Holes Sachar, Louis, 1954-
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Everything changes Hale, Samantha (Children's fiction writer), author.
"Seventeen-year-old Raven Walker has never had a boyfriend. She's never really been interested in boys. But she was always too afraid to examine what that might mean. Until she meets Morgan O'Shea and finds herself inexplicably drawn to her. As their friendship develops, Raven is forced to face the possibility that her interest in Morgan might actually be attraction and that she might be gay. Acknowledging the possibility opens Raven's world to the excitement of her first romance, but it also leaves her struggling to come to terms with her sexuality and the impact it will have on her relationships with her family and friends"--Page  of cover.
What Forest knows Lyon, George Ella, 1949- author.
Follows the changing seasons in a forest as trees and animals are nourished and are dependent on each other.
Princess Patty meets her match Harper, Charise Mericle, author, illustrator.
With no Prince Charming in sight, Princess Patty sets out on a journey to find one for herself.
Safari Hall, Parnell, author.
Reluctantly embarking on a group safari trip to Zambia, Stanley Hastings finds himself at the mercy of a reckless hunter guide who enjoys encounters with dangerous animals before suspicious accidents begin plaguing fellow tourists.
The mistletoe promise Evans, Richard Paul.
Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three years earlier, her husband cheated on her with her best friend, resulting in a bitter divorce that left her alone, broken, and distrustful. Then, one November day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court. Though she recognizes the man from her building, Elise has never formally met him. Tired of spending the holidays alone, the man offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks -- until the evening of December 24 -- he suggests that they pretend to be a couple. He draws up a contract with four rules: 1. No deep, probing personal questions. 2. No drama. 3. No telling anyone the truth about the relationship. 4. The contract is void on Christmas Day. The lonely Elise surprises herself by agreeing to the idea. As the charade progresses, the safety of her fake relationship begins to mend her badly broken heart. But just as she begins to find joy again, her long-held secret threatens to unravel the emerging relationship. But she might not be the only one with secrets.
The laws of murder Finch, Charles (Charles B.)
"It's 1876, and Charles Lenox, once London's leading private investigator, has just given up his seat in Parliament after six years, primed to return to his first love, detection. With high hopes he and three colleagues start a new detective agency, the first of its kind. But as the months pass, and he is the only detective who cannot find work, Lenox begins to question whether he can still play the game as he once did. Then comes a chance to redeem himself, though at a terrible price: a friend, a member of Scotland Yard, is shot near Regent's Park. As Lenox begins to parse the peculiar details of the death - an unlaced boot, a days-old wound, an untraceable luggage ticket - he realizes that the incident may lead him into grave personal danger, beyond which lies a terrible truth. With all the humanity, glamor, and mystery that readers have come to love, the latest Lenox novel is a shining new confirmation of the enduring popularity of Charles Finch's Victorian series"--
The alteration Amis, Kingsley.
"In Kingsley Amis's virtuoso foray into alternate history, it is 1976 but the modern world is a medieval relic, frozen in intellectual and spiritual time ever since Martin Luther was promoted to pope back in the sixteenth century. Stephen the Third, the king of England, has just died, and Mass (Mozart's second requiem) is about to be sung to lay him to rest. In the choir is our hero, Hubert Anvil, an extremely ordinary ten-year-old boy with a faultless voice. In the audience is a select group of experts whose job is to determine whether that faultless voice should be preserved by performing a certain operation. After all, any sacrifice is worth it for the perfection of art. How Hubert realizes what lies in store for him and how he deals with the whirlpool of piety, menace, terror, and passion that he soon finds himself in are the subject of a classic piece of counterfactual fiction to equal Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle. The Alteration won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best science-fiction novel in 1976"--
Blue Avenue Wiley, Michael, 1961- author.
Summoned by his old friend, homicide detective Daniel Turner, to identify the trussed-up, naked body of a woman, found wrapped in cellophane amongst a pile of garbage on Blue Avenue, a down-at-heel area of Jacksonville, Florida, businessman William Byrd or "BB" is in for a shock. He recognises the dead woman as Belinda Mabry, the girl with whom he spent an intense and passionate summer twenty-five years before. What's more, as Daniel informs him, she's the third victim to have met such a hideously gruesome end. Determined to find out what happened to Belinda Mabry and where she'd been for the past twenty-five years, BB must revisit his own troubled past - and discover more than he ever really wanted to know about the woman he once loved. But his investigations are causing serious ripples amongst prominent members of the local community. Has BB found himself on a road of no return?
I've got my duke to keep me warm Bowen, Kelly, author.
"Calm. Cool. Collected. Gisele Whitby has perfected the art of illusion--her survival, after all, has depended upon it. Years ago, to escape an abusive husband, Gisele "disappeared." Now she must risk revealing her new identity to save another innocent girl from the same fate. But she needs a daring man for her scheme, and the rogue in question shows a remarkable talent...for shattering Gisele's carefully constructed facade and igniting her deepest desires. This isn't the first time Jamie Montcrief has awakened naked and confused from a night of drinking. It is, however, the first time a stunningly beautiful woman offers him payment afterward. Gisele has a business proposition for him, a mission involving cunning thievery and a brazen rescue. How can he say no to a plot this dangerous...and a woman this delectable?"-- From back cover.
Cold spell Vanasse, Deb.
With precise and evocative prose, Cold Spell tells the story of a mother who risks everything to start over and a daughter whose longings threaten to undo them both.
Fool's fate Hobb, Robin.
On a mission to the Outislands to destroy the dragon Icefyre, who has been frozen in a glacier for millennia, Prince Dutiful and his Skillmaster FitzChivalry match wits with the Fool, an enemy determined to free the dragon.
The ghost brigades Scalzi, John, 1969-
The members of the Ghost Brigades, made up of perfect soldiers created from the DNA of the dead, band together to protect the future of humanity when three alien races vow to stop humans' expansion into space.
The source of magic Anthony, Piers.
King Trent orders Bink to find out about the source of Xanth's magic.
Feel the heat Meader, Kate.
"Photographer Lili DeLuca spends all her time managing her family's Italian restaurant, instead of following her dream of getting an MFA. When famous British chef Jack Kilroy unexpectedly challenges her father to a cook-off, Lili decides she's tired of playing it safe and vows to seduce the tempting Brit. But once a video of her and Jack kissing goes viral and her luscious (if voluptuous) butt starts trending on Twitter, Lili fears she's cooked up a recipe for disaster. Jack Kilroy's celebrity has left him feeling used and used up. While Lili's oh-so-sexy moans when she tastes his delicious creations turn him on, he's even more aroused by how unimpressed this beautiful, funny woman is with his fame. He knows they could be amazing together, if she could only see past his bitch-fork wielding fan base. Now, as he's about to start a new prime time TV cooking show, can Jack convince Lili to realize her own ambitions--and turn up the heat in his kitchen?"--from cover, p. .
Total control Baldacci, David.
The Aquitaine progression : a novel Ludlum, Robert, 1927-2001, author.
A conspiracy called Aquitaine acts to realize a hegemony over the Free World, and ex-North Vietnamese prisoner Converse faces death as he tries to expose it.
Havana : an Earl Swagger novel Hunter, Stephen, 1946- author.
The shape of water Camilleri, Andrea.
The first English translation of the best-selling international mystery series follows Sicilian detective Inspector Montalbano as he investigates the suspicious death of an engineer who had made a name for himself in a small town.
The vines Rice, Christopher, 1979- author.
After Caitlain Chaisson spills blood on the ground of her Spring House mansion in a failed suicide attempt, dark forces are unleashed which result in the disappearance of her husband, as Nova, the caretaker's daughter, and Caitlin's former friend, Blake, try to uncover the mansion's secrets.
The dream cycle of H.P. Lovecraft : dreams of terror and death Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937, author.
This volume collects, for the first time, the entire Dream Cycle created by H.P. Lovecraft, the master of twentieth-century horror.
Obsidian & blood : the collected Acatl novels Bodard, Aliette de.
Acatl, the high priest of the dead, investigates mysterious deaths and disappearances in Tenochtitlan, where gods walk among men, sorcery runs rampant, and thousands of slaves are sacrificed every day.
For love or liberty Taylor, Jennifer Hudson, author.
Grieving over her siste's death, Charlotte Morgan leaves the Carolina coast for the shores of Lake Erie, Ohio, to help care for her niece and nephew. Conrad Deaton is also there to assist his brother after this devastating loss. Soon, Conrad and Charlotte are locked in a battle of wills as the War of 1812 rages around them.
The ladies auxiliary Mirvis, Tova.
The Ladies Auxiliary follows the uneasy movement of Batsheva--a newly widowed convert to the Jewish faith--as she and her five-year-old daughter, Ayala, unwittingly stir up trouble in the community.
All the king's men Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this classic book is generally regarded as the finest novel ever written on American politics. It describes the career of Willie Stark, a back-country lawyer whose idealism is overcome by his lust for power.
Shield of sea and space Hoffman, Erin, 1981-
Starhunter, goddess of chaos, tasks Vidarian Rulorat with finding two of the elemental gods who have gone silent, but the Alorean Import Company is on the same quest and seeks to hoard the missing gods' magic to create a plutocracy.
Vengeful spirit : the battle of Molech McNeill, Graham, 1971- author.
Once the brightest star in the Imperium and always first among his primarch brothers, Horus has dragged the Space marine legions into the bloodiest conflict that the galaxy has ever seen. While their allies wage war on a thousand different fronts, the XVIth Legion descend upon the Knight world of Molech--home to the ruling House Devine, and a principal stronghold of the Imperial Army.
A tightly raveled mind Lawson, Diane.
"Sigmund Freud would have liked a mixed-up dish like Dr. Nora Goodman, a sexy forty-something psychoanalyst with whacko rich patients who can't seem to allow themselves happiness, love or success. She's not exactly a steady customer herself, born to a ranting bipolar Talmud scholar and a mother with a heart as cold as a Chicago slaughterhouse. But now she has two kids and an overbearing psychiatrist husband. She hates him. She hates his Jewish old money world. Nora wants a new life sans husband but what she gets is something terribly different. It starts one Monday morning when her eight o'clock patient blows himself to smithereens. The police think it's an accident. Nora thinks it's murder. Another patient dies mysteriously. Nora hires private investigator Mike Ruiz, a tightly wound ex-cop who couldn't care less for Sigmund. "Oh, Freud," Mike Ruiz says. "Isn't he dead?" Freud is always watching while the unlikely pair struggle to an unexpected end"--
West to Bravo : a Western novel Heisner, Eric H.
"One man finds himself torn between two cultures in this sweeping tale of frontier life in post-Civil War era Texas. In the years following the American War Between the States, the once vacated military presence in west Texas is on the rise to protect the waves of settlers moving into the region. Living peaceably with the Mescalero Apache, half-breed former military scout Holton Lang promotes the tentative harmony between the US cavalry and the Native American population. But when the delicate peace between the two nations is broken, Holton is asked to negotiate a new agreement with the US military at Fort Davis. Angered by Holton and his respected position in the Apache camp, brave Stalking Wolf joins other hostile warriors in bloody warfare against the white settlers and blue-coated military. Leaving behind his Apache wife and the domestic life he was building, Holton journeys back to his former home in white civilization for talks of peace. When the battle becomes personal, Holton is finally forced to confront the chasm that separates the two worlds into which he was born. Written in the style of the traditional John Ford/John Wayne cavalry pictures, West to Bravo evokes an era of classic Western fiction and paints an exciting and touching tale of one man stuck in the middle of a terrible conflict"--
Agatha H. and the voice of the castle Foglio, Phil, author.
In the third installment of the Girl Genius novels, Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle begins as Agatha Heterodyne returns to her ancestral home, the warped little town of Mechanicsburg. There she must claim her inheritance by convincing the artificial intelligence that animates her family's castle that she is, in fact, the new Heterodyne. But this apparently simple task is made complicated in several ways: An imposter claiming to be the legitimate heir appears. The Empire is convinced that Agatha is the person responsible for the Long War (and to be fair, they are not entirely incorrect). And, worst of all, the Castle itself is insane. From the Hugo Award-winning Girl Genius online comics comes this third book in the Agatha H. trilogy, and just like the first two, Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle will grab you from the first page and not let go!
Something to remember me by Bosak, Susan V.
The Gabriel hounds Stewart, Mary, 1916-2014.
Obstacles in the path of two cousins wishing to see their reclusive great-aunt in Lebanon make the visit an irresistible challenge as Christy Mansel and her cousin Charles encounter unexpected and dangerous surprises behind the gates of Dar Ibrahim, Lady Harriet's crumbling palace in Lebanon.
The Amber Room : a novel Berry, Steve, 1955-
Forged of the exquisite gem, the Amber Room is one of the greatest treasures ever made by man₆and the subject of one of history₂s most intriguing mysteries. German troops invading the Soviet Union seized the Room in 1941. When the Allies bombed, the Room was hidden, and it has never been seen since. But now, the hunt has begun once more. Atlanta judge Rachel Cutler loves her job and her kids, and remains civil to her ex-husband, Paul. But everything changes when her father dies under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind clues to a secret about something called the Amber Room. Desperate for the truth, Rachel takes off for Germany with Paul close behind. Before long, they₂re in over their heads. Locked into a treacherous game with professional killers, Rachel and Paul find themselves on a collision course with the forces of greed, power, and history itself.
The Romanov prophecy : a novel Berry, Steve, 1955-
After the Russian people vote to bring back the Tsar, to be chosen from the distant relatives of Nicholas II, attorney Miles Lord heads for Moscow to perform a background check on one of the candidates, but his assignment turns unexpectedly dangerous.
The bracelet Love, Dorothy, 1949-
"Foul deeds will rise, though all the earth o'erwhelm them, to men's eyes". Savannah, Georgia -- 1858. Celia Browning dreams of the day when her childhood sweetheart Sutton Mackay comes home to Savannah after two years in Jamaica managing his family's shipping interests. Sutton has all but proposed, and their marriage will unite two of the city's most prominent families. But just as Sutton returns, a newspaper reporter arrives in town, determined to pry into twin tragedies that took place at the Browning mansion on Madison Square when Celia was a child. The unsavory journalist continues to unearth the Browning family's dark past, and Celia begins to receive threatening anonymous notes, along with a bracelet imbued with a chilling message. As the clouds of war gather over Savannah, and her beloved father's health worsens, Celia realizes that her family's past has the power to destroy her future and determines to uncover the truth about what really happened all those years ago. Inspired by actual events in one of Savannah's most prominent 19th-century families, The Bracelet is the story of a young southern woman whose dreams fracture under the weight of her family's tragic past"--Provided by publisher.
The penguin's song Dāwūd, Ḥasan.
A family in exile from their home in old Beirut contends with claustrophobic conditions, recriminations, and unrealizable dreams of return.
A nip of murder Miller, Carol, 1972- author.
"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!"--
Joy in the morning Smith, Betty, 1896-1972.
The story of a young couple from Brooklyn who marry young, have little money, and face bitter parental opposition, but are determined to make something of their life together. "In Brooklyn, New York, in 1927, Carl Brown and Annie McGairy meet and fall in love. Though only eighteen, Annie travels alone to the Midwestern university where Carl is studying law to marry him. Little did they know how difficult their first year of marriage would be, in a faraway place with little money and few friends. But Carl and Annie come to realize that their greatest sources of strength, loyalty, and love, will help them make it through."--P.  of cover.
Daring to dream Roberts, Nora.
"Margo, Kate and Laura were brought up like sisters amidst the peerless grandeur of Templeton House. But it was Margo whose dreams first took her far away . . . Margo Sullivan had everything a young woman could ask for. But while growing up along the rocky cliffs of Monterey, she couldn't help but dream of bigger things. The daughter of the Templetons' stern Irish housekeeper, Margo had been treated like a member of the family. Deep down, she knew that money could not buy the thing she craved most--her mother's acceptance. Maybe things would be different if she could be sweet like Laura, or had Kate's shrewd head for business. But all Margo knew how to do was be Margo, and that meant doing things her own way--no matter what the consequences . . "--
The mystery of the invisible hand : a Henry Spearman mystery Jevons, Marshall, author.
"Henry Spearman, the balding economics professor with a knack for solving crimes, returns in The Mystery of the Invisible Hand--a clever whodunit of campus intrigue, stolen art, and murder. Having just won the Nobel Prize, Spearman accepts an invitation to lecture at Monte Vista University. He arrives in the wake of a puzzling art heist with plans to teach a course on art and economics--only to be faced with the alleged suicide of womanizing artist-in-residence Tristan Wheeler. When it becomes clear that Wheeler had serious enemies and a murderer is in their midst, Henry Spearman is on the case.Was Wheeler killed by a jilted lover, a cuckolded husband, or a beleaguered assistant? Could there have been a connection between Wheeler's marketability and his death? From the Monte Vista campus in San Antonio to the halls of Sotheby's in New York, Spearman traces the connections between economics and the art world, finding his clues in monopolies and the Coase conjecture, auction theory, and the work of Adam Smith. What are the parallels between a firm's capital and an art museum's collection? What does the market say about art's authenticity versus its availability? And what is the mysterious "death effect" that lies at the heart of the case? Spearman must rely on his savviest economic insights to clear up this artful mystery and pin down a killer"--
The wolf and the lamb Ramsay, Frederick.
It's Passover, and Gamaliel and his physician friend, Loukas, are again solving a crime--reluctantly. Pontius Pilate has been accused of murder, and while many would rejoice at his removal from Judea, Gamaliel is a just man and must discover the truth. In the process, many questions are answered about an event that will later come to be known as Easter.
The kraken king Brook, Meljean, author.
You know who killed me Estleman, Loren D., author.
First a rich young wife is missing, then bodies start showing up. Amos Walker's up to his neck in dames, drugs ... and murder, again Amos Walker doesn't mean to walk into trouble. But sometimes it finds him, regardless.
Top ten clues you're clueless Czukas, Liz, author.
The day before Christmas, money goes missing from a donation box at GoodFoods Market and Chloe and five of her teenage coworkers--held in the break room until the police arrive--try to identify the real thief.
Full throttle Walker, Julie Ann, author.
When the president's daughter, Abby Thompson, is kidnapped, it's up to Carlos "Steady" Soto to rescue the only woman he ever loved--and the only woman who ever broken his heart.
Star wars : death troopers Schreiber, Joe, 1969-
When the Imperial prison barge Purge breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But soon after a boarding party returns from a scavenging expedition, a horrific disease breaks out and takes the lives of all but a half-dozen survivors whose only option forces them to return to the Star Destroyer--and the soulless, unstoppable dead waiting aboard its vast emptiness.
The octopus : a story of California Norris, Frank, 1870-1902.
The Pacific and Southern Railroad engages in corrupt legislation to rob the farmers of their savings from the wheat crops. A grim harvest of death and disillusionment, and financial and moral ruin is yielded.
Vicious Shepard, Sara, 1977- author.
In Rosewood, Pennsylvania, reporters are lined up outside the historic courthouse, typing furiously at their iPhones with freshly manicured nails. Because the trial of the century is happening right here in Rosewood: the four pretty little liars have been accused of killing Alison DiLaurentis. Only Aria, Spencer, Hanna, and Emily know that they've been framed. Ali is still out there, laughing as she watches the girls go down for her murder. But when your nickname includes the word "liar," no one believes you're telling the truth... Aria tries to run away from it all but finds that life on the lam is even harder than life as a liar. Spencer gets in touch with someone who can help her disappear. But when a guy from her past reemerges, Spencer no longer knows what she wants. Hanna decides that she'll hear wedding bells chime before she serves time. And in the face of prison, Emily does something truly drastic -- something that will change her friends' lives forever. As the trial goes on and the outcome looks grim, the girls are in their darkest hour yet. But maybe they can finally figure out how to beat Ali at her own game. Because once upon a time, she was just a pretty little liar too.
A most inconvenient marriage Jennings, Regina (Regina Lea)
"Having fled a difficult home life, Civil War nurse Abigail Stuart feels like her only friend in the world is sweet but gravely wounded patient Jeremiah Calhoun. Fearing he won't survive, the Confederate soldier's last wish is that Abigail look after his sickly sister at home. Marry him, return to his horse farm, and it'll be hers. Left with few choices, Abigail takes him up on his offer and moves to Missouri after his death, but just as the family learns to accept her, the real Jeremiah Calhoun appears--puzzled to find a confounding woman posing as his wife. Jeremiah is determined to have his life back to how it was before the war, but his own wounds limit what he can do on his own. Still not fully convinced Abigail isn't duping him, he's left with no choice but to let the woman stay and help--not admitting to himself she may provide the healing his entire family needs."--
For real Cherry, Alison, author.
When shy, intelligent, eighteen-year-old Claire convinces her beautiful, popular sister Miranda to team up and compete against Miranda's cheating ex-boyfriend on a reality television show, Claire's the one to capture a fellow contestant's attention.
The moonlight palace Rosenberg, Liz, author.
Agnes Hussein, descendant of the last sultan of Singapore and the last surviving member of her immediate family, has grown up among her eccentric relatives in the crumbling Kampong Glam palace, a once-opulent relic given to her family in exchange for handing over Singapore to the British. Now Agnes is seventeen and her family has fallen into genteel poverty, surviving on her grandfather's pension and the meager income they receive from a varied cast of boarders. As outside forces conspire to steal the palace out from under them, Agnes struggles to save her family and finds bravery, love, and loyalty in the most unexpected places. The Moonlight Palace is a coming-of-age tale rich with historical detail and unforgettable characters set against the backdrop of dazzling 1920s Singapore.
Now that you're here Nichols, Amy K.
In a parallel universe, the classic bad boy falls for the class science geek.
Afterburn Harrison, Colin, 1960-
The beautiful and the wicked Spector, Liv.
The Boston girl : a novel Diamant, Anita, author.
A story "about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century. Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine--a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love. Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her "How did you get to be the woman you are today.""--
A highlander of her own Mayhue, Melissa.
A strange birthmark, talking animals, and a claim against her Texas ranch have Ellie Denton thinking life can't get more complicated. But the birthmark connects her to Faerie ancestors in Scotland, 1304, and to Caden MacAlister, who may be her true love.
Funeral in blue Perry, Anne.
Investigator William Monk and his wife Hester probe the murders of two women in a London artist's studio. The prime suspect in the killings is a Viennese émigré named Dr. Kristian Beck, the husband of one of the victims and Hester's colleague.
Twin of ice Deveraux, Jude. author.
Ruby, Blue and Blanket Hissey, Jane.
Ruby, Blue and Blanket are playing dressing up, but Ruby doesn't know what to be, a cowboy, a witch or a ghost in a sheet? 'I just can't decide!' she cries. Luckily Blanket's idea makes everyone happy, but who will win the glittering prize?
The naked sun Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992.
The Earth will be destroyed by Solaria's robot army if Elijah Baley fails to find the murderer of an eminent scientist.
Aunty Lee's deadly specials Yu, Ovidia, 1961-
"Rosie "Aunty" Lee, the feisty widow, amateur sleuth, and proprietor of Singapore's best-loved home cooking restaurant, is back in another delectable, witty mystery involving scandal and murder among the city's elite. Few know more about what goes on in Singapore than Aunty Lee. When a scandal over illegal organ donation involving prominent citizens makes news, she already has a list of suspects. There's no time to snoop, though--Aunty Lee's Delights is catering a brunch for local socialites Henry and Mabel Sung at their opulent house. Rumor has it that the Sung's fortune is in trouble, and Aunty Lee wonders if the gossip is true. But soon after arriving at the Sung's house, her curiosity turns to suspicion. Why is a storage house she discovers locked? What is the couple arguing about behind closed doors? Where is the guest of honor who never showed up? Then, Mabel Sung and her son Leonard are found dead. The authorities blame it on Aunty Lee's special stewed chicken with buah keluak, a local black nut that can be poisonous if cooked improperly. Aunty Lee has never carelessly prepared a dish. She's certain the deaths are murder--and that they're somehow linked to the organ donor scandal. To save her business and her reputation, she's got to prove it--and unmask a dangerous killer whose next victim may just be Aunty Lee."-- From back cover.
Color song : a daring tale of intrigue and artistic passion in glorious 15th century Venice Strauss, Victoria, author.
Artistically brilliant, Giulia is blessed--or cursed--with a spirit's gift: she can hear the mysterious singing of the colors as she creates them in the convent workshop of Maestra Humilità. It's here that Giulia, forced into the convent against her will, has found unexpected happiness and rekindled her passion to become a painter--an impossible dream for any woman in fifteenth-century Italy. But when a dying Humilità bequeaths Giulia her most prized possession--the secret formula for the luminously beautiful paint called Passion blue--Giulia realizes she's in danger from those who have long coveted the famous color. Faced with the prospect of a life in the convent barred from painting as punishment for keeping Humilità's secret, Giulia is struck by a desperate idea: What if she disguises herself as a boy? Could she make her way to Venice and find work as an artist's apprentice? Along with the truth of who she is, Giulia carries more dangerous secrets: the exquisite voices of her paint colors and the formula for Humilità's Passion blue. And Venice, she discovers, with its gilded palazzos and masked balls, has secrets of its own. Trapped in her false identity in this dream-like place where reality and reflection are easily confused, and where art and ambition, love and deception hover like dense fog, can Giulia find her way?
Sinfully ever after Fresina, Jayne, author.
"When the scandalous Captain "Lucky Luke" Wainwright returns from the dead, most of the villagers of Hawcombe Prior wish he had stayed buried. But he's on a mission to reclaim his birthright and he's not going away again until he has everything he wants--including the luscious little redhead who owes him a kiss. To Rebecca Herringham, all men are open books--read quickly and forgotten. And Lucky Luke is no exception. Just because she foolishly promised him a kiss years ago doesn't mean she's going to fall for his notorious charms. Unlike the flighty heroine in the Book Club Belles Society's latest novel, Sense and Sensibility, Becky's far too practical for love. Which is why the Belles think Becky and Luke are perfect for each other--and turn their meddlesome attentions to matchmaking"--Page  of cover.
The boy with the hidden name Dorset, Skylar.
"Selkie Stewart has just saved her quasi-boyfriend, Ben, from a fairy prison run by the Seelie Court. Along with Ben and the rest of their ragtag group of allies, Selkie is ready to embrace her destiny and bring the Court down. Until she hears the rest of her prophecy: Benedict le Fay will betray you, and then he will die"--
A change in altitude Myers, Cindi, author.
"Big changes are afoot in the warm-hearted small town of Eureka, Colorado..."--
Mass Effect : ascension Karpyshyn, Drew.
In a fictional prequel to the award-winning video game, it is the year 2183, and a mysterious race of machines returns to the galaxy with the intent of harvesting all organic life.
The immortal highlander Moning, Karen Marie.
Fae Adam Black was made mortal by the queen of the Seelie Court when he meddled in the affairs of humans once too often. Now he is arguing for a revocation of the curse with lawyer Gabrielle O'Callaghan to plead his case.
Herb of grace : a healing grace novel Senft, Adina.
"Amish widow Sarah Yoder has been struggling to raise her two teenaged sons and provide a home where family and members of her Old Order Amish church can find fellowship and friendship. Though she is close to her in-laws, lately it feels like her relationship with her boys is splintering. Her stepson Simon wants to move out west with his cousins to find work. And her youngest, Caleb, is spending far too much time over at the tumbledown home of a man who left the church long ago. Henry Byler only returned recently to Willow Creek when he inherited the family farm--under protest--and now seems caught in a struggle between the faith of his childhood and the world he's come to know. Ruth Lehman, the local Dokterfraa, believes Sarah should use her gift for growing plants to become an herbal healer, too. Sarah is reluctant, however, uncertain if caring for others will take her away from her family--the place where she believes God wants her. But when she feels called to help members of her community, she soon discovers that the heart can be scarred as deeply as the body. As she compiles her herbs, she waits for God to do his healing work in a man who rues a harsh decision, in a lonely prodigal who has lost everything, and maybe even in a herbalist-in-training who firmly believes she will never love again."--
Dancer from the dance Holleran, Andrew.
