Octonauts. To the Gup-X!.
Captain Barnacles leads a mission to rescue Dashi, who is trapped inside a giant whale shark, and Kwazii takes to the skies to retrieve a precious book from a school of flying fish! Peso tries to bandage a Great White Shark without becoming his lunch, and much, much more!
Goodnight, goodnight, construction site : --and more stories about work
As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play.
Hi! fly guy : --and other animal antics
A fly changes some minds in this tale, first, by astounding the lad who captures him in a jar, then, thanks to some fancy flying, by convincing the lad's parents, the judges of the Amazing Pet Show, that he's more than just a nuisance. A pop-eyed, self-confident mite, Fly Guy's up to any challenge.
2 broke girls. The complete third season.
Max and Caroline, two of Brooklyn's hottest waitresses, continue to dish up sarcasm and smarts. They've got a new cupcake business at the diner's back walk-up window, and Caroline and Max negotiate a work-study program at the Manhattan School of Pastry: Caroline works in the office so Max can study professional baking. Plus, love--and the aroma of freshly cooked tarts--is in the air! Caroline has the hots for the school's hunky master chef and Max falls head over sticky buns for the outrageous class clown.
Littlest pet shop. Passport to fashion
Blythe Baxter has two amazing gifts: she can talk to animals and can create amazing fashion! Together with her pet friends, Zoe the spaniel, Pepper the skunk, Sunil the mongoose, Russell the hedgehog, Penny the panda, Vinnie the gecko, and Minka the monkey, Blythe is determined to make her dream of a career in fashion come true.
Vikings. The complete second season.
Armed with more power and greater responsibility, Ragnar's desire to seek out and conquer new kingdoms remains unquenchable. Loyalties shift as friends turn to foes and unlikely alliances are formed. Amidst all the war and political confusion, not a single soul is spared in the name of supremacy.
The twilight samurai
As the feudal Shogun period is unravelling in late 19th-century Japan, widowed, low-ranking samurai Seibei devotes his life not to the art of war but to his two children and ailing mother. Hopeful that true happiness may at last find him when his childhood love divorces her husband, Seibei instead succumbs to fate when he is forced to face a renowned enemy warrior in a life-or-death battle.
South Park. The complete seventeenth season.
Join Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Princess Kenny as they infiltrate the NSA, thwart patient zero, tame some strange and fight in the greatest battle of their young, hot lives.
Maeve Binchy : the biography Dudgeon, Piers.
Bringing joy to thousands around the world, Maeve Binchy's heart-warming tales of love, life and loss made her one of Ireland's most celebrated writers. In this first biography of the much-loved author, Piers Dudgeon vividly describes a life at once so familiar and yet so extraordinary, played against the backdrop of Maeve's favorite recurring character: Ireland. Maeve Binchy: The Biography does full justice to a powerful writer who remains in the hearts of so many.
A harvest of sunflowers Silvestre, Ruth.
Yes please Poehler, Amy, 1971- author.
The actress best known for her work on "Parks and Recreation" and "Saturday Night Live" reveals personal stories and offers her humorous take on such topics as love, friendship, parenthood, and her relationship with Tina Fey.
Discover the sensational world we live in. Take a look at the 70-foot sandstorm that hit central China, the bright pink salt lake in Senegal, and the tiny 6-foot-wide house in Wales.
Features extraordinary exploits, including a man who surfed for 26 hours straight, a man who walked across a 1000-foot highline, and the men who scaled a 650-foot ice skyscraper.
Open up to find some incredible creatures. Meet the dog that can ride a scooter, the horse with a mustache, and the largest crocodile ever!
Take a look at these clever creations. Read about the explosive firework artist, the guitar with 12 necks, and the necklace made of human hair!
The rookie bookie Wertheim, L. Jon.
"When seventh-grader Mitch Sloan moves to Jonasburg, Indiana, he uses his exceptional skills in math, money, and sports statistics to make friends--but gets in over his head when he starts a football betting ring"--
Villainous Cody, Matthew, author.
"Fourteen-year-old Daniel and his friends battle the Nobles of the new Noble Academy and attempt to defeat the Shroud once and for all"--
Nanny Piggins and the runaway lion Spratt, R. A.
"When Mr. Green tries to send Derrick, Samantha, and Michael away to school, Nanny Piggins must thwart his plan"--
Deadly tasting Alaux, Jean-Pierre, 1955- author.
A serial killer in Bordeaux leaves a wine-related tableaux as a calling card. The local police call in the winemaking detective, Benjamin Cooker, hoping he can help catch the killer.
The fairy doll & other tales from The dolls' house Godden, Rumer, 1907-1998, author.
Stories of my life Paterson, Katherine, author.
"From her childhood in China to the moment she won her first National Book Award, literary icon Katherine Paterson shares the personal stories that inspired her children's books"--Amazon.com.
Ellie's log : exploring the forest where the great tree fell Li, Judy L.
With help from her parents, a forest manager and a wildlife biologist, and in the company of new friend Ricky, eleven-year-old Ellie Homesly fills a field notebook with sketches and notes about nature in the woods near her home. Includes suggestions on how to keep a field notebook. A teacher's guide is available online.
A simple case of angels Adderson, Caroline, 1963- author.
Nicola's adorable little dog June Bug keeps getting into trouble. She steals the neighbor's turkey, yanks down the Christmas tree, and destroys Mom's almost-finished giant crossword. Everyone is mad, and it looks as though June Bug's days are numbered. Will doing a good deed make up for June Bug's bad behavior? Nicola certainly hopes so. And when she and June Bug come across a new nursing home in the neighborhood, it feels like a sign. They volunteer to become regular visitors at Shady Oaks, certain that June Bug's cute tricks will cheer up the elderly residents. But something unusual is going on at the home, where it seems that a few of the more remarkable patients are being kept against their will. Freeing them will bring out the very best in Nicola, and especially in June Bug.
Before after Ramstein, Anne-Margot, 1984- illustrator.
"Everyone knows that a tiny acorn grows into a mighty oak and a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. But in this clever, visually enchanting volume, it's also true that a cow can result in both a bottle of milk and a painting of a cow, and an ape in a jungle may become an urban King Kong. Just as day turns into night and back again, a many-tiered cake is both created and eaten down to a single piece. With simple, graphic illustrations sure to appeal to even the youngest of children, this beautiful rumination on the passage of time will please the most discerning adult readers, too" --
America 1844 : religious fervor, westward expansion, and the presidential election that transformed the nation Bicknell, John.
Weekend woodturning projects : 25 simple projects for the home Baker, Mark, 1966- author.
The princess and the pea Gresham, Xanthe.
A particularly tender-hearted prince, after failing to find a suitable princess to be his bride, returns home and soon meets a girl in rags who, through the efforts of the Queen, proves that she is just as sensitive.
The twelve dancing princesses Hoffman, Mary, 1945- author.
To win a bride and a kingdom, a soldier endeavors to discover why the dancing shoes of the king's twelve daughters are worn to pieces every morning.
The Snow Queen Lowes, Sarah.
The strength of a little girl's love enables her to overcome many obstacles and free a boy from the Snow Queen's spell.
Alphabetabum Raschka, Christopher, author.
"What happens to the pictures of us? Nowadays they go straight to the Internet where anyone anywhere in the world can see them. And they're nothing terribly special. It wasn't that way a hundred years ago, when getting your picture taken was a very important event. You dressed your best and you looked thoughtfully and for a long time into the awesome, magical lens of the camera. But even these important pictures sometimes were lost, sold by the photographer or even thrown away by families. After many decades some of them found their way to flea-market tables in New York City, Rome, and Paris, where the artist Vladimir Radunsky couldn't take his eyes off of them. He bought them, took them home, and looked at them over and over. Now he has chosen his favorites for this book and his friend Chris Raschka has written a poem for each one in an imagined alphabet of names and personalities. "--
"Read about the most astounding achievements. Meet the brave volcano chaser, the professional camel jumpers, and the man who skydived from the edge of space to Earth!"--back cover.
"Open up to find some truly staggering stories. Read about the world beneath Europe's largest glacier, the ugly face contest, and the man who was stuck inside a frozen car for two months!"--back cover.
"Look inside and be amazed by some extraordinary animals. Meet the one-eyed goat, the incredible shark whisperer, and the snowboarding opossum!"--back cover.
The twelve days of Christmas Pham, LeUyen.
A newly illustrated version of the traditional song.
The wheeling year : a poet's field book Kooser, Ted.
"Ted Kooser sees a writer's workbooks as the stepping-stones on which a poet makes his way across the stream of experience toward a poem. Because those wobbly stones are only inches above the quotidian rush, what's jotted there has an immediacy that is intimate and close to life. Kooser, winner of the Pultizer Prize and a former U.S. poet laureate, has filled scores of workbooks. The Wheeling Year offers a sequence of contemplative prose observations about nature, place, and time arranged according to the calendar year. Written by one of America's most beloved poets, this book is published in the year in which Kooser turns seventy-five, with sixty years of workbooks stretching behind him"--
The dark side : the inside story of how the War on Terror turned into a war on American ideals Mayer, Jane.
Examines how the U.S. made self-destructive decisions in pursuit of terrorism in the wake of 9/11 and reveals how these actions violated the Constitution, hampered efforts to bring down Al Qaeda, and damaged the nation's moral and political standing in the world.
The great shame : and the triumph of the Irish in the English-speaking world Keneally, Thomas.
Provides an analysis of the influence the Irish had on the world in the nineteenth century as a result of the population decrease due to famine and emigration to Australia and America.
When pride still mattered : a life of Vince Lombardi Maraniss, David.
This book "is the quintessential story of the American family: how Vince Lombardi, the son of an immigrant Italian butcher, rose to the top, and how his character and will to prevail transformed him, his wife, his children, his players, his sport, and ultimately the entire country. It is also a vibrant football story as well as a study of national myths and an absorbing account of mythmakers"--Dust jacket.
Remembering the kana : a guide to reading and writing the Japanese syllabaries in 3 hours each Heisig, James W., 1944-
"Following on the phenomenal success of Remembering the Kanji, the author has prepared a companion volume for learning the Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries of modern Japanese. In six short lessons of about twenty minutes, each of the two systems of "kana" writing are introduced in such a way that the absolute beginner can acquire fluency in writing in a fraction of the time normally devoted to the task.".
The Rainbow Serpent Pryce, Trevor.
The frog warriors search for their dreamcasting turtle friend, Yabber, who insists he knows who holds the key to saving the Amphibilands: the Rainbow Serpent, an ancient god who brought life to the Australian outback.
The unkindness of ravens Torres, J., 1969- author.
Another weekend at Grammy's, another weekend of Rufus using his magic totem to transform himself into Bigfoot Boy! But when you're big, hairy and loud, it's hard to keep your powers a secret, especially when there are trickster ravens that want the magic for themselves. You won't want to miss this second awesome adventure of Bigfoot Boy and his friends!
Ultramarathon man : confessions of an all-night runner Karnazes, Dean, 1962-
Karnazes is an ultramarathoner: a member of a small, elite, hard-core group of extreme athletes who race 100 miles and longer. They can run forty-eight hours and more without sleep. They can scale mountains, in brutally hot or cold weather, pushing their bodies, minds, and spirits well past what seems humanly possible. Karnazes has run 226.2 miles nonstop, he has completed the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon across Death Valley in 130-degree weather, and he is the only person to complete a marathon to the South Pole in running shoes. With an insight and candor rarely seen in sports memoirs, he reveals how he merges the solitary, manic, self-absorbed life of hard-core ultrarunning with a full-time job, a wife, and two children, and how running has made him who he is today--From publisher description.
Who put that hair in my toothbrush? Spinelli, Jerry.
The sibling rivalry between twelve-year-old Megin and her older brother Greg intensifies after she ruins his science project and he retaliates by throwing her favorite hockey stick into the pond.
Pinkbeard's revenge Trine, Greg.
Fourth-grade superhero Jo Schmo and her sidekick Raymond face Dr. Dastardly and Numbskull, who break out of jail and join forces with Pinkbeard's band of time-traveling pirates in an evil revenge plot.
Rhyme schemer Holt, K. A., author.
A novel in verse about Kevin's journey from bully to being bullied, as he learns about friendship, family, and his talent for poetry.
15-minute Spanish : learn in just 12 weeks Bremón, Ana.
The invisible orientation : an introduction to asexuality Decker, Julie Sondra, author.
"In 'The invisible orientation, ' Julie Sondra Decker outlines what asexuality is, counters misconceptions, provides resources, and puts asexual people's experiences in context as they move through a very sexualized world. It includes information for asexual people to help understand their orientation and what it means for their relationships, as well as tips and facts for those who want to understand their asexual friends and loved ones"--Jacket.
Petal and Poppy and the spooky Halloween! Jahn-Clough, Lisa, author.
When Petal admits Halloween is too spooky for her, Poppy helps her understand that it's all pretend.
Pitmen painters : the Ashington Group, 1934-1984 Feaver, William.
They came to bowl : how Milwaukee became America's tenpin capital Schmidt, Doug, 1948-
"Covering both sport and city, this book looks at bowling from the taverns and saloons that housed recreational games to the sell-out crowds and million-dollar beer sponsorships of televised tournaments. Doug Schmidt's wide-ranging research and interviews with popular players chart the changing face of bowling over the century. Packed with memorable showdowns and improbable heroes, this authoritative text will take you to the lively lanes of Milwaukee - and illuminate the sport as a whole."
Knitted woodland creatures : a collection of cute critters to make Johns, Susie.
New York in four seasons Storrings, Michael, author.
Weave, knit, wear : simply fabulous clothing and accessories for rigid-heddle (and other) weavers Shangold, Judith, author.
Weave-Knit-Wear dispels the myth that you need expensive equipment, a large space, or special threads to weave. The directions for all 30 projects, from the narrowest boa to a 55" wide serape, are tailored to the most basic equipment--the 20" wide rigid-heddle loom--making it affordable, portable, and intimate. Judith Shangold's designs turn what might seem to be the limitations of this loom into a strength. She pairs simple shapes that reflect the ease of current fashion, and require little cutting and sewing, with the long tradition of ethnic garments created from narrow strips of handwoven fabric. The book offers guidance on the basics of weaving and the minimal hand sewing and knitting techniques used, as well as primers on choosing yarns, designing warps, planning garments, finishing the fabric, making Weave-Knit-Wear a resource that aids in planning and constructing one-of-a-kind woven or woven-and-knit projects.
Monstrously funny cartoons Hart, Christopher, 1957-
"A monstrously big guide that teaches you how to draw the silliest and scariest zombies, vampires, witches, ghouls, and other creepy cartoon favorites. Aspiring artists learn all the drawing tips and tricks they need to create laugh-out-loud renditions of their favorite monsters and scary creatures direct from cartooning master Christopher Hart. This jam-packed cartooning guide shows readers how to capture the lighter side of these creepy creatures by combining them with Hart's incredibly popular cartoon drawing style! Taking readers step-by-step through each monster type, Hart demonstrates how to draw everything from terrifyingly silly heads to wacky comic strip-like scenes of monstrous menace. Chockful of hints, humor, and horror, The Ginormous Book of Monster Cartoons is guaranteed to be a real scream for aspiring and professional artists, as well as all fans of things that go bump in the night"--
Paris match Woods, Stuart.
When some business arrangements demand his personal attention, Stone Barrington jaunts off to Europe and immediately finds himself embroiled in trouble on both sides of the pond. In Paris, an old enemy is still in hot pursuit, and this time he may have a valuable local resource on his side, a powerful man with his own ax to grind against Stone. And back in the States, the churning rumor mill threatens to derail a project of vital importance not just to Stone but to the entire nation.
Paris match Woods, Stuart, author.
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.
Light My Fire Aiken, G. A.
Saving Baby : how one woman's love for a racehorse led her to redemption Normile, Jo Anne.
Washington and Oregon : a guide to the states' best hot springs Birkby, Jeff.
"Describes 40 of the region's best soaks, including firsthand descriptions of each soaking location, along with detailed maps and directions, best seasons to visit, and intriguing histories and legends"--
Pink & green is the new black Greenwald, Lisa, author.
"Lucy Desberg is in eighth grade and she's determined to make this year perfect. Over the course of the year, though, her talent for makeup and problem-solving will be put to the test, as she starts to make decisions about the type of person--and girlfriend and friend and daughter and sister--that she wants to be"--
Stolen from the garden : the kidnapping of Virginia Piper Swanson, William, 1945-
"On a July afternoon in 1972, two masked men waving guns abducted forty-nine-year-old Virginia Piper from the garden of her lakeside home in Orono, Minnesota. After her husband, a prominent investment banker, paid a $1 million ransom, an anonymous caller directed the FBI to a thickly wooded section of a northern Minnesota state park. There, two days after her nightmare began, Ginny Piper--chained to a tree, filthy and exhausted, but physically unharmed--awaited her rescuers. The intensely private couple lived through a media firestorm. Both Bobby and Ginny Piper herself-naturally reserved and surprisingly composed in the aftermath of her ordeal-were subject to FBI scrutiny in the largest kidnap-for-ransom case in bureau annals. When two career criminals were finally indicted five years after the abduction, the Pipers again took center stage in two long trials before a jury's verdict made headlines across the nation. Drawing on closely held government documents and exclusive interviews with family members, investigators, suspects, lawyers, and others intimately connected to the case, William Swanson provides the first comprehensive account of the sensational Piper kidnapping and its long, eventful aftermath--and makes a case for the most plausible explanation for what really happened on that July afternoon. William Swanson is the author of Dial M: The Murder of Carol Thompson and Black White Blue: The Assassination of Patrolman Sackett"--
Boston Jane : wilderness days Holm, Jennifer L.
Far from her native Philadelphia, Miss Jane Peck continues to prove that she is more than an etiquette-schooled graduate of Miss Hepplewhite's Young Ladies Academy as she braves the untamed wilderness of Washington Territory in the mid 1850s.
The orphan and the mouse Freeman, Martha, 1956-
In 1949 Philadelphia, Mary Mouse and an orphan named Caro embark on an adventure when they team up to expose criminals and make the Cherry Street Orphanage a safe haven for mice.
Sleuth on skates Beauvais, Clémentine.
Precocious eleven-year-old self-made-supersleuth Sophie "Sesame" Seade investigates the disappearance of Jenna Jenkins, a student at Cambridge University, where Sophie's father is chaplain and her mother is Head of Christ's College.
Make up : your life guide to beauty, style, and success--online and off Phan, Michelle.
Ever since she posted her first makeup tutorial on YouTube, she has dedicated herself to inspiring millions by using makeup as a tool for transformation and self expression.
Miracles : what they are, why they happen, and how they can change your life Metaxas, Eric, author.
Shares compelling case studies that support theories about the plausibility of miracles to discuss what they are, why they happen, and how they can be understood.
Big little felt fun : 60+ projects that jump, swim, roll, sprout & roar Lim, Jeanette.
"Fans of the popular Big Little Felt Universe will rejoice at this fun sequel, featuring 60 all-new designs! The charming projects include a picnic basket, complete with utensils and a sandwich, colorful Russian nesting dolls, a baking set with mixer, frosting bag, and cupcakes, and three dinosaurs with a lava mountain. Easy-to-follow instructions and colorful photos make this perfect even for beginning felters. "--
"Find out about the 1,185-foot-long hair extension, the dog that looks like a lion, and the lake that is filled with over 20 million jellyfish! "--back cover.
Hard to believe
"You really won't believe the remarkable stories inside this book. Be amazed by the mucky mud run, the skateboarding cat, and the incredible museum for ventriloquist dummies!"--back cover.
"Be amazed at spectacular sculptures and mind-boggling creations. Check out the hobbit hole made entirely of balloons, the creepy cakes, and the artist who paints with his own blood!"--back cover.
Highland Nights Grant, Donna
The Pain and The Great One Blume, Judy.
A six-year-old (The Pain) and his eight-year-old sister (The Great One) see each other as troublemakers and the best-loved in the family.
Tiny goes back to school Meister, Cari.
Tiny the dog returns to obedience school and teaches the other dogs how to receive treats.
Rory's promise MacColl, Michaela, author.
Rory and Violet are orphaned sisters living in the Sisters of Charity Foundling Hospital in New York, but when the nuns decide to send Violet to an adoptive family out West, Rory is determined to follow her and keep their family together.
New Year's Eve thieves Roy, Ron, 1940- author.
While investigating a mystery on New Year's Eve, four friends encounter a big surprise.
The monster of Sodor
Gigantic roving shadows and monster-size footprints test the engines' bravery.
The serpent's curse Abbott, Tony, 1952- author.
As Wade, Darrell, Lily, and Becca continue their search for an ancient relic, Wade's mother is kidnapped by Galina Krause, leader of the present-day Teutonic Knights.
Nightmares! Segel, Jason, 1979- author.
"Twelve-year-old Charlie and his friends must stop nightmares from taking over their town before it's too late"--
Snow joke Degen, Bruce, author, illustrator.
"After playing mean jokes on Bunny while they romp in the snow, Red learns how to joke nicely"--
Read about the most terrific tales. Discover the man who pulls snakes through his nose, the boy who fell from the eighth floor of a building and survived, and unbelievable facts about the Titanic.
Enter into a world of strange stories. Read about the house that doubles up as a hangar, the very messy World Custard Pie Throwing Championships, and the dress made of cheese!
Open up your eyes to these extraordinary exploits. Look out for the surfer who rode a 90-foot wave, the grandmother who is also a bodybuilder, and the incredible Lizardman!
Wolf in shadow Lambshead, John.
Sparrow's Silence Stowe, Lisa
The stories of Eva Luna Allende, Isabel.
Saving the Queen of Diamonds Schreyer, Susan
A Plague On Both Your Houses : The First Chronicle Of Matthew Bartholomew Gregory, Susanna
Mistress of the sun : a novel Gulland, Sandra.
The Outlaw Takes a Bride Davis, Susan Page
The Memory Keeper Stowe, Lisa
Meek and Mild Newport, Olivia
Matched pearls Hill, Grace Livingston, 1865-1947.
The map across time : a fairy tale Lakin, C. S., 1956-
The loved one : an Anglo-American tragedy Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966.
Islands in the stream Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
Levels of Deception Schreyer, Susan
In plain view Newport, Olivia.
Gabriel's Atonement McDonough, Vickie
The hearse case scenario Cockey, Tim.
A friend of the earth Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
An Error in Judgment Schreyer, Susan
Fool Moore, Christopher, 1957-
Brentwood's Ward Griep, Michelle
The Decision Brunstetter, Wanda E.
Blue Lonesome Pronzini, Bill
Blood from a stone Leon, Donna, author.
Afterburn Harrison, Colin
Always With You Hurst, Andrea
The warded man. 1 of 2 Brett, Peter V.
As darkness falls after sunset, the corelings rise-- demons who possess supernatural powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity. Now, with hope for the future fading, three young survivors of vicious demon attacks will dare the impossible, stepping beyond the crumbling safety of magical wards (symbols of power whose origins are lost in myth and whose protection is terrifyingly fragile) to risk everything in a desperate quest to regain the secrets of the past.
Six ways from Sunday Johnstone, William W.
"Cotton Pickens' parents had a cussed sense of humor, but there's nothing funny about the way the man can draw a gun. Now he's in the middle of a mining camp district slowly being crushed under the iron fist of another misnamed, hardheaded fellow, Carter Scruples. With Cotton facing off against Scruples, a beautiful young woman caught in-between, and a band of outlaws living high and mighty in a dry-docked Pullman Palace Car, the town of Swamp Creek is surely going to get blown sky high. And when time comes to put the pieces back together again, Cotton will do his picking one bullet at a time"--Container.
Good manners for nice people who sometimes say f*ck Alkon, Amy, author.
"We live in a world that's very different from the one in which Emily Post came of age. Many of us who are nice (but who also sometimes say "(f*ck)" are frequently at a loss for guidelines about how to be a good person who deals effectively with the increasing onslaught of rudeness we all encounter. To lead us out of the miasma of modern mannerlessness, science based and bitingly funny syndicated advice columnist Amy Alkon rips the doily off the manners genre and gives us a new set of rules for our twenty first century lives"--Container.
The warded man. 2 of 2 Brett, Peter V.
A messenger teaches young Arlen that fear, more than the demons, has crippled humanity. Leesha finds her perfect life destroyed by a simple lie, and is reduced to gathering herbs for an old woman more fearsome than the demons at night. And Rojer's life is changed forever when a traveling minstrel comes to his town and plays his fiddle. But these three children all have something in common. They are all stubborn, and know that there is more to the world than what they've been told, if only they can risk leaving their safe wards to find it.
Neurosculpting for stress relief : practices to change your brain and your life Wimberger, Lisa, 1969- author.
Essential practices for retraining the brain to deal with stress in a healthy way.
The bone clocks a novel Mitchell, David (David Stephen)
Following a scalding row with her mother, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as 'the radio people,' Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life.
Wyoming slaughter Johnstone, William W.
No Whiskey? No Women? No Peace. It was a law Cotton Pickens never asked for and never wanted to enforce. But due to the vigilance of the Women's Temperance Society, and the timidity of their businessmen husbands, the town of Doubtful, Wyoming, is going dry. As of January 1st, no exceptions and no turning back.
The Edison effect Pajer, Bernadette, author.
When Thomas Alva Edison asks for information, most feel compelled to give it. Not University of Washington Professor Benjamin Bradshaw. Not when the question concerns a device conceived in anger and harnessed for murder. Bradshaw hopes the mysterious invention remains lost in Elliott Bay, eluding the search of deep-sea divers. But when on a cold December morning in 1903 an electrician is found dead in the Men's Wear window of Seattle's Bon Marche clutching a festoon of Edison's holiday lights, Bradshaw suspects a dangerous game has been set in motion. Greed, passion, silence? Motives multiply as the dead man's secrets come to light. Bradshaw and his investigative partner Henry Pratt join Seattle Police Detective O'Brien to narrow suspects, but Bradshaw's intuition fails him. His heart is elsewhere, his attention distracted by the dilemma of loving a woman he cannot marry without defying his faith.
Orphan train : a novel Kline, Christina Baker, 1964- author.
Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude? As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine, the memories of her upbringing rendered a hazy blur. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that community-service position helping an elderly widow clean out her attic is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. A Penobscot Indian who has spent her youth in and out of foster homes, Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past.
A man called Ove a novel Backman, Fredrik, 1981-
"Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell." But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations" --
Food : a love story Gaffigan, Jim.
"What are my qualifications to write this book? None really. So why should you read it? Here's why: I'm a little fat. If a thin guy were to write about a love of food and eating I'd highly recommend that you do not read his book." Bacon. McDonalds. Cinnabon. Hot Pockets. Kale. Stand-up comedian and author Jim Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet ("choking on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover") and decrying the worst offenders ("kale is the early morning of foods"). Insights include why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water, why pretzel bread is #3 on his most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?
On the road with Janis Joplin Cooke, John Byrne, author.
In 1967, as the new sound of rock and roll was taking over popular music, John Byrne Cooke was at the center of it all. As a member of D.A. Pennebaker's film crew, he witnessed the astonishing breakout performances of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival that June. Less than six months later, he was on a plane to San Francisco, taking a job as road manager for Janis and her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. From then on, Cooke was Joplin's road manager amid a rotating cast of musicians and personnel, a constant presence behind the scenes as the woman called Pearl took the world by storm. Cooke was there when Janis made the difficult decision to leave Big Brother and form a new band. He was with her when the Kozmic Blues Band toured Europe in the spring of 1969, when they performed at Woodstock in August, and when Janis and Full Tilt Boogie took their famous Festival Express train trip across Canada. He accompanied Janis to her friend and mentor Ken Threadgill's 70th birthday party, and was at her side when she attended her tenth high school reunion in Port Arthur, Texas. This intimate memoir spans the years he spent with Janis, from her legendary rise to her tragic last days. Cooke tells the whole incredible story as only someone who lived it could.
Loving yourself to great health : thoughts & food-the ultimate diet Hay, Louise L.
"For decades, best-selling author Louise Hay has transformed people's lives by teaching them to let go of limiting beliefs. Now in this tour de force, Louise teams up with her go-to natural health and nutrition experts, Ahlea Khadro and Heather Dane, to reveal the other side of her secret to health, happiness, and longevity: living a nutrient-rich life. Unlike any health book you've ever read, this work transcends fads, trends, and dogma to bring you a simple yet profound system to heal your body, mind, and spirit that is as gentle as changing the way you think. Louise, Ahlea, and Heather show you how to take your health, your moods, and your energy to the next level. In Loving Yourself to Great Health, you will: Tap into the secrets Louise has used for decades to supercharge the effectiveness of affirmations and bring your body back into alignment with your mind, discover what nutrition really means and how to cut through the confusion about which diets really work, learn to hear the stories your body is eager to reveal, and uncover techniques for longevity, vitality, good moods, deep intuition, and for meeting your body's unique healing needs at all stages of life."--Amazon.com
Earth's deep history : how it was discovered and why it matters Rudwick, M. J. S., author.
All the world : universalism, particularism and the High Holy Days
"Rosh Hashanah is just one of two surviving Jewish new years from antiquity, the other being the month in which Passover falls. The two are exactly six months apart, proper symbolism of the age-old Jewish struggle to balance two contrasting principles: universalism and particularism. Passover's central theme is the particularistic tale of the Jewish People released from servitude in Egypt to fulfill its historic destiny. The message of Rosh Hashanah, by contrast, is the universalistic definition of that destiny, the role that every Jew must play simply by virtue of being human, and the role of Judaism in helping Jews play that role with proper passion and commitment. This interweaving of a universalistic purpose to Israel's mission along with the particularistic affirmation that Israel has such a mission in the first place occurs throughout the High Holy Day liturgy, particularly in the prayers represented in this fifth volume in the Prayers of Awe series. The title, All the World, derives from a famous translation of an early medieval poem that is part of the new year liturgy. It is juxtaposed to other prayers of a universalistic nature, particularly Uv'khen, literally, "And therefore," a regular addition to the central Jewish prayer, the Amidah. "And therefore" launches the ultimate Jewish question: What's the point of it all, which is to say, "And therefore, what?" It combines the particularistic concern for Israel as a People called by God with the universalistic proclamation that Israel is called for universal ends"--
Jake and the giant hand : weird stories gone wrong Dowding, Philippa, 1963- author.
"Jake spends every summer on his grandpa's farm. But this year, things are a little weird. First, there are huge flies everywhere. Second, Grandpa is acting kind of funny. And third, Jake's friend Kate keeps trying to scare him with creepy stories."--Publisher.
The boy who talked to dogs : a memoir McKenna, Martin.
Brick flicks : 60 iconic movie scenes and posters to make from LEGO Elsmore, Warren, author.
Provides a guide to recreating iconic movie scenes and film posters from LEGO toys, including such films as "Tron," "Lawrence of Arabia," "Pulp Fiction," "Jurassic Park," "Back to the Future," and "Mary Poppins."
Beezus and Ramona Cleary, Beverly.
Beezus' biggest problem is her 4-year-old sister Ramona. Even though Beezus knows sisters are supposed to love each other, with a sister like Ramona, it seems impossible.
Claude on the slopes Smith, Alex T., author.
Claude and his best friend, Sir Bobblysock, go to the Snowy Mountains where they throw snowballs, learn to ski, and more until Claude's loud voice starts an avalanche, trapping Sir Bobblysock and the only Mountain Rescue person under a huge pile of snow.
Serving the Reich : the struggle for the soul of physics under Hitler Ball, Philip, 1962-
Sacred success : a course in financial miracles Stanny, Barbara.
"Do you yearn for more, but can't quite put your finger on what that is? Do you strive for higher income, but at the same time sense there's more to success than making lots of money? Do you long to pursue your purpose in a meaningful and rewarding way? Even though you've already achieved a great deal, do you deeply desire, definitely deserve, and fully expect to reap even greater financial rewards--and want to ensure you handle those financial rewards knowledgably and responsibly? Sacred Success is a groundbreaking paradigm shift that tells women, There is a better way to achieve wealth and power: on your own terms. In her work with countless powerful, successful women over the last twenty years, bestselling author and financial educator Barbara Stanny found that most women's problems with money have little to do with money itself, but rather their fear of or ambivalence toward power. Instead of pushing women to pursue financial success in the traditional fashion, Sacred Success seeks to redefine power from a feminine perspective. You can be financially successful without sacrificing your soul or compromising your values. You can have more money, not as an end itself, but as a tool for making a difference and helping others. You can create wealth and exercise power by staying true to your feminine traits, authentic truths, and personal mission. The ultimate goal of Sacred Success isn't to "finish rich" (though that may be a desired outcome), but to achieve Greatness, which requires you to become the powerful force you were born to be. More than a financial guide, Sacred Success is a primer on power for women--a tutorial for taking charge of your life by taking charge of your finances, and not only growing your money but creating a deeper, richer, and more meaningful life. Best described as A Course in Miracles meets the Wall Street Journal, Sacred Success gives you a proven process that uniquely blends the practical, psychological, and spiritual work of wealth. The results may be nothing short of miraculous"--
Herbie Hancock : possibilities Hancock, Herbie, 1940- author.
"The long-awaited memoir by one of the most influential and beloved musicians of our time. In Herbie Hancock the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on a thriving career that has spanned seven decades. A true innovator, Hancock has had an enormous influence on both acoustic and electric jazz, R&B and hip-hop, with his ongoing exploration of different musical genres, winning fourteen Grammy awards along the way. From his beginnings as a child prodigy to his work in Miles Davis's second great quintet, from his innovations as the leader of his own groundbreaking sextet to his collaborations with everyone from Wayne Shorter to Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock reveals the method behind Hancock's undeniable musical genius. Hancock shares his musical influences, colorful behind-the-scenes stories, his long and happy marriage, and how Buddhism inspires him creatively and personally. Honest, enlightening, and as electrifyingly vital as the man who wrote it, Herbie Hancock promises to be an invaluable contribution to jazz literature and a must-read for fans and music lovers"--
Knitted beanies & slouchy hats Serviss, Diane.
Color knitting with confidence : unlock the secrets of Fair Isle, Intarsia, and more with 30 vibrant colorwork techniques Le, Nguyen (Craftwork designer), author.
"When two or more colors are combined in knitting, it's called colorwork. It's the process behind the multicolored patterns and graphics seen in sweaters, hats, toys, and other knitted pieces. Colorwork looks complicated, but with a little practice, knitters of all levels will find that it's fun and easy to incorporate pops of color and delightful design into their projects. In Color Knitting with Confidence, professional knitter Nguyen Le provides down-to-earth instruction for basic colorwork techniques that will have readers joining, floating, and weaving in no time...With step-by-step instructions, charts and diagrams, and full-color photos that instruct and inspire, Color Knitting with Confidence, is a solid guide for both beginning and more advanced knitters who are seeking the confidence to knit colorfully!"--Amazon.com
Endurance & cardio training Hill, Z. B.
Flexibility & agility James, Sara.
Think forward to thrive : how to use the mind's power of anticipation to transcend your past and transform your life Vilhauer, Jennice.
"As psychologist Jennice Vilhauer worked with patients, she was often frustrated that the tools she'd been taught didn't help her clients more, that even after unearthing their pasts and understanding their patterns many still felt stuck. This led Vilhauer to discover a body of scientific work showing that it is the future that motivates us most. Crucial to this process is our sense that we have the ability to create positive outcomes. Over years of working with people in ten-week workshops, Vilhauer developed the step-by-step tools she outlines here. Assignments and exercises quickly but realistically build skills, including the abilities to redirect thoughts, use the conscious observer through mindfulness and meditation, and cultivate consistency and commitment. The result is a groundbreaking direction in therapy and, more importantly, a transformative tool for readers"--
Crisis without end : the medical and ecological consequences of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe
"On the second anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts assembled at the prestigious New York Academy of Medicine. A project of the Helen Caldicott Foundation and co-sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility, this gathering was a response to widespread concerns that the media and policy makers had been far too eager to move past what are clearly deep and lasting impacts for the Japanese people and for the world"--Amazon.com.
