no idea that everyone is desperately looking for her. Locked in an upstairs apartment above the local antiques shop, she's enjoying her first solo adventure. When she first met Ulrich Seaver, the shop's owner, Courtney was frightened. But the human has coddled and pampered her, winning her trust. Sheltered by her parents, her brothers, and her kind human companions, the innocent Courtney is unaware of how deceptive strangers can be. She doesn't know that Ulrich is hiding a dangerous secret that could threaten her and everyone in this charming California coastal village.With his focus on finding Courtney, Joe Grey has neglected his detective work with the Molina Point Police Department. Before his daughter disappeared, Joe found a viciously beaten woman lying near the beach. Now the police investigation has stalled, and the clever feline worries his human colleagues may have missed a vital clue. Joe is also concerned about a family of newcomers whose domestic battles are disturbing the town's tranquility. Loud and abrasive, the Luthers' angry arguing, shouting, and swearing in the early hours of the night have neighbors on edge and the cops on alert. One of the couple's late-night shouting matches masked the sounds of a burglary, and now a criminal is on the loose.Though the crimes are as crisscrossed as the strands of a ball of yarn, Joe Grey's cat senses tell him they may somehow be linked. It's up to the fleet-footed feline and his crime-solving coterie to untangle the mysteries before it's too late.


The Dragon Republic / R.F. Kuang.

The Dragon Republic /  R.F. Kuang.
Rin's story continues in this acclaimed sequel to The Poppy War?an epic fantasy combining the history of twentieth-century China with a gripping world of gods and monsters. The war is over. The war has just begun. Three times throughout its history, Nikan has fought for its survival in the bloody Poppy Wars. Though the third battle has just ended, shaman and warrior Rin cannot forget the atrocity she committed to save her people. Now she is on the run from her guilt, the opium addiction that holds her like a vice, and the murderous commands of the fiery Phoenix?the vengeful god who has blessed Rin with her fearsome power. Though she does not want to live, she refuses to die until she avenges the traitorous Empress who betrayed Rin's homeland to its enemies. Her only hope is to join forces with the powerful Dragon Warlord, who plots to conquer Nikan, unseat the Empress, and create a new republic. But neither the Empress nor the Dragon Warlord are what they seem. The more Rin witnesses, the more she fears her love for Nikan will force her to use the Phoenix's deadly power once more. Because there is nothing Rin won't sacrifice to save her country ... and exact her vengeance.


To love and let go : a memoir of love, loss, and gratitude / Rachel Brathen.

To love and let go : a memoir of love, loss, and gratitude / Rachel Brathen.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Yoga Girl and international force in the world of yoga (Allure), a moving and inspirational memoir on how to cope with tragedy, adversity, and change through yoga. While on her way to a yoga retreat in the Caribbean, Rachel Brathen collapsed in the airport and was rushed to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy. When she opened her eyes following the surgery, her boyfriend was at her bedside weeping and she immediately knew something terrible had happened. She soon discovered that at the same time as her collapse, her best friend was killed in a car crash. Over the next two years, which should have been the happiest time of her life with her engagement and growing career, Rachel experienced trial after trial. From the overwhelming loss of her best friend, to the illness and death of her grandmother, and a shocking suicide attempt by her mother, Rachel found herself in a deep depression. When she discovered she was pregnant, Rachel decided to use her pregnancy as a time to heal and an opportunity to be reborn herself. Now, in this evocative and remarkable memoir, Rachel shares the tools she used to cope with and overcome her depression. She invites you to share in her eye-opening epiphanies and realizations about life and death, love and fear, what it means to be a mother and a daughter, and the restorative power of yoga. Perfect for fans of Gabrielle Bernstein and Glennon Doyle, this unforgettable memoir will move and enlighten you.


Secrets from the grave / B. L. Brunnemer.

My name is Alexis, though everyone calls me Lexie. I'm a Necromancer. We're rare enough that I've never met another in my life, until Claire came home to tell me she found one. In New Orleans. Now I am headed south with my best friends, staying in close quarters with five guys, four guys whom I have kissed, one who has been ignoring me for the last few weeks, one who keeps sneaking kisses, one who doesn't even remember it and another...'ell, I don't know what he wants. Thank God for Miles. He's my one safe place in this disaster I've created. Naturally, that's not my only problem. Things aren't good in New Orleans. Representatives from the Witch's Council are in town, the dead are everywhere, and the secrets are piling up. The whole situation is a powder keg just waiting for a match. But why am I holding the matches?


Cookies and clairvoyance : a Magical bakery mystery / Bailey Cates.

Baker Katie Lightfoot serves up enchanted delicacies and tracks down a malicious murderer in the newest installment of this New York Times bestselling series . . . Hedgewitch Katie Lightfoot is juggling wedding preparations, a visit from her father, and home renovations on top of her long hours at the Honeybee Bakery, where she and her aunt Lucy imbue their yummy cookies and pastries with beneficial magic. But when firefighter Randy Post is accused of murdering a collector of rarities, and his prints are on the statue that was used to kill the man, Katie steps in. Randy is not only Katie's fiance's coworker, but also the boyfriend of fellow spellbook club member and witch Bianca Devereaux. Bianca and Declan are both sure Randy is innocent, and so is Katie. However, to prove it she'll have to work with ornery detective Peter Quinn again-and this time around he knows she's more than your everyday baker.


A labyrinth of scions and sorcery / Curtis Craddock.

A labyrinth of scions and sorcery /  Curtis Craddock.
A gripping tale of a woman who refuses to be defined by her physical and magical limitations, thwarting both assassins and all who see her as a pawn. A great read!--Brandon Sanderson, on Curtis Craddock's An Alchemy of Masques and MirrorsA Labyrinth of Scions and Sorcery is the masterful second audiobook in Curtis Craddock's critically-acclaimed high fantasy Risen Kingdoms series, continuing the engrossing tale of courtly intrigue and breathtaking magic, and starring our fiercely intelligent heroine Isabelle des Zephyrs with her loyal musketeer Jean-Claude.Isabelle des Zephyrs has always been underestimated throughout her life, but after discovering the well of hidden magic within her, unveiling a centuries-long conspiracy, and stopping a war between rival nations, she has gained a newfound respect amongst the cutthroat court. All that is quickly taken away when Isabelle is unfairly convicted of breaking the treaty she helped write and has her political rank and status taken away. Now bereft, she nevertheless finds herself drawn into mystery when her faithful musketeer Jean-Claude uncovers a series of gruesome murders by someone calling themselves the Harvest King.As panic swells, the capital descends into chaos, when the emperor is usurped from the throne by a rival noble. Betrayed by their allies and hunted by assassins, Isabelle and Jean-Claude alone must thwart the coup, but not before it changes l'Empire forever.The Risen Kingdom series#1 An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors#2 A Labyrinth of Scions and Sorcery


The MAGA doctrine : the only ideas that will win the future / Charlie Kirk.

The MAGA doctrine : the only ideas that will win the future / Charlie Kirk.
The founder of Turning Point USA and political punditsocial media superstar lays out the principles underlying Trump Republicanism that define Make America Great Again that will guide the future of a new Republican Party.


David Livingstone : Africa's trailblazer / Janet & Geoff Benge.

David Livingstone : Africa's trailblazer / Janet & Geoff Benge.
With the heart of an explorer and the passion of an evangelist, David Livingstone mapped vast, unexplored areas of Africa, sharing the gospel with whomever he encountered. His stamina, perseverance, and dogged determination created the legacy of a trailblazing explorer with an undying hunger to make Christ known wherever his steps led him. David Livingstone's captivating adventures and tireless zeal continue to inspire countless men and women to bring the gospel message of God's love to those souls who have never heard.


Masters of mindfulness : transforming your mind and body / Shauna Shapiro.

Mindfulness as a practice is very simple and its effects are well- documented. Now, modern biology and neuroscience can actually quantify many of the effects of mindfulness and you may be surprised by how powerful the impact can be. In Masters of Mindfulness, 11 top researchers and proponents of mindfulness discuss what modern science and contemporary research have revealed about this ancient practice and the many ways in'which it can benefit your life. These 22 lectures present a unique and extraordinary opportunity, bringing a diverse group of renowned specialists together in one place for the first time to share their own personal experiences and their latest research, and to guide you through several mindfulness exercises. Acting as your primary guide through the many concepts and presenters, psychologist and mindfulness expert Dr. Shauna Shapiro brings together some of the greatest minds in the field to give you an immersive, 360-degree experience of mindfulness, its practice, and its benefits.


Boys & sex : young men on hookups, love, porn, consent, and navigating the new masculinity / Peggy Orenstein.

Boys & sex : young men on hookups, love, porn, consent, and navigating the new masculinity / Peggy Orenstein.
The author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestsellers Girls & Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughter now turns her focus to the sexual lives of young men, once again offering both an examination of sexual culture and a guide on how to improve it (Washington Post). Peggy Orenstein's Girls & Sex broke ground, shattered taboos, and launched conversations about young women's right to pleasure and agency in sexual encounters. It also had an unexpected effect on its author: Orenstein realized that talking about girls is only half the conversation. Boys are subject to the same cultural forces as girls?steeped in the same distorted media images and binary stereotypes of female sexiness and toxic masculinity?which equally affect how they navigate sexual and emotional relationships. In Boys & Sex, Peggy Orenstein dives back into the lives of young people to once again give voice to the unspoken, revealing how young men understand and negotiate the new rules of physical and emotional intimacy. Drawing on comprehensive interviews with young men, psychologists, academics, and experts in the field, Boys & Sex dissects so-called locker room talk; how the word hilarious robs boys of empathy; pornography as the new sex education; boys' understanding of hookup culture and consent; and their experience as both victims and perpetrators of sexual violence. By surfacing young men's experience in all its complexity, Orenstein is able to unravel the hidden truths, hard lessons, and important realities of young male sexuality in today's world. The result is a provocative and paradigm-shifting work that offers a much-needed vision of how boys can truly move forward as better men.


The altar of bones : a novel / Philip Carter.

The altar of bones : a novel / Philip Carter.
They didn't have to kill him...He never drank from the altar of bones. Cryptic dying words from a murdered homeless woman in present day San Francisco unlock a decades-buried secret that changed history. Now a pair of ruthless assassins are sent to cut the few living loose ends. And a young, resourceful woman on the run encounters a determined man with his own connected past and vengeful agenda. Forced to partner for survival and answers, a fast-paced and deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, taking them across the globe from the winding streets of Paris to the faded palaces of Budapest to the frozen lakes of Mongolia...where destiny, passion, and further betrayal await them.


Forensic history : crimes, frauds, and scandals / Elizabeth A. Murray.

Forensic history : crimes, frauds, and scandals / Elizabeth A. Murray.
Modern history is filled with terrible crimes, baffling hoaxes, and seedy scandals. The infamous Jack the Ripper slayings. The alleged survival of Anastasia Romanov, the youngest daughter of the murdered Tsar. Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong's public fall from grace. The Chicago Tylenol poisonings and the copycat crimes that followed. These events have the power to captivate us with their mystery and shock us with views into the darkest parts of the human psyche. As a society, we seek resolution of these crimes and scandals, to bring their perpetrators to justice and hopefully prevent such events from occurring again.


My Dark Vanessa / Kate Elizabeth Russell.

My Dark Vanessa /  Kate Elizabeth Russell.
A hard story to read and a harder one to put down ... a well-constructed package of dynamite.?Stephen King Exploring the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet na?ve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative teacher, a brilliant, all-consuming read that marks the explosive debut of an extraordinary new writer. 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual abuse by a former student, who reaches out to Vanessa, and now Vanessa suddenly finds herself facing an impossible choice: remain silent, firm in the belief that her teenage self willingly engaged in this relationship, or redefine herself and the events of her past. But how can Vanessa reject her first love, the man who fundamentally transformed her and has been a persistent presence in her life? Is it possible that the man she loved as a teenager?and who professed to worship only her?may be far different from what she has always believed? Alternating between Vanessa's present and her past, My Dark Vanessa juxtaposes memory and trauma with the breathless excitement of a teenage girl discovering the power her own body can wield. Thought-provoking and impossible to put down, this is a masterful portrayal of troubled adolescence and its repercussions that raises vital questions about agency, consent, complicity, and victimhood. Written with the haunting intimacy of The Girls and the creeping intensity of Room, My Dark Vanessa is an era-defining novel that brilliantly captures and reflects the shifting cultural mores transforming our relationships and society itself.


The heart's pursuit : a novel / Robin Lee Hatcher.

A jilted bride desperate to save her family from ruin. A bounty hunter seeking vengeance for a ravaged past. An arduous trek toward justice-or redemption. Silver Matlock and Jared Newman know traveling together is a bad idea. Bad for Silver's already tarnished reputation in her small Colorado town. Bad for bounty hunter Jared's secret, single-minded mission for revenge. But Silver is determined to track down the rogue who left her at the altar and stole the last remnant of her father's fortune. And Jared's in a hurry to hunt down the murderer who destroyed his family-even if Silver is too distractingly beautiful for comfort. The pair takes off over mountain and desert, past bleak homesteads and raw mining towns, hot on the trail of the two villains who took what wasn't theirs to take. Soon supplies dwindle, secrets emerge, and suspicion leave Silver and Jared at odds when they need each other most. To confront an enemy deadlier than desert rattlesnakes and rocky cliffs, Silver and Jared must learn to forgive and trust and face the question they haven't dared voice: What happens next?


The secret guests : a novel / Benjamin Black.

The secret guests : a novel / Benjamin Black.
Ahead of the German Blitz during World War II, English parents from every social class sent their children to the countryside for safety, displacing more than three million young offspring. In The Secret Guests, the British royal family takes this evacuation a step further, secretly moving the princesses to the estate of the Duke of Edenmore in neutral Ireland. A female English secret agent, Miss Celia Nashe, and a young Irish detective, Garda Strafford, are assigned to watch over Ellen and Mary at Clonmillis Hall. But the Irish stable hand, the housemaid, the formidable housekeeper, the Duke himself, and other Irish townspeople, some of whom lost family to English gunshots during the War of Independence, go freely about their business in and around the great house. Soon suspicions about the guests' true identities percolate, a dangerous boredom sets in for the princesses, and, within and without Clonmillis acreage, passions as well as stakes rise.


The last best hope / Una McCormack.

The last best hope /  Una McCormack.
An original novel based on the new Star Trek TV series! A thrilling novel leading into the new CBS series, Una McCormack's The Last Best Hope introduces you to brand new characters featured in the life of beloved Star Trek captain Jean-Luc Picard--widely considered to be one of the most popular and recognizable characters in all of science fiction.


A Good Neighborhood / Therese Anne Fowler.

A Good Neighborhood /  Therese Anne Fowler.
A feast of a read... I finished A Good Neighborhood in a single sitting. Yes, it's that good. ?Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son, Xavier, who's headed to college in the fall. All is well until the Whitmans?an apparently traditional family with new money and a secretly troubled teenaged daughter?raze the house and trees next door to build themselves a showplace. With little in common except a property line, these two very different families quickly find themselves at odds: first, over an historic oak tree in Valerie's yard, and soon after, the blossoming romance between their two teenagers. A Good Neighborhood asks big questions about life in America today?what does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do we live alongside each other when we don't see eye to eye??as it explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending love in a story that's as provocative as it is powerful. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press Praise for A Good Neighborhood: A Good Neighborhood is my favorite kind of novel ? compelling, complicated, timely, and smart. With great humanity, Therese Anne Fowler imparts a full-hearted, unflinching indictment of a broken system and in so doing tells a story hard to put down and hard to forget. ?Laurie Frankel, bestselling author of This is How it Always Is Riveting...Fowler empathetically conjures nuanced characters we won't soon forget, expertly weaves together their stories, and imbues the plot with a sense of inevitability and urgency...Traversing topics of love, race, and class, this emotionally complex novel speaks to?and may reverberate beyond?our troubled times. ? Kirkus Reviews, starred review.


A Reasonable Doubt : A Robin Lockwood Novel / Phillip Margolin.

A Reasonable Doubt : A Robin Lockwood Novel / Phillip Margolin.
A magician linked to three murders and suspicious deaths years ago disappears in the middle of his new act in New York Times bestseller Phillip Margolin's latest thriller featuring Robin Lockwood. Robin Lockwood is a young criminal defense attorney and partner in a prominent law firm in Portland, Oregon. A former MMA fighter and Yale Law graduate, she joined the firm of legal legend Regina Barrister not long before Regina was forced into retirement by early onset Alzheimer's. One of Regina's former clients, Robert Chesterfield, shows up in the law office with an odd request?he's seeking help from his old attorney in acquiring patent protection for an illusion. Chesterfield is a professional magician of some reknown and he has a major new trick he's about to debut. This is out of the scope of the law firm's expertise, but when Robin Lockwood looks into his previous relationship with the firm, she learns that twenty years ago he was arrested for two murders, one attempted murder, and was involved in the potentially suspicious death of his very rich wife. At the time, Regina Barrister defended him with ease, after which he resumed his career as a magician in Las Vegas. Now, decades later, he debuts his new trick?only to disappear at the end. He's a man with more than one dark past and many enemies?is his disappearance tied to one of the many people who have good reason to hate him? Was he killed and his body disposed of, or did he use his considerable skills to engineer his own disappearance? Robin Lockwood must unravel the tangled skein of murder and bloody mischief to learn how it all ties together.


Anna K : a love story / Jenny Lee.

Anna K : a love story / Jenny Lee.
Narrator Jenna Ushkowitz is an award-winning actress, singer, producer, and podcast host best known for her role as Tina Cohen-Chang on Glee. Meet Anna K! Every happy teenage girl is the same, while every unhappy teenage girl is miserable in her own special way... At seventeen, Anna K is at the top of Manhattan and Greenwich society (even if she prefers the company of her horses and dogs); she has the perfect (if perfectly boring) boyfriend, Alexander W.; and she has always made her Korean-American father proud (even if he can be a little controlling). Meanwhile, Anna's brother, Steven, and his girlfriend, Lolly, are trying to weather an sexting scandal; Lolly's little sister, Kimmie, is struggling to recalibrate to normal life after an injury derails her ice dancing career; and Steven's best friend, Dustin, is madly (and one-sidedly) in love with Kimmie. As her friends struggle with the pitfalls of ordinary teenage life, Anna always seems to be able to sail gracefully above it all. That is...until the night she meets Alexia Count Vronsky at Grand Central. A notorious playboy who has bounced around boarding schools and who lives for his own pleasure, Alexia is everything Anna is not. But he has never been in love until he meets Anna, and maybe she hasn't, either. As Alexia and Anna are pulled irresistibly together, she has to decide how much of her life she is willing to let go for the chance to be with him. And when a shocking revelation threatens to shatter their relationship, she is forced to question if she has ever known herself at all. Dazzlingly opulent and emotionally riveting, Anna K: A Love Story is a brilliant reimagining of Leo Tolstoy's timeless love story, Anna Karenina--but above all, it is a novel about the dizzying, glorious, heart-stopping experience of first love and first heartbreak. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books Lee skillfully weaves beats of the classic Russian novel into the contemporary plot of her first YA novel, but readers will need no previous knowledge of Tolstoy to appreciate the social stakes, heartbreak, humor and moral complexity of Anna K--BookPage, starred review


If these wings could fly / Kyrie McCauley.

If these wings could fly /  Kyrie McCauley.
Perfect for fans of Laura Ruby, Laurie Halse Anderson, and Mindy McGinnis, Kyrie McCauley's stunning YA debut is a powerful story about the haunting specter of domestic violence and the rebellious forces of sisterhood and first love.Tens of thousands of crows invading Auburn, Pennsylvania, is a problem for everyone in town except seventeen-year-old Leighton Barnes. For Leighton, it's no stranger than her house, which inexplicably repairs itself every time her father loses his temper and breaks things. Leighton doesn't have time for the crows--it's her senior year, and acceptance to her dream college is finally within reach. But grabbing that lifeline means abandoning her sisters, a choice she's not ready to face. With her father's rage worsening and the town in chaos over the crows, Leighton allows herself a chance at happiness with Liam, her charming classmate, even though falling in love feels like a revolutionary act. Balancing school, dating, and survival under the shadow of sixty thousand feathered wings starts to feel almost comfortable, but Leighton knows that this fragile equilibrium can only last so long before it shatters.


How to think like a Roman emperor : the Stoic philosophy of Marcus Aurelius / Donald Robertson.

How to think like a Roman emperor : the Stoic philosophy of Marcus Aurelius / Donald Robertson.
The life-changing principles of Stoicism taught through the story of its most famous proponent. Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius was the final famous Stoic philosopher of the ancient world. The Meditations, his personal journal, survives to this day as one of the most loved self-help and spiritual classics of all time. In How to Think Like a Roman Emperor, psychotherapist Donald Robertson weaves stories of Marcus's life from the Roman histories together with explanations of Stoicism--its philosophy and its psychology--to enlighten today's listeners. He discusses Stoic techniques for coping with everyday problems, from irrational fears and bad habits to anger, pain, and illness.How to Think Like a Roman Emperor takes listeners on a transformative journey along with Marcus, following his progress from a young noble at the court of Hadrian--taken under the wing of some of the finest philosophers of his day--through to his reign as emperor of Rome at the height of its power. Robertson shows how Marcus used philosophical doctrines and therapeutic practices to build emotional resilience and endure tremendous adversity, and guides listeners through applying the same methods to their own lives.Combining remarkable stories from Marcus's life with insights from modern psychology and the enduring wisdom of his philosophy, How to Think Like a Roman Emperor puts a human face on Stoicism and offers a timeless and essential guide to handling the ethical and psychological challenges we face today.


Lethal pursuit / Will Thomas.

London, 1892-Cyrus Barker is brought into a game of international espionage by the Prime Minister himself in the newest mystery in Will Thomas's beloved series. Private enquiry agents Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn receive in the mail an unexplained key stamped with the letter Q. Barker, recognizing it for what it is, uses the key to unlock an anonymous door in the alleyway, which opens to an underground tunnel leading to Downing Street. The Prime Minister has a small task for Cyrus Barker. A Foreign Office agent stole a satchel in Eastern Europe, but was then himself murdered at Charing Cross. The satchel contains a document desperately wanted by the German government, but while the agent was killed, the satchel remains in English hands. With a cold war brewing between England and Germany, it's in England's interest to return the document contained in the satchel to its original owners and keep it out of German hands. The document is an unnamed first century gospel; the original owner is the Vatican. And the German government isn't the only group trying to get possession of it. With secret societies, government assassins, political groups, and shadowy figures of all sorts doing everything they can-attacks, murders, counter-attacks, and even massive street battles-to acquire the satchel and its contents, this small task might be beyond even the prodigious talents of Cyrus Barker.


Getting the love you want : a guide for couples / Harville Hendrix.

Getting the love you want : a guide for couples / Harville Hendrix.
A marriage therapist and pastoral counselor explains that most of the feelings of receiving inadequate love that couples experience come from unresolved childhood conflicts and describes how adults can learn to flourish as loving and loved people.


The wisdom of insecurity : a message for an age of anxiety / Alan Watts.

The wisdom of insecurity : a message for an age of anxiety / Alan Watts.
We spend too much time trying to anticipate and plan for the future; too much time lamenting the past. We often miss the pleasures of the moment in our anxious efforts to ensure the next moment is as enjoyable. Drawing from Eastern philosophy and religion, Watts argues that it is only by acknowledging what we do not and cannot know, that we can find something truly worth knowing. In order to lead a fulfilling life, one must embrace the present live fully in the now.


Djinn patrol on the purple line : a novel / Deepa Anappara.

Discover the debut novel hailed as brilliant (Ian McEwan), stunningly original (Etaf Rum), storytelling at its best (Anne Enright), a drama of childhood that is as wild as it is intimate (Chigozie Obioma). In a sprawling Indian city, three friends venture into the most dangerous corners of to find their missing classmate. ... Down market lanes crammed with too many people, dogs, and rickshaws, past stalls that smell of cardamom and sizzling oil, below a smoggy sky that doesn't let through a single blade of sunlight, and all the way at the end of the Purple metro line lies a jumble of tin-roofed homes where nine-year-old Jai lives with his family. From his doorway, he can spot the glittering lights of the city's fancy high-rises, and though his mother works as a maid in one, to him they seem a thousand miles away. Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line plunges readers deep into this neighborhood to trace the unfolding of a tragedy through the eyes of a child as he has his first perilous collisions with an unjust and complicated wider world. Jai drools outside sweet shops, watches too many reality police shows, and considers himself to be smarter than his friends Pari (though she gets the best grades) and Faiz (though Faiz has an actual job). When a classmate goes missing, Jai decides to use the crime-solving skills he has picked up from TV to find him. He asks Pari and Faiz to be his assistants, and together they draw up lists of people to interview and places to visit. But what begins as a game turns sinister as other children start disappearing from their neighborhood. Jai, Pari, and Faiz have to confront terrified parents, an indifferent police force, and rumors of soul-snatching djinns. As the disappearances edge ever closer to home, the lives of Jai and his friends will never be the same again. Drawing on real incidents and a spate of disappearances in metropolitan India, Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line is extraordinarily moving, flawlessly imagined, and a triumph of suspense. It captures the fierce warmth, resilience, and bravery that can emerge in times of trouble and carries the reader headlong into a community that, once encountered, is impossible to forget.


The Montessori toddler : a parent's guide to raising a curious and responsible human being / Simone Davies.

It's time to change the way we see toddlers. Using the pedagogical principles developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, Simone Davies shows how to turn life with a terrible two into a mutually rich and rewarding time of curiosity, learning, respect, and discovery. With hundreds of practical ideas for every aspect of living with a toddler, you'll learn how to feed your child's natural curiosity while also cultivating daily routines, like brushing teeth, toilet-training, dealing with siblings, and losing the pacifier. Plus, you'll learn how toStay composed when your toddler is not, and set limits with love and respect--without resorting to bribes or punishmentSet up your home and get rid of the chaosCreate Montessori activities that are just right for your one-to-three-year-oldRaise an inquisitive learner who loves exploring the world around themSee the world through your toddler's eyes and be surprised and delighted by their perspectiveBe your child's guide--and truly celebrate every stage.Copy and paste the following link into your browser to retrieve downloadable PDF: chilp.it/0807924


The Mirror & the Light / Hilary Mantel.

The Mirror & the Light /  Hilary Mantel.
This program is read by Ben Miles, who played Thomas Cromwell in the Royal Shakespeare Company adaptation of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it? England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith's son from Putney emerges from the spring's bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen before Jane dies giving birth to the male heir he most craves. Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no great family to back him, no private army. Despite rebellion at home, traitors plotting abroad and the threat of invasion testing Henry's regime to the breaking point, Cromwell's robust imagination sees a new country in the mirror of the future. But can a nation, or a person, shed the past like a skin? Do the dead continually unbury themselves? What will you do, the Spanish ambassador asks Cromwell, when the king turns on you, as sooner or later he turns on everyone close to him? With The Mirror & the Light , Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies . She traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power, offering a defining portrait of predator and prey, of a ferocious contest between present and past, between royal will and a common man's vision: of a modern nation making itself through conflict, passion, and courage.


A grain of salt : the science and pseudoscience of what we eat / Dr. Joe Schwarcz.

A curated collection of new and updated Dr. Joe essays on food and nutrition Of all the dietary and nutritional claims pitched to us, what can we believe? How does cinnamon affect your health? How splendid is Splenda? Should you buy farmed, wild, or canned food? What's fishy about fish-oil supplements? Will a diet of Twinkies and M&M's lead to weight loss? Water from a tap or from a plastic bottle-which should you choose, and which is better for the environment? Should you carry your groceries home in plastic or brown paper? We all have questions, and Dr. Joe Schwarcz has the answers, some of which will astonish you. Guaranteed to satisfy your hunger for palatable and relevant scientific information, bestselling author Dr. Joe Schwarcz separates fact from fiction in this collection of new and updated articles about what to eat, what not to eat, and how to recognize the scientific basis of food chemistry.


Untamed / Glennon Doyle.

In her most revealing and powerful book yet, the beloved activist, speaker, and bestselling author of Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and start trusting the voice deep within us.Untamed will liberate women--emotionally, spiritually, and physically. It is phenomenal.--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love This is how you find yourself.There is a voice of longing inside each woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good partners, daughters, mothers, employees, and friends. We hope all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives and wonder: Wasn't it all supposed to be more beautiful than this? We quickly silence that question, telling ourselves to be grateful, hiding our discontent--even from ourselves. For many years, Glennon Doyle denied her own discontent. Then, while speaking at a conference, she looked at a woman across the room and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There She Is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high. But she soon realized they had come to her from within. This was her own voice--the one she had buried beneath decades of numbing addictions, cultural conditioning, and institutional allegiances. This was the voice of the girl she had been before the world told her who to be. Glennon decided to quit abandoning herself and to instead abandon the world's expectations of her. She quit being good so she could be free. She quit pleasing and started living. Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. It is the story of navigating divorce, forming a new blended family, and discovering that the brokenness or wholeness of a family depends not on its structure but on each member's ability to bring her full self to the table. And it is the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts so that we become women who can finally look at ourselves and say: There She Is. Untamed shows us how to be brave. As Glennon insists: The braver we are, the luckier we get.


The queens of animation : the untold story of the women who transformed the world of Disney and made cinematic history / Nathalia Holt.

The queens of animation : the untold story of the women who transformed the world of Disney and made cinematic history / Nathalia Holt.
From the bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls, the untold story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, from its early days to the present. In The Queens of Animation, bestselling author Nathalia Holt recounts the dramatic stories of an incredibly influential group of women who have slipped under the radar for decades but have touched all our lives. These women infiltrated the all-male domain of Disney Studios and used early technologies to create the rich artwork and iconic storylines that would reach millions of viewers across generations. Over the decades-while battling sexism, domestic abuse, and workplace harassment-these women also fought to influence the way female characters are depicted to young audiences. Based on extensive interviews and exclusive access to archival and personal documents, The Queens of Animation tells the story of their vital contribution to Disney's golden age and their continued impact on animated filmmaking, culminating in the record-shattering Frozen, Disney's first female-directed full-length feature film.


The king's justice / Susan Elia MacNeal.

Can a stolen violin lead secret agent and spy Maggie Hope to a new serial killer terrorizing London? Find out as the acclaimed World War II mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Susan Elia MacNeal continues. Maggie Hope started out as Winston Churchill's secretary, but now she's a secret agent?and the only one who can figure out how the missing instrument ties into the murders. London, December 1942. As the Russian army repels German forces from Stalingrad, Maggie Hope takes a much-needed break from spying to defuse bombs in London. But Maggie herself is an explosion waiting to happen. Traumatized by her past, she finds herself living dangerously?taking huge risks, smoking, drinking, and speeding through the city streets on a motorbike. The last thing she wants is to get entangled in another crime. But when she's called upon to look into the theft of a Stradivarius, one of the finest violins ever made, Maggie can't resist. Meanwhile, there's a serial killer on the loose in London, targeting conscientious objectors. Little does she know that investigating this dangerous predator will pit her against a new evil?and old enemies. Only Maggie can uncover the connection between the robbery, the murders, and a link to her past.


Notre-Dame : a short history of the meaning of cathedrals / Ken Follett.

The wonderful cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the greatest achievements of European civilization, was on fire. The sight dazed and disturbed us profoundly. I was on the edge of tears. Something priceless was dying in front of our eyes. The feeling was bewildering, as if the earth was shaking.--Ken FollettIn this short, spellbinding book, international bestselling author Ken Follett describes the emotions that gripped him when he learned about the fire that threatened to destroy one of the greatest cathedrals in the world--the Notre-Dame de Paris. Follett then tells the story of the cathedral, from its construction to the role it has played across time and history, and he reveals the influence that the Notre-Dame had upon cathedrals around the world and on the writing of one of Follett's most famous and beloved novels, The Pillars of the Earth.Ken Follett will donate his proceeds from this book to the charity La Fondation du Patrimoine.


Saint X / Alexis Schaitkin.

Saint X /  Alexis Schaitkin.
Hailed as a marvel of a book and brilliant and unflinching, Alexis Schaitkin's stunning debut, Saint X, is a haunting portrait of grief, obsession, and the bond between two sisters never truly given the chance to know one another. Claire is only seven years old when her college-age sister, Alison, disappears on the last night of their family vacation at a resort on the Caribbean island of Saint X. Several days later, Alison's body is found in a remote spot on a nearby cay, and two local men ? employees at the resort ? are arrested. But the evidence is slim, the timeline against it, and the men are soon released. The story turns into national tabloid news, a lurid mystery that will go unsolved. For Claire and her parents, there is only the return home to broken lives. Years later, Claire is living and working in New York City when a brief but fateful encounter brings her together with Clive Richardson, one of the men originally suspected of murdering her sister. It is a moment that sets Claire on an obsessive pursuit of the truth ? not only to find out what happened the night of Alison's death but also to answer the elusive question: Who exactly was her sister? At seven, Claire had been barely old enough to know her: a beautiful, changeable, provocative girl of eighteen at a turbulent moment of identity formation. As Claire doggedly shadows Clive, hoping to gain his trust, waiting for the slip that will reveal the truth, an unlikely attachment develops between them, two people whose lives were forever marked by the same tragedy. For fans of Emma Cline's The Girls and Lauren Groff's Fates and Furies , Saint X is a flawlessly drawn and deeply moving story that culminates in an emotionally powerful ending. Praise for Saint X: Here is a marvel of a book, a kaleidoscopic examination of race and privilege, family and self, told with the propulsive, kinetic focus of a crime thriller. Brilliant and unflinching, Saint X marks the debut of a stunningly gifted writer. I simply couldn't stop reading. ? Chang-rae Lee, author of On Such A Full Sea.


The American story : conversations with master historians / David M. Rubenstein.

The American story : conversations with master historians / David M. Rubenstein.
Co-founder of The Carlyle Group and patriotic philanthropist David M. Rubenstein takes readers on a sweeping journey across the grand arc of the American story through revealing conversations with our greatest historians. In these lively dialogues, the biggest names in American history explore the subjects they've come to so intimately know and understand.- David McCullough on John Adams- Jon Meacham on Thomas Jefferson- Ron Chernow on Alexander Hamilton- Walter Isaacson on Benjamin Franklin- Doris Kearns Goodwin on Abraham Lincoln- A. Scott Berg on Charles Lindbergh- Taylor Branch on Martin Luther King- Robert Caro on Lyndon B. Johnson- Bob Woodward on Richard Nixon-And many others, including a special conversation with Chief Justice John RobertsThrough his popular program The David Rubenstein Show, David Rubenstein has established himself as one of our most thoughtful interviewers. Now, in The American Story, David captures the brilliance of our most esteemed historians, as well as the souls of their subjects. The book features introductions by Rubenstein as well a foreword by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead our national library. Richly illustrated with archival images from the Library of Congress, the book is destined to become a classic for serious readers of American history. Through these captivating exchanges, these bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors offer fresh insight on pivotal moments from the Founding Era to the late 20th century.


The billionaire murders / Kevin Donovan.

A top journalist crosses the yellow tape to investigate a shocking high-society crime.Billionaires, philanthropists, socialites . . . victims. Barry and Honey Sherman appeared to lead charmed lives. But the world was shocked in late 2017 when their bodies were found in a bizarre tableau in their elegant Toronto home. First described as murder-suicide--belts looped around their necks, they were found seated beside their basement swimming pool--police later ruled it a staged, targeted double murder. Nothing about the case made sense to friends of the founder of one of the world's largest generic pharmaceutical firms and his wife, a powerhouse in Canada's charity world. Together, their wealth has been estimated at well over $4.7 billion. There was another side to the story. A strategic genius who built a large generic drug company--Apotex Inc.--Barry Sherman was a self-described workaholic, renowned risk-taker, and disruptor during his fifty-year career. Regarded as a generous friend by many, Sherman was also feared by others. He was criticized for stifling academic freedom and using the courts to win at all costs. Upset with building issues at his mansion, he sued and recouped millions from tradespeople. At the time of his death, Sherman had just won a decades-old legal case involving four cousins who wanted 20 percent of his fortune. Toronto Star investigative journalist Kevin Donovan chronicles the unsettling story from the beginning, interviewing family members, friends, and colleagues, and sheds new light on the Shermans' lives and the disturbing double murder. Deeply researched and authoritative, The Billionaire Murders is a compulsively readable tale of a strange and perplexing crime.


The Mitford scandal / Jessica Fellowes.

The Mitford scandal /  Jessica Fellowes.
In the third audiobook in the Mitford Murders series, lady's maid Louisa Cannon accompanies Diana Mitford into a turbulent late 1920s Europe.The year is 1928, and after the death of a maid at a glamorous society party, fortune heir Bryan Guinness seizes life and proposes to eighteen-year-old Diana, most beautiful of the six Mitford sisters. The maid's death is ruled an accident, and the newlyweds put it behind them to begin a whirlwind life zipping between London's Mayfair, chic Paris and hedonistic Berlin. Accompanying Diana as her lady's maid is Louisa Cannon, as well as a coterie of friends, family and hangers on, from Nancy Mitford to Evelyn Waugh.When a second victim is found in Paris in 1931, Louisa begins to see links with the death of the maid two years previously. Now she must convince the Mitford sisters that a murderer could be within their midst...all while shadows darken across Europe, and within the heart of Diana Mitford herself.


The best science fiction & fantasy of the year. edited by Jonathan Strahan.

The best of the year's Science Fiction and Fantasy stories as selected by the multiple award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan. The series moves to its new publishing home, Solaris, with this eighth annual volume of the celebrated and popular series. Distant worlds, time travel, epic adventure, unseen wonders and much more! The best, most original and brightest science fiction and fantasy stories from around the globe from the past twelve months are brought together in one collection by multiple award winning editor Jonathan Strahan. This highly popular series now reaches volume eight and will include stories from both the biggest names in the field and the most exciting new talents. Previous volumes have included stories from Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Cory Doctorow, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Joe Abercrombie, Paolo Bacigalupi, Holly Black, Garth Nix, Jeffrey Ford, Margo Lanagan, Bruce Sterling, Adam Robets, Ellen Klages, and many many more. With this volume the series comes to a new home at Solaris, publishers of Jonathan Strahan's award-winning original Infinities SF anthologies and the and Fearsome fantasy anthologies.


Fade to red / Linda Castillo.

With Fade to Red, New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo delivers a romantic thriller full of dark secrets and even darker passions.


Agency : a novel / William Gibson.

Agency : a novel / William Gibson.
ONE OF THE MOST VISIONARY, ORIGINAL, AND QUIETLY INFLUENTIAL WRITERS CURRENTLY WORKING* returns with a sharply imagined sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Peripheral. William Gibson has trained his gifted eye on the future for decades, ever since coining the term cyberspace and then popularizing it in his classic speculative novel Neuromancer in the early 1980s. Cory Doctorow raved that The Peripheral is spectacular, a piece of trenchant, far-future speculation that features all the eyeball kicks of Neuromancer. Now Gibson is back with Agency--a science fiction thriller heavily influenced by our most current events. Verity Jane, gifted app whisperer, takes a job as the beta tester for a new product: a digital assistant, accessed through a pair of ordinary-looking glasses. Eunice, the disarmingly human AI in the glasses, manifests a face, a fragmentary past, and a canny grasp of combat strategy. Realizing that her cryptic new employers don't yet know how powerful and valuable Eunice is, Verity instinctively decides that it's best they don't. Meanwhile, a century ahead in London, in a different time line entirely, Wilf Netherton works amid plutocrats and plunderers, survivors of the slow and steady apocalypse known as the jackpot. His boss, the enigmatic Ainsley Lowbeer, can look into alternate pasts and nudge their ultimate directions. Verity and Eunice are her current project. Wilf can see what Verity and Eunice can't: their own version of the jackpot, just around the corner, and the roles they both may play in it. *The Boston Globe


Until the end of time : mind, matter, and our search for meaning in an evolving universe / Brian Greene.

From the world-renowned physicist and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe comes this captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose.Until the End of Time is Brian Greene's breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos and our quest to understand it. Greene takes us on a journey across time, from our most refined understanding of the universe's beginning, to the closest science can take us to the very end. He explores how life and mind emerged from the initial chaos, and how our minds, in coming to understand their own impermanence, seek in different ways to give meaning to experience: in narrative, myth, religion, creative expression, science, the quest for truth, and our longing for the timeless, or eternal. Through a series of nested stories that explain distinct but interwoven layers of reality--from quantum mechanics to consciousness to black holes--Greene provides us with a clearer sense of how we came to be, a finer picture of where we are now, and a firmer understanding of where we are headed. With this grand tour of the universe, beginning to end, Brian Greene allows us all to grasp and appreciate our fleeting but utterly exquisite moment in the cosmos.


The travelers : a novel / Regina Porter.

American history comes to vivid, engaging life in this tale of two interconnected families (one white, one black) that spans from the 1950s to Barack Obama's first year as president. ... The complex, beautifully drawn characters are unique and indelible.--Entertainment Weekly An astoundingly audacious debut.--O: The Oprah Magazine • A gorgeous generational saga.--New York PostMeet James Samuel Vincent, an affluent Manhattan attorney who shirks his modest Irish American background but hews to his father's meandering ways. James muddles through a topsy-turvy relationship with his son, Rufus, which is further complicated when Rufus marries Claudia Christie. Claudia's mother--Agnes Miller Christie--is a beautiful African American woman who survives a chance encounter on a Georgia road that propels her into a new life in the Bronx. Soon after, her husband, Eddie Christie, is called to duty on an air craft carrier in Vietnam, where Tom Stoppard's play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead becomes Eddie's life anchor, as he grapples with mounting racial tensions on the ship and counts the days until he will see Agnes again. These unforgettable characters' lives intersect with a cast of lovers and friends--the unapologetic black lesbian who finds her groove in 1970s Berlin; a moving man stranded in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, during a Thanksgiving storm; two half-brothers who meet as adults in a crayon factory; and a Coney Island waitress whose Prince Charming is too good to be true. With piercing humor, exacting dialogue, and a beautiful sense of place, Regina Porter's debut is both an intimate family portrait and a sweeping exploration of what it means to be American today.Advance praise for The TravelersIn this innovative and deeply moving debut, Regina Porter has mastered the kind of alchemy found in a great painting by Poussin: her canvas is vast, her subject ambitious, yet her execution is so brilliantly devoted to particulars that it creates a miraculous intimacy. The beauty of this book lies in how Porter's characters, through resilience and community, art and creative love, cut new doors out of the corners they've been backed into by history.--Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You.


The yellow bird sings : a novel / Jennifer Rosner.

The yellow bird sings : a novel / Jennifer Rosner.
This program includes an exclusive author's note read by the author.In Poland, as World War II rages, a mother hides with her young daughter, a musical prodigy whose slightest sound may cost them their lives.As Nazi soldiers round up the Jews in their town, Róza and her 5-year-old daughter, Shira, flee, seeking shelter in a neighbor's barn. Hidden in the hayloft day and night, Shira struggles to stay still and quiet, as music pulses through her and the farmyard outside beckons. To soothe her daughter and pass the time, Róza tells her a story about a girl in an enchanted garden:The girl is forbidden from making a sound, so the yellow bird sings. He sings whatever the girl composes in her head: high-pitched trills of piccolo; low-throated growls of contrabassoon. Music helps the flowers bloom.In this make-believe world, Róza can shield Shira from the horrors that surround them. But the day comes when their haven is no longer safe, and Róza must make an impossible choice: whether to keep Shira by her side or give her the chance to survive apart.Inspired by the true stories of Jewish children hidden during World War II, Jennifer Rosner's debut is a breathtaking novel about the unbreakable bond between a mother and a daughter. Beautiful and riveting, The Yellow Bird Sings is a testament to the triumph of hope--a whispered story, a bird's song--in even the darkest of times. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron BooksPraise for The Yellow Bird Sings:Room meets Schindler's List in The Yellow Bird Sings, a beautifully written tale of mothers and daughters, war and love, the music of the living and the silence of the dead. Jennifer Rosner is a writer to watch.--Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice NetworkThe Yellow Bird Sings is a beautiful book in so many ways. Like Shira's imaginary bird, Jennifer Rosner's prose is lilting and musical, yet her tale of war's grave personal reality is gripping, heartrending, and so very real.--Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours and Before and After


On being human : a memoir of waking up, living real, and listening hard / Jennifer Pastiloff ; foreword by Lidia Yuknavitch.

An inspirational memoir about how Jennifer Pastiloff's years of waitressing taught her to seek out unexpected beauty, how deafness taught her to listen fiercely, how being vulnerable allowed her to find love, and how imperfections can lead to a life full of wild happiness. Centered around the touchstone stories Jen tells in her popular workshops, On Being Human is the story of how a starved person grew into the exuberant woman she was meant to be all along by battling the demons within and winning. Jen did not intend to become a yoga teacher, but when she was given the opportunity to host her own retreats, she left her thirteen-year waitressing job and said yes, despite crippling fears of her inexperience and her own potential. After years of feeling depressed, anxious, and hopeless, in a life that seemed to have no escape, she healed her own heart by caring for others. She has learned to fiercely listen despite being nearly deaf, to banish shame attached to a body mass index, and to rebuild a family after the debilitating loss of her father when she was eight. Through her journey, Jen conveys the experience most of us are missing in our lives: being heard and being told, I got you. Exuberant, triumphantly messy, and brave, On Being Human is a celebration of happiness and self-realization over darkness and doubt. Her complicated yet imperfectly perfect life path is an inspiration to live outside the box and to reject the all-too-common belief of I am not enough. Jen will help readers find, accept, and embrace their own vulnerability, bravery, and humanness.


The second hostage : a Colter Shaw short story / Jeffery Deaver.

A new original story from the bestselling and award-winning master of suspense, featuring Colter Shaw.Colter Shaw is a career reward-seeker, making his living locating missing persons and collecting reward money in return. In the course of his search for a missing woman, he visits the police station in the small Kansas town of Humble, and, is pulled into a puzzling case. A man is holding a hostage in a lakeside cabin, and the Humble police need Shaw's experience and know-how to assess the situation, and the captor's motives. As Shaw begins negotiating, he begins to realize that nothing about the hostage situation is as it seems, including the hostage himself.


The Night Watchman / Louise Erdrich.

The Night Watchman /  Louise Erdrich.
Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich's grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose, sly humor, and depth of feeling of a master craftsman. Thomas Wazhushk is the night watchman at the jewel bearing plant, the first factory located near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota. He is also a Chippewa Council member who is trying to understand the consequences of a new emancipation bill on its way to the floor of the United States Congress. It is 1953 and he and the other council members know the bill isn't about freedom; Congress is fed up with Indians. The bill is a termination that threatens the rights of Native Americans to their land and their very identity. How can the government abandon treaties made in good faith with Native Americans for as long as the grasses shall grow, and the rivers run? Since graduating high school, Pixie Paranteau has insisted that everyone call her Patrice. Unlike most of the girls on the reservation, Patrice, the class valedictorian, has no desire to wear herself down with a husband and kids. She makes jewel bearings at the plant, a job that barely pays her enough to support her mother and brother. Patrice's shameful alcoholic father returns home sporadically to terrorize his wife and children and bully her for money. But Patrice needs every penny to follow her beloved older sister, Vera, who moved to the big city of Minneapolis. Vera may have disappeared; she hasn't been in touch in months, and is rumored to have had a baby. Determined to find Vera and her child, Patrice makes a fateful trip to Minnesota that introduces her to unexpected forms of exploitation and violence, and endangers her life. Thomas and Patrice live in this impoverished reservation community along with young Chippewa boxer Wood Mountain and his mother Juggie Blue, her niece and Patrice's best friend Valentine, and Stack Barnes, the white high school math teacher and boxing coach who is hopelessly in love with Patrice. In the Night Watchman, Louise Erdrich creates a fictional world populated with memorable characters who are forced to grapple with the worst and best impulses of human nature. Illuminating the loves and lives, the desires and ambitions of these characters with compassion, wit, and intelligence, The Night Watchman is a majestic work of fiction from this revered cultural treasure.


Brother & sister : a memoir / Diane Keaton.

From the beloved film star and best-selling author of Then Again: a heartfelt memoir about her relationship with her younger brother, and a poignant exploration of the divergent paths siblings' lives can take.When they were children in the suburbs of Los Angeles in the 1950s, Diane Keaton and her younger brother, Randy, were best friends and companions: they shared stories at night in their bunk beds; they swam, laughed, dressed up for Halloween. Their mother captured their American-dream childhoods in her diaries, and on camera. But as they grew up, Randy became troubled, then reclusive. By the time he reached adulthood, he was divorced, an alcoholic, a man who couldn't hold on to full-time work--his life a world away from his sister's, and from the rest of their family.Now Diane is delving into the nuances of their shared, and separate, pasts to confront the difficult question of why and how Randy ended up living his life on the other side of normal. In beautiful and fearless prose that's intertwined with photographs, journal entries, letters, and poetry--many of them Randy's own writing and art--this insightful memoir contemplates the inner workings of a family, the ties that hold it together, and the special bond between siblings even when they are pulled far apart. Here is a story about love and responsibility: about how, when we choose to reach out to the people we feel closest to--in moments of difficulty and loss--surprising things can happen. A story with universal echoes, Brother & Sister will speak across generations to families whose lives have been touched by the fragility and otherness of loved ones--and to brothers and sisters everywhere.


A pilgrimage to eternity : from Canterbury to Rome in search of a faith / Timothy Egan.

Tracing an ancient pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome, the bestselling and virtuosic (The Wall Street Journal) writer explores the past and future of ChristianityWhat a wondrous work! This beautifully written and totally clear-eyed account of his pilgrimage will have you wondering whether we should all embark on such a journey, either of the body, the soul or, as in Egan's case, both.--Cokie RobertsMoved by his mother's death and his Irish Catholic family's complicated history with the church, Timothy Egan decided to follow in the footsteps of centuries of seekers to force a reckoning with his own beliefs. He embarked on a thousand-mile pilgrimage through the theological cradle of Christianity, exploring one of the biggest stories of our time: the collapse of religion in the world that it created. Egan sets out along the Via Francigena, once the major medieval trail leading the devout to Rome, and makes his way overland via the alpine peaks and small mountain towns of France, Switzerland and Italy. The goal: walking to St. Peter's Square, in hopes of meeting the galvanizing pope who is struggling to hold together the church through the worst crisis in half a millennium.Making his way through a landscape laced with some of the most important shrines to the faith, Egan finds a modern Canterbury Tale in the chapel where Queen Bertha introduced Christianity to pagan Britain; parses the supernatural in a French town built on miracles; and journeys to the oldest abbey in the Western world, founded in 515 and home to continuous prayer over the 1,500 years that have followed. He is accompanied by a quirky cast of fellow pilgrims and by some of the towering figures of the faith--Joan of Arc, Henry VIII, Martin Luther.A thrilling journey, a family story, and a revealing history, A Pilgrimage to Eternity looks for our future in its search for God.


101 ways to go zero waste / Kathryn Kellogg.

Minimalism meets DIY in an accessible guide to household waste reduction.


A woman makes a plan : advice for a lifetime of adventure, beauty, and success / Maye Musk.

Warm, honest and true--A Woman Makes A Plan is full of insight as well as a good dose of humor, offering readers a lifetime of hard-won advice.--Diane Von FurstenbergThe international supermodel shares personal stories and lessons learned from a life of living dangerously--carefullyMaye Musk is a fashionable, charming, jet-setting supermodel with a fascinating and tight-knit circle of family and friends--and is 71 years old. But things were not always so easy or glamorous--she became a single mom at 31, struggling through poverty to provide for her three children; dealt with weight issues as a plus-size model and overcame ageism in the modeling industry; and established a lifelong career as a respected dietitian, all the while starting over in eight different cities across three countries and two continents. But she made her way through it all with an indomitable spirit and a no-nonsense attitude to become a global success at what she calls the prime of her life.As everyone who follows her obsessively on social media knows, Maye is a fount of frank and practical advice on how the choices you make in every decade can pay off in surprising, exciting ways throughout your life. In A Woman Makes a Plan, Maye shares experiences from her life conveying hard-earned wisdom on career (the harder you work, the luckier you get), family (let the people you love go their own way), health (there is no magic pill), and adventure (make room for discovery, but always be ready for anything). You can't control all that happens in life, but you can have the life you want at any age. All you have to do is make a plan.


Prepared : what kids need for a fulfilled life / Diane Tavenner.

An educator and mother, Diane Tavenner cofounded the first Summit school in 2003. Summit Public Schools has won national recognition because 99 percent of Summit students get into a four-year college, and Summit students finish college at twice the national average. But in a radical departure from the environments created by the college admissions arms race, Summit students aren't focused on competing with their classmates for rankings or test scores. Instead, students spend their days solving real-world problems and developing the skills of self-direction, collaboration, and reflection, all of which prepare them to succeed in college, thrive in today's workplace, and lead a secure and fulfilled life. Today, thousands of educators, tens of thousands of students, and hundreds of schools across thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia have embraced the Summit model. Through personal stories and the hard-earned lessons of Summit's exceptional team of educators and diverse students, Diane Tavenner shares the underlying learning philosophies and unconventional wisdom that lead to all children being prepared for school and life.


User friendly : how the hidden rules of design are changing the way we live, work, and play / Cliff Kuang with Robert Fabricant.

User friendly : how the hidden rules of design are changing the way we live, work, and play / Cliff Kuang with Robert Fabricant.
The first book to tell the story of the ways in which design is reshaping life in the twenty-first century User Friendly opens with two very different stories. In 1979, a series of failures leads to the catastrophic accident at Three Mile Island; one of the most critical of these failures is a design flaw-a key indicator in the plant's control room is hidden from the operator's sight line. In 2018, a giant, futuristic Apple campus is built on the back of sales of the iPhone, the most user-friendly device ever made. The two stories are part of one larger narrative-the story of the surprisingly recent innovation of putting users at the center of design. In User Friendly, Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant unpack the ways in which the world has been-and continues to be-remade according to the principles of a relatively obscure discipline: user experience design. Its spread is intertwined with the sweeping changes of the last century, from women's rights to the Great Depression and World War II and the rise of the digital era. Its ideals have shaped the world around us, from washing machines to self-driving cars to social media. Combining the expertise and insight of a leading journalist and a pioneering designer, User Friendly provides a definitive, thoughtful, and practical perspective on a topic that has rapidly gone from arcane to urgent to inescapable. In User Friendly, Kuang and Fabricant tell the whole story for the first time-and you'll never interact with technology the same way again.


The meritocracy trap : how America's foundational myth feeds inequality, dismantles the middle class, and devours the elite / Daniel Markovits.

A revolutionary new argument from eminent Yale Law professor Daniel Markovits attacking the false promise of meritocracy It is an axiom of American life that advantage should be earned through ability and effort. Even as the country divides itself at every turn, the meritocratic ideal - that social and economic rewards should follow achievement rather than breeding - reigns supreme. Both Democrats and Republicans insistently repeat meritocratic notions. Meritocracy cuts to the heart of who we are. It sustains the American dream. But what if, both up and down the social ladder, meritocracy is a sham? Today, meritocracy has become exactly what it was conceived to resist: a mechanism for the concentration and dynastic transmission of wealth and privilege across generations. Upward mobility has become a fantasy, and the embattled middle classes are now more likely to sink into the working poor than to rise into the professional elite. At the same time, meritocracy now ensnares even those who manage to claw their way to the top, requiring rich adults to work with crushing intensity, exploiting their expensive educations in order to extract a return. All this is not the result of deviations or retreats from meritocracy but rather stems directly from meritocracy's successes. This is the radical argument that Daniel Markovits prosecutes with rare force. Markovits is well placed to expose the sham of meritocracy. Having spent his life at elite universities, he knows from the inside the corrosive system we are trapped within. Markovits also knows that, if we understand that meritocratic inequality produces near-universal harm, we can cure it. When The Meritocracy Trap reveals the inner workings of the meritocratic machine, it also illuminates the first steps outward, towards a new world that might once again afford dignity and prosperity to the American people.


Upright women wanted / Sarah Gailey.

In Upright Women Wanted, award-winning author Sarah Gailey reinvents the pulp Western with an explicitly antifascist, near-future story of queer identity. That girl's got more wrong notions than a barn owl's got mean looks. Esther is a stowaway. She's hidden herself away in the Librarian's book wagon in an attempt to escape the marriage her father has arranged for her-a marriage to the man who was previously engaged to her best friend. Her best friend who she was in love with. Her best friend who was just executed for possession of resistance propaganda. The future American Southwest is full of bandits, fascists, and queer librarian spies on horseback trying to do the right thing.


The poppy wife : a novel of the Great War / Caroline Scott.

The poppy wife : a novel of the Great War / Caroline Scott.
In the tradition of Jennifer Robson and Hazel Gaynor, this unforgettable debut novel is a sweeping tale of forbidden love, profound loss, and the startling truth of the broken families left behind in the wake of World War I. 1921. Survivors of the Great War are desperately trying to piece together the fragments of their broken lives. While many have been reunited with their loved ones, Edie's husband Francis is still missing. Francis is presumed to have been killed in action, but Edie knows he is alive. Harry, Francis's brother, was there the day Francis went missing in Ypres. And like Edie, he's hopeful Francis is living somewhere in France, lost and confused. Hired by grieving families in need of closure, Harry returns to the Western Front to photograph soldiers' graves. As he travels through France gathering news for British wives and mothers, he searches for evidence his own brother is still alive. When Edie receives a mysterious photograph that she believes was taken by Francis, she is more certain than ever he isn't dead. Edie embarks on her own journey in the hope of finding some trace of her husband. Is he truly gone, or could he still be alive' And if he is, why hasn't he come home' As Harry and Edie's paths converge, they get closer to the truth about Francis and, as they do, are soon faced with the life-changing impact of the answers they discover. An incredibly moving account of an often-forgotten moment in history-those years after the war that were filled with the unknown-The Poppy Wife tells the story of the thousands of soldiers who were lost amid the chaos and ruins in battle-scarred France; and the even greater number of men and women hoping to find them again.


Guest house for young widows : among the women of ISIS / Azadeh Moaveni.

A gripping account of thirteen women who joined, endured, and, in some cases, escaped life in the Islamic State--based on years of immersive reporting by a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Among the many books trying to understand the terrifying rise of ISIS, none has given voice to the women in the organization; but women were essential to the establishment of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's caliphate. Responding to promises of female empowerment and social justice, and calls to aid the plight of fellow Muslims in Syria, thousands of women emigrated from the United States and Europe, Russia and Central Asia, from across North Africa and the rest of the Middle East to join the Islamic State. These were the educated daughters of diplomats, trainee doctors, teenagers with straight-A averages, as well as working-class drifters and desolate housewives, and they set up makeshift clinics and schools for the Islamic homeland they envisioned. Guest House for Young Widows charts the different ways women were recruited, inspired, or compelled to join the militants. Emma from Hamburg, Sharmeena and three high school friends from London, Nour, a religious dropout from Tunis: all found rebellion or community in political Islam and fell prey to sophisticated propaganda that promised them a cosmopolitan adventure and a chance to forge an ideal Islamic community where they could live devoutly without fear of stigma or repression. It wasn't long before the militants exposed themselves as little more than violent criminals, more obsessed with power than the tenets of Islam, and the women of ISIS were stripped of any agency, perpetually widowed and remarried, and ultimately trapped in a brutal, lawless society. The fall of the caliphate only brought new challenges to women no state wanted to reclaim. Moaveni's exquisite sensitivity and rigorous reporting makes these forgotten women indelible and illuminates the turbulent politics that set them on their paths.


A thousand voices / Lisa Wingate.

A thousand voices /  Lisa Wingate.
Adopted at thirteen, Dell Jordan was loved, mentored, and encouraged to pursue her passion for music. Now, at twenty, after a year abroad with a traveling symphony, a scholarship to Julliard is within reach. But underneath Dell's smoothly polished surface lurk mysteries from the past. Why did her mother abandon her? Who was her father? Are there faces somewhere that look like hers-blood relatives she's never met? Determined to find answers, Dell sets off on a secret journey into Oklahoma's Kiamichi Mountains, drawn by the only remaining link to her origins- a father's Native American name on her birth certificate. In the voices of her Choctaw ancestors, she'll discover the keys to a future unlike anything she could have imagined.


In Five Years : a novel / Rebecca Serle.

In Five Years : a novel / Rebecca Serle.
Perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day ?a striking, powerful, and moving love story following an ambitious lawyer who experiences an astonishing vision that could change her life forever. Where do you see yourself in five years? When Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Cohan is asked this question at the most important interview of her career, she has a meticulously crafted answer at the ready. Later, after nailing her interview and accepting her boyfriend's marriage proposal, Dannie goes to sleep knowing she is right on track to achieve her five-year plan. But when she wakes up, she's suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and beside a very different man. The television news is on in the background, and she can just make out the scrolling date. It's the same night?December 15?but 2025, five years in the future. After a very intense, shocking hour, Dannie wakes again, at the brink of midnight, back in 2020. She can't shake what has happened. It certainly felt much more than merely a dream, but she isn't the kind of person who believes in visions. That nonsense is only charming coming from free-spirited types, like her lifelong best friend, Bella. Determined to ignore the odd experience, she files it away in the back of her mind. That is, until four-and-a-half years later, when by chance Dannie meets the very same man from her long-ago vision. Brimming with joy and heartbreak, In Five Years is an unforgettable love story that reminds us of the power of loyalty, friendship, and the unpredictable nature of destiny.


Separation Anxiety / Laura Zigman.

Separation Anxiety /  Laura Zigman.
Separation Anxiety is a hilarious, heart-breaking and thought-provoking portrait of a difficult marriage, as fierce as it is funny.... My advice: Start reading and don't stop until you get to the last page of this wise and wonderful novel. ?Alice Hoffman From bestselling author Laura Zigman, a hilarious novel about a wife and mother whose life is unraveling and the well-intentioned but increasingly disastrous steps she takes to course-correct her relationships, her career, and her belief in herself. Judy never intended to start wearing the dog. But when she stumbled across her son Teddy's old baby sling during a halfhearted basement cleaning, something in her snapped. So: the dog went into the sling, Judy felt connected to another living being, and she's repeated the process every day since. Life hasn't gone according to Judy's plan. Her career as a children's book author offered a glimpse of success before taking an embarrassing nose dive. Teddy, now a teenager, treats her with some combination of mortification and indifference. Her best friend is dying. And her husband, Gary, has become a pot-addled professional snackologist who she can't afford to divorce. On top of it all, she has a painfully ironic job writing articles for a self-help website?a poor fit for someone seemingly incapable of helping herself. Wickedly funny and surprisingly tender, Separation Anxiety offers a frank portrait of middle-aged limbo, examining the ebb and flow of life's most important relationships. Tapping into the insecurities and anxieties that most of us keep under wraps, and with a voice that is at once gleefully irreverent and genuinely touching, Laura Zigman has crafted a new classic for anyone taking fumbling steps toward happiness.


The Fifth Avenue Story Society / Rachel Hauck.

The Fifth Avenue Story Society /  Rachel Hauck.
An invitation to join The Fifth Avenue Story Society gives five New York strangers a chance to rewrite their own stories. Executive assistant Lexa is eager for a much-deserved promotion, but her boss is determined to keep her underemployed.Literature professor Jett is dealing with a broken heart, as well as a nagging suspicion his literary idol, Gordon Phipps Roth, might be a fraud.Uber driver Chuck just wants a second chance with his kids. Aging widower Ed is eager to write the true story of his incredible marriage.Coral, queen of the cosmetics industry, has broken her engagement and is on the verge of losing her great grandmother's multimillion-dollar empire.When all five New Yorkers receive an anonymous, mysterious invitation to the Fifth Avenue Story Society, they suspect they're victims of a practical joke. No one knows who sent the invitations or why. No one has heard of the literary...


The polyvagal theory in therapy : engaging the rhythm of regulation / Deb Dana ; foreword by Stephen W. Porges.

The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy is a must-listen book for therapists who work with trauma and those who seek an easy and accessible way of understanding the significance that Polyvagal Theory has to clinical work.


The Deep : a novel / Alma Katsu.

From the acclaimed and award-winning author of The Hunger comes an eerie, psychological twist on one of the world's most renowned tragedies, the sinking of the Titanic and the ill-fated sail of its sister ship, the Britannic . Someone, or something, is haunting the ship. That is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the passengers of the Titanic from the moment they set sail. The Titanic 's passengers expected to enjoy an experience befitting the much-heralded ship's maiden voyage, but instead, amid mysterious disappearances and sudden deaths, find themselves in an eerie, unsettling twilight zone. While some of the guests and crew shrug off strange occurrences, several?including maid Annie Hebbley, guest Mark Fletcher, and millionaires Madeleine Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim?are convinced there's something more sinister going on. And then, disaster strikes. Years later, Annie, having survived that fateful night, has attempted to put her life back together by going to work as a nurse on the sixth sailing of the Britannic , newly refitted as a hospital ship to support British forces fighting World War I. When she happens across an unconscious Mark, now a soldier, she is at first thrilled and relieved to learn that he too survived the tragic night four years earlier. But soon, his presence awakens deep-buried feelings and secrets, forcing her to reckon with the demons of her past?as they both discover that the terror may not yet be over. Featuring an ensemble cast of characters and effortlessly combining the supernatural with the height of historical disaster, The Deep is an exploration of love and destiny, desire and innocence, and above all, a quest to understand how our choices can lead us inexorably toward our doom.


Haben : the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law / Haben Girma.

Haben : the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law / Haben Girma.
The incredible life story of Haben Girma, the first Deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, and her amazing journey from isolation to the world stage. Haben grew up spending summers with her family in the enchanting Eritrean city of Asmara. There, she discovered courage as she faced off against a bull she couldn't see, and found in herself an abiding strength as she absorbed her parents' harrowing experiences during Eritrea's thirty-year war with Ethiopia. Their refugee story inspired her to embark on a quest for knowledge, traveling the world in search of the secret to belonging. She explored numerous fascinating places, including Mali, where she helped build a school under the scorching Saharan sun. Her many adventures over the years range from the hair-raising to the hilarious. Haben defines disability as an opportunity for innovation. She learned non-visual techniques for everything from dancing salsa to handling an electric saw. She developed a text-to-braille communication system that created an exciting new way to connect with people. Haben pioneered her way through obstacles, graduated from Harvard Law, and now uses her talents to advocate for people with disabilities. HABEN takes readers through a thrilling game of blind hide-and-seek in Louisiana, a treacherous climb up an iceberg in Alaska, and a magical moment with President Obama at The White House. Warm, funny, thoughtful, and uplifting, this captivating memoir is a testament to one woman's determination to find the keys to connection.


Ain't I a woman : Black women and feminism / bell hooks.

A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood.


The clergyman's wife : a pride & prejudice novel / Molly Greeley.

The clergyman's wife : a pride & prejudice novel / Molly Greeley.
For everyone who loved Pride and Prejudice-and legions of historical fiction lovers-an inspired debut novel set in Austen's world. In this Pride & Prejudice-inspired novel, not everyone has the luxury of waiting for love. Charlotte Collins knows it well ... Charlotte Collins, nee Lucas, is the respectable wife of Hunsford's vicar, and sees to her duties by rote: keeping house, caring for their adorable daughter, visiting parishioners, and patiently tolerating the lectures of her awkward husband and his condescending patroness, Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Intelligent, pragmatic, and anxious to escape the shame of spinsterhood, Charlotte chose this life, an inevitable one so socially acceptable that its quietness threatens to overwhelm her. Then she makes the acquaintance of Mr. Travis, a local farmer and tenant of Lady Catherine. In Mr. Travis' company, Charlotte feels appreciated, heard, and seen. For the first time in her life Charlotte begins to understand emotional intimacy and its effect on the heart-and how breakable that heart can be. With her sensible nature confronted, and her own future about to take a turn, Charlotte must now question the role of love and passion in a woman's life, and whether they truly matter for a clergyman's wife.


Scatterbrain : how the mind's mistakes make humans creative, innovative, and successful / Henning Beck.

In this mind-bending book, an esteemed neuroscientist explains why perfectionism is pointless-and argues that mistakes, missteps, and flaws are the keys to success. Remember that time you screwed up simple math or forgot the name of your favorite song? What if someone told you that such embarrassing brain farts are actually secret weapons, proof of your superiority to computers and AI? In Scatterbrain, we learn that boredom awakens the muse, distractions spark creativity, and misjudging time creates valuable memories, among other benefits of our faulty minds. Throughout, award-winning neuroscientist Henning Beck's hilarious asides and brain-boosting advice make for a delightful account of the most cutting-edge neuroscience our brains will (maybe never) remember.


From the ashes : my story of being Métis, homeless, and finding my way / Jesse Thistle.

From the ashes : my story of being Métis, homeless, and finding my way / Jesse Thistle.
In this extraordinary and inspiring debut memoir, Jesse Thistle, once a high school dropout and now a rising Indigenous scholar, chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is. If I can just make it to the next minute ... then I might have a chance to live; I might have a chance to be something more than just a struggling crackhead. From the Ashes is a remarkable memoir about hope and resilience, and a revelatory look into the life of a MEtis-Cree man who refused to give up. Abandoned by his parents as a toddler, Jesse Thistle briefly found himself in the foster-care system with his two brothers, cut off from all they had known. Eventually the children landed in the home of their paternal grandparents, whose tough-love attitudes quickly resulted in conflicts. Throughout it all, the ghost of Jesse's drug-addicted father haunted the halls of the house and the memories of every family member. Struggling with all that had happened, Jesse succumbed to a self-destructive cycle of drug and alcohol addiction and petty crime, spending more than a decade on and off the streets, often homeless. Finally, he realized he would die unless he turned his life around. In this heart-warming and heart-wrenching memoir, Jesse Thistle writes honestly and fearlessly about his painful past, the abuse he endured, and how he uncovered the truth about his parents. Through sheer perseverance and education-and newfound love-he found his way back into the circle of his Indigenous culture and family. An eloquent exploration of the impact of prejudice and racism, From the Ashes is, in the end, about how love and support can help us find happiness despite the odds.


Apeirogon : a novel / Colum McCann.

From the National Book Award?winning and bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin comes an epic novel rooted in the real-life friendship between two men united by loss. Colum McCann's most ambitious work to date, Apeirogon ?named for a shape with a countably infinite number of sides?is a tour de force concerning friendship, love, loss, and belonging. Bassam Aramin is Palestinian. Rami Elhanan is Israeli. They inhabit a world of conflict that colors every aspect of their daily lives, from the roads they are allowed to drive on, to the schools their daughters, Abir and Smadar, each attend, to the checkpoints, both physical and emotional, they must negotiate. Their worlds shift irreparably after ten-year-old Abir is killed by a rubber bullet and thirteen-year-old Smadar becomes the victim of suicide bombers. When Bassam and Rami learn of each other's stories, they recognize the loss that connects them and they attempt to use their grief as a weapon for peace. McCann crafts Apeirogon out of a universe of fictional and nonfictional material. He crosses centuries and continents, stitching together time, art, history, nature, and politics in a tale both heartbreaking and hopeful. Musical, cinematic, muscular, delicate, and soaring, Apeirogon is a novel for our time.


The old success / Martha Grimes.

When the body of a French woman washes up on a wild inlet off the Cornish coast, Brian Macalvie, the divisional commander with the Devon-Cornwall police, is called in. Who could have killed this beautiful tourist when the only visible footprints nearby belong to the two little girls who found her? While Macalvie stands stumped in the Scilly Islands, inspector Richard Jury--twenty miles away on Land's End--is at the Old Success pub, sharing a drink with the legendary former CID detective Tom Brownell, a man renowned for solving every case he undertook--well, nearly every case. Bronwell discloses that there was one he once missed. In the days following the mysterious slaying of the Parisian tourist, two other murders are called in to Macalvie and Jury's teams: first, a man is found dead in his Devon estate, then a holy duster turns up murdered at the Exeter Cathedral in Northamptonshire. When Macalvie and Jury decide to consult Bronwell, the retired detective tells them that the three murders, although very different in execution, are connected. As the trio sets out to solve this puzzle, Jury and Macalvie hope that this doesn't turn out to be Brownell's second ever miss.