From the Publisher: One of the most important works of gay literature, this haunting, brilliant novel is a seriocomic remembrance of things past-and still poignantly present. It depicts the adventures of Malone, a beautiful young man searching for love amid New York's emerging gay scene. From Manhattan's Everard Baths and after-hours discos to Fire Island's deserted parks and lavish orgies, Malone looks high and low for meaningful companionship. The person he finds is Sutherland, a campy quintessential queen-and one of the most memorable literary creations of contemporary fiction. Hilarious, witty, and ultimately heartbreaking, Dancer from the Dance is truthful, provocative, outrageous fiction told in a voice as close to laughter as to tears.
Always with you Hurst, Andrea.
1977 is a glorious time to be alive in the beautiful wine country of Northern California, and Cathy has everything she thought she wanted-- from a thriving health food cafe to loyal friends. Since the devastating failure of her short-lived marriage, Cathy has buried herself in her work and kept men at arm's length. But when an old high school friend, Pam, brings her family for a short stay, Cathy's stone walls begin to crumble when she meets Jamie. Jamie, whose compassion and warmth slowly break down her defenses. Jamie, whose devotion to his four-year-old daughter melts Cathy's heart and makes her desperate for a family of her own. Jamie....who is married to Pam. A profound love that transcends time and place is impossible to resist. But is love more important than friendship? Are loyalty and fidelity an anchor or a chain? In the end, it's all about choices --tough ones that can break hearts. Now Cathy must make the most difficult choice of her life.
What God has for me Simmons, Pat.
The sea-hawk Sabatini, Rafael, 1875-1950.
The fear sign Allingham, Margery, 1904-1966.
Albert Campion becomes involved in the search for some priceless family heirlooms and the investigation of an unexpected murder.
Hard to come by Kaye, Laura, author.
Derek DiMarzio would do anything for the members of his disgraced Special Forces team--sacrifice his body, help a former teammate with a covert operation to restore their honor, and even go behind enemy lines. He just never expected to want the beautiful woman he found there.
Vampire in paradise : a Deadly angels book Hill, Sandra (Fiction writer)
It's been centuries since the Norseman Sigurd Sigurdsson was turned into a Vangel-a Viking Vampire Angel-as punishment for his sin of envy, but he's still getting the hang of having fangs that get in the way when seducing women. Slaying demon vampires known as Lucipires and using his healing gifts as a cancer research doctor, Sigurd is sent to Florida's Grand Keys Island as a resident physician...where he encounters a sinfully beautiful woman.
Never judge a lady by her cover MacLean, Sarah.
By day, she is Lady Georgiana, sister to a duke, ruined before her first season in the worst kind of scandal. But the truth is far more shocking--in London's darkest corners, she is Chase, the mysterious, unknown founder of the city's most legendary gaming hell. For years, her double identity has gone undiscovered...until now. Brilliant, driven, handsome-as-sin Duncan West is intrigued by the beautiful, ruined woman who is somehow connected to a world of darkness and sin. He knows she is more than she seems, and he vows to uncover all of Georgiana's secrets, laying bare her past, threatening her present, and risking all she holds dear...including her heart.
Tyrant. Funeral games Cameron, Christian, 1962-
"Satyrus and Melitta, twin heirs to a rich kingdom on the Black Sea, become desperate fugitives when their mother, the Scythian warrior-princess Srayanka, is cut down in a savage act of betrayal. Accompanied by their tutor, the Spartan Philokles, they must make a perilous journey west, pursued by ruthless assassins, to find sanctuary with the army of their father's closest friend, Diodorus. But Diodorus is caught up in the tangled web of alliances, betrayals and intrigue that followed Alexander the Great's death, as his generals fought over the huge empire he had created - and soon the twins will have their first taste of real battle as two Macedonian warlords clash. In this violent and unstable world, they must chose sides carefully, as Antigonus One-Eye, and his brilliant son Demetrius, prepare to take on the might of Ptolemy's Egypt, and the forces gather for the biggest and most spectacular battle the world had ever seen - Gaza."--Fantastic fiction UK.
Lanterns and lace Mills, DiAnn.
Jenny Stevens is headed for Kahlerville, Texas, determined to wrench her two-year-old niece, Rebecca, from her adoptive father. As she steps off the train, Jenny encounters the mysterious Robert Turner and the seemingly dedicated physician Grant Andrews. Is Jenny's life as well as her heart in peril? Grant Andrews is resolute in his desire to keep Rebecca in his care, yet finds himself drawn to her impudent aunt. Will another man's threats and the issue of Rebecca's custody keep him from pursuing what could be the love of his life? Will Robert Turner dog Jenny's steps until she succumbs to his demands? Love flowers as devious plots thicken.
Sister Eve, private eye Hinton, J. Lynne, author.
"Two decades into her calling at a New Mexico monastery, Sister Evangeline Divine breaks her daily routine when a police officer appears, carrying a message from her father. Sister Eve is no stranger to the law, having grown up with a police captain turned private detective. Shes' seen her fair share of crime--and knows a thing or two about solving mysteries. But when Captain Jackson Divine needs her to return home and help him recover from surgery, Sister Eve finds herself taking on his latest case"--Page 4 of cover.
Blue lonesome Pronzini, Bill, author.
The lady Johansen, K. V. (Krista V.), 1968- author.
"Possessed by a ghost who feeds on death, the undying assassin Ahjvar the Leopard has been captured by the Lady of Marakand, enslaved by necromancy to be captain of her Red Masks. His shield-bearer Ghu, a former slave with an uncanny ability to free the captive dead, follows Ahjvar into the war-torn lands of the Duina Catairna to release him, even if that means destroying what is left of Ahj's tormented soul. Deyandara, the last surviving heir of the Catairnan queen, rides into a land ravaged by disease and war, seeking the allies she abandoned months before, though they have no hope of standing against the army led by the invulnerable Red Masks of Marakand and the divine terror of the Lady. In the city of Marakand, former enemies ally and old friends seek one another's deaths as loyalists of the entombed gods Gurhan and Ilbialla raise a revolt, spearheaded by the Grasslander wizard Ivah, the shapeshifting Blackdog, and the bear-demon Mikki. The Lady's defenses are not easily breached, though, and the one enemy who might withstand her, the Northron wanderer Moth, bearer of the sword Lakkariss, has vanished. "--
Christmas in the Duke's Arms.
Sustenance : a novel of the Count Saint-Germain Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn, 1942- author.
"The vampire Count Saint-Germain protects Americans fleeing persecution--and becomes trapped in a web of betrayal, deceit, and murder in post-WWII Europe. The powerful House Un-American Activities Committee hunted communists both at home and abroad. In the late 1940s, the vampire Count Saint-Germain is caught up in intrigue surrounding a group of Americans who have fled to postwar Paris. Some speak out against HUAC and battle the authorities. Saint-Germain swears to do his best to protect his friends, but even his skills may not be able to stand against agents of the OSS and the brand-new CIA. And he has an unexpected weakness: his lover, Charis, who has returned to Paris under mysterious circumstances."--Publisher's website.
Independently wealthy Rosenthal, Lorraine Zago, author.
"In Lorraine Zago Rosenthal's sequel to New Money, Savannah Morgan delves into the mystery of her late media mogul father's death and uncovers more than she ever expected. In New Money, Savannah Morgan was thrust into high society New York when she learned she was the sole heir to her media mogul father's billion dollar fortune. In Independently Wealthy she is living her dream life on the Upper West Side, excelling at her job as an editorial assistant, and enjoying her handsome new boyfriend, Alex. Everything in Savannah's life should be perfect--except she can't ignore the mystery of her father's death. Her hopes of solving this complicated and dangerous mystery are shared by Caroline Stone--her newfound sister who is slowly becoming a friend. Savannah decides to investigate, but not everyone wants Savannah to know the truth. Her domineering older brother, Ned has his own problems, including a lingering regret over his recent divorce, the constant pressure of running the Stone media empire, and managing a playboy bachelorhood. As Savannah's quest for the truth becomes more complicated and dangerous she is led to Washington, D.C., an alluring stranger, and more surprises, trouble, and changes than she ever could have imagined. Readers will be swept away by Savannah Morgan once again as she unravels the mystery of her father's death on Capitol Hill with all the charm and perseverance of when she first arrived in New York City"--
Blood rubies Cleland, Jane K., author.
"Ana Yartsin is on the verge of becoming a celebrity chef. Her custom Faberge egg-shaped cakes have brought her national attention, as has the story behind the cakes: her family owns the spectacular Faberge spring egg snow globe, a magnificent example of the master craftsman's work that includes five ruby-red tulips. As she prepares to be filmed for a reality TV show about the launch of her bakery in Rocky Point, New Hampshire, Ana hires antiques expert Josie Prescott to appraise the precious egg and snow globe ... When Josie arrives at Ana's home, however, she finds [someone] murdered and the priceless snow globe smashed beyond repair"--
Gathering darkness Rhodes, Morgan, author.
Prince Magnus must choose between family and justice as his father, the cruel King Gaius, sets out to conquer all of Mytica by tracking down an ancient, storied magic known as the Kindred.
Princess of thorns Jay, Stacey, author.
After ten years of exile among fairies who teach her to use her magically-enhanced strength and courage, Sleeping Beauty's daughter Aurora enlists the help of Niklaas, eleventh son of King Eldorio, in the fight to reclaim her throne.
Ava & Lala
Ava is a mischievous young girl and martial arts student who really knows how to pack a punch! One day she meets Lala, a cuddly and kind tiger-like creature, and they discover they can talk to each other. She runs away from her village to join Lala in a mystical kingdom of wonderful animals, all specially chosen to live there, safe from humans. They befriend a huge bear who has a heart of gold, Uncle Bear, who tells them that Lala must leave the kingdom in three days, before the fierce Tiger General finds out they're there. Uncle Bear is determined to help Ava escape, but they find out it's not that easy, especially when the other animals discover that Lala has an extraordinary magical power. When Lala is captured, it's up to Ava and Uncle Bear to rescue him in time to get Ava safely back home.
The trip to bountiful
Carrie Watts begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie, and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house and begs her son to take her on a visit to her hometown of Bountiful. When he refuses, Mrs. Watts is undeterred and makes an escape to the local bus station, where she befriends Thelma, a young woman traveling home.
In a world ten years following the collapse of society, the rule of the law has disintegrated and life is cheap. Hardened loner Eric travels the desolate towns and roads of the outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind a wounded Rey in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one possession that still matters to him.
Seize the day
Tommy Wilhelm's life is falling apart. He's lost his job and his girlfriend, his investments have gone sour, he trusts the wrong people with the little money he has left, and he's rejected by his own father. Quite simply, Tommy is a portrait of failure.
Nic, his girlfriend Haley and his buddy Jonah take a detour from an idyllic cross-country road trip when they are contacted by a mysterious hacker who has gained entry into MIT's most secretive networks. But after a rendezvous in an eerily isolated spot goes awry, Nic wakes to a living nightmare in an isolation unit. Interrogated by Dr. Wallace Damon, Nic soon realizes that the only way to decipher the past is to escape the present.
A retired Las Vegas crime boss and single father is forced to team up with his best friend to return to the crime world when his daughter is kidnapped by an old rival.
Brighton Beach memoirs
Fifteen-year-old Eugene Jerome is trying to uncover life's mysteries in this adaptation of a Broadway hit about growing up in Brooklyn during the late 1930's.
After Mickey Scarpato's stepson Leon, is killed in a construction "accident", Mickey quickly tries to bury the bad news along with the body. But even in the gritty, blue-collar neighborhood of God's Pocket, PA, no secret can stay hidden forever. When a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, Mickey quickly finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle compounded by a body he can't bury, a wife he can't please, and a debt he can't pay.
The penguins of Madagascar. Operation special delivery
Skipper, Rico, Kowalski, and Private get trapped in a snowstorm, try to escape from the clutches of Officer X, and deal with visits from unexpected family. Even the tempting Gimme Gimme star and what appear to be adorable 'Lunicorns' can't shake the fearless four, or can they? The Penguins have to use their military precision, keen imagination, and the help of some unlikely heroes to deliver order and happiness back to the world which, they realize is the greatest gift of all.
The one I love
Ethan and Sophie are a married couple on the brink of separation. At the urging of their therapist, they escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to salvage what is left of their relationship, only to discover an unusual dilemma that awaits them.
Based on Radical Comics' Hercules by Steve Moore, this ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth. It offers the truth behind the myth by presenting the fashioning of a warrior who, for all his strength and courage, is flesh and blood.
Suspended sentences : three novellas Modiano, Patrick, 1945- author.
The cruiser Poyer, David, author.
"Newly-promoted to captain, Dan Lenson's first glimpse of his command is of a ship literally high and dry. The USS Savo Island, which carries a classified, never-before-deployed missile defense system, has run aground on an exposed sandbar off Naples. Captain Lenson has to relieve the ship's disgraced skipper and deploy on a secret mission--Operation Stellar Shield--which will take his ship and crew into the dangerous waters bordering the Middle East"--
Sweet damage : a novel James, Rebecca, 1970- author.
"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 strange and 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 himself caught in the middle of the storm"--
The iris fan Rowland, Laura Joh, author.
"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 his two 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"--
Five Poznanski, Ursula, 1968-
Every corpse is a clue. A woman is found murdered in a field. Tattooed on her feet is a strange combination of numbers and letters. Detective Beatrice Kaspary quickly identifies these as map co-ordinates, which lead the police to a 'treasure box' containing several severed body parts -- and a note from the killer with a series of cryptic clues to the identity of the next victim. So begins a desperate scavenger hunt in which Beatrice herself becomes a pawn in the killer's game of cat and mouse, as she risks all to uncover the murderer.
King Dork, approximately Portman, Frank, author.
With stitches in his head and after-effects from surgery, Tom Henderson finds some of his most deeply-held beliefs shattered, but, somehow, makes out with at least two girls by the end of tenth grade.
Little white lies Dale, Katie.
"The first time Lou meets mysterious Christian, she knows he is The One. But when Christian's secret is unveiled in front of the whole world, it seems everything he's ever told Lou is a lie, and Lou finds herself ensnared in a web of deceit"--
Zodiac Russell, Romina, author.
When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, sending its ocean planet off-kilter and killing thousands of citizens, Rhoma Grace, a sixteen-year-old student from House Cancer, must convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac against Ophiuchus, the exiled thirteenth Guardian of Zodiac legend, who has returned to exact his revenge across the Galaxy.
Suspicion Monir, Alexandra, author.
Seventeen-year-old Imogene Rockford turned away from her family and their English country manor after her parents' death, but assumes her duty as the new Duchess of Wickersham despite threats and strange occurrences.
When Aunt Mattie got her wings Mathers, Petra, author, illustrator.
When Aunt Mattie dies, best friends Lottie and Herbie console each other and celebrate Aunt Mattie's life by scattering her ashes and preparing her favorite snack--peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (with bananas).
Thanksgiving for Emily Ann Johnston, Teresa, author.
Emily Ann learns about the meaning of Thanksgiving when her family gathers around the dinner table.
Winter's coming : a story of seasonal change Thornhill, Jan, author.
When Lily, a young snowshoe hare, hears that winter is coming, she does not know what to expect, even as the other animals explain what they do to cope with the change of seasons, although, they note, snowshoe hares do not need to do the same.
The extraordinary Mr. Qwerty Strambini, Karla, author.
Mr. Qwerty worries that his ideas might seem strange...so he keeps them under his hat. But extraordinary ideas refuse to stay hidden for long.
The golden plate Watts, Bernadette.
While Isobel is playing with her best friend's beautiful doll house, she takes the golden plate home without asking permission. But the plate doesn't look right in Isobel's doll house and she feels guilty. Her mother helps her find a solution that makes Isobel feel better.
Maple & Willow together Nichols, Lori, author, illustrator.
Nature-loving sisters Maple and Willow smooth over a rough patch in their friendship in their own unique way.
Stop, thief! Tekavec, Heather, 1969- author.
Max is out to catch the thief who is stealing all the produce from farmers fields.
George in the dark Valentine, Madeline, author, illustrator.
A little boy overcomes his fear of the dark during a daring teddy bear rescue.
Ewe and Aye Ryan, Candace.
Ewe and Aye are very different but both dream of flying, so when Ewe's love of wheels and Aye's knowledge of wings come together they finally get off the ground.
Cartboy and the time capsule Campbell, L. A., 1962-
Sixth-grader Hal gets a year-long journal-keeping assignment in his least favorite class, history, much to the delight of his history buff father.
Inhuman. [Vol. 1], [Genesis] Soule, Charles, author.
When the Terrigen Mist spread across the world, it triggered the latent genes of regular people and transformed them into Inhumans with amazing powers. As the mysterious Lash takes an unwanted interest in the new Inhumans and the newly transformed Flint sees his world fall apart, Queen Medusa finds herself fighting side-by-side with Captain America. When the deposed Inhuman king returns, determined to regain his throne, he quickly takes the royal family captive and conquers Medusa's new island nation. Now, it is up to Flint and his fellow NuHumans to step up and embrace their destiny.
The Amazing Spider-Man. [Vol. 1.1], Learning to crawl Slott, Dan, author.
He sought revenge... and found responsibility. From that night on, a new life began. Join Peter Parker as he takes his first steps towards finding his way in the world as Spider-Man. A chapter you never knew about the story you know by heart.
Starring Jules (super-secret spy girl) Ain, Beth Levine, author.
Second grade is over and Jules is on her way to Quebec to film a spy movie, but she misses all her friends, and with only a hockey player and a diva starlet as cast mates in a place where nobody speaks English, she is feeling lonely--and her mother will not even let her go bungee-jumping.
Half a world away Kadohata, Cynthia.
Twelve-year-old Jaden, an emotionally damaged adopted boy fascinated by electricity, feels a connection to a small, weak toddler with special needs in Kazakhstan, where Jaden's family is trying to adopt a "normal" baby.
Live original : how the Duck Commander teen keeps it real and stays true to her values Robertson, Sadie, 1997- author.
Living as a culturally relevant teen who loves God and her family, Robertson has become a role model for other teens and for parents who are eager to instill the same characteristics in their children. She shares the simple list of principles that lead her to personal and spiritual growth, and help her live the way God says to live.
Downton Abbey rules for household staff Barnes, Justyn, author.
"Containing the most approved directions and guidance for staff in every station within the household in order to discharge their duties correctly & with efficiency, with particular instructions for the butler, housekeeper, cook, valet. lady's maid, footman, housemaid, kitchen staff, and including useful information on tried and tested methods for all."
Finding God in tough times Holl, Kristi, author.
With guidance from God's word and trusted Faithgirlz author, Kristi Holl, this 90-day devotional will help girls ages 8-12 turn to God and trust him during challenging situations. By finding God in the tough times at a younger age, girls will be ready and able to call on God during future trials as well. --Publisher's description.
What we eat Stones, Brenda, author.
A guide to food and nutrition explains what foods are healthiest, how much to eat of each type, where foods come from, and regional differences around the world.
Magpies, homebodies, and nomads : a modern knitter's guide to discovering and exploring style Rose, Cirilia, author.
Cirilia Rose is the epitome of the new knitwear designer--young, educated, curious, and excited to share her passion for all ideas knit and purl. Her attitude toward curating her own collection of designs is informed as much by travel, cultural history, and tried-and-true sourcebooks as it is by modern media and technology. In Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads, Rose takes readers behind the scenes of her design process, showing them how she curates and organizes ideas and translates them into knitwear designs. Through 25 projects that fall into three categories--Magpies (accessories for the small amounts of precious yarns that knitters inevitably collect), Homebodies (garments for time spent close to home), and Nomads (garments to wear when venturing out into the world)--Rose shares her modern aesthetic and invites readers to develop their own.
Young Hollywood Frank, Claiborne Swanson, photographer.
Mrs. Wheelbarrow's practical pantry : recipes and techniques for year-round preserving Barrow, Cathy, author.
A "collection of essential preserving techniques for turning the fleeting abundance of the farmer's market into a well-stocked pantry full of canned fruits and vegetables, jams, stocks, soups, and more"--Amazon.com.
Aging backwards : reverse the aging process and look 10 years younger in 30 minutes a day Esmonde-White, Miranda, author.
"From PBS personality and injury prevention and recovery specialist Miranda Esmond-White comes [a] ... guide to anti-aging, arming readers with tools they need to turn back the hands of time"--
In the company of Sherlock Holmes : stories inspired by the Holmes canon
Contemporary authors from a variety of genres create new stories inspired by the Holmes canon. "Inside you'll find Holmes in times and places previously unimagined, as well as characters who have themselves been affected by the tales of Sherlock Holmes. The game is afoot-again!"--Book jacket.
The perfect place Harris, Teresa E.
Twelve-year-old Treasure Daniels and her younger sister must move in with Great-aunt Grace until their mother sorts herself out, but life in Black Lake, Virginia, where segregation lingers, is hard and Grace is a nightmare--at least on the surface.
101 objects to see in the night sky Scagell, Robin, author.
The perfect starter astronomy guide to night viewing. 101 Objects to See in the Night Sky is a fun and practical guide to identifying and observing 101 of the most fascinating and exciting sights in the northern night sky. Designed for newcomers to astronomy, the book explains what can be seen using the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. In the book, professional astronomer Robin Scagell shows the novice astronomer where to look in the sky to see a particular object, or group of objects or sights. They may be a planet, its rings or satellites, a series of lunar craters, a constellation, asteroids, meteors, a nebula, galaxy or star cluster, for example. He describes the object in detail and gives observing tips to improve viewing skills. Informative "Where to find it" instructions and "What you'll see" explanations for each object give night sky viewers an extra hand. A concise "fact file" is provided for each object, and readers can award themselves "points"" for their skill in finding the object, with higher scores given for spotting the night sky's more elusive or hard-to-see features. The book is organized by season--winter, spring, summer, fall--with an opening section on "things you need to know," such as marker objects (for example, Sirius, the brightest star in winter's night sky) and how to use them to search beyond. It also covers such topics as asteroids and dwarf planets, noctilucent clouds, northern lights, the International Space Station, sunspots, eclipses and much more.
Terra formars. 3 Sasuga, Yu, author.
A new mission to Mars, Annex 1, is under way. Their mission: crucial research into the A.E. virus currently plaguing mankind. The mutant Terraformars, giant humanoid cockroaches, may hold the key to a cure. Unfortunately for the crew of the Annex 1, the Terraformars have somehow gotten on board the ship and have only one goal total extermination! Led by Akari Hizamaru, the crew will need to rely on their superhuman powers to survive if those powers do not kill them first!
Faithfull : an autobiography Faithfull, Marianne.
The motivation manifesto : 9 declarations to claim your personal power Burchard, Brendon, author.
"Burchard reveals that the main motive of humankind is the pursuit of greater Personal Freedom. We desire the grand liberties of choice--time freedom, emotional freedom, social freedom, financial freedom, spiritual freedom. Only two enemies stand in our way: an external enemy, defined as the social oppression of who we are by the mediocre masses, and an internal enemy, a sort of self-oppression caused by our own doubt and fear. The march to Personal Freedom, Burchard argues, can be won only by declaring our intent and independence, stepping into our personal power, and battling through self-doubt and the distractions of the day until full victory is won"--
Discovering vintage Las Vegas : a guide to the city's timeless shops, restaurants, casinos & more Papa, Paul W.
"Discovering Vintage Las Vegas takes you back in time to all of the timeless classic spots this city has to offer. The book spotlights the charming stories that tell you what each place is like now and how it got that way from classic restaurants to shops to other establishments like the casinos that still thrive today and evoke the unique character of the city. They're all still around--but they won't be around forever. Start reading, and start your discovering now!"--
Brain games for puppies Arrowsmith, Claire, author.
No man knows my history : the life of Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-1981.
In 1823 a young man named Joseph Smith had an encounter with an angel who led him to a cache of golden plates purporting to be the history of the lost tribes of Israel. Out of these new gospels and out of Smith's own charismatic personality and sense of mission- arose an authentically American religion, the Mormon faith.
The knight who saved England : William Marshal and the French invasion, 1217 Brooks, Richard, 1949-
"In 1217 England was facing her darkest hour, with foreign troops pillaging the country and defeat close at hand. But, at the battle of Lincoln, the seventy-year-old William Marshal led his men to a victory that would secure the future of his nation. Earl of Pembroke, right-hand man to three kings and regent for a fourth, Marshal was one of the most celebrated men in Europe, yet is virtually unknown today, his impact and influence largely forgotten. In this vivid account, the author blends colourful contemporary source material with new insights to uncover the tale of this unheralded icon. He traces the rise of Marshal from penniless younger son to renowned knight, national hero and defender of the Magna Carta. What emerges is a fascinating story of a man negotiating the brutal realities of medieval warfare and the conflicting demands of chivalric ideals, and who against the odds defeated the joint French and rebel forces in arguably the most important battle in medieval English history--overshadowing even Agincourt"--Back cover.
Rogue knight Mull, Brandon, 1974-
When the hunt for his lost friends leads Cole Randolph to the kingdom of Elloweer, he and new friends Mira, Twitch, and Jace team up with the resistance movement to search for Mira's sister, Honor, but enemies abound and Cole and Mira must use a new kind of magic to protect themselves.
Dogs unleashed Pickeral, Tamsin, author.
The graphic canon of children's literature : the world's great kids' lit as comics and visuals
"The original three-volume anthology The Graphic Canon presented the world's classic literature--from ancient times to the late twentieth century--as eye-popping comics, illustrations, and other visual forms. In this follow-up volume, young people's literature through the ages is given new life by the best comics artists and illustrators. Fairy tales, fables, fantastical adventures, young adult novels, swashbuckling yarns, your favorite stories from childhood and your teenage years. they're all here, in all their original complexity and strangeness, before they were censored or sanitized"--
Knockout knits : new tricks for scarves, hats, jewelry, and other accessories Nelkin, Laura.
Discover just how addictive small projects can be with this collection of must-have knitted accessories! Nelkin shows you her favorite techniques in a range of projects designed to stretch your repertoire.
Monstergami Mitchell, David, 1952- author.
18 "monstrous" origami projects for folders of all experience. This book presents 18 projects to create monsters of all kinds and sizes. The book opens with an introduction (or review, for experienced folders) of the basic folds. The brightly colored monsters are shown step by step with folds displayed clearly on the page, complete with directional arrows. Easy-to-follow text instructions offer extra help.
Digital literacy for dummies Wempen, Faithe, author.
OS X Yosemite for dummies LeVitus, Bob, author.
The greatest knight : the remarkable life of William Marshal, the power behind five English thrones Asbridge, Thomas S., author.
The story of the largely forgotten William Marshal Pembroke of the English medieval period, who, "as a five-year-old boy ... was sentenced to execution and led to the gallows, yet this landless younger son survived his brush with death, and went on to train as a medieval knight. Against all odds, [he] rose through the ranks--serving at the right hand of five English monarchs--to become a celebrated tournament champion, a baron and politician and, ultimately, regent of the realm"--Amazon.com.
The reckoning : death and intrigue in the promised land : a true detective story Bishop, Patrick (Patrick Joseph), author.
"One of Britain's most renowned military historians revisits the death of Zionist leader Avraham Stern-- head of Israel's notorious Stern Gang-- at the hand of a British policeman during WW II"--
Bulletproof vest : the ballad of an outlaw and his daughter Venegas, Maria, 1973-
"After a fourteen-year estrangement, Maria Venegas returns to Mexico from the United States to visit her father, who is living in the old hacienda where both he and she were born. While spending the following summers and holidays together, herding cattle and fixing barbed-wire fences, he begins sharing stories with her, tales of a dramatic life filled with both intense love and brutal violence--from the final conversations he had with his own father, to his extradition from the United States for murder, to his mother's pride after he shot a man for the first time at the age of twelve"--Amazon.com.