Reflections on the unknowable Keating, Thomas.
Millennial money : how young investors can build a fortune O'Shaughnessy, Patrick, 1985-
"Fact: the Millennial Generation will not be able to rely on pensions and social security in retirement. Instead, they will have to save and invest in the global stock market to meet their goals. When it comes to thinking about money, Millennials are, as a generation, different from their parents. They are skeptical of expert advice, yet more committed than baby boomers to passing wealth on to future generations. To build wealth, young people must start investing early and buck conventional market wisdom. Millennial Money will explain the most common mistakes that hurt investors' long-term returns and show why their investments in popular stocks or the hottest industry of the day have resulted in such underwhelming results. More importantly, the book will introduce a strategy that can help us overcome our shortcomings as investors. Armed with this strategy, Millennials can become the most successful investing generation in history"--
Experience Frozen, the epic animated hit from Walt Disney Animation Studios, like never before in an all-new, full-length sing-along edition. Join Anna as she sets off on an epic journey, teaming up with mountain man Kristoff and a snowman named Olaf, to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
Into the storm.
In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.
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.
300 tips for painting & decorating : tips, techniques & trade secrets Jenkins, Alison, author.
Beautifully small : clever ideas for compact spaces Emslie, Sara, author.
"Find out about the amazing human body. Meet the woman with 5-inch-long toenails, the man who had grass implanted into his back, and the woman who is tattooed to look like a vampire!"--back cover.
"Learn about the incredible human body. Discover the man with a 21-foot 9-inch-long beard, the champion gurner from China, and the shoes made from teeth!"--back cover.
Read about the amazing human body. Meet the incredible 6-foot 9-inch teenager, the woman with hair longer than a pickup truck, and the boy who had eight toes on each foot.
A history of war in 100 battles Overy, R. J., author.
Step inside the world of the unexpected. Check out the eye-popping brothers, the bike made from lobsters, and the phone booth filled with fish!
Discover a planet that is beyond belief. Be amazed by the man with 94 children, the bizarre Goat Jump Festival in Spain, and the incredible three-year bike journey from Alaska to Argentina.
Open up your eyes to a world of fantastic feats, amazing tales, and sensational stories. Read about the portraits made from meat, the man with elastic skin, and the lickable wallpaper!
Presents an illustrated collection of extraordinary art and sensational sculptures, including the artist that can make himself appear invisible, portraits made from cassette tapes, and bizarre versions of the Mona Lisa using coffee cups and toast.
Hockey's greatest stars : legends and young lions McDonell, Chris, author.
The art of The Boxtrolls Brotherton, Philip, author.
LAIKA, the studio behind the hit films Coraline and ParaNorman, introduces audiences to a new breed of family: the Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they've built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town's villain, Archibald Snatcher, comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie to devise a daring plan to save Eggs' family. The Art of The Boxtrolls features the amazingly detailed artwork that went into this film's creation, including character sketches, puppets, textiles, set dressing, and 3-D printed facial models, alongside the story of the film's development.
Stitch mountain : 30 warm knits for conquering the cold Zander, Laura.
"Stitch Mountain is a beautiful collection of cozy, cold-weather knitwear inspired by snowy mountain landscapes and the skiers and snowboarders who have conquered their slopes. The 30 warm, stylish garments and accessories--hats, headbands, cowls, mittens, scarves, and sweaters--are inspired by the treasured winter knits of renowned U.S. Ski and Snowboard team athletes"--
Top dog : the story of Marine hero Lucca Goodavage, Maria, 1962- author.
"The New York Times bestselling author of Soldier Dogs returns with the incredible story of K-9 Marine hero Lucca, and the handlers who fought alongside her through two bloody wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Top Dog, Maria Goodavage takes readers into the life of Lucca K458, a decorated and highly skilled military working dog. An extraordinary bond develops between Lucca and Marine Corps dog handlers Chris Willingham and Juan Rodriguez, in what would become a legendary 400-mission career. A Specialized Search Dog, Lucca belongs to an elite group trained to work off-leash at long distances from her handler. She served alongside both Special Forces and regular infantry, and became so sought-after that platoons frequently requested her by name. The book describes in gritty detail Lucca's adventures on and off the battlefields, including tense, lifesaving explosives finds and firefights, as well as the bravery of fellow handlers and dogs they served with. Ultimately we see how the bond between Lucca and her handlers overcame the endless brutalities of war and the traumas this violence ignites. Here is a portrait of modern warfare with a heartwarming and inspiring conclusion that will touch dog lovers and the toughest military readers."--
Rudolph! : he is the reason for the season Teppo, Mark, author.
Older and wiser : inspiration and advice for retiring baby boomers Ahlander, Dag Sebastian, 1944-
"Older and Wiser! is the inspiring new sequel to Older and Happier!, Dag Sebastian Ahlander's joyful guide to turning retirement into a time of self-exploration. For many men, the years after sixty-five become the best of their lives--and with good reason. The office is left behind, the children have grown up, and you're healthy, alert, and free to do what you want. Still, as with any big life change, you may be looking for some words of advice and hope. Older and Wiser! reflects on the big things in life and the little ones, and contains practical suggestions as well as reflections on aging from the world's greatest philosophers, writers, and thinkers. With thoughts like "You're too old to die young," "you've retired from your job, not from life," and "Be careful when you spend more time at the pharmacy than at the wine store," Mr. Ahlander guides older gentlemen along the golden years of retirement. Baby Boomers are again defining a new age group, just as they once invented the modern understanding of the teenager. Now, they're proving to the world that old age will have to wait. This is your time now--to accomplish what you've always dreamed of, to do the things you like best. Live as you want to be remembered and enjoy the journey. "--
Dogface O'Brien, Barbara (Animal trainer)
Speed limits : where time went and why we have so little left Taylor, Mark C., 1945- author.
We live in an ever-accelerating world: faster computers, markets, food, fashion, product cycles, minds, bodies, kids, lives. When did everything start moving so fast? Why does speed seem so inevitable? Is faster always better? Drawing together developments in religion, philosophy, art, technology, fashion, and finance, Mark C. Taylor presents an original and rich account of a great paradox of our times: how the very forces and technologies that were supposed to free us by saving time and labor now trap us in a race we can never win. The faster we go, the less time we have, and the more we try to catch up, the farther behind we fall. Connecting our speed-obsession with today's global capitalism, he composes a grand narrative showing how commitments to economic growth and extreme competition, combined with accelerating technological innovation, have brought us close to disaster. Psychologically, environmentally, economically, and culturally, speed is taking a profound toll on our lives. By showing how the phenomenon of speed has emerged, Taylor offers us a chance to see our pace of life as the product of specific ideas, practices, and policies. It's not inevitable or irreversible. He courageously and movingly invites us to imagine how we might patiently work towards a more deliberative life and sustainable world.
The ice dragon Martin, George R. R., author.
Leaving in its wake desolate cold and frozen land, the legendary ice dragon has never been tamed until it meets Adara, a winter child who looks to the creature to help save her world from destruction.
Journey's end Holt, Christopher, 1980-
"Canine heroes Max, Rocky, and Gizmo journey deep into the desert, intent on reaching the silver wall that separates them from their families, helped along the way by a ragtag group of friendly animals, and coming snout-to-snout with wolf pack leader Dolph for a final showdown"--
Berlin : portrait of a city through the centuries MacLean, Rory, 1954-
"Why are we drawn to certain cities? Perhaps because of a story read in childhood. Or a chance teenage meeting. Or maybe simply because the place touches us, embodying in its tribes, towers and history an aspect of our understanding of what it means to be human. Paris is about romantic love. Lourdes equates with devotion. New York means energy. London is forever trendy. Berlin is all about volatility. Berlin is a city of fragments and ghosts, a laboratory of ideas, the fount of both the brightest and darkest designs of history's most bloody century. The once arrogant capital of Europe was devastated by Allied bombs, divided by the Wall, then reunited and reborn as one of the creative centers of the world. Today it resonates with the echo of lives lived, dreams realized, and evils executed with shocking intensity. No other city has repeatedly been so powerful and fallen so low, few other cities have been so shaped and defined by individual imaginations. Berlin tells the volatile history of Europe's capital over five centuries through a series of intimate portraits of two dozen key residents: the medieval balladeer whose suffering explains the Nazis' rise to power, the demonic and charismatic dictators who schemed to dominate Europe, the genius Jewish chemist who invented poison gas for First World War battlefields and then the death camps, the iconic mythmakers like Christopher Isherwood, Leni Riefenstahl, and David Bowie, whose heated visions are now as real as the city's bricks and mortar. Alongside them are portrayed some of the countless ordinary Berliners who one has never heard of, whose lives can only be imagined: the Scottish mercenary who fought in the Thirty Years' War, the ambitious prostitute who refashioned herself as a baroness, the fearful Communist Party functionary who helped to build the Wall, and the American spy from the Midwest whose patriotism may have turned the course of the Cold War. Berlin is a history book like no other, with an originality that reflects the nature of the city itself. In its architecture, through its literature, in its movies and songs, Berliners have conjured their hard capital into a place of fantastic human fantasy. No other city has so often surrendered itself to its own seductive myths. No other city has been so shaped and defined by individual imaginations. Berlin captures, portrays, and propagates the remarkable story of those myths and their makers"--
Jake & the giant Foley, E. G.
Aristocratic ex-pickpocket Jake Everton travels to Norway, where his cousin Archie, the boy genius, plans to unveil his marvelous new flying machine to the scientific world at an Invention Convention. When famous Victorian scientists start mysteriously disappearing and Archie vanishes, too, Jake tracks the kidnapper to his lair and comes face-to-face with an angry Norse giant.
Me, myself, and us : the science of personality and the art of well-being Little, Brian R.
"In the past few decades, personality psychology has made considerable progress in raising new questions about human nature-and providing some provocative answers. New scientific research has transformed old ideas about personality based on the theories of Freud, Jung, and the humanistic psychologies of the nineteen sixties, which gave rise to the simplistic categorizations of the Meyer-Briggs Inventory and the 'enneagream'. But the general public still knows little about the new science and what it reveals about who we are. In Me, Myself, and Us, Brian Little, one of the psychologists who helped re-shape the field, provides the first in-depth exploration of the new personality science and its provocative findings for general readers. The book explores questions that are rooted in the origins of human consciousness but are as commonplace as yesterday's breakfast conversation. Are our first impressions of other people's personalities usually fallacious? Are creative individuals essentially maladjusted? Are our personality traits, as William James put it "set like plaster" by the age of thirty? Is a belief that we are in control of our lives an unmitigated good? Do our singular personalities comprise one unified self or a confederacy of selves, and if the latter, which of our mini-me-s do we offer up in marriage or mergers? Are some individuals genetically hard-wired for happiness? Which is the more viable path toward human flourishing, the pursuit of happiness or the happiness of pursuit? Little provides a resource for answering such questions, and a framework through which readers can explore the personal implications of the new science of personality. Questionnaires and interactive assessments throughout the book facilitate self-exploration, and clarify some of the stranger aspects of our own conduct and that of others. Brian Little helps us see ourselves, and other selves, as somewhat less perplexing and definitely more intriguing. This is not a self-help book, but students at Harvard who took the lecture course on which it is based claim that it changed their lives. "--
The bullet and the ballot box : the story of Nepal's Maoist revolution Adhikari, Aditya.
"In 1996, when Nepal's Maoists launched their armed rebellion, their ideology was widely considered obsolete and they had limited public support. By 2008 they had gained access to state power and their ambitious plan of social transformation dominated the national agenda. How did this become possible? The Bullet and the Ballot Box offers a rich and sweeping account of a decade of revolutionary upheaval. Adhikari draws on a broad range of sources, including novels, letters and diaries, to illuminate both the history and human drama of the Maoist rebellion. An indispensible guide to Nepal's recent history, the book also offers a fascinating case study of how communist ideology has been reinterpreted and translated into political action in the twenty-first century"--
The cutting room : dark reflections of the silver screen
Here are twenty-three terrifying tales, dark reflections of the silver screen from both sides of the camera. James Dean gets a second chance at life, and death. The Wicked Witch is out of Oz, and she's made some very unlucky friends. When God decides reality needs an editor, what, and who, gets cut? These award-winning, bestselling authors will take you to the darkest depths of the theater and beyond.
Green Arrow. Volume 5, The Outsiders War Lemire, Jeff, author.
"Oliver Queen thought he had it all figured out. As the heroic archer Green Arrow, he'd finally found a sense of purpose, friends to aid him, even a place on the Justice League of America. But now, he's not even sure where he came from... or who he came from. As Green Arrow discovers that his stranding on a desert island was more than just an accident, there seem to be more sinister forces at work behind all these sudden revelations. The Queen family is embroiled in a war generations old. A war of clans. A war of outsiders"--
Hockey Hall of Fame book of goalies : profiles, memorabilia, essays and stats
United States of bread : our nation's homebaking heritage, from sandwich loaves to sourdough Kane, Adrienne.
Eat your science homework : recipes for inquiring minds McCallum, Ann, 1965- author.
Introduces recipes and fun science facts, including black hole swallow-ups, munch on molecules with atomic popcorn balls, and invisible ink snack pockets.
Blue Chair cooks with jam & marmalade Saunders, Rachel, author.
Indian for everyone : the home cook's guide to traditional favorites Singla, Anupy, author.
"Over 100 Indian cuisine recipes along with many adaptations for vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets"--Provided by publisher"--
World War Z an oral history of the zombie war Brooks, Max.
The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time.
Working stiff two years, 262 bodies, and the making of a medical examiner Melinek, Judy.
The fearless memoir of a young forensic pathologist's 'rookie season' as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases, hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex, that shaped her as both a physician and a mother.
The riders of High Rock L'Amour, Louis, 1908-1988.
Westward the tide L'Amour, Louis, 1908-1988.
Promised a boat-load of gold and a chance to woo the girl of his dreams, gritty Matt Bardoul accepts a job to take a wagon full of goods out west. However, when the journey sours and someone tries to gun him down, Matt realizes that he may have been set up.
Eternity de la Peña, Matt, author.
Dak, Sera, and Riq have fixed the Great Breaks in history, but the SQ isn't beaten yet, and the biggest, boldest Infinity Ring adventure of all time has just begun!
Conform : exposing the truth about common core and public education Beck, Glenn, author.
Glenn Beck uncovers the politically motivated truth behind the continual failures of the American educational system and offers real, tangible solutions for change. The debate over education rages hotter than ever. Going point by point with a well-reasoned, fact-based analysis, Beck proves that it's not more money schools need, it's a complete refocusing of priorities and a total restructuring of the relationship between local schools and the federal government.
The bankers' new clothes what's wrong with banking and what to do about it Admati, Anat R.
Looks at the problems with today's banking system, examining and the arguments used to justify the lack of reform after the recent financial crises, and suggesting things that may be done to prevent future crises.
Opposition Armentrout, Jennifer L.
Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came. She can't believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her, could destroy them all.
Isla and the happily ever after Perkins, Stephanie, author.
Falling in love in the world's most romantic city is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year at the School of America in Paris, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to deal with the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren't always forever. Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.
Angels walking Kingsbury, Karen, author.
"When former national baseball star Tyler Ames suffers a career-ending injury, all he can think about is putting his life back together the way it was before. He has lost everyone he loves on his way to the big leagues. Then just when things seem to be turning around, Tyler hits rock bottom. Across the country, Tyler's one true love Sami Dawson has moved on. A series of small miracles leads Tyler to a maintenance job at a retirement home and a friendship with Virginia Hutcheson, an old woman with Alzheimer's who strangely might have the answers he so desperately seeks. A team of Angels Walking take on the mission to restore hope for Tyler, Sami, and Virginia. Can such small and seemingly insignificant actions of the unseen bring healing and redemption? And can the words of a stranger rekindle lost love? Every journey begins with a step. It is time for the mission to begin" --
Mean streak Brown, Sandra, 1948- author.
We are not ourselves Thomas, Matthew, 1975-
When Eileen meets Ed Leary, a scientist whose bearing is nothing like those of the men she grew up with, she thinks she's found the perfect partner. They marry, and Eileen quickly discovers Ed doesn't aspire to the same, ever bigger, stakes in the American Dream. Eileen encourages her husband to want more: a better job, better friends, a better house, but as years pass it becomes clear that his growing reluctance is part of a deeper psychological shift.
Mr. Miracle : a Christmas novel Macomber, Debbie.
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.
Deadline Sandford, John, 1944 February 23- author.
In Southeast Minnesota, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. The vote is favorable. Meanwhile, Virgil Flowers is helping out a friend, when he gets a call from Lucas Davenport. A murdered body has been found, and the victim is a local reporter.
Leaving time a novel Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has searched for her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared after a tragic accident. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest. Serenity Jones is a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons. Virgil Stanhope is a jaded private detective who originally investigated Alice's case. As they work together to uncover the truth, they realize that in asking hard questions, they'll have to face even harder answers.
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.
The girl next door a novel Rendell, Ruth, 1930-
In the waning months of the second World War, a group of children discover an earthen tunnel in their neighborhood outside London. 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.
Shopaholic to the stars a novel Kinsella, Sophie.
Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) has stars in her eyes. She and her daughter, Minnie, have joined husband Luke in LA. Luke is there to help manage the career of famous actress Sage Seymour, and Becky is convinced she is destined to be Sage's personal stylist, and to every A-list celebrity in Hollywood! Things become complicated when Becky joins the team of Sage's archrival. How will charming and supportive Luke deal with this conflict? Will what Becky wants most end up hurting those she loves most?
Rise and shine! Babypants, Caspar.
25 favorite sing-a-long hymns for kids : high energy sing-a-longs Songtime Kids (Musical group), performer.
Attack on Titan. Part I
When the man-eating giants called Titans first appeared, humans retreated behind massive walls. After a hundred years of safety, a colossal-sized Titan smashes through the defenses unleashing a flood of giants and carnage in the streets. Eren Jaeger watches helplessly as one of the creatures devours his mother. He vows to kill every Titan walking the Earth. He may be humanity's last hope against extinction.
The Expeditioners and the secret of King Triton's lair Taylor, Sarah Stewart, author.
Kit, Zander, and M. K. West are settling into their new lives as students at the Academy for the Exploratory Sciences when Kit finds another mysterious map left for him by their father, the brilliant, famous--and presumed dead--explorer Alexander West. Why did Alexander leave the maps behind, and why are government agents so determined to seize them? What is really going on in a mysterious and unknown stretch of the Caribbean, famous for its violent storms and shipwrecks? And what is the huge contraption M. K. is building in her workshop? As two world powers come to the brink of war, Kit must find a deadly hidden island and unlock its secrets, hoping he has the courage to follow the trail of maps, wherever it may lead.
The autism playbook for teens : imagination-based mindfulness activities to calm yourself, build independence & connect with others McHenry, Irene, author.
"Teens with autism are natural observers--able to study, imitate, and learn social behavior. The Autism Playbook for Teens is designed to empower these strengths with mindfulness strategies and scripts, while also helping teens reduce anxiety, manage emotions, be more aware in the present moment, and connect with others. This book offers a unique, strengths-based approach to help teens with autism and Asperger's develop social skills , strengthen communication, and thrive"--
Backwards moon Losure, Mary, author.
When the magical veil that protects their valley from humans is broached, and the Wellspring Water needed to repair it polluted, it is up to two young witches, Bracken and Nettle, to save the coven.
Jelly Bean Lord, Cynthia, author.
No pets are allowed in the apartment where Suzannah and her family live, so she volunteers at a local pet shelter and plays with the dogs and cats there--but when a child whose family is moving brings in her pet guinea pig, Jelly Bean, Suzannah promises that she will find him the perfect home.
Paleo girl Klenke, Leslie, author, photographer.
Presents a health, fitness, and lifestyle survival guide for teenagers that includes a seven-day paleo eating guide, stretching and exercise moves, and how a paleo lifestyle can affect puberty.
Ben Franklin's big splash : the mostly true story of his first invention Rosenstock, Barb, author.
Retells the story of the famous thinker's first invention as a young Ben Franklin, troubled by the fact that fish swim better than he does, tries to invent a way to swim more fluidly.
The fabled fifth graders of Aesop Elementary School Fleming, Candace.
Throughout their fifth-grade year, a group of rambunctious students learns fable-like lessons from extraordinary activities, singing guinea pigs, and eccentric teachers, led by the inimitable Mr. Jupiter.
Grace's guide : the art of pretending to be a grown-up Helbig, Grace, author.
"A tongue-in-cheek handbook for millennials, encompassing everything a young or new (or regular or old) adult needs to know, from surviving a breakup to recovering from a hangover, ... [featuring] interactive elements and exclusive stories from Grace's own misadventures--like losing her virginity solely because her date took her to a Macaroni Grill--and many other hilarious lessons she learned the hard way"--
Ready to run : unlocking your potential to run naturally Starrett, Kelly, author.
Are you ready to run? Is there a bridge from the injury-ridden world of the modern runner to the promised land that barefoot running and Born to Run have led us to believe exists? Is there an approach designed to unlock all the athletic potential that may be hidden within? Can we run faster, longer, and more efficiently? In a direct answer to the modern runner's needs, Dr. Kelly Starrett has focused his revolutionary movement and mobility philosophy on the injury-plagued world of running. Despite the promises of the growing minimalist-shoe industry and a rush of new ideas on how to transform running technique, more than three out of four runners suffer at least one injury per year. Life in the modern world has trashed and undercut dedicated runners wishing to transform their running. The harsh effects of too much sitting and too much time wearing the wrong shoes has left us shackled to lower back problems, chronic knee injuries, and debilitating foot pain. In this book, you will learn the 12 standards that will prepare your body for a lifetime of top-performance running.--From publisher description.
Brothas be, yo like George, ain't that funkin' kinda hard on you? Clinton, George, 1940- author.
Traces the funk music legend's rise from a 1950s barbershop quartet to an influential multigenre artist, discussing his pivotal artistic and business achievements with "Parliament-Funkadelic.".
The cat at the wall Ellis, Deborah, 1960- author.
A cat sneaks into a small Palestinian house on the West Bank that has been commandeered by two Israeli soldiers. The house seems empty, until the cat realizes that a little boy is hiding beneath the floorboards. Should she help him? After all, she's just a cat. Or is she? She was once a regular North American girl, but that was before she died and came back to life as a cat. When the little boy is discovered, the soldiers don't know what to do with him. It is not long before his teacher and classmates come looking for him, and the house is suddenly surrounded by Palestinian villagers throwing rocks, and the sound of Israeli tanks approaching. As the soldiers begin to panic and disaster seems certain, the cat knows that it is up to her to diffuse the situation. But what can a cat do? What can any one creature do?
The closer : my story Rivera, Mariano, 1969-
"Mariano Rivera never dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. He didn't grow up collecting baseball cards, playing Little League, or cheering on his home team at the World Series. He had never heard of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, or Mickey Mantle. One day, that all changed. From a childhood playing pickup games in Panama to an epic career with the New York Yankees, Mariano's rise to greatness has been anything but ordinary. He's the guy on the mound who doesn't hear the crowd, just the sound of the ump calling, Strike! The teammate you can rely on, even when the bases are loaded in the bottom of the ninth. Whether you know him as Mo or as the Sandman, Mariano is The Closer, and this is his story. Full of tips for young athletes and tales from the Yankee clubhouse, The Closer (Young Readers Edition) is an inspiring story of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication that have defined the life of a baseball legend"--
Soul fury : Rumi and Shams Tabriz on friendship Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana, 1207-1273.
Green : the history of a color Pastoureau, Michel, 1947-
In this beautiful and richly illustrated book, the acclaimed author of Blue and Black presents a fascinating and revealing history of the color green in European societies from prehistoric times to today. Examining the evolving place of green in art, clothes, literature, religion, science, and everyday life, Michel Pastoureau traces how culture has profoundly changed the perception and meaning of the color over millennia--and how we misread cultural, social, and art history when we assume that colors have always signified what they do today. Filled with entertaining and enlightening anecdotes, Green shows that the color has been ambivalent: a symbol of life, luck, and hope, but also disorder, greed, poison, and the devil. Chemically unstable, green pigments were long difficult to produce and even harder to fix. Not surprisingly, the color has been associated with all that is changeable and fleeting: childhood, love, and money. Only in the Romantic period did green definitively become the color of nature. Pastoureau also explains why the color was connected with the Roman emperor Nero, how it became the color of Islam, why Goethe believed it was the color of the middle class, why some nineteenth-century scholars speculated that the ancient Greeks couldn't see green, and how the color was denigrated by Kandinsky and the Bauhaus. More broadly, Green demonstrates that the history of the color is, to a large degree, one of dramatic reversal: long absent, ignored, or rejected, green today has become a ubiquitous and soothing presence as the symbol of environmental causes and the mission to save the planet. With its striking design and compelling text, Green will delight anyone who is interested in history, culture, art, fashion, or media.
Stand there! she shouted : the invincible photographer Julia Margaret Cameron Rubin, Susan Goldman, author.
The story of British photographer Julia Margaret Cameron and her exotic bohemian life.
Ali : an American champion Denenberg, Barry, author.
Puts the famous boxer in to historical context through the use of newspaper articles, interviews, opinion pieces, and photographs.
Bombs over Bikini : the world's first nuclear disaster Goldsmith, Connie, 1945-
Discusses the world's first nuclear disaster when nuclear bomb testing sent a toxic cloud of radiation over Rongelap Atoll and other nearby inhabited islands causing burns, cancers, birth defects, and other medical tragedies.
Dinosaur! : dinosaurs and other amazing prehistoric creatures as you've never seen them before Woodward, John, 1954-
Profiles a range of dinosaur and prehistoric animal species from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Eras, featuring such animals as allosaurus, diplodocus, and mosasaurus.
Prince Lestat Rice, Anne, 1941-
"The novel opens with the Vampire world in crisis...vampires have been proliferating out of control, burnings have commenced all over the world, huge massacres similar to those carried out by Akasha in The Queen of the Damned... Old vampires, roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto and San Francisco. As the novel moves from present day New York and the West Coast to Ancient Egypt, fourth century Carthage, 14th century Rome, the Venice of the Renaissance, the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles--from Louis de Pointe du Lac, the eternally young Armand whose face is that of a Boticelli angel, Mekare and Maharet, Pandora and Flavius, David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the Secret Talamasca, and Marius, the true child of the Millennia, along with all the other new seductive, supernatural creatures--come together in this large, luxuriant, fiercely ambitious novel to ultimately rise up and seek out who--or what--The Voice is, and to discover the secret of what it desires and why... And, at the book's center, the seemingly absent, curiously missing hero-wanderer, the dazzling, dangerous rebel-outlaw--the great "hope" of the Undead, the dazzling Prince Lestat.."--
The handsome man's de luxe café McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
"The newest installment in the beloved and best-selling series. In this delightful fifteenth installment, Mma Ramotswe has her hands full both at home and in the office. To add to her current challenges, her devoted partner, Grace Makutsi, has decided to branch out on her own and open The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe. But even "Miss 97 Per Cent" can't quite meet all the demands of running a business--not to mention those that a lightning strike makes on her building. Eventually, she'll have to accept all the help she can get--even if it comes from a completely unexpected source"--
Pegasus : a novel Steel, Danielle.
Nicolas von Bingen and Alex von Hemmerle, titled members of the German aristocracy, have been best friends since childhood. Both widowers, they are raising their children - Nick's two lively boys and Alex's adored teenage daughter - in peace and luxury on the vast Bavarian estates that have belonged to their families for generations. While Nick indulges in more glamorous pursuits, Alex devotes himself to breeding the renowned white Lipizzaner horses that enthrall audiences throughout Europe with their ability to dance and spin on command, majestic creatures whose bloodlines are rare and priceless. But it is Nicolas's bloodline that changes everything, when his father receives a warning from a high-ranking contact inside the Wehrmacht. A secret from the past has left the family vulnerable to the rising tide of Nazism: Nick's mother, whom he never knew, was of Jewish descent. Suddenly Nicolas must flee Germany, wrenching his sons away from the only home they have known, sailing across the Atlantic for a new life in America. Their survival will depend on a precious gift from Alex, their only stake for the future: eight purebred horses, two of them stunning Lipizzaners. In Florida, where Nicolas joins the Ringling Brothers Circus, he becomes Nick Bing, with Alex's prize white stallion -- now named Pegasus -- the centerpiece of the show.
Jackal Stone, Jeff, author.
When a Jake is offered a chance to race in China for a world class BMX team he is not sure that he wants to go--but when one of his friends asks him to smuggle a mysterious drug called Dragonbone that can prolong life to her dying mother in China he feels he has to take the trip, whatever the danger.
Star wars. Volume three, Rebel girl Wood, Brian, 1972-
""Princess Leia agrees to marry the prince of a remote planet, gaining for the Rebellion a new base--a safe haven from the evil Empire"--
The death of WCW Reynolds, R. D., 1969-, author.
Whispered words. 2 Ikeda, Takashi.
"Whispered Words is the story of two high school girls, Sumika and Ushio. One is in love with the other, but unable to confess. Both of them prefer girls, but Ushio likes cute and petite types while Sumika prefers the athletic outgoing girls. To complicate things, a cross dressing boy, Masaki, is in love with Sumika. What ever will happen to this mixed-up bizarre love triangle mess? --Amazon.com
Full speed ahead : my journey with Kit Tripp, Valerie, 1951- author.
A modern-day girl finds herself in 1930s Cincinnati, Ohio, and as she and Kit experience life during the Great Depression, the reader is invited to choose how Kit might help her family and others who are less fortunate.
The lilac tunnel : my journey with Samantha Falligant, Erin, author.
What if you, as a girl trying to adjust to her new stepfamily, suddenly found yourself in Samantha's world at the start of the 20th century? Join Samantha on adventures and take whatever twists and turns you choose, as you select from a variety of options in this multi-ending story.
The Prophet, the Shepherd and the Star Cote, Jenny L., 1964-
Max, Liz, and their Order of the Seven team of animal friends are given their most important mission to date: they must protect the prophet Isaiah as he writes the crucial prophecies about the coming Messiah.
I only know who I am when I am somebody else : my life on the street, on the stage, and in the movies Aiello, Danny, 1933- author.
The actor reminisces about his Hollywood years, tracing his brushes with the law, military service, long-time marriage, and contributions to such films as "Do the Right Thing," "The Godfather, Part II," and "Moonstruck."
Lincoln and the power of the press : the war for public opinion Holzer, Harold.
Night of the nindroids Farshtey, Greg, author.
When Zane, the non-human member of the Spinjitzu team, is asked to join the nindroid ranks, he must decide if he will betray his friends.
The Lagasse girls' big flavor, bold taste--and no gluten! : 100 gluten-free recipes, from EJ's fried chicken to Momma's strawberry shortcake Lagasse, Jilly.
"With a father famous for his bold Creole cuisine, Jilly and Jessie Lagasse grew up loving rich foods full of big flavor. After learning they both had to eliminate wheat from their diets, the Lagasse girls made it their mission to demonstrate that "gluten-free" doesn't have to mean "flavor-free." In this second cookbook, Jilly and Jessie offer classic recipes and family favorites made without gluten-and without sacrificing any of the signature tastes that make them so enticing. "Now that I am also forced to cook gluten-free for my family, I am delighted to have this remarkable resource! [It] offers heartfelt advice but also delicious recipes that everyone can enjoy."-Chef John Besh, on The Gluten-Free Table by the Lagasse Girls "--
Sleepovers, solos, and sheet music Schusterman, Michelle.
As the band trip to New Orleans approaches, Holly and Natasha notice that Julia seems more interested in her boyfriend, Seth, than in them.
A bird on water street Dulemba, Elizabeth O., author.
Jack loves everything about Coppertown except its thriving mining industry, which long ago drove nature out of the town, but when a strike threatens to close the mine, Jack's family and others may be forced to leave for new jobs and homes.
Winners dream : a journey from corner store to corner office McDermott, Bill, author.
"A leadership and career manifesto told through the narrative of [SAP CEO Bill McDermott, who] chronicles how relentless optimism, hard work, and disciplined execution embolden people and equip organizations to achieve audacious goals ... Colorful and fast-paced, Bill's anecdotes contain effective takeaways: gutsy career moves, empathetic sales strategies, incentives that yield exceptional team performance, and proof of the competitive advantages of optimism and hard work. At the heart of Bill's story is a blueprint for success and the knowledge that the real dream is the journey, not a preconceived destination"--
Enchanted palace Banks, Rosie (Children's fiction writer), author.
When Ellie, Summer, and Jasmine find a magic box, they are whisked away to a fantastical land called the Secret Kingdom. The girls soon lend help to Trixi the pixie, and in order to save King Merry's birthday party, they will need to defeat the evil Queen Malice and her nasty thunderbolts.
Ghost soldiers of Gettysburg : searching for spirits on America's most famous battlefield Burke, Patrick.
Founders' son : a life of Abraham Lincoln Brookhiser, Richard.
Argues that the sixteenth president of the United States was inspired by the Founding Fathers of the nation and struggled to carry on their work throughout his career.
Eat more better : how to make every bite more delicious Pashman, Dan.
Catch the wind : my journey with Caroline Ernst, Kathleen, 1959- author.
A modern-day girl finds herself on the shore of Lake Ontario during the War of 1812, and as she and Caroline Abbott experience life in this turbulent time. The reader is invited to choose how they might help the Americans defeat the British.
Ultimate attack Spradlin, Michael P., author.
Dr. Catalyst has had enough of Emmet Doyle's meddling. Time after time, Emmet and his friend Calvin Geaux have stepped in to ruin his plans, just when he'd released one of his genetically engineered killer species into the Florida environment. This time, Dr. Catalyst is releasing his most deadly creation yet. It's a terrifying lone hunter, bred to stalk and destroy one specific target--Emmet Doyle.
The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing Kondō, Marie, author.
This best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.
Ava the sunset fairy Meadows, Daisy.
"During Rachel and Kirsty's first night at Camp Stargaze, they notice that the sunset is ... green! Can they help Ava the Sunset Fairy set things right?"--Cover verso.
Emma and the blue genie Funke, Cornelia Caroline.
Eight--year-old Emma and her little dog Tristan take a magic carpet ride to the distant land of Barakash to help a genie recover his stolen magical nose ring.
#Newsfail : climate change, feminism, gun control, and other fun stuff we talk about because nobody else will Kilstein, Jamie, author.
"A hilarious and informative primer on the most urgent issues of our day, from the creators and co-hosts of Citizen Radio, a 100% listener-supported show whose slogan is 'independent radio that won't lead you to war'"--Amazon.com.
Zoologies : on animals and the human spirit Deming, Alison Hawthorne, 1946- author.
"Humans were surrounded by other animals from the beginning of time: they were food, clothes, adversaries, companions, jokes, and gods. And yet, our companions in evolution are leaving the world - both as physical beings and spiritual symbols - and not returning. In this collection of linked essays, Alison Hawthorne Deming asks, and seeks to answer: what does the disappearance of animals mean for human imagination and existence? Moving from mammoth hunts to dying house cats, she explores profound questions about what it means to be animal. What is inherent in animals that leads us to destroy, and what that leads us toward peace? As human animals, how does art both define us as a species and how does it emerge primarily from our relationship with other species? The reader emerges with a transformed sense of how the living world around us has defined and continues to define us in a powerful way"--
The broken blade Durbin, William.
When Pierre LaPage's father has an accident, thirteen-year-old Pierre must quit school and paddle a canoe 2400 miles as a voyageur for the North West Company in order to earn money for his family.
Only enchanting Balogh, Mary.
Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, was devastated by his fiancée's desertion after his return home. Now the woman who broke his heart is back--and everyone is eager to revive their engagement. Except Flavian, who, in a panic, runs straight into the arms of a most sensible yet enchanting young woman. Agnes Keeping has never been in love--and never wishes to be. But then she meets the charismatic Flavian, and suddenly Agnes falls so foolishly and so deeply that she agrees to his impetuous proposal of marriage. When Agnes discovers that the proposal is only to avenge his former love, she's determined to flee. But Flavian has no intention of letting his new bride go, especially now that he too has fallen so passionately and so unexpectedly in love.