Hood feminism : notes from the women that a movement forgot / Mikki Kendall.

Mikki's book is a rousing call to action for today's feminists. It should be required reading for everyone.--Gabrielle Union, author of We're Going to Need More WineA potent and electrifying critique of today's feminist movement announcing a fresh new voice in Black feminismToday's feminist movement has a glaring blind spot, and paradoxically, it is women. Mainstream feminists rarely talk about meeting basic needs as a feminist issue, argues Mikki Kendall, but food insecurity, access to quality education, safe neighborhoods, a living wage, and medical care are all feminist issues. All too often, however, the focus is not on basic survival for the many, but on increasing privilege for the few. That feminists refuse to prioritize these issues has only exacerbated the age-old problem of both internecine discord and women who rebuff at carrying the title. Moreover, prominent white feminists broadly suffer from their own myopia with regard to how things like race, class, sexual orientation, and ability intersect with gender. How can we stand in solidarity as a movement, Kendall asks, when there is the distinct likelihood that some women are oppressing others? In her searing collection of essays, Mikki Kendall takes aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement arguing that it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women. Drawing on her own experiences with hunger, violence, and hypersexualization, along with incisive commentary on politics, pop culture, the stigma of mental health, and more, Hood Feminism delivers an irrefutable indictment of a movement in flux. An unforgettable debut, Kendall has written a ferocious clarion call to all would-be feminists to live out the true mandate of the movement in thought and in deed.


The book of candlelight / Ellery Adams.

As the owner of Miracle Books, Nora Pennington figures all the wet weather this spring is at least good for business. The local inns are packed with stranded travelers, and among them Nora finds both new customers and a new friend, the sixty-something Sheldon, who starts helping out at the store. Since a little rain never hurt anyone, Nora rides her bike over to the flea market one sodden day and buys a bowl from Danny, a Cherokee potter. It'll make a great present for Nora's EMT boyfriend, but the next day, a little rain turns into a lot of rain, and the Miracle River overflows its banks. Amid the wreckage of a collapsed footbridge, a body lies within the churning water. Nora and the sheriff both doubt the ruling of accidental drowning, and Nora decides it's time for the Secret, Book, and Scone Society to spring into action. When another body turns up, it becomes clearer that Danny's death can't be blamed on a natural disaster. A crucial clue may lie within the stone walls of the Inn of Mist and Roses: a diary, over a century old and spattered with candle wax, that leads Nora and her friends through a maze of intrigue--and onto the trail of a murderer...


Writers & lovers : a novel / Lily King.

Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman.Blindsided by her mother's sudden death and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived in Massachusetts in the summer of 1997 without a plan. Her mail consists of wedding invitations and final notices from debt collectors. A former child golf prodigy, she now waits tables in Harvard Square and rents a tiny, moldy room at the side of a garage where she works on the novel she has been writing for six years. At thirty-one, Casey is still clutching onto something nearly all her old friends have let go of: the determination to live a creative life. When she falls for two very different men at the same time, her world fractures even more. Casey's fight to fulfill her creative ambitions and balance the conflicting demands of art and life is challenged in ways that push her to the brink.Writers & Lovers follows Casey--a smart and achingly vulnerable protagonist--in the last days of a long youth, a time when every element of her life comes to a crisis. Written with King's trademark humor, heart, and intelligence, Writers & Lovers is a transfixing novel that explores the terrifying and exhilarating leap between the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another.


Kindness and wonder : why Mr. Rogers matters now more than ever / Gavin Edwards.

Kindness and wonder : why Mr. Rogers matters now more than ever / Gavin Edwards.
A pop culture celebration of Fred Rogers and the enduring legacy of his beloved, award-winning PBS show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood that offers essential wisdom to help us in our troubled times. Won't you be my neighbor' For more than thirty years, Fred Rogers was a beloved fixture in American homes. Warm and welcoming, he spoke directly to children-and their parents-about the marvels of the world, the things that worried them, and above all, the importance of being themselves. Dressed in his cardigan and sneakers, Fred Rogers offered a wholesome message of generosity and love that changed the landscape of television and shaped a generation of children. Kindness and Wonder pays tribute to this cultural icon: the unique, gentle man who embodied the best of what we could be. Looking back at the history of the show and the creative visionary behind it, pop culture aficionado Gavin Edwards reminds us of the indelible lessons and insights that Mister Rogers conveyed-what it means to be a good person, to be open-hearted, to be thoughtful, to be curious, to be compassionate-and why they matter. Beautifully crafted, infused with Mister Rogers' gentle spirit, and featuring dozens of interviews with people whose lives were touched by Fred Rogers-ranging from Rita Moreno to NFL Hall of Famer Lynn Swann-Kindness and Wonder is a love letter to this unforgettable cultural hero and role model, and the beautiful neighborhood he created.


Queen of the Conquered / Kacen Callender.

Queen of the Conquered /  Kacen Callender.
An ambitious young woman with the power to control minds seeks vengeance against the royals who murdered her family, in a Caribbean-inspired fantasy world embattled by colonial oppression.Sigourney Rose is the only surviving daughter of a noble lineage on the island nation of Hans Lollik. Her family was known to have sympathized with the island's colonizers--and were brutally murdered. Adopted by a powerful duke, Sigourney spent her adolescence hiding in plain sight, practicing her magic, and plotting to avenge her family.When she comes of age, Sigourney eagerly follows in her family's footsteps, joining the ranks of the ruling colonizers who still hold the islands in their grasp. With her unique ability to control and read minds, she doesn't fear being deemed a traitor by her own people or the assassination attempts and rebellions she faces across the land. But when she arrives at court, ready to seek vengeance and take control of all the islands, she finds herself the target of a dangerous unknown magic.Someone is killing off the ruling families to clear a path to the throne. As the bodies pile up and all eyes regard her with suspicion, Sigourney must find allies among her prey and the murderer among her peers... lest she become the next victim.


Yellow Bird : oil, murder, and a woman's search for justice in Indian country / Sierra Crane Murdoch.

The gripping true story of a murder on an Indian reservation, and the unforgettable Arikara woman who becomes obsessed with solving it--an urgent work of literary journalism. I don't know a more complicated, original protagonist in literature than Lissa Yellow Bird, or a more dogged reporter in American journalism than Sierra Crane Murdoch.--William Finnegan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Barbarian DaysNAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2020 BY Chicago Tribune • BuzzFeed • Newsweek • PopSugar • Pure Wow • LitHub • CrimeReads • The Week • Book RiotWhen Lissa Yellow Bird was released from prison in 2009, she found her home, the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota, transformed by the Bakken oil boom. In her absence, the landscape had been altered beyond recognition, her tribal government swayed by corporate interests, and her community burdened by a surge in violence and addiction. Three years later, when Lissa learned that a young white oil worker, Kristopher KC Clarke, had disappeared from his reservation worksite, she became particularly concerned. No one knew where Clarke had gone, and few people were actively looking for him. Yellow Bird traces Lissa's steps as she obsessively hunts for clues to Clarke's disappearance. She navigates two worlds--that of her own tribe, changed by its newfound wealth, and that of the non-Native oilmen, down on their luck, who have come to find work on the heels of the economic recession. Her pursuit of Clarke is also a pursuit of redemption, as Lissa atones for her own crimes and reckons with generations of trauma. Yellow Bird is an exquisitely written, masterfully reported story about a search for justice and a remarkable portrait of a complex woman who is smart, funny, eloquent, compassionate, and--when it serves her cause--manipulative. Drawing on eight years of immersive investigation, Sierra Crane Murdoch has produced a profound examination of the legacy of systematic violence inflicted on a tribal nation and a tale of extraordinary healing.


We have always been here : a queer Muslim memoir / Samra Habib.

How do you find yourself when the world tells you that you don't exist?Samra Habib has spent most of her life searching for the safety to be herself. As an Ahmadi Muslim growing up in Pakistan, she faced regular threats from Islamic extremists who believed the small, dynamic sect to be blasphemous. From her parents, she internalized the lesson that revealing her identity could put her in grave danger.When her family came to Canada as refugees, Samra encountered a whole new host of challenges: bullies, racism, the threat of poverty, and an arranged marriage. Backed into a corner, her need for a safe space--in which to grow and nurture her creative, feminist spirit--became dire. The men in her life wanted to police her, the women in her life had only shown her the example of pious obedience, and her body was a problem to be solved.So begins an exploration of faith, art, love, and queer sexuality, a journey that takes her to the far reaches of the globe to uncover a truth that was within her all along. A triumphant memoir of forgiveness and family, both chosen and not, We Have Always Been Here is a rallying cry for anyone who has ever felt out of place and a testament to the power of fearlessly inhabiting one's truest self.


Radical compassion : learning to love yourself and your world with the practice of RAIN / Tara Brach.

One of the most beloved and trusted mindfulness teachers in America offers a lifeline for difficult times: the RAIN meditation, which awakens our courage and heartTara Brach is an in-the-trenches teacher whose work counters today's ever-increasing onslaught of news, conflict, demands, and anxieties--stresses that leave us rushing around on auto-pilot and cut off from the presence and creativity that give our lives meaning.In this heartfelt and deeply practical book, she offers an antidote: an easy-to-learn four-step meditation that quickly loosens the grip of difficult emotions and limiting beliefs. Each step in the meditation practice (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture) is brought to life by memorable stories shared by Tara and her students as they deal with feelings of overwhelm, loss, and self-aversion, with painful relationships, and past trauma--and as they discover step-by-step the sources of love, forgiveness, compassion, and deep wisdom alive within all of us.


The illness lesson : a novel / Clare Beams.

Named a most anticipated book of 2020 by Time, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, BookRiot, Domino, and LitHub. Brilliant, suspenseful...A masterpiece.--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls. A brainy page-turner that's gorgeous and frightening in equal measure.--Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks. A searing novel which probes the world's approach to women's bodies and women's minds, and the time-honored tradition of doubting both. At their newly founded school, Samuel Hood and his daughter Caroline promise a groundbreaking education for young women. But Caroline has grave misgivings. After all, her own unconventional education has left her unmarriageable and isolated, unsuited to the narrow roles afforded women in 19th century New England. When a mysterious flock of red birds descends on the town, Caroline alone seems to find them unsettling. But it's not long before the assembled students begin to manifest bizarre symptoms: Rashes, seizures, headaches, verbal tics, night wanderings. One by one, they sicken. Fearing ruin for the school, Samuel overrules Caroline's pleas to inform the girls' parents and turns instead to a noted physician, a man whose sinister ministrations--based on a shocking historic treatment--horrify Caroline. As the men around her continue to dictate, disastrously, all terms of the girls' experience, Caroline's body too begins to betray her. To save herself and her young charges, she will have to defy every rule that has governed her life, her mind, her body, and her world. Clare Beams's extraordinary debut story collection We Show What We Have Learned earned comparisons to Shirley Jackson, Karen Russell and Aimee Bender, and established Beams as a writer who creates magical-realist pieces that often calculate the high cost of being a woman (The Rumpus). Precisely observed, hauntingly atmospheric, as fiercely defiant as it is triumphant, The Illness Lesson is a spellbinding piece of storytelling.


Drenched in light : a novel / Lisa Wingate.

Once a gifted ballet dancer, Julia Costell buckled under the demands of a professional dance career, and has landed with a thud in an unglamorous job as a guidance counselor at a performing arts high school. Living back home with her parents and feeling lost, she is afraid she'll never soar again...until the day young Dell Jordan is sent to her office, carrying an essay.In Dell's writing, Julia sees luminous sparks of hope. But as she fights to forge a brighter future for one disadvantaged student, she is drawn into startling undercurrents of conflict and denial within the academy. Only when she is tested in ways she never could have imagined does she begin to discover where real meaning and fulfillment lie--and realize that even though her life has seemed off course, she's been on the right path all along.


Anything for you / Saul Black.

Anything for you /  Saul Black.
Critically acclaimed author Saul Black returns with a heart-racing thriller in which a brutal murder forces one woman to reckon with her own past-and her future. On a hot summer night, a watchful neighbor locks eyes with an intruder and unwittingly alerts the police to a vicious crime scene next door: a lavish master bedroom where a man lies dead. His wife is bleeding out onto the hardwood floor, clinging to life. The victim, Adam Grant, was a well-known San Francisco prosecutor-a man whose connection to Homicide detective Valerie Hart brings her face-to-face with a life she's long since left behind. Adam's career made him an easy target, and forensic evidence points towards an ex-con he put behind bars years ago. But while Adam's wife and daughter grapple with their tragic loss, Valerie uncovers devastating clues that point in a more ominous direction. Lurking in the shadows of the Grants' pristine life is a mysterious blonde who holds the key to a dangerous past. As Valerie struggles to forge a new path for herself, the investigation forces her to confront the question: can we ever really leave our pasts behind' Sophisticated and stunning, Anything for You is an unforgettable thriller that will grip listeners long after the final chapter.


Deacon King Kong : a novel / James McBride.

From James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird , comes a wise and witty novel about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting. In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .45 from his pocket, and in front of everybody shoots the project's drug dealer at point-blank range. The reasons for this desperate burst of violence and the consequences that spring from it lie at the heart of Deacon King Kong , James McBride's funny, moving novel and his first since his National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird . In Deacon King Kong , McBride brings to vivid life the people affected by the shooting: the victim, the African-American and Latinx residents who witnessed it, the white neighbors, the local cops assigned to investigate, the members of the Five Ends Baptist Church where Sportcoat was deacon, the neighborhood's Italian mobsters, and Sportcoat himself. As the story deepens, it becomes clear that the lives of the characters?caught in the tumultuous swirl of 1960s New York?overlap in unexpected ways. When the truth does emerge, McBride shows us that not all secrets are meant to be hidden, that the best way to grow is to face change without fear, and that the seeds of love lie in hope and compassion. Bringing to these pages both his masterly storytelling skills and his abiding faith in humanity, James McBride has written a novel every bit as involving as The Good Lord Bird and as emotionally honest as The Color of Water . Told with insight and wit, Deacon King Kong demonstrates that love and faith live in all of us.


Weather : a novel / Jenny Offill.

From the author of the nationwide best seller Dept. of Speculation--one of the New York Times Book Review 's Ten Best Books of the Year--a shimmering tour de force about a family, and a nation, in crisis Lizzie Benson slid into her job as a librarian without a traditional degree. But this gives her a vantage point from which to practice her other calling: she is a fake shrink. For years, she has tended to her God-haunted mother and her recovering addict brother. They have both stabilized for the moment, but Lizzie has little chance to spend her new free time with husband and son before her old mentor, Sylvia Liller, makes a proposal. She's become famous for her prescient podcast, Hell and High Water, and wants to hire Lizzie to answer the mail she receives: from left-wingers worried about climate change and right wingers worried about the decline of western civilization. As Lizzie dives into this polarized world, she begins to wonder what it means to keep tending your own garden once you've seen the flames beyond its walls. When her brother becomes a father and Sylvia a recluse, Lizzie is forced to address the limits of her own experience--but still she tries to save everyone, using everything she's learned about empathy and despair, conscience and collusion, from her years of wandering the library stacks . . . And all the while the voices of the city keep floating in--funny, disturbing, and increasingly mad.


Kid scientists : true tales of childhood from science superstars / stories by David Stabler ; illustrations by Anoosha Syed.

Before their experiments, inventions, and discoveries that changed the world, the world's most celebrated scientists had regular-kid problems just like you. Stephen Hawking hated school and preferred to spend his free time building model airplanes, inventing board games, and even building his own computer. Jane Goodall got in trouble for bringing worms and snails into her house. And Neil deGrasse Tyson had to start a dog-walking business to save up money to buy a telescope.Kid Scientists tells the stories of a diverse and inclusive group--also including Temple Grandin, Nikola Tesla, Ada Lovelace, Benjamin Franklin, Isaac Newton, Rosalind Franklin, Sally Ride, Rachel Carson, George Washington Carver, and Vera Rubin--through funny, relatable stories.


The rose legacy / Kristen Heitzmann.

The rose legacy /  Kristen Heitzmann.
In a new series from author Kristen Heitzmann, Carina Maria DiGratia leaves her beautiful home in California for the harsh landscape of Colorado. Will she find the same betrayals she's left behind, or will she finally find peace? Contains mature themes.


The magnificent monsters of Cedar Street / Lauren Oliver.

The magnificent monsters of Cedar Street /  Lauren Oliver.
From the bestselling author of E. B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book Liesl & Po comes a timely and relevant adventure story about monsters of all kindsA''and a girl brave enough to save them. Cordelia Clay loves the work she and her father do together: saving and healing the remarkable creatures around Boston at the end of the nineteenth century. Their home on Cedar Street is full to the brim with dragons, squelches, and diggles, and Cordelia loves every one of them. But their work must be kept secretA''others arenA''t welcoming to outsiders and immigrants, so what would the people of Boston do to the creatures they call A''monstersA''' One morning, Cordelia awakens to discover that her father has disappearedA''along with nearly all the monsters. With only a handful of clues and a cryptic note to guide her, Cordelia must set off to find out what happened to her father, with the help of her new friend Gregory, Iggy the farting filch, a baby dragon, and a small zuppy (zombie puppy, that is).


Can I touch your hair? : poems of race, mistakes, and friendship / Irene Latham & Charles Waters ; [illustrated by] Sean Qualis & Selina Alko.

Can I touch your hair? : poems of race, mistakes, and friendship / Irene Latham & Charles Waters ; [illustrated by] Sean Qualis & Selina Alko.
Two poets, one white and one black, explore race and childhood in this must-have collection tailored to provoke thought and conversation. How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth grade poetry project' They don't know each other...'nd they're not sure they want to. Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles Waters, who is black, use this fictional setup to delve into different experiences of race in a relatable way, exploring such topics as hair, hobbies, and family dinners. Accompanied by artwork from acclaimed illustrators Sean Qualls and Selina Alko (of The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage), this remarkable collaboration invites readers of all ages to join the dialogue by putting their own words to their experiences.


Find your path : honor your body, fuel your soul, and get strong with the Fit52 life / Carrie Underwood.

Find your path : honor your body, fuel your soul, and get strong with the Fit52 life / Carrie Underwood.
I want to be healthy and fit 52 weeks of the year, but that doesn't mean I have to be perfect every day. This philosophy is a year-round common-sense approach to health and fitness that involves doing your best most of the time--and by that I don't mean being naughty for three days and good for four. I mean doing your absolute best most of the time during every week, 52 weeks of the year.--Carrie UnderwoodCarrie Underwood believes that fitness is a lifelong journey. She wasn't born with the toned arms and strong legs that fans know her for. Like all of us, she has to work hard every day to look the way that she does! In FIND YOUR PATH she shares her secrets with readers, with the ultimate goal of being the strongest version of themselves, and looking as good as they feel. Carrie's book will share secrets for fitting diet and exercise into a packed routine--she's not only a multi-Platinum singer, she's a businesswoman and busy mom with two young children. Based on her own active lifestyle, diet, and workouts, FIND YOUR PATH is packed with meal plans, recipes, weekly workout programs, and guidelines for keeping a weekly food and workout journal. It also introduces readers to Carrie's signature Fit52 workout, which involves a deck of cards and exercises that can be done at home--and it sets her fans on a path to sustainable health and fitness for life. Fit52 begins with embracing the Pleasure Principle in eating, making healthy swaps in your favorite recipes, and embracing a long view approach to health--so that a cheat a day won't derail you.Throughout the book, Carrie shares her personal journey towards optimal health, from her passion for sports as a kid, to the pressure to look perfect and fit the mold as she launched her career after winning American Idol, to eventually discovering the importance of balance and the meaning of true health. For Carrie, being fit isn't about crash diets or a workout routine that you're going to dread. It's about healthy choices and simple meals that you can put together from the ingredients in your local grocery store, and making the time, every day, to move, to love your body, and to be the best version of yourself.


Mañanaland / Pam Muñoz Ryan.

Max loves stories, especially the fantastical tale Buelo tells him about a mystical gatekeeper who can guide brave travellers on a journey into tomorrow. If Max could see tomorrow, he would know if he'd make Santa Maria's celebrated fútbol team, and whether he'd ever find his mother, who left when he was a baby. Papa refuses to talk about her, so Max has learned to stop asking. But when Papa is forced to reveal his involvement in an underground network of guardians that led people fleeing a neighboring country to safety, and the surprising reason Max's spot on the fútbol team may be threatened, everything he knew about himself and his family is upended. A treasured compass, a haunted tower, a mysterious stone rubbing, and a peregrine falcon propel Max on a dangerous search for clues about who he is and what the future holds.


Strong voices : fifteen American speeches worth knowing / Tonya Bolden ; foreword by Cokie Roberts.

Strong voices : fifteen American speeches worth knowing / Tonya Bolden ; foreword by Cokie Roberts.
Strong Voices: Fifteen American Speeches Worth Knowing is a collection of significant speeches, made both by those who held the reins of power and those who didnA''t, at significant times in American history. Read the original wordsA''sometimes abridged and sometimes in their entiretyA''that have shaped our cultural fabric. Introductions by acclaimed writer Tonya Bolden provide historical context and critical insights to the meaning and impact of every speech. This collection includes the following: -Patrick Henry, A''Give Me Liberty or Give Me DeathA'' -George Washington, Farewell Address -Red Jacket, A''We Never Quarrel about ReligionA'' -Frederick Douglass, A''What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July'A'' -Sojourner Truth, A''I Am a WomanA''s RightsA'' -Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address -Theodore Roosevelt, A''Citizenship in a RepublicA'' -Franklin Delano Roosevelt, A''The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear ItselfA'' -Lou Gehrig, A''Farewell to BaseballA'' -Langston Hughes, A''On the Blacklist All Our LivesA'' -John Fitzgerald Kennedy, A''We Choose to Go to the MoonA'' -Martin Luther King, Jr., A''I Have a DreamA'' -Fannie Lou Hamer, A''I Question AmericaA'' -Cesar Chavez, Address to the Commonwealth Club of California, 1984 -Hillary Rodham Clinton, A''WomenA''s Rights Are Human RightsA'' Strong Voices includes a foreword by #1 New York Times bestselling author and celebrated journalist Cokie Roberts. Strong Voices is a tremendous introduction to the extraordinary words spoken in history. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.


Tamarack County : a novel / William Kent Krueger.

Tamarack County : a novel / William Kent Krueger.
William Kent Krueger is a New York Times best-selling author whose popular Cork O'Connor mysteries display an intimate knowledge of Minnesota's northern reaches and respect for Native American life (Publishers Weekly). In Tamarack County, former sheriff Cork O'Connor investigates the disappearance of a retired judge's wife--and discovers the bloody aftermath of a 20-year-old crime.


A home for goddesses and dogs / Leslie Connor.

A home for goddesses and dogs /  Leslie Connor.
A unique masterpiece about loss, love, and the world's best bad dog, from award-winning author Leslie Connor, author of the National Book Award finalist The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle.Lydia knows more about death than most thirteen-year-olds. Her mother was already sick when her father left them six years ago. When her mother died, it was Lydia who sat by her side. Fully orphaned now, Lydia follows the plan her mother made with her. She uproots to rural Connecticut to live with her last of kin. Aunt Brat; her jovial wife, Eileen; and their ancient live-in landlord, Elloroy, welcome Lydia. Only days after her arrival the women adopt a big yellow dog.Lydia is not a dog person--and this one is trouble! He pees in the house, escapes into the woods, and barks at things unseen. His new owners begin to guess about his unknown past.Lydia doesn't want to cause trouble for her new family--and she does not mean to keep secrets--but there are things she's not telling . . .Like why the box of paper stuff she keeps under her bed is so important . . .And why that hole in the wall behind the poster in her room is getting bigger . . .And why something she took from the big yellow dog just might be the key to unraveling his mysterious past--but at what cost?Award-winning author Leslie Connor crafts a story that sings about loss and love and finding joy in new friendships and a loving family, along with the world's best bad dog. This uplifting story about recovery features strong female characters, an adorable dog, and the girl who comes to love him.


A Christmas carol / Charles Dickens.

The classic story about a miser who learns the meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future. Includes text in ePub and PDF format.


Middle school : master of disaster / James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts.

Middle school : master of disaster / James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts.
In this blockbuster installment of the bestselling Middle School series, Rafe and all the favorite characters from James Patterson's books for kids get caught up in a hilarious adventure'together for the first time! Rafe and Jimmy, two misunderstood troublemakers, are finally up to something good. They're in charge of a huge celebration of books and reading'but when a small issue snowballs into a big problem that threatens to derail the whole event, they need to work fast to keep things on track! And the best part' Rafe and Jimmy are joined by the funniest storytellers they know, including Jamie Grimm from I FUNNY, Jacky Ha-Ha, the Kidd family of TREASURE HUNTERS, super-genius Max Einstein'everyone's favorite characters from James Patterson's bestselling series for kids!


A Christmas carol / Charles Dickens.

The classic story about a miser who learns the meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future. Includes text in ePub and PDF format.


Out of Oz / Gregory Maguire.

Out of Oz /  Gregory Maguire.
The stunning conclusion to the smash New York Times bestselling series the Wicked Years. Gregory Maguire's Wicked Years series became national bestsellers and the basis for a hit Tony-winning Broadway musical. Now, Maguire returns with the final installment in his transformative work, a thrilling and compulsively readable saga in which the fate of Oz is decided at last...Once peaceful and prosperous, the spectacular Land of Oz is knotted with social unrest: The Emerald City is mounting an invasion of Munchkinland, Glinda is under house arrest, and the Cowardly Lion is on the run from the law. And look who's knocking at the door. It's none other than Dorothy. Yes. That Dorothy. Yet amid all this chaos, Elphaba's granddaughter, the tiny green baby born at the close of Son of a Witch, has come of age. Now it is up to Rain to take up her broom--and her legacy--in an Oz wracked by war. The stirring, long-awaited conclusion to the bestselling series that began with Wicked, Out of Oz is a magical journey rife with revelations and reversals, reprisals and surprises--the hallmarks of the unique imagination of Gregory Maguire.


Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell / written by G.M. Berrow.

Twilight Sparkle is a very special Pony and a loyal apprentice of Princess Celestia. Twilight Sparkle's life has been turned upside down by recent exciting events in Ponyville, so she sets off for the Crystal Empire to get advice from her former foalsitter, Princess Cadance. Join Twilight Sparkle in this original and brand-new adventure!


Bewitching blend : a Paramour Bay mystery / Kennedy Layne.

Kennedy Layne presents Book 2 in the Paramour Bay Cozy Paranormal Mystery series.


Bloom / Kenneth Oppel.

The first book in a can't-put-it-down, can't-read-it-fast-enough action-thriller trilogy that's part Hatchet, part Alien!The invasion begins--but not as you'd expect. It begins with rain. Rain that carries seeds. Seeds that sprout--overnight, everywhere. These new plants take over crop fields, twine up houses, and burrow below streets. They bloom--and release toxic pollens. They bloom--and form Venus flytrap-like pods that swallow animals and people. They bloom--everywhere, unstoppable. Or are they? Three kids on a remote island seem immune to the toxic plants. Anaya, Petra, Seth. They each have strange allergies--and yet not to these plants. What's their secret? Can they somehow be the key to beating back this invasion? They'd better figure it out fast, because it's starting to rain again....


Stowaway / Karen Hesse.

Stowaway /  Karen Hesse.
A fictionalized journal relates the experiences of a young stowaway from 1768 to 1771 aboard the Endeavor which sailed around the world under Captain James Cook.


The midnight lie / Marie Rutkoski.

The midnight lie /  Marie Rutkoski.
Set in the world of the New York Times-bestselling Winner's Trilogy, Marie Rutkoski's The Midnight Lie is an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us--and the lies we tell ourselves.Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society's pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colors. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe and suffer the consequences.Nirrim keeps her head down, and a dangerous secret close to her chest.But then she encounters Sid, a rakish traveler from far away, who whispers rumors that the High Kith possess magic. Sid tempts Nirrim to seek that magic for herself. But to do that, Nirrim must surrender her old life. She must place her trust in this sly stranger who asks, above all, not to be trusted.


Heart of steel / Meljean Brook.

Return to the gritty, alluring world of steampunk with the New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Duke. Growing up in the dangerous world of the Iron Seas, the mercenary captain of the airship Lady Corsair, Yasmeen, has learned to keep her heart hard as steel. Ruthless and cunning, her only loyalty is to her ship and her crew-until one man comes along and changes everything ... Treasurehunter Archimedes Fox isn't interested in the Lady Corsair-just the captain and the valuable da Vinci sketch she stole from him. When it attracts a dangerous amount of attention, Yasmeen and Archimedes journey to Horde-occupied Morocco- and straight into enemy hands.--


Single, dating, engaged, married : navigating life and love in the modern age / Ben Stuart.

Single, dating, engaged, married : navigating life and love in the modern age / Ben Stuart.
The vast majority of young people pass through the four key relational phases of singleness, dating, engagement, and marriage in their twenties, yet they are delaying marriage longer than any other generation. The average age an American woman has her first child is now younger than when she first marries. More children are growing up in fatherless homes. The CDC has reported a dramatic rise in sexually transmitted diseases. Studies show a similar trend in self-reported loneliness. As technological connectivity blocks the development of deep intimacy, addiction often replaces it. How can young people navigate these troubled waters? Like a sailor on turbulent seas, they need a North Star to guide them: they need the skill set to know how to journey through life and how to select the right people to journey alongside them. Charting a course through the four key relational phases they'll face, this book provides that navigational guidance, examining what should be pursued in each re.


Eat, sleep, work, repeat : 30 hacks for bringing joy to your job / Bruce Daisley.

Eat, sleep, work, repeat : 30 hacks for bringing joy to your job / Bruce Daisley.
An important reminder of simple everyday practices to improve how we all work together, which will lead to greater team and individual happiness and performance. Great results will follow.--Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and SquareWith just 30 changes, you can transform your work experience from bland and boring (or worse) to fulfilling, fun, and even joyful.--Daniel Pink, author of When and DriveThe vice president of Twitter Europe and host of the top business podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat offers thirty smart, research-based hacks for bringing joy and fun back into our burned out, uninspired work lives.How does a lunch break spark a burst of productivity? Can a team's performance be improved simply by moving the location of the coffee maker? Why are meetings so often a waste of time, and how can a walking meeting actually get decisions made?As an executive with decades of management experience at top Silicon Valley companies including YouTube, Google, and Twitter, Bruce Daisley has given a lot of thought to what makes a workforce productive and what factors can improve the workplace to benefit a company's employees, customers, and bottom line. In his debut book, he shares what he's discovered, offering practical, often counterintuitive, insights and solutions for reinvigorating work to give us more meaning, productivity, and joy at the office.A Gallup survey of global workers revealed shocking news: only 13% of employees are engaged in their jobs. This means that burn out and unhappiness at work are a reality for the vast majority of workers. Managers--and employees themselves--can make work better. Eat Sleep Work Repeat shows them how, offering more than two dozen research-backed, user-friendly strategies, including:Go to Lunch (it makes you less tired over the weekend)Suggest a Tea Break (it increases team cohesiveness and productivity)Conduct a Pre-Mortem (foreseeing possible issues can prevent problems and creates a spirit of curiosity and inquisitiveness)Let's start enjoying our jobs again, Daisley insists. It's time to rediscover the joy of work.


Someday we will fly / Rachel DeWoskin.

Someday we will fly /  Rachel DeWoskin.
From the author of Blind, a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story set during World War II in Shanghai, one of the only places Jews without visas could find refuge. Warsaw, Poland. The year is 1940 and Lillia is 15 when her mother, Alenka, disappears and her father flees with Lillia and her younger sister, Naomi, to Shanghai, one of the few places that will accept Jews without visas. There they struggle to make a life; they have no money, there is little work, no decent place to live, a culture that doesn't understand them. And always the worry about Alenka. How will she find them? Is she still alive? Meanwhile Lillia is growing up, trying to care for Naomi, whose development is frighteningly slow, in part from malnourishment. Lillia finds an outlet for her artistic talent by making puppets, remembering the happy days in Warsaw when they were circus performers. She attends school sporadically, makes friends with Wei, a Chinese boy, and finds work as a performer at a gentlemen's club without her father's knowledge. But meanwhile the conflict grows more intense as the Americans declare war and the Japanese force the Americans in Shanghai into camps. More bombing, more death. Can they survive, caught in the crossfire?


Manitou Canyon : a novel / William Kent Krueger.

One of today's automatic buy-today-read-tonight series...thoughtful but suspenseful, fast but lasting, contemporary but strangely timeless. (Lee Child) In the extraordinary new Cork O'Connor thriller from New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author William Kent Krueger, the lives of hundreds of innocent people are at stake when Cork vanishes just days before his daughter's wedding. Since the violent deaths of his wife, father, and best friend all occurred in previous Novembers, Cork O'Connor has always considered it to be the cruelest of months. Yet, his daughter has chosen this dismal time of year in which to marry, and Cork is understandably uneasy. His concern comes to a head when a man camping in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness goes missing. As the official search ends with no recovery in sight, Cork is asked by the man's family to stay on the case. Although the wedding is fast approaching and the weather looks threatening, he accepts and returns to that vast wilderness on his own. As the sky darkens and the days pass, Cork's family anxiously awaits his return. Finally certain that something has gone terribly wrong, they fly by floatplane to the lake where the missing man was last seen. Locating Cork's campsite, they find no sign of their father. They do find blood, however. A lot of it. With an early winter storm on the horizon, it's a race against time as Cork's family struggles to uncover the mystery behind these disappearances. Little do they know, not only is Cork's life on the line, but so are the lives of hundreds of others. A taut, suspenseful thriller, Manitou Canyon features everything readers love in a Cork O'Connor novel: a dramatic Northwoods setting, an intriguing view of the Objibwe culture, an enigmatic crime, masterful storytelling, and more than a few surprises.


Dragonslayer / Tui T. Sutherland.

For decades dragons have wondered how three small scavengers managed to kill Queen Oasis. Until now. Travel back to before the War of SandWing Succession, and experience Pyrrhia as we've never seen it before--through the eyes of humans.


Magical blend / Kennedy Layne.

USA Today bestselling author Kennedy Layne switches creative gears and brings you a cozy paranormal mystery that will have you wishing these unique and comical characters could spring to life with a twitch of your nose ... An inherited tea shop, a quaint little Connecticut town, and its quirky residents have Raven Marigold believing her luck is about to change for the better. Of course, that was before she and her best friend found a dead body in the back of the charming store. Things go from bad to worse when Raven begins to hear a talking cat spouting on and on about magic and mayhem. Once Raven accepts that she's not losing her mind, she finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation while discovering her family's unusual lineage-the Marigolds are bona fide witches!


The brat / Lynsay Sands.

The brat /  Lynsay Sands.
You can't help but fall in love with Lynsay Sands!--Christina DoddWhether her heroes are English lords or sexy vampires, this classic historical romance from Lynsay Sands proves that the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author has what it takes to captivate her readers.In this delightful tale of medieval passion, a loyal knight competes with a dangerous villain for the affections of King Edward III's comely goddaughter--who is not really the petulant brat she first appears to be. If you love the historicals of Julie Garwood and Jill Barnett or are a fan of Lynsay's Argeneau vampire paranormal romance novels and want to experience another side of their talented author, make a date with The Brat!


Freefall / Kristen Heitzmann.

Freefall, a CBA best-seller by Christy Award winner Kristen Heitzmann, swirls with gripping suspense, heartstopping action, and blossoming romance. When an injured stranger staggers down a Hawaiian mountainside and into her backyard, Monica believes God has directed this mysterious young lady to her. But Monica's brother, an insurance fraud investigator, isn't so sure. He finds it hard to believe this green-eyed outsider doesn't know who she is, what has happened, or where she is.


A tale of two cities / Charles Dickens.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Charles Dickens', A Tale of Two Cities, begins with these famous words. On the eve of the French Revolution of 1789, the story follows Charles Darney, a French aristocrat-turned-revolutionary, and Sydney Carton, a purposeless British lawyer in love with Darney's wife, Lucie ...


Invested : changing forever the way Americans invest / Charles Schwab.

The founder of The Charles Schwab Corporation recounts the ups and downs he weathered as he made stock investing, once the expensive and clubby reserve of the few, accessible to ordinary Americans. To say Charles Schwab is an entrepreneur is actually an understatement. He really is a revolutionary.--Phil Knight, co-founder, Nike, author of Shoe Dog In this deeply personal memoir, Schwab describes his passion to have Main Street participate in the growing economy as investors and owners, not only earners. Schwab opens up about his dyslexia and how he worked around and ultimately embraced it, and about the challenges he faced while starting his fledgling company in the 1970s. A year into his grand experiment in discounted stock trading, living in a small apartment in Sausalito with his wife, Helen, and new baby, he carried a six-figure debt and a pocketful of personal loans. As it turned out, customers flocked to Schwab, leaving his small team scrambling with scarce resources and no road map to manage the company's growth. He recounts the company's game-changing sale to Bank of America--and how, in the end, the merger almost doomed his organization. We learn about the clever and timely leveraged buyout he crafted to regain independence; the crushing stock market collapse of 1987, just weeks after the company had gone public; the dot-com meltdown of 2000 and its reverberating aftermath of economic stagnation, layoffs, and the company's eventual reinvention; and how the company's focus on managing risk protected it and its clients during the financial crisis in 2008, propelling its growth. A remarkable story of a company succeeding by challenging norms and conventions through decades of change, Invested also offers unique insights and lifelong principles for readers--the values that Schwab has lived and worked by that have made him one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time. Today, his eponymous company is one of the leading financial services firms in the world. Advance praise for InvestedI've admired Chuck Schwab for a long time. When you read this book, you'll understand why.--Warren E. BuffettThis is a fascinating story that teaches you about the never-ending evolution of an entrepreneurial company, but even more about personal learning from that experience. So read, learn how to learn from experience, and enjoy.--George P. Shultz, former secretary of Labor, Treasury, and State


Windigo Island / by William Kent Krueger.

Former sheriff Cork OConnor and his daughter agree to help find a young relative of Corks old Ojibwe friend Henry Meloux. Fifteen-year-old Mariah went missing a year ago, but the body of the friend she disappeared with just washed ashore on a Lake Superior Island. 2014.


Jesus : the God who knows your name / Max Lucado.

Jesus : the God who knows your name / Max Lucado.
Do you ever feel like Jesus couldn't possibly know what you are going through' He's the God of the universe after all! Does he really know your daily struggles' The good news is: he does. For thirty-three years Jesus felt everything you have ever felt. Weakness. Weariness. Sadness. Rejection. His feet got tired. And his head ached. He was tempted and his strength was tested. And you know why' Because in becoming human, Jesus made it possible for us to see God. His tears, God's tears. His voice, God's voice. Want to know what matters to God' Find out what matters to Jesus. Want to know what in the world God is doing' Ponder the words and life of Jesus. For more than three decades, pastor and bestselling author Max Lucado has shown us Jesus. In this capstone audiobook, he takes us further on the journey to know the life and character of the Savior. Divided into six sections (Immanuel, Friend, Teacher, Miracle Worker, Lamb of God, Returning King), each containing multiple chapters, this audiobook describes both the person Jesus was on earth and how to live in a personal relationship with him. By exploring Jesus' life, death, and resurrection as well as specific details like how he interacted with his friends and his enemies, what he did with time alone, how he acted at a party, this compilation from Max Lucado'now with new content from Max'gives listeners the chance to become more familiar with the man at the center of the greatest story ever told. Max wrote Don't settle for a cursory glance or a superficial understanding. Look long into the heart of Christ and you'll see it. Grace and life. Forgiveness of sin. The defeat of death. This is the hope he gives. Jesus wants you to know him. As you listen, may the Hero of all history talk to you personally, and may you find in him the answer to your deepest needs.


Only mostly devastated / Sophie Gonzales.

Only mostly devastated /  Sophie Gonzales.
Will Tavares is the dream summer fling--he's fun, affectionate, kind--but just when Ollie thinks he's found his Happily Ever After, summer vacation ends and Will stops texting Ollie back. Now Ollie is one prince short of his fairytale ending, and to complicate the fairytale further, a family emergency sees Ollie uprooted and enrolled at a new school across the country. Which he minds a little less when he realizes it's the same school Will goes to...except Ollie finds that the sweet, comfortably queer guy he knew from summer isn't the same one attending Collinswood High. This Will is a class clown, closeted--and, to be honest, a bit of a jerk. Ollie has no intention of pining after a guy who clearly isn't ready for a relationship, especially since this new, bro-y jock version of Will seems to go from hot to cold every other week. But then Will starts coincidentally popping up in every area of Ollie's life, from music class to the lunch table, and Ollie finds his resolve weakening. The last time he gave Will his heart, Will handed it back to him trampled and battered. Ollie would have to be an idiot to trust him with it again. Right? Right.


Who was Richard Nixon? / by Megan Stine.

Learn more about Richard Nixon--one of America's most unpopular presidents and the only one to resign from the position. On August 8, 1974, millions sat stunned as they watched Richard Nixon on TV when he announced he was stepping down as the President of the United States. He'd participated in a scandal that included secret tape recordings, a burglary, and a cover-up, and now his secrets and lies were catching up to him. How could Nixon, a man who had been reelected in a landslide victory just two years earlier, now be leaving office in disgrace? Author Megan Stine takes readers through President Nixon's life--from his childhood and military experiences during World War II--to his long political career and the Watergate scandal that tarnished his legacy and deepened American's mistrust of the government.


Vampire valentine / Lynsay Sands.

Vampire valentine /  Lynsay Sands.
New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands brings readers a Valentine's Day tale with a bite. Mirabeau LaRouche knew she had a job to do, but she never expected her assignment to take her through New York City's dark, dank underground--in her bridesmaid gown, no less! And when her partner turns out to be mortal private investigator Tiny McGraw, Mireabeau knows it's no ordinary Cupid's arrow that has struck her heart this Valentine's Day.


Pete the cat. by Kimberly & James Dean.

Pete the cat.  by Kimberly & James Dean.
#1 New York Times bestseller Kimberly and James Dean turn it up in Pete the Cat's groovy adaptation of the classic children's song Five Little Monkeys--with a hippity hoppity twist! One night, Pete the Cat was bunnysitting five little bunnies when all a sudden...Five little bunnies hopping on the bed....!Sing along with Pete the Cat in his fun adaptation of Five Little Monkeys. Fans of Pete the cat will love rocking out to this classic tune with a groovy Easter twist.


Wayside School beneath the cloud of doom / Louis Sachar ; cover illustration by Tim Heitz.

Wayside School beneath the cloud of doom /  Louis Sachar ; cover illustration by Tim Heitz.
For the first time in twenty-five years, Wayside School is back in session in this brand-new, fourth installment in the perennially beloved and bestselling series by Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar.Welcome back to Wayside School!Your favorite students and teachers are all here. That includes Sharie, who loves her striped-and-spotted umbrella more than anything; Kathy, who has a bad case of oppositosis; Jason, who has to read the longest book in the world; and the rest of Mrs. Jewls's class on the thirtieth floor, who are busily collecting toenail clippings. Everyone is scrambling to prepare for the all-important Ultimate Test, but meanwhile, there is a mysterious Cloud of Doom looming above them...More than fifteen million readers in the U.S. have laughed at the clever and hilarious stories of Wayside School. So what are you waiting for? Come visit Wayside School!


Boundaries for your soul : how to turn your overwhelming thoughts and feelings into your greatest allies / Alison Cook, PhD and Kimberly Miller, MTh, LMFT.

Boundaries for your soul : how to turn your overwhelming thoughts and feelings into your greatest allies / Alison Cook, PhD and Kimberly Miller, MTh, LMFT.
What if feelings like anger, sadness, and fear could improve your life for the better? In this practical, life-changing book, Christian counselors Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller describe their unique, five-step process for bringing peace to overwhelming emotions and harmony to your inner world.Do you ever struggle to calm your competing, internal enemies? Boundaries for Your Soul provides a Spirit-based plan for creating remarkable serenity within by helping you recognize that these often-overwhelming emotions are not your enemies; rather, they are helpers who have gone well beyond their roles, robbing you of deep-down joy and genuine connection with others. By compassionately guiding them to their proper functions, however, you can make them your greatest encouragers and allies.In Boundaries for Your Soul, Cook and Miller guide you through a five-step process for doing so, showing you how to introduce the Holy Spirit to your...


First awakenings / S.E. Smith.

Lieutenant Commander Ashton Ash Haze has always embraced two things in his life: adventure and women. But when he awakens on an alien planet, there's no time for anything other than survival-or so he thinks. Kella Ta'Qui is one of the Turbinta-a guild that discards their genetic identities in favor of what they train to become: assassins. Kella has been honing this deadly skill set since she was taken from her home as a child to train. Her first mission is to find and kill whatever was inside the unusual capsule that landed on Tesla Terra, but predator becomes prey when she is wounded by her target. Dazed and confused, she stumbles into a group who plan to sell her to the highest bidder-until a rescuer appears. Ash has always been a troublemaker, and his Navy training ensured that he was able to handle almost anything thrown his way in the past. But when he enters a city in the middle of the desert and discovers a wounded alien woman, nothing could have prepared him for how she affects him. He soon learns that she knows where his fellow crew member might be located, and that knowledge unwittingly thrusts him into the middle of a local civil war. The fight begins, and the race is on to find the other members of Project Gliese 581g crew before the Legion does. Can an easygoing Navy pilot and an alien assassin work together to reach the location of one of the other capsules on the cutthroat Turbintan planet, or will Ash find himself served up to the Legion for the highest number of credits? Whatever happens, the war has begun with the first awakening of the resistance-a resistance that Ash unwittingly volunteered to fight for.


Love Italian style : the secrets of my hot and happy marriage / Melissa Gorga.

Love Italian style : the secrets of my hot and happy marriage / Melissa Gorga.
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga shows you how to love your man and keep him happy, satisfied, faithful, and devoted to you.


Rōblox : funny jokes, memes, pictures, & stories / Mike Myer.

Rōblox : funny jokes, memes, pictures, & stories / Mike Myer.
You will laugh out loud at some of the most hilarious jokes ever with this collection! LOL at one of the most popular characters with funny jokes, stories, pictures, & memes about them!


Learning how to learn : how to succeed in school without spending all your time studying : a guide for kids and teens / Barbara Oakley, PhD, and Terrence Sejnowski, PhD ; with Alistair McConville.

Drs. Barbara Oakley and Terrence Sejnowski's popular online course Learning How to Learn, based on Dr. Oakley's bestselling book A Mind for Numbers, has enrolled more than 1.8 million students from more than 200 countries. In this much needed follow-up to A Mind for Numbers, the authors teach kids and teens how to learn effectively at a time when they most need these skills. Learning How to Learn teaches them about the importance of both focused concentration and letting their minds wander, how the brain makes connections between different pieces of information, the value of metaphors in developing understanding, why procrastination is the enemy of problem solving, and much more. Filled with application questions and exercises, this audiobook makes learning engaging and accessible.


Master sergeant / Mel Odom.

The war between the Terrans and the Phrenorians rages, and both sides have their sights set on Makaum. If the planet's rich resources fall into enemy hands it could mean devastation for the Terran Army. To ensure that doesn't happen, Sage is sent to assess the Makaum troops and bring them in line with Terran Military standards. But soon after arriving at his post, he realizes the Phrenorians are not the only threat. Heading up a small but fearless unit, Sage must stop a brewing civil war with the power to unleash a galactic cataclysm unlike anything ever seen.


Finding home / Karen Kingsbury and Tyler Russell.

Finding home /  Karen Kingsbury and Tyler Russell.
Much-loved storyteller Karen Kingsbury's Baxter Family books have captured the hearts of tens of millions of readers who have come to think of the Baxter family as their own. Now Karen Kingsbury and her son Tyler Russell inspire and entertain young readers by going back in time to tell the childhood stories of the beloved Baxter children--Brooke, Kari, Ashley, Erin, and Luke.Summer is over and Dad begins his important position at an Indiana hospital. Like it or not, Bloomington is the Baxter Family's new home. As school starts, everyone finds reasons to be excited about the move. Everyone that is except Ashley. Ashley desperately misses the home and friends she left behind. As she realizes her siblings have their struggles, too, she can't help but wonder if unlikely friends can be the best friends of all? And could time and love from her family be enough to make a house feel like home? In the second book in the Baxter Family Children series, #1 New York Times bestselling Karen Kingsbury and Tyler Russell tell the funny and poignant tale of the Baxter children finding home!


The warrior's curse / Jennifer A. Nielsen.

Simon and Kestra are hurtling down paths ever farther from each other as the battle for control of Antora rages. Simon, newly king of the Halderians, is pressed on all sides by royal duties. Harlyn Mindell is his betrothed and intended queen, but Simon can't give up hope for a life with Kestra. Kestra, exiled, feels her magic growing--and despite everyone's warnings, she knows she must embrace it. That power is the key to the kingdom's future. Both still strive to defeat the evil Lord Endrick, but danger awaits them on the murky road forward. And is a common enemy enough to help them survive--or to carry them back to each other? Jennifer A. Nielsen delivers breathtaking twists and shocking revelations in an epic and action-packed third installment of The Traitor's Game.


Origins / Jamie Sawyer.

Origins /  Jamie Sawyer.
A gripping read that moves at warp speed. -Jack Campbell on The Lazarus War: ArtefactFor someone who has died and come back as many times as Conrad Harris, the nickname Lazarus is well-deserved. His elite military teams are specialists in death--running suicide missions in simulant bodies to combat the alien race known as the Krell. But now the Krell Empire has wreaked such devastation that military command is desperate for a new strategy. And Harris and his team are being sent on a mission that could finally turn the tide of the war.


Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West / Gregory Maguire.

Maguire travels back to Frank L. Baum's land of Oz for this absorbing fantasy that delves into the background if the famed Wicked Witch of the West, a misunderstood creature who challenges the preconceived notions of good and evil.


Taken for granted : how conservatism can win back the Americans that liberalism failed / Gianno Caldwell.

A Fox News political analyst tackles some of our communities' toughest challenges with timely insight from his own life: the story of how conservative values helped a kid from the South Side of Chicago find a life of opportunity.A must-read.--Brian Kilmeade, bestselling author of Sam Houston and the Alamo AvengersBorn to a mother consumed by drugs and raised by his grandmother in poverty on the South Side of Chicago, Gianno Caldwell saw firsthand how lawmakers from both parties have failed African American voters on issues like poverty, welfare, and education. But as someone who beat the odds growing up under a fear-based mentality that limits what people can achieve, Caldwell believes there's another way.In this groundbreaking book, the Fox News analyst describes his personal journey while detailing a hopeful vision for a nation no longer beholden to identity politics and self-limitations. Trapped within the expectations and traditions of our communities, families, political parties, faith, race, and gender, we fail to challenge our politicians and ourselves to create real change. Now more than ever, we need to confront preconceived notions about the Democrats and Republicans, public policy, and American history. Looking at the obstacles facing urban communities, such as crime, education, and social mobility, Caldwell digs beneath the statistics. By spotlighting the moments that enabled his rise to success, he proffers steps that can help more people overcome the odds--whether through policy reform or the heroic efforts of men and women who are already working to make a difference in their own communities.


Vote! : women's fight for access to the ballot box / Coral Celeste Frazer.

August 18, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, which prohibited states and the US government from denying citizens the right to vote on the basis of sex. This book reveals how the seventy-year-long fight for women's suffrage was hard-won by leaders such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, Carrie Chapman Catt, and others. It demonstrates how their success led to the civil rights and feminist movements of the mid- and late-twentieth century, as well as today's #MeToo, #YesAllWomen, and Black Lives Matter movements. In the face of voter ID laws, voter purges, gerrymandering, and other restrictions, Americans continue to fight for equality in voting rights.


Miranda and Caliban / Jacqueline Carey.

Miranda and Caliban is bestselling fantasy author Jacqueline Carey's gorgeous retelling of The Tempest. With hypnotic prose and a wild imagination, Carey explores the themes of twisted love and unchecked power that lie at the heart of Shakespeare's masterpiece, while serving up a fresh take on the play's iconic characters. Contains mature themes.


A perilous undertaking : a Veronica Speedwell mystery / Deanna Raybourn.

Veronica Speedwell returns in a brand new adventure from Deanna Raybourn, the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries. London, 1887. Victorian adventuress and butterfly hunter Veronica Speedwell receives an invitation to visit the Curiosity Club, a ladies-only establishment for daring and intrepid women. There she meets the mysterious Lady Sundridge, who begs her to take on an impossible task-saving society art patron Miles Ramsforth from execution. Accused of the brutal murder of his artist mistress Artemisia, Ramsforth will face the hangman's noose in a week's time if Veronica cannot find the real killer. But Lady Sundridge is not all that she seems, and unmasking her true identity is only the first of the many secrets Veronica must uncover. Together with her natural historian colleague Stoker, Veronica races against time to find the true murderer-a ruthless villain who not only took Artemisia's life in cold blood but is happy to see Ramsforth hang for the crime. From a Bohemian artists' colony to a royal palace to a subterranean grotto with a decadent history, the investigation proves to be a very perilous undertaking indeed.


Same, same, but different / Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw.

Same, same, but different /  Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw.
Elliot lives in America, and Kailash lives in India. They are pen pals. By exchanging letters and pictures, they learn that they both love to climb trees, have pets, and go to school. Their worlds might look different, but they were actually similar. Same, same--but different!


The twin / Natasha Preston.

In this twisty psychological thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Cellar, Emmy finds out that her twin sister, Iris, is trying to push her out of her own life--and might be responsible for their mother's death.After their parents divorced, 10-year-old twins Emmy and Iris were split up--Emmy lived with Dad, Iris with Mom. Now, after a tragic accident takes their mom's life, the twins are reunited and Iris moves in with Emmy and their dad. Devastated over Mom's death, Iris spends the first few weeks in almost total silence--the only person she will speak to is Emmy. Iris feels her life is over and she doesn't know what to do. Emmy promises her twin that she can share her life now. After all, they're sisters. Twins. It's a promise that Iris takes seriously. And before long, Emmy's friends, her life at school, and her boyfriend, Tyler, fall under Iris's spell. Slowly, Emmy realizes she's being pushed out of her own life. But she's just being paranoid, right? And Mom's accident was . . . just an accident. Right? It's not like she--or Dad--or Tyler--are in any danger. . . .


When through deep waters / Rachelle Dekker.

Alicen McAffery finally has the life her mother always dreamed for her: a beautiful home in Santa Monica, a successful husband, and an adorable daughter. Then tragedy blows her carefully assembled facade to pieces. Worse yet-Alicen feels solely responsible. At rock bottom, she decides to accompany a childhood friend back to Red Lodge, Montana, where they spent summers together as kids.The peaceful mountain landscape, accented with lush forests and small-town charm, brings back happy memories of time spent with her beloved, eccentric Grandma Josephine. Alicen begins to hope that perhaps things could be different here. Perhaps the oppressive guilt will lift-if only for a moment.But when Alicen starts hearing voices and seeing mysterious figures near the river in the woods, she begins to fear she's completely lost her sanity, as it's rumored her grandmother did. Or might there be more to Red Lodge than meets the eye? Could the voices and visions be real-and her only means of finding the healing she so desperately needs? Or will they prove to be her final undoing?


Moment of truth / Kasie West.

Moment of truth /  Kasie West.
Beloved author Kasie West once again delivers a witty, lighthearted romance that will charm her legions of fans and is perfect for readers of Jenny Han and Huntley Fitzpatrick. At sixteen, Hadley Moore knows exactly who she is--a swimmer who will earn a scholarship to college. Totally worth all the hard work, even if her aching shoulders don't agree. So when a guy dressed as Hollywood's latest action hero, Heath Hall, crashes her swim meet, she isn't amused. Instead, she's determined to make sure he doesn't bother her again. Only she's not sure exactly who he is. The swim meet isn't the first event the imposter has interrupted, but a little digging turns up a surprising number of people who could be Heath Hall, including Hadley's ex-boyfriend and her best friend's crush. She soon finds herself getting caught up in the mysterious world of the fake Heath Hall. As Hadley gets closer to uncovering the masked boy's identity, she also discovers some uncomfortable truths about herself--like she might resent the long shadow her late brother has cast over her family, that she isn't as happy as she pretends to be with her life choices...and that she's falling for the last guy she ever thought she would like.


Be not far from me : a novel / Mindy McGinnis.

Be not far from me : a novel / Mindy McGinnis.
Hatchet meets Wild in this harrowing YA survival story about a teenage girl's attempt to endure the impossible, from the Edgar Award-winning author of The Female of the Species, Mindy McGinnis.The world is not tame. Ashley knows this truth deep in her bones, more at home with trees overhead than a roof.So when she goes hiking in the Smokies with her friends for a night of partying, the falling dark and creaking trees are second nature to her. But people are not tame either. And when Ashley catches her boyfriend with another girl, drunken rage sends her running into the night, stopped only by a nasty fall into a ravine.Morning brings the realization that she's alone--and far off trail. Lost in undisturbed forest and with nothing but the clothes on her back, Ashley must figure out how to survive with the red streak of infection creeping up her leg.


Counting the stars : the story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician / Lesa Cline-Ransome.

Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or astronauts walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as human computers used their knowledge, pencils, adding machines, and writing paper to calculate the orbital mechanics needed to launch spacecraft. Katherine Johnson was one of these mathematicians who used trajectories and complex equations to chart the space program. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws were in place in the early 1950s, Katherine worked analyzing data at the NACA (later NASA) Langley laboratory. In 1962, as NASA prepared for the orbital mission of John Glenn, Katherine Johnson was called upon, and John Glenn said get the girl (Katherine Johnson) to run the numbers by hand to chart the complexity of the orbital flight. He knew that his flight couldn't work without her unique skills. President Barack Obama awarded Katherine Johnson the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015, and her incredible life inspired the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures.


Bear feels scared / Karma Wilson ; illustrations by Jane Chapman.

Bear's animal friends come to his rescue when he becomes lost and frightened in the woods.


Confessions of an ugly stepsister / Gregory Maguire.

Confessions of an ugly stepsister /  Gregory Maguire.
Gregory Maguire, critically acclaimed author of Wicked, returns with his eagerly anticipated second novel. Using a dazzling reincarnation of the Cinderella story set in 17th century Holland, Maguire deftly weaves together stories of inner and outer beauty. Iris is a plain but intelligent young girl. Forced to flee England with her recently widowed mother, Margarethe, and her older sister, she finds herself swept into a life that becomes a legend. Arriving destitute, the family becomes employed in the home of a wealthy tulip merchant. Margarethe is hired as the housekeeper and Iris as a companion to the merchant's stunningly beautiful but troubled daughter. When the merchant's wife dies, Margarethe seizes the moment, and a wicked stepmother is born. Narrated with spirit and warmth by Jenny Sterlin, Gregory Maguire's vision of Cinderella is a sweeping story of love and deception, where a ball, a handsome prince and the betrayal of a daughter can lead to everyone living happily ever after.


The proximity principle : the proven strategy that will lead to a career you love / Ken Coleman ; [introduction by Dave Ramsey].

Right now, 70% of Americans aren't passionate about their work and are desperately longing for meaning and purpose. They're sick of average and know there's something better out there, but they just don't know how to reach it.One basic principle--The Proximity Principle--can change everything you thought you knew about pursuing a career you love.In his latest book, The Proximity Principle, national radio host and career expert Ken Coleman provides a simple plan of how positioning yourself near the right people and places can help you land the job you love.Forget the traditional career advice you've heard! Networking, handing out business cards, and updating your online profile do nothing to set you apart from other candidates. Ken will show you how to be intentional and genuine about the connections you make with a fresh, unexpected take on resumes and the job interview process. You'll discover the five people you should look for and the four best places to grow, learn, practice, and perform so you can step into the role you were created to fill.After reading The Proximity Principle, you'll know how to connect with the right people and put yourself in the right places, so opportunities will come--and you'll be prepared to take them.


The next right thing : a simple, soulful practice for making life decisions / Emily P. Freeman.

The next right thing : a simple, soulful practice for making life decisions / Emily P. Freeman.
If you have trouble making decisions, because of either chronic hesitation you've always lived with or a more recent onset of decision fatigue, Emily P. Freeman offers a fresh way of practicing familiar but often forgotten advice: simply do the next right thing.


Blanche on the lam / Barbara Neely.

Certain that she will be the number one suspect in the murder when someone in the house where she is working is killed, forty-year-old domestic and reluctant sleuth Blanche White decides to uncover the real killer herself.


Sanditon / Jane Austen & Kate Riordan ; with a foreword by Andrew Davies.

Sanditon /  Jane Austen & Kate Riordan ; with a foreword by Andrew Davies.
In the vein of Downton Abbey, Jane Austen's beloved but unfinished masterpiece-often considered her most modern and exciting novel-gets a spectacular second act in this tie-in to a major new limited television series. Written only months before Austen's death in 1817, Sanditon tells the story of the joyously impulsive, spirited and unconventional Charlotte Heywood and her spiky relationship with the humorous, charming (and slightly wild!) Sidney Parker. When a chance accident transports her from her rural hometown of Willingden to the would-be coastal resort of the eponymous title, it exposes Charlotte to the intrigues and dalliances of a seaside town on the make, and the characters whose fortunes depend on its commercial success. The twists and turns of the plot, which takes viewers from the West Indies to the rotting alleys of London, exposes the hidden agendas of each character and sees Charlotte discover herself... and ultimately find love.


Mrs. Jeffries and the one who got away / Emily Brightwell.

Normally dead bodies in a graveyard are buried-but not this one. When a woman is found strangled in a North London cemetery with an old newspaper clipping clutched in her hand, Inspector Witherspoon is surprised to find that he and the victim have crossed paths before. Alice Robinson was a respectable widow who ran a quiet Islington lodging house. None of her lodgers have any apparent motive to murder their landlady. But nagging suspicions are lodging in the Inspector's mind-only he knows that Alice Robinson is not her real name. Now he'll need the help of Mrs. Jeffries to revisit an old case that has haunted him for years and to get the real story.


The unspoken name / A.K. Larkwood.

The unspoken name /  A.K. Larkwood.
A. K. Larkwood's The Unspoken Name is a stunning debut fantasy about an orc priestess turned wizard's assassin. What if you knew how and when you will die' Csorwe does'she will climb the mountain, enter the Shrine of the Unspoken, and gain the most honored title: sacrifice. But on the day of her foretold death, a powerful mage offers her a new fate. Leave with him, and live. Turn away from her destiny and her god to become a thief, a spy, an assassin'the wizard's loyal sword. Topple an empire, and help him reclaim his seat of power. But Csorwe will soon learn'gods remember, and if you live long enough, all debts come due. A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books In the vein of Le Guin's magnificent Tombs of Atuan'if Arha the Eaten One got to grow up to be a swordswoman mercenary in thrall to her dubious wizard mentor. I love this book so much.'Arkady Martine, author of A Memory Called Empire Hooked me in from the first page and never let go. Fabulous, in every meaning of the word.'Jenn Lyons, author of Ruin of Kings.


Don't label me : an incredible conversation for divided times / Irshad Manji.

Don't label me : an incredible conversation for divided times / Irshad Manji.
A unique conversation about diversity, bigotry, and our common humanity, by the New York Times bestselling author, Oprah Chutzpah award-winner, and founder of the Moral Courage Project. In these United States, discord has hit emergency levels. Civility isn't the reason to repair our caustic chasms. Diversity is. Don't Label Me shows that America's founding genius is diversity of thought. Which is why social justice activists won't win by labeling those who disagree with them. At a time when minorities are fast becoming the majority, a truly new America requires a new way to tribe out. Enter Irshad Manji and her dog, Lily. Raised to believe that dogs are evil, Manji overcame her fear of the other to adopt Lily. She got more than she bargained for. Defying her labels as an old, blind dog, Lily engages Manji in a taboo-busting conversation about identity, power, and politics. They're feisty. They're funny. And in working through their challenges to one another, they reveal how to open the hearts of opponents for the sake of enduring progress. Listeners who crave concrete tips will be delighted. Studded with insights from epigenetics and epistemology, layered with the lessons of Bruce Lee, Ben Franklin, and Audre Lorde, punctuated with stories about Manji's own experiences as a refugee from Africa, a Muslim immigrant to the U.S., and a professor of moral courage, Don't Label Me makes diversity great again.


The whispers of war : a novel / Julia Kelly.

The whispers of war : a novel / Julia Kelly.
The start of World War II looms over three friends who struggle to remain loyal as one of them is threatened with internment by the British government, from the author of the sweeping, stirring (Kristin Harmel, internationally bestselling author of The Room on Rue Am?lie ) T h e Light Over London . In August of 1939, as Britain watches the headlines in fear of another devastating war with Germany, three childhood friends must choose between friendship or country. Erstwhile socialite Nora is determined to find her place in the Home Office's Air Raid Precautions Department, matchmaker Hazel tries to mask two closely guarded secrets with irrepressible optimism, and German expat Marie worries that she and her family might face imprisonment in an internment camp if war is declared. When Germany invades Poland and tensions on the home front rise, Marie is labeled an enemy alien, and the three friends find themselves fighting together to keep her free at any cost. Featuring Julia Kelly's signature intricate, tender, and convincing ( Publishers Weekly ) prose, The Whispers of War is a moving and unforgettable tale of the power of friendship and womanhood in the midst of conflict.


Undercover Bromance / Lyssa Kay Adams.

Braden Mack thinks reading romance novels makes him an expert in love, but he'll soon discover that real life is better than fiction. Liv Papandreas has a dream job as a sous chef at Nashville's hottest restaurant. Too bad the celebrity chef owner is less than charming behind kitchen doors. After she catches him harassing a young hostess, she confronts him and gets fired. Liv vows revenge, but she'll need assistance to take on the powerful chef. Unfortunately, that means turning to Braden Mack. When Liv's blackballed from the restaurant scene, the charismatic nightclub entrepreneur offers to help expose her ex-boss, but she is suspicious of his motives. He'll need to call in reinforcements: the Bromance Book Club. Inspired by the romantic suspense novel they're reading, the book club assist Liv in setting up a sting operation to take down the chef. But they're just as eager to help Mack figure out the way to Liv's heart... even while she's determined to squelch the sparks between them before she gets burned.


The automatic millionaire / David Bach.

The automatic millionaire /  David Bach.
What's the secret to becoming a millionaire? In The Automatic Millionaire, David Bach shares that secret. The Automatic Millionaire starts with the powerful story of an average American couple -- he's a low-level manager, she's a beautician -- whose joint income never exceeds $55,000 a year, who somehow manage to own two homes debt-free, put two kids through college, and retire at fifty-five with more than $1 Million in savings. Through their story you'll learn the surprising fact that you cannot get rich with a budget! You must have a plan to pay yourself first that is totally automatic, a plan that will automatically secure your future and pay for your present. What Makes The Automatic Millionaire Unique: You don't need to make a lot of money You don't need a budget You don't need willpower You don't need to be that interested in money You can set up the plan in an hour This one little audiobook has the power to secure your financial future. Do it once -- the rest is automatic!


The lucky one : a novel / Lori Rader-Day.

The lucky one : a novel / Lori Rader-Day.
This might well be my favorite Rader-Day so far: a brilliant premise intriguingly developed, totally believable characters and a climax that took my breath away.--Ann Cleeves, New York Times bestselling author of The Shetland and Vera Series From the author of the Edgar Award-nominated Under A Dark Sky comes an unforgettable, chilling novel about a young woman who recognizes the man who kidnapped her as a child, setting off a search for justice, and into danger.Most people who go missing are never found. But Alice was the lucky one... As a child, Alice was stolen from her backyard in a tiny Indiana community, but against the odds, her policeman father tracked her down within twenty-four hours and rescued her from harm. In the aftermath of the crime, her family decided to move to Chicago and close the door on that horrible day.Yet Alice hasn't forgotten. She devotes her spare time volunteering for a website called The Doe Pages scrolling through pages upon pages of unidentified people, searching for clues that could help reunite families with their missing loved ones. When a face appears on Alice's screen that she recognizes, she's stunned to realize it's the same man who kidnapped her decades ago. The post is deleted as quickly as it appeared, leaving Alice with more questions than answers.Embarking on a search for the truth, she enlists the help of friends from The Doe Pages to connect the dots and find her kidnapper before he hurts someone else. Then Alice crosses paths with Merrily Cruz, another woman who's been hunting for answers of her own. Together, they begin to unravel a dark, painful web of lies that will change what they thought they knew--and could cost them everything.Twisting and compulsively engaging, The Lucky One explores the lies we tell ourselves to feel safe.


The prized girl : a novel / Amy K. Green.

From debut author Amy K. Green comes a devastating tale of psychological suspense: a teen pageant queen is found murdered in a small New England town, and her sister's search for answers unearths more than she bargained for. Days after a young pageant queen named Jenny is found murdered, her small town grieves the loss alongside her picture-perfect parents. At first glance, Jenny's tragic death appears clear-cut for investigators. The most obvious suspect is one of her fans, an older man who may have gotten too close for comfort. But Jenny's half-sister, Virginia--the sarcastic black sheep of the family--isn't so sure of his guilt and takes matters into her own hands to find the killer. But for Jenny's case and Virginia's investigation, there's more to the story. Virginia, still living in town and haunted by her own troubled teenage years, suspects that a similar darkness lay beneath the sparkling veneer of Jenny's life. Alternating between Jenny's final days and Virginia's determined search for the truth, the sisters' dual narratives follow a harrowing trail of suspects, with surprising turns that race toward a shocking finale. Infused with dark humor and driven by two captivating young women, The Prized Girl tells a heartbreaking story of missed connections, a complicated family, and a town's disturbing secrets.


Amy : my search for her killer : secrets and suspects in the unsolved murder of Amy Mihaljevic / James Renner.

James Renner presents his memoir, which delves into the investigation of one of Northeast Ohio's most frustrating unsolved crimes. Contains mature themes.


Masters of seduction. Lara Adrian, Donna Grant, Alexandra Ivy, Laura Wright.

Masters of seduction.  Lara Adrian, Donna Grant, Alexandra Ivy, Laura Wright.
The passion continues in this second collection of sizzling paranormal romance novellas from Lara Adrian, Donna Grant, Laura Wright, and Alexandra Ivy. Contains mature themes.


Silent spring / Rachel Carson.

Conservationist Rachel Carson spent over six years documenting the effects on DDT--a synthetic organic compound used as an insecticide--on numerous communities. Her analysis revealed that such powerful, persistent chemical pesticides have been used without a full understanding of the extent of their potential harm to the whole biota, including the damage they've caused to wildlife, birds, bees, agricultural animals, domestic pets, and even humans. In this book, Carson discusses her findings and expresses passionate concern for the future of the planet and all the life inhabiting it, calling on us all to act responsibly, carefully, and as stewards of the living earth. Additionally, she suggests that all democracies and liberal societies must operate in a way that allows individuals and groups to question what their governments have permitted to be put into the environment. An instant bestseller that was read by President Kennedy during the summer of 1962, this classic remains one of the best introductions to the complicated and controversial subject.


Collateral damage / Lynette Eason.

Honorably discharged from the Army after an explosion nearly killed her, former military psychiatrist Brooke Adams has set up shop to help others-but her days of helping military personnel are over. She's got her own battles to fight from her time overseas, and she's not equipped to take on more. Former Army Special Ops Sergeant First Class Asher James could handle anything that war sent his way-terrorists, bombs, bullets. The only thing that scares him now is sleep. As the shadows close in, the nightmares begin. Finally convinced that he needs help, Asher makes an appointment with a counselor, and Brooke is pressed by her boss to take him on. When he arrives at her office she isn't there-but a dead body is. Brooke is devastated when she walks in, and Asher is a conveniently strong shoulder to cry on. But she can't take him on as a client after sharing such an intimate and unprofessional moment, can she? And he's not sure he can handle sharing his deepest fears with such a beautiful woman. When it becomes clear that Brooke was the real target of the attack-and that her secrets go even deeper than his own-Asher vows to protect her no matter what.