My heart is a drunken compass : a memoir Martinez, Domingo, author.
"An illuminating new memoir of loss, grief, resilience, and recovery. My Heart Is a Drunken Compass inspires readers by showing that it is through adversity, redemption, and recovery that we truly come to understand who we are and how resilient we can be. Tragedies may seem difficult, but in the wake of the struggle, bonds are tightened, families are reunited, and true love is found"--
Fu-go : the curious history of Japan's balloon bomb attack on America Coen, Ross Allen.
Doctors Shaw, Dash.
"What if--just before everything fades, permanently, to black--you unconsciously create the afterlife you want, or feel you deserve? Wouldn't that be better than reality, and no less meaningful than life itself? The Charon is a medical device that gains entrance into this afterlife, by taking the form of a memory from a patient's consciousness, and using it to revive his or her life."--Back cover.
Her brilliant career : ten extraordinary women of the fifties Cooke, Rachel (Journalist), author.
Journalist Rachel Cooke goes back in time to offer an entertaining and iconoclastic look at ten women in the 1950s--pioneers whose professional careers and complicated private lives helped to create the opportunities available to today's women. These intrepid and ambitious individuals--among them a film director, a cook, an architect, an editor, an archaeologist, and a race car driver--left the house, discovered the bliss of work, and ushered in the era of the working woman Daring and independent, these remarkable unsung heroines--whose obscurity makes their accomplishments all the more astonishing and relevant--loved passionately, challenged men's control, made their own mistakes, and took life on their own terms, breaking new ground and offering inspiration. Their individual portraits form a landscape of 1950s culture, and of women's unique--and rapidly evolving--role. Before there could be a Danica Patrick, there had to be a Sheila van Damm, before there was Barbara Walters, there was Nancy Spain, before Kathryn Bigelow came Muriel Box. The pioneers of Her Brilliant Career forever changed the fabric of culture, society, and the workforce. This is the Fifties retold: vivid, surprising and, most of all, modern.--From publisher description.
Let's go crazy : Prince and the making of Purple rain Light, Alan, author.
"Purple Rain is a song, an album, and a film--each one a commercial success and cultural milestone. How did this semi-autobiographical musical masterpiece that blurred R & B, pop, dance, and rock sounds come to alter the recording landscape and become an enduring touchstone for successive generations of fans? Purple Rain is widely considered to be among the most important albums in music history and often named the best soundtrack of all time. Coinciding with the thirtieth anniversary year of Purple Rain's release, Light takes a timely look at the making and incredible popularizing of this once seemingly impossible project."--
Deadman wonderland. 6 Kataoka, Jinsei, author, artist.
Vagabond. Volume 1 Inoue, Takehiko.
"Real-life figure Miyamoto Musashi was the most celebrated samurai of all time. The quintessential warrior philosopher, Musashi authored 'A book of five rings, ' a theoretical guide to military strategy still used today. But the path to enlightement in feudal era Japan was fraught with peril. At seventeen years of age, Musashi-- still known by his childhood name, Shinmen Takezō-- was a wild young brute just setting out along the way of the sword. In the aftermath of the epic Battle of Sekigahara, Takezō finds himself a fugitive survivor on the losing side of the war. Takezō's vicious nature has made him an outcast even in his own village, and he is hunted down like an animal. At this crucial crossroads in Takezō's life, an eccentric monk and a childhood friend are the only ones who can help him find his way"--Cover flap.
Stylish craft foam projects : easy-to-make wreaths, party decor, and more Fulmer, Lisa.
Restorative yoga for life : a relaxing way to de-stress, re-energize, and find balance Grossman, Gail Boorstein, author.
Restorative Yoga for Life teaches you how to practice restorative yoga -- a form of yoga that focuses on physical and mental relaxation through poses aided by props. It's a gentle yet empowering style that helps you de-stress and re-energize. While restorative yoga is beneficial for your entire body, the author also shows you how to treat more than twenty ailments, such as headaches, digestive issues, and anxiety, through specific yoga poses and sequences.
The gluten-free Italian vegetarian kitchen : more than 225 meat-free, wheat-free, and gluten-free recipes for delicious and nutricious italian dishes Klein, Donna (Donna M.)
"More Than 225 Meat-Free, Wheat-Free, and Gluten-Free Recipes for Delicious and Nutritious Italian Dishes "--
The Rocky Horror treasury : a tribute to the ultimate cult classic musical Piro, Sal, author.
The little spark : 30 ways to ignite your creativity Bloomston, Carrie, 1972-
The triangle : a year on the ground with New York's Bloods and Crips Deutsch, Kevin.
Blindfolds off : judges on how they decide Cohen, Joel, 1944- interviewer, editor.
Basic illustrated using GPS Grubbs, Bruce (Bruce O.), author.
"Richly illustrated and information-packed tools for anyone whose play or work takes them to remote areas. Basic Illustrated Using GPS, 3rd is a guide to practical field use of the Global Positioning System, written in simple language, with each new term explained as it's used. This book is a wealth of useful backcountry navigation advice for beginners and experts alike. It also includes information on using GPS with the latest mapping software. Discover how to: Pick the best GPS receiver for your specific needs , Read and pregrid topographic maps Identify waypoints with various coordinate systems , Use GPS to navigate on land and water , Create your own maps with GPS software" --www.falcon.com
Misfits of Avalon. 1, The queen of air and delinquency McDonald, Kel, author, artist.
Four modern-day misfit teens are reluctant recruits to save the mystical isle of Avalon. Magically empowered (and chained to the task) by a set of rings, and directed in their mission by a tight-lipped talking dog, they must stop the rise of King Arthur. But as they struggle to get used to their powers and each other, they're faced with an even greater challenge: the discovery that they may not be the good guys in this story. But does that really matter, anyway?
What my daughter wore Williams, Jenny, author, illustrator.
Manga Dogs. Vol. 1 Tōyama, Ema, 1981- author.
Kanna Tezuka is a serious 15-year-old manga artist, already being published as a pro. So when she finds out her high school is starting a manga drawing course, even she gets excited. But it's a fiasco! The teacher is useless, and the only other students-- three pretty-boy artist wannabes-- quickly adopt Kanna as their (unwilling) sensei. But they all have ridiculous delusions about being an artist, and if Kanna can't bring them back down to Earth, she'll never get any work done!
Deadman Wonderland.  Kataoka, Jinsei, author, artist.
Gabon Hickendorff, Annelies, author.
The hundred-foot journey : [a novel] Morais, Richard C., 1960- author.
Born above his grandfather's modest restaurant in Mumbai, Hassan first experienced life through intoxicating whiffs of spicy fish curry, trips to the local markets, and gourmet outings with his mother. But when tragedy pushes the family out of India, they console themselves by eating their way around the world, eventually settling in a small village in the French Alps. The boisterous Haji family opens an inexpensive Indian cafe opposite an esteemed French restaurant--that of the famous chef Madame Mallory--and infuse the sleepy town with the spices of India, transforming the lives of its eccentric villagers and infuriating their celebrated neighbor. Only after Madame Mallory wages culinary war with the immigrant family does she finally agree to mentor young Hassan, leading him to Paris, the launch of his own restaurant, and a slew of new adventures.
Greatest hits : decade #1 Underwood, Carrie, 1983- performer.
Classics She & Him, performer.
Listen Guetta, David, 1967-
Bury my heart at wounded knee
This HBO original centers on Charles Eastman Beach, a young, Dartmouth-educated Sioux doctor, Sitting Bull, the Lakota chief who refuses to submit to the U.S. government's Indian policy, and Senator Henry Dawes, one of the men responsible for the policy. This title has been repackaged.
Shine lullabies for everyone Jamieson Selmo, Suzanne.
Suzanne Jamieson Selmo brings together fourteen classic lullabies pulled from the pop music spectrum, the Great American Songbook, and longstanding tradition. The whole family will find this music ideal for times of quietude.
Veggie soup SqueeGees (Musical group)
The keeper : a life of saving goals and achieving them Howard, Tim, 1979-
In this inspiring, down-to-earth memoir the revered goalkeeper and American icon idolized by millions worldwide for his dependability, daring, and humility recounts his rise to stardom at the 2014 World Cup, the psychological and professional challenges he has faced, and the enduring faith that has sustained him. In The Keeper, the man who electrified the world with his amazing performance in Brazil does something he would never do on a soccer field: he drops his guard. As fiercely protective about his privacy as he is guarding the goal on the field, Howard opens up for the first time about how a hyperactive kid from New Jersey with Tourette's syndrome defied the odds to become one of the world's premier goalkeepers. The Keeper recalls his childhood, being raised by a single mother who instilled in him a love of sports and a devout Christian faith that helped him cope when he was diagnosed with Tourette's in the fifth grade. He looks back over his fifteen-year professional career--from becoming the youngest player to win MLS Goalkeeper of the Year to his storied move to the English Premier League with Manchester United and his current team, Liverpool's Everton, to becoming an overnight star after his record-making performance with the United States Men's National Team. He also talks about the things closest to his heart--the importance of family and the Christian beliefs that guide him. Told in his thoughtful and articulate voice, The Keeper is an illuminating look at a remarkable man who is an inspirational role model for all of us.--Amazon.com
The wishing season Hunter, Denise, 1968- author.
Fledgling chef PJ McKinley and contractor Cole Evans find themselves in competition to win a building for their endeavors--a restaurant for her, a home for foster kids for him--and sparks fly when the building's owner conceives to have them each set up shop in the house for one year before she makes her decision.
The 3 promises : find joy every day, do what you love, make a difference Pollay, David J., author.
Sleeps with dogs : tales of a pet nanny at the end of her leash Grant, Lindsey, 1982- author.
"Go behind closed doors and discover the secret lives of some of the most devoted pet owners, whether they're feeding their dogs home-cooked meals or leaving Animal Planet on all day to keep their pets company. As a round-the-clock animal nanny, Lindsey Grant shared a bed with countless dogs, cooked custom meals for exotic birds, broke up brawls between animals and spouses alike, weathered end-of-life care for beloved companions, and catered to the often obscure needs of her charges-and the bizarre demands of their owners. She offers a hilarious inside look at the pet care industry and the lengths people will go to for their furry friends. With a cast of unforgettable characters, from a toast-loving cockatiel to a gassy greyhound, Sleeps with Dogs is filled with tales of pets and those who love them "--
Puerto Rico : isle of enchantment Owings, Lisa.
"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Puerto Rico"--Provided by publisher.
Once upon a playground : a celebration of classic American playgrounds, 1920-1975 Biondo, Brenda, author.
Before today's safety-minded structures of wood and plastic, America's playgrounds were full of tottering seesaws, dizzying merry-go-rounds, and towering metal slides. Documenting the evolution of American playgrounds between 1920 and 1975, Once Upon a Playground is a visual tribute to these iconic structures, celebrating their place in our culture and the collective memories of generations. In it, contemporary photos of vintage pieces of playground equipment are juxtaposed with images of the very same pieces as they were shown in classic catalogs, postcards, and photographs. The result is a haunting time capsule showing a rapidly vanishing part of our country's cultural heritage.
The practitioner's guide to governance as leadership : building high-performing nonprofit boards Trower, Cathy A. (Cathy Ann)
Steampunk LEGO : the illustrated researches of various fantastical devices by Sir Herbert Jobson, with epistles to the Crown, Her Majesty Queen Victoria : a travelogue in 11 chapters Himber, Guy, 1965- author.
Filled with LEGO-based airships and dirigibles, monowheels and penny-farthings, cabinets of curiosity and robots galore, Steampunk LEGO is an illustrated gallery of Victorian-era treasures, all built from LEGO. This full-color coffee table book is styled as a diary of the fictional Victorian-era explorer Captain Herbert Jobson as he catalogs the wonders of the world for Queen Victoria.
World's best ciders : [taste, tradition and terroir] Brown, Pete, 1968-
Explores cider and cider drinking traditions from around the world.
Cuisine niçoise : sun-kissed cooking from the French Riviera Davis, Hillary, 1952-
Worth fighting for : an Army ranger's journey out of the military and across America Fanning, Rory, author.
Pat Tillman's death by friendly fire was covered up just days before his comrade Rory Fanning--who served in the same unit as Tillman--left the Army Rangers as a conscientious objector. Disquieted by his tours in Afghanistan, Fanning sets out to honor Tillman's legacy by crossing the United States on foot. Told with page-turning style, humor, and warmth, Worth Fighting For explores the emotional and social consequences of rejecting the mission of one of the most elite fighting forces in the world. It is only through the generous, and colorful people Fanning meets and the history he discovers that he learns to live again.
Spin : how politics has the power to turn marketing on its head Veroni, Clive.
New Zealand Frazel, Ellen.
"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of New Zealand"--Provided by publisher.
Madagascar Frazel, Ellen.
"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Madagascar"--Provided by publisher.
Jane Austen cover to cover : 200 years of classic covers Sullivan, Margaret C., author.
"Jane Austen Cover to Cover compiles two centuries of design showcasing one of the world's most beloved and celebrated novelists. With over 200 images, plus historical commentary, Austen trivia, and a little bit of wit, this fascinating and visually intriguing look back is a must for Janites, design enthusiasts, and book lovers of all ages"--Back cover.
Pioneer girl : the annotated autobiography Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957, author.
"Follows the Ingalls family's journey through Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, back to Minnesota, and on to Dakota Territory, [examining] sixteen years of travels, unforgettable experiences, and the everyday people who became immortal through Wilder's fiction. Using additional manuscripts, letters, photographs, newspapers, and other sources ... Wilder biographer Pamela Smith Hill adds ... context and leads readers through Wilder's growth as a writer"--Amazon.com.
Molecules : the elements and the architecture of everything Gray, Theodore W.
"Everything physical is made up of the elements and the infinite variety of molecules they form when they combine with each other. In [this book], Gray takes the next step in the grand story that began with the periodic table in his best-selling book The Elements ... Here, he explores ... the most interesting, essential, useful, and beautiful of the millions of chemical structures that make up every material in the world"--Amazon.com.
I just like to make things : learn the secrets to making money while staying passionate about your art and craft Rogers, Lilla.
"Gain a wealth of information, inspiration, and know-how on moving your artistic career forward from one of the most successful illustration agents in the industry!I Just Love Making Things is a dazzling, colorful volume of career and personal advice for artists, filled with ideas, playsheets (as opposed to worksheets), case studies, and tools for staying inspired and creative. These pages are grounded in the wisdom and experience gleaned from a long and buzzing career as creative juggernaut Lilla Rogers shares her analysis of leveraging various working styles and ways to keep your art fresh. Artist interviews provide inside details about the best jobs, as well as tips on how to work smart and stay creative. You'll also find annotated case studies of several successful art jobs, in addition to coloring book pages, hand-drawn charts, and lots of crazy fun.Acquire real-life, professional advice from an artist known for setting the trend with I Just Love Making Things!"--
Altman Altman, Kathryn Reed, author.
"For decades, Robert Altman fascinated audiences with pioneering films--among them M*A*S*H, Nashville, The Player, and Gosford Park--that combined technical innovation with subversive, satirical humor and impassioned political engagement. His ability to explore and engage so many different worlds with a single, coherent vision changed the landscape of cinema forever. This signature "Altmanesque" style is, in the words of Martin Scorsese: "as recognizable and familiar as Renoir's brushstrokes or Debussy's orchestrations." Now, the Altman estate opens its archive to celebrate his extraordinary life and career in the first authorized visual biography on the iconoclastic director. Altman, by Altman's widow Kathryn Reed Altman and film critic Guilia D'Agnolo Vallan, brims with photographs and ephemera, many culled from private family albums, and personal recollections of the director. Alongside the intimate illustrated story is a complete visual, historical, and critical narrative of Altman's films and his process"--Publisher's description.
Cy Twombly : fifty years of works on paper
Journey to the centre of the Earth Wakeman, Rick, composer, performer.
Animal tales Wilde, Key, composer, performer.
The big finish Hall, James W. (James Wilson), 1947- author.
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. A federal agent informs Thorn that 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 fatal tree Lawhead, Steve.
The evidence is compelling. Not only is The End of Everything approaching, it's approaching rapidly. Desperation sends the Questors to the four corners of the universe in search of answers.
Nothing personal Burton, Jaci. author.
If Ryan McKay doesn't find a bride to marry right away, he will fail the terms of his grandfather's will and lose his company. When he convinces his devoted assistant to marry him as strictly a business deal, both Ryan and Faith expect to keep this totally impersonal.
The indifferent stars above the harrowing saga of a Donner Party bride Brown, Daniel, 1951-
In this gripping narrative, Daniel James Brown details the tragic story of the doomed Donner party, as seen through the prism of one young woman who survived.
Rogue knight Mull, Brandon, 1974-
Cole Randolph never meant to come to The Outskirts, but when his friends were kidnapped on Halloween he had to try and save them. Now he's trapped in a world that lies between wakefulness and dreaming, reality and imagination, life and death. Cole's search for his friends has led him to Elloweer, another of the five kingdoms that make up The Outskirts. He's accompanied by Mira, Twitch, and Jace -- new friends he's met here in the Outskirts who each have their own important missions.
Waking the Buddha how the most dynamic and empowering Buddhist movement in history is changing our concept of religion Strand, Clark, 1957-
Is there more to Buddhism than sitting in silent meditation? Is modern Buddhism relevant to the problems of daily life? Does it empower individuals to transform their lives? Soka Gakkai International is the largest, most dynamic Buddhist movement in the world today. The author offers insight into how and why the Soka Gakkai, with its commitment to social justice and its egalitarian approach, has become a role model, not only for other schools of Buddhism, but for other religions as well.
Deeper than the grave Whittle, Tina, author.
It's taken almost a year, but Tai Randolph has her new life together. She's running a semi-successful Atlanta gun shop catering to Civil War reenactors. Her lover, the sexy if security-obsessed Trey Seaver, is sorting out his challenges. There's not a single corpse on her horizon, and her previously haphazard existence is finally stable, secure ... and unsurprising. Then a tornado blows by a Kennesaw Mountain cemetery, scattering the skeletal remains of a Confederate hero. Assisting the bones recovery effort is a job her late Uncle Dexter would have relished, as does Tai. Does she hit the jackpot on discovering a jumble of bones in the underbrush? No. The bones reveal a more recent murder, with her deceased uncle leading the suspect list. As Tai struggles to clear Dexter's name--and save the business he left her--she uncovers deadly secrets also buried in the red Georgia clay and realizes there's a live murderer on the loose, a clever killer who has tried to conceal the crimes of the present in the stories of the past. As she risks her own life to unravel two mysteries--one from a previous century, one literally at her doorstep--Tai rediscovers her dangerous taste for murder and mayhem.
River of glass Terrell, Jaden, 1960-
Nashville private detective Jared McKean has spent most of his thirty-six years trying to live up to the memory of the father he barely knew. One day, the body of a young Vietnamese woman is found in Jared's office dumpster clutching a yellowed photo of Jared's father. Then a few days later, another Vietnamese woman, Khanh, appears on Jared's doorstep claiming to be his half-sister and begging him to help find her missing daughter, Tuyet. Still reeling from the revelation of his father's secret life, Jared reluctantly agrees. It's clear that Tuyet's path must have crossed the dead girl's, but when and how? While the police have their hands full with a renegade bomber, Jared and Khanh form an uneasy alliance, following the trail into the violent world of human trafficking -- a world that few who enter ever leave.
Risky undertaking De Castrique, Mark.
"When Cherokee burial remains are unearthed on the site of a local cemetery's expansion, Barry Clayton, part-time deputy and full-time undertaker, finds his dual occupations collide. Then, during the interment of the wife of one of Gainesboro's most prominent citizens, Cherokee activist Jimmy Panther leads a protest. Words and fists fly. When Panther turns up executed on the grave of the deceased woman, Barry is forced to confront her family as the chief suspects. But the case lurches in a new direction with the arrival of Sheriff Tommy Lee Wadkins' army pal, Boston detective Kevin Malone. Malone is on the trail of a Boston hit man who arrived at the Cherokee reservation only days before the murder. Malone is convinced his quarry is the man who pulled the trigger. But who paid him? And why?The investigation draws Barry onto the reservation where Jimmy Panther's efforts to preserve Cherokee traditions threatened the development of a new casino, a casino bringing millions of dollars of construction and substantial yearly payouts to every member of the tribe. With the unlikely team of his childhood nemesis Archie Donovan and his elderly Uncle Wayne, Barry goes undercover in an effort to draw out the truth. But the stakes are higher than he realized. And the life of a Cherokee boy becomes the wager. Barry must play his cards very carefully in his most risky undertaking yet" --
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"--
A billion ways to die Knopf, Chris.
Arthur Cathcart and Natsumi Fitzgerald wanted to believe they were free of the nearly invisible, malignant forces they had pursued, and been pursued by, across continents and oceans. The slightly brain-damaged, tech freak researcher and the blackjack dealing psychologist had convinced themselves that life aboard a sail boat in the Caribbean, incognito and in love, could be a lasting refuge. The death of that illusion was as brutal as it was abrupt. Even people who knew how to dodge ruthless outlaws and relentless law enforcement learned there were powers from which no one could ever hide.
No place to fall Brown, Jaye Robin, author.
Sixteen-year-old Amber Vaughn dreams of attending the North Carolina School of the Arts to gain confidence in using her amazing singing voice, but her family's falling apart and she's torn between two boys.
Revolution Black, Jenna, author.
With Dorothy now in charge of Paxco, Nate and Nadia, marked for death as the only ones who know the truth about the false ruler, are forced to hide in the lawless slums known as "the Basement."
All those broken angels Salomon, Peter Adam, 1967- author.
Both haunted and inspired by the shadow of his best friend, Melanie, since her disappearance and presumed death when they were six, Richard, now sixteen, is completely unprepared when a new classmate, Melanie, arrives at Savannah Arts Academy High School claiming to be that same friend.
Boundary Terrell, Heather, author.
On her first Archon expedition, Eva uncovers the Genesis, the legendary ship that brought the Founders to the New North, and the truth concealed within threatens to destroy their entire civilization unless Eva, as Archon and Angaqquk, can prevent a devastating battle.
Captive Carter, Aimée, 1986- author.
While being forced by the Blackcoats to impersonate Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, Kitty Doe finds herself imprisoned in Elsewhere, an inescapable detention area for criminals.
The tree of water Haydon, Elizabeth, author.
Ven, Char, and the merrow Amariel explore the world beneath the sea, where beauty is more than matched by dangers, and soon they realize that in order to save thousands of innocent lives, they may have to sacrifice their own.
Changing Michael Schilling, Jeff.
"Matthew knows how things work. He's pretty much an expert. For example: friends. Friendship requires both give and take, and Matthew strongly prefers taking. The solution is close acquaintances-people who think you're their friend because you nod and act interested about whatever the hell they're talking about. School? Perfectly pleasant as long as you don't pay attention. Mom? Award yourself a point for each hands on hips or young man. Wear her down until you can get what you want. The general rule: The less anyone knows about you, the better. But even someone as clever as Matthew needs practice. That's where Michael comes in. See, Michael doesn't get it. He's the kind of kid who comes up with the answer before the teacher. He's the kind of kid who asks questions. He's the kind of kid who still has the ratty old backpack he should have thrown in someone's dumpster years ago. Consequently, he's the kind of kid who gets the crap beaten out of him on a regular basis. So one day, Matthew, seemingly out of the kindness of his heart, decides to help Michael out. Turn his life around. Teach him how to make his life as great as Matthew's. Before long, Matthew is helping Michael mess with his NASCAR-loving stepfather. He's spreading rumors to convince the population of Alexander High School that Michael is a serious badass. He weaves his way into the lives of Michael's estranged dad, and even Chrissy, the half-sister Michael never even knew he had. But what if Michael isn't grateful for all of Matthew's hard work? What if he actually likes who he is? Why the hell would he? And for that matter, why should Matthew even care? Changing Michael is an absorbing exploration into the head of one of the most fascinating high school characters since Holden Caulfield. A story of coolness, mischief, and the struggle for identity in an unpredictable world, Jeff Schilling's remarkably insightful debut presents a story and a narrative voice readers will remember for a very long time to come."-- Book cover.
The last temptation Gaiman, Neil.
Saga. Book one Vaughan, Brian K., author.
Pride of Baghdad, the deluxe edition Vaughan, Brian K., author.
"The startlingly original look at life on the streets of Baghdad during the Iraq War inspired by true events arrives in a stunning new softcover edition. In this provocative graphic novel, superstar comics writer Brian K. Vaughan examines life on the streets of war-torn Iraq. In the spring of 2003, a pride of lions escaped from the Baghdad Zoo during an American bombing raid. Lost and confused, hungry but finally free, the four lions roamed the decimated streets of Baghdad in a desperate struggle for their lives. In documenting the plight of the lions, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD raises questions about the true meaning of liberation: Can it be given, or is it earned only through self-determination and sacrifice? And in the end, is it truly better to die free than to live life in captivity? This moving graphic novel is inspired by true events. This new Deluxe Edition hardcover presents the original graphic novel, plus developmental art and more"--
The Fender archives : a scrapbook of artifacts, treasures, and inside information Wheeler, Tom (Thomas Hutchin)
The wheels on the bus Williamson, Melanie, illustrator.
In this version of the classic song, residents of a rural Guatemalan village travel by bus to the city. Includes endnotes on Guatemala's geography, agriculture, transportation, currency, landmarks, and customs.
Blacksad Díaz Canales, Juan, 1972-
In this highly anticipated follow-up to the multiple award-winning A Silent Hell, hardboiled detective John Blacksad finds himself on the road across 1950s America, cruising in a golden Cadillac Eldorado west from New Orleans, while taking a much-needed break from the deadly dramas that dog his feline tail--or so he thinks. Before long, Blacksad's hard luck catches up with him, landing him smack in the middle of another murder and in pursuit of a down-and-out Beat generation writer whose own luck might just have run out.
Red Lanterns. Volume 5, Atrocities Soule, Charles, author.
When former Green Lantern Guy Gardner joined the rage-fueled Red Lanterns, everything changed. Not only did he beat nearly to death the originator of the Red Lantern Rings, and free the Lanterns to make their own decisions, but he worked out a deal with the Greens for the Reds to have their own slice of the cosmos to protect, Sector 2814, home of Earth. Now Guy and the rest of the Reds have to put their money where their blood-spewing mouths are, and the fate of the Earth isn't the only thing that hangs in the balance. New Red Lanterns are emerging, possessed of rings the Atrocitus sent out into space before his defeat. And when one of them lands on Superman's cousin Supergirl, Guy quickly realizes that a Kryptonian with a Red Lantern ring may be one of the most powerful forces in the galaxy-- and too powerful for him to control. But that's not the worst of it.
The Movement. Volume 2, Fighting for the future Simone, Gail, author.
"Its the corrupt cops and politicians of Coral City vs a rag-tag group of young super powered vigilantes known as the Movement. But after The Movement has been taken down, only the powerless Vengeance Moth is left to protect the streets from the Graveyard Faction! Critically acclaimed writer Gail Simone concludes her run on this fascinating new series. Collects THE MOVEMENT #7-12"--
Honey blood. 2 Mitsuki, Miko, author, artist.
A girl at school is attacked by what appears to be a vampire, and Hinata Sorazono wonders if her new neighbor, Junya Tokinaga, the author of a popular vampire romance novel series and someone she's drawn to, might be the culprit.