The spirit bird Nelson, Kent, 1943- author.
"The flight path of The Spirit Bird traces many landscapes and different transitory lives. A young man scratches out a living from the desert, a woman follows a rarely seen bird in the far reaches of Alaska, a poor single mother sorts out her life in a fancy mountain town. Other protagonists yearn to cross a racial divide, keep developers from a local island, explore their sexuality, and mourn a lost loved one. The characters in this collection are compelled to seek beyond their own horizons, and as the stories unfold, the search becomes the expression of their desires. The elusive spirit bird is a metaphor for what we've lost, for what we hope for, and what we don't know about ourselves"--
Blue lily, lily Blue Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981- author.
Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs. The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.
A.D. 30 : a novel Dekker, Ted, 1962-
"A sweeping epic set in the harsh deserts of Arabia and ancient Palestine. A war that rages between kingdoms on the earth and in the heart. The harrowing journey of the woman at the center of it all. Step back in time to the year of our Lord...A.D. 30. The outcast daughter of one of the most powerful Bedouin sheikhs in Arabia, Maviah is called on to protect the very people who rejected her. When their enemies launch a sudden attack with devastating consequences, Maviah escapes with the help of two of her father's warriors--Saba who speaks more with his sword than his voice and Judah, a Jew who comes from a tribe that can read the stars. Their journey will be fraught with terrible danger. If they can survive the vast forbidding sands of a desert that is deadly to most, they will reach a brutal world subjugated by kings and emperors. There Maviah must secure an unlikely alliance with King Herod of the Jews. But Maviah's path leads her unexpectedly to another man. An enigmatic teacher who speaks of a way in this life which offers greater power than any kingdom. His name is Yeshua, and his words turn everything known on its head. Though following him may present even greater danger, his may be the only way for Maviah to save her people--and herself"--
Desert god Smith, Wilbur A., author.
On the gleaming banks of the Nile, the brilliant Taita -- a freed slave and advisor to the Pharaoh -- devises a plan to destroy Egypt's most feared enemy, the mighty Hyksos. His quest will take him on an epic journey up the ancient river, through Arabia and the magical city of Babylon and across the open seas -- all in the company of the Pharaoh's exquisite sisters. With the future of the kingdom itself on his shoulders, Taita plunges into a world where the line between loyalty and betrayal shifts like the desert sands, evil waits in the shadows and death lingers on the edge of darkness.
Past lives, present stories : healing & wisdom through past life exploration Marshall, Judith, 1968-
Haganai. Volume 9 : I don't have many friends Hirasaka, Yomi, author.
Facing evil Brant, Kylie.
"The cornbelt killers. That's the media's name for the murderous trio who are using the midwest as their hunting grounds. DCI agent Cam Prescott and forensic profiler Sophia Channing are responsible for stopping them."
Open secrets Ward, Dayton.
"With tensions mounting between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, Ambassador Jetanien works frantically on Starbase Vanguard to halt the escalation toward war. Commodore Diego Reyes, the station's former commander, awaits trial for treason, while the shattered mind of his intelligence officer, T'Prynn, becomes the battlefield in a fight for her very life. But even as matters deteriorate, the discoveries made in the Taurus Reach have captured the imagination of one of the Federation's most promising scientific minds: Dr. Carol Marcus believes she is close to solving a puzzle that will transform her life's work. Meanwhile, an unexpected defection brings a new perspective to the investigation, and Vanguard's Lieutenant Ming Xiong is confronted with an artifact that could be the key to decoding the Taurus Meta-Genome..."--p.  of cover.
China days : a visual journal from China's wild west Drescher, Henrik.
The fortunes of Africa : a 5000-year history of wealth, greed, and endeavour Meredith, Martin, author.
Africa has been coveted for its riches ever since the era of the Pharaohs. In past centuries, it was the lure of gold, ivory, and slaves that drew fortune-seekers, merchant-adventurers, and conquerors from afar. In modern times, the focus of attention is on oil, diamonds, and other valuable minerals. Land was another prize. The Romans relied on their colonies in northern Africa for vital grain shipments to feed the population of Rome. Arab invaders followed in their wake, eventually colonizing the entire region. More recently, foreign corporations have acquired huge tracts of land to secure food supplies needed abroad, just as the Romans did. In this vast and vivid panorama of history, Martin Meredith follows the fortunes of Africa over a period of 5,000 years. With compelling narrative, he traces the rise and fall of ancient kingdoms and empires, the spread of Christianity and Islam, the enduring quest for gold and other riches, the exploits of explorers and missionaries, and the impact of European colonization. He examines, too, the fate of modern African states and concludes with a glimpse of their future.
Weightlifting & strength building Scott, Celicia, 1957- author.
Yoga & Pilates James, Sara, author.
Eating right & additional supplements for fitness Hill, Z. B.
Cross-training Hill, Z. B., author.
Sports & fitness Scott, Celicia, 1957-
Core workouts Hill, Z. B.
Step aerobics & aerobic dance James, Sara.
Exercise for physical & mental health Hill, Z. B.
Quiltmaking by hand : simple stitches, exquisite quilts Beyer, Jinny.
This book introduces new quilters to a simple yet versatile set of techniques that allows them to create sensational quilts entirely by hand. --from vendor description.
Holiday colors : our favorite days Clark Sawyer, J., author.
"In this book, young readers will learn about color by examples from holidays."--
The drawing room : English country house decoration Musson, Jeremy, author.
Heart of stone Mullins, Debra.
"Darius Montana is a Seer. With his gift of empathy, he can see into the hearts of others, both human and Atlantean. When his family comes into possession of one of the legendary power stones of Atlantis, Darius is sent to find the Stone Singer. Faith Karaluros is the last Stone Singer. Manipulated all her life for her rare ability, she is widowed after her husband tried to steal her power for the Mendukati, an extremist group that hunts Seers. Faith wants nothing more than to stay out of this war when Darius comes to find her--just in time to rescue her from being kidnapped. Faith goes with Darius, determined to do the job and be on her way with the money that can set her up where no one can find her again. She didn't count on the Mendukati sending a hit man after her. Darius swears he can protect her, but when she discovers he is one of the rare Atlanteans whose powers work on their own kind, can she trust him to keep his word, or is she being used again?"--Author's website.
Warning signs White, Stephen, 1951-
The brutal slaying of Boulder's controversial DA strikes deep in the heart of everything clinical psychologist Alan Gregory holds dear: after all, Gregory's wife, Lauren, worked for the dead man. But the bloodied body is just the first in a series of high-voltage incidents in a gripping story of crime and punishment, tragedy and retribution, and of human beings caught in the shattering cross fire of forces beyond their control, forces sometimes within themselves.
Seventh grave and no body Jones, Darynda, author.
"Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there's that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she's ever known about him"--
Tyrant Cameron, Christian, 1962-
Jane and the twelve days of Christmas Barron, Stephanie.
"The twelfth installment in Stephanie Barron's fan-favorite Being a Jane Austen Mystery series. Christmas Eve, 1814: Jane Austen has been invited to spend the holiday with family and friends at The Vyne, the gorgeous ancestral home of the wealthy and politically prominent Chute family. As the year fades and friends begin to gather beneath the mistletoe for the twelve days of Christmas festivities, Jane and her circle are in a celebratory mood: Mansfield Park is selling nicely, Napoleon has been banished to Elba, British forces have seized Washington, DC, and on Christmas Eve, John Quincy Adams signs the Treaty of Ghent, which will end a war nobody in England really wanted. Jane, however, discovers holiday cheer is fleeting. One of the Yuletide revelers dies in a tragic accident, which Jane immediately views with suspicion. If the accident was in fact murder, the killer is one of Jane's fellow snow-bound guests. With clues scattered amidst cleverly crafted charades, dark secrets coming to light during parlor games, and old friendships returning to haunt the Christmas parties, whom can Jane trust to help her discover the truth and stop the killer from striking again?"--
A big day for Migs Hodgkinson, Jo, author, illustrator.
Migs' first day of school gets off to a rough start, but he overcomes his shyness to ask for help from his new classmates and makes the day special for everyone.
Sometimes you barf Carlson, Nancy L., author, illustrator.
When you are sick, vomiting can be a scary experience, but you will get better.
The ABC bunny Gág, Wanda, 1893-1946.
Follows a little bunny as it scampers through the alphabet.
After Todd, Anna.
"Book One of the After series--the Internet sensation with millions of readers. Tessa didn't plan on meeting H. during her freshman year of college. But now that she has, her life will never be the same"--
Atlantia : a novel Condie, Allyson Braithwaite.
"Rio has always dreamed of leaving the underwater city of Atlantia for life in the Above, however, when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, Rio is left stranded below where she must find a way to unlock the secrets of the siren voice she has long hidden and save Atlantia from destruction"--
Earth & sky Crewe, Megan, author.
King Dork Portman, Frank.
High school loser Tom Henderson discovers that "The Catcher in the Rye" may hold the clues to the many mysteries in his life.
No way out Jacobson, Alan, 1961-
When a powerful firebomb destroys part of an art gallery in an exclusive London district, FBI Profiler Karen Vail is dispatched to England to work with Scotland Yard. But Vail soon discovers that at the heart of the bombing lies a 440-year-old manuscript that holds clues to England's past -- with content is so explosive that a group of political radicals is bent on destroying it at all costs.
Tell me again how a crush should feel Farizan, Sara.
High school junior Leila's Persian heritage already makes her different from her classmates at Armstead Academy, and if word got out that she liked girls life would be twice as hard, but when a new girl, Saskia, shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would, especially when it looks as if the attraction between them is mutual, so she struggles to sort out her growing feelings by confiding in her old friends.
The Faulkes chronicle Huddle, David, 1942-
Tough day for the army : stories Warner, John, 1970-
Wyoming range war : the infamous invasion of Johnson County Davis, John W., 1943-
"Wyoming's infamous Johnson County War exploded on the local and national consciousness in 1892 and has never lost its imaginative power. The basis for such classic novels as The Virginian and Shane, it has been re-enacted in such major motion pictures as Shane and Heaven's Gate." "Now Wyoming attorney John W. Davis retells the story of the West's greatest range war. Having scoured all the sources other writers have used, Davis has delved more deeply into land and census records, newspapers, and trial transcripts. The result is an all new interpretation. Davis looks at the conflict from the perspective of Johnson County residents - the people whose home territory was invaded and many of whom the invaders targeted for murder. He finds that, contrary to the received explanation, these people were not thieves and rustlers but legitimate citizens." "The broad outlines of the conflict are familiar: some of Wyoming's biggest cattlemen, under the guise of eliminating livestock rustling on the open range, hire two-dozen Texas cowboys and, with range detectives and prominent members of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, "invade" north-central Wyoming to clean out rustlers and other undesirables." "The invaders kill two alleged rustlers - Nate Champion and Nick Ray - but doing so delays their arrival in Buffalo, the county seat, and provides citizens time to mobilize. Local residents turn the tables, surrounding the invaders at the T.A. Ranch, where they intend to capture them by force. An appeal for help convinces President Benjamin Harrison to call out the army from nearby Fort McKinney, and after an all-night ride the soldiers arrive just in time to stave off the invaders' annihilation. Taken prisoner, they later avoid prosecution." "For years afterward, the cattle barons sought to justify their deeds, often by impugning the integrity of the people of Johnson County. Thanks to the big cattlemen's powers of persuasion, that skewed viewpoint has colored accounts of the war for a century"--Jacket.
Devil's Gate : owning the land, owning the story Rea, Tom, 1950-
"In this narrative, Tom Rea traces the history of the Sweetwater River valley in central Wyoming - a remote place that includes Devil's Gate, Independence Rock, and other sites along a storied stretch of the Oregon Trail - to show how legal ownership of a place can translate into owning its story." "The area was once heavily traveled. John C. Fremont passed through here, as did American Indians hunting for their own survival, half a million emigrants, the photographer W.H. Jackson, and an ambitious surveyor named Billy Owen. Occasional clusters of buildings, the modern highway, and a few historical markers are all that seem to distinguish the area now from what they encountered 150 years ago. But this static serenity masks a history of conflict"--Book jacket.
Sing me awake : a memoir of friendship Katz, Linda.
The adventure gap : changing the face of the outdoors Mills, James Edward, 1966-
"In 2013, the first all-African American team of climbers, sponsored by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), challenged themselves on North America's highest point, the dangerous and forbidding Denali, in Alaska. Mills uses Expedition Denali and its team members' adventures as a jumping-off point to explore how minority populations view their place in wild environments and to share the stories of those who have already achieved significant accomplishments in outdoor adventures--from Mathew Henson, a Black explorer who stood with Peary at the North Pole, to Kai Lightner, a teenage sport climber currently winning national competitions. The goal of the expedition, and now the book, is to inspire minority communities to look outdoors for experiences that will enrich their lives, and to encourage them toward greater environmental stewardship."--From publisher's web site.
Secret promises Delinsky, Barbara, author.
Unforgettable Banks, Maya, author.
Sleepy hollow : children of the revolution DeCandido, Keith R. A., author.
"When Ichabod Crane, a soldier from the Colonial Army, is resurrected from his grave, more than two centuries after he was killed in battle, he partners with Lieutenant Abbie Mills of the Sleepy Hollow Police Department to fight the evil forces that have taken hold of the town. It's a cold day in January, and Ichabod visits Patriots Park for a moment of peace. Instead, he receives a disturbing vision from his wife, Katrina, in which she delivers a cryptic but urgent message: he must retrieve the Congressional Cross that he was awarded by the Second Continental Congress for bravery in action. There's just one problem: Ichabod was killed before he ever received the medal, and he is unsure where it might be. Together Ichabod and Abbie set out to uncover the mystery of the cross and its connection to George Washington and his secret war against the demon hordes. They soon learn that a coven of witches is also seeking the cross in order to resurrect their leader, Serilda, who was burned at the stake during the Revolutionary War. Now they must locate the cross before the coven can bring back Serilda to exact her fatal revenge on Sleepy Hollow"--
Trying Patience Neggers, Carla, author.
Trying Patience: New York City was the last place nature writer Patience Madrid wanted to be. She preferred the quiet and solitude of her Adirondacks cabin to the noise and bustle of the city. But her sister, Tilly, is being mysterious, and begs Patience to come and stay at her apartment while she and her husband, Terrence, are out of town. Except, when Patience gets to the apartment, she finds it isn't empty.... Jake Farr was only looking for a place to crash and to help out his friend Terrence. Instead he gets bowled over by Tilly's oddball sister. Jake has no idea what to do with Patience Madrid. They are complete opposites--Jake is city, Patience is country, Jake is used to fine, expensive living, Patience likes to rough it, Jake isn't fond of dogs, Patience has a huge mutt that she adores. And yet, as they try to get to the bottom of Terrence's and Tilly's odd behavior, Jake and Patience find there might just be something to that old adage "opposites attract...." -- from publisher's web site.
The Tess Noncoiré chronicles. Volume one Frost, P. R., author.
By day, Tess Noncoiré is a successful fantasy writer. But she has another career as well, trained by the Sisterhood of the Celestial Blade Warriors to fight demonic incursions into our world. Her partner in this fight is a sarcastic, cigar-smoking imp called Scrap. And when she needs extra back-up, she turns to rare-book dealer Guilford Van der Hoyden-Smythe -- who knows more than he should about the Blade Warriors -- and the handsome, mysterious foster child of a demon, Donovan Estevez. Together, Tess and her team weather demonic attacks, save the world from destruction, and make some powerful enemies along the way.
The blood of Olympus Riordan, Rick.
Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen -- all of them -- and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood -- the blood of Olympus -- in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it "might" be able to stop a war between the two camps. The Athena Parthenos will go west, the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.
All the king's men Warren, Robert Penn
The winner Baldacci, David.
Yellow crocus Ibrahim, Laila, author.
Whispers of Moonlight Wick, Lori
Wild At Heart Graves, Jane
While other people sleep Muller, Marcia.
The vines Rice, Christopher, 1979- author.
Wednesday's child : a novel Chaikin, L. L., 1943-
The tower and the hive McCaffrey, Anne.
The Venetian Venture Hill, Suzette
Total Control Baldacci, David
The tomb of Hercules : a novel McDermott, Andy.
Thursday's child Chaikin, L. L., 1943-
The spirit lens : a novel of the Collegia Magica Berg, Carol.
Shield of sea and space Hoffman, Erin, 1981-
The Satan Bug MacLean, Alistair
The shape of water Camilleri, Andrea.
The Russian debutante's handbook Shteyngart, Gary, 1972-
In a novel about being an outsider in America and what it means to be an American, Vladimir, a young Russian-American immigrant, pursues his dreams of success, wealth, and a girlfriend, as his quest takes him deep into uncharted territory.
Queen of song and souls Wilson, C. L.
Promise me tomorrow Wick, Lori.
Mistress of the art of death Franklin, Ariana.
Lost in You Dane, Lauren
A Little Murder Hill, Suzette A.
Lady in red Hawkins, Karen.
Last to Die Grippando, James
The King's Privateer Lambdin, Dewey
Havana : an Earl Swagger novel Hunter, Stephen, 1946-
How to Treat a Lady Hawkins, Karen
The gun ketch Lambdin, Dewey.
Foxfire : confessions of a girl gang Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
The ghost brigades Scalzi, John, 1969-
Feel the heat Meader, Kate, author.
Captain Nemo : the fantastic history of a dark genius Anderson, Kevin J., 1962-
Christmas in the Duke's Arms : A Historical Romance Holiday Anthology Burrowes, Grace/ Jewel, Carolyn/ Neville, Miranda/ Galen, Shana
Burn me deadly : an Eddie Lacrosse novel Bledsoe, Alex.
Bailey's Cafe Naylor, Gloria.
The Aquitaine progression : a novel Ludlum, Robert, 1927-2001, author.
Vengeful spirit : the battle of Molech McNeill, Graham, 1971- author.
Trail of the mountain man Johnstone, William W.
Second chance at the Sugar Shack Terry, Candis.
The source of magic Anthony, Piers.
The Second Chair Lescroart, John T.
Obsidian & blood : the collected Acatl novels Bodard, Aliette de.
The Motive Lescroart, John T.
The ladies auxiliary Mirvis, Tova.
Fool's fate Hobb, Robin.
The dream cycle of H.P. Lovecraft : dreams of terror and death Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937.
Deception point Brown, Dan, 1964-
The grace and truth paradox Alcorn, Randy C.
Dispatches from the front : stories of gospel advance in the world's difficult places Keesee, Timothy.
China, Pakistan, Egypt, Iraq . . . God is at work. Christians are testifying. The gospel is advancing. In this captivating travelogue, a veteran missions mobilizer leads readers to experience global Christianity, exploring the faith and lives of Christians living in some of the world's most perilous countries. The incredible accounts recorded here -- stories that span the globe from China to Afghanistan -- highlight the bold faith and sacrificial bravery of God's people. Ultimately, this book magnifies Christ's saving work in all the earth and encourages Christians to joyfully embrace their role in the gospel's unstoppable advance! - Publisher.
Centaur rising Yolen, Jane, author.
In 1965, a year after Arianne thinks she sees a shooting star land in the fields surrounding her family's horse farm, a baby centaur's born, and the family, already under scrutiny because Arianne's six-year-old brother has birth defects, struggles to keep the colt a secret.
Cash : the autobiography Cash, Johnny.
In an autobiography complemented by never-before-published photographs, the country singer looks back over his life, from his childhood on an Arkansas cotton farm to his battle with drugs to his myriad musical successes.
Mecca : the sacred city Sardar, Ziauddin, author.
"Sardar unravels the meaning and significance of Mecca. Tracing its history from its origins as a barren valley in the desert to its evolution as a trading town and sudden emergence as the religious center of a world empire, Sardar examines the religious struggles and rebellions in Mecca that have significantly shaped Muslim culture ... [in a] blend of history, reportage, and memoir"--Amazon.com.
The snark bible : a reference guide to verbal sparring, comebacks, irony, insults, sarcasm, and so much more Dorfman, Lawrence.
"The lord of snark, Lawrence Dorfman, is back! With his treasury of backhanded compliments, sarcastic insults, and catty comebacks, Dorfman gives us transformative wisdom that's sure to change your life--or at least induce a light chuckle,"--front flap of dust jacket.
Losing patience : the problems, alarms and psychological issues of shaken baby syndrome Peinkofer, J. (Jim)
"All it takes is two or three violent shakes, in as little as five seconds, by an angry parent or caregiver to punish or quiet a crying child. Shaken Baby syndrome (SBS) is the leading cause of abuse-related deaths among infants. nearly one-third of shaken babies die, 80 percent of the survivors suffer permanent brain damage. James Peinkofer, an expert on Shaken Baby Syndrome, provides a major study of famous and recent cases (Virginia Jaspers, Patience Gill, Louise Woodward) and the key medical personnel that helped shape and define Shaken Baby Syndrome. Along with setting out prevention efforts, ways to soothe a crying baby and stories from the families and survivors, he identifies: Which infants and children are most vulnerable -- What to look out for in a caregiver -- What a family should do if they suspect SBS. Losing Patience is a must read for every parent, grandparent and caregiver. the life that's saved may be that of your tiny loved one"-- back cover.
The dumb book : silly stories, stupid people, and mega mistakes that crack us up
There was once a time when you got your daily dose of dumb from the morning paper, or the gossip around the office water cooler, or the stories you heard at the family dinner table. In the 21st century, dumb is delivered every minute of the day to your computer, your phone, your Facebook account, your 24-hour-a-day cable news feed. Dumb is everywhere, all the time. ... So enjoy the entertaining "wisdom" of dumb celebrities, lawyers, politicians, and more. We need dumb. We relish it. How would we get through our day without it? -- From back cover.
Listen out loud : a life in music--managing McCartney, Madonna, and Michael Jackson Weisner, Ron, author.
Even hardcore music fans don't know the name Ron Weisner...but they should. A high-powered manager for over four decades, Ron worked alongside Madonna, Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Gladys Knight, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, and, most notably, Michael Jackson. He saw the King of Pop through his game-changing multi-platinum albums Thriller and Off the Wall. He watched M.J.'s prickly father Joe run roughshod over both his son and industry execs. He fought back as the industry tried to steer Jackson in a musical direction that would have derailed his career. And he saw Michael suffer through devastating press coverage that turned the troubled singer's world upside down. Weisner's illuminating memoir Listen Out Loud underscores the destructive changes to the industry during his forty-year career, including the shift in focus from artistic integrity to the pursuit of cold hard numbers. It's an intimate glimpse into the music world from a man with a keen eye, sharp ears, and a big heart.
The unsubstantial air : American fliers in the First World War Hynes, Samuel, 1924-
"The vivid story of the young Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I. The Unsubstantial Air is a chronicle of war that is more than a military history, it traces the lives and deaths of the young Americans who fought in the skies over Europe in World War I. Using letters, journals, and memoirs, it speaks in their voices and answers primal questions: What was it like to be there? What was it like to fly those planes, to fight, to kill? The volunteer fliers were often privileged young men--the sort of college athletes and Ivy League students who might appear in an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, and sometimes did. For them, a war in the air would be like a college reunion. Others were roughnecks from farms and ranches, for whom it would all be strange. Together they would make one Air Service and fight one bitter, costly war. A wartime pilot himself, the memoirist and critic Samuel Hynes tells these young men's saga as the story of a generation. He shows how they dreamed of adventure and glory, and how they learned the realities of a pilot's life, the hardships and the danger, and how they came to know both the beauty of flight and the constant presence of death. They gasp in wonder at the world seen from a plane, struggle to keep their hands from freezing in open-air cockpits, party with actresses and aristocrats, and search for their friends' bodies on the battlefield. Their romantic war becomes more than that--it becomes a harsh but often thrilling new reality"--
Disquiet time : rants and reflections on the good book by the skeptical, the faithful and a few scoundrels
The Bible is full of not-so-precious moments, from murder and mayhem, to sex and slavery. Now, an incredible cast of contributors tackles the parts of the Bible that most excite, frustrate, or comfort, like: 1.What the heck is the book of Revelation really about? (The answer will surprise you.), 2.How do we come to grips with the Bible's troubling (or seemingly troubling) passages about the role of women?, 3.Why did the artist of the oldest known picture of Jesus intentionally paint him with a wonky eye--and what does it tell us about beauty? DISQUIET TIME was written by and for Bible-loving Christians, agnostics, skeptics, none-of-the-aboves, and people who aren't afraid to dig deep spiritually, ask hard questions, and have some fun along the way.
Veranda : a passion for living : houses of style and inspiration Englefield, Carolyn.
Timeless wire weaving : the complete course Barth, Lisa, author.
David Hume Kennerly on the iPhone : secrets and tips from a Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Kennerly, David Hume, 1947- author.
David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone is a series of essays, anecdotes, and tips about how and why he takes pictures. Using only the camera in his iPhone, Kennerly pursued an around the world photo-a-day mission in 2013. Along the way he discovered that paring down his formidable photo arsenal to a single, simple camera forced him to sharpen his eye and made him an even better photographer. The images and insights in this book will challenge and inspire any shooter, from amateurs to seasoned professionals.
Modern nature : Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986, artist.
Describes the life and art of the renowned artist during the relaxing, but very productive period of time (1918-1934) when she spent the summer and fall living on Alfred Stieglitz's pastoral family estate on Lake George in upstate New York.
Dressing & cooking wild game Marrone, Teresa, author.
"Dressing & Cooking Wild Game is the complete guide to field dressing and cooking great-tasting dishes with big game, small game, upland birds, and waterfowl.Compared to domestic meat, wild game is richer in flavor and lower in fat and calories. It also provides the ultimate expression of local food and a self-sufficient lifestyle. However, wild game requires unique care. The extremely low-fat meats of elk and pheasant, for example, become dry and tough if handled improperly. Fortunately, Dressing & Cooking Wild Game has all of the answers you need. This book is the complete guide to field dressing, portioning, and cooking great-tasting dishes with big game, small game, upland birds, and waterfowl. This book is filled with more than 150 recipes for wild game, from elk to squirrel to pheasant. More than 300 full-color photographs illustrate step-by-step directions and show finished dishes, making it easy to master the art of preparing wild game. With useful tips on butchering, dressing, and portioning, as well as information on cooking techniques and nutritional content, Dressing & Cooking Wild Game teaches you how to make your wild game dishes as memorable as the hunts that made them possible"--
Farm colors : from purple plums to pink pigs Markovics, Joyce L., author.
"In this book, young readers will learn about color with the farm as an example"--
Rain forest colors : bright and beautiful Clark Sawyer, J., author.
"In this book, young readers will learn about color with the rain forest serving as an example"--
A dead bore : another John Pickett mystery South, Sheri Cobb.
Eager to escape London following the scandal of her husband's death, Lady fieldhurst accepts an invitation to spend the summer in Yorkshire at the home of Sir General & Lady Hollingshead. She soon discovers that country life is not what she imagined.
Blood for blood : a John Chase mystery Rizzolo, S. K.
Endings & beginnings : the fifth diary-- 1962 : a novel Benson, Raymond, 1955- author.
It's 1962. Judy Cooper, the Black Stiletto, is devastated at the betrayal by her nemesis and former lover, mobster Leo Kelly. Additionally, Leo and his psychotically dangerous sister, Christina, have set out to ruin the Stiletto's reputation in L.A. with a series of crimes that are made to appear as if the crime-fighter is responsible. The very pregnant Judy must fight back only with her wits and cunning-until disaster strikes and she is forced to flee to her old home town in Texas for the final showdown with destiny. Meanwhile, in the present, the Alzheimer's that afflicts elderly Judy is in its last stage, but her son and granddaughter, Martin and Gina, must continue to protect her from the past's last remaining assault, culminating in a cathartic and explosive conclusion.
Leningrad : siege and symphony Moynahan, Brian, 1941-
Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony was first played in the city of its birth on 9 August, 1942. There has never been a first performance to match it. Pray God, there never will be again. Almost a year earlier, the Germans had begun their blockade of the city. Already many thousands had died of their wounds, the cold, and most of all, starvation. The assembled musicians--scrounged from frontline units and military bands, for only twenty of the orchestra's 100 players had survived--were so hungry, many feared they'd be too weak to play the score right through. In these, the darkest days of the Second World War, the music and the defiance it inspired provided a rare beacon of light for the watching world. In Leningrad: Siege and Symphony, Brian Moynahan sets the composition of Shostakovich's most famous work against the tragic canvas of the siege itself and the years of repression and terror that preceded it. In vivid and compelling detail he tells the story of the cruelties heaped by the twin monsters of the twentieth century on a city of exquisite beauty and fine minds, and of its no less remarkable survival. Weaving Shostakovich's own story and that of many others into the context of the maelstrom of Stalin's purges and the brutal Nazi invasion of Russia, Leningrad: Siege and Symphony is a magisterial and moving account of one of the most tragic periods in history.
Smallville season eleven. Volume 5, Olympus Miller, Bryan Q., author.
"Superman and new ally Wonder Woman race to stop magical terrorist Felix Faust from launching an attack on the nation's capital. Meanwhile, Lois launches an attack of her own by digging into the shadowy connection between Faust and the new Department of Extra-Normal Operations. Diana's mysterious past may hold the key to helping Superman stop Faust in the present, but the warlock isn't working alone. Don't miss the epic fight of Superman and Wonder Woman taking on Faust and Hades!"--
Star Wars, Darth Maul. Son of Dathomir Barlow, Jeremy.
"Darth Maul wages war against Darth Sidious and his generals Count Dooku and General Grievous with his allies in the Shadow Collective"--
Beowulf Morpurgo, Michael.
A retelling in prose of the Anglo-Saxon epic about the heroic efforts of Beowulf, son of Edgetheow, to save the people of Heorot hall from the terrible monster, Grendel.
Earth 2. Volume 4, The Dark Age Taylor, Tom, 1978- author.
"Once thought dead, Superman now returns to Earth to do the destructive bidding of Darkseid! The Wonders of Earth 2 have struggled to keep the forces of Brutal and Darkseid at bay. But now with the return of Superman, they can no longer stand up to the wake of destruction he brings. But now, with the emergence of a new and mysterious Batman, comes the hope that he may know how to defeat the rogue Man of Steel before Earth 2 is destroyed completely"--
The devils' alliance : Hitler's pact with Stalin, 1939-1941 Moorhouse, Roger, author.
Explores the causes and implications of the Nazi-Soviet Pact, an unholy covenant whose creation and dissolution were crucial turning points in World War II. Forged by the German foreign minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and his Soviet counterpart, Vyacheslav Molotov, the nonaggression treaty briefly united the two powers in a brutally efficient collaboration. Together, the Germans and Soviets quickly conquered and divided central and eastern Europe, Poland, the Baltic States, Finland, and Bessarabia. The human cost was staggering: during the two years of the pact hundreds of thousands of people in central and eastern Europe caught between Hitler and Stalin were expropriated, deported, or killed.
The republic of imagination : America in three books Nafisi, Azar.
The best-selling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran presents an impassioned tribute to the importance of fiction to democracy that blends memoir with close readings of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Babbitt and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.
The Unwritten. , War stories Carey, Mike, 1959- author.
"The tenth volume of the critically-acclaimed new series from the Eisner-nominated creative team, Mike Carey and Peter Gross is the perfect jumping on point, as Tom Taylor is stranded at the beginning of all creation! Lost in the unwritten scenes of all the world's stories, Tom Taylor is headed back to reality -- and all the gods and beasts and monsters ever imagined can't stop him. But there's a toll on the road that may be too high for him or anyone to pay.."--
Limonov Carrère, Emmanuel, 1957- author.
"This deft, timely translation of French writer and filmmaker Carrere's sparkling 2011 biography of Edward Limonov is an enthralling portrait of a man and his times. The subtitle is no exaggeration: Limonov, a prolific and celebrated author, cofounder of Russia's National Bolshevik Party, onetime coleader of the Drugaya Rossiya opposition movement, and current head of Strategy-31 (which organizes protests in Russia aimed at securing the right to peacefully assemble), has led an extraordinary life. Carrere suggests that Limonov's haphazard turns from budding poet, disillusioned emigre, New York City butler, and Parisian literary rock star to Russian countercultural maverick, Putin opponent, and political prisoner have been prompted by his drive for adventure and fame. Though his behavior is frequently reprehensible (including his lasting flirtation with authoritarian and fascist figures), Carrere's Limonov never dissolves in a mess of unfathomable contradictions. Instead, he emerges as a mirror through which the vortex of culture and politics in the late-Soviet and New Russian eras is reflected. In this astute, witty account, Limonov has found his ideal biographer. There are few more enjoyable descriptions of Russia today"--Publisher's Weekly.
Finding faith in the dark : when the story of your life takes a turn you didn't plan Short, Laurie, 1972-
Palace of books Grenier, Roger, 1919- author.
A man most driven : Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the founding of America Firstbrook, P. L. author.
"He fought and beheaded three Turkish commanders in duels. He was sold into slavery, then murdered his master to escape. He was captured by pirates--twice--and marched to the gallows to be hanged, only to be reprieved seconds before the noose dropped over his head. And all this happened before he was 30 years old. This is Captain John Smith's life. Everyone knows the story of Pocahontas and how she saved John Smith. And were it not for Smith's leadership, the Jamestown Colony would surely have failed. Yet Smith was a far more ambitious explorer and soldier of fortune than these tales suggest--and a far more ambitious self-promoter, too, so reputed for his truculence that the pilgrims of the Mayflower snubbed him when he offered them his services, though his 1614 map of New England (which he named) made him the unrivaled expert on America. Now, in the first major biography of Smith in decades, award-winning BBC filmmaker and author Peter Firstbrook traces the adventurer's astonishing exploits across three continents, testing Smith's claimed biography against the historical and geographical reality on the ground. A Man Most Driven delivers an enlightening dissection of this mythology-making man and the invention of America."--from publisher's description.
Syllabus Barry, Lynda, 1956- author.
Offers selected pages from the author's illustrated notebooks kept during a three year period when she was figuring out how to teach a course on keeping creative notebooks.
Hawkeye. Vol. 3, L.A. woman Fraction, Matt, author.
Kate Bishop heads to Los Angeles to get away from New York, life, and Clint Barton - but not away from trouble! Because Madame Masque is hanging out at poolside with the rich and famous as well! As Kate helps a reclusive and sixties-damaged pop music genius find his lost masterpiece, Madame Masque finds Kate. By which we mean starts trying to kill her again. In a broken town where cynicism and apathy has its claws around the throat of the good and decent, Lady Hawkguy is the only hero to trust!
Animal colors : what they mean Clark Sawyer, J., author.
"In this book, young readers will learn about color using animal as guides."--
The seasons' colors : how they change Markovics, Joyce L., author.
"In this book, young readers will learn about the four seasons through the use of color examples."--
Paddlenorth : adventure, resilience, and renewal in the arctic wild. Kingsley, Jennifer, author.
Tells the story of Jennifer Kingsley's 54-day paddling adventure on the Back River, in the northern wilderness, as she and her five companions battle raging winds, impenetratble sea ice, and treacherous rapids.
What is found, what is lost : a novel Parrish, Anne Leigh, author.
Explores four generations of women and the meaning of family, motherhood, faith, and the need to believe in something larger than themselves.
Attack & defence Aagaard, Jacob, author.
The text of the New Testament : its transmission, corruption, and restoration Metzger, Bruce M. (Bruce Manning), 1914-2007.
This thoroughly revised edition of Bruce M. Metzger's classic work is the most up-to-date manual available for the textual criticism of the New Testament. The Text of the New Testament, Fourth Edition, has been invigorated by the addition of Bart D. Ehrman--author of numerous best-selling books on the New Testament--as a coauthor. This revision brings the discussion of such important matters as the early Greek manuscripts and methods of textual criticism up to date, integrating recent research findings and approaches into the body of the text (as opposed to previous revisions, which compiled new material and notes into appendices). The authors also examine new areas of interest, including the use of computers in the collection and evaluation of manuscript evidence and the effects that social and ideological influences had upon the work of scribes. The standard text for courses in biblical studies and the history of Christianity since its first publication in 1964, The Text of the New Testament is poised to become a definitive resource for a whole new generation of students.
