Riders on the storm Gorman, Edward.
When we last saw Sam McCain he had been drafted to fight the war in Vietnam. But Sam's military career ended in boot camp when he was accidentally shot in the head and forced to spend three months in a military hospital to recover. Sam returns to his hometown of Black River Falls, where he works as a lawyer (and part-time investigator) for the court of the snobbish but amusing Judge Esme Ann Whitney. Two of Sam's oldest friends are caught up in this same battle. Veteran Steve Donovan brutally belittles and finally savagely beats his old friend veteran Will Cullen when Cullen announces he's joined the anti war group. When Cullen is found murdered, the obvious suspect is Steve Donovan, but Sam has serious doubts about the man's guilt. At least three people had reasons to murder Cullen, and Sam begins to suspect he'll discover even more as his investigation heats up.
A matter of heart Peterson, Tracie.
"In 1890s Texas when two very different men enter Jessica's life, will she choose to pursue her dreams of adventure or follow the gentle urgings of her heart?"--
Echoes of Scotland Street : an on Dublin Street novel Young, Samantha, author.
"Shannon MacLeod has always gone for the wrong type of man. After she drifted from one toxic relationship to the next, her last boyfriend gave her a wake-up call in the worst possible way. With her world shattered, she's sworn off men--especially those of the bad-boy variety. Cole Walker is exactly the sort that Shannon wants to avoid--gorgeous, tattooed, charming, and cocky. But his rough exterior hides a good man who's ready to find "the one." He's determined to pull Shannon from her self-imposed solitude to win her heart. As Shannon opens up in the face of Cole's steady devotion, the passion between them ignites to blazing levels. But when Shannon's past comes back to haunt her, her fears may destroy the trust Cole has built between them--and tear them apart for good..."--
Gods of war Lovegrove, James, author.
"1913. The clouds of war are gathering. The world's great empires vie for supremacy. Europe is in turmoil, a powder keg awaiting a spark. A body is discovered on the shore below Beachy Head, just a mile from Sherlock Holmes's retirement cottage. The local police are satisfied that it's a suicide. The victim, a young man, recently suffered a disappointment in love, and Beachy Head is notorious as a place where the desperate and depressed leap to their deaths. Holmes, however, suspects murder. As he and Watson investigate, they uncover a conspiracy with shocking ramifications. There are some men, it seems, who not only actively welcome the idea of a world war but are seeking divine aid to make war a reality." --Publisher's web site.
When mercy rains : a novel Sawyer, Kim Vogel, author.
"Suzanne Zimmerman was only seventeen and pregnant when her shamed mother quietly sent her away from their Old Order Mennonite community in Kansas. With her old home, family, and first love firmly behind her, Suzanne moved to Indiana, became a nurse, and raised a daughter, Alexa, on her own. Now, nearly twenty years later, an unexpected letter arrives from Kansas. Her brother asks her to bring her nursing abilities home and care for their ailing mother. His request requires that Suzanne face a family that may not have forgiven her and a strict faith community. It also means seeing Paul Aldrich, her first love"--Amazon.com.
The May bride : a novel of Tudor England Dunn, Suzannah, 1963- author.
Jane Seymour finds herself in the midst of scandal and intrigue at Wolf Hall in [a] new novel of the Tudor era.
Electric City : a novel Rosner, Elizabeth, author.
Exploring the scientific contributions of Thomas Edison and Charles Proteus Steimetz in upstate New York at the confluence of the Hudson River and its tributary the Mohawk--and the fate of the same place in the mid-sixties--this is a "novel of America, of its great scientific ingenuity and its emotional ambition, one that frames the birth and evolution of its towns against the struggles of its indigenous tribes, the immigrant experience, a country divided, and the technological advancements that ushered in the modern world"--Amazon.com.
The madness of July Naughtie, James, 1951- author.
"Will Flemyng was trained as a spy for a life behind enemy lines, but now he is in politics--and rising to the top. But when a bizarre death starts to unravel some of the most sensitive secrets of his government, Will is drawn back into the shadows of the Cold War and begins to dance with danger once more"--Amazon.com.
Reunion : a novel Pittard, Hannah, author.
"Five minutes before her flight is set to take off, Kate Pulaski, failed screenwriter and newly failed wife with scarcely a hundred dollars to her name, learns that her estranged father has killed himself. More shocked than saddened by the news, she gives in to her siblings' request that she join them, along with her many half-siblings and most of her father's five former wives, in Atlanta, their birthplace, for a final farewell. REUNION takes place over the following four days, as family secrets are revealed, personal foibles are exposed, and Kate-- an inveterate liar looking for a way to come clean-- slowly begins to acknowledge the overwhelming similarities between herself and the man she never thought she'd claim as an influence, much less a father" --
Hummingbird in a box : [songs for a ballet] Frampton, Peter.
The last days of Socrates : Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo Plato.
Plato's account of Socrates' trial and death (399 BCE) is one of the most significant moments in western literature and philosophy. In these four works Plato illustrates Socrates' fundamental belief in the necessity for us to èxamine ourselves and others', portraying the man himself living and dying by his philosophy. In Euthyphro, Socrates debates the nature of pìety', in Apology, he defends himself in court against the charge of impiety, in Crito, now in prison and awaiting execution, he considers whether escape can be justified, finally, in Phaedo, he reflects on the ethics of suicide, describes his intellectual history, and mounts a series of arguments for supposing that we continue to exist as intelligent beings after death. Then, after a magnificent description of the earth and its regions, he drinks the hemlock and dies.
The Nicomachean ethics Aristotle.
The sugar season : a year in the life of maple syrup -- and one family's quest for the sweetest harvest Whynott, Douglas, 1950-
"A year in the life of one New England family as they work to preserve an ancient, lucrative, and threatened agricultural art-- the sweetest harvest, maple syrup."--Front jacket flap.
We are better than this : how government should spend our money Kleinbard, Edward D., author.
"We Are Better Than This fundamentally reframes budget debates in the United States. Author Edward D. Kleinbard explains how the public's preoccupation with tax policy alone has obscured any understanding of government's ability to complement the private sector through investment and insurance programs that enhance the general welfare and prosperity of our society at large. He argues that when we choose how government should spend and tax, we open a window into our "fiscal soul," because those choices are the means by which we express the values we cherish and the regard in which we hold our fellow citizens. Though these values are being diminished by short-sighted decisions to starve government, strategic government spending can directly make citizens happier, healthier, and even wealthier. Expertly combining the latest economic research with his insider knowledge of the budget process into a simple yet compelling narrative, he unmasks the tax mythologies and false arguments that too often dominate contemporary discourse about budget policies. Large quantities of comparative data are succinctly distilled to situate the United States among its peer countries, so that readers can judge for themselves whether contemporary budget choices really reflect our aspirational fiscal soul. Kleinbard's presentation takes a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on economics, finance, law, political science and moral philosophy. He uniquely weaves economic research and moral philosophy together by emphasizing our welfare, not just our national income, and by contrasting the actual beliefs of Adam Smith, a great moral philosopher, with the cartoon version of the man presented by proponents of the most extreme forms of private market triumphalism"--
The word made flesh : literary tattoos from bookworms worldwide
Collects photographs of quotations and illustrations tattooed on human epidermis with statements from the bearers on the history of the tattoos and the personal significance of the chosen work.
The glass cage : automation and us Carr, Nicholas G., 1959-
In The Glass Cage, best-selling author Nicholas Carr digs behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, as he explores the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure and reveals something we already suspect: shifting our attention to computer screens can leave us disengaged and discontented.
How we learn : the surprising truth about when, where, and why it happens Carey, Benedict, author.
From an early age, we are told that restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. Learning is all self-discipline, so we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual. But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong? And what if there was a way to achieve more with less effort? Here, award-winning science reporter Benedict Carey sifts through decades of education research to uncover the truth about how our brains absorb and retain information. What he discovers is that, from the moment we are born, we all learn quickly, efficiently, and automatically, but in our zeal to systematize the process we have ignored valuable, naturally enjoyable learning tools like forgetting, sleeping, and daydreaming. Is a dedicated desk in a quiet room really the best way to study? Can altering your routine improve your recall? Are there times when distraction is good? Is repetition necessary? Carey's search for answers to these questions yields a wealth of strategies that make learning more a part of our everyday lives--and less of a chore.--From publisher description.
Elements of style : designing a home & a life Gates, Erin T., author.
"From the star blogger and designer Erin Gates [comes an] interior design book that shows how designing a home is also a method of personal expression and self-discovery. Drawing on her 10 years of experience running her own design firm, Erin combines practical, honest design advice and ... professional photographs and illustrations with personal essays about lessons she has learned while designing her own home and her own life--the first being: none of our homes or lives are perfect"--
There goes the gayborhood? Ghaziani, Amin, author.
"Gay neighborhoods, like the legendary Castro District in San Francisco and New York's Greenwich Village, have long provided sexual minorities with safe havens in an often unsafe world. But as our society increasingly accepts gays and lesbians into the mainstream, are "gayborhoods" destined to disappear? Amin Ghaziani provides an incisive look at the origins of these unique cultural enclaves, the reasons why they are changing today, and their prospects for the future.Drawing on a wealth of evidence--including census data, opinion polls, hundreds of newspaper reports from across the United States, and more than one hundred original interviews with residents in Chicago, one of the most paradigmatic cities in America--There Goes the Gayborhood? argues that political gains and societal acceptance are allowing gays and lesbians to imagine expansive possibilities for a life beyond the gayborhood. The dawn of a new post-gay era is altering the character and composition of existing enclaves across the country, but the spirit of integration can coexist alongside the celebration of differences in subtle and sometimes surprising ways. More diverse options for how to structure gay and lesbian lives mean not the death of gayborhoods but rather their unexpected growth.Exploring the intimate relationship between sexuality and the city, this cutting-edge book reveals how gayborhoods, like the cities that surround them, are organic and continually evolving places. Gayborhoods have nurtured sexual minorities throughout the twentieth century and, despite the unstoppable forces of flux, will remain resonant and revelatory features of urban life"--
FBP, Federal Bureau of Physics. Volume 2, Wish you were here Oliver, Simon.
"The mind-bending science fiction series FBP returns to the strange phenomena all over the world-and beyond. Federal Bureau of Physics agents Rosa and Adam are invited to take part in an experiment that will test their limits and blur their concept of reality. And after a beautiful moment is shattered, Rosa and Adam get to see firsthand why Nakeet is known as the strangest town north of the 48"--
Batman. Volume 5, Zero Year-Dark City Snyder, Scott, author.
"Before the Batcave and Robin, the Joker and the Batmobile ... there was ZERO YEAR. The Riddler has plunged Gotham City into darkness. How will a young Dark Knight bring his beloved hometown from the brink of chaos and madness and back into the light? From the critically acclaimed, New York Times #1 best-selling creative team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, BATMAN VOL. 5: ZERO YEAR--DARK CITY is the concluding volume to Batman's origin story, as you've never seen it before"--
The girl who ate everything : easy family recipes from a girl who has tried them all Denney, Christy, 1980-
Mary Randlett portraits McCue, Frances.
"Mary Randlett Portraits, the first collection of Mary Randlett's photographs of people, presents visual artists, writers, and arts advocates from 1949 to 2014. Her portraits are known for their effortless intimacy, illuminating her subjects as few ever saw them-something noted by many of those whom she photographed. The portraits are accompanied by biographical sketches written by Frances McCue, whose short essays blend life stories and reflections on the photographs with Randlett's own reminiscences. McCue also provides an essay that is the first to frame the scope of Randlett's life and professional career. Mary Randlett, who will be 91 in May, 2015, is still photographing landscapes."--Publisher's website.
How to add value to your home McGillivray, Scott, 1978-, author.
An expert in home renovations and real estate investment, McGillivray provides advice on maintaining and renovating your home, tips on attracting the right tenants and strategies for preparing your house for re-sale.
Extraordinary goats : meetings with remarkable goats, caprine wonders, & horned troublemakers
Ivan : the remarkable true story of the shopping mall gorilla Applegate, Katherine, author.
"The true story of Ivan, known as the Shopping Mall Gorilla, who lived alone in a small cage for almost 30 years before being relocated to the gorilla habitat at ZooAtlanta"--
American horror story. Coven. The complete third season
The exceptional young witches at Miss Robichaux's Academy are under assault by forces of ignorance and hate. Caught in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe, who harbors a terrifying secret of her own. Fiona, a Supreme Witch with unimaginable powers, is determined to protect the Coven, but her obsessive quest for immortality will lead her to cross paths with a formidable voodoo queen and a murderous slave owner cursed with eternal life.
Bates Motel. Season two
In the aftermath of Miss Watson's murder, Norman's innocence is buried under blackouts, suspicious characters, and his strange behavior. Meanwhile, Norma faces a dark truth of her own when family secrets begin to unravel while looming threats from local villains jeopardize Norma's stab at happiness.
Duck dynasty. Season 6
In season sixth Phil teaches Bella more than Willie was hoping about nature, Willie and Si insist on helping John Luke with his speech introducing the governor, and Jep and Jessica chaperone Lily's first date. Jase takes Reed frog-hunting the night before his high school graduation, like he did before his own, and Jep and the ladies pull a senior prank by toilet-papering Missy and Jase's house. Willie also sponsors a radio contest and finds himself competing against Si for a wood chipper.
Strawberry Shortcake. Berry best friends.
When Orange Blossom's general store overflows with a new line of fruits and veggies, she tries to handle all of the details without any help from others, and, as result, she's exhausted! Strawberry is excited to be building a new marketplace, but has a tough time learning how to graciously say 'no, thank you.' Both soon learn that talking about what you need is the berry best thing to do.
Google how Google works Schmidt, Eric, 1955 April 27-
Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg distill their decades of working in the high-tech industry into a practical and fun-to-read guide for those who want to succeed in an ever-changing business landscape. The book offers how-to advice on strategy, corporate culture, talent, decision-making, innovation, communication and dealing with disruption.
The outsider Delinsky, Barbara.
Living on a tiny island, Summer Van Vorn takes on the role of healer, much as her mother and grandmother did before her, until the arrival of Cameron Divine, a mysterious man of extraordinary ability, intrudes into her peaceful and solitary existence.
Rooms a novel Oliver, Lauren, 1982-
Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family, bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna, have arrived for their inheritance. But the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls.
Slim by design mindless eating solutions for everyday life Wansink, Brian.
"In Slim by Design, leading behavioral economist, food psychologist, and bestselling author Brian Wansink introduces groundbreaking solutions for designing our most common spaces--schools, restaurants, grocery stores, and home kitchens, among others--in order to make positive changes in how we approach and manage our diets. Anyone familiar with Wansink's Mindless Eating knows this is not a typical diet book. Wansink shares his scientific approach to eating, providing insight and information, so we can all make better choices when it comes to food. The pioneer of the Small Plate Movement, Brian Wansink presents compelling research conducted at the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University by way of cartoons, drawings, charts, graphs, floor plans, and more. Slim by Design offers innovative ways to make healthy eating mindlessly easy" --
Station Eleven Mandel, Emily St. John, 1979-
One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production. Jeevan Chaudhary, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthur's chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night, as Jeevan walks home from the theater, a terrible flu begins to spread. Hospitals are flooded and Jeevan and his brother barricade themselves inside as life disintegrates outside.
Horrorstör Hendrix, Grady, author.
Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring wardrobes, shattered Brooka glassware, and vandalized Liripip sofa beds--clearly someone, or something, is up to no good. To unravel the mystery, five young employees volunteer for a long dusk-till-dawn shift and encounter horrors that defy imagination. Along the way, author Grady Hendrix infuses sly social commentary on the nature of work in the new twenty-first-century economy. A traditional haunted house story in a contemporary setting, and full of current fears, Horrorstör delivers a high-concept premise in a unique style.
Man of two worlds Herbert, Frank, author.
What if the entire universe were the creation of alien minds? After an unfortunate spaceship accident, the hedonistic human Lutt Hansen Jr. finds himself sharing his body and mind with a naive alien dreamer. Together the two must survive dangers, schemes, and assassination attempts. But can they survive each other?
Skink no surrender Hiaasen, Carl.
Classic Malley, to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, she takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard ... he knows his cousin's in trouble before she does. Wild Skink, he's a ragged, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. With Richard riding shotgun, the unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets, and giant gators.
A sudden light Stein, Garth.
" In the summer of 1990, fourteen-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant, whole trees, and is set on a huge estate overlooking Puget Sound. Trevor's bankrupt parents have begun a trial separation, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House with a goal: to join forces with his sister, Serena, dispatch Grandpa Samuel--who is flickering in and out of dementia--to a graduated living facility, sell off the house and property for development into "tract housing for millionaires," divide up the profits, and live happily ever after. But Trevor soon discovers there's someone else living in Riddell House: a ghost with an agenda of his own. For while the land holds tremendous value, it is also burdened by the final wishes of the family patriarch, Elijah, who mandated it be allowed to return to untamed forestland as a penance for the millions of trees harvested over the decades by the Riddell Timber company. The ghost will not rest until Elijah's wish is fulfilled, and Trevor's willingness to face the past holds the key to his family's future" --
Clam wake Daheim, Mary, author.
With the holidays gone and Hillside Manor almost empty, Judith McMonigle Flynn has a bad case of the blues. A house-sitting stint at her aunt and uncle's retirement home on Whoopee Island with cousin Renie seems like the ideal pick-me-up. But it isn't long before a dead body pops up in their vicinity. Not surprising in an area full of older folks--until they learn it wasn't a bad ticker that did in the victim, but a very sharp knife. Judith reluctantly begins sleuthing.
When the United States spoke French five refugees who shaped a nation Furstenberg, François.
Relates how a group of five French aristocrats sought refuge in the United States, a republic whose Enlightenment ideals mirrored their own, and spent the French Revolution in Philadelphia before eventually becoming involved in Franco-American diplomacy.
Hearts and minds
A documentary that unflinchingly confronted the United States involvement in Vietnam at the height of the foment that surrounded it. Using a wealth of sources, from interviews to newsreels to footage of the conflict and the upheaval it occasioned on the home front, Davis constructs a powerfully affecting picture of the disastrous effects of war.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Ultimate showdown
It's nonstop ninja action as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles face off against new enemies and old, including the Rat King, Cockroach, Baxter Stockman, and more! All this, leading to the ultimate showdown against the Kraang and the Shredder himself!
Dear daughter Little, Elizabeth, 1981-
After being released from prison on a technicality, Janie Jenkins tracks down the one lead she has on her mother's real killer and is startled by what she uncovers about her mother's past in a small South Dakota town.
Shots fired stories from Joe Pickett Country Box, C. J.
Ten stories of suspense about the Wyoming Box knows so well--and the dark deeds and impulses that can be found there.
Sea blue sea Whizpops! (Musical group)
The secret Mahone, Austin, 1996- performer.
Teen pop sensation Austin Mahone's 2014 album contains 8 tracks, including the hit single, "Mmm Yeah" featuring Pitbull.
There is a hell believe me I've seen it. There is a heaven let's keep it a secret Bring Me the Horizon (Musical group)
The third album from Bring Me the Horizon makes listeners stand up and take notice with powerful riffs, cinematic songwriting, and magnetic imagery that shows the band heading for new horizons.
Judy Collins sings Lennon & McCartney. Collins, Judy, 1939- singer.
Snapshot Strypes (Musical group), composer, performer
The Strypes bang out a no-nonsense repertoire from the songbooks of Bo Diddley and more with the passion of groups such as The Yardbirds. They have won acclaim from such artists as Dave Grohl, Jeff Beck, and Elton John.
Sound of change Dirty Heads (Musical group), performer.
Stress-relief meditations guided meditations for busy people Kaur, Ramdesh.
Transmitter failure Youngs, Jenny Owen.
Social music Batiste, Jonathan.
Tremolo Blue Rodeo (Musical group)
One more step McCaul, Lindsay.
Salonica, city of ghosts : Christians, Muslims, and Jews, 1430-1950 Mazower, Mark.
The killing zone: how and why pilots die Craig, Paul A.
"This survival guide for beginning pilots with experience ranging from 50-350 hours clearly explains the top twelve pilot killers and how to avoid them"-Provided by publisher.
Groups, troops, clubs & classrooms : the essential handbook for youth leaders Ragsdale, Susan.
"This practical handbook is for teachers, volunteers, group leaders, youth counselors, coaches, and anyone with works with young people. Find practical and motivational advice for approaching young people from a strength-based perspective. Readers will learn about how kids' brains are wired, how to create inviting classrooms and meeting spaces, and how to connect with them in meaningful, lasting ways. The authors share dozens of strategies for activating and sustaining young people's innate strengths and skills so they can become positive forces for self-realization and community betterment"--
The Greeks Kitto, H. D. F. (Humphrey Davy Findley)
Reading the Bible from the margins De La Torre, Miguel A.
Westminster systematics : comments and notes on the Westminster Confession Wilson, Douglas, 1953- author.
Deconstructing Jesus Price, Robert M., 1954-
"In Deconstructing Jesus, author Robert M. Price argues that liberal Protestant scholars who produce reconstructions of the "historical Jesus" are, as Albert Schweitzer pointed out long ago, creating their own Jesus icons to authorize a liberal religious agenda. Price argues that there is good reason to believe that Jesus never existed as a historical figure, and that responsible historians must remain agnostic about a "historical Jesus" and what he stood for."--BOOK JACKET.
When we were the boys : coming of age on Rod Stewart's Out of order tour Salas, Stevie, author.
The White Horse King : the life of Alfred the Great Merkle, Ben.
Like a splinter in your mind : the philosophy behind the Matrix trilogy Lawrence, Matt, 1963-
This book leads readers through the myriad of philosophical themes within the Matrix trilogy, helping them to gain a better understanding of the films and of philosophy itself.
Hormegeddon : how too much of a good thing leads to disaster Bonner, William, 1948-
Nailed : ten Christian myths that show Jesus never existed at all Fitzgerald, David.
Painting & decorating eggs : 20 charming ideas for creating beautiful displays, shown in more than 130 clear step-by-step photographs Schneebeli-Morrell, Deborah, author.
The cat who went into the closet Braun, Lilian Jackson.
The cat who said cheese Braun, Lilian Jackson.
Silverblind Connolly, Tina, author.
Dorie Rochart has been hiding her fey side for a long time. Now, finished with University, she plans to study magical creatures and plants in the wild, bringing long-forgotten cures to those in need. But when no one will hire a girl to fight basilisks, she releases her shape-changing fey powers to disguise herself as a boy.
Beetle boy Willey, Margaret.
Terrible memories resurface when Charlie's girlfriend asks questions about his childhood.
Ruining Mr. Perfect Harte, Marie. author.
Vanessa Campbell is a CPA by day and a perfectionist by night. She's fit, successful, and decidedly lonely. She can't stop thinking about the youngest McCauley brother, Cameron. He's just like her: smart, attractive, and usually right-except when dealing with her. But someone's got to do it. Cameron McCauley likes Vanessa a little too much. She's a blond goddess with a razor-sharp tongue. She hates to be wrong, just like him. But she can hold a grudge and is stubborn to a fault-also like him. A past disagreement has them rubbing each other the wrong way. Cam is dying to shake Vanessa up-get her to let loose. But if he succeeds, can his heart handle it?
The luminous heart of Jonah S. Nahai, Gina Barkhordar, author.
The Soleymans, an Iranian Jewish family, are tormented for decades by Raphael's Son, a crafty and unscrupulous financier who has futilely claimed to be an heir to the family's fortune. Forty years later in contemporary Los Angeles, Raphael's Son has nearly achieved his goal--until he suddenly disappears, presumed by many to have been murdered.
Althea & Oliver Moracho, Cristina.
"Althea and Oliver, who have been friends since age six and are now high school juniors, find their friendship changing because he has contracted Kleine-Levin Syndrome"--
Tied Chase, Emma.
"In this fourth sexy contemporary romance by NYT bestseller Emma Chase, beloved characters Kate and Drew, from TANGLED and TWISTED, try to juggle everything life throws at them as they tie the knot"--
Nora Webster : a novel Tóibín, Colm, 1955-
"Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be drawn back into it. Wounded, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning empathy and kindness, and when she begins to sing again, after decades, she finds solace, engagement, a haven-- herself." --
By light we knew our names Valente, Anne, author.
The shotgun arcana Belcher, R. S.
"R. S. Belcher's debut novel, The Six-Gun Tarot, was enthusiastically greeted by critics and readers, who praised its wildly inventive mixture of dark fantasy, steampunk, and the Wild West. Now Belcher returns to Golgotha, Nevada, a bustling frontier town that hides more than its fair share of unnatural secrets. 1870. A haven for the blessed and the damned, including a fallen angel, a mad scientist, a pirate queen, and a deputy who is kin to coyotes, Golgotha has come through many nightmarish trials, but now an army of thirty-two outlaws, lunatics, serial killers, and cannibals are converging on the town, drawn by a grisly relic that dates back to the Donner Party...and the dawn of humanity. Sheriff Jon Highfather and his deputies already have their hands full dealing with train robbers, a mysterious series of brutal murders, and the usual outbreaks of weirdness. But with thirty-two of the most vicious killers on Earth riding into Golgotha in just a few day's time, the town and its people will be tested as never before--and some of them will never be the same. The Shotgun Arcana is even more spectacularly ambitious and imaginative than The Six-Gun Tarot, and confirms R. S. Belcher's status as a rising star"--
The boy who drew monsters : a novel Donohue, Keith.
"Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, 10-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to venture outdoors. Refusing to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine, Jack Peter spends his time drawing monsters. When those drawings take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire. His mother, Holly, begins to hear strange sounds in the night coming from the ocean, and she seeks answers from the local Catholic priest and his Japanese housekeeper who fill her head with stories of shipwrecks and ghosts. His father, Tim, wanders the beach, frantically searching for a strange apparition running wild in the dunes. And the boy's only friend, Nick, becomes helplessly entangled in the eerie power of the drawings. While those around Jack Peter are haunted by what they think they see, only he knows the truth behind the frightful occurrences as the outside world encroaches upon them all. In the tradition of The Turn of the Screw, Keith Donohue's The Boy Who Drew Monsters is a mesmerizing tale of psychological terror and imagination run wild, a perfectly creepy read for a dark night. For readers of Neil Gaiman, Jason Mott, and Audrey Niffenegger"--
By day, by night Gibson, Amy (Amy S.)
By Day, By Night journeys from morning to evening, from country to country, into the hearts of people everywhere.
I want to go home! Ross, Tony, author, illustrator.
When the Royal Family moves to a new castle, Little Princess misses her old room.
Elmer and the monster McKee, David.
"There is pandemonium in the jungle. A strange roaring sounds sends the animals stampeding, convinced it's a monster. But all is not as it seems. Only Elmer the patchwork elephant is brave enough to investigate, and what he discovers comes as quite a surprise"--
Wicked ways Jackson, Lisa, author.
A woman's birthright holds the key to a rash of brutal murders.
Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots (Musical group)
The other one : revisited by the Afropeans Benét, Eric, composer, performer.
Piano sonatas nos. 1 and 2 Preludes Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943, composer.
Remain in light Talking Heads (Musical group)
Science and wonder Whizpops! (Musical group)
Now that's what I call music!. 51.
Decorating eggs : exquisite designs with wax & dye Pollak, Jane, 1948-
Shows how to decorate eggs with exquisite designs, intricate details, and gemlike colors, from classic quilt patterns to traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs.
The story of the Oakland Raiders Frisch, Nate.
"The history of the National Football League's Oakland Raiders, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1960 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Philadelphia Eagles Frisch, Nate.
The history of the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1924 to today.
Music box opera Delerium (Musical group)
The story of the Houston Texans Frisch, Nate.
"The history of the National Football League's Houston Texans, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 2002 to today"--Provided by publisher.
Classic African American songsters from Smithsonian Folkways
A change of seasons Dream Theater (Musical group)
Velociraptor Riggs, Kate.
"A brief introduction to the speedy Velociraptor, highlighting its size, habitat, food sources, and demise. Also included is a virtual field trip to a museum with notable Velociraptor fossils"--
Musik, die schwer zu twerk Electric Würms (Musical group), performer.
Nick & Knight Nick and Knight (Musical group)
Once more 'round the sun Mastodon (Musical group), composer, performer.
Mastodon recognize the importance of life's omnipresent cycles on their sixth album. They orbit around themes of loss and rebirth, twirling a sonic spiral of robust riffing, hypnotically haunting soundscapes, and seismic grooves.
Hymns : 17 timeless songs of faith Travis, Randy.
Road show Creager, Roger, composer, performer.
Long gone out West blues Romero, Pharis, performer.
Symphonies 3 & 7 Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953.
The Tears of the Rose Kennedy, Jeffe
The Vendetta of Felipe Espinosa Jones, Adam James.
The song Fabry, Chris, 1961-
Price of Privilege Dotta, Jessica.
Sex World Koertge, Ronald
The Poet and the Private Eye Gittins, Rob
Paying the ferryman : a Naomi Blake novel Adams, Jane, 1960- author.
Offcomer Baker, Jo.
"An honest, affecting work of fiction about a young woman's search for her place in the world, Offcomer is the powerful first novel from the acclaimed author of Longbourn. Against the backdrop of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, recent Oxford graduate Claire is a mess. She's trapped in a disastrous relationship with a young academic, working a dead end job, stunned by the emergence of secrets from her mother's past, and seemingly addicted to self-destructive behavior. But like the ceasefire that has brought renewed hope to Belfast, Claire too is afforded an opportunity to reflect, gradually learning to accept herself and to discover her sense of self-esteem and self-worth. Unflinching in its depictions of the uncertainties of youth, Offcomer ("An arresting debut" --The Independent (London)) is a novel of real and quiet power, from literary star Jo Baker"--
Man v. nature : stories Cook, Diane, 1976-
"A daring debut collection of short stories which illuminates with audacious wit the complexity of human behavior, as seen through the lens of the natural world"--
The lady Johansen, K. V. (Krista V.), 1968-
"Possessed by a ghost who feeds on death, the undying assassin Ahjvar the Leopard has been captured by the Lady of Marakand, enslaved by necromancy to be captain of her Red Masks. His shield-bearer Ghu, a former slave with an uncanny ability to free the captive dead, follows Ahjvar into the war-torn lands of the Duina Catairna to release him, even if that means destroying what is left of Ahj's tormented soul. Deyandara, the last surviving heir of the Catairnan queen, rides into a land ravaged by diseaseand war, seeking the allies she abandoned months before, though they have no hope of standing against the army led by the invulnerable Red Masks of Marakand and the divine terror of the Lady. In the city of Marakand, former enemies ally and old friends seek one another's deaths as loyalists of the entombed gods Gurhan and Ilbialla raise a revolt, spearheaded by the Grasslander wizard Ivah, the shapeshifting Blackdog, and the bear-demon Mikki. The Lady's defenses are not easily breached, though, and the one enemy who might withstand her, the Northron wanderer Moth, bearer of the sword Lakkariss, has vanished. "--
Justice postponed Fraser, Anthea, author.
The Jonah Watch : A True Life Ghost Story in the Form of a Novel Cady, Jack
Elysium Brissett, Jennifer Marie
Forget you ever knew me Dailey, Judy.
Each shining hour : a novel of watervalley High, Jeff, 1957-
Disclosures James, Bill, 1929- author.
Drift wood : a novel Dutton, Elizabeth, author.
Crude Carrier Burns, Rex
The Boston girl : a novel Diamant, Anita.
"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night, comes an unforgettable novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century. Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine--a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love. Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her "How did you get to be the woman you are today." She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naive girl she was and a wicked sense of humor. Written with the same attention to historical detail and emotional resonance that made Anita Diamant's previous novels bestsellers, The Boston Girl is a moving portrait of one woman's complicated life in twentieth century America, and a fascinating look at a generation of women finding their places in a changing world"--
The bishop's wife Harrison, Mette Ivie, 1970-
"In the predominantly Mormon city of Draper, Utah, some seemingly perfect families have deadly secrets. Inspired by an actual crime and written by a practicing Mormon, The Bishop's Wife is both a fascinating look at the lives of modern Mormons as well asa grim and cunningly twisted mystery. Linda Wallheim is the mother of five grown boys and the wife of a Mormon bishop. As bishop, Kurt Wallheim is the ward's designated spiritual father, and that makes Linda the ward's unofficial mother, and her days are filled with comfort visits, community service, and informal counseling. But Linda is increasingly troubled by the church's patriarchal structure and secrecy, especially as a disturbing situation takes shape in the ward. One cold winter morning, a neighbor, Jared Helm, appears on the Wallheims' doorstep with his 5-year-old daughter, claiming that his wife, Carrie, disappeared in the middle of the night, leaving behind everything she owns. The circumstances surrounding Carrie's disappearance become moresuspicious the more Linda learns about them, and she becomes convinced that Jared has murdered his wife and painted himself as an abandoned husband. Kurt asks Linda not to get involved in the unfolding family saga, but she has become obsessed with Carrie's fate, and with the well-being of her vulnerable young daughter. She cannot let the matter rest until she finds out the truth. Is she wrong to go against her husband, the bishop, when her inner convictions are so strong?"--
Before we fall Cole, Courtney (Novelist)
"In the bestselling tradition of J.A. Redmerski and Jessica Sorensen come the next novel in Courtney Cole's New York Times bestselling Beautifully Broken Series... Sometimes before we fall. we fly. One dark moment was all it took to turn twenty-four-year-old Dominic Kinkaide's world black. On the night of his high school graduation, a single incident changed him forever, and he became a hardened man-famous in the eyes of the world, but tortured inside. Now all he cares about is losing himself in the roles that he plays. At twenty-three years old, Jacey Vincent doesn't realize how much her father's indifference has affected her. She is proof that sometimes it isn't one specific moment that wrecks a person, but an absence of moments. She tries to find acceptance in the arms of men to fill the void-a plan that has worked just fine for her, until she meets Dominic. When jaded Dominic and strong-willed Jacey are thrown together, the combination of his secrets and her issues turns their attraction into theperfect storm. It could change their lives for good-if it doesn't tear them both apart"--
The art whisperer Elkins, Charlotte, author.
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66-'86 Mendes, Sergio.
Louder R5 (Musical group)
Love is hell Adams, Ryan.
Lunatic KONGOS (Musical group), performer.
The four brothers hail from South Africa and have scored the fastest-rising debut top ten on the chart since Lorde's Royals for the single Come With Me Now. Their sophomore release is climbing the Billboard Charts.
Me Messina, Jo Dee, 1969- composer, performer.
Manslaughter Body Count (Musical group), composer, performer.
Mega philosophy Cormega (Musician)
More multicultural children's songs from Ella Jenkins Jenkins, Ella.
Blessed or damned Watson, Dale.
The blackening Machine Head (Musical group)
Brill bruisers New Pornographers (Musical group)
Canyon lady Henderson, Joe, 1937-2001.
Church clothes Lecrae (Musician)
The Double EP a sea of split peas Barnett, Courtney.
Fire within Birdy, 1996- composer, performer.
With her latest album, Birdy enters a new phase in her career by coming to the forefront as a songwriter in her own right. She also collaborates with OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, Dan Wilson, and Ben Lovett from Mumford and Sons.
Hebrews Say Anything (Musical group), composer, performer.
Joy comin' Jones, Brent (Musician), performer.
One of Jones' many successes is as the creator of a group known for their hip-hop high fashion and beats with significant message of truth, words of inspiration, and dance moves, T.P. (Total Praise) Mobb. Jones now steps out on his own to release an album filled with heart-wrenching, real life, real emotion, and anointed songs that engage all types of listeners. The single Joy Comin' is already charted on the national Gospel radio charts.
And then you shoot your cousin Roots (Musical group), composer, performer.
After more than fifteen years, the Roots continue to reinvent themselves and remain one of music's most enduring and forward-thinking groups. Their eleventh album features the single When the People Cheer.
Anthology Ambrosia (Musical group)
Twelve playful movement songs delight babies six weeks to one year old, increase their self-confidence, alertness, independence, cognitive functioning, coordination, agility, strength and flexibility.
Backatown Andrews, Troy.
A staple of the New Orleans music scene since age four, Trombone Shorty and his band, Orleans Avenue, go to town on Backatown, a record with a funk/pop/hip-hop jazz sound. Shorty studied at the prestigious New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts.
Beautiful goodbye Marx, Richard, composer, performer.
The bends Radiohead (Musical group)
The Bends stands as Radiohead's breakthrough album with its sweeping and epic rock. The album includes the rock hits Fake Plastic Trees, High and Dry, My Iron Lung, and more.
Best days Mann, Tamela.
Better days comin' Winger (Musical group), composer, performer.
Bilingual Fun's sing-along Spanish : fun, easy songs for kids learning Spanish! Bilingual Fun Co. LLC., composer, lyricist.
Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a month of lunches Jones, Don, 1971-
PowerShell provides a single, unified administrative command line from which to control and automate virtually every aspect of a Windows system. It accepts and executes commands immediately, and scripts can be written to manage most Windows servers.
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end Gawande, Atul, author.
Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families of the terminally ill.
The cuckoo's egg : tracking a spy through the maze of computer espionage Stoll, Clifford.