Babylon's ark : the incredible wartime rescue of the Baghdad Zoo / Lawrence Anthony, with Graham Spence.

Babylon's ark : the incredible wartime rescue of the Baghdad Zoo / Lawrence Anthony, with Graham Spence.


Healing hearts / Sarah M. Eden.

A fan-favorite character from The Sheriffs of Savage Wells is the focus of this story about a forward-thinking doctor on the Wyoming frontier who sends away for a mail-order bride with nursing experience. Miriam steps off the train looking for a job, not a husband. She refuses to be wed, and Gideon is unspeakably embarrassed by the misunderstanding. Stranded in Savage Wells, Miriam has nowhere else to go-and a secret that she's determined to keep from everyone. She has epilepsy, a condition that other doctors had claimed was symptomatic of madness, a diagnosis which prompted her family to have her committed to an asylum. Miriam is afraid that if Dr. MacNamara finds out the truth, he will send her back to the asylum-a place that is little better than a prison. But Gideon is not like the other doctors she has encountered, and he offers Miriam the nursing position anyway. When illness sweeps through the town, Gideon and Miriam work together to care for the growing number of sick people. As they do so, their relationship slowly grows into something deeper. When Miriam's former doctor arrives in town to take her back to the asylum, Gideon, along with some familiar faces in Savage Wells-including Cade, Paisley, and Hawk-must rally around Miriam to protect her from a dangerous fate. And for Gideon, it might mean risking his heart one more time for a chance at love.


The girl in white gloves : a novel of Grace Kelly / Kerri Maher.

A life in snapshots... Grace knows what people see. She's the Cinderella story. An icon of glamor and elegance frozen in dazzling Technicolor. The picture of perfection. The girl in white gloves. A woman in living color... But behind the lens, beyond the panoramic views of glistening Mediterranean azure, she knows the truth. The sacrifices it takes for an unappreciated girl from Philadelphia to defy her family and become the reigning queen of the screen. The heartbreaking reasons she trades Hollywood for a crown. The loneliness of being a princess in a fairy tale kingdom that is all too real. Hardest of all for her adoring fans and loyal subjects to comprehend, is the harsh reality that to be the most envied woman in the world does not mean she is the happiest. Starved for affection and purpose, facing a labyrinth of romantic and social expectations with more twists and turns than Monaco's infamous winding roads, Grace must find her own way to fulfillment. But what she risks?her art, her family, her marriage?she may never get back.


Angel in a devil's arms : the palace of rogues / Julie Anne Long.

Angel in a devil's arms : the palace of rogues / Julie Anne Long.
From USA Today bestselling author Julie Anne Long comes the second book in an exciting new historical romance series, the first since her beloved Pennyroyal Green series. He has devil's blood in his veins. At least, that's always been the legend. How else could the Duke of Brexford's notorious bastard son return from the dead' The brutal decade since Lucien Durand, Lord Bolt, allegedly drowned in the Thames forged him into a man who always gets what-and who-he wants. And what he wants is vengeance for his stolen birthright ... and one wild night in Angelique Breedlove's bed. Angelique recognizes heartbreak when the enigmatic Lord Bolt walks into The Grand Palace on the Thames, and not even his devastating charm can tempt her to risk her own ever again. One scorching kiss drives home the danger. But in the space between them springs a trust that feels anything but safe. And the passion-explosive, consuming-drives Lucien to his knees. Now his whole life depends on proving his love to a woman who doesn't believe in it ... because his true birthright, he now knows, is guardian of Angelique Breedlove's heart.


The greatest you : face reality, release negativity, and live your purpose / Trent Shelton with Lou Aronica.

The greatest you : face reality, release negativity, and live your purpose / Trent Shelton with Lou Aronica.
If you want to become the best you, but are unsure how to get there, start here.--Rachel Hollis, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Girl, Wash Your Face and Girl, Stop ApologizingIn this remarkable, life-changing new book, renowned inspirational speaker Trent Shelton shares his revolutionary tool kit for transforming your life and reaching your goals.Trent Shelton seemed to have it all together--until everything fell apart. A college football standout, his NFL dreams died when he was cut from multiple teams. With no job and no prospects, learning he had a child on the way and numbing himself with whatever he could find, Trent then found out one of his closest friends had killed himself. Life seemed without hope--until Trent discovered the secret to finding promise in the darkest of times. And now he shares that secret with you.Writing from deep, been-there experience, Trent...


Doom and broom / Annabel Chase.

Annabel Chase presents the second novel in the Spellbound Paranormal Cozy Mystery series.


Distraction / Aurora Rose Reynolds.

Distraction /  Aurora Rose Reynolds.
Bestselling author Aurora Rose Reynolds presents Book 3 of her Underground Kings series.


The taming of Malcolm Grant / Paula Quinn.

The taming of Malcolm Grant /  Paula Quinn.
An alluring lass ... Emmaline Grey spends her days with her beloved dog, dreaming of the sea--until a brawling Highlander shatters her quiet life. Though her blindness prevents her from seeing his face, his voice is a warm blend of velvet and silk, and his rakehell ways unmistakable. Risking the wrath of a rival clan as she nurses him back to health, Emma soon realizes the real danger is the magnetic pull she feels to this half-naked Scot recovering in her bed. A reckless rogue ... With his rugged handsomeness and wicked charm, Malcolm Grant wants nothing more out of life than whiskey, women, and the occasional war. The only lass he's ever trusted left him with more scars than a battlefield. Yet now at the mercy of this sweet stranger, Malcolm can barely resist the gentle hands that make him feverish with desire--until Emma, the one he will never have, is the only woman he wants.


Dear Mr. Knightley : a novel / Katherine Reay.

Dear Mr. Knightley : a novel / Katherine Reay.
Samantha Moore has always hidden behind the words of others-namely, her favorite characters in literature. Now, she will learn to write her own story-by giving that story to a complete stranger.


Fighting for our forever / Heidi McLaughlin.

The members of Sinful Distraction are living their best life as they travel around the country on the heels of 4225 West's sold-out tour. Unfortunately for drummer, Ajay Ballard, that means a stop at the county jail after he's arrested for an outstanding warrant-one he didn't even know about. With an overzealous judge, Ajay's forced to hang out in his hometown longer than anticipated. While the town folk aren't exactly rolling out the red carpet for him, Quinn, Elle, and the rest of Sinful Distraction are warmly welcomed into the fold. Some never get over their first love while some just can't erase the memories. Jameson Foster falls somewhere in the middle. She's done her best to let the past stay in the past ... until she's forced to save the one man who ruined her.


Marriage on Madison Avenue / Lauren Layne.

Marriage on Madison Avenue /  Lauren Layne.
The word charm is pretty much synonymous with Lauren Layne.--Hypable One of O, The Oprah Magazine's 22 Romance Novels That Are Set to Be the Best of 2020 and one of Goodreads's 28 of the Hottest Romances of 2020 From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne, the queen of witty dialogue (Rachel Van Dyken, New York Times bestselling author), comes the final installment of the Central Park Pact series, a heartfelt and laugh-out-loud romantic comedy that's perfect for fans of Sally Thorne and Christina Lauren.Can guys and girls ever be just friends? According to Audrey Tate and Clarke West, absolutely. After all, they've been best friends since childhood without a single romantic entanglement. Clarke is the charming playboy Audrey can always count on, and he knows that the ever-loyal Audrey will never not play along with his strategy for dodging his matchmaking mother--announcing he's already engaged...to Audrey. But what starts out as a playful game between two best friends turns into something infinitely more complicated, as just-for-show kisses begin to stir up forbidden feelings. As the faux wedding date looms closer, Audrey and Clarke realize that they can never go back to the way things were, but deep down, do they really want to?


Home on Huckleberry Hill / Jennifer Beckstrand.

Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin's irrepressible eighty-something matchmakers Anna and Felty Helmuth are at it again. And this time they're willing to rough it to get the job done . . . Mary Anne Neuenschwander knows she should be content with what Gotte has given her. She has a comfortable house, a fruitful farm, and a good, steady husband. But after nearly six years of marriage, she still longs for a baby. Yet her husband, Jethro, seems to care more about fishing than about his wife. Unable to bear Jethro's indifference, Mary Anne moves into a tent in the woods where he won't have to be bothered. But when her mammi and dawdi find out what she's done, they'll stop at nothing-including a little camping trip of their own-to help save their granddaughter's marriage . . . Jethro's greatest blessing is his beloved wife, Mary Anne. Nothing else in his life has turned out anywhere near the way he expected. Rather than burden Mary Anne with his disappointment, he shields her by spending less and less time at home and more time on the river. But when he finds that she's moved out, he's shocked. What will people think? What is Mary Anne thinking? And what clever plans are her grandparents hatching? . . .


The operator : a novel / Gretchen Berg.

The operator : a novel / Gretchen Berg.
What if you could listen in on any phone conversation in town? With great humor and insight, The Operator by Gretchen Berg delivers a vivid look inside the heads and hearts of a group of housewives and pokes at the absurdities of 1950s America, a simpler time that was far from simple. Think 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' in the suburbswith delicious turns of jealousy, infidelity, bigotry, and embezzlement thrown in for good measure. The Operator is irresistible!--Kathryn Stockett, author of the New York Times bestselling novel The HelpA clever, surprising, and ultimately moving debut novel, set in a small Midwestern town in the early 1950s, about a nosy switchboard operator who overhears gossip involving her own family, and the unraveling that discovery sets into motion.In a small town, everyone knows everyone else's business . . .Nobody knows the people of Wooster, Ohio, better than switchboard operator Vivian Dalton, and she'd be the first to tell you that. She calls it intuition. Her teenage daughter, Charlotte, calls it eavesdropping.Vivian and the other women who work at Bell on East Liberty Street connect lines and lives. They aren't supposed to listen in on conversations, but they do, and they all have opinions on what they hear?especially Vivian. She knows that Mrs. Butler's ungrateful daughter, Maxine, still hasn't thanked her mother for the quilt she made, and that Ginny Frazier turned down yet another invitation to go to the A&W with Clyde Walsh.Then, one cold December night, Vivian listens in on a call between that snob Betty Miller and someone whose voice she can't quite place and hears something shocking. Betty Miller's mystery friend has news that, if true, will shatter Vivian's tidy life in Wooster, humiliating her and making her the laughingstock of the town.Vivian may be mortified, but she isn't going to take this lying down. She's going to get to the bottom of that rumor--get into it, get under it, poke around in the corners. Find every last bit. Vivian wants the truth, no matter how painful it may be.But as Vivian is about to be reminded, in a small town like Wooster, one secret usually leads to another. . . .


Olympus bound / Jordanna Max Brodsky.

Olympus bound /  Jordanna Max Brodsky.
The Immortals is a lively re-imagining of classical mythology with an engaging premise, a page-turning plot, and an eye for the arresting and uncanny in contemporary urban life. -Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of WitchesManhattan has many secrets. Some are older than the city itself.Summer in New York: a golden hour on the city streets, but a dark time for Selene. She's lost her home and the man she loves.A cult hungry for ancient power has kidnapped her father and targeted her friends. To save them, Selene must face the past she's been running from--a past that stretches back millennia, to when the faithful called her Huntress. Moon Goddess. Artemis.With the pantheon at her side, Selene must journey back to the seat of her immortal power: from the streets of Rome and the temples of Athens--to the heights of Mount Olympus itself.Olympus BoundThe ImmortalsWinter of the GodsOlympus Bound


The plum tree : a novel / Ellen Marie Wiseman.

The plum tree : a novel / Ellen Marie Wiseman.
A deeply moving and masterfully written story of human resilience and enduring love, The Plum Tree follows a young German woman through the chaos of World War II and its aftermath.


Servants of the Wankh / Jack Vance.

Servants of the Wankh /  Jack Vance.
Marooned on the strange planet Tschai, Adam Reith agreed to lead an expedition to return the princess Ylin Ylan, the Flower of Cath, to her homeland halfway around the globe. Monsters of land and sea lay before them, as well as beings both human and alien who might rob, kill, or enslave them. Tschai was a large planet, an ancient planet, where four powerful alien races struggled for mastery while humans were treated as pawns; nothing would be easy for Reith on this journey. But the girl's father was enormously wealthy and her homeland technologically sophisticated. If Reith was ever to obtain human aid in returning to Earth, where better than Cath? If only he could get there ... Servants of the Wankh, complete in itself, is the second volume of Jack Vance's masterwork interplanetary saga.


Grace is gone : a novel / Emily Elgar.

Grace is gone : a novel / Emily Elgar.
From the bestselling author of If You Knew Her comes this harrowing tale of suspense--a story ripped from today's headlines--of a tight-knit English community, who's rocked by the murder of a mother and the mysterious disappearance of her daughter, and the secrets that lie concealed beneath a carefully constructed facade. A small town's beloved family. A shocking, senseless crime--and the dark secret at the heart of it all. Everyone in Ashford, Cornwall, knows Meg Nichols and her daughter, Grace. Meg has been selflessly caring for Grace for years, and Grace--smiling and optimistic in spite of her many illnesses--adores her mother. So when Meg is found brutally bludgeoned in her bed and her daughter missing, the community is rocked. Meg had lived in terror of her abusive, unstable ex, convinced that he would return to try and kidnap Grace...as he had once before. Now it appears her fear was justified. Jon Katrin, a local journalist, knows he should avoid getting drawn back into this story. The article he wrote about Meg and Grace caused rifts within his marriage and the town. Perhaps if he can help find Grace, he can atone for previous lapses in judgment. The Nichols' neighbor, Cara--contending with her own guilt over not being a better friend to Grace--becomes an unexpected ally. But in searching for Grace, Jon and Cara uncover anomalies that lead to more and more questions. Through multiple viewpoints and diary entries, the truth about Grace emerges, revealing a tragedy more twisted than anyone could have ever imagined...


The dark corners of the night / Meg Gardiner.

UNSUB series coming soon to a major television networkLos Angeles Times Kickass Women Rock 4 New Mysteries Crime Fiction RoundupA Crime Reads Most Anticipated Crime Book of 2020I am the legion of the night ...He appears in the darkness like a ghost, made of shadows and fear--the Midnight Man. He comes for the parents but leaves the children alive, tiny witnesses to unspeakable horror. The bedroom communities of Los Angeles are gripped with dread, and the attacks are escalating.Still reeling from her best friend's close call in a bombing six months ago, FBI behavioral analyst Caitlin Hendrix has come to Los Angeles to assist in the Midnight Man investigation and do what she does best--hunt a serial killer. Her work is what keeps her going, but something about this UNSUB--unknown subject--doesn't sit right. She soon realizes that this case will test not only her skills but also her dedication, for within the heart of a killer lives a secret that mirrors Caitlin's own past. Hesitancy is not an option, but will she be able to do what must be done if the time comes?Tense and impactful, Edgar Award winner Meg Gardiner's latest UNSUB thriller will leave you on the edge of your seat until its riveting conclusion.


Punished by rewards : the trouble with gold stars, incentive plans, A's, praise, and other bribes / Alfie Kohn.

Punished by rewards : the trouble with gold stars, incentive plans, A's, praise, and other bribes / Alfie Kohn.
The basic strategy we use for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summarized in six words: Do this and you'll get that. We dangle goodies (from candy bars to sales commissions) in front of people in much the same way we train the family pet. Drawing on a wealth of psychological research, Alfie Kohn points the way to a more successful strategy based on working with people instead of doing things to them. Do rewards motivate people' asks Kohn. Yes. They motivate people to get rewards. Seasoned with humor and familiar examples, Punished by Rewards presents an argument unsettling to hear but impossible to dismiss.


Another one bites the dust / Lani Lynn Vale.

Her I wanted him, but couldn't find the courage to have him. You know that feeling, the one where you're too scared to go to sleep, too scared to go out, and too scared to do anything? Ever since my assault, I've been functioning, but not living. That was until I met that motorcycle riding man with such a deep gravelly voice that it sent shivers down my spine. He helped me through some of the darkest moments of my life. Him She was a cock tease pure and simple. Or so I thought. What I believed to be a game on her part, turned out to be a bone-deep fear of everyday life. We helped each other cope, and slowly our friendship turned into something more. Them Circumstances broke the two of us apart just as we decided we wanted to be together. A vengeful woman sets out to ruin Max and anything he holds dear in his life. Payton has gone through so much in her life that enduring one more thing just might break her. Only Max taught Payton a few things. Never hold back. Never hesitate. Do something stupid, and always learn from your mistakes. Together, they can overcome anything. Contains mature themes.


Ethic / Ashley Antoinette.

Ethic has power, but love has always been evasive. After ordering the hit that mistakenly killed the love of his life, Ethic is haunted with guilt and refuses to love again. Focused on being a better man and keeping his family safe, he is raising three children, one of which is a defiant teenage girl, Morgan. No matter how hard he tries to keep Morgan away from the streets, she is determined to defy him. When Morgan finds herself in a vulnerable position, Ethic is pulled back into the deadly game where he was once king.In this explosive spin-off to Ashley Antoinette's Moth to a Flame, you will fall in love with Ezra Okafor, a.k.a. Ethic, as he gambles on love and in the streets in hopes that this time he will win.


The network : a novel / L.C. Shaw.

The network : a novel / L.C. Shaw.
A pulse-pounding, page-turning thriller involving corruption, secrets, and lies at the very deepest levels of government and media.'A twisty, nonstop conspiracy thriller that only has one gear: high! The Network delivers.'-Andrew Gross, 1 New York Times Bestselling Author'This is mandatory reading for any thriller aficionado.''Steve Berry, New York Times Bestselling AuthorA shadowy group is manipulating society'and they've only just begun.Late one night, investigative journalist Jack Logan receives a surprise visit from U.S. Senator Malcolm Phillips at his New York apartment. Disheveled and in a panic, the senator swears that he's about to be murdered and pleads with Jack to protect his wife Taylor, who happens to be the only woman Jack has ever truly loved.Days later, Phillips is found dead in a hotel room in Micronesia, the apparent victim of an allergy attack. While the nation mourns, Jack and Taylor race to find the one man who knows the truth. As they're pursued by unknown assailants, their desperate hunt leads them to the Institute, an immense facility shrouded in mystery that has indoctrinated a generation of America's political and media power players. Led by the enigmatic Damon Crosse, the Institute has its tentacles everywhere'but Taylor unknowingly holds the secret to the one thing that Crosse needs to carry out his plan.Taking listeners on a thrill ride from the back halls of Congress to the high-rise offices of Madison Avenue and a remote Greek island, The Network is a provocative, pulse-pounding novel that dares to ask the question: who's really in charge'


The prince of Broadway / Joanna Shupe.

The prince of Broadway /  Joanna Shupe.
In the second novel in Joanna Shupe's the Uptown Girl series, a ruthless casino owner bent on revenge finds his plans upended by a beautiful woman who proves to be more determined than he is--and too irresistible to deny.Powerful casino owner.Ruthless mastermind.Destroyer of men.He lives in the shadows ... As the owner of the city's most exclusive casino, Clayton Madden holds the fortunes of prominent families in the palms of his hands every night. There is one particular family he burns to ruin, however, one that has escaped his grasp ... until now.She is society's darling ...Florence Greene is no one's fool. She knows Clayton Madden is using her to ruin her prestigious family ... and she's using him right back. She plans to learn all she can from the mysterious casino owner'then open a casino of her own just for women.With revenge on his mind, Clay agrees to mentor Florence. However, she soon proves more adept'and more alluring'than Clay bargained for. When his plans are threatened, Clay must decide if he is willing to gamble his empire on love.


The well-mannered assassin / by Aline, Countess of Romanones.

The well-mannered assassin /  by Aline, Countess of Romanones.
This thrilling novel of suspense based on the true intrigues of Carlos the Jackal, a notorious model-turned spy whose smooth, cultured charm helped him eldue enemies for decades.


The Sea of Lost Girls : a novel / Carol Goodman.

The Sea of Lost Girls : a novel / Carol Goodman.
In the tradition of Daphne du Maurier, Shari Lapena, and Michelle Richmond comes a new thriller from the bestselling author of The Lake of Dead Languages?a twisty, harrowing story set at a prestigious prep school in which one woman's carefully hidden past might destroy her future. Tess has worked hard to keep her past buried, where it belongs. Now she's the wife to a respected professor at an elite boarding school, where she also teaches. Her seventeen-year-old son, Rudy, whose dark moods and complicated behavior she's long worried about, seems to be thriving: he has a lead role in the school play and a smart and ambitious girlfriend. Tess tries not to think about the mistakes she made eighteen years ago, and mostly, she succeeds. And then one more morning she gets a text at 2:50 AM: it's Rudy, asking for help. When Tess picks him up she finds him drenched and shivering, with a dark stain on his sweatshirt. Four hours later, Tess gets a phone call from the Haywood school headmistress: Lila Zeller, Rudy's girlfriend, has been found dead on the beach, not far from where Tess found Rudy just hours before. As the investigation into Lila's death escalates, Tess finds her family attacked on all sides. What first seemed like a tragic accidental death is turning into something far more sinister, and not only is Tess's son a suspect but her husband is a person of interest too. But Lila's death isn't the first blemish on Haywood's record, and the more Tess learns about Haywood's fabled history, the more she realizes that not all skeletons will stay safely locked in the closet.


Sing your heart out / Crystal Kaswell.

Crystal Kaswell presents the first novel in a new adult romance series that follows the men of rock band Sinful Serenade and the women they love. Contains mature themes.


No Phule like an old Phule / Robert Asprin and Peter J. Heck.

In Book 5 of the Phule's Company series, Phule gets on the wrong side of celebrity canine Barky the Environmental Dog by hosting a group of big-game hunters who think they can bag a dinosaur on Zenobia. Needless to say, dinosaurs are not a native species. But cold, hard facts never stopped a Phule...


Robert Kirkman's The walking dead : search and destroy / Jay Bonansinga.

Robert Kirkman's The walking dead : search and destroy / Jay Bonansinga.
Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Search and Destroy! The latest in Jay Bonansinga's New York Times bestselling series!What could possibly go wrong? For one brief moment, it seems Lilly and her plague-weary band of survivors might just engineer a better tomorrow. Banding together with other small town settlements, they begin a massive project to refurbish the railroad between Woodbury and Atlanta. The safer travel will begin a new post-apocalyptic era of trade, progress, and democracy. Little do they know, however, that trouble is brewing back home ...


Saving your marriage before it starts : [seven questions to ask before and after you marry] / Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott.

Saving your marriage before it starts : [seven questions to ask before and after you marry] / Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott.
The new edition of Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS) is the ultimate marriage preparation system that includes a book, his/her workbooks, video sessions, and the acclaimed SYMBIS Assessment.


The queen's fortune : Desiree, Napoleon, and the Dynasty that outlasted the Empire : a novel / Allison Pataki.

A sweeping novel about the extraordinary woman who captured Napoleon's heart, created a dynasty, and changed the course of history--from the New York Times bestselling author of The Traitor's Wife, The Accidental Empress, and Sisi. As the French revolution ravages the country, Desiree Clary is faced with the life-altering truth that the world she has known and loved is gone. Her head--as well as her family--is at risk, and it's fallen on her to save them from the guillotine. A chance encounter with Napoleon Bonaparte, the ambitious and charismatic young military prodigy, provides her answer. When her beloved sister Julie marries his brother Joseph, Desiree and Napoleon's futures become irrevocably linked. Quickly entering into their own passionate, dizzying courtship followed by a secret engagement, they vow to meet in the capital once his career has been secured. But her newly laid plans with Napoleon turn to sudden heartbreak due to the rising star of Parisian society, Josephine de Beauharnais. Once again, Desiree's life is turned upside down. Swept to the glittering halls of the French capital, Desiree is plunged into the inner circle of the new ruling class, becoming further entangled with Napoleon, his family, and his Empress. But her fortunes shift once again when she meets Napoleon's confidant and star general, the indomitable Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte. When these two men become political rivals and military foes, the question that arises is: Will Desiree choose the love of her new husband or the love of her nation and its Emperor? From the lavish estates of the French Riviera to the raucous streets of Paris and Stockholm, Desiree finds herself at the epicenter of the rise and fall of an empire, navigating a constellation of political giants and dangerous, shifting alliances. Emerging from an impressionable girl into a fierce young woman, she discovers that to survive in this world she must learn to rely upon her instincts and her heart. Allison Pataki's meticulously researched and brilliantly imagined novel sweeps readers into the unbelievable life of a woman almost lost to history--a woman who, despite the swells of a stunning life and a tumultuous time, not only adapts and survives but ultimately reigns at the helm of a dynasty that outlasts an empire.


The bear / Andrew Krivak.

The bear /  Andrew Krivak.
In an Edenic future, a girl and her father live close to the land in the shadow of a lone mountain. They possess a few remnants of civilization: some books, a pane of glass, a set of flint and steel, a comb. The father teaches the girl how to fish and hunt, the secrets of the seasons and the stars. He is preparing her for an adulthood in harmony with nature, for they are the last of humankind. But when the girl finds herself alone in an unknown landscape, it is a bear that will lead her back home through a vast wilderness that offers the greatest lessons of all, if she can only learn to listen. A cautionary tale of human fragility, of love and loss, The Bear is a stunning tribute to the beauty of nature's dominion.


Bang switch / Lani Lynn Vale.

Lachlan Downy was a lover, not a fighter. Okay, he wouldn't lie, he was a fighter, too. But nobody had to know that. Especially not Memphis Tennessee Conner and her stuffy attitude when it came to cops and men like him. Memphis knew cops. Her daddy was a cop. He was also the president of a motorcycle club. Needless to say, he's about as alpha as they come, and she's tired of overbearing men who think they know how to run her life better than she does. So when Downy comes into her life running his smooth talking mouth, she realizes that she'll have to stand strong against his pretty words and promises to give her what she needs. Downy is determined, though. He's the hostage negotiator for KPD SWAT, and he's never met a person, man or woman, he couldn't talk around into his way of thinking. Although, Memphis is about to show him just how much he miscalculated. Seems Downy may not be as smooth as he thought, and Memphis is just the girl to show him the error of his ways. Contains mature themes.


DMT : the spirit molecule : a doctor's revolutionary research into the biology of near-death and mystical experiences / Rick Strassman.

DMT : the spirit molecule : a doctor's revolutionary research into the biology of near-death and mystical experiences / Rick Strassman.
Clinical psychiatrist Rick Strassman explores the effects of DMT, one of the most powerful psychedelics known.


Mercy house : a novel / Alena Dillon.

Mercy house : a novel / Alena Dillon.
''A life-altering debut featuring fierce, funny, and irreverent women who battle the most powerful institution in the world. This is the book we've all been waiting for.--Amy Schumer. She would stop at nothing to protect the women under her care. Inside a century-old row house in Brooklyn, renegade Sister Evelyn and her fellow nuns preside over a safe haven for the abused and abandoned. Gruff and indomitable on the surface, warm and wry underneath, little daunts Evelyn, until she receives word that Mercy House will be investigated by Bishop Hawkins, a man with whom she shares a dark history. In order to protect everything they've built, the nuns must conceal many of their methods, which are forbidden by the Catholic Church. Evelyn will go to great lengths to defend all that she loves. She confronts a gang member, defies the church, challenges her own beliefs, and faces her past. She is bolstered by the other nuns and the vibrant, diverse residents of the shelter--Lucia, Mei-Li, Desiree, Esther, and Katrina--whose differences are outweighed by what unites them: they've all been broken by men but are determined to rebuild. Amidst her fight, Evelyn discovers the extraordinary power of mercy and the grace it grants, not just to those who receive it, but to those strong enough to bestow it.


A faerie's revenge / Rachel Morgan.

Rachel Morgan presents the latest action-filled installment of her bestselling Creepy Hollow fantasy series.


Hit List / Stuart Woods.

Stone Barrington faces down a vengeful miscreant in this latest heart-stopping thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author When Stone Barrington finds his name on a hit list, he plans to lie low until the culprit is caught. But when this foe shows no signs of stopping until his deadly objective is realized in full, Stone is left with no choice but to face the problem head-on. Armed and alert, Stone joins forces with his most savvy connections to catch the perpetrator before the next strike. But it turns out this scum is an expert at evasion in more ways than one, and the international cat-and-mouse hunt that ensues has Stone questioning if he has become the predator or the prey. . .


Winter moon : a Seven series novella / Dannika Dark.

Dannika Dark presents Winter Moon, a special Seven series Christmas novella.


All that is in God : evangelical theology and the challenge of classical Christian theism / James E. Dolezal.

All that is in God : evangelical theology and the challenge of classical Christian theism / James E. Dolezal.
Increasing numbers of conservative evangelicals are denying basic tenets of classical Christian teaching about God, with departures occurring even among those of the Calvinistic persuasion. James Dolezal's All That Is in God provides an exposition of the historic Christian position while engaging with these contemporary deviations.His convincing critique of the newer position he styles theistic mutualism is philosophically robust, systematically nuanced, and biblically based. It demonstrates the need to maintain the traditional viewpoint, particularly on divine simplicity, and spotlights the unfortunate implications for other important Christian doctrines, such as divine eternality and the Trinity, if it were to be abandoned. Arguing carefully and cogently that all that is in God is God himself, the work is sure to stimulate debate on the issue in years to come.


The housewife assassin's handbook / Josie Brown.

The housewife assassin's handbook /  Josie Brown.
Every desperate housewife wants an alias. Donna Stone has one...and it happens to be government-sanctioned. She earned it the hard way: her husband was killed the day she delivered her third child. To avenge his death, she leads a secret life - as an assassin. But espionage makes for strange bedfellows - and brings new meaning to that old adage, Honey, I'm home...


The complete guide to breast cancer : how to feel empowered and take control / Professor Trisha Greenhalgh and Dr Liz O'Riordan.

The complete guide to breast cancer : how to feel empowered and take control / Professor Trisha Greenhalgh and Dr Liz O'Riordan.
Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer written and read by Professor Trisha Greenhalgh and Dr Liz O'Riordan.The audiobook you can trust to support you at every stage of your treatment - and beyond Professor Trisha Greenhalgh, an academic GP, and Dr Liz O'Riordan, a Consultant Breast Cancer Surgeon, are not only outstanding doctors, but they have also experienced breast cancer first-hand.The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer brings together all the knowledge they have gathered as patients and as doctors to give you and your family a trusted, thorough and up-to-date source of information. Designed to empower you during your breast cancer treatment, it covers:-Simple explanations of every breast cancer treatment-Coping with the emotional burden of breast cancer-Frank advice about sex and relationships-Staying healthy during and after treatment-Dealing with the fear of recurrence-Living with secondary breast cancerPacked full of all the things the authors wished they'd known when they were diagnosed, and tips on how to cope with surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and beyond, this is the only audiobook you need to guide you through your breast cancer diagnosis. 'A much needed guide which is both humane and based on robust evidence.' - Macmillan Cancer Support


The Father Paolo Baldi mysteries. by Barry Devlin, [and Mark Holloway].

The Father Paolo Baldi mysteries.  by Barry Devlin, [and Mark Holloway].
On sabbatical from the Franciscan order, Father Paolo Baldi is working as a philosophy lecturer in Dublin when his life takes an unexpected turn and he finds himself helping the police to solve crimes.


Get your life back : everyday practices for a world gone mad / John Eldredge.

Get your life back : everyday practices for a world gone mad / John Eldredge.
A REFRESHINGLY SIMPLE GUIDE TO RECOVER YOUR LIFE! InGet Your Life Back, New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge provides a practical, simple, and refreshing guide to taking your life back. By practicing a few wonderfully simple practices'or what John calls graces'you can begin to recover your soul, disentangle from the tragedies of this broken world, and discover the restorative power of beauty. Ask yourself: -Are you happy most of the time' -Do you feel deeply loved' -Are you excited about your future' -How often do you feel lighthearted' After reading this book you will -Learn how to insert the One Minute Pause into your day -Begin practicing benevolent detachment and truly let it all go -Offer kindness toward yourself in the choices you make -Drink in the simple beauty available to you every day -Take realistic steps to unplug from technology overload These simple practices and others are ready for the taking. You don't need to abandon your life to get it back. Begin restoring your life here and now. Your soul will thank you for it.


The road to ruin : the global elites' secret plan for the next financial crisis / James Rickards.

The road to ruin : the global elites' secret plan for the next financial crisis / James Rickards.
The bestselling author of The Death of Money and Currency Wars reveals the global elites' dark effort to hide a coming catastrophe from investors. A drumbeat is sounding among the global elites. The signs of a worldwide financial meltdown are unmistakable. This time, the elites have an audacious plan to protect themselves from the fallout: hoarding cash now and locking down the global financial system when a crisis hits. Since 2014, international monetary agencies have been issuing warnings to a small group of finance ministers, banks, and private equity funds: the U.S. government's cowardly choices not to prosecute J.P. Morgan and its ilk, and to bloat the economy with a $4 trillion injection of easy credit, are driving us headlong toward a cliff. As Rickards shows in this frightening, meticulously researched book, governments around the world have no compunction about conspiring against their citizens. They will have stockpiled hard assets when stock exchanges are closed, ATMs shut down, money market funds frozen, asset managers instructed not to sell securities, negative interest rates imposed, and cash withdrawals denied. If you want to plan for the risks ahead, you will need Rickards's cutting-edge synthesis of behavioral economics, history, and complexity theory. It's a guidebook to thinking smarter, acting faster, and living with the comfort℗Ưing knowledge that your wealth is secure. The global elites don't want this book to exist. Their plan to herd us like sheep to the slaughter when a global crisis erupts--and, of course, to maintain their wealth--works only if we remain complacent and unaware. Thanks to The Road to Ruin, we don't need to be.From the Hardcover edition.


The Father Paolo Baldi mysteries. by Barry Devlin.

On sabbatical from the Franciscan order, Father Paolo Baldi is working as a philosophy lecturer in Dublin when his life takes an unexpected turn and he finds himself helping the police to solve crimes.


The prince of risk : a novel / Christopher Reich.

The prince of risk : a novel / Christopher Reich.
The New York Times bestselling author of Numbered Account and the Rules of Deception series returns to the treacherous world of Wall Street. The Prince of Risk is a high-octane financial thriller set at the crossroads of high finance and international terrorism. Robert Bobby Astor is a rising New York hedge fund manager on the cusp of making his biggest, most daring killing yet ...


The mighty Thor. Jason Aaron, writer ; Russell Dauterman, artist ; Matthew Wilson, color artist ; Rafa Garres, Frazer Irving, art & color ; Joe Sabino, letterer.

Collects Mighty Thor (2015) #6-12. The legend continues with Thors new and old! Loki spins a special ages-old tale of a young Odinson in action against a hulking great enemy. You wouldn't like this Viking when he's angry! But what incredible impact will this yarn from the past have on the present? Prepare for corporate espionage, Marvel-style, as some of the world's most powerful and evil conglomerates go to war--with Thor caught in the middle! But if Roxxon and the rest aren't enough trouble, Jane Foster must contend with a new enemy: S.H.I.E.L.D.! Whose side will Agent Roz Solomon be on? Worse still, somehow millions of lives will depend on the God of Thunder saving Roxxon's evil executive, Dario Agger! All this and...the Exterminatrix and the Silver Samurai?!


The totally awesome Hulk. Greg Pak, writer ; Frank Cho (#1-4) & Mike Choi (#5-6), artists ; Sonia Oback (#1-4), Frank Martin (#5) & Andrew Crossley (#6), color artists ; VC's Cory Petit, letterer.

Collects The Totally Awesome Hulk #1-6 and material from Planet Hulk (2015) #1. There's a brand-new Hulk in town, and his name is Amadeus Cho! Get ready for gamma-fueled entertainment as the newly empowered kid genius decides he's gonna be the best Hulk ever--and just possibly brings the entire world crashing down into chaos! Cho is taking on the biggest monsters in the Marvel Universe, but can he handle the danger posed by Lady Hellbender? What will She-Hulk and Spider-Man make of this very different Green Goliath? What will the Enchantress make him do? And what, exactly, happened to Bruce Banner? With monster mayhem in the Mighty Marvel Manner, this is better than incredible--it's totally awesome! Plus: amazing science, SECRET WARS style, starring the Amadeus Cho of Battleworld


The mighty Thor. writer, Jason Aaron ; artists, Steve Epting, and Russell Dauterman with Valerio Schiti ; color artists, Frank Martin and Matthew Wilson with Mat Lopes ; letterer, VC's Joe Sabino.

As the War of the Realms rages on, the only way to defeat Malekith is with a united front - and it's up to Thor to bring the many races together! Now heroes from across the ten worlds - including Lady Sif and Angela - unite under Thor's command to form a new League of Realms, with the sole mission of bringing this conflict to an end! And their first mission is to infiltrate Dark- Elf-occupied territory! But when the war spreads to every branch of the World Tree, the League's road to peace is fraught with challenges they hadn't anticipated. To stand against the heroic allies, Malekith forms a wicked union of his own, calling on Loki and the all-new Kurse to take down Thor and her band of heroes!


The immortal Hulk : the green door / Al Ewing, writer ; Joe Bennett, penciler (#7-10) ; Lee Garbett, artist (#6) ; Ruy José with Le Beau Underwood & Rafael Fonteriz (#10), inkers (#7-10) ; Martin Simmonds, artist (#9 "Creel" pages) ; Paul Mounts, color artist ; VC's Cory Petit, letterers.

While he avoids capture by the government, Alpha Flight, the mysterious Shadow Base, and the Avengers, Bruce becomes infected by something with unspeakable plans for humanity and the only one who knows about this dark infection is the Immortal Hulk.~Collects Immortal Hulk #6-10. Bruce Banner is alive and on the loose--and now the entire world knows it. Soon the Hulk finds himself hunted once again--this time by the government, Alpha Flight, the mysterious Shadow Base...and the Avengers! Someone's going to find him first, but which option is least bad? It might not matter, because Bruce has bigger problems. Something terrible has infected him. Something with unspeakable plans for humanity. And the only one who knows about this dark infection...is the Hulk! Meanwhile, Carl Crusher Creel was just trying to live. Now, to save what he's built for himself, he must do the impossible. The Absorbing Man must kill the Immortal Hulk! But the Hulk is the one thing standing between the world of the living--and the Green Door!


Star Wars, Darth Vader. writer, Kieron Gillen ; artist, Salvador Larroca ; colorist, Edgar Delgado ; letterer, VC's Joe Caramagna ; cover art, Adi Granov ; editor, Jordan D. White.

Bounty Hunters on the attack, and Vader has been given a new mission for the Empire. But he has work of his own. Will the Dark Lord perform his duty? Darth Vader and Aphra continue their alliance-- but how long will it last? And who is Tagge's mysterious new agent? One fact is certain: When Aphra's private investigation on behalf of Vader comes crashing headlong into Vader's investigation on behalf of the Empire, the results will be deadly!--Page [4] of cover.~Collects Darth Vader (2015) #7-12. Bounty Hunters on the attack--against the Empire! Vader has a new mission to do for the Empire. Unfortunately, it's completely at odds with his own mission. What's a Dark Lord to do? Plus: Who is Tagge's mysterious new agent?


Fantastic four. Dan Slott.

The wait is over! The Thing, the Human Torch, the Invisible Woman and Mister Fantastic - the first four heroes of the Marvel Age of Comics - are about to be reunited! Experience the grand return of the greatest family in the Marvel Universe! As an event occurs that will radically alter the Fantastic Four, Reed and Sue Richards return home with their children. But things have changed! And while Alicia Masters and the Thing ponder a big change of their own, the next chapter begins in the life of Victor Von Doom! Plus: Who are the Marvel Universe's newest fabulous foursome - the Fantastix?! How did they come into possession of the Baxter Building? And what does that mean for the original FF? The World's Greatest Comic Magazine is back - and better than ever!


Venom. Mike Costa, writer ; Gerardo Sandoval (#1-6) with Juanan Ramirez (#4) & Iban Coello (#5) ; Victor Olazaba (#4), inker ; Dono Sanchez-Almara with Israel Silva & Andres Mossa (#5), color artists ; VC's Clayton Cowles, letterer.

Back in New York, Venom returns to his old ways drawing old friends into his evil plans, including the other former host of the Venom symbiote.~Collecting Venom (2016) #1-6. Venom is back in his classic form, and deadlier than ever! The symbiote you know and love has returned to New York City. No more Agent of the Cosmos. No more Lethal Protector. It's time for a new Venom, and it's great to be bad. But now that Venom is back on Earth, just who has bonded with him--and turned him back into a slathering, fanged monster? As the symbiote returns to its old ways, sink your teeth into the deadliest Venom story yet! One that will draw old friends--like Mac Gargan, the Scorpion! And a certain other former host of the Venom symbiote, known for web-slinging, wall-crawling and wisecracking! That's right: It's Venom vs. Spider-Man like never before!


The mighty Captain Marvel / Margaret Stohl, writer.

Collects The Mighty Captan Marvel (2016) #0-4. Behold the mightiest, fightiest super hero there is! Captain Marvel returns to her helm as Alpha Flight commander with the world cheering her on. She's the biggest hero in the world - but has Captain Marvel become someone Carol Danvers no longer recognizes?


The fate of the Tala / Jeffe Kennedy.

The fate of the Tala /  Jeffe Kennedy.
An Uneasy Marriage,An Unholy Alliance.The tales tell of three sisters, daughters of the high king. The eldest, a valiant warrior-woman, conquered her inner demons to become the high queen. The youngest, and most beautiful outlived her Prince Charming and found a strength beyond surface loveliness.And the other one, Andi? The introverted, awkward middle princess is now the Sorceress Queen, Andromeda--and she stands at the precipice of a devastating war.As the undead powers of Deyrr gather their forces, their High Priestess focuses on Andi, undermining her at every turn. At the magical barrier that protects the Thirteen Kingdoms from annihilation, the massive Dasnarian navy assembles, ready to pounce the moment Andi's strength fails. And, though her sisters and friends gather around her, Andi finds that her husband, Rayfe, plagued with fears over her pregnancy, has withdrawn, growing ever more distant.Fighting battles on too many fronts, Andi can't afford to weaken, as she's all that stands between all that's good in the world and purest evil.For Andi, the time to grow into her true power has come. . .


Project manager : test preparation study guide : questions & answers.

Project manager : test preparation study guide : questions & answers.


The fate of the Tala / Jeffe Kennedy.

The fate of the Tala /  Jeffe Kennedy.
An Uneasy Marriage, An Unholy Alliance. The tales tell of three sisters, daughters of the high king. The eldest, a valiant warrior-woman, conquered her inner demons to become the high queen. The youngest, and most beautiful outlived her Prince Charming and found a strength beyond surface loveliness. And the other one, Andi? The introverted, awkward middle princess is now the Sorceress Queen, Andromeda--and she stands at the precipice of a devastating war. As the undead powers of Deyrr gather their forces, their High Priestess focuses on Andi, undermining her at every turn. At the magical barrier that protects the Thirteen Kingdoms from annihilation, the massive Dasnarian navy assembles, ready to pounce the moment Andi's strength fails. And, though her sisters and friends gather around her, Andi finds that her husband, Rayfe, plagued with fears over her pregnancy, has withdrawn, growing ever more distant. Fighting battles on too many fronts, Andi can't afford to weaken, as she's all that stands between all that's good in the world and purest evil. For Andi, the time to grow into her true power has come. . .


Star Wars. writer, Jason Aaron ; artist, John Cassaday ; colorist, Laura Martin ; letterer, Chris Eliopoulos.

Collects Star Wars (2015) #1-6. The greatest space adventure of all returns to Marvel! Luke Skywalker and the ragtag rebels opposing the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory so far--the destruction of the massive Death Star. But the Empire's not toppled yet! Join Luke, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they fight for freedom against Darth Vader and his evil master, the Emperor! But when a Rebel assault goes wrong, Han and Leia must think fast to make their escape--while Luke comes face-to-face with Darth Vader! In the explosive aftermath, a humbled Luke returns to Tatooine to learn more about his mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Meanwhile, Leia and Han undertake a vital--and dangerous--secret mission. But can they succeed without Luke? Plus: the menace of Boba Fett!


This is your passbook for ... FLORIDA TEACHER CERTIFICATION EXAM (FTCE)

This is your passbook for ... FLORIDA TEACHER CERTIFICATION EXAM (FTCE)


The mighty Thor. Jason Aaron, writer ; Russell Dauterman, artist ; Matthew Wilson, color artist ; VC's Joe Sabino, letterer.

When Dr. Jane Foster lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, the Mighty Thor! Her enemies are many as Asgard descends further into chaos, and unrest threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet she wages her greatest battle against a far more personal foe: the cancer killing her mortal form. When Loki steps back into Thor's life, will it ease her troubles or only add to her pain? There's no such question about Malekith as he continues to fan the flames of a looming War of Realms - when he isn't wedding planning, that is! And as Asgard is torn apart, the skies will shake in one of the bloodiest battles of all time: It's Thor vs. Odin like never before!


The Cornish cream tea summer. Cressida McLaughlin.

The Cornish cream tea summer.  Cressida McLaughlin.
'Captivating' Heat Magazine 'Beautiful... heartwarming' Zara Stoneley 'A wonderful ray of reading sunshine' Heidi Swain Everyone's favourite bus goes on a summer adventure full of sunshine and the promise of romance... Charlie has a new helper on her bus, her free-spirited and loveable cousin, Delilah, who's paid a visit to the charming Cornish village of Porthgolow and is helping out on Charlie's adorable cream tea bus.When the Director of a new TV series filming further along the coast tells Delilah that the bus would be the perfect addition to their onsite catering, she takes him a bit too literally, and before long she and the bus have taken a rather unexpected journey...


Harlequin presents March 2020. Chantelle Shaw.

Harlequin presents March 2020.  Chantelle Shaw.
Harlequin Presents brings you a collection of four new titles! This Presents box set includes:CINDERELLA IN THE SICILIAN'S WORLDBy Sharon KendrickIt defies every rule billionaire Salvatore has set himself, but he just can't resist Lina. Until he finds their impulsive encounter cost her everything... He may never trust a woman, but he will offer her escape--in his bed!PROOF OF THEIR FORBIDDEN NIGHTBy Chantelle ShawGreek CEO Andreas knows seducing innocent Isla would be a huge mistake. She's completely off-limits! But thrown together on an Aegean island paradise, neither can resist indulging in their illicit temptation...REVELATIONS OF A SECRET PRINCESSBy Annie WestTo find her daughter, stolen from her at birth, Carolina will do anything. Including masquerading as a nanny! Jake, her daughter's uncle, is all that's standing in the way. If only her body got the message he's the enemy...THE RETURN OF HER BILLIONAIRE HUSBANDBy Melanie MilburneJuliette is determined to forget her glamorous marriage to billionaire Joe. It began with an intense passion she'd only ever dreamed of, and ended in heartbreak. Now it's time to go their separate ways...or is it?Be sure to collect Harlequin Presents' March 2020 Box Set 2 of 2!


Harlequin presents March 2020. Jennie Lucas, Julia James, Pippa Roscoe, Millie Adams.

Harlequin presents March 2020.  Jennie Lucas, Julia James, Pippa Roscoe, Millie Adams.
Harlequin Presents brings you a collection of four new titles! This Presents box set includes:HER BOSS'S ONE-NIGHT BABYBy Jennie LucasBillionaire Antonio decided early in life he'd never become a father. So, Hana's baby bombshell, delivered amongst the cherry blossoms, seems impossible. But the undeniable proof awakens in Antonio a ruthless need to secure what's his...THE GREEK'S DUTY-BOUND ROYAL BRIDEBy Julia JamesPrincess Elizsaveta must walk down the aisle. It's the only way to save her family from bankruptcy. For duty, she'll accept brooding Leon's marriage bargain. But, Ellie's wholly unprepared for the all-consuming chemistry that ignites between them! DEMANDING HIS BILLION-DOLLAR HEIRBy Pippa RoscoeMaria was the only woman to see the man behind incredibly wealthy Matthieu's scars. Yet, to protect her, he pushed her away. Now, Maria is back, with an announcement that leads the tycoon to question everything: ÔI'm pregnant.'THE SCANDAL BEHIND THE ITALIAN'S WEDDINGBy Millie AdamsMin will do anything to protect the baby in her arms, including asking billionaire Dante to make her his bride. And if their scandalous wedding wasn't enough, once they get to paradise Min has another revelation...Be sure to collect Harlequin Presents' March 2020 Box Set 1 of 2!


Love inspired suspense March 2020. Shirlee McCoy, Sharon Dunn, Tanya Stowe.

Love inspired suspense March 2020.  Shirlee McCoy, Sharon Dunn, Tanya Stowe.
Love Inspired Suspense brings you three new titles at a great value, available now! Enjoy these suspenseful romances of danger and faith.FALSELY ACCUSEDFBI: Special Crimes Unitby Shirlee McCoyFramed for her foster brother's murder, FBI special agent Wren Santino must clear her name--but someone's dead set on stopping her from finding the truth. Now with help from her childhood friend Titus Anderson, unraveling a conspiracy may be the only way to survive.MOUNTAIN CAPTIVEby Sharon DunnPrivate investigator Jude Trainor won't give up on finding a kidnapped little girl--even when the suspect runs him off a mountain road and sends bullets his way. But when Lacey Conrad rescues Jude on her snowmobile, can they outlast a snowstorm and a person who wants them dead?KILLER HARVESTby Tanya StoweWith her boss murdered, Sassa Nilsson's the last person who can save the world's crops from a lethal plant pathogen. But with criminals willing to kill Sassa to get the formula for the virus, can border patrol agent Jared De Luca shield her?


Harlequin intrigue March 2020. Debra Webb.

Harlequin intrigue March 2020.  Debra Webb.
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.BEFORE HE VANISHEDA Winchester, Tennessee Thriller by Debra WebbHalle Lane's best friend disappeared twenty-five years ago, but when Liam Hart arrives in Winchester, Halle's certain he's the boy she once knew. As the pair investigates Liam's mysterious past, can they uncover the truth before a killer buries all evidence of the boy Halle once loved?UNDERCOVER REBELThe Mighty McKenzies Series by Lena DiazHomeland Security agent Ian McKenzie has been working undercover to break up a human-trafficking ring, but when things go sideways, Shannon Murphy is suddenly caught in the crosshairs. Having only recently learned the truth about Ian, can Shannon trust him with her life? PROTECTIVE OPERATIONA Stealth Novelby Danica WintersShaye Geist and Chad Martin are both hiding from powerful enemies in the wilds of Montana, and when they find an abandoned baby, they must join forces. Can they keep themselves and the mysterious child safe--even as enemies close in on all sides?Look for Harlequin Intrigue's March 2020 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!


Love inspired March 2020.

Love inspired March 2020.
Love Inspired brings you three new titles! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. THE AMISH TEACHER'S DILEMMANorth Country Amishby Patricia DavidsTaking a schoolteacher position in another district was just the change Amish spinster Eva Coblentz needed. But with her family insisting she come home just as she falls for three troubled orphans and their guardian uncle, Willis Gingrich, will she return to her old life...or risk everything to build a new one?FINDING THE ROAD HOMEHearts of Oklahomaby Tina RadcliffeWith potential budget cuts looming, police chief Mitch Rainbolt may have to let his latest hire go--unless he and officer Daisy Anderson can prove that their department deserves the money. Can they save her job...and ensure Daisy and her orphaned nieces and nephews stay in town for good?THE COWBOY'S UNEXPECTED BABYTriple Creek Cowboysby Stephanie DeesWhen rancher and attorney Garrett Cole finds a newborn baby on his doorstep, he has no idea how to even change a diaper. Help comes in the form of Abby Scott, his new temporary coworker. But can Garrett convince Abby she'd be the perfect permanent addition to his makeshift family?


Harlequin desire March 2020.

Harlequin desire March 2020.
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!#2720 HEARTBREAKERDynasties: Mesa Fallsby Joanne RockGage Striker vows to protect Mesa Falls Ranch from prying paparazzi at any cost--even when the press includes his former lover, Elena Rollins. Past misunderstandings fuel current tempers, but will this fire between them reignite their attraction?#2721 JET SET CONFESSIONSBy Maureen ChildFiona Jordan is a professional fixer and her latest job is bringing billionaire Luke Barrett back to his family business. As she goes undercover, the sparks between them are instant and undeniable. But she learns not everything is easy to fix when Luke discovers her true identity...#2723 ONE NIGHT WITH HIS RIVALAbout That Night...by Robyn GradyAfter a night of passion, smooth-talking cowboy Ajax Rawson and successful life coach Veda Darnel don't expect it to happen again...until it does. But will old family business rivalries threaten to end their star-crossed romance before it even begins?Look for Harlequin Desire's March 2020 Box set 1 of 2, filled with even more scandalous stories and powerful heroes!


Harlequin special edition March 2020. Allison Leigh, Michelle Major, Tara Taylor Quinn.

Harlequin special edition March 2020.  Allison Leigh, Michelle Major, Tara Taylor Quinn.
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:A PROMISE TO KEEPReturn to the Double Cby Allison LeighWhen Jed Dalloway started over, ranching a mountain plot for his recluse boss saved him. So when hometown girl April Reed offers a deal to develop the land, to protect his ailing mentor, Jed tells her no sale. But his heart doesn't get the message...THE BEST INTENTIONSWelcome to Starlightby Michelle MajorA string of bad choices led Kaitlin Carmody to a fresh start in a small town. But Finn Samuelson, her boss's stubborn son, is certain she is taking advantage of his father and ruining his family's bank. When attraction interferes, Finn must decide if Kaitlin is really a threat to his family or its salvation.A BABY AFFAIRThe Parent Portalby Tara Taylor QuinnAmelia Grace has gone through hell, but she's finally ready to be a mom--all by herself. Still, she never expected her sperm donor to appear, let alone spark an attraction like Dr. Craig Harmon does. But can Amelia make room for another person in her already growing family?


Harlequin desire March 2020.

Harlequin desire March 2020.
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! #2719 SECRET HEIR SEDUCTIONTexas Cattleman's Club: Inheritanceby Reese RyanFashion mogul Darius Taylor-Pratt is shocked to learn he's the secret heir of the wealthy Blackwood family! That's not the only surprise as he reconnects with his ex, diamond heiress Audra Lee Covington. As old passions flare, new revelations threaten everything...#2724 THE DATING DAREGambling Menby Barbara DunlopJilted by their former lovers, friends James Gillen and Natasha Remington vow to reinvent themselves and maybe find love again in the process. But their daring new makeovers reveal a white-hot attraction neither was expecting...#2722 RECLAIMING HIS LEGACYLouisiana Legaciesby Dani WadePlayboy Blake Boudreaux will do anything to protect his family...including seducing the beautiful philanthropist Madison Armantine to get back a beloved heirloom. But as the secrets--and desire--between them grow, he'll have to reveal the truth or lose her forever...Look for Harlequin Desire's March 2020 Box set 2 of 2, filled with even more scandalous stories and powerful heroes!


Harlequin historical March 2020.

Harlequin historical March 2020.
Do you dream of wicked rakes, gorgeous Highlanders and muscled Viking warriors? Harlequin Historical brings you three new full-length titles in one collection! THE PASSIONS OF LORD TREVETHOWThe Cornish Dukesby Bronwyn Scott(Regency)Cassian, Lord Trevethow, has a dilemma: conveniently wed reclusive Lady Penrose Prideaux or pursue the enchanting stranger he can't forget. Then he discovers a shocking secret about his bride-to-be...THE BROODING EARL'S PROPOSITIONby Laura Martin(Regency)After governess Selina arrives in Lord Westcroft's home, his kisses make her hope for a proposal. Instead she receives a proposition so scandalous, a lady could never accept!MARRYING FOR LOVE OR MONEY?The Yelverton Marriagesby Elizabeth Beacon(Regency)Darius Yelverton must marry an heiress to protect his family. After he meets spirited governess Felicity, he must make a choice--duty or love?Look for Harlequin Historical's March 2020 Box Set 2 of 2, filled with even more timeless love stories!


Harlequin mdical romance March 2020.

Harlequin mdical romance March 2020.
Harlequin Medical Romance brings you a collection of three new titles, available now! Enjoy these stories packed with pulse-racing romance and heart-racing medical drama.This Harlequin Medical Romance box set includes:REUNITED BY THEIR SECRET DAUGHTERLondon Hospital Midwivesby Emily ForbesGorgeous doctor Xander Jameson disappeared without a trace after their unforgettable fling. Now he's back and midwife Chloe Larson must reveal her three-year-old secret...A FLING TO STEAL HER HEARTLondon Hospital Midwivesby Sue MacKayWhen nomadic midwife Izzy Nicholson temporarily moves in with her best friend, obstetrician Raphael Dubois, a powerful--and mutual--attraction sparks!STOLEN KISS WITH THE SINGLE MOMby Deanne AndersOne fraught night shift, ER doctor Scott's promise to protect single mom nurse Lacey leads to an electrifying encounter!


Harlequin romance.

Harlequin romance.
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: #4703 THE PRINCE AND THE WEDDING PLANNERThe Bartolini Legacyby Jennifer FayeWith her family name on the line, wedding planner Bianca Bartolini needs this royal wedding to go perfectly--she can't afford distractions. Too bad the bride's dashing brother--duty-bound Crown Prince Leo--has other plans! That includes announcing their convenient engagement!#4704 ONE NIGHT TO REMEMBERby Kate HardyHer accident-induced amnesia has left Holly Weston with so many questions, the biggest one being: Who is her baby's father? Could handsome stranger Harry Moran be the key to uncovering the missing pieces of her memory...and her heart?#4705 BEST FRIEND TO PRINCESS BRIDERoyals of Monrosaby Katrina CudmoreWhen Prince Edwin must marry to succeed the throne, best friend Kara's the sensible choice to be his princess. That is, until an electrifying kiss to seal their engagement breaks all the rules of friendship and their arrangement suddenly feels painfully real...#4706 CARIBBEAN ESCAPE WITH THE TYCOONby Rosanna BattigelliA trip aboard luxurious cruise liner Aquarius is Chanelle's chance to relax. However, when she encounters its dynamic owner, Vance Kingston, relaxation is the last thing her body craves... And if she's not careful, Vance will sail away with this enchanting beauty's heart.


Harlequin DARE March 2020. Anne Marsh, Cara Lockwood, Rebecca Hunter, Faye Avalon.

Harlequin DARE March 2020.  Anne Marsh, Cara Lockwood, Rebecca Hunter, Faye Avalon.
Harlequin DARE brings you a collection of four new sexy contemporary romances for fun and fearless women. Available now!This box set includes:HOOKUPby Anne MarshMax O'Reilly loves to watch Maple Washington pirouette in nothing but her ballet slippers. But when Maple's ex posts her video to Max's company's hookup app he's ready to destroy the man--as only a billionaire computer genius can. By playing Maple's fake boyfriend...unless Max gets hooked forever...THE SEX CUREby Cara LockwoodWomen stand in line to worship billionaire Wilder Lange. But sex columnist Harley Vega isn't one of them--especially after he eliminates her job. Then the gorgeous businessman professes to need her confidential expertise. Soon Harley is burning the sheets with the sexiest man on earth as Wilder shows her unimaginable pleasure and makes her wonder about what happens beyond the bedroom...HOTTER ON ICEBlackmore, Inc.by Cathryn FoxAlya Petrova welcomes the explosive chemistry between her and her enigmatic bodyguard Henning Fischer. Now that he's accompanying her on a modelling job in Sweden, Alya can turn her illicit fantasies into sexy reality. But is their red-hot passion enough to overcome the scars of Henning's past?SLOW HANDSby Faye AvalonAll April Sinclair has done is tell dangerously gorgeous lawyer Logan Fitzpatrick that she's being sued. By a celebrity. For a faulty vibrator. So why is her legal consultation turning wickedly suggestive? And now Logan's sensual hands have started to unravel all April's careful rules in business, pleasure...and her heart.


Harlequin heartwarming.

Harlequin heartwarming.
Harlequin Heartwarming celebrates wholesome, heartfelt relationships imbued with the traditional values so important to you: home, family, community and love. Experience all that and more with four new novels in one collection!This Harlequin Heartwarming box set includes:TO SAVE A CHILDTexas Rebelsby Linda WarrenWhen a baby and the beautiful Grace Bennet wind up unexpectedly in Cole Chisholm's life, the by-the-book cop might just have to break his own rules to protect them...and let Grace into his heart.SECOND CHANCE FOR THE SINGLE DADby Carol RossRhys McGrath is no dancer, but he'll learn in time for the father-daughter dance at his niece's cotillion. He's smitten by beautiful dance instructor Camile--and he's dying to know if she feels the same!RANCHER TO THE RESCUEby Patricia ForsytheZannah Worth hates change. So her new business partner, Brady Gallagher, has a tough time swaying her opinion with his flashy ideas for the family ranch. He makes her feel too much--frustration, anxiety...and something like love?CAUGHT BY THE SHERIFFTurtleback Beachby Rula SinaraAfter her sister goes missing, Faye Donovan flees with her niece to Turtleback Beach. But when Sheriff Carlos Ryker offers a shoulder to lean on, Faye faces a choice--keep lying, or trust him with all of their lives...Look for 4 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin Heartwarming!


Love inspired suspense March 2020.

Love inspired suspense March 2020.
Love Inspired Suspense brings you three new titles! Enjoy these suspenseful romances of danger and faith. FUGITIVE TRAILK-9 Mountain Guardiansby Elizabeth GoddardWhen an escaped convict vows revenge on Deputy Sierra Young, former coworker turned PI Bryce Elliott is determined to protect her. But can Bryce, Sierra and her search-and-rescue K-9, Samson, track the fugitive before he succeeds in taking their lives?AMISH COUNTRY MURDERby Mary AlfordAs the sole woman to escape the Dead of Night Killer, Catherine Fisher's the key to catching him--if he doesn't kill her first. But with her memory missing and all clues indicating the serial killer targeted her for very personal reasons, it'll take everything FBI agent Sutter Brenneman has to keep her safe.STOLEN SECRETSby Sherri ShackelfordAfter she discovers someone's been impersonating her to steal classified technology secrets, Lucy Sutton has to figure out who's behind it. National Security Agency employee Jordan Harris is the only person she trusts. But capturing the culprit is an even deadlier task than they expected.


The Bane / Keary Taylor.

The Bane /  Keary Taylor.


Harlequin special edition March 2020. Judy Duarte, Shirley Jump, Heatherly Bell.

Harlequin special edition March 2020.  Judy Duarte, Shirley Jump, Heatherly Bell.
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:THE MAYOR'S SECRET FORTUNEThe Fortunes of Texas: Rambling Roseby Judy DuarteWhen Steven Fortune proposes to Ellie Hernandez, the mayor of Rambling Rose, no one is more surprised than Ellie herself. Until recently, Steven was practically her enemy! But his offer of a marriage of convenience arrives at her weakest moment. Can they pull off a united front?THE MARRIAGE RESCUEThe Stone Gap Innby Shirley JumpWhen a lost pup reunites Grady Jackson with his high school crush, he doesn't expect to become engaged! Marriage wasn't in dog groomer Beth Cooper's immediate plans, either. But if showing off her brand-new fiancé makes her dying father happy, how can she say, I don't?THE RIGHT MOMENTWildfire Ridgeby Heatherly BellAfter Joanne Brant is left at the altar, Hudson Decker must convince his best friend that Mr. Right is standing right in front of her! He missed his chance back in the day, but Hudson is sure now is the right moment for their second chance. Except Joanne's done giving people the chance to break her heart.


Harlequin medical romance March 2020.

Harlequin medical romance March 2020.
Harlequin Medical Romance brings you a collection of three new titles, available now! Enjoy these stories packed with pulse-racing romance and heart-racing medical drama.This Harlequin Medical Romance box set includes:WINNING THE SURGEON'S HEARTby Annie ClaydonSingle mom paramedic Hannah wants to win the Hospital Challenge! How can she when she's distracted by her partner, sexy surgeon Matt?CONVENIENTLY WED IN PARADISEby Meredith WebberTheir idyllic Thai island wedding's all business, but nurse Kenzie and charming A&E doctor Alex's intense chemistry is anything but. THE NURSE'S ONE NIGHT TO FOREVERby Janice LynnSurgical nurse Riley's done with love, so she makes a vow: her thrilling connection with heartthrob surgeon Justin is for one night only...


Harlequin romantic suspense.

Harlequin romantic suspense.
Looking for heart-racing romance and breathless suspense? Want stories filled with life-and-death situations that cause sparks to fly between adventurous, strong women and brave, powerful men? Harlequin Romantic Suspense brings you all that and more with four new full-length titles in one collection!IN COLTON'S CUSTODYThe Coltons of Mustang Valleyby Dana NussioAfter receiving a message that his daughter may have been switched at birth, Asher Colton immediately goes to the mother of the other baby to get to the bottom of things. Willow Merrill has already had her childhood ruined by the Coltons, but she reluctantly agrees to help Asher. However, neither of them expected threats to both of their lives and families!COLTON MANHUNTThe Coltons of Mustang Valleyby Jane GodmanK-9 cop Spencer Colton blames himself for the death of his girlfriend and he'll never take another chance on love. But when dog trainer Katrina Perry is endangered while looking for her missing sister, he's forced to confront the emotional connection between them while keeping her safe.THE RANGER'S REUNION THREATRangers of Big Bendby Lara LacombeIsabel Cruz has been avoiding Wyatt Spalding ever since his betrayal--after they spent one passionate night together. But someone is threatening her family and their ranch, and Wyatt is the only person who can help. Can they put their mistrust behind them long enough to stop a killer?DEADLY TEXAS SUMMERby Colleen ThompsonAfter a suspicious death on her team, environmentalist Emma Copley knows someone needs to investigate. When the authorities won't, she decides to do it herself, despite Beau Kingston's warnings. He may have a financial incentive to stop her investigation, but he certainly doesn't want her hurt. Can they trust each other long enough to find the real culprit?


Runaway Wife / Maren Birk.

Runaway Wife /  Maren Birk.
Runaway wife…Billionaire husband…She must leave in order to save her family.Engineer Gabriela Ruiz de Alvarez's abusive past catches up to her. She has been running since she was a teen and her time just ran out. Can she save her family in time?Investment trader Maximo Alvarez Estrada's perfect wife calmly walked out of the life they had built together in southern Spain. He would find her, but will Max ever forgive her for not trusting him?


Love inspired March 2020. Leigh Bale, Jolene Navarro, Janette Foreman.

Love inspired March 2020.  Leigh Bale, Jolene Navarro, Janette Foreman.
Love Inspired brings you three new titles! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. HEALING THEIR AMISH HEARTSColorado Amish Courtshipsby Leigh BaleBecca Graber has made it her mission to get the silent boy in her new classroom to speak again. But she's not quite sure why he doesn't talk. Working with the child's father, widower Jesse King, can she break through to little Sam...and begin to repair all their broken hearts?THE TEXAN'S PROMISECowboys of Diamondback Ranchby Jolene NavarroTo save her ranch, Belle De La Rosa must sell part of it to developers--and only conservationist Quinn Sinclair stands in her way. Belle can't help but feel drawn to the widower and his children, but will she take a chance on love even when she finds out his true reason for being in town?HER SECRET TWINSBy Janette ForemanKallie Shore's late father knew she couldn't raise her girls and work the family farm alone. But the plan he specified in his will isn't the one she'd have chosen: Kallie inherits half the farm, but the other half goes to Grant Young, her ex-fiancé...and the secret father of her twins.


Harlequin intrigue March 2020. Rita Herron, Nicole Helm, Angi Morgan.

Harlequin intrigue March 2020.  Rita Herron, Nicole Helm, Angi Morgan.
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.MYSTERIOUS ABDUCTIONA Badge of Honor Mysteryby Rita HerronCora Reeves's baby went missing in a fire five years ago, but she's convinced the child is still out there. When Sheriff Jacob Maverick takes on the cold case, new leads begin to appear--as well as new threats. SOUTH DAKOTA SHOWDOWNA Badlands Cop Novelby Nicole HelmSheriff Jamison Wyatt has spent his life helping his loved ones escape his father's ruthless gang. Yet when Liza Dean's sister finds herself caught in the gang's most horrifying crime yet, they'll have to infiltrate the crime syndicate and find her before it's too late.CRIMINAL ALLIANCETexas Brothers of Company Bby Angi MorganThere's an algorithm that could destroy Dallas, and only FBI operative Therese Ortis and Texas Ranger Wade Hamilton can find and stop it. But going undercover is always dangerous. Can they accomplish their goal before they're discovered?Look for Harlequin Intrigue's March 2020 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!


Harlequin hstorical March 2020. Michelle Willingham, Julia Justiss, Greta Gilbert.

Harlequin hstorical March 2020.  Michelle Willingham, Julia Justiss, Greta Gilbert.
Do you dream of wicked rakes, gorgeous Highlanders and muscled Viking warriors? Harlequin Historical brings you three new full-length titles in one collection! STOLEN BY THE VIKINGSons of Sigurdby Michelle Willingham(Viking)Viking Alarr saves Breanne with the aim of getting vengeance on her foster father. When passion ignites between them, will he choose revenge or his heart?THE TEMPTING OF THE GOVERNESSThe Cinderella Spinstersby Julia Justiss(1830s)Colonel Hugh Glendenning has shunned the world. But infuriatingly, governess Olivia's insistence that he spend time with his wards tempts him to spend more time with her, too...SAVED BY HER ENEMY WARRIORby Greta Gilbert(Ancient Egypt)Trapped in a tomb, Ava and enemy soldier Intef must work together to escape. Yet it is passion, not hatred, that starts to burn between them...Look for Harlequin Historical's March 2020 Box Set 1 of 2, filled with even more timeless love stories!


Trace elements / Donna Leon.

Trace elements /  Donna Leon.
When Dottoressa Donato calls the Questura to report that a dying patient at the hospice Fatebenefratelli wants to speak to the police, Commissario Guido Brunetti and his colleague, Claudia Griffoni, waste no time in responding. They killed him. It was bad money. I told him no, Benedetta Toso gasps the words about her recently deceased husband, Vittorio Fadalto. Even though he is not sure she can hear him, Brunetti softly promises he and Griffoni will look into what initially appears to be a private family tragedy. They discover that Fadalto worked in the field collecting samples of contamination for a company that measures the cleanliness of Venice's water supply and that he had died in a mysterious motorcycle accident. Distracted briefly by Vice Questore Patta's obsession with youth crime in Venice, Brunetti is bolstered once more by the remarkable research skills of Patta's secretary, Signora Elettra Zorzi. Piecing together the tangled threads, in time Brunetti comes to realize the perilous meaning in the woman's accusation and the threat it reveals to the health of the entire region. But justice in this case proves to be ambiguous, as Brunetti is reminded it can be when, seeking solace, he reads Aeschylus's classic play The Eumenides--Provided by publisher.


The Night Watchman / Louise Erdrich.

The Night Watchman /  Louise Erdrich.
Thomas Wazhushk is the night watchman at the jewel bearing plant, the first factory located near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota. He is also a Chippewa Council member who is trying to understand the consequences of a new emancipation bill on its way to the floor of the United States Congress. It is 1953 and he and the other council members know the bill isn't about freedom; Congress is fed up with Indians. The bill is a termination that threatens the rights of Native Americans to their land and their very identity. How can the government abandon treaties made in good faith with Native Americans for as long as the grasses shall grow, and the rivers run? Since graduating high school, Pixie Paranteau has insisted that everyone call her Patrice. Unlike most of the girls on the reservation, Patrice, the class valedictorian, has no desire to wear herself down with a husband and kids. She makes jewel bearings at the plant, a job that barely pays her enough to support her mother and brother. Patrice's shameful alcoholic father returns home sporadically to terrorize his wife and children and bully her for money. But Patrice needs every penny to follow her beloved older sister, Vera, who moved to the big city of Minneapolis. Vera may have disappeared; she hasn't been in touch in months, and is rumored to have had a baby. Determined to find Vera and her child, Patrice makes a fateful trip to Minnesota that introduces her to unexpected forms of exploitation and violence, and endangers her life. Thomas and Patrice live in this impoverished reservation community along with young Chippewa boxer Wood Mountain and his mother Juggie Blue, her niece and Patrice's best friend Valentine, and Stack Barnes, the white high school math teacher and boxing coach who is hopelessly in love with Patrice.