The lost key Coulter, Catherine.
"Freshly minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond is barely out of his Quantico training when he and his partner, Mike Caine, are called to investigate a stabbing on Wall Street. Their investigation, however, yields more questions than answers. It quickly becomes clear that the victim, John Pearce, was more than the naval historian and antiquities dealer he appeared to be. What Drummond doesn't know is that buying and selling rare books was Pearce's cover, and that he had devoted his life to discovering the whereabouts of a missing World War I U-boat concealing a stash of gold bullion, and an unexpected surprise that only raises more questions. When Drummond and Caine find both of Pearce's adult children have disappeared, the case assumes a new sense of urgency. The FBI agents know their best lead lies in the victim's cryptic final words-"The key is in the lock." But what key? What lock? The search for Adam and Sophia Pearce takes them on an international manhunt, which threatens to run them afoul of an eccentric billionaire industrialist with his own plans not only for the lost gold, but the creation of a weapon unlike anything the world has ever seen"--
Killing Patton : the strange death of World War II's most audacious general O'Reilly, Bill. author.
General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident--and may very well have been an act of assassination. "Killing Patton" takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.
National Geographic Angry Birds Space : a furious flight into the final frontier Briggs, Amy.
Follow the Angry Birds as they fly through four levels, traveling farther and farther into space to learn all they can about planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and the mysteries of the universe in order to rescue their precious eggs from the evil space piggies. Does not include information about how to play the game.
The marquis : Lafayette reconsidered Auricchio, Laura.
Urban outlaws Black, Peter Jay.
Deep beneath London, five extraordinary youths, orphans who bonded over their shared sense of justice, have formed the Urban Outlaws and dedicated themselves to outsmarting criminals and performing Random Acts of Kindness (R.A.K.s), but they are in serious trouble when they face a genius super-computer, Proteus.
Doughnuts! : 100 dough-licious recipes Beckerman, Carol.
Plenty more : vibrant vegetable cooking from London's Ottolenghi Ottolenghi, Yotam.
The hotly anticipated follow-up to London chef Yotam Ottolenghi's bestselling and award-winning cookbook Plenty, featuring more than 150 vegetarian dishes organized by cooking method.
Harold Dieterle's kitchen notebook : hundreds of recipes, tips, and techniques for cooking like a chef at home Dieterle, Harold, author.
"Many chefs keep notebooks in their kitchens, filled with recipe ideas, new ways to use an ingredient, and records of what did or did not work. But how often do ordinary food lovers get to peek inside? Now Harold Dieterle, chef-owner of New York City's popular restaurants Perilla, Kin Shop, and The Marrow, and Season 1 champion of the hit TV show Top Chef, pulls back the curtain to give every home cook a look inside his kitchen. Incorporating his eclectic mix of New American, Italian, Thai, and German influences, this cookbook offers restaurant-caliber dishes that can be easily prepared at home. While each dish comprises several elements, one standout ingredient or component will be identified in each (starred here) and accompanied by Harold's notebook entry sharing why that ingredient is so special and offering a number of additional ways to use it. Dishes include: Fresh Ricotta Cheese* with Acorn Squash Tempura, Truffle Honey, and Toasted Bread, Wild Chive* Tagliatelli with Shrimp, Cuttlefish, Shallots, and Sea Urchin Sauce, Roasted Whole Chicken with Spaetzle*, Chestnuts, and Persimmons, Grilled Venison Sirloin with Potato-Leek Gratin, Swiss Chard, and Huckleberry* Sauce, Warm Flourless Chocolate and Peanut Butter Soufflé Cake with Coffee Crème Anglaise*, and many more!"--
Food colors : from blueberries to beets Markovics, Joyce L., author.
"In this book, young readers learn about color with food as an example."--
City colors : from taxis to skyscrapers Markovics, Joyce L., author.
"In this book, young readers will learn about color with the city as an example."--
Hush now, don't explain : [a novel] Must, Dennis.
Honor, an orphan, finds her way to the Victorian boarding house where she thinks her mother might have birthed her. World War II has just ended, which alerted many Americans to the world beyond, but Honor and Billy's lives are limited to the dead-end town of DeForest Junction, Ohio, and its nearby notcherie, where exotic wemen sell their bodies to the rail men. Alongside her mixed-race 'cousin' Billy, Honor grows to womanhood, cared for by Miss Alsada and enchanted by the colorful stories of the shanty store owner, Mr. Augustus Willard, who claims to have traveled far and wide. One day, an itinerant blues musician shows up at the boardinghouse, electrifying Billy with his skill at the upright piano. He departs just as quickly, leaving behind hints that he might be Billy's father. Soon after Buster Stanley's departure, men in white hoods burn a cross in the field behind the boardinghouse and torch a number of shacks occupied by black families. Honor and Billy decide to leave DeForest Junction -- a feat they accomplish with the help of Mr. Willard, whose shanty store was burned. With Honor disguised as a boy for safety's sake, the three friends ride the rails southward, their ultimate destination: New Orleans. Billy is on the trail of Buster Stanley, but Honor is on an intense quest for Honor. How will she escape that fate of those wemen, waiting for a man to fill up the void in her life?
Scandalous summer nights Barton, Anne (Novelist), author.
Lady Olivia Sherbourne isn't shy about speaking her mind, except when it comes to James Averill. For ten long years he has been her brother's best friend and her heart's only desire. But when Olivia hears James will soon set sail for an expedition to Egypt, she knows the time has come to make her move. It's now or never.
Brothers McPhail, David, 1940- author, illustrator.
Although two brothers are different in many ways, they are alike, too--most importantly, in their love for each other.
Doug unplugs on the farm Yaccarino, Dan, author.
"Doug the robot takes a hands-on approach to learning about farm life when the family car gets stuck in a ditch on the way to visit the grandbots"--
Frances Dean who loved to dance and dance Sif, Birgitta.
Frances Dean loves to dance. She feels the wind and she dances. She hears singing birds and she dances. In her every waking moment, she is inspired to move. But as soon as anyone is around, Frances Dean's knees begin to tremble, butterflies start to flutter in her tummy, and she forgets how to dance. Will she ever find the courage to share her talent with others and feel free?
All tucked in on Sesame Street Jaine, Lillian.
"Join Elmo, Oscar, Cookie Monster, and the rest of the Sesame Street friends as they get cozy and comfy for bed"--
Love Monster and the perfect present Bright, Rachel, author, illustrator.
Love Monster is determined to give his best friend, a lovely girl monster, the perfect present on Gift Day, so when he discovers he cannot afford to buy anything special enough, he has an idea to make something, instead.
The juggling pug Bryan, Sean.
Residents of a town famous for having the world's only juggling pug are willing to tolerate any behavior from the "troublesome, worrisome, juggle-some" canine until one girl gets fed up and suggests they send him away.
Let's rock! Berk, Sheryl.
When the girls in the Dance Divas dance team fight over the lead in a new music video, Miss Toni decides to teach the girls a lesson about teamwork.
Traumatic brain injury : from concussion to coma Goldsmith, Connie, 1945-
Discusses the prevalence of traumatic brain injury, including its aftereffects, the many different kinds of TBIs, and famous TBI sufferers.
The girls of Gettysburg Miller, Bobbi.
"Pickett's Charge, one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, is the climax of this Civil War adventure, told from the perspective of three girls: a Union loyalist, a free Black, and a girl from Virginia who disguised herself as a boy to fight in the Confederate Army"--
How to eat fried worms Rockwell, Thomas, 1933-
Two boys set out to prove that worms can make a delicious meal.
Hunter Moran digs deep Giff, Patricia Reilly.
Twin siblings Hunter and Zack, along with neighborhood pest Sarah Yulefsky, dig for treasure--the hidden hoard of town founder Lester Dinwitty.
Dappled Annie and the tigrish McCallum, Mary, 1961- author.
Annie enjoys spending time in the hedge at the end of the garden where she can keep cool and talk to the creatures that live there.
Curiosity's mission on Mars : exploring the red planet Miller, Ron, 1947- author.
Discusses some of the information sent back from "Curiosity," the Mars Rover, including pictures of the Martian landscape, traces of water in Martian soil, and the key chemicals necessary for life.
Dory Fantasmagory Hanlon, Abby, author.
Dory, the youngest in her family, is a girl with a very active imagination, and she spends the summer playing with her imaginary friend, pretending to be a dog, battling monsters, and generally driving her family nuts.
Ada's algorithm : how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age Essinger, James, 1957-
Behind every great man, there's a great woman, no other adage more aptly describes the relationship between Charles Babbage, the man credited with thinking up the concept of the programmable computer, and mathematician Ada Lovelace, whose contributions, according to Essinger, proved indispensable to Babbage's invention. The Analytical Engine was a series of cogwheels, gear-shafts, camshafts, and power transmission rods controlled by a punch-card system based on the Jacquard loom. Lovelace, the only legitimate child of English poet Lord Byron, wrote extensive notes about the machine, including an algorithm to compute a long sequence of Bernoulli numbers, which some observers now consider to be the world's first computer program.
Animals don't blush Gross, David R. (David Ross)
Man hunt Gross, David R. (David Ross)
Madame Picasso Girard, Anne, author.
Last Days in Shanghai : a novel Walker, Casey, 1980-
"Luke Slade, a young Congressional aide, begins this business trip to China like all other international travel he's endured with "Lyin' Leo": buried under a slew of diplomatic runarounds, non-functioning cell phones, and humiliation from the Congressmanat every turn. But on day two, a new challenge rears its ugly head: Leo goes on a drunken bender and disappears into the night. Unsure what dubious business his corrupt and buffoonish boss had planned, Luke must piece together the Congressman's lies whilemaintaining appearances with their Chinese contacts. Amidst the confusion, a little bleary from jet-lag and alcohol, Luke receives a briefcase full of money from the mayor of a rural Chinese province. Luke accepts the "gift" in his daze, but when he later realizes his mistake and tries to return the cash, he discovers even more anxiety-inducing news. The mayor is dead. As Luke tries to unravel the complex minefield of corruption he's tumbled into, he must also confront his own role in the events. Unwitting marionette? Fall guy? Or perhaps someone more capable of moral compromise than he would have liked to believe. Last Days in Shanghai is an unforgettable debut by a writer to watch. It's both a hold-on-to-your-seat thriller and a pitch-perfect exploration of present day China-the country's rapacious capitalism, the shocking boom of its cities and the wholesale eradication of its traditions. "--
The four forges Rhodes, Jenna.
The snow globe Hilton, Laura V., 1963- author.
"As youngsters, Esther Beachy and Viktor Petersheim were at odds, but a reunion over a decade later awakens unexpected feelings in both of them"--
Feeding time at the zoo Shahan, Sherry.
"This photo essay takes kids behind the scenes at a community zoo to see what and how their favorite animals eat."--Amazon.com.
December dog Roy, Ron, 1940- author.
After finding an unusual present-- a lost puppy-- on Christmas Eve, best friends Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy scramble to find its owner before morning.
Royal Horticultural Society companion to scented plants Lacey, Stephen, 1957- author.
The magician's fire Nicholson, Simon (Simon Bennett), 1971-
Young Harry Houdini's efforts to perfect his magic tricks are put on hold when his mentor, Herbie, disappears, prodding Harry and his two best friends, Arthur and Billie, to embark on a dangerous investigation that pushes their skill and their friendship to the limits.
Compass of dreams Baccalario, Pierdomenico, author.
Life in the small town of Applecross has gotten stranger since the Lily family took over the magical Enchanted Emporium--but when animals start to vanish from the area, fourteen-year-old Finley McPhee finds himself caught up in the mystery of the missing Sherwood Compass and the legend of the Green Man.
Jasmine skies Brahmachari, Sita, 1966- author.
"Fourteen-year-old Mira Levenson travels from London to Kolkata to meet her aunt and her cousin and to find out why the families haven't spoken in years."--Provided by publisher"--
George Marshall : a biography Unger, Debi, author.
Presents a complete picture of the life of George C. Marshall, from his childhood and military training through his role as chief of staff of the U.S. Army during World War II and his leadership efforts as Secretary of State in rebuilding post-war Europe.
5 elephants Laidlaw, Rob, 1954- author.
With books and bricks : how Booker T. Washington built a school Slade, Suzanne.
"Booker T. Washington had an incredible passion for learning. Born a slave, he taught himself to read. When the Civil War ended, Booker finally fulfilled his dream of attending school. After graduation, he was invited to teach in Tuskegee, Alabama. Finding many eager students, but no school, Booker set out to build his own school--brick by brick"--
Star stuff : Carl Sagan and the mysteries of the cosmos Sisson, Stéphanie Roth, author.
"A biography of Carl Sagan focusing on his childhood and culminating in the Voyager mission and the Golden Record"--Provided by publisher.
Thrown Howley, Kerry.
""Thrown is Kerry Howley's masterful debut. A work of rigorous nonfiction that's sure to be branded experimental, but that's as involving and page-turning as any book I've read in a while." -Gary Shteyngart "Who can explain what draws a young brilliant writer-and a woman no less-to be mesmerized by the sight of a young man being pummeled in the ring? But out of this passion-maybe obsession-comes a great American story about overlooked heroes, the nature of violence, hope, love and nearly everything else that matters." -Hanna Rosin, author of The End of Men "Out of the dank basements and glitzy arenas of a brutal sport, Kerry Howley has created a story that is virtuous, rapturous, and utterly consequential. In language that's as daring as it is astute, she tells the story of two young guys from the middle of America, an overachiever and an underachiever, whom the world, it turns out, has equally little use for. It's a story we've read about a thousand times, and one we've seen nothing else like. This is a gloriously heartbreaking debut." -John D'Agata, author of The Lifespan of a Fact "Lyrical and brutal in its subject matter, the poetic voice within offers humor, heart, and grace from the first page and kept me in awe until the end. This is a powerful book reminiscent of Hemingway's early work." -Frank Bill, author of Crimes in Southern Indiana and Donnybrook In this darkly funny work of literary nonfiction, a bookish young woman insinuates herself into the lives of two cage fighters-one a young prodigy, the other an aging journeyman. Acclaimed essayist Kerry Howley follows these men for three years through the bloody world of mixed martial arts as they starve themselves, break bones, fail their families and form new ones in the quest to rise from remote Midwestern fairgrounds to packed Vegas arenas. With penetrating intelligence and wry humor, Howley exposes the profundities and absurdities of this American subculture. Kerry Howley's work has appeared in The Paris Review, New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, Slate, and frequently in Bookforum. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program"--
The book of secrets Voigt, Cynthia.
Self-reliant Max Starling, a twelve-year-old detective and problem solver, struggles to keep his identity a secret as he investigates a case of arson, while cryptic messages from his still missing parents indicate that they need rescuing.
Applejack and the honest-to-goodness switcheroo Berrow, G. M.
"Applejack starts a diary to record all her hard work bucking fields at Sweet Apple Acres. As the days pass, Applejack's journal entries start to read like lists of complaints as she writes honestly about whatever is bothering her. But when the book falls into the wrong hooves, Applejack finds herself in a real pickle!"--
Totally washi! : more than 45 super cute washi tape crafts for kids Laz, Ashley Ann.
Bulfinch's mythology Bulfinch, Thomas, 1796-1867.
30-minute paleo meals : over 100 quick-fix, gluten-free recipes Petitto, Melissa, author.
National Geographic kids cookbook : a year-round fun food adventure Seaver, Barton.
For each month of the year discover recipes for fun, new dishes and twists on old favorites, weird-but-true food facts, profiles on "foodie " people, plus activities and challenges you can do by yourself or with friends.
Just a drop of water Cerra, Kerry O'Malley, author.
"Jake and Sam are best friends, but after the attacks on September 11, their friendship is in danger of crumbling as Sam and his family succumb to hatred for being Muslim American"--
The badger knight Erskine, Kathryn, author.
In England in 1346 Adrian has three problems: he is small for his twelve years, he is an albino, so people are suspicious of him, and his father wants him to be a scribe, while he wants to be an archer--but when he runs away to join his friend in the fight against the invading Scots, he learns that war can be a lot more complicated then he imagined.
Those magnificent sheep in their flying machine Bently, Peter, 1960-
Tired of standing still on their old hill, several sheep board an airplane for a round-the-world adventure.
Sleepytime me Fine, Edith Hope, author.
"From the great expanse of the darkening sky filled with stars, to the softening sounds of city and farm quieting down for the night, the perspective comes closer to reveal the end of day at home and then the child snuggling into bed"--
Corpus Chrome, Inc. Zahler, S. Craig.
"Decades in the future Corpus Chrome, Inc. develops a robotic body, dubbed a 'mannequin,' that can revive, sustain and interface with a cryonically-preserved human brain. Like all new technology, it is copyrighted. Hidden behind lawyers and a chrome facade, the inscrutable organization resurrects a variety of notable minds, pulling the deceased back from oblivion into a world of animated sculpture, foam rubber cars, dissolving waste and strange terrorism. Nobody knows how Corpus Chrome, Inc. determines which individuals should be given a second life, yet myriad people are affected. Among them are Lisanne Breutschen, the composer who invented sequentialism with her twin sister, and Champ Sappline, a garbage man who is entangled in a war between the third, fourth and fifth floors of a New York City apartment building. In the Spring of 2058, Corpus Chrome, Inc. announces that they will revive Derek W.R. Dulande -- a serial rapist and murderer who was executed thirty years ago for his crimes. The public is horrified by the decision, and before long, the company's right to control the lone revolving door between life and death will be violently challenged"--Back cover.
Wraiths of the broken land Zahler, S. Craig.
Sunday morning song McCollors, Tia.
"With her abusive ex-husband behind bars, Quinn Montgomery is ready for a fresh start for herself and her young son. But will her heart heal enough to welcome the affections of another man?"--
Skor, the winged stallion Blade, Adam, author.
Kraya the blood shark Blade, Adam, author.
Max and Lia's underwater adventure concludes in this thrilling series by Beast Quest author, Adam Blade! Max and Lia have tracked the evil Professor to his lair in the Black Caves. Neither of them are ready for what awaits them there. Kraya the Blood Shark, with his razor sharp teeth and laser cannons is the most vicious of all the Robobeasts. Max must survive if he wants to finally come face-to-face with the Professor to save his father and retrieve the fourth and final piece of the Skull of Thallos. But there are still some secrets Max has not uncovered and they could lead to Max's defeat.
The loyal lieutenant : leading out Lance and pushing through the pain on the rocky road to Paris Hincapie, George, 1973- author.
American cyclist "Big George" Hincapie-- a record seventeen-time Tour de France participant, Olympian, and key witness in the Lance Armstrong doping case-- offers an insightful account of his esteemed career and a sports era defined by performance-enhancing drug use. Hincapie speaks openly about his relationship with Armstrong, how he himself began doping, and why he quit long before the headline-making revelations. His personal evolution is the journey of a man dedicated to coming clean about his past and to restore honor to the sport he loves.
The night before Christmas Moore, Clement Clarke, 1779-1863, author.
"Barbara Reid reimagines everyone's favorite Christmas poem in her own extraordinary style, featuring a lively cast of young creatures anticipating the most exciting night of the year! The classic poem is brought to life by her signature Plasticine illustrations, full of humor and astonishing detail, making this a Christmas treasure to read year after year"--
Lucky Mackintosh, David, author, illustrator.
When Leo's mother announces there will be a surprise at dinner, Leo and his brother are desperate to find out what it is, and their imaginations run wild.
I'm not cute! Allen, Jonathan, 1957- author.
Baby Owl meets Rabbit, Squirrel, and Fox in the woods and is upset when they tell him how cute he is but when Mama tells him that he is not cute, surprisingly his attitude changes.
Happy Halloween! Jaine, Lillian.
"It's Halloween night, and Count von Count is dozing off in front of his fireplace. Suddenly, he hears someone knocking at his castle door, but when he goes to open the door, nobody's there! Is something spooky going on? Join Count, Elmo, and all of the Sesame Street friends as they celebrate Halloween"--
Gray Mountain Grisham, John, author.
"The Great Recession of 2008 left many young professionals out of work. Promising careers were suddenly ended as banks, hedge funds, and law firms engaged in mass lay-offs and brutal belt tightening. Samantha Kofer was a third year associate at Scully & Pershing, New York City's largest law firm. Two weeks after Lehman Brothers collapsed, she lost her job, her security, and her future. A week later she was working as an unpaid intern in a legal aid clinic deep in small town Appalachia. There, for the first time in her career, she was confronted with real clients with real problems. She also stumbled across secrets that should have remained buried deep in the mountains forever"--
Five minutes alone : a thriller Cleave, Paul, 1974-
Investigating a string of disappearances and murders of convicted rapists, detective Tate must find the culprit despite the public rooting against justice, while Schroeder deals with the physical and mental toll of their previous case.
Dinosaur parade Halpern, Shari, author, illustrator.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text present a wide variety of dinosaurs. Includes "dinosaur factoids".
Dale, dale, dale : una fiesta de numeros Saldaña, René, author.
"In this bilingual counting picture book, a young boy counts to fourteen in anticipation of his birthday party: one piñata filled with candy, two hours until the party, three tables set for all of the guests, etc."--
The fastday cookbook : delicious low-calorie meals to enjoy while on the fastdiet Spencer, Mimi, 1967- author.
"An essential companion to the #1 New York Times bestselling FastDiet, gorgeously illustrated and containing 115 all-new recipes from around the world for no-hassle, low-cal meals to make your fast days easy as can be. Whether or not you're on the FastDiet, brought to popular acclaim by #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Mosley, you can't go wrong with low-calorie foods that are also delicious, convenient, and easy to make. In this new cookbook, all 115 recipes--from the classics to traditional ethnic cuisines--are under 600 calories. You'll lose weight, cut your risk for a range of diseases, and live longer by effortlessly cooking up these satisfying meals. There are recipes here to suit every palate, and every culture: Tandoori Chicken for a taste of India, Spaghetti Bolognose for a hearty Italian dinner, a Beef and Beer Casserole that's sure to please the Anglophiles, Egg Drop Soup in the Chinese tradition, and Boston Bean and Ham from our very own Uncle Sam. Each calorie-counted recipe is infinitely adaptable, and everyone will find their favorite in no time with sections such as Lightning Quick Suppers (for times you want to be sitting down to eat in ten minutes flat), Fast Favorites (for calorie-controlled classics), Simple Sides, Supper Soups, Fast Meals for Men, and much more. In addition, Mimi Spencer lists kitchen cupboard essentials and introduces you to the FastDiet and all its benefits--including dramatic weight loss and lowered risk factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer's. Featuring seventy-five full-color mouthwatering photos, this is the perfect adjunct to the original FastDiet Cookbook, offering a whole new repertoire of Fast food to sustain you through the colder months and help you lose weight with ease"--
Cheesie Mack is not exactly famous Cotler, Stephen L.
"Cheesie and Georgie unearth an artifact from Colonial times and become middle school celebrities"--
Cheesie Mack is sort of freaked out Cotler, Stephen L.
"Cheesie and his best friend, Georgie, pull off a fantastic UFO prank, but when things go wrong, the victims of the prank plan a sinister plot as payback"--
Hope for winter : the true story of a remarkable dolphin friendship Yates, David, author.
Details the experiences of a dolphin who was rescued five years after the tailless dolphin, Winter, was rehabilitated by the same group, describing the efforts made by the Clearwater Marine team to save the injured animal they named Hope.
Chasing the storm : tornadoes, meteorology, and weather watching Miller, Ron, 1947- author.
Looks at the science of tornadoes and those who chase them, and provides instructions for simple weather experiments.
Let's play! : poems about sports and games from around the world
Collects thirty-seven poems celebrating such sports and games as football, baseball, judo, table tennis, netball, cycling, chess, and scrabble.
Mindfulness for teen anxiety : a workbook for overcoming anxiety at home, at school, and everywhere else Willard, Christopher (Psychologist)
"Being a teen is hard enough without anxiety getting in the way. You are changing more than ever before, not just physically, but mentally. And if you suffer from panic attacks, chronic worry, and feelings of isolation, it can be very difficult to meet your goals and succeed. The good news is that there are real, powerful ways that you can take control of your anxiety-and your life! In Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety, psychologist and learning specialist Christopher Willard offers teens like you proven-effective, mindfulness-based practices to help you cope with your anxiety, identify common triggers (such as dating or school performance), learn valuable time-management skills, and feel more calm at home, at school, and with friends. You'll learn tips for dealing with specific situations that cause anxiety, such as public speaking, social anxiety, test anxiety, and more. You'll also learn special breathing exercises to help calm you in moments of panic, and guided visualization exercises to help you stay cool and collected, even in the tensest situations. If you are ready to move past your anxiety, panic, and worry and start living the life you were meant to live, this book will be your guide-every step of the way"--
Lend a hand : poems about giving Frank, John, author
"A picture book collection of poems centered on spontaneous acts of kindness, representing diverse voices and topical themes"--
Gidget. The complete series.
Catch a wave with America's favorite southern California beach teen. Join the fifteen year old perky Frances Elizabeth Lawrence, better known to her family and friends as Gidget.
The musketeers. Season one
On the streets of seventeenth century Paris, law and order is an idea more than a reality. In addition to being King Louis XIII's personal bodyguards, Athos, Aramis, Porthos, and their new friend D'Artagnan, stand resolutely for social justice, honor, valor, love, and for the thrill of it all. They must fight to maintain order and protect their King and Queen against the worst intentions of the ruthless Cardinal Richelieu and his secret weapon, Milady.
The story of three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.
Park avenue money, power and the American dream - why poverty?
Looks at two very different Park Avenues in New York City to show how the extreme wealth of a few has created inequality for so many Americans.
Quadrophenia live in London
In 2012/2013, The Who embarked on the Quadrophenia and More Tour, performing their landmark rock opera in its entirety, marking the 40th anniversary of the original 1973 release of this double-album masterpiece. The critically acclaimed and highly successful tour closed at London's Wembley Arena, with the cameras rolling, to record the closing night of this historic anniversary tour.
Nana. Uncut box set 4, episodes 35-47
"As if Blast's debut wasn't causing enough stress, Takumi and Nana K.'s announcement sends everyone reeling, but none more than Nana O. and Reira. While Reira turns to Shin for comfort, Nana O. is drawn to Yasu and his calm understanding, leaving her questioning her relationship with Ren. Nana K. meanwhile is happily nesting in her new home, but her continued estrangement from Nana O. weighs heavily on her heart."--Container.
Nana. Uncut box set 1, episodes 1-11.5
"Nana Osaki wants nothing more than to make it big as the singer of a rock 'n' roll band, while Nana Komatsu wants to put her life in motion and get her new relationship off to a good start. When the two Nanas fall in love with the same apartment, they become roommates and then best friends, and the party has just begun."
Nana. Uncut box set 3, episodes 23-34
Nana K. is happily involved with Takumi from Trapnest, though she doesn't fully trust him. Nana O. graciously stays away from the apartment for a while, and both Nanas feel the loneliness of their separation. Then in the midst of Blast preparing to sign their first record deal, Nobu makes a surprise confession to Nana K. Now she must make a difficult choice, and someone's heart is bound to be broken.
Nana. Uncut box set 2, episodes 12-22
Nana K.'s Tokyo experiment is in jeopardy when she finds herself strapped for cash and her relationship with Shoji on uncertain ground. Nana O.'s love life takes an unexpected turn when she's reunited with her old flame, Ren from Trapnest. With such a close connection to her favorite band, will Nana K. get to meet the man of her dreams, Takumi? Sometimes dreams do come true.
The Blacklist. The complete first season
For decades, ex-government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader) has been one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as "The concierge of Crime." Now, he's mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: he will help catch the world's most elusive criminals, under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth "Liz" Keen (Megan Boone), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. For Liz, it's going to be one hell of a first day on the job.
The demon notebook McGann, Erika, author.
Grace and her four best friends, Jenny, Rachel, Adie, and Una, are failed spell casters, but the first time they use a Ouija board they stumble upon real magical powers and watch helplessly as their notebook of useless spells takes on a diabolical life of its own.
A young woman's guide to setting boundaries Bottke, Allison.
The carnival Luciani, Brigitte.
After a long, cold winter, the foxes and badgers decide to put on a carnival to chase away their grumpiness.
Edgy fashion StJohn, Amanda, 1982-
Rebellion : the history of England, from James I to the Glorious Revolution Ackroyd, Peter, 1949- author.
Examines the Stuart dynasty during a turbulent seventeenth century marked by civil war, the execution of Charles I, the rule of Oliver Cromwell, and the deposition and exile of James II.
The Angel Tree Benedis-Grab, Daphne, author.
Every Christmas in the small town of Pine River, a tree appears in the town square and people tie wishes to it, but nobody knows where the tree comes from--but this year four children are determined to solve the mystery of the Angel Tree.
The romantic rationalist : God, life, and imagination in the work of C.S. Lewis
A second, a minute, a week with days in it : a book about time Cleary, Brian P., 1959-
"In this playful look at time, Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable introduce minutes, hours, years, and other basic units. The comical cats of the wildly popular Words Are CATegorical series show young readers how we measure time in different ways. Peppy rhymes, goofy illustrations, and kid-friendly examples turn learning into a fun time!"--Jacket flap.
The bully bug : a monsterrific tale Lubar, David, author.
After Lud Mellon is bitten by a bevy of bizarre bugs, he has fun crawling up walls, drooling on his food, and rolling around in garbage but when his father calls in the exterminators, Lud must figure out how to stop his transformation before it is too late.
The history of money : from bartering to banking Jenkins, Martin, 1959- author.
A lighthearted chronicle of the history of money covers topics ranging from currency forms and the relationship between money and writing to the way taxes work and the practices of modern banking systems.
Hillary : the photographs of Diana Walker Walker, Diana (Diana H.), photographer.
Rainbows never end : and other fun facts DiSiena, Laura Lyn, author.
"This book is filled with tons of cool facts about weather and the environment, plus colorful, humorous illustrations!"--
Police officers Meister, Cari.
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers gives examples of how police officers fight crime and keep people safe"--Provided by publisher.
Ants Schuh, Mari C., 1975-
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells how ants find food. Includes picture glossary"--Provided by publisher.
The forty rules of love Shafak, Elif, 1971-
New parents Mac and Kelly are living the American Dream, complete with a baby girl and a new home in the suburbs. Still, they want to believe that they are still cool, so when they discover that their new next-door neighbors are dozens of fraternity brothers-led by charismatic Teddy-they try to play along. But when the parties grow increasingly more epic, both sides begin to fend for their turf. The sabotage escalates into extreme one-upmanship, beginning an epic Greek war for the ages.
Counterspy Dunn, Matthew, 1968- author.
An escaped terrorist is after intelligence officer Will Cochrane on U.S. soil--saying Will is the one who killed his leader--but Will knows there has to be more to this story. Will gets close enough to shut the man down, but when he does, that act opens the door to yet another, much more dangerous surprise...
Just for now Glines, Abbi.
Devastated by a failed attempt to win the affections of bad-boy crush Preston, Amanda is astonished by Preston's subsequent attentions and finds the relationship challenged by her disapproving older brother and Preston's wary friends.
Married in Seattle Macomber, Debbie, author.
First comes marriage: Janine's grandfather arranged a husband for her. Although both the intended bride and groom are outraged, Gramps insists they will make a perfect match.
Shopaholic to the stars : a novel Kinsella, Sophie.
"#1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella returns to her beloved Shopaholic series with Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) newly arrived in Hollywood and starry-eyed. She and her two-year-old daughter, Minnie, have relocated to L.A. to join Becky's husband, Luke, who is there to handle PR for famous actress Sage Seymour. Becky can't wait to start living the A-list lifestyle, complete with celebrity sightings, yoga retreats, and shopping trips to Rodeo Drive. But she really hopes to become a personal stylist--Sage's personal stylist--if only Luke would set up an introduction. Then, unexpectedly, Becky is offered the chance to dress Sage's archrival, and though things become a bit more complicated, it's a dream come true! Red carpet premieres, velvet ropes, paparazzi clamoring for attention--suddenly Becky has everything she's ever wanted. Or does she? Praise for Sophie Kinsella and her Shopaholic novels "Faster than a swiping Visa, more powerful than a two-for-one coupon, able to buy complete wardrobes in a single sprint through the mall--it's Shopaholic!"--The Washington Post "Kinsella has a genuine gift for comic writing."--The Boston Globe "Kinsella's Bloomwood is plucky and funny. You won't have to shop around to find a more winning protagonist."--People"--
Slow way home : a novel Morris, Michael, 1966-
While it lasts Glines, Abbi.
Maybe driving home after a few (or more) shots of tequila had been a bad idea, but hell, he did it all the time. The cops had to have been freaking bored to have pulled him over. He wasn't even swerving! That's Cage York's story and he's sticking to it. Unfortunately, his baseball coach isn't buying it. Cage has a free ride to the local junior college for baseball -- or he did, until he'd gotten a DUI. Now, Cage has to decide: does he drop out and give up his dream of getting noticed by a college in the SEC, and possibly making it into the Major Leagues -- or does he give in to his coach's demands and spend his summer baling hay? Eva Brooks planned out her life step by step when she was eight years old. Not once over the years had she lost sight of her goals. Josh Beasley, her next door neighbor, had been the center of those goals. He'd been her first boyfriend at seven, her first kiss at ten, her first date at fifteen, and her first tragedy at eighteen. The moment she'd received the phone call from Josh's mother saying he'd been killed along with four other soldiers just north of Baghdad, Eva's carefully planned life imploded in the worst way possible. Cage isn't real happy with his closet-sized bedroom in the back of a foul smelling barn, or his daily interactions with cows, but he knows that if he doesn't make his coach happy then he can kiss his scholarship goodbye. Only a sick and twisted man would decide his punishment was to be working on a farm all summer. No hot babes in bikinis waiting to meet a Southern boy to make her vacation complete. Just him and the damned cows. Oh -- and an uptight, snarky brunette with the biggest blue eyes he's every seen. But she doesn't count, because as hard as he's tried to charm her out of her panties - he's pretty sure she'd rather see him hung from the rafters than let him get a taste of her pretty little lips.
The mystery of the missing lion : a Precious Ramotswe mystery for young readers McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author.
Staying with Aunty Bee at a safari camp in the Botswana countryside where a film crew's making a movie about a lion, nine-year-old Precious Ramotswe and her resourceful new friend Khumo use their detective skills to find the movie star lion when he goes missing.
The first lady of radio : Eleanor Roosevelt's historic broadcasts Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962, author.
Artisan preserving : a complete collection of classic and contemporary ideas Macdonald, Emma (Chef), author.
Storm surge : Hurricane Sandy, our changing climate, and extreme weather of the past and future Sobel, Adam H., 1967- author.
Examines the devastating and unprecedented events of Hurricane Sandy, using it to explain the Earth's changing climate and how to protect cities and coastal areas from the effects of huge storms.
Leonard Bernstein : an American musician Shawn, Allen, author.
Pandora's DNA : tracing the breast cancer genes through history, science, and one family tree Stark, Lizzie.
"Would you cut out your healthy breasts and ovaries if you thought it might save your life? That's not a theoretical question for journalist Lizzie Stark's relatives, who grapple with the horrific legacy of cancer built into the family DNA. It is a BRCA mutation that has robbed most of her female relatives of breasts, ovaries, peace of mind, or life itself. In Pandora's DNA, Stark uses her family's experience to frame a larger story about the so-called breast cancer genes, exploring the morass of legal quandaries, scientific developments, medical breakthroughs, and ethical concerns that surround the BRCA mutations. She tells of the troubling history of prophylactic surgery and the storied origins of the boob job and relates the landmark lawsuit against Myriad Genetics, which held patents on the BRCA genes every human carries in their body until the Supreme Court overturned them in 2013. Although a genetic test for cancer risk may sound like the height of scientific development, the treatment remains crude and barbaric. Through her own experience, Stark shows what it's like to live in a brave new world where gazing into a crystal ball of genetics has many unintended consequences"--
Rebel heist Kindt, Matt, author.