This is the true story of how a systems manager at Lawrence Berkeley Lab singlehandedly tracked down and helped capture a computer hacker who had been breaking into U.S. computer systems and stealing sensitive military and security information. Cliff Stoll was an astronomer turned systems manager at Lawrence Berkeley Lab when a 75-cent accounting error alerted him to the presence of an unauthorized user on his system. The hacker's code name was "Hunter" -- a mystery invader hiding inside a twisting electronic labyrinth, breaking into U.S. computer systems and stealing sensitive military and security information. Stoll began a one-man hunt of his own, spying on the spy -- and plunged into an incredible international probe that finally gained the attention of top U.S. counterintelligence agents. The Cuckoo's Egg is his wild and suspenseful true story -- a year of deception, broken codes, satellites, missile bases, and the ultimate sting operation -- and how one ingenious American trapped a spy ring paid in cash and cocaine, and reporting to the KGB.
Business adventures : twelve classic tales from the world of Wall Street Brooks, John, 1920-1993, author.
From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America. What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety, these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened. Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. John Brooks's insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history repeats itself. Five additional stories on equally fascinating subjects round out this wonderful collection that will both entertain and inform readers . . . Business Adventures is truly financial journalism at its liveliest and best.
Fascinating womanhood Andelin, Helen B.
"What makes a woman fascinating to her husband? What is happiness in marriage for a woman? These are just two of the questions Helen B. Andelin answers in the bestselling classic that has already brought new happiness and life to millions of marriages. Fascinating Womanhood offers timeless wisdom, practical advice, and old-fashioned values to meet the needs and challenges of today?s fascinating woman. Inside you?ll learn: What traits today?s men find irresistible in a woman , How to awaken a man?s deepest feelings of love , Eight rules for a successful relationship , How to rekindle your love life , How to bring out the best in your man?and reap the rewards , Plus special advice for the working woman?and much more! Fascinating Womanhood offers guidance for a new generation of women?happy, fulfilled, adored and cherished?who want to rediscover the magic of their own feminine selves" --from the publisher.
Executive toughness : the mental-training program to increase your leadership performance Selk, Jason.
Edward II : a chronicle play Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956.
At the point of a cutlass : the pirate capture, bold escape, & lonely exile of Philip Ashton Flemming, Gregory N., author.
Taken in a surprise attack near Nova Scotia in June 1722, Ashton was forced to sail across the Atlantic and back with a crew under the command of Edward Low, a man so vicious he tortured victims by slicing off an ear or nose and roasting them over a fire. "A greater monster," one colonial official wrote, "never infested the seas." Ashton barely survived the nine months he sailed with Low's crew -- he was nearly shot in the head at gunpoint, came close to drowning when a ship sank near the coast of Brazil, and was almost hanged for secretly plotting a revolt against the pirates. Like many forced men, Ashton thought constantly about escaping. In March of 1723, he saw his chance when Low's crew anchored at the secluded island of Roatan, at the western edge of the Caribbean. Ashton fled into the thick, overgrown woods and, for more than a year, had to claw out a living on the remote strip of land, completely alone and with practically nothing to sustain him. The opportunity to escape came so unexpectedly that Ashton ran off without a gun, a knife, or even a pair of shoes on his feet. Yet the resilient young castaway -- who has been called America's real-life Robinson Crusoe -- was able to find food, build a crude shelter, and even survive a debilitating fever brought on by the cool winter rains before he was rescued by a band of men sailing near the island.
Inside Syria : the backstory of their civil war and what the world can expect Erlich, Reese W., 1947-
"Based on first-hand reporting from Syria and Washington, journalist Reese Erlich unravels the complex dynamics underlying the Syrian civil war. Through vivid, on-the-ground accounts and interviews with both rebel leaders and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Erlich gives the reader a better understanding of this momentous power struggle and why it matters. Through his many contacts inside Syria, the author reveals who is supporting Assad and why, he describes the agendas of the rebel factions, and he depicts in stark terms the dire plight of many ordinary Syrian people caught in the cross-fire. The book also provides insights into the role of the Kurds, the continuing influence of Iran, and the policies of US leaders who seem interested only in protecting US regional interests. As Erlich shows, current events in Syria can be best understood by looking at Syria's recent history, especially the roles of key historic figures. Several chapters are devoted to these influential leaders--including T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), journalist Lowell Thomas, Muslim brotherhood founder Hassan al Banna, Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Saddam Hussein, and Hafez al-Assad. Disturbing and enlightening at once, this timely book shows you not only what is happening inside Syria but why it is so important for the Middle East, the US, and the world"--
Roadside guide to the Olympic Peninsula Chapman, Christopher.
Bitter : a taste of the world's most dangerous flavor, with recipes McLagan, Jennifer.
"The champion of uncelebrated foods including fat, offal, and bones, Jennifer McLagan turns her attention to a fascinating, underappreciated, and trending topic: bitterness. What do coffee, IPA beer, dark chocolate, and radicchio all have in common? They're bitter. In this deep and fascinating exploration of bitter through science, culture, history, and 120 deliciously idiosyncratic recipes, award-winning author Jennifer McLagan makes a case for this misunderstood flavor. Biologically-speaking, the taste of something bitter--unlike sweet, which can indicate a nutrient-rich food, and salty, which indicates the presence of needed minerals--can signify a poison, so an appreciation for bitterness must develop with age and experience. Bitter is a known appetite stimulant and is often just the thing to add dimension and balance to a dish. While some culinary cultures, such as in Italy and parts of Asia, have an inherent appreciation for bitter flavors (think Campari and Chinese bitter melon), little attention has been given to bitterness in North America: we're much more likely to reach for salty or sweet. However, even in North America, bitter is making inroads with increased interest in cocktail bitters, craft beers, and artisanal coffee, and consumption of bitter salad greens and chocolate is growing. In the capable hands of McLagan, bitterness will emerge from the shadows of the culinary underworld and get its deserved place in the spotlight"--
Misadventures of a parenting yogi : cloth diapers, cosleeping, and my (sometimes successful) quest for conscious parenting Leaf, Brian.
"Humorous personal essays on parenting, including alternative and holistic parenting techniques and insights, from a yoga teacher and practitioner"--
Homemade condiments : artisan recipes using fresh, natural ingredients Harlan, Jessica.
Tells how to take fresh produce, herbs, and spices and turn them into delicious condiments one can use on something as simple as a hot dog or as elegant as a filet mignon. Chemical-and-preservative free, these recipes are more delicious and far healthier than anything bought pre-packaged. Going beyond the classics, Homemade Condiments serves up artisanal variations such as Curried Ketchup, Green Chile Mustard, and Basil Aioli. Readers also learn how to make pickles, jams, preserves, oil infusions, nut butters, and more. All fresh, all healthy!
Read harder : five more years of great writing from Believer
"This volume collects the finest essays from the second half of the Believer's decade-long (and counting) run"--Amazon.com.
Outgrowing the pain : a book for and about adults abused as children Gil, Eliana.
Contains information which can help adults who were abused or neglected as children to face the past, overcome the pain, and reduce the negative effects of those experiences so sufferers can have happier and healthier adult lives.
Raising a child with soul : how time-tested Jewish wisdom can shape your child's character Jungreis-Wolff, Slovie.
12 days of Christmas with Six Sisters' Stuff : 144 ideas for traditions, homemade gifts, recipes, and more
Compilation of more than 144 Christmas recipes, traditions, and craft ideas that celebrate family and the holiday.
The illustrated owl : barn, barred, & great horned Rogers, Denny.
Father and son Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928.
Anastasia : the lost princess Lovell, James Blair, 1951-
Too good to be true : the colossal book of urban legends Brunvand, Jan Harold.
Naruto. Vol. 67, An opening Kishimoto, Masashi, 1974- author, illustrator.
"Obito has shocked the ninja world by absorbing Ten Tails into himself and transforming into the ultimate jinchuriki. But what is the extent of Obito's power, and can he even control it? Naruto and Sasuke will have to team up with the revived Hokage to even stand a chance!" --
Nura, rise of the Yokai clan. 23, The great Kyushu Yokai battle Shiibashi, Hiroshi, 1980-
"Yura and Tsuchigumo are under attack in Tsuchigumo's home territory of Kyushu! The Gokadoin clan's Hiruko, a descendant of the evil Seimei, is more powerful than they had expected. Meanwhile Rikuo seeks advice from his grandfather...How will he gather enough fear to defeat this fearsome enemy?!" --
Celtic moon DeLima, Jan.
Sophie Thibodeau has been on the run from the father of her son for more than fifteen years. Now, her son Joshua is changing, and her greatest fears are about to be realized. He's going to end up being just like his father - a man who can change into a wolf.
The Devaney brothers : Daniel Woods, Sherryl, author.
"When a runaway teen surfaces at Molly Creighton's tavern, Daniel Devaney's job as a child advocate forces him to investigate...and to confront his tumultuous past with Molly. Though a tragic loss shattered their relationship four years ago, Daniel is now ready to accept responsibility for their breakup and make a fresh start. Their overwhelming attraction is undulled by time, but Molly fears risking her heart again. Daniel vows to banish the shadows from her eyes and prove he is the man she needs him to be. And with his brothers and parents at last reconciled, Daniel's deepest longing, for family, is almost fulfilled"--P.  of cover.
A hymn before battle Ringo, John, 1963-
When the Earth is threatened by the rapacious Posleen, the peaceful races of the Galactic Federation offer their resources in order to save the backward Terrans from ruin, but the offer comes at a price.
Olinger stories : a selection Updike, John, author.
"The first one-volume hardcover edition of the eleven autobiographical stories that were closest to Updike's heart. With full-cloth binding and a silk ribbon marker. EVERYMAN'S POCKET CLASSICS. In an interview, Updike once said, "If I had to give anybody one book of me, it would be the Olinger Stories." These stories were originally published in The New Yorker and then in various collections before Vintage first put them together in one volume in 1964, as a paperback original. They follow the life of one character from the age of ten through manhood, in the small Pennsylvania town of Olinger (pronounced, according to Updike, with a long O and a hard G), which was loosely based on Updike's own hometown. "All the stories draw from the same autobiographical well," Updike explained, "the only child, the small town, the grandparental home, the move in adolescence to a farm." The selection was made and arranged by Updike himself, and was prefaced by a lovely 1,400-word essay by the author that has never been reprinted in full elsewhere until now. "--
After the people lights have gone off Jones, Stephen Graham, 1972-
Mercy 6 Bajo, David, author.
"In Mercy 6, David Bajo's courageous new medical thriller, four people collapse dead in the same instant within a newly renovated Los Angeles hospital. Dr. Mendenhall, the woman who is head of the emergency room, isn't convinced the cause of death is a contagion. But it's in the interests of the hospital administrators - and of the world at large - for people to think that it is. If the world knew the truth there could only be widespread panic. The hospital is immediately locked down. Information is suddenly being strictly controlled. Government troops encircle the hospital to enforce the quarantine, and other bodies arrive in ER. Working with an ally in pathology and a colleague outside the hospital, Mendenhall develops her understanding that what has taken these lives has global implications. and whatever it is, it's not a virus"--
The night garden : a novel Van Allen, Lisa, author.
"In the Pennywort [farm], there is a garden of edible flowers, a garden meant for touching, and one in which the flowers only bloom at night ... Since her mother's death 5 years ago, Olivia has been carrying on her legacy, caring for Pennywort Gardens and running an informal program that provides safe haven to women in exchange for their help with the lush gardens. The townspeople hate having what they call a 'halfway house' around, and Olivia's neighbors are convinced she's using more than her allotment of water in a drought year, and keep calling the police. But Olivia has secrets of her own and needs everyone to just keep their distance"--
The secrets of life and death Alexander, Rebecca, author.
"In modern day England, Professor Felix Guichard is called in to identify occult symbols found on the corpse of a young girl. His investigation brings him in contact with a mysterious woman, Jackdaw Hammond, who guards a monumental secret--She's Dead. Or she would be, were it not for magic which has artificially extended her life. But someone else knows her secret. Someone very old and very powerful, who won't rest until they've taken the magic that keeps her alive. In Krakow in 1585, Dr John Dee, the Elizabethan Alchemist and Occultist, and his assistant Edward Kelley have been summoned by the King of Poland to save the life of his niece, the infamous Countess Elisabeth Bathory. But they soon realize that the only thing worse than the Countess' malady, is the magic that might be able to save her. As Jackdaw and Felix race to uncover the truth about the person hunting her, it becomes clear that the answers they seek can only be found in the ancient diary of John Dee's assistant, Edward Kelley. Together they must solve a mystery centuries in the making, or die trying."
There must be some mistake : a novel Barthelme, Frederick, 1943- author.
Wallace Webster lives alone in Kemah, Texas, at Forgetful Bay, a condo development where residents are passing away at an alarming rate. As he monitors events in the neighborhood, Wallace keeps in touch with his ex-wife, his grown daughter, a former coworker for whom he has much-averted eyes, and a somewhat exotic resident with whom he commences an offbeat affair that begins with his being locked in an Airstream trailer attached to the roof of her restaurant. He sifts through the curious accidents that plague his neighbors, all the while reflecting on his past and shortening future. Required to ponder his own mortality, he wonders if "settling for" something less than he aspired to is a kind of cowardice, or just good sense.
Lover avenged Ward, J. R., 1969-
Revenge is used to living in the shadows and dealing with the roughest nightwalkers around, including the Black Dagger Brotherhood. His fearless reputation is why he's approached to kill the race's king, and his bad side is dying to rise to the occasion. His secret identity as a symphath is threatened so he turns to the only light in his ever darkening world, a female vampire untouched by corruption and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction.
Child's play Myers, Bill, 1953-
Set 50 years into the future in a time when religion has been banned, patients in a mental health facility are careful to avoid scrutiny when they begin to explore the amazing possibilities of a fortune cookie's reading, "You are my favorite child. God.". The thinking soon infects other patients and the government must tighten its noose until it is met with some startling surprises.
Mr. Miracle : a Christmas novel Macomber, Debbie, author.
"A heartwarming Christmas novel of romance, hope, and the comforts of home. Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help twenty-four-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track--and, if the right moment strikes, help her find love. Posing as a teacher at a local college in Tacoma, Washington, Harry is up to the task, but not even he can predict the surprises that lay in store. After trying to make it on her own, Addie has returned home to Tacoma for the holidays, but this time she plans to stay for good, enrolling in the local community college to earn her degree. What she doesn't plan to do is run into Erich Simmons. Addie and her next-door neighbor, Erich, are like night and day. Growing up, he was popular and outgoing while she was rebellious and headstrong, and he never missed an opportunity to tease her. Now she intends to avoid him entirely, yet when they're suddenly forced to spend Christmas together, Addie braces for trouble. Perhaps it's the spirit of the season or the magic of mistletoe, but Addie and Erich soon find they have more in common than they thought--and that two people who seem so wrong for each other may actually be just right. With a little prompting from a certain angelic teacher, the two are in for a holiday miracle they'll never forget"--
A Robertson family Christmas Robertson, Kay, 1946-
"The crazy story of one troubled teen who finds the true meaning of Christmas when he spends Christmas with the Robertson family in West Monroe, Louisiana"--
The Amish blacksmith Clark, Mindy Starns.
"A tender novel of friendship, love, and the power of trusting God to change hearts and lives set in the close knit Amish community of Lancaster County"--
The girls from Corona del Mar Thorpe, Rufi.
"An emotional novel about friendships made in youth and how these bonds-- challenged by loss, illness, parenthood, and distance--either break or endure"--
Accidents of marriage Meyers, Randy Susan.
"A marriage and family coming apart at the seams are put to the test when a car accident puts the mother in the hospital fighting for her life"--
Close to home Jackson, Lisa.
"Along the shores of Oregon's wild Columbia River, the Victorian mansion where Sarah McAdams grew up is as foreboding as she remembers, but Sarah has vowed to make a fresh start and renovate the old place with her two daughters. Then, teenage girls start disappearing and Sarah must confront her most terrifying fears"--
The dead will tell Castillo, Linda.
"While investigating a murder, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder finds herself chasing an elusive trail of evidence that points back to a terrible night thirty-five years ago, when an Amish father and his four children perished--and his young wife disappeared without a trace"--
Not quite a wife Putney, Mary Jo.
"Laurel Herbert married James, Lord Kirkland, as an innocent young girl. When she saw him perform an act of shocking violence, she declared she never wanted to see him again. Now, ten years later, a chance encounter with him turns passionate, with consequences that cannot be ignored"--
Virtue Falls Dodd, Christina.
"Twenty-three years ago, four year old Elizabeth Banner witnessed her mother's brutal murder in her home in Virtue Falls, Washington, but has no memory of it. Her father was convicted of the crime, but he was innocent and the killer is still out there. And her investigation could provoke another bloody murder--her own"--
Queen bee goes home again Smith, Haywood, 1949-
"Divorced, Linwood Scott moves back home to Mimosa Branch, Georgia, to the garage apartment next to her mother's mansion. While she works to figure out what her next step will be, it's family, love, and a sense of humor that will help guide her through the unpredictable turns her life has taken"--
Lucky us Bloom, Amy, 1953-
"Disappointed by their families, Iris, the hopeful star and Eva the sidekick, journey through 1940s America in search of fame and fortune"--
The ultimate guide to calling and decoying waterfowl : tips and tactics for hunting ducks and geese Burch, Monte.
Days of abandon Pains of Being Pure at Heart (Musical group)
Ambient alchemy Halpern, Steven.
Boardwalk empire. Volume 1 music from the HBO original series.
El Rancho Azul Watson, Dale, performer, composer.
All this bad blood Bastille (Musical group), performer.
"From the first notes of 'Bad Blood' [Smith's] talents are wonderfully showcased. Throughout its twelve tracks, Smith has created a patchwork of vaguely sinister tales, referencing all manner of subject matter... the darkness remains enticing. Working with the pathos and intelligence of his words comes the juxtaposition of his sonic efforts. Coupling his somewhat dark words with the up lifting chants and synths of 'Overjoyed' and 'Flaws', his music is a thrilling example of what great pop music can achieve"--This is Fake DIY.
El pintor Interpol (Musical group), composer, performer.
Free-man Freeman, Aaron, 1970-
10 great songs Adkins, Trace.
Bonnie Raitt Raitt, Bonnie.
The dark horse Twista (Musician)
Glass boys Fucked Up (Musical group)
X2 : X-Men united Ottman, John, composer.
All or nothin' Lane, Nikki.
Floating Fred Hersch Trio.
Holy Hip Hop. Vol. 18 taking Gospel to the streets.
Unto the locust Machine Head (Musical group)
The voyager Lewis, Jenny, 1976- composer, performer.
The Pointer Sisters Pointer Sisters.
American idiot the original Broadway cast recording Green Day (Musical group)
The original Broadway cast recording of a musical based on the Green Day album American idiot.
Galore Thumpers (Musical group), creator, performer.
Turn blue Black Keys (Musical group), composer, performer.
The Black Keys 2014 album, Turn Blue, released on Nonesuch Records, was produced by Danger Mouse, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, and features 11 tracks including the first single, "Fever. "
Whisper war Cab (Musical group)
Whispers Passenger (Musical group : England), performer.
British singer/songwriter Mike Rosenberg, continues exploring the broader sonic palette he developed on 2012's All the Little Lights with his sixth studio album, 2014's Whispers. Rosenberg once again teamed up with producer Chris Vallejo. Together, they deliver a batch of evocative acoustic folk and indie pop songs that are often expanded with orchestral flourishes. That said, Rosenberg's main instrument of choice here is still the acoustic guitar, and all the songs on Whispers retain the Brighton-based artist's core intimacy....Influenced by both traditional British folk and more modern singer/songwriters....Rosenberg has a knack for intimate revelations that still read as universal....Ultimately, with Whispers, Rosenberg has crafted an album of sweet, hummable anthems for tender-hearted troubadours everywhere. [AllMusic].
White devil armory Overkill (Musical group), composer, performer.
The view Roys (Musical group)
Hold time Ward, M. (Matthew)
M. Ward creates a stunning album with strong melody and brilliant guitar style. Includes the track Never Had Nobody Like You.
Europe live Johnson, Eric, 1954-
The album was recorded in venues across the continent, with the majority of the album capturing Eric Johnson's appearance at Amsterdam's Melkweg along with selections from two dates in Germany at die Kantine in Koln and Bochum Zeche and the Paris show at New Morning.
Vinland saga. Book five Yukimura, Makoto, 1976- author.
"After the assassination of King Sweyn and the execution of Askeladd, Thorfinn lost the object of his vengeance, his sense of purpose, and his freedom. Now a broken young man, he labors far from the battlefield, clearing a forest for his slave master's farm alongside the amiable Einar. But a sudden and brutal tragedy will shock Thorfinn out of his apathy, and force him to answer the question, 'Do I still want to live?'"--p.  of cover.
Kamisama kiss. 16 Suzuki, Julietta, author, artist.
Back in feudal Japan, Akura-oh is getting frustrated with his best friend and rampage companion Tomoe. He correctly guesses that Tomoe is lovesick, and decides the best way to deal with it is to kill the object of his affection--Yukiji! And to make matters worse, when Nanami wears historical clothes, she looks an awful lot like Yukiji! Can she manage to preserve the past, save Tomoe, protect Yukiji and keep from getting killed?!
Natsume's book of friends. Volume 17 Midorikawa, Yuki, 1976- author, artist.
Takashi Natsume can see the spirits and demons that hide from the rest of humanity. He has always been set apart from other people because of his gift, drifting from relative to relative, never fitting in. Now he's a troubled high school student who has come to live in the small town where his grandmother grew up. And there he discovers that he has inherited more than just the Sight from the mysterious Reiko."--Back cover.
Toriko. 24, Cooking festival kickoff!! Shimabukuro, Mitsutoshi, 1975- author, artist.
Komatsu competes in a competition against the world's top chefs.
Missions of love. Volume 9 Tōyama, Ema, 1981- author, artist.
In school, Yukina is a cold and distant girl, Shigure is the most perfect, good-looking guy. But the two of them have a secret, and their extraordinary love affair is about to start! Yukina, under the pen name 'Yupina', is actually a popular cell phone novelist. When she discovers Shigure's devious womanising ways, she blackmails him to complete daring 'missions of love' for her to write about. Will these missions give them an opportunity to fall in love with each other?
Oresama teacher. Vol. 17 Tsubaki, Izumi, author, artist.
"Someone has been blackmailing members of the Public Morals Club into resigning! Mafuyu and Hayasaka have figured out what got Akki and Okegawa to quit, but Yui rejoined the student council and they haven't seen him for days. Worried about their friend, they break into his room to find him. But Yui's defection wasn't coerced--and he's more determined than ever to protect Miyabi's interests! Will this be the end to more that just their friendship?!" --
The allergy-free pantry : make your own staples, snacks, and more without wheat, gluten, dairy, eggs, soy or nuts Martin, Colette (Colette F.)
Slowing time : seeing the sacred outside your kitchen door Mahany, Barbara.
A collection of meditations inviting readers to discern the divine in the ordinary moments of everyday and live an examined life where everything is a form of prayer.
Starting strength : basic barbell training Rippetoe, Mark, author.
Yellowstone National Park Frisch, Nate.
"An exploration of Yellowstone National Park, including how volcanoes helped form its landscape, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the geyser called Old Faithful"--Provided by publisher.
Pterodactyls Riggs, Kate.
"A brief introduction to the flying pterodactyls, highlighting their size, habitat, food sources, and demise. Also included is a virtual field trip to a museum with notable pterodactyl fossils"--
Stegosaurus Riggs, Kate.
"A brief introduction to the armored Stegosaurus, highlighting its size, habitat, food sources, and demise. Also included is a virtual field trip to a museum with notable Stegosaurus fossils"--
Anyone can paint : create sensational art in watercolors, acrylics, and oils Barber, Barrington.
How to build your dream cabin in the woods : the ultimate guide to building and maintaining a backcounty getaway Fears, J. Wayne, 1938- author.
Autodesk Revit architecture 2013 : no experience required Wing, Eric, 1970-
Revit Architecture: No Experience Required takes newcomers step by step through this leading BIM software with a real-world project that enhances understanding.
Recipes for adventure : healthy, hearty & homemade backpacking recipes McAllister, Glenn.
Written in wood : three wordless graphic novels Walker, George A. (George Alexander), 1960-
The Magic Man in the Sky : effectively defending the Christian faith Gallups, Carl.
Carl Gallups challenges both believers and non-believers to consider the consequences of either accepting or rejecting the countless and timeless truths he presents. Based on biblical, scientific and logical theory, Pastor Gallups provides startling insight into the many, often unanswered questions of evolutionary theory and life's deepest mysteries.
Sing no evil Ahonen, JP, author, illustrator.
"Twenty-something guitarist Aksel stutters when he sings, and the latest reviews say he has the voice of a crow with throat plague. That's not a compliment, even for the avant-garde music his band Perkeros plays. Aksel is having a hard time keeping the band together, stopping his girlfriend from kicking him out, and not getting eaten by his drummer (who happens to be a cranky brown bear). There are also the rival bands that Perkeros find themselves in battle with to save the city from supernatural forces set loose by ancient music. The key to it all could be in the music Aksel hears in his dreams--if it doesn't drive him mad first. With a visual soundtrack that blasts off the page, Sing No Evil is a wild ride through otherworldly dangers and the power of pure rock'n'roll,"--Amazon.com
The Great Awakening : a brief history with documents Kidd, Thomas S.
Thomas Kidd's introduction relies on recent scholarship to describe three contemporary views of the revivals: those of radicals in favor of them, moderates supporting them, and antirevivalists attacking them. The views and experiences of these participants and critics emerge through nearly 40 documents organized into topical sections. --from publisher description
Zermatt Schaeffer, Frank.
- Portofino sold over 80,000 copies in the United States, has been translated into seven languages (selling another 70,000 copies worldwide) and, with Saving Grandma, is still in print, eleven years after publication.- Zermatt explores religious fundamentalism in a human, timely fashion.
Still life with crows Preston, Douglas J.
When the farm community of Medicine Creek, Kansas, is terrorized by a series of disturbing murders, FBI agent Pendergast discovers a link between a moonshine operation and an unsolved killing from more than 150 years earlier.
Standoff Rollins, David, 1958- author.
OSI Special Agent Vin Cooper is brought to the scene of an airport Massacre in El Paso, Texas, to investigate the death of a USAF airman, AWOL from a nearby Air Force base. When a survivor of the chilling massacre crawls out of the desert, Cooper comes to the obvious conclusion - with major cartels just across the border in Juarez, this has to be about drugs. As he begins to piece together the case, Cooper is drawn into a world of violence and treachery. Soon he finds himself on the run, framed for murders he didn't commit. But being a fugitive just happens to be the perfect cover for his most dangerous mission yet - crossing the border and infiltrating the cartel. Coming face-to-face with a terrifying madman, Cooper soon realizes that the airport massacre was just a dress rehearsal for something even worse.
A hint of seduction Grey, Amelia, author.
Everyone thinks Catherine Reynolds has come to London to make a match. But she's actually trying to find out which of three men mentioned in her mother's journal is really her father. However, the truth may be her undoing after Catherine takes a spill from her horse in Hyde Park, and a handsome stranger is there to rescue her. For the man she has just fallen in love-at-first-sight with may also be her half-brother.
Nauti boy Leigh, Lora.
Rowdy Mackay has served in the Marines for eight years in order to escape Kelly Salyers' advances, but when he returns home, he encounters a very different Kelly whose ability to trust men has been destroyed by a stalker's attack.
Mrs. Jeffries and the yuletide weddings Brightwell, Emily.
Inspector Witherspoon and his staff find their preparations for the yuletide wedding of Betsy and Smythe disrupted when they discover the murder of a middle-aged spinster by someone who hoped to make it look like a random crime.
Nightingale's lament Green, Simon R., 1955-
John Taylor, a "finder" who works in the Nightside, the magical underworld of London, is hired to find out why a local diva called the Nightingale has cut herself off from her family and friends, and why suicide-prone fans believe her voice is literally "to die for."
Eye of the beholder Ellis, David, 1967-
Having built a successful career based on his famous prosecution of a serial killer fifteen years earlier, attorney Paul Riley realizes that his past case has eerie ties to a new series of murders and that the killer has an agenda aimed specifically at Paul himself.
For kicks Francis, Dick.
"Australian horse breeder Daniel Roke had resisted the exorbitant sum of money offered to investigate a scandal involving drugged racehorses. But after another investigator dies mysteriously, Roke agrees to fill his shoes--and learns that men who would give drugs to horses are capable of doing much worse to human beings." From the publisher.
Shoot to thrill Bruhns, Nina.
A disillusioned black-ops hero is kidnapped by his ruthless former employers and forced to go on a suicide mission back to the scene of his worst betrayal--but an innocent woman is caught in the trap and sent with him, forcing him to choose: her life, or his vengeance.
Taste of romance Panzera, Darlene.
Kimberly Burke has avoided all types of risk since her mother's deadly plane crash including risky relationships. Seems like everyone is always leaving her behind: her ex-boyfriend, her mother, and now her sister Andi and best friend Rachel who have each found the man of her dreams. Then she meets Nathaniel when she mistakes his backyard for the new community park. He loves her passion, and when he learns of her wistful desire to travel, he takes her up in a hot air balloon, hoping to overcome her fear of flying so that she can accompany him abroad. But before he leaves, they must catch the Cupcake Bandit and replace the money stolen from Creative Cupcakes before the shop is shut down. Will discovering the thief's identity persuade Kim to take a risk on love ... or will she stay behind and let Nathaniel fly off without her?
The color of justice Collins, Ace, author.
1964--Justice, Mississippi, is a town divided. White and black. Rich and poor. Rule makers and rule breakers. Right or wrong, everyone assumes their place behind a fragile façade that is about to crumble. When attorney Coop Lindsay agrees to defend a black man accused of murdering a white teenager, the bribes and death threats don't intimidate him. As he prepares for the case of a lifetime, the young lawyer knows it's the verdict that poses the real threat--innocent or guilty, because of his stand Coop is no longer welcome in Justice. As he follows his conscience, he wonders just how far some people will go to make sure he doesn't finish his job? 2014--To some, the result of the trial still feels like a fresh wound even fifty years later, when Coop's grandson arrives in Justice seeking answers to the questions unresolved by the trial that changed his family's legacy. When a new case is presented, again pitting white against black, this third generation Lindsay may have the opportunity he needs to right the wrongs of the past. But hate destroys everything it touches, and the Lindsay family will not escape unscathed.--Publisher's description.
Cool Hand Luke Pearce, Donn.
A part of a chain gang, Luke is a man who won't or can't conform to the arbitrary rules of his captivity.
Confessions : a novel Minato, Kanae, 1973-
"After calling off her engagement in wake of a tragic revelation, Yūko Moriguchi had nothing to live for except her only child, four-year-old Manami. Now, following an accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, Yūko has given up and tendered her resignation. But first she has one last lecture to deliver. She tells a story that upends everything her students ever thought they knew about two of their peers, and sets in motion a maniacal plot for revenge. Narrated in alternating voices, with twists you'll never see coming, Confessions explores the limits of punishment, despair, and tragic love, culminating in a harrowing confrontation between teacher and student that will place the occupants of an entire school in danger"--Page 4 of cover.
Prague counterpoint Thoene, Bodie, 1951-
March 12, 1938, is a dark day. Hitler's evil sweeps across Austria, destroying all in its path. Although violinist Elisa Lindheim is safe in Czechoslovakia--for the moment--she grieves over her beloved Vienna. Swastika flags now wave from every window. Jewish shops are destroyed. Neighbors' houses stand empty. The Jews and those who try to defend them are arrested or killed. The clock is running out for those the Nazis consider enemies of the state, such as journalist Walter Kronenberger and his five-year-old son, Charles. If Elisa agrees to help Charles and his twin brother, Louis, she could become useless to the Jewish Underground. Yet how can she stand by and watch two children fall into the clutches of the Nazis?
Rewinder Battles, Brett.
Denny was born into one of the lowest rungs of society, but his bleak fortunes abruptly change when the mysterious Upjohn Institute recruits him to be a Rewinder, a verifier of personal histories. The job at first sounds like it involves researching old books and records, but Denny soon learns it's far from it. A Rewinder's job is to observe history. In person.--from back cover.
Fall from grace Phillips, Clyde.
While investigating the murder of an heiress in San Francisco, Homicide Inspector Jane Candiotti has an affair with the main suspect, the woman's husband. The romance clouds her perception--true he did not do it, but he knows who did.
The collected Battles, Brett.
Jonathan Quinn's apprentice cleaner Nate takes a job that ends up being a trap. Now Nate's gone missing, and Jonathan and his partner Orlando must locate him. As they track him down, they learn the reasons behind his disappearance are more atrocious than expected.
The funny thing Gág, Wanda, 1893-1946.
The Funny Thing is an "animal" who eats nothing but dolls until the good little man of the mountains gets him to taste the jum jills.
Rapunzel cuts loose Holub, Joan, author.
Rapunzel refuses to let her magical, fast-growing hair get in the way of helping her friends Snow, Red, and Cinda save Grimm Academy from the E.V.I.L. Society.
Coming ashore Gildiner, Catherine, 1948- author.
My little monster. 2 Robiko (Comic book creator)
"Mizutani is a self-absorbed overachiever, concerned only with maintaining the highest grades in school. Haru is an impulsive short tempered brute, who scares everyone with his explosive bursts of violence. Haru gets suspended on the first day of school when he encounters some bullies harassing a student and dispatches the bullies with great bloody violence. Mizutani is tasked with delivering school materials to Haru who interprets this as an act of friendship and latches on to Mizutani, much to her dismay. And so begins a strange and potentially combustible relationship!" --
Pennyroyal Academy Larson, M. A., author.
"A girl from the forest enlists at Pennyroyal Academy, where princesses and knights are trained to battle the two great menaces of the day: witches and dragons"--
Coming home to passion : restoring loving sexuality in couples with histories of childhood trauma and neglect Cohn, Ruth, 1955-
Sikh spiritual practice : the sound way to God Siri Kirpal Kaur Khalsa.
Good leaders ask great questions : your foundation for successful leadership Maxwell, John C., 1947-
" In GOOD LEADERS ASK GREAT QUESTIONS, John C. Maxwell delves into the process of becoming a successful leader by examining how questions can be used to advantage. What are the questions leaders should ask themselves? What questions should they ask members of their team? He then responds to the toughest problems leaders have presented to him. Using social media, Maxwell offered the floor to followers with unanswered questions about what it takes to achieve their professional best, and selected seventy questions on the most popular topics, including: -- How can I discover my unique purpose as a leader? -- What is the most effective daily habit that any leader should develop? -- How do you motivate an unmotivated person? -- How would you work with a difficult leader who has no vision? This book is a thorough, insightful response to those readers and anyone who feels they have plateaued on their journey to develop their ultimate potential. Every leader has room to grow, and the advice in these pages will help readers assess their current position, and structure an effective plan to achieve their goals. "--
The Dark-hunters : infinity.  Kenyon, Sherrilyn, 1965- author.
"Nick Gautier has enough trouble dealing with normal teenage problems: avoiding getting pummeled at school, talking to girls, staying out of trouble. Now Nick is facing a whole new world of challenges. As his powers develop, Nick sees supernatural (and potentially dangerous) creatures everywhere he looks. With the help of his uncle Ambrose--who is actually Nick's future self communicating his thoughts across time--and his new tutor--the Grim Reaper--Nick must learn to control his abilities and elude the dark powers that seek to control him"--
Stop the coming civil war : my savage truth Savage, Michael, 1942-
"CAN AMERICA SURVIVE ANOTHER CIVIL WAR? According to Michael Savage, OUR NATION IS IN REAL TROUBLE and the seeds of a second conflagration have been sown. Not between the states - but between true patriots who believe in our nation's founding principles and those he believes are working every day to undermine them and change the very nature of the country. Not a war of bullets and blood - but one of commitment to freedom and courage of conviction. Michael Savage is convinced that we face more than just political differences now. He believes the split between right and left is possibly irreparable - unless we understand what's really happening and how we must act to stop it. Savage has been raising his voice for over 20 years as America's most outspoken and incisive talk radio host, and bestselling author. He argues that the situation is urgent and he is raising his voice even louder telling his Savage Truth in STOP THE COMING CIVIL WAR. Savage wants to galvanize every liberty-loving American and warn the enemies of our way of life - that, difficult as the path ahead may be, the time has come, the facts are clear, the line must be drawn. Savage cut his teeth exposing the political left's goals, tactics and actions as they attempt to tilt the country's axis ever closer to socialism. In these pages he lays out his belief that lefties don't want some to know... connecting the dots between their many frightening moves hiding in plain sight, and raising the not-so-obvious questions they don't want people to ask: -How are recent changes to the Senate's filibuster rules a thinly- veiled extension of big government's limits on our civil rights? -Why have so many of our top military commanders been summarily pushed aside, after years of brave service? -When will the nefarious strategy of "purposeful incompetence" underlying Obamacare be exposed for what it is? -How is Obama's feckless foreign policy not just weakening us in the world, but actually endangering our security at home as well? STOP THE COMING CIVIL WAR is a no-holds-barred tale as gripping as any movie script in which some super hero or secret agent saves the day. Except no one but We the People can save the country we love. A page-turner from start to finish, this [intelligent and principled] fervent warning offers the Savage truth -- a call to action in the voting booth - in order to defend the freedoms our Constitution so brilliantly established. Read it and be ready to play your part in helping STOP THE COMING CIVIL WAR!"--
The Large Hadron Collider : the extraordinary story of the Higgs boson and other stuff that will blow your mind Lincoln, Don, author.