The big book of sides : more than 450 recipes for the best vegetables, grains, salads, breads, sauces, and more Rodgers, Rick, 1953-
"Whether planning a quick dinner after work or a holiday meal for a crowd, you will never be stumped for a side dish again. Side dishes make the meal. Think about it: What's a burger without fries, turkey without stuffing, or barbecue without coleslaw, baked beans, or macaroni and cheese--or all three? The Big Book of Sides contains more than 450 delicious recipes to complement any dish. Award-winning cooking teacher and author Rick Rodgers has carefully compiled a variety of wonderful options, from traditional to inspired, Americana to ethnic, Southern fare to California cuisine. Sections include "Eat Your Vegetables," "From the Root Cellar," "A Hill of Beans," "Righteous Rice and Great Grains," and "Pasta and Friends." Home cooks of all levels will delight in preparing Roasted Summer Squash with Pepitas and Cilantro, Chard Puttanesca, Parsnip, Apple, and Bacon Hash, Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes, Quinoa with Carrot and Mint, Farro, Cherry, and Feta Salad, and Butternut Squash and Potato Gratin. Rodgers also shares recipes for relishes, chutneys, pickles, baked goods (from biscuits to foccacia), and even sauces. With helpful tips on how to stock your pantry, easy-to-follow cooking techniques, gorgeous color photos, and main dish pairing suggestions, The Big Book of Sides is sure to become a trusted staple in your kitchen. Weeknight Suppers: Uncomplicated side dishes that take a relatively short time to prepare on busy weeknights Family Favorites: Foods that are guaranteed to be a hit with kids Dinner Party Secret Weapons: Side dishes that are sure to impress guests Holiday Feasts: Recipes for major holidays, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July Buffet Recipes: "Covered dishes" that are easy to transport to potlucks and dinner parties Retro Recipes: Nostalgic side dishes that are part of the American culinary experience, and sometimes require a can of condensed soup Cooking Classics: Essential recipes that should be in every cook's repertoire"--
School integration : Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Klein, Rebecca T., author.
The vo-tech track to success in law, public safety, corrections, and security Orr, Tamra.
Top STEM careers in technology La Bella, Laura.
Nazi concentration camps : a policy of genocide Meyer, Susan, author.
Discusses the events leading up to the creation of concentration camps under German policy during World War II, before examining life in the camps, the discovery of the camps, and what happened following their liberation.
Top STEM careers in science Suen, Anastasia, author.
Examines some cutting-edge careers in science, from biofuel engineers to hydrologists, and explains the education and experience necessary for each.
Top STEM careers in engineering Hagler, Gina.
Dublin : the making of a capital city Dickson, David, 1947- author.
The Grand Hall : First Peoples of Canada's northwest coast Tepper, Leslie Heyman, 1947- author.
The power of being thankful : 365 devotions for discovering the strength of gratitude Meyer, Joyce, 1943-
Operation Sea Lion : the failed Nazi invasion that turned the tide of the war McKinstry, Leo.
"Using a wealth of archival and primary source materials, Leo McKinstry provides a groundbreaking new assessment of the six fateful months in mid-1940 when Operation Sea Lion was all that stood between the Nazis and total victory"--
Delaware : the first state Schnobrich, Emily.
"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Delaware"--Provided by publisher.
South Carolina : the palmetto state Schuetz, Kristin.
"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of South Carolina"--Provided by publisher.
Michigan : the Great Lakes state Rechner, Amy.
"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Michigan"--Provided by publisher.
Utah : the beehive state Hoena, B. A.
"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Utah"--Provided by publisher.
Maryland : the old line state Perish, Patrick.
"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Maryland"--Provided by publisher.
The hardest peace : expecting grace in the midst of life's hard Tippetts, Kara, author.
"Kara Tippetts knows the ordinary days of mothering four kids, the joy of watching her children grow . . . and the devastating reality of stage IV cancer. In The Hardest Peace, Kara doesn't offer answers for when living is hard, but rather she asks us to join her in moving away from fear and control and toward peace and grace. Most of all, she draws us back to the God who is with us in the mundane and the suffering, and who shapes even our unmet expectations and pain into beauty."--Back cover
Seam Faizullah, Tarfia.
Barnyards and Birkenstocks : why farmers and environmentalists need each other Stuart, Donald D., 1943-
Eat bacon, don't jog : get strong. Get lean. No bullshit Petersen, Grant, author.
"Upends the last 30 years of conventional health wisdom to offer a ... path to weight loss and fitness. In more than 100 short ... directives, [the book] shows why we should drop the carbs, embrace fat, and hang up our running shoes, with the latest science to back up its claims"--Amazon.com.
Ciao, Carpaccio! : an infatuation Morris, Jan, 1926- author.
"Ciao, Carpaccio! Veteran travel writer Jan Morris hails the Venetian Renaissance painter Vittore Carpaccio in this charming homage to his work. In the course of writing her classic book on Venice, Morris became utterly enchanted with the historical presence of this sometimes-overlooked artist. Now she indulges her infatuation with this handsomely designed and imminently entertaining exploration that ranges from biography to art interpretation to Morris's genre of expertise, personal odyssey. Includes 70 photographs featuring Carpaccio's intriguing work"--
All eyes are upon us : race and politics from Boston to Brooklyn Sokol, Jason.
"The Northeastern United States--home to abolitionism and a refuge for blacks fleeing the Jim Crow South--has had a long and celebrated history of racial equality and political liberalism. After World War II, the region appeared poised to continue this legacy, electing black politicians and rallying behind black athletes and cultural leaders. However, as historian Jason Sokol reveals in All Eyes Are Upon Us, these achievements obscured the harsh reality of a region riven by segregation and deep-seated racism. White fans from across Brooklyn--Irish, Jewish, and Italian--came out to support Jackie Robinson when he broke baseball's color barrier with the Dodgers in 1947, even as the city's blacks were shunted into segregated neighborhoods. The African-American politician Ed Brooke won a senate seat in Massachusetts in 1966, when the state was 97% white, yet his political career was undone by the resistance to busing in Boston. Across the Northeast over the last half-century, blacks have encountered housing and employment discrimination as well as racial violence. But the gap between the northern ideal and the region's segregated reality left small but meaningful room for racial progress. Forced to reckon with the disparity between their racial practices and their racial preaching, blacks and whites forged interracial coalitions and demanded that the region live up to its promise of equal opportunity. A revelatory account of the tumultuous modern history of race and politics in the Northeast, All Eyes Are Upon Us presents the Northeast as a microcosm of America as a whole: outwardly democratic, inwardly conflicted, but always striving to live up to its highest ideals"--
Fallen leaves : last words on life, love, war, and God Durant, Will, 1885-1981, author.
"The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Will Durant--discovered thirty-two years after his death--is a message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or the council of a wise friend in navigating life's journey ... [containing] twenty-two short chapters on everything from youth and old age, religion and morals, to sex, war, politics, and art"--Amazon.com.
Essays after eighty Hall, Donald, 1928- author.
A former poet laureate presents a new collection of essays delivering an unexpected view from the vantage point of very old age.
Elsie de Wolfe's Paris : frivolity before the storm Scheips, Charlie, author.
"The American decorator Elsie de Wolfe (1858-1950) was the international set's preeminent hostess in Paris during the interwar years. She had a legendary villa in Versailles, where in the late 1930s she held two fabulous parties--her Circus Balls--that marked the end of the social scene that her friend Cole Porter perfectly captured in his songs, as the clouds of war swept through Europe. Charlie Scheips tells the story of these glamorous parties using a wealth of previously unpublished photographs and introducing a large cast of aristocrats, beauties, politicians, fashion designers, movie stars, moguls, artists, caterers, florists, party planners, and decorators."--Publisher's description.
One man's folly : the exceptional houses of Furlow Gatewood Reed, Julia, author.
Antiques expert Furlow Gatewood's highly personal property in bucolic Americus, Georgia, where he has meticulously restored his family's carriage house and added intimate dwellings and outbuildings-several rescued from demolition-has evolved over decades to become a sublime expression of stylish living. The structures exemplify various architectural traditions-from mid-nineteenth-century Gothic to Palladian. He has collaborated with local craftsmen to create these follies and takes delight in designing the picturesque grounds and plantings and in devising comfortable areas for his beloved dogs and peacocks. A gifted designer and longtime associate of antiques dealer John Rosselli, Gatewood has a talent for discovering singular pieces with a poetic patina, composing custom paint finishes and subtle palettes, and knowing how to incorporate distinctive architectural elements. To accompany the book's atmospheric images, close friend Bunny Williams writes about the lessons she has learned from this master of discernment. Gatewood's seductive and hospitable Arcadian oasis, with its exquisite and timeless design, will have an enduring impact on the design community.
Adventure time : the art of Ooo McDonnell, Chris (Christopher), 1979-
"The first book to take fans behind the scenes of Finn the Human's and Jake the Dog's adventures in the post-apocalyptic, magical land of Ooo. Packed to the seams with concept art and storyboards, this ... illustrated tome offers an all-access pass into the Emmy Award-winning show team's creative process, [tracing] series creator Pendleton Ward's early influences and work, then [revealing] how the writers, storyboarders, animators, and voice actors work in tandem to bring this ... series to life"--Amazon.com.
Fabulous jewelry from findings : chic designs using spacers, caps, clasps, and more Hillam, Myléne.
Spectrum 21 : the best in contemporary fantastic art
Where's Ringo? : find him in 20 pieces of Beatles-inspired art Jackson, Andrew Grant, 1969-
The bulletproof diet : lose up to a pound a day, reclaim your energy and focus, and upgrade your life Asprey, Dave.
"In his midtwenties, Dave Asprey was a successful Silicon Valley multimillionaire. He also weighed 300 pounds, despite the fact that he was doing what doctors recommended: eating 1,800 calories a day and working out 90 minutes a day, six times a week. When his excess fat started causing brain fog and food cravings sapped his energy and willpower, Asprey turned to the same hacking techniques that made his fortune to "hack" his own biology, investing more than $300,000 and 15 years to uncover what was hindering his energy, performance, appearance, and happiness. From private brain EEG facilities to remote monasteries in Tibet, through radioactive brain scans, blood chemistry work, nervous system testing, and more, he explored traditional and alternative technologies to reach his physical and mental prime. The result? The Bulletproof Diet, an anti-inflammatory program for hunger-free, rapid weight loss and peak performance."--
War of the world records : a fantastic family Whipple novel Ward, Matthew (Children's writer), author.
When the rivalry between the Whipples and the Goldwins escalates to an all-out war as the World Record World Championships draw near, recordless Arthur Whipple and his unlikely ally Ruby Goldwin unravel the mystery of the Lyon's Curse and the secrets of their fathers' shared past.
Sex on earth : a celebration of animal reproduction Howard, Jules, author.
A journey of discovery through the spectacular intricacies of reproduction in the animal kingdom.
Life could be verse : reflections on love, loss, and what really matters Douglas, Kirk, 1916- author.
"Through poems, prose, and photos, Douglas candidly shares it all as he chaperones us through the stages of his life, including the untimely death of his youngest son and the stroke that left him unable to speak"--Page 4 of cover.
Basic economics : a common sense guide to the economy Sowell, Thomas, 1930-
A presentation of economics in plain, straightforward language, without the jargon, graphs, or equations that dominate most other economic writings. This book is aimed at people with no previous study of the subject, namely the general public and beginning students in economics. Basic Economics illustrates economic principles with vivid examples from countries around the world, to make those principles memorable in a way that technical jargon or mathematical presentations may not. The fifth edition includes a new chapter on the reasons for large differences of income and wealth between nations. It also examines some popular explanations of these differences that will not stand up under scrutiny. This chapter, and the chapter on the history of economics itself, give the beginning student a larger context for understanding the role of economics.--From publisher description.
Japan and the shackles of the past Murphy, R. Taggart.
"A penetrating overview of Japan, from a historical, social, political, economic, and cultural perspective"--
Where have you been? : selected essays Hofmann, Michael, 1957 August 25-
"A collection of essays on poetry and translation from literary critic Michael Hofmann"--
My boy, Ben : a story of love, loss and grace Wheaton, David, 1969-
My Boy, Ben is the true story of David Wheaton's close companionship with an unforgettable yellow Lab named Ben. The journey begins with David pursuing his dream on the professional tennis tour yet facing the reality that his desire to get a dog will not be possible while being on the road for months on end. A surprising letter received under his hotel room door in a faraway country changed everything. And soon David returned home to an unexpected puppy who would have an unimaginable impact on his life.
Grassland animals Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.
Jungle animals Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.
Yorkipoos Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.
Peekapoos Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.
Lighting & design for portrait photography : direction & quality of light Van Niekerk, Neil, author.
Bow-Wow's nightmare neighbors Newgarden, Mark, author.
"Bow-Wow, an expressive dog, tangles with some unruly neighbors in this wordless, spooky Halloween picture book"--
The big book of little amigurumi : 72 seriously cute patterns to crochet Rímoli, Ana Paula, 1976- author.
The frugal paleo cookbook : affordable, easy & delicious paleo cooking Hannah, Ciarra, author.
Yoga for cancer : a guide to managing side effects, boosting immunity, and improving recovery for cancer survivors Prinster, Tari, 1944- author.
"Using yoga to manage the challenges of cancer and its treatment" --
Alan Paton's Cry, the beloved country
Examines different aspects of Paton's novel about race relations in South Africa, with a biographical sketch of the author and critical essays on this work.
My big old Texas heartache ; and, A Callahan carol : a Brazos Bend holiday novella March, Emily.
My big old Texas heartache. It's difficult to keep secrets in a small town, but in Brazos Bend one secret has been simmering for years-- the identity of Kate Harmon's baby's father. Now that all the players are back in town and the truth is revealed, will scandal tear her family apart? Or will Kate find a second chance at love ... with a man who's afraid to hope for redemption?
The last bachelor in Texas March, Emily.
Love and duty calls talent manager Tess Armstrong away from the glamor of Hollywood to sleepy little Brazos Bend, Texas to care for her wild-child sister's newborn twins. As if that isn't trouble enough, there she catches the romantic attention of Nicholas Sutherland, the most eligible bachelor in Texas. Nicholas hasn't come to Brazos Bend looking for love, but he's a man accustomed to getting what he wants...and he wants Tess. He's happy to help her diaper the twins, dispose of the threat to her family, and even put up with a visit from Mr. Hollywood himself. All he wants in return is...everything. What's a self-made, independent woman to do?
Decadent Lee, Adrianne.
Contractor Wade Reynolds is having a tough year. His cherry farm went bust, and his construction clients threaten to unhinge what's left of his sanity. But Wade's passion for life heats up when he's hired to remodel a new storefront next to Big Sky Pie -and he falls for the red-hot, bad girl who's setting up her catering shop there. Fresh off her own divorce, Roxy isn't looking for another relationship, just a spontaneous fling or three. Her contractor Wade looks as delicious as her specialty confections, but he's way too buttoned-up for a casual affair. Yet there's an ultra-sexy strength about him Roxy can't resist. What that man clearly needs is something decadent--like her....
Nightmare army Pendleton, Don, 1927-1995.
How the world was won : the Americanization of everywhere Conrad, Peter, 1948- author.
Loverboys Hernandez, Gilbert, author, illustrator.
"In the small Palomar-like town of Lagrimas, a young 'loverboy' has a torrid affair with the woman who once was his seventh grade teacher, while three young girls plot to poison the populace."--
Waterloo : Wellington, Napoleon, and the battle that saved Europe Corrigan, Gordon.
The lonely war : one woman's account of the struggle for modern Iran Fathi, Nazila, 1970- author.
"As a nine-year-old Tehrani schoolgirl during the Iranian Revolution, Nazila Fathi watched her country change before her eyes. The revolutionaries-- most of them poor, uneducated, and radicalized-- seized jobs, housing, and positions of power, transforming Iranian society practically overnight. But this socioeconomic revolution had an unintended effect. As Fathi shows, the forces unleashed in 1979 inadvertently created a robust Iranian middle class, one that today hungers for more personal freedoms and a renewed relationship with the outside world"--
The life of Duke Ellington : giant of jazz Old, Wendie C.
Examines the life and career of the talented jazz composer, bandleader, and pianist, from his childhood in Washington, D.C., through his battle against racism, to his influence on the world of jazz.
The life of Benjamin Banneker : astronomer and mathematician Litwin, Laura Baskes, author.
The story of free African American Benjamin Banneker, who, despite growing up in a time of slavery, pushed through to make his dream of being an astronomer come true.
The life of Frederick Douglass : speaking out against slavery Schraff, Anne E.
The life of Louis Armstrong : king of jazz Old, Wendie C.
Explores the life and career of the renowned trumpeter and bandleader of the jazz era.
The life of Paul Robeson : actor, singer, political activist Wright, David K.
The life of Paul Laurence Dunbar : portrait of a poet Reef, Catherine.
Adventures in the anthropocene : a journey to the heart of the planet we made Vince, Gaia.
Premodern Japan : a historical survey Hane, Mikiso.
Eureka! : discovering your inner scientist Orzel, Chad, author.
Coding for kids for dummies McCue, Camille, author.
An easy-to-grasp introduction to coding concepts for kids. Coding For Kids For Dummies breaks coding into a series of small projects, each designed to teach elementary-to-middle-school-aged students a core concept to build a game, application, or other tool. In this his hands-on, friendly guide readers will get access to a leading coding tool that has been designed specifically for kids, showing them how to create the projects provided in the book as well as how to implement them into their own creative work.
The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 idea book : 181 simple machines and clever contraptions Isogawa, Yoshihito, 1962-
This book explores dozens of creative ways to build amazing mechanisms with the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set. Each model includes a list of the required parts, minimal text, and colorful photographs from multiple angles so you can re-create it without the need for step-by-step instructions. You'll learn to build cars with real suspension, steerable crawlers, ball-shooters, grasping robotic arms, and other creative marvels. Each model demonstrates simple mechanical principles that you can use as building blocks for your own creations. Every part you need to build these machines comes in one LEGO set (#31313).
Incredible LEGO technic : cars, trucks, robots & more! Kmieć, Pawel, author.
Warsaw, Lodz, Vilna : the Holocaust ghettos Altman, Linda Jacobs, 1943- author.
How Linux works : what every superuser should know Ward, Brian, 1972- author.
Teach yourself visually Fire tablets Marmel, Elaine J.
Teach Yourself Visually, Fire Tablets, is the comprehensive guide to getting the most out of your new Fire tablet. Learn to find and read new bestsellers through the Kindle app, browse the app store to find top games, surf the web, send e-mail, shop online, and much more! With expert guidance laid out in a highly visual style, this book is perfect for those new to the Fire tablet, providing all the information you need to get the most out of your device. Abundant screenshots of the Fire tablet graphically rich, touch-based Android interface provide easy-to-follow guidance.
Kurt Cobain : the last session Frohman, Jesse, author.
"Over the course of ninety photographs, Cobain seems an almost feral creature, by turns gentle, playful, defiant, suffering, or absorbed in his music. There's a diverse range of shots of Cobain with fellow band members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl and on his own, posing, performing, and greeting fans. Jon Savage's original interview, which appeared with Frohman's photographs in the Observer, is also reproduced, giving us Cobain in his own words"--Amazon.com.
Marie Curie : physics and chemistry pioneer Krieg, Katherine.
Temple Grandin : inspiring animal-behavior scientist Sepahban, Lois.
Photosynthesis Zuchora-Walske, Christine, author.
"Explores how photosynthesis constantly powers the inner workings of our world."--
The 150 healthiest foods on earth : the surprising, unbiased truth about what you should eat and why Bowden, Jonny.
A complete guide to the healthiest foods you can eat, and how to cook them. From almonds to yucca, readers will find out what nutrients each of the 150 featured foods contains, what form contains the most nutrients, if it's been recommended to combat any diseases, where to find it, how to prepare it, and how much to eat--plus recipes using these sometimes obscure foods. Indexed by nutrient, by disease, and by food.--From publisher description.
Neiman Marcus cooks : recipes for beloved classics and updated favorites Garvin, Kevin, 1958- author.
Global street art : the street artists and trends taking over the world Bofkin, Lee, author.
Pakistan Murray, Julie, 1969- author.
Photographs and text provide information about the country of Pakistan.
New Zealand Murray, Julie, 1969-
Photographs and text provide information about the country of New Zealand.
The devil in Montmartre : a mystery in fin-de-siecle Paris Inbinder, Gary.
Inspector Achille Lefebvre delves deep into the underworld of 1889 Paris to investigate the murder of a popular dancer at the Moulin Rouge amidst fears that Jack the Ripper has crossed the English Channel.
The doll's house Carver, Tania, author.
From the outside, the house was unremarkable. Just one of many on an ordinary, suburban estate. But inside was a different matter. With pink ribbons and pink walls, stuffed toy animals everywhere and a dining table laid out for a tea party, it was a doll's house. The doll was sitting at the table. Life size, with blonde, pigtailed hair and rosy red cheeks, dressed in her best pink party dress. Her finger and thumb curled round the handle of a fine china teacup. An adult woman. Covered in blood. Eviscerated. Dead. In all his years on the force, Detective Inspector Phil Brennan of the Major Incident Squad has never encountered a scene like it. As he investigates he uncovers more bizarre revelations and knows that he must act fast, the next murder has already been planned and the victim is closer to home that he realizes.
New York dead Woods, Stuart.
On disability leave from the New York City Police Department, Detective Sergeant Stone Barrington witnesses the murder of network news star Sasha Nijinsky, who is pushed from her penthouse terrace.
The seers Scott, Julianna, author.
After nearly being drained of her ability and betrayed by a man her father trusted, Becca Ingle was left with one clue, Ciaran Shea. He holds the key to the downfall of the power mad Holder, Darragh, and can ensure the safety of both Holder and Human kind alike, but is he willing to help? Becca, Alex, Jocelyn, and Cormac set out Adare Manor to meet with the Bhunaidh, an aristocratic group of pure blooded Holders of whom Ciaran is a rumored member. However, when Becca discovers that they might not be the only ones after the information Ciaran has, everyone begins to wonder if Bhunaidh might not be as uninvolved with Darragh as they claim. Arace to uncover Ciaran's secrets begins, where the line between friend and foe is blurred, and everyone seems to have their own agenda. Becca will have to call on every ability at her disposal to uncover the truth, all the while knowing that sometimes the answer is more dangerous than the question.
Pirate, Viking & Scientist Chapman, Jared, author, illustrator.
"A pirate and a Viking fight to become the very best friend of a kid scientist, who meanwhile devises the perfect formula for all three friends to play happily together"--
Race from A to Z Scieszka, Jon.
Dump trucks, fire trucks, and even garbage trucks join in a race through the streets of Trucktown.
A bed for Bear McFarland, Clive, author, illustrator.
While searching for a new place to hibernate, Bernard the bear disrupts the homes of several forest animals.
Rhoda's rock hunt Griffin, Molly Beth, author.
On a backpacking trip with her aunt and uncle, a young girl collects rocks while hiking in the forest, by the river, and at the lake, but when her pack becomes too heavy too carry, she finds the perfect solution.
Mr. Tweed's good deeds Stoten, Jim, author, illustrator.
On his way into town, Mr. Tweed helps his animal friends find a variety of missing items, including one kite, five arrows, and nine balloons.
Vengeance road Mofina, Rick.
The body of Bernice Hogan, a troubled young former nursing student with a tragic past, is found in a shallow grave near a forest creek. Jolene Peller, a single mom struggling to build a new life with her little boy, vanishes the night she tries to find Bernice. Hero cop Karl Styebeck is beloved by his community, but privately police are uneasy with the answers he gives to protect the life--and the lie--he's lived. The case haunts Jack Gannon, a gritty, blue-collar reporter whose own sister ran away from their family years ago. Gannon risks more than his job to pursue the story behind Styebeck's dark secret, his link to the women, and the mysterious big rig roaming America's loneliest highways on its descent into eternal darkness.
Live to tell Staub, Wendy Corsi.
In a pretty suburban town, Lauren Walsh is going through a messy divorce and her greatest desire is to protect her children from any unnecessary pain. Then her soon-to-be ex goes missing and a case of mistaken identity puts Lauren and the children in danger. When she tries to unravel the truth, a cold-blooded predator decides she shouldn't live to tell what she discovers.
Snow White red-handed Chance, Maia, author.
Miss Ophelia Flax is a Victorian actress who knows all about making quick changes and even quicker exits. But to solve a fairy-tale crime in the haunted Black Forest, she'll need more than a bit of charm. 1867: After being fired from her latest variety hall engagement, Ophelia acts her way into a lady's maid position for a crass American millionaire. But when her new job whisks her off to a foreboding castle straight out of a Grimm tale, she begins to wonder if her fast-talking ways might have been too hasty. The vast grounds contain the suspected remains of Snow White's cottage, along with a disturbing dwarf skeleton. And when her millionaire boss turns up dead--poisoned by an apple--the fantastic setting turns into a once upon a crime scene. To keep from rising to the top of the suspect list, Ophelia fights through a bramble of elegant lies, sinister folklore, and priceless treasure, with only a dashing but mysterious scholar as her ally. And as the clock ticks towards midnight, she'll have to break a cunning killer's spell before her own time runs out.
The breath of God : a novel of suspense Small, Jeffrey.
A murder at the Taj Mahal. A kidnapping in a sacred city. A desperate chase through a cliffside monastery. All in the pursuit of a legend that could link the world's great religious faiths. In 1887, a Russian journalist made an explosive discovery in a remote Himalayan monastery only to be condemned and silenced for the heresy he proposed. His discovery vanished shortly thereafter. Now, graduate student Grant Matthews journeys to the Himalayas in search of this ancient mystery. But Matthews couldn't have anticipated the conspiracy of zealots who would go to any lengths to prevent him from bringing this secret public. Soon he is in a race to expose a truth that will change the world's understanding of religion. A truth that his university colleagues believe is mere myth. A truth that will change his life forever--if he survives.
Sleeping with the fishes Davidson, MaryJanice.
Fred is a mermaid. But she is not the stuff of legends. A marine biologist, she knows what's in the water so chooses not to expose herself to those toxins. Fred's life is mostly spent trying to conceal her origins. Then two strangers come into her life - her new colleague with a mermaid fixation and the other claims he is Fred's rightful ruler!
The wicked Banks, L. A.
Damali's new marriage to Carlos confronts the ultimate stumbling block, the return of Eve's son, Cain, who has escaped his banishment to ascend his father's throne to become the new Chairman of the Vampire Council and who is bringing together a powerful new army by resurrecting the deadly Fallon Nuit. Reader's Guide included.
The saga of Gösta Berling Lagerlöf, Selma, 1858-1940.
Story of a defrocked minister who finds a home at an ironworks estate that houses various eccentric veterans of the Napoleonic Wars.
Alice Adams Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946.
In the wake of World War I, Alice Adams finds herself being pursued by a gentleman of higher social class. She and her family try various schemes to keep their inferior status a secret.
The old contemptibles Grimes, Martha.
When the lady he had hoped to marry is murdered, Richard Jury becomes a suspect in the investigation and sends his friend, Melrose Plant, to Scotland to probe into the sordid history of the victim's family.
Letting go McAdams, Molly, author.
Grey and Ben fell in love at thirteen and believed they'd be together forever. But three days before their wedding, the twenty-year-old groom-to-be suddenly died destroying his would-be-bride's world. If it hadn't been for their best friend, Jagger, Grey never would have made it through those last two years to graduation. As their friendship evolves into something more, they realize that admitting their feelings for each other means they've got to face the past.
Leaving Las Vegas O'Brien, John, 1960-1994.
A disturbing and emotional story of a woman who embraces life and a man who rejects it. Sera, a prostitute, and Ben, an alcoholic, stumble together and discover in each other a respite from their unforgiving lives. A story of unconditional love between two disenfranchised and lost souls.
Wildfire at midnight Stewart, Mary, 1916-2014.