""Rebel Alliance recruits are teamed with heroes Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, and Chewbacca to pull off a heist right under the nose of the evil Empire"--Provided by publisher.
John Constantine, Hellblazer. , Critical Mass Jenkins, Paul, 1965- author.
"In " Warped Notions," written by Eddie Campbell, Constantine is drawn into a web of time travel and terror when he's accosted by the ghost of Sir Francis Dashwood, the founder of the Hellfire Club. Dashwood needs Constantine's help to avert a disaster that could threaten the very fabric of reality. Then, Paul Jenkins begins his HELLBLAZER run with "Dreamtime"! John Constantine plunges deep into an arcane landscape where a powerful entity known as the Rainbow Serpent intends to punish man's treatment of the environment by clearing the earth of all animal life"--
Tinseltown : murder, morphine, and madness at the dawn of Hollywood Mann, William J., author.
Hollywood chronicler William J. Mann draws on a rich host of sources, including recently released FBI files, to unpack the story of the enigmatic William Desmond Taylor, the popular president of the Motion Picture Directors Association, and the diverse cast that surrounded him before he was murdered in 1922-- including three beautiful, ambitious actresses, the ruthless founder of Paramount locked in a struggle for control of the film industry, a grasping stage mother, a devoted valet, and a gang of two-bit thugs, any of whom might have fired the fatal bullet.
Boa constrictors Raum, Elizabeth.
"Describes boa constrictors including what they eat, where they live, and information about their life cycle and interaction with humans"--Provided by publisher.
Gun digest book of modern gun values : the shooter 's guide to guns 1900 to present
Bread revolution : world-class baking with sprouted & whole grains, heirloom flours & fresh techniques Reinhart, Peter.
"An exploration of cutting-edge developments in the bread baking world from beloved author Peter Reinhart, featuring 40 recipes and formulas that use sprouted flours, whole and ancient grains, alternative grains (such as corn and grape skin flour), nut and seed flours, and allergy-friendly approaches. Renowned baking author and instructor Peter Reinhart has always been on the forefront of the bread movement--from cold fermentation (The Bread Baker's Apprentice) and whole grain breads (Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads) to unconventional methods for making gluten-free bread (The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking). In Bread Revolution, he explores the latest groundbreaking new flours based on grape seeds, emmer, and other ancient grains, and interviews intrepid bakers such as Craig Ponsford, Keith Giusto, and Mike Pappas, who are developing new wheat processing and baking techniques that expose tremendous flavor and health benefits. This on-trend collection of fresh bread recipes will appeal to avid bakers, health-conscious cooks, and food allergic, gluten-sensitive, and diabetic households"--
Red Glaser, Rebecca Stromstad.
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells about plants and animals that are red and how colors work in the natural world. Includes picture glossary"--
Pretty papercrafts : sweet & simple ideas for the modern crafter Grün, Mareike.
Madeline and the gypsies Bemelmans, Ludwig, 1898-1962.
Pepito, son of the Spanish Ambassador, and Madeline, rescued by gypsies during a storm, travel and perform with their wandering friends until they again find Miss Clavel.
A porcupine named Fluffy Lester, Helen.
A porcupine named Fluffy is happier with his name after he meets a similarly misnamed rhinoceros.
The peripheral Gibson, William, 1948-
Depending on her veteran brother's benefits in a city where jobs outside the drug trade are rare, Flynne assists her brother's latest beta-test tech assignment only to uncover an elaborate murder scheme.
Gray Mountain Grisham, John, author.
"The Great Recession of 2008 left many young professionals out of work. Promising careers were suddenly ended as banks, hedge funds, and law firms engaged in mass lay-offs and brutal belt tightening. Samantha Kofer was a third year associate at Scully & Pershing, New York City's largest law firm. Two weeks after Lehman Brothers collapsed, she lost her job, her security, and her future. A week later she was working as an unpaid intern in a legal aid clinic deep in small town Appalachia. There, for the first time in her career, she was confronted with real clients with real problems. She also stumbled across secrets that should have remained buried deep in the mountains forever" --
Justice League 3000. Volume 1, Yesterday lives Giffen, Keith, author.
"In the far flung future in the year 3000, the Justice League still exists and they're more familiar than you could imagine. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Green Lantern comprise the League, but how is it that a millenia from now, these heroes could still exists? JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 VOL. 1: YESTERDAY LIVES is a new series starring the heroes of today--tomorrow from the classic Justice League writing team of Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis with legendary artist Howard Porter (JLA)"--
Swimming with warlords : a dozen-year journey across the Afghan War Sites, Kevin, author.
In this electrifying first-person account, journalist and author Kevin Sites goes deep into the geopolitical morass of Afghanistan to emerge with critical insights into both a people and a war that few truly comprehend.
The chain : farm, factory, and the fate of our food Genoways, Ted.
Ted Genoways uses the story of Hormel Foods and soaring recession-era demand for its most famous product, Spam, to probe the state of the meatpacking industry, including the expansion of agribusiness and the effects of immigrant labor on Middle America.
Rookie smarts : why learning beats knowing in the new game of work Wiseman, Liz, author.
Leadership expert Liz Wiseman argues that the most successful rookies are hunter-gatherers, cautious but quick like firewalkers, and hungry and relentless like frontiersmen. Most importantly, she identifies a breed of leaders she refers to as 'perpetual rookies.' Despite years of experience, they retain their rookie smarts, thinking and operating with the mindsets and practices of these high-performing rookies.
The steampunk user's manual : an illustrated practical and whimsical guide to creating retro-futurist dreams Boskovich, Desirina, author.
Steampunk, the retro-futuristic cultural movement, has become a substantial and permanent genre in the worlds of fantasy and science fiction. A large part of its appeal is that, at its core, Steampunk is about doing it yourself: building on the past while also innovating and creating something original. VanderMeer's latest book offers practical and inspirational guidance for readers to find their individual path into this realm. Including sections on art, fashion, architecture, crafts, music, performance, and storytelling, The Steampunk User's Manual provides a conceptual how-to guide that motivates and awes both the armchair enthusiast and the committed creator. Examples range from the utterly doable to the completely over-the-top, encouraging participation and imagination at all levels.
The complete coconut cookbook : 200 gluten-free, grain-free and nut-free vegan recipes using coconut flour, oil, sugar and more Saulsbury, Camilla V, author.
With its compelling health benefits and unmistakable flavor, the humble coconut is more popular than ever. Coconut products contain natural saturated fats that are rapidly digested and help accelerate weight loss, kill viruses and bacteria, boost energy and athletic performance, and nourish skin and hair. Saulsbury has a collection of all-natural, high-energy, dependable recipes which are also free of gluten, grains, eggs, dairy and nuts.
Mars rover Curiosity : an inside account from Curiosity's chief engineer Manning, Rob, author.
In Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity's Chief Engineer, Rob Manning, the project's chief engineer, tells of bringing the groundbreaking spacecraft to life. Manning and his team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, tasked with designing a lander many times larger and more complex than any before, faced technical setbacks, fights over inadequate resources, and the challenges of leading an army of brilliant, passionate, and often frustrated experts.
The seasons of trouble : life amid the ruins of Sri Lanka's Civil War Mohan, Rohini.
The lost Book of Mormon : a journey through the mythic lands of Nephi, Zarahemla, and Kansas City, Missouri Steinberg, Avi, author.
A witty and probing travelogue through the landscapes associated with The Book of Mormon, it argues for taking The Book of Mormon seriously as work of American storytelling.
Hitler's first victims : the quest for justice Ryback, Timothy W., author.
"Before Germany was engulfed by Nazi dictatorship, it was a constitutional republic. And just before Dachau Concentration Camp became a site of Nazi genocide, it was a state detention center for political prisoners, subject to police authority and due process. The camp began its irrevocable transformation from one to the other following the execution of four Jewish detainees in the spring of 1933. Timothy W. Ryback's ... historical narrative focuses on those first victims of the Holocaust and the investigation that followed, as [German prosecutor Josef] Hartinger sought to expose these earliest cases of state-condoned atrocity"--Dust jacket flap.
Pythons Raum, Elizabeth.
"Describes pythons including what they eat, where they live, and information about their life cycle and interaction with humans"--
Are UFOs real? Perish, Patrick.
"Presents famous UFO sightings and briefly examines the claims, some of which have no explanation and some of which were hoaxes"--
Are haunted houses real? Perish, Patrick.
"Presents famous haunted houses such as the Borley Rectory, the White House, and the Amityville horror, and briefly examines the claims, some of which have no scientific explanation and some of which were hoaxes"--
Are ghosts real? Perish, Patrick.
"Presents famous ghost stories and briefly examines the claims, ultimately stating there is no hard proof of ghosts"--
The best natural homemade soaps : 40 recipes for moisturizing olive oil-based soaps Gómez, Mar (María del Mar), author.
Botanical knits 2 : twelve more inspired designs to knit and love Dakos, Alana, author.
The follow-up collection to 'Botanical knits.'
Mastering my mistakes in the kitchen : learning to cook with 65 great chefs and over 100 delicious recipes Cowin, Dana, author.
"An uproarious, inspiring cookbook from the longtime editor-in-chief of Food & Wine magazine, in which the first lady of food spills the secret of her culinary ineptitude, while learning--finally--to cook, side-by-side with some of the greatest chefs working today..."--Dust jacket.
Derek Jeter #2 : thanks for the memories Fischer, David, 1963-
"This book commemorates "The Captain's" career in pinstripes through words and images. David Fischer traces Derek Jeter's legendary baseball career, from his early minor-league struggles, through his exhilarating days as a Yankees superstar, to his status as an enduring symbol of the steroid-free athlete. Indeed, Jeter's intangible ability to play at a high level in the postseason makes him the face of the modern Yankees dynasty--and of America's national pastime. Fischer makes clear that Jeter walks in the footsteps of other Yankees greats such as Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, and Mantle, and that someday his shadow will loom just as large"--
RoboCop : the definitive history Waddell, Calum, author.
In 1987 a science fiction blockbuster arrived and a pop culture legend was born. RoboCop is the story of a hero police officer in near-future Detroit who is gunned down and reborn as justice-seeking cyborg. The groundbreaking visual effects, thrilling set pieces, and biting satire entertained audiences the world over. The film spawned two sequels, TV versions, swathes of gorgeous merchandise, and, in 2014, was reimagined for the new millennium. For the first time ever, here is the whole story of RoboCop. RoboCop: the Definitive History details the journey from the original script and early concept designs, all the way to the art and stunning effects work on the 2014 reimagining. Rare and exclusive images, script pages, storyboards, and much more have been discovered in the archives and are presented here for the first time, alongside brand new interviews with key creatives such as Ed Neumeier, Michael Miner, Jose Padilha, Joel Kinnaman, and Nancy Allen.
Adventures of Superman. Volume Two
"The best creators in comics and entertainment unveil their takes on the Man of Steel, in this collection of Superman stories written by David Lapham (Stray Bullets), J.T. Kurl (GREEN ARROW), Marc Guggenheim (Arrow TV series) and many others. This series is a great jumping on point for new readers interested in the Man of Steel, as each tale is stand alone, unencumbered by continuity. These tales feature battles with some of Superman's greatest foes, including Lex Luthor, Bizarro, Brainiac and Zod!"--
Baked occasions : desserts for leisure activities, holidays, and informal celebrations Lewis, Matt, author.
Lewis and Paliafito celebrate a year in desserts. You'll have everything you need to create a wide range of sweet treats for quirky festivities and traditional holidays all year round.
Whispers Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-
Shattered Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-
The Black Company Cook, Glen
Havana storm Cussler, Clive, author.
"While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in something even more dangerous--a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt's children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, chasing an Aztec stone that may reveal the whereabouts of a vast historical Aztec treasure. The problem is, that stone was believed to have been destroyed on the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, which brings them both to Cuba as well--and squarely into harm's way. The three of them have been in desperate situations before ... but perhaps never quite as dire as the one facing them now"--
The blood of an Englishman : an Agatha Raisin mystery Beaton, M. C.
Even though Agatha Raisin loathes amateur dramatics, her friend, 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 the baker playing an ogre strut and threaten on the stage, until a trapdoor opens and the Ogre disappears in an impressive puff of smoke. Only he doesn't re-appear at the final curtain. Surely this isn't the way the scene was rehearsed. . .
Book clubbed Barrett, Lorna. author.
After cranky Chamber of Commerce receptionist Betsy Dittymeyer is crushed by a falling bookcase, her will reveals that Betsy was hiding some dark secrets behind that perpetual frown -- which might have been a motive for murder. While bookstore owner Tricia Miles tries to help her sister, Angelica -- the newly elected Chamber of Commerce president and Betsy's boss -- solve the mystery, she discovers a hidden chapter in her own family history.
Enduring courage : ace pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the dawn of the age of speed Ross, John F., 1958-
At the turn of the 20th century the invention of the car and the airplane took our imaginations by storm and produced new American heroes: the race car driver and the flying ace. No one did more in these roles than Eddie Rickenbacker, who defied death with such courage and pluck that a generation knew his face better than the president's. This is the unforgettable story of a man who pushed the limits of speed, endurance and courage and emerged as an American legend.
The slow regard of silent things Rothfuss, Patrick, 1973-
Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries.
Blood magick Roberts, Nora.
"County Mayo is rich in the traditions of Ireland, legends that Branna O'Dwyer fully embraces in her life and in her work as the proprietor of The Dark Witch shop, which carries soaps, lotions, and candles for tourists, made with Branna's special touch. Branna's strength and selflessness hold together a close circle of friends and family--along with their horses and hawks and her beloved hound. But there's a single missing link in the chain of her life: love... She had it once--for a moment--with Finbar Burke, but a shared future is forbidden by history and blood. Which is why Fin has spent his life traveling the world to fill the abyss left in him by Branna, focusing on work rather than passion. Branna and Fin's relationship offers them both comfort and torment. And though they succumb to the heat between them, there can be no promises for tomorrow. A storm of shadows threatens everything that their circle holds dear. It will be Fin's power, loyalty, and heart that will make all the difference in an age-old battle between the bonds that hold their friends together and the evil that has haunted their families for centuries"--
The low road : a novel Scott, A. D.
"John McAllister has come to a crossroads, torn between the stability of his life in the Highlands and the thrill of working as a renowned journalist in Glasgow at a national daily newspaper. Can he accept that this exciting new phase is over? That it is time to settle down? Before he knows it, McAllister is in the midst of a fast-paced hunt for his good friend Jimmy McPhee, who is involved in a blood feud with a murderous razor gang"--Amazon.com.
Final scream Jackson, Lisa.
Returning home to Prosperity, Cassidy Buchanan is forced to confront her tragic past when a similar fire to that had destroyed her family years ago engulfs the local mill, leading her to Brig McKenzie, who was accused of the crime and is the only man who can help her find the killer.
Archangel's shadows Singh, Nalini, 1977- author.
After a bloody battle, the archangel Raphael and his consort, Elena, ask hunter Ashwini and her partner, Cajun vampire Janvier, to stop an insane archangel who is terrorizing the already beaten-down town.
Burger's daughter Gordimer, Nadine.
In South Africa, where Blacks and whites are caught in the winds of change, a young woman tries to uphold the radical heritage she received from her martyred parents while carving out a sense of self.
Blood will out : a Moretti and Falla mystery Downie, Jill, author.
If not for this : a novel Fromm, Pete, 1958-
After meeting at a boatman's bash on the Snake River, river runners Maddy and Dalt embark on a lifelong love affair. They marry on the banks of the Buffalo Fork, sure they'll live there the rest of their days. Forced by the economics of tourism to leave Wyoming, they start a new adventure, opening their own river business in Ashland, Oregon: Halfmoon Whitewater. They prosper there, leading rafting trips and guiding fishermen into the wilds of Mongolia and Russia. But when Maddy, laid low by dizzy spells, with a mono that isn't quite mono, both discovers she is pregnant and is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, they realize their adventure is just beginning.
July's people Gordimer, Nadine.
When war break out in South Africa, a fugitive white family takes refuge with their black servant, July.
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 completely obsessed 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 big bounce Leonard, Elmore, 1925-2013.
Together with a tough young drifter named Jack Ryan, hedonistic Nancy Hayes plans her private revenge on a former lover by stealing a fifty thousand dollar payroll.
The rogue hunter Sands, Lynsay.
On a well-deserved vacation from her fast-track job as a lawyer, Samantha Willan is looking forward to hanging out with her sisters at their family's cottage. Rogue Hunter Garrett Mortimer has been sent by the Council to search for an errant vampire who has been biting mortals. When the two cross paths in the middle of nowhere, romance intrudes on Sam's R&R and Garrett's mission.
On the prowl : tales of an urban werewolf MacInerney, Karen, 1970-
Sophie Garou is a master at taming her inner beast, which comes in handy since she's a werewolf. With a big promotion at work and a supersexy boyfriend, Heath (whom she recently spotted leaving a jewelry store with a beguiling ring box), she's one happy girl. But when Heath starts spending long nights at the office with his new associate--a dead-ringer for Career Day Barbie--Sophie smells trouble. And when her professional relationship with her big new client--who also happens to be Texas's brilliantly blue-eyes most eligible bachelor--begins to sizzle, she wonders if her animal instincts are leading her in the wrong direction. Just when it seems that things can't get any more complicated, they do. The Houston werewolf pack has sniffed Sophie out, and their message is chillingly clear: you're either with us or against us. And unless she can prove that she's with them, the next full moon may just be her last.
Almost dead Jackson, Lisa.
When a mysterious killer bent on revenge begins targeting members of her family, Cissy Cahill must unravel a deadly mystery linked to her family's secret past before she becomes the next victim.
Honky Tonk Christmas Brown, Carolyn, 1948-
Sharlene Waverly is determined to have the "new and improved" Honky Tonk up and running before the holiday. For that, she'll need Holt Jackson, the best darn carpenter in the state. But his warm, whisky-colored eyes make her insides melt, and before she knows it, she's sharing her darkest secrets and talking about the nightmares ...
Missing persons White, Stephen, 1951-
When his colleague dies under mysterious circumstances, psychologist Alan Gregory finds himself questioning the integrity of those closest to him, tracking an elusive patient, and looking for clues within the complex mind of a client.
High-Stakes Playboy Dees, Cindy
The Eligible Suspect Morey, Jennifer
Bayou Hero Pappano, Marilyn
Undercover Hunter Lee, Rachel
Carrying the Lost Heir's Child Bennett, Jules
Cowgirls Don't Cry James, Silver
One Hot Desert Night Gold, Kristi
Snowed in with Her Ex Laurence, Andrea
Because of the Baby... Schield, Cat
The Cowboy's Way DeNosky, Kathie
Accidental Fiancee Moore, Mary
Falling for the Enemy Rawlings, Naomi
Cowboy Seeks a Bride Gouge, Louise M.
Wolf Creek Father Richards, Penny
Countdown to Danger: Alive After New YearNew Year's Target Nelson, Jill Elizabeth
Shattered Haven Post, Carol J.
Under the Lawman's Protection Scott, Laura
Buried Goddard, Elizabeth
Calculated Risk Woodhaven, Heather
Undercurrent Parker, Sara K.
Falling for Texas Lynn, Jill
Healing the Widower's Heart Mason, Susan Anne
The Fireman's Secret Keller, Jessica
Hometown Valentine Manley, Lissa
A Match for Addy Miller, Emma
Daddy Wanted Andrews, Renee
Countermeasures Crouch, Janie
Hard Target Han, Barb
The Cattleman Morgan, Angi
Disarming Detective Heiter, Elizabeth
Confessions Eden, Cynthia
Taming His Viking Woman Styles, Michelle
Breaking the Rake's Rules Scott, Bronwyn
The Lost Gentleman McPhee, Margaret
Salvation in the Sheriff's Kiss Boyce, Kelly
Montana Vet Roth, Ann
Texas Mom Fox, Roz Denny
The New Cowboy Winters, Rebecca
A Cowboy of Her Own Thomas, Marin
Monsters in the closet Mayday Parade (Musical group)
Ragamuffin music inspired by the motion picture.
The Voices Tallis, F. R.
Sustenance Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn
Power, seduction & scandal : a D.C. novel Winters, Angela, author.
No fortunate son : a Pike Logan thriller Taylor, Brad, 1965-
"In the latest military thriller from the retired Delta Force Operator and New York Times bestselling author, a hostage situation places America's most powerful political elite at the mercy of its worst enemies. When veteran operator Pike Logan and partner Jennifer Cahill receive a letter from Blaisdell Consulting-the umbrella cover company for their real employer, a top secret counterterrorist unit called the Taskforce-they expect orders for their next mission-impossible tasking. Instead, they learn that their latest actions have gotten them fired, despite having saved thousands of innocent lives. Pike's shock and fury is redirected when their commander, Colonel Kurt Hale, asks him and Jennifer for help with a personal matter: His niece Kylie, an exchange student in England, has gone missing. Neither Pike nor Jennifer understands how critical her disappearance will become. Meanwhile, all Taskforce teams have been redirected to a developing situation. A terrorist organization has targeted military relatives of key members of the US government, including the vice president's son. Their seizure of hostages was far-reaching and meticulously coordinated, and the full extent of the threat-and potential demands-has thrown the government into turmoil. They face a terrible choice: Cease counter-terrorist operations, or watch hostages die one by one. How much is a single life worth? Unless the Taskforce can decipher the web of lies devised by their enemies, the United States is about to find out"--
The Just City Walton, Jo
The honest folk of Guadeloupe Williams, Timothy.
"April 1990: French-Algerian judge Anne Marie Laveaud has been living and working in the French Caribbean departement of Guadeloupe for more than a decade, but her days are still full of surprises--for example,the fact that every witness Anne Marie interviews grills her about when she's going to get remarried. She is only just starting to investigate the increasingly suspicious suicide of a high-profile environmental activist and media personality when she is pulled off the case. Is it because she was getting too close to the truth? But the new case she's been assigned takes precedent. The body white female French tourist--only 24 years old--has been discovered on a nudist beach, where it seems the young woman was raped and murdered. The victim's remains offer no clues about her final hours--she was found without any of her belongings, and it seems she was dead at least three days before anyone spotted her corpse. What turned this woman's vacation in paradise into a final nightmare? As always, the story of a murdered white woman has attracted the attention of international media. Furthermore, the economy of Guadeloupe, so dependent on the tourist industry, could suffer a terrible hit if this case isn't brought under control with some quick, impressivepolice work"--
Genocide of one : a thriller Takano, Kazuaki, 1964-
"During a briefing in Washington D.C., the President is informed of a threat to national security: a three-year-old boy named Akili, who is already the smartest being on the planet. Representing the next step in human evolution, Akili can perceive patterns and predict future events better than most supercomputers, and is capable of manipulating grand-scale events like pieces on a chess board. And yet, for all that power, Akili has the emotional maturity of a child--which might make him the most dangerousthreat humanity has ever faced. An American soldier, Jonathan Yeager, leads an international team of elite operatives deep into the heart of the Congolese jungle under Presidential orders to destroy this threat to humanity before Akili's full potential can be realized. But Yeager has a very sick child, and Akili's advanced knowledge of all things, medicine included, may be Yeager's only hope for saving his son's life. Soon Yeager finds himself caught between following his orders and saving a creature witha hidden agenda, who plans to either save humanity as we know it--or destroy it"--
Full Throttle Walker, Julie Ann
The first wife Spindler, Erica, 1957-
"As a child, Bailey Browne dreamed of a knight in shining armor swooping in to rescue her and her mother. As she grows older, those dreams transform, becoming ones of a mysterious stranger who will sweep her off her feet and whisk her away from her ordinary existence. Then, suddenly, there he is. Despite the ten year difference in their ages, her working class upbringing and his of privilege, Logan Abbott and Bailey fall deeply in love. Marriage quickly follows. But when Logan brings her home to his horse farm in Louisiana, a magnificent estate on ninety wooded acres, her dreams of happily-ever-after begin to unravel. A tragic family history she knew nothing about surfaces, plus whisperings about the disappearance of his first wife, True, and rumors about the women from the area who have gone missing--and when another woman disappears, all signs point to her husband's involvement. At first Bailey ignores the whispers, even circumstantial evidence against Logan mounts. But finally, Bailey must make a choice: believe what everyone says--or bet her life on the man she loves, but is realizing she hardly knows. From the author of Justice for Sara, Erica Spindler's The First Wife is a thrilling new novel that will have you gasping on every page"--
The dress shop of dreams : a novel Praag, Menna van.
"For fans of Alice Hoffman, Sarah Addison Allen, and Adriana Trigiani, The Dress Shop of Dreams is a captivating novel of enduring hopes, second chances, and the life-changing magic of true love. Since her parents' mysterious deaths many years ago, scientist Cora Sparks has spent her days in the safety of her university lab or at her grandmother Etta's dress shop. Tucked away on a winding Cambridge street, Etta's charming tiny store appears quite ordinary to passersby, but the colorfully vibrant racks ofbeaded silks, delicate laces, and jewel-toned velvets hold bewitching secrets: With just a few stitches from Etta's needle, these gorgeous gowns have the power to free a woman's deepest desires. Etta's dearest wish is to work her magic on her granddaughter. Cora's studious, unromantic eye has overlooked Walt, the shy bookseller who has been in love with her forever. Determined not to allow Cora to miss her chance at happiness, Etta sews a tiny stitch into Walt's collar, hoping to give him the courage toconfess his feelings to Cora. But magic spells--like true love--can go awry. After Walt is spurred into action, Etta realizes she's set in motion a series of astonishing events that will transform Cora's life in extraordinary and unexpected ways. Advance praise for The Dress Shop of Dreams "Bighearted, beautiful, and brushed with magic, this novel celebrates life's moments of joy, possibility, and transformation. Menna van Praag's writing is bright with sparkles and lovely grace notes."--Susan Wiggs, bestselling author of The Beekeeper's Ball Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more"--
Burying Water Tucker, K. A.
The Crimson Cord : Rahab's Story Smith, Jill Eileen
Blue Avenue Wiley, Michael
The Beautiful and the Wicked Spector, Liv
Asylum city : a novel Shoham, Liad, 1971-
"Joseph Finder hailed Liad Shoham's previous book, Lineup, as "a marvel of tight plotting, sparse prose, and relentless pacing." A young police officer's search for the truth about the murder of a young woman drives this new thriller from the #1 international bestseller"--
Anna Karenina Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910, author.
An Amish cradle Wiseman, Beth/ Clipston, Amy/ Fuller, Kathleen/ Chapman, Vannetta
Durarara!!. Yellow scarves arc, 01 Narita, Ryōgo, 1980- author.
"The serial slashings in Ikebukuro have come to an end, and Anri is steadily recovering from her injuries. But life is far from 'back to normal' for Kida. Enraged at the random violence that has shattered the peace of his neighborhood, Kida and his middle school crew, the Yellow Scarves, reunite to address the rise of organized gangs in town-the Dollars, the followers of Saika, and now the Yellow Scarves. When all is said and done, who will hold the power on the streets of Ikebukuro?"--Amazon.com.
The 9 steps to financial freedom : practical and spiritual steps so you can stop worrying Orman, Suze.
Explores the psychological and spiritual power money has in our lives, and our attitudes about money. Also presents personal financial money management information.
Batman '66. Vol. 2 Parker, Jeff, 1966- author.
"Back to the Swingin' '60s as DC Comics reimagines the classic Batman TV series in comics form. These all-new stories portray The Caped Crusader, The Boy Wonder and their fiendish rogues gallery just the way viewers remember them. In this volume, one of Batman's deadliest foes--King Tut returns to Gotham City to assert his royal status and challenge the Dynamic Duo with his most far reaching plan yet to rule the modern Thebes known as Gotham City!"--
Branching out : how trees are part of our world Galat, Joan Marie, 1963- author.
This book is a short social history of trees around the world and reveals the bond between trees and ourselves.
Yellow Adamson, Heather, 1974-
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells about plants and animals that are yellow and how colors work in the natural world. Includes picture glossary"--Provided by publisher.
Green Rustad, Martha E. H. (Martha Elizabeth Hillman), 1975-
"This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells about plants, animals, and how green work in the natural world. Includes picture glossary"--
Legends of Oz : Dorothy's return
Dorothy's only just returned home from her first incredible journey to Oz, but she's already being called back for another adventure! After waking to post-tornado Kansas, Dorothy and Toto are whisked to Oz on a magical rainbow mover sent by their old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion and the Tin Man. Time in Oz has passed much faster than back in Kansas, and Dorothy discovers that the Jester, the devious brother of the Wicked Witch of the West, is taking Oz over one region at a time.
Living in a comfortable retirement community in Southern Oregon, estranged from her family and generally not happy about life, Marie decides to journey 80 miles on foot to the coast and revisit the ocean of her past for the first time in 45 years. Once reluctant to attend her granddaughter's wedding, she now arrives as an unexpected guest. Along the way, she meets an extraordinary cast of characters and discovers that she's never too old to learn something about life and about herself.
A feat of bold, dynamic storytelling from Oscar-nominated writer-director Steven Knight. A successful businessman receives a series of phone calls which sets into motion a chain of events that unravels his perfect life, all of which takes the course of one absolutely riveting and intense car ride.
In an unsuspecting town every seven years, a competition takes place between 30 international killers, and the prize is 10 million dollars and the chance to be the last man alive.
The secret of Crickley Hall
The dark thriller begins a year after the disappearance of Cam, the son of Gabe Caleigh and his wife Eve. As the couple and their two daughters attempt to start anew, they head to Crickley Hall, a seemingly perfect countryside house. But when cellar doors start to open on their own, phantom children's cries are heard through the night and a frenzied cane-wielding specter rears its horrifying head. Just as they're ready to move out, Eve Caleigh hears Cam's cries and all bets are off.
They came together
When Joel and Molly meet, it's hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie candy shop. Plus, Joel is hung up on his sexy ex. But amazingly, they fall in love, until they break up about two thirds of the way through, and Molly starts dating her accountant. But then right at the end, well you'll just have to see. (Hint: Joel makes a big speech and they get back together.).
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Mutagen mayhem
Shredder and the Kraang team up! Now as a combined force, the Turtles face double the threat! And with new mutants lurking throughout New York, and the return of evil villains including Karai, the Rat King, and Foot Bots determined to take down the lean, mean, green team, get ready to join Leo, Raph, Mikey, Donnie, April, and new ally, Casey Jones, as they fight back and take the ninjutsu battle action to new rooftop heights!
Hannibal. Season two
Will is locked in a mental asylum accused of Hannibal Lecter's crimes. Now that Will knows what Hannibal is, he faces a fight to prove his own sanity and convince those closest to him that he is innocent. Jack is dealing with his own feelings about Will, and whether his protege is a killer. Looking for answers, Jack looks to Lecter, who becomes the new consultant on cases. Lecter is torn between saving himself and keeping Will close to him, despite advice from his psychiatrist to stay away.
Long way down
Four strangers happen to meet on a London rooftop with the intent of committing suicide on New Year's Eve. They decide to call off their plans for six weeks and form an unconventional, dysfunctional family and friendship.
Petals on the wind
The Dollanganger family attempt to put their sordid past behind them. But, as they soon discover, certain secrets can't be left behind. When Cathy finds herself in an abusive relationship, Christopher and Cathy are forced to face their forbidden feelings. And as tragedy strikes again, Cathy returns to Foxworth Hall to confront her grandmother and seek revenge on her mother. Christopher runs to Cathy's side, and the two are determined to start over again, together.
The railway man
Based on an autobiography, this film tells the true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is captured by the Japanese during WWII and sent to a POW camp, where he is tortured and forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway. Years later, and still suffering the psychological trauma of his wartime experiences, Lomax is persuaded by his wife Patti to find and confront one of his captors. Accompanied by his best friend, Lomax returns to the scene of his torture and manages to track down his captor, Japanese officer Takashi Nagase, from the prison camp, in an attempt to let go of a lifetime of bitterness and hate.
Twisted Threads Wait, Lea
Low Midnight Vaughn, Carrie
Fragmented : A Section 8 Novel Tyler, Stephanie
Fry Me a Liver Rosen, Delia
Diners, Drive-Ins, and Death Wenger, Christine
Only lovers left alive
Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?
Berserk. The golden age. Arc III, The advent
In this conclusion to The golden age, the Band of the Hawk is on the run, but with Guts' return, the search for Griffith begins and perhaps, Griffith's year-long imprisonment by the Kingdom of Midland will finally come to an end.
Berserk. The golden age. Arc II, The battle for Doldrey
For three years, Guts believed his mission was to pursue Griffith's dream together with him. But in order to become Griffith's equal and truly be called his friend, Guts realizes he will have to leave the Band of the Hawk. At the same time, a bloody battle to capture the impenetrable Fortress of Doldrey from the Empire of Chuder is about to begin. The Band of the Hawk will face an army of 30,000 strong!
Dale is an American heiress who disguises herself as a man to take the place of her late father in a 1927 car race through the Sahara. But before she can finish the race, she'll battle desert villain Rasoul, fall in love with the dashing Jaffar, and try and make history by becoming the first woman to win the race.
Kama Sutra a tale of love
A seductive tale of love and betrayal set in 16th century India. A king's courtesan is forbidden to embrace her one true love. Trained in the art of pleasure, Maya, the beautiful servant girl, becomes defiant, rebelling against ancient tradition. As passion takes over, the conflict brings consequences that no one ever envisioned.
Earth to echo.
Tuck, Munch, and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones. They discover something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien has become stranded on Earth.
Against the wild
Action and peril.
CWNA Certified Wireless Network Administrator official study guide. Exam CWNA-106 Westcott, David A., author.
Barefoot to billionaire : reflections on a life's work and a promise to cure cancer Huntsman, Jon M.
The billionaire entrepreneur and father of a former governor revisits key moments in his life that shaped his views on faith, family, and the responsibilities of wealth, describing his and his wife's commitment to donate their fortune to cancer research.
Rise of ISIS : a threat we can't ignore Sekulow, Jay, author.
The world's wealthiest and most powerful jihadists, ISIS originated within Al Qaeda with the goal of creating an Islamic state across Iraq and Syria and unrelenting jihad on Christians. This book gives a better understanding of the modern face of terror, and provides an overview of the laws of war and war crimes. These laws differentiate between the guilty and innocent, and explain why the US military and the Israeli Defense Forces are often limited in their defensive measures.
The brewer's tale : a history of the world according to beer Bostwick, William, author.
Presents the five thousand-year history of beer, from Babylonian temple workers and Nordic shamans to Belgian monks and American patriots, and the author discusses his own attempts to replicate some ancient brews. --Publisher's description.
The herbal bath & body book : create custom natural products for hair and skin Houdek, Heather Lee.
Offers recipes for creating over fifty bath and body projects from natural ingredients, including items for first aid, hair care, bath, face, and body care.
Scripture of the lotus blossom of the fine dharma (the Lotus sūtra)
History of the world in 1,000 objects.
Justice while black : helping African-American families navigate and survive the criminal justice system Shipp, Robbin, author.
Justice While Black is a must-read for every young black male in America-and for everyone else who cares about their survival and well-being. This is a first-of-its-kind essential guide for African-American families about how to understand the criminal justice system, and about why that system continues to see black men as targets-and as dollar signs. The book provides practical, straightforward advice on how to deal with specific legal situations: the threat of arrest, being arrested, being in custody, preparing for and undergoing a trial, and navigating the appeals and parole process. The primary goal of this book is to become a primer for African Americans on how to avoid becoming ensnared in the criminal justice system.
What women really want Murrell, Ann-Marie, 1968-
Down size : 12 truths for turning pants-splitting frustration into pants-fitting success Spiker, Ted.