Castle. Richard Castle's Unholy storm : a Derrick Storm mystery Bunn, Cullen, author.
The superior foes of Spider-Man. [Vol. 2], The crime of the century
The Superior Six are down to five -- but nothing will stop their plan for the crime of the century! Except for betrayal, maybe. Or the constant barrage of threats from just about everyone. It's all for one and none for all as the team takes a new direction! Boomerang abandons his team for some paydirt, but he's got bigger problems -- like a talking head on his kitchen counter. He spills all to Hydro-Man, because they're the kind of friends who look out for each other. Right? Wait, where's that water coming from? It's a second serving of the year's sleeper hit! Crime does pay -- but the Foes just might pay harder! -- p. 4 of cover.
Catalyst comix Casey, Joe, author.
"Straight from the glory of Comics' Greatest World, Frank "Titan" Wells, Amazing Grace, and the Agents of Change are back, baby! But you've never seen them like this! Superstar writer Joe Casey--along with the widest array of artistic talent this side of the Renaissance--gives superhero comics a back-alley facelift, as these very different champions confront cosmic threats, personal demons, superheroes' role as global activists, an alien love invasion, and the strangest virtual reality you've ever experienced--but not before they face the end of the world as we know it!"--
Ask Anna : advice for the furry and forlorn Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945- author.
Little Melba and her big trombone Russell-Brown, Katheryn, 1961- author.
"A biography of African American musician Melba Doretta Liston, a virtuoso musician who played the trombone and composed and arranged music for many of the great jazz musicians of the twentieth century. Includes afterword, discography, and sources"--
Tyrannosaurus rex Riggs, Kate.
"A brief introduction to the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex, highlighting its size, habitat, food sources, and demise. Also included is a virtual field trip to a museum with notable T. rex fossils"--
The story of the Kansas City Chiefs Frisch, Nate.
"The history of the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1960 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Jacksonville Jaguars Frisch, Nate.
"The history of the National Football League's Jacksonville Jaguars, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1995 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Miami Dolphins Whiting, Jim, 1943-
"The history of the National Football League's Miami Dolphins, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1966 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Indianapolis Colts Gilbert, Sara.
"The history of the National Football League's Indianapolis Colts, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1953 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Atlanta Falcons Frisch, Nate.
"The history of the National Football League's Atlanta Falcons, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1966 to today"--Provided by publisher.
Million dollar arm
JB Bernstein is a once-successful sports agent who may have to close his business. To save it, he comes up with an idea so radical it just might work. Setting off for Mumbai, JB stages a televised nationwide competition called "Million dollar arm" where two young finalists emerge as winners. JB brings them back to the US with a goal: get them signed as pitchers to a major league team. While the boys learn the game, they teach JB the meaning of teamwork and commitment, and JB finds a family.
The headstrong ward Ashford, Jane, author.
Ogre, ogre Anthony, Piers.
When Tandy and Nymph becomes lost in the magical land of Xanth, she is forced to rely on the ugly ogre, Smash, to rescue her.
Blue Diablo Aguirre, Ann.
Corine Solomon is a handler--when she touches an object she instantly knows its history and its future. Using her ability, she can find the missing, which is why people never stop trying to find her. Like her ex-boyfriend Chance, who needs Corine's gift to find someone dear to them both. But the search proves dangerous as it leads them into a strange world of demons and sorcerers, ghosts and witchcraft, zombies, and black magic.
Naked empire Goodkind, Terry.
A poisoned Richard Rahl faces a difficult choice when he is promised an antidote and the salvation of an endangered empire if he will surrender his beloved wife, Kahlan Amnell, to his enemy.
Chainfire Goodkind, Terry.
Richard struggles to find his missing wife Kahlan in spite of the bizarre fact that no one else seems to believe she actually exists or that he is married to her.
Saucer : the conquest Coonts, Stephen, 1946-
Rip Cantrell and test pilot Charley Pine discover that someone is using top-secret information about saucer technology and are forced to steal the spacecraft housed in the National Air and Space Museum.
What a lady needs for Christmas Burrowes, Grace, author.
To escape a scandal, Lady Joan Flynn agrees to marry an ambitious mill owner looking to secure a wellborn wife for business reasons, but soon their marriage flourishes into something more than just convenience.
Spark : a novel Twelve Hawks, John.
Working as an assassin for a dystopian-era multinational corporation, Jacob Underwood, a man who believes he is an emotionless ghost, confronts baffling truths when he tracks down a second-year associate suspected of stealing company information.
The book of bad things Poblocki, Dan, author.
Although twelve-year-old Cassidy Bean keeps a book of bad things, she did not expect her summer with the Tremont family in rural New Jersey to be one of them--but this year Ursula, a local hoarder, has died under mysterious circumstances, and Cassidy finds that there a great many bad and dangerous things hidden in her house, including, perhaps, her vengeful ghost.
The swap Shull, Megan.
When seventh-grader Ellie, who is having best-friend problems, and eighth-grader Jack, who is under tremendous pressure from his father, switch bodies and lives, they learn a great deal about themselves and the opposite sex.
The trouble with weasels Harrell, Rob, author.
As a troll, Zarf Belford is at the bottom of the social ladder at Cotswin Middle School, but when the king goes missing and his insufferable son takes control, Zarf leads his friends Kevin and Chester on a rescue mission.
To this day : for the bullied and beautiful Koyczan, Shane.L., 1976- author.
The book with no pictures Novak, B. J., 1979-
"In this book with no pictures, the reader has to say every silly word, no matter what"--
The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue presents : Macbeth Lendler, Ian, author.
"The Stratford Zoo looks like a normal zoo... until the gates shut at night. That's when the animals come out of their cages to stage elaborate performances of Shakespeare's greatest works. They might not be the most accomplished thespians, but they've got what counts: heart. Also fangs, feathers, scales, and tails" --
Northwood Falkner, Brian, author.
Cecilia Undergarment is a remarkable girl who can understand what animals are saying--but her plan to rescue a sad and neglected dog lands her in the dark, enchanted forest of Northwood, where the ferocious black lions roam and the mystery of Castle Storm awaits.
Annoying orange. 3, Pulped fiction Shaw, Scott, 1951- author, artist.
"Annoying Orange, Pear, Apple, Passion Fruit, and the rest star in five all-new juicy stories that explore the darker side of the supermarket. The forgotten scandals, the crazy kidnappings, the mysterious murders, and the all-night parties that ended up as--fruit salads! Its all revealed here for the first time anywhere!"--Amazon.com.
In the rainforest Duke, Kate, author.
A lively introduction to the rainforest combines illustrations and diagrams with explanations about the abundant plant and animal life that can be found there.
Animal teachers Halfmann, Janet, author.
"What's a great way for kids to learn about learning? Tell them how an otter takes swimming lessons, or how a chick learns to peck! Short entries portray how twelve different animals are taught various "lessons." Loads of information about nature is offered in brief, kid-friendly explanations paired with striking illustrations"--
Stubby the dog soldier : World War I hero Hoena, B. A.
"Simple text and full-color illustrations describe the true story of Stubby the World War I dog"--
Because they marched : the people's campaign for voting rights that changed America Freedman, Russell, author.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Newbery Medalist Freedman presents a riveting account of this pivotal event in the history of civil rights.
About parrots : a guide for children Sill, Cathryn P., 1953- author.
Presents an introduction to parrots, describing their different types, what they eat, where they live, and how they protect themselves from predators.
Horton and the Kwuggerbug : and more lost stories Seuss, Dr.
"A collection of 'lost' stories written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss and published in magazines between 1950 and 1955. Includes an introduction by Seuss scholar Charles D. Cohen"--
P is for pirate : a pirate alphabet Bunting, Eve, 1928-
An illustrated alphabetical examination of the history of piracy uses poetry and expository text to cover topics including legendary ships, fabled hideouts, notorious villains like Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard, and much more.
Mr. Ferris and his wheel Davis, Kathryn Gibbs.
Examines how the engineer George Ferris invented and constructed the amusement park ride that bears his name for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.
Death of a blue blood Bain, Donald, 1935- author.
"Jessica Fletcher and her friend Scotland Yard detective inspector George Sutherland are invited to attend a New Year's Eve Ball at Castorbrook Castle, thanks to her British publisher. Shortly after arriving in the idyllic English countryside, Jessica discovers the body of a lady's maid in the garden. While their host, Lord Norrance, his snobbish third wife, other members of the household, and party guests squabble over the tragic death in tight-lipped, perfectly mannered, thoroughly British style, family relations are strained as old wounds are reopened and cutting remarks are freely handed out. And that's only during teatime! As midnight beckons at the ball the next night, the earl offers a toast, complete with fireworks. But the merriment crashes to a halt when he falls ill and dies, apparently poisoned--and the number of suspects with a grudge against the lord of the manor sprouts like English ivy. Now it's up to Jessica and George to find the killer--or killers--before another corpse welcomes in the New Year.... "--
The brickmaker's bride Miller, Judith, 1944-
"In post-Civil War West Virginia, Ewan needs to overcome a bad business deal to save his West Virginia brickmaking operation-- and win the heart of the former owner's daughter"--
Deceived : a novel Hannon, Irene.
Four years after the loss of her husband and son in a boating accident, Kate Marshall spots a boy on a mall escalator who she is convinced is her son and seeks the help of private detective Connor Sullivan when the police doubt her story.
The high divide : a novel Enger, Lin, author.
Abandoned by her husband and her two sons who went out to search for him, Gretta Pope must follow her family across the rugged badlands of 1880s Montana.
Unbinding Wilks, Eileen, 1952-
In the newest Novel of the Lupi, the human and elven worlds are both about to come under attack... After questing through the sidhe realms with her ex-hellhound lover, Nathan, Kai Tallman Michalski has finally returned home. But she knows Nathan will eventually be called back to serve his Queen--and Kai will have to decide whether to enter her majesty's service as well. Sure, the job comes with great bennies, but there's one big downside: she would have to swear absolute fealty to the Queen of Winter. For now, though, Kai is glad to be home, and glad that Nathan completed his mission for his Queen with surprising ease. But what seemed to be a quick conclusion turns out to be anything but. The two of them helped thwart the sidhe god of chaos--and he is not happy about that. He's got plans for them. Plans, too, for the sidhe who killed him some three millennia ago. Nor has he abandoned his plans for Earth, as they learn when chaos begins bursting out all over.
Murder off the beaten path Rowland, M. L. (Novelist), author.
"As a member of a mountain search and rescue team, Gracie Kinkaid routinely volunteers to put her life on the line. But it's at her new day job at a residential camp in the mountains of southern California where she finds her life is really in danger...As a volunteer for Timber Creek Search and Rescue, Gracie responds to a call out for a car that's gone over the side of a treacherous mountain road. The crash, which Gracie quickly suspects is no accident, proves to be one in an escalating and deadly series of events that lead her right back to Camp Ponderosa, a church-owned camp where she works as Program Director. As Gracie probes more deeply into the dark secrets at the camp, she unearths a hidden world of illegal activities, including murder...and finds herself going head-to-head with desperate perpetrators who will do anything to silence her forever."--Amazon website.
A place called Harmony Thomas, Jodi.
"Desperate to escape his overbearing father, Patrick McAllen disappears with his bride, heading north to build a new town--discovering strength, honor and true love along the way. After drinking away the grief from his family's death, Clint Truman avoids jail by taking a job in North Texas and settling down with a woman he vows to protect but never love--until her quiet compassion slowly breaks his hardened heart wide open... All Gillian Matheson has ever known is Army life, leaving his true love to be a part-time spouse. But when a wounded Gillian returns home to find her desperately fighting to save their marriage, he's determined to become the husband she deserves. Amidst storms, outlaws, and unwelcome relatives, the three couples band together to build a town--and form a bond that breathes life into the place that will forever be called Harmony."-- From back cover.
The forgotten girl Bell, David, 1969 November 17-
"The past has arrived uninvited at Jason Danvers's door . . . and it's his younger sister, Hayden, a former addict who severed all contact with her family as her life spiraled out of control. Now she's clean and sober but in need of a desperate favor--she asks Jason and his wife to take care of her teenage daughter for forty-eight hours while she handles some business in town. But Hayden never returns. And her disappearance brings up more unresolved problems from Jason's past, including the abrupt departure of his best friend on their high school graduation night twenty-seven years earlier. When a body is discovered in the woods, the mysteries of his sister's life--and possible death--deepen. And one by one these events will shatter every expectation Jason has ever had about families, about the awful truths that bind them and the secrets that should be taken to the grave. "--
Broken Wright, Laura.
When he returns home to the family ranch, forced to confront the demons of his past, James Cavanaugh, who has spent years traveling the world as a horse whisperer, meets the one woman who can break down his defenses.
Bless her dead little heart James, Miranda, author.
With the Mississippi sun beating down, An'gel and Dickce are taking a break to cool off and pet sit their friend Charlie Harris's cat, Diesel, when their former sorority sister, Rosabelle Sultan, shows up at their door unexpectedly, with her ne'er-do-well adult children not far behind. Rosabelle's selfish offspring are desperate to discover what's in her will, and it soon becomes clear that one of them would kill to get their hands on the inheritance. Suddenly caught up in a deadly tangle of duplicitous suspects and deep-fried motives, it will take all of the sisters' Southern charm to catch a decidedly ill-mannered killer...
Undead and Unwary Davidson, MaryJanice.
How do you out-devil the devil? For Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor, the answer is relative--literally.
Miss Pettigrew lives for a day Watson, Winifred, 1906-2002.
Miss Pettigrew, a governess looking for work, is sent by mistake to the home of Delysia LaFosse, a glamorous nightclub singer involved with three different men and is invited to stay after offering Miss LaFosse common sense advice about her love life.
A promise to protect : a novel Bradley, Patricia (Educator), author.
"In a steamy small town of secrets, danger, and broken promises, a woman reaches out to a former love to save her brother's life. Can she prevent her own secret from being revealed?" --
French pastry murder : A Lucy Stone mystery Meier, Leslie, author.
"Tinker's Cove is abuzz with excitement when Norah, the queen of daytime TV, comes to town and selects Lucy and her pals to be featured in her "Women Who Make a Difference" episode. In recognition for their charitable work, the ladies and their husbands are awarded a dream vacation in Paris, complete with classes at Le Cooking School with renowned pastry chef Larry Bruneau. But their bon voyage is cut short when Lucy discovers the chef in a pool of blood on the second day of class. . . Lucy always dreamed of visiting Paris, but with Chef Larry on death's doorstep and Lucy and her friends detained for questioning, she's worried she'll be trading in her luxury accommodations for a sojourn in the bastille. If she's going to enjoy her vacation, she'll have to unpack her sleuthing skills and clear her name. Lucy's search for the truth takes her from the towers of Notre Dame to the gardens of Versailles and a dozen charming bistros in between. But will she be able to track down a killer more elusive than the perfect macaron?"-- From dust jacket flap.
Cat seeing double Murphy, Shirley Rousseau.
Vulture au Vin King, Lisa, 1953-
"Theodore Lyon, oil billionaire and wine collector extraordinaire, asks San Francisco-based wine writer Jean Applequist to cover a historic tasting at his Southern California compound. It's a career coup for Jean and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to taste great Sauternes from as far back as the 1811 comet vintage. What could possibly go wrong? A tragic end to Jean's first luncheon with Lyon foreshadows trouble to come. Her worried boyfriend, Zeppo, insists that their friend Roman Villalobos, a gay martial arts expert, accompany Jean to Lyon's palatial Phoenix Gardens for protection. . . . It turns out Zeppo was right to be concerned. Jean and Roman encounter family drama, drug dealing, manmade disasters, betrayal, and murder, all against the backdrop of ever-present vultures. Is there a connection between the stabbing death of a young local woman and the Lyon family? Are all of Lyon's eccentric guests really who they claim to be? As great wine flows, the body count mounts. Before the weekend's out, Jean and Roman must prevent their own brutal murders and flee a raging wildfire"--Jacket.
Chocolate chip cookie murder Fluke, Joanne, 1943-
A novel and novella that feature cookie-baking sleuth Hannah Swensen describe her investigations into the death of a popular delivery man found murdered behind her bakery and a teenage girl who sleeps under the store's Christmas tree at night.
Scattered leaves Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.)
With her family torn by tragedy, Jordan Marsh is sent to live with her domineering grandmother's long estranged sister and finds a strange and troubled old woman, as well as a new friend in the person of Alanis King, the teenage granddaughter of the rundown farm's handyman, who helps Jordan unearth more of her family's dark secrets, in the sequel to Broken Flower.
The sweetheart rules Jump, Shirley, 1968-
Rescue Bay veterinarian and single mom Diana Tuttle needs a man who's in it for the long haul, but it's hard to resist temptation when Coast Guard Lieutenant Mike Stark, a one-night stand from the past, shows up in town.
Cherry cheesecake murder Fluke, Joanne, 1943-
Hannah Swensen's dilemma over whom to marry is put on the back burner when Lake Eden's Main Street is rented out to a Hollywood crew and her bakery, The Cookie Jar, becomes snack central, and the situation become even more diverting when she becomes caught up in trying to learn who replaced the bullets of a prop gun with live ammunition, resulting in the demanding director's death. Includes recipes.
On target Greaney, Mark.
"Four years ago, Court Gentry was betrayed by his handlers in the CIA. To survive, he had to eliminate his own brothers in arms. Now, as a master assassin known as the Gray Man, he makes his living killing other people. But when an old comrade he thought dead returns to haunt him, his own life is put in the crosshairs. The man wants Court to complete a mission, with one crucial catch to his orders: Instead of a difficult assassination, the job will entail a near impossible kidnapping--and Court must return his quarry to the very CIA team that turned on him. With his unforgiving employers on one side, his blackmailing former friends on the other, and a doomed mission ahead, Court Gentry would kill to get out of this one alive.."--
The counterlife Roth, Philip.
Novelist Nathan Zuckerman challenges the many schemes concocted by people around him for reversing their seemingly irreversible destinies.
The daughter of Highland Hall Turansky, Carrie.
"Eighteen-year-old Katherine Ramsey travels to London with her family to make her debut into society and hopefully find her future husband"--
An English ghost story Newman, Kim, author.
A dysfunctional British nuclear family seek a new life away from the big city in the sleepy Somerset countryside. At first their new home, The Hollow, seems to embrace them, creating a rare peace and harmony within the family. But when the house turns on them, it seems to know just how to hurt them the most, threatening to destroy them from the inside out--Page 4 of cover.
The far side of the sun Furnivall, Kate.
"The Bahamas, 1943. Hoping to escape her turbulent past, twenty-three-year-old Dodie Wyatt has fled to Nassau. But the world is at war, and one night the peaceful life she has created for herself is shattered when she discovers a man dying in an alleyway . . . Ella Stanford is married to a powerful diplomat who's been appointed to keep the Duke of Windsor far from his Nazi friends in Germany. And in this city now teeming with danger, Ella has her own secrets--ones that threaten to tear apart her safe and ordered life . . . When Ella's world collides with Dodie's, they find themselves caught in the spiral of violence and greed ripping through Nassau. But Dodie falls deeply in love with a mysterious American stranger on the island, and together they fight to uncover the truth behind the bloodshed while struggling to keep each other alive in this perilous new world . . . "--
Search and rescue Anderson-Dargatz, Gail, 1963- author.
"Small-town journalist Claire Abbott has a sixth sense, what the fire chief calls a 'radar for crime.' When a young woman goes missing on a nature trail, Claire is first on the scene. The clues to the woman's whereabouts are misleading, but Claire knows she can find the girl. Trusting her intuition, Claire embarks on a snowy chase up a mountainside. She's more than just a journalist chasing a story. Claire is determined to do the right thing at any cost. Search and Rescue is the first in a series of mysteries featuring journalist Claire Abbott."--from cover, page .
Deadly catch : a Mac McClellan mystery Helms, E. Michael.
"After twenty-four years in the Marines, Mac McClellan is happy to be a civilian again and let others take charge, but that's not going to happen until he clears his name as the number one suspect in a murder. When recently retired U.S. Marine Mac McClellan hooks a badly decomposed body while enjoying a leisurely fishing vacation in the Florida panhandle, and then a bag of rare marijuana is discovered stashed aboard his rental boat, he realizes someone is setting him up to take the fall for murder and drug smuggling. Mac and Kate Bell, a feisty saleslady at the local marina with whom he has struck up a promising relationship, launch an investigation to clear his name. Along the way Mac must butt heads and match wits with local law enforcement officials, shady politicians, and strong-armed thugs from the Eastern Seaboard to sniff out and bring the real smugglers and killer to justice"--
Ten second staircase Fowler, Christopher.
Detective John May and his partner, Arthur Bryant, find themselves tackling a bizarre serial killer nicknamed "The Highwayman," whose crimes bear a striking similarity to other murders spanning London's history.
You were meant for me McDonough, Yona Zeldis.
What do you do when you have to give up the person you love most? Thirty-five-year-old Miranda is not an impulsive person. She's been at Domestic Goddess magazine for eight years, she has great friends, and she's finally moving on after a breakup. Having a baby isn't even on her radar--until the day she discovers an abandoned newborn on the platform of a Brooklyn subway station. Rushing the little girl to the closest police station, Miranda hopes and prays she'll be all right and that a loving family will step forward to take her. Yet Miranda can't seem to get the baby off her mind and keeps coming up with excuses to go check on her, until finally a family court judge asks whether she'd like to be the baby's foster parent--maybe even adopt her. To her own surprise, Miranda jumps at the chance. But nothing could have prepared her for the ecstasy of new-mother love--or the heartbreak she faces when the baby's father surfaces.
The water room Fowler, Christopher.
How can an elderly recluse drown in a chair in her otherwise dry basement? That's what John May and Arthur Bryant of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit set out to discover in a city rife with shady real estate developers, racist threats, dodgy academicians, and someone dangerously obsessed with Egyptian mythology.
An unseemly wife Moore, E. B. (Elizabeth B.), author.
Trick or deadly treat Washburn, L. J.
"It's Halloween in Weatherford, Texas-which means Phyllis Newsom is baking up a storm of yummy seasonal treats ... but she's about to get even busier unmasking a killer. While Phyllis and her friend Carolyn are preparing for a baking contest, her housemate Sam adopts Buck, an adorable Dalmatian who was hit by a car. To thank local veterinarian Hank Baxter for helping the dog, Phyllis and Carolyn bake a batch of doggie treats for his other four-legged patients. But when they arrive at the clinic, the vet is in the process of being arrested-for the murder of his wife! Convinced that the police are barking up the wrong tree and that someone's been burying evidence, Sam begs Phyllis to help find the real killer. Joined by Buck, the friends engage in a dogged pursuit of the murderer, who will stop at nothing to muzzle them ... permanently."--
Palace of darkness Higley, T. L., author.
"If you liked Francine Rivers' A Voice in the Wind, you'll love Tracy Higley's Palace of Darkness! It grabbed me from page one and never let go, Colleen Coble, USA Today best-selling author. She believed the city in stone could protect her from the past, until it threatened to destroy her future. Cassia, a destitute young widow, seeks refuge for herself and her young son, Alexander, in Petra, the home of his late father's estranged family. The capital of the flourishing Arabian empire, a city carved in rock and still free of Roman control, Petra is hidden away among towering sandstone cliffs. Cassia hopes to secure a future here with Alexander's relatives and enjoy the family life she's never known.But Alexander's father was not the man Cassia thought. He kept a great secret from her, a secret that leads an evil queen to steal Alexander from his mother and plan his destruction. As the plot against her son unfolds, Cassia finds unexpected allies in her new friend, Julian, and the mysterious followers of The Way. These strangers sacrifice everything to help Cassia rescue her son from the dark palace and the pagan queen. And they offer Cassia the love and security of a family, asking for nothing in return. With Roman soldiers poised to invade the city, Cassia learns that it will take more than her new friends to save her son's life. It will take a strength and a power beyond any Cassia has ever known, if she is willing to surrender and trust in the One True God"--
Dead broke in Jarrett Creek Shames, Terry, author.
"Jarrett Creek is bankrupt. Gary Dellmore, heir apparent to the main bank, is dead, apparently murdered. Samuel Craddock thought he was retired but now he's been asked to return as police chief. Dellmore supposedly had a roving eye, although his wife says he was never serious about dallying. Still, Craddock wonders: Did the husbands and fathers of women he flirted with think he was harmless? What about his current lover, who insists that Dellmore was going to leave his wife for her? Craddock discovers that Dellmore had a record of bad business investments. Even worse, he took a kickback from a loan he procured, which ultimately drove the town into bankruptcy. Many people had motive to want Dellmore dead. Then the investigation turns up another crime. As Craddock digs down to the root of this mess, many in Jarrett Creek are left wondering what happened to the innocence of their close-knit community"--
Run : a novel Grant, Andrew, 1968- author.
"Marc Bowman is an in-demand hired gun, a computer consultant for AmeriTel, the huge technical corporation where his wife Carolyn happens to work as a high-powered executive. Then, one morning, AmeriTel unceremoniously fires Marc with no notice and no cause. Furious, Marc turns to Carolyn for an explanation--and is stunned when she sides with her employer. Suddenly, things are happening in Marc's life that he can't explain, strange men are following him, items are disappearing from his home, and the FBI is turning up at his door to question him about his past projects. And then, without warning, Carolyn vanishes"--
Ghost wanted Hart, Carolyn G.
"Bailey Ruth's supervisor, Wiggins, is worried about a dear old friend. The ghost of elegant Lorraine Marlow haunts Adelaide's college library. Known as the Lady of the Roses, she plays matchmaker, using the fragrant flowers to pair up students. But someone's making mischief after hours, leaving roses strewn about the library, destroying a gargoyle, and stealing a valuable book. Concerned with Lorraine's reputation among the living, Wiggins dispatches the irrepressible redhead Bailey Ruth to investigate. Soon after her arrival, trouble begins to stack up. A campus security guard is shot by an intruder, and Bailey Ruth uncovers a catalog of evidence blaming a student for the crimes. As a ghost, she may not be all there, but even Bailey Ruth can decipher that something isn't adding up. So with police preparing to make an arrest, the spirited detective must race against the clock to find the real culprit, because when justice is overdue, it takes more than death to stop Bailey Ruth Raeburn.."--
Some luck Smiley, Jane.
"An epic novel that spans thirty years in the lives of a farm family in Iowa, telling a parallel story of the changes taking place in America from 1920 through the early 1950s"--Provided by publisher.
Independence day Ford, Richard, 1944-
In this visionary sequel to The Sportswriter, Ford deepens his portrait of one of the most indelible characters in recent American fiction. In the aftermath of his divorce and the ruin of his career, Frank Bascombe now sells real estate, as he masters the high-wire act of "normalcy". But during the Fourth of July weekend, Frank is called into sudden, bewildering engagement with life.
Immortal Ward, J. R., 1969-
"The Creator invented the game, and the stakes are nothing less than the fate of both the quick and the dead: seven souls, seven crossroads--each an opportunity for salvation or damnation. Coming into this sixth round, reluctant savior Jim Heron has compromised himself, his body and his soul, and even still, he's on the verge of losing everything.... And that includes Sissy, the innocent he freed from Hell. Jim's determined to protect her--but this makes her a weakness the demon Devina can exploit. With Sissy once again in danger, and Jim torn between the game and the woman he's sworn to defend, evil's ready to play dirty and finally claim Jim for her own. As the war comes into its final chapters, humanity's savior is prepared to do anything it takes to win--and that includes embarking on a suicide mission into the very darkest shadows of Purgatory. True love is Jim's only hope for survival--and victory. But can a man with no heart and no soul be saved by something he doesn't believe in?"--
Consumed : a novel Cronenberg, David, 1943-
Naomi and Nathan thrive on the yellow journalism of the social-media age. They are nomadic freelancers in pursuit of sensation and depravity. Naomi becomes engrossed about Célestine and Aristide Arosteguy, Marxist philosophers and sexual libertines. Célestine has been found dead and mutilated in her Paris apartment, police suspect Aristide of killing her and consuming parts of her body. Nathan, meanwhile, is in Budapest photographing the controversial work of an unlicensed surgeon. After sleeping with one of Molnár's patients, Nathan contracts a rare STD called Roiphe's. Their parallel narratives become entwined with 3-D printing, North Korea, the Cannes Film Festival and, in an incredible number of varieties, sex.
Mr. Bones : twenty stories Theroux, Paul.
"A dark and bitingly humorous collection of short stories from the "brilliantly evocative" (Time) Paul Theroux A family watches in horror as their patriarch transforms into the singing, wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. A renowned art collector relishes publicly destroying his most valuable pieces. Two boys stand by helplessly as their father stages an all-consuming war on the raccoons living in the woods around their house. A young artist devotes himself to a wealthy, malicious gossip, knowing that it's just a matter of time before she turns on him. In this new collection of short stories, acclaimed author Paul Theroux explores the tenuous leadership of the elite and the surprising revenge of the overlooked. He shows us humanity possessed, consumed by its own desire and compulsion, always with his carefully honed eye for detail and the subtle idiosyncrasies that bring his characters to life. Searing, dark, and sure to unsettle, Mr. Bones is a stunning new display of Paul Theroux's "fluent, faintly sinister powers of vision and imagination" (John Updike, The New Yorker)"--
Family Shan, Darren.
"Now a prisoner of the most heinous survivors of the human race, B finds herself at the mercy of her enemies and discovers the fate of her parents and friend Vinyl, calling into question how much she is willing to sacrifice in the name of justice"--
Yours truly Pitcher, Annabel.
Zoe, a teenager in Bath, England, writes letters to a death-row inmate in Texas, hoping to find comfort in sharing her guilty secret over the death of a friend with someone who can never tell her family.
Waterfall : a Teardrop novel Kate, Lauren.
Eureka, a girl whose tears have the power to raise the lost continent of Atlantis and who travels across the ocean with Cat, her family, and Ander, the gorgeous and mysterious Seedbearer who promises to help her, has the chance to save the world but mighthave to give up everything--even love.
The Walled City Graudin, Ryan
Watched Lyons, CJ, 1964-
"Jesse seems like a normal sixteen-year-old, but he isn't. He is a victim of King--a ruthless hacker who has been blackmailing Jesse with incriminating screen photos and videos. Terrified and helpless, the answer to Jesse's prayers arrives in the form ofa plain manila envelope. Inside there's a phone number and a note: I can help"--
Walking wounded Lynch, Chris, 1962- author.
Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck were best friends at home and in Vietnam, but now Rudi has been killed in action, and the remaining three are the only ones who know the truth about their friend's death--and the knowledge threatens to tear them apart.
Waistcoats & weaponry Carriger, Gail.
In her alternate England of 1851, while taking her friend Sidheag by train to her werewolf pack in Scotland, sixteen-year-old Sophronia uncovers a plot that threatens to dissolve all of London into chaos and must decide where her loyalties lie once and for all.
Transcendent : A Starling Novel Livingston, Lesley
Visitors Card, Orson Scott.
"Rigg's journey comes to an epic and explosive conclusion as everything that has been building up finally comes to pass, and Rigg is forced to put his powers to the test in order to save his world and end the war once and for all"--
This shattered world : a Starbound novel Kaufman, Amie.
Flynn, leader of the rebellion on Avon, captures Jubilee "Lee" Chase, captain of the forces sent to crush the terraformed planet's rebellious colonists, but later saves her and the two, caught between sides in a senseless war, flee together.
The terminals Buckingham, Royce.
Nineteen-year-old Cam Cody takes the opportunity to join a covert unit of young spies who, like him, are terminally ill but have extraordinary abilities due to an experimental super-steroid, but he soon learns the program is not what it seems--and they may not even be ill.
Sweet unrest Maxwell, Lisa, 1979-
"When seventeen-year-old Lucy Aimes moves to New Orleans and meets Alex, a boy who behaves as if they've known each other forever, she becomes caught up in a centuries-old vendetta"--
Teeny little grief machines High, Linda Oatman, author.
In a novel in verse, Lexi, a year after her baby half-sister's death, attempts to cope with the problems of everyday life as well as with her alcoholic father, now in jail, her anorexic, bipolar stepmother, and her autistic half-brother.
Sublime Lauren, Christina.
"Lucy and Colin discover they have a connection on the grounds of the private school they attend, but Lucy has a startling secret"--
Night sky Brockmann, Suzanne.
Sixteen-year-old Skylar Reid joins her best friend Cal, Dana, a girl with supernatural abilities, and Dana's friend Milo on a quest to rescue young Sasha from the Organization that kidnapped her because, according to Dana, Sky and Sasha both have specialabilities, too.
Misdirected Berman, Ali.
When fifteen-year-old Ben moves to small-town Colorado and a Christian school, his atheism sets him apart and leads to bullying and misunderstandings, and with his brother serving in Iraq and his sister away at college Ben is on his own in the struggle tofind his place without compromising who he is.
Little White Lies Dale, Katie
The last changeling Pitcher, Chelsea.
"When Elora, the princess of the Dark Faeries, meets Taylor, a seventeen-year-old exile in his own home, they form an unusual friendship, and Elora immerses herself in the mortal world while plotting to overthrow the Dark Queen"--
Killer instinct : a Naturals novel Barnes, Jennifer (Jennifer Lynn)
"Cassie Hobbes and the other members of the Naturals program of the FBI work to solve a string of serial murders carried out by a copycat killer"--
How we fall Brauning, Kate.
As first cousins, seventeen-year-olds Jackie and Marcus know their love is taboo, but living in the same house, working at the family's vegetable stand, and especially seeking Jackie's missing best friend, Ellie, keep drawing them together.
Every Breath Marney, Ellie
Famous in love Serle, Rebecca.
When seventeen-year-old Paige is discovered in Portland, Oregon, and brought to Hollywood to star in a major motion picture, she finds all of the fame and adulation she had dreamed of but also gets caught in a romantic whirlwind, both on and off screen.
Diamond Boy Williams, Michael
Blackfin sky Ellis, Kat, author.
When Skylar Rousseau is told that she has been believed to be dead for three months when she has experienced life as usual, she must unravel both the present and the past to solve the mystery of her existence.
Deadly little sins : a Prep school confidential novel Taylor, Kara.
After a summer of virtual house arrest in New York City, Anne Dowling finds herself back at Wheatley, where her favorite teacher and only adult ally, Ms. Cross, has disappeared and someone is determined to stop Anne from learning the truth about that anda gruesome murder.
Curious George goes to the hospital Rey, Margret.
A curious monkey goes to the hospital after swallowing a piece of jigsaw puzzle.
Wings of war Wilson, John (John Alexander), 1951- author.
Admiring his uncle, one of Canada's first air pilots, Edward learns to fly despite protests from his mother and, when war breaks out, joins the Royal Flying Corps.
Who R U really? Kelly, Margo.
When the boy she likes at school disappoints her, fourteen-year-old Thea connects with a fellow player of the online game, Skadi, but although he claims to love her she becomes more and more uncomfortable with him and having to cover up their relationship.
The walk on Feinstein, John.
After moving to a new town his freshman year in high school, Alex Myers is happy to win a spot on the varsity team as a quarterback but must deal with the idea of not playing for two years since the first-string quarterback is not only a local hero, he isalso the son of the corrupt head coach.
Undead with benefits Hart, Jeff (Jeffrey Alan), 1983- author.
Enamored undead teens Jake and Amana are on the run with former government zombie-tracker Cass, who helps them search for a cure for the zombie plague in spite of their awkward love triangle.
Tape Camden, Steven, author.
English teens Ameliah and Ryan, who live twenty years apart, meet fortuitously when each begins recording cassette tapes to work through family problems and hears the other's voice speaking back.
Truth or dare Billingsley, ReShonda Tate, author.
Maya Morgan is pleased when her reality television show goes to Cancúm for spring break until she becomes involved in a kidnapping crisis and Evian seizes the opportunity to advance her own career at Maya's expense.
Stupid Firmston, Kim, author.
Feeling a connection between what free-runners see and how his brain interprets the world, Martin sets out to make a video for his disapproving father about what life is like with a learning disability after being introduced to parkour.
Stronger than you know Perry, Jolene B. (Jolene Betty), 1976-
After fifteen years of horrific abuse and neglect by her mother and her mother's boyfriends, Joy struggles to understand and accept a normal life with relatives, at school, and with a boyfriend.
Strike MacHale, D. J.
Once again, Tucker Pierce and friends must fight for their lives against the better-equipped SYLO, and they will risk nearly everything to keep each other safe as the battle's climax nears.
Stolen De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971-
Nat risked her life to reunite with her drakon in the defense of the Blue, but Wes, seeking his sister Eliza, is forced to rejoin the military, placing him and Nat on opposite sides of a war that could destroy what is left of the world.
Stitching Snow Lewis, R. C. (Rachel Christine), 1979-
A futuristic retelling of Snow White in which seventeen-year-old Essie, a master at repairing robots and drones on the frozen mining planet Thanda, is pulled into a war by the handsome and mysterious Dane after his shuttle crash-lands near her home.
Spirits of ash and foam : a Rain of the ghosts novel Weisman, Greg (Gregory David), 1963-
As Rain Cacique, of the Prospero Keys near the Bermuda Triangle, juggles all that comes with a new school year, she continues to seek answers about the Keys' hidden world of mysticism, and faces a vampire.