The moonglow sisters : a novel / Lori Wilde.

The moonglow sisters : a novel / Lori Wilde.
Moonglow Cove, Texas was once home of the Clark sisters, brought up by their grandmother at the Moonglow Inn and nicknamed The Moonglow Sisters. Then, a wedding-day betrayal tore them apart, and they scattered across the globe, and away from each other. But the sisters have at last come home. There's Maddie: smart, sensible, and stubborn. Shelley, who ran off to find her bliss. And Gia, a free-spirit determined to keep the peace, and whose impending wedding is the only thing keeping them together, but when they find out Gia has a secret, then all heck is going to break lose.


Long Range / C. J. Box.

Long Range /  C. J. Box.
After joining the rescue efforts for the victim of a grizzly attack, Joe Picket is called home. Someone is shooting at a prominent local judge, and his wife has been wounded. All signs point to the shots having been taken from an impossibly long distance. How could the shooting have been arranged? And who else is in the cross hairs? When Joe's best friend Nate Romanowski falls under suspicion for the crime, it's a race against the clock to identify the real shooter.. -- adapted from jacket~Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett must investigate an attempted murder?a crime committed from a confoundingly long distance?in the riveting new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author C. J. Box. When Joe Pickett is asked to join the rescue efforts for the victim of a startling grizzly attack, he reluctantly leaves his district behind. One survivor of the grizzly's rampage tells a bizarre story, but just as Joe begins to suspect the attack is not what it seems, he is brought home by an emergency on his own turf. Someone has targeted a prominent local judge, shooting at him from a seemingly impossible distance. While the judge was not hit, his wife is severely wounded, and it is up to Joe to find answers?and the shooter. The search for the would-be assassin becomes personal when Joe's best friend, Nate Romanowski ?just as he's adjusting to the arrival of his first child?falls under suspicion for the crime. It's a race against the clock as Joe tries to clear Nate's name and identify the real shooter, all while deciphering the grizzly encounter. Beset by threats both man-made and natural, the two men must go to great lengths to keep their loved ones safe.


John Adams under fire : the founding father's fight for justice in the Boston Massacre murder trial / Dan Abrams and David Fisher.

John Adams under fire : the founding father's fight for justice in the Boston Massacre murder trial / Dan Abrams and David Fisher.
History remembers John Adams as a Founding Father and our country's second president. But in the tense years before the American Revolution, he was still just a lawyer, fighting for justice in one of the most explosive murder trials of the era. On the night of March 5, 1770, shots were fired by British soldiers on the streets of Boston, killing five civilians. The Boston Massacre has often been called the first shots of the American Revolution. As John Adams would later remember, On that night the formation of American independence was born. Yet when the British soldiers faced trial, the young lawyer Adams was determined that they receive a fair one. He volunteered to represent them, keeping the peace in a powder keg of a colony, and in the process created some of the foundations of what would become United States law.


The numbers game : a novel / Danielle Steel.

The numbers game : a novel / Danielle Steel.
Eileen Jackson was happy to set aside her own dreams to raise a family with her husband, Paul. Together they built an ordinary life in a Connecticut town, the perfect place for their kids to grow up. But when Eileen discovers that Paul's late nights in the city are hiding an affair with a younger woman, she begins to question all those years of sacrifice and compromise. On the brink of forty and wondering what she's going to do with the rest of her life, is it too late for her to start over? Meanwhile, as Paul is thrust back into the role of suburban fatherhood, his girlfriend, Olivia, is in Manhattan, struggling to find herself in the shadow of her mother, a famous actress, and her grandmother, a fiercely independent ninety-two-year-old artist. With their unique brands of advice ringing in her head, Olivia takes a major step, expanding her art gallery business internationally. Seeing her mother pursue old dreams and even find new love, Olivia realizes that there is so much she must learn about herself before committing her life to someone else. Ultimately, Eileen decides to chase her own dreams as well. She's off to Paris to attend Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. What awaits is an adventure that reinvents her life and redefines her. At every age, there are challenges to be met and new worlds to discover.--Provided by publisher.


Shatter the earth / Karen Chance.

Shatter the earth /  Karen Chance.
Ironically for the time traveling, chief seer of the supernatural world, time has never been on Cassie Palmer's side. There has always seemed to be too much to learn, too much to master, and never enough hours in a day. But the tables have now turned, and the fluctuating timelines of Earth and Faerie are diverging, slowing time in Faerie relative to Earth, and giving humans an advantage for the first time in their war with the fey. It is one they desperately need, for a literal war of the worlds is about to take place. To win, or even to survive, Cassie and her allies, the powerful vampire senator Mircea Basarab and the formidable war mage John Pritkin, will have to pull off their greatest feat yet. And find a way to become more than the sum of their parts.


For the Win / Kelly Jamieson.

For the Win /  Kelly Jamieson.
Can a hockey hunk teach a yoga instructor to be more flexible? Kelly Jamieson is an auto-buy for me.--New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips Harrison Wynn Even though I'm the oldest player on the farm team, I'm playing my heart out this year to prove that I have what it takes to play in the NHL. Everyone expects me to live up to my dying hockey hero dad's legacy, but my chances are receding every season. What I need is to focus, but the team's new yoga instructor is a major distraction; I've had my eye on her from the first time we met. Except she's not interested--okay, maybe actively disinterested--since I accidentally dumped her into the ocean during our paddleboard yoga class. How can I prove to her--and to the NHL--that I'm worth taking a chance on? Arya Ross Men are the last thing I need in my life. Yoga is my priority; it helps me center myself and heal my soul. But I can't turn down the once-in-a-lifetime offer to be the personal yoga instructor for the local hockey team. Sure, there are some cute players--including Harrison Wynn, who seemingly won't take no for an answer, and whose boyish smile and sexy charm are hard to resist. He seems genuine, and I wonder . . . Can I put my past behind me to start a future with him?


Double trouble / Joanne Levy.

Double trouble /  Joanne Levy.
In this high-interest novel for teen readers, sixteen-year-old Emma is raped by a popular boy from school.--


Unity club / Karen Spafford-Fitz.

Unity club /  Karen Spafford-Fitz.
Trouble starts brewing when a halfway house for troubled teenagers opens up next door to a seniors' home.--


Iggy's world / Gail Anderson-Dargatz.

Iggy's world /  Gail Anderson-Dargatz.
In this high-interest novel for middle readers, Iggy embarrasses his family with his internet podcast.--


On the corner of Hope and Main : a blessings novel / Beverly Jenkins.

On the corner of Hope and Main : a blessings novel / Beverly Jenkins.
Trent July has been the mayor of this historic town for the past four years, but now he's ready to let someone else take up the mantle. Barrett Payne, a former Marine, decides he wants the job. But when a surprise candidate also enters the ring, the town has opinions on who would be the best candidate. And of course that's not the only drama, as Malachi Mal July continues to make reparations for the damage he's caused and to the people he's betrayed, especially his lady love Bernadine. Is she finally ready to forgive him and let the past go? As the residents of Henry Adams have learned, life will throw obstacles their way, but it's how they come together and rise above these challenges that keep the bonds of their close-knit community strong.


These Ghosts Are Family : A Novel.

These Ghosts Are Family : A Novel.
-- *A -- These Ghosts Are Family These Ghosts Are Family explores the ways each character wrestles with their ghosts and struggles to forge independent identities outside of the family and their trauma. The result is an engrossing portrait of a family and individuals caught in the sweep of history, slavery, migration, and the more personal dramas of infidelity, lost love, and regret. This electric and luminous family saga announces the arrival of a new American talent.


The billionaire in boots / Julia London.

The billionaire in boots /  Julia London.
As the firstborn son, it's been drilled into Nick that he is the heir apparent to the Prince family empire. But cattle ranching has never been his true passion. Nick wants to be a pilot. However, when his father dies, leaving Nick to clean up the mess, he knows he must do his duty before following his heart.Charlotte Bailey can't believe that Nick is back to run the ranch. As the office manager, she knows it's her responsibility to help him. If only he wasn't so brooding and cranky--and so hot it's a wonder his chaps don't melt right off him. But when sparks fly between them, she's adamant about staying away from a cowboy on his way out the door.Nick knows the ranch's pretty, smart, and capable office manager is off-limits, but he needs her. And working in such close proximity to Charlotte every day is making Nick crazy. She smells good, she looks good, she makes him laugh, but most of all she makes him want to stay....


Please see us / Caitlin Mullen.

Please see us /  Caitlin Mullen.
Summer has come to Atlantic City but the boardwalk is empty of tourists, the casino lights have dimmed, and two Jane Does are laid out in the marshland behind the Sunset Motel, just west of town. Only one person even knows they're there. Meanwhile, Clara, a young boardwalk psychic, struggles to attract clients for the tarot readings that pay her rent. When she begins to experience very real and disturbing visions, she suspects they could be related to the recent cases of women gone missing in town. When Clara meets Lily, an ex-Soho art gallery girl who is working at a desolate casino spa and reeling from a personal tragedy, she thinks Lily may be able to help her. But Lily has her own demons to face. If they can put the pieces together in time, they may save another lost girl--so long as their efforts don't attract perilous attention first. Can they break the ill-fated cycle, or will they join the other victims?


Deacon King Kong : a novel / James McBride.

Deacon King Kong : a novel / James McBride.
From James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird, comes a wise and witty novel about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting. In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .45 from his pocket, and in front of everybody shoots the project's drug dealer at point-blank range. The reasons for this desperate burst of violence and the consequences that spring from it lie at the heart of Deacon King Kong, James McBride's funny, moving novel and his first since his National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird. In Deacon King Kong, McBride brings to vivid life the people affected by the shooting: the victim, the African-American and Latinx residents who witnessed it, the white neighbors, the local cops assigned to investigate, the members of the Five Ends Baptist Church where Sportcoat was deacon, the neighborhood's Italian mobsters, and Sportcoat himself. As the story deepens, it becomes clear that the lives of the characters--caught in the tumultuous swirl of 1960s New York--overlap in unexpected ways. When the truth does emerge, McBride shows us that not all secrets are meant to be hidden, that the best way to grow is to face change without fear, and that the seeds of love lie in hope and compassion. Bringing to these pages both his masterly storytelling skills and his abiding faith in humanity, James McBride has written a novel every bit as involving as The Good Lord Bird and as emotionally honest as The Color of Water. Told with insight and wit, Deacon King Kong demonstrates that love and faith live in all of us--


Lost autumn / Mary-Rose MacColl.

Lost autumn /  Mary-Rose MacColl.
An emotional novel of love and the power of lost dreams from an internationally bestselling master of historical fiction, about a young woman's coming-of-age in 1920 and the secrets that surface more than seventy years later--


Separation Anxiety : A Novel/ Zigman, Laura.

Separation Anxiety : A Novel/ Zigman, Laura.
Judy never intended to start wearing the dog. But when she stumbled across her son Teddy's old baby sling during a halfhearted basement cleaning, something in her snapped. So: the dog went into the sling, Judy felt connected to another living being, and she's repeated the process every day since. Life hasn't gone according to Judy's plan. Her career as a children's book author offered a glimpse of success before taking an embarrassing nose dive. Teddy, now a teenager, treats her with some combination of mortification and indifference. Her best friend is dying. And her husband, Gary, has become a pot-addled professional snackologist who she can't afford to divorce. On top of it all, she has a painfully ironic job writing articles for a self-help website--a poor fit for someone seemingly incapable of helping herself.


Death on the page / Essie Lang.

Death on the page /  Essie Lang.
Thousand Islands bookstore owner Shelby Cox investigates the slaying of a true-crime writer who may have learned too much about a murder case that should have stayed shut.


The gun seller / Hugh Laurie.

The gun seller /  Hugh Laurie.
A spoof on the thriller genre starring Thomas Lang, an ex-Scots Guards officer who is offered $100,000 to assassinate an industrialist. Lang, an honorable man, rejects the offer and warns the victim, only to discover the victim was the one who put out the contract. From there, laughs and thrills. By a British comedy writer, author of Jeeves and Wooster.


Beautifully broken life / Catherine Cowles.

She's on the run ... Tessa has finally found a safe haven in Sutter Lake, hiding in plain sight--just as long as no one asks too many questions. He can't escape ... Liam knows better than anyone how one wrong word, a single whisper can ruin a life. After seeing the darker side of fame, he's desperate to retreat and find his voice again. Two people from opposite worlds, brought together by a connection neither expected. But the forces they're both running from still lurk in the shadows ... And you never know when they might strike.--


Avatar, the last airbender. script, Faith Erin Hicks ; art, Peter Wartman ; colors, Ryan Hill ; lettering, Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Jimmy Betancourt.

When Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Toph return to Earthen Fire Industries, Team Avatar finds that the once small town is now booming. Expecting a warm welcome, Aang is surprised when their arrival is met with unimpressed, cold-shouldered spectators. As soon as the team is asked for help at a business council meeting, the reason for the slight becomes clear - a massive bender versus non-bender conflict has gripped the town and is threatening to turn violent.--


British murder / Leslie Meier.

British murder /  Leslie Meier.
Lucy Stone's hometown of Tinker's Cove, Maine, is where her heart is. But traveling to merry old England brings delightful adventure'along with a helping or two or murder'in these beloved mysteries...'/b> ' ENGLISH TEA MURDER A trip to England, sponsored by Winchester College, sounds practically perfect to Lucy Stone'until the tour leader suffers a fatal asthma attack mid-flight. Lucy suspects some very unnatural causes, but luckily, she packed her sleuthing skills. Between stops for afternoon tea, visits to historic sites, and catching up with an old flame, she's ensnared in a daring scheme. But will it lead her to a criminal mastermind'or ensure that she's the next victim' ' BRITISH MANOR MURDER Lucy can't wait to join her friend Sue for a gala hat show at the English country house owned by the Earl of Wickham. But at Moreton Manor, there are secrets'and some unpleasant relatives'lurking among the elaborate chapeaus. When a bludgeoned body is found in a hidden room, Lucy must sift through friends and family foes to find the low-down killer stalking the upper crust, before more blue blood runs red...


Fall from grace : a novel / Richard North Patterson.

Fall from grace : a novel / Richard North Patterson.
From #1 bestselling author Richard North Patterson comes a spellbinding* psychological puzzle filled with unexpected legal twists, potentially criminal turns, and one family's shocking fall from grace. After ten years away from home, Adam Blaine returns to Martha's Vineyard to attend the funeral of his estranged father, Ben, a famous and charismatic writer who was fond of sailboats, good wine'and women other than his wife. When Adam learns that Ben disinherited his family in favor of his mistress, he begins to wonder if his father's death'caused by an inexplicable fall from a cliff'might have been suicide or murder. Using his training as a CIA operative, Adam unearths some shattering revelations about the mistress's past. But even more disturbing are the family secrets that can't stay buried any longer'secrets that make Adam question everything he thought he knew about every player in this fateful game. Even himself. ...


Veiled in smoke / Jocelyn Green.

Veiled in smoke /  Jocelyn Green.
Meg and Sylvie Townsend manage the family bookshop and care for their father, Stephen, a veteran still suffering in mind and spirit from his time as a POW during the Civil War. But when the Great Fire sweeps through Chicago's business district, they lose much more than just their store.The sisters become separated from their father, and after Meg burns her hands in an attempt to save a family heirloom, they make a harrowing escape from the flames with the help of Chicago Tribune reporter Nate Pierce. Once the smoke clears away, they reunite with Stephen, only to learn soon after that their family friend not only died during the fire - he was murdered. Even more shocking, Stephen is charged with the crime and committed to the Cook County Insane Asylum. Though homeless, injured, and suddenly unemployed, Meg must not only gather the pieces of her shattered life, but prove her father's innocence before the asylum truly drives him mad.--Publisher description.~As Chicago's Great Fire destroys their bookshop, Meg and Sylvie Townsend make a harrowing escape from the flames with the help of reporter Nate Pierce. But the trouble doesn't end there--their father is committed to an asylum after being accused of murder, and they must prove his innocence before the asylum truly drives him mad.


Burn, baby, burn / R.J. Blain.

Burn, baby, burn /  R.J. Blain.
Bailey Ember Gardener Quinn should've read the manual on caring for an incubus before marrying hers. The marriage license hadn't mentioned anything about their sexy, insatiable ways. If she doesn't get a single night of undisturbed rest soon, she'll snap - or go on a napalm bender. Either would work. Recruiting Tiffany Perkette Perkins to be her partner-in-crime isn't the best idea, but nothing says fun quite like a roadtrip, and Perkette the Misdemeanor Collecting Queen could teach the devil a thing or two about having a good time. Add in a string of rabies cases, more puppies than she can count (or readily adopt,) a job promotion, and her very own incubus in disguise on the hunt for her, and Bailey's in for one hell of a ride.


Un-Trumping America : a plan to make America a democracy again / Dan Pfeiffer.

Un-Trumping America : a plan to make America a democracy again / Dan Pfeiffer.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Yes We (Still) Can and cohost of Pod Save America, a sharp political playbook for how Democrats can take on Trump, McConnell, Fox News, and the rest of the right-wing circus dominating American politics. There is nothing more important than beating Donald Trump in 2020, but defeating Trump is just the start of this timely book. Un-Trumping America offers readers three critical insights: first, Trump is not an aberration, but rather the logical extension of the modern Republican Party; second, how Democrats can defeat Trump in 2020; and third, preventing the likes of Trump from ever happening again with a plan to fix democracy. While the catalog of the president's crimes is long and growing, undoing Trumpism--the political platform of racism, authoritarianism, and plutocracy that gave rise to Trump and defines the Republican Party--is a long and continuing fight. Through a craven, cynical strategy engineered by Mitch McConnell, funded by the Kochs, and fueled by Fox News propaganda, Republicans have rigged American politics to drown out the voices of the people in favor of the powerful. Without an aggressive response that recognizes who the Republicans are and what they have done, American democracy as we know it won't survive this moment and a conservative, shrinking, mostly white minority will govern the country for decades. Un-Trumping America dismantles toxic Trumpism and offers a way forward. Dan Pfeiffer worked for nearly twenty years at the center of Democratic politics, from the campaign trail to Capitol Hill to Barack Obama's White House. But it was Trump's victory and Republicans' incessant aiding and abetting of Trumpism that has radicalized his thinking. Here, Pfeiffer urges Democrats to embrace bold solutions--from fixing the courts to abolishing the electoral college to eliminating the filibuster--in order to make America more democratic (and Democratic). Un-Trumping America is a powerful call for Democrats and progressives to get smarter, tougher, and more aggressive without becoming a paler shade of orange--Dust jacket flap.


The Cape Refuge collection / Terri Blackstock.

The Cape Refuge collection /  Terri Blackstock.


Task force Baum / James D. Shipman.

Task force Baum /  James D. Shipman.
In the tradition of Saving Private Ryan and Bridge Over the River Kwai, bestselling author James D. Shipman delivers a powerful, action-packed novel that illustrates the long-buried secrets and unending costs of war-based on the true story of General Patton's clandestine unauthorized raid on a World War II POW camp. March, 1945. Allied forces are battle-worn but wearily optimistic. Russia's Red Army is advancing hard on Germany from the east, bolstering Allied troops moving in from the west and north. Soon, surely, Axis forces must accept defeat. Yet for Captain Jim Curtis, each day is a reminder of how unpredictable and uncertain warfare can be. Captured during the Battle of the Bulge after the Germans launched a devastating surprise attack, Curtis is imprisoned at a POW camp in Hammelburg, Bavaria. Conditions are grim. Inmates and guards alike are freezing and starving, with rations dwindling day by day. But whispers say General Patton's troops are on the way, and the camp may soon be liberated. Indeed, fifty miles away, a task force of three hundred men is preparing to cross into Germany. With camps up and down the line, what makes Hammelburg so special they don't know, but orders are orders. Yet their hopes of evading the enemy quickly evaporate. Wracked by poor judgment, insufficient arms, and bad luck, the raid unravels with shattering losses. The liberation inmates hoped for becomes a struggle for survival marked by a stark choice: stay, or risk escaping into danger-while leaving some behind. For Curtis, the decision is an even more personal test of loyalty, friendship, and the values for which one will die or kill. It will be another twenty years before the unsanctioned mission's secret motivation becomes public knowledge, creating a controversy that will forever color Patton's legacy and linger on in the lives of those who made it home at last-and the loved ones of those who did not.


Twenty things adopted kids wish their adoptive parents knew / Sherrie Eldridge.

Twenty things adopted kids wish their adoptive parents knew /  Sherrie Eldridge.
Birthdays may be difficult for me. I want you to take the initiative in opening conversations about my birth family. When I act out my fears in obnoxious ways, please hang in there with me. I am afraid you will abandon me. The voices of adopted children are poignant, questioning. And they tell a familiar story of loss, fear, and hope. This extraordinary book, written by a woman who was adopted herself, gives voice to children's unspoken concerns, and shows adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, abandonment, and shame. With warmth and candor, Sherrie Eldridge reveals the twenty complex emotional issues you must understand to nurture the child you love--that he must grieve his loss now if he is to receive love fully in the future--that she needs honest information about her birth family no matter how painful the details may be--and that although he may choose to search for his birth family, he will always rely on you to be his parents. Filled with powerful insights from children, parents, and experts in the field, plus practical strategies and case histories that will ring true for every adoptive family, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew is an invaluable guide to the complex emotions that take up residence within the heart of the adopted child--and within the adoptive home. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Scarecrow returns : a novel / Matthew Reilly.

Scarecrow returns : a novel / Matthew Reilly.
SCARECROW IS BACK AND READY FOR ACTION! A Cold War doomsday device hidden deep in the Arctic. A mysterious terrorist group about to unleash havoc upon an unsuspecting world. Only one team close enough to sabotage them. Captain Shane Schofield, call sign Scarecrow, and his ragtag band of Marines and civilians are outnumbered and outgunned. But with only a few short hours till Armageddon, Scarecrow and his soldiers bravely undertake an edge-of-your-seat, white-knuckle adventure to save the Earth from total annihilation.


Critical role. story, Matthew Colville & Matthew Mercer ; script, Matthew Colville ; art, Olivia Samson ; layouts, Chris Kawagiwa ; colors and lettering, Chris Northrop ; color assistants, Travis Ames and Cassie Anderson.

The band of adventurers known as Vox Machina will save the world. Eventually. But even they have to start somewhere.Six would-be heroes on seemingly different jobs find their paths intertwined as they investigate shady business in the swamp town of Stilben. They'll need to put their heads--and weapons--together to figure out what's going on... and keep from being killed in the process. Even then, whether or not they can overcome what truly lurks at the bottom of the town's travails remains to be seen!--Provided by publisher.


The Sacketts / Louis L'Amour.

The Sacketts /  Louis L'Amour.
An enduring saga from one of our finest storytellers, the Sackett series stands at the forefront of Louis L'Amour's sprawling canon of the American West. Led by an unforgettable trio of brothers, this one-of-a-kind family embodies the frontier ideals of toughness, determination, and justice that have captured the imagination of millions. Now this riveting eBook bundle collects all twelve novels set during the 1870s'the classic Sackett era.


The Mistletoe kiss / Janet Lee Barton.

The Mistletoe kiss /  Janet Lee Barton.


Find your path : honor your body, fuel your soul, and get strong with the Fit52 life / Carrie Underwood ; with Eve Adamson ; photography by Cameron Premo.

Find your path : honor your body, fuel your soul, and get strong with the Fit52 life / Carrie Underwood ; with Eve Adamson ; photography by Cameron Premo.
Carrie Underwood believes that fitness is a lifelong journey. She wasn't born with the toned arms and strong legs that fans know her for. Like all of us, she has to work hard every day to look the way that she does! In FIND YOUR PATH she shares her secrets with readers, with the ultimate goal of being the strongest version of themselves, and looking as good as they feel. Carrie's book will share secrets for fitting diet and exercise into a packed routine--she's not only a multi-Platinum singer, she's a businesswoman and busy mom with two young children. Based on her own active lifestyle, diet, and workouts, FIND YOUR PATH is packed with meal plans, recipes, weekly workout programs, and guidelines for keeping a weekly food and workout journal. It also introduces readers to Carrie's signature Fit52 workout, which involves a deck of cards and exercises that can be done at home--and it sets her fans on a path to sustainable health and fitness for life. Fit52 begins with embracing the Pleasure Principle in eating, making healthy swaps in your favorite recipes, and embracing a long view approach to health--so that a cheat a day won't derail you. Throughout the book, Carrie shares her personal journey towards optimal health, from her passion for sports as a kid, to the pressure to look perfect and fit the mold as she launched her career after winning American Idol, to eventually discovering the importance of balance and the meaning of true health. For Carrie, being fit isn't about crash diets or a workout routine that you're going to dread. It's about healthy choices and simple meals that you can put together from the ingredients in your local grocery store, and making the time, every day, to move, to love your body, and to be the best version of yourself.--provided by publisher.


The yellow bird sings / Jennifer Rosner.

The yellow bird sings /  Jennifer Rosner.
It is wartime in German-occupied Poland. A mother hides with her five-year-old daughter, a musical prodigy whose slightest sound may cost them their lives. The girl is forbidden from making a sound, so the yellow bird sings. He sings whatever the girl composes in her head: high-pitched trills of piccolo; low-throated growls of contrabassoon. Music helps the flowers bloom. When the daisies grow abundant, the bird weaves a garland for the girl to wear on her head like a princess-though no one can see. She must hide from everyone in the village: soldiers, the farmhouse boys, the neighbors too. The lady with squinty eyes and blocky shoes just dragged a boy down the street and returned, proud and straight-backed, cradling a sack of sugar like a baby. After the Jews in their town are rounded up, Róza and her daughter, Shira, spend day and night hidden in a farmer's barn. Shira struggles to stay still and quiet, as music pulses inside her. To pass the time, Róza tells Shira a story: There is a little girl who, with the help of her yellow bird, tends an enchanted garden. The garden must be kept completely silent-only the bird can sing the girl's musical compositions-and together the girl and her bird avert many threats. Thus Róza manages to soothe Shira and shield her from the horrors around them. But then the day comes when their haven is no longer safe and Róza must face an impossible choice: whether to keep Shira by her side, or give her the chance to survive apart. The Yellow Bird Sings is a beautiful, heartrending novel about the unbreakable bond between a mother and a daughter, and the triumph of hope in even the darkest of times--


Do nothing : how to break away from overworking, overdoing, and underliving / Celeste Headlee.

Do nothing : how to break away from overworking, overdoing, and underliving / Celeste Headlee.
We work feverishly to make ourselves happy. So why are we so miserable? Despite our constant search for new ways to hack our bodies and minds for peak performance, human beings are working more instead of less, living harder not smarter, and becoming more lonely and anxious. This manifesto helps us break free of our unhealthy devotion to efficiency and shows us how to reclaim our time and humanity with a little more leisure--


And they called it Camelot : a novel of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis / Stephanie Marie Thornton.

And they called it Camelot : a novel of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis / Stephanie Marie Thornton.
An unforgettable portrait of the iconic life of Jackie O as she transforms herself into an American legend from acclaimed author Stephanie Marie Thornton. Millions fell silent, stricken by grief and disillusionment, as news of President Kennedy's assassination streaked across the globe. Where were you when it happened, they asked? But for one woman the answer has always been the same--for every step, every victory, and every defeat--she was right beside him. Born into luxury and beauty, spontaneous young Jacqueline Bouvier aspires to be more than the Debutante of the Year, even if she isn't quite sure what that means. A whirlwind courtship and fairytale wedding to handsome war-hero John F. Kennedy propel her into a startling new world of power and politics. Filled with incredible highs and unimaginable challenges, Jackie learns to hone her survival skills. Her grace and grit help catapult JFK from the Senate to the Oval Office in one of the closest races in U.S. history. Jackie awes the country with her elegance and poise even as she is plagued by self-doubt over whether she can be the wife, mother, and First Lady that her husband and the country need. Then Jackie accompanies JFK to Dallas and their thousand days of magic come to an abrupt and devastating end--forcing Jackie to pick up the ruined fragments of her life and forge a triumphant new identity--


Woman of sunlight / Mary Connealy.

Woman of sunlight /  Mary Connealy.
After years of isolation on top of Hope Mountain, Ilsa Nordegren may finally be ready to leave. Raised to fear the world, Ilsa and her sisters never planned on coming down, but when the Warden family arrived in need, they had to help. And it may cost them everything. Having made his fortune, Mitch Warden returned home and found the family homestead abandoned. In a land grab, a ruthless cattle baron had forced his family to escape up the mountain, and when he follows, the last thing he expects is to fall smitten to a black-haired woman who dresses like Robin Hood.--


Parenting beyond the rules : raising teens with confidence and joy / Connie Albers.

Parenting beyond the rules : raising teens with confidence and joy / Connie Albers.
Parenting teens is one of the most challenging seasons of parenting, isn't it? While this can be a difficult time of transition for parents and teens, there is hope. You can parent well and build a stronger relationship even through the teen years. After 30 years of parenting five children and 20 years of working with teens, Connie Albers has witnessed the negative impact of well-intentioned but misguided parenting styles, all focused on managing teens rather than guiding them. But through learning to focus on the hearts of your teens, you can avoid those pitfalls and build relationships that last beyond the transition years as you intentionally learn about, connect with, and listen to your teens. In a world filled with distractions and devices, it is possible to guide their hearts and remain the primary influence in their lives. In Parenting beyond the Rules, you will discover how to raise a teen according to his or her strengths, talents, and personality type, as these things equip teens to manage life. Join Connie Albers in discovering practical solutions for every parent trying to raise a responsible, godly teenager.


The forgotten girl / Kerry Barrett.

The forgotten girl /  Kerry Barrett.
Fearne has landed her dream job to run Mode. Except the dream isn't quite so rosy in reality, the print magazine is struggling and Fearne is determined to save it! In 1966, desperate to escape her life, Nancy moves to London with her brilliantly unpredictable friend Suze to achieve their dream of writing for Mode magazine together. For Mode to survive Fearne needs to recreate the magic of the early issues and she is on track to find Suze - Mode's longest-serving editor. Unbeknownst to Fearne, what she uncovers might be the biggest story of her career ... Cannot wait to read The Forgotten Girl then don't miss out on A Step in Time the emotional novel from Kerry Barrett - out now! What reviewers are saying about A Step in Time 'It's all set against the backdrop of Strictly Stars Dancing, adding an extra element of glitz and glamour to the proceedings. This is a great book that I devoured in two sittings and it's absolutely perfect for summer holidays or wintry days snuggled on the sofa.' - Bab's Bookshelf 'This was a really enjoyable, funny read ... I recommend this book to fans of Strictly, and also to anyone who wants a feel good story with so much more depth to it than some I have read.' - Fiona's Book Reviews 'Sparkly, fun, witty and deeper than expected ... There aren't enough stars for this fun, deeper than expected witty and relaxing read. Highly recommended.' - Michelle (Goodreads).


Pretty guardian Sailor Moon. Naoko Takeuchi ; translation, Alethea Nibley & Athena Nibley ; lettering, Lys Blakeslee.

The guardians in sailor suits return in this definitive edition of the greatest magical girl manga of all time! Features all-new cover illustrations by creator Naoko Takeuchi, a glittering holographic coating, an extra-large size, premium paper, French flaps, and a newly-revised translation! Teenager Usagi is not the best athlete, she's never gotten good grades, and, well, she's a bit of a crybaby. But when she meets a talking cat, she begins a journey that will teach her she has a well of great strength just beneath the surface and the heart to inspire and stand up for her friends as Sailor Moon! Experience the Sailor Moon manga as never before in these extra-long editions (about 300 pages each). -- Publisher annotation.


In five years : a novel / Rebecca Serle, Lindsay Sagnette.

In five years : a novel / Rebecca Serle, Lindsay Sagnette.
A striking, powerful, and moving love story following an ambitious lawyer who experiences an astonishing vision that could change her life forever--


Only the stones survive / Morgan Llywelyn.

Only the stones survive /  Morgan Llywelyn.
For centuries the Túatha Dé Danann lived in peace on an island where time flowed more slowly and the seasons were gentle--until that peace was shattered by the arrival of invaders. The Gaels, the Children of Milesios, came looking for easy riches and conquest, following the story of an island to the west where their every desire could be granted. They had not anticipated that it would already be home to others, and against the advice of their druids, they begin to exterminate the Túatha Dé Danann. After a happy and innocent childhood, Joss was on the cusp of becoming a man when the Gaels slaughtered the kings and queens of the Túatha Dé Danann. Left without a mother and father, he must find a way to unite what is left of his people and lead them into hiding. But even broken and scattered, Joss and his people are not without strange powers. Morgan Llywelyn weaves Irish mythology, historical elements, and ancient places in the Irish landscape to create a riveting tale of migration, loss, and transformation in Only the Stones Survive--


The mist in the mirror : a novel / Susan Hill.

The mist in the mirror : a novel / Susan Hill.
A chilling, classically-inspired ghost story from Susan Hill, our reigning mistress of spine-tingling fiction. For the last twenty years Sir James Monmouth has journeyed all over the globe in the footsteps of his hero, the great pioneering traveler Conrad Vane. In an effort to learn more about Vane's early life'and his own'Sir James sets off for the remote Kittiscar Hall on a cold and rainy winter night. But he soon begins to feel as though something is warning him away at every turn; there are the intense feelings of being watched and the strange apparitions of a sad little boy. And as he learns more about his hero's past, he discovers that they are only the beginning, for Kittiscar Hall is hiding terrible secret that will bind their lives together in ways he could never have imagined.


The queen's bargain / Anne Bishop.

The queen's bargain /  Anne Bishop.
Return to the dark, sensual, and powerful world of the Black Jewels in this long-awaited new story in the New York Times bestselling fantasy saga After a youthful mistake, Lord Dillon's reputation is in tatters, leaving him vulnerable to aristo girls looking for a bit of fun. To restore his reputation and honor, he needs a handfast--a one-year contract of marriage. He sets his sights on Jillian, a young Eyrien witch from Ebon Rih, who he believes has only a flimsy connection to the noble society that spurned him. Unfortunately for Dillon, he is unaware of Jillian's true connections until he finds himself facing Lucivar Yaslana, the volatile Warlord Prince of Ebon Rih. Meanwhile, Surreal SaDiablo's marriage is crumbling. Daemon Sadi, the Warlord Prince of Dhemlan, recognizes there is something wrong between him and Surreal, but he doesn't realize that his attempt to suppress his own nature in order to spare his wife is causing his mind to splinter. To save Daemon, and the Realm of Kaeleer if he breaks, help must be sought from someone who no longer exists in any of the Realms--the only Queen powerful enough to control Daemon Sadi. The Queen known as Witch. As Jillian rides the winds of first love with Dillon, Daemon and Surreal struggle to survive the wounds of a marriage turned stormy--and Lucivar has to find a way to keep everyone in his family safe...even from each other--


Beautifully broken spirit / Catherine Cowles.

She's always been his safe place to land. Jensen has shared a special bond with Tuck for as long as she can remember, their friendship a language that never needed words. But as life threw her one curveball after another, that secret language turned to stony silence. He's always been her protector. Tuck has looked out for Jensen since the day she was born. As his best friend's little sister, he's tried to keep her firmly in the family category. But she's always been more. All it takes is one moment of weakness to send Tuck's fiercely guarded walls crumbling to the ground. As a new fire burns between them, someone watches. Someone who doesn't like the new life Jensen's building for herself. And they'll stop at nothing to keep her in the dark.


Untamed / Glennon Doyle.

Untamed /  Glennon Doyle.
There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives, relationships, and world, and wonder: Wasn't it all supposed to be more beautiful than this? We quickly silence that question, telling ourselves to be grateful. We hide our simmering discontent--even from ourselves. Until we reach our boiling point. Four years ago, Glennon Doyle--bestselling Oprah-endorsed author, renowned activist and humanitarian, wife and mother of three--was speaking at a conference when a woman entered the room. Glennon looked at her and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There She Is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high. Soon she realized that they came to her from within. Glennon was finally hearing her own voice--the voice that had been silenced by decades of cultural conditioning, numbing addictions, and institutional allegiances. This was the voice of the girl Glennon had been before the world told her who to be. She vowed to never again abandon herself. She decided to build a life of her own--one based on her individual desire, intuition, and imagination. She would reclaim her true, untamed self. Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both a memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It offers a piercing, electrifying examination of the restrictive expectations women are issued from birth; shows how hustling to meet those expectations leaves women feeling dissatisfied and lost; and reveals that when we quit abandoning ourselves and instead abandon the world's expectations of us, we become women who can finally look at our lives and recognize: There She Is. Untamed shows us how to be brave. As Glennon insists: The braver we are, the luckier we get--


Stormsong / C.L. Polk.

Stormsong /  C.L. Polk.
After spinning an enthralling world in Witchmark, praised as thoroughly charming and deftly paced by the New York Times and as a can't-miss debut by Booklist, C.L. Polk continues the story in Stormsong. Magical cabals, otherworldly avengers, and impossible love affairs conspire to create a book that refuses to be put down. Dame Grace Hensley helped her brother Miles undo the atrocity that stained her nation, but now she has to deal with the consequences. With the power out in the dead of winter and an uncontrollable sequence of winter storms on the horizon, Aeland faces disaster. Grace has the vision to guide her parents to safety, but a hostile queen and a ring of rogue mages stand in the way of her plans. There's revolution in the air, and any spark could light the powder. What's worse, upstart photojournalist Avia Jessup draws ever closer to secrets that could topple the nation, and closer to Grace's heart. Can Aeland be saved without bloodshed? Or will Kingston die in flames, and Grace along with it?--


Gone to Glory / Ron & Janet Benrey.

Gone to Glory /  Ron & Janet Benrey.
Con games were unheard of in quiet Glory, North Carolina. But when the local church's financial secretary took some bad investment advice, a million bucks disappeared, someone died and now a local businessman faced murder charges. Undercover investigator Lori Dorsett thought getting to the bottom of this mystery would be easy. These small-town folk were no match for her city smarts! Yet the longer Lori snooped around, the more notice she attracted ... from bachelor pastor Daniel Hartman and from those who had no intention of letting the beautiful city slicker uncover their darkest secrets.


A reasonable doubt / Phillip Margolin.

A reasonable doubt /  Phillip Margolin.
A magician linked to three murders and suspicious deaths years ago disappears in the middle of his new act in New York Times bestseller Phillip Margolin's latest thriller featuring Robin Lockwood Robin Lockwood is a young criminal defense attorney and partner in a prominent law firm in Portland, Oregon. A former MMA fighter and Yale Law graduate, she joined the firm of legal legend Regina Barrister not long before Regina was forced into retirement by early onset Alzheimer's. One of Regina's former clients, Robert Chesterfield, shows up in the law office with an odd request-he's seeking help from his old attorney in acquiring patent protection for an illusion. Chesterfield is a professional magician of some reknown and he has a major new trick he's about to debut. This is out of the scope of the law firm's expertise, but when Robin Lockwood looks into his previous relationship with the firm, she learns that twenty years ago he was arrested for two murders, one attempted murder, and was involved in the potentially suspicious death of his very rich wife. At the time, Regina Barrister defended him with ease, after which he resumed his career as a magician in Las Vegas. Now, decades later, he debuts his new trick-only to disappear at the end. He's a man with more than one dark past and many enemies-is his disappearance tied to one of the many people who have good reason to hate him? Was he killed and his body disposed of, or did he use his considerable skills to engineer his own disappearance? Robin Lockwood must unravel the tangled skein of murder and bloody mischief to learn how it all ties together--


Dinner in French : my recipes by way of France / Melissa Clark.

Dinner in French : my recipes by way of France / Melissa Clark.
The new French classics in 150 recipes that reflect a modern yet distinctly French recipe canon, from New York Times star food writer Melissa Clark. Just as Dorie Greenspan brought Julia Child's recipes into the late 20th century, so Melissa Clark brings French cooking into the 21st century. Now, as one of the nation's favorite cookbook authors and food writers, Melissa updates classic French techniques and dishes to reflect how we cook, shop, and eat today--


Chameleon / Mark Burnell.

Chameleon /  Mark Burnell.
Stephanie Patrick was trained to infiltrate and to kill, but she thought she'd left that life behind. Now, the shadowy and powerful organization known as Magenta House has recalled her for what she thinks will be one last assignment--a job that may set her free, allowing her to pursue a new life.Konstantin Komarov, who made his fortune through the turbulent years of the post-Soviet era, is a master dealmaker. He now sits at the heart of an international financial empire and is as comfortable in Manhattan as he is in Moscow or Magadan. Like Stephanie, he wants to leave his deeply scarred past behind, but will the connections that helped make him rich let him go? Komarov is dangerous, Stephanie is lethal. They are both chameleons. Working in the shadows, they have survived by adapting, whatever the circumstances, in worlds so brutal, violent, and full of betrayal, that they have trusted nobody but themselves. Brought together by their intersecting objective---the mysterious cypher Koba--things soon become very personal. Will finding Koba force them together or pull them apart?


Gone by midnight / Candice Fox.

Gone by midnight /  Candice Fox.
Crimson Lake is where people with dark pasts come to disappear-and where others vanish into thin air... Four young boys are left alone in a hotel room while their parents dine downstairs. When Sara Farrow checks on the children at midnight, her son is missing. Distrustful of the police, Sara turns to Crimson Lake's unlikeliest private investigators-disgraced cop Ted Conkaffey and convicted killer Amanda Pharrell. For Ted, the case couldn't have come at a worse time. Two years ago a false accusation robbed him of his career, his reputation, and most importantly, his family. But now Lillian, the daughter he barely knows, is coming to stay in his ramshackle cottage by the lake. Ted must dredge up the area's worst characters to find the missing boy. The clock is ticking, and the danger he uncovers could well put his own child in deadly peril--


MY DARK VANESSA.

MY DARK VANESSA.
A hard story to read and a harder one to put down . . . a well-constructed package of dynamite. --Stephen King Exploring the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet na ve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative teacher, a brilliant, all-consuming read that marks the explosive debut of an extraordinary new writer. 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual abuse by a former student, who reaches out to Vanessa, and now Vanessa suddenly finds herself facing an impossible choice: remain silent, firm in the belief that her teenage self willingly engaged in this relationship, or redefine herself and the events of her past. But how can Vanessa reject her first love, the man who fundamentally transformed her and has been a persistent presence in her life? Is it possible that the man she loved as a teenager--and who professed to worship only her--may be far different from what she has always believed? Alternating between Vanessa's present and her past, My Dark Vanessa juxtaposes memory and trauma with the breathless excitement of a teenage girl discovering the power her own body can wield. Thought-provoking and impossible to put down, this is a masterful portrayal of troubled adolescence and its repercussions that raises vital questions about agency, consent, complicity, and victimhood. Written with the haunting intimacy of The Girls and the creeping intensity of Room, My Dark Vanessa is an era-defining novel that brilliantly captures and reflects the shifting cultural mores transforming our relationships and society itself.


JoJo's bizarre adventure. by Hirohiko Araki ; translation, Evan Galloway ; touch-up art & lettering, Mark McMurray.



Uncovering Trump : the truth behind Donald Trump's charitable giving / David A. Fahrenthold.

Uncovering Trump : the truth behind Donald Trump's charitable giving / David A. Fahrenthold.
From David A. Fahrenthold, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, comes a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the stories and scandals of Donald Trump's campaign. In February of 2016, Donald Trump promised $6 million in donations, including $1 million from his own pocket, to local charities along his campaign trail. But by the time he won the New Hampshire primary, he had stopped giving away money and had donated far less than his pledged amount. Washington Post reporter David A. Fahrenthold went in search of the missing money, and found a bigger story than he ever expected. In this collection of articles from The Washington Post, Fahrenthold chronicles his investigations on candidate Trump. From a deep dive into the Trump Foundation to breaking the news of the now-infamous 'Access Hollywood' tape, the information he discovered shaped the course of the campaign and set the tone for the Trump presidency. A must-read for anyone who followed the 2016 campaign, Uncovering Trump takes you behind the scenes of Fahrenthold's investigation, through the lens of his expertly reported news stories.


Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you / Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds.

Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you / Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds.
A history of racist and antiracist ideas in America, from their roots in Europe until today, adapted from the National Book Award winner Stamped from the Beginning--


Compelled : a Cyn and Raphael novella / by D.B. Reynolds.

Compelled : a Cyn and Raphael novella / by D.B. Reynolds.
VAMPIRE...Raphael is a power like the world has never seen, the force behind the first ever alliance of North American lords, Cyn's mate, lover, master.SORCERER...Nick Katsaros, deceptively charming, ancient and commanding, driven by vengeance and a devastating loss, Cyn's friend and one-time lover.HUMAN...Cynthia Cyn Leighton, beautiful, sexy, and smart, the woman both men desire.It was only a few months ago that Raphael lay helpless and dying, taken by treachery, while Cyn fought to save him. Unexpectedly, it was Nick who provided the key to his freedom. In exchange, he secured a promise that they would help him find and recover the same magical artifact that had been used to imprison Raphael. But when he calls on them to keep that promise, it will be Cyn who pays the price.Torn between the two powerful men, struggling to keep them from killing each other, she undertakes a desperate search that will find her fighting for her life against a madman who wants her for himself.Love these vamps and I am in for the long haul! 5 Stars! -readwhatilike.com on ChristianSizzling chemistry and scorching sex scenes... -Literary Addicts Book Community on ChristianVery dynamic, fast read for fans of paranormal romance and urban fantasy alike. -Nocturnal Book Reviews on Christian


Tall, dark, and Cajun / Sandra Hill.

Tall, dark, and Cajun /  Sandra Hill.


Dragonslayer / by Tui T. Sutherland ; [map by Mike Schley] ; [illustrations by Joy Ang].

Dragonslayer /  by Tui T. Sutherland ; [map by Mike Schley] ; [illustrations by Joy Ang].
Ivy doesn't trust the Dragonslayer. He may be her father and the beloved ruler of Valor, but she knows he's hiding more than the treasure from the sand dragon he killed two decades ago. Leaf doesn't trust dragons. They're the reason his favorite sister, Wren, is dead, and now he'll do whatever it takes to slay even one. Wren doesn't trust anyone. She swore off humans after her village tried to sacrifice her to the dragons. She only has one friend, a small, wonderful mountain dragon named Sky, and they don't need anyone else. In a world of dragons, the humans who scramble around underfoot are easy to overlook. But Ivy, Leaf, and Wren will each cross paths with dragons in ways that could shape the destiny of both species. Is a new future possible for all of them . . . one in which humans can look to the skies with hope instead of fear?


A good neighborhood / Therese Anne Fowler.

A good neighborhood /  Therese Anne Fowler.
A gripping contemporary novel that examines the American dream through the lens of two families living side by side in an idyllic neighborhood, and the one summer that changes their lives irrevocably--


The chieftain's curse / Frances Housden.

The chieftain's curse /  Frances Housden.
Euan McArthur is a chieftain in need of an heir. While still a young a warrior, Euan incites the fury of a witch. She retaliates with a curse that no wife will ever bear him an heir. As he buries his third wife and yet another bonnie stillborn son, Euan can no longer cast her words aside. Morag Farquhar is a woman in need of sanctuary. With a young relative in tow, Morag flees the only home she has ever known to escape her brother, Baron of Wolfsdale, and find sanctuary in the MacArthur stronghold. Pronounced barren by a midwife, Morag is of little value to her family, but a Godsend to Euan, a lover he can't kill by getting with child. Years ago, chance drew them together, and tangled their lives in ways they could never have imagined. This time their destiny lies in their own hands, but it will take courage and strong hearts to see it through to the end.


Leadership strategy and tactics : field manual / Jocko Willink.

Leadership strategy and tactics : field manual / Jocko Willink.
The ultimate guide on leadership from the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Extreme Ownership. In the military, a field manual provides instructions in simple, clear, step-by-step language to help soldiers complete their mission. In the civilian sector, books offer information on everything from fixing a leaky faucet to developing an effective workout program to cooking a good steak. But what if you are promoted into a new position leading your former peers? What if you don't get selected for the leadership position you wanted? How do you overcome imposter syndrome, when you aren't sure you should be leading? As a leader, how do you judiciously dole out punishment? What about reward? How do you build trust with your both your superiors and your subordinates? How do you deliver truthful criticism up and down the chain of command in a tactful and positive way? These are all questions about leadership-the most complex of all human endeavors. And while there are books out there that provide solid leadership principles, books like Extreme Ownership and The Dichotomy of Leadership, there is no leadership field manual that provides a direct, situational, pragmatic how-to guide that anyone can instantly put to use. Until now. Leadership Strategy and Tactics explains how to take leadership theory, quickly translate that theory into applicable strategy, and then put leadership into action at a tactical level. This book is the solution that leaders at every level need-not just to understand the leadership game, but also how to play the leadership game, and win it--


Alone in the wild : a Rockton novel / Kelley Armstrong.

Alone in the wild : a Rockton novel / Kelley Armstrong.
In #1 New York Times bestseller Kelley Armstrong's latest thriller, the hidden town of Rockton is about to face a challenge none of them saw coming: a baby. Every season in Rockton seems to bring a new challenge. At least that's what Detective Casey Duncan has felt since she decided to call this place home. Between all the secretive residents, the sometimes-hostile settlers outside, and the surrounding wilderness, there's always something to worry about. While on a much needed camping vacation with her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, Casey hears a baby crying in the woods. The sound leads them to a tragic scene: a woman buried under the snow, murdered, a baby still alive in her arms. A town that doesn't let anyone in under the age of eighteen, Rockton must take care of its youngest resident yet while solving another murder and finding out where the baby came from - and whether she's better off where she is. #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong again delivers an engaging, tense thriller set in perhaps the most interesting town in all of contemporary crime fiction--


Boss alpha / Victoria Quinn.

Boss alpha /  Victoria Quinn.
Tatum Titan is mine now. I finally got her back. But we have a city to rule together. A world to conquer. And there's no other woman I'd want by my side.


Docile / K.M. Szpara.

Docile /  K.M. Szpara.


Bloody Lessons / M. Louisa Locke.

Bloody Lessons /  M. Louisa Locke.
In Bloody Lessons, it's the winter of 1880, and the teachers of San Francisco are under attack: their salaries slashed and their competency and morals questioned in a series of poison pen letters.Annie Fuller, the reluctant clairvoyant, has been called in to investigate by Nate Dawson, her lawyer beau, and the case becomes personal when they discover that Laura, Nate's sister, may be one of the teachers being targeted.In this installment of the Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, readers will find the same blend of a cozy mystery and romantic suspense, played out against the historical backdrop of late 19th century San Francisco, that they found in Maids of Misfortune and Uneasy Spirits.If you are new to this series, you will still enjoy spending time with the lively residents of Annie Fuller's boarding house and visiting San Francisco when Golden Gate Park was filled with horse-drawn carriages, politics were controlled by saloon-keepers, and kisses were stolen under gaslight.


Why did I come into this room? : a candid conversation about aging / by Joan Lunden.

Why did I come into this room? : a candid conversation about aging / by Joan Lunden.
In her most candid and revealing book yet, acclaimed broadcast journalist and Baby Boomer Joan Lunden delves into the various phases of aging that leave many feeling uncomfortable, confused, and on edge. In her hilarious book, Lunden takes the dull and depressing out of aging, replacing it with wit and humor. After all, laughing is better than crying--unless it makes you pee! Whether you're in your 40s, 50s, 60s, or more, this book is full of helpful information to embrace--or at least prepare for--the inevitable.


A baby's cry : the heartbreaking true story of a mother torn between fear and love for her newborn child / Cathy Glass.

A baby's cry : the heartbreaking true story of a mother torn between fear and love for her newborn child / Cathy Glass.
What could cause a mother to believe that giving away her newborn baby is her only option? Cathy Glass is about to find out. From the author of Damaged comes a harrowing and moving memoir about tiny Harrison, left in Cathy's care, and the potentially fatal family secret of his beginnings. When Cathy is first asked to foster one-day old Harrison her only concern is if she will remember how to look after a baby. But upon collecting Harrison from the hospital, Cathy realizes she has more to worry than she thought when she discovers that his background is shrouded in secrecy.


The trial / Robert Whitlow.

The trial /  Robert Whitlow.
Years after losing his wife and children in an awful accident, attorney Ken McClain sinks deeper and deeper into a suicidal depression, until taking the case of accused killer Peter Thomason, which gives the despondent lawyer a sense of purpose.


Pandora's clock / John J. Nance.

Pandora's clock /  John J. Nance.
Carrying a passenger infected with a deadly supervirus, a 747's pilot searches desperately for a place to land in this suspenseful tour de force from New York Times-bestselling author John J. Nance On a snowy road in a German forest, Prof. Ernest Helms sees a man trying to break into his car. After a scuffle, Helms escapes with his vehicle, unharmed except for a cut on his hand. Hours later, he collapses aboard a flight from Frankfurt to New York. Capt. James Holland radios London to plan an emergency landing to save Helms. And then the nightmare begins. Heathrow denies Holland permission to land because Helms has been stricken with an ultracontagious pathogen that threatens the entire planet. When Germany also refuses to let him land, Holland and his passengers are prisoners of the sky, caught between a deadly disease and a world that would rather shoot down their plane than risk contamination by guiding it to safety.


Present value : a novel / Sabin Willett.

Present value : a novel / Sabin Willett.
Fritz Brubaker and his wife, Linda'an attractive couple in their mid-forties'have it all. He's a toy-company executive and she's a million-dollar-a-year lawyer. Their children are in private school; they have a McMansion in a Boston suburb and a cottage on Nantucket. But their comfortable world is suddenly turned upside down when Fritz's company's stock tanks and he is arrested for insider trading. Linda's image-conscious firm suspends her. Their houses get repossessed. The kids go haywire. Watching the Brubaker family's lives unravel is the best way to see the stuff from which they're really made. This clever, very funny novel is a post-millennial snapshot of America that shows what happens to an economy built on greed when its chickens come home to roost. It's the story of a family gone wrong, and its attempt to reset its course. The author of two successful thrillers, Sabin Willett delivers in this ambitious new novel the kind of witty social commentary we associate with Tom Wolfe, Jonathan Franzen, and Zadie Smith. But he writes in his own original voice, breaking new ground as he describes a changed world. Present Value is a provocative, wonderfully entertaining ride'an irreverent, clear-eyed view of the way we live now. From the Hardcover edition.


Undercover bromance / Lyssa Kay Adams.

Undercover bromance /  Lyssa Kay Adams.
Braden Mack has read so many romance novels that he's confident he's an expert on romance and women. He is wrong. When Liv Papandreas landed a job working at the restaurant of celebrity chef Royce Preston one year ago, she knew she'd have to endure his infamous anger and abusive outbursts for the sake of her career. But when she overhears the man sexually harassing a young hostess at the restaurant, she confronts him and tells the young woman she'll escort her to human resources. To her dismay, the woman refuses to make a complaint--and the next thing Liv knows, she's out of a job. She vows that Royce Preston has not heard the last of her. But to take on the powerful chef, she knows she's going to need help. Unfortunately, the only person she can think of is Braden Mack. Mack has never met a woman he couldn't woo... except Liv. When she texts him out of the blue one day and asks to meet him for a drink that night, he thinks he might finally be getting a chance to put some of the famous Mack moves on her. Instead, she fills him in on her problem and asks for help. With the aid of the Bromance Book Club (who are inspired by the romantic suspense novel they're currently reading), they set out to take down the chef. And Liv is determined to keep the sparks between her and Mack to a minimum lest she get burned--


A murderous relation / Deanna Raybourn.

A murderous relation /  Deanna Raybourn.
Veronica Speedwell navigates a dark world of scandal and murder in this new adventure from New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award nominated author Deanna Raybourn. Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian colleague Stoker are asked by Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerk to help with a potential scandal so explosive it threatens to rock the monarchy. Prince Albert Victor is a regular visitor to the most exclusive private club in London, known as the Club de l'Etoile, and the proprietess, Madame Aurore, has received an expensive gift that can be traced back to the prince. Lady Wellie would like Veronica and Stoker to retrieve the jewel from the club before scandal can break. Worse yet, London is gripped by hysteria in the autumn of 1888, terrorized by what would become the most notorious and elusive serial killer in history, Jack the Ripper--and Lady Wellie suspects the prince may be responsible. Veronica and Stoker reluctantly agree to go undercover at Madame Aurore's high class brothel, where another body soon turns up. Many secrets are swirling around Veronica and the royal family--and it's up to Veronica and Stoker to find the truth, before it's too late for all of them--


Beginner's pluck : build your life of purpose and impact now / Liz Forkin Bohannon.

Beginner's pluck : build your life of purpose and impact now / Liz Forkin Bohannon.
There's no lack of people out there telling you to find your passion and dream big. But why does it seem like when we try, we so often end up more lost and overwhelmed than when we started' Liz Forkin Bohannon wants you to rethink everything you've been told about finding your passion and following your dreams. Why' Hate to break it to you, but you're likely never going to find your passion. Because your passion and purpose are something you build--actively--day by day. In her signature tell-it-like-it-is fashion, Liz shares 14 actionable principles that will teach you how to do just that. With total transparency, Liz shares hilarious and heartbreaking stories of her journey of screwups and successes that illustrate the mindsets and principles that will give you a jolt of energy, inspiration, and direction toward your True North. By embracing your Inner Beginner, dreaming small, choosing curiosity over criticism, and so much more, Liz's story and the principles of Beginner's Pluck will have you on your way to building a life of purpose, passion, and lasting impact. Ready to rise to the occasion' It's time to make this life everything you want it to be.


The age of illusions : how America squandered its Cold War victory / Andrew J. Bacevich.

The age of illusions : how America squandered its Cold War victory / Andrew J. Bacevich.
A thought provoking and penetrating account of the post-Cold war follies and delusions that culminated in the age of Donald Trump, from the bestselling author of The Limits of Power. When the Cold War ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Washington establishment felt it had prevailed in a world-historical struggle. Our side had won, a verdict that was both decisive and irreversible. For the world's 'indispensable nation, ' its 'sole superpower, ' the future looked very bright. History, having brought the United States to the very summit of power and prestige, had validated American-style liberal democratic capitalism as universally applicable. In the decades to come, Americans would put that claim to the test. They would embrace the promise of globalization as a source of unprecedented wealth, while embarking on wide-ranging military campaigns to suppress disorder and enforce American values abroad, confident in the ability of U.S. forces to defeat any foe. Meanwhile, they placed all their bets on the White House to deliver on the promise of their Cold War triumph: unequaled prosperity, lasting peace, and absolute freedom. In The Age of Illusions, bestselling author Andrew Bacevich takes us from that moment of seemingly ultimate victory to the age of Trump, telling an epic tale of folly and delusion. Writing with his usual eloquence and vast knowledge, he explains how, within a quarter of a century, the United States ended up with gaping inequality, permanent war, moral confusion, and an increasingly angry and alienated population, as well, of course, as the strangest president in American history--


You can have an amazing memory : learn life-changing techniques and tips from the memory maestro / Dominic O'Brien.

You can have an amazing memory : learn life-changing techniques and tips from the memory maestro / Dominic O'Brien.
The world's greatest maestro of memory offers you the secret of a super-sharp memory and all the life benefits that come with it.


The bone magician / F.E. Higgins.

The bone magician /  F.E. Higgins.
With his father, a fugitive, falsely accused of multiple murders and the real serial killer stalking the wretched streets of Urbs Umida, Pin Carpue, a young undertaker's assistant, investigates and soon discovers that all of the victims may have attended the performance of a stage magician who claims to be able to raise corpses and make the dead speak.


Project 333 : the minimalist fashion challenge that proves less really is so much more / Courtney Carver.

Project 333 : the minimalist fashion challenge that proves less really is so much more / Courtney Carver.
Wear just 33 items for 3 months and get back all the JOY you were missing while you were worrying what to wear--


Coaching basketball for dummies / by National Alliance for Youth Sports with Greg Bach.

Coaching basketball for dummies /  by National Alliance for Youth Sports with Greg Bach.
Packed with numerous offensive and defensive drills. The fun and easy way to get the score on coaching youth basketball. Planning to volunteer as a basketball coach? This friendly guide helps youcommand the court by explaining the rules of the game, giving you expert advice on teaching essential skills to different age groups, running great practices, promoting teamwork, helping struggling players, keeping kids healthy and injury-free, and leading your team effectively during a game.:; Develop your coaching philosophy;. Teach offensive and defensive strategies;. Encourage good sportsmanship.


The fix up : first impressions / Tawna Fenske.

The fix up : first impressions / Tawna Fenske.
While he may look like the love child of a movie starlet and an NFL linebacker, Ben Langley has the people skills of a half-drowned porcupine. Why socialize when there are chemistry labs and bad sci-fi flicks? If he has any hope of taking the helm as CEO of the family business, Ben needs an image makeover. Pronto. Enter Holly Colvin, owner of First Impressions public relations and branding firm, and the woman who just saved Ben from the clutches of an over-attentive sales clerk. Holly's rebranded hundreds of companies in her career, but she's never rebranded a person. The guy clearly needs help, though, and she's just the woman for the job. With the clock ticking for them both, Holly and Ben face off over wardrobe malfunctions and business jargon that sounds a lot sexier than it should. But can Holly make Ben into the man he thinks he should be without losing the man she's starting to love?--


Without sanction / Don Bentley.

Without sanction /  Don Bentley.
After surviving a clandestine operation that went tragically wrong, Matt Drake escaped Syria with his life, but little else. Now, to save the life of another, he must return to Syria and confront his biggest failure in a debut thriller Lee Child calls sensationally good. Defense Intelligence Agency operative Matt Drake broke a promise. A promise that cost three people their lives and crippled his best friend. Three months later, he's paralyzed by survivor's guilt and haunted by the memories of the fallen. Matt may have left Syria, but Syria hasn't left him. In the midst of his self-imposed exile, Matt is dragged back into the world of espionage and assets that he tried to forget. A Pakistani scientist working for an ISIS splinter cell has created a terrifying weapon of mass destruction. The scientist offers to defect with the weapon, but he trusts just one man to bring him out of Syria alive--Matt Drake--


Pearls of wisdom : little pieces of advice (that go a long way) / Barbara Bush.

Pearls of wisdom : little pieces of advice (that go a long way) / Barbara Bush.
As a mother, Barbara Bush made sure we all knew that your children must come first, and one of the most important things you can do is to read to them. As a friend and mentor, she showed that you had to be true to yourself. Even at the end of her life, she taught us how to die with grace. Her advice ranged from what to wear, what to say or not say, and how to live your life. She especially loved visiting with students of all ages, from kindergartners to college graduates. This is a collection of her trademark wit and thoughtfulness. -- adapted from front flap and Amazon info~The best advice First Lady Barbara Bush offered her family, staff, and close friends--


Gemini : a Stephanie Patrick thriller / Mark Burnell.

Gemini : a Stephanie Patrick thriller / Mark Burnell.
Stephanie Patrick has left behind the dark world of spies, lies, and aliases, to live a normal civilian life in London. But then a shocking discovery envelops her, forcing her back into her former life. Scientific and weapons secrets and personnel are being sent via the people-smuggling routes from China, through Albania and the former Yugoslavia to Europe and Britain. Stephanie's personal feelings for one of the victims of this trade causes her to make a rare professional mistake, and the consequences are far-reaching, vicious and challenging, even for her skills and expertise--


Basketball for dummies / by Richard 'Digger' Phelps, John Walters and Tim Bourret.

Basketball for dummies /  by Richard 'Digger' Phelps, John Walters and Tim Bourret.
AThe easy way to get the ins, outs, and intrigue on this beloved sportBasketball For Dummies is a slam-dunk of information and intrigue for anyone who loves the sport.


After rome : a novel of celtic britain / Morgan Llywelyn.

After rome : a novel of celtic britain / Morgan Llywelyn.
After more than four hundred years of Roman rule, the island its conquerors called Britannia was abandoned'left to its own devices as the Roman empire contracted in a futile effort to defend itself from the barbarian hordes encroaching upon its heart. As Britannia falls into anarchy and the city of Viroconium is left undefended, two cousins who remained behind when the imperial forces withdrew pursue very different courses in the ensuing struggle to unite the disparate tribes and factions throughout the land. Passionate, adventurous Dinas recruits followers and dreams of kingship. Thoughtful Cadogan saves a group of citizens when Saxons invade and burn Viroconium, then becomes the reluctant founder and leader of a new community that rises in the wilderness. The two cousins could not be more different, but their parallel stories encapsulate the era of a new civilization struggling to be born. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.


Reach for the summit : the definite dozen system for succeeding at whatever you do / Pat Summitt with Sally Jenkins.

Reach for the summit : the definite dozen system for succeeding at whatever you do / Pat Summitt with Sally Jenkins.
Through many amusing anecdotes and a few very painful memories, the author, head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols, explains how to build a principled system that turns losses to wins.--Jacket.


God dwells among us : expanding Eden to the ends of the earth / G.K. Beale and Mitchell Kim.

God dwells among us : expanding Eden to the ends of the earth / G.K. Beale and Mitchell Kim.


Black rednecks and white liberals / Thomas Sowell.

Black rednecks and white liberals /  Thomas Sowell.
This book challenges many assumptions about blacks, Jews, Germans, slavery, and education. Plainly written and backed with documented facts, it takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic interpreters of American life as Alexis de Tocqueville and Frederick Law Olmsted. In a series of long essays, Sowell presents an in-depth look at key beliefs behind many mistaken and dangerous actions, policies, and trends, and presents insights into the historical development of the ghetto culture that is today wrongly seen as a unique black identity--a culture cheered on toward self-destruction by white liberals who consider themselves friends of blacks. One essay presents a jolting re-examination of the tragic institution of slavery and the narrow and distorted way it is too often seen today. Another explores the reasons for the venomous hatred of Jews, and of other groups like them in countries around the world. --From publisher description.


Dragones y tacos / por Adam Rubin ; ilustrado por Daniel Salmieri ; traducido por Teresa Mlawer.

Dragones y tacos /  por Adam Rubin ; ilustrado por Daniel Salmieri ; traducido por Teresa Mlawer.
Explores the love dragons have for tacos, and the dangers of feeding them anything with spicy salsa.~Si quieres ser amigo de un dragón, los tacos son la clave.


Love hard : a Hard play novel / Nalini Singh.

Love hard : a Hard play novel / Nalini Singh.
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh brings you the next sizzling story in her Hard Play contemporary romance series... Jacob Esera, star rugby player and young single father, has worked hard to create a joyous life for his six-year-old daughter. After the death of his childhood sweetheart soon after their daughter's birth, all Jake wants is safety and stability. No risks. No wild chances. And especially no Juliet Nelisi, former classmate, scandal magnet, and a woman who is a thorn in his side. As a lonely teenager, Juliet embraced her bad-girl reputation as a shield against loneliness and rejection. Years later, having kicked a cheating sports-star ex to the curb, she has a prestigious job and loyal friends--and wants nothing to do with sportsmen. The last thing she expects is the fire that ignites between her and the stuffed-shirt golden boy who once loved her best friend. Straitlaced Jacob Esera versus wild-at-heart Juliet Nelisi? Place your bets.


Children of the stars / Mario Escobar.

Children of the stars /  Mario Escobar.
-- August 1942. Jacob and Moses Stein, two young Jewish brothers, are staying with their aunt in Paris amid the Nazi occupation. The boys' parents, well-known German playwrights, have left the brothers in their aunt's care until they can find safe harbor for their family. But before the Steins can reunite, a great and terrifying roundup occurs. The French gendarmes, under Nazi order, arrest the boys and take them to the Vélodrome d'Hiver--a massive, bleak structure in Paris where thousands of France's Jews are being forcibly detained.Jacob and Moses know they must flee in order to survive, but they only have a set of letters sent from the south of France to guide them to their parents. Danger lurks around every corner as the boys, with nothing but each other, trek across the occupied country. Along their remarkable journey, they meet strangers and brave souls who put themselves at risk to protect the children--some of whom pay the ultimate price for helping these young refugees of war.This inspiring novel, now available for the first time in English, demonstrates the power of family and the endurance of the human spirit--even through the darkest moments of human history.


The legend of rock paper scissors / Drew Daywalt, Adam Rex.

The legend of rock paper scissors /  Drew Daywalt, Adam Rex.
You've played the game. Now read the legend of how it all began ... Long ago, in an ancient and distant realm called the Kingdom of Backyard, there lived a warrior named ROCK. Meanwhile in the Empire of Mom's Home Office, a second great warrior sought the glory of battle. And his name was PAPER. At the same time, in the Kitchen Realm, in the tiny village of Junk Drawer, lived a third warrior. They called her SCISSORS. These three were the strongest, smartest, and fastest in all the land. Time and again they beat the most fearsome opponents they could find: an apricot, a computer printer--even frozen, breaded, dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets! But when the warriors finally meet each other, the most epic round of battles begins ... and never ends. That is why, to this day, children around the world honor these worthy adversaries by playing ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS!--Provided by Publisher.


Locke & key / written by Joe Hill ; art by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Locke & key /  written by Joe Hill ; art by Gabriel Rodriguez.
The story of the Keyhouse, a New England mansion, with doors that transform all who walk through them ... and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it opens the most terrible door of all.


Big Nate. by Lincoln Peirce.

Big Nate.  by Lincoln Peirce.


Second-chance sweet shop / Rochelle Alers.

Second-chance sweet shop /  Rochelle Alers.
Brand-new bakery owner Sasha Manning didn't anticipate that the teenager she hired would have such attractive father. Back home after years away, Sasha still smarts from falling for a man who seemed too good to be true. Divorced single dad Dwight Adams will have to prove to Sasha that he's the real deal...and once again learn to trust someone with his heart along the way.--Publisher description.


Secrets of my heart / Tracie Peterson.

Secrets of my heart /  Tracie Peterson.
In 1879, reunited with childhood friend and lawyer Seth Carpenter, recently widowed Nancy Pritchard must search through the pieces of her loveless marriage for the truth behind her husband's death after his schemes come to light. But as they pursue answers, their feelings create complications, and dark secrets reveal themselves--


The Happy Camper.

The Happy Camper.
When Dillon Michaels returns home after a breakup, her grandfather gifts her a vintage camp trailer that needs restoration. Intrigued by the work, and the charming hardware store owner, she's hopeful for a fresh chance at love--until a surprise visit from her ex-boyfriend turns everything upside down.


A cowboy to remember / Rebekah Weatherspoon.

A cowboy to remember /  Rebekah Weatherspoon.
With a headline spot on a hit morning show and truly mouth-watering culinary skills, chef Evie Buchanan is perched on the edge of stardom. But at an industry party, a fall lands Evie in the hospital--with no memory of who she is. Scrambling to help, Evie's assistant contacts the only family Evie has left, close friends who run the luxury dude ranch in California where Evie grew up. Evie has no recollection of them--until former rodeo champion Zach Pleasant walks into her hospital room, and she realizes his handsome face has been haunting her dreams . . . Zach hasn't seen Evie in years--not since their families conducted a campaign to make sure their childhood friendship never turned into anything more. When the young cowboy refused to admit the feelings between them were real, Evie left California, making it clear she never wanted to see Zach again. Now he refuses to make the same mistake twice. Starting fresh is a risk when they have a history she can't recall, but Zach can't bear to let go of her now. Can he awaken the sleeping beauty inside her who might still love him? --


A home for goddesses and dogs / Leslie Connor.

A home for goddesses and dogs /  Leslie Connor.
After the death of her mother, Lydia moves in with her aunts and learns to find a new family of inspiring women and loving dogs--


Grumpy monkey party time! / Suzanne Lang (author) ; Max Lang (illustrator).