"Ted Spiker may be the coauthor of numerous bestselling diet and health books, but the man just can't resist a good burrito. Or a bad burrito. (He's also eaten a 76-ounce steak, asserted that his wife's post-pregnancy jeans were the best-fitting pants he ever wore, and was asked by his own childhood doctor if his "feminine shape" embarrassed him at the beach.) In Down Size, Ted takes readers on an inspiring, candid, and comical journey, exploring the art and science of weight loss through his own struggles as a pear-shaped man in a not-so-pear-shaped world, with research about food, exercise, and the psychology of losing weight. He reveals twelve truths about successful weight loss, in areas such as temptation, frustration, nutrition, and inspiration. Some truths: - Redefine the Definition of Data - Leave Behind Your Extra Gland - Think Process, Not Outcome - Train Shorter, Train Harder. Combining science, personal stories, expert interviews, and advice, Down Size is an entertaining, field-tested, and research-based look at how men and women can finally find the body they want"--
The backwash of war : the human wreckage of the battlefield as witnessed by an American hospital nurse La Motte, Ellen N. (Ellen Newbold), 1873-1961.
Are aliens real? Perish, Patrick.
"Presents famous alien stories and briefly examines the claims, ultimately stating there is no hard proof of aliens"--
Cobras Raum, Elizabeth.
"Explains cobras, especially the king cobra, including what they eat, where they live, and information about their life cycle and interaction with humans"--Provided by publisher.
Is bigfoot real? Perish, Patrick.
"Presents the evidence (or lack thereof) and stories of both reported sightings and hoaxes of the large, hairy, man-like creature known as Bigfoot or Sasquatch"--
You Really Got Me Kelly, Erika
Snow Way Out Husom, Christine
Stonebrook Cottage Neggers, Carla, author.
Snoop to Nuts Lee, Elizabeth
No Ghouls Allowed : A Ghost Hunter Mystery Laurie, Victoria
Savage Deadlock Pendleton, Don
No Denying You Landon, Sydney
The Importance of Being Alice : A Matchmaker in Wonderland Romance MacAlister, Katie
How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy Kelly, Vanessa
Ghost in the Guacamole Jaffarian, Sue Ann
The Earl I Adore : A Prelude to a Kiss Novel Knightley, Erin
Critical Exposure Pendleton, Don
Blood Assassin Ivy, Alexandra
Courting Emily Lillard, Amy
All the President's Menus Hyzy, Julie
Torture to Her Soul Darhower, J. M.
Black Hat Jack : the true life adventures of Deadwood Dick, as told by his ownself Lansdale, Joe R., 1951-
Nat Love, the one and only Deadwood Dick of the dime novel era, writes down his version of certain events, straightening out numerous misconceptions raised in the popular and sanitized dime novels. Author Joe R. Lansdale's stories about Nat Love are based loosely on the real Nat Love, who may have told a few windies about his time in the West, but at the same time revealed that African-Americans of that era were not all cooks and custodians. In fact, a full third of the cowboys of the Wild West days were African-American, Hispanic, or of mixed blood. This is a tribute to the real deal, as well as to the great mythology of the Old West.
The android's dream Scalzi, John, 1969-
To avoid an interstellar incident, ex-cop and hacker Harry Creek searches for a rare type of sheep to be used in an alien race's coronation ceremony, following a trail that leads to pet store owner Robin Baker, whose genes contain traces of the sheep DNA.
Tanner's scheme Leigh, Lora.
When the genetically altered Breeds' main base is attacked, Tanner Reynolds retaliates by kidnapping Scheme Tallant, the daughter of the man responsible, until he discovers that she is also a target and destined to be his mate.
Innocent in death Robb, J. D., 1950-
NYPD Lt. Eve Dallas is puzzled by the mysterious murder of a grammar school history teacher. When it turns out that Craig Foster was poisoned, all eyes are on the packed lunch he brought to school with him that day, a lunch prepared for him by his wife. Dallas is baffled by the motivation for such a murder, until she begins to unearth some astonishing secrets. Meanwhile, she is worried for her own marriage, when her husband seems blinded by the coy flirtations of an exgirlfriend.
Heartbreaker Garwood, Julie.
After learning that his sister is the next victim of a madman, a priest is pulled into a twisted and frantic race to protect her.
Enemy of God : a novel of Arthur Cornwell, Bernard, author.
A Saxon slave boy who rose to become one of King Arthur's lieutenants describes the campaign against the Saxons and the Christians. Arthur wants to unify Britain, but the Christians refuse his rule, considering him a pagan enemy of God.
Anything he wants ; & Castaway Fawkes, Sara.
When Jeremiah Hamilton, CEO of Hamilton Industries, pulls Lucy into his world, he demands nothing less than her complete surrender, but Lucy's greatest threat is falling for her boss and yielding to her own darkest needs.
Path of the assassin : a thriller Thor, Brad.
Seeking the people responsible for a plot to kidnap the president, Secret Service agent Scot Harvath follows clues that point to the world's most ruthless terrorist and enlists the aid of a hijacking survivor who knows what the terrorist looks like.
The killing hour : an FBI profiler novel Gardner, Lisa, author.
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, author.
Enchanting the lady Kennedy, Kathryne.
In a world where magic rules everything, two misfits--Felicity Seymore, a Victorian beauty unable to perform even the simplest spell, and Sir Terence Blackwell, a were-lion searching for Merlin's relics--form a passionate alliance.
Rush Banks, Maya.
Gabe is wealthy, powerful, and accustomed to getting anything he wants. Anything-- and anyone. For Gabe, it's one particular fantasy with a woman who was forbidden fruit. Now she's ripe for the picking ... Mia was his best friend's little sister ... but she's not so little any more. Mia knows Gabe is way out of her league, but she's an adult now, and there's no reason not to act on her most secret desires. But she doesn't know how exacting his demands can be ...
The Samurai's garden Tsukiyama, Gail.
Shortly before World War II, a Chinese man, sent to Japan to recover from tuberculosis, meets a lovely Japanese girl and four older residents, in a story of passion and sacrifice.
There once lived a mother who loved her children, until they moved back in : three novellas about family Petrushevskai︠a︡, Li︠u︡dmila.
"The masterly novellas that established Ludmilla Petrushevskaya as one of the greatest living Russian writers . After her work was suppressed for many years, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya won wide recognition for capturing the experiences of everyday Russians with profound pathos and mordant wit. Among her most famous and controversial works, these three novellas-The Time Is Night, Chocolates with Liqueur, and Among Friends-are modern classics that breathe new life into Tolstoy's famous dictum, "All happy families are alike, every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Together they confirm the genius of an author with a gift for turning adversity into art"--
Black spring Henry, Christina, 1974-
When Chicago becomes ground zero in a struggle between ancient creatures, Madeline Black, a former Agent of Death, must save her unborn child and all of humanity from utter destruction.
Naomi's Christmas : a Pleasant Valley novel Perry, Marta.
Off course : inside the mad, muddy world of obstacle course racing Beresini, Erin.
A sports journalist describes her experiences and the cast of characters she met during her training and running of obstacle races, courses that consist of mud, fire, barbed wire, and walls.
Plunder of the ancients : a true story of betrayal, redemption, and an undercover quest to recover sacred Native American artifacts Schroeder, Lucinda Delaney, author.
"After taking an assignment as a supervisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, agent Lucinda Schroeder felt chafed by the restrictions of her desk job. She'd spent her career making cases against wildlife poachers, smugglers, and people who exploited wildlife for huge sums of money. As a supervisor she wasn't allowed to carry a case load. Her responsibility was to oversee the work of five other agents as they investigated wildlife crimes. But she wanted to be in the middle of the action. Finally, she went undercover again, working to investigate a parrot-smuggling operation--only to narrowly escape disaster after several of her colleagues inadvertently blew her cover. Though she worried that she was losing her gift for undercover work, when she learned of the illegal trade in Native American artifacts and the hunting of eagles for their feathers, she set up another sting operation and called it 'Operation Monster Slayer' after the Navajo deity that protected the Navajo from harm only to be betrayed once again--this time intentionally. Plunder of the Ancients tells the story of the dangerous life of an undercover agent--and her persistence that led to the recovery of nearly a million dollars' worth of sacred Indian artifacts sold on the black market in Santa Fe in 1996"--
Pack of dorks Vrabel, Beth.
Propelled from coolest to lamest after trying to kiss Tom Lemmings, Lucy tries to navigate the social hierarchy of fourth grade.
Historic costumes and how to make them Fernald, Mary.
Rethinking positive thinking : inside the new science of motivation Oettingen, Gabriele.
You only have to be right once : the unprecedented rise of the instant tech billionaires Lane, Randall.
"The ultimate insider's look at the newest titans of tech, from the editorial team at Forbes. Silicon Valley's new billionaires are an unconventional breed, turning ideas into money at a rate never before seen in human history. Their ascension proves a turning point in how great fortunes are made and how technology disseminates. Among these golden boys are: Elon Musk, billionaire bachelor and founder of Paypal, electric carmaker Tesla, and private space company SpaceX, Evan Spiegel, 23-year old founder of Snapchat, who recently turned down a $3 billion offer from Facebook, and Alex Karp, the eccentric philosopher with almost no tech background who turned Palantir into a data-mining champion. Over the last three years, Forbes has published indepth profiles of this new batch of billionaires, including the founders of Spotify, Dropbox, Tumblr, and Twitter. Now, in a compilation introduced and updated by Forbes editor Randall Lane, fans and critics alike will get a comprehensive look at who these super-entrepreneurs are and what they say about their own success and their plans for the future"--
Stolen innocence : my story of growing up in a polygamous sect, becoming a teenage bride, and breaking free of Warren Jeffs Wall, Elissa.
Don't even think about it : why our brains are wired to ignore climate change Marshall, George (Environmentalist), author.
Most of us recognize that climate change is real, and yet we do nothing to stop it. What is this psychological mechanism that allows us to know something is true but act as if it is not? George Marshall's search for the answers brings him face to face with Nobel Prize-winning psychologists and the activists of the Texas Tea Party, the world's leading climate scientists and the people who denounce them, liberal environmentalists and conservative evangelicals. What he discovers is that our values, assumptions, and prejudices can take on lives of their own, gaining authority as they are shared, dividing people in their wake. With engaging stories and drawing on years of his own research, Marshall argues that the answers do not lie in the things that drive us apart, but rather in what we all share: how our human brains are wired--our evolutionary origins, our perceptions of threats, our cognitive blind spots, our love of storytelling, our fear of death, and our deepest instincts to defend our family and tribe. Once we understand what excites, threatens, and motivates us, we can rethink and reimagine the greatest challenge we have ever faced.--From publisher description.
More awesome than money : four boys and their quest to save the world from Facebook Dwyer, Jim, 1957-
"Four NYU undergrads wanted to build a social network that would allow users to control what they shared about themselves. They were hoping to raised 10k in 30 days and their project was called Diaspora. Their 2010 Kickstarter campaign ended the first day with three backers. They raised 20 times their goal and had support from around the world. But as the months wore on and the money wore out, they couldn't get there--coding failures, bad business decisions, over-reach and under-organization, and the inevitable conflicts of personality and goals."--
Culture worrier : reflections on race, politics and social change : selected columns 1984-2014 Page, Clarence, 1947-
"The first collection of columns from the Pulitzer Prize-winning and nationally syndicated journalist Clarence Page, touching on politics, social commentary, pop culture, new media, race, and family"--
Love by the numbers : how to find great love or reignite the love you have through the power of numerology McCants, Glynis, 1963-
The bestselling author of "Glynis Has Your Number" reveals the numerology of love. Using just a name and date of birth, readers can learn who they are destined to love, when to proceed with caution, and when to get serious.
Dangerous deception Kehret, Peg.
Sixth-grader Emmy and her classmates start a secret community service project to help a hungry family, but soon Emmy finds herself involved in a home burglary ring operated by the family's neighbor.
Whisk(e)y distilled : a populist guide to the water of life Greene, Heather, author.
Does Santa exist? : a philosophical investigation Kaplan, Eric (Television producer)
Philosopher and comedy writer (Futurama, Big Bang Theory) Kaplan tackles a metaphysical paradox: there are some things we dearly believe in that are not universally acknowledged as real. Here, Kaplan shows how philosophy giants Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein strove to smooth over this uncomfortable meeting of the real and unreal--and failed. From there he turns to mysticism's attempts to resolve such paradoxes, surveying Buddhism, Taoism, early Christianity, Theosophy, and even the philosophers at UC Berkeley under whom he studied. Finally, he alights on--surprise--comedy as the ultimate resolution of the fundamental paradoxes of life. Ultimately, Kaplan delves deeper into the implications of this deceptively simple revelation, from how our physical brains work to his own personal confrontations with life's biggest questions: If we're all going to die, what's the point of anything? What is a perfect moment? What can you say about God? Or Santa? The answers in this book will cheer the rest of your life.--Adapted from publisher description.
The pH balance health & diet guide for GERD, IBS & IBD : practical solutions, diet management + 175 recipes Smith, Fraser, 1968-, author.
Fragrant : the secret life of scent Aftel, Mandy, author.
"The 'Alice Waters of American natural perfume' (indieperfume.com) celebrates our most potent sense, through five rock stars of the fragrant world. Mandy Aftel is widely acclaimed as a trailblazer in natural perfumery. Over two decades of sourcing the finest aromatic ingredients from all over the world and creating artisanal fragrances, she has been an evangelist for the transformative power of scent. In Fragrant, through five major players in the epic of aroma, she explores the profound connection between our sense of smell and the appetites that move us, give us pleasure, make us fully alive. Cinnamon, queen of the Spice Route, touches our hunger for the unknown, the exotic, the luxurious. Mint, homegrown the world over, speaks to our affinity for the familiar, the native, the authentic. Frankincense, an ancient incense ingredient, taps into our longing for transcendence, while ambergris embodies our unquenchable curiosity. And exquisite jasmine exemplifies our yearning for beauty, both evanescent and enduring. In addition to providing a riveting initiation into the history, natural history, and philosophy of scent, Fragrant imparts the essentials of scent literacy and includes recipes for easy-to-make fragrances and edible, drinkable, and useful concoctions that reveal the imaginative possibilities of creating with-and reveling in-aroma. Vintage line drawings make for a volume that will be a treasured gift as well as a great read"--
The meaning of human existence Wilson, Edward O., author.
In The Meaning of Human Existence, his most philosophical work to date, Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Edward O. Wilson examines what makes human beings supremely different from all other species and posits that we, as a species, now know enough about the universe and ourselves that we can begin to approach questions about our place in the cosmos and the meaning of intelligent life in a systematic, indeed, in a testable way.
On track for treasure McClure, Wendy, author.
"When the town sheriff discovers the exact location of 'Wanderville,' the orphans who live there--Jack, Frances, Harold, Alexander, and their new friends--must flee their home in the woods"--
Unexplained mysteries of World War II : discover the conspiracies, cover-ups and coincidences that won and lost the war Harwood, Jeremy, 1947- author.
25 conspiracies, cover-ups and stories of coincidences that won and lost the war. In general the chronology of World War II is well known: the main players, the epic battles won and lost, the impact of weather, equipment and supply issues, the role of air superiority. Like all great events, there was and is much that is mysterious. Many secrets of the war remained just that until years after V-Day, as truths and facts began to emerge. Unexplained Mysteries of World War II recounts 25 of the most fascinating mysteries from the war. The murderous plots, strange disappearances, criminal activities, scandals, deceptions, and peculiar decisions are the fodder of great fiction except that they are shockingly true.
What to expect the first year Murkoff, Heidi Eisenberg.
Keeping the trademark month by month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, First Year is easier to read, faster to flip through, and new family friendlier than ever, packed with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too. Among the changes: Baby care fundamentals--crib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplements--are revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to non toxic furniture). An all new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through today's dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and "For Parents" boxes that focus on mom's and dad's needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible.
Hands off my gun : defeating the plot to disarm America Loesch, Dana, author.
"Conservative talk show host, blogger, and TV commentator Loesch digs deep into past, present, and future facts, attitudes, and actions regarding gun rights ... In addition to explaining why the Founding Fathers insisted on including the right to bear arms in the Bill of Rights, Loesch argues that 'gun control' regulations throughout history have been used to keep minority populations under control. She also contends that current arguments in favor of gun control are primarily based on emotions and fear"--
Captain Marvel. Vol. 1, Higher, faster, further, more DeConnick, Kelly Sue, author.
"Captain Marvel, Earth's Mightiest Hero with an attitude to match, is launching headfirst into an all-new adventure! As Carol Danvers comes to a crossroads with a new life and new romance, she makes a dramatic decision that will alter the course of her life-- and the entire Marvel Universe. But as Carol takes on a mission to return an alien girl to her homeworld, she lands in the middle of an uprising against the Galactic Alliance and the Spartax! Investigating the forced resettlement of Rocket Girl's people, Carol discovers she has a history with the man behind the plot. But when the bad guy tries to blackmail [her] and turn the Avengers against her, it's payback time!"--Page 4 of cover.
The art of the English murder Worsley, Lucy, author.
Mad delicious : the science of making healthy food taste amazing! Schroeder, Keith, author.
Mad Delicious takes the kitchen science genre to the next level: It's not just about chemistry and molecules. Schroeder teaches home cooks about the nature of ingredients, how to maximize texture and flavor with clever cooking techniques (try steaming beef-then soaking it in wine sauce for the most tender steak ever!), smooth moves in the kitchen for better work flow, and how all the sciences-geography, meteorology, chemistry, physics, botany, biology, even human sociology and anthropology-can help home cooks master the science of light cooking.
The history of the book in 100 books : the complete story, from Egypt to e-book Cave, Roderick, author.
Each of the 100 books in chosen has played a critical role in the development of book in all their farms and with all that they bring: literacy, numeracy, technological progress and the expansion of scientific knowledge, religion, political theory, and more.
Fabio's American home kitchen : more than 125 recipes with an Italian accent Viviani, Fabio.
You could be home by now Manaster, Tracy.
"Two young professionals working in a retirement community discover that one of their residents is hiding her grandson in her unit. Word spreads quickly, and in the midst of their own personal struggles, they must find the best solution for this problem"--
The Wolf and the Lamb : A Jerusalem Mystery Ramsay, Frederick
The Whispering Swarm Moorcock, Michael
White plague Abel, James.
"In the remote, frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean, the high-powered and technically advanced submarine USS Montana is in peril. Adrift and in flames, the boat--and the entire crew--could be lost. The only team close enough to get to them in time is led byMarine doctor and bio-terror expert Joe Rush. With only thirty-six hours before the surviving crew perish, Joe and his team must race to rescue the Montana and ensure that the boat doesn't fall into enemy hands. Because a fast-approaching foreign submarine is already en route, and tensions may explode. But that's the least of their troubles, for the surviving sailors are not alone on the submarine. Something is trapped with them. Something deadly lethal. Something that plagued mankind long ago, when it devastated the entire world. And the crew of the Montana has unknowingly set it free. Now, Joe and his team must not only find a way to save the Montana and her crew, but stop a lethal horror of apocalyptic consequence from being unleashed on all humanity"--
A Spool of Blue Thread Tyler, Anne
Obsession in Death Robb, J. D.
Wet Work Roberts, Les
When bad things happen to rich people : a novel Morris, Ian, 1961-
Motive Kellerman, Jonathan
The nightingale Hannah, Kristin.
"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah's next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden"--
Death of a liar Beaton, M. C.
"Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is alarmed to receive a report from a woman in the small village of Cronish in the Scottish Highlands. She has been brutally attacked and the criminal is on the loose. But upon further investigation, Hamish discovers that she waslying about the crime. So when the same woman calls him back about an intruder, he simply marvels at her compulsion to lie. This time, though, she is telling the truth. Her body is found in her home and Hamish must sort through all of her lies to solve the crime"--
West of sunset O'Nan, Stewart, 1961-
"A "rich, sometimes heartbreaking" (Dennis Lehane) novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald's last years in Hollywood In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his wife consigned to a mental asylum and his finances in ruins, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood. By December 1940, he would be dead of a heart attack. Those last three years of Fitzgerald's life, often obscured by the legend of his earlier Jazz Ageglamour, are the focus of Stewart O'Nan's gorgeously and gracefully written novel. With flashbacks to key moments from Fitzgerald's past, the story follows him as he arrives on the MGM lot, falls in love with brassy gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, beginswork on The Last Tycoon, and tries to maintain a semblance of family life with the absent Zelda and daughter, Scottie. Fitzgerald's orbit of literary fame and the Golden Age of Hollywood is brought vividly to life through the novel's romantic cast of characters, from Dorothy Parker and Ernest Hemingway to Humphrey Bogart. A sympathetic and deeply personal portrait of a flawed man who never gave up in the end, even as his every wish and hope seemed thwarted, West of Sunset confirms O'Nan as "possibly ourbest working novelist" (Salon)"--
Crash & burn Gardner, Lisa.
"The #1 New York Times bestselling author's latest stand-alone thriller, with a cameo by her fan-favorite character, Boston Detective D.D. Warren. My name is Nicky Frank. Except, most likely, it isn't. Nicole Frank shouldn't have been able to survive thecar accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero. I'm looking for a little girl. I have to save her. Except, most likely, shedoesn't exist. Sergeant Wyatt Foster is frustrated when even the search dogs can't find any trace of the mysterious missing child. Until Nicky's husband, Thomas, arrives with a host of shattering revelations: Nicole Frank suffers from a rare brain injury and the police shouldn't trust anything she says. My husband claims he'll do anything to save me. Except, most likely, he can't. Who is Nicky Frank, and what happened the night her car sailed off the road? Was it a random accident or something more sinister given the woman's lack of family and no close friends? The deeper Wyatt digs, the more concerned he becomes. Because it turns out, in the past few months, Nicky has suffered from more than one close accident. In fact, it would appear someone very much wants her dead. This is my life. Except, most likely, it's not. Now watch me crash and burn"--
The Unexpected Consequences of Love Mansell, Jill
The Washington stratagem : a Yael Azoulay novel LeBor, Adam.
"In this action-packed, suspenseful sequel to the international thriller The Geneva Option, U.N. covert negotiator Yael Azoulay is drawn into a web of betrayal and intrigue that leads from deep within America's military-industrial complex to the Middle East and beyond.Yael Azoulay nearly lost her life while on assignment for the United Nations in the Congo. Though her physical wounds are healed, she still struggles with the psychological trauma. But her safety is jeopardized once again when her job sendsher to meet with the CEO of The Prometheus Group, a lobbying and asset management firm with extensive links to the Pentagon and intelligence services.The U.N. is suspicious about Prometheus's military and intelligence contract operations and wants Yael toquietly investigate. Working under Prometheus's radar, she discovers a chilling conspiracy with ties to Iran. and to a shocking source very close to her. And the end game is nothing less than a devastating--and very lucrative--new war in the Middle East.But the closer she comes to the truth, the more Yael begins to expose herself, revealing a complex and intriguing heroine whose life is riddled with secrets. As she confronts the ghosts of her past, the few certainties of her life begin to crumble aroundher, laying bare a terrifying truth: that she has enormously powerful enemies who neither forgive. nor forget"--
Uncle Janice : a novel Burgess, Matt, 1982-
The trouble with Patience : a novel Brendan, Maggie, 1949-
A touch of stardust Alcott, Kate.
The ties that bind Krentz, Jayne Ann, author.
The third target Rosenberg, Joel C., 1967-
Swimming in the Shadows Janes, Diane
Speak of the Devil Scott, Lacha M.
Suspicion at seven Purser, Ann.
"Lois Meade has done enough buffing and polishing over the years with her cleaning business, New Brooms, to know that all that glitters is not gold. So when a bag of costume jewellery is the main clue in a murder, she has a strong suspicion that appearances may be deceiving... After a woman is discovered in the Mill House Hotel, strangled with a silver necklace beside a bag filled with faux silver, gold and pearls, costume jewelry dealer Michael Black seems like the obvious suspect. But Lois knows Michael's wife, who runs a baker's shop near the hotel, and can't believe her husband could be a killer. Plus, Michael has an airtight alibi. Nevertheless, Michael--who prefers to go by Michel, a name as fake as his gems--is no angel. It appears he's running a pyramid scheme, and Lois's mother is getting sucked in. Could the murder have anything to do with his unscrupulous business practices? As Inspector Cowgill and Lois hope the bling may shine a light on the killer, the discovery of a second body on the old waterwheel in the hotel may be grist for the mill in solving the murder--if they can manage to catch the culprit without getting the runaround"--
Something rich and strange : selected stories Rash, Ron, 1953- author.
The skeleton road McDermid, Val, author.
Red Hot Liar Noire
Show me the gold Mulford, Carolyn.
The Price of Blood Bracewell, Patricia
Powder Blu Johnson, Brandi, author.
Plus One : a novel Noxon, Christopher, author.
"Christopher Noxon's debut novel Plus One is a comedic take on bread-winning women and caretaking men in contemporary Los Angeles. Alex Sherman-Zicklin is a mid-level marketing executive whose wife's fourteenth attempt at a TV pilot is produced, ordered to series, and awarded an Emmy. Overnight, she's sucked into a mad show-business vortex and he's tasked with managing their new high-profile Hollywood lifestyle. He falls in with a posse of Plus Ones, men who are married to women whose success, income, andpublic recognition far surpasses their own. What will it take for him to regain the foreground in his own life?"--
Petticoat detective Brownley, Margaret, author.
The penguin's song Dāwūd, Ḥasan.
Pavane for a dead princess : novel Pak, Min-gyu, 1968-
Outline : a novel Cusk, Rachel, 1967-
"Rachel Cusk's Outline is a novel in ten conversations. Spare and stark, it follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing during an oppressively hot summer in Athens. She leads her students in storytelling exercises. She meets other visiting writers for dinners and discourse. She goes swimming with an elderly Greek bachelor. The people she encounters speak, volubly, about themselves: their fantasies, anxieties, pet theories, regrets, and longings. And through these disclosures, a portrait of the narrator is drawn by contrast, a portrait of a woman learning to face a great loss. Outline is Cusk's finest work yet, and one of the most startling, brilliant, original novels of recent years."--
Only for you Kery, Beth.
"Former Army intelligence officer Seth Hightower may work with the Hollywood elite as a special effects makeup artist, but he's learned the hard way to keep fame-obsessed starlets at arm's length. Only one woman ever tempted him to break his rules about dating actresses--and she left him with the memory of one night of uninhibited passion and a lifetime of what-ifs. Hollywood "It" girl Gia Harris is used to being in the spotlight--and avoiding it when necessary. After she witnesses a heinous crime, she knows testifying is the right thing to do, even if it is in the midst of a media circus. But when things heat up and Gia is in danger, she needs to avoid prying eyes and the rabid, long arm of the media. Seth's special skills and knowledge of disguise makehim the perfect person to keep her famous face out of the news, but their history makes him the last person she wants to be alone with. He's far too tempting--and now, far too close... As Seth conceals Gia and steals her away from a rabid public, they can't ignore the blistering attraction between them. And when they give in to their cravings, they reveal more about themselves than either of them has ever laid bare before.."--
Once Walked With Gods Barclay, James
Once upon a grind Coyle, Cleo.
"When coffeehouse manager turned amateur sleuth Clare Cosi roasts "magic" beans for Fairy Tale Week, she brews up a vision that leads to a sleeping beauty in Central Park, a big, bad wolf of Wall Street, and an East Side enclave with storybook secrets...Fairy tale fever has descended on New York City. Broadway fans are flocking to Red Riding Hood: The Musical, museums are exhibiting art inspired by the Brothers Grimm, and Clare Cosi gives her coffee truck a "Jack and the Beanstalk" makeover for a CentralPark festival. Clare's coffee hunter ex-husband contributes a bag of African beans with alleged magical properties. His octogenarian mother entertains customers with readings of the grinds, but Clare remains skeptical--until she receives a vision that helps her find a young model's body in the park's woods. The police dismiss "sleeping beauty" as the victim of a drug overdose. Then Clare uncovers evidence that points to a roster of suspects, from a wolf of Wall Street to a New York Giant and a wicked witch of the West Side. Now Clare is really in the woods--with a dangerous predator on her heels and an investigation that leads from a secret Prince Charming club right back to her own NYPD detective boyfriend. If she doesn't solve this mystery, those magicbeans predict an unhappy ending"--
Nora Bonesteel's Christmas past McCrumb, Sharyn, 1948-
A nip of murder : a moonshine mystery Miller, Carol, 1972-
"As Daisy McGovern knows all too well, it isn't easy being a young, small town waitress at the local diner. And it becomes even harder just as she's trying to stitch her life back together and salvage her job by converting the diner into a bakery when a mysterious robbery occurs and one of the thieves ends up dead on the bakery floor with a chef's knife in his chest. Forced into a twisted game of cat-and-mouse that takes her from secretive nip joints overflowing with moonshine to weathered Appalachian mountaintops overflowing with history and guns, Daisy must figure out who the dead man is--and why he was in her bakery--before she becomes the next victim. This is the second entry in a charming series filled with eccentric characters, red herrings, and, of course, moonshine!"--
New uses for old boyfriends Kendrick, Beth.
"After growing up in privilege and marrying into money, Lila Alders has gotten used to the good life. But when her happily-ever-after implodes, Lila must return to Black Dog Bay, the tiny seaside town where she grew up. She's desperate for a safe haven, but everything has changed over the past ten years. Her family's fortune is gone-and her mother is in total denial. It's up to Lila to take care of everything...but she can barely take care of herself. The former golden girl of Black Dog Bay struggles toreinvent herself by opening a vintage clothing boutique. But even as Lila finds new purpose for outdated dresses and tries to reunite with her ex, she realizes that sometimes it's too late for old dreams. She's lost everything she thought she needed but found something-someone-she desperately wants. A boy she hardly noticed has grown up into a man she can't forget...and a second chance has never felt so much like first love. "--
Mount Misery : a novel Peluso, Angelo, author.
The masseuse Kincade, Sierra.
"Anna never takes on a massage client without screening him first, but the paycheck offered by billionaire Maxim Stein is too good to turn down. Stein is the richest man she's ever laid her hands on, and despite the risks, she trusts that she can take care of herself. After all, she's handled difficult clients in the past. What she isn't prepared for is getting caught in a compromising situation by Maxim's tall, dark, and gorgeous bodyguard--or the desperate desires he awakens in her... Alec is dangerous.The mysterious, hard-bodied man is completely irresistible and won't be refused, no matter what walls Anna puts up to protect herself. But as Anna falls fast for his careful ministrations and mind-blowing skills, she begins to realize that giving herselfover to a man with so many secrets isn't just putting her heart at risk--it's endangering her life" --
The martini shot : a novella and stories Pelecanos, George P.
"Short stories and a novella from one of crime fiction's most revered writers. Whether they're cops or conmen, savage killers or creative types, gangsters or God-fearing citizens, George Pelecanos' characters are always engaged in a fight for their lives. They fight to advance or simply to survive, they fight against odds, against enemies, even against themselves. In this, his first collection of stories, the acclaimed novelist introduces readers to a vivid and eclectic cast of combatants. A seasoned claims investigator tracks a supposedly dead man from Miami to Brazil, only to be thrown off his game by a kid from the local slum. An aging loser takes a last stab at respectability by becoming a police informant. A Greek-American couple adopts an interracial trio of sons and then struggles to keep their family together, giving us a stirring bit of background on one of Pelecanos' most beloved protagonists, Spero Lucas. In the title novella - which takes its name from Hollywood slang for the last shot of the day, the one that comes before the liquor shots begin - we go behind the scenes of a television cop show, where a writer gets caught up in a drama more real than anything he could have conjured for a script. By turns heartbreaking and humane, brutal and funny, these finely constructed tales expose the violence and striving beneath the surface of any city and within any human heart. Tough, sexy, fast-paced, and crackling with energy, The Martini Shot is Pelecanos at his very best"--
Lady Arykah Reigns Nichols, Nikita Lynnette
King of assassins Rhodes, Jenna, author.
The king's deryni Kurtz, Katherine.
Kill 'em with cayenne : a spice shop mystery Oust, Gail, 1943-
"Spices are flying off the shelves of Spice It Up!, and Piper Prescott couldn't be happier. It's that time of year again--time for the annual Brandywine Creek Barbecue Festival. Soon contestants and BBQ aficionados from all over the Southeast will converge on the town. Many of Brandywine Creek's citizens plan to participate in the week-long festivities and are busily concocting savory rubs and sassy sauces. Among the locals vying for the grand prize are Becca Dapkins and Maybelle Humphries. The womenhave been arch enemies ever since Buzz Oliver dumped Maybelle after a thirteen-year courtship and started seeing Becca. When Becca's body is found near one of the festival booths, bludgeoned by a brisket, Maybelle becomes one of Chief Wyatt McBride's topsuspects. Determined to help clear her friend's name, Piper begins her own investigation, much to McBride's consternation. As the festival draws closer, will Piper and Reba Mae be able to find the real killer and clear Maybelle's name? Will Piper makeit to the annual shag contest with Doug Winters, the mild-mannered vet she's been seeing? And, who will win the BBQ cook-off? A mouth-watering entry in Gail Oust's "must-read" (Publishers Weekly) spice shop series featuring an unstoppably fabulous crime-solving heroine, a colorful cast of small town characters, and more than a pinch of Georgia charm, Kill 'Em with Cayenne is sure to delight cozy fans of all stripes"--
The Highland Dragon's Lady Cooper, Isabel
The iris fan : a novel of feudal Japan Rowland, Laura Joh.
"Japan, 1709. The shogun is old and ailing. Amid the ever-treacherous intrigue in the court, Sano Ichirō has been demoted from chamberlain to a lowly patrol guard. His relationship with his wife Reiko is in tatters, and a bizarre new alliance between histwo enemies Yanagisawa and Ienobu has left him bewildered and wary. Yet, Sano's dedication to the way of the warrior--the samurai code of honor--is undiminished. Then a harrowing, almost inconceivable crime takes place. In his own palace, the shogun is stabbed with a fan made of painted silk with sharp-pointed iron ribs. Sano is restored to the rank of chief investigator to find the culprit. This is the most significant, and most dangerous, investigation of his career. If the shogun's heir is displeased,he will have Sano and his family put to death without waiting for the shogun's permission, then worry about the consequences later. And Sano has enemies of his own, as well as unexpected allies. As the previously unimaginable death of the shogun seems ever more possible, Sano finds himself at the center of warring forces that threaten not only his own family but Japan itself. Riveting and richly imagined, with a magnificent sense of time and place, The Iris Fan is the triumphant conclusion to Laura Joh Rowland's brilliant series of thrillers set in feudal Japan"--
Her : a novel Lane, Harriet, 1969-
"On the face of it, Emma and Nina have very little in common. Isolated and exhausted by early motherhood, Emma finds her confidence is fading fast. Nina--sophisticated, generous, effortlessly in control--seems to have all the answers. It's easy to see whyEmma is drawn to Nina. But what does Nina see in her? A seemingly innocent friendship slowly develops into a dangerous game of cat and mouse as Nina eases her way into Emma's life. Soon, it becomes clear that Nina wants something from the unwitting Emma--something that might just destroy her"--
Hello from the Gillespies : a novel McInerney, Monica.