Silvern Farley, Christina, 1973- author.
After escaping death at the hands of an assassin sent by Kud, god of darkness, Jae Hwa Lee joins forces with the Guardians of Shinshi on a quest to find the White Tiger Orb before Kud can steal it.
The son of Neptune Riordan, Rick.
Demigod Percy Jackson, still with no memory, and his new friends from Camp Jupiter, Hazel and Frank, go on a quest to free Death, but their bigger task is to unite the Greek and Roman camps so that the Prophecy of Seven can be fulfilled.
Sharkman Alten, Steve.
Kwan Wilson, seventeen, was a basketball star until he crashed his car, killing his mother and paralyzing himself from the waist down, and now, while living with his grandmother in Delray Beach, Florida, he gets an internship at a genetics laboratory where shark stem cells are being tested on rats to cure cancer and spinal injuries, and cannot resist injecting himself.
Shadowboxer Sullivan, Tricia, 1968- author.
After a confrontation with a martial arts celebrity that threatens her gym's reputation, mixed martial arts fighter Jade is sent to a training camp in Thailand, where she uncovers a shocking, otherworldly conspiracy.
Self-destructed Jacobs, Evan, author.
When Ashley rejects him, Michael becomes unhinged and does something so shocking he ends up in a juvenile detention center.
Scorpion Mountain Flanagan, John (John Anthony) author.
The Herons and Rangers join forces in order to stop the Scorpion cult and Iqbal from assassinating Queen Evanlyn after a previously unsuccessful attempt.
Salt & Storm Kulper, Kendall.
"Sixteen-year-old Avery Roe wants to take her rightful place as the sea witch of Prince Island. When she foresees her own murder, a harpoon boy named Tane promises to help her change her fate and keep her island safe and prosperous, but salvation will require an unexpected sacrifice"--
Renegade John, Antony
Running scared McGill, Leslie, author.
When Rainie's grades, and weight, begin to slip, her friend Joss suspects something is wrong at home and looks into helping her friend.
Redeemed Cast, P. C, author.
"Zoey and her friends face the ultimate battle with evil, which will determine the fate of the world, both human and vampyre"--
The red pyramid Riordan, Rick.
Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane accidentally unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes the doctor to oblivion and forces his two children to embark on a dangerous journey to save him.
Rachel's hope Sanders, Shelly, 1964- author.
Forced to leave her homeland due to anti-Semitic violence, Rachel finally makes her way to California, where she is inspired by suffrage activists and discovers her dreams of being free may now differ from those of her love Sergei.
Ravencliffe Goodman, Carol
The prophecy Blake, Lily, author.
As Mary, Queen of Scots, and the rest of the French court cower in the palace from the plague, Nostradamus receives a vision that foresees Mary's death, leaving the ruler to wonder how long she will reign.
Pig Park Martinez, Claudia Guadalupe, 1978-
Seventeen-year-old Masi Burciaga's barrio becomes more like a ghost town every day, but when she and other youths are recruited to erect a giant pyramid in hopes of attracting tourists, she wonders about the entrepreneur behind the scheme--and his attractive son.
Off pointe Lieberman, Leanne, 1974- author.
When Meg's summer ballet program is canceled and her teacher encourages her to enroll in Camp Dance, she must learn to try a different form of dance and get along with other dancers.
Of scars and stardust Hannah, Andrea.
When Claire Graham returns to Amble, Ohio, to search for her missing younger sister, Ella, she must keep her wolf hallucinations at bay and face the mystery of what really happened two years ago, and whether it is happening again now.
A new darkness Delaney, Joseph, 1945-
Although his apprenticeship was not done when John Gregory died, Tom Ward spent years learning to fight boggarts, witches, demons, and more and feels prepared to be the new county Spook, but while his youth causes many people to distrust him, Jenny is determined to be his apprentice.
The Name of the Blade Marriott, Zoe
My true love gave to me : twelve holiday stories Perkins, Stephanie/ Rowell, Rainbow (CON)/ Link, Kelly (CON)/ Pena, Matt De La (CON)/ Han, Jenny (CON)
"If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you're going to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Years, there's something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love"--
Lost republic Thompson, Paul B.
"Summary: "In 2055, eight teens board the world's last steamship on its final voyage. Once far out in the Atlantic, all modern technology fails. Each teen must rely on their own special skills to survive on a strange island that should not exist and escape the Lost Republic"--Provided by publisher.
the summoning Monahan, Hillary.
Teens Jess, Shauna, Kitty, and Anna follow all the rules, but when their summoning circle is broken the vengeful spirit of Bloody Mary slips through, and as the girls struggle to escape Mary's wrath, loyalties are questioned, friendships torn apart, and lives changed forever.
The lost hero Riordan, Rick.
Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for "bad kids," find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself.
The Lost Patterson, James, 1947- author.
"Magical teen siblings Whit and Wisty Allgood struggle against a mounting public opposition to magic and a brutal crime wave led by a powerful wizard intent on ruling the City"--
The lonely Hogarth, Ainslie.
"After she discovers The Terrible Thing, Easter Deetz goes looking for her older sister, Julia, but ends up pinned under a boulder in the woods, reliving memories of her family as The Something Coming draws closer"--
A little something different Hall, Sandy, author.
A romance between two college students, Gabe and Lea, is told through the perspectives of fourteen onlookers, from Lea's roommate to Gabe's best friend, their creative writing teacher, and the barista at the local Starbucks.
Like Water on Stone Walrath, Dana
Jesus Jackson Daley, James Ryan
Lailah Kelly, Nikki, author.
While struggling to understand her own identity, Lailah is torn between an injured vampire and a rogue angel who appears in her dreams.
In real life Tabak, Lawrence.
Fifteen-year-old math prodigy Seth Gordon hopes to compete professionally playing Starfare, the world's most popular computer game, but when he gets the chance to move to Korea and train full-time, he may not be ready for the culture shock and leaving hispossible girlfriend, Hannah.
How it went down Magoon, Kekla.
When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson is shot to death, his community is thrown into an uproar because Tariq was black and the shooter, Jack Franklin, is white, and in the aftermath everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events agree.
Honeycomb McCowan, Patricia, author.
Nat, Jess, and Harper form a singing group and enter a competition where first prize is a chance to perform at the Tall Grass Music Festival, but Nat is having trouble maintaining harmony in and out of the group.
The halcyon bird Beyer, Kat.
"Mia Della Torre is happy to be settled in Milan, learning her family's ancient trade of demon hunting, and able to put her fear of her own, personal demon aside--until she falls in love and realizes how much more than her own happiness is at stake"--
Hacker McGill, Leslie, author.
Keshawn, stuck changing other students' grades for money, wants out of the business and sees his chance in Neecy, a girl who wants to earn her grades.
Girl defective Howell, Simmone.
Friendship, love, and a mystery fill the life-changing summer of fifteen-year-old Sky, who lives with her unconventional family in a run-down record store in St. Kilda, a seaside suburb of Melbourne, Australia.
Glory O'Brien's history of the future King, A. S. (Amy Sarig), 1970-
"As her high school graduation draws near, Glory O'Brien begins having powerful and terrifying visions of the future as she struggles with her long-buried grief over her mother's suicide"--
Get happy Amato, Mary.
"On her birthday, Minerva, a seventeen-year-old singer/songwriter, hears from the father she has never known and her placid life is turned upside down"--
Gathering darkness : a Falling kingdoms novel Rhodes, Morgan.
Prince Magnus must choose between family and justice as his father, the cruel King Gaius, sets out to conquer all of Mytica by tracking down an ancient, storied magic known as the Kindred.
Gabi, a girl in pieces Quintero, Isabel.
Sixteen-year-old Gabi Hernandez chronicles her senior year in high school as she copes with her friend Cindy's pregnancy, friend Sebastian's coming out, her father's meth habit, her own cravings for food and cute boys, and especially, the poetry that helps forge her identity.
Forcing the ace Thomas, E. L. (Erin L.) author.
Fighter McGill, Leslie, author.
After being humiliated in a fight, Jair, a junior at Capital Central High School in Washington, D.C., knows that although he may be short, he is tough, and decides to prove it.
Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn't Fly Jones, Stephen Graham/ Tremblay, Paul
Famous last words Alender, Katie, author.
High-schooler Willa has just moved to California with her mother and film director stepfather, and she will be attending a private school--but her real problem is that she keeps seeing things that are not really there, like a dead body in the swimming pool, and her visions may be connected to a serial killer that is stalking young girls in Hollywood.
Endgame : the calling Frey, James, 1969-
"Twelve teens who have prepared their entire lives for an ancient life-or-death game must finally come to terms with its arrival, forming tenuous alliances and killing each other for the chance to be the last one standing and the winner of the ultimate prize: the ability to save a select group of people from the end of the world"--
The doubt factory Bacigalupi, Paolo.
"When a radical band of teen activists claim that Alix's powerful father covers up wrongdoing by corporations that knowingly allow innocent victims to die in order to make enormous profits from unsafe products, she must decide if she will blow the whistleon his misdeeds"--
The Devil's intern Hosie, Donna.
"Seventeen-year-old Mitchell discovers a time-travel device that will allow him to escape his internship in Hell's accounting office and return to Earth, but his plans to alter the circumstances of his own death take an unexpected turn when his three closest friends in Hell insist on accompanying him back to the land of the living"--
Dead of Winter Cole, Kresley
Death coming up the hill Crowe, Chris.
Douglas Ashe keeps a weekly record of historical and personal events in 1968, the year he turns seventeen, including the escalating war in Vietnam, assassinations, rampant racism, and rioting, his first girlfriend, his parents' separation, and a longed-for sister.
The cure for dreaming Winters, Cat.
In Portland, Oregon, in 1900, seventeen-year-old Olivia Mead, a suffragist, is hypnotized by the intriguing young Henri Reverie, who is paid by her father to make her more docile and womanly but who, instead, gives her the ability to see people's true natures, while she secretly continues fighting for women's rights. Includes timeline and historical photographs.
Crazy Phillips, Linda Vigen.
While growing up in the 1960s, Laura uses art to cope with her mother's mental illness.
Compulsion Boone, Martina.
After the death of her disfigured, shut-in mother, Barrie Watson moves to her aunt's South Carolina plantation, which is guarded by an ancient spirit who cursed one of the island's three founding families and gave the others magical gifts that become compulsions.
Chasing power Durst, Sarah Beth.
Sixteen-year-old Kayla, whose telekinetic ability allows her to be a master shoplifter with enough money to flee with her mother if her father finds them again, meets Daniel, who has the ability to teleport and needs her help to find and steal an ancientincantation that can help rescue his kidnapped mother--but may lead to great danger for Kayla.
Catalyst Kincaid, S. J.
"Tom Raines and his friends return to the Spire for their third year as superhuman government weapons, but the rules have been changed and Tom's training is put to the test"--
Breaking butterflies Anjelais, M, author.
Promised to each other before they were born, Cadence and Sphinxie, separated after he deliberately cut her face, are drawn back together at age sixteen, but Cadence is even less stable mentally and Sphinxie, sweet, plain, and attracted to his brilliance,tries to be loyal but fears for her life.
The boy I love Gramont, Nina de.
"Fifteen year old Wren has fallen in love with the most sought after boy in school, but his secret will both bring them together, and keep them apart."--
Beware the wild Parker, Natalie C.
A teenaged girl and her boyfriend must find her older brother after he wanders into their town's swamp and a mysterious girl appears in his place.
Beauty of the broken Waters, Tawni.
As if her parents' heavy drinking and her father's abuse--which nearly killed her half-brother, Iggy--were not enough, fifteen-year-old Mara is caught kissing her girlfriend, Xylia, by the preacher's son and becomes terrified that her own life is at risk.
Ashes to ashes Han, Jenny.
"Lillia, Kat and Mary must deal with the fallout of what happened on New Year's Eve in the conclusion to the Burn for Burn trilogy"--
The accidental highwayman : being the tale of Kit Bristol, his horse Midnight, a mysterious princess, and sundry magical persons besides Tripp, Ben, 1966- author, illustrator.
In eighteenth-century England, young Christopher "Kit" Bristol unwittingly takes on the task of his dead master, notorious highwayman Whistling Jack, who pledged a fairy he would rescue feisty Princess Morgana from an arranged marriage with King George III.
Truth be told Ryan, Hank Phillippi.
A middle-class family's evicted from their suburban home. In digging up the facts on this story and on other foreclosures, reporter Jane Ryland soon learns the truth behind a big-bucks scheme and the surprising players who'll stop at nothing, including murder, to keep their goal a secret.
Broken Hart, Megan.
Once a month over lunch Joe tells Sadie about his latest conquest and she imagines that all of the women Joe has been with are her.
House Peretti, Frank E.
Two stranded couples find shelter in an inn but find themselves trapped in a game with rules setting up a life-or-death situation.
The coffin dancer : a Lincoln Rhyme novel Deaver, Jeffery.
Detective Lincoln Rhyme, the foremost criminals in the NYPD, joins his beautiful protege, Amelia Sachs, in the hunt for the Coffin Dancer -- an ingenious killer who changes his appearance even faster than he adds to his trail of victims. So far, they have only one clue: the assassin has a tattoo on his arm -- of the Grim Reaper waltzing with a woman in front of a coffin. Rhyme, a quadriplegic from a line-of-duty accident, must rely on his wits and Sachs's intuition to track the elusive murderer through the subways, parks, and airports of an ever-tumultuous New York City -- knowing they have only forty-eight hours before the Coffin Dancer strikes again.
To love a king Husk, Shona.
"To keep the balance between good and evil at the court of Annwyn, Prince Felan ap Gwyn has two weeks to marry and take the crown. But he wants more than just power--he wants love, a love he once had but was too stubborn to hold on to. It took years for Jacqueline Ara to put her life back together after Felan abandoned her. And she doesn't want fairies back in her life--even if her heart still burns for him. With war in Annwyn looming and death bleeding into the mortal world, Felan and Jacquie will need to heal old wounds for one last gamble. It's all or nothing to save both worlds."-- Author's website.
Brood Novak, Chase.
"Adam and Alice are reaching the age when some of the children created by the fertility treatment that spawned them begin to turn feral. Will they succumb to the same physiological horror that destroyed their parents? Every change brings on terror--the voice cracking as it changes, the swelling of the breasts, the coarsening of down into actual hair. Their aunt, Cynthia, oversees renovations to the Twisden family's Manhattan residence--torn apart by the children's parents at their most savage--and struggles to give her niece and nephew the unconditional love they never had. Meanwhile, in the world outside, the forces of good and evil collide as a troop of feral offspring threatens to invade the refuge Cynthia is so determined to construct behind the Twisdens' walls"--
The roving party Wilson, Rohan.
"1829, Tasmania. John Batman, ruthless, single-minded, four convicts, the youngest still only a stripling, Gould, a downtrodden farmhand, two free black trackers, and powerful, educated Black Bill, brought up from childhood as a white man. This is the roving party and their purpose is massacre. With promises of freedom, land grants and money, each is willing to risk his life for the prize. Passing over many miles of tortured country, the roving party searches for Aborigines, taking few prisoners and killing freely, Batman never abandoning the visceral intensity of his hunt. And all the while, Black Bill pursues his personal quarry, the much-feared warrior, Manalargena. A surprisingly beautiful evocation of horror and brutality, The Roving Party is a meditation on the intricacies of human nature at its most raw"--
A call to duty Weber, David, 1952-
"Growing up, Travis Uriah Long yearned for order and discipline in his life...two things his neglectful mother couldn't or wouldn't provide. So when Travis enlists in the Royal Manticoran Navy, he thought he'd finally found the structure he'd always wanted so desperately. But life in the RMN isn't exactly as expected. Boot camp is rough, his first ship assignment lax and disorderly, and with the Star Kingdom of Manticore still recovering from a devastating plague, the Navy is on the edge of extinction. The Star Kingdom is a minor nation among the worlds of the Diaspora, its closest neighbor months away and with little resources. With only modest interstellar trade, no foreign contacts to speak of, a plague ravaged economy and no enemies looming at the hyper limit, factions in Parliament want nothing more than to scrap the Navy and shift its resources elsewhere. But those factions are mistaken. The universe is not a safe place as Travis is about to find out"--
Forrest Gump : a novel Groom, Winston, 1944-
Meet Forrest Gump, the lovable, herculean, and surprisingly savvy hero of this remarkable comic odyssey. After accidentally becoming the star of University of Alabama's football team, Forrest goes on to become a Vietnam War hero, a world-class Ping-Pong player, a villainous wrestler, and a business tycoon -- as he wonders with childlike wisdom at the insanity all around him. In between misadventures, he manages to compare battle scars with Lyndon Johnson, discover the truth about Richard Nixon, and survive the ups and downs of remaining true to his only love, Jenny, on an extraordinary journey through three decades of the American cultural landscape. Forrest Gump has one heck of a story to tell -- and you've got to read it to believe it ...
A Robertson family Christmas : a novella Robertson, Kay, 1946-
The gamble Ashley, Kristen, author.
Nina Sheridan desperately needs a timeout vacation. With a fiancé who can't even remember how she takes her coffee, Nina wants some distance to rethink her engagement. Flying halfway around the world from England to a mountain town in Colorado should do the trick. But when she finds a gorgeous man at her rental cabin, Nina's cold, lonely adventure suddenly heats up. The owner of the house, Holden "Max" Maxwell is surprised by the beautiful woman who turns up at his door. But when Nina becomes ill, Max spends days nursing her back to health. A private man with a broken heart, Max finds himself drawn to the strong-willed woman. Soon it becomes impossible for Nina and Max to deny their growing attraction to one another. Yet even as these two wounded lovebirds think about taking a chance on a relationship, a dangerous secret from Max's past emerges-and threatens to end their love for good.
Pale horse coming Hunter, Stephen, 1946-
In 1951, after Sam Vincent disappears while investigating a prison for violent African American convicts in Thebes, Mississippi, Earl Swagger finds himself confronting a town guarded by a private army of brutal, Klan-type thugs.
Parasites like us Johnson, Adam, 1967-
Anthropologist Hank Hannah has just illegally exhumed an ancient American burial site and winds up in jail. But the law will soon be the least of his worries. For, buried beside the bones, a timeless menace awaits that will set the modern world back twelve thousand years and send Hannah on a quest to save that which is dearest to him. A brilliantly evocative and haunting cautionary adventure, Parasites Like Us will earn Johnson an immense audience of devoted fans. --Publisher.
Hawk Brust, Steven, 1955-
Vlad Taltos has a price on his head. It isn't the first time, but what's new is that the entire Jhereg organization -- thieves, assassins, vicious criminals all -- has committed to removing him from the board. It will take all of Vlad's considerable ingenuity to come up with a plan that will get the Jhereg off his back permanently.
Unthinkable Phillips, Clyde.
"Pregnant with her first child, homicide lieutenant Jane Candiotti is under strict doctor's orders to take it easy. But when a mass shooting claims the life of her teenage nephew, all bets are off. Jane will go to any lengths to bring down the monster who did this-- even enlisting the help of a dangerous ex-con. And when she uncovers a chilling connection between the shooting and a decades old murder case, she knows she cannot stop until the final horrifying piece of the puzzle falls into place."--p.4 of cover.
Blade of Fortriu Marillier, Juliet.
As King Bridei prepares to expel the Gaelic invaders for all time, he sends the princess, Ana, a hostage of Fortriu since childhood, to make a strategic marriage to a chieftain she has never met, accompanied on her journey by Faolan, Bridei's enigmatic assassin and spy.
The long shadow of the Civil War : southern dissent and its legacies Bynum, Victoria E.
Sweet soul music : rhythm and blues and the southern dream of freedom Guralnick, Peter.
My little monster. 1 Robiko (Comic book creator)
Haru Yoshida is feared as an unstable and violent "monster." Shizuku Mizutani is a grade-obsessed student with no friends. Fate brings these two together to form the most unlikely pair. Haru firmly believes he's in love with Shizuku and she firmly believes he's insane.
Thunderbolts. Volume 4, No mercy Soule, Charles, author.
The flick Baker, Annie, 1981- author.
In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, the tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks of three underpaid employees play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen.
The massive. [Volume 3], Longship Wood, Brian, 1972- author.
"In Longship, Callum Israel and Ninth Wave go head to head with a disgraced comrade threatening nuclear war, a rogue faction of the US Navy working as pirates in New York Harbor, and a colony of Norwegian whalers who hunt in the Viking tradition" --
My little monster. 4 Robiko (Comic book creator), author, illustrator.
My little monster. 3 Robiko (Comic book creator)
"Haru confirms his love for Shizuku after a talk with the class rep, Chizuru Oshima (who also has feelings for Haru!). Meanwhile, confused and unsure, Shizuku decides to eliminate her feelings towards Haru so that she can concentrate on school. Will Haru be able to change her mind? The school festival brings chaos and rivalries, and passions ignite!" -- Page  of cover.
Uncontainable : how passion, commitment, and conscious capitalism built a business where everyone thrives Tindell, Kip, author.
Chairman and CEO of The Container Store, "Tindell reveals his approach for building a business where everyone associated with it thrives through embodying the tenets of Conscious Capitalism. Tindell's seven Foundation Principles are the road map that drives everyone at The Container Store to achieve the goals of the company. [His book] shows how other businesses can adapt this approach toward what Tindell calls the most profitable, sustainable and fun way of doing business"--
Radiant Sumner-Smith, Karina, author.
"Xhea has no magic. Born without the power that everyone else takes for granted, Xhea is an outcast--no way to earn a living, buy food, or change the life that fate has dealt her. Yet she has a unique talent: the ability to see ghosts and the tethers that bind them to the living world, which she uses to scratch out a bare existence in the ruins beneath the City's floating Towers. When a rich City man comes to her with a young woman's ghost tethered to his chest, Xhea has no idea that this ghost will change everything. The ghost, Shai, is a Radiant, a rare person who generates so much power that the Towers use it to fuel their magic, heedless of the pain such use causes. Shai's home Tower is desperate to get the ghost back and force her into a body--any body--so that it can regain its position, while the Tower's rivals seek the ghost to use her magic for their own ends. Caught between a multitude of enemies and desperate to save Shai, Xhea thinks herself powerless--until a strange magic wakes within her. Magic dark and slow, like rising smoke, like seeping oil. A magic whose very touch brings death" --
The age of the Vikings Winroth, Anders.
Overrated : are we more in love with the idea of changing the world than actually changing the world? Cho, Eugene.
"Eugene Cho has a confession: 'I like to talk about changing the world but I don't really like to do what it takes.' If this is true of the man who founded the One Day's Wages global antipoverty movement, then what must it take to act on one's ideals? Cho does not doubt the sincerity of those who want to change the world. But he fears that today's wealth of resources and opportunities could be creating 'the most overrated generation in history. We have access to so much but end up doing so little.' He came to see that he, too, was overrated. As Christians, Cho writes, 'our calling is not simply to change the world but to be changed ourselves'"--Amazon.com.
Reluctant witnesses : survivors, their children, and the rise of Holocaust consciousness Stein, Arlene, author.
Breaking in : the rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the politics of justice Biskupic, Joan, author.
"From a leading judicial biographer comes the untold story of Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court justice. To become the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice, Sonia Sotomayor went against the odds. Her historic appointment in 2009--made by President Obama, whose own 2008 victory appeared improbable--flowed from cultural and political changes in America that helped lift up this daughter of a Puerto Rican nurse and a factory worker. Sotomayor saw opportunities and, with street smarts and savvy, she seized them. In Breaking In, journalist Joan Biskupic weaves a political narrative centered on Sotomayor's fortuitous timing and personal striving. From housing projects in the Bronx to Princeton University and Yale Law School, Sotomayor's life tracked the ascent of Latinos in America. Along the way, she elicited admiration and, as a self-described "affirmative action baby," resentment. At every step in her climb to the federal bench, she almost did not make it. As Biskupic reveals with extensive research and reporting, Sotomayor developed the connections to navigate a system known for ravaging nominees, especially when race or ethnicity was an element. Obtaining close access to Sotomayor and interviews with the other justices, Biskupic shows how Sotomayor challenges an institution where justices, as a group, have been relatively bland and socially conforming even as they differ radically on the law. In a book that picks up where Sotomayor's bestselling memoir left off, Biskupic explores the difference this justice is making"--
Bijaboji : north to Alaska by oar Carey, Betty.
Bijaboji is Betty Carey's spirited account of her solo two-month journey by canoe to Alaska and through some of the most treacherous waters of the Inside Passage, at a time when much of the area was wild and inaccessible. She travels with minimal supplies, almost no money, and often without charts, and she exults in being alone with the wild coastline, up close and at her own pace.
Choosing a good life : lessons from people who have found their place in the world Berman, Ali.
"Ever wonder why some people seem to be at peace despite the ups and downs daily life can bring, while others are restless even in seemingly ideal circumstances? In Choosing a Good Life, Alyson Berman explores what it means to be at peace with ourselves, our choices, and the world around us in all its glorious chaos. She takes us into the lives of people who, despite their vastly different talents, challenges, and interests, have achieved a deep sense of balance in and satisfaction with their lives. Stories include those of Holocaust survivor Emery Jacoby, who rose above anger and bitterness to reaffirm the good in himself and others, along with Sungrai Sohn, a violin prodigy and gifted teacher who lives in the shadow of a potentially fatal illness and many other inspiring life stories. Berman then pinpoints their common approaches and qualities to reveal how they have found contentment-and how we can too. With Choosing a Good Life you will have the tools and guidance to: identify what you truly value, make use of the pain and trials of life to make you stronger, and set priorities to find more time and energy for the things that bring you satisfaction. Learn how to achieve something that eludes so many of us--the sense of purpose that comes with deep self-acceptance"--
The disappearance of the universe : straight talk about illusions, past lives, religion, sex, politics, and the miracles of forgiveness Renard, Gary R.
What would you do if you were sitting quietly in your living room when two mysterious strangers appeared from out of nowhere 7 and then told you they were "ascended masters" who had come to reveal some shocking secrets of existence and teach you the miraculous powers of forgiveness? ... When two such teachers appeared before [the author] in 1992, he chose to listen to them ... The result is this ... book.
Early Christian martyr stories : an evangelical introduction with new translations Litfin, Bryan M., 1970- author.
Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's addiction Sheff, David.
The story of one teenager's descent into methamphetamine addiction is told from his father's point of view, describing how a varsity athlete and honor student became addicted to the dangerous drug and its impact on his family.
Brioche chic : 22 fresh knits for women & men Tarasovich-Clark, Mercedes.
Think small : make the most of every square foot.
Sugar rush : master tips, techniques, and recipes for sweet baking Iuzzini, Johnny, author.
Runaways. Volume one : the complete collection Vaughan, Brian K., author.
New cook book.
Cabins & cottages and other small spaces
Chests and cabinets
The Search for Heinrich Schlögel : a novel Baillie, Martha, 1960- author.
"Martha Baillie's hypnotic novel follows Heinrich Schlögel from Germany to Canada, where he sets out on a two-week hike into the isolated interior of Baffin Island. His journey quickly becomes surreal, he experiences strange encounters and inexplicable visions as shards of Arctic history emerge from the shifting landscape. When he returns from his hike, he discovers that, though he has not aged, thirty years have passed. Narrated by an unnamed archivist who is attempting to piece together the truth of Heinrich's life, The Search for Heinrich Schlögel dances between reality and dream, asking us to consider not only our role in imagining the future into existence but also the consequences of our past choices. "--
Ship of the dead Campbell, John L. (Investigator)
In the weeks following the Omega Virus outbreak, survivors form desperate clusters, uniting to defend against hordes of the walking dead. But they can only hide for so long.
Poison fruit Carey, Jacqueline, 1964-
With a new predator on the loose, Daisy Johanssen, liaison to the Norse goddess of the dead, fights harder than usual to keep the paranormal residents of Pemkowet under control.
The Way Inn : a novel Wiles, Will.
"Neil Double is a 'conference surrogate,' hired by his clients to attend industry conferences so that they don't have to. It's a life of budget travel, cheap suits, and out-of-own exhibition center--kind of paradise for Neil, who has reconstructed his incognito professional life into a toxic and selfish personal philosophy. But his latest job, at a conference of conference organizers, will radically transform him and everything he believes as it unexpectedly draws him into a bizarre and speculative mystery. In a brand new Way Inn--global chain of identikit mid-budget motel--in an airport hinterland, he meets a woman he has seen before in strange and unsettling circumstances. She hints at an astonishing truth about this mundane world filled with fake smiles and piped muzak. But before Neil can learn more, she vanishes. Intrigued, he tries to find her--a search that will lead him down the rabbit hole, into an eerily familiar place where he will discover a dark and disturbing secret about the Way Inn. Caught on a metaphysical Mobius strip, Neil discovers that there may be no way out."--Publisher website.
To see the moon again Turner, Jamie L.
Every day of her life Julia Rich lives with the memory of a horrible accident she caused long ago. In the years since, she has tried to hide her guilt in the quiet routine of teaching at a small South Carolina college, avoiding close relationships with family and would-be friends. But one day a phone call from Carmen, a niece she has never met, disrupts her carefully controlled world. Carmen is a study in contrasts--comical yet wise, sunny yet contemplative, soft yet assertive. As she sets about gently drawing Julia from her self-imposed solitude into a place of hope, she also seeks her own peace for past mistakes. Together, the two women embark on a journey that takes Julia far from the familiar comfort of home and gives Carmen the courage to open her heart. Together, their sightseeing trip turns into a discovery of truth, grace, redemption, and, finally, love.
The ripper affair Saintcrow, Lilith, author.
"A shattering accident places Archibald Clare, mentath in the service of Britannia, in the care of Emma Bannon, sorceress Prime. Clare needs a measure of calm to repair his faculties of Logic and Reason. Without them, he is not his best. At all. Unfortunately, calm and rest will not be found. There is a killer hiding in the sorcerous steam-hells of Londinium, murdering poor women of a certain reputation. A handful of frails murdered on cold autumn nights would make no difference...but the killings echo in the highest circles, and threaten to bring the Empire down in smoking ruins. Once more Emma Bannon is pressed into service, once more Archibald Clare is determined to aid her. The secrets between these two old friends may give an ambitious sorcerer the means to bring down the Crown. And there is still no way to reliably find a hansom when one needs it most"--P.  of cover.
Schizo Sheff, Nic, author.
A teenager recovering from a schizophrenic breakdown is driven to the point of obsession to find his missing younger brother and becomes wrapped up in a romance that may or may not be the real thing.
Francesca Small, Bertrice.
The book of Athyra Brust, Steven, 1955-
Presents the sixth and seventh Vlad Taltos novels, in which the sorcerer-assassin decides to retire but finds that the House of Jhereg is not ready to let him go, and Vlad's repayment of a debt to a boy who saved his life uncovers a financial scandal that threatens repercussions throughout the empire.
Messenger of Fear Grant, Michael, 1954-
The Messenger of Fear brings justice to those who do wrong, creating frightening games where the players earn their redemption--or lose their sanity--and somehow Mara, fifteen, has become his apprentice.
Unfriended Vail, Rachel, author.
When thirteen-year-old Truly is invited to sit at the Popular Table, she finds herself caught in a web of lies and misunderstandings, made inescapable by the hyperconnected world of social media.
Only the dead Sundstøl, Vidar, 1963- author.
" A Norwegian tourist has been found murdered on the shore of Lake Superior--right where an Ojibwe man may have been killed more than one hundred years earlier. Four months later, the official investigation is supposedly over but still not resolved, and U.S. Forest Service officer Lance Hansen, drawn into the mystery by his grisly discovery of the body, is uncovering clues disturbingly close to home. His former father-in-law, Willy Dupree, may hold the key to the century-old murder of Swamper Caribou. And his own brother, Andy, might know more than he's telling--more than he should know--about the recent homicide. The relationship between the brothers takes a dangerous turn as their annual deer hunt becomes a deadly game. Steeped in the rich history of Lake Superior's rugged North Shore, this follow-up to the Riverton Prize-winning The Land of Dreams pursues two tales through a bleak and beautiful landscape haunted by the lives and dreams of its Scandinavian immigrants and Native Americans. Hansen finds himself equally haunted by the complex mysteries that continue to unravel around him. "--
Circle, square, Moose Bingham, Kelly L., 1967-
When Zebra and his enthusiastic friend Moose are asked to exit a book about shapes, Moose has other plans.
Gaza : a history Filiu, Jean-Pierre, author.
"Through its millennium-long existence, Gaza has often been bitterly disputed while simultaneously and paradoxically enduring prolonged neglect. Squeezed between the Negev and Sinai desert on the one hand and the Mediterranean Sea on the other, Gaza was contested by the Pharaohs, the Persians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Arabs, the Fatimids, the Mamluks, the Crusaders, and the Ottomans. Napoleon had to secure it in 1799 to launch his failed campaign on Palestine. In 1917, the British Empire fought for months to conquer Gaza, before establishing its mandate on Palestine. In 1948, 20,000 Palestinians sought refuge in Gaza, a marginal area that neither Israel nor Egypt wanted. Palestinian nationalism grew there, and Gaza has since found itself at the heart of Palestinian history. ." --Publisher's website.
George Frideric Handel : a life with friends Harris, Ellen T., author.
Black prophetic fire West, Cornel, author.
"Cornel West, with distinguished scholar Christa Buschendorf, provides a fresh perspective on six revolutionary African American leaders: Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X, and Ida Wells-Barnett. West examines the impact of these men and women on their own eras and across the decades. He not only rediscovers the integrity and commitment within these passionate advocates but also their fault lines." --
Tamales : fast and delicious Mexican meals Tapp, Alice Guadalupe, 1944- author.
People tools for business : 50 strategies for building success, creating wealth, and finding happiness Fox, Alan C.
"Author of People Tools follows up his first book describing simple strategies for success in our daily lives with more advice that focuses on achieving success in business"--
Sally Heathcote, suffragette Talbot, Mary M., 1954-
Follows the fortunes of a common housemaid swept up in the feminist militancy of early 20th century Edwardian Britain. As the growing hunger for change grows within a culture of rigid social mores and class barriers, Sally and thousands like her rise up to break the bonds of oppression at the risk of ostracization and violence.
Seraph of the end. Vampire reign. 1 Kagami, Takaya, 1979- author.
After trumpets of the apocalypse proclaim the fall of humanity, vampires arise from the shadows to rule the earth. Yuichiro wants just one thing--to get revenge by killing each and every vampire. Yuichiro's dream is near-impossible, given that vampires are seven times stronger than humans, and the only way to kill them is by mastering Cursed Gear, advanced demon-possessed weaponry. Not to mention that humanity's most elite Vampire Extermination Unit, the Moon Demon Company, wants nothing to do with Yuichiro unless he can prove he's willing to work in a team--which is the last thing he wants!
How I stopped being a Jew Sand, Shlomo, author.
"Shlomo Sand was born in 1946, in a displaced person's camp in Austria, to a Jewish mother and non-Jewish father, the family later migrated to Palestine. As a young man, Sand came to question his Jewish identity, even that of a "secular Jew." With this meditative and thoughtful mixture of essay and personal recollection, he articulates the problems at the center of modern Jewish identity. How I Stopped Being a Jew discusses the negative effects of the Israeli exploitation of the "chosen people" myth and its "holocaust industry." Sand criticizes the fact that, in the current context, what "Jewish" means is, above all, not being Arab and reflects on the possibility of a secular, non-exclusive Israeli identity, beyond the legends of Zionism"--
The little world of Liz Climo. Climo, Liz, author, artist.
Climo has charmed her fans with her comic world of whimsical animal characters who grapple with everyday life with wit and humor. This collection features her comics, starring her beloved characters in all kinds of funny situations, from celebrating holidays to helping friends.
Robin Robertson's vegan without borders : easy everyday meals from around the world Robertson, Robin (Robin G.), author.
Robertson believes that great flavors should have no boundaries, and the dishes in this book represent more than two countries from around the world. It is a celebration of culinary traditions with plant-based ingredients, including twists on dishes inspired by tradition without being bound by them.
Justice League Beyond. Power Struggle Gage, Christos, author.
"The World's Greatest Super Heroes of Tomorrow are here! Now with a few fresh faces and a newly-constructed Watchtower, the Justice League are back to being a well-oiled crime fighting machine! But when Superman's powers begin to rage out of control, the League must figure out a way to protect the world--and themselves--from the Last Son of Krypton. JUSTICE LEAGUE BEYOND: POWER STRUGGLE is collected here in its entirety for the first time, written by Christos Gage (Avengers Arena)"--
Fairest. Of Men and Mice Andreyko, Marc.
"Cinderella returns in an all-new epic! After an assassination attempt on Snow White, Cind is called back into service to unravel an age-old conspiracy that dates back to that fateful midnight ball! Can Cind uncover the plot and prevent a massacre in Fabletown? By critically acclaimed writer Marc Andreyko (MANHUNTER, Torso, The Lost) and legendary artist Shawn McManus (CINDERELLA, SWAMP THING), FAIREST VOL. 4: CINDERELLA - OF MEN AND MICE ties directly into FABLES! New York Times bestselling, award-winning creator Bill Willingham presents a new series starring the female FABLES. Balancing horror, humor and adventure in the FABLES tradition, FAIREST explores the secret histories of Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Cinderella, The Snow Queen, Thumbelina, Snow White, Rose Red and others. Collects issues #21-27"--
Injustice. Gods among us, year two. Volume 1 Taylor, Tom, 1978- author.