Classics. First published in 1956, this haunting novel of suspense and romance set in the Scottish Hebrides blends pungent description with sheer terror as only Mary Stewart can. Most visitors to the Isle of Skye are there to climb the jagged peaks of Blaven or fish the many sparkling streams, but Gianetta Brooke came to forget Nicholas Drury--the husband she had painfully divorced. Upon arrival, however, Gianetta realizes that this won't be a typical vacation when she discovers that Nicholas is numbered among the guests at the small inn. Then, upon the treacherous slopes of Blaven, a murder is committed, and although Gianetta missed the first act of an eerie, unearthly crime, the murderer is set to strike again and again before a thrilling finale that pits Gianetta face-to-face with a madman.
Under enemy colors Russell, Sean, 1952- author.
A novel of maritime mutiny set against the backdrop of the French Revolution. At the time of the French Revolution, one of Britain's most skillful naval officers, Charles Saunders Hayden, is a young lieutenant, the son of an English father and a French mother. His abilities and his loyalty to the king of England are beyond dispute, yet his career seems doomed by his "mixed" heritage and lack of political connections. Consequently, Hayden is assigned to an aging frigate, the Themis, under the command of Captain Josiah Hart, a man known as "Faint Hart" throughout the service. As the Themis takes to sea to harass the enemy, the disaffection of the crew begins to boil over into acts of violence, and the lieutenant finds himself caught between his superior and a crew pushed toward mutiny. A revolution at sea ensues, and Hayden is wrenchingly torn between honor and duty, as the magnificent Royal Navy engages the French in a centuries-old struggle for power.
The convert's song : a novel Rotella, Sebastian, author.
"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."--
Gator Bait DeLeon, Jana.
Things are starting to look up for Fortune Redding. Even though her life was at stake, the CIA assassin had balked at taking on a new identity in Sinful, Louisiana. But instead of hating it like she'd thought she would, Fortune now has friends she cares about and just finished up an incredible first date with the sexiest deputy in the state. Sure, there's been a murder or two that she's gotten mixed up in since she arrived in town, but she's hoping all of that is behind her.
The chocolate temptation Florand, Laura.
Florand takes us into a top Paris restaurant's pastry kitchen and into the hearts and irresistible temptations of its chefs.
Party princess Cabot, Meg.
In a series of humorous diary entries, fifteen-year-old Mia tries to figure out how to raise money for the bankrupt student government at her school while also worrying about how to become a "party girl."
Moriarty Horowitz, Anthony, 1955- author.
Days after the encounter at the Swiss waterfall that claimed the lives of Sherlock Holmes and criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty, Pinkerton detective agent Frederick Chase and Scotland Yard Inspector Athelney Jones, a devoted student of Holmes's methods of investigation and deduction, must track down a sinister figure who is determined to stake his claim as Moriarty's successor.
The retribution of Mara Dyer Hodkin, Michelle.
"Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer's story"--
The sorcerer heir Chima, Cinda Williams.
While trying to clear their names as the prime suspects in a series of vicious murders, Emma and Jonah must take sides in an epic battle that will decide the fate of the magical world.
The badger knight Erskine, Kathryn.
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.
Emperor Pickletine rides the bus Angleberger, Tom.
The seventh graders of McQuarrie Middle School and their Star Wars-inspired Origami finger puppets go on a field trip to Washington, D.C., on what proves to be a very long trip full of shifting alliances, betrayals, carsickness, and sugar rushes.
The river Lewis, Beverly, 1949-
When two sisters return home for a visit after leaving the Amish world, both are troubled by the secrets--and the people--they left behind.
Christmas at Rose Hill Farm an Amish love story Fisher, Suzanne Woods.
Billy Lapp intends to leave Stoney Ridge by Christmas, but crossing paths with a newly engaged Bess Riehl may change his mind.
Tried & true Connealy, Mary.
In 1860s Idaho Territory, Kylie Wilde is disguised as a man, homesteading for profit so she can live comfortably back East. But love or danger could change her mind.
The Patmos deception Bunn, T. Davis, 1952-
Three distinctive characters are drawn to the storied isle of Patmos, and as they uncover a plot to plunder ancient religious treasures, the stakes are raised to a breaking point.
To everything a season Snelling, Lauraine.
Miriam Francini is determined not to let anything get in the way of her plans to leave Blessing, North Dakota, and become an accredited nurse--even love.
Deceived Hannon, Irene.
Four years after the loss of her husband and son in a boating accident, Kate Marshall spots a boy on a mall escalator who she is convinced is her son and seeks the help of private detective Connor Sullivan when the police doubt her story.
A love undone an Amish novel of shattered dreams and God's unfailing grace Woodsmall, Cindy.
At nineteen years old, Old Order Amish Jolene Keim was on the brink of happily-ever-after when everything changed, stealing the future she expected and burdening her with an unbearable decision. For the next ten years, Jolene throws herself into family life--and then she meets Andy Fisher. The horse trainer and father to a sweet nine year-old challenges her and holds up a mirror to issues Jolene has been unwilling to face. Andy is cautious about his deepening friendship with Jolene, but he believes she knows the truth about him--that he is a grass widower. As a man whose wife has abandoned him six years past, he is unable to divorce or remarry according to the Amish ways. Andy has wrestled with God concerning his reality, and he had found peace with the solitary future facing him--until he met Jolene. As Andy and Jolene find themselves confronted by difficult choices, will they trust in God's guidance--or will the allure of their deepening friendship only lead to further temptation?
Keepers of the covenant Austin, Lynn N.
In a story drawn from the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah, Ezra, a Jewish scholar, is called upon to deliver his exiled people from Babylon to Jerusalem--but the fight to keep God's Law is never easy.
Through the deep waters a novel Sawyer, Kim Vogel.
Born to an unloving prostitute in a popular Chicago brothel, timid seventeen-year-old Dinah Hubley was raised amidst the secrets held in every dark, grimy room of her home. Anxious to escape, Dinah pursues her dream of becoming a Harvey Girl, waiting tables along the railroad in an upscale hotel. But when she finds out she isn't old enough, her only option is to accept a job as a chambermaid at the Clifton Hotel in Florence, Kansas. Eager to put everything behind her, Dinah feels more worthless than ever, based on a single horrible decision she made to survive. The Clifton offers a life Dinah has never known, but blinded to the love around her, Dinah remains buried in the shame of her past. When a handsome chicken farmer named Amos Ackerman starts to show interest, Dinah withdraws further, convinced no one could want a sullied woman like her. Despite his self-consciousness about his handicapped leg and her strange behavior, Amos resolves to show Dinah Christ's love. But can she ever accept the gift she so desperately needs?
A moment in time Peterson, Tracie.
With so many obstacles in her path, will Alice Chesterfield find sanctuary in her new life on the 1890s Texas frontier--and a chance at love?
Becoming Bea Gould, Leslie, 1962-
Ben and Bea have always irritated each other. But when their friends push them together, can they cease bickering long enough to fall in love?
Unspoken Rivers, Francine, 1947-
The compelling story of Bathsheba and David. The familiar story unfolds in a whole new light through the eyes of Bathsheba.
Thursdays with the crown George, Jessica Day, 1976-
Castle Glower's towers have transported Princess Celie, her siblings, and her pet griffin, Rufus, to an unknown land. As they set out on a dangerous adventure to discover their whereabouts, they find an entire lost people, divided by the wishes of two wizards in a centuries-old quarrel over their beloved home--Castle Glower.
The secret sky a novel of forbidden love in Afghanistan Abawi, Atia.
Two teens from different ethnic groups in present-day Afghanistan must fight their culture, tradition, families, and the Taliban to stay together as they and another village boy relate the story of their forbidden love.
Salt a story of friendship in a time of war Frost, Helen, 1949-
Twelve-year-olds Anikwa, of the Miami village of Kekionga, and James, of the trading post outside Fort Wayne, find their friendship threatened by the rising fear and tension brought by the War of 1812.
Revealed Haddix, Margaret Peterson.
After returning the missing children from history to their original time periods, thirteen-year-old Jonah must save time itself when aviator Charles Lindbergh mysteriously appears and kidnaps Jonah's sister.
Salvo is a body guard and hit man for a mafioso. After foiling an attack on his employer, Salvo hunts down the man who organised it and encounters the man's blind sister. She causes Salvo to question himself and his existence.
The master sniper Hunter, Stephen, 1946-
During the final months of World War II, British Intelligence learns of a secret rifle the Germans are developing and must send a special team to try and disrupt the assassination assignment of a German sharpshooter armed with the new weapon.
Traitor to the blood Hendee, Barb.
Dance of the gods Roberts, Nora.
In the second volume in Roberts' paranormal Circle Trilogy, the Circle of Six prepare to battle for their lives--and their hearts--against the one vampire determined to rule the earth. Original.
Sold down the river Hambly, Barbara.
When slave owner Simon Fourchet asks Benjamin January to investigate sabotage, arson, and murder on his plantation, January is reluctant to do any favors for the savage man who owned him until he was seven. But he knows too well that plantation justice means that if the true culprit is not found, every slave on Mon Triomphe will suffer. Abandoning his Parisian French for the African patois of the field hand, cutting cane until his bones ache and his musician's hands bleed, Benjamin must use all his intelligence and cunning to find the killer ... or find himself sold down the river.
Thyme of death Albert, Susan Wittig.
China Bayles gives up her law career in Houston to run the Thyme and Seasons herb shop in Pecan Springs, Texas, but finds that evil can come to even that small town when her friend is murdered.
The last place Lippman, Laura, 1959-
Someone is stalking Baltimore P.I. Tess Monaghan. Tess is working for the foundation of moneyed college chum Whitney (who just got Tess involved in an escapade that has her in court-ordered therapy), investigating five seemingly unrelated open murder cases throughout Maryland to see whether there is a domestic homicide angle. Off the job, despite being happy with her younger boyfriend, Crow, Tess is having nightmares about seeing a former lover killed in front of her two years earlier. A Toll Authority cop who is obsessed with one of the murders (after finding the victim's decapitated head) becomes Tess's sidekick, and they follow a trail that eventually ties up all threads of the plot and leaves Tess with new nightmares.
One night. Promised Malpas, Jodi Ellen.
Livy notices him the moment he walks into the coffee shop. He's heart-stoppingly stunning, with a blue-eyed gaze so piercing she's almost too distracted to take his order. When he walks out the door, she thinks she'll never see him again. Then she finds the note he left on his napkin... signed M. All he wants is one night to worship her. No feelings, no commitment, nothing but pleasure. He's passionate but emotionless. To have him, body and soul, she'll have to brave his dark secrets.... an obsession that could shatter her heart beyond repair....
The 20th Christmas : a novel Rodgers, Andrea.
Arianna Tate has a simple and fulfilling life-- until four days before Christmas when her young son is kidnapped. For two decades, she grieves the loss of Chase and struggles with her marriage to her husband, Alan. Meanwhile, Lydia Feller mourns the death of her estranged sister, who spent years living on the streets with mental illness and substance abuse. Lydia adopts the boy that she believes was her sister's son and raises him in a happy, stable home with her husband, Daniel, and their four children. God works in miraculous ways as, twenty years later, both women's worlds collide....
Cat in a yellow spotlight Douglas, Carole Nelson, author.
Temple Barr and Midnight Louie work to protect those in danger while the Las Vegas reunion show of the band, Black & White, takes place.
Aunty Lee's delights Yu, Ovidia, 1961-
Occasional sleuth and proprietor of Singapore's best-loved home cooking restaurant, feisty widow Rosie "Aunty" Lee helps rookie Police Commissioner Raja investigate the murder of one of her wealthy patrons by using her connections and uncanny ability to track down clues.
Twisted Naughton, Elisabeth. author.
Nick -- Leader of the half-breeds and the last true hero. He's spent his life fighting a dark pull toward the gods. A pull he now knows is linked to his father Krónos and the Titan's plan to escape from the Underworld. But Nick's hidden powers are coveted by more than just his father. Imprisoned by Hades, Nick battles every form of torture imaginable as the god schemes to break him. Only one thing is keeping him sane. One woman who gives him the strength to fight the relentless darkness. But she has a dangerous plan of her own, and as Nick's powers grow stronger, even she might not be enough to alter his destiny. As the fate of the world hangs in the balance, Nick's allegiance are tested. And no one knows whether he will choose to fight for good or succumb to the sinister lure of evil. Not even him.
The mulberry tree Deveraux, Jude.
Left nothing but a ramshackle farm house when her business titan husband dies, Lillian changes her identity to escape the press and wonders at the mysterious note left to her by her late husband that asks her to find out what happened.
The tainted coin : the fifth chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon Starr, Melvin R.
The mountain between us Myers, Cindi, author.
Cut off from the outside world by a blanket of snow, the holidays are usually a time for peace and quiet in tiny Eureka, Colorado. But this year the mountain town is in trouble. Thanks to a corrupt investor, the treasury is bankrupt, leaving residents to struggle through an especially harsh winter. But mother nature is about to put things in perspective. When a blizzard blows through just days before Christmas, some are left stranded, and others missing. Now there's only one thing on Eureka's wish list: to live up to its name, and its reputation for coming together, and find a way to bring everyone back home, where they belong.
The king of plagues Maberry, Jonathan.
A London hospital explodes, killing thousands. This act of terrorism is only the beginning as the group behind the explosion turns to bioweapons in an effort to unleash a modern version of the biblical Ten Plagues of Egypt. Dept. of Military Science agent Joe Ledger, beaten and distraught over a heartbreaking loss, has quit the antiterrorism business but reluctantly must jump back into the game, charged with nothing less than saving the world. As events unfold, allies prove to be traitors, and traitors become allies. To throw off the authorities, the terrorist group begins utilizing civilians to handle the dirty work.
McTeague : a story of San Francisco Norris, Frank, 1870-1902.
False future Krokos, Dan.
Rhys, Noble, Sophia, and Peter cannot face their enemy, True Earth, without Miranda but when they revive her, she is horrified to find her world in flames and must use her grief to fuel her spirit as she helps to seek Mr. East, who must be turned in for the brutal enemy occupation of Manhattan to end.
The Misshapes : the coming storm Flynn, Alex, author.
Doolittle Falls is no ordinary town and Sarah Robertson is no ordinary girl - she can control the weather with her emotions. But in a town where superheroes walk the streets (and fly over them), Sarah's powers aren't enough for admission to the prestigious Hero Academy, not to mention the fact that her mother has become the town's most notorious Supervillain and the archnemesis of America's favorite Hero, Freedom Man. Instead of being accepted to the school of her dreams, Sarah is marked as an outcast with powers, a Misshape.
The escape Baldacci, David, author.
"When John Puller's older brother Robert inexplicably escapes from the military's most secure prison, where he's being held for national security crimes, Puller finds himself part of an investigation to hunt down his own brother. As he digs more deeply into the case, Puller discovers troubling details about his brother's conviction and that someone is out there who doesn't want the truth to ever come out." --
Hope to die Patterson, James, 1947- author.
"Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross's family--his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children--have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?" --
White noise 2
After barely escaping a near-death experience, Abe Dale discovers that he has been granted a mysterious ability. But using this dark gift means interfering with the natural order of life and death, a choice that comes with a heavy price.
Brother sun, sister moon
A compelling, insightful look at the early years of Francis of Assisi, who abandoned a life of wealth and comfort to seek a spiritual union with the world.
Dead man's shoes
A disaffected veteran returns to his hometown in the Midlands, in hopes of getting even with the petty criminals who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother.
An elderly, exiled British spy remembers his days at an English boarding school in the 1930s. In school, he fell in love with a male classmate, explored his homosexuality, and was exposed to Marxist ideas, both contributing to his activities as a spy. Based on the life of former Cambridge spy Guy Burgess.
The case against Brooklyn
A gritty, brutal drama that traces how the police, empowered by the D.A., go about smashing a violent betting syndicate.
Burton and Taylor
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor had one of the most fascinating, glamorous and tempestuous relationships of the 20th century - the two most famous movie stars of their day who played out every high and low of their love affairs, multiple marriages and divorces right in the public eye. The movie follows their private and public relationship played out against their ill-fated appearance in a 1983 revival of Noel Coward's stage play.
Dr. Jack Gramm is a college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI. Gramm receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live. Now he has to put together the clues and try and solve the biggest crime of his career. He narrows down the possible suspects, who include a disgruntled student, a jilted former lover, and a serial killer who is already on death row, all before his time runs out.
Life after Beth
Zach is devastated after his girlfriend Beth dies unexpectedly. After Beth suddenly and mysteriously returns to life, Zach is overjoyed to have the second chance to prove his love for her. But when Beth starts developing some bizarre tendencies, including a rather disturbing taste for flesh, Zach has to confront facts. Can love survive among the living dead?
Man of Tai Chi
Donaka Mark recruits a humble Tai Chi student, Tiger Chen, to his closed-circuit battles. But when the young man is seduced by money and power, it will trigger a war between the Hong Kong police, the world's deadliest combatants, and a peaceful spiritual discipline turned lethal new fighting style.
A young American couple falls into severe debt while renovating a home in London. When they discover that the tenant in the apartment below them was murdered and left $400,000 cash stashed in the ceiling, the couple thinks all of their problems are solved, but that's when very bad things start happening to good people.
Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon's exact physical double and his opposite: confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon's horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.
No holds barred
When world wrestling champion Rip Thomas refuses to join a competing network, an evil executive creates a new program, The Battle of the Tough Guys, where rules don't exist and men engage in an all-out brawl for money. After a murdering ex-convict by the name of Zeus comes out on top as the toughest man, an ultimate title match with RIP is the TV network's best chance for big ratings.
Dance me outside
When the Kidabanessee Reservation in northern Ontario is shocked by a brutal murder of one of the residents, four teenagers find their friendships put to the ultimate test. The struggle to become men and women becomes entangled with a fight for justice as they find their friendships and romances maturing into something unexpected.
A woman confined by her Puritan upbringing finds a new life in London as a courtesan.
When a harsh winter threatens the majestic Scottish Highlands, Rob Roy MacGregor is forced to borrow money from the less-than-noble Marquis of Montrose to provide for his clan. When Montrose's evil henchmen conspire to take the wealth for themselves, they thrust Rob into the most challenging battle of his life.
Other people's money
Lawrence "Larry the Liquidator" Garfield has never met a donut he didn't like or a debt-free corporation he didn't want to devour. Yet he may want to think again about new England Wire & Cable. That 81-year-old company's ramrod-straight patriarch has been a fighter all his life, and to arm against a takeover, he's hired an attorney whose high style and high-stakes cunning rival Larry's.
The pretty one
Laurel has always been the odd wallflower, choosing to live at home with her father, while her glamorous identical twin, Audrey, possesses the confidence and appeal to succeed in the big city. When tragedy strikes and Laurel is mistaken for her twin sister, she makes the impulsive decision to assume her sister's identity and become The Pretty One. As she eases into her new, independent existence, Laurel discovers that she's capable of accomplishments she had never dreamed of before, excelling in a career, maintaining friendships and even finding love.
A hard day's night
Captures all the fun, excitement, and unforgettable music of John, Paul, George, and Ringo at the height of Beatlemania. The Beatles perform their songs and look for adventure, all while avoiding hordes of screaming fans. Packed with all-time Beatle favorites, including A Hard Day's Night, All My Loving, Can't Buy Me Love, I Should Have Known Better, She Loves You, Tell Me Why, and more.
Two brothers grow up together in the same Brooklyn housing projects, but they are as opposite as good and evil. Victor Dunham has a family, works two jobs and leads a respectable life. His 19-year-old brother, Strike, hangs out with his friends on a bench and sells crack cocaine. Strike agrees to kill a rival dealer as a favor to Rodney, the neighborhood drug kingpin, but when the man is murdered, it is Victor who confesses. Detective Rocco Kleine won't buy Victor's confession, and begins to attempt to break down the stories of both brothers in order to save Victor.
Tricia's husband has been missing for seven years. Her younger sister Callie comes to live with her as the pressure mounts to finally declare him 'dead in absentia'. Callie finds herself drawn to an ominous tunnel near the house. As she begins to link it to other disappearances, she comes to the realization that his presumed death might be anything but 'natural'. Soon it becomes clear that the ghostly force at work in the tunnel might have its sights set on Callie and Tricia too.
This three-part political thriller follows the catastrophic chain of events leading up to World War I from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914 to Britain's declaration of war on Germany 37 days later. This tense and gripping mini-series set amongst the corridors of power in Whitehall and Berlin tracks the unfolding crisis through the eyes of leading politicians and civil servants struggling to prevent the world's first global war.
Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. But when the news of Detective Kerry's murder becomes public, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community. There, they assist veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw's latest grisly remains and piecing together the puzzle. However, when SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game, the last officer untouched by Jigsaw has only ninety minutes to overcome a series of demented traps and save an old friend. If he doesn't, he will face deadly consequences.
Duncan's mounting stress starts to trigger an insufferable gastrointestinal reaction. He seeks the help of a hypnotherapist, who helps him discover the root of his unusual stomach pain: a pintsized demon living in his intestine that, triggered by excessive anxiety, forces its way out and slaughters the people who have angered him. Out of fear that his intestinal gremlin may target its wrath on the wrong person, Duncan attempts to befriend it, naming it Milo and tries to keep its appetite at bay.
Wolf Creek 2
Exchange student Paul visits the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. His dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when he encounters the site's most infamous local, Mick Taylor. When Paul attempts to flee, Mick pursues him across a hostile wasteland and eventually drags him back to his underground lair. After seeing the true magnitude of Mick's monstrosity, Paul's only hope of surviving, where no one has before, will be to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster--Summary derived from container.
Anti-semitism and the "final solution" : the Holocaust overview Byers, Ann, author.
God's formula LePore, James, author.
It is 1939. The scourge that is Nazi Germany is trampling Europe as its scientists vie to deliver ever-increasing destructive power. Now physicist Walter Friedeman -- a friend of Albert Einstein's since childhood -- has found a formula to enrich uranium in three months rather than the previously expected five years. Such a formula could deliver Germany the first atomic arsenal. But Friedeman does not believe in the Nazi cause. Friedeman wants the formula in the hands of America, but getting it to them himself will be nearly impossible. He sets into motion a plan to use his teenaged son, a Hitler Youth, to unwittingly do the job using a message Friedeman has encoded in the Elvish language created by J.R.R. Tolkien in his novel The Hobbit. What follows is a quest across continents as Einstein, Tolkien, and MI-6 officer Ian Fleming work together to find Friedeman's son, decode the message, and wrest control of the nuclear future before Hitler can steal it for himself.
More than a score : the new uprising against high-stakes testing
"For too long so-called education reformers, mostly billionaires, politicians, and others with little or no background in teaching, have gotten away with using standardized testing to punish our nation's youth and educators. Now, across the country, students are walking out, parents are opting their children out, and teachers are refusing to administer these detrimental exams. In fact, the "reformers" today find themselves facing the largest revolt in US history against high-stakes, standardized testing. More Than a Score is a collection of essays, poems, speeches, and interviews--accounts of personal courage and trenchant insights--from frontline fighters who are defying the corporate education reformers, often at great personal and professional risk, and fueling a national movement to reclaim and transform public education. Along with the voices of students, parents, teachers, administrators, and grassroots education activists, the book features renowned education researchers and advocates, including Diane Ravitch, Alfie Kohn, Wayne Au, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Karen Lewis, Carol Burris, and Mark Naison"--
Once upon a time : a short history of fairy tale Warner, Marina, 1946- author.
Marina Warner has loved fairy tales over her long writing career, and she explores here a multitude of tales through the ages, their different manifestations on the page, the stage, and the screen. From the phenomenal rise of Victorian and Edwardian literature to contemporary children's stories, Warner unfolds a glittering array of examples, from classics such as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty, the Grimm Brothers' Hansel and Gretel, and Hans Andersen's The Little Mermaid, to modern-day realizations including Walt Disney's Snow White and gothic interpretations such as Pan's Labyrinth. In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner digs into a rich collection of fairy tales in their brilliant and fantastical variations, in order to define a genre and evaluate a literary form that keeps shifting through time and history. She makes a persuasive case for fairy tale as a crucial repository of human understanding and culture.
The art of stillness : adventures in going nowhere Iyer, Pico.
"A follow up to Pico Iyer's essay 'The Joy of Quiet, ' The Art of Stillness considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug. Why would a man who seems able to go everywhere and do anything--like the international heartthrob and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Leonard Cohen--choose to spend years sitting still and going nowhere? What can Nowhere offer that no Anywhere can match? And why might a lifelong traveler like Pico Iyer, who has journeyed from Easter Island to Ethiopia, Cuba to Kathmandu, think that sitting quietly in a room and getting to know the seasons and landscapes of Nowhere might be the ultimate adventure? In The Art of Stillness, Iyer draws on the lives of well-known wanderer-monks like Cohen--as well as from his own experiences as a travel writer who chooses to spend most of his time in rural Japan--to explore why advances in technology are making us more likely to retreat. Iyer reflects that this is perhaps the reason why many people--even those with no religious commitment--seem to be turning to yoga, or meditation, or tai chi. These aren't New Age fads so much as ways to rediscover the wisdom of an earlier age. There is even a growing trend toward observing an 'Internet sabbath' every week, turning off online connections from Friday night to Monday morning and reviving those ancient customs known as family meals and conversation. In this age of constant movement and connectedness, perhaps staying in one place is a more exciting prospect, and a greater necessity than ever before. The Art of Stillness paints a picture of why so many have found richness in stillness and what--from Marcel Proust to Blaise Pascal to Phillipe Starck--they've gained there."--Publisher's description.
Letters to a young contrarian Hitchens, Christopher.
The malaria project : the U.S. government's secret mission to find a miracle cure Masterson, Karen, 1964- author.
A fascinating and shocking historical exposé, The Malaria Project is the story of America's secret mission to combat malaria during World War II--a campaign modeled after a German project which tested experimental drugs on men gone mad from syphilis.
It's not about the broccoli : three habits to teach your kids for a lifetime of healthy eating Rose, Dina, author.
"You already know how to give your kids healthy food. But the hard part is getting them to eat it. After years of research and working with parents, Dina Rose discovered a powerful truth: When parents focus solely on nutrition, their kids--surprisingly--eat poorly. But when families shift their emphasis to behaviors--the skills and habits kids are taught--they learn to eat right. Every child can learn to eat well--but only if you show them how to do it. Dr. Rose describes the three habits--proportion, variety, and moderation--all kids need to learn, and gives you clever, practical ways to teach these food skills. All children can learn: - How to confidently explore strange, new foods - How to know when they're hungry and when they're full - What to do when they say they're 'starving'--and about to attend a birthday party - How to branch out from easy-to-like prepackaged kid fare to more mature tastes and textures: savory, tangy, runny, crunchy - How to engage in open and honest talk about food without yelling, "I don't like it!" With It's Not About the Broccoli, you can teach your children how to eat, and give them the skills they need for a lifetime of health and vitality"--
Selected letters of Norman Mailer Mailer, Norman.
"Mailer wrote almost 50,000 letters over the course of his life, keeping a copy of almost every one of them. He corresponded with presidents and politicians, artists and athletes, writers and editors, students, antagonists, fans, friends, his children, [and] his loves, including his beloved sixth wife, Norris Church Mailer. Here are the letters of a precocious sixteen-year-old arriving from Brooklyn at Harvard. Here are the letters depicting the horrors of the war in the Pacific from a soldier's point of view. Here are the letters describing a young writer's struggle with his first novel ... And here are the many, many letters of a man who spent sixty years in the spotlight"--
The liar's ball : the extraordinary saga of how one building broke the world's toughest tycoons Ward, Vicky, author.
They eat horses, don't they? : the truth about the French Eatwell, Piu Marie, author.