Jim Panzee feels that. Porcupine is having a big party, and according to Jim's best friend Norman, there will be--gulp--dancing. Jim can DEFINITELY not dance. When he tells his friends, they all try to teach him cool moves--surely that's the only reason Jim isn't excited about this party! Now, their job complete, the other animals sweep Jim along, all the way to the dance floor. Jim is dipped, swayed, and twirled until he can't take it anymore--he just doesn't like to dance! When he lets everyone know, he's met with disbelief...until Water Buffalo reveals that he doesn't much care to dance, either. As more and more animals have the courage speak their truths, does this mean there's no place for them at this party?


The burglar in short order / Lawrence Block.

The burglar in short order /  Lawrence Block.
Four decades ago, Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Lawrence Block introduced the world to one of his most beloved and enduring creations: Bernie Rhodenbarr, the clever, nimble-fingered star of novels such as Burglars Can't Be Choosers, The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling, and The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons. Called the Heifetz of the picklock by the New York Times, Bernie has stolen not only antiques, stamp collections, and priceless works of art but also millions of readers' hearts.Now, for all those craving more adventures of their favorite bookseller-by-day and burglar-by-night, The Burglar in Short Order for the first time ever collects all of Bernie's short-form appearances in one complete volume. From the story in which a prototype of Bernie first appeared (A Bad Night For Burglars) to his appearances in Playboy and (maybe? It's kinda complicated) Cosmopolitan...from an essay discussing Bernie's misadventures in Hollywood (how in the world did Whoopi Goldberg ever get cast?) to a piece commissioned by a European publisher for a tourist guide to New York...you'll find every published story, article, and standalone excerpt Bernie has ever appeared in--plus two new, unpublished pieces: an introduction discussing the character's colorful origins and an afterword in which the author, contemplating retirement, comes face to face with his own creation. In all of mystery fiction, there has never been a character like Bernie--and in this, his dozenth book, he demonstrates all the charm and wit and kleptophilic ingenuity that has made two generations of readers welcome their favorite burglar into their homes.


Wicked as sin : One-Mile and Brea. Shayla Black.

Finally!! The Wicked Lovers and Devoted Lovers worlds collide in epic fashion with the start of a NEW Wicked & Devoted series, steeped in the steamy, angsty romance you don't want to miss. He's ruthless. She's off-limits. But he's just met his one weakness... Now nothing will stop him from making her his. Pierce One-Mile Walker has always kept his heart under wraps and his head behind his sniper's scope. Nothing about buttoned-up Brea Bell should appeal to him. But after a single glance at the pretty preacher's daughter, he doesn't care that his past is less than shiny, that he gets paid to end lives...or that she's his teammate's woman. He'll do whatever it takes to steal her heart. Brea has always been a dutiful daughter and a good girl...until she meets the dangerous warrior. He's everything she shouldn't want, especially after her best friend introduces her to his fellow operative as his girlfriend--to protect her from Pierce. But he's a forbidden temptation she's finding impossible to resist. Then fate strikes, forcing Brea to beg Pierce to help solve a crisis. But his skills come at a price. When her innocent flirtations run headlong into his obsession, they cross the line into a passion so fiery she can't say no. Soon, his past rears its head and a vendetta calls his name in a mission gone horribly wrong. Will he survive to fight his way back to the woman who claimed his soul?


Selkies are a girl's best friend / Molly Harper.

Selkies are a girl's best friend /  Molly Harper.


A cry in the dark / Denise Grover Swank.

A woman fleeing her past finds more than she bargains for in a new suspense series by New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank. A woman on the run with no one to trust. With the ink barely dry on her new identity, Carly Moore just wants to disappear...but fate has other plans. Broken down car, next to nothing in her bank account, Carly is stuck in a Smoky Mountain town that time has forgotten. Drum is riddled with secrets and outsiders are eyed with distrust. Still, it isn't until she witnesses a cold-blooded murder in a darkened parking lot, that she realizes she's escaped one nightmare, only to land in another. As the clock ticks down and more bodies pile up, Carly doesn't know who to trust. If she doesn't stop the killers, they just might stop her...permanently. What readers are saying about A Cry in the Dark: Wow! What an incredibly amazing start of new series! BookBub review, 5 stars Story line with so many twists and turns makes you not to trust anyone, and yes, there were moments I suspected almost everyone! Goodreads review, 5 stars This was hands down one of my favorite books by Denise Grover Swank. The mystery. The suspense. The romance. The open-ended ending leaving room for a whole slew of more books for this series. Goodreads review, 5 stars


Selah (the Sugar Baron's Daughters Book #3).

Selah (the Sugar Baron's Daughters Book #3).
When a Methodist preacher with a call to serve the slaves of Nevis settles at Selah's family plantation, their shared purpose brings them together--despite her guardians' concern over a romance that promises little security. As the Revolutionary War builds in the States and starvation looms, the future of the plantation and its people hangs in the balance.


My fair latte / Vickie Fee.

Broke, unemployed barista Halley Greer is shocked when she inherits an Art Deco movie palace from the great uncle she remembers meeting once as a child. She moves to the charming tourist town of Utopia Springs, Arkansas to claim her legacy. In addition to the timeworn theater, she discovers she's also inherited a trash-heaped apartment, family secrets, her uncle's friends, a stealthy calico kitty--and an adversary. With a whole latte help from her new friends, the feisty barista fixes up and re-opens the theater as a coffee and wine bar, showing classic films. She generates some steam with a hunky local--and risks getting burned. The opening night of My Fair Lady looks like a big hit, and her new life feels like a bit of movie magic, until a customer turns up dead during intermission. With the cops eyeing her as a suspect, Halley digs into the victim's life and runs into a tangle of blackmail and secrets. Can Halley and her friends unmask a killer before the curtain comes down for keeps?--Page 4 of cover.


Wild at heart : a novel / K.A Tucker.

Wild at heart : a novel / K.A Tucker.
From the internationally best-selling author of The Simple Wild comes the continuation of a woman's journey to Alaska and a life she never imagined for herself. Calla Fletcher returns to Toronto a different person, struggling to find direction and still very much in love with the rugged bush pilot she left behind. When Jonah arrives on her doorstep with a proposition she can't dismiss, she takes the leap and rushes back to Alaska to begin their exciting future together. But Calla soon learns that even the best intentions can lead to broken promises, and that compromise comes with a hefty price--a log cabin in rural Alaska that feels as isolating as the western tundra. With Jonah gone more than he's home, one neighbor who insists on transforming her into a true Alaskan, and another who seems more likely to shoot her than come to her aid, Calla grapples with forging her own path. In a world with roaming wildlife that has her constantly watching over her shoulder and harsh conditions that stretch far beyond the cold, dark, winter months, just stepping outside her front door can be daunting. This is not the future Calla had in mind, leaving her to fear that perhaps she is doomed to follow in her mother's fleeing footsteps after all.


The wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers : contemporary English version / [translated] by Henry L. Carrigan, Jr. : foreword by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.

The wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers : contemporary English version / [translated] by Henry L. Carrigan, Jr. : foreword by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.
Foreword by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. In the fourth century, thousands of men and women fled into the Egyptian desert seeking to recapture the passion of the earliest Christians through lives of prayer and solitude. As records of the wisdom and purity of these Desert Fathers and Mothers spread through the Roman Empire, Christians streamed to their caves seeking counsel on the interior life. The hermits' ascetic practices and sagacious words were a shining witness to a living faith that could be woven into the fabric of daily life-offering timeless wisdom for Christians of any era. This volume contains Athanasius' famous The Life of St. Anthony, St. Jerome's The Life of Paul the Hermit, and the collected sayings of many of the desert fathers and mothers. Encouraging humility, patience, prayer, introspection, and love, they teach that contemplative practice opens the door to eternal wisdom for daily life.


The way of a pilgrim : candid tales of a wanderer to his spiritual father / Anonymous.

The way of a pilgrim : candid tales of a wanderer to his spiritual father / Anonymous.


Getting to know the church fathers : an evangelical introduction / Bryan M. Litfin.

Getting to know the church fathers : an evangelical introduction / Bryan M. Litfin.
Augustine. Tertullian. Origen. For too many Christians such names are abstract, one-dimensional legends, innocuous voices from antiquity no longer relevant to modern needs and concerns. However, a closer look at these church fathers reveals writers whose reflections on the apostolic teachings edify all generations of believers. Bryan Liftin helps readers understand the fathers as individuals who cared deeply about preserving the core tenets of the Christian faith, and debunks misconceptions about their religious status and treatment of Scripture. An unveiling of these ten personalities demonstrates how much the fathers can teach us about the doctrines of our faith and the enduring community of which we are a part.


The year's best science fiction & fantasy novellas / edited by Paula Guran.

The year's best science fiction & fantasy novellas /  edited by Paula Guran.


On the prayer of Jesus / from the ascetic essays of Ignatius Brianchaninov ; translated by Father Lazarus ; foreword by Kallistos Ware.

On the prayer of Jesus /  from the ascetic essays of Ignatius Brianchaninov ; translated by Father Lazarus ; foreword by Kallistos Ware.


The history of the church from Christ to Constantine / Eusebius ; translated by G.A. Williamson ; revised and edited with a new introduction by Andrew Louth.

The history of the church from Christ to Constantine /  Eusebius ; translated by G.A. Williamson ; revised and edited with a new introduction by Andrew Louth.
Eusebius' account is the only surviving historical record of the Church during its crucial first 300 years. Bishop Eusebius, a learned scholar who lived most of his life in Caesarea in Palestine, traces the history of the Church from the time of Christ to the Great Persecution at the beginning of the fourth century, and ends with the conversion of the Emperor Constantine.


Three views on Eastern Orthodoxy and evangelicalism / Bradley Nassif [and others] ; James J. Stamoolis, general editor.

Three views on Eastern Orthodoxy and evangelicalism /  Bradley Nassif [and others] ; James J. Stamoolis, general editor.
To some Western evangelicals, the practices of Eastern Orthodoxy seem mysterious and perhaps even unbiblical. Then again, from an Orthodox perspective, evangelicals lack the spiritual roots provided by centuries-old church traditions. Are the differences between these two branches of Christianity so sharp that to shake hands is to compromise the gospel itself' Or is there room for agreement' Are Eastern Orthodoxy and evangelicalism at all compatible' Yes, no, maybe-this book allows five leading authorities to present their different views, have them critiqued by their fellow authors, and respond to the critiques. Writing from an Orthodox perspective with a strong appreciation for evangelicalism, Bradley Nassif makes a case for compatibility. Michael Horton and Vladimir Berzonsky take the opposite stance from their respective evangelical and Orthodox backgrounds. And George Hancock-Stefan (evangelical) and Edward Rommen (Orthodox) each offer a qualified perhaps. The interactive Counterpoints forum is ideal for comparing and contrasting the different positions to understand the strengths and weaknesses of these two important branches of Christianity and to form a personal conclusion regarding their compatibility. The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.


The year's best science fiction & fantasy 2017 / edited by Rich Horton.

The year's best science fiction & fantasy 2017 /  edited by Rich Horton.
This ninth volume of the year's best science fiction & fantasy features thirty stories by some of the genre's greatest authors, including Charlie Jane Anders, Steven Barnes, Seth Dickinson, Kameron Hurley, Rich Larson, Ian R. MacLeod, Paul McAuley, Adam Roberts, Lavie Tidhar, Genevieve Valentine, Carrie Vaughn, and many others. Selecting the best fiction from Asimov's, Bridging Infinity, Clarkesworld, F&SF, Lightspeed, and other top venues, The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.


The best science fiction & fantasy of the year. edited by Jonathan Strahan.

Science fiction is a portal that opens doors onto futures too rich and strange to imagine. Fantasy takes us through doorways of magic and wonder. For more than a decade award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan has sifted through tens of thousands of stories to select the best, the most interesting, the most engaging science fiction and fantasy to thrill and delight readers.Featuring stories from Daniel Abraham, Charlie Jane Anders, Kelly Barnhill, R. S. Benedict, Tobias Buckell, Indrapramit Das, Samuel R. Delany, Greg Egan, Max Gladstone, Theodora Goss, Saad Z. Hossain, Dave Hutchinson, Kathleen Kayembe, Caitlin R Kiernan, Mary Robinette Kowal, Rich Larson, Yoon Ha Lee, Scott Lynch, Maureen McHugh, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Linda Nagata, Suzanne Palmer, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Alastair Reynolds, Karl Schroeder, Nick Wolven, and Caroline M. Yoachim.


Reframe your thinking around autism : how the polyvagal theory and brain plasticity help us make sense of autism / Holly Bridges ; foreword by Stephen W. Porges.

Outlining a new, optimistic way to understand autism, this concise and accessible book offers practical ideas to help children on the spectrum grow. The Polyvagal Theory suggests autism is a learnt response to early stressors - the result of a child being in a prolonged state of 'fight or flight' while their nervous system is still developing. This book explains the theory in simple terms and incorporates recent developments in brain plasticity research (the capacity of the brain to change throughout life) to give parents and professionals the tools to strengthen the child's brain-body connection.


The way of a pilgrim ; and, A pilgrim continues his way / translated from the Russian by Olga Savin ; foreword by Thomas Hopko.

The way of a pilgrim ; and, A pilgrim continues his way /  translated from the Russian by Olga Savin ; foreword by Thomas Hopko.
This classic of world spiritual literature is the firsthand account of a pilgrim's journey as he endeavors to live out Saint Paul's instruction to pray without ceasing. The narrator, an unnamed nineteenth-century peasant, sets out on his pilgrimage with nothing but a Bible, a rosary, and some dried bread. As he walks, he recites the Jesus prayer (Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me)--a prayer that is said to quiet anxiety and fill the heart with love for all creation. With this prayer constantly on his lips, the pilgrim undergoes a profound spiritual education. This edition includes the sequel to The Way of a Pilgrim, entitled A Pilgrim Continues His Way, which contains a lengthy appendix reviewing the teachings of the Holy Fathers on the Jesus prayer.


In the heart of the desert : the spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers : with a translation of Abba Zosimas' Reflections / John Chryssavgis ; foreword by the Most Reverend Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia.

In the heart of the desert : the spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers : with a translation of Abba Zosimas' Reflections / John Chryssavgis ; foreword by the Most Reverend Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia.
The Desert Fathers and Mothers--those early Christian ascetics who withdrew from the world to seek God--have influenced the spiritual lives of many people, from Saint Augustine to Thomas Merton. Their words, sometimes inspiring and uplifting, sometimes agonizingly painful, sometimes humorous, always speak straight from the heart. They resonate through the centuries because they tell the story of the deserted soul in its pilgrimage from darkness to light, from ignorance to truth, from sin to sanctity. This revised edition of Father John Chryssavgis' fresh and vital introduction to the spiritual.


Lost to the West : the forgotten Byzantine Empire that rescued Western civilization / Lars Brownworth.

Lost to the West : the forgotten Byzantine Empire that rescued Western civilization / Lars Brownworth.
Historian Brownworth presents an absorbing look at the forgotten Byzantine Empire, its surprising role in shaping Western civilization, and the lessons it holds for modern societies.


Inner river : a pilgrimage to the heart of Christian spirituality / Kyriacos C. Markides.

Inner river : a pilgrimage to the heart of Christian spirituality / Kyriacos C. Markides.
With his engaging blend of travelogue, conversations with a wise and charismatic spiritual father, and musings on the big questions of life and death, Professor Markides takes us as companions on his journey of discovery. The insights that he communicates with such enthusiasm are timely ones: here at last is a writer who challenges the seeker after mystical understanding and Eastern spirituality to discover Christianity. 'Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff, independent scholar and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Orthodox Christian Theology In Inner River, Kyriacos Markides'scholar, researcher, author, and pilgrim'takes us on a thrilling quest into the heart of Christian spirituality and mankind's desire for a transcendent experience of God. From Maine's rugged shores to a Cypriot monastery to Greece's remote Mt. Athos and, ultimately, to an Egyptian desert, Markides encounters a diverse cast of characters that allows him to explore the worlds of the natural and the supernatural, of religion and spirit, and of the seen and the unseen. Inner River will appeal to a wide range of readers, from Christians seeking insights into their religion and its various expressions to scholars interested in learning more about the mystical way of life and wisdom that have been preserved in the heart of Orthodox spirituality. Perhaps most important, however, is the bridge it offers contemporary readers to a Christian life that is balanced between the worldly and the spiritual.


The year's best science fiction & fantasy / edited by Rich Horton.

The year's best science fiction & fantasy /  edited by Rich Horton.
This eighth volume of the year's best science fiction and fantasy features over thirty stories by some of the genre's greatest authors, including John Barnes, Elizabeth Bear, C.C. Finlay, Yoon Ha Lee, Kelly Link, Ian McDonald, Seanan McGuire, Vonda N. McIntyre, Geoff Ryman, Catherynne M. Valente, Genevieve Valentine, and many others. Selecting the best fiction from periodicals including Analog, Asimov's, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed) as well as top anthologies (Meeting Infinity, Old Venus, Operation Arcana, Stories for Chip) and other venues, The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.


The best science fiction & fantasy of the year. edited by Jonathan Strahan.

A librarian helps a desperate student find the door into a book; Sir Thomas Moore's head is stolen and a messy rescue ensues; a mother sells a piece of her memory so her daughter can afford an education.Science fiction is the story of what if and what comes next. It's more playful, more inclusive and more entertaining than it has ever been before and as the world falls apart around us, it offers us a chance to understand how things could be better, or just how a great story can get us through another night.The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Thirteen brings together the very best clashes between zombies and unicorns, robots and fairies, spaceships and more in a definitive volume that takes us everywhere from the distant future and the moons of our own solar system, to one last visit to Earthsea...Featuring stories fromKelly BarnhillElizabeth BearBrooke BolanderZen ChoP. Djèlí ClarkJohn CrowleyAndy DuncanJeffrey FordDaryl GregoryAlix E. HarrowMaria Dahvana HeadleySimone HellerS. L. HuangDave HutchinsonN. K. JemisinT. KingfisherNaomi KritzerRich LarsonUrsula K. Le GuinYoon Ha LeeKen LiuCarmen Maria MachadoAnnalee NewitzGarth NixNaomi NovikS. Qiouyi LuKelly RobsonVandana SinghTade ThompsonAlyssa Wong


The Orthodox study Bible / prepared under the auspices of the academic community of St. Athanasius Academy of Orthodox Theology, Elk Grove, California.

The Orthodox study Bible /  prepared under the auspices of the academic community of St. Athanasius Academy of Orthodox Theology, Elk Grove, California.
Orthodox Christianity is the face of ancient Christianity to the modern world and embraces the second largest body of Christians in the world. In this first-of-its-kind study Bible, the Bible is presented with commentary from the ancient Christian perspective that speaks to those Christians who seek a deeper experience of the roots of their faith. --From publisher's description.


The best science fiction and fantasy of the year. edited by Jonathan Strahan.

Jonathan Strahan, the award-winning and much lauded editor of many of genre's best known anthologies is back with his 11th volume in this fascinating series, featuring the best science fiction and fantasy. With established names and new talent this diverse and ground-breaking collection will take the reader to the outer-reaches of space and the inner realms of humanity with stories of fantastical worlds and worlds that may still come to pass.Featuring // Catherynne M. Valente // Paolo Bacigalupi // Aliette De Bodard // Joe Abercrombie // Rich Larson // Naomi Novik // Alyssa Wong // Daryl Gregory // Alex Irvine // Sam J. Miller // Alice Sola Kim // Seth Dickinson // Carolyn Ives Gilman // Genevieve Valentine // Caitlín R. Kiernan // Amal El-mohtar // Theodora Goss // Ian R. Macleod // Delia Sherman // Geoff Ryman // Nina Allan // N.K. Jemisin // Lavie Tidhar // Yoon Ha Lee // Paul Mcauley // Charles Yu // E. Lily Yu // Ken Liu


Climbing Jacob's ladder : one man's journey to rediscover a Jewish spiritual tradition / Alan Morinis.

Climbing Jacob's ladder : one man's journey to rediscover a Jewish spiritual tradition / Alan Morinis.


Nurturing resilience : helping clients move forward from developmental trauma an integrative somatic approach / Kathy L. Kain and Stephen J. Terrell ; foreword by Peter A. Levine.

Nurturing resilience : helping clients move forward from developmental trauma an integrative somatic approach / Kathy L. Kain and Stephen J. Terrell ; foreword by Peter A. Levine.
Synthesizing across disciplines--Attachment, Polyvagal, Neuroscience, Child Development Theory, Trauma, and Somatics--this book provides a new lens through which to understand safety and regulation. For therapists working with both adults and children and anyone dealing with symptoms that typically arise from early childhood trauma--anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, metabolic disorders, migraine, sleep problems, and more--this book offers fresh hope--


Modern Orthodox thinkers : from the Philokalia to the present day / Andrew Louth.

Modern Orthodox thinkers : from the Philokalia to the present day / Andrew Louth.


The way of the heart / Henri J.M. Nouwen.

The way of the heart /  Henri J.M. Nouwen.


The rule of St. Benedict / translated, with introduction and notes by Anthony C. Meisel and M.L. del Mastro.

The rule of St. Benedict /  translated, with introduction and notes by Anthony C. Meisel and M.L. del Mastro.
From the time it was first promulgated in the sixth century, The Rule of St. Benedict has been one of the most influential, enduring documents of Western civilization. Composed for the guidance of his own monks at Monte Cassino, St. Benedict's Rule has become the basis for the rules of practically every Christian monastic community in the West. In it are the guidelines for living the spiritual life -- through work, prayer, study, obedience, community, and moderate asceticism. This acclaimed edition of The Rule of St. Benedict is a highly accessible modern translation that conveys the spirit and logic of the original text. It contains an invaluable in-depth Introduction that explores the development and spread of Christian monasticism; a biographical sketch of St. Benedict; a discussion of the structure and implementation of his Rule; its value and impact on religious orders from the Middle Ages down through history; its tremendous influence on Western culture and civilization; and, finally, various texts of the Rule.


The Jesus prayer : the ancient desert prayer that tunes the heart to God / Frederica Mathewes-Green.

The Jesus prayer : the ancient desert prayer that tunes the heart to God / Frederica Mathewes-Green.
The Jesus Prayer has historically been passed on face-to-face, from one Christ-loving person to the next, down the generations ever since the desert saints. It is learned in a community of fellow-believers, all of whom are aware of their need and sin, trying daily to resist temptation better and love God more. As you form the habit of saying this prayer in the back of your mind all the time, it soaks into you, like dye into cotton, and colors the way you encounter every person and circumstance you meet... Frederica Mathewes-Green offers the most comprehensive book to date on the Jesus Prayer - a spiritual jewel for anyone who yearns for a real and continuous presence with Christ. She illuminates the history, theology, and spirituality of Orthodoxy, so that the Prayer can be understood in its native context, and provides practical steps for making it a part of our being.


How we learn : why brains learn better than any machine ... for now / Stanislas Dehaene.

How we learn : why brains learn better than any machine ... for now / Stanislas Dehaene.
In today's technological society, with an unprecedented amount of information at our fingertips, learning plays a more central role than ever. In How We Learn, Stanislas Dehaene decodes its biological mechanisms, delving into the neuronal, synaptic, and molecular processes taking place in the brain. He explains why youth is such a sensitive period, during which brain plasticity is maximal, but also assures us that our abilities continue into adulthood, and that we can enhance our learning and memory at any age. We can all learn to learn by taking maximal advantage of the four pillars of the brain's learning algorithm: attention, active engagement, error feedback, and consolidation. The human brain is an extraordinary machine. Its ability to process information and adapt to circumstances by reprogramming itself is unparalleled, and it remains the best source of inspiration for recent developments in artificial intelligence. The exciting advancements in A.I. of the last twenty years reveal just as much about our remarkable abilities as they do about the potential of machines. How We Learn finds the boundary of computer science, neurobiology, and cognitive psychology to explain how learning really works and how to make the best use of the brain's learning algorithms, in our schools and universities as well as in everyday life--


Eye for an eye / T. Frank Muir.

Eye for an eye /  T. Frank Muir.


Welcome to the Orthodox Church.

Welcome to the Orthodox Church.
There are other introductory books about Orthodoxy. This one comprehensively covers the history, theology, and practice without talking over your head. Mathewes- Green takes the original approach of bringing you into a typical church for a series of visits. That is how Christians learned the faith for most of history, by coming into a community and keeping their eyes and ears open. Designed primarily for newcomers to come to understand Orthodoxy and Orthodox Christians, this guide to the faith is also a non-threatening and accessible introduction to people already in the pews. Inviting rather than argumentative, this is a book Orthodox Christians will be giving to their friends. Plenty of books deal with Christian theology in weighty and abstruse ways, but few apply the theology so wholly to the everyday lived realities of life, and in such easily accessible prose, as does Welcome to the Orthodox Church. Take warning, though: if you do read this thoughtful, passionate book, you run the risk of having to take the claims of Orthodox Christianity very seriously indeed. ?Philip Jenkins, Baylor University How do you introduce (Eastern) Orthodoxy? Frederica suggests we treat it as a large, and muchloved, family house. She takes us round it, showing us all the rooms and what goes on in them. . . . There is lots of information, and she deals directly with problems to be encountered. This is a wonderful book. ?The Very Revd Archpriest Andrew Louth, Durham University, author of Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology With exhilarating clarity, Frederica Mathewes-Green introduces the profound mystery at the heart of the Orthodox Christian faith, which is also our common inheritance: it is a way of life to be encountered and performed; it is not reducible to a range of propositions to be considered. With great charm and with characteristic wit and humor, she prepares the way for those who arrive at an Orthodox church for services, letting them know what to expect, what to watch for, how to lean in?letting them know how best to open their hearts to this worship that is both ancient and ever new. ?Scott Cairns In her own warm and engaging way, Frederica takes you on a journey into a strange and exotic world for those unfamiliar with it but a spiritual refuge and oasis for those who have embraced it. This just may be the Church you have been looking for and didn't even know it existed. ?John Maddex, CEO Ancient Faith Ministries Beautifully written and carefully explained with a heart for the non- Orthodox. As an evangelical, who grew up in the Greek Orthodox Church, until being shipped off to boarding school in England, I found myself longing to revisit the liturgy and traditions of my youth! ?Emmanuel Kampouris, Former Chairman & CEO of American Standard Companies, Founder of www.biblemesh.com This excellent book is most valuable because it is more like a friend than a book. It's the voice you hope to hear beside you in church, murmuring explanations and encouragement as you make your journey. I highly recommend it. ? Rev. Dr. Christopher Metropulos, Executive Director, Orthodox Christian Network, MyOCN.net.


The Rainbow Way : Cultivating Creativity in the Midst of Motherhood / Lucy H. Pearce.

The Rainbow Way : Cultivating Creativity in the Midst of Motherhood / Lucy H. Pearce.
The comprehensive, soulful companion for artist mothers on their creative journey.


Early Christian writings : the Apostolic Fathers / translated by Maxwell Staniforth ; with introductions and new editorial material by Andrew Louth.

Early Christian writings : the Apostolic Fathers / translated by Maxwell Staniforth ; with introductions and new editorial material by Andrew Louth.
The writings in this volume shed a glimmer of light, in an otherwise dark period, on the emerging traditions and organizations of the infant Church. They are a selection from a group known as the Apostolic Fathers, so-called because several of the authors were most likely disciples of the Apostles themselves. Like much of the New Testament, their writings take the form of letters, and for the most part deal with practical problems of the life of the early Church, as it struggled in the face of persecution to establish itself in the Roman world. They give us a picture of Christianity still drawing on the theology and traditions of its parent religion, Judaism.


Cooking class global feast! : 44 recipes that celebrate the world's cultures / by Deanna F. Cook.

Cooking class global feast! : 44 recipes that celebrate the world's cultures / by Deanna F. Cook.
Food is a fun way to celebrate diversity, and in her new kids' cookbook, best-selling author Deanna F. Cook leads young chefs on a tasty tour of global cultures and cuisines. Kids gain practical kitchen skills through preparing breakfasts, drinks, snacks, dinners, and desserts from around the world--


Who is Jackie Chan? / by Jody Jensen Shaffer ; illustrated by Gregory Copeland.

Who is Jackie Chan? /  by Jody Jensen Shaffer ; illustrated by Gregory Copeland.
When Kong-sang was a young boy in Hong Kong, he enjoyed practicing martial arts with his dad but hated going to school. He was eventually enrolled in the China Drama Academy, where he improved his martial arts skills and became a stuntman. That training led to a successful career as an actor. Kong-sang, now known as Jackie Chan, never gave up on his passion for screwball physical comedy. Luckily for Jackie, his determination paid off. His humor and dangerous stuntwork in films like Cannonball Run, Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon, and Karate Kid have made him an international star, and it doesn't look like he'll be leaving the big screen anytime soon--


The sea of lost girls : a novel / Carol Goodman.

The sea of lost girls : a novel / Carol Goodman.
Tess has worked hard to keep her past buried, where it belongs. Now she's the wife to a respected professor at an elite boarding school, where she also teaches. Her seventeen-year-old son, Rudy, whose dark moods and complicated behavior she's long worried about, seems to be thriving: he has a lead role in the school play and a smart and ambitious girlfriend. Tess tries not to think about the mistakes she made eighteen years ago, and mostly, she succeeds. And then early one morning she gets a text at 2:50 AM: it's Rudy, asking for help. When Tess picks him up she finds him drenched and shivering, with a dark stain on his sweatshirt. Four hours later, Tess gets a phone call from the Haywood school headmistress: Lila Zeller, Rudy's girlfriend, has been found dead on the beach, not far from where Tess found Rudy just hours before. As the investigation into Lila's death escalates, Tess finds her family attacked on all sides. What first seemed like a tragic accidental death is turning into something far more sinister, and not only is Tess's son a suspect but her husband is a person of interest too. But Lila's death isn't the first blemish on Haywood's record, and the more Tess learns about Haywood's fabled history, the more she realizes that not all skeletons will stay safely locked in the closet --


Upstream : The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen.

Upstream : The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen.


100 easy STEAM activities : awesome hands-on projects for aspiring artists and engineers / Andrea Scalzo Yi.

100 easy STEAM activities : awesome hands-on projects for aspiring artists and engineers / Andrea Scalzo Yi.
Exciting Activities for Young Artists, Scientists and Engineers Spark your curiosity with these fun games and creative projects to learn early concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. These incredible activities from Andrea Scalzo Yi, creator of Raising Dragons, make learning such a blast, you'll forget you're doing it! Feeling bored on a rainy day? Now you can pick a project, gather your supplies and let the magic happen. Try far-out science experiments like making Shaving Cream Rain Clouds or Lava Lamps. Make math-time snack-time with delicious Cream-Filled Cookie Fractions. Unlock boundless creativity with art projects like Marbled Paper or Monster Bugs. With seasonal activities like the Pool Noodle Obstacle Course and Erupting Pumpkins, there are games to love year-round. Have fun learning early ideas in chemistry, physics, computing, color-mixing and so much more, all while problem-solving and working together with friends. With projects that use common household items and require little adult supervision, 100 Easy STEAM Activities is the ultimate resource for an amazing, creative day of learning.


The house on Cannon Beach / RaeAnne Thayne.

The house on Cannon Beach /  RaeAnne Thayne.
Hotel mogul Eben Spencer had learned long ago to keep his eye on the ball and his emotions under wraps. And where had this philosophy got him so far? In business, to the pinnacle of success. And in his personal life, it had brought him one beloved, if unhappy, little girl, and one shattered marriage. And he was not about to embark on another one anytime soon....But then he met Sage Benedetto. The bewitching nature girl was everything Eben was not--warm, emotional, open--and everything he'd never dreamed he'd want. But lately he was having very different dreams.


The lost future of Pepperharrow / Natasha Pulley.

The lost future of Pepperharrow /  Natasha Pulley.
1888. Five years after they met in The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, Thaniel Steepleton, an unassuming translator, and Keita Mori, the watchmaker who remembers the future, are traveling to Japan. Thaniel has received an unexpected posting to the British legation in Tokyo, and Mori has business that is taking him to Yokohama. Thaniel's brief is odd: the legation staff have been seeing ghosts, and Thaniel's first task is to find out what's really going on. But while staying with Mori, he starts to experience ghostly happenings himself. For reasons Mori won't--or can't--share, he is frightened. Then he vanishes. Meanwhile, something strange is happening in a frozen labor camp in Northern Japan. Takiko Pepperharrow, an old friend of Mori's, must investigate. As the weather turns bizarrely electrical and ghosts haunt the country from Tokyo to Aokigahara forest, Thaniel grows convinced that it all has something to do with Mori's disappearance--and that Mori may be in serious danger.--


Boone / Diana Palmer.

Boone /  Diana Palmer.
Rancher Boone Sinclair is the ultimate Long, Tall Texan--reticent, noble and blessed with a Texas-size stubbornness. He's always been beguiled by the lovely Keely Welsh, but he's kept his distance to protect her innocence. Yet Keely's no longer a girl who needs his protection. In fact, she's a woman out to win his heart.


Things Seen from Above / Shelley Pearsall ; illustrated by Xingye Jin.

Things Seen from Above /  Shelley Pearsall ; illustrated by Xingye Jin.


See You on Sunday / Sam Sifton.

See You on Sunday /  Sam Sifton.
From the New York Times food editor and former restaurant critic comes a cookbook to help us rediscover the art of Sunday supper and the joy of gathering with friends and family A book to make home cooks, and those they feed, very happy indeed.?Nigella Lawson People are lonely, Sam Sifton writes. They want to be part of something, even when they can't identify that longing as a need. They show up. Feed them. It isn't much more complicated than that. Regular dinners with family and friends, he argues, are a metaphor for connection, a space where memories can be shared as easily as salt or hot sauce, where deliciousness reigns. The point of Sunday supper is to gather around a table with good company and eat. From years spent talking to restaurant chefs, cookbook authors, and home cooks in connection with his daily work at The New York Times , Sam Sifton's See You on Sunday is a book to make those dinners possible. It is a guide to preparing meals for groups larger than the average American family (though everything here can be scaled down, or up). The 200 recipes are mostly simple and inexpensive (You are not a feudal landowner entertaining the serfs), and they derive from decades spent cooking for family and groups ranging from six to sixty. From big meats to big pots, with a few words on salad, and a diatribe on the needless complexity of desserts, See You on Sunday is an indispensable addition to any home cook's library. From how to shuck an oyster to the perfection of Mallomars with flutes of milk, from the joys of grilled eggplant to those of gumbo and bog, this book is devoted to the preparation of delicious proteins and grains, vegetables and desserts, taco nights and pizza parties.


The forgotten home child / Genevieve Graham.

The forgotten home child /  Genevieve Graham.
Canada, 2018: At ninety-seven years old, Winnifred Ellis knows she doesn't have much time left. Soon she'll be gone, just like her husband, her daughter, and the many loved ones she's lost over the years, and the story of her shameful past will die with her. When her great grandson Jamie, the spitting image of her husband, asks about his family tree, Winnifred can't lie any longer, even if it means breaking a promise she made so long ago. . . England, 1936: Fifteen-year-old Winny has never known a real home. After running away from an abusive stepfather, she falls in with Mary and Jack and their ragtag group of friends roaming the streets of Liverpool, but when they are caught stealing food, Winny and Mary are placed in Dr. Barnardo's Barkingside Home for Girls, a local home for orphans and forgotten children found in the city's slums. There, Winny learns she will join other boys and girls in a faraway place called Canada, where families eagerly await them. But when they arrive, their dream of a better life is quickly shattered. Winny is separated from Mary and Jack and sent to live with a family who doesn't want another daughter, but an indentured servant to work on their farm. Faced with this harsh new reality, Winny clings to the hope that she will someday find her friends again.--


Strong Voices [Release date Feb. 11, 2020] : Fifteen American Speeches Worth Knowing.

Strong Voices [Release date Feb. 11, 2020] : Fifteen American Speeches Worth Knowing.


The Big Book of Balloon Art : More Than 100 Fun Sculptures.

The Big Book of Balloon Art : More Than 100 Fun Sculptures.
The easiest to follow and most comprehensive balloon sculpting treasury available, this amazing book features over 100 unique designs: a dog, princess hat, classic cartoon characters, many more.


Cool beans : 125 recipes for the world's most versatile plant-based protein / by Joe Yonan ; photography by Aubrie Pick.

Cool beans : 125 recipes for the world's most versatile plant-based protein / by Joe Yonan ; photography by Aubrie Pick.
A modern and fresh look at the diverse world of beans and pulses, including 125 recipes for globally inspired vegetarian mains, snacks, soups, and even desserts--


The call of the wild / Jack London.

The call of the wild /  Jack London.
A classic novel of adventure, drawn from London's own experiences as a Klondike adventurer, relating the story of a heroic dog, who, caught in the brutal life of the Alaska Gold Rush, ultimately faces a choice between living in man's world and returning to nature. Note.


Emma / Jane Austen ; with an introduction by Margaret Drabble and a new afterword by Sabrina Jeffries.

Emma /  Jane Austen ; with an introduction by Margaret Drabble and a new afterword by Sabrina Jeffries.


Wayside School beneath the Cloud of Doom / by Louis Sachar ; illustrations by Tim Heitz.

Wayside School beneath the Cloud of Doom /  by Louis Sachar ; illustrations by Tim Heitz.
Follows the adventures and misadventures of students and staff as they cope with the effects of a large, gloomy cloud that has settled over Wayside School.


Be you! / Peter H. Reynolds.

Be you! /  Peter H. Reynolds.
Discover a joyful reminder of the ways that every child is unique and special, from the beloved creator of The Dot, Happy Dreamer, and New York Times bestseller, The Word Collector. Here, Reynolds reminds readers to be your own work of art. To be patient, persistent, and true. Because there is one, and only one, YOU.--Amazon.


Buy yourself the f*cking lilies : and other rituals to fix your life, from someone who's been there / Tara Schuster.

Buy yourself the f*cking lilies : and other rituals to fix your life, from someone who's been there / Tara Schuster.


Something Bad Happened : a Kid's Guide to Coping with Events in the News.

When children learn about something big and bad - even when they hear only bits and pieces - their brains get busy trying to make sense of it. Where did it happen? Why did it happen? And especially, will it happen again?Something Bad Happened guides children ages 6 to 12 and the adults who care about them through tough conversations about national and international tragedies. The non-specific term bad thing is used throughout, keeping this a flexible tool, and so children are never inadvertently exposed to events their parents have chosen not to share. Fear, sadness and uncertainty about the bad thing all are normalized, and immediately usable coping tools provided. For children and parents to read together, this one-of-a-kind resource by child psychologist and best-selling author Dawn Huebner provides comfort, support and next steps for children learning about troubling world events.


Thriller. / edited by James Patterson.

Thriller. /  edited by James Patterson.


If we were giants : a novel / by Dave Matthews ; with Clete Barrett Smith ; illustrations by Quentin Regnes.

If we were giants : a novel / by Dave Matthews ; with Clete Barrett Smith ; illustrations by Quentin Regnes.
Fourteen-year-old Kirra must summon the courage to face her own mistakes before she can help save her peaceful community from a gigantic threat.--


The age of entitlement : America since the sixties / Christopher Caldwell.

The age of entitlement : America since the sixties / Christopher Caldwell.
A sweeping 50-year history of how the Baby Boomers took the reforms of the 1960s too far, leading to a multitude of contradictions in American society and values that caused our current political polarization--


The Grace Kelly Dress / Brenda Janowitz.

The Grace Kelly Dress /  Brenda Janowitz.
Paris, 1958: Rose, a seamstress at a fashionable atelier, has been entrusted with sewing a Grace Kelly-look-alike gown for a wealthy bride-to-be. But when, against better judgment, she finds herself falling in love with the bride's handsome brother, Rose must make an impossible choice, one that could put all she's worked for at risk: love, security and of course, the dress. Sixty years later, tech CEO Rachel, who goes by the childhood nickname Rocky, has inherited the dress for her upcoming wedding in New York City. But there's just one problem: Rocky doesn't want to wear it. A family heirloom dating back to the 1950s, the dress just isn't her. Rocky knows this admission will break her mother Joan's heart. But what she doesn't know is why Joan insists on the dress - or the heartbreaking secret that changed her mother's life decades before, as she herself prepared to wear it. As the lives of these three women come together in surprising ways, the revelation of the dress's history collides with long-buried family heartaches. And in the lead-up to Rocky's wedding, they'll have to confront the past before they can embrace the beautiful possibilities of the future.--Publisher description.


Ready or not : preparing our kids to thrive in an uncertain and rapidly changing world / Madeline Levine, PhD.

Ready or not : preparing our kids to thrive in an uncertain and rapidly changing world / Madeline Levine, PhD.
[This book] explores how today's parenting techniques and our myopic education system are failing to prepare children for their certain-to-be-uncertain futures -- and how we can reverse course to ensure their lasting adaptability, resilience, health, and happiness -- From book jacket flap.


The magnificent monsters of Cedar Street / Lauren Oliver ; [interior art by Ethan M. Aldridge].

The magnificent monsters of Cedar Street /  Lauren Oliver ; [interior art by Ethan M. Aldridge].
Cordelia Clay loves the work she and her father do together: saving and healing the remarkable creatures around Boston at the end of the nineteenth century. Their home on Cedar Street is full to the brim with dragons, squelches, and diggles, and Cordelia loves every one of them. But their work must be kept a secret, others aren't welcoming to outsiders and immigrants, so what would the people of Boston do to the creatures they call 'monsters'? One morning, Cordelia awakens to discover that her father has disappeared, along with nearly all the monsters. With only a handful of clues and a cryptic note to guide her, Cordelia must set off to find out what happened to her father, with the help of her new friend Gregory, Iggy the farting filch, a baby dragon, and a small zuppy (zombie puppy, that is).--


Votes of confidence : a young person's guide to American elections / by Jeff Fleischer.

Votes of confidence : a young person's guide to American elections / by Jeff Fleischer.


Designing your work life : how to thrive and change and find happiness at work / Bill Burnett and Dave Evans.

Designing your work life : how to thrive and change and find happiness at work / Bill Burnett and Dave Evans.
A book that shows how to find meaning and satisfaction in your work life--


Victim 2117 / Jussi Adler-Olsen ; translated by William Frost.

Victim 2117 /  Jussi Adler-Olsen ; translated by William Frost.
The newspaper refers to her only as Victim 2117-the two thousand one hundred and seventeenth refugee to die in the Mediterranean Sea. But to three people, the unnamed victim is so much more, and the death sets off a chain of events that throws Department Q, Copenhagen's cold cases division led by Detective Carl Mørck, into a deeply dangerous-and deeply personal-case. A case that not only reveals dark secrets about the past, but has deadly implications for the future. For troubled Danish teen Alex, whose identity is hidden behind his computer screen, the death of Victim 2117 becomes a symbol of everything he resents and the perfect excuse to unleash his murderous impulses in real life. For GhaaLib, one the most brutal tormentors from Abu Ghraib-Saddam Hussein's infamous prison-the death of Victim 2117 was the first step in a terrorist plot years in the making. And for Department Q's Assad, Victim 2117 is a link to his buried past-and the family he assumed was long dead. With the help of the Department Q squad-Carl, Rose, and Gordon-Assad must finally confront painful memories from his years in the Middle East in order to find and capture Ghallib. But with the clock ticking down to Alex's first kill and GhaaLib's devastating attack, the thinly spread Department Q will need to stay one step ahead of their most lethal adversary yet if they are to prevent the loss of thousands of innocent lives--


All you have to do is ask : how to master the most important skill for success / Wayne Baker.

All you have to do is ask : how to master the most important skill for success / Wayne Baker.
University of Michigan Professor and cofounder, with Adam Grant, of Give and Take Inc, shows us how to master one of life's most critical skills: the ability to ask for help. Often, there is a simple and seemingly obvious act standing between us and success: asking for the help and resources we need to succeed. Imagine you're on a deadline for a big project, and feeling overworked and overwhelmed. Or you're looking for a job, but can't seem to get your foot in the door. Or you're stuck on a challenge, and need a creative jolt. Or you're dying to score tickets to a sold out concert, a reservation at the hot new restaurant, or a referral to an expert -- and all your leads have gone cold. What do these seemingly random problems all have in common? They can all be solved simply by reaching out -- to a colleague, friend, or your wider network -- and making an ask. A bestselling book by Baker's business partner, Adam Grant explains why being a giver is the road to long-run success. But what about the benefits of making requests? The reseach shows that asking for help makes us better and less frustrated at our jobs. It helps us find new job opportunities and new talent. It unlocks new ideas and solutions, and enhances team performance. And it helps us get the things we want outside the workplace as well. So why do we rarely give ourselves permission to ask? Sometimes we fear being turned down, or being viewed as selfish or incompetent. Other times, we just don't know who or how to ask. But the research shows that asking -- and getting -- what we need is much easier than people tend to think. --


Where have all the bees gone? : pollinators in crisis / by Rebecca E. Hirsch.

Where have all the bees gone? : pollinators in crisis / by Rebecca E. Hirsch.


The second hostage : a Colter Shaw short story / Jeffery Deaver.

The second hostage : a Colter Shaw short story / Jeffery Deaver.
Colter Shaw is a career reward-seeker, making his living locating missing persons and collecting reward money in return. In the course of his search for a missing woman, he visits the police station in the small Kansas town of Humble, and, is pulled into a puzzling case. A man is holding a hostage in a lakeside cabin, and the Humble police need Shaw's experience and know-how to assess the situation, and the captor's motives. As Shaw begins negotiating, he begins to realize that nothing about the hostage situation is as it seems, including the hostage himself.


Big flavors from Italian America : family-style favorites from coast to coast / America's Test Kitchen.

Big flavors from Italian America : family-style favorites from coast to coast / America's Test Kitchen.
Celebrate the generous, comforting red sauce cooking that defines Italian America. Dig into the best of Italian American cooking with recipes that would make any nonna proud. Bubbling lasagna and drop meatballs are hard to resist, but save room for Braciole and Chicken Scarpariello. Then go on the road to discover dishes from humble delis and hole-in-the-wall restaurants, like Philadelphia Pork Sandwiches, Eggplant Pecorino, and Utica Greens. Learn the tricks behind pizzas from Detroit, Chicago, and St. Louis. Finally, bring home the bakery (and street fair) with garlic knots and zeppole.


No More Naps! / Chris Grabenstein.

The author of the Mr. Lemoncello books brings his wit and humor to a pint-sized audience in this picture book debut that turns the universal dilemma of getting kids to sleep on its head. It's time for a nap but, just like stubborn toddlers everywhere, Annalise Devin McFleece won't have anything to do with bedtime. Dad tries to encourage sleepiness by pushing her around the park in her stroller. Along the way, they pass a man sitting on a bench, dog walkers walking dogs, a boy on a skateboard, kids playing ball, a girl practicing her juggling, and others. Each of them thinks that taking a nap is a great idea and if Annalise Devin McFleece doesn't want hers, they'll happily take it. And one by one, everyone falls asleep...except Annalise Devin McFleece. But when she's finally ready for her nap, all the naps are taken! Is there anyone who has an extra nap to spare? With every turn of the page, the busy city scene becomes more and more quiet...except for Annalise Devin McFleece. Will she ever take a nap?


Edge : turning adversity into advantage / Laura Huang.

Edge : turning adversity into advantage / Laura Huang.
Laura Huang, a preeminent Harvard Business School professor, shows that success is about gaining an edge: that elusive quality that gives you an upper hand and attracts attention and support. Some people seem to naturally have it. Now, Huang teaches the rest of us how to create our own from the challenges and biases we think hold us back, and turning them to work in our favor--


The gift of forgiveness : inspiring stories from those who have overcome the unforgivable / Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt.

The gift of forgiveness : inspiring stories from those who have overcome the unforgivable / Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt.
Written with grace and understanding and based on more than twenty in-depth interviews and stories as well as personal reflections from Schwarzenegger Pratt herself, The Gift of Forgiveness is about one of the most difficult challenges in life--learning to forgive. Here, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt shows us what we can learn from those who have struggled with forgiveness, some still struggling, and others who have been able to forgive what might seem truly unforgivable. The book features experiences from those well-known and unknown, including Elizabeth Smart, who learned to forgive her captors; Sue Klebold, whose son, Dylan, was one of the Columbine shooters, learning empathy and how to forgive herself; Chris Williams, who forgave the drunken teenager who killed his wife and child; and of course Schwarzenegger Pratt's own challenges and path to forgiveness in her own life. All provide different journeys to forgiveness and the process--sometimes slow and thorny, sometimes almost instantaneous--by which they learned to forgive and let go. The Gift of Forgiveness is a perfect blend of personal insights, powerful quotations, and hard-won wisdom for those seeking a way to live with greater acceptance, grace, and peace--


Shattered Justice / Susan Furlong.

Shattered Justice /  Susan Furlong.
In the Appalachian town of Bone Gap, Tennessee, backwoods justice is more than just blind. It's swift, silent, and shockingly personal. Especially for Irish Traveller turned deputy sheriff Brynn Callahan . . .


Bernie / by Ted Rall.

As a kid growing up in Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders was surrounded by grinding poverty that turned families against each other as they scrimped and saved to pay their bills. Bernie saw politics as his chance to give a decent life to everyone, not just those born into wealth or the lucky few who hit it big. But the Democratic Party and the country overall were moving to the right. Bernie joined a tiny independent party from Vermont. He ran for mayor. As a socialist. And won. That was the beginning.--


Stop at nothing : a novel / Michael Ledwidge.

Stop at nothing : a novel / Michael Ledwidge.
When a Gulfstream jet goes down in the Bahamas carrying a fortune in cash and ill-gotten diamonds, expat diving instructor Michael Gannon is the only person on the scene. Assuming himself the beneficiary of a drug deal gone bad, Gannon thinks he's home free with the sudden windfall until he realizes he forgot to ask one simple question. Who were the six dead men on the plane? Gannon soon learns the answer to that fateful question as he is thrust into an increasingly complex and deadly game of cat and mouse with a group of the world's most powerful and dangerous men who will stop at nothing to catch him. But as the walls close in, Gannon reveals a few secrets of his own. Before he retired to the islands, Gannon had another life, one with a lethal set of skills that he must now call back to the surface if he wants to make it out alive. As a decade-long James Patterson writing partner, Michael Ledwidge is a pro at writing fast-paced, in-the-moment prose, tightly choreographed action set pieces and plot twists that drop at exactly the right moment. With this novel, he kicks off an unstoppable, gripping new thriller series.


Fred's big feelings : the life and legacy of Mister Rogers / Laura Renauld ; illustrated by Brigette Barrager.

Fred's big feelings : the life and legacy of Mister Rogers / Laura Renauld ; illustrated by Brigette Barrager.
The first ever picture book biography about the inimitable Fred Rogers, beloved creator and star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood--


Creole kingpin / Meghan March.

New York Times bestselling author Meghan March goes back to New Orleans and the world of Lachlan Mount with a dangerous and bold new anti-hero. The thing about ghosts is they're supposed to stay dead. That's exactly what I am, but I can't stay away from Magnolia Marie Maison for one more day, let alone another year. We've already got fifteen of those between us. As it stands, she'll want to kill me as soon as she lays eyes on me. And knowing her, she's completely up to the task. But I'm a man on a mission, and I've got everything riding on this. So, here I come, Magnolia. This ghost is ready for whatever you got. After all, there's only one way I want this to end--'til death do us part. Creole Kingpin is the first book in the Magnolia Duet. Magnolia's story concludes in Madam Temptress.


Chasing tail / Roxanne St. Claire.

Book Four (all stand-alone titles) of a series for Dog Loving Romance Readers When firefighter Connor Mahoney decides to run for mayor, he's confident of victory because of his brilliant idea to put Frank, a local canine hero who saved a drowning child, on the ticket with him. Then Connor gets some unwanted help from the Dogmothers, who think a pretty new arrival from Washington DC would make a perfect campaign manager for their highly-eligible bachelor grandson. Connor might like the idea of working with gorgeous Sadie Hartman, but she's doing her best to keep him at arm's length Disillusioned by politics after her DC experience, Sadie doesn't want the job, no matter how smoking hot the sexy firefighter is, or how much his sweet grannies push their matchmaking plan. But then Sadie learns that the race has another candidate--a man who was instrumental in wrecking her family. Uncertain the dog and firefighter ticket can win, Sadie launches her own campaign to be mayor of Bitter Bark. But everyone is in for a big surprise when a two-hundred year-old law is unearthed to upend the entire election. The only way for Sadie or Connor to save the town from a terrible mayor is to join forces in a way no one is expecting. As Sadie and Connor discover that the best part of running against each other is literally being against each other, it doesn't take long to realize that sometimes winning the race means losing your heart The Dogmothers - a spinoff series from the popular Dogfather books Hot Under the Collar - Book one Three Dog Night - Book two Dachshund Through the Snow - Book three Chasing Tail - Book four And more to come! Just like The Dogfather books, the covers of The Dogmothers series were all photographed at Alaqua Animal Refuge in Florida, using rescue dogs from the shelter and local heroes as models. A portion of book sales is donated to that amazing organization! About the Author Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly sixty contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and young adult novels. She is a ten time RITA nominee (and one time winner) and lives in Florida with her husband and two precious puppers, Ginger and Rosie, who was adopted from Alaqua Animal Refuge but has not yet made a book cover.


A forgotten murder : Medlar Mystery Series, Book 3 / Jude Deveraux.

A forgotten murder : Medlar Mystery Series, Book 3 / Jude Deveraux.
An English manor home, an unsolved mystery, too many suspects to count It's the perfect holiday for romance novelist Sara Medlar. After solving two murder cases in their hometown of Lachlan, Florida, Sara Medlar, her niece Kate and their friend Jack need a change of scenery. Sara arranges for them to visit an old friend of hers in England. Upon arrival at Oxley Manor, a centuries-old estate that has been converted to a luxury hotel, Kate and Jack quickly realize that Sara is up to something. They learn that Sara has also invited a number of others to join them at Oxley. When everyone assembles, Sara lets them know why they are there. Decades earlier, two people ran off together from Oxley and haven't been heard from since--and Sara wants to solve the case. As the people who were there the night the two went missing, the guests find themselves cast in a live mystery-theater event. In reenacting the events of that night, it becomes clear that everyone has something to hide and no one is safe, especially when the discovery of a body makes it clear that at least one of the people who disappeared was murdered. Sara, Jack and Kate are once again at the heart of a mysterious case that only they are able to solve. But someone is willing to continue to kill to keep the truth about Oxley Manor buried, and none of the guests are safe. New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux has crafted another irresistible case in her bestselling Medlar Mystery series.


Journey of the Pharaohs / Clive Cussler and Graham Brown.

Journey of the Pharaohs /  Clive Cussler and Graham Brown.
Kurt Austin and the NUMA crew risk everything to stop a cutthroat arms dealer from stealing a priceless ancient treasure in the thrilling new novel from the #1 New York Times -bestselling grand master of adventure. In 1074 B.C., vast treasures disappear from the tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs. In 1927, a daredevil American aviator vanishes on an attempted transcontinental flight. And in the present day, a fishing trawler?along with its mysterious cargo?sinks off the coast of Scotland. How are these three mysterious events connected? And, more importantly, what do they mean for Kurt Austin and his NUMA team? As they search for answers, the NUMA squad join the agents of the British MI5 to take on a wide-reaching international conspiracy. Their common enemy is the Bloodstone Group, a conglomerate of arms dealers and thieves attempting to steal ancient relics on both sides of the Atlantic. Kurt and his team soon find themselves wrapped up in a treacherous treasure hunt as they race to find the lost Egyptian riches. . . before they fall into the wrong hands.


The Deep / Alma Katsu.

The Deep /  Alma Katsu.
From the acclaimed and award-winning author of The Hunger comes an eerie, psychological twist on one of the world's most renowned tragedies, the sinking of the Titanic and the ill-fated sail of its sister ship, the Britannic . Someone, or something, is haunting the ship. That is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the passengers of the Titanic from the moment they set sail. The Titanic 's passengers expected to enjoy an experience befitting the much-heralded ship's maiden voyage, but instead, amid mysterious disappearances and sudden deaths, find themselves in an eerie, unsettling twilight zone. While some of the guests and crew shrug off strange occurrences, several?including maid Annie Hebbley, guest Mark Fletcher, and millionaires Madeleine Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim?are convinced there's something more sinister going on. And then, disaster strikes. Years later, Annie, having survived that fateful night, has attempted to put her life back together by going to work as a nurse on the sixth sailing of the Britannic , newly refitted as a hospital ship to support British forces fighting World War I. When she happens across an unconscious Mark, now a soldier, she is at first thrilled and relieved to learn that he too survived the tragic night four years earlier. But soon, his presence awakens deep-buried feelings and secrets, forcing her to reckon with the demons of her past?as they both discover that the terror may not yet be over. Featuring an ensemble cast of characters and effortlessly combining the supernatural with the height of historical disaster, The Deep is an exploration of love and destiny, desire and innocence, and above all, a quest to understand how our choices can lead us inexorably toward our doom.


Enticing Liam / Kristen Proby.

From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby comes an all new story in her bestselling Big Sky Royal series! Princess Eleanor has had it up to her royal eyeballs. She's surrounded by suitable men, each more rude and obnoxious than the last. None of them are worthy of her heart--not to mention her virginity. So what's a girl to do? Flee to Montana to stay with her brother, lay low, and avoid both the media and the men, that's what. Liam Cunningham is the head of security in Montana for the royal family. For a man who has seen the worst of human nature in the Army, being in Cunningham Falls is a balm to his tattered soul. Princess Eleanor, on the other hand, is a royal pain in the butt. She's proven in the past that she's a troublemaker. She's also beautiful, smart, and everything good in life that he doesn't deserve. But when Ellie proposes the idea of Liam being her sex coach, how can he resist?


Emergency Kittens! / written by Jody Jensen Shaffer ; illustrated by Dave Mottram.

Introduces Emergency Kittens Mimi, Twee-Twee, and Adorbs, superheroes willing to help anyone in need.


The new dictionary of cultural literacy / E.D. Hirsch Jr., Joseph F. Kett, James Trefil.

The new dictionary of cultural literacy /  E.D. Hirsch Jr., Joseph F. Kett, James Trefil.
In this fast-paced information age, how can Americans know what's really important and what's just a passing fashion? Now more than ever, we need a source that concisely sums up the knowledge that matters to Americans - the people, places, ideas, and events that shape our cultural conversation. With a considerably large number of entries, The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy is that invaluable source. Wireless technology, Gene therapy, NAFTA. In addition to the thousands of terms described in the original Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, here are more than five hundred new entries to bring Americans' bank of essential knowledge up to date. The original entries have been fully revised to reflect recent changes in world history and politics, American literature, and, especially, science and technology. As E.D. Hirsch writes in the preface, Community is built up of shared knowledge and values - the same shared knowledge that is taken for granted when we read a book or newspaper, and that is also taken for granted as part of the fabric that connects us to one another.


The book of Merlyn : the unpublished conclusion to The once and future king / T.H. White ; foreword by Gregory Maguire ; prologue by Sylvia Townsend Warner ; illustrations by Trevor Stubley.



The masked rider : cycling in West Africa / Neil Peart.

The masked rider : cycling in West Africa / Neil Peart.
Dysentery, drunken soldiers, and corrupt officials provide the background for Neil Peart's physical and spiritual cycling journey through West Africa. The prolific drummer for the rock band Rush travels through African villages, both large and small, and relates his story through photographs, journal entries, and tales of adventure, while simultaneously addressing issues such as differences in culture, psychology, and labels. Literary and artistic sidekicks such as Aristotle, Dante, and Van Gogh join Peart and his cycling companions, reminding the reader that this is not just another travel bo.


The yeast connection : a medical breakthrough / by William G. Crook ; illustrated by Cynthia P. Crook.

The yeast connection : a medical breakthrough / by William G. Crook ; illustrated by Cynthia P. Crook.
An in-depth guide to those health problems in people of all ages and sexes that can be traced to sensitivity to the yeast germ candida albicans. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The strange and deadly portraits of Bryony Gray / E. Latimer.

The strange and deadly portraits of Bryony Gray /  E. Latimer.
Lemony Snicket meets Oscar Wilde meets Edgar Allan Poe in this exciting and scary middle-grade novel inspired by The Picture of Dorian Gray-a family curse is unleashed! Bryony Gray is becoming famous as a painter in London art circles. But life isn't so grand. Her uncle keeps her locked in the attic, forcing her to paint for his rich clients...'nd now her paintings are taking on a life of their own, and customers are going missing under mysterious circumstances. When her newest painting escapes the canvas and rampages through the streets of London, Bryony digs into her family history, discovering some rather scandalous secrets her uncle has been keeping, including a deadly curse she's inherited from her missing father. Bryony has accidentally unleashed the Gray family curse, and it's spreading fast. With a little help from the strange-but-beautiful girl next door and her paranoid brother, Bryony sets out to break the curse, dodging bloodthirsty paintings, angry mobs and her wicked uncle along the way.


The hole in our Gospel : what does God expect of us? : the answer that changed my life and might just change the world / Richard Stearns, President, World Vision U.S.

The hole in our Gospel : what does God expect of us? : the answer that changed my life and might just change the world / Richard Stearns, President, World Vision U.S.


Quantum Entanglement for Babies.

Quantum Entanglement for Babies.
Simple explanations of complex ideas for your future genius!Written by an expert, Quantum Entanglement for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to one of nature's weirdest phenomenons. Babies (and grownups!) will learn about the wild world of quantum particles. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a quantum physicist!Baby University: It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.


The twin / Natasha Preston.

The twin /  Natasha Preston.
After their parents divorced, 10-year-old twins Ivy and Iris were split up--Ivy lived with Dad, Iris with Mom. Now, after a tragic accident takes their mom's life, the twins are reunited and Iris moves in with Ivy and their dad. Devastated over Mom's death, Iris spends the first few weeks in almost total silence--the only person she will speak to is Ivy. Iris feels her life is over and she doesn't know what to do. Ivy promises her twin that she can share her life now. After all, they're sisters. Twins. It's a promise that Iris takes seriously. And before long, Ivy's friends, her life at school, and her boyfriend, Tyler, fall under Iris's spell. Slowly, Ivy realizes she's being pushed out of her own life. But she's just being paranoid, right? And Mom's accident was . . . just an accident. Right? It's not like she--or Dad--or Tyler--are in any danger. . . .--Amazon.~After sixteen-year-old Ivy's twin sister, Iris, moves in with her and their father, Ivy learns that Iris is trying to push her out of her own life--and may be responsible for their mother's death.


The Dance in the Dark.

The Dance in the Dark.
Something is brewing in the halls of Rookwood School ... For twin sisters Scarlet and Ivy, boarding school has been a horrid mix of murderous headmasters, painful punishments, and vicious classmates. But it's a new year, and things are looking up. The kindly Mrs. Knight is in charge, their classmates have been civil, and the weather is even brightening up. Then, when their beloved ballet teacher, Miss Finch, suddenly disappears and strange Madame Zelda takes her place, freakish things start happening. Poison letters are circulating around the school, and accidents are plaguing the students. It seems that the girls are in danger once more ... Is someone out for the ultimate revenge'


Gittel's journey : an Ellis Island story / story by Leslea Newman ; pictures by Amy June Bates.

Gittel's journey : an Ellis Island story / story by Leslea Newman ; pictures by Amy June Bates.
Brings to life a not too distant history of immigration to Ellis Island. When it's time for nine-year-old Gittel and her mother to leave their homeland behind and go to America for the promise of a new life, a health inspection stops any chance of Gittel's mother joining her daughter on the voyage. Knowing she may never see her mother again, Gittel must find the courage within herself to leave her family behind--


Hoot and Peep / by Lita Judge.

Hoot and Peep /  by Lita Judge.
Hoot the owl is excited to teach his younger sister all of his wisdom--but much to his annoyance, Peep is more interested in capturing the magic of the world around her than in listening to his advice--


Judge's House.

Judge's House.


Into the Game! / by FGTeeV ; illustrated by Miguel Díaz Rivas.

Into the Game! /  by FGTeeV ; illustrated by Miguel Díaz Rivas.
It's game time! Press start on Into the Game, the awesome-packed graphic novel adventure by YouTube's favorite family of gamers, FGTeeV! The FGTeeV family gamers have played hundreds of games together. Which is why Moomy decides to make a new game called My Pet Fish. Just one problem: the game is SUPER boring. And one other problem: Moomy and Duddy accidentally got sucked into it--and now they're trapped!It's up to the kids, Lexi, Mike, Chase, and Shawn, to jump into the gaming console and rescue their parents. But first, they have to battle their way through their favorite games until they find the one their parents are stuck in. Can the kids take on a vicious pack of vampire prairie dogs, flying doody diapers, some spooky ghouls, and one incredibly dull fish before Moomy and Duddy are bored to death? Game like never before in this exhilarating graphic novel adventure from YouTube sensation FGTeeV, with more than 11 million subscribers and over 11 billion views!


Anyone's game / Sylv Chiang ; illustrated by Connie Choi.

What's up with Cali? Why does she keep changing her gamer tag? It's summertime, and even though his good friend Cali moved to another city, Jaden can connect with her online almost every day to play their favorite game, Cross Ups. His mom has loosened her rules on how often he can play, and he has an amazing new controller that will make him even better at tournaments. But then he gets roped into a dorky summer camp with his buddy Hugh, and Cali starts acting really weird . . . So when a last-minute tournament spot opens up in Cali's city, Jaden jumps at the chance to go. But things go badly from the start. Jaden loses his controller on the train, and his reunion with Cali is awkward. She's unhappy, and Jaden can't figure out why, especially when she's getting better and better at Cross Ups-and may even win the tournament. With its sharp dialogue and relatable characters, Anyone's Game, the second book in the Cross Ups series, chronicles the ups and downs of middle school with a relevant, contemporary twist.--


King's army / Mark Huckerby & Nick Ostler.

The thrilling conclusion to the trilogy! After the Defender's losing battle against the Black Dragon, the United Kingdom finds itself under the control of Lord Protector Lock, the undead Viking invaders and the berserkers unleashed by the Raven Banner. Alfie must raise an army and take back his country--or is that what Lock's evil master wants?


Darker than love / Anna Zaires, Charmaine Pauls.

Darker than love /  Anna Zaires, Charmaine Pauls.
An Enemies-to-Lovers StandaloneOnce upon a cold, dark night, a Russian killer stole me from an alley.I'm dangerous, but he is lethal.I escaped once.He won't let me do it twice.The revenge is his. The betrayal is mine.But so are the lies to protect the ones I love.We're cut from the same twisted cloth. Both merciless. Both damaged. In his embrace, I find hell and heaven, his cruelly tender touch destroying and uplifting me at once.They say a cat has nine lives, but an assassin has just one.And Yan Ivanov now owns mine.


Master sergeant / Mel Odom.

Master sergeant /  Mel Odom.
They call it The Green Hell. A maze of tangled jungle, the planet Makaum is one of the most dangerous places in the universe. And for Terran Military Master Sergeant Frank Sage, it is now home. The war between the Terrans and the Phrenorians rages, and both sides have their sights set on Makaum. If the planet's rich resources fall into enemy hands it could mean devastation for the Terran Army. To ensure that doesn't happen, Sage is sent to assess the Makaum troops and bring them in line with Terran Military standards. But soon after arriving at his post, he realizes the Phrenorians are not the only threat. Heading up a small but fearless unit, Sage must stop a brewing civil war with the power to unleash a galactic cataclysm unlike anything ever seen--


Family Man / Marie Sexton

Family Man /  Marie Sexton
For Vinnie, in the closet at forty due to his Italian family, and Trey, busy with work, school, and an addicted mother, a sex-free relationship is easiest. But nothing is simple when family gets involved.


Chase your dreams / Julie Ertz.

Chase your dreams /  Julie Ertz.


The Christian's journey through grief : how to walk through the valley with hope / Carol Peters-Tanksley.

The Christian's journey through grief : how to walk through the valley with hope / Carol Peters-Tanksley.


Onward / adapted by Courtney Carbone ; illustrated by Nick Balian and the Disney Storybook Art Team ; designed by Tony Fejeran.

In a world where magic had slowly faded away, a young elf named Ian Lightfoot receives special gifts for his sixteenth birthday: a wizard's staff, a Phoenix Gem, and a spell. Together these can be used to bring Ian's father back to life for one day.


Kobe Bryant : NBA scoring sensation / Connor Dayton.

Kobe Bryant : NBA scoring sensation / Connor Dayton.
In this fact-filled biography, readers learn about the career of basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, from his childhood and early sports endeavors to his establishment as a living legend, including all the trials and triumphs along the way.


Mill / David Macaulay.

Mill /  David Macaulay.
The mills at Wicksbridge are imaginary, but their planning, construction, and operation are quite typical of mills developed in New England throughout the nineteenth century.


Poppy's place in the sun / Lorraine Wilson.

Poppy's place in the sun /  Lorraine Wilson.
Sometimes you need to lose yourself to find your way home... With only her trusty dogs Peanut, Treacle and Pickwick by her side, Poppy Kirkbride could be forgiven for having doubts about her move to a quiet village in rural France. But as the sun shines down on her ramshackle new home, Poppy knows she's made the right decision. A lick of paint, and some TLC and her rustic farmhouse will be the perfect holiday retreat - Poppy's dream come true. Poppy is welcomed by her fellow villagers, except for brooding local vet Leo Dubois, who makes it clear Poppy isn't welcome in his village - or his life! Leo might be gorgeous, but Poppy won't be told what to do by an arrogant Frenchman - no matter how kind and gentle he is to her dogs! Determined to stay, Poppy tries to understand the enigmatic Frenchman better. But as the two get closer, Poppy sees another side to Leo - a man with heartbreak of his own. Falling in love with Leo is easy, but can he ever return Poppy's love? And what would this mean for her dream life and place in the sun?


Get your life back : Everyday Practices for a World Gone Mad / John Eldredge.

Get your life back : Everyday Practices for a World Gone Mad / John Eldredge.
A REFRESHINGLY SIMPLE GUIDE TO RECOVER YOUR LIFE!In Get Your Life Back, New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge provides a practical, simple, and refreshing guide to taking your life back.By practicing a few wonder℗Ưfully simple practices--or what John calls graces--you can begin to recover your soul, disentangle from the tragedies of this broken world, and discover the restorative power of beauty.Ask yourself: Are you happy most of the time?Do you feel deeply loved? Are you excited about your future? How often do you feel lighthearted?After reading this book you will... Learn how to insert the One Minute Pause into your dayBegin practicing benevolent detachment and truly let it all goOffer kindness toward yourself in the choices you makeDrink in the simple beauty available to you every dayTake realistic steps to unplug from technology overloadThese simple practices and others are ready for the taking. You don't need to abandon your life to get it back. Begin restoring your life here and now. Your soul will thank you for it.


The unsung hero of Birdsong, USA / Brenda Woods.

The unsung hero of Birdsong, USA /  Brenda Woods.
Gabriel, twelve, gains new perspective when he becomes friends with Meriwether, a Black World War II hero who has recently returned to the unwelcoming Jim Crow South.


The vanishing deep / Astrid Scholte.

The vanishing deep /  Astrid Scholte.
Seventeen-year-old Tempe brings her dead sister back to life for twenty-four hours in hopes of unraveling the truth behind their parents' death--


Prairie lotus / Linda Sue Park.

Prairie lotus /  Linda Sue Park.
In Dakota Territory in the 1880s, half-Chinese Hanna and her white father face racism and resistance to change as they try to make a home for themselves. Includes author's note.


Bloom / Kenneth Oppel.

Bloom /  Kenneth Oppel.
The first book in a can't-put-it-down, can't-read-it-fast-enough action-thriller trilogy that's part Hatchet, part Little Shop of Horrors! The invasion begins--but not as you'd expect. It begins with rain. Rain that carries seeds. Seeds that sprout--overnight, everywhere. These new plants take over crop fields, twine up houses, burrow below streets. They bloom--and release toxic pollens. They bloom--and form venus-fly-trap like pods that swallow animals and people. They bloom--everywhere, unstoppable. Or are they? Three kids on a remote island seem immune to the toxic plants. Anaya, Petra, Seth. They each have strange allergies--and yet not to these plants. What's their secret? Can they somehow be the key to fighting back this invasion? They'd better figure it out fast, because it's starting to rain again....