"The best-selling prequel to the hit videogame picks up right where it left off! Year one is over--now, year two begins. The death of one of their own has divided Earth's protectors as hero turns against hero. As Superman's iron grip on the world tightens, at the edge of the galaxy, another grave threat approaches... INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR 2 continues the story from the New York Times best-selling graphic novel with rising star writer Tom Taylor (EARTH 2) and a team of artists including Mike S. Miller, Bruno Redondo and Tom Derenick"--
The magician of Auschwitz Kacer, Kathy, 1954- author.
Kitchenalia : furnishing and equipping your kitchen with flea market finds and period pieces Lee, Vinny, author.
Kitchenalia is an inspiring guide to putting together a unique and creative kitchen using reclaimed and reinvented surfaces, furniture, objects and equipment. The pieces of furniture you choose, and the objects you love to collect and display are what elevate a kitchen beyond being a purely functional space in which to prepare and cook food. They imbue it with warmth and make it a place where family and friends want to spend time together. Period pieces, whether farmhouse furniture, salvaged surfaces, vintage textiles or retro cooking utensils and gadgets, are the antithesis of the mass-produced modern alternatives and have a timeless integrity. Sourcing such items from flea markets and antiques fairs is a unique and rewarding way to kit out a kitchen. This book presents all the elements you would want, and shows how to put them together in different interpretations of the look, from country to utilitarian, classic white to retro.
The story of the Arizona Cardinals Whiting, Jim, 1943-
"The history of the National Football League's Arizona Cardinals, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1898 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Baltimore Ravens Gilbert, Sara.
"The history of the National Football League's Baltimore Ravens, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1996 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the San Francisco 49ers Whiting, Jim, 1943-
"The history of the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1946 to today"--Provided by publisher.
Everglades National Park Frisch, Nate.
"An exploration of Everglades National Park, including how its wetlands-rich landscape was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the bus route called Tram Road"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the New Orleans Saints Whiting, Jim, 1943-
"The history of the National Football League's New Orleans Saints, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1967 to today"--Provided by publisher.
Black Rose Alice. 1 Mizushiro, Setona, 1971- author, artist.
Dimitri Lewandoski is a celebrated tenor in early 1900s Vienna. When he is killed in an accident, his corpse is colonized by the seeds of a vampire master. At first, Dimitri denies that anything has changed, but as the people around him start dying, he is forced to accept the ghastly truth. Flash-forward to 2008. In Tokyo, Azusa Kikukawa's troubled love life comes to an end with a fatal accident. Dimitri appears in her dying dreams with a diabolical proposal--he will save her lover if she agrees to become the breeding ground for the next generation of vampire seeds.
Our first Christmas
A collection of holiday romances, featuring contributions from four authors.
The ugly Renaissance : sex, greed, violence and depravity in an age of beauty Lee, Alexander (Historian)
Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images of an age of lofty ideals in which life imitated the fantastic artworks for which it has become famous. But behind the vast explosion of new art and culture lurked a seamy, vicious world of power politics, perversity, and corruption that has more in common with the present day than anyone dares to admit. In this lively and meticulously researched portrait, Renaissance scholar Alexander Lee illuminates the dark and titillating contradictions that were hidden beneath the surface of the best-known artworks of the Renaissance.
National Geographic complete birds of North America
A crafty Christmas Bryan, Mollie Cox, 1963- author.
"Christmas is just around the corner, and the ladies of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop are thrilled when Sheila wins the first place prize in a scrapbooking design contest: a ten-day scrapbook-themed cruise in the Caribbean. Vera and Paige decide to tag along, which should pose the perfect opportunity to learn some new techniques, mingle with fellow croppers, and get in some rest and relaxation before the chaos of Christmas. But when Sheila finds a famous crafter dead, and investigators determine she was poisoned, the luxury cruise veers toward disaster as Sheila becomes the number one suspect--or was she really the intended victim? Just as the croppers begin un-wrapping the truth, a storm strands them at sea, and they'll find it's harder than ever to survive the holidays with a killer on deck"--Page  of cover.
Dick Francis's Damage Francis, Felix, author.
"Felix Francis is back with another edge-of-your-seat thriller, in the classic Dick Francis tradition. Undercover investigator Jeff Hinkley is assigned by the British Horseracing Authority to look into the activities of a suspicious racehorse trainer, but as he's tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place-the administration of illegal drugs to his horses? Then many more horses test positive for prohibited stimulants, and someone starts making demands, threatening to completely destroy the integrity of the racing industry. In order to limit the damage to the sport, it's critical that Jeff find the perpetrator. but he'll soon learn he's up against someone who will stop at nothing to prevail"--
Murder at Marble House Maxwell, Alyssa, author.
With the dawn of the twentieth century on the horizon, the fortunes of the venerable Vanderbilt family still shine brightly in the glittering high society of Newport, Rhode Island. But when a potential scandal strikes, the Vanderbilts turn to cousin and society page reporter Emma Cross to solve a murder of a fortune teller and the disappearance of Consuelo Vanderbilt.
Scarlet tides Hair, David, 1965- author.
With the reappearance of the Leviathan Bridge, the Third Crusade begins in the name of Emperor Constant, while most of the Rondians are seeking their fortune, there is a small faction set on finding the source of all magical power, the Scytale of Coneus.
A plus size diva : who ya wit' : the beginning Hampton, Brenda (Brenda M.), author.
At the age of forty, Desa Rae Jenkins may be classified as over the hill, but with voluptuous curves in all the right places, she attracts Roc Dawson, one of the sexiest men alive, who happens to be almost half her age. He excites her like no other man has, but from Roc's playa-hating uncle Ronnie to the baby mama drama that comes to her doorstep, Desa Rae is forced to make a decision that could set her free from the man she's fallen in love with. The mere thought of Desa Rae ending their relationship sends Roc packing, and he must reevaluate what he has always known as the street life. If he wants to keep this bona fide diva on his team, he has to make his case for black love and leave the past behind. Then again, so does Desa Rae, especially when her ex-husband, Reggie, jumps back into the picture, causing more secret skeletons to be revealed.--Publisher's description.
Dead for a spell Buckland, Raymond.
"March 1881. The Lyceum is abuzz with the news that American actor Edwin Booth is going to be sharing the stage with their own Shakespearean star, Henry Irving. But stage manager Harry Rivers has other matters preoccupying him. One of the regular actresses has disappeared, and after a disturbing tarot card reading, Harry's boss, Bram Stoker, is convinced that something wicked is coming their way. When the poor girl's body is found, Stoker's suspicions prove to be founded--the murder scene is riddled with strange clues that Stoker recognizes as the trappings of an occult ritual. Someone is conjuring up a pernicious plot against cast and crew of the Lyceum, and if Harry doesn't track down the slaying sorcerer quickly, it could spell disaster for those he holds dearest.."--
Strong darkness Land, Jon, author.
Texas Ranger William Ray Strong teams up with Judge Roy Bean to track down the Old West's first serial killer, who is stitching a trail of death along the railroad lines slicing their way through Texas.
Nerve Francis, Dick, author.
Rock addiction : [a rock kiss novel] Singh, Nalini, 1977-
Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media's harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.
The art & science of shepherding : tapping the wisdom of French herders
Selected works Juana Inés de la Cruz, Sister, 1651-1695.
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (1651 - 1695) was a feminist and a woman ahead of her time. She was very much a public intellectual and her contemporaries called her "the Tenth Muse" and "the Phoenix of Mexico", names that continue to resonate. This self-taught intellectual rose to the height of fame as a writer in Mexico City during the Spanish Golden Age. The volume includes Sor Juana's best-known works, including "First Dream", which showcases her prodigious intellect and range and "Response of the Poet to the Very Eminent Sor Filotea de la Cruz", her epistolary feminist defence of a woman's right to study and to write. Thirty other works are also included.
Walking home : a pilgrimage from humbled to healed Choquette, Sonia, author.
"In order to regain her spiritual footing, Sonia turned to the age-old practice of pilgrimage and set out to walk the legendary Camino de Santiago, an 800-kilometer (500-mile) trek over the Pyrenees and across northern Spain. Day after day she pushed through hunger, exhaustion, and pain to reach her destination. Eventually, mortification of the flesh gave way to spiritual renewal, and she rediscovered the gifts of humility and forgiveness that she needed to repair her world."--Publisher.
A summer to die Lowry, Lois.
Thirteen-year-old Meg's envy of her sister's beauty and popularity makes it difficult to cope with Molly's strange illness and eventual death.
The coconut miracle cookbook : over 400 recipes to boost your health with nature's elixir Fife, Bruce, 1952- author.
"Bruce Fife, bestselling author of The Coconut Oil Miracle, presents a companion cookbook and a complete guide to reaping all the health and beauty benefits of cooking with coconut. Healthy, rich, and delicious, coconut is nature's miracle healer. The Coconut Miracle Cookbook explains the benefits of coconut, and shows readers how to incorporate this superfood into meals every day with more than 400 delicious recipes. Coconut has been shown to have countless health benefits, including: Weight loss, Preventing heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and many other degenerative diseases, Strengthening the immune system, Improving digestion, Preventing premature aging of the skin, Beautifying skin and hair, Reap the health and beauty benefits of coconut oil, milk, water, and cream. Feel-and see-the amazing results."--
You're So Fine Kramer, Kieran
A wicked snow Olsen, Gregg, author.
Vanished Heiter, Elizabeth
Together Again : The Trouble With Caasi Macomber, Debbie
Say Yes to the Marquess Dare, Tessa
The Tejano Conflict Perry, Steve
Paw and Order Kelly, Diane
Murder at the book group King, Maggie, 1950-
The Missing McCormack, Una
Meet Your Baker Alexander, Ellie
Mine to Take Ashenden, Jackie
Make Me Lose Control Ridgway, Christie
Longarm and the Rock Springs Reckoning Evans, Tabor
Love Me If You Dare : A Coral Cove Novel Blake, Toni
Let It Bleed Roberts, J. R.
Hot Blooded Grant, Donna
Illicit : Midnight Sun Jackson, Lisa
A Family for Maddie Luck, Sara
The Duke in My Bed Grey, Amelia
The Duke of Dark Desires Neville, Miranda
Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire Sparks, Kerrelyn
Celine Roth, Kathleen Bittner, author.
Snoopy's Thanksgiving Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe), 1922-2000, author, artist.
Collects Thanksgiving stories from the comic strip Peanuts, in which Snoopy is invited to visit his brother Spike, writes a seasonal story, gets his holiday dinner from Charlie Brown, and protects Woodstock from being mistaken for a turkey.
Angel in Armani Scott, Melanie
Broken Bonds Harper, Karen
Alien : River of Pain Golden, Christopher
Putin's kleptocracy : who owns Russia? Dawisha, Karen.
The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha's brilliant work provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power, the cabal he brought with him, the billions they have looted, and his plan to restore the Greater Russia.
30 BeagleBone Black projects for the evil genius Rush, Christopher.
"Fiendishly Fun Ways to Use the BeagleBone Black!This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to program and build fun and fascinating projects with the BeagleBone Black. You'll learn how to connect the BeagleBone Black to your computer and program it, quickly mastering BoneScript and other programming tools so you can get started right away. 30 BeagleBone Black Projects for the Evil Genius is filled with a wide variety of do-it-yourself LED, sensor, robotics, display, audio, and spy gadgets. You'll also get tips and techniques that will help you design your own ingenious devices. Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Provides full schematic and breadboard layout diagrams for the projects Includes detailed programming code Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed along with sources Build these and other clever creations: High-powered LED Morse code sender RGB LED fader GPS tracker Temperature sensor Light level indicator Web-controlled rover Plant hydration system Sentinel turret 7-segment clock Display for sensor information Internet radio Imperial march indicator Intruder alert using Twitter API Lie detector Auto dog barker "--
The life & love of dogs Blackwell, Lewis, 1958- author.
"For all dog lovers, The Life and Love of Dogs offers hundreds of incredible images by acclaimed photographers from around the world. A textual exploration of our unique relationship with dogs, including a surprising analysis of the qualities that make a dog attractive in our eyes..., it sheds original light on this great love affair"--provided by publisher.
The Slanted Door : modern Vietnamese food Phan, Charles, author.
Award-winning chef and restaurateur Charles Phan opened The Slanted Door in San Francisco in 1995, inspired by the food of his native Vietnam. Since then, The Slanted Door has grown into a world-class dining destination, and its accessible, modern take on classic Vietnamese dishes is beloved by diners, chefs, and critics alike. The Slanted Door is a love letter to the restaurant, its people, and its food. Featuring stories in addition to its most iconic recipes, The Slanted Door both celebrates a culinary institution and allows home cooks to recreate its excellence.
Neighborhood sharks : hunting with the great whites of California's Farallon Islands Roy, Katherine., author.
"An up close look at the ocean's most fearsome and famous predator and the scientists who study them--just twenty-six miles from the Golden Gate Bridge"--
Trumpet Riggs, Kate.
A primary prelude to the trumpet, including what the brass instrument looks and sounds like, basic instructions on how to play it, and the kinds of music that feature it -- Provided by publisher.
The story of the New York Giants Whiting, Jim, 1943-
"The history of the National Football League's New York Giants, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1925 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the New York Jets Whiting, Jim, 1943-
"The history of the National Football League's New York Jets, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1960 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Green Bay Packers Gilbert, Sara.
This book traces the history of the Green Bay Packers, describing the team's records, players, and coaches.
The story of the Detroit Lions Frisch, Nate.
"The history of the National Football League's Detroit Lions, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1929 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The zone of interest Amis, Martin, author.
"From one of England's most renowned authors, an unforgettable new novel that provides a searing portrait of life-and, shockingly, love-in a concentration camp. Once upon a time there was a king, and the king commissioned his favorite wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn't show you your reflection. It showed you your soul-it showed you who you really were. The wizard couldn't look at it without turning away. The king couldn't look at it. The courtiers couldn't look at it. A chestful of treasure was offered to anyone who could look at it for sixty seconds without turning away. And no one could. The Zone of Interest is a love story with a violently unromantic setting. Can love survive the mirror? Can we even meet each other's eye, after we have seen who we really are? In a novel powered by both wit and pathos, Martin Amis excavates the depths and contradictions of the human soul"--
Blue water dreams Hankins, Dena, author.
Lania Marchiol keeps a wary sailor's gaze trained on the horizon. Somewhere out there, the perfect boat is waiting to take her around the world in a self-sufficient home powered by wind, sunshine, and the strength of her will. When she finds it, she'll sell her beloved antique printing press, retire her renowned literary magazine, and wave good-bye to her life on land. When a suave filmmaker flirts his way into her literary life, Lania must fight to maintain a steady heading toward the high seas.
Murder on the Île Sordou Longworth, M. L. (Mary Lou), 1963- author.
"The fourth book in the series finds Verlaque and Bonnet on vacation on a remote island in the glittering Mediterranean Like Donna Leon and Andrea Camilleri, M. L. Longworth's books enchant mystery lovers with a taste for good food and gorgeous landscapes. In Murder on the Île Sordou, Judge Antoine Verlaque and his girlfriend, law professor Marine Bonnet, are hoping to enjoy a relaxing holiday at the Locanda Sordou, an opulent hotel that is reopening after decades, but someone has other plans. Maxime Le Bon and his wife have spent their life savings restoring the Locanda, which lies on an archipelago just off the coast of Marseille. The murder of one of the guests casts a shadow over everyone's vacation, and Verlaque and Bonnet are once again called to investigate. But things go from bad to worse when a violent storm cuts off all communication with the mainland. Will the killer strike again?"--
The family Hightower : a novel Slattery, Brian Francis.
In 1968 two boys are born into a large family, both named for their grandfather, Peter Henry Hightower. One boy--Peter--grows up in Africa and ends up a journalist in Granada. The other--Petey--becomes a minor criminal, first in Cleveland and then in Kiev. In 1995, Petey runs afoul of his associates and disappears. But the criminals, bent on revenge, track down the wrong cousin, and the Peter in Granada finds himself on the run. He bounces from one family member to the next, piecing together his cousin's involvement in international crime while learning the truth about his family's complicated history. Along the way the original Peter Henry Hightower's story is revealed, until it catches up with that of his children, revealing how Peter and Petey have been living in their grandfather's shadow all along.
Feral : rewilding the land, the sea, and human life Monbiot, George, 1963- author.
To be an environmentalist early in the twenty-first century is always to be defending, arguing, acknowledging the hurdles we face in our efforts to protect wild places and fight climate change. But let's be honest: hedging has never inspired anyone. So what if we stopped hedging? What if we grounded our efforts to solve environmental problems in hope instead, and let nature make our case for us? That's what George Monbiot does in Feral, a lyrical, unabashedly romantic vision of how, by inviting nature back into our lives, we can simultaneously cure our "ecological boredom" and begin repairing centuries of environmental damage. Monbiot takes readers on an enchanting journey around the world to explore ecosystems that have been "rewilded": freed from human intervention and allowed--in some cases for the first time in millennia--to resume their natural ecological processes. We share his awe, and wonder, as he kayaks among dolphins and seabirds off the coast of Wales and wanders the forests of Eastern Europe, where lynx and wolf packs are reclaiming their ancient hunting grounds. Through his eyes, we see environmental success--and begin to envision a future world where humans and nature are no longer separate and antagonistic, but are together part of a single, healing world.
Millennium snow. Volume 1 Hatori, Bisco, author, artist.
"Seventeen-year-old Chiyuki Matsuoka was born with heart problems, and her doctors say she won't live to see the next snow. Toya is an eighteen-year-old vampire who hates blood and refuses to make the traditional partnership with a human, whose life-giving blood would keep them both alive for a thousand years. In order to save Chiyuki's life, Toya finally bonds with Chiyuki. But what she doesn't know is that Toya has refused to make the full partnership with her. He doesn't want to doom her to a thousand years of life. Chiyuki swore to Toya that she would never leave him alone, but is that a promise she'll be able to keep?"--Page  of cover.
The plant plus diet solution : personalized nutrition for life Borysenko, Joan.
"Nutrition for the 21st century. A personalized, whole-foods solution for person and planet. Let's prevent and reverse the epidemic of obesity, diabetes, inflammation, and chronic illness ?that is bankrupting our country, our kids, and our future. Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., a Harvard-trained cell biologist, health psychologist, and New York Times best-selling author, believes that when you've got the right information, you can make powerful choices to change your life. She cuts through the thicket of confusing--and often downright wrong--advice on nutrition and gives you easy-to-digest, bite-sized servings of real scientific information so that you can discover which foods your body needs to heal and thrive. Since Joan wears two hats--as a psychologist and a cell biologist--you can trust her to psych out your inner saboteur and help you make the changes you've been dreaming of. And as a busy woman who loves good food, she'll teach you how to make simple, scrumptious, satisfying meals that you and your family will love whether you're omnivores, vegans, or vegetarians. · Get up-to-date information on the nutrition revolution· Make friends with the plants that feed your gut bacteria· Lose the weight and keep it off· Get the skinny on how diet changes your genes and how your genes determine your best diet· Fill out a health symptom checklist and track the changes as your personalized PlantPlus Diet optimizes your metabolism· Understand what tests to ask your doctor for and why· Create a sleek and streamlined PlantPlus kitchen· Make fabulous meals in minutes with simple recipes and meal plans "--
The paleo slow cooker bible : healthy and delicious family gluten-free recipes Simons, Amelia.
Forty delicious recipes to help you lose weight and feed a growing family.
Worn stories Spivack, Emily, 1978- author.
"Everyone has a memoir in miniature in at least one piece of clothing. In Worn Stories, Emily Spivack has collected over sixty of these clothing-inspired narratives from cultural figures and talented storytellers. First-person accounts range from the everyday to the extraordinary, such as artist Marina Abramovic on the boots she wore to walk the Great Wall of China, musician Rosanne Cash on the purple shirt that belonged to her father, and fashion designer Cynthia Rowley on the Girl Scout sash that informed her business acumen. Other contributors include Greta Gerwig, Heidi Julavits, John Hodgman, Brandi Chastain, Marcus Samuelsson, Piper Kerman, Maira Kalman, Sasha Frere-Jones, Simon Doonan, Albert Maysles, Susan Orlean, Andy Spade, Paola Antonelli, David Carr, Andrew Kuo, and more. By turns funny, tragic, poignant, and celebratory, Worn Stories offers a revealing look at the clothes that protect us, serve as a uniform, assert our identity, or bring back the past--clothes that are encoded with the stories of our lives"--
The new American herbal Orr, Stephen, 1965-
"Orr covers the entire spectrum of herbaceous plants, from culinary to ornamental to aromatic and medicinal, presenting them in an ... A to Z format packed with recipes, DIY projects, and ... examples of garden design highlighting herbal plantings"--Amazon.com.
The Intel trinity : how Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove built the world's most important company Malone, Michael S. (Michael Shawn), 1954-
Based on unprecedented access to the corporation's archives, The Intel Trinity is the first full history of Intel Corporation--the essential company of the digital age--told through the lives of the three most important figures in the company's history: Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove.
Mademoiselle : Coco Chanel and the pulse of history Garelick, Rhonda K., 1962-
"Little black dresses. Fake pearls. Jersey knit. Blazers. Ballet flats. Today--and for nearly the last hundred years--we all see some version of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel every time we pass a woman on the street. But few among us realize that Chanel's role in the events of the twentieth century was as pervasive as her influence on fashion, or how deeply she absorbed and then brilliantly reimagined the historical currents around her. Here, with unprecedented detail and ambition--and through fascinating, thoroughly researched portraits of Chanel's lovers and friends--Rhonda Garelick shows us the Chanel who conquered the world . . . a woman who thirsted to create others in her image, who ruthlessly and innovatively borrowed from her famous (and infamous) intimates, who understood the idea of branding and image well ahead of her time, who created "wearable personality." This is Chanel at the nexus of history: a woman of daring, passion, and legendary vision, in a wonderful biography that gives her long-awaited due"--
Parisian cats Kiang-Snaije, Olivia, author.
You might remember me : the life and times of Phil Hartman Thomas, Mike, 1970- author.
Examines the life and career of the Saturday Night Live and NewsRadio cast member.
Mount dragon : a novel Preston, Douglas J.
Mount Dragon: an enigmatic research complex hidden in the vast desert of New Mexico. Guy Carson and Susana Cabeza de Vaca have come to Mount Dragon to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest scientific minds on the planet. Led by visionary genius Brent Scopes, their secret goal is a medical breakthrough that promises to bring incalculable benefits to the human race. But while Scopes believes he is leading the way to a new world order, he may in fact be opening the door to mass human extinction. And when Guy and Susana attempt to stop him they find themselves locked in a frightening battle with Scopes, his henchmen, and the apocalyptic nightmare that science has unleashed.
Hello, my name is awesome : how to create brand names that stick Watkins, Alexandra, author.
"Naming a business or product has always been challenging--and sometimes costly--for entrepreneurs and inventors, but it's one of the most important decisions they have to make. Alexandra Watkins presents a foolproof model that anyone can use to create and evaluate brand names like a pro"--
Autumn, all the cats return Georget, Philippe, 1962-
"Bringing to light the horrors, hopes, and treasons committed during the war in Algeria, this expertly plotted and stylish sequel to ... 'Summertime, all the cats are bored,' has Lieutenant Gilles Sebag on the track of not only a killer but a history that not everyone wants uncovered."--Front jacket flap.
Jean-Louis Deniot : interiors Saeks, Diane Dorrans.
Sequoia Johnston, Tony, 1942- author.
Standing tall above the tree line, Sequoia stretches his ancient arms and gathers clouds to him. He watches as days, seasons, years pass by. His branches are home to owls and choirs of frogs. Beneath his broad canopy, a world grows. This is his story.
Dolly Dingle, lesbian landlady Nolan, Monica.
Dorian "Dolly" Dingle has been footloose and flighty for long enough. At last, she's resolved to focus on her showbiz career and move out of the Magdalena Arms. Then landlady Mrs. DeWitt breaks her hip, and Dolly reluctantly agrees to fill in as temporary housemother. While she grapples with home repairs and holiday preparations, Dolly tends to the needs of her diverse tenants, including: Jackie (the aspiring actress), Kay (Dolly's old friend), Arlene (buxom theater designer), Ramona (former bad girl). When the high-spirited residents learn of a scheme to shut down their beloved rooming house, they rally together to raise funds.
Black Powder War Novik, Naomi.
After their fateful adventure in China, Capt. Will Laurence of His Majesty's Aerial Corps and his extraordinary dragon, Temeraire, are waylaid by a mysterious envoy bearing urgent new orders from Britain. Three valuable dragon eggs have been purchased from the Ottoman Empire, and Laurence and Temeraire must detour to Istanbul to escort the precious cargo back to England. Time is of the essence if the eggs are to be borne home before hatching.
Gossamer ghost Childs, Laura.
When scrapbooking shop owner Carmela finds neighboring shopkeeper Marcus Joubert dead, spilling out of a coffin on his floor, she discovers a rare French mask missing. Soon the New Orleans police, including Carmela's hunky cop beau, Detective Edgar Babcock, are wondering not only who stole the mask from Marcus but also whether Marcus himself had come into its possession illegally.
Hour of darkness Jardine, Quintin.
The body of a murdered woman is found washed up on Cramond Island near the mouth of the River Forth. Days later detectives are called to a flat in Edinburgh, the kitchen is covered in blood, and the occupier is missing. When the name of the woman from Cramond Island is revealed, it stirs unwelcome memories for those who knew her, Chief Constable Bob Skinner most of all. Now based in Glasgow, he has no reason to become involved in the case. Yet he does, unwittingly setting in motion a course that leads him to the toughest choice of his life, putting him in the midst of a personal nightmare, both life-threatening and career changing.
Last of the independents Wiebe, Sam, author.
"Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Drayton runs a private investigation agency in Vancouver that specializes in missing persons -- only, as Mike has discovered, some missing people stay with you. Still haunted by the unsolved disappearance of a young girl, Mike is hired to find the vanished son of a local junk merchant. However, he quickly discovers that the case has been damaged by a crooked private eye and dismissed by a disinterested justice system. Worse, the only viable lead involves a drug-addicted car thief with gang connections. As the stakes rise, Mike attempts to balance his search for the junk merchant's son with a more profitable case involving a necrophile and a funeral home, while simultaneously struggling to keep a disreputable psychic from bilking the mother of a missing girl" --
Ancillary sword Leckie, Ann, author.
"What if you once had thousands of bodies and near god-like technology at your disposal? And what if all of it were ripped away? The Lord of the Radch has given Breq command of the ship Mercy of Kalr and sent her to the only place she would have agreed to go -- to Athoek Station, where Lieutenant Awn's sister works in Horticulture. Athoek was annexed some six hundred years ago, and by now everyone is fully civilized -- or should be. But everything is not as tranquil as it appears. Old divisions are still troublesome, Athoek Station's AI is unhappy with the situation, and it looks like the alien Presger might have taken an interest in what's going on. With no guarantees that interest is benevolent"--
Dragon age : the masked empire Weekes, Patrick, author.
"Empress Celene of Orlais rose to the throne of the most powerful nation in Thedas through wisdom, wit, and ruthless manipulation. Now, the empire she has guided into an age of enlightenment is threatened from within by imminent war between the templars and the mages even as rebellion stirs among the downtrodden elves. To save Orlais, Celene must keep her hold on the throne by any means necessary. Fighting with the legendary skill of the Orlesian Chevaliers, Grand Duke Gaspard has won countless battles for the empire and the empress. But as the Circle fails and chaos looms, Gaspard begins to doubt that Celene's diplomatic approach Orlais' problems will keep the empire safe. Perhaps it is time for a new leader, one who lives by the tenets of the Chevalier's Code, to make Orlais strong again. Briala has been Celene's handmaid since the two of them were children, subtly using her position to help improve the lives of elves across Orlais. She is Celene's confidante, spymaster, and lover, but when politics force the empress to choose between the rights of the elves and the Orlesian throne, Briala must decide where her true loyalties lie. In this thrilling tie-in to the award-winning Dragon Age games, alliances are forged and promises broken as Celene and Gaspard battle for the throne of Orlais. But in the end, the elves who hide in the forests or starve in the slums may decide the fate of the masked empire."
The Best American mystery stories of the 19th century
An unparalleled treasury of crime, mystery, and murder from the genre's founding century. With stories by Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, Edith Wharton, Stephen Crane, and Jack London, The Best American Mystery Stories of the Nineteenth Century is an essential anthology of American letters. It's a unique blend of beloved writers who contributed to the genre and forgotten names that pioneered the form, such as Anna Katharine Green, the godmother of mystery fiction, and the African-American writer Charles W. Chesnutt. Of course, Penzler includes "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," recognized as the first detective story, and with thirty-three stories spanning the years 1824-1899, nowhere else can readers find such a surprising, comprehensive take on the evolution of the American mystery story.
High crimes Finder, Joseph.
High-profile attorney and Harvard Law professor Claire Heller Chapman puts her career on the line to defend her husband after he is revealed to be a former secret operative for the U.S. government and is arrested for an unspeakable atrocity committed some thirteen years earlier.
Sweet harmony McLane, LuAnn, author.
"Cricket Creek, Kentucky, is no Nashville--it's a sweet, small town outside the big-city limelight. But here, two headstrong country music stars will need to rely on their Southern roots and explosive chemistry to top the charts together. When Cat Carson drops her record label and signs with an independent label based in Cricket Creek, it's a huge upset in the music world. But the residents of Cricket Creek are thrilled to have a real country music star in their midst. Everyone except Jeff Greenfield, that is--a local rising star himself who's been asked to record a duet with the stunning beauty. Jeff grew up on a farm, but his smooth, soulful country style is starting to get him noticed outside Cricket Creek. And while a duet with Cat Carson could send his career skyrocketing, he doesn't want to lose touch with his roots--or lose his head. Because sparks are flying every time he and Cat hit the studio. And it's more than a little distracting"--Page  of cover.
Badlanders Robbins, David, 1950-
"When Alexander Jessup moves with his two daughters to the Badlands to run a ranch, he's unprepared for the West's deathly perils. But despite the dangers, his daughter Edana is determined to manage the Diamond B. And it may be possible, thanks to ranch's foreman, Neal Bonner, and his partner, Jericho, an expert gunman. But Edana's headstrong sister, Isolda, has other plans. She has no interest in herding cows--or in polite society, for that matter. So she latches onto cutthroat conman Beaumont Adams, and the two scheme to take over the Diamond B with the help of the worst criminals in the Badlands. Now Edana, Neal, and Jericho must face down a pack of stone-cold thieves and murderers to save their ranch--or die trying."-- From back cover.
The Young Elites Lu, Marie, 1984-
"Adelina Amouteru survived the blood fever, a deadly illness that killed many, but left others with strange markings and supernatural powers. Cast out by her family, Adelina joins the secret society of the Young Elites and discovers her own dangerous abilities"--
Father Elijah : an apocalypse O'Brien, Michael D. (Michael David), 1948-
A tale of religious espionage featuring Father Elijah, a Jewish convert. He is ordered by the Vatican to spy on a cabal of politicians and financiers, seeking to replace the pope with a more compliant pontiff. By the author of Sophia House.
A matter of grave concern : a novel Novak, Brenda, author.
When Maximillian Wilder hides his noble identity and joins the notorious body snatchers known as the London Supply Company, the last thing on his mind is love. He's worried about Madeline, his vanished half sister, who was last seen in the company of Jack Hurtsill, the gang's conscienceless leader. Raiding graveyard, stealing corpses, and selling them to medical colleges as dissection material is dirty work, but Max knows he must gain Jack's trust. He's determined to find out what happened to Madeline--and to bring Jack to justice if she was murdered for the coin her body could earn. Beautiful, spirited Abigail Hale, daughter of the surgeon at Aldersgate School of Medicine, detests the challenging, hard-bargaining Max almost as much as Jack. But she must procure the necessary specimens if she is to save the college and her father's career. She believes she is going to be successful--until Jack double-crosses her. Then she's swept into a plot of danger and intrigue, one where Max must intervene to protect her, no matter the risk to his plan...or his heart.
Natalie the Christmas stocking fairy Meadows, Daisy, author.
"Jack Frost never gets anything in his Christmas stocking, so this year, he's decided that nobody else will, either! He's stolen Natalie the Christmas Stocking Fairy's three magic objects. Without them, Natalie can't make sure that kids all over the world get their special presents! Can Kirsty and Rachel help their newest fairy friend? Or is the Christmas magic about to fizzle and fade?"--
The Super Chef contest Stilton, Geronimo, author.
"My cousin Trap was entering the Super Chef Contest, which determines the best cook on Mouse Island--and he was bringing me along as an assistant. Slimy Swiss cheese, I don't know the first thing about cooking fancy dishes--and I didn't think Trap did, either"--Page 4 of cover.
The 12 screams of Christmas Stine, R. L., author.
When "frenemies" Kate and Courtney need a quiet place to rehearse for their school's Christmas play, their teacher suggests an old house that might just be haunted.
The skinny gut diet : balance your digestive system for permanent weight loss Watson, Brenda, author.
"The secret to permanent weight loss revealed. The real reason diets fail has nothing to do with calories and everything to do with the balance of bacteria in your gut. A simple guide to show you how to finally achieve your ideal weight. The 100 trillion bacteria that live in your digestive tract--which make up 90 percent of the cells in your body--are the real reason you gain or lose weight. When those microbes are out of balance, chronic health conditions can occur, including irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue, and obesity. By balancing the good and bad bacteria, you can finally achieve your ideal weight--for good. In The Skinny Gut Diet, New York Times bestselling author, public television icon, certified nutritional consultant, and digestive health expert Brenda Watson offers an insightful perspective on the little-known connection between weight gain and an underlying imbalance of bacteria in the gut, or what she calls the "gut factor"--the overlooked root cause of weight gain. Drawing upon the latest scientific research, Brenda illuminates the inner workings of the digestive system and provides instructions for achieving a healthy bacterial ecosystem that spurs weight loss by enabling the body to absorb fewer calories from food, experience reduced cravings, and store less fat. The premise is simple: curtail sugar consumption (and its surprising sources) and eat more healthy fats, living foods, and protein to balance the gut bacteria. The result? A skinny gut. The Skinny Gut Diet centers around an easy-to-follow diet plan. A 14-day eating plan, dozens of delicious recipes and sage advice help you achieve--and maintain--digestive balance and sustained weight loss. With inspiring real-life stories of ten individuals who transformed their health on the Skinny Gut Diet, Brenda empowers you to become your own health advocate so that you can finally shed unwanted pounds and enjoy optimal health and vitality"--
Would you baptize an extraterrestrial? : ...and other questions from the astronomers' in-box at the Vatican Observatory Consolmagno, Guy, 1952-
Wonder Woman. Volume 5, Flesh Azzarello, Brian, author.
Amy's very merry Christmas Barkley, Callie.
As Christmas nears, Amy and her friends in the Critter Club try to find a home for two adorable guinea pigs.
Tales from a not-so-happily ever after Russell, Rachel Renée, author.
A bump on the head suffered during gym class causes middle school drama queen Nikki Maxwell to have a crazy dream where all of her acquaintances assume the roles of familiar fairy tale characters.
Spiritual disciplines for the Christian life Whitney, Donald S., Dr.
A new day Secada, Jon.
Elsa Schiaparelli : a biography Secrest, Meryle, author.
"The first biography of the grand couturier, surrealist, and embattled figure (her medium was apparel), whose extraordinary work has stood the test of time"--
American general : the life and times of William Tecumseh Sherman Eisenhower, John S. D., 1922-2013.
Cinderland : a memoir Burns, Amy Jo, 1981-
"Amy Jo Burns grew up in Mercury, PA--a small, conservative Rust Belt town fallen sleepy a decade after the steel industry's collapse. But the year Amy turned ten, everyone in Mercury woke up. That was the year Howard Lotte, Mercury's beloved piano teacher, was accused of committing indiscretions during his lessons. Among the girls questioned, only seven dared to tell the truth that would ostracize them from the community. Amy Jo Burns was one of the girls who lied. Her memoir, CINDERLAND, navigates the impact that lie had on her adolescent years to follow--tracing all the boys she ran from and toward, the girls she betrayed, and the endless performances she put on to please a town that never trusted girls in the first place. CINDERLAND is literary memoir of the highest caliber. A slim, searing feat of narrative beauty, it is full of psychologically nuanced grappling, imagery of fire and steel, and eerily universal shadows of adolescence"--
Body respect : what conventional health books get wrong, leave out, and just plain fail to understand about weight Bacon, Linda.