"For the past thirty-three years, Angela Gillespie has sent to friends and family around the world an end-of-the-year letter titled "Hello from the Gillespies." It's always been cheery and full of good news. This year, Angela surprises herself-she tells the truth.... The Gillespies are far from the perfect family that Angela has made them out to be. Her husband is coping badly with retirement. Her thirty-two-year-old twins are having career meltdowns. Her third daughter, badly in debt, can't stop crying.And her ten-year-old son spends more time talking to his imaginary friend than to real ones. Without Angela, the family would fall apart. But when Angela is taken away from them in a most unexpected manner, the Gillespies pull together-and pull themselves together-in wonderfully surprising ways. READERS GUIDE INCLUDED."--
Harraga Sansal, Boualem
Hall of small mammals : stories Pierce, Thomas, 1982-
Golden son Brown, Pierce, 1988-
"With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender's Game, and Game of Thrones, debut author Pierce Brown's genre-defying epic Red Rising hit the ground running and wasted no time becoming a sensation. Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forgedby tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within. A life-or-death tale ofvengeance with an unforgettable hero at its heart, Golden Son guarantees Pierce Brown's continuing status as one of fiction's most exciting new voices. Praise for Red Rising "[A] spectacular adventure. one heart-pounding ride. Pierce Brown's dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender's Game. [Red Rising] has everything it needs to become meteoric."--Entertainment Weekly "I don't know what Pierce Brown did before he started writing books, but whatever it was, he was wasting his time. Fast-paced, gripping, well-written--the sort of book you cannot put down. I am already on the lookout for the next one."--Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of The Sword of Shannara "Pierce Brown has done an astounding job at delivering a powerful piece of literature that will definitely make a mark in the minds of readers."--The Huffington Post "Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow: Pierce Brown's empire-crushing debut is a sprawling vision of humanity's diasporato the stars."--Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Nocturnal "[A] great debut. The author gathers a spread of elements together in much the same way George R. R. Martin does."--Tor.com"--
Gods of Gold Nickson, Chris
The galaxy game Lord, Karen, 1968-
"Karen Lord is one of today's most brilliant young talents. Her science fiction, like that of predecessors Ursula K. Le Guin and China Mieville, combines star-spanning plots, deeply felt characters, and incisive social commentary. With The Galaxy Game, Lord presents a gripping adventure that showcases her dazzling imagination as never before. On the verge of adulthood, Rafi attends the Lyceum, a school for the psionically gifted. Rafi possesses mental abilities that might benefit people. or control them.Some wish to help Rafi wield his powers responsibly, others see him as a threat to be contained. Rafi's only freedom at the Lyceum is Wallrunning: a game of speed and agility played on vast vertical surfaces riddled with variable gravity fields. Serendipity and Ntenman are also students at the Lyceum, but unlike Rafi they come from communities where such abilities are valued. Serendipity finds the Lyceum as much a prison as a school, and she yearns for a meaningful life beyond its gates. Ntenman, with his quick tongue, quicker mind, and a willingness to bend if not break the rules, has no problem fitting in. But he too has his reasons for wanting to escape. Now the three friends are about to experience a moment of violent change as seething tensions between rival star-faring civilizations come to a head. For Serendipity, it will challenge her ideas of community and self. For Ntenman, it will open new opportunities and new dangers. And for Rafi, given a chance to train with some of the best Wallrunnersin the galaxy, it will lead to the discovery that there is more to Wallrunning than he ever suspected. and more to himself than he ever dreamed"--
Galapagos regained Morrow, James, 1947-
"Galapagos Regained centers on the fictional Chloe Bathurst, an unemployed Victorian actress who finds work on Charles Darwin's estate, nurturing the strange birds, exotic lizards, and giant tortoises he brought back from his trip around the world. When Chloe gets wind of the Great God Contest, sponsored by the Percy Bysshe Shelley Society--£10,000 to the first petitioner who can prove or disprove the existence of a Supreme Being--she decides that Mr. Darwin's materialist theory of speciation might just turn the trick. (If Nature gave God nothing to do, maybe He was never around in the first place.) Before she knows it, her ambitions send her off on a wild adventure--a voyage by brigantine to Brazil, a steamboat trip up the Amazon, a hot-air balloon flight across the Andes--bound for the Galapagos archipelago, where she intends to collect the live specimens through which she might demonstrate evolutionary theory to the contest judges"--
The Fix 2 K'Wan
The first bad man : a novel July, Miranda, 1974-
"Here is Cheryl, a tightly-wound, vulnerable woman who lives alone, with a perpetual lump in her throat. She is haunted by a baby boy she met when she was six, who sometimes recurs as other people's babies. Cheryl is also obsessed with Phillip, a philandering board member at the women's self-defense nonprofit where she works. She believes they've been making love for many lifetimes, though they have yet to consummate in this one. When Cheryl's bosses ask if their twenty-one-year-old daughter, Clee, can move into her house for a little while, Cheryl's eccentrically ordered world explodes. And yet it is Clee--the selfish, cruel blond bombshell--who bullies Cheryl into reality and, unexpectedly, provides her the love of a lifetime. Tender, gripping, slylyhilarious, infused with raging sexual obsession and fierce maternal love, Miranda July's first novel confirms her as a spectacularly original, iconic, and important voice today, and a writer for all time. The First Bad Man is dazzling, disorienting, and unforgettable"--
Fifty mice : a novel Pyne, Daniel.
"What if a man is placed in the Federal Witness Protection Program against his will? And doesn't even know what he supposedly knows that merits a new name, a new identity, a new life? Jay Johnson is an Average Joe, a thirty-something guy with a job in telephone sales, a regular pick-up basketball game, and a devoted girlfriend he seems ready to marry. But one weekday afternoon, he's abducted on a Los Angeles Metro train, tranquilized, interrogated, and his paper trail obliterated. What did he see, what terrible crime-or criminal-is he keeping secret? It must be something awfully big. The trouble is, Jay has no clue. Furious and helpless, and convinced that the government has made a colossal mistake, Jay is involuntarily relocated to a community on Catalina Island-which turns out to be inhabited mainly by other protected witnesses. Isolated in a world of strangers, Jay begins to realize that only way out is through the twisted maze of lies and unreliable memories swirling through his own mind. If he canlocate-or invent-a repressed memory that might satisfy the Feds, maybe he can make it back to the mainland and his wonderful, even if monotonous, life. Set in a noir contemporary L.A. and environs, Fifty Mice is a Hitchcockian thriller as surreal and mysterious as a Kafka nightmare. Chilling, paranoiac, and thoroughly original, it will have readers grasping to distinguish what is real and what only seems that way"--
Dying for the past : a gumshoe ghost mystery O'Connor, T. J., 1960-
Everlasting Lane Lovett, Andrew.
"A captivating, absorbing, and suspenseful evocation of the spells of childhood In a timeless coming-of-age tale as charming and haunting as the movie Stand By Me, Andrew Lovett's Everlasting Lane tells the story of what happens when nine-year-old Peter's father dies and his mother moves them from the city to a house in the countryside, for what seem to Peter to be mysterious reasons. He's soon distracted, though, by the difficulties of being the new, shy kid at school, and he befriends the other two kids who seem to be outcasts: overweight Tommie and too-smart-for-her-own-good Anna-Marie. Together they try to weather the storm of bullying teachers and fellow students, by escaping into explorations of the seemingly bucolic countryside. There, though, they find other outcasts from society such as cranky Mr. Merridew, who won't leave his cottage in the woods, and Scarecrow Man, who stands in the fields searching the skies. And meanwhile, Peter is disturbed by the growing awareness that his own mother maybe some sort of outcast, too--and that she's hiding something from him in a locked room in the attic, a room she's expressly forbidden him from entering. Written in beautiful prose, Everlasting Lane is a captivating, absorbing, and suspenseful evocationof the spells of childhood: sun-soaked, nostalgic, with the soft focus and warm glow of a Polaroid--but it's darker than it seems. Will Peter and his mother find the light in that darkness?"--
The Doll's House Carver, Tania
The Deepest Night Braden, Kara
The deep Cutter, Nick.
"From the acclaimed author of The Troop--which Stephen King raved "scared the hell out of me and I couldn't put it down....old-school horror at its best"--comes this utterly terrifying novel where The Abyss meets The Shining. A strange plague called the'Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget--small things at first, like where they left their keys...then the not-so-small things like how to drive, or the letters of the alphabet. Then their bodies forget how to function involuntarily...and there is no cure. But now, far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, deep in the Marianas Trench, an heretofore unknown substance hailed as "ambrosia" has been discovered--a universal healer, from initial reports. It may just be the key to a universal cure. In order to study this phenomenon, a special research lab, the Trieste, has been built eight miles under the sea's surface. But now the station is incommunicado, and it's up to a brave few to descend through the lightless fathoms in hopes of unraveling the mysteries lurking at those crushing depths...and perhaps to encounter an evil blacker than anything one could possibly imagine. Part horror, part psychological nightmare, The Deep is a novel that fans of Stephen King and Clive Barker won't want to miss--especially if you're afraid of the dark"--
The convert's song : a novel Rotella, Sebastian.
"A global manhunt sweeps up a former federal agent when his childhood friend becomes the chief suspect in a terrorist rampage. His hazardous stint in U.S. law enforcement behind him, Valentine Pescatore has started over as a private investigator in Buenos Aires. Then he runs into a long-lost friend: Raymond Mercer, a charismatic, troubled singer who has converted to Islam. After a terrorist attack kills hundreds, suspicion falls on Raymond---and Pescatore. Angry and bewildered, Pescatore joins forces with Fatima Belhaj, an alluring French agent. They pursue the enigmatic Raymond into a global labyrinth of intrigue. Is he a terrorist, a gangster, a spy? Is his loyalty to Pescatore genuine, or just another lethal scam? From the jungles of South America to the streets of Paris to the battlegrounds of Baghdad, THE CONVERT'S SONG leads Pescatore on a race to stop a high-stakes campaign of terror. "--
A Carol Dickens Christmas : a novel Averill, Thomas Fox, 1949-
Bonita Avenue Buwalda, Peter
Blood Will Follow Kristijansson, Snorri
Betting on hope Clopton, Debra.
"A bet gone wrong. A small town's meddling. And a cowboy intent on saving his ranch.Maggie Hope is an advice columnist whose background leaves her with little advice to give. and it's beginning to show. When Maggie fills in at an interview with champion horse trainer Tru Monahan, the on-camera chemistry between them is undeniable. Maggie's bosses know this is the opportunity she's been looking for to launch her career...and their bank accounts. In order to save her column, Maggie takes Tru up on the bet..that he can teach her to ride a quick-stepping cutting horse like any cowgirl, despite the fact that she has never been on a horse. And in the meantime, she can get the scoop on the man under the cowboy hat. Tru has been on the competition circuit for longer than he'd like, but he knows it's the only way he can afford to keep the Four of Hearts Ranch that means so much to his ailing grandfather. So when his sponsors see the opportunity for Tru's fans to get to know the star on a more intimate level, he knows he must oblige. To his dismay, Maggie not only invades his small town of Wishing Springs, but she also invades his heart, and that is something he cannot let any woman do for her own good. In Wishing Springs, Maggie finds what she has always been looking for: a community and a home. But when her past catches up to her, it threatens everything, even the tender hope that this town holds all of her heart's desires"--
Bad Dreams Newman, Kim
Beauty Pinborough, Sarah
The accidental alchemist Pandian, Gigi, 1975-
When the Dead Awaken Jacobsen, Steffen
You know who killed me Estleman, Loren D, author.
Sweet damage : a novel James, Rebecca, 1970-
"When Tim Ellison finds a cheap room to rent in his dream location, it seems nothing more than a wonderful stroke of luck. Despite the fact that the owner of the house, the mysterious Anna London, is unfriendly and withdrawn, he takes it. But when strangeand terrifying things start happening in the house at night, Tim wonders if renting the room has been a terrible mistake--until his feelings for Anna start to change. But as Tim falls for Anna, her past comes back with a vengeance...and he finds himselfcaught in the middle of the storm"--
Spirit of the wolves : a novel Hearst, Dorothy, 1966-
"Weaving together original research, series characters and a dynamic plot, Spirit of the Wolves is the final title in The Wolf Chronicles trilogy" --
Sons of Anarchy : Bratva Golden, Christopher.
"Set after the fourth season of the groundbreaking television drama Sons of Anarchy, from the mind of Executive Producer Kurt Sutter...With half of the club recently released from Stockton State Penitentiary, and the Galindo drug cartel bringing down heatat every turn, the MC already has its hands full. Yet Jax Teller the V.P. of SAMCRO has another problem to deal with. He just learned that his Irish half-sister Trinity has been in the U.S. for months entangled with Russian BRATVA gangsters. Now that she's abruptly gone missing, he's sure the brewing mafia war is connected to her disappearance. Jax heads to Nevada with Chibs and Opie to search for her and seek revenge. Trinity may be half-Irish, but she's also half-Teller and where Teller's go, trouble follows"--
The seventh day : a novel Yu, Hua, 1960-
Pretty When She Destroys Frater, Rhiannon
The season of migration Hermann, Nellie, 1978-
Grail knight : a novel of Robin Hood Donald, Angus, 1965-
"In 1200 A.D., much in England has changed. Richard the Lionhearted has died and his duplicitous brother John has taken the throne. The Earl of Locksley has been outlawed by his old enemy, now the king, and Sir Alan Dale has had the estates granted to himby Richard I taken away again. But still Alan Dale lives comfortably with his beloved wife pregnant with their first child. But the good times aren't going to last. First, an old crime resurfaces and powerful forces being circling, seeking vengeance, including a renegade band of Knights Templar. Next, Alan's wife falls gravely ill and the only thing that might have the power to save her is the most sacred object in all of Christendom: the Holy Grail. Now, with the Templars hounding them at every turn, Alan Dale and his Lord, Robin Earl of Locksley--Robin Hood--must chase down the grail, believed to be in the hands of one of their old enemies. Chasing all over England and France, Alan, Robin Hood, and their companions in their quest, must find and procurethe Cup of Christ before time runs out and all hope is lost. "--
The Girl on the Train Hawkins, Paula
The fourth rule of ten : a Tenzing Norbu mystery Hendricks, Gay.
"Ex-Buddhist monk, former LAPD detective, and current private investigator Tenzing "Ten" Norbu knows Bill Bohannon as many things: loving husband, devoted father, police administrator, former partner, and best friend. But then an uninvited guest from Bill's past upends the Bohannons' Fourth of July barbecue, revealing in levelheaded Bill the most unexpected behavior--behavior that awkwardly drops Ten in the middle of a crumbling marriage. Ten makes an unexpected move of his own when he agrees to pro bonowork for a convicted felon. But it was dope slinger Godfrey Chambers Ten had repeatedly busted during his days on the force, not the reformed and rechristened G-Force who is now asking for Ten's help in claiming money left to him by a kind-hearted benefactor--and contested by the benefactor's self-serving family. Soon Ten's investigations lead him down the darkest corridors of the Internet and halfway around the globe to Sarajevo as he navigates the seedy worlds of human trafficking and personal regret.As his cases intertwine, Ten will rely on the wisdom of the Buddha and his own network of relationships--with super hacker Mike, outrageously idiosyncratic assistant Kim, old monastery friends Yeshe and Lopsang, Serbian cabbie and former policija Petar,and, of course, feline rock Tank--to solve the puzzle ­,and keep free of his own tangled past. Especially when an old flame returns. The Fourth Rule of Ten, the thrilling fourth book in the Dharma Detective series, proves the only thing better than exceeding expectations is having none at all"--
Farewell to Cedar Key DuLong, Terri
The firebird's feather Eccles, Marjorie, author.
Faint Promise of Rain Duva, Anjali Mitter
The Devil in Montmartre : A Mystery in Fin De Sic̈le Paris Inbinder, Gary
Bleeding heart Gyllenhaal, Liza.
"After her accountant husband disappears with millions of dollars stolen from his company's clients, Alice Hyatt flees New York City and moves to her family's longtime summer home in a small town in western Massachusetts. There she begins to make a new start, reconnecting with old friends and finding peace--and a growing sense of pride--as a landscape architect. When extremely wealthy newcomer Graham Mackenzie asks her to design an elaborate garden for him, she can't turn down the opportunity despite misgivings about Mackenzie's energy company, which specializes in the controversial practice of fracking. But just as the project nears completion, she learns Mackenzie's offer is not all that it seems. Once again, Alice finds herself embroiled in someone else's crimes, this time putting her newfound success--and possibly her life--in jeopardy.... "--
Bell of the Desert Gold, Alan
The big finish : a Thorn novel Hall, James W. (James Wilson), 1947-
"A year ago Thorn's son, Flynn Moss, disappeared into the eco-underground, his only contact with Thorn a series of postcards chronicling his exploits. But a postcard arrives unlike the others, a call for help, Thorn jumps into action, setting off for North Carolina. But before Thorn arrives, he's intercepted by a federal agent who informs him he's too late--Flynn had been acting as an informant for the FBI, and when his traitorous acts were discovered, he was summarily executed. The agent proposes a scheme to catch Flynn's killer using Thorn as bait. Thorn, full of rage, accepts the job if only to get his hands on his son's killer. The mission takes him to a small town where the gang is holed up, planning an attack on a hog farming operation that has been polluting local rivers and spreading illness through the area. Little by little Thorn discovers that nothing he's been told is true, and the trap they're setting isn't for Flynn's killer, but for his partner, a woman who proves more daring and dangerous than any Thorn's ever met. She's on her own crusade of vengeance, and she and Thorn make an uneasy alliance. With her help Thorn uncovers a conspiracy that stretches far beyond this small Carolina town"--
The beekeeper's son Irvin, Kelly.
"A strange, mystical place allows Deborah and Phineas to see themselves and others with new eyes. When Deborah Lantz arrives in Bee County, Texas, she expects to find a great oasis of citrus groves and olive trees. Instead, she finds a tiny Amish district struggling to make ends meet on a barren, drought-stricken land. Deborah longs to go home to the lush, green countryside of Tennessee, but she wants her mother, a widow with six children, to be happy again. Even if that means accepting Stephen as her future stepfather. She can't believe God created such an ugly place filled with strange animals, twisted, stunted trees, and not a drop of rain for months. Then she meets the beekeeper's son. Phineas King's face is disfigured by scars from an accident that killed his mother and destroyed his trust in God. Through their encounters both begin to realize the beauty in all of God's creation. Deborah walks through the strange land of figs, Mexican squash, and wild cucumbers to see Phineas, who finds solace in his work keeping the bee hives and harvesting honey for his father. Both are rarely alone, but always lonely. Deborah begins to see Bee County through Phineas's eyes and Phineas learns to see himself through hers"--
The beating of his wings Hoffman, Paul, 1953-
"Following the bestselling novels The Left Hand of God and The Last Four Things comes the final installment of Paul Hoffman's stark, epic trilogy. Since discovering that his brutal military training has been for one purpose--to destroy God's greatest mistake, mankind itself--Cale has been hunted by the very man who made him into the Angel of Death: Pope Redeemer Bosco. Cale is a paradox: arrogant and innocent, generous and pitiless. Feared and revered by those who created him, he has already used his breathtaking talent for violence and destruction to bring down the most powerful civilization in the world. But Thomas Cale's soul is dying. As his body is racked with convulsions, he knows that the final judgment will not wait. As the day of reckoning drawsclose, Cale's sense of vengeance leads him back to the heart of darkness--the Sanctuary--and to confront the person he hates most in the world..."--
X-Men. Vol. 3, Bloodline Wood, Brian, 1972- author.
Jubilee is haunted by her adopted baby Shogo's past...or is it his future?! When the Jean Grey School comes under attack, leaving a young X-Man dead on the school's front lawn, Jubilee's worst nightmare has come to pass...and the future is being rewritten. The JGS has always been a school, but is it time to become an army? Or will their differences prove their greatest asset? As a multi -generational war unfolds, with mothers against daughters, fathers against sons, Jubilee is caught in the middle. The future has come calling, and he wants his son Shogo back! But will Jubilee and the X-Men let their bouncing baby boy go without a fight? Hell no!
Your life is a book : how to craft & publish your memoir Peterson, Brenda, 1950-
"Everyone has a story to tell. Learn how to write your memoir and get published with the help of two well-known publishing professionals. Your Life is a Book guides budding writers though the transformative process of memoir writing to publication. In addition to exploring the unique elements of crafting a memoir--story arc, point of view, dialogue, where to start (not the beginning!)-Your Life is a Book also focuses on the self-exploration, awareness, and understanding that this emotional literary project triggers. With proven writing exercises and prompts, this book is a practical and enlightening guide to perfecting the art of memoir writing"--
Abundant living Jones, E. Stanley (Eli Stanley), 1884-1973.
Velociraptor Alpert, Barbara.
"Describes how the Velociraptor was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about the behavior of this small, speedy meat-eating dinosaur"--
U.S. special forces Bozzo, Linda.
"An introduction to what the US special forces are, including the Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and Marine Force Recon, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to find Osama bin Laden and to rescue an American aid worker in Somalia"--
Tyrannosaurus rex Alpert, Barbara.
"Describes how the Tyrannosaurus Rex was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about the behavior of the largest meat-eating dinosaur"--
Why motivating people doesn't work ... and what does : the new science of leading, energizing, and engaging Fowler, Susan, 1951-
"Based on the latest research and extensive work with hundreds of companies, Susan Fowler has a shocking message to leaders about motivating their people: STOP! In this groundbreaking book, Susan shows leaders how they can get out of the way and encourage their people to learn the skills of self-motivation"--
BZRK apocalypse Grant, Michael, 1954- author.
"In the concluding book in the BZRK trilogy, war is again being waged in the macro and the nano, and Lear's identity is finally uncovered"--
Winterspell Legrand, Claire, 1986-
To find her abducted father and keep her sister safe from the lecherous politicians of 1899 New York City, seventeen-year-old Clara must journey to the wintry kingdom of Cane, where Anise, queen of the faeries, has ousted the royal family in favor of her own totalitarian, anti-human regime.
In deep McVoy, Terra Elan, author.
"A competitive swimmer gets in over her head as she plays a wicked cat-and-mouse game with her wild best friend and a hot new college swimmer"--
Magnolia Cook, Kristi, author.
High school seniors Ryder and Jemma have been at odds for four years, despite their mothers' lifelong plan that they will marry one day, but when a storm ravages their small Mississippi town, the pair's true feelings are revealed.
Whatever you grow up to be Kingsbury, Karen.
From birth to football games to college graduation to fatherhood, a mother reminds her son that life is filled with possibilities and that God has a plan for him--whatever he grows up to be. Bible verses are interspersed throughout the text.
Shh! We have a plan Haughton, Chris, author, artist.
"Four friends creep through the woods, and what do they spot? An exquisite bird high in a tree! 'Hello birdie,' waves one. 'Shh! We have a plan,' hush the others. They stealthily make their advance, nets in the air. Ready one, ready two, ready three, and go! But as one comically foiled plan follows another, it soon becomes clear that their quiet, observant companion, hand outstretched, has a far better idea. Award-winning author-illustrator Chris Haughton is back with another simple, satisfying story whose visual humor plays out in boldly graphic, vibrantly colorful illustrations."--
The animals' Santa Brett, Jan, 1949- author, illustrator.
"A rabbit named Little Snow is celebrating his first Christmas, and after all the forest animals tell him about the animals' Santa, he is excited to wake up on Christmas morning to find his own surprise"--
Once upon an alphabet Jeffers, Oliver, author, illustrator.
"From an Astronaut who's afraid of heights, to a Bridge that ends up burned between friends, to a Cup stuck in a cupboard and longing for freedom, this series of interconnected stories and characters explores the alphabet"--
Thunder : a novel Calhoun, Bonnie S.
150 years after a nuclear attack destroyed much of the United States, Selah, just turned eighteen, learns that she is a hybrid of two surviving factions and sets out from what was Norfolk, Virginia, to seek the father she never knew, aided by her stepbrother Cleon and Bodhi, a Lander like her father.
Perfected Birch, Kate Jarvik, author.
As soon as the government passed legislation allowing humans to be genetically engineered and sold as pets, the rich and powerful rushed to own beautiful girls like Ella. Trained from birth to be graceful, demure, and above all, perfect, these "family companions" enter their masters' homes prepared to live a life of idle luxury. Ella is happy with her new role as playmate for a congressman's bubbly young daughter, but she doesn't expect Penn, the congressman's handsome and rebellious son. He's the only person who sees beyond the perfect exterior to the girl within. Falling for him goes against every rule she knows...and the freedom she finds with him is intoxicating.
Easy gourmet : awesome recipes anyone can cook Le, Stephanie, author.
Mathematics 1001 : absolutely everything that matters in mathematics in 1001 bite-sized explanations Elwes, Richard, 1978-
Provides a practical reference to all aspects of mathematics, using clear explanations of such key mathematical concepts as analysis, logic, metamathematics, and mathematical physics--
The walking dead. Book ten : a continuing story of survival horror Kirkman, Robert, author.
Mark Twain's America : a celebration in words and images Katz, Harry L., author.
"Mark Twain is an American icon. We now know him as the author of classics, but in his day he was a controversial satirist and public figure who traveled the world and healed post-Civil War America with his tall tales, witty anecdotes, and humorous but insightful novels and stories. Twain's legacy continues to flourish over 100 years after his death. MARK TWAIN'S AMERICA features spectacular examples of Twain memorabilia and period Americana from the unsurpassed collections of the Library of Congress: rare illustrations, vintage photographs, popular and fine prints, period views, caricatures, cartoons, maps, and more. Excerpts from Twain's writings are framed in a lively narrative by author Harry L. Katz. Covering the years between 1850 and 1910, the book gives readers an intimate view of Twain's many roles in life: Mississippi river boat pilot, California gold prospector, "printer's devil" at a small-town newspaper, muckraking journalist, novelist, public speaker extraordinaire, our first major celebrity author. Through letters, political cartoons, photographs and more, MARK TWAIN'S AMERICA offers an inside look into Twain's life as well as the literary, social, and political life of America during his time"--
Farming the woods : an integrated permaculture approach to growing food and medicinals in temperate forests Mudge, Ken, 1949-
Indulge : delicious little desserts that keep life real sweet Wakile, Kathy, 1965-
A treasure trove of treats, all served up in small portions so that you can indulge without overindulging.
The world : a traveller's guide to the planet.
"Weʼve distilled 40 years of travel know-how into the first guidebook to our entire planet. In this ultimate A to Z, every country has a detailed map, essential facts, inspirational images and its must-see highlights. Discover the highlights of 221 countries in glorious colour, explore your interests, plan itineraries and find out how to get around, Our authors share travel secrets and local insights, Includes 228 maps, 700 images and 1595 highlights (approx. 2-5 pages per country)"--publisher's web site.
Wood heat : a practical guide to heating your home with wood Jones, Andrew, 1963-, author.
Iron Man. Vol. 5, Rings of the mandarin Gillen, Kieron, author.
"Malekith the Accursed, lord of the Dark Elves, has a problem with Iron Man. Then again, Malekith the Accursed has a problem with pretty much everyone on Earth. And when Malekith the Accursed strikes, blood will flow and darkness will fall...unless Iron Man can gain the upper hand! It's cutting-edge mortal science versus the most arcane Asgardian science imaginable...all in a bath of blood."--Amazon.com.
WTF, Evolution?! : a theory of unintelligible design Grunbaum, Mara, author.
Air plants : the curious world of Tillandsias Sengo, Zenaida.
Cyber self-defense : expert advice to avoid online predators, identity theft, and cyberbullying Moore, Alexis, 1951- author.
"Explains how to identify potential cyberattackers and how to recover from a cybercrime if you've been attacked"--
Rock climbing : mastering basic skills Luebben, Craig, author.
She-Hulk. Vol. 1 Law and disorder Soule, Charles, author.
150 best Indian, Asian, Caribbean and more diabetes recipes Khan, Sobia, author.
Is ESP real? Perish, Patrick.
"Presents the evidence (or lack therof) of reports and studies of extra-sensory perception, including hoaxes and fake psychics"--Provided by publisher.
Anacondas Raum, Elizabeth.
"Describes anacondas including what they eat, where they live, and information about their life cycle and interaction with humans"--Provided by publisher.
Triceratops Alpert, Barbara.
"Describes how the Triceratops was discovered, how paleontologists study its bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about the behavior of this three-horned plant-eating dinosaur"--
Pterodactyl Alpert, Barbara.
"Describes how the Pterodactyl and other pterosaurs were discovered, how paleontologists study their bones, and what the fossil evidence tells us about these ancient flying lizards"--
Without frontiers : the life and music of Peter Gabriel Easlea, Daryl, author.
Everyday Italian favorites : recipes for delicious weeknight meals
"Everyday Italian Favorites was created especially for Italian food-lovers and busy families, so that home cooks can simplify their life and satisfy their family at the same time. These family-friendly dishes will tempt you to explore the delights of real Italian cooking and master the techniques for making one of the world's most popular cuisines. The 100 recipes include sautés and braises, one-pot meals, pasta and risotto, oven-to-table dishes, and more, all representing the delicious specialties of Italy's diverse regions and ideal for weeknight cooking. Soups, salads, sides, and desserts complete the collection. Every recipe is presented with step-by-step instructions, cooking tips, and a beautiful finished dish photograph"--
Sustainable residential architecture Álvarez, Ana María, 1976- author.
Ruhlman's how to roast : foolproof techniques and recipes for the home cook Ruhlman, Michael, 1963- author.
The Beatles lyrics : the stories behind the music, including the handwritten drafts of more than 100 classic Beatles songs Davies, Hunter, 1936- author.
The definitive book of Beatles songs, shown as first written by their own hands and put into authoritative context, for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America. For the Beatles, writing songs was a process that could happen anytime -- songs we all know by heart often began as a scribble on the back of an envelope or on hotel stationery. These original documents have ended up scattered across the world at museums and universities and with collectors and friends. Many have never been published before. More than 100 songs and lyrics are reproduced in THE BEATLES LYRICS, providing Hunter Davies a unique platform to tell the story of the music. The intimacy of these reproductions -- there are sections crossed out and rewritten, and words tossed into the final recordings that were never written down -- ensures that THE BEATLES LYRICS will be a treasure for musicians, scholars, and fans everywhere.
Ice princess crafts : 35 quick & easy ideas for capes, crowns, wands, & more Dorsey, Colleen.
Liam O'Flaherty, the collected stories. Volume 2 O'Flaherty, Liam, 1896-1984.
So, you want to work in sports? : the ultimate guide to exploring the sports industry Mattern, Joanne, 1963- author.
"In the spirited fourth installment of the popular BE WHAT YOU WANT series, veteran children's author Joanne Mattern shares the secret to building a career in sports. From star athlete to sportscaster, Mattern outlines the varied positions that keep the ball rolling in the sports arena. Whatever one's skill-- math, art, performance--the perfect sports job is waiting. With tips from successful athletes and professionals, inspiring biographies of young people working in sports today, games, and a huge list of resources-- kids will find everything they need to get up and running in a career in sports! LEARN ABOUT EXCITING CAREERS, SUCH AS : - Coach - Sports writer - Agent - Pro athlete - Sports medicine - Photographer - Talent scout - And more!"--
Of bone and thunder : a novel Evans, Chris (Chris R.), author.
"In this strange, new world deep among the shadows under a triple-canopy jungle and plagued by dangers real and imagined, soldiers strive to fulfill a mission they don't understand and are ill-equipped to carry out. And high above them, the heavy rush of wings slashing through the humid air herald a coming wave of death and destruction, and just possibly, salvation"--
As red as blood Simukka, Salla, 1981- author.
In the midst of the freezing Arctic winter, seventeen-year-old Lumikki Andersson walks into her school's darkroom and finds a stash of money splattered with someone's blood. She is swept into a whirlpool of dangerous encounters with dirty cops and a notorious drug kingpin as she helps to trace the origin of the cash.
Trust me, I'm lying Summer, Mary Elizabeth, author.
Having learned to be a master con artist from her father, Julep Dupree pays expenses at her exclusive high school by fixing things for fellow students, but she will need their help when her father disappears.
Found Coben, Harlan, 1962-
"Mickey Bolitar and his friends continue to investigate the Abeona Shelter, while Mickey searches for answers about his father's tragic death"--
Lightning's run Goodman, Gabriel.
Bullied relentlessly, Hiram Goldfarb, a Jewish immigrant in nineteenth-century New York City, learns bareknuckle fighting from a former slave wanted for a heinous crime in the South.
The way back Mac, Carrie, 1975- author.
Teenage meth addict Colby Wyatt's life goes from bad to worse when her father disappears and she discovers she is pregnant.
Fighting words Acheson, A. S.
In nineteenth-century New York City, as Irish immigrant Myles McReary prepares to fight the mighty Giancarlo Sperio, a renegade priest gives Myles a relic that he claims will disorient Giancarlo--a relic the Catholic Church does not endorse.
Fragile destiny Lazear, Suzanne.
To prevent the Realm of Faerie from falling under the sway of the dark king, seventeen-year-old Noli and her friends rush to find and protect the pieces of a powerful artifact.
Indelible Helton, Peter, author.
"Against his better judgement, laidback painter and private investigator Chris Honeysett has accepted a role as tutor at the Bath Arts Academy and agreed to take part in an anniversary exhibition. But preparations are disrupted by a series of peculiar events: a naked, wild-haired figure is glimpsed running through the woods, strange symbols are carved onto trees and gateposts, a metal sculpture takes on a mysterious life of its own. The incidents, which are initially assumed to be student pranks, escalate in menace and intensity, until one of Honeysett's fellow exhibitors lies dead and Honeysett finds himself the prime suspect in the ensuing murder investigation"--Dust jacket flap.
Knockout Games Neri, Greg.
As a gang of urban teenagers known as the TKO Club makes random attacks on bystanders, Erica, who is dating the gang leader, wrestles with her dark side and "good kid" identity.
Hoop dreams Schultz Nicholson, Lorna, author.
"Allie McLean is away from home, a basketball-star-in-the-making at Podium Sports Academy. She's special enough to have earned her place at a top school for teen athletes--but not special enough to avoid the problems of growing up."--Book cover.
Hunt for the bamboo rat Salisbury, Graham.
Zenji Watanabe, seventeen, is sent from Hawaii to the Philippines to spy on the Japanese during World War II and, after he is captured and tortured, must find a way to survive months of being lost in the jungle behind enemy lines.
The chandelier ballroom Lord, Elizabeth, 1928- author.
"When small-time crook Horace Butterfield buys an antique chandelier to enhance his brand-new ballroom at Crossway Lodge, little does he realize what's in store. For the chandelier is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young woman who hanged herself during the Wall Street Crash, and tragedy and heartbreak befall all those who move into the Lodge"--provided by publisher.
Surrounded by sharks Northrop, Michael, author.
On the first day of vacation thirteen-year-old Davey Tsering wakes up early, slips out of his family's hotel room without telling anyone, and heads for the beach and a swim in the warm Floridian waters--and a fateful meeting with a shark.
The gamble Jones, Patrick, 1961-
In nineteenth-century New York City, teenaged Leung promises not to compete in bareknuckle boxing matches until he fixes his sloppy technique, but when his uncle's gambling debts get out of control, Leung must enter the ring to save him.
The night hunter Ramsay, Caro, author.
"Elvie McCulloch's sister Sophie has been missing for 57 days. She went out for a run - and never came home. Elvie's efforts to find out what happened to Sophie, and to the other local missing girls, will find her pitted against a terrifying enemy. Someone who has killed before, someone who will kill again. Someone they call The Night Hunter"--Publisher's website.
"You lie!" : the evasions, omissions, fabrications, frauds, and outright falsehoods of Barack Obama Cashill, Jack, author.
A devastating catalog of Barack Obama's numerous evasions, misleading statements and blatant lies, from statements in his national bestseller Dreams from My Father to "You can keep your health plan." During President Obama's address to Congress in November 2009, Representative Joe Wilson of South Carolina shouted, "You lie!" As Jack Cashill details, the president has been lying about his personal history and his political philosophy from the beginning of his political career. Yet throughout his meteoric rise and the first five years of his presidency, the liberal media turned a blind eye to his numerous evasions, contradictions, misstatements, deceptions, untruths, and outright falsehoods. It wasn't until the disastrous Obamacare rollout that the president's lies caught up with him. Finally, it was impossible even for the mainstream media to ignore the president's repeated assertions that all Americans could keep their health care plans and family doctors if they so chose. Journalist and author Jack Cashill provides a devastating compendium of the president's false and misleading statements on matters great and small, from the deliberate distortions in his celebrated memoir, to his rise to the White House and his years as president.
The reason : how I discovered a life worth living Sturm, Lacey, author.
The Zimmermann telegram : America enters the War, 1917-1918 Tuchman, Barbara W. (Barbara Wertheim), 1912-1989.
Millennium snow. Vol. 3 Hatori, Bisco, author, illustrator.
Chiyuki Matsuoka, 17, was born with heart problems. Toya, 18, is a vampire who hates blood and refuses to enter into the traditional partnership with a human, whose blood would keep them both alive for a thousand years. Chiyuki has to find a way to support Toya, since he won't accept the help she knows he needs.