Recollections of my nonexistence / Rebecca Solnit.

Recollections of my nonexistence /  Rebecca Solnit.
In this memoir, celebrated author, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit relates how she found her voice as a writer and as a feminist during the 1980s in San Francisco, in an atmosphere of gender violence on the street and the exclusion of women from cultural arenas. Then in her early twenties, Solnit tells of being poor, hopeful, and adrift in the city, which became her great teacher; of the small apartment she found, which became a home in which to metamorphosize; of how punk rock gave form and voice to her own fury and explosive energy. Solnit explores the way some men attempted to erase her, to shut her up, keep her out and challenge her credibility, as well as contemplating other kinds of nonexistence of groups for gender, ethnicity, and orientation. Her book ends with what liberated her as a person and as a writer--books themselves, the gay men and community who presented a new model of what else gender, family, and celebration could be, and her awakening to the spacious landscapes of the American west, which taught her how to write in the way she has ever since. Recollections of My Nonexistence connects Solnit's hugely popular polemical feminist writings of the last decade with the more lyrical, personal writing of her beloved earlier books A Field Guide to Getting Lost and The Faraway Nearby. This book is for everyone who has endured erasure and dismissal while coming of age in male-dominated spaces--


Peep show : from What we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank / Nathan Englander.

Peep show : from What we talk about when we talk about Anne Frank / Nathan Englander.
A Vintage Shorts Short Story Month Selection Allen Fein' nee Ari Feinberg'is on his way to Port Authority when he hears it: Girls, the hawker says. Three-hundred-and-sixty-degree all-around stage. This is the Times Square Allen remembers. But he's a married man now. Well, maybe one little peek ... From one of the most dazzling voices in contemporary literature, Peep Show is a funny, surprising, surreal story of sexual longing and the deeper shadows of desire. In the peep show, you never know who's behind the curtain. A selection from the acclaimed volume What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. An eBook short.


For the relief of unbearable urges / Nathan Englander.

For the relief of unbearable urges /  Nathan Englander.
Stories on being Jewish set in various parts of the world. In the title story, a sex-starved husband in New York is authorized by his rabbi to visit a prostitute, In This Way We Are Wise is on the nonchalant attitude of the inhabitants of Jerusalem to terrorism, while Reb Kringle is on a Jew who works as Santa Claus in a department store.


Egg & spoon / Gregory Maguire.



Minor mage / T. Kingfisher.

Minor mage /  T. Kingfisher.
Oliver was a very minor mage. His familiar reminded him of this several times a day. He only knew three spells, and one of them was to control his allergy to armadillo dander. His attempts to summon elementals resulted in nosebleeds, and there is nothing more embarrassing than having your elemental leave the circle to get you a tissue, pat you comfortingly, and then disappear in a puff of magic. The armadillo had about wet himself laughing. He was a very minor mage. Unfortunately, he was all they had.


Authentic Victorian fashion patterns : a complete lady's wardrobe / edited by Kristina Harris.

Authentic Victorian fashion patterns : a complete lady's wardrobe / edited by Kristina Harris.
Rich selection of scaled dressmaker's patterns from the popular late 19th-century magazine The Voice of Fashion details 50 garments for women, from handsome daytime and evening dresses to casual tennis outfits, a riding habit, and undergarments. Of practical use for costume designers and students of fashion; will also delight browsers. 498 illustrations.


Cub / Cynthia L. Copeland ; colors by Ronda Pattison.

Cub /  Cynthia L. Copeland ; colors by Ronda Pattison.
Twelve-year-old Cindy has just dipped a toe into seventh-grade drama--with its complicated friendships, bullies, and cute boys--when she earns an internship as a cub reporter at a local newspaper in the early 1970s. A (rare) young female reporter takes Cindy under her wing, and Cindy soon learns not only how to write a lede, but also how to respectfully question authority, how to assert herself in a world run by men, and--as the Watergate scandal unfolds--how brave reporting and writing can topple a corrupt world leader. Searching for her own scoops, Cindy doesn't always get it right, on paper or in real life. But whether she's writing features about ghost hunters, falling off her bicycle and into her first crush, or navigating shifting friendships, Cindy grows wiser and more confident through every awkward and hilarious mistake.--


Havenfall / by Sara Holland.

Havenfall /  by Sara Holland.
Maddie loves spending summers at Havenfall, a Colorado inn where her uncle brokers peace between worlds, until a murder forces her to take on responsibilities for which she is unprepared.


The other half of happy / by Rebecca Balcárcel.

The other half of happy /  by Rebecca Balcárcel.
Twelve-year-old Quijana is a biracial girl, desperately trying to understand the changes that are going on in her life; her mother rarely gets home before bedtime, her father suddenly seems to be trying to get in touch with his Guatemalan roots (even though he never bothered to teach Quijana Spanish), she is about to start seventh grade in the Texas town where they live and she is worried about fitting in--and Quijana suspects that her parents are keeping secrets, because she is sure there is something wrong with her little brother, Memito, who is becoming increasingly hard to reach.


The Indianapolis Colts Story / Thomas K. Adamson.

The Indianapolis Colts Story /  Thomas K. Adamson.
The Greatest Game Ever Played was in 1958 between the Indianapolis Colts and the New York Giants. This match is said to have popularized professional football! With Hall of Famers Johnny Unitas, Jim Parker, Raymond Berry, and Lenny Moore, the Colts beat the Giants 23-17. Today, the Colts play at Lucas Oil Stadium, a state-of-the-art facility with a retractable roof. Readers can learn more fun facts about the Colts' history in this title packed with action.


Yona of the Dawn. story & art by Mizuho Kusanagi.

The mission to rescue Yona and Riri from Sei leads to reunions and revelations! Who is Riri's secret crush? And has Yona come to realize her feelings for Hak? Later, masked visitors from the nation of Xing beckon Yona and the Dragon Warriors to meet their leader!...Rated:T


The Green Bay Packers Story / Allan Morey.

The Green Bay Packers Story /  Allan Morey.
Although Green Bay is the smallest city with an NFL team, the Green Bay Packers receive an overwhelming amount of support. They are the only team owned by their fans! The Packers are also proud to have been under the leadership of legendary coach Vince Lombardi for nine seasons. Young readers will be thrilled to find out what the Green Bay Packers are all about in this action-packed title.


The power down mystery / created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ; illustrated by Anthony VanArsdale.

The power down mystery /  created by Gertrude Chandler Warner ; illustrated by Anthony VanArsdale.
A bad storm hits Greenfield and leaves behind a mystery! With no power or internet, the Boxcar Children will need to put the pieces together the old-fashioned way. It's been a while since the children have powered down. Can they figure out what's going on while being unplugged?


Winterborne Home for vengeance and valor / Ally Carter.

Winterborne Home for vengeance and valor /  Ally Carter.
After years in foster care, April gets to live in a mansion where she and four other children are caught up in a mystery related to a missing heir, a lost legacy, and the Phantom.


Tomorrow I'll be kind / words and pictures by Jessica Hische.

Tomorrow I'll be kind /  words and pictures by Jessica Hische.
Illustrations by a lettering artist and easy-to-read text reveal ways to be helpful, patient, gentle, honest, generous, grateful, and especially kind. This book is a reminder to all readers, young and old, that the smallest kind gesture can make the biggest difference in the world -- we just have to remember to be kind to one another.


King of Marbury : a tor.com original / Andrew Smith.

King of Marbury : a tor.com original / Andrew Smith.
Marbury is another world, a dark world that best friends Jack Whitmore and Conner Kirk have fallen into before. A stranger had given Jack a pair of glasses ' it's through the lenses that the boys get to Marbury. Told through Conner's point of view, THE KING OF MARBURY asks whether Marbury is only in Jack and Conner's minds, or if it might actually be real. You decide. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.


The Ministry of Special Cases / Nathan Englander.

The Ministry of Special Cases /  Nathan Englander.
From Nathan Englander, author of the literary sensation For the relief of unbearable urges, a spectacular debut novel set at the height of Argentina's Dirty War. An unforgettable work of realism and of the imagination, a hallucinatory journey into a world of terror, into a forbidden city within a city at a time of radical instability and dislocation, Englander's novel moves effortlessly between the cosmic and the minute, wrestling with extraordinary themes and binding them into an exceptionally crafted narrative that fuses absurdity and desolation with transcendence and abiding love. The fate of the Jews; the fate of the disappeared; the fate of one family--of a hopelessly lost father and a hopelessly lost son--all meet in the dark, inescapably tortuous corridors of the Ministry of Special Cases.


Future of the time dragon / by Tracey West ; illustrated by Daniel Griffo.

Future of the time dragon /  by Tracey West ; illustrated by Daniel Griffo.
The dark wizard Maldred has trapped dragon master Eko as well as wizards who have opposed him, all of them frozen in time and space inside a wall in his hideout; so Drake and Worm set out to seek the help of the Time Dragon--but when a imp named Beezel interferes Drake ends up back in his own past, and he must find a way to get back to the present.


Rebel Cinderella : from rags to riches to radical, the epic journey of Rose Pastor Stokes / Adam Hochschild.

Rebel Cinderella : from rags to riches to radical, the epic journey of Rose Pastor Stokes / Adam Hochschild.
From the bestselling author of King Leopold's Ghost and Spain in Our Hearts comes the astonishing but forgotten story of an immigrant sweatshop worker who married an heir to a great American fortune and became one of the most charismatic radical leaders of her time--


Double trouble / adapted by Lexi Ryals ; based on the series created by John D. Beck & Ron Hart.

Double trouble /  adapted by Lexi Ryals ; based on the series created by John D. Beck & Ron Hart.
Liv and Maddie have different ideas of what makes for a fantastic sweet sixteen party, and choose to have separate parties instead.


Idols for destruction : the conflict of Christian faith and American culture / Herbert Schlossberg ; preface by Robert H. Bork ; foreword by Charles Colson.

Idols for destruction : the conflict of Christian faith and American culture / Herbert Schlossberg ; preface by Robert H. Bork ; foreword by Charles Colson.


Where there's a witch / Madelyn Alt.

Where there's a witch /  Madelyn Alt.
A carnival has rolled into Stony Mill, and Maggie joins in the revelry but comes across a construction worker arguing intensely with a young woman. Later that day, the woman is found dead, and fingers point to the worker: Ty Bennett. Ty was part of the construction crew that unexpectedly unearthed a buried cellar--along with something supernatural--during the demolition of a local church. Now it's up to Maggie to uncover the dark spiritual energy leaking into their town before it spoils everyone's fun--and to catch a murderer while she's at it.


A butterfly called Hope / by NY Times best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe, with Linda Love ; photography by Barbara J. Bergwerf.

A butterfly called Hope /  by NY Times best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe, with Linda Love ; photography by Barbara J. Bergwerf.
The colorful flowers in Mama's garden reveal a strange-looking creature. What is it? Does it sting, does it bite? Join in this photographic journey as the young girl and her mother care for the caterpillar. Watch as it transforms into a chrysalis and then emerges as a beautiful monarch butterfly. How can the young girl claim the butterfly as her own but still let it go free?--


Necessary risk / Tara Wyatt.

Necessary risk /  Tara Wyatt.
Former child star Sierra Blake is making a stunning Hollywood comeback-and attracting a scary amount of attention. When her home is vandalized and her safety threatened, she knows it's time to bring in the professionals. But from the moment she sets eyes on her indecently sexy new bodyguard, Sierra's thoughts are anything but professional ... Few things in this world scare Sean Owens--until he realizes he's in serious danger of losing his heart to his new client. No matter how much he wants to, Sean won't let his feelings for the smart and gorgeous Sierra get in the way of doing his job. Because as the attacks against her escalate, crossing the line between business and pleasure could get them both killed.


Rocco's keto comfort food diet : eat the foods you miss and still lose up to a pound a day / Rocco DiSpirito.

Rocco's keto comfort food diet : eat the foods you miss and still lose up to a pound a day / Rocco DiSpirito.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author and celebrity chef shows you how to lose up to fifteen pounds in fifteen days by eating gourmet, keto versions of the comfort foods you love. You'll find recipes for Chocolate Glazed Donuts, Cinnamon Roll Bites, Mac and Cheese, Keto Fried Chicken, Spaghetti Squash Carbonara, and Meat Lovers Cauliflower Pizza that deliver the same flavor with a fraction of the carbs--


Yona of the Dawn. story & art by Mizuho Kusanagi.

When Su-won hears of Riri's abduction, he launches surprise attacks on Sei fortresses in an attempt to save her. Meanwhile, Riri leaves Yona in a forest in order to lure Sei troops away from her. Will Riri escape capture and execution? Rated: T


Our lost declaration : America's fight against tyranny from King George to the deep state / Mike Lee.

Our lost declaration : America's fight against tyranny from King George to the deep state / Mike Lee.
There is perhaps no more powerful sentence in human history, written in Philadelphia in the oppressively hot summerof 1776: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Despite the earth-shattering power of Jefferson's simple sentence and the document in which it is found, many Americans today don't understand or appreciate the Declaration's gravity. As a result, we have lost touch with much of what makes our country so special: the distinctly American belief in the dignity of every human soul. Our nation was born in an act of rebellion against an all-powerful government. In Our Lost Declaration, Senator Mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories of the offenses committed by the British crown against its own subjects. From London's attempts to shut down colonial legislatures to hauling John Hancock before a court without a jury, the abuses of a strong central government were felt far and wide. They spurred our Founders to risk their lives in defense of their rights, and their efforts established a vision of political freedom that would change the course of history--~Bestselling author and respected conservative Senator Mike Lee sheds new light on America's Declaration of Independence--and explains its relevance in the fight against big government today. Most Americans are familiar with the Constitution as an outline of for limited government. Few, however, understand how significant the Declaration of Independence was as an initial blow in the war against government encroachment. A champion of limited government, Senator Lee reinterprets the inspiring story of the colonists who fought the tyranny of King George, and shows how we find ourselves facing similar obstacles today: presidents who fail to enforce the law, a massive regulatory state, and a creeping centralization of power. In the thrilling style of his bestsellers OUR LOST CONSTITUTION and WRITTEN OUT OF HISTORY, Senator Lee makes history come alive to educate, entertain, and rally all patriots who care about the survival of liberty in America--


Victorian & Edwardian fashion : a photographic survey / by Alison Gernsheim.

Victorian & Edwardian fashion : a photographic survey / by Alison Gernsheim.
A noted photohistorian documents bonnets, capes, frock coats, caps, shawls, bodices, and crinolines as people actually wore them from 1840 through 1914. More than 200 photos depict aristocrats and the middle class as well as Oscar Wilde, Lillie Langtry, Winston Churchill, Queen Victoria, and others. Commentary and annotations describe and identify the costumes.


Time warp : the seventh journey through time / Geronimo Stilton.

Time warp : the seventh journey through time / Geronimo Stilton.
When pirate cats threaten Mouse Island, Professor von Volt sends Geronimo Stilton and his friends back through time to ancient Greece, Atlantis, and Stonehenge to try and find out how ancient civilizations were able to find peace and avoid war--only to find that the key to peace was under their whiskers the whole time.


Love Charms and Other Catastrophes.

Love Charms and Other Catastrophes.
Aspiring love charm maker Hijiri Kitamura was


Love with me / Kristen Proby.

Best friends from college. Plus-ones since med school. A chance for something new... Jace Crawford heals hearts for a living. More than that, medicine is his life. To become the leading cardiothoracic surgeon on the west coast, he's made sacrifices. No social life. He barely has time to sleep. Love? Forget about it. But when everything goes horribly wrong on his table, and he unexpectedly loses a patient, Jace is suspended from work. When a man has nothing but his job, what does he do when that's gone? Joy Thompson collects unwanted strays. A dog with one eye, a three-legged cat, a bird that swears like a sailor? All part and parcel of her veterinary business. It helps pass the time. Until Jace calls out of the blue to ask her out on a real date. Spending extra time with him is dangerous. Her feelings for her best friend have always been stronger than simple companionship. If she gets attached, what happens when he goes back to work and leaves her behind? But as the weeks progress, falling for each other is inevitable. This time, Jace's heart is the one that will need fixing before both of them end up broken.--provided by Amazon.com.


Wicked as you wish / Rin Chupeco.

Wicked as you wish /  Rin Chupeco.
Years after the evil Snow Queen desolated the magical kingdom of Avalon, Prince Alexei, his friend Tala, and a ragtag band, inspired by the appearance of the Firebird, try to reclaim their land.


Second hand / by Marie Sexton and Heidi Cullinan.

Second hand /  by Marie Sexton and Heidi Cullinan.
After flunking out of vet school and losing his fiancée, Paul is at his lowest when he meets cynical pawnbroker El. Can El convince Paul that he's worthy of love... and himself that attachment isn't so bad?


Through my eyes / Ruby Bridges ; articles and interviews compiled and edited by Margo Lundell.

Through my eyes /  Ruby Bridges ; articles and interviews compiled and edited by Margo Lundell.
Ruby Bridges recounts the story of her involvement, as a six-year-old, in the integration of her school in New Orleans in 1960.


You don't cry out loud : the Lily Isaacs story / [Lily Isaacs with Shawn Smucker].

You don't cry out loud : the Lily Isaacs story / [Lily Isaacs with Shawn Smucker].
Whether surviving breast cancer or a challenging career, Lily's steady refrain has been one of God's constant love, comfort, and strength. With a remarkable and unforgettable mix of acoustic, gospel, and country music, she and The Isaacs continue to inspire and entertain audiences in churches and on stage around the world!--Page 4 of cover.


Most likely / Sarah Watson.

Most likely /  Sarah Watson.
Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha have been friends since kindergarten. In senior year they're facing their biggest fears about growing up and growing apart. They have one another's backs through every new love, breakup, stumble, and success. Fast forward to 2049, as the first woman president of the United States waits to be sworn in-- and reflects back on that senior year in which they vie for the attention of the same guy. -- adapted from jacket~In 2049, as the President of the United States waits to be sworn in, she reflects on senior year in high school when she and her three dear friends vied for the attention of the future First Gentleman.


Virus outbreak / Simon Chapman.

Virus outbreak /  Simon Chapman.
You are the hero. A deadly virus is sweeping the globe -- killing people as it spreads. You must find your family, if they are still alive, and fight for survival in a dying world ... Can you survive?


Kodiak / Ellen Miles.

Kodiak /  Ellen Miles.
While heading to a cabin in the woods for a girls' weekend, Lizzie Peterson and her friends rescue a wild, energetic Malamute stray with a mind of his own, that they try to tame and find a home.


King breaker / Rowena Cory Daniells.

When Cobalt stole the Rolencian throne, Byren, Fyn and Piro were lucky to escape with their lives; now they've rallied, and will set out to avenge their parents' murders.Byren is driven to defeat Cobalt and reclaim the crown, but at what cost? Fyn has sworn to serve Byren's interests but his loyalty is tested when he realises he loves Byren's betrothed. And Piro never wanted to win a throne, but now she holds the fate of a people in her hands.


Yona of the Dawn. story & art by Mizuho Kusanagi.

A large fleet of ships from South Kai heads to Sensui at drug trafficker Hyo's behest. Will Yona and her friends be able to thwart Hyo's nefarious plans and stop these enemy forces? And what will happen to Yona when an infuriated Hyo attacks her? Rated: T


Tournament trouble / Sylv Chiang ; art by Connie Choi.

Tournament trouble /  Sylv Chiang ; art by Connie Choi.
Twelve-year-old Jaden wants to do is be the best at Cross Ups, the video game he and his friends can't stop playing. He knows he could be-if only he didn't have to hide his gaming from his mom, who's convinced it will make him violent. After an epic match leads to an invitation to play in a top tournament, Jaden and his friends Devesh and Hugh hatch a plan to get him there. But Jaden's strict parents and annoying siblings, not to mention a couple of bullies and his confusing feelings for his next-door neighbor Cali, keep getting in the way! Tournament Trouble marks the first book in a planned series by Sylv Chiang, a captivating new voice in middle reader fiction. With sharp dialogue and relatable characters, it chronicles the ups and downs of middle school with a relevant, contemporary twist. Accompanied by Connie Choi's lively illustrations, Tournament Trouble invites readers into Jaden's world, and will leave them eagerly awaiting his next adventure.--


The fire never goes out : a memoir in pictures / Noelle Stevenson.

The fire never goes out : a memoir in pictures / Noelle Stevenson.
In a collection of personal comics that span eight years of her young adult life, author-illustrator Noelle Stevenson charts the highs and lows of being a creative human in the world. -- inside front jacket flap.


Peep and Egg : I'm not hatching / Laura Gehl ; pictures by Joyce Wan.

Peep and Egg : I'm not hatching / Laura Gehl ; pictures by Joyce Wan.
Peep can't wait for Egg to hatch. They will have so much fun together! But Egg isn't quite ready ... yet--


The woman behind the New Deal : the life of Frances Perkins, FDR's Secretary of Labor and his moral conscience / Kirstin Downey.

The woman behind the New Deal : the life of Frances Perkins, FDR's Secretary of Labor and his moral conscience / Kirstin Downey.
Frances Perkins is no longer a household name, yet she was one of the most influential women of the twentieth century. Frances Perkins was named Secretary of Labor by Franklin Roosevelt in 1933. As the first female cabinet secretary, at the height of the Great Depression, she spearheaded the fight to improve the lives of America's working people while juggling her own family responsibilities. Perkins's ideas became the cornerstones of the most important social welfare legislation in the nation's history, including unemployment compensation, child labor laws, the forty-hour work week, and Social Security. Also, as head of the Immigration Service, she fought to bring European refugees to safety. Based on eight years of research, extensive archival materials, new documents, and exclusive access to family and friends, this is the first complete portrait of a devoted public servant with a passionate personal life, a mother who changed the landscape of American business and society.--From publisher description.


Minecraft for beginners / written by Stephanie Milton ; illustrations by Ryan Marsh.

Provides step-by-step instructions on how to find food; build a shelter; mine for materials; and craft armor, swords, and other equipment, and offers information on monsters and places to go.


Mastering the Rockefeller Habits : What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm.

Mastering the Rockefeller Habits : What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm.
What are the underlying handful of fundamentals that haven't changed for over a hundred years? From Harnish's famous Mastering a One Page Strategic Plan process that has been a best-selling article on the web to his concise outline of eight practical actions you can take to strengthen your culture, this book is a compilation of best practices adapted from some of the best-run firms on the planet. Included is an instructive chapter co-authored by Rich Russakoff, revealing winning tactics to get banks to finance your business. Lastly, there are case studies demonstrating the validity of Harnish'


Willow Moss and the lost day / Dominique Valente.

Willow Moss and the lost day /  Dominique Valente.
Willow Moss's small magic has always seemed unremarkable. But when the most feared witch in the land of Starfell appears on the Moss family's doorstep looking for help, it's not Willow's talented sisters she seeks, it's Willow. Because Willow is a finder of lost things--and Moreg Vaine says that last Tuesday has gone missing. Willow and Moreg set out on a perilous journey across the wilds of Starfell, looking for what they've lost. If they don't discover what happened to the missing day, the repercussions could be devastating for the entire kingdom --


The Cincinnati Bengals story / Allan Morey.

The Cincinnati Bengals story /  Allan Morey.
Starting with black, white, and orange uniforms, the Cincinnati Bengals resembled their division rival, the Cleveland Browns. Fortunately the Bengals' uniforms have evolved. Today they wear bold, black stripes like Bengal tigers. Read about the Cincinnati Bengals' drive and evolution since 1968 in this title for young readers.


Driving while black : African American travel and the road to civil rights / Gretchen Sorin.

Driving while black : African American travel and the road to civil rights / Gretchen Sorin.
The ultimate symbol of independence and possibility, the automobile has shaped this country from the moment the first Model T rolled off Henry Ford's assembly line. Yet cars have always held distinct importance for African Americans, allowing black families to evade the many dangers presented by an entrenched racist society and to enjoy, in some measure, the freedom of the open road. Gretchen Sorin recovers a forgotten history of black motorists, and recounts their creation of a parallel, unseen world of travel guides, black only hotels, and informal communications networks that kept black drivers safe. At the heart of this story is Victor and Alma Green's famous Green Book, begun in 1936, which made possible that most basic American right, the family vacation, and encouraged a new method of resisting oppression. Enlivened by Sorin's personal history, Driving While Black opens an entirely new view onto the African American experience, and shows why travel was so central to the Civil Rights movement--


Defender of the realm / Mark Huckerby, Nick Ostler.

Defender of the realm /  Mark Huckerby, Nick Ostler.
Reluctant heir to the throne Prince Alfie is challenged to assume a secret identity as the nation's defender and teams up with ordinary girl Hayley to end a centuries-long battle involving monsters, villains, and dragons.


2113 : stories inspired by the music of Rush / edited by Kevin J. Anderson and John McFetridge.

2113 : stories inspired by the music of Rush / edited by Kevin J. Anderson and John McFetridge.
The music of Rush, one of the most successful bands in music history, is filled with fantastic stories, evocative images, thought-provoking futures and pasts. In this anthology, notable, bestselling, and award-winning writers each chose a Rush song as the spark for a new story, drawing inspiration from the visionary trio Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart. From stark dystopian struggles to uplifting triumphs of the human spirit, the characters populating 2113 find strength while searching for hope in a world that is repressive, dangerous, or just debilitatingly bland. Most of these tales.


When you were everything / Ashley Woodfolk.

When you were everything /  Ashley Woodfolk.
In this story set in New York City and told in alternate timelines, teenaged best friends Cleo and Layla fall apart.


Boxitects / Kim Smith.

Boxitects /  Kim Smith.
Meg goes to Maker School to hone her talent for building with boxes, but when Simone, another boxitect, arrives they become so competitive they nearly fail in the annual Maker Match.


Who was Richard Nixon? / by Megan Stine ; illustrated by Manuel Gutierrez.

Who was Richard Nixon? /  by Megan Stine ; illustrated by Manuel Gutierrez.
On August 8, 1974, millions sat stunned as they watched Richard Nixon on TV when he announced he was stepping down as the President of the United States. He'd participated in a scandal that included secret tape recordings, a burglary, and a cover-up, and now his secrets and lies were catching up to him. How could Nixon, a man who had been reelected in a landslide victory just two years earlier, now be leaving office in disgrace? Author Megan Stine takes readers through President Nixon's life--from his childhood and military experiences during World War II--to his long political career and the Watergate scandal that tarnished his legacy and deepened American's mistrust of the government.--


Yona of the dawn. story & art by Mizuho Kusanagi ; English adaptation, Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane ; translation, JN Productions ; touch-up art & lettering, Lys Blakeslee.

Yona and her friends leave the Water Tribe lands and meet a boy named Karugan in an Earth Tribe town near the nation's border. When they cross the border to take him back home, one of the Dragon Warriors unexpectedly collapses! Rated: T


Mindy Kim and the yummy seaweed business / by Lyla Lee ; illustrated by Dung Ho.

Mindy Kim and the yummy seaweed business /  by Lyla Lee ; illustrated by Dung Ho.
Mindy Kim wants to fit in at her new school, but her favorite lunch leads to scorn, then a thriving business, and finally big trouble.


In fear of the spear / Marianne Hering.

In fear of the spear /  Marianne Hering.
Patrick and Beth have escaped from volcano lava only to be separated again, and no one knows exactly where Beth has gone. Eugene and Patrick frantically try to fix the Imagination Station so they can find Beth, who unbeknownst to them has landed in the Amazon jungle. Will Patrick find Beth' Will Eugene be able to fix the broken Imagination Station' What will happen to the strange man with the spear in his side' Find out in the latest Imagination Station adventure!


Crush crazy / adapted by Lexi Ryals ; based on the series created by Pamela Eells O'Connel.

Crush crazy /  adapted by Lexi Ryals ; based on the series created by Pamela Eells O'Connel.
When Jessie invites Luke's secret admirer, Connie, to become his new study buddy, they soon realize that Connie is more than an admirer-she's a full-blown creeper! Will Jessie and Luke be able to shake her off, or will Connie refuse to take no for an answer? Then, when Tony asks Jessie to a special dinner, she is terrified he will propose! Will Jessie end their relationship? Or will Jessie and Tony live unhappily ever after?


Light in the lion's den / Marianne Hering ; illustrations by David Hohn.

Light in the lion's den /  Marianne Hering ; illustrations by David Hohn.
During a lightning storm, Patrick and Beth are transported to Babylon where they meet King Darius and Daniel and find themselves in mortal danger.


The last confession of Autumn Casterly / Meredith Tate.

The last confession of Autumn Casterly /  Meredith Tate.
When Autumn Casterly goes missing after a drug deal gone wrong, her estranged younger sister, Ivy, searches for her, uncovering dark secrets along the way.


Rose in bloom : a sex in the season novel / Helen Hardt.

Lady Rose Jameson knows her place-- respect authority and convention and marry a suitable member of the peerage. Lord Evan Xavier, the second son of the Earl of Brighton, possesses the necessary pedigree, but though Rose enjoys his company, the spark she craves is missing ... the spark she feels in abundance with handsome commoner Cameron Price. Cameron has accepted his lot in life-- to care for his widowed mother and two younger sisters. Instead of writing the music he loves, he's destined to work the land his family leases from the Duke of Lybrook ... and deal with his overwhelming feelings for the duke's sister-in-law, Lady Rose. When Cam's sister becomes ill, his fate is further sealed. He must say goodbye to Rose forever. But circumstances and the appearance of an elderly stranger may change both their fates ... -- Back cover.


The non-runner's marathon trainer / David A. Whitsett, Forrest Dolgener, Tanjala Mabon Kole.

The non-runner's marathon trainer /  David A. Whitsett, Forrest Dolgener, Tanjala Mabon Kole.
The non-runner's marathon trainer is based on the highly successful marathon class offered by the University of Northern Iowa. The class has been offered five times over 10 years, and all but one student finished the marathon. That is approximately 200 students -- all first time marathoners and many with absolutely no running background. This book follows the same 16-week, four-day-a-week workout plan. What makes the success rate of this program so much higher than any other? The special emphasis on the psychological aspects of endurance activities. You don't have to love to run -- you don't even have to like it -- but you have to realize that you are capable of more than you have ever thought possible.


The Devaney Brothers : Ryan & Sean / Sherryl Woods.

The Devaney Brothers : Ryan & Sean / Sherryl Woods.
Ryan Devaney refuses to allow himself to get close to anyone until Maggie O'Brien takes his life by storm, while his long-lost brother, Sean, finds himself drawn to single mother Deanna Blackwell, who has just lost everything in a fire.


Introducing Eastern Orthodox theology / Andrew Louth ; cover design: Cindy Kiple.

Introducing Eastern Orthodox theology /  Andrew Louth ; cover design: Cindy Kiple.
With an estimated 250 million adherents, the Orthodox Church is the second largest Christian body in the world. This absorbing account of the essential elements of Eastern Orthodox thought deals with the Trinity, Christ, sin, humanity, and creation as well as praying, icons, the sacraments and liturgy.


Clinical applications of the polyvagal theory : the emergence of polyvagal-informed therapies / Stephen W. Porges, Deb Dana.

Clinical applications of the polyvagal theory : the emergence of polyvagal-informed therapies / Stephen W. Porges, Deb Dana.


Three views on the rapture : pretribulation, prewrath, or posttribulation / Craig A. Blaising and Douglas J. Moo.

Three views on the rapture : pretribulation, prewrath, or posttribulation / Craig A. Blaising and Douglas J. Moo.
The rapture, or the belief that, at some point, Jesus' living followers will join him forever while others do not, is an important but contested doctrine among evangelicals. Scholars generally hold one of three perspectives on the timing of and circumstances surrounding the rapture, all of which are presented in Three Views on the Rapture. The recent prominence of a Pre-Wrath understanding of the rapture calls for a fresh examination of this important but contested Christian belief. Alan D. Hultberg (PhD, Trinity International University and professor of New Testament at Talbot School of Theology) explains the Pre-Wrath view; Craig Blaising (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary and president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) defends the Pre-Tribulation view; and Douglas Moo (PhD, University of St. Andrews and professor of New Testament at Wheaton College) sets forth the Post-Tribulation view. Each author provides a substantive explanation of his position, which is critiqued by the other two authors. A thorough introduction gives a historical overview of the doctrine of the rapture and its effects on the church. The interactive and fair-minded format of the Counterpoints series allows readers to consider the strengths and weaknesses of each view and draw informed, personal conclusions.


Creation as sacrament : reflections on ecology and spirituality / John Chryssavgis.

John Chryssavgis explores the sacred dimension of the natural environment, and the significance of creation in the rich theological history and spiritual classics of the Orthodox Church, through the lens of its unique ascetical, liturgical and mystical experience. The global ecological crisis affecting humanity's air, water, and land, as well as the planet's flora and fauna, has resulted in manifest fissures on the image of God in creation. Chryssavgis examines, from an Orthodox Christian perspective, the possibility of restoring that shattered image through the sacramental lenses of cosmic transfiguration, cosmic interconnection, and cosmic reconciliation. The viewpoints of early theologians and contemporary thinkers are extensively explored from a theological and spiritual perspective, including countering those who deny that God's creation is in crisis. Presenting a worldview advanced and championed by the Orthodox Church in the modern world, this book encourages personal and societal transformation in making ethical and economic choices that respect creation as sacrament.--Bloomsbury publishing.


Basketball superstar Lebron James / by Jon M. Fishman.

Basketball superstar Lebron James /  by Jon M. Fishman.
LeBron James is known as one of the best basketball players in the world. This carefully leveled text with engaging photos and critical-thinking questions will be a hit with young basketball fans--


The Philokalia : a classic text of Orthodox spirituality / edited by Brock Bingaman and Bradley Nassif.

The Philokalia : a classic text of Orthodox spirituality / edited by Brock Bingaman and Bradley Nassif.
The Philokalia (literally love of the beautiful) is, after the Bible, the most influential source of spiritual tradition within the Orthodox Church. First published in Greek in 1782 by St. Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain and St. Macarios of Corinth, the Philokalia includes works by thirty-six influential Orthodox authors such as Maximus the Confessor, Peter of Damascus, Symeon the New Theologian, and Gregory Palamas. Surprisingly, this important collection of theological and spiritual writings has received little scholarly attention. With the growing interest in Orthodox theology, the need for a substantive resource for Philokalic studies has become increasingly evident. The purpose of the present volume is to remedy that lack by providing an ecumenical collection of scholarly essays on the Philokalia that will introduce readers to its background, motifs, authors, and relevance for contemporary life and thought.


Death in the family / Tessa Wegert.

Death in the family /  Tessa Wegert.
A storm-struck island. A blood-soaked bed. A missing man. Senior Investigator Shana Merchant believes it all adds up to a killer in their midst - and that murder is a family affair. Thirteen months ago, former NYPD detective Shana Merchant barely survived being abducted by a serial killer. Now hoping to leave grisly murder cases behind, she's taken a job in her fiancé's sleepy hometown in the Thousand Islands region of Upstate New York. But as a nor'easter bears down on her new territory, Shana and fellow investigator Tim Wellington receive a call about a man missing on a private island. Shana and Tim travel to the isolated island owned by the wealthy Sinclair family to question the witnesses. They arrive to find blood on the scene and a house full of Sinclair family and friends on edge. While Tim guesses they're dealing with a runaway case, Shana is convinced that they have a murder on their hands. As the gale intensifies outside, she starts conducting interviews and discovers the Sinclairs and their guests are crawling with dark and dangerous secrets. Trapped on the island by the raging storm with only Tim whose reliability is thrown into question, the increasingly restless suspects, and her own trauma-fueled flashbacks for company, Shana will have to trust the one person her abduction destroyed her faith in - herself. But time is ticking down, because if Shana's right, a killer is in their midst and as the pressure mounts, so do the odds that they'll strike again--


Rosa Parks / Jennifer Strand.

Rosa Parks /  Jennifer Strand.


Heroin : killer drug epidemic / Nicole Horning.

Heroin : killer drug epidemic / Nicole Horning.
This book examines the use of heroin, its history, and the current deadly epidemic. It covers how the epidemic began, how it developed, and, most importantly, the dangerous effects of this drug that extend far beyond coming down from the high. It also discusses the drug's intended purposes, their effects (both planned and unplanned), and the controversies surrounding them.


We ride upon sticks / Quan Barry.

We ride upon sticks /  Quan Barry.
From the author of the widely acclaimed She Weeps Each Time You're Born--a new novel, at once comic and moving, set in 1989 Danvers, Massachusetts, where a high school field hockey team discovers that the witchcraft of their Salem forebears may be the key to a winning season. In this tour de female force, the Danvers High School Falcons Varsity is on an unaccountable streak. In chapters dense with '80s iconography--from Heathers to Big Hair--Quan Barry expertly weaves the individual and collective journeys of this enchanted team: the quiet, husky goalie Mel Boucher, who signs her name to a pledge of darkness in a notebook with heartthrob Emilio Estevez on the cover; the top bitch forward, Jen Fiorenza, whose bleached blond Claw sees and knows all; the good-girl captain Abby Putnam (a descendant of the famous Salem witness Ann Putnam), who is hesitant to sign her name to the Emilio pact; AJ Johnson, the team's one black player, for whom enchantment brings racial awakening; the untouchably beautiful Girl Cory and her name-twin Boy Cory, who plays this female sport for his own reasons. These witches and their teammates are as wily and original as their North of Boston ancestors, flouting society's stale notions of femininity to find their true selves in a celebration of teen girldom in all its glory--


The paper kingdom / by Helena Ku Rhee ; illustrated by Pascal Campion.

Accompanying his parents to their night-shift jobs as office cleaners, young Daniel reluctantly joins in as they use their imaginations to transform the deserted building into a magnificent paper kingdom where he might one day rule.


Significance / Shelly Crane.

Significance /  Shelly Crane.
Maggie is a seventeen year old girl who's had a bad year. Her mom left, her dad is depressed, she's graduating, barely, and her boyfriend of almost three years dumped her for a college football schalorship. Lately she thinks life is all about hanging on by a thread and is gripping tight with everything she has. Then she meets Caleb. She saves his life and instantly knows there's something about him that's intriguing but she is supposed to be on her way to a date with his cousin. But things change when they touch, sparks ignite. Literally. They imprint with each other and she sees their future life together flash before her eyes. She learns that not only is she his soul mate, and can feel his heartbeat in her chest, but there is a whole other world of people with gifts and abilities that she never knew existed. She herself is experiencing supernatural changes unlike anything she's ever felt before and she needs the touch of his skin to survive. Now, not only has her dad come out of his depression to be a father again, and a pain as well, but Caleb's enemies know he's imprinted and are after Maggie to stop them both from gaining their abilities and take her from him. Can Caleb save her or will they be forced to live without each other after just finding one another.


Liberty and tyranny : a conservative manifesto / Mark R. Levin.

Liberty and tyranny : a conservative manifesto / Mark R. Levin.
A nationally syndicated talk radio host and author of Rescuing Sprite presents a volume of essays for today's conservative leaders that recommends specific approaches to such issues as immigration, health care, and foreign policy.


Algebra, grades 7-9 / Beverly Nance.

Algebra, grades 7-9 /  Beverly Nance.


The History of China.

The History of China.
China's status as an emerging superpower has captured the interest and attention of the entire world in recent times. Underlying the politics and economic structures, however, is a rich and deeply textured history of a people whose contributions to science, philosophy, mathematics, the arts, and a host of other subjects date back millennia. The events, ideas, religions, people, and places that have assumed a central place in the Chinese way of life are examined in depth in this comprehensive and far-reaching series. From China's dynastic past to the post-Mao era, this set surveys the epic tran.


Getting started with coding / Camille McCue.

Getting started with coding /  Camille McCue.
An introduction to coding for kids Coding know-how is the coolest new tool kids can add to their creativity toolboxeśђؤand all they need to get started is a computer connected to the internet and the lessons in this book. Easy! The book offers fun step-by-step projects to create games, animations, and other digital toys while teaching a bit about coding along the way. Plus, each project has an end goal to instill confidence and a sense of accomplishment in young coders once the project comes to life. Create simple applications in Scratch to learn how to build things with coding Experiment with ́ђجreaĺђح coding with tools built in JavaScript Use free online tools Share what you build with friends, family, and teachers Get creative and get coding!


Of beast and beauty / Chanda Hahn.

Of beast and beauty /  Chanda Hahn.
Something evil this way comes.7 Vengeful Sisters7 Fairytale Kingdoms7 Daughters of EvilleEveryone dreams of marrying a prince--except for me. I am nothing more than a pawn in my adoptive mother's diabolical plot against the seven kingdoms.I was the chosen tool, her sharpened blade that would cut the deepest into the heart of the Kingdom of Baist. But like all deadly weapons, my wedding is two-edged sword that could cost me my soul.For I am Rosalie, one of the adopted daughters of Lady Eville, and it is my duty to enter into a loveless and hate-filled marriage with the narcissistic Crown Prince of Baist. My choices and heart are not my own to give. Yet even in the thick of dire situations, beastly vengeance can give way to beautiful attraction.This is a standalone novel in the Daughters of Eville SeriesDaughters of EvilleOf Beast and BeautyOf Glass and Glamour (Coming 2019)Of Sea and Song (Coming Soon)


Trigonometry smarts! / [Rebecca Wingard-Nelson].

Trigonometry smarts! /  [Rebecca Wingard-Nelson].
Re-inforce classroom learning of important trigonometry topics such as square roots, the Pythagorean Theorem, tangents, radians, and degrees--Provided by publisher.


Modern philosophy : from 1500 CE to the present / edited by Brian Duignan.

Modern philosophy : from 1500 CE to the present / edited by Brian Duignan.
Concerned more with rationality, human nature, and human interaction with society and the world than the theological questions of the Middle Ages, contemporary philosophy has advanced study of the limits of the human mind. This insightful volume traces the evolution of present-day Western philosophy and the diverging methods of inquiry that continue to inform a wide range of disciplines.


Starting over at Blueberry Creek / Annie Rains.

Starting over at Blueberry Creek /  Annie Rains.
Firefighter Luke Marini moved to the small town of Sweetwater Springs, NC with the highest of hopes - new town, new job, and new neighbors who know nothing of his past. And that's just how he wants to keep it. But it's nearly impossible when the gorgeous brunette next door decides to be the neighborhood welcome wagon. She's sugar, spice, and everything nice - but getting close to someone again is playing with fire. Brenna McConnell put college on hold to raise her little sister. Now that Eve is grown, Brenna is ready to leave Blueberry Creek and finish what she started. Moving on isn't easy, however, when her gruff new neighbor gives Eve a dangerous firefighting job. And yet, even as Brenna is telling him off for putting her sister in harm's way, she can't deny the sizzling chemistry between them. She put her dreams on hold once. Is she willing to make that sacrifice again for a chance at forever?


Dying to Celebrate : a Tourist trap holiday bundle / Lynn Cahoon.

Dying to Celebrate : a Tourist trap holiday bundle / Lynn Cahoon.
Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books, and More, knows better than anyone that Sunny South Cove, California, is the picture-perfect place to spend the holidays--solving murders . . . ROCKETS' DEAD GLARE When the local volunteer fire chief is found buried in ashes, Jill will have to work quickly to nab a killer with a short fuse--or else everyone's Fourth of July will end with a fizzle . . . A DEADLY BREW Jill and her friends gather for an overnight Halloween fright fest in an abandoned house. Sounds like fun until a ghost makes contact with Jill IRL. SANTA PUPPY Jill Gardner has volunteered to host a Christmas adopt-a-pet party at Coffee, Books, and More. But when a dog owner mysteriously dies, it's up Jill to play Santa's Little Crime Solver . . . Praise for The Tourist Trap Mysteries I love the author's style, which was warm and friendly . . . [A] wonderfully appealing series.--Dru's Book Musings Light, fun, and kept me thoroughly engaged.--The Young Folks


Bootleg : murder, moonshine, and the lawless years of prohibition / Karen Blumenthal.

Bootleg : murder, moonshine, and the lawless years of prohibition / Karen Blumenthal.
This is a story of 14 years in American history, the story of prohibition.


Tucker / Emily March.

Tucker /  Emily March.
Gillian Thacker owns a bridal shop in Redemption Texas. She is planning her own wedding, but has doubts about her fiancé. Tucker McBride is a U.S. Army Ranger looking to start a new life after the Army. When Tucker opens a wilderness skills training school next to Gillian's bridal shop, their romantic relatonship begins.


Sizing people up : a veteran FBI agent's user manual for behavior prediction / Robin Dreeke and Cameron Stauth.

Sizing people up : a veteran FBI agent's user manual for behavior prediction / Robin Dreeke and Cameron Stauth.
A former FBI agent shares his simple but powerful toolkit for assessing who you can trust--and who you can't. After two decades as a behavior analyst in the FBI, Robin Dreeke knows a thing or two about sizing people up. He's navigated complex situations that range from handling Russian spies to navigating the internal politics at the Bureau. Through that experience, he was forced to develop a knack for reading people--their intentions, their capabilities, their desires and their fears. Dreeke's first book, It's Not All About Me, has become a cult favorite with readers seeking to build quick rapport with others. His last book, The Code of Trust, was about how to inspire trust in others as a leader. In Sizing People Up, Dreeke shares his simple, six-step system that helps you predict anyone's future behavior based on their words, goals, patterns of action, and the situation at hand. Predicting the behavior of others is an urgent need for anyone whose work involves relationships with others, whether it's leading an organization, collaborating with a teammate, or closing a sale. But predictability is not as simple as good and evil, or truth and fiction. Allies might make a promise with every intention of keeping it, not realizing that they will be unable to do so due to some personal shortcoming. And those seeking to thwart your endeavor may not realize how reliable their malevolent tells have become. Dreeke's system is simple, but powerful. For instance, a colleague might have a strong moral code, but do they believe your relationship will be long-term? Even the most upstanding person can betray your trust if they don't see themselves tied to you or your desired result in the long term. How can you determine whether someone has both the skill and will to do what they've said they're going to do? Behaviors as subtle as how they take notes will reveal their reliability. Using this book as their manual, readers will be able to quickly and easily determine who they can trust and who they can't; who is likely to deliver on promises and who will disappoint; and when a person is vested in your success vs when they are actively plotting your demise. With this knowledge they can confidently embark on anything from a business venture to a romantic relationship to a covert operation without the stress of the unknown--


For the right to learn : Malala Yousafzai's story / by Rebecca Langston-George ; illustrated by Janna Bock.

For the right to learn : Malala Yousafzai's story / by Rebecca Langston-George ; illustrated by Janna Bock.
Tells Malala Yousafzai's harrowing story of standing up for girls' education against the Taliban, being shot in the head, and surviving to continue the fight--


Decoding boys : new science behind the subtle art of raising sons / Cara Natterson, MD.

Decoding boys : new science behind the subtle art of raising sons / Cara Natterson, MD.
What is my son doing behind his constantly closed door? What's with his curt responses, impulsiveness, newfound obsession with gaming, and...that funky smell? As pediatrician and mother of two teenagers Cara Natterson explains, puberty starts in boys long before any visible signs appear, which causes confusion about their changing temperaments for boys and their parents alike. Often, they also grow quieter as they grow taller, which leads to less parent-child communication. But, as Natterson warns, we respect their increasing need for privacy and alone time at their peril. Explaining how modern culture mixes badly with male adolescent biology, she offers science, strategies, scripts, and tips for getting it right--


Butterfly / Ashley Antoinette.

Butterfly /  Ashley Antoinette.
The first novel in an all new series by New York Times bestselling author Ashley Antoinette!--~Run away from the boy that give you butterflies, he's going to break your heart. Morgan Atkins had been told that phrase ever since she was a little girl and still she allowed herself to fall for the boy that made her heart flutter. After losing her first love, Morgan is terrified to love again. She's settled for a comfortable life with a respectable man. She has everything. She's living in the lap of luxury and although she's comfortable, she's bored out of her mind. When a ghost from her past blows into town, she finds herself entangled in an illicit affair. It's wrong, but she can't fight the butterflies he gives her and honestly, she doesn't want to. She can't hide the natural attraction she feels and soon, she's so deep involved that she can no longer tell where the boundary between right and wrong lies. Her heart is telling her one thing, but her head is saying another. Morgan Atkins has always been a spoiled girl and she tries to have it all, but when she's forced to choose between a good man and a bad boy, someone will end up hurt. Someone just may end up dead --


Harry Potter and myth : the legends behind Cursed Child, Fantastic Beasts, and all the Hero's journeys / Valerie Estelle Frankel.

Harry Potter and myth : the legends behind Cursed Child, Fantastic Beasts, and all the Hero's journeys / Valerie Estelle Frankel.
Adoring fans have explored much about Harry Potter, especially his classic hero's journey. However, many don't notice how the other characters suffer through the same struggle at every stage of life--one Dumbledore and Neville Longbottom pass but Draco Malfoy and Voldemort do not. Exploding into the Wizarding World in 2016, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child offered an unusual double hero's journey for Albus Severus and Scorpius and a twisted antiheroine's journey for Delphi. This book demystifies all these, unveiling the nostalgic symbolism behind the play's auguries, baby blankets, and time-turners. 2016 also introduced Ilvermorney, the American Hogwarts, and its valiant, loving founder Isolt Sayre. Uncovering her folklore and symbolism reveals a secret war between the Celtic old world and the bold pioneer spirit of the new. Meanwhile, Rowling's original characters overturn Greek, Roman, Norse, and Celtic myths, even as Harry unites King Arthur's hallows and claims the sword as destined king. Revisioning folklore from England to Africa is one of Rowling's talents, especially in Beedle the Bard. Rowling also nods to history, from Voldemort's World War II childhood and Nazi prejudice to the dazzling glitter of the 1920s, setting for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. For serious fans, an entire world of mythology waits below the surface of the ever-expanding Potterverse.


Rocks and minerals / Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld.

Rocks and minerals /  Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld.
From dazzling gemstones to sparkling crystals to molten lava, this brilliantly illustrated book introduces children to the exciting world of rocks and minerals, including both the building blocks and the bling. This level two reader, written in easy-to-grasp text, will help cultivate the geologists of tomorrow! This high-interest, educationally vetted series of beginning readers features the magnificent images of National Geographic, accompanied by texts written by experienced, skilled children's book authors. The inside back cover of the paperback edition is an interactive feature based upon the book. Level 1 books reinforce the content of the book with a kinesthetic learning activity. In Level 2 books readers complete a Cloze letter, or fun fill-in, with vocabulary words. Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1039-3 , $13.90/$15.95 Can National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Fun & Easy Origami Animals Ebook : Full-Color Instructions for Beginners.

Fun & Easy Origami Animals Ebook : Full-Color Instructions for Beginners.
This entertaining collection of easy origami projects from master paper-folder Michael G. LaFosse is perfect for paper folding beginners! Fun & Easy Origami Animals contains 19 beginner origami models that everyone loves and anyone can fold! The book is fully illustrated in color and has simple, step-by-step instructions showing you how to fold each piece. This is the ideal guide for someone who wants to explore the magic of origami for the first time'start turning two-dimensional paper into lifelike three-dimensional objects in only a few minutes. Voila! This collection of adorable paper animals includes the following models: -Little Bird'the simplest of models! -Chameleon'an amazingly lifelike and cute lizard that is surprisingly easy to fold! -Flapping Bird'the classic action model that flaps its wings when you pull on its tail! -Hummingbird'the most challenging (and rewarding!) model in the book'an award-winning LaFosse design! -And many more!


The French Revolution, Napoleon, and the Republic : liberte, egalite, fraternite / edited by Jeremy Klar.

The French Revolution, Napoleon, and the Republic : liberte, egalite, fraternite / edited by Jeremy Klar.
This book covers the catalysts, major events, and consequences of one of history's bloodiest revolutions presented in a thrilling and academically rigorous way in this guide to the French Revolution.


Lucky suit / Lauren Blakely.

I'm breaking up with set-ups. No more can I introduce you to my son, nephew, grandson, the butcher, the guy down the street who mows my lawn. Machines know what's best, and I'll rely on the great dating algorithms of the web to find the ideal man, thank you very much. Soon enough, it looks like I've found him--his nickname is Lucky Suit, and he's hilarious, quick-witted and full of heart. But when I finally get together with him in person, I have the distinct feeling I've met him before. Turns out there's more to our meeting than I had thought, and when we discover what truly brought us together, all bets are off.


Germs are not for sharing / by Elizabeth Verdick ; illustrated by Marieka Heinlen.

Describes why germs should not be spread.


Little kids first big book of pets / by Catherine D. Hughes.

Little kids first big book of pets /  by Catherine D. Hughes.


Primary Threat / Jack Mars.

One of the best thrillers I have read this year.--Books and Movie Reviews (re Any Means Necessary) In PRIMARY THREAT (The Forging of Luke Stone--Book #3), a ground-breaking action thriller by #1 bestseller Jack Mars, elite Delta Force veteran Luke Stone, 29, leads the FBI's Special Response Team as they respond to a hostage situation on an oil rig in the remote Arctic. Yet what at first seems like a simple terrorist event may, it turns out, be much more. With a Russian master plan unfolding rapidly in the Arctic, Luke may have arrived at the precipice of the next world war. And Luke Stone may just be the only man standing in its way. PRIMARY THREAT is a standalone, un-putdownable military thriller, a wild action ride that will leave you turning pages late into the night. The precursor to the #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER SERIES, this series takes us back to how it all began, a riveting series by bestseller Jack Mars, dubbed one of the best thriller authors out there. Thriller writing at its best.--Midwest Book Review (re Any Means Necessary) Also available is Jack Mars' #1 bestselling LUKE STONE THRILLER series (7 books), which begins with Any Means Necessary (Book #1), a free download with over 800 five star reviews!


Finger Knitting for Kids : Super Cute & Easy Things to Make.

Finger Knitting for Kids : Super Cute & Easy Things to Make.
Now kids can create their very own knitted accessories! Finger Knitting for Kids shows young crafters (and their parents) how to make cute and easy knitted pieces using only their fingers and a bit of yarn. Clear and simple step-by-step lessons walk them through a series of delightful projects'ranging from simple knitted hair ties and head bands to braided scarves and caps. This book provides easy-to-follow instructions for 15 fun knitting projects for kids, including: -A sweet fringed scarf with matching rectangle beanie -A colorful hair tie bracelet -A stylishly slouchy unisex hat -A neat little throw that can be worn as a shawl -A braided scarf with pompom ends'a great way to mix favorite colors -And so much more!Lessons on making and adding embellishments like pompoms, tassels and loops introduce kids to the wonderful world of yarn crafting. And once they learn the basics, they'll be able to try these techniques with other materials as well'ribbons, strips of fabric and other fibers. With a wide range of projects, interests and skill levels throughout the book, crafty kids 5-12 will be making original knitted creations in no time!


The distance between me and the cherry tree / Paola Peretti ; translated by Denise Muir ; illustrated by Carolina Rabei.

The distance between me and the cherry tree /  Paola Peretti ; translated by Denise Muir ; illustrated by Carolina Rabei.
When nine-year-old Mafalda learns she will go blind in six months from Stargardt Disease, she needs the help of family and friends to retain what is essential to her.


Gone to Soldiers: A Novel.

Gone to Soldiers: A Novel.
Ten characters, from occupied France to the Pacific Theater and from the frontlines to the home front, are profoundly changed by the events of World War II in this New York Times bestseller Epic in scope, Marge Piercy's sweeping novel encompasses the wide range of people and places marked by the Second World War. Each of her ten narrators has a unique and compelling story that powerfully depicts his or her personality, desires, and fears. Special attention is given to the women of the war effort, like Bernice, who rebels against her domineering father to become a fighter pilot, and Naomi, a Parisian Jew sent to live with relatives in Detroit, whose twin sister, Jacqueline--still in France--joins the resistance against Nazi rule. The horrors of the concentration camps; the heroism of soldiers on the beaches of Okinawa, the skies above London, and the seas of the Mediterranean; the brilliance of code breakers; and the resilience of families waiting for the return of sons, brothers, and fathers are all conveyed through powerful, poignant prose that resonates beyond the page. Gone to Soldiers is a testament to the ordinary people, with their flaws and inner strife, who rose to defend liberty during the most extraordinary times.


Smell My Foot! / Cece Bell.

From Newbery Honor winner Cece Bell comes an offbeat, pitch-perfect storybook for beginning readers that will have them in fits of giggles. Maybe your foot smells good. Maybe your foot smells great. But I will not smell your foot until you say PLEASE. Meet Chick and Brain. And their friend Spot. Chick likes to follow the rules. Brain might not be as smart as he looks. And Spot just wants to eat lunch. In a graphic reader loaded with verbal and visual humor, Cece Bell offers a comical primer on good manners gone awry. Simple, silly, and perfectly suited for its audience, this tale of Chick and Brain's constant misunderstandings and miscommunications proves once again that Cece Bell is a master at meeting kids where they are.


Retirement 101 : from 401k plans and Social Security benefits to asset management and medical insurance : your complete guide to preparing for the future you want / Michele Cagan, CPA.

Retirement 101 : from 401k plans and Social Security benefits to asset management and medical insurance : your complete guide to preparing for the future you want / Michele Cagan, CPA.
A comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide to the ins and outs of retirement planning--the key resource for creating a retirement you can live on! How much do I need to retire? Can I retire early? What's the retirement age, anyway? No matter whether you are 25, 65, or any age in between, you probably have questions about retirement and knowing the answers is the key to planning your future. Whether you want to retire as soon as possible or are looking forward to continuing to work in some form for as long as you can, Retirement 101 guides you through each step as you approach this important milestone.


Blood and blade / Lauren Dane.

Blood and blade /  Lauren Dane.
Rowan Summerwaite is ready to finish what she started in Blood and Blade, the next installment in the Goddess with a Blade series by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Dane. It's been only days since Rowan and her friends eliminated the immediate threat to magic users and Vampires, but they're already back on the hunt. Rowan's out for vengeance, and she's never been more driven--or angry. But she's up against a being stronger than any she's ever fought. To bring it down she'll need more than the powers the goddess Brigid gave her... This time she'll need her friends, too. She knows her husband will always have her back. As an ancient Vampire and Scion of North America, Clive has more clout and dominance than almost anyone. Rowan's small but trusted inner circle insist they'll join her in the thick of the battle, even as she argues it's too dangerous for them. She's also got a new dog. Familiar. Whatever. Star is a magical being put in Rowan's path to help and protect her. The hunt for ancient evil takes Rowan and her team to London and back to Las Vegas, bringing with them an unexpected alliance. Fortified by their rage, grief and determination, Rowan and her friends will stop at nothing when they track their enemy to the high desert in a final, deadly showdown.


Red carpet redemption / Yahrah St. John.

Red carpet redemption /  Yahrah St. John.
A PR stunt backfires when it reveals actor Dane Stewart's a dad. As a sperm donor, he's never met single mom Iris Turner, but they're now connected through their child. And the press is about to pounce. Having Iris act as his girlfriend is pure damage control ... except their chemistry is hotter than any love scene. But is a future together just a Cinderella fantasy?--Back cover.


Remembrance / Rita Woods.

Remembrance /  Rita Woods.
Remembrance...It's a rumor, a whisper passed in the fields and veiled behind sheets of laundry. A hidden stop on the underground road to freedom, a safe haven protected by more than secrecy...if you can make it there. Ohio, present day. A refugee struggling to rebuild her life in America after the devastating Haitian earthquake is suddenly inexplicably bound to a mysterious old woman who is not at all what she seems. Haiti, 1791, on the brink of revolution. When the slave Abigail is forced from her children to take her mistress to safety, she discovers New Orleans has its own powers. 1857 New Orleans-a city of unrest: Following tragedy, house girl Margot is sold just before her 18th birthday and her promised freedom. Desperate, she escapes and chases a whisper.... Remembrance--


Shot caller : a Latino gangbanger's miraculous escape from a life of violence to a new life in Christ / Casey Diaz, with Mike Yorkey.

Shot caller : a Latino gangbanger's miraculous escape from a life of violence to a new life in Christ / Casey Diaz, with Mike Yorkey.
This is a story of a tough young man who lost his way, and of a loving God who never forgot him, no matter where he was. - Nicky Cruz, bestselling author of Run Baby Run The son of El Salvadorian immigrants, Casey Diaz was brought to Los Angeles at the age of two. An abusive, impoverished family life propelled Casey at only eleven years of age into the Rockwood Street Locos gang. Casey was willing to do anything to be number one, but years of chasing rival gang members led to a dramatic ambush and arrest by the LAPD. At just sixteen, Casey was sentenced to more than twelve years in solitary confinement in California's toughest prison as one of the state's most violent offenders. He thought his life was over. Yet, when a determined elderly woman paid Casey a visit, a whole new world of possibilities began to unfold. Casey scoffed as she quietly insisted God was going to use him. As the days in solitary wore on, Casey realized Someone else was calling the shots. What happened next can only be described as a miracle. Perfect for: -People who believe they're too far gone -Parents who want to keep their kids out of gangs - what are the warning signs -Social workers who interact with at-risk youth -Those looking for a gritty, informed perspective on LA street gangs and gang culture A visceral insider's look at the violent world of gangs and prison life, The Shot Caller is a remarkable demonstration of God's reckless, unending grace and His desire to reach even the worst of sinners-no matter where they are.


A closer look at bacteria, algae, and protozoa / edited by Sherman Hollar.

A closer look at bacteria, algae, and protozoa /  edited by Sherman Hollar.
Describes the physical characteristics of bactera, algae and protozoa, and the various medical and industrial uses of bacteria.


The Season / Kristen Richardson.

The Season /  Kristen Richardson.
In this enthralling history of the debutante ritual, Kristen Richardson sheds new light on contemporary ideas about women and marriage. Kristen Richardson, from a family of debutantes, chose not to debut. But as her curiosity drove her to research this enduring custom, she learned that it, and debutantes, are not as simple as they seem. The story begins in England six hundred years ago when wealthy fathers needed an efficient way to find appropriate husbands for their daughters. Elizabeth I's exclusive presentations at her court expanded into London's full season of dances, dinners, and courting, extending eventually to the many corners of the British empire and beyond. Richardson traces the social seasons of young women on both sides of the Atlantic, from Georgian England to colonial Philadelphia, from the Antebellum South and Wharton's New York back to England, where debutante daughters of Gilded Age millionaires sought to marry British aristocrats. She delves into Jazz Age debuts, carnival balls in the American South, and the reimagined ritual of elite African American communities, which offers both social polish and academic scholarships. The Season shares the captivating stories of these young women, often through their words from diaries, letters, and interviews that Richardson conducted at contemporary balls. The debutantes give voice to an array of complex feelings about being put on display, about the young men they meet, and about what their future in society or as wives might be. While exploring why the debutante tradition persists?and why it has spread to Russia, China, and other nations?Richardson has uncovered its extensive cultural influence on the lives of daughters in Britain and the US and how they have come to marry.


The pandemic century : one hundred years of panic, hysteria, and hubris / Mark Honigsbaum.

The pandemic century : one hundred years of panic, hysteria, and hubris / Mark Honigsbaum.
Chronicles the last century of scientific struggle against deadly contagious disease--from the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic to the recent SARS, Ebola and Zika epidemics--examining related epidemiological mysteries and the role of disease in exacerbating world conflicts.


Weathering and erosion / Caitie McAneney.

Weathering and erosion /  Caitie McAneney.
Earth has been shaped by thousands of years of weathering and erosion. These forces have created amazing landforms around the world, from rock arches to deep canyons. This book introduces readers to the science behind erosion and weathering. Readers will dig deep to uncover the many forces that impact the shape of the earth, including wind, water, and living creatures. Through accessible text, conversation-starting sidebars, and eye-catching photographs, readers will gain a deep understanding of the science behind our dynamic Earth.


Crowning his convenient princess / Maisey Yates.

Crowning his convenient princess /  Maisey Yates.


Dangerous melody / Dana Mentink.

Dangerous melody /  Dana Mentink.
Stephanie Gage's father has been kidnapped--by a dangerous man who wants to make a trade. Her beloved dad for a multimillion-dollar family heirloom that's gone missing. Either Stephanie finds the valuable violin or her father dies. But to track it down, she must rely on Tate Fuego--the man who broke her heart years ago. Stephanie knows that Tate's reasons for helping have nothing to do with her. And that the handsome demolitions expert knows more about destroying things than saving lives. But trusting Tate is all that stands between Stephanie and a madman's ultimate revenge--Publisher.


Babysitters Club.

Babysitters Club.
Babysitters' Club guides students as they set up and operate their own babysitters' club for their community. The considerate text includes easy-to-follow lists and will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience, these books maintain a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance achievement and comprehension.


The Italian's unexpected baby / Kate Hewitt.

The Italian's unexpected baby /  Kate Hewitt.


Wild reckless / Ginger Scott.

Wild reckless /  Ginger Scott.
Kensington Worth had a vision for her senior year. It involved her best friends, her posh private school in downtown Chicago and time alone with her piano until her audition was perfected, a guaranteed ticket into the best music programs in the world. Instead, a nightmare took over. It didn't happen all at once, but her life unraveled quickly -- a tiny thread that evil somehow kept pulling until everything precious was taken from her. She was suddenly living miles away from her old life, trapped in an existence she didn't choose -- one determined to destroy her from the inside, leaving only hate and anger behind. It didn't help that her neighbor, the one whose eyes held danger, was enjoying every second of her fall.Owen Harper was trouble, his heart wild and his past the kind that's spoken about in whispers. And somehow, his path was always intertwined with Kensington's, every interaction crushing her, ruining her hope for any future better than her now. Sometimes, though, what everyone warns is trouble, is exactly what the heart needs. Owen Harper was consumed with darkness, and it held onto his soul for years. When Kensington looked at him, she saw a boy who'd gotten good at taking others down when they threatened his carefully balanced life. But the more she looked, the more she saw other things too -- good things...things to admire. Things...to love. Things that made her want to be reckless. And those things...they were the scariest of all.


All we could not leave behind / Danielle R. Graham.

All we could not leave behind /  Danielle R. Graham.
For fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz 'Heart-wrenching. Emotional. A powerful story of wartime love and devotion' Glynis Peters, author of The Secret Orphan A powerful and incredibly moving historical novel inspired by an untold story of the Second World War. Vancouver 1941 As the war rages around the world, Hitler's fury is yet to be felt on the peaceful shores of Mayne Island. Sweethearts Hayden and Chidori are in love. But everything changes after Pearl Harbor. Now seen as the enemy, Chidori and her family are forced into an internment camp. Powerless to help them, Hayden joins the air force to bring about an end to this devastating war ' the thought of Chidori is all that keeps him alive. Can they both survive long enough to be reunited'' Or will the war be the only thing to separate their love' Readers adore All We Left Behind: 'A story crying out to be told' Mary Martel, Netgalley 'From the very first chapter I was hooked' Whitney Wenthold, Netgalley 'This is another WWII novel with a bit of a twist' a story of friendship, love, heartbreak and so much more' Pam, Netgalley 'Fabulous, gripping historical fiction'I am glad that I was able to come away from this novel learning something new about this time in history' Rachel Fox, Netgalley 'Gripping from start to finish'A must read for WWII fiction fans!' Sydney Long, Goodreads 'An amazing story that will stick with me'historic fiction done right' Stephanie Showmaker, Netgalley 'Historical fiction at its best' Abby Siverman, Netgalley.


A witch in time / Constance Sayers.

A witch in time /  Constance Sayers.
A young witch is cursed to relive a doomed love affair through many lifetimes, as both troubled muse and frustrated artist, in this beautiful debut novel. In 1895, sixteen-year-old Juliet LaCompte has a passionate, doomed romance with the married Parisian painter Auguste Marchant. When her mother -- a witch -- botches a curse on Marchant, she unwittingly binds Juliet to the artist through time, damning her to re-live her affair and die tragically young lifetime after lifetime as the star-crossed lovers reincarnate through history. Luke Varner, the worldly demon tasked with maintaining this badly crafted curse, has been helplessly in love with his charge, in all her reincarnations, since 19th century France. He's in love with Nora, a silver screen starlet in 1930s Hollywood. He's in love with Sandra, a struggling musician in 1970s Los Angeles. And he's in love with Helen, a magazine exec in present-day DC who has the power to suggest others do her bidding. In this life, Helen starts to recall the curse and her tragic previous lives. But this time, she might have the power to break the cycle...--


The decadent society : how we became the victims of our own success / Ross Douthat.

The decadent society : how we became the victims of our own success / Ross Douthat.
-- The Decadent Society Ranging from our grounded space shuttles to our Silicon Valley villains, from our blandly recycled film and television--a new Star Wars In this environment we fear catastrophe, but in a certain way we also pine for it--because the alternative is to accept that we are permanently decadent: aging, comfortable and stuck, cut off from the past and no longer confident in the future, spurning both memory and ambition while we wait for some saving innovation or revelations, growing old unhappily together in the glowing light of tiny screens. Correcting both optimists who insist that we're just growing richer and happier with every passing year and pessimists who expect collapse any moment, Douthat provides an enlightening diagnosis of the modern condition--how we got here, how long our age of frustration might last, and how, whether in renaissance or catastrophe, our decadence might ultimately end.


Lakota America : a new history of indigenous power / Pekka Hämäläinen.

The first comprehensive history of the Lakota Indians and their profound role in shaping America's history This first complete account of the Lakota Indians traces their rich and often surprising history from the early sixteenth to the early twenty†'first century. Pekka Hämäläinen explores the Lakotas' roots as marginal hunter†'gatherers and reveals how they reinvented themselves twice: first as a river people who dominated the Missouri Valley, America's great commercial artery, and then--in what was America's first sweeping westward expansion--as a horse people who ruled supreme on the vast high plains. The Lakotas are imprinted in American historical memory. Red Cloud, Crazy Horse, and Sitting Bull are iconic figures in the American imagination, but in this groundbreaking book they emerge as something different: the architects of Lakota America, an expansive and enduring Indigenous regime that commanded human fates in the North American interior for generations. Hämäläinen's deeply researched and engagingly written history places the Lakotas at the center of American history, and the results are revelatory.


The little book that still beats the market / Joel Greenblatt.

The little book that still beats the market /  Joel Greenblatt.
In 2005, Joel Greenblatt published a book that is already considered one of the classics of finance literature. In The Little Book that Beats the Market-- a New York Times bestseller with 300,000 copies in print -- Greenblatt explained how investors can outperform the popular market averages by simply and systematically applying a formula that seeks out good businesses when they are available at bargain prices. Now, with a new Introduction and Afterword for 2010, The Little Book that Still Beats the Market updates and expands upon the research findings from the original book. Included are data a.


The Call of the wild and White Fang / Jack London ; with an introduction by John Seelye and a new afterword by Michael Meyer.

The Call of the wild and White Fang /  Jack London ; with an introduction by John Seelye and a new afterword by Michael Meyer.


The light in hidden places : a novel based on the true story of Stefania Pódgorska / Sharon Cameron.

The light in hidden places : a novel based on the true story of Stefania Pódgorska / Sharon Cameron.
Sixteen-year-old Catholic Stefania Podgórska has worked in the Diamant family's grocery store in for four years, even falling in love with one of their sons, Izio; but when the Nazis came to Przemsyl, Poland, the Jewish Diamants are forced into the ghetto (and worse) and only Izio's brother Max manages to escape, and Stefania embarks on a dangerous course--protecting thirteen Jews in her attic, caring for her younger sister, Helena, and keeping everything secret from the two Nazi officers who are living in her house.


Little men / Louisa May Alcott.

Little men /  Louisa May Alcott.
Follows the adventures of Jo March and her husband Professor Bhaer as they try to make their school for boys a happy, comfortable, and stimulating place.


Understanding the stock market / Chet'la Sebree.

Understanding the stock market /  Chet'la Sebree.
Although the stock market has a major impact on the economy, many people do not fully understand it. This book explains stocks, the open market, dangers and benefits of investments, why individuals and businesses place their financial confidence in the market in hopes of financial gains, and the stock market's effect on the economy. Risks are explored through the examples of the Great Depression and the Great Recession, where people lost large amounts of money on investments.