"Eatwell reveals the truth behind forty-five myths about the French, from the infamous horsemeat banquets of the nineteenth century that inspired an irrepressible rumor, to breaking down our long-held beliefs about French history and society (the French are a nation of cheese-eating surrender monkeys, right?)"--Dust jacket flap.
And give up showbiz? : how Fred Levin beat big tobacco, avoided two murder prosecutions, became a chief of Ghana, earned boxing manager of the year, and transformed American law Young, Josh (Joshua D.), author.
Get up! : why your chair is killing you and what you can do about it Levine, James, 1963- author.
Overview: That the average adult spends 50 to 70 percent of their day sitting is no surprise to anyone who works in an office environment. But few realize the health consequences they are suffering as a result of modernity's increasingly sedentary lifestyle, or the effects it has had on society at large. In Get Up! , health expert James A. Levine's original scientific research shows that today's chair-based world, where we no longer use our bodies as they evolved to be used, is having negative consequences on our health, and is a leading cause of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Over the decades, humans have moved from a primarily active lifestyle to one that is largely sedentary, and this change has reshaped every facet of our lives -from social interaction to classroom design. Levine shows how to throw off the shackles of inertia and reverse these negative trends through simple changes in our daily lives
Wiesel, Wiesenthal, Klarsfeld : the Holocaust survivors Yeatts, Tabatha, author.
"Discusses the experiences of people who survived the Holocaust, the trials of Nazi leaders at Nuremberg, the establishment of the state of Israel, the search for justice, and efforts of the survivors to begin new lives"--Provided by publisher.
Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, Treblinka : the Holocaust camps Byers, Ann, author.
Schindler, Wallenberg, Miep Gies : the Holocaust heroes Fremon, David K.
Hitler, Goebbels, Himmler : the Nazi Holocaust masterminds Altman, Linda Jacobs, 1943-
Beyond bacon : paleo recipes that respect the whole hog Toth, Stacy.
"Beyond bacon pays homage to the humble hog by teaching you how to make more than one hundred delicious paleo recipes featuring cuts from the entire animal. There are photos for each recipe. Recreates dishes perfected generations ago in a healthy way--P.  of cover.
Every stamp tells a story : the National Philatelic Collection
Diabetes meals by the plate : 90 low-carb meals to mix & match
"Sidestepping complex programs that turn meal-planning into work, the 90 complete meals in [this book] follow the Plate Method--a simple approach to eating the right foods in proper amounts by filling your plate with one half nonstarchy vegetables, one quarter protein, and one quarter starch"--Amazon.com.
Felix the Cat 1958-1959.
Felix the Cat is back and still full of mischief and tricks. Join Felix and his zany cast of characters in their many adventures.
A merry friggin' Christmas
Boyd and his family are forced to spend Christmas at his parents' house. When he realizes that he left his son's gifts at home, Boyd and his father must hit the road in a blizzard to retrieve the gifts before sunrise and save Christmas.
A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away to console a suicidal member of their group. Yet, despite their best efforts to enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences leads to an explosion of drama that, coupled with the flammable combination of drugs, wine, and risotto, cannot be contained.
Two artificial intelligence engineers come together as they work to create the first ever self-aware artificial intelligence. A veteran AI engineer secretly hopes to develop technology to help his diseased daughter, even if it means funding comes from the powerful Ministry of Defense. Things go wrong when the MOD takes over and advances the researchers, work to the next level, teaching the AI to kill and follow MOD instructions with its new and nearly indestructible body.
Fairy tale a true story
Young Frances and Elsie believe in fairies. The photographs the girls take of the winged beings put them at the center of a real-life controversy that sweeps through a recovering World War I England during 1917. Everyone is caught up in the excitement, including two of the era's most renowned men: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and master illusionist Harry Houdini. Are the photographs real or just a cleaver hoax?
A lovestruck young man sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for seven wishes, with unexpected consequences.
Words and pictures
Prep school teacher Jack Marcus meets his match in Dina Delsanto, an abstract painter and new teacher on campus. He challenges her to a war between words and pictures, and in the process, sparks an unlikely romance.
The Texas chainsaw massacre 2
A slightly-crazed Texas Ranger goes after the cannibal Sawyer family to stop their flesh-eating ways once and for all.
Fortunes of war
Mini-series that chronicles the lives of an English couple who live in Bucharest when WWII breaks out.
Uncle Tom's cabin
This story follows the life of Eliza and her protector Uncle Tom, who are caught in the brutality of slavery in the Southern States during the nineteenth century.
Taken by grace
On the night that he is released from prison, Lucas Blackstone (Angus MacFadyen from Braveheart) sets out for the town of Trinity to find the man who murdered his son. Armed with a pistol and a past full of mistakes, Lucas kidnaps Shawn Everett (Bradley Dorsey) and his wife Carrie (Haylie Duff) and holds them hostage. As the trio travels to Trinity, Lucas learns of Shawn and Carrie's troubled marriage and questions their ability to reconcile their love through their faith in God. But Lucas has no interest in their faith, that is until he discovers the horrible truth about his son's killer.
Probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran of the Baltimore Fire Department under the watchful eye of his mentor Chief Mike Kennedy. Responding to the worst blaze in his career, he becomes trapped inside a 20-story building. As Jack reflects on his life - seeing his first fire, bonding with fellow firefighters, the impact his job has had on his wife and kids - Chief Kennedy frantically coordinates the effort to save Jack's life.
Based on a true story, Night Crossing chronicles the perils of two East German families as they attempt to cross over the Berlin Wall and escape to the freedom of the West in a hot-air balloon.
Let's be cops
It's the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they're not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.
A highlander for Christmas Carie, Jamie.
"Lady Juliet Lindsay has made a colossal mistake. In the face of her parents' rejection she realizes that a single stolen kiss could cost her everything. Sent to her aunt and uncle's home in Scotland, she finds something in the rugged highland beauty that steals her heart...a highland man, who seems her other half..."--P.  of cover.
Cold case justice Dunn, Sharon, 1965-
After witnessing the murder of her child's father, Rochelle Miller flees. Ten years later, she and her son are still on the run. Now, the killer has tracked them to Montana and will do anything to silence Rochelle. When he gets too close, Rochelle is seriously injured, and EMT Matthew Stewart is the first responder on the scene. He vows to protect her, but it is not just her life on the line. Rochelle and her son have only ever counted on each other. Are they ready to rely on someone new when their future is at stake?
Scandalously expecting his child Gates, Olivia.
"Self-made billionaire Raiden Kuroshiro escaped a dark past vowing to reclaim his heritage. But when the woman who once betrayed him returns, his desire for her threatens his plans. So he swears he'll purge her from his system and be done with her... Scarlett Delacroix believes she's sinned beyond forgiveness. So she accepts Raiden's offer of temporary passion as her last chance with him. Then she becomes pregnant. But she and her baby have no place in Raiden's future--unless he walks away from all he's ever wanted..."-- From back cover.
The missing heir Dunlop, Barbara.
"When tragedy strikes, Cole Henderson must claim his true legacy and provide for his baby half brother. Luckily, the innocent infant is in the very capable hands of Amber Welsley, a woman Cole soon finds impossible to resist. But a bitter custody battle and rumors of financial double-dealing force Cole to claim the fortune he never wanted--and the child Amber considers her own. Will his secrets destroy Amber's faith in him? Or can Cole win her back and create a family of his own?"-- From back cover.
Lone star Christmas Thacker, Cathy Gillen.
Callie McCabe-Grimes has one thing on her holiday wish list: to make this the best Christmas ever for her little boy. Without including Nash Echols, whose team of lumberjack cowboys is creating a Texas-size racket at the Christmas tree farm next door! But she has no defense against two determined males when her son decides Nash is the extra-special present he wants from Santa. Just the sight of the beautiful widow who bought the sprawling spread east of his puts Nash in the yuletide spirit. Callie and the toddler in the tyke-size cowboy hat fill his head with visions of the three of them together under one roof. That is, if Callie can let go of her past and picture a future with her one and only Lone Star cowboy!
Christmas cowboy duet Ferrarella, Marie.
His heroic rescue of a stranger caught in a flash flood just changed Liam Murphy's life--big-time. With Whitney Marlowe's help, the laid-back country-and-western singer could be a star. Only now, with the dynamic LA talent scout stranded in his Texas town, during the holidays no less, Liam has another dream: a permanent duet. The long, lean cowboy with the soulful eyes makes the most beautiful music Whitney has ever heard. Fate brought her to Forever, and the town embraced her, inviting her to help decorate the community's Christmas tree. Though reluctant to return home, she isn't leaving without her newest discovery. It's dangerous mixing business and pleasure! Together, can she and Liam find their forever after?
The Mansfield rescue Cornelison, Beth.
After his wife's murder, Grant Mansfield vowed to stay true to her memory and to protect their children. But fate has other plans. His temporary houseguest, injured smokejumper Amy Robinson, has him burning with a white-hot attraction, and the single dad's nightmare comes true when his older daughter is kidnapped.
Lethal lies Lacombe, Lara.
Putting her faith in someone who lies for a living isn't the safest thing Dr. Jillian Mahoney has ever done. But to stay alive, she has to believe the undercover agent-who's kidnapped her to prove his innocence-isn't a traitor to the FBI. And to help him, she must deny their intense attraction as they run from two vengeful killers. Her captor, Alex Malcom, has lived a life of lies-some worse than others. Still, there's one truth he's reluctant to disclose to Jillian, the woman of his dreams. One that could stop their relationship cold.
Colton holiday lockdown Miller, C. J.
A contagious virus has rocked the small, snow-covered town of Dead River, Wyoming. And time for a cure is running out. But sick patients and a community quarantine is just the beginning of nurse Gemma Colton's troubles. The arrival of Dr. Rafe Granger triggers memories from her past: a high school crush...unfulfilled desires. Even Rafe's outward persona-cool, unaffected-is a thin veil for his yearning. They must suppress temptation to focus on finding a cure. But someone else is watching them. Someone else has other plans for the town.
The Highland dragon's lady Cooper, Isabel, author.
Regina Talbot-Jones has always known her rambling family home was haunted. She also knows her brother has invited one of his friends to attend an ill-conceived seance. She didn't count on that friend being so handsome ... and she certainly didn't expect him to be a dragon. Scottish Highlander Colin MacAlasdair has hidden his true nature for his entire life, but the moment he sets eyes on Regina, he knows he has to have her. In his hundreds of years, he's never met a woman who could understand him so thoroughly ... or touch him so deeply. Bound by their mutual loneliness, drawn by the fire awakening inside of them, Colin and Regina must work together to defeat a vengeful spirit-and discover whether their growing love is powerful enough to defy convention.
On her majesty's behalf Nassise, Joseph.
"At the tale end of 1917 the Germans introduced a new type of gas to the battlefield, T-Leiche, or "corpse gas" as this new weapon is more commonly known, changed the face of the war. Rather than affect the living, it resurrects the bodies of the dead, giving the enemy an almost unlimited source of fresh troops. After surviving the killing fields of France, Burke and Company are sent into the devastated, zombie-infested city of London to rescue Princess Veronica, the sole surviving member of the royal family. However, Kaiser Richthofen, the undead Red Baron and now leader of Germany,also sends a team of his own, led by Burke's infected former teammate, Sgt Moore"--
The tone poet Rickert, Mark.
The burning room : a novel Connelly, Michael, 1956- author.
In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent.
Only enchanting Balogh, Mary. author.
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 book of unknown Americans Henríquez, Cristina, 1977-
After their daughter Maribel suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras leave Mexico and come to America. But upon settling at Redwood Apartments, a two-story cinderblock complex just off a highway in Delaware, they discover that Maribel's recovery -- the piece of the American Dream on which they've pinned all their hopes -- will not be easy. Every task seems to confront them with language, racial, and cultural obstacles. At Redwood also lives Mayor Toro, a high school sophomore whose family arrived from Panama fifteen years ago. Mayor sees in Maribel something others do not: that beyond her lovely face, and beneath the damage she's sustained, is a gentle, funny, and wise spirit. But as the two grow closer, violence casts a shadow over all their futures in America.
An Italian wife Hood, Ann, 1956-
The extraordinary story of Josephine Rimaldi spans more than seven decades, beginning in turn-of-the-century Italy, when at fourteen she is forced into an arranged marriage to a man she doesn't know or love who is about to depart for America. Bound by tradition, Josephine gives birth to seven children. The last, Valentina, is conceived in passion, born in secret, and given up for adoption. And Josephine spends the rest of her life searching for her lost child.
Finding love at home Eicher, Jerry S.
Debbie is poised to marry Alvin Knepp, the Amish farmer she's loved all along. Ida Beiler is recovering from the tragic loss of her husband-to-be in a farming accident, while her younger sister Lois is still running away from her faith. Debbie takes it all in stride as she brings calm to the sorrowing Beiler family while finding happiness with the young man of her dreams.
At Bluebonnet Lake Cabot, Amanda, 1948-
Marketing maven Kate Sherwood's world is fast-paced, challenging, and always changing. The last thing she wants to do is slow down to a crawl at Rainbow's End, a dilapidated resort in the Texas Hill Country. But she cannot deny her ailing grandmother's request to visit the place. There Kate meets Greg Vange, the resort's handyman. Kate isn't looking for romance, but she can't deny the sparks of attraction that fly every time she and Greg are together. She even starts to see potential in the rundown resort. Could there be a future there?
Tried & true Connealy, Mary.
"In 1860s Idaho Territory, Kylie Wilde is disguised as a man, homesteading for profit so she can live comfortably back East. But love or danger could change her mind"--
The door in the mountain Sweet, Caitlin, 1970- author.
The Door in the Mountain is a place where children are marked by gods and goddesses, a place where a manipulative, bitter princess named Ariadne devises a mountain prison for her hated half-brother, where a boy named Icarus tries, and fails, to fly, and a slave girl changes the paths of all their lives forever.
Queen of someday Ficklin, Sherry D., author.
Before she can become Catherine the Great, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother's quest to put her on the throne of Russia--at any cost.
Rebels by accident Dunn, Patricia, author.
Mariam, a troubled teenaged Egyptian-American, is sent to live with her grandmother in Cairo where she meets a girl named Asmaa who calls the people of Egypt to protest against their president, and Mariam finds herself in the middle of a revolution and falling in love for the first time.
Finding Melissa Taylor, Cora, author.
Twelve years after the unexplained mystery of her sister Melissa's disappearance, Clarice Warren still deals with the aftermath. Her dad is gone now leaving her with a mother who can't forgive her for surviving. She had always thought that her mother's favourite was her little sister and nothing has changed now. Melissa still gets 100% of her mother's attention even twelve years after her disappearance. Her mother can't give up hope that someday Melissa will come home. Since Clarice can't get her mother's loving attention by being a good daughter maybe being a "bad girl" is the better approach. In another town, a young girl still has strange dreams that she can't explain about people who mean nothing to her. She has lived with her aunt Rosie ever since her parents abandoned her as a baby. She doesn't remember any of her life with her parents she only remembers feeling "safe" with Aunt Rosie. She has always been isolated and sheltered but now her life is about to change and she is going to have to learn to be with other people and away from the cocoon of safety she has always known. Maybe that is why the bad dreams have returned.
Zombies don't forgive Fischer, Rusty.
Following Barracuda Bay's homecoming cum zombie Armageddon, fellow zombies Maddy, Dane, and Stamp have fled to Orlando where they work at a theme park, hiding in plain sight at their jobs in the Great Movie Monster Makeover show. The three spend most of their time together in their apartment trying to avoid curious Normals and Sentinels--humans and zombie cops. While Dane and Maddy draw closer, Stamp drifts away, falling for a mysterious blonde. But when the mysterious girl puts their existence in danger, all Maddy cares about is hunting the blonde down to separate her from her head.
The Gambia : the Bradt travel guide Briggs, Philip, author.
Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 release : the official training workbook from Adobe Faulkner, Andrew.
On being different : what it means to be a homosexual Miller, Merle, 1919-1986.
Presents the thought-provoking book about being homosexual in the United States.
On love and loneliness Krishnamurti, J. (Jiddu), 1895-1986.
Dog whistles, walk-backs, and Washington handshakes : decoding the jargon, slang, and bluster of American political speech McCutcheon, Chuck, 1963- author.
Dinosaurs the grand tour : everything worth knowing about dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops Pim, Keiron, author.
Lomelino's cakes : 27 pretty cakes to make any day special Lomelino, Linda.
Holiday cookies : prize-winning family recipes from the Chicago Tribune for cookies, bars, brownies and more.
"A collection of recipes from the Chicago Tribune's annual holiday cookie contest"--
Living the secular life : new answers to old questions Zuckerman, Phil.
Over the last twenty-five years, "no religion" has become the fastest-growing religion in the United States. Around the world, hundreds of millions of people have turned away from the traditional faiths of the past and embraced a moral yet nonreligious--or secular--life, generating societies vastly less religious than at any other time in human history. Revealing the inspiring beliefs that empower secular culture--alongside real stories of nonreligious men and women based on extensive in-depth interviews from across the country. Zuckerman is a sociologist who in this groundbreaking book writes clearly, offers unobtrusive statistical support, and provides a persuasive and comprehensive look at the growing contemporary phenomenon of people who choose to live without religion, but with ethics and meaning in their lives.
Bee time : lessons from the hive Winston, Mark L.
Bee Time presents Winston's reflections on three decades spent studying these creatures, and on the lessons they can teach about how humans might better interact with one another and the natural world. Like us, honeybees represent a pinnacle of animal sociality. How they submerge individual needs into the colony collective provides a lens through which to ponder human societies.
Prescription for life : three simple strategies to live younger longer Furman, Richard, author.
Simple lifestyle changes could save your life. Learn how incorporating key changes into your everyday life may help you reach your ideal weight, protect you from dementia, diabetes, and certain cancers, and help you live a longer life.
Vainglory : the forgotten vice DeYoung, Rebecca Konyndyk.
Hawaii : the aloha state Oachs, Emily Rose.
"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Hawaii"--
West Virginia : the mountain state Owings, Lisa.
Young readers learn about the geography and history of West Virginia.
Rhode Island : the ocean state Rechner, Amy.
"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Rhode Island"--Provided by publisher.
The lost way : how two forgotten gospels are rewriting the story of Christian origins Patterson, Stephen J., 1957-
A year of living virtuously : (weekends off) : one woman's search for meaning in an ordinary life Jordan, Teresa.
Collects essays describing the author's attempts to live according to a list of traditional virtues compiled by Benjamin Franklin, one week at a time, and one virtue at a time.
The special secret Ryder, Chloe.
On Harvest Day, Pippa and her Princess Pony friend Stardust head to the grasslands to help--and to search for the remaining missing horseshoes needed to save the enchanted island of Chevalia.
Do you know hyenas? Bergeron, Alain M., 1957-
Facts about hyenas, presented in graphic novel format.
Schooled Stoudemire, Amar'e, author.
After the coach and principal approach Amar'e to join the school basketball team, Amar'e realizes the sport is different indoors than the street ball tournaments and he must prove to himself and his teammates he belongs on the team.
Most valuable Stoudemire, Amar'e, author.
Amar'e's idol, Overtime Tanner plans the biggest streetball tournament every year. But when Overtime gets hurt during a basketball game, he can't make the arrangements in time. Amar'e and his friends help set up the tournament. On top of that, each group of Amar'e's friends wants him to play for their team and he's torn on what to do. Planning a tournament is a lot more work than playing in one. Based on the life of All-Star NBA sensation Amar'e Stoudemire, who overcame many obstacles.
History of international fashion Grumbach, Didier.
Keena Ford and the field trip mix-up Thomson, Melissa, 1979-
Keena and her second-grade class go on a field trip to the United States Capitol where they meet a congressman and Keena makes a big impression, which she documents in her new journal.
Freedom of mind : helping loved ones leave controlling people, cults, and beliefs Hassan, Steven, author.
In the post 9/11 world, people are more susceptible than ever to charismatic figures who offer simple, black v. white, us v. them, good v. evil, formulaic solutions. The rise of the Internet, increasingly sophisticated knowledge about how to influence and manipulate others, and the growing vulnerabilities of people across the planet--make for a dangerous, potentially devastating combination. Steven Hassan's new book Freedom of Mind provides the knowledge and awareness needed to help yourself and loved ones avoid or escape from such dangerous people and situations.
Furious Jones and the assassin's secret Kehoe, Tim, author.
Upon witnessing his famous spy-novelist father's murder just seven months after his mother's death, twelve-year-old Furious, now an orphan, seeks clues in his father's latest novel to stop the murderer before he or she strikes again.
Nevada : the battle born state Hoena, B. A.
"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Nevada"--Provided by publisher.
Dragon rider Funke, Cornelia Caroline.
After learning that humans are headed toward his hidden home, Firedrake, a silver dragon, is joined by a brownie and an orphan boy in a quest to find a legendary valley, known as the Rim of Heaven, while being pursued by an old enemy.
Parenting your delinquent, defiant, or out-of-control teen : how to help your teen stay in school and out of trouble using an innovative multisystemic approach Duffy, Patrick M., Jr.
"Teens who are out-of-control may participate in a number of troubling behaviors, including drinking, taking drugs, skipping school, or even fighting. If you've tried to discipline your teen to no avail, you may feel emotionally exhausted. But you also know that the consequences of not taking action now could greatly affect their future. For parents who are at their wits end, clinical psychologist and expert in treating children with behavior issues Patrick M. Duffy presents Parenting your Delinquent, Defiant, or Out-of-Control Teen. This book utilizes effective strategies common among proven effective programs-such as functional family therapy, multidimensional treatment foster care, and multisystemic therapy-and is designed for use by parents whose teens are on the verge of (or have already gotten in) trouble in school or with the law. If you've reached the boiling point and feel helpless when it comes to your teen, you need help now, rather than later. With this book as your guide, you'll learn practical and effective skills for parenting your difficult child, no matter how hard they try to push you away. "--
Batman : the Jiro Kuwata Batmanga, volume 1 Kuwata, Jirō, 1935-
"At the height the 1960's Batman television shows popularity, a shonen manga magazine in Japan serialized fifty-three chapters, starring The Dark Knight, which were all written by Jiro Kuwata. These rare Batman tales were known by relatively few outside of Japan until award-winning designer Chipp Kidd's 2008 book, Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan (Pantheon Books), introduced them to a whole new generation of Batman fans. In BATMAN: THE JIRO KUWATA BATMANGA VOL. 1, see The Dark Knight and his sidekick Robin fight against some of his strangest villains, including Dr. Faceless and the Human Ball! DC Comics is proud to publish the complete Jiro Kuwata penned Batman Manga adventures in three painstakingly restored and translated volumes. This collection is not to be missed by both Batman and Manga fans alike! BATMAN: THE JIRO KUWATA BATMANGA VOL. 1 collects the first twenty chapters"--
Make : Raspberry Pi and AVR projects
The less-than-hidden secrets and final revelations of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang Ignatow, Amy, author, illustrator.
"Lydia and Julie have been through many adventures as they navigated junior high and the search for popularity, but as they near the end of seventh grade, life seems to be settling into a familiar rhythm. And then ... disaster strikes! Literally. The peaceful world of Hamlin Junior High is rocked when the students learn that they're going to have to play host to new students whose junior high school burned down. The outside threat bands the Hamlin kids together against a common enemy--for a while. When someone gets their hands on Lydia and Julie's notebook and starts papering the school with some of the girls' most private thoughts, no one from either school wants anything to do with them. With the big, combined-school dance looming, how can the girls stop the war and redeem their rotten reputations?"--Page 4 of cover.
Confronting political Islam : six lessons from the West's past Owen, John M. (John Malloy), 1962- author.
Live at the Fillmore East and West : getting backstage and personal with rock's greatest legends Glatt, John, author.
Gettysburg : the true account of two young heroes in the greatest battle of the Civil War Martin, Iain C., author.
An account of the historic Civil War battle from the perspectives of two teenage soldiers draws on first-hand accounts to cover key events while providing complementary maps, related trivia, and original photographs.
King Thrushbeard Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863, author.
Because of her hateful pride, the king gives his daughter in marriage to the first beggar that comes to the door.
Avatar, the last airbender. The promise Yang, Gene Luen.
The ultimate book about me Platt, Richard, author.
Explores what makes a person a person, including their genes, body, brain, memory, emotions, gender, and ancestors.
Master handbook of acoustics Everest, F. Alton (Frederick Alton), 1909-2005, author.
Art journal courage : fearless mixed media techniques for journaling bravely Wakley, Dina.
Dungeon master's guide Mearls, Mike, designer.
Patchwork city : 75 innovative blocks for the modern quilter : 6 sampler quilts Hartman, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Anne)
Necktie quilts reinvented : 16 beautifully traditional projects - rotary cutting techniques Copenhaver, Christine, 1950- author.
A mindfulness-based stress reduction workbook for anxiety Stahl, Bob.
"If you have anxiety or suffer from panic attacks, little things like driving, being at a party where you don't know anyone, or even going to the grocery store can seem overwhelming. But these little things are a part of everyday life, and if you try to avoid them, you may end up feeling alienated, lonely, and unfulfilled. Furthermore, simply avoiding anxiety-causing situations will not help you to conquer your anxiety. If anything, it can make it worse! So how can you take control of your anxiety symptoms, once and for all? In The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety, three mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) experts provide mindfulness meditations and exercises to help sooth anxiety, understand common triggers, and live more fully in the moment. Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, MBSR is a powerful, evidence-based treatment model that fuses mindfulness meditation and yoga, and has been proven effective in treating a wide range of chronic disorders and diseases. The mindfulness practices in MBSR help you to cultivate a greater awareness of the connection between your body and mind, and can help you identify and move past the toxic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that lie at the root of your anxiety. If you are ready to take the first step toward managing your fears, anxiety, and worry, this book can help show you the way"--
Bar Tartine : techniques & recipes Balla, Nick, author.
A collection of recipes from and techniques favored at the San Francisco eatery from mid-February 2011 through February 2014.
The Italian Americans : a history Laurino, Maria, author.
Maria Laurino strips away stereotypes and nostalgia to tell the complicated, centuries-long story of the true Italian-American experience. Looking beyond the familiar caricatures fostered by popular culture, she tells the stories of Sicilian workers imported to replace the labor of freed slaves, the grim realities from which most immigrants came, the lynchings of Italian Americans, and the first uses of the word "mafia." Laurino shows how Italian Americans dominated the fishing industry in San Francisco, helped save the city after the Great Fire, and were interned or restricted as "enemy aliens" during World War II. Readers will meet the celebrated NYPD officer who battled "The Black Hand", sex-symbol Rudolph Valentino, who attracted both adoration and scorn, and Rosina Bonavita, the real-life "Rosie the Riveter." Laurino brings to light the significance of Italian American roots to generation-defining authors and poets like Diane DiPrima, and examines how Italian Americans' focus on family and community has influenced American politics. From anarchist radicals of the early twentieth century to Nancy Pelosi and Andrew Cuomo, from traditional artisans to rebel songsters like Frank Sinatra and Lady Gaga, this book explores and celebrates the rich history and ongoing vitality of Italian American life.--From publisher description.
Style me vintage. Accessories : a guide to collectable hats, gloves, bags, shoes, costume jewellery & more Thompson, Naomi, author.
This essential addition to the hugely popular Style Me Vintage series will help you finish off your vintage look to perfection. It's the accessories and smaller details that help create the final polished look, whether it's a homage to the 1920s or the 1980s or everything in between, and it's oh so easy to get those details wrong and ruin the effect. Here to help you through the minefield are vintage experts Naomi Thompson and Liz Tregenza, offering invaluable advice on how to correctly identify, source and wear vintage jewellery, sunglasses, hats, gloves, scarves, bags and shoes. With informative and beautiful photography and no-nonsense tips, this is every vintage fan's ideal go-to guide.
Starring Jules (third grade debut) Ain, Beth Levine, author.