The bullfighter checks her makeup : my encounters with extraordinary people Orlean, Susan.
Lone Wolf & Cub omnibus. 6 Koike, Kazuo, 1936- author.
The return of George Washington : 1783-1789 Larson, Edward J. (Edward John), author.
Historian Edward J. Larson recovers a crucially important--yet almost always overlooked--chapter of George Washington's life, revealing how Washington saved the United States by coming out of retirement to lead the Constitutional Convention and serve as our first president. After leading the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War, Washington shocked the world: he retired. In December 1783, the most powerful man in the country stepped down as Commander in Chief and returned to private life. Yet as Washington contentedly grew his estate, the fledgling American experiment floundered. Under the Articles of Confederation, the weak central government was unable to raise revenue to pay its debts or reach a consensus on national policy. The states bickered and grew apart. When a Constitutional Convention was established to address these problems, the other Founding Fathers realized that only one man could unite the fractious states: George Washington. Reluctant, but duty-bound, Washington rode to Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 to preside over the Convention. Although Washington is often overlooked in most accounts of the period, this new history brilliantly uncovers Washington's vital role in shaping the Convention--and shows how it was only with Washington's support and his willingness to serve as President that the states were brought together and ratified the Constitution, thereby saving the country.--From publisher description.
A history of life in 100 fossils Taylor, Paul D., author.
The Invisibles. Book one Morrison, Grant.
"One of Grant Morrison's most controversial and trippiest and abstract comic book titles! Follow the adventures of The Invisibles, a secret organization out to battle against physical and psychic oppression brought upon humanity by the interdimensional alien gods of the Archons of Outer Church! Collects THE INVISIBLES #1-12, ABSOLUTE VERTIGO #1"--
Four centuries of quilts : the Colonial Williamsburg collection Baumgarten, Linda, author.
William Wells Brown : an African American life Greenspan, Ezra.
"Born into slavery in Kentucky, raised on the Western frontier on the farm adjacent to Daniel Boone's, "rented" out in adolescence to a succession of steamboat captains on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, the young man known as "Sandy" reinvented himself as "William Wells" Brown after escaping to freedom. He lifted himself out of illiteracy and soon became an innovative, widely admired, and hugely popular speaker on antislavery circuits (both American and British) and went on to write the earliest African American works in a plethora of genres: travelogue, novel (the now canonized Clotel), printed play, and history. He also practiced medicine, ran for office, and campaigned for black uplift, temperance, and civil rights." -- Publisher's description.
1000 juices, green drinks and smoothies Gray, Deborah, author.
100 foundation recipes with 900 variations for juices, smoothies, milkshakes, slushies, and frappés. Includes information on selecting equipment and health benefits of ingredients.
Science 1001 : absolutely everything that matters in science in 1001 bite-sized explanations Parsons, Paul, 1971- author.
The essential guide to home herbal remedies : easy recipes using medicinal herbs to treat more than 125 conditions from sunburns to sore throats Wenzel, Melanie.
Fifty weapons that changed the course of history Levy, Joel, 1971- author.
Folds in fashion : the art of pleating in clothing design and construction Prieto, Rosa García, author.
Detailed instructions for professional dressmakers, designers, tailors and experienced home sewers for making 24 basic projects that create sophisticated embellishments for contemporary fashion pieces. Only basic sewing tools are required.
Be a perfect person in just three days! Manes, Stephen, 1949-
Milo, tired of problems with his sister, parents, and classmates, finds a book in the library which promises to make him perfect in just three days.
Katfish Skye, Obert, author.
Principal Smelt has created the Fun-ger Games for Softrock Middle School's students, and Rob Burnside, his life in ruins, hopes that Katfish, a cross between Katniss and the Little Mermaid created in Rob's closet, will help with game tips, advice about girls, and how to get people to stop hating him.
Taking flight : from war orphan to star ballerina DePrince, Michaela, author.
Michaela DePrince lived the first few years of her live in war-torn Sierra Leone until she was adopted by an American Family. Now seventeen, she is one of the premiere ballerinas in the United States.
Doggone it! Krulik, Nancy E.
When strict Mrs. Derkman moves next door to third-grader Katie Carew, scares her friends away, and insists she keep her dog, Pepper, on a leash, Katie finds a non-magical solution to the problem. Includes steps for teaching a dog to sit and stay.
Bulletproof spirit : the first responder's essential resource for protecting and healing mind and heart Willis, Dan, 1963-
"Consistently being immersed in violence, tragedies, danger, and evil often scars the spirits of our emergency first responders, resulting in PTSD, depression, suicides (the number one cause of death for police officers), substance abuse, broken families, and emotional pain. Firefighters, police officers, soldiers, medics, and emergency room workers are vulnerable to feelings of helplessness and suffering, and many do not know where or how to find help. It's a crisis in our first responder communities, and these men and women need training to protect, nurture, and sustain their spirits. Based on 25 years of service as a police officer, Captain Dan Willis's unique handbook presents essential keys and time-proven approaches to emotional survival and well-being. This innovative and practical resource provides dozens of effective methods for first responders to protect and heal their minds and hearts based on lessons learned in the line of duty. Topics include warning signs and self-awareness, sustaining one's spirit, wellness practices, understanding the psychology and mitigation of trauma, tapping into support from home and peers, and faith in service. These principles - plainly outlined by a police captain who has himself suffered and healed - act as a bulletproof vest for the mind, heart, and spirit"--
Chi's sweet home. 11 Konami, Kanata, 1958- author.
"Nothing is more heartbreaking to a mother than losing a child. There is nothing that can replace family and when one is lost at such a tender age it is even more distressing as uncertainty over the child's survival weighs heavily. So if fate offers an opportunity to be reunited with that lost child it is a mother's duty to seize the moment and hope for a happy family reunion"--Cover.
Jessie. Livin' the life Ryals, Lexi.
"While Jessie is helping Zuri take care of Lucy, the classroom bunny, Lucy goes missing! Will Jessie track down the runaway rabbit before Zuri realizes Lucy escaped? Then, in an attempt to help Zuri succeed in school, Jessie shows her the importance of winning over her teacher, Mrs. Falkenberg. But instead of impressing her, Jessie ends up with her name of the Naughty Board! Will Jessie go right from teacher's pet? Or will the Naughty Board prevail?"--Page  cover.
The promise Wiseman, Beth, 1962- author.
"Mallory Hammond is determined not to let her boyfriend, parents, or anyone else get in the way of her goal to save a life. She had that chance when she was a teenager, and the opportunity slipped away, leaving a void she's desperate to fill. Then a new friend she met online offers her the chance she has dreamed of. But she'll have to leave behind everyone she loves to take it"--
A woman of fortune Gilbert, Kellie Coates.
Texas socialite Claire Massey's world is filled with designer clothes, luxury cars, and stunning homes. But her Neiman-Marcus lifestyle comes crashing down when her charming cattle broker husband is arrested for fraud. Suddenly, she finds herself facing attorneys, a media frenzy, and a trail of broken hearts. Betrayed and humiliated, Claire must start over against incredible odds to save her family -- and discover a life worth living.
The turning Bunn, T. Davis, 1952- author.
"The message was unexpected but instantly recognizable. A voice resonated from a distance and somehow from within. Against all earthly logic, it carried a divine command. And five very different people knew they were summoned to obey.Their actions were demanding, but not particularly grand. Only later would they see a pattern emerge - one that links their tasks together and comes to challenge the cultural direction of the nation. They realize that one small personal response unveiled a new realm of moral responsibility. And this affirmation of everyday hope captures the attention of millions. But power and money are at stake. Malicious elements soon align themselves to counter the trend. To succeed they must also undermine its source. Can we really believe that God speaks to people today? Surely this must be dismissed as superstition or delusion. These well-intentioned but misguided individuals should not be allowed to cast our society back into the Dark Ages.The public debate and media frenzy place an unprecedented spotlight on knowing and doing God's will. The five encounter threats, but try to remain steadfast in their faith. Had God indeed imparted wisdom on selected individuals? Is this sweep of events part of his divine purpose? The movement may herald a profound renewal - one that some are calling The Turning... "--
Ignited by passion Jackson, Brenda (Brenda Streater)
Bestselling thriller writer Stone Westmoreland can think of plenty of ways to describe the stranger he meets on a flight to Montana. Tantalizing. Whip-smart. And completely unaware of how good it feels to give in to your wilder impulses. Stone would be happy to offer buttoned-up Madison Winters some tips while he acts as her tour guide through the rugged mountains. But awakening Madison to pleasure backfires--because now no other woman can satisfy him....
H.G. Wells Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946.
An illustrated three-story collection from one of the fathers of the science fiction genre and major figure in the Steampunk sub-genre, long before it became known as such.
At the edge McClintock, Norah.
When Robyn's boyfriend, Nick, starts spending more time with a girl from his past, Robyn focuses more on James, who is haunted by a family tragedy.
Unlikely traitors : an Ursula Marlow mystery Langley-Hawthorne, Clare, author.
Ursula Marlow thought she was done with death, but when her fiancée, Lord Wrotham, is arrested on charges of treason, her world is turned upside down. It is the winter of 1913, and the British Parliament, unsettled on the question of Home Rule for Ireland, is shaken over allegations of a plot to sell naval military secrets to Kaiser's Germany and liberate Ireland from English rule. For the first time, Ursula must work together with Chief Inspector Harrison to uncover the truth about Lord Wrotham's involvement, as well as his mysterious past. As the investigation continues, Ursula is drawn into the shadowy world of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and a web of espionage and betrayal. She must race against time to clear Lord Wrotham's name and thwart a plot that threatens not only British national security, but also her life.
Capricious Prendergast, Gabrielle, author.
"Ella's grade-eleven year was a disaster (Audacious), but as summer approaches, things are looking up. She's back together with her brooding boyfriend, Samir, although they both want to keep that a secret. She's also best buddies with David and still not entirely sure about making him boyfriend number two. Though part of her wants to conform to high school norms, the temptation to be radical is just too great. Managing two secret boyfriends proves harder than Ella expected, especially when Samir and David face separate family crises, and Ella finds herself at the center of an emotional maelstrom. Someone will get hurt. Someone risks losing true love. Someone might finally learn that self-serving actions can have public consequences. And that someone is Ella."--Amazon.
Nowhere to turn McClintock, Norah.
Robyn has sworn that she's over her ex, Nick. After all, he ditched town without a word to her. But when she hears he needs help, she's too curious about why he went missing to say no. Nick has been arrested-- again-- and the evidence doesn't lean in his favor. But when Robyn investigates, she discovers the situation is more complicated than it appears-- and more dangerous.
Flirting in Italian Henderson, Lauren, 1966-
Spending the summer in the Tuscany region of Italy on a secret mission to solve a family mystery, English teenager Violet is distracted by exciting American roommates and sexy Italian boys on Vespa scooters.
In too deep McClintock, Norah.
Robyn's boyfriend Nick is investigating a suicide. He suspects the young man was actually killed because he knew too much. Robyn intends to find out for herself, whether Nick wants her help or not.
Psycho killer Von Ziegesar, Cecily.
An uproarious horror-spin adaptation of the first Gossip Girl tale finds Serena returning from boarding school determined to make amends to Blair Waldorf by eliminating Nate Archibald, a plot that Blair counters with her own plans to get rid of everyone who ever irritated her.
Nobody does it better Von Ziegesar, Cecily.
Scandal abounds as the uptown girls take "time to shop, drink, eat, and make merry," winding up their days as Constance Billard students with a Senior Spa Day that is crashed by The Raves rock group and assorted other guys.
It had to be you : the Gossip Girl prequel Von Ziegesar, Cecily.
Reveals the truth about how the scandalous Gossip Girl column originated through a recounting of the girls' sophomore year and the intensely romantic summer that followed.
The zoo is closed today! : until further notice Beilenson, Evelyn L.
Sue and John ask Pete the zookeeper why Kalama Zoo is closed, and he tells them the animals are ill, from Edward the elephant who has a cold to Fran the flamingo who has a sore throat.
Work, dogs, work : a highway tail Horvath, James (Cartoonist) author, illustrator.
Duke and his construction crew of worker dogs race to build and repair a highway from the city to the beach.
Zeraffa giraffa Hofmeyr, Dianne, author.
Recalls the true story of Zeraffa, a giraffe that was sent as a gift to the King of France in 1827, and her young caretaker as they make their epic journey from Egypt to France.
What Forest Knows Lyon, George Ella/ Hall, August (ILT)
When, when, when will it be Christmas? MacLennan, Cathy, author, illustrator.
Asks when Christmas will arrive as animals use different colors to prepare for the season and children stage a holiday pageant.
'Twas Nochebuena Thong, Roseanne.
Explores Latin American traditions for celebrating Christmas Eve in a text that combines English and Spanish words and follows the rhythm of Clement Moore's "The Night Before Christmas".
Tumbleweed Baby Myers, Anna.
Long ago in Nowhere, Texas, Mama and Papa Upagainstit agree to take in the wild baby their five children find in a passing tumbleweed, despite the objections of the one who used to be "the littlest-of-all girl."
Tiptop cat Mader, C. Roger, author, illustrator.
A cat finds the courage to climb again after a frightening fall from his owner's apartment balcony.
Time for a bath Gershator, Phillis.
No matter what kind of messes a little bunny experiences through the day, bath time makes things fresh and new.
This book just ate my dog! Byrne, Richard, 1963- author, illustrator.
"When her dog disappears into the gutter of the book, Bella calls for help. But when the helpers disappear too, Bella realizes it will take more than a tug on the leash to put things right"--
Ten rules of being a superhero Pilutti, Deb.
An instruction manual for aspiring superheroes that follows the adventures of action-figure Captain Magma and his sidekick/owner Lava Boy as they outsmart a villainous dinosaur, evade a bee, and save a worm from certain destruction.
The sweetest witch around McGhee, Alison, 1960-
On Halloween, a little witch and her baby sister study humans and their mysterious ways.
Susan laughs Willis, Jeanne.
Rhyming couplets describe a wide range of common emotions and activities experienced by a little girl who uses a wheelchair.
Sugar white snow and evergreens : a winter wonderland of color Chernesky, Felicia Sanzari.
A family notices their colorful surroundings on a visit to Mr. Sweet's Famous Sugar Maple Farm, pointing out a red cardinal, silver buckets, evergreen trees, and golden maple syrup.
The stick Rice, Clay, author, illustrator.
After finding a stick with inspirational words carved into it laying against a tree, a poor boy imagines himself to be all manner of things and has his life change for the better.
Star bright : a Christmas story McGhee, Alison, 1960-
"What can a small angel give a most important baby? A Christmas story about the greatest gift of all"--
The snowman and the snowdog Audus, Hilary, author.
Follows a little boy's construction of a snow dog in the hope of receiving a real puppy for Christmas, a wish that inspires a nighttime visit to the world of the Snow People.
Sleep tight, Little Bear Teckentrup, Britta, author, illustrator.
As autumn draws to an end, Little Bear visits all his forest animal friends to say goodbye before he joins his mother for their long winter sleep.
Shivery shades of Halloween : a spooky book of colors Siddals, Mary McKenna, author.
Introduces colors to young readers, in spooky scenes with rhyming text featuring a little monster on a Halloween adventure, including haunted halls, a moonlit forest, and a pumpkin patch.
Simon and the bear : a Hanukkah tale Kimmel, Eric A.
Stranded on an iceberg on his way to America, Simon remembers his mother's parting words and lights the first candle on his menorah while praying for a miracle, which soon arrives in the form of a friendly polar bear.
The secret life of squirrels Rose, Nancy (Nancy Patricia), 1954-
"Mr. Peanuts, a rather unusual squirrel who enjoys playing the piano and reading, learns that everything is more fun with a friend"--
Sebastian and the balloon Stead, Philip Christian, author, illustrator.
"When Sebastian launches himself on a journey in a hot air balloon made entirely of Grandma's afghans and patchwork quilts, his boring day turns into the adventure of a lifetime"--
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer May, Robert Lewis, 1905-
Although the other reindeer laugh at him because of his bright red nose, Rudolph proves his worth when he is chosen to lead Santa Claus' sleigh on a foggy night.
Sam's pet temper Bhadra, Sangeeta, author.
When Sam's new pet temper keeps getting him into trouble, he has to figure out a way to control it.
Ruby Valentine and the sweet surprise Friedman, Laurie B., 1964-
Ruby's pets compete for her affection on Valentine's Day.
Recycling day Miller, Edward, 1964- author, illustrator.
Bugs happily living in an empty lot are in trouble when a gang of rats moves in and takes over, but when a group of volunteers arrives to clean up, not only do the bugs get their lot back, they learn about recycling, composting, and garbage dumps. Includes facts about dumps, littering, and recycling.
Red Knit Cap Girl and the reading tree Stoop, Naoko, author, illustrator.
Red Knit Cap Girl and her animal friends create a library inside a mighty oak tree, where they can read and exchange books.
Pete the Cat and the new guy Dean, Kim, 1969-
Pete the Cat and his animal friends welcome Gus the Platypus, who discovers his own special talent.
A perfectly messed-up story McDonnell, Patrick, 1956- author, illustrator.
Louie becomes angry when the story in which he appears is ruined by messes from jelly, peanut butter, and other things that do not belong in books.
Outside Gill, Deirdre, author, illustrator.
When his brother refuses to come outside, a child plays by himself in the snow and creates an imaginary world.
If you happen to have a dinosaur Bailey, Linda, 1948- author.
A humorous survey of the practical things dinosaurs can do explains how otherwise unused dinosaurs can offer a perfect excuse for forgetting homework while also making good nutcrackers, kites, and burglar alarms.
I want to be a ballerina Membrino, Anna, author.
Mia's big sister teaches her that there is more to being a ballerina than just putting on the right clothes.
Overreach : delusions of regime change in Iraq MacDonald, Michael, 1952- author.
Older, faster, stronger : what women runners can teach us all about living younger, longer Webb, Margaret.
"One Part personal quest to discover running greatness after age 50, one part investigation into what the women's running boom can teach athletes about becoming fitter, stronger, and faster as we age, Older, Faster, Stronger is an engrossing narrative sure to inspire women of all ages. A former overweight smoker turned marathoner, Margaret Webb runs with elite older women, follows a high-performance training plan devised by experts, and examines research that shows ho endurance training can stall aging. She then tests herself against the world's best older runners at the World Masters Games in Torino, Italy. Millions of women have taken up running in recent decades--the first generation of women to train in great numbers. Women are qualifying for the Olympic marathon in their 50s, running 100-mile ultra marathons in their 60s, completing Ironmans in their 80s, competing for world masters records in their 90s. What are the secrets of these ageless wonders? How do they get stronger and faster long after their "athletic prime"? Is there an evolutionary reason women can maintain endurance into advanced years? Webb immerses herself in these questions as she trains to see just how fast she can get after 50"--
Life after faith : the case for secular humanism Kitcher, Philip, 1947- author.
Philip Kitcher constructs an original and persuasive secular perspective, one that answers human needs, recognizes the objectivity of values, and provides for the universal desire for meaningfulness. Kitcher thoughtfully and sensitively considers how secularism can respond to the worries and challenges that all people confront, including the issue of mortality. He investigates how secular lives compare with those of people who adopt religious doctrines as literal truth, as well as those who embrace less literalistic versions of religion. Whereas religious belief has been important in past times, Kitcher concludes that evolution away from religion is now essential. He envisions the successors to religious life, when the senses of identity and community traditionally fostered by religion will instead draw on a broader range of cultural items--those provided by poets, filmmakers, musicians, artists, scientists, and others. With clarity and deep insight, Kitcher reveals the power of secular humanism to encourage fulfilling human lives built on ethical truth.
Late-talking children : a symptom or a stage? Camarata, Stephen M., 1957- author.
Even in paradise Philpot, Chelsey, author.
"Seventeen-year-old Charlotte 'Charlie' Ryder, a girl from a working class family whose talent for the arts has gained her entry into the exclusive St. Anne's school, is drawn into the circle of the larger-than-life Julia Buchanan, a former senator's daughter"--
Unlocked : an oral history of Haden's syndrome Scalzi, John, 1969- author.
"In the near future--and sooner than you think--a new virus will sweep the globe. At first it will look like the flu, but then we will discover there is something else about it...something we weren't expecting. It will change society forever. No, this isn't another zombie virus. And no, this isn't the apocalypse. It's Haden's syndrome. We'll survive it. But the world will be remade in its image."--Jacket flap.
Change of heart Deveraux, Jude, author.
Eli and Chelsea lost touch with each other over the years, until Eli bought a house in his father's hometown of Edilean, Virginia, and invited Chelsea for a visit. She had her own life and was certain that a childhood friendship couldn't be anything more, but she went nonetheless and found herself quite unprepared for the changes she saw in Eli. And neither of them were prepared to run into a mystery with a family that needs to be rescued.
The remedy for love : a novel Roorbach, Bill.
They're calling for the "Storm of the Century," and in western Maine, that means something. So Eric closes his law office early and heads to the grocery store. But when an unkempt and seemingly unstable young woman in line comes up short on cash, a kind of old-school charity takes hold of his heart--twenty bucks and a ride home, that's the least he can do. Trouble is, Danielle doesn't really have a home. She's squatting in a cabin deep in the woods: no electricity, no plumbing, no heat. Eric, with troubles--and secrets--of his own, tries to walk away but finds he can't. She'll need food, water, and firewood, and that's just to get her through the storm: there's a whole long winter ahead. Resigned to help, fending off her violent mistrust of him, he gets her set up, departs with relief, and climbs back to the road, but--winds howling, snow mounting--he finds his car missing, phone inside. In desperation, he returns to the cabin. Danielle's terrified, then merely enraged. And as the storm intensifies, these two lost souls are forced to ride it out together.
Goodnight June Jio, Sarah.
"Sarah Jio imagines the inspiration for Goodnight Moon, an adored childhood classic, in a suspenseful and heartfelt take on how the "great green room" might have come to be"--
Paris match Woods, Stuart.
"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"--
The Golem of Hollywood Kellerman, Jonathan, author.
The legend of the Golem of Prague has endured through the ages: a creature fashioned by a sixteenth-century rabbi to protect his congregation, now lying dormant in the garret of a synagogue. But the Golem is dormant no longer.... Detective Jacob Lev has been assigned to a Special Projects squad he didn't even know existed, and sent to a murder scene far up in the hills of Hollywood Division. There is no body, only an unidentified head lying on the floor of a house. Seared into a kitchen counter nearby is a single word: the Hebrew for justice.
No safe house Barclay, Linwood.
"Seven years ago, Terry Archer and his family experienced a horrific ordeal that nearly cost them their lives. Today, the echoes of that fateful night are still audible. Terry's wife, Cynthia, is living separate from her husband and daughter after her own personal demons threatened to ruin her relationship with them permanently. Their daughter, Grace, is rebelling against her parents' seemingly needless overprotection. Terry is just trying to keep his family together. And the entire town is reeling from the senseless murder of two elderly locals. But when Grace foolishly follows her delinquent boyfriend into a strange house, the Archers must do more than stay together. They must stay alive. Because now they have all been unwillingly drawn into the shadowy depths of their seemingly idyllic hometown. For there, they will be reconnected with the man who saved their lives seven years ago, but who still remains a ruthless, unrepentant criminal. They will encounter killers for hire working all sides. And they will learn that there are some things people value much more than money, and will do anything to get it. Caught in a labyrinth between family loyalty and ultimate betrayal, Terry must find a way to extricate his family from a lethal situation he still doesn't fully comprehend. All he knows is that to live, he may have to do the unthinkable..."-- Provided by publisher.
Edge of nowhere Smelcer, John E., 1963- author.
Seth is a teenage deckhand on his father's boat when he and his dog are washed overboard and swept to one of Alaska's small islands where they struggle for months to survive off land and sea, while his desperate father endures his own emotional journey and never gives up hope.
Black lies Torre, Alessandra, author.
"Brant: Became a tech billionaire by his twentieth birthday. Has been in a relationship with me for 3 years. Has proposed 4 times. Been rejected 4 times. Lee: Cuts grass when he's not banging housewives. Good with his hands, his mouth, and his cock. Has been pursued relentlessly by me for almost 2 years, whether he knows it or not. Go ahead. Judge me. You have no idea what my love entails. If you think you've heard this story before, trust me -- you haven't"--Page 4 of cover.
Breathe for me Helms, Rhonda, author.
"Isabel's been cursed since the Middle Ages. Desperate to escape an arranged marriage, she made a hasty bargain with a demon, asking for liberation from an oppressive husband-to-be and the excitement of travel. But the demon's gift came at a steep cost. Each time he moves her to a new city, her memory's wiped. No one can touch her bare skin without injury or even death. And she sees the lifespan of every living being (and is, in fact, immortal herself). All a constant reminder that she's different than other teen girls. But New Orleans seems to accept her as she is. She has friends and a real life in this quirky, hot city. Then Isabel meets Dominic, whose deep soul and strong character draw her to him. Her growing love gives her the courage to confront the demon, insisting the curse be broken. But the demon's price for her freedom is much, much higher than she could possibly give."--Page 4 of cover.
If I should die before I wake McDaniel, Lurlene.
Fourteen-year-old Deanne is not cut out to be the socialite her mother wants her to be. Instead she becomes a VolunTeen at the children's hospital where her father works, eventually working on the oncology floor, helping kids with cancer deal with their illness. But, when one of her patients dies, can she continue?
Caterina and the lemonade stand Kono, Erin Eitter.
Caterina, a little brown bird who loves to make lists, plans to earn money by selling lemonade, but when others have the same idea, Caterina must find a way to make her stand eye-catching.
Kid sheriff and the terrible Toads Shea, Bob, author.
The Toad brothers are wreaking havoc in Drywater Gulch when a boy with no experience but immense knowledge of dinosaurs rides into town on his tortoise and declares himself the new sheriff.
Phantom of the auditorium Stine, R. L.
Thinking her friend Zeke is getting too much into his phantom role in the school play, Brooke becomes alarmed when scary things start happening backstage and wonders if a real phantom is out to stop the show.
Feuds Hastings, Avery.
In 2135 Ohio, Davis Morrow, a fiercely ambitious ballerina, has been primed to be smarter, stronger, and more graceful than the lowly Imperfects but when a deadly virus, the Narxis, begins killing Davis's friends she turns to Cole, a mysterious boy with his own agenda, and their love may be the only thing that can save her world.
Pokémon black and white. Vol. 18 Kusaka, Hidenori, author.
Pokémon trainer Black fights his young friend Iris in his next Pokémon League battle, then he discovers that his friend Cheren is mistreating his fans and his own Pokémon.
Broken hearts, fences, and other things to mend Finn, Katie, author.
Devastated after a painful breakup, Gemma faces a Hamptons summer near a former best friend she wronged years earlier, a risk that compels her to assume a different identity and pursue a relationship with her former friend's brother.
Vampire breath Stine, R. L.
Exploring his basement, Freddy and his friend Cara discover a mysterious bottle labeled "vampire breath" and accidentally break it open, unleashing a very thirsty Count Nightwing on the town.
Blackbird Carey, Anna, author.
"A teenage girl wakes up on the Los Angeles subway tracks with no memory of who she is or how she got there. One thing she does know is that people are trying to kill her, and she must race to uncover her past and outwit her hunters before it's too late"--
The glow of the spotlight : my journey with Rebecca Greene, Jacqueline Dembar, author.
"What if you, as a girl battling stage fright before a dance recital, suddenly found yourself in Rebecca's world in 1914? Join Rebecca on adventures where the two of you can try out for a vaudeville show, put on a musical, or even sneak into a factory to deliver an important message. Your journey back in time can take whatever twists and turns you choose, as you select from a variety of options in this multiple-ending story"--
The Free Ruckley, Brian, author.
Led by Yulan, their charismatic captain, the Free have spent years selling their martial and magical skills to the highest bidder -- winning countless victories that have shaken the foundations of the world. Now they finally plan to lay down their swords. Yet when Yulan is offered a final contract, he cannot refuse -- for the mission offers him the chance to erase the memories of the Free's darkest hour, which have haunted him for years. As the Free embark on their last mission, a potent mix of loyalty and vengeance is building to a storm. Freedom, it seems, carries a deadly price.
The silent sister Chamberlain, Diane, 1950-
"Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality"--
Everyone's a critic : winning customers in a review-driven world Tancer, Bill.
"In Everyone's a Critic, Bill Tancer draws on case studies, field research, and never-before-published data to create the definitive guide for the business owner. He offers valuable insight for anyone seeking to make the most of their online consumer reviews, including the little touches that have outsized impact on positive reviews, how to deal with bad reviews, and how to spot reviewers who are trying to take advantage of you."--Amazon.com
Reinhold Messner : my life at the limit Messner, Reinhold, 1944-
Sparkers Glewwe, Eleanor.
"Marah, an underclass 'sparker' in a society ruled by magicians, works with her friend Azariah to find a cure for a mysterious disease that turns its victims' eyes black"--
Dress skinny : perfecting your style, flattering your body, and looking fabulous Corrigan, Joyce., author.
Offers fashion tips designed to flatter such areas as hips, bust, waist, legs, and arms, and includes advice from noted designers, including Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera, and Tommy Hilfiger.
Ultimate body-pedia : an amazing inside-out tour of the human body Wilsdon, Christina, author.
This fun, smart guide answers kids' questions as it takes them on a journey through the human body and all its systems. The book is sprinkled throughout with plenty of health tips, top-10 lists, simple experiments, and weird-but-true wacky details. Full color.
The best part of me : children talk about their bodies in pictures and words
Photographer Ewald worked with 15 ethnically diverse North Carolina school-children and their teachers to investigate how kids feel about their bodies. Each child selected a favorite body part and contributed a signed, handwritten paragraph or poem about it.
Olive and the embarrassing gift Freeman, Tor, author, illustrator.
When the other animals laugh at Olive for wearing the hat she received as a gift from Joe, she is not sure what to do about it.
Olga the cloud Costa, Nicoletta.
Olga the cloud's wonderful day comes to an end when, after being chased off the moon where she was trying to nap, she has a terrible time finding the right place to make some rain.
The Nuts : bedtime at the Nut house Litwin, Eric.
"Mama Nut says it's bedtime, but Hazel Nut and Wally Nut just aren't quite ready to stop the fun and go to bed"--
Murilla Gorilla and the hammock problem Lloyd, Jennifer, author.
When Okapi discovers a hole in his hammock, Detective Murilla Gorilla must find out what happened.
Not very scary Brendler, Carol.
On Halloween, Melly is invited to Cousin Malberta's home for a surprise, but as she walks there on a beautifully spooky evening, she is followed by increasing numbers of creatures that may actually be frightening.
Mrs. Mo's monster Beavis, Paul, author, artist.
The Mouse Mansion Schaapman, Karina
The mouse who ate the moon Horáček, Petr, author, illustrator.
Gazing at her beloved full moon at night, Little Mouse is unable to resist taking a nibble of a delicious banana that she believes is a piece of the moon that has fallen from the sky, rendering the moon no longer round.
More and more Dodd, Emma, 1969- author.
Rhyming text helps a little monkey understand that his parents love him more and more each day.
Moe is best Torrey, Rich.
Moe is still too little to accomplish certain tasks, but he is best at trying.
Monster needs a Christmas tree Czajak, Paul.
On the day before Christmas, Monster knows he needs a special tree but there are so many fun things to do, including having a snowball fight, sledding, and visiting Santa, that finding the perfect tree may take some creativity.
The mitten string Rosner, Jennifer.
Ruthie Tober's family is known for the beautiful, warm mittens they knit, so when she and her mother meet a deaf woman and her baby and give them shelter, Ruthie decides to design very special mittens for them.
The misadventures of Sweetie Pie Van Allsburg, Chris, author, illustrator.
Sweetie Pie escapes the confines of her hamster cage (and several insufferable owners) to find a new home in the wild.
Mimi and Bear in the snow Trasler, Janee, author, illustrator.
Bear is Mimi's constant companion until one busy day, when Bear is not there.
Mine! Heap, Sue, 1954- author, illustrator.
Reluctant to share, Amy confronts a dilemma when baby Joe and twins Zak and Jack want to play with her blankie, bear, bunny, and bird.
Memoirs of an elf Scillian, Devin.
"Under Spark Elf's direction, Santa delivers presents in the allotted twenty-four hours only to arrive at the North Pole with a stowaway in the toy bag, a family's beloved dog"--
Me & dog Weingarten, Gene.
"For one dog, a boy is his everything"--
Matzo frogs Rosenthal, Sally, 1973-
As an act of kindness, or mitzva, six Jewish frogs secretly prepare a delicious pot of matzo ball soup for Minnie Feinsilver's Shabbat dinner. Includes recipe.
Loula and the sister recipe Villeneuve, Anne, author, illustrator.
Disgusted with her older brothers, Loula decides that she can make a sister and sets out to find all the right ingredients with the help of the family chauffeur, Gilbert.
Maddi's fridge Brandt, Lois, author.
After a day at the park, Sofia discovers that her best friend Maddi has no food in her refrigerator and decides to try to help, eventually enlisting her mother.
Lola plants a garden McQuinn, Anna, author.
Lola plants a flower garden with her parent's help, and watches it grow.
Lion, lion Busch, Miriam.
A young boy encounters a lion while trying to find his pet cat--meeting a number of other animals along the way.
Little puppy and the big green monster Wohnoutka, Mike, author, illustrator.
A puppy invites a monster to play with him, but soon discovers that the monster is not very good at such games as tag or hide-and-seek.
A letter for Leo Ruzzier, Sergio, author, illustrator.
When Leo, a weasel mailman, rescues a young bird that was separated from his flock, the two become friends and Leo's dream of one day receiving a letter of his own may finally come true.
The last Christmas tree Krensky, Stephen.
An eager little Christmas tree, not very tall or well-shaped, is the last on the lot but when it seems all hope of being covered with lights and ornaments is lost, a special person comes to take him home.
Just right for two Corderoy, Tracey, author.
Dog believes he has everything he needs to be happy before befriending Mouse, who helps him discover that his big blue suitcase is ideal for sharing.
The king and the magician Bucay, Jorge, 1949-
"A mighty ruler discovers someone in his kingdom has more power than himself. But when the king sets out to destroy this fearsome enemy, a humble magician, the tables are turned, and an unexpected journey begins"--
Johnny Boo Zooms to the Moon Kochalka, James
The jacket Hall, Kirsten.
Book is very happy when he is finally found by the perfect child, and delighted to become one of her favorite things, but the girl also loves her dog, Egg Cream, whose clumsiness, messiness, and drool threaten to ruin Book. Includes directions for makinga book jacket.
Is there a dog in this book? Schwarz, Viviane, author, illustrator.
Cats Tiny, Moonpie, and André begin to suspect that a dog is in their midst and embark on a furry game of hide-and-seek.
I'm going to catch my tail! : No, you're not Matison, Jimbo.
A rambunctious kitten wakes from a nap determined to catch its tail.
Here is the baby Kanevsky, Polly.
Follows a day in the life of a baby as he wakes up to the morning sun, has breakfast, goes with his father to the library and the grocery store, plays, has dinner, and finally goes to bed.
How many sleeps 'til Christmas? Sperring, Mark, author.
Little Pip is so excited for Christmas he doesn't know how he is going to make it the last four sleeps, until Papa begins to tell him all the things they still have to do.
Here comes Santa Cat Underwood, Deborah.
"Cat wants off Santa's naughty list and makes several valiant attempts, but this 'being nice' business is trickier than he thought"--
The great pirate Christmas battle Lewis, Michael (Michael G.), 1961-
Illustrations and rhyming text tell of Cap'n McNasty, who leads his pirate crew in stealing--and playing with--Christmas toys until Santa himself arrives to teach them a lesson.
The great Thanksgiving escape Fearing, Mark, author.
Gavin, preparing for a boring Thanksgiving Day with his relatives, joins his cousin's effort to escape to the swing set in the backyard, a journey marked by sweater-wearing dogs, affectionate aunts, and grownups of inconvenient height.