Investigating the history of Earth / edited by Michael Anderson.

Investigating the history of Earth /  edited by Michael Anderson.
Examines the prehistoric organisms, from bacteria to dinosaurs, that populated the planet long before humans arrived.


The forgotten letters of Esther Durrant / Kayte Nunn.

The forgotten letters of Esther Durrant /  Kayte Nunn.
1951. Esther Durrant, a young mother, is committed to an isolated mental asylum by her husband. Run by a pioneering psychiatrist, the hospital is at first Esther's prison but soon surprisingly becomes her refuge. 2018. Free-spirited marine scientist Rachel Parker embarks on a research posting in the Isles of Scilly, off the Cornish coast. When a violent storm forces her to take shelter on a far-flung island, she discovers a collection of hidden love letters. Captivated by their passion and tenderness, Rachel determines to track down the intended recipient. But she has no idea of the far-reaching consequences her decision will bring. Meanwhile, in London, Eve is helping her grandmother, a renowned mountaineer, write her memoirs. When she is contacted by Rachel, it sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to reveal secrets kept buried for more than sixty years --


Pokémon adventures. story by Hidenori Kusaka ; art by Satoshi Yamamoto ; translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki ; English adaptation, Annette Roman ; touch-up & lettering, Susan Daigle-Leach.

Pokémon Trainer Black meets White, a Pokémon Trainer runs a growing talent agency for performing Pokémon. Will Black catch show biz fever too? Meanwhile, mysterious Team Plasma is urging everyone to release their beloved Pokémon into the wild! What are they thinking? And now Team Plasma member N has the nerve to tell Black he isn't in touch with his Pokémon's feelings. Them fighting words--literally! Which of the two Trainers has the best relationship with his Pokemon? And will that help him win a heated Pokémon battle against the other? Then who kidnapped Black's Munna...?!--Page [4] of cover.


The animals at Lockwood Manor / Jane Healey.

The animals at Lockwood Manor /  Jane Healey.
A debut novel for fans of Sarah Perry and Kate Morton: when a young woman is tasked with safeguarding a natural history collection as it is spirited out of London during World War II, she discovers her new manor home is a place of secrets and terror instead of protection--


Cleanness / Garth Greenwell.

Cleanness /  Garth Greenwell.
A queer American teacher describes a series of intimate encounters with lovers, friends, and students in and around Sofia, Bulgaria--


Get out of your own way : a skeptic's guide to growth and fulfillment / Dave Hollis.

Get out of your own way : a skeptic's guide to growth and fulfillment / Dave Hollis.
Dave Hollis, CEO of the Hollis Co. and husband of #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hollis, refutes the lies many men believe but don't talk about, topples the phony ideas about what 'real men' do, and points the way for men to finally start living the best versions of their lives.


Scholastic book of presidents / George Sullivan.

Scholastic book of presidents /  George Sullivan.
Hail to the Chief! Get ready to meet all of our nation's presidents, from George Washington to Barack Obama, and everyone in between, including a section on our newest president elected in 2016! This easy-to-read book offers mini biographies and fun facts about each president's accomplishments in the Oval Office, accompanied by photographs and lists of key events. A must-have for any classroom or young history buff, The Scholastic Book of Presidents covers everything you need to know about America's greatest leaders from past to present.


Geological sciences / edited by John P. Rafferty.

Geological sciences /  edited by John P. Rafferty.
This book examines the various branches of the geological sciences, as well as the methods and instruments used by geologists to obtain accurate records of the planet's geological history.


The girl in the painting / Tea Cooper.

The girl in the painting /  Tea Cooper.
Maitland 1913. Miss Elizabeth Quinn is something of an institution in Maitland Town. For longer than anyone can remember she and her brother, businessman Michael, have lived in the impressive two-storey stone house next to the church. When she is discovered cowering in the corner of the exhibition gallery at the Technical College the entire town knows something strange has come to pass. Was it the prehistoric remains or perhaps the taxidermy exhibition that had reduced the whalebone-encased pillar of society to a quivering mess? Or is there something odd about a striking painting on loan from the National Gallery? Mathematical savant Jane Piper is determined to find out. Deposited on the doorstep of the local orphanage as a baby, she owes her life and education to the Quinns's philanthropic ventures and Elizabeth has no one else to turn to. As the past and the present converge, Elizabeth's grip on reality loosens. Can Jane, with her logical brain and penchant for puzzles, unravel Elizabeth's story before it is too late?


The Long Distance Playlist / Tara Eglington.

The Long Distance Playlist /  Tara Eglington.
Told primarily in instant messenger conversations, Skype, emails and texts, this is Jaclyn Moriarty's Feeling Sorry for Celia for the modern teen. Taylor and Isolde used to be best friends - before THAT FIGHT, 18 months ago. It's been radio silence ever since - until Taylor contacts Isolde to sympathise with her breakup: the breakup that she never saw coming; the breakup that destroyed her confidence and ended her dreams of joining the National Ballet School.Taylor's had his own share of challenges, including a life-altering accident that has brought his hopes of competing at the Winter Olympics to a halt.Isolde responds to Taylor, to be polite. But what starts out as heartbreak-themed Spotify playlists and shared stories of exes quickly becomes something more.And as Taylor and Isolde start to lean on each other, the distance between them begins to feel not so distant after all ...A boy. A girl. A one-of-a-kind friendship. Cross-country convos and middle-of-the-night playlists. With big dreams come even bigger challenges.PRAISE FOR TARA EGLINGTON'S BOOKS'My Best Friend is a Goddess is a sincerely sweet and seriously smart story with a lot of heart!' - Danielle Binks, YA author and reviewer'Scary-relatable ... like seriously, has a piece of fiction ever hit this close to home? Author Tara Eglington just *knows* about girl stuff. And bestie stuff. And boy stuff' - Girlfriend magazine'Tara Eglington perfectly captures the intensity, humour and heartache of female friendship' - Lili Wilkinson, bestselling author of Green Valentine


Gloria's big problem / words by Sarah Stiles Bright ; pictures by Mike Deas.

Gloria's big problem /  words by Sarah Stiles Bright ; pictures by Mike Deas.
Gloria loves to sing and play with her friends, but her Big Problem follows her around and tells her that she can't.


Our house is on fire : Greta Thunberg's call to save the planet / Jeanette Winter.

Our house is on fire : Greta Thunberg's call to save the planet / Jeanette Winter.
Tells the story of Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teenage climate activist who has sparked a worldwide student movement and is demanding action from world leaders who refuse to address climate change.


Raising Good Humans : a Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids.

Raising Good Humans : a Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids.
A kinder, more compassionate world starts with kind and compassionate kids. In Raising Good Humans, mindfulness mentor, parenting coach, and mother of two Hunter Clarke-Fields offers parents practical and breakthrough strategies for conflict resolution and positive communication. Parents learn to break free from ingrained reactive parenting habits in order to forge better relationships with their children--relationships built on respect and cooperation.


Every reason we shouldn't / Sara Fujimura.

Every reason we shouldn't /  Sara Fujimura.
Sixteen-year-old figure skater Olivia Kennedy's Olympic dreams have ended. She's bitter, but enjoying life as a regular teenager instead of trying to live up to expectations of being the daughter of Olympians Michael Kennedy and Midori Nakashima...until Jonah Choi starts training at her family's struggling rink. Jonah's driven, talented, going for the Olympics in speed skating, completely annoying... and totally gorgeous. Between teasing Jonah, helping her best friend try out for roller derby, figuring out life as a normal teen and keeping the family business running, Olivia's got her hands full. But will rivalry bring her closer to Jonah, or drive them apart? --


Tied up with a bow / Sheila Connolly.

Tied up with a bow /  Sheila Connolly.
Pub owner Maura Donovan is still learning the local customs of the Irish village she now calls home, and with the holidays approaching she's unsure how much, or how little, to decorate. She's also puzzled by the small construction project going on across the street, which is shrouded in secrecy and has the whole of West Cork guessing what it might be. But most troubling of all is the secretive young boy who shows up at the pub's door, hinting that he and his mother had to leave Dublin--in a hurry. Sensing danger, Maura becomes more alarmed when an unknown man shows up and begins lurking around the pub. With so many questions on her mind and so few answers, Maura knows she'll have to turn to her new village friends to help her sort out all the mysterious goings-on--and maybe deliver an unexpected gift to someone in need.


Gender identity : the ultimate teen guide / Cynthia L. Winfield.

Gender identity : the ultimate teen guide / Cynthia L. Winfield.
As the public becomes more mindful of gender variances, this book examines how more individuals-including young adults-have found the courage to express and celebrate their authentic selves. The book covers differences between biological sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.


Her perfect lies / Lana Newton.

Her perfect lies /  Lana Newton.
The twisty psychological suspense that will keep you guessing...'/h2 **************************************************************** Claire is beautiful. Claire is famous. Claire has a handsome husband and a house to die for. But Claire doesn't know any of that. Claire isn't even sure who she is... When Claire Wright wakes in hospital, she sees a stranger staring back at her in the mirror. With no memories from before the devastating car accident that left her and her father with life-changing injuries, she must navigate the life of a stranger along with all the mistakes her former self left behind. As Claire discovers the person she used to be she must also unravel the mystery that surrounds the accident. But the more Claire uncovers, the more she will be forced to face up to the dark secrets from her life before...


The everything Mediterranean Instant Pot cookbook : 300 recipes for healthy Mediterranean meals-made in minutes / Kelly Jaggers.

The everything Mediterranean Instant Pot cookbook : 300 recipes for healthy Mediterranean meals-made in minutes / Kelly Jaggers.
300 easy, healthy Mediterranean recipes for the most popular kitchen appliance--the Instant Pot--perfect for anyone following the Mediterranean diet! The Mediterranean diet is celebrated all over the world for its fresh and healthy ingredients, vibrant flavors, and complex recipes. Following this diet can help you reduce inflammation, avoid disease, and lose weight, making it popular for anyone looking to live a healthier lifestyle. The Everything Mediterranean Instant Pot Cookbook shows you how to recreate classic Mediterranean meals in under an hour using the much-loved multi-cooker, the Instant Pot. With more than 300 recipes for delicious meals, snacks, and even desserts, you'll have everything you need to create healthy, fresh, and fast meals every day of the week.


The young activist's guide to building a green movement + changing the world / Sharon J. Smith.

The young activist's guide to building a green movement + changing the world /  Sharon J. Smith.
A practical, step-by-step guide for young activists to planning and executing successful environmental campaigns, featuring strategies and lessons learned from Earth Island Institute's Brower Youth Award winners--Provided by publisher.


The power of Python / Rachel Keranen.

The power of Python /  Rachel Keranen.
This book traces the development of the Python computer programming language, and discusses how both novice programmers and experts use Python to create apps like Instagram and Pinterest, and to achieve other objectives. Full-color photographs, a glossary, an index, and sidebars are also included.


Every bit a rogue / Adrienne Basso.

Every bit a rogue /  Adrienne Basso.
Jon Burwell, Viscount Kendall, knows what the gossips say about him. They claim he's been a dejected, half-mad recluse ever since he was jilted at the altar. The simple truth is that Jon has thrown all the passion he once had for his fiancée into his latest mechanical invention. But his single-minded existence has lately been shattered by repeated encounters with Miss Emma Ellingham, his neighbor's intriguing sister-in-law . . . Painting and sketching have been Emma's consolation since her own secret heartbreak. When she stumbles upon the viscount's workshop, his machine revives her artistic imagination. The gentleman himself is even more fascinating--and deeply seductive. When Jon is accused of a crime, Emma risks her good name for his sake. But though the threat of scandal compels them to wed, only courage can overcome their pasts, and allow desire to transform into love...


A phoenix first must burn / edited by Patrice Caldwell.

A phoenix first must burn /  edited by Patrice Caldwell.
Black girls, including gender non-conforming individuals, star in this collection of sixteen stories of fantasy, science fiction, and magic.


The crooked branch / Jeanine Cummins.

The crooked branch /  Jeanine Cummins.
Majella, exhausted after the birth of her daughter, returns to her childhood home in Queens and finds the diary of her ancestor Ginny, a diary that contains information about a murder in her family.


Earth and its moon / edited by Michael Anderson.

Earth and its moon /  edited by Michael Anderson.
Examines the unique properties of the Earth and its Moon, bodies in the solar system often overlooked by those of us so close to them.


The runaway bride / Jody Hedlund.

The runaway bride /  Jody Hedlund.
Arabella Lawrence fled on a bride ship wearing the scars of past mistakes. Now in British Columbia, two men vying for her hand disagree on how the natives should be treated during a smallpox outbreak. Intent on helping a girl abandoned by her tribe, will Arabella have the wisdom to make the right decision, or will seeking what's right cost her everything?


Kingdomtide : a novel / Rye Curtis.

Kingdomtide : a novel / Rye Curtis.
The sole survivor of a plane crash, seventy-two-year-old Cloris Waldrip finds herself lost and alone in the unforgiving wilderness of Montana's rugged Bitterroot Range, exposed to the elements with no tools beyond her wits and ingenuity. Intertwined with her story is Debra Lewis, a park ranger struggling with addiction, a recent divorce, and a new mission: to find and rescue Cloris. As Cloris wanders mountain forests and valleys, subsisting on whatever she can find as her hold on life grows more precarious, Ranger Lewis and her motley group of oddball rescuers follow the trail of clues she's left behind. Days stretch into weeks, and hope begins to fade. But with nearly everyone else giving up, Ranger Lewis stays true until the end.


The catch / Mick Herron.

The catch /  Mick Herron.


Open House / Ruby Lang.

Open House /  Ruby Lang.
Love can take root where you least expect it.Tyson Yang never imagined that one day he'd be the de facto spokesperson for an illegal community garden. But when the once-rat-infested-but-now-thriving Harlem lot goes up for sale, Ty can't just let all their hard work get plowed under.Even if he is irresistibly drawn to the lovely but infuriatingly stubborn real estate associate.Magda Ferrer's family is already convinced this new job will be yet another flop in her small but growing list of career path failures. But her student debt isn't going anywhere, and selling her uncle's historic town house and the lot nearby means a chance to get some breathing room.Ty is her charming rival, her incorrigible nemesis, the handsome roadblock to her success.Until one hot Harlem night blurs the hard line drawn between them, and the seeds of possibility in this rocky garden blossom into love...This book is approximately 48,000 wordsOne-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!


Fairest / Chanda Hahn.

Fairest /  Chanda Hahn.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? In the sequel to UnEnchanted, Mina Grime discovers that all is not fair when it comes to the Fae and their tales, especially when they don't all play by the rules. Barely surviving the Story's first fairy tale quest, Mina still has hundreds to go before she can end the curse on her family. But a new player arises to challenge Mina while new rules revamp the game she has just barely begun to understand. All the while, people are mysteriously disappearing, including Jared, whom Mina must finally determine to be a friend or foe. And with the loss of her greatest weapon, Mina must try to outwit a lethal hunter. Can Mina survive the most difficult quest yet while protecting those she loves from falling victim to one of the deadliest tales of all? Or will she become a pawn when she strikes a bargain with the Queen of the Fae?--Amazon.


Fossils and rocks / by Kimberly M. Hutmacher.

Fossils and rocks /  by Kimberly M. Hutmacher.


City spies / by James Ponti.

City spies /  by James Ponti.
Sara Martinez is facing years in the juvenile detention system for hacking into the foster care computer system to prove that her foster parents are crooks. But then she gets a second chance when a mysterious man offers her a chance to join a group of MI6 affiliated spies--


The operator : a novel / Gretchen Berg.

The operator : a novel / Gretchen Berg.
The Operator by Gretchen Berg delivers a vivid look inside the heads and hearts of a group of housewives and pokes at the absurdities of 1950s America, a simpler time that was far from simple. In a small town, everyone knows everyone else's business... Nobody knows the people of Wooster, Ohio, better than switchboard operator Vivian Dalton, and she'd be the first to tell you that. She calls it intuition. Her teenage daughter, Charlotte, calls it eavesdropping. Vivian and the other women who work at Bell on East Liberty Street connect lines and lives. They aren't supposed to listen in on conversations, but they do, and they all have opinions on what they hear, especially Vivian. She knows that Mrs. Butler's ungrateful daughter, Maxine, still hasn't thanked her mother for the quilt she made, and that Ginny Frazier turned down yet another invitation to go to the A&W with Clyde Walsh. Then, one cold December night, Vivian listens in on a call between that snob Betty Miller and someone whose voice she can't quite place and hears something shocking. Betty Miller's mystery friend has news that, if true, will shatter Vivian's tidy life in Wooster, humiliating her and making her the laughingstock of the town. Vivian may be mortified, but she isn't going to take this lying down. She's going to get to the bottom of that rumor, get into it, get under it, poke around in the corners. Find every last bit. Vivian wants the truth, no matter how painful it may be. But as Vivian is about to be reminded, in a small town like Wooster, one secret usually leads to another...


Diamonds are a girl's best friend : a novel / Jenny Colgan.

Diamonds are a girl's best friend : a novel / Jenny Colgan.
Sophie Chesterton is a girl about town - she knows all the right people, goes to all the right parties, and wears all the right clothes. But deep down she suspects that her best friends are actually rather nasty, and that her lifestyle doesn't really amount to much. Her father wants her to make her own way in the world, to make him proud. But after one shocking evening her life is changed for ever. Scraping a living as an assistant to a 'glamour' photographer; living in a hovel on the Old Kent Road with four smelly boys; eating baked beans from the can - this is one spectacular fall from grace. Sophie is desperate to get her life back - but does a girl really need diamonds to be happy?


Catwad. Jim Benton.

Catwad.  Jim Benton.
Meet Catwad. He's blue, he's a bit of a grouch, and his best friend is a happy-go-lucky cat named Blurmp who can see the bright side of anything. From pizza and computers to love and happiness, this furball has a funny take on just about everything, and he's not afraid to share it. It's an all-new, laugh-out-loud series that will make even the grumpiest of grumblers smile!--


Roar! 100 fun facts about African animals / by Stephanie Warren Drimmer.

Roar! 100 fun facts about African animals /  by Stephanie Warren Drimmer.
Facts about animals in Africa, for young readers--


Hood feminism : notes from the women that a movement forgot / Mikki Kendall.

Hood feminism : notes from the women that a movement forgot / Mikki Kendall.
A collection of essays taking aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement, arguing that it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women--


A View to a Kilt.

A View to a Kilt.
Liss has suddenly found herself in charge of the March Madness Mud Season Sale, a town-wide celebration created to boost the local economy during the slushy weeks of early spring. With businesses ailing after a rough winter, the pressure is on to make this year's effort the can't-miss-event of the season. But before Liss can get her hands dirty, her husband makes a horrifying discovery. There's a dead man on their property, and he didn't die of natural causes... Stunned by the murder mystery developing in her own backyard, Liss receives another shock. The victim is identified as Charlie MacCrimmon, an uncle believed to have died eleven years before Liss was born. No one has seen or heard from Charlie since he went off to fight in Vietnam. What secrets could he have been hiding for so many years, and who would want to kill a man long thought to be dead? Enlisting the help of her family, Liss uncovers more questions than answers as she delves into her uncle's murky past. One thing is clear--before he met his end, Uncle Charlie was desperately trying to warn her about something sinister. And unless Liss can soon track down a maniacal criminal as elusive as the Loch Ness Monster, she just might be the next MacCrimmon to disappear--


Fight of the century : writers reflect on 100 years of landmark ACLU cases / edited by Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman.

Fight of the century : writers reflect on 100 years of landmark ACLU cases / edited by Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman.
-- Fight of the Century The American Civil Liberties Union began as a small group of idealists and visionaries, including Helen Keller and Jane Addams. A century after its founding, the ACLU remains the nation's premier defender of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. In collaboration with the ACLU, prize-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have curated an anthology of essays about landmark cases in the ACLU's 100-year history. In Fight of the Century, the Scopes trial, Roe v. Wade Fight of the Century Chabon and Waldman are donating their advance to the ACLU and the contributors are forgoing payment.


Treasury of Bible stories / Donna Jo Napoli ; illustrations by Christina Balit.

Treasury of Bible stories /  Donna Jo Napoli ; illustrations by Christina Balit.
The timeless tales from the early books of the Bible have captivated generations. In this lush storybook, the fresh voice of lyrical storyteller Donna Jo Napoli and the lavish artwork of Christina Balit bring classic stories to life for a young, modern audience. Noah's Ark, Moses, David and Goliath, the ten plagues, Daniel and the lions' den, Jonah and the giant fish, and many more of the Bible's most powerful stories--27 in all--are compellingly retold in this beautifully illustrated treasury. Readers will be fascinated by the ancient people and events they encounter, surprised by some of the lesser known accounts revealed, and inspired by the lessons these tales impart. Stories cover important ground beyond religion, such as culture, history, and geography, and they touch on issues that remain relevant today-- faith, loyalty, kindness, violence, generosity, greed, jealousy, and more. These accessible, readible stories give kids a rich picture of biblical times, which encourages them to think about our role in the world and to learn more.


Kowalski's in love / by James Rollins ; edited by James Patterson.

Kowalski's in love /  by James Rollins ; edited by James Patterson.


I wish I knew that : cool stuff you need to know / Steve Martin, Mike Goldsmith, Marianne Taylor ; [illustrator, Andrew Pinder].

I wish I knew that : cool stuff you need to know / Steve Martin, Mike Goldsmith, Marianne Taylor ; [illustrator, Andrew Pinder].
Add lots of new tidbits to your knowledge base in math and science, history, language and geography.


The convert : a novel / Stefan Hertmans ; translated from the Dutch by David McKay.

The convert : a novel / Stefan Hertmans ; translated from the Dutch by David McKay.
The Middle Ages have just begun when Vigdis Adelaïs, a young woman from a prosperous French family, falls in love with David Todros, a student at the city's yeshiva, and the son of a rabbi. To be together, they must flee their city, Vigdis renouncing a life of privilege and comfort. Pursued by her father's knights and in constant danger of betrayal, the lovers embark on a dangerous journey to the south of France, only to find their brief happiness destroyed by the vicious wave of anti-Semitism that sweeps Europe with the onset of the First Crusade. Stefan Hertmans meticulously retraces Vigdis's epic journey, first across France and then beyond, to Palermo and the Middle East. Blending fact and fiction, and with immense imagination and stylistic ingenuity, he painstakingly imagines her terrible trials, bringing the Middle Ages to life, and illuminating a chaotic world of passion, hate, love, and death--


The midnight lie / Marie Rutkoski.

The midnight lie /  Marie Rutkoski.
Nirrim endures a grim and punishing life as a Half Caste until she encounters Sid, a rakish traveler from far away who whispers rumors that the High Caste possess magic and tempts Nirrim to seek that magic for herself.


The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl : On Love, Body Image, School, and Making It Through Life.

The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl : On Love, Body Image, School, and Making It Through Life.
Addressing the struggles of young girls everywhere, this hilariously relatable comic guide to life provides real advice and encourages a new generation of teen girls to find confidence and embrace individuality. With friends, love, social media, body image, and more'navigating young adulthood can seem impossible. The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl provides humorous and highly relatable guidelines for all of the struggles young girls face, presented in author Christina De Witte's signature comic style and told from the point of view of her lovable Instagram and Internet character, Chrostin. A Hyperbole and a Half for the young adult audience, the book includes comics and hands-on advice about serious issues like mental health and self-care, and also deals with questions on every young girl's mind, like Can you survive on pizza alone' Quirky, hilarious, and sincere, The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl empowers young women to challenge society's unrealistic standards of beauty and embrace their individuality. This is sure to be a favorite for teen girls. Table of Contents Chapter One: Mental Stuff Chapter Two: The Beauty of the Human Booty Chapter Three: On Food Comas and Food Babies Chapter Four: Fashion No-No or Fashion Guru' Chapter Five: Friends and Family Business Chapter Six: Love Is Beautiful/Sucks Chapter Seven: School and Work, Work, Work, Work, Work Chapter Eight: The Internet of Things Chapter Nine: Society vs. Me Chapter Ten: United in Diversity.


I am brave / Suzy Capozzi ; illustrated by Eren Unten.

I am brave /  Suzy Capozzi ; illustrated by Eren Unten.
On a family vacation a young girl shows bravery by trying new experiences, including surfing, horseback riding, and hiking.


The distance between us / by Reyna Grande.

The distance between us /  by Reyna Grande.
At the age of 8, Reyna Grande made the dangerous and illegal trek across the border from Mexico to the United States, and discovered that the American Dream is much more complicated that it seemed.--Provided by publisher.


Jane against the world : Roe v. Wade and the fight for reproductive rights / Karen Blumenthal.

Jane against the world : Roe v. Wade and the fight for reproductive rights / Karen Blumenthal.
A history of the fight for reproductive rights in the United States. Tracing the path to the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade and the continuing battle for women's rights, Blumenthal examines the root causes of the current debate around abortion and repercussions that have affected generations of American women. This book intends to facilitate difficult discussions and awareness of a topic that is rarely touched on in school but affects each and every young person. Includes a glossary of legal and medical terms, timeline, and information about significant Supreme Court cases.


Minecraft / Sara Green.

Minecraft /  Sara Green.
Minecraft players have free reign of the spaces they build in, but they better stay alert during the night! Designed by Markus Persson, Minecraft has sold over 20 million computer games since 2009! Minecraft is the epitome of imagination and creativity. In this title for exploring minds, learn more about the making of Minecraft and how this game became a hit sensation.


Hitler, Goebbels, Himmler : the Nazi Holocaust masterminds / Linda Jacobs Altman.

Hitler, Goebbels, Himmler : the Nazi Holocaust masterminds / Linda Jacobs Altman.
How could the Holocaust have happened in a civilized country? Who is to blame? The roots of the hatred that led to the Holocaust began long before World War II. In HITLER, GOEBBELS, HIMMLER: THE NAZI HOLOCAUST MASTERMINDS, author Linda Jacobs Altman thoroughly examines the causes and events that led up to the Holocaust, Adolf Hitler's rise to power, and the role he played in World War II in perpetuating the Holocaust. This book is developed from THE HOLOCAUST, HITLER, AND NAZI GERMANY to allow republication of the original text into ebook, paperback, and trade editions.


Mr. Putin : operative in the Kremlin / Fiona Hill, Clifford G. Gaddy.

Mr. Putin : operative in the Kremlin / Fiona Hill, Clifford G. Gaddy.
Who is Vladimir Putin? In Mr. Putin, Russia experts Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy argue that Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, is in fact a man of many and complex identities. Drawing on a range of sources, including their own personal encounters, they describe six that are most essential: the Statist, the History Man, the Survivalist, the Outsider, the Free Marketeer, and the Case Officer. Understanding Putin's multiple dimensions is crucial for policymakers trying to decide how best to deal with Russia.--Publisher's website.


She came to slay : the life and times of Harriet Tubman / Erica Armstrong Dunbar.

She came to slay : the life and times of Harriet Tubman / Erica Armstrong Dunbar.
In the bestselling tradition of The Notorious RBG comes a lively, informative, and illustrated tribute to one of the most exceptional women in American history--Harriet Tubman--a heroine whose fearlessness and activism still resonates today.tes today.


The Civil War / edited by Jason Shattuck.

The Civil War /  edited by Jason Shattuck.
In this book, readers will analyze the background of the Civil War, military leadership and strategic plans of the war in the North and South, specific battles on land and sea, and the costs of the war.


The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 / Paul Kupperberg.

The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 /  Paul Kupperberg.
Discusses the outbreak and worldwide spread of the deadly Spanish flu in 1918, methods of treating it, and efforts to study this killer virus and others like it.


The king at the edge of the world : novel / Arthur Phillips.

The king at the edge of the world : novel / Arthur Phillips.
Queen Elizabeth's spymasters recruit an unlikely agent--the only Muslim in England--for an impossible mission --


Find your tribe : (and 9 other things I wish I'd known in high school) / Rebecca Sparrow.

Find your tribe : (and 9 other things I wish I'd known in high school) / Rebecca Sparrow.
Everybody knows that high school can be tough, especially when your best friend behaves like your worst enemy, the person you have a crush on fails to notice you exist, and your athletic skills come in for universal derision. Bestselling author Rebecca Sparrow explains how to get through it all with the help of Ruby Rose, Wil Anderson, and other celebrities. Together they explain how bouncing back, trusting your instincts, and finding your tribe can make all the difference. This is an indispensable guide for adolescents for surviving-and enjoyin.


They will drown in their mothers' tears / by Johannes Anyuru ; translated from the Swedish by Saskia Vogel.

They will drown in their mothers' tears /  by Johannes Anyuru ; translated from the Swedish by Saskia Vogel.
With echoes of Guantánamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, and anti-immigrant hysteria, this remarkably intense, beautifully wrought tale combines the ingenuity of speculative fiction with the difficulties of today's harsh political realities -- Provided by publisher.


Consent (for kids!) : boundaries, respect, and being in charge of you / Rachel Brian.

Consent (for kids!) : boundaries, respect, and being in charge of you / Rachel Brian.
This is a guide to consent and bodily autonomy, packed with bright and energetic illustrations. Readers will learn about boundaries and how to set them; ways to respect themselves and others; what to do if someone makes them feel uncomfortable or unsafe; and much more. Along the way, they'll be encouraged to reflect on (and improve!) their own behavior and to practice consent in their daily lives. Whether you're looking for a consent primer to share with a friend or searching for a way to talk to your child about what it means to be in control of their own body and respect others', look no further! .


The strangers we know / Pip Drysdale.

The strangers we know /  Pip Drysdale.
Imagine seeing your loving husband on a dating app. Now imagine that's the best thing that happens to you all week ... When Charlie sees a man who is the spitting image of her husband Oliver on a dating app, her heart stops. Her first desperate instinct is to tell herself she must be mistaken - after all, she only caught a glimpse from a distance as her friends laughingly swiped through the men on offer. But no matter how much she tries to push her fears aside, she can't let it go. Because she took that photo. On their honeymoon. Suddenly other signs of betrayal start to add up and so Charlie does the only thing she can think of to defend her position - she signs up to the app to catch Oliver in the act. But Charlie soon discovers that infidelity is the least of her problems. Nothing is as it seems and nobody is who she thinks they are ...--Publisher description.


Applied electromagnetism / Susannah Nix.

Applied electromagnetism /  Susannah Nix.
Combative coworkers on the road trip from hell: one smart, sassy heroine plus one yummy, cantankerous hero multiplied by plenty of misconceptions. Susannah Nix nails the perfect blend of hilarity and sexual tension. I loved it! ́ђؤTAMMARA WEBBER, New York Times bestselling authorAdam Cortinas may be gorgeous, but he's made it clear he can't stand Oliviáђؤand the feeling is one hundred percent mutual. Too bad, because in order to bring the company's new power plant online, they're stuck with each other for the next week.When their travel plans go horribly awry, Olivia finds herself stranded in the middle of nowhere with Adam, AKA the bane of her existence.He's in her space and in her head. All the forced proximity is driving Olivia insane. That's the only explanation for these FEELINGS she's suddenly having.But it doesn't change anything. They still hate each other.Right?Applied Electromagnetism is the fourth full-length novel in a series of standalone rom-coms about women in STEM fields.


In cold chamomile / Joy Avon.

In cold chamomile /  Joy Avon.
Callie Aspen can't think of a more appropriate place to spend Valentine's Day than her adopted hometown of Heart's Harbor, Maine. When she's not helping out at Book Tea, her great-aunt Iphy's vintage tearoom, Callie's adorning Haywood Hall with hearts and roses for the big Valentine's event, where townspeople will fall in love with sweet treats, heartwarming music, and delightful books. But tension is brewing: The librarian argues with the expert who is on hand to appraise precious volumes. And Iphy is shocked to recognize the baritone who's slated to sing at the event as an old acquaintance - one she'd hoped she'd never meet again. And then, when a dead body is discovered, the stirring spoon of suspicion points at the many people who had reasons to want the victim dead. When Iphy's old acquaintance draws the attention of Deputy Ace Falk, Callie finds herself in a spot. Ace, as usual, doesn't want Callie involved, but how can she ignore Iphy's anguish over the fate of a man she cares for more than she will admit? Bringing the killer to justice may endanger Callie's budding relationship with Ace - and, quite possibly her own life--FantasticFiction.com.


House of Trelawney / Hannah Rothschild.

House of Trelawney /  Hannah Rothschild.
For more than 700 years, the vast, rambling Trelawney Castle in Cornwall--turrets, follies, a room for every day of the year, four miles of corridors and 500,000 acres--was the magnificent and grand three dimensional calling card of the Earls of Trelawney. By 2008, it is in a complete state of ruin due to the dulled ambition and the financial ineptitude of the twenty-four earls, two world wars, the Wall Street crash, and inheritance taxes. Still: the heir to all of it, Kitto, his wife Jane, their three children, their dog, Kitto's ancient parents, and his aunt Tuffy Scott, an entomologist who studies fleas, all manage to live there and keep it going. Three women dominate the story: Jane; Kitto's sister, the spinster, Blaze, who left Trelawney and made a killing in finance in London, and the wildly beautiful, seductive, and long-ago banished Anastasia whose 19 year old daughter, Ayesha-- a complete replica of her mother--arrives unannounced at Trelawney. When Ayesha marries very well and buys the house to avenge her mother's memory, she makes Blaze's plan to save Trelawney completely unnecessary. But both Blaze and Jane are about to discover that the house itself is really only a very small part of what keeps the family together--


The man in the red coat / Julian Barnes.

The man in the red coat /  Julian Barnes.
From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending-a rich, witty, revelatory tour of Belle Époque Paris, via the remarkable life story of the pioneering surgeon, Samuel Pozzi. In the summer of 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days' intellectual shopping: a prince, a count, and a commoner with an Italian name. In time, each of these men would achieve a certain level of renown, but who were they then and what was the significance of their sojourn to England? Answering these questions, Julian Barnes unfurls the stories of their lives which play out against the backdrop of the Belle Époque in Paris. Our guide through this world is Samuel Pozzi, the society doctor, free-thinker and man of science with a famously complicated private life who was the subject of one of John Singer Sargent's greatest portraits. In this vivid tapestry of people (Henry James, Sarah Bernhardt, Oscar Wilde, Proust, James Whistler, among many others), place, and time, we see not merely an epoch of glamour and pleasure, but, surprisingly, one of violence, prejudice, and nativism-with more parallels to our own age than we might imagine. The Man in the Red Coat is, at once, a fresh portrait of the Belle Époque; an illuminating look at the longstanding exchange of ideas between Britain and France; and a life of a man who lived passionately in the moment but whose ideas and achievements were far ahead of his time--


You're not listening : what you're missing and why it matters / Kate Murphy.

You're not listening : what you're missing and why it matters / Kate Murphy.
At work, we're taught to lead the conversation. On social media, we shape our personal narratives. At parties, we talk over one another. So do our politicians. We're not listening. And no one is listening to us. Despite living in a world where technology allows constant digital communication and opportunities to connect, it seems no one is really listening or even knows how. And it's making us lonelier, more isolated, and less tolerant than ever before. A listener by trade, New York Times contributor Kate Murphy wanted to know how we got here. In this always illuminating and often humorous deep dive, Murphy explains why we're not listening, what it's doing to us, and how we can reverse the trend. She makes accessible the psychology, neuroscience, and sociology of listening while also introducing us to some of the best listeners out there (including a CIA agent, focus group moderator, bartender, radio producer, and top furniture salesman). Equal parts cutting expose, rousing call to action, and practical advice, You're Not Listening is to listening what Susan Cain's Quiet was to introversion. It's time to stop talking and start listening--


Gods and goddesses in Greek mythology / by Don Nardo.

Gods and goddesses in Greek mythology /  by Don Nardo.


Activist : a story of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting / written by Lauren Elizabeth Hogg ; art by Donald Hudson ; inked by Jose Marzan Jr ; colors by Monica Kubina ; lettering by Jimmy Betancourt and Tyler Smith for Comicraft.

Activist : a story of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting / written by Lauren Elizabeth Hogg ; art by Donald Hudson ; inked by Jose Marzan Jr ; colors by Monica Kubina ; lettering by Jimmy Betancourt and Tyler Smith for Comicraft.


Debt 101 : From Interest Rates and Credit Scores to Student Loans and Debt Payoff Strategies, an Essential Primer on Managing Debt.

Debt 101 : From Interest Rates and Credit Scores to Student Loans and Debt Payoff Strategies, an Essential Primer on Managing Debt.
Get out of debt and use credit wisely with this easy-to-understand, comprehensive guide to making your debt work for you. The key to borrowing, managing, and paying off debt is understanding what it is, how it works and how it can affect your finances and your life. Debt 101 is the easy-to-follow guide to discovering how to pay off the debt you have plus learning how to use debt to your advantage. Debt 101 allows you to take control of your money with strategies best suited for your personal financial situation'whether you are buying a home or paying off student loans. You will learn the ins and outs of borrowing in a simple, straightforward manner, managing student loans and credit card debt, improving your credit score, understanding interest rates, good debt vs. bad debt, and so much more. Finally, you can get ahead of the incoming bills and never let your debt intimidate you again!


Impetuous innocent / Stephanie Laurens.

Impetuous innocent /  Stephanie Laurens.
Miss Georgiana Hartley, orphaned and alone, returned home to England to be confronted with the boorish advances of her cousin. She fled to a neighbouring estate, hoping that the lady of the house would rescue her - but its owner, Lord Alton, was unmarried! Georgiana's only hope lay in a suitable position as a lady's companion, or a governess. The scandalous viscount heard Georgiana's plan with barely concealed disgust. He took matters into his own hands, introducing Georgiana to his sister's influence. Soon Georgiana was transformed into a lady, charming the ton and cultivating a bevy of suitors. Everything was going to Dominic's plan - until he realised that he wanted Georgiana for his own!--Publisher description.


Too close to home : a novel / Andrew Grant.

Too close to home : a novel / Andrew Grant.
As an intelligence agent-turned-courthouse janitor, Paul McGrath notices everything and everyone--but no one notices him. It's the perfect cover for the justice he seeks for both his father and the people who've been wronged by a corrupt system. Now McGrath has discovered a missing file on Alex Pardew--the man who defrauded and likely murdered his father but avoided conviction, thanks in large part to the loss of this very file. And what lies behind its disappearance is even worse than McGrath had feared. Meanwhile, at the courthouse, McGrath stumbles onto the case of Len Hendrie, a small businessman who's been accused of torching a venture capitalist's mansion in Westchester. Hendrie admits to starting the fire, but then McGrath learns how the investor has preyed on average Joes to benefit himself--and his extensive wine collection. McGrath can't resist looking deeper into this financial predator, and he soon finds himself in a grey area between his avenging moral compass and the limits of the law. Then, just as the Hendrie case is heating up, McGrath receives word of the death of his father's former housekeeper, sending him back to his family home to confront unfinished business from his past. And he's about to find some unwelcome truths about the mother he lost as a child--and the father who hid even more secrets than he realized--


Tyll : a novel / Daniel Kehlmann ; translated from the German by Ross Benjamin.

Tyll : a novel / Daniel Kehlmann ; translated from the German by Ross Benjamin.
Daniel Kehlmann masterfully weaves the fates of many historical figures into this enchanting and picturesque book of magical realism and adventure. It is the story of the 17th century vagabond performer and trickster Tyll Ulenspiegel that begins before he is enshrined in rumors and myths. We meet him as a scrawny boy growing up in a quiet village. When his father, a miller with an interest in alchemy and magic, is found out by the church, Tyll is forced to flee with the baker's daughter, Nele. They find safety and companionship with a traveling performer who teaches Tyll his trade. This begins a journey of discovery and performance for Tyll as he travels through a world devastated by the Thirty Year's War, and encountering along the way a young scholar, a hangman, the German poet Paul Fleming, a fraudulent Jesuit scholar, and the exiled royal couple Elizabeth and Frederick of Bohemia among many others--building his sardonic reputation all the while.


The Women in Black : A Novel.

The Women in Black : A Novel.
The book I most often give as a gift to cheer people up. 'Hilary Mantel A delightful debut novel set in a department store in Sydney in the 1950s. The women in black, so named for the black frocks they wear while working at Goode's department store, are busy selling ladies' dresses during the holiday rush. But they somehow find time to pursue other goals Patty, in her mid-thirties, has been working at Goode's for years. Her husband, Frank, eats a steak for dinner every night, watches a few minutes of TV, and then turns in. Patty yearns for a baby, but Frank is always too tired for that kind of thing. Sweet, unlucky Fay wants to settle down with a nice man, but somehow nice men don't see her as marriage material. Glamorous Magda runs the high-end gowns department. A Slovenian EmigrE, Magda is cultured and continental and hopes to open her own boutique one day. Lisa, a clever and shy teenager, takes a job at Goode's during her school break. Lisa wants to go to university and dreams of becoming a poet, but her father objects to both notions. By the time the last marked-down dress is sold, all of their lives will be forever changed. A pitch-perfect comedy of manners set during a pivotal era, and perfect for fans of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Women in Black conjures the energy of a city on the cusp of change and is a testament to the timeless importance of female friendship.


The brain health book : using the power of neuroscience to improve your life / John Randolph.

The brain health book : using the power of neuroscience to improve your life / John Randolph.


Earth / by J.P. Bloom.

Earth /  by J.P. Bloom.
Learn about the third planet from the sun and why it is the perfect planet to support life. Complete with striking images and diagrams to assist with visual learning, a table of contents, glossary, index, and More Facts section.


Actress : a novel / Anne Enright.

Actress : a novel / Anne Enright.
From the Man Booker Prize-winner, a brilliant and moving novel about celebrity, sexual power, and a daughter's search to understand her mother's hidden truths. Katherine O'Dell is an Irish theater legend. As her daughter Norah retraces her mother's celebrated career and bohemian life, she delves into long-kept secrets, both her mother's and her own. Katherine began her career on Ireland's bus-and-truck circuit before making it to London's West End, Broadway, and finally Hollywood. Every moment of her life is a star turn, with young Norah standing in the wings. But the mother-daughter romance cannot survive Katherine's past or the world's damage. With age, alcohol, and dimming stardom, her grip on reality grows fitful and, fueled by a proud and long-simmering rage, she commits a bizarre crime. Her mother's protector, Norah understands the destructive love that binds an actress to her audience, but also the strength that an actress takes from her art. Once the victim of a haunting crime herself, Norah eventually becomes a writer, wife, and mother, finding her way to her own hard-won joy. Actress is finally a book about the freedom we find in our work and in the love we make and keep.--


The god game : A Novel / Danny Tobey.

The god game : A Novel / Danny Tobey.
Smart, propulsive and gripping, THE GOD GAME. You are invited! Come inside and play with G.O.D. Bring your friends! It's fun! But remember the rules. Win and ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE. Lose, you die! Worship me. Obey me. Complete a mission, however cruel, or the game reveals their secrets and crushes their dreams. Tasks that seemed harmless at first take on deadly consequences. Mysterious packages show up at their homes. Shadowy figures start following them, appearing around corners, attacking them in parking garages. Who else is playing this game, and how far will they go to win? And what of the game's first promise: win, win big, lose, you die? Dying in a virtual world doesn't really mean death in real life, does it? As Charlie and his friends try to find a way out of the game, they realize they've been manipulated into a bigger web they can't escape: an AI that learned its cruelty from watching us. God is always watching, and He says when the game is done.


The outer planets : Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune / edited by Sherman Hollar.

The outer planets : Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune / edited by Sherman Hollar.
Examines the diverse features of our galaxy's planets farthest from the sun and our attempts at discovering more knowledge of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.


Land of hope : an invitation to the great American story / by Wilfred M. McClay.

Land of hope : an invitation to the great American story / by Wilfred M. McClay.
We have a glut of text and trade books on American history. But what we don't have is a compact, inexpensive, authoritative, and compulsively readable book that will offer to American readers a clear, informative, and inspiring narrative account of their own country. Such an account can shape and deepen their sense of the land they inhabit and, by making them understand that land's roots, and share in its memories, will equip them for the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship in American society. It will provide them with an enduring sense of membership in one of the greatest enterprises in human history: the exciting, perilous, and consequential story of their own country. The existing texts simply fail to tell that story with energy and conviction. They are more likely to reflect the skeptical or partial outlook of specialized professional academic historians, an outlook that leads to a fragmented and fractured view of modern American society and fails to convey to American readers the greater arc of their own history. Or they disproportionately reflect the outlook of radical critics of American society, whose one-sided accounts lack the balance of a larger perspective and have had an enormous, and largely negative, effect upon the teaching of American history in American high schools and colleges. This state of affairs cannot continue for long without producing serious consequences. A great nation needs and deserves a great and coherent narrative, as an expression of its own self-understanding; and it needs to be able to convey that narrative to its young effectively. It perhaps goes without saying that such a narrative cannot be a fairy tale or a whitewash of the past; it will not be convincing if it is not truthful. But there is no necessary contradiction between an honest account of the American past and an inspiring one. This account seeks to provide both.


Meat Cute : The Hedgehog Incident / Gail Carriger.

Meat Cute : The Hedgehog Incident / Gail Carriger.
From the comedic mind of New York Times bestseller Gail Carriger comes the much requested prequel short story to Soulless. Alexia Tarabotti attends what appears to be a very dull London party, until the new werewolf Alpha turns up, is unconscionably rude to her, and sits on a hedgehog. Don't miss this charming novelette featuring the very first encounter between the Parasolverse's most popular power couple, preternatural Alexia and supernatural Lord Conall Maccon. Look out for cheeky appearances from other much beloved characters, not to mention the strategic application of a certain wicker chicken. This intoxicatingly witty parody will appeal to a wide cross-section of romance, fantasy and steampunk fans. ̃ Publishers Weekly, starred review (Soulless) Alexia has been described as Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Jane Austen! A Note On Chronology Set in the spring of 1872 this story occurs just prior to events chronicled in The Parasol Protectorate series (featuring Alexia and Conall) and after those in Defy or Defend. Alexia also appears briefly in Romancing the Inventor, and Conall and England's most scandalous wolf pack are referenced in The Finishing School series. Want more hot gruff werewolf gentlemen and practical tough ladies? Try How to Marry a Werewolf. This is a quick read at 9000 words (about 15 printed pages) available in print only as part of Fan Service (collected Supernatural Society omnibus). It is best read if you are already familiar with Gail Carriger's gaslight universe and comedy of manners style, as it was written specifically with her fans in mind. The Parasol Protectorate Series Soulless Changeless Blameless Heartless Timeless Also by Gail Carriger set in the Parasolverse The Curious Case of the Werewolf that Wasn't The Finishing School series (start with Etiquette & Espionage) The Delightfully Deadly novellas The Parasol Protectorate series The Supernatural Society novellas The Custard Protocol series (start with Prudence) The Claw & Courtship novellas (try Defy or Defend) As G L Carriger The San Andreas Shifter series (start with The Sumage Solution) The 5th Gender


And then one day / Samantha Chase.

And then one day /  Samantha Chase.
Courtney Baker is ready to put small town life—and the man she can't have—behind her. Years of secretly crushing on her best friend's older brother have led nowhere and she's finally ready to move on. It would have been a great plan had she not drunkenly blurted out all her feelings and kissed him. At least she'll be able to forget all about it when she leaves town in less than 48 hours.It takes a lot to surprise Dean Jones, but a kiss from the girl he's been secretly attracted to for years does just that. All it takes it one kiss for him to realize he doesn't want to let her go. But she's his sister's best friend and that's a line he knows he should never cross. Never mind that she seems determined to leave their small town—and him—behind.When a storm and a broken car stop Courtney from leaving town, Dean sees perfect opportunity to get her out of his system. But can one night ever be enough?


In the Key of Nira Ghani / Natasha Deen.

In the Key of Nira Ghani /  Natasha Deen.
A contemporary, coming-of-age story, written by an #OwnVoices author, about a Guyanese girl who must find the balance between her parents' old world expectations and traditions while pursuing her dream of being a great trumpeter. Nira Ghani has always dreamed of becoming a musician. Her Guyanese parents, however, have big plans for her to become a scientist or doctor. Nira's grandmother and her best friend, Emily, are the only people who seem to truly understand her desire to establish an identity outside of the one imposed on Nira by her parents. When auditions for jazz band are announced, Nira realizes it's now or never to convince her parents that she deserves a chance to pursue her passion. As if fighting with her parents weren't bad enough, Nira finds herself navigating a new friendship dynamic when her crush, Noah, and notorious mean-girl, McKenzie Mac, take a sudden interest in her and Emily, inserting themselves into the fold. So, too, does Nira's much cooler (and very competitive) cousin Farah. Is she trying to wiggle her way into the new group to get closer to Noah? Is McKenzie trying to steal Emily's attention away from her? As Farah and Noah grow closer and Emily begins to pull away, Nira's trusted trumpet George remains her constant, offering her an escape from family and school drama.But it isn't until Nira takes a step back that she realizes she's not the only one struggling to find her place in the world. As painful truths about her family are revealed, Nira learns to accept people for who they are and to open herself in ways she never thought possible. A relatable and timely contemporary, coming-of age story, IN THE KEY OF NIRA GHANI explores the social and cultural struggles of a teen in an immigrant household.


A thousand fires / Shannon Price.

A thousand fires /  Shannon Price.
10 years. 3 gangs. 1 girl's epic quest...Valerie Simons knows the Wars are dangerous -- her little brother was killed by the Boars two years ago. But nothing will sway Valerie from joining the elite and beautiful Herons to avenge his death - a death she feels she is responsible for. When Valerie is instead recruited by the mysterious Stags, their charismatic leader, Jax, promises to help her get revenge. Torn between old love and new loyalty, Valerie fights to stay alive as she races across the streets of San Francisco to finish the mission that got her into the gangs. The Illiad as you've never seen it before, A Thousand FIrs is and extraordinary debut that will leave you speechless. -- Inside cover.


Across the bay / written and illustrated by Carlos Aponte.

Across the bay /  written and illustrated by Carlos Aponte.
Carlitos lives in a happy home with his mother, his abuela, and Coco the cat. Life in his hometown is cozy as can be, but the call of the capital city pulls Carlitos across the bay in search of his father.


Betty & Veronica senior year. story by Jamie Lee Rotante ; art by Sandra Lanz ; lettering by Jack Morelli.

Rising stars Jamie Lee Rotante (Betty & Veronica: Vixens) and artist Sandra Lanz (Star Trek: Waypoint) take Betty and Veronica where they've never gone before-their senior year of high school! Only one school year stands between them and freedom, but when the two BFFs think they'll be attending the same college in the fall find out that their plans have changed, their senior year-and their friendship-is put to the test!


The Lord I Left / Scarlett Peckham.

The Lord I Left /  Scarlett Peckham.
He's a minister to whores... She's a fallen woman... Lord Lieutenant Henry Evesham is an evangelical reformer charged with investigating the flesh trade in London. His visits to bawdy houses leave him with a burning desire to help sinners who've lost their innocence to vice--even if the temptations of their world test his vow not to lose his moral compass...again. As apprentice to London's most notorious whipping governess, Alice Hull is on the cusp of abandoning her quiet, rural roots for the city's swirl of provocative ideas and pleasures--until a family tragedy upends her dreams and leaves her desperate to get home. When the handsome, pious Lord Lieutenant offers her a ride despite the coming blizzard, she knows he is her best chance to reach her ailing mother--even if she doesn't trust him.He has the power to destroy her... She has the power to undo him...As they struggle to travel the snow-swept countryside, they find their suspicion of each other thawing into a longing that leaves them both shaken. Alice stirs Henry's deepest fantasies, and he awakens parts of her she thought she'd foresworn years ago. But Henry is considering new regulations that threaten the people Alice holds dear, and association with a woman like Alice would threaten Henry's reputation if he allowed himself to get too close.Is falling for the wrong person a test of faith ...or a chance at unimagined grace?


Strange exit / Parker Peevyhouse.

Strange exit /  Parker Peevyhouse.
Seventeen-year-old Lake seeks the secret heart of the computer simulation that safeguards passengers aboard a ship orbiting a post-apocalyptic Earth, on a quest that will either save or destroy them all.


Poppy Harmon and the hung jury / Lee Hollis.

Poppy Harmon and the hung jury /  Lee Hollis.
If Poppy didn't believe she was in too deep as the only female juror in a high-profile assault case involving an infamously hot-tempered crooner, she's sure of it upon meeting blast-from-her-past Rod Harper. A former TV co-star from her short-lived acting days, Rod is as dashing as ever, and now he wants to partner again—this time to locate his missing daughter . . . Returning a pampered songstress with a penchant for running away back home unscathed shouldn't be too challenging. But dodging Rod's charms while on the job is another story—and so is finding a dead body! When Poppy discovers a fellow juror face down in a swimming pool, she's unwittingly thrust into a murder investigation with sinister parallels to the troubled chanteuse's disappearance . . . As Poppy struggles to survive a steamy love triangle while deciphering the connection between two seemingly unrelated cases, the Desert Flowers Agency must outsmart a ruthless killer who will do anything to keep hideous secrets hidden away . . . including ensuring Poppy becomes the next forgotten ex-actress to bite the dust . . .


The last best hope / Una McCormack ; based upon Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek: Picard created by Akiva Goldsman & Michael Chabon & Kirsten Beyer & Alex Kurtzman and James Duff.

The last best hope /  Una McCormack ; based upon Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek: Picard created by Akiva Goldsman & Michael Chabon & Kirsten Beyer & Alex Kurtzman and James Duff.
An original novel based on the new Star Trek TV series! A thrilling novel leading into the new CBS series, Una McCormack's The Last Best Hope introduces you to brand new characters featured in the life of beloved Star Trek captain Jean-Luc Picard-widely considered to be one of the most popular and recognizable characters in all of science fiction--


Crew princess / Tijan.

Crew princess /  Tijan.
Being crew is walking between two worlds. One world is normal: Prom. Parties. College. Those are the concerns they worry about. In our world, we deal with other situations. Cops. Drugs. Brawling. That's a typical day for us. But what if it wasn't? What if there came a day when you stopped? When you considered letting your enemies win? When you didn't fight back? When you chose a different path? First I lost my family. Then I got the Wolf Crew. I couldn't lose them too. But what happens when Cross, Zellman, and Jordan keep going ... and I don't?


Worry : a novel / Jessica Westhead.

Worry : a novel / Jessica Westhead.
Ruth is the fiercely protective mother of almost-four-year-old Fern. Together they visit a remote family cottage belonging to Stef, the woman who has been Ruth's best friend--and Ruth's husband's best friend--for years. Stef is everything Ruth is not--confident, loud, carefree--and someone Ruth cannot seem to escape. While Fern runs wild with Stef's older twins and dockside drinks flow freely among the adults, they're joined by Stef's neighbour Marvin, a man whose frantic pursuit of fun is only matched by his side comments about his absent wife. As day moves into night and darkness settles over the woods, the edges between these friends and a stranger sharpen until a lingering suspicion becomes an undeniable threat.


Everywhere you don't belong : a novel / by Gabriel Bump.

Everywhere you don't belong : a novel / by Gabriel Bump.
This book is astonishing. You'll be smiling even as your heart is breaking, and you'll tip willingly into this world Bump offers you, because what appears again and again are spectacular beams of light also called love, also called hope, also called family. Gabriel Bump has established himself as a stunning talent to be reckoned with. 'Maaza Mengiste, author of The Shadow King style=caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration: none; /> style=caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration: none; /> In this alternately witty and heartbreaking debut novel, Gabriel Bump gives us an unforgettable protagonist, Claude McKay Love. Claude isn't dangerous or brilliant'he's an average kid coping with abandonment, violence, riots, failed love, and societal pressures as he steers his way past the signposts of youth: childhood friendships, basketball tryouts, first love, first heartbreak, picking a college, moving away from home. /> /> Claude just wants a place where he can fit. As a young black man born on the South Side of Chicago, he is raised by his civil rights'era grandmother, who tries to shape him into a principled actor for change; yet when riots consume his neighborhood, he hesitates to take sides, unwilling to let race define his life. He decides to escape Chicago for another place, to go to college, to find a new identity, to leave the pressure cooker of his hometown behind. But as he discovers, he cannot; there is no safe haven for a young black man in this time and place called America. /> /> Percolating with fierceness and originality, attuned to the ironies inherent in our twenty-first-century landscape, Everywhere You Don't Belong> marks the arrival of a brilliant young talent. /> /> />


The dragon egg princess / Ellen Oh.

The dragon egg princess /  Ellen Oh.
A magicless boy, a fierce bandit leader, and a lost princess must join forces to save their worlds from foreign forces and a long-forgotten evil that lurks in an ancient magical forest--


Zed : a novel / by Joanna Kavenna.

Zed : a novel / by Joanna Kavenna.
One corporation has made a perfect world based on a perfect algorithm . . . now what to do with all these messy people? Lionel Bigman is dead. Murdered by a robot. Guy Matthias, the philandering founder and CEO of the mega-corporation Beetle, insists it was human error. But was it? Either the predictive algorithms of Beetle's supposedly omniscient 'lifechain' don't work, or, they've been hacked. Both scenarios are impossible to imagine and signal the end of Beetle's technotopia and life as we know it. Dazzlingly original and darkly comic, Zed asks profound questions about who we are, what we owe to one another, and what makes us human. It describes our moment--the ugliness and the beauty--perfectly. Kavenna is a prophet who has seen deeply into the present--and thrown back her head and laughed.


For young men only : a guy's guide to the alien gender / Jeff Feldhahn & Eric Rice ; with Shaunti Feldhahn.

For young men only : a guy's guide to the alien gender / Jeff Feldhahn & Eric Rice ; with Shaunti Feldhahn.
Just for guys' the inside scoop on girls from the girls themselves. Okay, the authors aren't girls. But to bring you the facts they surveyed more than 1,000 of them. Every teen guy wants to know how girls are wired, what they want, and how they really think' Or at least how to talk to a girl without feeling like an idiot. Here's your chance to find out.


Pandemic survival : it's why you're alive / by Jane Drake and Ann Love ; illustrated by Bill Slavin.

Pandemic survival : it's why you're alive / by Jane Drake and Ann Love ; illustrated by Bill Slavin.
The Black Death. Yellow Fever. Smallpox. History is full of gruesome pandemics, and surviving those pandemics has shaped our society and way of life. Every person today is alive because of an ancestor who survived--and surviving our current and future pandemics, like SARS, AIDS, bird flu or a new and unknown disease, will determine our future. Pandemic SurvivalPandemic Survival is sure to interest even the most squeamish of readers.


Remedial Rocket Science : a romantic comedy / Susannah Nix.

Remedial Rocket Science : a romantic comedy / Susannah Nix.
Rocket science is no problem. Falling in love, on the other hand…College student Melody Gage is craving a night of no-strings fun when she meets charming out-of-towner Jeremy, and that's exactly what she gets. Until three years later, when she relocates to Los Angeles after graduation and finds herself thrust back into his orbit.Not only does her hunky one-night stand work at the same aerospace company where she's just started her dream job, he's the CEO's son. Jeremy's got a girlfriend and a reputation as a bad boy, so Melody resolves to keep her distance. Despite her good intentions, a series of awkward circumstanceśђؤincluding an embarrassing crying jag, a latte vs. computer catastrophe, and an emergency fake datéђؤthrow her together with the heavenly-smelling paragon of hotness.As the billionaire playboy and nerdy computer whiz forge an unlikely friendship, Melody's attraction to Jeremy grows deeper than she's ready to admit. How much will she risk for a shot at her happy ending?This slow burn, sweet romance is the first in a series of standalone rom-coms featuring heroines who work in STEM fields.Nix lightheartedly mashes up various romance tropeśђؤthe fish out of water, opposites attracting, colleagues in lovéђؤfor a whimsical story that fans of contemporary romance will enjoy. ́ђؤPublishers WeeklyIf you like books like Attachments by Rainbow Rowell, you'll like this one. ́ђؤSmart B*tches, Trashy BooksA geeky fish-out-of-water story with a charming billionaire prince who falls for the girl despite the two of them having little in common. ́ђؤHeroes and HeartbreakersTHE CHEMISTRY LESSONS SERIES:BOOK 1: Remedial Rocket ScienceBOOK 2: Intermediate ThermodynamicsBOOK 3: Advanced Physical ChemistryAll three books can be read as standalones.


Firewatching / Russ Thomas.

Firewatching /  Russ Thomas.
A taut and ambitious police procedural debut introducing Detective Sergeant Adam Tyler, a cold case reviewer who lands a high-profile murder investigation only to find the main suspect is a recent one-night stand..--


The winter duke / Claire Eliza Bartlett.

The winter duke /  Claire Eliza Bartlett.
When Ekata's brother is finally named heir, there will be nothing to keep her at home in Kylma Above. Not her books or science experiments, not her family's icy castle atop a frozen lake, not even the tantalizingly close Kylma Below, a mesmerizing underwater kingdom that provides her family with magic. But just as escape is within reach, her parents and twelve siblings fall under a sleeping sickness. Ekata inherits the title of duke, her brother's warrior bride, and ever-encroaching challengers from without-- and within. If Kylma Above is to survive, Ekata must seize her family's magic and power-- and decide how she will wield them. -- adapted from jacket~When all of her family succumbs to a magical illness, Ekata Avenko reluctantly assumes the throne, seeking a cure and fending off unwanted suitors while seeking the culprit.


Incidental Inventions

Incidental Inventions
Elena Ferrante's Guardian columns, collected and illustrated.


Mental Magic : Surefire Tricks to Amaze Your Friends.

Mental Magic : Surefire Tricks to Amaze Your Friends.
A barber in Chicago says he'd rather cut the hair of ten red-headed men than the hair of one brown-haired man. Can you guess why? Ask Professor Picanumba, a master of riddles who carries dozens of surefire tricks up his sleeve. He'll show you how to astonish your friends and family by predicting the answers to 88 word and number challenges. These tricks require only simple props-a deck of cards or a couple of pairs of dice, a calculator, and a pencil and paper. With or without an audience, these foolproof feats of mental magic offer hours of amusement. Solutions appear at the end, with 64 illustrations in between. Author Martin Gardner has written more than 70 books on subjects from science and math to poetry and religion. Well known for the mathematical games that appeared in Scientific American for decades and for his Trick of the Month column in Physics Teacher magazine, Gardner has had a lifelong passion for magic tricks and puzzles.


Xeni : A Marriage of Inconvenience/ Rebekah Weatherspoon.

Xeni : A Marriage of Inconvenience/ Rebekah Weatherspoon.
She just wanted to claim her inheritance. What she got was a husband…Xeni Everly-Wilkins has ten days to clean out her recently departed aunt's massive colonial in Upstate New York. With the feud between her mom and her sisters still raging even in death, she knows this will be no easy task, but when the will is read Xeni quickly discovers the decades old drama between the former R&B singers is just the tip of the iceberg. The Secrets, lies, and a crap ton of cash spilled on her lawyer's conference room table all come with terms and conditions. Xeni must marry before she can claim the estate that will set her up for life and her aunt has just the groom in mind. The ruggedly handsome and deliciously thicc Scotsman who showed up at her aunt's memorial, bagpipes at the ready.When his dear friend and mentor Sable Everly passed away, Mason McInroy knew she would leave a sizable hole in his heart. He never imagined she'd leave him more than enough money to settle the debt that's keeping him from returning home to Scotland. He also never imagined that Sable would use her dying breaths to play match-maker, trapping Mason and her beautiful niece in a marriage scheme that comes with more complications than either of them need.With no choice but to say I do, the unlikely pair try to make the best of a messy situation. They had no plans to actually fall in love.


Foul is fair / Hannah Capin.

Foul is fair /  Hannah Capin.
Elle and her friends Mads, Jenny, and Summer rule their glittering LA circle. Untouchable, they have the kind of power other girls only dream of. Every party is theirs and the world is at their feet. Until the night of Elle's sweet sixteen, when they crash a St. Andrew's Prep party. The night the golden boys choose Elle as their next target. They picked the wrong girl. Sworn to vengeance, Elle transfers to St. Andrew's. She plots to destroy each boy, one by one. She'll take their power, their lives, and their control of the prep school's hierarchy. And she and her coven have the perfect way in: a boy named Mack, whose ambition could turn deadly.--


Only mostly devastated / Sophie Gonzales.

Only mostly devastated /  Sophie Gonzales.
Will Tavares is the dream summer fling, and Ollie thinks he's found his happily ever after. Then Will stops texting him back, and a family emergency has Ollie uprooted and enrolled at a new school in North Carolina. Turns out Collinswood High is where Will goes to school-- but here he is a class clown, closeted-- and a bit of a jerk. When Will starts popping up in every area of hiss life, Ollie would be an idiot to trust him again. Right?~When his aunt's illness keeps Ollie in North Carolina, he hopes his summer fling with Will can grow into something more, but at school Will proves to be a completely different--and firmly closeted--man.


Moments we forget / Beth K. Vogt.

Moments we forget /  Beth K. Vogt.
Jillian Thatcher has spent most of her life playing the family peacemaker, caught in the middle between her driven, talented older sister and her younger, spotlight-stealing twin sisters. Then on the night of her engagement party, a cancer diagnosis threatens to once again steal her chance to shine.Now, Jillian's on the road to recovery after finally finishing chemo and radiation, but residual effects of the treatment keep her from reclaiming her life as she'd hoped. And just when her dreams might be falling into place, a life-altering revelation from her husband sends her reeling again.Will Jillian ever achieve her own dreams, or will she always be just Jillian, the less-than Thatcher sister? Can she count on her sisters as she tries to step into a stronger place, or are they stuck in their childhood roles forever?


What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? / by Rana DiOrio & Emma D. Dryden, illustrated by Ken Min.

What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? /  by Rana DiOrio & Emma D. Dryden, illustrated by Ken Min.


A ride to remember a merry-go-round and its civil rights story / Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan.

A ride to remember a merry-go-round and its civil rights story / Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan.
When Sharon Langley was born, amusement parks were segregated, and African American families were not allowed in. This picture book tells how a community came together--both black and white--to make a change. In the summer of 1963, because of demonstrations and public protests the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Maryland became desegregated and opened to all for the first time. Sharon and her parents were the first African American family to walk into the park, and Sharon was the first African American child to ride the merry-go-round. This was on the same day of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Sharon's ride to remember demonstrated the possibilities of King's dream ... The carrousel, fully functional, now resides on the National Mall, near the Air and Space Museum.--Provided by publisher.


UnEnchanted : an unfortunate fairy tale / Chanda Hahn.

UnEnchanted : an unfortunate fairy tale / Chanda Hahn.
Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated, that is until she saves her crushes' life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business ; which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her it's next fairy-tale victim. To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end.--Page 4 of cover.


The burial society : a novel / Nina Sadowsky.

The burial society : a novel / Nina Sadowsky.
A woman running from a dark past stumbles upon a tangled nest of seductions and secrets in this psychological thriller of obsession and betrayal. Catherine, no last name, doesn't bury the dead. She rescues the living--from intolerable, abusive, dangerous lives. Her darknet-based witness protection program, the Burial Society, is the last hope for people who desperately need to disappear. Catherine takes care of them and provides new identities. She is effective and efficient--until she discovers that her slipup may have compromised a client, maybe even killed her. Powerless to help without exposing her shadowy profession, Catherine makes a drastic move. With her covert service relocated to Paris, Catherine's done her best to move on. But when a dark part of her past suddenly appears in the City of Light, she refuses to run--and her life takes a harrowing turn. Using all the tricks of her unusual trade, Catherine weaves her way through a dangerous landscape of treachery, infidelity, paranoia, and secrets that bind as deeply as blood. But the evil of the enemy she's pursuing runs deeper still--to the bone. And even Catherine's most cunning skills may not be enough to save herself. Advance praise for The Burial Society A deeply unsettling, compulsively entertaining Rubik's Cube of a novel. Every time you think you've unlocked the puzzle, Nina Sadowsky introduces a new twist that makes you start guessing all over again.--Michelle Richmond, New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Fog and The Marriage Pact The Burial Society is a twisty, ever-deeper, can't-let-go read! The heroine can trust no one as she struggles to help abused and endangered women in a world of secrets and shadows. A dynamite psychological thriller by a new master of the genre.--Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author of Falling Darkness Addicting and chilling. a smart, sophisticated, terrifying trip to the City of Light.--Susan Elia MacNeal, New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie Hope series--


Up for sale : human trafficking and modern slavery / Alison Marie Behnke.

Up for sale : human trafficking and modern slavery / Alison Marie Behnke.
Takes a look at this multibillion-dollar underground industry, its perpetrators, its victims, and the people fighting to end modern-day slavery.


An Ale of Two Cities

An Ale of Two Cities
In this intoxicating mystery by ? The Winter Carnival always brings holiday cheer, Christmas joy?and tourists with cash?to picturesque Shady Creek, Vermont. At the center of the glittering decorations and twinkling lights is booklover and pub owner Sadie?Coleman,?creating original cocktails, hosting a literary trivia evening, and cheering on her loyal employee Melanie Mel Costas as she competes in the ice carving competition.? ? But holiday cheer can?t compete with former resident and renowned chef Freddy Mancini, who arrives with his nose in the air, showing off his ice-sculpting skills like a modern-day Michelangelo. During the artists? break in the night-long contest, Mel?s tools disappear . . . and Freddy is found dead with her missing pick in his chest. ? Although the police turn their attention to Mel, it seems everyone in town had a grudge against Freddy, including his assistant, his mentor, his former flame, and even his half-brother. ? Faster than she can fling a Huckleberry Gin, Sadie finds herself racing to make sure the police don?t arrest the wrong suspect?all while sharing a flirtation with local brewery owner Grayson Blake. Their chemistry leads to a heated rivalry at the hockey rink?and to the hot pursuit of a killer.


What makes a monster? : discovering the world's scariest creatures / by Jess Keating ; with illustrations by David DeGrand.

What makes a monster? : discovering the world's scariest creatures / by Jess Keating ; with illustrations by David DeGrand.
An informative introduction to nature's scariest creatures, exploring why some animals are considered 'monsters.'--


Long Bright River : Roman / Liz Moore ; aus dem Englischen von Ulrike Wasel und Klaus Timmermann.

A suspense novel that also looks at the anatomy of a Philadelphia family rocked by the opioid crisis and the relationship between two sisters--one, suffering from addiction, who has suddenly gone missing amid a series of mysterious murders; the other a police officer who patrols the neighborhood from which she disappeared: a story about the formidable ties between place, family, and fate.~Einst waren sie unzertrennlich, seit fünf Jahren sprechen sie nicht mehr miteinander, doch die eine wacht insgeheim über die andere. Jetzt aber ist die Lage bedrohlich geworden: Mickey, Streifenpolizistin in Philadelphia, findet ihre drogenabhängige Schwester Kacey nicht mehr auf den Strassen der Blocks, die sie kontrolliert und auf denen Kacey für ihren Konsum anschaffen geht. Gleichzeitig erschüttert eine Reihe von Morden an jungen Prostituierten die von Perspektivlosigkeit und Drogenmissbrauch geplagte Stadt. In ihrem enorm spannenden Roman erzählt Liz Moore die Familiengeschichte von Mickey und Kacey und deren Entfremdung parallel zur Geschichte der Jagd nach einem Frauenmörder, die auch Mickey in grosse Gefahr bringt. Zugleich entwirft Liz Moore in diesem grossen Roman das umwerfend authentische Porträt einer Stadt und einer Gesellschaft in der Krise.


The lost diary of M : a novel / Paul Wolfe.

The lost diary of M : a novel / Paul Wolfe.
An engrossing debut novel that cannily reimagines the extraordinary life and mysterious death of bohemian Georgetown socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer? secret lover of JFK, ex-wife of a CIA chief, sexual adventurer, LSD explorer and early feminist living by her own rules.?s Ben Bradlee.She?believed?in mind expansion and took LSD with Timothy Leary.?She was a painter, a socialite and a Bohemian in Georgetown during the Cold War.And she ended up dead in an unsolved murder a year after JFK?s assassination.The diary she kept was never found.Until now. . . .


Cybercrime : using computers as weapons / by Mike Sciandra.