Jules is starting third grade, but her new teacher seems a little strange, she has to choose and research a famous person for the class wax museum project, and rehearsals for the sitcom she is in are harder than ever--especially since the TV show is about to air.
Amazing animal senses Llewellyn, Claire, author.
Discusses how different animals use their senses to find food, attract a mate, detect danger, and bond with their young.
Sun, moon, and stars Wilson, Hannah, author.
A basic introduction to astronomy introduces readers to the sky above them and describes the characteristics of the moon, the sun, and the stars.
Animal colors Feldman, Thea, author.
Explores animal coloration, discussing how it helps them survive.
Fur and feathers Llewellyn, Claire, author.
Describes the fur, hair, or feathers on animals and explains how they are useful.
Whack of the P-rex Cummings, Troy, author.
When Alexander and his friends find a very large footprint and piles of candy everywhere, they realize the school is being threatened by a Piñata-saurus Rex, a sweet-tasting monster who likes to smash things--and they find that the solution may be as near as a broken ant farm.
Dwyane Wade : basketball superstar Doeden, Matt.
"Introduces readers to the life of pro basketball star Dwyane Wade"--
Stitched paper art for kids : 22 cheeky pickle sewing projects Benyon, Ali, 1973- author.
Turn your resident amateur sewist into a master of paper craft with Stitched Paper Art. Sewing machine novices or not, kids will build their skills while creating bright, fun art. Varied projects include headbands and necklaces, bookmarks and buntings, and picture frames and purses. Mixing and matching designs and colors is part of the fun. The simplicity of the process practically guarantees that kids can finish a project in just one afternoon. And since paper is much more forgiving to work with than fabric, it gives them the confidence necessary to complete project after project after project!
Playing pro basketball Gitlin, Marty.
For a professional player, basketball isn't just a fun game--it's a job. Millions of people are watching your every move, expecting you to make every shot and block your competitors'. You have to give your all for every game, and when you're not playing, you're sharpening skills, working on plays, and studying your opponents. Dedication extends beyond the season. You must follow strict diets and workout plans to stay in shape throughout the year. You must learn to manage the pressure of constant travel and stardom. Is it worth it? This book, which was reviewed by 11-year National Basketball Association (NBA) veteran and three-time NBA champion Devean George, offers an authentic look at what life is like as a pro basketball player.
Minecraft hacks master builder : the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you Miller, Megan, author.
"With Minecraft hacks master builder, kids will learn how to build the coolest stuff, including an underwater house, a pirate ship, and a fortified castle! Other tips will help gamers: Find the best locations, choose their favorite style, learn how to get started with foundations and walls, become landscaping experts, learn how to decorate their living room, and much more! Packed with expert tips, cheats, and hacks on planning all types of buildings and with over one hundred screenshots, Minecraft Hacks Master Builder shows exactly how the experts bring their amazing structures to life, from designing realistic roofs and exteriors to planning crenelated castle battlements. Detailed step-by-step illustrated guides will let every kid follow along to build their very own awesome castles, bridges, and farms and add the decor and landscaping details that bring their creations to life."--Amazon.com
Do you know dinosaurs? Bergeron, Alain M., 1957-
Facts about dinosaurs, presented in graphic novel format.
Do you know praying mantises? Bergeron, Alain M., 1957-
Facts about praying mantises, presented in graphic novel format.
Starring Jules (in drama-rama) Ain, Beth Levine.
Jules, excited and nervous about her part in a sitcom pilot, is also concerned about her class moving up ceremony and her touchy relationships with ex-best friend Charlotte and new best friend Elinor--it is almost too much drama for one seven-year-old New Yorker to handle.
Keena Ford and the secret journal mix-up Thomson, Melissa, 1979-
When she accidentally leaves her journal in Tiffany's apartment, Keena is afraid that Tiffany will reveal all of her secrets.
Little Red Quacking Hood Jones, Noah (Noah Z.), author.
In her second adventure in the Land of Fake-Believe, Princess Pink meets Scaredy-Pants Wolf, a baker whose business has been robbed by Little Red Quacking Hood--and to save the bakery Princess must figure out why the ducks are suddenly so interested in pies.
Get to know dog breeds : the 200 most popular breeds Krämer, Eva-Maria.
"Discusses the appearance, origin, and temperament of more than two hundred dog breeds categorized into groups according to the tasks they were originally bred for, including herding dogs, hunting dogs, sled dogs, lap dogs, and more"--
Get to know cat breeds : over 40 best-known breeds Metz, Gabriele.
"Discusses the appearance, origin, and temperament of more than forty cat breeds grouped into categories established by the Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFe): Persians and exotic shorthairs, semi-longhair cats, short-haired cats and Somali, the Oriental family, and breeds recognized by the World Cat Federation (WCF). Includes a chapter on cat care"--
Get to know horse breeds : the 100 best-known breeds Behling, Silke.
"Discusses more than one hundred horse breeds categorized into groups according to temperament, build, and size: warm bloods, Thoroughbreds, Baroque horses, cold bloods, small horses and ponies, gaited horses, and Western horses"--
Sankarea. 10 Hattori, Mitsuru, 1977- author, artist.
A letter from his grandfather leads Chihiro to an ice cave where a centuries-old frozen zombie reveals the secrets of Grandpa Jogoro's tragic past and the origins of the zombie elixir. All this unlocks a deep-seated memory in Chihiro that finally reveals the reason behind his infatuation with zombies, but before he has time to reflect on everything, Chihiro discovers that Rea has gone on a rampage in search of her 'favorite food.' Will Chihiro sacrifice himself to satiate Rea's voracious appetite for human flesh?
Toriko. 25, Gourmet Corp. invasion!! Shimabukuro, Mitsutoshi, 1975- author, artist.
Gourmet Corp. attacks the unsuspecting public at the Cooking Stadium while they are assembled to celebrate food and watch the world's top chefs compete at the Cooking Festival. Toriko's chef partner, Komatsu, is captured, and the long-held rivalry between the IGO and Gourmet Corp. explodes into all-out war. This looks like a fight for Toriko and all his friends, but can they win against old foes and new alike?
Naruto. Vol. 68, Path Kishimoto, Masashi, 1974- author, illustrator.
The Five Kage, a reincarnated Hokage, the Shinobi Alliance, Naruto, and Sasuke all battle with Obito, but it is his past that finally unseats him, while at the same time, Madara moves to become the next Rikudou Sennin.
Nura, rise of the Yokai clan. 24, Battle of Aoi Spiral Castle Shiibashi, Hiroshi, 1980- author, artist.
While the day belongs to humans, the night belongs to yokai, supernatural creatures that thrive on human fear. Caught between these worlds is Rikuo Nura. He's three-quarters human, but his grandfather is none other than Nurarihyon, the supreme commander of the Nura clan, a powerful yokai consortium. So, Rikuo is an ordinary teenager three quarters of the time, until his yokai blood awakens. Then Rikuo transforms into the future leader of the Nura clan, leading a hundred demons. Key members of the Nura clan plunge into battle with the Gokadoin clan, but as the battle wears on, Rikuo struggles to keep his clan energized. Meanwhile, Ryuji seeks a way to penetrate the Gokadoin stronghold... Aoi Spiral Castle!
Alice in the Country of Joker. The nightmare trilogy. 2, Afternoon dream QuinRose (Firm)
Kimi ni todoke. Vol. 20 = from me to you Shiina, Karuho, author, artist.
At career conferences, Kazehaya's father blows a fuse! When Kazehaya shares his complicated feelings about his strict father with Sawako, their relationship deepens. It's just in time for Valentine's Day, when Sawako's plans to give Kazehaya chocolate for the first time hit a surprise twist!
The Mammoth book of SF stories by women
This anthology showcases the most exceptional science fiction stories written by women in recent decades, from classic stars like Ursula K. Le Guin and James Tiptree Jr. to science-fiction greats such Nancy Kress, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Karen Joy Fowler to new award-winning talents.
Butterflies in November Auður A. Ólafsdóttir, 1958- author.
After being dumped and then winning the lottery, a woman in her thirties, along with her best friend's four-year-old deaf-mute son, takes a transformative road trip through Iceland, encountering eccentrics and finding herself.
Party popcorn : 75 creative recipes for everyone's favorite snack Swank, Ashton.
"Seventy-five popcorn recipes for every occasion and every taste, from savory to sweet. Popcorn lovers don't have to break the bank by buying the expensive gourmet kind anymore! This cookbook includes 75 tasty popcorn recipes that are not only significantly cheaper, but also incredibly fun to make at home. Treat your friends and family to flavored popcorn beyond the average caramel or cheddar flavors you're used to getting in those tin cans. From sweet, like Turtle Brownie, Gooey S'mores, and Firecracker (which uses Pop Rocks candy) to savory, like Pepperoni Pizza, Bacon Teriyaki, and Taco Lime, the wide variety of options means there is a batch that's perfect for any occasion. For added appeal, popcorn is naturally vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and nut-free, making it a great alternative to sugary and fatty processed snacks. Swank's colorful and gifty book is the last word in popcorn-making"--
The life of Carter G. Woodson : father of African-American history Durden, Robert Franklin.
The life of Harriet Tubman : Moses of the Underground Railroad Schraff, Anne E.
The life of Martin Luther King, Jr. : leader for civil rights Schuman, Michael.
The life of Bessie Coleman : first African-American woman pilot Plantz, Connie, author.
White collared. Part four, Passion Bell, Shelly.
Harpy thyme Anthony, Piers.
Gloha, the beautiful offspring of a chance mating between a harpy and a goblin, asks the Good Magician Humfrey for help in finding the one true love with whom she can share her life and is sent on a perilous quest in search of truth, friendship, and eventually happiness.
Rock chick. Revolution Ashley, Kristen, author.
"Ally Nightingale has secrets. Secrets she doesn't even share with the Rock Chicks. But two men know what she's up to. One has her back. The other has her heart, but he doesn't know it. As Ally rewinds the last year of her life, she knows two things. One, she's never going to get what every Rock Chick should have -- her own Hot Bunch guy. And two, she's a Nightingale through and through. She just isn't sure what to do about that. But as her secrets are revealed, the men in her life react. Darius Tucker, a lifelong friend, as usual takes her back. Ren Zano, the man she loves, isn't quite so sure. The Rock Chicks, Hot Bunch and the entire gang at Fortnum's weigh in, and a Rock Chick Revolution starts brewing. It's up to Ally to control it and prove what she knows down to her bones. She's a Rock Chick, she deserves her hot guy and she's going to keep the one she wants... Because she's a Nightingale"--Page 4 of cover.
A song to die for Blakely, Mike.
Eagerly taking work as a new guitarist for a former country music legend, Vietnam veteran Creed Mason partners with Texas Ranger Hooley Johnson, who believes that the band has ties to a string of mob hits.
Red Lily Roberts, Nora.
Hayley, finally finding a place to settle down with her young daughter, revels in newfound friendships, one of which leads to romance, while investigating a centuries-old mystery.
Queen of song and souls Wilson, C. L.
As the evil mages of Eld stand on the brink of victory, the Fey King Rain and his bride Ellysetta must place their faith in love--and in themselves--by embracing a forbidden power that could either destroy their world or save it.
Background to danger Ambler, Eric, 1909-1998.
Stick Leonard, Elmore, 1925-2013.
When an ex-con hears about a profitable scam, he reverts back to his old ways, but in this case, he ends up on the wrong side of a psycho killer who has his own definition of justice.
Want you dead James, Peter, 1948- author.
"Single girl, 33, redhead and smouldering, love life that's crashed and burned. Seeks new flame to rekindle her fire. Fun, friendship and--who knows--more maybe? In Peter James' Want You Dead, thirty-year old Red Cameron meets handsome, charming and rich thirty-five year old Bryce Laurent through an online dating agency, and is instantly attracted to him. But as their love blossoms, the truth about his past begins to emerge, and with it his dark side. Everything he has told Red about himself turns out to be a tissue of lies, and her infatuation with him gradually turns to terror. Within a year, and under police protection, she evicts him from her flat and her life. But far from being over, her nightmare is only just beginning. For Bryce is obsessed and besotted with her. He intends to destroy, by fire, everything and everyone she has ever known and loved--and then her, too. It's up to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace to stop him before it's too late"--
Alpha goddess Howard, Amalie.
"Sera is a Hindu goddess incarnate and must battle between her good and evil sides in order to save the world from becoming hell on earth"--
Rock chick. Regret Ashley, Kristen, author.
Sadie Townsend is known by all as The Ice Princess and she's worked hard to earn her reputation. Her father, a now-incarcerated Drug Lord, has kept her under his thumb her whole life and she's learned enough from living in his world to give everyone the cold shoulder. But one inebriated night, she shows the Real Sadie to the undercover agent she knows is investigating her father, the handsome Hector Chavez, and he knows he'll stop at nothing to have her. Hector makes one (huge) mistake, he waits for Sadie to come to him. Tragedy strikes and Sadie's got a choice, she can retreat behind her Ice Fortress or she can embrace the Rock Chick/Hot Bunch World. Guided by Hector, the Rock Chicks, the Hot Bunch and her new gay roommates, Buddy and Ralphie, Sadie negotiates a life out from under her father's thumb, a life that includes poison, arson and learning how to make s'mores.
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.
Longboat blues Griffin, H. Terrell.
A burned-out trial lawyer is conscripted to aid his friend, whose girlfriend's body was found on his balcony.
Pretty when she destroys Frater, Rhiannon, author.
Amaliya Vezorak always believed she was destined to live a failed life in obscurity until she was brutally murdered by an ancient vampire named The Summoner and reborn as a powerful vampire necromancer. Now it is up to her to save the world.
Noni says no Hartt-Sussman, Heather.
Noni can do many things. But she can't say no. Find what happens that causes Noni to finally stand up for herself.
The Kashmiri shawl : a novel Dobson, Joanne, 1942-
Chosen Haley, Patricia.
"After Dave Mitchell abandoned his wife and business partner, Madeline, and their four children for a younger woman, the battle ... [for the family ministry began in earnest]."--P.  of cover.
Some luck Smiley, Jane, author.
On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different yet equally remarkable children: Frank, the brilliant, stubborn first-born, Joe, whose love of animals makes him the natural heir to his family's land, Lillian, an angelic child who enters a fairy-tale marriage with a man only she will fully know, Henry, the bookworm who's not afraid to be different, and Claire, who earns the highest place in her father's heart. Moving from post-World War I America through the early 1950s, Some Luck gives us an intimate look at this family's triumphs and tragedies, zooming in on the realities of farm life, while casting-as the children grow up and scatter to New York, California, and everywhere in between-a panoramic eye on the monumental changes that marked the first half of the twentieth century.
Out of season Havill, Steven.
"Bill Gastner, Undersheriff of Posadas County, New Mexico, is about to lose his valuable deputy when she goes to Minnesota with her doctor husband. Then his life becomes even more complicated when his boss, the sheriff, dies in a private plane crash piloted by his brother-in-law. Questions about why the men were flying (the sheriff hated to fly), especially in bad weather are overshadowed when the coroner finds that the pilot was killed by gun shots originating from the ground ..."--P.  of cover.
Arrested development. Season 4.
The long-awaited return of the Bluth family. Featuring the entire original cast from the first three seasons, the fourth season incorporates a non-linear storyline that leaves the viewer wanting more from the ever-dysfunctional Bluth family.
The Americans. The complete second season.
Technological advances have escalated Cold War tensions to an all-time high, and undercover KGB operatives Elizabeth and Philip Jennings face the growing threat of discovery. As their assignments grow more deadly, their family is in more danger, and their loyalties are tested like never before.
Havana storm Cussler, Clive.
While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that could 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 their own investigation, which brings them to Cuba too, and squarely into harm's way. The three have been in desperate situations before, but perhaps never quite as dire as the one facing them now.
War dogs Bear, Greg, 1951-
They came in peace, bearing gifts. The Gurus were a highly advanced species who brought useful and sophisticated technology to Earth. They warned of a far more malevolent life form who has hounded the Gurus across the cosmos. They're called the Antagonists, or Antags, and have already taken Mars. Enter Master Sergeant Michael Venn, who, with his band of brothers, goes on a mission to turn back the Antag tide. But they will face impossible odds just to survive, let alone make it home alive.
Pegasus : a novel Steel, Danielle.
"Late 1930's Germany: Best friends Alex von Hemmerle and Nicolas von Bingen, titled childhood friends with neighboring estates, are witnessing the rise of Nazism when Nick's father reveals the long-buried secret of his son's partial Jewish ancestry. Warned by highly placed friends to flee, the only treasures Nick and his sons can take are two dazzling Lipizzaner horses, gifts from Alex. These powerful and majestic creatures become their ticket to a new life waiting across the ocean-one in which a job has been promised to Nick with the famous Ringling Brothers Circus. While Alex and his daughter face escalating danger in war torn Europe, Nick struggles to adjust to life in the circus...until a graceful young high wire walker manages to steal his heart. Spanning multiple generations and continents, this is a rich, involving story of transformation, perseverance, fate, love, and loss, tied together by two families who were never meant to stay apart and the magnificent stallion that will link them forever" --
Dead but not forgotten stories from the world of Sookie Stackhouse
A collection of original Sookie Stackhouse stories written by authors handpicked by Charlaine Harris herself.
By winter's light Laurens, Stephanie, author.
"It's December 1837, and the young adults of the Cynster clan have succeeded in having the family Christmas celebration held at snowbound Casphairn Manor, Richard and Catriona Cynster's home. Led by Sebastian, Marquess of Earith, and by Lucilla, future Lady of the Vale, and her twin brother, Marcus, the upcoming generation has its own plans for the holiday season. Yet where Cynsters gather, love is never far behind. The festive occasion brings together Daniel Crosbie, tutor to Lucifer Cynster's sons, and Claire Meadows, widow and governess to Gabriel Cynster's daughter. Daniel and Claire have met before, and the embers of an unexpected passion smolder between them, but Claire--once bitten, twice shy--believes a second marriage is not in her stars. Daniel, however, is determined to press his suit. He has seen the love the Cynsters share, and Claire is the lady with whom he dreams of sharing his life. Assisted by a bevy of Cynsters, innate matchmakers every one, Daniel strives to persuade Claire that trusting him with her hand and her heart is her right path to happiness. Meanwhile, out riding on Christmas Eve, the young adults of the Cynster clan respond to a plea for help. Summoned to a humble dwelling in ruggedly forested mountains, Lucilla is called on to help with the difficult birth of a child, while the others rise to the challenge of helping her. With a violent storm closing in and severely limited options, the next generation of Cynsters face their first collective test--can they save this mother and child--and themselves, too? Back at the manor, Claire is increasingly drawn to Daniel, and, despite her misgivings, against the backdrop of the ongoing festivities their relationship deepens. Yet she remains torn--until catastrophe strikes, and by winter's light she learns that love--true love--is worth any risk, any price" --
Excellent sheep the miseducation of the American elite & the way to a meaningful life Deresiewicz, William, 1964-
A sharp look at the high-pressure conveyor belt that begins with parents and counselors who demand perfect grades and culminates in the skewed applications Deresiewicz saw firsthand as a member of Yale's admissions committee. As schools shift focus from the humanities to 'practical' subjects like economics and computer science, students are losing the ability to think in innovative ways.
Blood magick Roberts, Nora, author.
"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"--
A.D. 30 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. The story of Jesus in a way never experienced before. Step back in time to the year, Anno Domini, 30.
Prince Lestat Rice, Anne, 1941- author.
"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 Botticelli 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 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 ..."--
Malice Higashino, Keigo, 1958-
Acclaimed bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is found brutally murdered in his home on the night before he's planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office, a locked room, within his locked house, by his wife and his best friend, both of whom have rock solid alibis. Or so it seems. At the crime scene, Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga recognizes Hidaka's best friend, Osamu Nonoguchi. Years ago when they were both teachers, they were colleagues at the same public school. Kaga went on to join the police force while Nonoguchi eventually left to become a full time writer, though with not nearly the success of his friend Hidaka. As Kaga investigates, he eventually uncovers evidence that indicates that the two writers' relationship was very different that they claimed, that they were anything but best friends. But the question before Kaga isn't necessarily who, or how, but why. In a brilliantly realized tale of cat and mouse, the detective and the killer battle over the truth of the past and how events that led to the murder really unfolded. And if Kaga isn't able to uncover and prove why the murder was committed, then the truth may never come out.
Not my father's son : a memoir Cumming, Alan, 1965- author, narrator.
A beloved star of stage, television, and film, Alan Cumming is a successful artist whose diversity and fearlessness is unparalleled. His success masks a painful childhood growing up under the heavy rule of an emotionally and physically abusive father--a relationship that tormented him long into adulthood. When television producers in the United Kingdom approached him to appear on a popular celebrity genealogy show in 2010, Alan enthusiastically agreed. He hoped the show would solve a family mystery involving his maternal grandfather, a celebrated World War II hero who disappeared in the Far East. But as the truth of his family ancestors revealed itself, Alan learned far more than he bargained for about himself, his past, and his own father. With ribald humor, wit, and incredible insight, Alan seamlessly moves back and forth in time, integrating stories from his childhood in Scotland and his experiences today as a film, television, and theater star. At times suspenseful, deeply moving, and wickedly funny, Not My Father's Son will make readers laugh even as it breaks their hearts.
The QB the making of modern quarterbacks Feldman, Bruce.
The story of a year in the making of those star players, and of the most significant year in QB development in sport's history, with the meteoric rise of various quarterback gurus finally coming to light. It is also the year 5'10" Russell Wilson wins the Super Bowl and for the first time in over 60 years a sub-six-foot QB, Johnny Manziel, gets drafted in the first round, forcing NFL power brokers to re-examine how they look at the position, and the game.
Joni Mitchell : in her own words Mitchell, Joni, interviewee.
This riveting narrative, told in interviews and lyrics, is shared in the hope of illuminating a timeless body of work and inspiring others. Through seven decades of life and art, discussing the influence of Joni Mitchell's childhood, love and loss, playing dives and huge festivals, acclaim and criticism, poverty and affluence, glamorous triumphs and tragic mistakes.
The boy who drew monsters : a novel Donohue, Keith, author.
Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, ten-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to venture outdoors. Refusing to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine, Jack Peter spends his time drawing monsters. When those drawings take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire. His mother, Holly, begins to hear strange sounds in the night coming from the ocean, and she seeks answers from the local Catholic priest and his Japanese housekeeper, who fill her head with stories of shipwrecks and ghosts. His father, Tim, wanders the beach, frantically searching for a strange apparition running wild in the dunes. And the boy's only friend, Nick, becomes helplessly entangled in the eerie power of the drawings. While those around Jack Peter are haunted by what they think they see, only he knows the truth behind the frightful occurrences as the outside world encroaches upon them all.
Good hunting an American spymaster's story Devine, Jack, 1940-
The memoir of Devine's time in the CIA, where he served for more than 30 years, rising to become the acting deputy director of operations, responsible for the agency's spying operations. A story of intrigue and high-stakes maneuvering, more gripping when the fate of geopolitical order hangs in the balance. It also sounds a warning to the nation's decision makers: covert operations, not costly and devastating full-scale interventions, are the best safeguard of America's interests worldwide.
Desert god a novel of ancient Egypt Smith, Wilbur A.
On the gleaming banks of the Nile, the brilliant Taita-slave and advisor to the Pharaoh-finds himself at the center of a vortex of passion, intrigue, and danger. His quest to destroy the Hyksos army and form an alliance with Crete takes him on an epic journey up the Nile, through Arabia and the magical city of Babylon, and across the open seas.
Be my valentine, Charlie Brown
The good times begin with a certain big-nosed beagle playing Cupid and does not stop until Charlie Brown opens his mailbox one last, eager time. Homemade Valentine's, class parties, the tug of romance and the allure of chocolate set the mood for these school children.
Barney. Dance with Barney
Have a tee-riffic time when you move and groove with Barney and his friends. Join Barney and learn many different types of dance, from hip-hop to ballet to folk dance and more.
Earthflight. The complete series
Narrated by David Tennant, this documentary focusing on the flight of birds was filmed over four years and forty countries with help from camera-carrying birds, drones, paragliders and remote-control microflight planes.
Dancing in Jaffa
After decades abroad, renowned ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine returns to his hometown of Jaffa, Israel, nostalgic for the streets of his youth but dismayed by the strong current of racial animosity that now serves as the norm. Fueled by his belief in dancing's power to build self-esteem and social awareness, Dulaine brings his popular Dancing Classrooms program to three diverse, Jaffa-based schools where he teaches ballroom basics to the ethnically mixed population of children.
Death dealers Pendleton, Don, 1927-1995.
When terrorists from all over the world gather in Hawaii to bid on stolen missiles, the Able Team goes undercover to stop the auction, while the Phoenix Force hunts down the weapons and the group responsible for the theft.
The queen of four kingdoms : an historical novel Michael, of Kent, Princess.
Yolande, daughter of the King of Aragon, is wedded to the young Duke Louis II of Anjou, a match that promises to bring an end to conflict, but with her new husband away in Naples, Yolande becomes a powerful regent and complex heroine.
Double trouble Wilde, Lori.
Charmed and dangerous: when her thrill-seeking twin sister goes missing, Maddie Cooper must come to her rescue, which means teaming up with irritating, arrogant and altogether way to sexy FBI agent David Marshall. David isn't one to get easily distracted, but his new self-proclaimed partner has him completely sidetracked with her delectable curves and knockout smile. His first priority: follow the leads in the case. Then he can go about the all too enjoyable task of following his heart.
Angel's peak Carr, Robyn.
"Four years ago, Air Force sweethearts Franci Duncan and Sean Riordan reached an impasse. She wanted marriage and a family. He didn't. But a chance meeting proves that the bitter breakup hasn't cooled their sizzling chemistry. Sean has settled down in spite of himself--he's not the cocky young fighter pilot he was when Franci left, and he wants them to try again. After all, they have a history, but that's not all they share. Franci's secret reason for walking away when Sean refused to commit is now three and a half: a red-headed cherub named Rosie who shares her daddy's emerald green eyes."--p.  of cover.
Shattered Howard, Linda, 1950- author.
"ALL THAT GLITTERS When Greek billionaire Nikolas Constantinos set out to lock down a major business deal with the beautiful--and scandalous--Jessica Stanton, falling for her hadn't been part of the plan. A steamy one-night stand was all he'd allow. Because love would lead to commitment. And commitment to a woman with Jessica's reputation could ruin him. But as it turns out, falling in love is the one thing beyond his control" -- from publisher's web site.
Forget you ever knew me Dailey, Judy.
Turnabout ; Shallow secrets Ollerman, Rick, author.
TURNABOUT--Former cop Frankie O'Neil's best friend has just taken a high dive out of a plane without a chute. He'd been working with a couple of cops, Hill and Fetterman, to figure out a complicated scheme involving a shady business at a financial services company. They'd been using a computer system to hide what's been going on, and the police need help to figure out their scheme. With O'Neil's friend gone, they turn to him as a replacement. The trouble is, O'Neil doesn't trust anybody except his young protégé, and they set out to find out who is really responsible for the strange death of Tim Clayton. Money's involved, and lots of it. When O'Neil's wife is suddenly taken, he has no choice but to unravel the tangled skein of corruption and missing money made possible by a mix of old-fashioned corruption and a new breed of criminal. SHALLOW SECRETS--A captured killer implicates an impossible suspect. A cop's career is ruined. When James Robinson abruptly leaves the force, he walks away from law enforcement forever, disgraced publicly and privately, his life in complete shambles. Or so he thinks. Years later, another killer is caught, and when lovely reporter Sabrina Wells seeks his help, Robinson won't even listen. Until she shows him a note in his own handwriting, tying him to a victim he'd long since thought put to rest. Haunted by a promise from his past, Robinson and Sabrina travel north to Baker County, Florida, where they uncover a nest of seemingly unconnected murders. Or are they? Past and present come together in a sweltering mix of passion and murder. Can Robinson escape the sins of his past and catch a killer or killers in the process? Or will he himself fall victim to a stalker who knows more about him than he ever dreamed?