"Body insecurity is rampant, and it doesn't have to be. Think for a moment about your attitudes toward weight: Do you believe that people who are thinner are more healthy and attractive? Do you think dieting is an effective health strategy? Do you judge yourself or others because of weight? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you're not alone. It's much more common for people to feel bad about their bodies than to appreciate them-and to judge others by those standards as well. But people don't have to be packaged in a small size to be valuable and attractive-or healthy for that matter. Saying that they do causes more harm than good, and judgments based on size tell us more about our own prejudice than someone else's health or value. It's time to show every body respect. With the latest findings from the Health at Every Size© (HAES) movement, Body Respect debunks obesity myths, demonstrates the damage of focusing on weight, and explores how social factors impact health: the world is not a level playing field, and that affects one's opportunities as well as one's size, health and sense of self. Using peer-reviewed evidence and common sense, scientists and nutritionists Linda Bacon and Lucy Aphramor explain the fall-out of a health agenda based on the concept that thinness is the goal and that one's weight is simply a matter of personal choices. They explore why diets don't work and provide alternative paths to better health and well-being for people of all shapes. Body Respect is indispensable reading for anyone concerned about widespread body insecurity and size stigma and their many implications"--
The power of silence : further lessons of Don Juan Castaneda, Carlos, 1931-1998.
Carlos recollects more of the teachings of Don Juan, including the true importance and meaning of sorcery and magic, and the illusory nature of all realities.
Ham and shortwave radio for the electronics hobbyist Gibilisco, Stan, author.
Baking Zohn, Alexandra.
Scrum : the art of doing twice the work in half the time Sutherland, Jeffrey Victor.
Homesteading : a backyard guide to growing your own food, canning, keeping chickens, generating your own energy, crafting, herbal medicine, and more
Wherever you live - farm, suburb, or even city - The Homesteading Handbook will show you how to embrace a more self-sufficient lifestyle. Learn to plan, plant, and harvest your own organic garden. Enjoy fruits and vegetables year-round by canning, drying, and freezing. Build and install alternate energy devices such as solar panels or geothermal heat pumps. Who doesn't want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat fresh, homegrown food whenever possible? Even readers who are very much on the grid will embrace this fully-illustrated guide on the basics of living the good, clean life. From beekeeping to basket weaving to baking, this handy guide has everything you need to experience the satisfaction that comes with self-sufficiency, as well as the assurance that you have done your part to help keep our planet green.--COVER.
The Kitchn cookbook : recipes, kitchens & tips to inspire your cooking Gillingham-Ryan, Sara Kate.
Gardens in detail : 100 contemporary designs Reuss, Emma.
Explore 100 gardens from around the world with this illustrated guide to the design elements of each--from historical style to planting and landscape design. This comprehensive reference offers gardens from many periods of history--Islamic, Renaissance, English Landscape, Arts & Crafts, and more--and geographically diverse environments--from a nighttime sculpture garden on the Oregon coast, to a sustainable water garden in the mountains of Vermont, and the Mughal garden at the Indian president's palace in New Delhi. They are inspirational works made by both talented amateurs and major international garden designers--including Britain's Christopher Bradley Hole, Italy's Luciano Giubbilei and Paolo Pejrone, and Americans Isabelle Green, Raymond Jungles, and Martha Schwartz.
In the kitchen with David. QVC's resident foodie presents Back around the table Venable, David.
Fables. Book nine : the deluxe edition Willingham, Bill, author.
"The final battle between the free Fables of the mundane world and the Empire occupying their former Homelands is here! The creatures of myth and fairytale lore have assembled together to finally face the Adversary and his hordes. But victory will not come without a price--who will live and who will die for the fate of the Homelands? Bill Willingham's Eisner Award-winning, New York Times best-selling series comes to the deluxe hardcover format here in FABLES: THE DELUXE EDITION BOOK NINE in one of the most epic storylines in the series' long history. This deluxe edition collects FABLES issues #70-81"--
The joy of signing : a dictionary of American signs Riekehof, Lottie L.
This is a guide for mastering the current basic signs used to communicate with deaf people in either the word order of the English language or in the American Sign Language pattern. It provides the basic vocabulary needed for persons entering interpreter training programs. Over 1500 signs have been illustrated and are grouped by chapter into their natural categories. Includes line drawings and step-by-step descriptions of positions and movements, information about the origins of signs, as well as the correct usage of signs in context.
Earth : Bernhard Edmaier : colours of the Earth Edmaier, Bernhard.
Earth: Colours of the Earth is a spectacular large-format collection of breathtaking aerial photographs by world-renowned photographer Bernhard Edmaier. Travelling all over the globe, from the Bahamas to Iceland, New Zealand to Alaska, and the Grand Canyon to Chile, Edmaier captures rarely-seen landscapes from above, such as bubbling mud pools, volcanic eruptions, coral reefs, eroded canyons and arctic glaciers. 150 full-page photographs cover the entire spectrum, and each image is accompanied by an explanation of how, where and why these spectacular colours occur on the earth's surface.
The story of the St. Louis Rams Frisch, Nate.
"The history of the National Football League's St. Louis Rams, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1936 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Pittsburgh Steelers Whiting, Jim, 1943-
"The history of the National Football League's Pittsburgh Steelers, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1933 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the San Diego Chargers Whiting, Jim, 1943-
"The history of the National Football League's San Diego Chargers, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1960 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Frisch, Nate.
The history of the National Football League's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1976 to today.
The story of the Tennessee Titans Gilbert, Sara.
"The history of the National Football League's Tennessee Titans, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1960 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The Emerald Shore Mariconda, Barbara, author.
"Lucy travels to Ireland in her magical house-turned-ship to find the pirate treasure that will end the magical curse haunting her family once and for all"--
Queen of thieves : the true story of "Marm" Mandelbaum and her gangs of New York Conway, J. North (Jack North), author.
Babygate : how to survive pregnancy and parenting in the workplace Bakst, Dina, author.
This life is joy : discovering the spiritual laws to live more powerfully, lovingly, and happily Teel, Roger.
Zen in the art of archery Herrigel, Eugen, 1884-1955.
Discusses the principles of Zen Buddhism involved in the practice of archery and shares the author's experiences studying both in Japan.
Spice & Wolf. Volume XII Hasekura, Isuna, 1982-
To obtain a map of the northlands, the wolf goddess Holo and her merchant traveling companion Lawrence must travel to a village where they discover a legendary angel and learn that witches may exist.
The prince of Los Cocuyos : a Miami childhood Blanco, Richard, 1968-
"A ... memoir from the first Latino and openly gay inaugural poet, which explores his coming-of-age as the child of Cuban immigrants and his attempts to understand his place in America while grappling with his burgeoning artistic and sexual identities"--Amazon.com.
The Joey song : A mother's story of her son's addiction Swenson, Sandra.
How to make your long-distance relationship work and flourish : a couple's guide to being apart and staying happy Butler, Tamsen, 1974-
Ghost wars : the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001 Coll, Steve.
Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll tells the secret history of the CIA's role in Afghanistan, including its covert program against Soviet troops from 1979 to 1989, and examines the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of bin Laden, and the secret efforts by CIA officers and their agents to capture or kill bin Laden in Afghanistan after 1998. Based on extensive firsthand accounts, Ghost Wars is the inside story that goes well beyond anything previously published on U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. It chronicles the roles of midlevel CIA officers, their Afghan allies, and top spy masters such as Bill Casey, Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki al-Faisal, and George Tenet. And it describes heated debates within the American government and the often poisonous, mistrustful relations between the CIA and foreign intelligence agencies.
David : the divided heart Wolpe, David, author.
The American revolution of 1800 : how Jefferson rescued democracy from tyranny and faction-- and what this means today Sisson, Dan, 1937-
Provides the definitive window into key concepts that have formed the backdrop of our democracy: the nature of revolution, stewardship of power, liberty, and the ever-present danger of factions and tyranny. Most contemporary historians celebrate Jefferson's victory over Adams in 1800--which Jefferson firmly maintained was "as real a revolution...as that of 1776--as the beginning of the two-party system, but Sisson believes it is entirely the wrong lesson. Jefferson saw his election as a peaceful revolution by the American people overturning an elitist faction that was stamping out cherished constitutional rights and trying to transform our young democracy into an authoritarian state. If anything, our current two-party system is a repudiation of Jefferson's theory of revolution, and his earnest desire that the people as a whole, not any faction or clique, would triumph in government.
Salt, sweat, tears : the men who rowed the ocean Rackley, Adam, 1981- author.
"The true-life adventure of two men who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean and the history of those who came before More people have climbed Mount Everest than have rowed across the Atlantic. For more than seventy days, Adam Rackley and his rowing partner ate, slept and rowed in a boat seven meters long by two meters wide, in one of the world's most extreme environments. This is his story of adventure, endurance, and self-discovery. They were following in the wake of pioneers. In 1896 George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen, a pair of Norwegian fisherman, crossed the 2,500 miles in a wooden fishing dory--and their record stood for 114 years. John Fairfax, a smuggler, a gambler, and a shark hunter, was the first to complete the feat singlehandedly in 1969. Others have followed, some have not survived the attempt. This is their story, too."--
Eight twenty eight : when love didn't give up Murphy, Ian, author.
What if that thing you really feared happened? Would the joy you hold pop? Or would you experience love and joy deeper than you can imagine? They met in college and fell in love. They talked about getting married, and he started looking for a ring. They dreamed about life together, a life of beauty and joy, raising babies and laughing with friends and growing old. They did not imagine a car accident. They did not imagine his brain injury. They did not dream about the need for constant care and a wheelchair and fear that food might choke him. And they could not have imagined how persistent love would be. Theirs and God's.
Unaccountable : how elite power brokers corrupt our finances, freedom, and security Wedel, Janine R., 1957-
Creature features : 25 animals explain why they look the way they do Jenkins, Steve, 1952-
"Packed with many cool facts and visuals on where certain animals live and what they eat, this book captures twenty-five humorous--and very true--explanations of why animals look the way they do in order to exist in this world."--Amazon.com.
Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck ; "the Son of the sun" Rosa, Don, 1951-
Wealthy Scrooge McDuck. His giant money bin, lucky dime, and constant wrangles with his nemeses the Beagle Boys are well-known to, and beloved by, young and old. This new series focuses on McDuck's stories with his nephew Donald Duck, and also feature fascinating behind-the-panels essays about the creation of the stories and analyses of their content from a world's worth of Disney and Rosa experts.
Warner Bros. : Hollywood's ultimate backlot Bingen, Steven, author.
Cannabis pharmacy : the practical guide to medical marijuana Backes, Michael, author.
"In Cannabis Pharmacy, expert Michael Backes presents a comprehensive resource for understanding and using medical marijuana. In this essential guide, Backes provides information on how cannabis works with the body's own system, how best to prepare and administer it, and how to modify and control dosage. He explores 27 of the most popular cannabis varieties and the conditions for which patients have reported effectiveness. He also outlines 29 ailments and illnesses for which doctors commonly recommend medical marijuana, including chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, fibromyalgia, and Parkinson's disease."--Back cover.
How to wrap five eggs : traditional Japanese packaging Oka, Hideyuki, 1905-1995.
Triceratops Riggs, Kate.
"A brief introduction to the horned Triceratops, highlighting its size, habitat, food sources, and demise. Also included is a virtual field trip to a museum with notable Triceratops fossils"--
Drums Riggs, Kate.
A primary prelude to drums, including what the percussion instruments look and sound like, basic instructions on how to play them, and the kinds of music that feature them -- Provided by publisher.
The Tess Noncoire Chronicles : Faery Moon Frost, P. R.
Tease Jordan, Sophie.
"A born flirt and good-time party girl, Emerson has never had a problem finding a willing guy. She's always chosen her hook-ups carefully, and she's never broken her three cardinal rules: - Never let them see the real you. - Never fall in love. - Always leave them begging for more. Then comes Ethan. A hotty from the wrong side of the tracks, he's immune to her flirtatious banter and come-hither smile. After rescuing her from a disastrous night at a biker bar, he doesn't even try to take her to bed--he calls her a tease and sends her home instead. Unable to resist a challenge, or forget the sexy dark-eyed bad-boy biker, she vows to bring him to his knees. But instead of making Ethan beg, she finds herself craving him. For the first time in her life, she'sthrowing out her rulebook. Suddenly, she's the one panting for a guy she can't control. A guy who won't settle for anything less than the real Emerson, who forces her to do things she's never imagined, including facing a past she thought she'd buried. A guy who just might leave her wanting more . . "--
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905.
Party games Stine, R. L.
Despite her friend's warning, Rachel is excited to attend Brendan Fear's birthday party at his family's estate on mysterious Fear Island, but soon someone introduces a game of murder and all of the guests are in danger.
Proof positive Mayor, Archer, author.
Investigating the death of a Vietnam veteran whose PTSD culminated in a hoarding disorder, Joe Gunther learns that the victim's collection of combat photos contains information that a sinister adversary desperately wanted to keep hidden.
The Brothers Cabal Howard, Jonathan L., author.
"Horst Cabal has risen from the dead. Again. Horst, the most affable vampire one is ever likely to meet, is resurrected by an occult conspiracy that wants him as a general in a monstrous army. Their plan: to create a country of horrors, a supernatural homeland. As Horst sees the lengths to which they are prepared to go and the evil they cultivate, he realizes that he cannot fight them alone. What he really needs on his side is a sarcastic, amoral, heavily armed necromancer. As luck would have it, this exactly describes his brother" --
When mystical creatures attack! Founds, Kathleen, author.
One lavender ribbon Burch, Heather.
Can a stack of long-hidden love letters from a WWII war hero inspire a heartbroken woman to love again? Reeling from a bitter divorce, Adrienne Carter abandons Chicago and retreats to Southern Florida, throwing herself into the restoration of a dilapidated old Victorian beach house. Early into the renovations, she discovers a tin box hidden away in the attic that reveals the emotional letters from a WWII paratrooper to a young woman who lived in the house more than a half-century earlier.
If you were a dog Swenson, Jamie.
Easy-to-read text invites the reader to imagine life as a dog, a cat, a fish, a bird, and even a dinosaur.
Dead in the water Lynch, Chris, 1962- author.
After America is drawn into World War II, Hank McCallum finds himself on the USS Yorktown, an aircraft carrier in the Pacific, separated from his brother Theo, in constant danger from torpedoes, and just learning about the prejudice and segregation that plague his new friend from Tonga Bradford.
Only Dimon, HelenKay.
"Sebastian Jameson negotiates for high-end clients who need problems taken care of quickly and discreetly. Accustomed to being in control, he's still reeling from his ex-wife's decision to write a tell-all about their private life, one that highlighted their bedroom activities. The fallout left Bast's love life in chaos, making him a magnet for women who thrive on risky fantasies, and a pariah to all others. Kyra Royer knows all about Bast's reputation--and is intrigued enough to try to change him into a one-woman guy. But getting him into her bed will be a challenge. He's known her brother for years, and her brother, with his rough past and sniper abilities, is not a man you cross. Kyra knows Bast thinks she's off-limits, so she'll have to get creative to make him hers. As Kyra turns up the heat, Bast struggles to resist the sexy young woman's considerable charms. But when Bast's job turns from tricky to deadly, keeping Kyra nearby might be the only way to keep her alive--even if it means getting closer than he ever intended"--
The French executioner : a novel Humphreys, C. C. (Chris C.), author.
In this historical adventure, the executioner who later beheaded Anne Boleyn swears an oath to her that he will bury her six-fingered hand at a crossroads in France.
The sharp hook of love Jones, Sherry, 1961-
"The first retelling of the passionate, twelfth-century love story since the discovery of 113 lost love letters between Heloise d'Argenteuil and Pierre Abelard--the original Romeo and Juliet. He was the most famous philosopher in the world, a headmaster and a poet whose dashing good looks would make any woman swoon. She was Paris's most brilliant young scholar, beautiful and wry, and his student. Forbidden by the church and society to love each other, these enchanting lovers defied all the rules to follow their own hearts and risk everything that mattered to them, including each other. An illicit child, a secret marriage, a vengeful uncle: nothing can come between them--until a vicious attack tears them apart forever...or does it? Incorporating original text from their achingly beautiful love letters, this is the tale of Heloise and Abelard, whose love affair, like that of Romeo and Juliet, and Antony and Cleopatra, has become one of the greatest stories of all time. The Sharp Hook of Love is an imaginative, intimate, and erotic portrayal of the star-crossed lovers whose tale of passion and tragedy still touches hearts today"--
Cooper's folly Strand, Mary.
Molly's eyes took another quick sweep of him. Gorgeous. But she needed a nanny not a stud, and she needed one today. She reviewed her options one last time. With her job on the line and two small children depending on her, Molly had just one. This man. This -- okay tall, very attractive, very blond, very tempting man. He may not be Mr. Mom, but he could be Mr. Perfect.
The bridge tender : a Sunset Beach novel Whalen, Marybeth.
When young widow Emily Shaw learns that her late husband's last surprise for her was a return to Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to realize an old dream of theirs, she reluctantly embarks on a summer of discovery in the midst of grief. In the beach community, she meets others with broken dreams. And as the citizens divide over the fate of a nostalgic bridge, Emily meets a man who just may be the one to restore her faith in dreams, hope, and possibly love.
The house on Main Street McCoy, Shirlee.
Designer Tessa McKenzie has built a good life far from her Washington hometown, and she'll get back to it as soon as she sells the Victorian house and antiques shop she inherited from her sister, Emily. But leaving Apple Valley again won't be so easy. There's her grieving nephew to consider. And there's Sheriff Cade Cunningham, her adolescent crush who saw Tessa then as just his high school sweetheart's kid sister. But now she's a beautiful grown woman.
Inherit the word Gerber, Daryl Wood.
The Cookbook Nook is hosting Crystal Cove's upcoming Grill Fest, which pits local amateur chefs against one another. This year's challenge: grilled cheese. But with chefs bearing grudges from past years, more mouths are running off than savoring the fare. When the eight-time champ is found murdered behind the café, and a local diner owner is suspected of bumping off the competition, Jenna Hart has to douse the flames before the wrong person gets burned.
Town in a strawberry swirl Haywood, B. B.
As the quaint seaside village of Cape Willington, Maine, gears up for strawberry-picking season, the villagers are shocked when berry farmer Miles Crawford is found dead in a hoophouse near his strawberry fields. Rumors have been swirling about a secret real estate deal between Miles and Lydia St. Graves, who is now missing. When Henry "Doc" Holliday becomes involved in the mystery, his daughter Candy finds herself caught in the jam as well.
Scandal in Skibbereen Connolly, Sheila.
The new owner of Sullivan's Pub in County Cork, Bostonian Maura Donovan is beginning to feel settled in her new Irish home just in time for summer tourist season. But the first traveler to arrive wants more than a pint: Althea Melville is on the trail of a long-lost Van Dyck painting. Maura agrees to help her meet the residents at the local manor house. But when the manor's gardener is found murdered, Maura wonders what Althea's real motives are.
The running revolution : how to run faster, farther, and injury-free -- for life Romanov, Nicholas S., author.
Two-time Olympic coach Dr. Nicholas Romanov provides both beginning and experienced runners with the crucial knowledge they need to develop a better stride that will improve performance and minimize wear and tear on the body. Topics presented include how to run greater distances while sustaining optimum form, what the anatomy of the foot reveals about running mechanics, essential warm-up routines and exercises, proper technique for pain-free running, how to choose the right running shoes, and tips on how to go barefoot, and a four-week training program.
The hospital suite Porcellino, John, author, illustrator.
"The Hospital Suite is a landmark work by the celebrated cartoonist and small-press legend John Porcellino--an autobiographical collection detailing his struggles with illness in the 1990s and early 2000s. In 1997, John began to have severe stomach pain. He soon found out he needed emergency surgery to remove a benign tumor from his small intestine. In the wake of the surgery, he had numerous health complications that led to a flare-up of his preexisting tendencies toward anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The Hospital Suite is Porcellino's response to these experiences" --
Preparing the ghost : an essay concerning the giant squid and its first photographer Frank, Matthew Gavin, author.
The man without qualities. II Musil, Robert, 1880-1942.
Ruby Violet's ice cream dreams : ice cream, sorbets, bombes, and more Fisher, Julie, author.
Make ice cream your dessert centrepiece with Ruby Violets Ice Cream Dreams, as you learn how to make stunning ice cream, bombes, cakes, wafers and biscuits.
Energy medicine yoga : amplify the healing power of your yoga practice Walker, Lauren, author.
"Harness your energy to heal your body, strengthen and balance your immune system, boost your vitality and stamina, includes a supercharged 20-minute practice"--Cover.
Misdiagnosed : one woman's tour of and escape from healthcareland Berger, Jody, author.
Jody Berger has discovered this first hand: at forty-three, the award-winning journalist and marathoner sees a doctor about a minor tingling sensation in her hands and feet. One MRI later, she is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and told to pick a drug and accept her fate. Instead Jody starts asking questions--only to receive a different diagnosis from each specialist she turns to, from vitamin deficiencies to metal toxicity to depression. In this powerful, witty, and eye-opening account of her misadventures from misdiagnosis to miraculous recovery, Jody offers insightful tips on how to ask doctors the right questions to get the answers and treatment you need, listen to your body, and choose health over illness. After all, while we can't always heal, we can always take control of our health and ourselves--starting now.
If I stay Forman, Gayle.
While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.
A generation removed : the fostering and adoption of indigenous children in the postwar world Jacobs, Margaret D., 1963- author.
"On June 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case Adoptive Couple vs. Baby Girl, which pitted adoptive parents Matt and Melanie Capobianco against baby Veronica's biological father, Dusten Brown, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Veronica's biological mother had relinquished her for adoption to the Capobiancos without Brown's consent. Although Brown regained custody of his daughter using the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Capobiancos, rejecting the purpose of the ICWA and ignoring the long history of removing Indigenous children from their families. In A Generation Removed, a powerful blend of history and family stories, award-winning historian Margaret D. Jacobs examines how government authorities in the post-World War II era removed thousands of American Indian children from their families and placed them in non-Indian foster or adoptive families. By the late 1960s an estimated 25 to 35 percent of Indian children had been separated from their families. Jacobs also reveals the global dimensions of the phenomenon: These practices undermined Indigenous families and their communities in Canada and Australia as well. Jacobs recounts both the trauma and resilience of Indigenous families as they struggled to reclaim the care of their children, leading to the ICWA in the United States and to national investigations, landmark apologies, and redress in Australia and Canada. "--
Secrets of backyard bird photography Hansen, J. Chris, author.
In real life : love, lies & identity in the digital age Schulman, Yaniv, author.
From the host of the MTV show Catfish comes a guide about how to connect with people authentically in today's increasingly digital world. The book explores relationships in the era of social media and the pressing issue of connectivity versus genuine connection. The author provides advice about living and loving in the era of social media.
Meat is for pussies : a how-to guide for dudes who want to get fit, kick ass, and take names Joseph, John (Punk rock musician), author.
"From author, triathlete, and punk rocker John Joseph, a provocative, entertaining, and eye-opening guide to plant-based life that crushes the myth that eating meat is macho. At first glance, few people would associate the word "vegan" with John Joseph. As the lead singer of a punk rock band and a competitive triathlete, his tattoo-covered biceps don't exactly scream "plant eater." But it's that very misconception he rallies against in his provocative book, Meat Is for Pussies. According to Joseph, eating animals--whether in the form of steak, burgers, wings, or ribs--is for the weak. Contrary to popularly accepted wisdom, eating animal protein doesn't make you stronger, tougher, or manlier--it makes you sicker, heavier, slower, and more prone to life-threatening disease. In essence: it makes you a pussy.In Meat Is for Pussies, Joseph shares his shocking and compelling story of evolving from a life of violence and hard-knock living to a man who chooses not to participate in the cycle of violence by eating animals. He also dispels the common myths surrounding meat, while sharing the latest information on the nutritional benefits of a plant-based diet and the dangers of eating meat and processed foods. In addition, Joseph offers practical guidance about such everyday issues as meal planning, recipes, and working out.There is a substantial category of vegan literature out there, but no one has written a book like this. By turns explosive, controversial, moving, and laugh-out-loud funny, and illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photos, Meat Is for Pussies is a plant-based manifesto"--
Cholesterol clarity : what the HDL is wrong with my numbers? Moore, Jimmy, author.
Offers a straightforward introduction to cholesterol, looking at what cholesterol test results mean and offering nutritional advice intended to maintain optimal health.
Grand Canyon National Park Frisch, Nate.
"An exploration of Grand Canyon National Park, including how its enormous canyon was formed, its history of preservation, and tourist attractions such as the overlook called Mather Point"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Cincinnati Bengals Gilbert, Sara.
"The history of the National Football League's Cincinnati Bengals, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1968 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Chicago Bears Whiting, Jim, 1943-
"The history of the National Football League's Chicago Bears, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1919 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Buffalo Bills Gilbert, Sara.
"The history of the National Football League's Buffalo Bills, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1960 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Denver Broncos Frisch, Nate.
"The history of the National Football League's Denver Broncos, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1960 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Dallas Cowboys Gilbert, Sara.
"The history of the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1960 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Cleveland Browns Gilbert, Sara.
"The history of the National Football League's Cleveland Browns, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1946 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Washington Redskins Gilbert, Sara.
"The history of the National Football League's Washington Redskins, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1932 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the Carolina Panthers Frisch, Nate.
"The history of the National Football League's Carolina Panthers, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1995 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The Texas food bible : from legendary dishes to new classics Fearing, Dean, author.
Offers recipes both old and new that illustrate the regional history and culinary traditions of Texas, including sweet potato spoonbread, truck stop enchiladas, and barbecue shrimp tacos.
The Chia cookbook : inventive, delicious recipes featuring nature's superfood Hoffman, Janie, author.
"Mamma Chia founder Janie Hoffman presents recipes for incorporating superfood chia seeds into flavorful smoothies, snacks, meals, and desserts"--
A boat, a whale, & a walrus : menus and stories Erickson, Renee, author.
The reference guide to data sources Bauder, Julia, author.
Questions about statistics have long been a staple at library reference desks. The rise of the Internet and the spread of statistical software packages have blurred the line between statistics reference and data reference. This guide is designed to help you answer basic data reference questions without having to refer to a dedicated data services librarian.
Rising to power : the journey of exceptional executives Carucci, Ron A., author.
Mountain modern : contemporary homes in high places Bradbury, Dominic, author.
High up in mountains around the world, houses that have long been constructed following local building traditions are being transformed. Intrepid young architects using new technologies and materials are refashioning these traditions, with results that range fromgemutlich (cozy) retreats to glamorous hilltop villas. Houses are presented in three sections: Cabin, Chalet, and Villa. Photographs of each house reveal its architecture, interior design, and striking setting, while plans provide an additional layer of information. Texts tell the story of how the dwelling was sited to make the most of its location, how new construction innovations were introduced, and how these solutions provide a comfortable space from which families can enjoy the great outdoors. While our cities become ever more concentrated, there is an increasing desire to experience nature as directly as possible. From the Highlands of Scotland to the breathtaking summits of the Alps and the adrenaline-fuelled mountain resorts of California, Mountain Modern is a journey to the most stunning homes of our planet.
Daisy to the rescue : true stories of daring dogs, paramedic parrots, and other animal heroes Campbell, Jeff (Jeff Logan), author.
Collects over fifty true stories of heroic animals rescuing people, including a pot-bellied pig, parrot, dolphin, and half-breed wolf, with current scientific research about the human-animal bond.
World spice at home : new flavors for 75 favorite dishes Bevill, Amanda, author.
The map of heaven : how science, religion, and ordinary people are proving the afterlife Alexander, Eben.
The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and with ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and our true identities as spiritual beings.
City of lies : love, sex, death, and the search for truth in Tehran Navai, Ramita.
"Rich, absorbing, and exotic, City of Lies travels up and down Vali Asr Street, Tehran's pulsing thoroughfare, from the lavish shopping malls of Tajrish through the smog that lingers over the alleyways and bazaars of the city's southern districts. Ramita Navai gives voice to ordinary Iranians forced to live extraordinary lives: the porn star, the aging socialite, the assassin and enemy of the state who ends up working for the Republic, the dutiful housewife who files for divorce, and the old-time thug running a gambling den"--
Bones never lie : a novel Reichs, Kathy.
"Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD's Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she's been asked to meet with a homicide cop who's a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common--the killer. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for her pursuers, Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, as if summoned from their nightmares, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue--unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath. But Brennan will have to draw her bitter ex-partner out of exile, keep the local police and feds from one another's throats, and face more than just her own demons as she stalks the deadliest of predators into the darkest depths of madness" -- Back cover.
Red Nile : a biography of the world's greatest river Twigger, Robert, 1964-
DMT and the soul of prophecy : a new science of spiritual revelation in the Hebrew Bible Strassman, Rick, 1952-
"Naturally occurring DMT may produce prophecy-like states of consciousness and thus represent a bridge between biology and religious experience"--
Time out of mind : the lives of Bob Dylan Bell, Ian, 1956?-
In 1997, having failed to release a single new song in seven long years, Dylan put out the equivalent of two albums in a single package. He called it 'Time Out of Mind'. So began the renaissance, artistic and personal, that culminated in 2012's acclaimed 'Tempest'. In the concluding volume of his groundbreaking study, Ian Bell explores the unparalleled second act in a quintessentially American career. It is a tale of redemption, of an act of creative will against the odds, and of a writer who refused to fade away
How to change minds about our changing climate : let science do the talking the next time someone tries to tell you ... : the climate isn't changing : global warming is actually a good thing : climate change is natural, not man-made : ... and other argume Darling, Seth B.
Iceland : land of the sagas Roberts, David, 1943-
Photographs exploring the grandeur of Iceland's remarkable geography accompany tales of real-life heroes and supernatural beings.
Lives of the explorers : discoveries, disasters (and what the neighbors thought) Krull, Kathleen.
"You might know that Columbus discovered America, Lewis and Clark headed west with Sacajawea, and Sally Ride blasted into space. But what do you really know about these bold explorers? What were they like as kids? What pets or bad habits did they have? And what drove their passion to explore unknown parts of the world? With juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves, Lives of the Explorers reveals these fascinating adventurers as both world-changers and real people. The entertaining style and solid research of the Lives of. series of biographies have made it a favorite with families and educators for twenty years. This new volume takes readers through the centuries and across the globe, profiling the men and women whose curiosity and courage have led them to discover our world"--
Assassin's creed IV : black flag : official guide Price, James, author.
Portraits of Hispanic American heroes Herrera, Juan Felipe.
"An inspiring tribute to Hispanic Americans who have made a positive impact on the world. This visually stunning book showcases twenty Hispanic and Latino American men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and athletics. Gorgeous portraits complement sparkling biographies of Cesar Chavez, Sonia Sotomayor, Ellen Ochoa, Roberto Clemente, and many more. Complete with timelines and famous quotes, this tome is a magnificent homage to those who have shaped our nation. In this volume: Adelina Otero-Warren, Bernardo de Galvez, Cesar Chavez, David Farragut, Dennis Chavez, Desi Arnaz, Dolores Huerta, Ellen Ochoa, Helen Rodriguez Trias, Hero Street USA, Ignacio Lozano, Jaime Escalante, Joan Baez, Judy Baca, Julia de Burgos, Luis Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Roberte Clemente, Sonia Sotomayor, and Tomas Rivera"--
The Mayflower Greenwood, Mark, 1958-
"The three-thousand-mile trip was crowded and dangerous, and there was trouble when the passengers settled in Plymouth for a bitter, cold winter. However, their determination was ultimately rewarded, the Pilgrims adjusted to the New England climate thanks to help from local Native Americans and soon celebrated their first harvest in the New World."--Amazon.com.
Secrets underground : North America's buried past MacLeod, Elizabeth, author.
In Secrets Underground, history buff Elizabeth MacLeod introduces readers to a fascinating world. Learn about the Civil War secrets carefully concealed in Organ Cave, West Virginia, the top-secret equipment that lies deep below Grand Central Terminal in New York City, the network of tunnels in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, that once hid victims of persecution, and much more. MacLeod explains how these lost and hidden subterranean passages, spaces, and caves answer decades-old puzzles, help us understand our own past, and lead us to discover what life was really like in eras gone by.
How to save a species Baillie, Marilyn, author.
Private Vegas Patterson, James, 1947-
"Las Vegas is a city of contradictions: seedy and glamorous, secretive and wild, Vegas attracts people of all kinds--especially those with a secret to hide, or a life to leave behind. It's the perfect location for Lester Olsen's lucrative business. He gets to treat gorgeous, young women to five-star restaurants, splashy shows, and limo rides--and then he teaches them how to kill. Private Jack Morgan spends most of his time in Los Angeles, where his top investigation firm has its headquarters. But a hunt for two criminals leads him to the city of sin--and to a murder ring that is more seductively threatening than anything he's witnessed before. PRIVATE VEGAS brings James Patterson's Private series to a sensational new level"--
The Marriage Charm Miller, Linda Lael
As chimney sweepers come to dust : a Flavia de Luce novel Bradley, C. Alan, 1938-
"Flavia de Luce--"part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" (The New York Times Book Review)--takes her remarkable sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools in the captivating new mystery from New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley"--
The wind rises
Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the worlds most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events.
A young boy named Tim finds an unusual discovery on the rooftop of his orphanage that plunges him into a secret world, inhabited by curious creatures that control the night.
The little ghost
The Little Ghost lives in the attic of a castle. It awakens for precisely one hour after the clock strikes midnight. Despite the warnings of a friend, the ghost longs to see the world by daylight. Three children, Karl, Hannes and Sophie go on a nighttime hike to the castle, where they have encountered the ghost. The following day, the ghost wakes up at twelve o'clock, noontime.
Birds of paradise
When Jack an ordinary sparrow with dreams of becoming an extraordinary bird is accidently covered in colorful paint, he is thrilled about his new exotic appearance and believes that he'll now be able to impress Aurora, a beautiful canary who has recently escaped from her indoor cage. But when Aurora's mean owner, Mr. Potter, finds her, Jack must enlist the help of his best friends: Vinnie, the loyal pigeon, and Skeeter, the hyper hummingbird, as well as Rosie, the caring bat.
The transit of Venus Hazzard, Shirley, 1931-
This book tells the story of two orphan sisters, Caroline and Grace Bell, as they leave Australia to start a new life in post-war England. What happens to these young women--seduction and abandonment, marriage and widowhood, love and betrayal--becomes as moving and wonderful and yet as predestined as the transits of the planets themselves. Gorgeously written and intricately constructed, Hazzard's novel is a story of place: Sydney, London, New York, Stockholm, of time: from the fifties to the eighties, and above all, of women and men in their passage through the displacements and absurdities of modern life.
Three bargains : a novel Malik, Tania, author.
By the banks of the River Yamuna in northern India, twelve-year-old Madan lives with his impoverished family in the town of Gorapur. Madan's father works for Avtaar Singh, a powerful and controlling man who owns the largest factory in town and much of the land around it. Madan's sharp mind and hardened determination catch Singh's attention. When Madan's father's misdeeds jeopardize his sister's life, Madan strikes his first bargain with Singh to save her. Drawn into Avtaar Singh's violent world, Madan becomes his son in every way but by blood. Suddenly it looks as if everything will change for Madan and his family until a forbidden love affair has brutal consequences and he is forced to leave behind all that is dear to him. On his journey toward redemption, Madan will have to bargain, once, twice, three times for his life and for the lives of those he loves.
The Sound Alderson, Sarah, author.
Taking a summer job as a nanny on Nantucket Sound, heartbroken Ren forges an unlikely bond with a local bad boy from a privileged family only to question the dangerous natures of her new friends in the wake of a murder.
Into the Grey Kiernan, Celine.
Set in Ireland in the early 1970s, this story stars twin brothers Patrick and Dom Finnerty, who have their world turned upside down when their house and all they possess is burned to the ground. Displaced, the family moves into their summer seaside cottage. Now in the middle of winter, the cottage seems dull, bleak, and quite eerie. Suffering from horrible nightmares, the boys' bond of brotherly love is put to the test when they discover that the "goblin-boy" is not just a dream. When Patrick tries to rid them of the ghostly creature, it takes possession of Dom instead. Patrick realizes that in order to save his brother's life he must befriend this ghost and figure out what it wants and why before time runs out. The protagonist's journey of self-discovery uncovers numerous family secrets, forges unlikely allies, and proves that the power of friendship, loyalty, and love are far stronger than he ever imagined. Kiernan's beautiful and haunting novel is full of mystery and suspense with continuous plot twists and turns. The narrative voice is compelling and honest while capturing the emotional terror the teen has to face. The refreshing, multidimensional characters drive the story line and readers will connect with them because of the poignant and touching moments. A captivating read that combines Irish history with the supernatural. -- Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY -- From School Library Journal, Amazon.com
Gilded Farley, Christina, 1973-
Sixteen-year-old Jae Hwa Lee is a Korean-American girl with a black belt, a deadly proclivity with steel-tipped arrows, and a chip on her shoulder the size of Korea itself. When her widowed dad uproots her to Seoul from her home in L.A., Jae thinks her biggest challenges will be fitting into a new school and dealing with her dismissive Korean grandfather. Then she discovers that a Korean demi-god, Haemosu, has been stealing the soul of the oldest daughter of each generation in her family for centuries. And she's next.
Rites of passage Hensley, Joy N.
"Sixteen-year-old Sam McKenna discovers that becoming one of the first girls to attend the revered Denmark Military Academy means living with a target on her back"--
Kiss of broken glass Kuderick, Madeleine, 1964- author.
A tale told through evocative verse chronicles a mandatory seventy-two-hour psychiatric evaluation of a teen who has been caught cutting herself in an effort to feel alive.
Play me backwards Selzer, Adam.