Cybercrime : using computers as weapons / by Mike Sciandra.
This book gives readers a closer look at the technological, scientific, and procedural advancements in crime scene investigations. They are presented with information about how to pursue a career in various areas of crime scene investigation, such as forensics and law enforcement.


Younger next year for women : live strong, fit, sexy, and smart - until you're 80 and beyond / Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, MD ; with Allan J. Hamilton, MD ; foreword by Gail Sheehy.

Younger next year for women : live strong, fit, sexy, and smart - until you're 80 and beyond / Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, MD ; with Allan J. Hamilton, MD ; foreword by Gail Sheehy.
To mark the 15th anniversary of the bestselling series, Younger Next Yearfor Women now includes two new chapters on the link between physical exercise and brain health. Their message is straightforward: A program of consistent exercise and eating right not only helps us physically but improves memory, cognition, mood, and more. Which makes the promise of Younger Next Year for Women even more urgent than ever-the American population is getting older, living longer than ever, and wanting to stay strong, fit, sexy, and smart. This bestselling book shows us how to turn back our biological clocks-how to put off 70% of the normal problems of aging (weakness, sore joints, bad balance), eliminate 50% of serious illness and injury, and now, become 10% smarter. The key is found in Harry's Rules, the linchpin of the Younger Next Year Philosophy: Exercise six days a week. Don't eat crap. Connect and commit to others. There are seven rules altogether, based on cell physiology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and experimental psychology. Dr. Lodge explains how and why they work-and Chris Crowley, who is living proof of their effectiveness, gives the just-as-essential motivation. And in the two new chapters, prominent neurologist Allan Hamilton explains how the program directly affects our brains-all the way down to the cellular level-while Crowley, in his inimitable voice, gives the personal side of the story. This book also includes important information on menopause, and includes an introduction by Gail Sheehy. The research is proving every day how and why Harry's simple but life-changing rules work, improving the quality of our lives, physically and mentally. With an updated look, and new chapters specifically addressing brain health, Younger Next Year for Women is the essential read for any woman fifty and over.


Teen trailblazers : 30 fearless young women who changed the world before they were 20 / Jennifer Calvert ; illustrated by Vesna Asanovic.

Teen trailblazers : 30 fearless young women who changed the world before they were 20 / Jennifer Calvert ; illustrated by Vesna Asanovic.
This books tells the stories of 30 awe-inspiring young women, from historical groundbreakers like Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, and Anne Frank to history's quiet heroines.


A friend for Henry / by Jenn Bailey ; illustrated by Mika Song.

A friend for Henry /  by Jenn Bailey ; illustrated by Mika Song.
Henry would like to find a friend at school, but for a boy on the autism spectrum, making friends can be difficult, as his efforts are sometimes misinterpreted, or things just go wrong--but Henry keeps trying, and in the end he finds a friend he can play with.


The Longing for Less : Living with Minimalism.

The Longing for Less : Living with Minimalism.
More than just a story of an abiding cultural preoccupation, The Longing For Less peels back the commodified husk of minimalism to reveal something surprising and thoroughly alive. -Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing Thoughtful and absorbing...' superb outing from a gifted young critic that will spark joy in many readers. -Kirkus Reviews, starred review Less is more: Everywhere we hear the mantra. Marie Kondo and other decluttering gurus promise that shedding our stuff will solve our problems. We commit to cleanse diets and strive for inbox zero. Amid the frantic pace and distraction of everyday life, we covet silence-and airy, Instagrammable spaces in which to enjoy it. The popular term for this brand of upscale austerity, minimalism, has mostly come to stand for things to buy and consume. But minimalism has richer, deeper, and altogether more valuable gifts to offer. Kyle Chayka is one of our sharpest cultural observers. After spending years covering minimalist trends for leading publications, he now delves beneath this lifestyle's glossy surface, seeking better ways to claim the time and space we crave. He shows that our longing for less goes back further than we realize. His search leads him to the philosophical and spiritual origins of minimalism, and to the stories of artists such as Agnes Martin and Donald Judd; composers such as John Cage and Julius Eastman; architects and designers; visionaries and misfits. As Chayka looks anew at their extraordinary lives and explores the places where they worked-from Manhattan lofts to the Texas high desert and the back alleys of Kyoto-he reminds us that what we most require is presence, not absence. The result is an elegant new synthesis of our minimalist desires and our profound emotional needs.


The math of life & death : 7 mathematical principles that shape our lives / Kit Yates.

The math of life & death : 7 mathematical principles that shape our lives / Kit Yates.
We are all doing math all the time, from the way we communicate with each other to the way we travel, from how we work to how we relax. Many of us are aware of this. But few of us really appreciate the full power of math - the extent to which its influence is not only in every office and every home, but also in every courtroom and hospital ward. In this eye-opening and extraordinary book, Kit Yates explores the true stories of life-changing events in which the application - or misapplication - of mathematics has played a critical role: patients crippled by faulty genes and entrepreneurs bankrupted by faulty algorithms; innocent victims of miscarriages of justice and the unwitting victims of software glitches. We follow stories of investors who have lost fortunes and parents who have lost children, all because of mathematical misunderstandings. Along the way, Yates arms us with simple mathematical rules and tools that can help us make better decisions in our increasingly quantitative society--


The double bass blues / by Andrea Loney ; illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez.

After school orchestra practice, young Nic carries his double bass through rough neighborhoods to his grandfather's home, where he and Grandaddy Nic play jazz music with friends, delighting the neighbors.


Where's my stuff? : the ultimate teen organizing guide / by Samantha Moss and Lesley Martin ; illustrated by Michael Wertz.

Where's my stuff? : the ultimate teen organizing guide / by Samantha Moss and Lesley Martin ; illustrated by Michael Wertz.


The death penalty / Megan Manzano, book editor.

The death penalty /  Megan Manzano, book editor.
Is capital punishment morally justified? Although the issue generates strong opinions, there are no easy answers when it comes to taking the life of a human being. Supporters of the death penalty believe it deters law-breaking and is the only punishment strong enough for horrific crimes such as child murder and genocide. Opponents argue that it violates human rights and point to its finality in the face of judicial system error and unfairness. This resource presents a fascinating progression of current viewpoints that reflect the many facets of the death penalty debate.


That's what friends do / Cathleen Barnhart.

That's what friends do /  Cathleen Barnhart.
Told in two voices, middle-schoolers Sammie and David's long-term friendship is endangered when new student Luke begins flirting with Sammie just when David decides to confess his crush on her.


Facebook : the inside story / Steven Levy.

Facebook : the inside story / Steven Levy.
In his sophomore year of college, Mark Zuckerberg created a simple website to serve as a campus social network. The site caught on like wildfire, and soon students nationwide were on Facebook. Today, Facebook is nearly unrecognizable from Zuckerberg's first, modest iteration. It has grown into a tech giant, the largest social media platform and one of the most gargantuan companies in the world, with a valuation of more than $576 billion and almost 3 billion users. There is no denying the power and omnipresence of Facebook in American daily life. And in light of recent controversies surrounding election-influencing 'fake news' accounts, the handling of its users' personal data, and growing discontent with the actions of its founder and CEO, never has the company been more central to the national conversation. Based on years of exclusive reporting and interviews with Facebook's key executives and employees, including Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Steven Levy's sweeping narrative digs deep into the whole story of the company that has changed the world and reaped the consequences--


Whistleblower : my journey to Silicon Valley and fight for justice at Uber / Susan Fowler.

Whistleblower : my journey to Silicon Valley and fight for justice at Uber / Susan Fowler.
The unbelievable true story of the young woman who faced down one of the most valuable startups in Silicon Valley history--and what came after In 2017, twenty-five-year-old Susan Fowler published a blog post detailing the sexual harassment and retaliation she'd experienced as an entry-level engineer at Uber. The post went viral, leading not only to the ouster of Uber's CEO and twenty other employees, but 'starting a bonfire on creepy sexual behavior in Silicon Valley that . . . spread to Hollywood and engulfed Harvey Weinstein' (Maureen Dowd, The New York Times). When Susan decided to share her story, she was fully aware of the consequences most women faced for speaking out about harassment prior to the #MeToo era. But, as her inspiring memoir, Whistleblower, reveals, this courageous act was entirely consistent with Susan's young life so far: a life characterized by extraordinary determination, a refusal to accept things as they are, and the desire to do what is good and right. Growing up in poverty in rural Arizona, she was denied a formal education--yet went on to obtain an Ivy League degree. When she was told, after discovering the pervasive culture of sexism, harassment, racism, and abuse at Uber, that she was the problem, she banded together with other women to try to make change. When that didn't work, she went public. She could never have anticipated the lengths to which Uber would go in its efforts to intimidate and discredit her, the impact her words would have on Silicon Valley--and the world--or how they would set her on a course toward finally achieving her dreams. The moving story of a woman's lifelong fight to do what she loves--despite repeatedly being told no or treated as less-than--Whistleblower is both a riveting read and a source of inspiration for anyone seeking to stand up against inequality in their own workplace--


Harley in the Sky.

Harley in the Sky.
The Greatest Showman meets This Is Us by way of Sarah Dessen in this heart-wrenching, hopeful contemporary novel about a multiracial teen who risks it all to follow her dreams by joining the circus, from the critically acclaimed author of Starfish. Harley Milano has dreamed of becoming a trapeze artist for as long as she can remember. With parents who run a famous circus in Las Vegas, she spends almost every night in the big top watching their lead aerialist perform, wishing with all her heart and soul that she would be up there herself one day. After a huge fight with her parents, who continue to insist she go to school instead, Harley leaves home, betrays her family, and joins the rival traveling circus Maison du MystEre. There, she is thrust into a world that is both brutal and beautiful, where she learns the value of hard work, passion, and collaboration. At the same time, Harley must come to terms with the truth of her family and her past'and reckon with the sacrifices she made and the people she hurt in order to follow her dreams. From award-winning author Akemi Dawn Bowman comes a luminous, unforgettable examination of love, loyalty, and the hard choices we must make to find where we truly belong.


The alcazar / Amy Ewing.

Sera has finally recognized the true power of her Cerulean blood. But in order to return home, she'll need help from Agnes, Leo, and their grandmother, the only person with knowledge about the mysterious island of Braxos, where the Cerulean tether is anchored. Though the journey will be treacherous, Sera will risk anything to see her City again. Meanwhile, the High Priestess's power has reached new heights in the City Above the Sky. And when Leela begins having visions of Sera, alive, she knows she's the key to saving the City. But to bring Sera home, Leela must channel the strength, courage, and curiosity that once got her friend exiled. With the help of friends, family, and Cerulean magic, Leela and Sera could soon return to their normal lives. But when that time comes, will Leela be able to serve her City as blindly as she once did? And will Sera be able to leave everything and everyone she's grown to love on the planet behind?


Belly laugh riddles and puns for kids / [illustrated by Bethany Straker].

Belly laugh riddles and puns for kids /  [illustrated by Bethany Straker].
HUMOUR & JOKES (CHILDREN'S / TEENAGE). Which month has 28 days? They all do! What word is always spelled wrong? Wrong. Test your patience and your wits with this collection of unbelievably silly riddles. Belly Laugh Riddles and Puns for Kids is full of hilarious fun! Developed to meet the needs of the millions of children eternally hungry for joke books, this collection is complete with 350 hilarious riddles and puns for kids and is complemented by witty line drawings created by talented illustrator Bethany Straker. Perfect for long car rides and rainy days, this book is sure to bring laughter and fun into your home. For kids ages five and up, this book is perfect for home, school, or really anywhere! Also included is a Duh! button on the front cover for added entertainment!. Ages 7+


Pretty as a picture : a novel / Elizabeth Little.

Pretty as a picture : a novel / Elizabeth Little.
A CrimeReads Most Anticipated Book of 2020 An egomaniacal movie director, an isolated island, and a decades-old murder'the addictive new novel from the bestselling author of Dear Daughter Marissa Dahl, a shy but successful film editor, travels to a small island off the coast of Delaware to work with the legendary'and legendarily demanding'director Tony Rees on a feature film with a familiar logline. Some girl dies. It's not much to go on, but the specifics don't concern Marissa. Whatever the script is, her job is the same. She'll spend her days in the editing room, doing what she does best: turning pictures into stories. But she soon discovers that on this set, nothing is as it's supposed to be'or as it seems. There are rumors of accidents and indiscretions, of burgeoning scandals and perilous schemes. Half the crew has been fired. The other half wants to quit. Even the actors have figured out something is wrong. And no one seems to know what happened to the editor she was hired to replace. Then she meets the intrepid and incorrigible teenage girls who are determined to solve the real-life murder that is the movie's central subject, and before long, Marissa is drawn into the investigation herself. The only problem is, the killer may still be on the loose. And he might not be finished. A wickedly funny exploration of our cultural addiction to tales of murder and mayhem and a thrilling, behind-the-scenes whodunit, Pretty as a Picture is a captivating page-turner from one of the most distinctive voices in crime fiction.


Engraved on the heart / Tara Johnson.

Engraved on the heart /  Tara Johnson.
Reluctant debutante Keziah Montgomery lives beneath the weighty expectations of her staunch Confederate family, forced to keep her epilepsy secret for fear of a scandal. As the tensions of the Civil War arrive on their doorstep in Savannah, Keziah sees little cause for balls and courting. Despite her discomfort, she cannot imagine an escape from her familial confines'until her old schoolmate Micah shows her a life-changing truth that sets her feet on a new path ... 's a conductor in the Underground Railroad. Dr. Micah Greyson never hesitates to answer the call of duty, no matter how dangerous, until the enchanting Keziah walks back into his life and turns his well-ordered plans upside down. Torn between the life he has always known in Savannah and the fight for abolition, Micah struggles to discern God's plan amid such turbulent times. Battling an angry fiancE, a war-tattered brother, bounty hunters, and their own personal demons, Keziah and Micah must decide if true love is worth the price ... 'nd if they are strong enough to survive the unyielding pain of war.


No weigh! : a teen's guide to positive body image, food, and emotional wisdom / Shelley Aggarwal, Signe Darpinian, Wendy Sterling.



And I do not forgive you : stories and other revenges / Amber Sparks.

And I do not forgive you : stories and other revenges / Amber Sparks.
Exciting fans of such writers as Kelly Link, Karen Russell, and Carmen Maria Machado with prose that shimmers and stings, Amber Sparks holds a singular role in the canon of the weird. Now, she reaches new, uncanny heights with And I Do Not Forgive You. In Mildly Happy, With Moments of Joy, a friend is ghosted by a simple text message; in Everyone's a Winner at Meadow Park, a teen precariously coming of age in a trailer park befriends an actual ghost. At once humorous and unapologetically fierce, these stories shine an interrogating light on the adage that history likes to lie about women- as the subjects of A Short and Speculative History of Lavoisier's Wife and You Won't Believe What Really Happened to the Sabine Women (it's true, you won't) will attest. Blending fairy tales and myths with apocalyptic technologies, all tethered intricately by shades of rage, And I Do Not Forgive You offers a mosaic of an all- too- real world that fails to listen to its silenced goddesses--


Chasing the shadows / Maria V Snyder.

Chasing the shadows /  Maria V Snyder.
Year 2522. Lyra Daniels is dead. While dying is the scariest thing that's happened to me, it morphed my worming skills. I can manipulate the Q-net like never before. But the looters have blocked us from communicating with the rest of the galaxy and now they believe we've gone silent, like Planet Xinji (where silent really means dead). A Protector Class spaceship is coming to our rescue, but we still have to survive almost two years until they arrive - if they arrive at all. Until then, we have to figure out how to stop an unstoppable alien threat. And it's only a matter of time before the looters learn I'm not dead and returns to finish what they started. There's no way I'm going to let the looters win. Instead I'll do whatever it takes to save the people I love. But even I'm running out of ideas...


Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction : Pokémon the movie / story and art by Kenji Kitamura ; original concept by Satoshi Tajiri ; translation, Tetsuichiro Miyaki.

In the underground Diamond Domain, where many Carbink live, the Mythical Pokémon Diancie serves as Princess. The Heart Diamond that sustains the land is beginning to fall apart, and Diancie is not yet strong enough to create a new one. Can Ash and his friends help Diancie discover its true power and save the Diamond Domain?!Rated: A


Valley of dreams / Sarah M. Eden.

Valley of dreams /  Sarah M. Eden.
Fate tosses Patrick O'Connor and widowed Eliza Porter together often. Though the burden of his tightly-held secrets and the ache of her abandoned dreams pull them further and further apart, the possibility of something more will require every bit of hope they can find in this peaceful but precarious valley of dreams-- Publisher description.


All the Best Lies: A Mystery.

All the Best Lies: A Mystery.
Camilla was brutally stabbed to death more than forty years ago while baby Reed lay in his crib mere steps away. The trail went so cold that the Las Vegas Police Department has given up hope of solving the case. But then a shattering family secret changes everything Reed knows about his origins, his murdered mother, and his powerful adoptive father, state senator Angus Markham. Now Reed has to wonder if his mother's killer is uncomfortably close to home. Unable to trust his family with the details of his personal investigation, Reed enlists his friend, suspended cop Ellery Hathaway, to join his quest in Vegas. Ellery has experience with both troubled families and diabolical murderers, having narrowly escaped from each of them. She's eager to skip town, too, because her own father, who abandoned her years ago, is suddenly desperate to get back in contact. He also has a secret that could change her life forever, if Ellery will let him close enough to hear it. Far from home and relying only on each other, Reed and Ellery discover young Camilla had snared the attention of dangerous men, any of whom might have wanted to shut her up for good. They start tracing his twisted family history, knowing the path leads back to a vicious killer - one who has been hiding in plain sight for forty years and isn't about to give up now--


The 100 Most Outrageous Hoaxes and Mistakes

The 100 Most Outrageous Hoaxes and Mistakes


Blood : Physiology and Circulation.

Blood : Physiology and Circulation.
The human body's ability to withstand environmental factors and the physical stress of daily life is just as remarkable as its ability to overcome illness and injury. The organs and mechanisms that allow the human body to function are the subjects of this informative and insightful series. Covering everything from anatomy to physiology to the possible diseases and disorders of several major regions of the human form, these books allow students to learn in detail the systems that are germane to day-to-day activity. Diagrams and illustrations complement the text and help the reader visualize the.


Aliens for dinner?! / by A.I. Newton ; illustrated by Anjan Sarkar.

Aliens for dinner?! /  by A.I. Newton ; illustrated by Anjan Sarkar.
Harris and Roxy visit Zeke's house after school, then Harris's parents invite Zeke's family to dinner, but trying to convince anyone that they are aliens only gets Harris grounded.


City of stone and silence / Django Wexler.

City of stone and silence /  Django Wexler.
Told in two voices, while Isoka and the Soliton's crew search for a way to recapture the ship and leave the Harbor, Tori escapes the comfort of Kahnzoka's Second Ward to help run a shelter for fugitive mage-bloods and becomes embroiled in revolution.


The evil men do / John McMahon.

The evil men do /  John McMahon.
The author of The Good Detective delivers a gripping and atmospheric new novel in which a cop takes on a harrowing new case and confronts old personal demons. What if the one good thing you did in your life doomed you to die?--


A queen in hiding / Sarah Kozloff.

A queen in hiding /  Sarah Kozloff.
Exiled and hunted, Cerulia, Princess of Weirandale, knows she has one destiny. Her enemies failed to kill her, and no one harboring her is safe. Raised in obscurity, she has no resources, no army, nothing that can help her against her enemies. Except their gods--


The "i love my instant pot®" soups, stews, and chilis recipe book : From Chicken Noodle Soup to Lobster Bisque, 175 Easy and Delicious Recipes / Kelly Jaggers.

The
Officially licensed with makers of Instant Pot this is the first cookbook dedicated exclusively to soups and stews for the hottest kitchen appliance featuring over 175 recipes for comforting and hearty soups, stews, and chilis that are quick and easy to make. Nothing is more comforting than a hot bowl of soup'and with the Instant Pot, it's never been faster or easier to cook up a delicious batch of soup. This cookbook makes using your Instant Pot more appetizing and satisfying than ever! This cookbook guides you through using the Instant Pot to create savory soups, stews, and chilis that are quick, easy, and full of flavor. With 175 recipes and photographs throughout, this is a must-have for all Instant Pot fans. From creamy split pea soup to spicy chili to nourishing chicken noodle soup, you're sure to find the perfect soup for any day of the week. Including an easy-to-understand guide to the Instant Pot and hearty, flavorful recipes, The I Love My Instant Pot Soups, Stews, and Chilis Recipe Book is perfect for chefs of any level who are looking to warm up their day.


The hidden girl and other stories / Ken Liu.

The hidden girl and other stories /  Ken Liu.
From award-winning author Ken Liu comes his much anticipated second volume of short stories. Ken Liu is one of the most lauded short story writers of our time. This collection includes a selection of his science fiction and fantasy stories from the last five years-sixteen of his best-plus a new novelette. In addition to these seventeen selections, The Hidden Girl and Other Stories also features an excerpt from book three in the Dandelion Dynasty series, The Veiled Throne--


Mama Bear apologetics / Hillary Morgan Ferrer, general editor.

Mama Bear apologetics /  Hillary Morgan Ferrer, general editor.


The seventh sun / Lani Forbes.

The seventh sun /  Lani Forbes.
Thrust into leadership upon the death of his emperor father, young Prince Ahkin feels completely unready for his new position. Though his royal blood controls the power of the sun, he's now responsible for the lives of all the Chicome people. And despite all of Ahkin's efforts, the sun is fading--and the end of the world may be at hand. For Mayana, the only daughter of the Chicome family whose blood controls the power of water, the old emperor's death may mean that she is next.


The mail order bride's secret : Outlaw Mail Order Brides Series, Book 3 / Linda Broday.

The mail order bride's secret : Outlaw Mail Order Brides Series, Book 3 / Linda Broday.
Linda Broday's heroes step right out of her books and into your heart. -- -- Fresh Fiction Fun and sensual...great for fans of history, romance, and some good old Texas grit. -- -- Publishers WeeklyOutstanding...an unforgettable journey through the Old West. --Booklist


Shadow knights / Jennifer Anne Davis.

As a member of the Knights of the Realm, Reid swore an oath to protect her king only to discover he harbors a traitorous agenda. Being a woman raised in a man's world, Reid thought becoming a Knight would give her purpose and strength. So far, it has done nothing but give her trouble. The king ordered her to spy on the Axian royal family while she prepares for her marriage--a marriage neither she nor Prince Dexter wants. Once in Axian, Reid realizes she's being used as a pawn in a decades-old political match. With the king and Knights seemingly at odds, Reid's allegiances are torn, especially when she finds friendship in the unlikeliest of places. As the kingdom of Marsden teeters on the brink of civil war, Reid must decide whose side she's on--even if that means betraying her king in order to save the kingdom.--Back cover.


More deadly than war : the hidden history of the Spanish flu and the first World War / Kenneth C. Davis.

More deadly than war : the hidden history of the Spanish flu and the first World War / Kenneth C. Davis.
Explores how the Influenza Epidemic of 1918 intertwined with the horrors of World War I, offering insights from first-hand reports by medical professionals and survivors..


Shot to Hell.

Shot to Hell.


Harriet Tubman : conductor on the Underground Railroad / by Patricia Lantier.

Harriet Tubman : conductor on the Underground Railroad / by Patricia Lantier.
Examines the life of Harriet Tubman, who spent her childhood in slavery and later worked to help other slaves escape north to freedom through the Underground Railroad.


The peacock detectives / Carly Nugent.

The peacock detectives /  Carly Nugent.
Almost twelve years old, Cassie is good at finding her neighbors' pet peacocks but not so good at figuring out the changes in her parents, her older sister, and her best friend Jonas.


Out of school and into nature : the Anna Comstock story / written by Suzanne Slade ; illustrated by Jessica Lanan.

Out of school and into nature : the Anna Comstock story / written by Suzanne Slade ; illustrated by Jessica Lanan.
This picture book biography examines the life and career of naturalist and artist Anna Comstock (1854-1930), who defied social conventions and pursued the study of science. From the time she was a young girl, Anna Comstock was fascinated by the natural world. She loved exploring outdoors, examining wildlife and learning nature's secrets. From watching the teamwork of marching ants to following the constellations in the sky, Anna observed it all. And her interest only increased as she grew older and went to college at Cornell University. There she continued her studies, pushing back against those social conventions that implied science was a man's pursuit. Eventually Anna became known as a nature expert, pioneering a movement to encourage schools to conduct science and nature classes for children outdoors, thereby increasing students' interest in nature. In following her passion, this remarkable woman blazed a trail for female scientists today.


Fable / Chanda Hahn.

Fable /  Chanda Hahn.
All that glitters is not gold. When something precious is stolen from sixteen-year-old Mina Grime, she will do anything in her power to get it back, even if it means traveling to the dangerous Fae plane and battling one of the strongest fairy-tale villains yet. However, nothing can prepare Mina for the dangerous obstacles she will face in the Fae world, or the choices she must make when love and life are on the line.


Rad American history A-Z : movements & moments that demonstrate the power of the people / written by Kate Schatz ; illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl.

Rad American history A-Z : movements & moments that demonstrate the power of the people / written by Kate Schatz ; illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl.
From the New York Times bestselling team behind Rad American Women A-Z comes an illustrated collection of radical and transformative political, social, and cultural movements in American history--


Perfect kill / Helen Fields.

Perfect kill /  Helen Fields.
Alone, trapped in the darkness and with no way out, Bart Campbell knows that his chances of being found alive are slim.Drugged and kidnapped from his Edinburgh home, the realisation soon dawns that he's been locked inside a shipping container - but what Bart doesn't know is that he's now heading for France, where his unspeakable fate is already sealed.... DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach are working on separate cases that soon collide as it becomes clear that the men and women being shipped to France are being traded for women trafficked into Scotland. With so many lives at stake, it seems an impossible task - but there's no option of failure when Bart and so many others will soon be dead...--Publisher.


Renegado / Diana Palmer ; tradução, Cristina Vaz de Carvalho.

Renegado /  Diana Palmer ; tradução, Cristina Vaz de Carvalho.


Who are the 30 greatest Americans? / [Helen Wieman Bledsoe and others].

Who are the 30 greatest Americans? /  [Helen Wieman Bledsoe and others].
How do you celebrate the 30th anniversary of COBBLESTONE, the award-winning magazine for kids? By sharing the inspirational stories of more than 30 men and women whose contributions changed the course of American history and continue to inspire us! These are people every American ought to know. Some are models of courage, while others acted on their values. Still others left behind inventions and discoveries that changed our country and often the world profoundly. Rich with historical photos and original illustrations,


To Calais, in ordinary time / James Meek.

To Calais, in ordinary time /  James Meek.


Make the grade : everything you need to study better, stress less, and succeed in school / Lesley Schwartz Martin.

Make the grade : everything you need to study better, stress less, and succeed in school / Lesley Schwartz Martin.
Every teacher, every school, and every class is unique, but there are certain things that successful students have in common no matter where they are. Everyone needs to prioritize well, stay organized, and know how to study for different topics, but actually managing to achieve those goals isn't easy or straightforward. Make the Grade dissects the school week as students actually experience it-and offers realistic solutions to common problems, from difficult teachers and over-booked schedules to boring homework and the endless variety of (more enjoyable) distractions. Inside you'll also find: Sidebars that offer timesaving techniques, confidence-boosting exercises, and creative ways to add new studying skills Checklists to help ensure you do everything you can to set yourself up for success Charts and maps that provide clear, concise guidance in navigating difficult subjects and planning for future obstacles.


Bone and Muscle : Structure, Force, and Motion.

Bone and Muscle : Structure, Force, and Motion.
The human body's ability to withstand environmental factors and the physical stress of daily life is just as remarkable as its ability to overcome illness and injury. The organs and mechanisms that allow the human body to function are the subjects of this informative and insightful series. Covering everything from anatomy to physiology to the possible diseases and disorders of several major regions of the human form, these books allow students to learn in detail the systems that are germane to day-to-day activity. Diagrams and illustrations complement the text and help the reader visualize the.


The future is faster than you think : how converging technologies are transforming business, industries, and our lives / Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler.

The future is faster than you think : how converging technologies are transforming business, industries, and our lives / Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler.
From the New York Times bestselling authors of Abundance and Bold comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era--


Like flames in the night / Connilyn Cossette.

Like flames in the night /  Connilyn Cossette.
Strong-willed Tirzah wants to join her people in driving the enemy from the land of Israel and undergoes training for a secret mission inside the stronghold of Shechem. But soon after she has infiltrated the ruthless Aramean commander's kitchen, she makes a reckless decision that puts her and her allies in grave danger. Fresh off the battlefield, Liyam returns home to discover his beloved daughter is dead. After his vow to hunt down her killer leads to months of fruitless pursuit, his last hope is in a family connection that comes with strings attached. Strings that force him to pose as a mercenary and rescue an infuriating woman who refuses to leave her mission uncompleted. When an opportunity to pave a path to a Hebrew victory arises, can Tirzah convince Liyam to fight alongside her in the refuge city of her birth? Or will Liyam's thirst for vengeance outweigh his duty to his people, his God, and the woman he's come to love? -- Publisher.


Crew / Tijan.

Crew /  Tijan.
To survive where I live, you have two options.You can be a Normaĺђؤa cheerleader, jock, member of the debate team, or on the yearbook committee. You pretend everything is normal.Or you can be crew.You insult us? We hurt you.You hurt us? We really hurt you.And if you f*ck with us, we will end you.My name is Bren.I'm the only female in the Wolf Creẃђؤthe best, fiercest, and most dangerous crew there iśђؤand we have a rule: There's no falling in love.Well… too late.**Full-length novel. First book in a series. Limited time preorder.**


Saving Savannah / by Tonya Bolden.

Saving Savannah /  by Tonya Bolden.
Savannah Riddle feels suffocated by her life as the daughter of an upper class African American family in Washington, D.C., until she meets a working-class girl named Nella who introduces her to the suffragette and socialist movements and to her politically active cousin Lloyd.


Art lab for little kids : 52 playful projects for preschoolers! / Susan Schwake.

Art lab for little kids : 52 playful projects for preschoolers! / Susan Schwake.
Developed for the younger set (4-6 year olds) and targeting one of the most critical developmental periods for children, Art Lab for Little Kids is the perfect book for both parents and teachers who are seeking enriching and unique experiences to offer this age group. As in Susan Schwake's first book, Art Lab for Kids (Quarry Books, 2012), the Labs can be used as singular projects, or used to build up to a year of hands-on fine art experiences. Each Lab also features the work of a prominent artist for inspiration. The book begins with an introduction on materials and setting up a space for making art. The lessons that follow are open-ended to be explored over and over - with different results each time. They are geared for children being taught or guided by adults and are successful on all levels of experience and age. They do not result in cookie cutter end products, but are a method of learning something new each time they are used. This motivational book stands out as a unique reference for creating fine art with children through finding the student's own voice, marks and style and with playful lessons that result in significant skill building. Gorgeous photography shows different results from different people using the same lesson, exemplifying the way the lesson brings out each artist's personal style. Art Lab for Little Kids is a fresh source of creative activities for families and community groups or will work as lesson plans for both experienced and new art teachers in home school, preschool, and kindergarten environments--


30 days to finding and keeping sassy sidekicks and BFFs : a friendship field guide / by Clea Hantman.

30 days to finding and keeping sassy sidekicks and BFFs : a friendship field guide / by Clea Hantman.
A guide to dealing with issues that arise among friends while focusing on the importance of strong female friendships.


Badass Black Girl : Questions, Quotes, and Affirmations for Teens.

Badass Black Girl : Questions, Quotes, and Affirmations for Teens.
Explore the many facets of your identity through hundreds of big and small questions. MJ Fievre tackles topics such as family and friends, school and careers, body image, and stereotypes in this journal designed for teenage girls. By reflecting on these topics, readers confront the issues that can hold them back from living their lives.


From anger to action : powerful mindfulness tools to help teens harness anger for positive change / Mitch R. Abblett, PhD ; foreword by Christopher Willard, PsyD.

From anger to action : powerful mindfulness tools to help teens harness anger for positive change / Mitch R. Abblett, PhD ; foreword by Christopher Willard, PsyD.
Being a teen in today's world isn't easy, and there are plenty of reasons to feel angry. Maybe you're struggling with your grades, read something upsetting in the news, are being bullied, feel rejected or let down, or have experienced something traumatic. You aren't alone, and your emotions are normal and valid. It's impossible to go through life without feeling anger some of the time. But what if, instead of letting your anger take control, you were able to use it in constructive and positive ways? With this powerful guide, you'll learn to understand your anger, 'listen' to what it's telling you, and effectively manage it so you can reach you highest goals. Instead of resorting to outbursts, you'll channel the incredible energy of this emotion into self-advocacy, social action, and positive change. If you're ready to transform your relationship with anger and use it as fuel to create a better world, this book will help guide you, step by step.--Page 4 of cover.


Victorian Fashion in America : 264 Vintage Photographs.

Victorian Fashion in America : 264 Vintage Photographs.
Compelling pictorial archive of 264 vintage photographs, selected from rare tintypes and other authentic materials (1850s-1910), depict little girls in their mothers' hats and clothes, sisters wearing identical plaid dresses and button boots, a young man in an everyday suit and bowler hat, a boy dressed in Little Lord Fauntleroy style, and scores of other.


The sea glass cottage / RaeAnne Thayne.

The sea glass cottage /  RaeAnne Thayne.
From the The life Olivia Harper always dreamed of isn't so dreamy these days. The 16-hour work days are unfulfilling and so are things with her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when she hears that her estranged mother, Juliet, has been seriously injured in a car accident, Liv has no choice but to pack up her life and head home to beautiful Cape Sanctuary on the Northern California coast. It's just for a few months--that's what Liv keeps telling herself. But the closer she gets to Cape Sanctuary, the painful memories start flooding back: Natalie, her vibrant, passionate older sister who downward-spiraled into addiction. The fights with her mother who enabled her sister at every turn. The overdose that took Natalie, leaving her now-teenaged daughter, Caitlin, an orphan. As Liv tries to balance her own needs with those of her injured mother and an obstinate, resentful fifteen-year-old, it becomes clear that all three Harper women have been keeping heartbreaking secrets from one another. And as those secrets are revealed, Liv, Juliet, and Caitlin will see that it's never too late--or too early--to heal family wounds and find forgiveness.


Jim Thorpe (Mauch Chunk) / John H. Drury and Joan Gilbert.

Jim Thorpe (Mauch Chunk) /  John H. Drury and Joan Gilbert.
Mauch Chunk, now Jim Thorpe, was established on the Lehigh River as a shipping depot for anthracite coal in 1818 by Josiah White, a Philadelphia Quaker and brilliant engineer, and his trusted business partner, Erskine Hazard. By 1829, White and Hazard had founded the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company and built an efficient transportation system that moved coal nine miles over the mountains to Mauch Chunk by Switchback Gravity Railroad, and forty-six miles along the Lehigh Canal to Easton. With the arrival of the railroads, the Switchback became a major tourist attraction. As rail excursionists descended on Mauch Chunk to experience a hair-raising ride on America's first roller coaster and enjoy the magnificent scenery, the coal shipping town, billed by the railroads as the Switzerland of America, became a tourist destination second in popularity to Niagara Falls. In a story stranger than fiction, the town exchanged its name for the name of Jim Thorpe when the 1912 Olympic hero was laid to rest there in 1954. Through an extraordinary collection of photographs, Jim Thorpe (Mauch Chunk) tells the story of the athlete and his burial, the Switchback Gravity Railroad, the Lehigh Canal, the social scene, and the town's Victorian legacy.


A Conspiracy of Bones.

A Conspiracy of Bones.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs returns with a new riveting novel featuring her vastly popular character forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, who must use all her tradecraft to discover the identity of a faceless corpse, its connection to a decade-old missing child case, and why the dead man had her cellphone number. It's sweltering in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Temperance Brennan, still recovering from neurosurgery following an aneurysm, is battling nightmares, migraines, and what she thinks might be hallucinations when she receives a series of mysterious text messages, each containing a new picture of a corpse that is missing its face and hands. Immediately, she's anxious to know who the dead man is, and why the images were sent to her. An identified corpse soon turns up, only partly answering her questions. To win answers to the others, including the man's identity, she must go rogue, working mostly outside the system. That's because Tempe's new boss holds a fierce grudge against her and is determined to keep her out of the case. Tempe bulls forward anyway, even as she begins questioning her instincts. But the clues she discovers are disturbing and confusing. Was the faceless man a spy? A trafficker? A target for assassination by the government? And why was he carrying the name of a child missing for almost a decade? With help from a number of law enforcement associates including her Montreal beau Andrew Ryan and the always-ready-with-a-smart-quip, ex-homicide investigator Skinny Slidell, and utilizing new cutting-edge forensic methods, Tempe draws closer to the astonishing truth. But the more she uncovers, the darker and more twisted the picture becomes...


Cómo se mueve el sonido / Sharon Coan, M.S. Ed.

Cómo se mueve el sonido /  Sharon Coan, M.S. Ed.
Sounds are all around us. Some sounds are loud. Others are quiet. Some sounds are high. Others are low. The sounds that we hear travel as sound waves.--


Renegade women in film & TV / Elizabeth Weitzman ; illustrated by Austen Claire Clements.

Renegade women in film & TV /  Elizabeth Weitzman ; illustrated by Austen Claire Clements.
A charmingly illustrated and timely tribute to the women who broke glass ceilings in film and television, debuting during an historic time of change in the entertainment industry. Renegade Women: 50 Game Changers in Film and TV blends stunning illustrations, fascinating biographical profiles, and exclusive interviews with icons like Barbra Streisand, Rita Moreno, and Sigourney Weaver to celebrate the accomplishments of 50 extraordinary women throughout the history of entertainment. Each profile highlights the groundbreaking accomplishments and essential work of pioneers from the big and small screens, offering little-known facts about household names (Lucille Ball, Oprah Winfrey, Nora Ephron) and crucial introductions to overlooked pioneers (Alla Nazimova, Anna May Wong, Frances Marion). From 19th century iconoclast Alice Guy Blache to 21st century trailblazer Ava DuVernay, Renegade Women honors the women who succeeded against all odds, changing their industry in front of the camera and behind the scenes--


The boy from the woods / Harlan Coben.

The boy from the woods /  Harlan Coben.
The man known as Wilde is a mystery to everyone, including himself. Decades ago, he was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. After the police concluded an exhaustive hunt for the child's family, which was never found, he was turned over to the foster system. Now, thirty years later, Wilde still doesn't know where he comes from, and he's back living in the woods on the outskirts of town, content to be an outcast, comfortable only outdoors, preferably alone, and with few deep connections to other people. When a local girl goes missing, famous TV lawyer Hester Crimstein--with whom Wilde shares a tragic connection--asks him to use his unique skills to help find her. Meanwhile, a group of ex-military security experts arrive in town, and when another teen disappears, the case's impact expands far beyond the borders of the peaceful suburb. Wilde must return to the community where he has never fit in, and where the powerful are protected even when they harbor secrets that could destroy the lives of millions . . . secrets that Wilde must uncover before it's too late--Provided by publisher.


The red lotus : a novel / by Chris Bohjalian.

The red lotus : a novel / by Chris Bohjalian.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant comes a twisting story of love and deceit: an American man vanishes from a rural road in Vietnam and his girlfriend, an ER doctor trained in deductive reasoning, follows a path that leads her home to the very hospital where they first met. Alexis and Austen met on a Saturday night. Not in a bar, but instead in the emergency room where Alexis sutured a bullet wound in Austen's arm. Six months later, on the brink of falling in love, they travel to Vietnam on a bicycling tour so that Austen can show her his passion for cycling and so that he can pay his respects to the place where his father and uncle fought in the war. But as Alexis sips white wine and waits at the hotel for Austen to return from his solo ride, two men emerge from the tall grass and Austen vanishes into thin air. The only clues he leaves behind are two bright yellow energy gels dropped in the dirt road. As Alexis grapples with this bewildering loss, navigating the FBI, Austen's prickly family, and her colleagues at the hospital, Alexis uncovers a series of strange lies that force her to wonder: Where did Austen go? Why did he really bring her to Vietnam? And how much danger has he left her in? Set amid the adrenaline-fueled world of the emergency room, The Red Lotus is a fascinating story of those who dedicate their lives to saving people, and those who instead peddle death to the highest bidder.--


Fake news and the factories that make it / Kristina Lyn Heitkamp.

Fake news and the factories that make it /  Kristina Lyn Heitkamp.
Once on the fringe, fake news has become mainstream. From bogus social media accounts to Russian troll factories, phony news muddies the social and political discourse, and is a threat to our democracy. This book defines fake news and reveals the people behind the spread of disinformation. It directly correlates with state journalism standards about developing media literacy and discusses the future of fake news and the alarming technologies used to make it.


Shadows / Sharon Coan, M.S. Ed.

Shadows /  Sharon Coan, M.S. Ed.
Have you seen your shadow today? It follows you around. Shadows can change shapes and sizes. What else has a shadow?--


Star wars, the rise of Skywalker / Rae Carson ; based on characters created by George Lucas ; screenplay by Chris Terrio & J.J. Abrams ; based on a story by Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow and Chris Terrio & J.J. Abrams.

Star wars, the rise of Skywalker /  Rae Carson ; based on characters created by George Lucas ; screenplay by Chris Terrio & J.J. Abrams ; based on a story by Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow and Chris Terrio & J.J. Abrams.
Witness the ... final chapter of the Skywalker saga with the official novelization of Star wars, the rise of Skywalker, including expanded scenes and additional content not seen in theaters--Publisher marketing.


Smoke bitten / Patricia Briggs.

Smoke bitten /  Patricia Briggs.
Shapeshifting mechanic Mercy Thompson will face a threat unlike any other. . . . I am Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman. My only superpowers are that I turn into a thirty-five-pound coyote and I can fix Volkswagens. But I have friends in odd places and a pack of werewolves at my back. It looks like I'm going to need them. Centuries ago, the fae dwelt in Underhill-until she locked her doors against them. They left behind their great castles and troves of magical artifacts. They abandoned their prisoners and their pets. Without the fae to mind them, those creatures who remained behind roamed freely through Underhill, wreaking havoc. Only the deadliest survived. Now one of those prisoners has escaped. It can look like anyone, any creature it chooses. But if it bites you, it controls you. It lives for chaos and destruction. It can make you do anything-even kill the person you love the most. It is here, in the Tri-Cities, in my territory. It won't-can't-remain. Not if I have anything to say about it--


Darling rose gold / Stephanie Wrobel.

Darling rose gold /  Stephanie Wrobel.
In her compulsive, sharply-drawn debut, Stephanie Wrobel peels back the layers of the most complicated of mother-daughter relationships. For the first eighteen years of her life, Rose Gold Watts believed she was seriously ill. She was allergic to everything, used a wheelchair and practically lived at the hospital. Neighbors did all they could, holding fundraisers and offering shoulders to cry on, but no matter how many doctors, tests, or surgeries, no one could figure out what was wrong with Rose Gold. Turns out her mom, Patty Watts, was just a really good liar. After serving five years in prison, Patty gets out with nowhere to go and begs her daughter to take her in. The entire community is shocked when Rose Gold says yes. Patty insists all she wants is to reconcile their differences. She says she's forgiven Rose Gold for turning her in and testifying against her. But Rose Gold knows her mother. Patty Watts always settles a score. Unfortunately for Patty, Rose Gold is no longer her weak little darling... And she's waited such a long time for her mother to come home--


All your twisted secrets / Diana Urban.

All your twisted secrets /  Diana Urban.
-- One of Us Is LyingWelcome to dinner, and again, congratulations on being selected. Nowyoumust do the selecting.What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common? They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it's a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour to pick someone to kill...or else everyone dies.Amber Prescott is determined to get her classmates and herself out of the room alive, but that might be easier said than done. No one knows how they're all connected or who would want them dead.As they retrace the events over the past year that might have triggered their captor's ultimatum, it becomes clear that everyone is hiding something.And with the clock ticking down, confusion turns into fear, and fear morphs into panic as they race to answer the biggest question: Who will they choose to die?


The genius life : heal your mind, strengthen your body, and become extarodinary / Max Lugavere.

The genius life : heal your mind, strengthen your body, and become extarodinary / Max Lugavere.
The modern world has changed dramatically since our days as hunter gatherers, and it has caused widespread anxiety, stress, and disease, leaving our brains in despair. But science proves that the body and brain can be healed with the intervention of lifestyle protocols that help us to regain our cognitive birthright--Provided by publisher.


The family that couldn't sleep : a medical mystery / D.T. Max.

The family that couldn't sleep : a medical mystery / D.T. Max.
Explores prions, enigmatic brain proteins, and their influence on human life, examining the case of an Italian family victimized for two centuries by a fatal familial insomnia, and the links between prions and various brain maladies.


Highland jewel / Lois Greiman.

Highland jewel /  Lois Greiman.
To bring a generations-old feud to an end, the gallant and sexy warrior, Laird of Forbes must return the long-lost daughter of his now dying enemy to Scottish soil. But what if the young child perished in infancy 17 years ago and there is, sadly, no daughter to return? A warrior improvises?and finds a beautiful imposter to bring back to his native land. The beautiful Rose Gunther has decided to be neither impressed, nor scared by the arrogant Scotsman who whisks her away from her English convent. But try to resist her attraction to the powerful Leith she may, she can?t deny how utterly helpless she is in resisting his sensuous touch?


Spiralize This!

Spiralize This!
The ultimate collection of seventy-fiveirresistible and easy recipes for spiralizer fanatics, from the veteran cookbook author and New York Times contributor Martha Rose Shulman.


My steadfast heart / Jo Goodman.

My steadfast heart /  Jo Goodman.
Colin Thorne finds his way out of a London workhouse but at the cost of losing his two younger brothers. With an uncertain future ahead of him, Colin makes seafaring his life until the inexorable pull of revenge draws him back to London. The debt owed to him by the Earl of Weybourne will be paid. Weybourne Park has been Mercedes Leydon's home her entire life. Now serving as the estate's manager and caretaker of her uncle's two children, Mercedes knows the earl's frequent absences are what make Weybourne Park a home. But the earl's gaming has taken its toll and she and her young cousins are faced with losing everything to a devil-of-a-stranger calling in a debt that can't be paid. Casting caution aside, Mercedes will make a new bargain with this devil. If it's her soul he wants?or her body?she will give it to him and stake her own claim on his steadfast heart. AWARDS: USA Today bestselling Author REVIEWS: Difficult to put down. Ms. Goodman gets better and better. Õld Book Barn Gazette THE THORNE BROTHERS TRILOGY, in series order: My Steadfast Heart My Reckless Heart With All My Heart.


Legendary children : the first decade of RuPaul's drag race and the last century of queer life / Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez.

Legendary children : the first decade of RuPaul's drag race and the last century of queer life / Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez.
A definitive deep-dive into queer history and culture with hit reality show RuPaul's Drag Race as a touchstone, by the creators of the popular pop culture blog Tom and Lorenzo--


Runaway road / Devney Perry.

Londyn McCormack didn't have a typical childhood. She ran away from home at sixteen, escaping parents more interested in drugs than their daughter. She doesn't have loving siblings or an adorable pet. Her only family is the five other runaway kids who shared her junkyard home. Life pulled them all in separate directions, taking her to Boston. For a short time, she thought she'd found something permanent. But after a devastating divorce, she's running away again, this time to find a lost friend. She's driving across the country in her convertible. As a teenager, the rusty car was her shelter. As an adult, it's her ride to freedom. Except one flat tire derails her trip. Her life collides with Brooks Cohen. They walked away from the first crash. The second might destroy them both.


The honourable company : a history of the English East India Company / John Keay.

The honourable company : a history of the English East India Company / John Keay.
A history of the English East India company. During 200 years the East India Company grew from a loose association of Elizabethan tradesmen into the grandest society of merchants in the universe. As a commercial enterprise it came to control half the world's trade and as a political entity it administered an embryonic empire. Without it there would have been no British India and no British Empire. In a tapestry ranging from Southern Africa to north-west America, and from the reign of Elizabeth I to that of Victoria, bizarre locations and roguish personality abound. From Bombay to Singapore and Hong Kong the political geography of today is, in some respects, the result of the Company. This book looks at the history of the East India Company.


22 dead little bodies and other stories / Stuart MacBride.

22 dead little bodies and other stories /  Stuart MacBride.
From the No. 1 bestselling author of THE MISSING AND THE DEAD comes the short novel: 22 DEAD LITTLE BODIES, plus two short stories: STRAMASH and DI STEEL'S BAD HEIR DAY, and a novella: THE 45% HANGOVER, all featuring his most popular characters - DS Logan McRae and DCI Roberta Steel. They say 'small is beautiful', but as Stuart MacBride demonstrates in these four tales, it can also be dark, violent, disturbing, and sometimes really quite rude. So pour yourself a wee dram, curl up on the sofa and enjoy DS Logan McRae and his sometime boss, friend, mother substitute, and nemesis, DCI Steel at their best. Here you'll find Logan's week from hell; Steel's own personal nightmare before Christmas; an explosive shootout on a remote Scottish island; and the ultimate test of their relationship ...


Catching Carly / Emma Hart.

Catching Carly /  Emma Hart.
From New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart, comes another hilariously wild romantic comedy about being the third wheel in your friendship and, um, accidentally having sex with your best friend's brother...My name is Carly Porter... And I'm really good at bad decisions.How do I know this, exactly? Well, not including the time I accidentally bleached my eyebrows or sprained my ankle changing a lightbulb...I had sex with my best friend's brother.Zeke Elliott has been a thorn in my side for eleven years. A very sexy, very tempting, very freaking annoying one. With big...hands.And now my clitoris has a crush on the guy.Seriously. I can't look at him without my vagina performing accidental kegels. Which would be fine, but he's Cain's brother. I hate him. He's off limits, right?Right.


Welcome to Last Chance / Hope Ramsay.

Welcome to Last Chance /  Hope Ramsay.
Dear Reader, Yes, our town is way off the beaten path, but strange, wonderful miracles happen a lot around here. I've owned the Cut 'n' Curl beauty shop for years, and I've seen folks come for a visit, then stay for a lifetime. Take Jane-that pretty firecracker of a girl who just arrived in town. I would swear she's running from something. She came with only five dollars in her pocket but she's worked real hard to make a fresh start. She's turned my son Clay's life upside down without even realizing it. And thank goodness for that! Ever since Clay left his country western band, he's played everything too safe. He needs to take a chance on Jane. Besides, the more he tries to keep his distance, the more he'll realize that he and Jane are singing the same tune. But I should quit ramblin' and go check on Millie's permanent wave. Next time you're in Last Chance, be sure to swing by. We've got hot rollers, free coffee, and the best gossip in town. See you real soon, Ruby Rhodes.


Wag : The Science of Making Your Dog Happy.

Wag : The Science of Making Your Dog Happy.


The quantum thief / Hannu Rajaniemi.

The quantum thief /  Hannu Rajaniemi.
Jean le Flambeur is a post-human criminal, mind burglar, confidence artist, and trickster. His origins are shrouded in mystery, but his exploits are known throughout the Heterarchy' from breaking into the vast Zeusbrains of the Inner System to stealing rare Earth antiques from the aristocrats of Mars. Now he's confined inside the Dilemma Prison, where every day he has to get up and kill himself before his other self can kill him. Rescued by the mysterious Mieli and her flirtatious spacecraft, Jean is taken to the Oubliette, the Moving City of Mars, where time is currency, memories are treasures, and a moon-turnedsingularity lights the night. What Mieli offers is the chance to win back his freedom and the powers of his old self'in exchange for finishing the one heist he never quite managed. As Jean undertakes a series of capers on behalf of Mieli and her mysterious masters, elsewhere in the Oubliette investigator Isidore Beautrelet is called in to investigate the murder of a chocolatier, and finds himself on the trail of an arch-criminal, a man named le Flambeur'. The Quantum Thief is a crazy joyride through the solar system several centuries hence, a world of marching cities, ubiquitous public-key encryption, people communicating by sharing memories, and a race of hyper-advanced humans who originated as MMORPG guild members. But for all its wonders, it is also a story powered by very human motives of betrayal, revenge, and jealousy. It is a stunning debut. The Quantum Thief is a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Science Fiction & Fantasy title. One of Library Journal's Best SF/Fantasy Books of 2011 At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.


Mystical warrior / Janet Chapman.

Mystical warrior /  Janet Chapman.
When beautiful Fiona Gregor moves into the vacant apartment above his house, Trace Huntsman finds his life spiraling wildly out of control as strange things begin to happen and the town of Midnight Bay becomes the center of an epic battle for Fiona's soul.


Three Happy Endings Boxed Set (Secrets, Surprises, and Surrender) / Opal Carew.

Three Happy Endings Boxed Set (Secrets, Surprises, and Surrender) /  Opal Carew.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORTOP 15 B&N BESTSELLER (THREE)TOP 100 E ROMANCE ON AMAZON (THREE)Three men are better than one...Secrets, surprises, and surrender - three torrid tales of triple passion!THREEHot steamy dreams...a sexy stranger...and his two brothers... all add up to a sexy adventure she'll never forget.Lori's steamy dreams about a hot hard stranger are hitting fever pitch. She needs way more than eye contact and a smile across a crowded subway station. An instant connection sizzled between them and now Lori, who's never believed in love at first sight, is its helpless victim.When Lori goes to her best friend's cabin for the weekend to spend time with Marie, her new husband and his brothers, she's surprised to wind up face-to-face with her fantasy stranger. But he's Marie's husband!When she meets his brothers, however, she finds that there just might be a way to make her dream come true.Now Lori is experiencing her wildest fantasy yet, three ultra-sexy men all focused on her. But she wants more than a steamy dream brought to life. Because she's in love. But can her sexy stranger return her love?Note: This intriguing short story is scorching hot, with more than one handsome hunk to bring your wildest fantasies to life. Consider yourself warned!THREE MEN AND A BRIDEWhat do you do when you can't stop lusting after your new husband's two gorgeous brothers?Can Marie successfully suppress her fantasies of the three brothers making wild, luxuriant love to her, or will she have to endanger her happy marriage by admitting her feelings to her husband, Drake?Although this is the second story in the erotic THREE series, this steamy read is the prequel to Three. You can enjoy Three Men and a Bride on it's own, or after you have read THREE.THREE SECRETSKeeping one secret is intriguing. Two is naughty. Three...deserves to be punished. Sharing secrets has never been so exhilarating...When they met in Paris, Nicole and Abel enjoyed a sensual, romantic two month fling. The last thing Nicole wanted was to fall head over heels for this sweet, loving man, because she knew he would never accept the truth about her. Unfortunately, the heart wants what it wants, and hers wanted Abel. But Nicole was not one to be controlled by anyone or anything, so once they returned home, she walked away.When the pain of losing Abel became too much, Nicole finally decided to share her secret with him. Little did she know he had a secret of his own.Will Abel's secret extinguish Nicole's craving for him once and for all? Will Nicole's revelation bring Abel to his knees?This is a collection of super hot short stories.Length: 25,500 wordsPlus excerpts from The Office Slave (Volume 1 of The Office Slave Series) and His To Possess (about billionaires, bikers and bad boys all rolled into one).


Twice bitten / by Lauren Dane.

Twice bitten /  by Lauren Dane.
Previously published under a different title; newly refreshed by author A Cascadia Wolves second-chance romance from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lauren Dane You need to know this thing between us isn't over. Michelle Slattery is no stranger to human cruelty. She's a cop, after all, never mind a witch herself. But when her best friend disappears and all signs point to the same mages who have been killing witches across the country, she's in over her head. There's only one place to turn for the kind of tracking help she needs. The werewolves. Josh Neelan didn't expect to ever see a witch at Pacific Pack headquarters. She's no ordinary witch in need, either-Michelle was his first love. The one he left behind when he turned a decade ago. That their attraction flares instantly after all this time can mean only one impossible thing: she's his mate. As danger looms and the case intensifies, Josh's need to follow the fates and claim Michelle as his mate grows.his man battling his wolf to keep them safe. And Michelle must decide just how far she'll go to find her forever. This book is approximately 64,000 words Read the entire Cascadia Wolves series by Lauren Dane! Available now from Carina Press. One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!


(Dis)content / Melissa Haag.

(Dis)content /  Melissa Haag.
I hate. I thought I hated before the letter, before the werewolves, but now I understand that was nothing more than a chip on my shoulder. The urbat took what was mine. They will pay. Isabelle leads a very normal life...for an emotional syphon. If not for Ethan and his bar, she would have lost her sanity long ago. But everything changes with the crash of her fighting cage and a man who transforms into a wolf. There's something about Carlos--when he's not growling at her--that makes her do things she wouldn't normally do, like sigh and daydream. Attraction aside, she is faced with the very real evidence that werewolves and urbat exist, and the urbat are after her. And the only way she can keep Ethan safe is to join with the werewolves and Carlos. It's a race against time to stop a war, fight for love, and find the last Judgement.


The complete Tommy & Tuppence collection / Agatha Christie.

The complete Tommy & Tuppence collection /  Agatha Christie.
The complete eBook collection of all five Tommy & Tuppence mysteries by the Queen of Mystery herself, Agatha Christie, including The Secret Adversary.


Christmas at Butterfly Cove / Sarah Bennett.

Christmas at Butterfly Cove /  Sarah Bennett.
'I cannot wait for Christmas at Butterfly Cove!' Claire Robinson (Top Ten GoodReads Reviewer) All she wants for Christmas... When talented artist Nee Sutherland returns to Butterfly Cove for her sister's wedding, it's only a matter of time before she has to face her own bridegroom - Luke Spenser - the man she impulsively married, then left in the middle of the night. Nee hasn't picked up her paintbrushes in months, a part of her is broken. She knows Luke might never forgive her, leaving him was the biggest mistake of her life - but could coming home for Christmas be the best decision she's ever made? Maybe all she needs is a little Christmas miracle... A delightfully feel-good festive romance, perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Rachael Lucas and Hilary Boyd. Don't miss Christmas at Butterfly Cove, the heart-warming final instalment in the Butterfly Cove trilogy!


The incrementalists / Steven Brust and Skyler White.

The incrementalists /  Steven Brust and Skyler White.
The Incrementalists--a secret society of two hundred people with an unbroken lineage reaching back forty thousand years. They cheat death, share lives and memories, and communicate with one another across nations, races, and time. They have an epic history, an almost magical memory, and a very modest mission: to make the world better, just a little bit at a time. Their ongoing argument about how to do this is older than most of their individual memories. Phil, whose personality has stayed stable through more incarnations than anyone else's, has loved Celeste--and argued with her--for most of the last four hundred years. But now Celeste, recently dead, embittered, and very unstable, has changed the rules--not incrementally, and not for the better. Now the heart of the group must gather in Las Vegas to save the Incrementalists, and maybe the world--


Almost gone / Ophelia Night.

ALMOST GONE (THE AU PAIR--BOOK #1) is the debut novel in a new psychological thriller series by debut author Ophelia Night. When 23 year old Cassandra Vale accepts her first job as an au pair, she finds herself placed with a wealthy family in a rural estate outside of Paris, and all seems too good to be true. But she soon discovers that behind the gilded gates lies a dysfunctional family, a twisted marriage, troubled children, and secrets too dark to air. Cassandra is convinced she's finally found a fresh start when she takes a job as an au pair in the idyllic French countryside. Just beyond the Paris city limits, the Bouchard manor is a grand relic of the past, the family its picture-perfect occupants. It's the escape Cassandra needs--until she uncovers dark secrets that prove things aren't as glamorous as they seem. Beneath the opulence lies a dark web of malice, one Cassandra finds all too familiar, triggering dreams from her own violent and tortured past, one from which she desperately runs. And when a grisly murder tears the house apart, it threatens to take down her own fragile psyche with it. A riveting mystery replete with complex characters, layers of secrets, dramatic twists and turns and heart-pounding suspense, ALMOST GONE is book #1 in a psychological suspense series that will have you turning pages late into the night. Book #2--ALMOST LOST--is available for pre-order!


Beyond the White House : waging peace, fighting disease, building hope / Jimmy Carter.

Beyond the White House : waging peace, fighting disease, building hope / Jimmy Carter.
This is the story of President Jimmy Carter's post-presidency, the most admired and productive in the nation's history. Through The Carter Center, which he and Rosalynn Carter founded in 1982, he has fought neglected diseases, waged peace in war zones, and built hope among some of the most forgotten and needy people in the world. Serving in more than seventy nations, Carter has led peacekeeping efforts for Ethiopia, North Korea, Haiti, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Uganda, and Sudan. With his colleagues from The Carter Center, he has monitored more than sixty-five elections in troubled nations, from Palestine to Indonesia. Carter's bold initiatives, undertaken with dedicated colleagues, have eliminated, prevented, or cured an array of diseases that have been characterized as neglected by the World Health Organization and that afflict tens of millions of people unnecessarily. The Carter Center has taught millions of African families how to increase the production of food grains, and Rosalynn Carter has led a vigorous war against the stigma of mental illness around the world. Immersing ourselves among these deprived and suffering people has been a great blessing as it stretched our minds and hearts, Jimmy Carter writes. The principles of The Carter Center have been the same ones that should characterize our nation, or any individual. They are the beliefs inherent in all the great world religions, including commitments to peace, justice, freedom, humility, forgiveness or an attempt to find accommodation with potential foes, generosity, human rights or fair treatment of others, protection of the environment, and the alleviation of suffering. This is our agenda for the future.


Where has mommy gone? / Cathy Glass.

Where has mommy gone? /  Cathy Glass.
The true story of Melody, aged 8, the last of five siblings to be taken from her drug dependent single mother and brought into care. When Cathy is told about Melody's terrible childhood, she is sure she's heard it all before. But it isn't long before she feels there is more going on than she or the social services are aware of. Although Melody is angry at having to leave her mother, as many children coming into care are, she also worries about her obsessively - far more than is usual. Amanda, Melody's mother, is also angry and takes it out on Cathy at contact, which again is something Cathy has experienced before. Yet there is a lost and vulnerable look about Amanda, and Cathy starts to see why Melody worries about her and feels she needs looking after. When Amanda misses contact, it is assumed she has forgotten, but nothing could have been further from the truth ...


Love by Delivery / Pat Simmons.

Love by Delivery /  Pat Simmons.
Senior Accounts Manager Dominique Hayes has it all money, a car and a condo. Well, almost. She's starting to believe love has passed her by. One thing for sure, she can t hurry God, so she continues to wait while losing hope that a special Godly man will ever make his appearance. Package Courier Ashton Taylor knows a man who finds a wife finds a good thing. The only thing standing in his way of finding the right woman is his long work hours. Or maybe not. A chance meeting changes everything. When love finally comes knocking, will Dominique open the door and accept Ashton's special delivery?


Mai Tai one on / by Jill Marie Landis.

Mai Tai one on /  by Jill Marie Landis.


The demon prince of Momochi House. story & art by Aya Shouoto ; translation, JN Productions ; touch up art & lettering, Inori Fukuda Trant.

Himari Momochi inherits Momochi House, an estate which exists on the barrier between the human and spiritual realms... With limitless ayakashi power, Momochi House will never allow Aoi to leave. He starts to fight Nue, the house protector who urges him to discard his humanity.--Page [4] of cover.


Dying for a taste / Leslie Karst.

Dying for a taste /  Leslie Karst.
Sally Solari quits her job as an attorney to help her recently widowed father run his restaurant. When her aunt is found murdered and her sous chef is the prime suspect, Sally is determined to clear his name and find the real murderer.


Line of Sight.

Line of Sight.
The debut novel from novel award-winning crime reporter James Queally, an incredibly timely crime drama about a former crime reporter-turned-private investigator who comes into possession of a controversial, inflammatory video of police brutality that makes him enemy number one with the police department, and threatens to stir racial tensions and set Newark ablaze.


The Archbishop wore combat boots : memoir of an extraordinary life / Philip Hannan, with Nancy Collins and Peter Finney, Jr.

The Archbishop wore combat boots : memoir of an extraordinary life / Philip Hannan, with Nancy Collins and Peter Finney, Jr.
I felt as numb and emotionally exhausted as every other American struggling to make sense of the stunningly brutal murder. My own grieving, however, would have to wait. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy had asked that I deliver the eulogy for her husband--and my friend.--Archbishop Philip Hannan Whether parachuting behind enemy lines ... jumping into a Secret Service sedan for a White House meeting with JFK ... or navigating the swirling flood waters of a hurricane ... New Orleans' Archbishop Philip Hannan knew only one way to operate: totally committed and full speed ahead! The embodiment of The Greatest Generation, Archbishop Hannan's intellect, wit, generosity, and work ethic were unparalleled when fighting for what he believed in: the dangers of fascism, the preservation of the Faith, the inherent, if unforeseen, pitfalls in advising politicians on Church doctrine. Grab a front row seat on this extraordinary man's always fascinating, ever-humbling journey as he makes his mark on the pivotal events of the 20th century--the second World War, the Kennedy presidency, Vatican II, the integration of the South, Hurricane Katrina. Go behind the scenes as Archbishop Philip Hannan--at age 97, still the quintessential priest and American--details the events, pressures, decisions, and emotions of his one-of-a-kind experiences ... proving, once again, the impact that one human being can have on history. Read an excerpt here.


The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War / Andrew Delbanco.

The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War / Andrew Delbanco.
Explains how fugitive slaves escaping from the South to the northern states awakened northerners to the true nature of slavery and how the Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Act divided the nation and set it on the path to civil war.


Waiting for Summer's return : a novel / Kim Vogel Sawyer.

Waiting for Summer's return : a novel / Kim Vogel Sawyer.
All alone on the Kansas prairie, Summer Steadman has few options. With her husband and children lost to illness, she has no desire to continue on farther west to where she and her husband planned to build their future. Instead, she seeks employment in a small Mennonite community in order to be near the graves of her family. Widower Peter Ollenburger, the local gristmill owner, needs someone to teach his young son. When he hears of a learned woman in town, he believes she is the answer to his prayers. He soon discovers, however, that helping this outsider may have troublesome consequences. There is little this father will not do for his son, but as the boy begins to look at Summer as more than a teacher, Peter must make a choice. Does he marry this woman to give his son a new mother, or does he marry only for love? Will Summer's broken heart ever be able to love again?


Twelve days of Christmas / Trisha Ashley.

Twelve days of Christmas /  Trisha Ashley.


The Cotswolds mysteries collection / Rebecca Tope.

The Cotswolds mysteries collection /  Rebecca Tope.
The Cotswolds are filled with idyllic and quintessentially English villages: the perfect, peaceful location for recently widowed Thea Osbourne to housesit, if perhaps a little dull. Until a body turns up. At the centre of the tragedy, Thea discovers that the cosy facades hide than their share of secrets... Includes the first four instalments in the Cotswold Mysteries series: A Cotswold Killing, A Cotswold Ordeal, Death in the Cotswolds and A Cotswold Mystery .


The headmaster / by Tiffany Reisz.

The headmaster /  by Tiffany Reisz.
Nestled in the shadow of the Appalachians is where Gwen Ashby stumbles upon the William Marshall Academy, and she's given a trial position as a literature teacher. The Gothic boarding school seems trapped in time yet it feels like home the moment Gwen arrives. She's charmed by the lovely buildings, bewitched by the eager students ... and utterly seduced by the headmaster. Edwin Yorke is noble, handsome and infuriatingly proper. But his tweedy exterior and courtly manners conceal a raw sensual power that Gwen longs to unleash.


The earl & the fairy. story & art by Ayuko ; original concept by Mizue Tani ; [English translation & adaptation, John Werry ; touch-up art & lettering, Joanna Estep].

Lydia has been trapped in a warehouse by Rosalie, a dangerous young woman who commands a bogey-beast and wants Edgar all to herself. What's more, Lydia has realized that she is in the storehouse where Edgar was first enslaved as a child. Can she discover the secret of his dark past, or will she fall prey to the bogey-beast's true master?--Publisher.


The good girl's guide to murder : a debutante dropout mystery / Susan McBride.

The good girl's guide to murder : a debutante dropout mystery / Susan McBride.
Thanks to her scheming mother, Cissy, Web site designer and high-society rebel Andrea Kendricks is on hand for the launch party to celebrate the new Dallas TV studio of unloveable domestic diva Marilee Mabry, a party that goes up in flames, leaving the body of a victim of foul play in its wake.


Capital in the twenty-first century / Thomas Piketty ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer.

Capital in the twenty-first century /  Thomas Piketty ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer.
What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In this work the author analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His findings transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality. He shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities on the apocalyptic scale predicted by Karl Marx. But we have not modified the deep structures of capital and inequality as much as we thought in the optimistic decades following World War II. The main driver of inequality--the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth--today threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values if political action is not taken. But economic trends are not acts of God. Political action has curbed dangerous inequalities in the past, the author says, and may do so again. This original work reorients our understanding of economic history and confronts us with sobering lessons for today.


The cold room / J.T. Ellison.

The cold room /  J.T. Ellison.
Return to Nashville with fan-favorite Lieutenant Taylor Jackson in book 4 of this gripping, intricately crafted thriller series from New York Times bestselling author J.T. EllisonHomicide detective Taylor Jackson thinks she's seen it all--but she's never seen anything as perverse as The Conductor. Once his victim is captured, he contains her in a glass coffin, slowly starving her to death. Only then does he give in to his attraction. Later, he creatively disposes of the body by reenacting scenes from famous paintings. Disturbingly, similar macabre works are being displayed in Europe. Taylor teams up with her fiancé, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, and New Scotland Yard detective James Memphis Highsmythe--a haunted man who has eyes only for Taylor--to put an end to The Conductor's art collection. Has the killer gone international? Or are there dueling artists, competing to create the ultimate masterpiece?Originally published in 2012


The gargoyle / [Andrew Davidson].

The gargoyle /  [Andrew Davidson].
A very contemporary cynic, physically beautiful and sexually adept, crashes his car into a ravine and suffers horrible burns over much of his body. As he recovers in a burn ward, undergoing the tortures of the damned, he awaits the day when he can leave the hospital and commit carefully planned suicide--for he is now a monster in appearance as well as in soul. Then a beautiful and compelling, but clearly unhinged, sculptress of gargoyles by the name of Marianne Engel appears at the foot of his bed and tells him that they were once lovers in medieval Germany.--From publisher description.


A man and a woman / Robin Schone.

A man and a woman /  Robin Schone.
Schone is one of the groundbreaking writers of erotic romance. --Library JournalWidowed Megan Phillins longs to experience the intimacies shared with a man just once more. Playing the role of a harlot, she travels to the Land's End Inn, where she knocks upon the door of a mysterious stranger. After a night of forbidden passion Megan is shocked to discover the traveler is actually Connor Treffrey, an Englishman who was marooned and sold into slavery. But now Connor has returned to reunite with his well-bred family. And together, he and Megan will embark on a breathless journey of indescribable pleasure...Praise for Robin Schone's The Lady's TutorMarvelous. --RT Book Reviews Be prepared for romantic erotica the way it should be written...truly captivating. --theromancereader.com, 5 Hearts30,000 Words.--


Wedding bells at Butterfly Cove / Sarah Bennett.

Wedding bells at Butterfly Cove /  Sarah Bennett.
'I am already looking forward to my next trip to Butterfly Cove.' - Rachel's Random Reads (top 500 Amazon reviewer) A second chance by the sea? When Kiki Jackson's marriage falls to pieces, there's only one place that she knows she can escape to - her sister's little guesthouse in Butterfly Cove. But she's worried that turning up on bride-to-be Mia's doorstep, especially with her two adorable children in tow, will spoil her sister's imminent wedding plans! Luckily, handsome neighbour Aaron Spenser offers to share his new cottage with Kiki until she's back on her feet. And as the wedding draws closer, Kiki realises that Butterfly Cove may be offering her little family more than just a new home... Maybe this is where her new life begins...? An uplifting and heartwarming read, perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Rachael Lucas and Hilary Boyd.


Brand New Heartache / Maggie Shayne.