A promising and popular student in middle school, Leon Harris has become a committed "slacker" but with graduation approaching and his middle school girlfriend possibly returning to town, Leon's best friend Stan, who claims to be Satan, helps him get back on the right track--for a price.
On a clear day Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014.
In 2035, Dahlia Grillo, a sixteen-year-old math whiz, joins with six other American teens traveling to England to meet with groups from around the world in hopes of stopping C8, the companies that control nearly everything for their own benefit.
Between the spark and the burn Tucholke, April Genevieve.
"Seventeen-year-old Violet is looking for the boy she fell in love with last summer, the charismatic liar River West Redding, but as she scours the country for him, she begins to wonder who she's really chasing-- and who she really loves"--
The revelation of Gabriel Adam Duncan, S. L., author.
"Seventeen-year-old Gabriel Adam is used to moving a lot. When a mysterious assassin burns his home to the ground Gabriel's father reveals the truth of why they are always on the move: Gabriel is one of four Archangels, born human and sent to stop Armageddon. Now, Gabe must set aside dreams of attending NYU to try to fulfill his newly discovered role as protector of mankind"--Page 4 of cover.
Looking for Jack Kerouac : a novel Shoup, Barbara, author.
In 1964, Paul Carpetti discovers Jack Kerouac's On the Road while on a school trip to New York and begins to question the life he faces after high school. Then he meets a volatile, charismatic Kerouac devotee determined to hit the road himself. When the boys learn that Kerouac is living in St. Petersburg, Florida, they go looking for answers.
Wordless Strickland, AdriAnne, 1984-
"After helping Khaya, the Word of Life, escape from her prison, seventeen-year-old trash collector Tavin Barnes joins her on the run, attempting to prevent Khaya's captors from using the Words for world domination"--
Skeleton crew King, Stephen, 1947-
A collection of horror stories in which age-old images of fear fuse with contemporary American life.
Sing in the morning, cry at night Taylor, Barbara J., author.
In early 20th century Pennsylvania, a few months after her sister's mysterious death, eight-year-old Violet befriends a motherless schoolmate, Stanley, who works as a breaker boy in the mines. Meanwhile, Violet's father and mother find other ways cope with their grief.
Destiny Brown, Don
Dare to surrender Phillips, Carly, author.
Who brings forth the wind Wick, Lori.
Twilight fall : a novel of the Darkyn Viehl, Lynn, 1961-
Undone Richard, Shannon, author.
Tales from the nightside Green, Simon R., 1955-
"New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green returns to the "bizarre and gleefully dangerous backdrop" (Jim Butcher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files) of the Nightside with this landmark collection of short fiction. Welcometo the Nightside. It's the secret heart of London, beating to its own rhythm, pumping lifeblood through the veins of its streets and alleys hidden in eternal darkness, where creatures of the night congregate and where the sun is afraid to shine. It's theplace to go if you're looking to indulge the darker side of your nature-and to hell with the consequences. Tales from the Nightside presents ten macabre mysteries that shine a dim beam into the neighborhood's darkest corners to reveal things that shouldnever come to light. Take a walk with such deadly and dangerous denizens of the Nightside as Razor Eddie, Dead Boy, and Larry Oblivion as they encounter things even more inhuman and inhumane than they are. And join John Taylor, the PI with a knack for finding lost things, as he confronts Sir Francis Varney, King of the Vampires, in a never-before-published novella-length adventure. There may be nothing to be afraid of in the dark, but there's plenty to be afraid of in the Nightside... Includes "The BigGame," a Never-Before-Published Nightside Novella and Nine Other Favorite Nightside Stories"--
The soldier Burrowes, Grace.
The sinner Gerritsen, Tess.
Revelation Sansom, C. J.
Perfect sins : a mystery Bannister, Jo.
"Four years ago, Gabriel Ash was working with the British government investigating hijackings in Somalia. But when his wife and sons disappeared, presumably taken--and probably killed--by pirates, his life fell apart. He has sudden reason to hope when a senior policeman suggests that his sons might still be alive--until that policeman is murdered. Still, there seems to be some link to a local operation, and Ash, no longer a government agent, is determined to find it. Meanwhile, his friend Hazel Best hasbeen having a tough time of her own. A police constable whose last case ended with her shooting someone dead, she is just beginning to regain her balance. Hazel and Ash are both beginning to take more of an interest in the outside world, when a neighboring archaeologist decides to dig up a curious mound of earth near the ice house on his land. It might be a burial mound, he thinks. It is, but not the ancient one he expects, it holds the bones of a little boy from perhaps thirty years ago, carefully laid to rest with twentieth-century toys. As Hazel is slowly drawn back into police work, Ash finds himself under threat from someone who must think his investigation into his family's disappearance is finally getting somewhere... Jo Bannister's police procedurals have been widely praised not only for outstanding plotting and suspense, but also for their brilliant and compelling characterization"--
No Time for Goodbye Barclay, Linwood
Night lost : a novel of the Darkyn Viehl, Lynn, 1961-
Nightmares & dreamscapes King, Stephen, 1947-
Mutant message from forever Morgan, Marlo.
Likely to Die Fairstein, Linda A.
Knot guilty Hechtman, Betty, 1947-
Inamorata Chance, Megan, author.
If Angels Burn : A Novel of the Darkyn Viehl, Lynn
Hidden prey Sandford, John, 1944 Feb. 23-
Hot Springs : an Earl Swagger novel Hunter, Stephen, 1946-
Fulgrim : visions of treachery McNeill, Graham, 1971- author.
The equalizer : a novel Sloan, Michael, 1946-
"Robert McCall is a former covert operations officer for the CIA who tries to atone for past sins by offering, free of charge, his services as a troubleshooter (often literally), a protector, and an investigator. People in need find him through a newspaper ad: "Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer." Aided by a group of sometimes-mysterious contacts (some of whom date back to his spying days), McCall traverses the streets of New York City, visiting justice upon those who prey upon the weak.In this novel, based on the 1980s television show, and timed to come out shortly before the feature film version starring Denzel Washington, McCall gets pulled into a battle against Russian drug lords and finds himself pitted against his most dangerous foe ever!"--
Enter pale death Cleverly, Barbara.
"One morning before dawn at her regal country estate, Lady Lavinia Truelove is crushed to death by a horse. Classified as "death by misadventure," this appears a gruesome accident, but Scotland Yard Detective Joe Sandilands suspects foul play--a misgivinghe is struggling to separate from his personal grievances toward Sir James Truelove, who is Lady Lavinia's widower and the influential academic patron of Dorcas Joliffe, whom Joe one day hopes to marry. As Joe's investigation yields surprising secrets about one of England's most powerful families, he discovers how little he knew about not only the gilded lives of the moneyed, but also about his relationship with Dorcas. Is Joe prepared to risk a future with the girl he loves to uncover the truth behind Lady Truelove's death?"--
The Dread Martin, Gail, 1962-
Dogwood Hill Woods, Sherryl
Decent : a novel Johnston, Tim, 1962-
"Descent, the story of a family undone by the disappearance of a daughter who went out for a morning run and didn't come back, marks the adult fiction debut of a remarkable young writer. Stunning in its emotional impact, Descent is a compulsively readablepage-turner with a strong literary sensibility. The girl's vanishing--on a sunny, late-summer vacation morning--all the more devastating for its mystery, is the beginning the family's harrowing journey down increasingly divergent and solitary paths, until all that continues to bind them to each other are the questions they can never bring themselves to ask: At what point does a family stop searching? At what point does a girl stop fighting for her life? In the weeks and months that follow, hope leads todisillusionment, and each of them--father, mother, son--withdraws into emotional isolation, individually assessing the blame and assuming the responsibility for their collective loss. Haunting and unforgettable, Descent is a novel that will grab the reader's heart and mind, and will linger there long after the last page is turned" --
The Dark Tide Gross, Andrew
Crimson Angel Hambly, Barbara
Changing woman Thurlo, Aimée.
The Broken Crown West, Michelle
Blood rubies : a Josie Prescott antiques mystery Cleland, Jane K.
"Ana Yartsin is on the verge of becoming a celebrity chef. Her custom Faberge egg-shaped cakes have brought her national attention, as has the story behind the cakes: Her family owns the spectacular Faberge Spring Egg snow globe, a magnificent example ofthe master craftsman's work that includes five ruby-red tulips. As she prepares to be filmed for a reality TV show about the launch of her bakery in Rocky Point, New Hampshire, Ana hires antiques expert Josie Prescott to appraise the precious egg and snowglobe. The show's pilot will show Ana planning the desserts for the upcoming wedding of her friend Heather to investment guru, Jason. When Josie arrives at Ana's home, however, she finds Jason murdered and the priceless snow globe smashed beyond repair.All that remains for Josie to examine are bits and pieces--which to her shock reveal that the Spring Egg was a fake. What has happened to the real Faberge, snow globe, if it even existed? And what does that have to do with Jason's murder? Never one to resist a puzzle, Josie teams up with her reporter friend Wes to investigate. With Jane K. Cleland's trademark combination of antiques expertise and ingenious detection, Blood Rubies is an irresistible new mystery featuring the much-loved amateur sleuth, Josie Prescott"--
The twyning Blacker, Terence, author.
"This is a story of courage, of sacrifice, and of survival. This is the story of a rat and a boy whose fates become inextricably linked as their two worlds collide. Efren, a bold young ratling, dares to journey above the underground rat kingdom, where he discovers Dr. Ross-Gibbon's plan to exterminate the rat population. Dogboy, assistant to Dr. Ross-Gibbon, is an abandoned thirteen-year-old with a gift for understanding animals. As war wages between the human world and the rat kingdom. Dogboy must decide where his allegiances truly lie" --
The king's shadow Alder, Elizabeth.
After he is orphaned and has his tongue cut out in a clash with the bullying sons of a Welsh noble, Evyn is sold as a slave and serves many masters, from the gracious Lady Swan Neck to the valiant Harold Godwinson, England's last Saxon king.
Replay Levy, Marc, 1961- author.
"On the morning of July 9, 2012, New York Times investigative reporter Andrew Stilman is jogging alongside the Hudson River when he feels a sudden, sharp pain in his lower back. He collapses in a pool of blood. When he regains consciousness, it's May 7--two months earlier. Stilman now has only sixty days to find out who wants him dead and why until his killer finds him again."--Jacket.
Snitch Samms, Olivia, author.
When Sergeant Dan Daniels is faced with a gang-related murder case, he asks Bea Washington to use her psychic powers to draw out a confession, but in doing so Bea learns that a different killer is on the loose.
Can you see me now? Bernal, Estela.
"Thirteen-year-old Mandy Silva feels invisible after her father's unexpected death and her mother's inability to deal with the situation, and her unhappiness is worsened by her peers' constant bullying"--
Dirty wings McCarry, Sarah.
"In this retelling of the Persephone myth, an unlikely friendship develops between Cass, a teenaged runaway, and Maia, a piano prodigy imprisoned in the oppressive silence of her adoptive parents' house. When Cass frees Maia from her sheltered life and the hypnotic blue-eyed rocker Jason appears on the scene, an ancient evil is awakened"--
The dolls Sullivan, Kiki.
"Eveny Cheval returns to Louisiana after growing up in New York and discovers she's a voodoo queen"--
Grace and the Guiltless Johnson, Erin, 1970- author.
When Grace's parents and siblings are murdered by the Guiltless Gang for their Arizona horse ranch outside Tombstone, she vows to devote her life to revenge--but the Chiricahua she finds sanctuary with try to teach her a better way.
Wickedpedia Van Etten, Chris, author.
"Cole and Greg love playing practical jokes through Wikipedia. They edit key articles and watch their classmates crash and burn giving oral reports on historical figures like Genghis Khan, the first female astronaut on Jupiter. So after the star soccer player steals Cole's girlfriend, the boys take their revenge by creating a Wikipedia page for him, an entry full of outlandish information including details about his bizarre death on the soccer field. It's all in good fun, until the soccer player is killed in a freak accident...just as Cole and Greg predicted. The uneasy boys vow to leave Wikipedia alone but someone continues to edit articles about classmates dying in gruesome ways...and those entries start to come true as well. To his horror, Cole soon discovers that someone has created a Wikipedia page for him, and included a date of death. He has one week to figure out who's behind the murders, or else he's set to meet a pretty grisly end."--
Faces of the dead Weyn, Suzanne, author.
Sheltered Princess Marie-Thérèse Charlotte is determined to understand the Revolution that is sweeping France, so she switches places with a chambermaid and sneaks out of the palace--but even with a street-wise companion, Henri, the streets of Paris are a dangerous place.
Intertwined Showalter, Gena.
Aden Stone, whose mind hosts the souls of four supernatural beings, struggles for a normal life before befriending three fellow teens--a girl who helps him to quiet his powers, a werewolf shape-shifter, and a vampire princess.
If we survive Klavan, Andrew.
When revolutionaries seize control of a country in Central America where sixteen-year-old Will is serving at a mission, he and the other volunteers find themselves in a desperate race to escape the violence and return home.
Assassin's creed III : the complete official guide Price, James.
Beauty rewind : a makeup guide to looking your best at any age Chang-Babaian, Taylor, author.
The essential guide for looking and feeling your best at every age. From skin-care treatments to emphasizing your best features, celebrity makeup artist Taylor Chang-Babaian gives you all the tools you need to age gracefully and beautifully.
Mean streak Brown, Sandra, 1948-
Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. When she regains consciousness, she finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name. She's determined to escape him and willing to take any risks necessary to survive. Unexpectedly, however, the two have a dangerous encounter with people who adhere to a code of justice all their own.
Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean Lynch, Jane, 1960- author.
"Marlene is the class bully until Big Freddy stands up to her"--
The hangman's revolution Colfer, Eoin.
FBI agent Chevie Savano escapes into the past to elude the secret police after they kill Charles Smart just as he is telling her of the WARP program, and she and Riley team up to find Colonel Clayton Box before he can launch missiles at the capitals of Europe.
Sway Spears, Katarina M. author.
High school senior Jesse Alderman, or "Sway," as he's known, could sell hell to a bishop. He also specializes in getting things people want - term papers, a date with the prom queen, fake IDs. He has few close friends and he never EVER lets emotions get in the way. For Jesse, life is simply a series of business transactions. But when Ken Foster, captain of the football team, leading candidate for homecoming king, and all-around jerk, hires Jesse to help him win the heart of the angelic Bridget Smalley, Jesse finds himself feeling all sorts of things. While following Bridget and learning the intimate details of her life, he falls helplessly in love for the very first time. He also finds himself in an accidental friendship with Bridget's belligerent and self-pitying younger brother who has cerebral palsy. Suddenly, Jesse is visiting old folks at a nursing home in order to run into Bridget, and offering his time to help the less fortunate, all the while developing a bond with this young man who idolizes him. Could the tin man really have a heart after all?
Anatomy of a misfit Portes, Andrea, author.
"The third most popular girl in school's choice between the hottest boy in town and a lonely but romantic misfit ends in tragedy and self-realization"--
An heiress for his empire Monroe, Lucy, 1967-
Innocent debutante Madison Archer has hit the headlines for a scandal not of her making. Now, marriage to the unscrupulous Viktor Beck is the only way to save what's left of her reputation!
The girl from the well Chupeco, Rin.
Okiku has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the innocent ghosts of the murdered-dead and taking the lives of killers with the vengeance they are due, but when she meets Tark she knows the moody teen with the series of intricate tattoos is not a monster and needs to be freed from the demonic malevolence that clings to him.
The rebels of Ireland : the Dublin saga Rutherfurd, Edward.
Traces the lives of several Dublin families from all strata of society, Protestant and Catholic, rich and poor, conniving and heroic.
Fall Rees, Rod, 1948-
For thousands of years the Grigori have lain hidden, dreaming of the day when they will emerge from the darkness. Now that day draws close. Norma, Trixie, and Ella fight doggedly to frustrate these plans, but they need help. Percy Shelley must lead Norma to the Portal in NoirVille so she can return to the Real World. Trixie's father must convince her that, if she is to destroy the Great Pyramid standing in Terror Incognita, she must be prepared to die. And Vanka Maykov--though not the man she knew and loved--must guide Ella to the secret enclave of the Grigori, where she will face the most chilling of enemies.
Camp Utopia and the Forgiveness Diet Ruden, Jenny, author.
Sixteen-year-old Baltimore teen Bethany Stern knows the only way out of spending her summer at Camp Utopia, a fat camp in Northern California, is weight-loss. Desperate, she tries The Forgiveness Diet, the latest fad whose infomercial promises that all she has to do is forgive her deadbeat dad, her scandalous sister, and the teenage magician next door and (unrequited) love of her life. But when the diet fails and her camp nemesis delivers the ultimate blow, Bee bids sayonara to Camp-not-Utopian-at-all to begin what she believes will be her "real" summer adventure, only to learn that running away isn't as easy--or as healing--as it seems. Her wry and honest voice bring humor and poignancy for anyone, fat or thin, tired of hearing "you'd be so pretty if-- [insert unwelcome judgment about your appearance from loved one or perfect stranger].
The Black Butterfly Vernick, Shirley Reva.
Penny's skepticism about ghosts, love, and family change when her ghost-hunting mother sends her to a "friend's" inn in Maine for Christmas, where Penny confronts her own supernatural gift, an alluring boy, and staggering family secrets.
Servants of the storm Dawson, Delilah S., author.
After her best friend dies in a hurricane, high schooler Dovey discovers something even more devastating--demons in her hometown of Savannah.
All fired up Meader, Kate.
When a wild night in Vegas results in marriage to Shane Doyle, Cara DeLuca demands an annulment, but Shane refuses to let her go, believing that she is the only woman who can offer him the perfect life he craves.
Flawbulous Burton, Shana Johnson.
"The ladies have always been able to rely on God and each other, but even those things that were once familiar now seem foreign. For the first time they begin to question whether their friendships are more of a hindrance than a help, and if God is even listening"--P.  of cover.
The sweetness of honey Kent, Alison.
Deadline Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-
"In southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to a close. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. "Issues" is correct. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether a local reporter should die. And the vote is four to one in favor. Meanwhile, not far away, Virgil Flowers is doing a favor for a friend by looking into a dognapping, which seems to be turning into something much bigger and uglier -- a team of dognappers supplying medical labs - when he gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A murdered body has been found - and the victim is a local reporter..."--
Paris match Woods, Stuart, author.
"Stone Barrington is back and better than ever in the astonishing new thriller from New York Times bestseller Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington has returned to Paris to attend to some business concerns, and finds himself embroiled in high-stakes trouble on both sides of the pond. An old enemy is still in hot pursuit, and this time he might have a powerful local resource on his side: a gentleman with his own ax to grind against Stone. And back in the United States, the swirling rumor mill threatens to derail a project of vital importance not just to Stone but to the nation. Though Stone is no stranger to peril, never before has he faced threats from so many directions at once"--
Raiding with Morgan Woolard, Jim R., 1941-
Born in the heart of Kentucky, Ty Mattson never knew his parents. His mother died in childbirth while his father fought in the Mexican War. For seventeen years, Ty never knew why his father didn't return. But when he receives news that his father is alive -- in the forces of General John Morgan -- Ty sets off to join him and Morgan's Raiders. When the bullets of a Confederate assassin divide father and son again, Ty Mattson must do what it takes to fight and survive.
Ragtime cowboys Estleman, Loren D.
Los Angeles, 1921: Ex-Pinkerton Charlie Siringo is living in quiet retirement when Wyatt Earp knocks on his door and asks him to track down his missing horse. Horse thievery turns into a deeper mystery as Siringo and another ex-Pinkerton, the young Dashiell Hammett, follow clues from the streets of Los Angeles to Jack London's farm -- until they discover a conspiracy masterminded by the notorious and powerful Joseph P. Kennedy. These ragtime cowboys chase the truth in a compelling tale of the Old West and early Hollywood.
Dark Horses Cotton, Ralph W.
Trouble follows horse trader Will Summers as soon as he sets foot in Dark Horses, Mexico. A party of men is intent on hanging him for a horse thief, but not before they take him to their boss -- Ansil Swann, the very man Summers is delivering four horses to. Will is saved from the noose by Ansil's beautiful wife, Bailey. Only Bailey has an agenda of her own, one that lands Will right in the middle of a deadly shootout.
Price of a horse : the life and times of Jeston Nash Cotton, Ralph W.
Sure, it would've been easy killing Two Diamond Joe with a second shot. But Jeston Nash only wants his prize horse back from the man, and a fast trail out of the New Mexico badlands. Together again with Quiet Jack, Nash is on a hunt that will take him through unforgiving terrain, a tangle of firebrand beauties, and even into a lawman's trust -- before squaring off with the most ruthless pack of gunmen ever to rule the desert frontier.
MacCallister : the eagles legacy : kill crazy Johnstone, William W.
In a town like Chugwater, Wyoming, you know who your friends are, who your enemies are, and who your kill-crazy maniacs are. For Duff MacCallister, the last category belongs to Johnny Taylor and his gang. When they try to rob a bank and Duff shoots one and arrests Taylor's brother, the outlaw is outraged. He slaughters townsfolk, kidnaps a woman, and lights a fuse under Duff that's bound to ignite the biggest, bloodiest showdown in Chugwater history.
The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery Kean, Sam.
Early studies of human brain function used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike -- strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, lobotomies, accidents -- and observe how the victim coped. With lucid explanations and incisive wit, Sam Kean explains the brain's secret passageways while recounting forgotten stories of common people whose struggles, resiliency, and deep humanity made modern neuroscience possible.
Across the Cheyenne River Nesbitt, John D.
Russell Archer dreams of having his own land. After a season of work on Lidge Mercer's Wyoming ranch, he's offered a junior partnership. But with Lidge's past, is it partner or bodyguard? Meanwhile, Archer helps a young woman named Kate find her father, Jack Doolin, in another town. Back at the ranch Archer finds Lidge Mercer dead, and Doolin gives him possible leads. Now Doolin is dead, and the killers are coming for Archer.
Easy money Roderus, Frank, 1942-
What Bert Felloe had in common sense and quiet determination, Chic Robertson had in talkative charm and a need for high adventure. They made a swell team, getting each other in and out of good times and bad working as cowhands, buffalo hunters and gold miners. But when Chic's search for easy money suddenly involved armed robbery and murder, Bert had to do some serious thinking about how far loyalty was supposed to go ...
Wind river Reasoner, James.
Buffalo hunter Cole Tyler rode with Jeb Stuart leading wagon trains across the West. Now he's riding the very first train into Wind River, its cars packed with saloonkeepers and swampers eager to make a killing. Within minutes, a prominent citizen lies dead. Within hours, Tyler is buffaloed into wearing the marshal's star. And within days, he's facing down thundering stampedes and a ruthless killer, as Wind River becomes a town with its own brand of justice.
Thirty sunsets Deriso, Christine Hurley, 1961-
"Sixteen-year-old Forrest Shepherd expects to enjoy a relaxing month at her family's beach house, but instead finds herself grappling with a series of relationship crises that lead her to realize things are not always what they seem"--
Truth and kisses Friedman, Laurie B., 1964-
Diary entries reveal thirteen-year-old April Sinclair's complicated best-friend/love triangle, her new friendship, a busy dance team schedule, and a closer relationship with Matt Parker that surprises her and everyone else.
Roget's thesaurus of words for students : helpful, descriptive, precise synonyms, antonyms, and related terms every high school and college student should know how to use
The wallcreeper : a novel Zink, Nell.
"Nell Zink's debut novel follows a downwardly mobile secretary from Philadelphia who marries an ambitious soon-to-be-expat pharmaceutical researcher in hopes that she will never work again. They end up in Germany, where it turns out that her new husband is tougher, sneakier, more sincere, more contradictory, and smarter than she is, she'd naturally thought it was impossible. Life becomes complicated with affairs, birding, and eco-terrorism. Bad things happen, yet they stagger through, clinging to each other from a safe distance. Eventually our heroine commences building a life of her own, in imitation of her husband, one soggy brick at a time."--Publisher's website
Tao te ching : a new English version Laozi.
"In eighty-one brief chapters, Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit, and teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao -- the basic principle of the universe."--Back cover of book.
The warrior sheep go Jurassic Russell, Christine, author.
This is the fourth hilarious adventure in the brilliant Warrior Sheep series. The whole world is in danger ...because of an egg! Sal thinks it's a dragon's egg. Wills thinks it's a dinosaur egg. Whatever it is, the Warrior Sheep know one thing for certain ...it must never hatch! The Warriors are rampaging through the Isle of Wight, on their most dangerous quest yet. They must be brave. They must be bold. But above all, they must be absolutely baaarmy! Ages 6+
Rebel yell : the violence, passion, and redemption of Stonewall Jackson Gwynne, S. C. (Samuel C.), 1953- author.
An account of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's rise to prominence during the Civil War.
Just between us Lopez, Mario, 1973-
With a star that rose from unforgettable child acting roles, such as in Saved by the Bell, to the forefront of today's entertainment media, Mario Lopez is nothing short of a pop culture sensation. Now, as he turns forty, Mario looks back on his life with a newfound perspective and a humorous sensibility of how things have changed with age, divulging for the first time the endearing, surprising, and sometimes difficult experiences that shaped him into the loving father and husband he is today. With wit and candor, Mario reveals his most intimate never-before-told stories, including the details of his often tumultuous and largely public love life--giving readers a look at the ups and downs of his romantic past leading up to his happily-ever-after with his beautiful wife and their two children. This is Mario Lopez unfiltered.--From publisher description.
Bravest warriors. Volume three Comeau, Joey, 1980- author.
How Star Wars conquered the universe : the past, present, and future of a multibillion dollar franchise Taylor, Chris, 1973-
Impolite conversations on race, politics, sex, money, and religion Daniels, Cora.
In Impolite Conversations, two respected thinkers and writers openly discuss five "third-rail" topics-from multi-racial identities to celebrity worship to hyper-masculinity among black boys-and open the stage for honest discussions about important and timely concerns. Organized around five subjects--Race, Politics, Sex, Money, Religion--the dialogue between Cora Daniels and John L. Jackson Jr. may surprise, provoke, affirm, or challenge you. In alternating essays, the writers use reporting, interviews, facts, and figures to back up their arguments, always staying firmly rooted in the real world. Sometimes they agree, sometimes they don't, but they always reach their conclusions with respect for the different backgrounds they come from and the reasons they disagree.
Easy street (the hard way) : a memoir Perlman, Ron, 1950- author.
"The engaging, passionate, always-honest, and often-hilarious memoir of actor Ron Perlman-his triumphant story of perseverance and determination navigating the slippery slopes of Hollywood.
Flour + water : pasta McNaughton, Thomas.
Complete do-it-yourself manual
Warning signs White, Stephen, 1951-
The virgin and the gipsy Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930.
Virgins of paradise Wood, Barbara, 1947-
Tyrant Cameron, Christian
Twisted Chase, Emma.
"There are two kinds of people in the world. The ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I've always been more of a looker. Cautious. A planner. That changed after I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself - and of me. But not all love stories end happily ever after. Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset? Join the club. Now I have to make a choice, the most important of my life. Drew already made his -in fact, he tried to decide for the both of us. But you know that's just not my style. So I came back to Greenville, Ohio, alone. Well, sort of alone.... What I've come to realize is that old habits die hard, and sometimes you have to go back to where you began before you can move ahead"--
Territorial rights Spark, Muriel.
Tanner's scheme Leigh, Lora.
The secret pilgrim : a novel Le Carré, John, 1931-
Scorched eggs Childs, Laura.
"In Laura Childs's New York Times bestselling mystery series, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni--co-owners of the Cackleberry Club Café are equally good at serving up breakfast and serving up justice. This time they turn up the heat on a deadly firebug... As Suzanne is getting her hair colored at Root 66, she's stunned to witness the County Services office next door suddenly go up in flames. Concerned neighbors throng the streets, and the fire department does their best. Unfortunately, their best isn't enough tosave longtime civil service worker--and friend to the Cackleberry Club--Hannah Venable. Soon enough, it's discovered that an accelerant was used to fan the flames. Someone set the fire on purpose--was Hannah the intended victim? Suzanne, Petra, and Toni vow to smoke out the culprit. Unfortunately, the list of suspects is as varied as the Cackleberry Club's menu. When Suzanne finds a possible connection between the fire and the nearby Prairie Star Casino, she comes to realize that the arsonist wanted something very big and bad kept secret. And if the ladies aren't careful, they may be the ones gambling with their lives.."--
Saving Grace Green, Jane, 1968-
"Grace and Ted Chapman. Literary power couple. Ted is considered "the thinking man's John Grisham" and Grace, his wife of twenty years is beautiful, stylish, carefree. All of this is on the surface. Beneath, what no one sees, is Ted's rages. His moodswings. And the precarious house of cards that their lifestyle is built upon. When Ted's longtime assistant and mainstay leaves, the house of cards begins to crumble and Grace, with dark secrets in her past, is most vulnerable. To the rescue comes Beth, a new assistant. Someone who will help handle Ted. Someone who has the calm efficiency to weather the storms that threaten to engulf their household. Soon, though, it's clear to Grace that Beth might be too good to be true. And that this new interloper might be the biggest threat of all, one that could cost Grace her marriage, her reputation, and even her sanity. "--
Sarah : a novel Halter, Marek.
The Samurai's garden Tsukiyama, Gail.
Rush Banks, Maya.
Rudolph! : He Is the Reason for the Season Teppo, Mark
The Rich Shall Inherit Adler, Elizabeth
The rogue hunter Sands, Lynsay.
Reaper's stand Wylde, Joanna.
"The sexy continuation of the New York Times bestselling Reapers Motorcycle Club series As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese "Picnic" Hayes has given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he'd never love another woman. And with two daughters to raise and a club to manage, that was just fine with him. These days, Reese keeps his relationships free and easy-he definitely doesn't want to waste his time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong. Too bad he's completelyobsessed with her. London is independent, and she likes it that way. Besides running her own business, London's got her junkie cousin's daughter to look after-a more reckless than average eighteen-year-old. Sure she's attracted to the Reapers' president, but she's not stupid. Reese Hayes is a criminal and a thug. But when her young cousin gets caught up with a ruthless drug cartel, Reese might be the only man who can help her. Now London has to make the hardest decision of her life-how far will she go to save her family? "--
The Property of a Lady Adler, Elizabeth
Path of the Assassin Thor, Brad
On the prowl : tales of an urban werewolf MacInerney, Karen, 1970-
Missing persons White, Stephen, 1951-
The low road : a novel Scott, A. D.
Lost horizon : a novel Hilton, James, 1900-1954.
Killer of Men Cameron, Christian
The Killing Hour Gardner, Lisa
July's people Gordimer, Nadine.
Innocent in death Robb, J. D., 1950-
Honky Tonk Christmas Brown, Carolyn, 1948-
Heartbreaker Garwood, Julie.
Final scream Jackson, Lisa.
Enemy of God : a novel of Arthur Cornwell, Bernard.
Enchanting the lady Kennedy, Kathryne.
Come the spring Garwood, Julie.
The cat who sniffed glue Braun, Lilian Jackson.
Burger's daughter Gordimer, Nadine.
The big bounce Leonard, Elmore, 1925-2013.
The Android's Dream Scalzi, John
Almost dead Jackson, Lisa.
Absolute fear Jackson, Lisa.
The Duke of deception : memories of my father Wolff, Geoffrey, 1937-
Endless feasts : sixty years of writing from Gourmet
Paul Hollywood's pies & puds Hollywood, Paul, author.
There is nothing quite like the smell of a scrumptious steak and ale pie cooking in the oven. There perhaps isn't anything better than the first taste of a caramel and coffee eclair. From expert baker, Paul Hollywood, comes a mouth-watering new book about pies and puddings...Paul Hollywood puts his signature twist on the traditional classics, with easy-to-follow, foolproof and tantalising recipes for meat and potato pie, chicken and leek lattice, lamb kidney and rosemary suet pudding, sausage plait and luxury fish pie. He will show you how to create inventive dishes such as chicken and chorizo empanadas, chilli con carne cottage pie, and savoury choux buns. If that isn't enough, here you will find his recipe for the Queen of puddings, as well as apple and blackberry mini fruit pies, marmalade and almond cake and black forest trifle. There are also regional recipes like Yorkshire curd tart and the Bedfordshire clanger - a tasty take on the Cornish pasty... Paul Hollywood's Pies and Puds is simply a must-have. Whether you're a sweet or a savoury person, a keen novice or an expert baker: it's time to get baking pies and puds.
New Warriors. , The kids are all fight Yost, Christopher.
Thanos. The infinity revelation Starlin, Jim, author.
Uncanny X-men. Vol. 4, Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D Bendis, Brian Michael, author.
"After relentless persecution and a near fatal Sentinel attack, the Uncanny X-Men and their mutant revolution are going on the offensive, their target? The international spy organization S.H.I.E.L.D.! But as Cyclops' team fights to save their species, are they only digging themselves into a deeper hole? Who is the mysterious figure building S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Sentinels? Is S.H.I.E.L.D. really responsible for the attacks? Charles Xavier's last will and testament will be discovered, what's concealed within its pages might be the X-Men's undoing!"--Provided by publisher.
Deadpool vs Carnage Bunn, Cullen, author.
Darwin's dice : the idea of chance in the thought of Charles Darwin Johnson, Curtis N., 1948- author.
"For evolutionary biologists, the concept of chance has always played a significant role in the formation of evolutionary theory. As far back as Greek antiquity, chance and "luck" were understood to be key factors in the evolution of the natural world. Emphasizing chance is an entire way of thinking about nature, and it is also one of the key ideas that separates Charles Darwin from other systematic biologists of his time. Studying the concept of chance in Darwin's writing reveals core ideas in his theory of evolution, as well as his reflections on design, purpose, and randomness in nature's progression over the course of history. In Darwin's Dice: The Idea of Chance in the Thought of Charles Darwin, Curtis Johnson does exactly that. He examines the work of Darwin in terms of his views on randomness and chance, and how the views changed as his work progressed. Randomness was a focal point for Darwin, and pursuing it as a theme helped significantly transform his research. Darwin's Dice shows us how Darwin defined "chance," and explores Darwin's influential architect metaphor in relation to the idea. Through the lens of randomness, Johnson reveals how Darwin's treatment of free will becomes more complex. This approach can shed light on many other quirks and points of interest in Darwin's work, including the curiously shifting presence of giraffes in subsequent drafts of On the Origin of Species. Johnson also reexamines Darwin's "Metaphysical Notebooks," and discusses the role Darwin felt that chance plays in morality and religion. Darwin's Dice presents a new way to look at Darwinist thought and the writings on Charles Darwin. Curtis Johnson reveals that chance and randomness play a large part in Darwinist thought, and that we can better understand Darwin's work by understanding that part"--
Better homes & gardens Thompson, Colin, 1942-
"After years on the run, the Floods are finally coming home. Since Mordonna and Nerlin fled Transylvania Waters, things there have gone from worse to much worse. King Quatorze has bled the country dry, though it is still very, very damp. He has even sold everyones shoelaces, and his subjects are way past ready for a change. The Hearse Whisperer has grown old and tired chasing the Floods around the world and is ready to retire and open a flower shop. A New Age is about to dawn, a new age with a lot less damp and a lot more chocolate. But first they have to get rid of the old King.--Provided by publisher.
Agatha Christie : an English mystery Thompson, Laura.
The whale ; a bright new Boise Hunter, Samuel D., author.
"Acclaimed for his gentle, complex characterizations, Samuel D. Hunter's big-hearted and fiercely funny plays explore the quiet desperation running through many Middle American lives. The Whale tells the story of a six hundred-pound shut-in's last chance at redemption and of discovering beauty in the most unexpected places when he reaches out to his long-estranged-and severely unhappy-daughter. Hunter's second piece, the Obie Award-winning A Bright New Boise, is a philosophical investigation of faith and search for meaning in rural Idaho where a disgraced evangelical is forced to take a minimum-wage job at the local Hobby Lobby craft store in an effort to reunite with his estranged son. Samuel D. Hunter's other plays include A Permanent Image, Jack's Precious Moment, Five Genocides, The Few, Rest, A Great Wilderness, and Norway. He has active playwriting commissions from Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center, Seattle Rep, South Coast Rep (California), and Playwrights Horizons (New York). He is also the 2013 resident playwright at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, and is a core member of the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota"--
Learning strategies for musical success Griffin, Michael (Michael Damien), 1963-
Free spirit : a climber's life Messner, Reinhold, 1944-
Reunions : visionary encounters with departed loved ones Moody, Raymond A.
Kaddish Wieseltier, Leon.
It is a sensitive and moving chronicle of a son's year of mourning his father. It takes us on a sweep of history, theology, and philosophy, to open worlds of previously unexplored knowledge about the origins and meaning in Kaddish prayer.
Awakening Higley, T. L.
Kallie loves ancient history and works at a large museum researching the lives and language of the Ancient Minoans. She teams up with Dimitri Andreas, a rich philanthropist whose interest in her research is as strong as hers and they go on a world search for an artifact that will crack the code to Ancient Minoan. As they travel through exotic and beautiful locations, unraveling clues, pursuing leads, and fighting their increasing attraction to each other, the memories that Kallie lost seven year previous start coming back. When strange woman who knows Kallie's real identity tries to kill her, it becomes clear that her past and present are colliding and will hopefully reveal the truth.
Franco Corelli : prince of tenors Seghers, René.
"With a powerful voice and matinee-idol good looks, Franco Corelli was widely known as "Prince of Tenors" during his phenomenal career. Largely self-taught and starting late, Corelli was tapped for greatness at prestigious singing competitions he almost didn't enter. He went on to become the highest-paid tenor in Italy by 1958 and the reigning tenor at the Metropolitan Opera after his 1961 debut there. Many hailed him as the world's greatest tenor through his retirement in the 1970s." "In Franco Corelli: Prince of Tenors, Rene Seghers goes beyond such famous episodes to present the life of the opera icon candidly and in great detail. Nearly a decade in the making, this biography draws on the author's extensive research in theater archives, unprecedented access to private and family papers, and revealing interviews with the tenor's friends, relatives, and colleagues - and even with Franco Corelli himself"--Book jacket.
Discardia : more life, less stuff Sanders, Dinah.
"Let go of everything that doesn't make your life awesome! With three key principles and numerous practical tips, Discardia--a new holiday--helps you solve specific issues, carve away the nonsense of physical objects, habits, or emotional baggage, and uncover what brings your joy."--Cover back.
Temple : amazing new discoveries that change everything about the location of Solomon's temple Cornuke, Robert, 1951- author.
Using clues from scripture, as well as current archaeological technology, the author argues that the temples of Solomon and Herod are not at the site of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as traditionally believed, but rather in the City of David.
Harlow and Sage (and Indiana) : a true story about best friends Vega, Brittni.
"Once upon a time, Harlow's best friend was her older sister, Sage, a thoughtful and loving miniature Dachsund. Harlow and Sage had a shared love for many things, including Christmas presents and the legendary Meryl Streep. They played together, cuddled together, and shared their deepest secrets, until 2013, when, sadly, it was Sage's time to retire to the doggie palace in the sky. Shortly after Sage's passing, Harlow's parents came home with Indiana, a Dachsund puppy with a killer sense of humor. It took a little getting used to, but after a few months of showing Indiana the ropes, Harlow began to recognize that a new adventure was about to unfold"--
The infinity of lists Eco, Umberto.
Reflections on how the idea of catalogs has changed over the centuries and how, from one period to another, it has expressed the spirit of the times. Companion to the author's History of beauty and On ugliness.
Piano Riggs, Kate.
A primary prelude to the piano, including what the keyboard instrument looks and sounds like, basic instructions on how to play it, and the kinds of music that feature it -- Provided by publisher.
The story of the Minnesota Vikings Gilbert, Sara.
"The history of the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1961 to today"--Provided by publisher.
The story of the New England Patriots Whiting, Jim, 1943-
"The history of the National Football League's New England Patriots, surveying the franchise's biggest stars and most memorable moments from its inaugural season in 1960 to today"--
Guitar Riggs, Kate.
A primary prelude to the guitar, including what the string instrument looks and sounds like, basic instructions on how to play it, and the kinds of music that feature it -- Provided by publisher.
Flute Riggs, Kate.
A primary prelude to the flute, including what the woodwind instrument looks and sounds like, basic instructions on how to play it, and the kinds of music that feature it -- Provided by publisher.
The Holy Bible complete KJV Bible on CD.
The King James Bible is one of the most studied texts around the world and is perhaps the most popular version of the Bible amongst Christians. Here, this 60-CD set comprises both the King James Old and New Testaments in their entirety.
Cardfight!! Vanguard. 3 Itou, Akira, author, artist.
Rain reign Martin, Ann M., 1955- author.
Struggling with Asperger's, Rose shares a bond with her beloved dog, but when the dog goes missing during a storm, Rose is forced to confront the limits of her comfort levels, even if it means leaving her routines in order to search for her pet.
Fall of heroes Kraatz, Jeramey, author.
Masquerading as a new group of superheroes, the evil Cloak Society has taken over Sterling City--and ex-villain Alex Knight must bring them to justice once and for all.
Quilting Fulton, Jennifer, author.
The Vietnamese market cookbook : spicy, sour, sweet Tran, Van, author.
Zombillenium. 2, Human resources Pins, Arthur de.
"Tempers are flaring around Zombillenium, the monster amusement park run by monsters. When one hires only the dead (or witches!) in a region where unemployment is in the double digits, one must expect some friction. But things get particularly ugly when the park's security is breached from two sides: activists and a very strange visitor, mom to two peculiar sons the head of the park seems to remember from somewhere... Gretchen and Aurelian do their best to help save a precarious explosive situation" -- from publisher's web site.
America-- farm to table : simple, delicious recipes celebrating local farmers Batali, Mario.
"Bestselling author and world-renown chef Mario Batali pays homage to the American farmer-from Maine to Los Angeles-in stories, photos, and recipes. AMERICA -- FARM TO TABLE: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers Mario Batali, who knows the importance of ingredients to any amazing dish, sees farmers as the rock stars of the food world. In this new book he celebrates American farmers: their high quality products and their culture defined by hard work, integrity, and pride. Batali asked his chef friends from Nashville, Tennessee, to San Francisco, to tell him who their favorite farmers were, and those farmers graciously shared their personal stories along with their top-of-the-line produce and products. In Seattle, Chef Matt Dillon introduces readers to Farmer Pierre Monnat, who produces fava beans and lamb. Batali then features those ingredients in such mouth-watering recipes as: Lamb Shank Sloppy Joes and Fava Bean Guacamole. In Washington, DC, Chef Jose Andres from Jaleo introduces us to Farmer Jim Crawford, who grows corn, broccoli, and strawberries Batali's accompanying dishes include: Chilled Sweet Corn Soup and Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Salsa. Other stops along the way include: Tampa, Austin, Nashville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Portland, Maine, Chicago, Cleveland, Suttons Bay, Michigan, and Vail, Colorado. With over 100 superb recipes, this is the book that every home cook will want upon returning from the farmer's market or grocers. "--
Deep down dark : the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free Tobar, Héctor, 1963-
A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist relates the experiences of the thirty-three men who endured entrapment beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days during the San José mine collapse outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010.
Superintelligence : paths, dangers, strategies Bostrom, Nick, 1973- author.
The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on us humans than on the gorillas themselves, so the fate of our species then would come to depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence. But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed AI or otherwise to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation? To get closer to an answer to this question, we must make our way through a fascinating landscape of topics and considerations. Read the book and learn about oracles, genies, singletons, about boxing methods, tripwires, and mind crime, about humanity's cosmic endowment and differential technological development, indirect normativity, instrumental convergence, whole brain emulation and technology couplings, Malthusian economics and dystopian evolution, artificial intelligence, and biological cognitive enhancement, and collective intelligence.
All-of-a-kind family downtown Taylor, Sydney, 1904-1978.
The further adventures of five sisters and their brother growing up on New York's East Side in the early twentieth century.
The clockwork sky. Volume two Rosca, Madeleine, 1977- author, artist.
In an alternate 1895 London, Sally Peppers and the police robot Sky search the underside of Erasmus Croach's steam-powered robot factory for a missing girl as the police search for Sky and Croach seeks backers for his latests models.
The consuming instinct : what juicy burgers, Ferraris, pornography, and gift giving reveal about human nature Saad, Gad.
What do all successful fast-food restaurants have in common? Why do men's testosterone levels rise when they drive a Ferrari or a Porsche? Why are women more likely to become compulsive shoppers and men more likely to become addicted to pornography? How does the fashion industry play on our innate need to belong? The answer to all of these questions is "the consuming instinct," the underlying evolutionary basis for most of our consumer behavior. In this book, the author, founder of the new field of evolutionary consumption, illuminates the relevance of our biological heritage to our daily lives as consumers. While culture is important, he shows that innate evolutionary forces deeply influence the foods we eat, the gifts we offer, the cosmetics and clothing styles we choose to make ourselves more attractive to potential mates, and even the cultural products that stimulate our imaginations (such as art, music, and religion). This book demonstrates that most acts of consumption can be mapped onto four key Darwinian drives, namely, survival (we prefer foods high in calories), reproduction (we use products as sexual signals), kin selection (we naturally exchange gifts with family members), and reciprocal altruism (we enjoy offering gifts to close friends). The author further highlights the analogous behaviors that exist between human consumers and a wide range of animals. This work, which deals with the biological basis of human behavior and in what makes consumers tick, is of interest to marketing professionals, advertisers, psychology mavens, and consumers themselves.
"And then I met--" : stories of growing up, meeting famous people, and annoying the hell out of them Rogan, James.
"A collection of humorous, adventurous, and poignant stories told by former Congressman Jim Rogan of doing everything possible, short of breaking the law, to meet and get advice from many famous politicians, sports and entertainment figures he met as a kid growing up in San Francisco"--Provided by publisher.
Agents of the Apocalypse : a riveting look at the key players of the end times Jeremiah, David, 1941- author.
Noted prophecy expert Dr. David Jeremiah explores the book of Revelation through the lens of its major players: the exile, the martyrs, the 144,000, the two witnesses, the dragon, the beast from the earth, the beast from the sea, the Victor, the King, and the Judge. Each chapter provides a detailed study called "The Scripture behind the Story," which explores some of Revelation's most cryptic passages, explaining how to interpret them and how they apply to the malevolent forces at play in the world today.
Churchless : understanding today's unchurched and how to connect with them : based on surveys by Barna Group
The birds of Pandemonium : life among the exotic and the endangered Raffin, Michele, author.
The Birds of Pandemonium is about one woman's crusade to save precious lives, and it offers rare insights into how following a passion can transform not only oneself but also the world. --Publisher's description.
The elements of eloquence : secrets of the perfect turn of phrase Forsyth, Mark, author.
This book will change your life : 365 daily instructions for hysterical living Benrik.
Presents a humorous collection of 365 suggestions for changing an otherwise mediocre life.
The other Jesus : stories from world religions Outcalt, Todd, author.
Make : rockets : down-to-earth rocket science Westerfield, Mike, author.
"Whether you are just getting started with model rocketry or are an experienced hobbyist looking for ways to sharpen your skills, this book will help you reach you goals."--Page 4 of cover.
FutureChefs : recipes by tomorrow's cooks across the nation and the world Ganeshram, Ramin, author.
"A curated collection of 150 recipes drawn from the experience and kitchens of young cooks all over America and the world, FutureChefs brings exciting and unique recipes to your kitchen for you or your kids to make at home! Here you'll find the real, cooking-obsessed tweens and teens from diverse social and cultural backgrounds--the face of America's culinary future. Veteran journalist and trained chef Ramin Ganeshram has crafted profiles of serious young chefs whose experience varies from culinary contest winners and prolific food bloggers to brand new cooks in the kitchen. Whether these kids have taken to cooking out of necessity, inspiration, or sheer passion, their stories all share common threads of creativity, hard work, and a look at what's ahead in America's culinary scene. This generation is more interested in hands-on cooking than ever, but they're lacking the platform to showcase their talents. FutureChefs is the perfect vehicle for these kids to share their passion, their stories, and, of course, their recipes. "--
The cosmos De Pree, Christopher Gordon.
"The Cosmos is a fascinating and easy-to-understand exploration of the universe. Dozens of stunning, full-color photos highlight the latest discoveries and beauty of space, including the solar system, the Sun, the asteroid belt, the Milky Way, various star types, black holes, and more"--
The Bible Phillips, Benjamin, Ph.D, author.
Mindfulness Burk, Domyo Sater, author.
Cognitive behavioral therapy Albin, Jayme.
3 skeins or less : fresh knitted accessories Gray, Tanis.
Cricklewood green Ten Years After (Musical group)
Closer to home Lackey, Mercedes, author.
Trained as a spy by the King's Own Herald, an orphan named Mags rises through the ranks of the Heralds' Collegium and uses his powerful Mindspeech gift to outmaneuver a royal court plot that risks his mentor and family.
The girl next door : a novel Rendell, Ruth, 1930-
"Mystery novel about friendship, love, and aging. Synopsis: In the wanting months of the second World War, a group of children discover an earthen tunnel in their neighborhood. Throughout the summer of 1944--until one father forbids it--the subterranean space becomes their "secret garden," where the friends play games and tell stories. Six decades later, beneath a house on the same land, construction workers uncover a tin box containing two skeletal hands, one male and one female. As the discovery makes national news, the friends come together once again, to recall their days in the tunnel for the detective investigating the case. Is the truth buried among these aging friends and memories? This impromptu reunion causes long-simmering feelings to bubble to the surface. Mild-mannered Alan, stuck in a passionless marriage, begins flirting with Daphne, a glamorous widow who was once his teenage sweetheart. Michael, lonely after the death of his wife, considers contacting his estranged father, who sent Michael to live with an aunt after his mother vanished in 1944. Lewis begins remembering details about his Uncle James, an army private who once accompanied the Children into the tunnels, and who later disappeared. In THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, Rendell brilliantly shatters our assumptions about age, showing that the choices people make--and the emotions behind them--remain as potent in late life as they were in youth"--
Hi-5. Best of Curtis
Your favorite songs and rhythms featuring cast member Curtis and his collection of musical instruments, introducing children to the possibilities of music-making.
Bowie : the biography Leigh, Wendy.
David Bowie, the iconic superstar of rock, fashion, art, design, and the quintessential sexual liberator, is a living legend. However, for the past five decades, he has managed to retain his Hollywood star mystique. Now, Wendy Leigh reveals the real man behind the mythology. Through scores of interviews with Bowie's lovers (both male and female), his girlfriends, business associates, groupies, and band members, Leigh has written an intimate biography of rock's greatest enigma.
Oh my God C.K., Louis, author, performer.
Different shades of blue Bonamassa, Joe, composer, performer.
Rockabye Baby!. lullaby renditions of Bruce Springsteen
Minecraft construction handbook Needler, Matthew, author.
An official guide to Minecraft construction shares essential tips and tricks for building creative structures and innovations ranging from theme parks and waterslides to pirate coves and animal cannons.
All or nothing : one chef's appetite for the extreme Schenker, Jesse.
"Part Kitchen Confidential part Breaking Bad, a culinary memoir exploring the highs and lows of addiction, anxiety, and ambition in the world of haute cuisine"--
Austin city limits : a history Laird, Tracey E. W.
Ray Bradbury unbound Eller, Jonathan R., 1952- author.
Zorgoochi Intergalactic Pizza : delivery of doom Yaccarino, Dan, author, illustrator.
When Luno's dad FINALLY gives him the responsibility of delivering pizza orders all over the galaxy, Luno is excited, mostly. He knows that delivering pizza is no walk on the moon. There are hostile customers, and there's always the threat of his deliveries being intercepted by Quantum Pizza, the fast growing chain restaurant that will do anything to put indies like Zorgoochi Intergalactic out of business. Luno is joined by his best friend Clive, a super smart, talking clove of garlic, and Chooch, a not so smart, talking pizza oven. Their deliveries are often dangerous (try landing on a fire planet) and sometimes frustrating. All Luno wants to do is help his dad keep the family business afloat. He realizes that the owner of Quantum Pizza wants the Zorgoochi family recipe, and only Luno can protect it.
Against the tide Sutherland, Tui, 1978- author.
"The sun is shining in the Hundred Isles, and yet the path forward seems crowded with shadows. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have traveled across the world, seeking a set of powerful talismans in order to keep them from enemy hands. Throughout their journey the young heroes have been hounded by pursuers, who always seem to know just where to find them. Now they know why. One of them is a traitor"--Page 4 of cover.
Conversations. Volume 1 Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986, author.
Lunch will never be the same! Hiranandani, Veera, author.
When Camille, a tall French girl, arrives at school with unusual lunches, third-grader Phoebe neglects her best friend Sage to get invited to Camille's house for dinner to see what other mysterious food Camille eats.
Max and the won't go to bed show Sperring, Mark, author.
Max does magic tricks to delay bedtime as long as possible.
Buried sunlight : how fossil fuels have changed the Earth Bang, Molly, author.
"It's time to learn about the role of carbon and fossil fuels on planet Earth! As much as our news is packed with articles about the importance of fossil fuels to the world economy and the global warming caused by increased carbon emissions, few people understand what is happening. Now Bang and Chisholm present a clear, concise explanation of the fossil-fuel energy cycle that began with the sun and now runs most of the manufacturing, transportation, and energy use in our world. Here is a stunning, simple book that will educate readers about how fossil fuels are really buried sunlight--energy caught from the sun by plants that were later trapped deep underground for millions of years. Now that this plant matter has been transformed into fuel, humans have been digging it up, changing the fragile dynamic that fulfills the global needs of all living things. In this fourth book of the award-winning "Sunlight Series," Bang and Chisholm share yet another example of the intricate connection between the sun and life itself. Using a narrative approach and gorgeous paintings, this very important story will engage readers and provide educators with a highly effective teaching tool. A wonderful addition to any library!"--
Captain America. Vol. 4, The iron nail Remender, Rick, author.
S.H.I.E.L.D. has always had its secrets. Now, learn what happens when they fall into the hands of the world's deadliest enemies. The Weapon Minus Program has been reopened. S.H.I.E.L.D. is compromised, and Maria Hill is lying - again. Can Cap rely on Jet Black, daughter of criminal matermind Arnim Zola, to leave behind her father's teachings and help? Can he trust anyone at all? Democracy trembles as the mysterious and powerful Iron Nail decimates S.H.I.E.L.D., and all of Cap's rage can't save those already lost. As Cap's fragile psyche nears a breaking point, Dr. Mindbubble's delusions are there to push him over the edge. Captain America lays a final sacrifice on the altar of freedom as he takes on the Iron Nail - and is broken!
Test success : test-taking techniques for beginning nursing students Nugent, Patricia Mary, 1944-
The practice questions in the text and on the BONUS CD-ROM introduce beginning nursing students to a variety of testing formats they will encounter throughout their nursing education and on the NCLEX exam. It contains a complete review of core concepts, and more than 800 questions including alternate format and test-taking hints and rationales for correct and incorrect answers. An easy-to-follow format organizes information into 14 content areas. Its coverage enhances critical thinking, time management, and effective study habits through proven techniques, improving classroom performance and test-taking. Thoroughly updated and revised, the 6th Edition provides more alternate item format questions reflecting the latest NCLEX-RN test plan, more coverage of the latest advances in medical technology, and the most recent guidelines and standards of care for nursing practice, as well as test-taking tips to reduce anxiety and build confidence.
Have a happy family by Friday : how to improve communication, respect & teamwork in 5 days Leman, Kevin.
Dr. Mary's monkey : how the unsolved murder of a doctor, a secret laboratory in New Orleans and cancer-causing monkey viruses are linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the JFK assassination and emerging global epidemics Haslam, Edward T., author.
The 1964 murder of a nationally known cancer researcher sets the stage for this gripping exposé of medical professionals enmeshed in covert government operations over the course of three decades. Following a trail of police records, FBI files, cancer statistics, and medical journals, this revealing book presents evidence of a web of medical secret-keeping that began with the handling of evidence in the JFK assassination and continued apace, sweeping doctors into cover-ups.
Handmade gifts from the kitchen : more than 100 culinary inspired presents to make and bake Walker, Alison (Chef), author.
From homemade cookies to marshmallow hearts, flavored oils and spirits to panforte and spice kits, each of the more than 100 gift ideas has an easy-to-follow recipe along with inspirational ideas for presentation. Whether you're baking for a friend's birthday or bringing a thank-you gift, this book is your guide to creating elegant and tasty treats for any celebration.
No-drama discipline : the whole-brain way to calm the chaos and nurture your child's developing mind Siegel, Daniel J., 1957-
"The authors of the Los Angeles Times bestselling The Whole-Brain Child team up again to offer parents of children aged 2-13 a practical roadmap to effective, productive, and more peaceful discipline, highlighting the fascinating and important connection between the way a parent reacts to misbehavior and a child's neurological development"--
What stays in Vegas : the world of personal data--lifeblood of big business--and the end of privacy as we know it Tanner, Adam, author.
"In What Stays in Vegas, journalist Adam Tanner exposes the greatest threat to privacy today. It's not the NSA, but good-old American companies. Internet giants, leading retailers and other firms are gathering data behind the scenes with little oversight from anyone. "This is the information age, and information is power!" screamed DocuSearch, "America's Premier Resource for Private Investigator Searches & Lookups" in 1996-and they were right. In Las Vegas, no company knows this mantra better than Caesars Entertainment. Despite the fact that its Vegas casinos are decades old and can't boast their rivals' singing gondoliers or fountains exploding in a choreographed dance, many thousands of enthusiastic clients continue to pour through the ever-open doors of Caesars hotels. The secret to the company's success lies in their one unrivaled asset: they are able to track the activities of the overwhelming majority of gamblers who walk in. They know exactly what games we like to play, what foods we enjoy for breakfast, when we prefer to visit, who our favorite hostess might be and exactly how to keep us coming back for more. Caesars' dogged data-gathering methods have been so successful that they grew to become the world's largest casino operator, and they have inspired companies from across industries to ramp up their own data mining in the hopes of boosting their targeted marketing efforts. Some do this themselves. Some rely on data brokers. Others clearly enter a moral gray zone that would make American consumers deeply uncomfortable. Even if you've never set foot in a casino or signed up for an airline's frequent flier program, companies little-known to the public like Acxiom are still gathering information on you at every turn. And there are those, such as PeopleSmart and Instant Checkmate, that will sell your dossier to anyone for cash. The reality is that we live in an age where our personal information is harvested and aggregated whether we like it or not. And it is growing ever more difficult for those businesses that choose not engage in more intrusive data gathering to compete with those that do. Tanner's timely warning resounds: yes, there are many benefits to the free flow of all this data, but there is a dark side as well. With societal and legal boundaries on the use of personal data still largely undefined, the potential for abuse looms large. And, as to what stays in Vegas? The answer: almost nothing"--
Teach yourself visually LinkedIn Whitney, Lance, author.
Provides clear, step-by-step instructions for tackling LinkedIn tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on LinkedIn in no time.
The edge of the sky : all you need to know about the all-there-is Trotta, Roberto, author.
From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to dark energy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries in modern cosmology--with a twist. The book's lexicon is limited to the thousand most common words in the English language, excluding physics, energy, galaxy, or even universe. Through the eyes of a fictional scientist (Student-People) hunting for dark matter with one of the biggest telescopes (Big-Seers) on Earth (Home-World), cosmologist Roberto Trotta explores the most important ideas about our universe (All-there-is) in language simple enough for anyone to understand.
One woman 100 faces Tolot, Alberto, photographer.
"In a series of exquisite, unforgettable images, taken over the course of a longstanding collaboration between model Mitzi Martin, makeup artist Francesca Tolot and photographer Alberto Tolot, [this work] is the unique chronicle of the transformation of one woman through one hundred difference looks."--Page 4 of cover.
New crewel : the motif collection : more exquisite designs in modern embroidery Shaughnessy, Katherine, 1970-
The author has whipped up a fresh menu of creative ideas, all in circular patterns, including 30 new designs, five new stitches, and ten inspirational projects. Just as with Katherine's first compilation, this includes photographs and color diagrams of each motif, along with how-to illustrations.
Vintage crochet : 30 specially commissioned patterns Cropper, Susan.
Photos framed : a fresh look at the world's most memorable photographs Thomson, Ruth, 1949- author.
Explores some of the most famous photographs in history, including Stephen Dalton's "Ladybird Take-off," Charles C. Ebbets' "Lunchtime atop a Skyscraper," and Neil Leifer's "Muhammad Ali versus Sonny Liston."
If-- : a mind-bending new way of looking at big ideas and numbers Smith, David J. (David Julian), 1944- author.
Author has found clever devices to scale down everything from time lines (the history of Earth compressed into one year), to quantities (all the wealth in the world divided into one hundred coins), to size differences (the planets shown as different types of balls).
A history of birdwatching in 100 objects Callahan, David, author.
This book looks at 100 items that have profoundly shaped how people watched, studied and engaged with the avian world. Each item contains around 500 words on a double-page spread and include an illustration of the object in question.
The shootist Howard, Ron, 1954-
A terminally ill gunfighter seeks to retire quietly but is embroiled in one last battle.
The unsinkable Molly Brown
Musical featuring Reynolds as the poor uneducated young woman who leaves her mountain cabin in search of a rich husband and a better life.
I capture the castle
While an eccentric family struggles to survive in a decaying English castle, the 17-year-old daughter (Romola Garati) unwittingly falls in love with their handsome new American landlord (Henry Thomas) causing events to spiral out of control.
Start smart. Science I need to know : acceleration, gravity, force, inertia, motion, position.
This dynamic, high definition, elementary science DVD defines and helps children explore the terms Acceleration, Gravity, Force, Inertia, Motion, and Position. Divided into six segments, this program is designed to reinforce and support a child's comprehension and retention of these terms through use of video footage, photographs, diagrams and colorful, animated graphics and labels.
Pokémon, black & white. Adventures in Unova. Set 1.
Ash and his friends Iris and Cilan have foiled Team Rocket's latest evil plan, and a new danger lurks on the horizon. But first, with eight Gym badges in hand, Ash is ready to take on the region's ultimate challenge, the Unova League, where he'll face familiar reveals and new opponents in his ongoing quest to become a Pokemon Master. Meanwhile, Iris has been having some trouble with her powerful and stubborn Dragonite.
My Little Pony. Escape from Catrina and other adventures
Will Catrina put an end to the costume ball before the Little Ponies can have their fun? When the evil, cat-like Catrina attempts to enslave the Little Ponies of Paradise Estates to create a Witchweed potion that will grant her control of the weather, it's up to Sundance and Baby Moondancer to save the day! There's already so much to do before the costume ball! With the help of their human friend, Megan, can Sundance and Baby Moondancer rescue the other Little Ponies in time? Includes 10 episodes from the original My Little Pony series.
My Little Pony. The complete series
Go back to where the fun began! You're invited to return to Ponyland, the home of all your favorite classic Little Ponies, including Earth Ponies, Unicorns, Pegasus Ponies, Flutter Ponies, Sea Ponies, Baby Ponies, their human friends Megan, Danny, and Molly, and of course, their dragon friend Spike! Together, they live a life of games, songs, and harmony with allies like the Bushwoolies and Furbobs. But, occasionally, there are problems in Ponyland and the Little Ponies of Paradise Estate must face evil witches, goblins, Stone Backs, Grundles and more! Now you can come join in the fun and adventure with My Little Pony: The Complete Series! Includes all 65 episodes of My Little Pony!
The mentalist. The complete sixth season.
Armed with a list of seven suspects confirmed by the killer himself, Patrick Jane and the CBI team are closing in on the elusive serial killer while continuing to solve California₂s most puzzling crimes. Could Red John be a cult leader? A ghoulish forensic analyst? A super-suspicious Homeland Security Agent? Or one of four law officials, including the director of the CBI himself? The identity of the man who killed Patrick Jane₂s family is finally revealed in a climactic showdown.
Edge of eternity Follett, Ken.
The conclusion to Ken Follett's historical series that follows the fortunes of five intertwined families, American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh, through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most chaotic eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1990s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution, and rock and roll.
Sinner Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981-
As Grace hides the vast depth of her love for Sam from her parents and Sam struggles to release his werewolf past and claim a human future, a new wolf named Cole wins Isabel's heart but his own past threatens to destroy the whole pack.
A spy among friends : [Kim Philby and the great betrayal] Macintyre, Ben, 1963-
Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain's counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War, while he was secretly working for the enemy. Nobody thought he knew Philby like Nicholas Elliott, Philby's best friend and fellow officer in MI6. But Philby was secretly betraying his friend. Every word Elliott breathed to Philby was transmitted back to Moscow, along with those of James Jesus Angleton, head of the CIA.
Facets of Ayn Rand [memoirs] Sures, Mary Ann.
Facets of Ayn Rand is based on forty-eight hours of interviews with Mary Ann and Charles Sures, longtime personal friends of Ayn Rand. Their recollections make vividly real the Ayn Rand they knew so well. Here are many examples of not only Ayn Rand's mind and intellectual generosity in action but also lesser-known aspects of this unique woman. The result is the experience of an actual larger-than-life person.
Shield of winter Singh, Nalini, 1977-
Ivy should have run from the black-clad Arrow with eyes of winter frost. But Ivy Jane has never done what she should. Now, she'll fight for her people, and for this Arrow who stands as her living shield, yet believes he is beyond redemption. But as the world turns to screaming crimson, even Ivy's fierce will may not be enough to save Vasic from the cold darkness.
Ayn Rand and the world she made Heller, Anne Conover.
Iconic political philosopher Ayn Rand has inspired generations of American conservatives. However, few know of Rand's life and her personal vendetta against communism. Here, author Anne Conover Heller traces Rand's life, from her harrowing childhood in Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution to her political prominence in the 1950s.
The secret of the key Malone, Marianne, author.
In the Art Institute of Chicago's miniature Thorne Rooms, the Thorne Rooms key and a mysterious set of rings lead Ruthie and Jack to new historical eras and a woman who went missing as a young girl.
Mama's family. The complete fifth season
"The Harper family refutes the old expression "there's no such thing as bad publicity" when Bubba gets a video camera and his heavily edited footage winds up on Raytown public access cable TV. Mama could use a personality coach, which might have helped in her campaign against neighbor Iola Boylen for president of the Church Ladies League. But despite her crankiness, Thelma Harper does the right thing after the bank ATM spits out $20 bills like a slot machine. She is the heroine of Ray Lane for boldly hopping aboard the wrecking ball to protect her house and neighborhood from becoming the site of the new dump. And she's willing to drop an expensive funeral plan on her family's behalf. A rare weekend alone puts Mama's life in perspective. Companionship sure beats talking to Iola's goldfish, drinking beer, watching wrestling, or making noise with pots and pans to accompany an imprompu musical medley. Misery is having no one around to insult." -- back of container.
Mike & Molly. The complete fourth season
In the Season Four premiere, "Molly unleashed", Molly abruptly gives up her job teaching elementary school to follow her dreams of becoming a writer. With the ever-present support of her beat-cop husband Mike and her family, Molly sets out to become the woman she was always meant to be.
Thirteen steps down Rendell, Ruth, 1930-
Mix Cellini is superstitious about the number thirteen and has always felt dogged by ill-luck. In the house where he lives, there are thirteen steps down to the landing below his rooms. However, Mix is obsessed with the life of the notorious John Christie, who lived in the same Notting Hill neighborhood at 10 Rillington Place, and Mix has developed a passion for a beautiful woman who lives nearby.
Bones never lie a novel Reichs, Kathy.
"Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD's Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she's been asked to meet with a homicide cop who's a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common--the killer. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for her pursuers, Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, as if summoned from their nightmares, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue--unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath. But Brennan will have to draw her bitter ex-partner out of exile, keep the local police and feds from one another's throats, and face more than just her own demons as she stalks the deadliest of predators into the darkest depths of madness" --
Age of opportunity : lessons from the new science of adolescence Steinberg, Laurence D., 1952- author.
Steinberg draws on new research to explain why the adolescent years are so developmentally crucial, and what people must do to raise happier, more successful kids.
Rose Gold Mosley, Walter.
"Rose Gold is two colors, one woman, and a big headache. In this new mystery set in the Patty Hearst era of radical black nationalism and political abductions, a black ex-boxer self-named Uhuru Nolica, the leader of a revolutionary cell called Scorched Earth, has kidnapped Rosemary Goldsmith, the daughter of a weapons manufacturer, from her dorm at UC Santa Barbara" --
The killing doll Rendell, Ruth, 1930-
No one would have described Manningtree Grove as fashionable. Few would have found it especially interesting. But it was not an unpleasant place to live: the old railway line lay in a valley, and the gardens looked onto it. It was the kind of place where nothing ever happened. Yet it was here that Peter Yearman first sold his soul to the devil.
The keys to the street Rendell, Ruth, 1930-
Mary Jago had donated her own bone marrow to save the life of someone she didn't know. And this generous act led directly to the bitter break-up of her affair with Alistair. For him, it was as though her beauty had been plundered. But the man whose life she had saved would change Mary's life in a way she could never have imagined.
The blood of an Englishman : an Agatha Raisin mystery Beaton, M. C., author.
Even though Agatha Raisin loathes amateur dramatics, her friend Mrs. Bloxby, the vicar's wife, has persuaded her to support the local pantomime. Stifling a yawn at the production of Babes in the Woods, Agatha watches as the baker, playing an ogre, struts and threatens on the stage. Then a trapdoor opens ... followed by a scream and then silence. Surely this isn't the way the scene was rehearsed? When it turns out the popular baker has been murdered, Agatha puts her team of private detectives on the case. They soon discover more feuds and temperamental behavior in amateur theatrics than in a professional stage show--and face more and more danger as the team gets too close to the killer.
The young world Weitz, Chris, 1969- author.
Welcome to New York, a city ruled by teens. After a mysterious sickness wipes out the rest of the population, the young survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the girl he's secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious existence among the chaos. But when another tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure to the sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip to save humankind. The tribe exchanges gunfire with enemy gangs, escapes cults and militias, braves the wilds of the subway and Central Park ... and discovers truths they could never have imagined.
This song will save your life Sales, Leila, author.
Elise Dembowski has never been able to make friends easily. For her entire life she has been an outsider, the subject of jokes. She almost gives up after her final attempt at popularity. She ends up at a warehouse party and meets Vicky, Char, and Pippa, but most important of all, she discovers a love for DJing.
Love song Lowell, Elizabeth, 1944- author.
The drop Lehane, Dennis, author.
"Three days after Christmas, a lonely bartender looking for a reason to live rescues an abused puppy from a trash can and meets a damaged woman looking for something to believe in. As their relationship grows, they cross paths with the Chechen mafia, a man grown dangerous with age and thwarted hopes, two hapless stick-up artists, a very curious cop, and the original owner of the puppy, who wants his dog back" --
Homeroom diaries Patterson, James, 1947-
Margaret "Cuckoo" Clarke recently had a brief stay in a mental institution following an emotional breakdown, but she's turning over a new leaf with her Happiness Project. She's determined to beat down the bad vibes of the Haters, the Terror Teachers, and all of the trials and tribulations of high school by writing and drawing in her diary. And when life gets really tough, she works through her own moments of uncertainty through imaginary conversations with her favorite literary characters. Cuckoo's also got a nearly impossible mission: She, along with her misfit band of self-deprecating friends (who call themselves "the Freakshow") decide to bridge the gap between warring cliques and bring them together. Not everyone is so willing to join hands and get along, but Cuckoo never stops smiling ... until one of her closest friends, pushed to desperation by a Hater prank, decides that enough is enough.
Fire and ice Hale, Shannon.
Strange things are happening at the frozen edge of the world. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan have crisscrossed Erdas in their quest to stop the ruthless Conquerors. Only the four of them, supported by the gifts of their legendary spirit animals, have the power to defeat an evil takeover. While chasing down a lead, the heroes arrive at a quiet village. Getting the truth out of this deceptively beautiful place won't be easy, and they are already out of time. The Conquerors are right behind them.
A Grimm warning Colfer, Chris, 1990-
Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him--until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a two-hundred-year-old code. Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother ... but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned. Will she ever be truly ready to lead the Fairy Council? When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Conner and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save the day. But nothing can prepare them for the coming battle ... or for the secret that will change the twins' lives forever.
A loving scoundrel Lindsey, Johanna.
Jeremy Malory finds himself intrigued with Danny, a young pickpocket who helps him steal back the jewels he lost in a card game, and hires her to be his upstairs maid, but finds himself wishing she was his mistress instead.
Kalona's fall Cast, P. C.
From the Sun and from the Moon, two winged brothers are born: golden Erebus, playmate and friend, and mysterious Kalona, Warrior and lover, companions of the Goddess Nyx. From warrior and lover to enemy and betrayer, the terrible secrets of Kalona's past are revealed.
In the kingdom of ice the grand and terrible polar voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette Sides, Hampton.
In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, believed that warm currents sustained a verdant island at the top of the world. National glory would fall to whoever could plant his flag upon its shores.
The map trap Clements, Andrew, 1949- author.
Alton Barnes loves maps. He's loved them ever since he was little, and not just for the geography. Because maps contain more information than just locations, and that's why he likes to draw maps as well as read them. Regular "point A to point B" ones, sure, but also maps that explain a whole lot more-like what he really thinks about his friends. And teachers. Even the principal.
Otis and the scarecrow Long, Loren, author, illustrator.
When the farmer places a scarecrow in the cornfield, Otis the tractor and the farm animals try to make friends, but the scarecrow remains silent with a sour look on his face throughout the summer and fall.
Little owl's day Srinivasan, Divya, author, illustrator.
Little Owl explores the forest at daytime after being woken up by a noisy squirrel.
Milo and Millie Robaard, Jedda, author, illustrator.
Embarking on an adventure at bath time, Milo and his teddy bear, Millie, navigate through imagined cityscapes, past spouting whales, and around swirling whirlpools before arriving at their destination just in time for a cozy good night.
The last king of Angkor Wat Base, Graeme, author.
Among the ruins of Angkor Wat, Tiger, Gibbon, Water Buffalo, and Gecko accept Elephant's challenge to race to a certain temple to settle their argument over who would have made the greatest king, and at the end Elephant explains how the competition showed each one's strengths and weaknesses. Includes search-and-find illustrations and a brief history of the "City of Temples."
There's a pig in my class! Thydell, Johanna, author.
A lonely pig sneaks into school where he enjoys lunchtime and making new friends.