The Vendetta of Felipe Espinosa Jones, Adam James.
A historical epic based on the story of one of America's first serial killers and foreign terrorists reimagines the murder spree of fanatical gunman Felipe Espinosa against a backdrop of the Civil War.
Navy seal noel Johnson, Liz, 1981-
Abducted by a drug cartel, scientist Jessalynn McCoy's orders are simple--produce a deadly toxin, or be killed. Trapped with no options, she is desperate for help she just never expected it from Will Gumble. The boy who let her down years ago is now a navy SEAL. She trusts his skills, his experience. Yet trusting him is a struggle. Will's Christmas wish is to heal their damaged relationship and get them to safety. But time is running out and the stakes keep rising. Any mistake could mean the difference between facing the holidays together or apart forever.
Her unforgettable royal lover Lovelace, Merline.
"Undercover agent Dominic St. Sebastian never expected to be dubbed a duke. The resulting media frenzy puts his name in the headlines and his undercover career on hold. And it's all the fault of his cousin's dowdy research assistant Natalie Clark, who dug up the information...then showed up on Dom's doorstep with a case of amnesia! So why is Dom suddenly finding her so unforgettable? Could it be that Natalie isn't what she seems? One thing's certain: their undeniable magnetism is about to take them on a royally wild ride!"-- From back cover.
Her Christmas guardian McCoy, Shirlee.
Former army ranger Boone Anderson immediately senses danger when he spots Scout Cramer and her precious little girl while holiday shopping. Then two cars suddenly give chase in the parking lot--kidnapping the child. His worst suspicions are confirmed, and professional instincts propel him into action. Having lost his own infant daughter years before, Boone is determined to reunite the beautiful single mother and her missing child. But when a secret from Scout's past finally catches up to her, she must work with her self-appointed guardian to save her daughter. Before the kidnappers cancel Christmas for all of them--permanently.
Lone star survivor Thompson, Colleen.
"Killed in action" a year ago, US Army captain Ian Rayford shocks everyone when he stumbles half-dead onto his family's Texas ranch. Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Ian can barely remember his relatives. His former fiancee, a psychologist specializing in PTSD, arrives to help Ian recover. But not everyone wants her to unearth the dangerous secrets he's carrying.
Christmas with the rancher Leo, Mary.
In the fifteen years she's been gone, real estate mogul Bella Biondi forgot how sexy Travis Granger could be. And she can't afford to remember! She's back in Briggs to sell her dad's inn, that's all. No more tears or heartache, no reminiscing, definitely no kissing. Travis has other ideas. He's sure he can crack the hard shell tough-minded Bella's built around herself. A sleigh ride, a snowball fight, some carols, and the real Bella will emerge. Not this Scrooge who's out to dismantle a cherished part of the town's history at all costs, but his childhood sweetheart. The cowgirl. The ice-skater. The girl who loves the holidays in ranch country even more than he does Can Travis bring Bella back in time to save Christmas?
Big sky daddy Ford, Linda (Linda Carol)
Caleb Craig will do anything for his son, even ask his boss's enemy for help. Not only does Lilly Bell tend to his son's injured puppy, but she offers to rehabilitate little Teddy's leg. Caleb knows that getting Teddy to walk again is all that really matters, yet he wonders if maybe Lilly can heal his brooding heart, as well.
The secret affair Jackson, Brenda (Brenda Streater)
"It has been a year since Jillian Novak ended their affair--a year that left Dr. Aidan Westmoreland determined to win back his lover. He knows they shouldn't have to keep their relationship a secret and he'll follow her around the world to prove it. Fourteen days on a cruise ship--just Aidan, Jillian and the deep blue sea...and a passion that won't be denied."-- From back cover.
Silver Lake secrets Stone, Alison, 1969-
Nicole Braun left Silver Lake under a cloud of suspicion--and someone isn't about to let her forget her troubled past now that she's returned home. The single mom has worked hard to overcome her reputation, but suddenly she's the target of an unknown enemy. Only local police chief Brett Eggert has the power to protect her and her young son. But nothing prepares the lawman for the discovery that Nicole's little boy is the nephew he never knew he had. With Nicole's secret revealed, Brett is more determined than ever to ensure her safety and find out what's behind her deadly homecoming.
A season of the heart Clark, Dorothy (Dorothy Jane)
Rugged logger Daniel Braynard meets none of Ellen Hall's husband requirements. Groomed for a prestigious marriage, she already has a choice between two wealthy suitors. She plans to make her decision by Christmas while visiting her hometown. But when tasked with creating the town's decorations, she and Daniel are forced to work together. And her former childhood rescuer has matured into a man she can no longer ignore. Daniel hardly recognizes the ambitious socialite Ellen has become. Somewhere beneath her airs is the spirited, warmhearted friend he has never forgotten. As Christmas nears, will the chill between them thaw to reveal the gift of a sweet love that was meant to be?
A cowboy for Christmas Williams, Lacy, author.
"After an accident leaves her injured, Daisy Richards stays secluded at her family's ranch to avoid the town's gawking stares. Yet handsome cowboy newcomer Ricky White insists she do anything she dreams--ride a horse, decorate a Christmas tree... even steal a man's heart. Once a reckless cad, Ricky is to blame for what happened to Daisy. Now reformed, he wants to make amends by setting things right for his boss's beautiful daughter in time for the holidays. But Daisy doesn't know Ricky's responsible for her predicament. When the truth is revealed, will he lose the greatest gift he's ever received--her trust?"--Back cover.
Conveniently wed Moore, Angel.
To save her family's homestead Daisy Mosley will do whatever it takes, even if it means marrying a rugged cowboy who thinks he knows best. But though the widowed mother of two takes Tucker Barlow into her home as her husband, she isn't ready to welcome him into her heart. Tucker knows his marriage to Daisy is about convenience, not love. But after years of hiding his feelings for his childhood friend, he wants to shower her with affection and favor her twin sons with the fatherly attention he'd missed. Can he show Daisy that he is more than just a practical groomhe is a man worthy of her love?
Pregnant by the Texan Orwig, Sara.
"When folks think of Stella Daniels they think unassuming, even plain. But after a devastating tornado hits Royal, Texas, Stella steps up and leads the recovery effort. That's when she attracts the attention of construction magnate Aaron Nichols--and a surprising night of passion ensues. Aaron sees something special in the no-nonsense admin, and he's more than happy to bring her out of her shell. But when he discovers Stella's expecting his child, can he overcome his demons to be the hero this hometown heroine really needs?"-- From back cover.
The yuletide rescue Daley, Margaret.
When Dr. Bree Mathison's plane plummets into the Alaskan wilderness at Christmastime, she is torn between grief and panic. With the pilot--her dear friend--dead and wolves circling, she struggles to survive. Search and Rescue leader David Stone fights his way through the elements to save her. David suspects the plane crash might not have been an accident, spurring Bree's sense that she's being watched. But why is someone after her? Suddenly Bree finds herself caught in the middle of a whirlwind of secrets during the holiday season. With everyone she cares about most in peril, Bree and her promised protector must battle the Alaskan tundra and vengeful criminals to make it to the New Year.
Christmas in the billionaire's bed Maynard, Janice.
"Whatever possessed Emma Braithwaite to move to Silver Glen? She had no illusions that being in Aidan Kavanagh's hometown would reignite their love. But now that Aidan's returned for his brother's Christmas wedding, it's clear her explosive attraction to him has lost none of its power. She is the cool English beauty whose betrayal once shattered his heart. So Aidan's not looking for reconciliation--all he wants is Emma in his bed! Needless to say, Emma has other ideas, she's not settling for anything less than commitment this time..."-- From back cover.
Treacherous intent Tang, Camy, 1972-
Private investigator Elisabeth Aday thinks her California women's shelter is a safe haven--until skip tracer Liam O'Neill shows up. While searching for a missing woman, Liam unwittingly puts Elisabeth in the crosshairs of the deadly drug gang that is trailing his target. To stay alive, they must find the woman before the gang finds them. And when a second rival gang joins the search, the threats multiply. Deep in the lair of notorious drug dealers, Elisabeth can't tell which is more dangerous--the criminals after her--or her growing feelings for the man at her side.
Sonia Sotomayor : the Supreme Court's first Hispanic justice Barrington, Richard, 1961- author.
The illustrated history of guns : from first firearms to semiautomatic weapons Wills, Chuck, author.
See the history of civilization through the world's most deadly and fascinating firearms!The Illustrated History of Guns is a comprehensive look at the often deadly, sometimes surprising, always fascinating tools of battle. More than three hundred photographs of an eclectic mix of weapons were specially commissioned from the 8,000-piece collection of the Berman Museum of World History. Spanning the globe and hundreds of years, they include the traveling pistols of Confederate president Jefferson Davis and Heinrich Himmler's rifle. A variety of rare weapons of espionage and combination curiosa.
Good food fast! : deliciously healthy gluten-free meals for people on the go Roberts, Jason (Chef)
"If you want to eat healthy without sacrificing flavor but are so busy that you often find yourself resorting to takeout or packaged convenience foods, this book is for you! Chef Jason Roberts shows how eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables and other nutritious foods can fuel our bodies and minds--and still excite our palates"--
River of ink : literature, history, art Christensen, Thomas, 1948-
"Thomas Christensen's previous title 1616 : The World in Motion looked at a single year in the age of early maritime globalism--PW gave it a starred review, calling it 'a stunning overview of the nascent modern world.' By contrast his new gorgeously illustrated River of Ink ranges widely across time and cultures and offers what amounts to a magisterial history of literacy. The book's title refers to the sacking of Baghdad in 1258 when the Tigris ran black with the ink of books flung into the water by Mongol invaders. Other essays range from the writings of prehistoric Chinese cultures known only through archaeology to the state of book reviewing in the US today to the heroic efforts of contemporary Afghanis to keep the legacy of their ancient culture alive under the barrage of endless war. Christensen's encyclopaedic knowledge of both world art and a vast understanding of literature allows him to move easily from a discussion of the invention of moveable type in Korea to Johannes Kepler's search for the harmony of the spheres to the strange journey of an iron sculpture from Benin to the Louvre. Other essays cover the Popul Vuh of the Maya as exemplum of translation, the pioneering explorations of the early American naturalist John Bartram, the balletic works of Louis-Ferdinand Celine. It is Christensen's unparalleled gift to seemingly see the world whole and to offer a wealth of absolutely vital connections adequate to our position as citizens of an ever more rapidly globalizing world"--
XxxHolic omnibus. 4 CLAMP (Mangaka group)
Watanuki just can't seem to get a break. Whenever he makes efforts to spend time with his beloved Himawari, he's given an excuse-or worse yet, he ends up alone with Domeki. But when Watanuki finally gets a little more quality time with the girl of his dreams, he comes to discover the reason behind her constant avoidance and personally experiences the disastrous consequences of getting too close to her.
Stripped : cancer, culture and the cloud of unknowing : a memoir King, Heather.
A memoir of the author's decision to have a cancerous tumor removed from her breast and to forego all further treatment.
Trace of magic Francis, Diana Pharaoh, author.
Small victories : spotting improbable moments of grace Lamott, Anne.
"Anne Lamott writes about community, family and faith in essays that are wise, irreverent, funny and poignant - a style that has become her trademark. Now in Small Victories, Lamott has once again written a brilliant and insightful book that offers a message of hope that celebrates the triumph of light over the darkness in our lives. Our victories over hardships and pain may be small, they may be infrequent, but they keep us going and they often come from the most unexpected places: within ourselves. Lamott shows how we can forgive thoughtless family members, spotlights the value of turning toward love even in the most hopeless situations (the death of a loved one, a cancer diagnosis), and shows how to find the joy in getting lost in traffic while racing to the aid of a sick friend. Insightful and irreverent, the stories in Small Victories are proof that the human spirit is resilient and irrepressible"--
Aung San Suu Kyi : Myanmar's freedom fighter La Bella, Laura, author.
Pope Francis : the people's pontiff Machajewski, Sarah.
Agape leadership : lessons in spiritual leadership from the life of R.C. Chapman Peterson, Robert L., 1930-
Pleasurable weight loss : the secrets to feeling great, losing weight, and loving your life today La Flamme, Jena, author.
A Christian leader's guide to leading with love Strauch, Alexander, 1944-
A guide for church leaders and teachers to assist with relational skills, diminish senseless conflict, build a healthier church, and promote evangelism.
Head over heels in France : falling in love in the Lot Brick, Samantha, author.
Soviet space dogs Turkina, Olessya, author.
Tells the true stories of Laika, Belka, Strelka, and the other space dogs who were sent on experimental space flight explorations by the Soviet Union between 1951 and 1956.
Red Hood and the Outlaws. Volume 5, The big picture Tynion, James, IV, author.
"There's a dark force of nature that's forming in Gotham City...A face laughing in the dark that will one day tear Jason Todd's life apart. Featuring a BATMAN: ZERO YEAR tie-in, this action-packed volume finds the Outlaws in their toughest bind yet. Ra's al Ghul is back and more powerful than ever, the Outlaws are being held captive, and Jason Todd has lost his memories. Don't miss the Outlaws' final bloody showdown with Ra's al Ghul and the League of Assassins! Collects RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #25-31, and BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.3: Ra's Al Ghul"--
Worlds' finest. Volume 4, First contact Levitz, Paul, author.
"Power Girl and Huntress come face to face with Superman and Batman for the first time! In this BATMAN/SUPERMAN crossover, desperate times call for desperate measure as the Worlds' Finest reveal their origin to the fellow team. The two teams must work together to stop Kaizan Gamorra's plot to depower Power Girl and unlock the secrets of Superman of Earth 2! But following such a team up, what world will Power Girl and Huntress choose? Collects WORLDS' FINEST #18-21, WORLD'S FINEST ANNUAL #1 and BATMAN/SUPERMAN #8-9"--
Batman. Legends of the Dark Knight. Volume 3
Features tales of the Bat from comics creators and beyond! These new tales of Batman explore unusual sides of The Dark Knight, including his relationship with Alfred during his early years as a crimefigher, his method of dealing with super-powered foes, and more.
Manga Dogs. Vol. 2 Tōyama, Ema, 1981- author.
"Kanna has just gotten used to balancing her two lives as a high school student and a professional manga artist when three starry-eyed bozos intruded on her well-ordered life! But as she faces down a rival, a kidnapper, and her dismal popularity rankings, her dim-witted disciples have her back. Maybe having pets isn't so bad after all?"--Page 4 of cover.
Fossils Bowman, Chris, 1990- author.
"Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through grade three, this book introduces fossils to young readers through leveled text and related photos"--
Minerals Bowman, Chris, 1990- author.
"Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to minerals. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade"--
Soil Bowman, Chris, 1990- author.
"Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through grade three, this book introduces soil to young readers through leveled text and related photos"--
The Brown sisters : forty years Nixon, Nicholas, 1947- photographer.
In August 1974, the photographer Nicholas Nixon made a group portrait of his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters, Heather, Mimi and Laurie--the Brown sisters. He did not keep that image, but in 1975 he made another portrait of the four, who then ranged in age from 15 to 25. Working with an 8 x 10-inch view camera, whose large negatives capture a wealth of detail and a luscious continuity of tone, Nixon did the same in 1976, and this second successful photograph prompted him to suggest to the sisters that they assemble for a portrait every year. The women agreed and have gathered for an annual portrait ever since. Nicholas Nixon: 40 Years of the Brown Sisters celebrates the 40th anniversary of the series with luminous tritone reproductions of all 40 portraits and a new afterword by Sarah Hermanson Meister, which examines the series' public exhibitions, critical reception, and cult following.
Post office jobs : the ultimate 473 postal exam study guide and job finder Damp, Dennis V., author.
The all new sixth edition of Post Office Jobs provides an overview of what jobs are available, including many that don't require written tests and how to apply for them. You will also find a comprehensive 473/473E study guide with helpful test taking strategies that could dramatically improve many applicant's exam scores. Seven other sample postal exams are included in this new edition for maintenance, clerical, technician, and other major occupations.
Arduino projects for amateur radio Purdum, Jack J. (Jack Jay), author.
The home reference to holistic health & healing : easy-to-use natural remedies, herbs, flower essences, essential oils, supplements, and therapeutic practices for health, happiness, and well-being Mars, Brigitte, author.
The weight of the nation confronting America's obesity epidemic
Disc 1. Part 1. Consequences: "Examines the scope of the obesity epidemic and explores the serious health consequences of being overweight or obese."--Container.
The Christmas candle
Deep in the heart of the English countryside lays the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every twenty-five years an angel visits the village candle maker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights the Christmas Candle will receive a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end. When David Richmond, a progressive young minister from London arrives in Gladbury the villagers discover a new formula for miracles.
Mike the knight. Dragon stories
Every knight in training needs their merry band of friends and mike is no exception! Mike's best friends are Sparkie and squirt, a pair of friendly, funny and quirky dragons. In this collection of eight exciting adventures, Sparkie and squirt summon their bravery and special skills to help mike with his knightly missions: investigating strange noise, facing monsters and camping in the great outdoors! No challenge is too great for this courageous trio as long as they stick together.
The newsroom. The complete second season
The Newsroom takes a behind-the-scenes look at a high-rated cable-news program at the fictional ACN Network, focusing on the on and off camera lives of its acerbic anchor, a new executive producer, and their newsroom staff.
Venus in fur = La Vénus à la fourrure
In a Parisian theatre after a day of auditioning actresses for the play he is preparing to direct, Thomas is distraught that none has what it takes to play the lead female character. He is getting ready to leave when Vanda appears: an unbridled and brazen whirlwind of energy. Vanda embodies everything Thomas hates. She is crude, idiotic, and will stop at nothing to get the part. But when Thomas finds himself backed into a corner and lets her try her luck, he is amazed to see Vanda transformed.
Delicate balance : a play Albee, Edward, 1928- author.
Massacre : the life and death of the Paris Commune Merriman, John M., author.
"The Paris Commune lasted for only 64 days in 1871, but during that short time it gave rise to some of the grandest political dreams of the nineteenth century--before culminating in horrific violence. Following the disastrous French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, hungry and politically disenchanted Parisians took up arms against their government in the name of a more just society. They expelled loyalists and soldiers and erected barricades in the streets. In Massacre, John Merriman introduces a cast of inimitable Communards--from les petroleuses (female incendiaries) to the painter Gustave Courbet--whose idealism fueled a revolution. And he vividly recreates the Commune's chaotic and bloody end when 30,000 troops stormed the city, burning half of Paris and executing captured Communards en masse. A stirring evocation of the spring when Paris was ablaze with cannon fire and its citizens were their own masters, Massacre reveals how the indomitable spirit of the Commune shook the very foundations of Europe"--
Kinski Hardman, Gabriel.
The story of a boy and his dog. Only the boy is a traveling salesman and the dog doesn't belong to him. Joe's self-styled mission to save a puppy from its neglectful owners escalates into a righteous crusade in this quirky crime thriller.
Trauma stewardship : an everyday guide to caring for self while caring for others Lipsky, Laura van Dernoot.
Offers a look at the many ways the stress of dealing with trauma manifests itself: feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, diminished creativity, chronic exhaustion, cynicism, and more. This title presents a variety of simple practices that enable us to look carefully at our reactions and motivations and discover sources of energy and renewal.
Collins children's world atlas. HarperCollins (Firm)
Excavators Lennie, Charles, author.
The belly fat cure fast track : discover the ultimate carb swap and drop up to 14 lbs. the first 14 days Cruise, Jorge, author.
Collision Lackey, Mercedes.
"Destroying the Thulian North American Headquarters has not made life easier for ECHO, or the world. The Thulians continue their attacks against ECHO headquarters around the world. Belladonna's duties have increased a thousand-fold and now she has the responsibility for the lives of every metahuman in ECHO on her conscience. The Red Savior risks everything on a risky gambit of her own: send her 'wolves' to find the Thulian Headquarters, despite the dangers and despite the consequences of blowing everything on this hazardous gambit that could very well end, not in victory, but with the world in flames"--
The big book of granny squares : 365 crochet motifs Lord, Tracey, 1965- author.
"Granny squares are cheerful, colorful, quick, fun crochet projects that can be used in countless ways - afghans, baby blankets, scarves, throw pillows and more - and this book is the most comprehensive collection of granny squares available to date. It's busting at the seams with 365 unique crochet squares. That's enough to crochet one every day of the year without repeating! Presented in a great stay-flat binding for easy reference while stitching, this collection boasts squares that use a variety of crochet stitches and techniques. Make crochet lace squares, squares with colorwork motifs, embellished blocks using textural stitches, and more. The ways in which these squares can be mixed and matched in your crochet projects are endless" --
Pugs Barnes, Nico.
Describes the physical characteristics and behavior of pugs.
Labrador retrievers Barnes, Nico.
Introduces labrador retrievers, discussing their history, temperament, physical characteristics, the care they need as pets, and their role as service dogs.
Jack Russell terriers Barnes, Nico.
Mexico Buckley, A. M., 1968-
Provides information about Mexico, with emphasis on its geography, culture, history, economy, and government.
Pakistan Heiden, Pete.
Provides information about Pakistan, with emphasis on its geography, culture, history, economy, and government.
Italy Buckley, A. M., 1968-
Provides information about Italy, with emphasis on its geography, culture, history, economy, and government.
Why kids kill : inside the minds of school shooters Langman, Peter F.
"In the ten years since the school massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, school shootings have become an alarming epidemic. While sociologists have attributed the trigger of violence to peer pressure, such as bullying and social isolation, prominent psychologist Peter Langman argues here that psychological causes are responsible. Drawing on 20 years of clinical experience, Langman offers surprising reasons for why some teens become violent. He divides shooters into three categories, and discusses the role of personality, trauma, and psychosis among school shooters. From examining the material evidence of notorious school shooters at Columbine and Virginia Tech to addressing the mental states of the violent youths he treats, Langman shows how to identify early signs of homicide-prone youth and what preventive measures educators, parents and communities can take to protect themselves from the tragedy."--Publisher's description.
Mortal error : the shot that killed JFK Menninger, Bonar.
In 1967, a Baltimore man named Howard Donahue began investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Like countless Americans, Donahue was fascinated by the events in Dallas. But what separated him from other amateur sleuths, and even the Warren Commission experts, was a lifetime's experience with guns and ballistics. In Mortal Error, Bonar Menninger chronicles Donahue's twenty-five-year investigation of President Kennedy's death and the stunning revelation it led him to. In crisp, rapid-fire prose, Menninger relates one of the greatest true-life detective stories ever told. More important, he offers solutions to questions that have haunted America for 50 years.
Changing the game : the parent's guide to raising happy, high-performing athletes and giving youth sports back to our kids O'Sullivan, John.
Pirates of the Carolinas Zepke, Terrance, 1966-
Think stats Downey, Allen, author.
River music Sauerwein, Leigh, author.
"At the edge of the woods the girl hesitated, then darted forward like a deer. Stopping in front of the house, she dug into the pocket of her dress and placed something on the bottom step. Then turned at once and ran, disappearing quickly into the pines.To Rainy Barnes, it is a mystery where this girl and her presents come from--a silver medallion on a chain, a bracelet with a flat green stone, a bright gold ring. But the bigger mystery to Rainy is her own existence: as an infant she was found by Papa Will in the crook of a tree, wrapped in a big soft blanket, with raindrops on her cheeks"--Dust jacket flap.
I want to change my life : how to overcome anxiety, depression, & addiction Melemis, Steven M. (Steven Michael), 1952-
Discover a five-point plan for overcoming anxiety, depression, and addiction. Learn the symptoms, causes, treatment, and relapse prevention strategies. Learn new coping skills including a new approach to stress management and cognitive therapy and how they can help you. The book includes numerous exercises and a one-month step-by-step program to get you started. Dr. Melemis is a leading expert in addiction and mood disorders who has helped thousands of people improve their lives. For more information refer to IWantToChangeMyLife.org.
The rescue of Bat 21 Whitcomb, Darrel D., 1947-
Normal accidents : living with high-risk technologies Perrow, Charles.
Grand Canyon : the complete guide Kaiser, James, author.
Reducing the risk of black swans : using the science of investing to capture returns with less volatility Swedroe, Larry E., author.
American sons : the untold story of the falcon and the snowman Boyce, Christopher John.
"American sons: the untold story of the falcon and the snowman is the gritty, heartbreaking true story of three people who overcame insurmountable odds. It offers a deeply personal intimate look at the struggle for survival, the pain of regret, and the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. In 1977, Christopher Boyce and Andrew Daulton Lee were convicted of selling U.S. intelligence information to the Soviet Union. Boyce was sentenced to 40 years. Lee received a life sentence. The story of their crime, as told in the book and movie The falcon and the snowman, was only the beginning. Locked away for decades in some of the most brutal prisons in the federal justice system, Boyce and Lee survived numerous murder attempts and spent years of their lives in solitary confinement until a young idealistic paralegal named Cait Mills put them on the path to becoming free men. Diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, Mills' stoic determination to conquer her illness and continue her work was the catalyst that would ultimately transform all three of their lives."--Provided by publisher.
Spirit wars : winning the invisible battle against sin and the enemy Vallotton, Kris.
Manic : a memoir Cheney, Terri, 1959-
On the outside, Terri Cheney was a successful, attractive Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer. But behind her seemingly flawless façade lay a dangerous secret--for most of her life Cheney had been battling bipolar disorder and concealing a pharmacy's worth of prescriptions meant to make her "normal." Cheney describes her roller-coaster life with shocking honesty--from glamorous parties to a night in jail, from flying fourteen kites off the edge of a cliff in a thunderstorm to crying beneath her office desk, from electroshock therapy to a suicide attempt fueled by tequila and prescription painkillers. The events unfold episodically, from mood to mood, the way she lived and remembers life. In this way the reader is able to viscerally experience the incredible speeding highs of mania and the crushing blows of depression. This book does not simply explain bipolar disorder--it takes us in its grasp and does not let go--From publisher description.
Freud and yoga : two philosophies of mind compared Desikachar, T. K. V., author.
"Lessons from a great yoga master and an eminent psychoanalyst that explore what psychotherapy and yoga philosophy have in common Yoga philosophy and Freud's revolutionary approach to psychology could not have been developed in more different times, places, or cultural conditions. And yet these two profound and dynamic systems of understanding human behavior, emotions, perception, and what's essential in our existence have an astonishing amount to share. What we learn by comparing their similarities as well as their differences can enhance how we comprehend our lives and our potential for change. In Freud and Yoga, the great yoga master T.K.V. Desikachar and the eminent psychoanalyst Hellfried Krusche examine forty classic sayings, or sūtras, from the vantage point of their respective disciplines. Through clear, candid conversations that draw on long experience and are illustrated by case studies from the clinic and the shala, these two experts explain the concepts, terms, forces, and processes in their traditions. Therapists and patients, yoga adepts and professionals, and readers interested in psychology and spirituality will find this unique investigation fascinating, enriching, and useful. In a time when Western and Eastern modalities have ever more to offer each other, Freud and Yoga is a watershed work--one that draws us closer to understanding our own nature and the deep workings of the human psyche"--
Blood frenzy Scott, Robert, 1951-
"Frankie Cochran knew her boyfriend, David Gerard, was possessive, controlling, and prone to violent rages. When she tried to break up with him, Gerard threatened her with a hammer. One week later, he used it to club her in the head. Again. And again. Then he stabbed her in the throat - and left her for dead...Miraculously, Frankie survived - but cops began to suspect Gerard of other vicious crimes. One of his previous girlfriends had died in a house fire, along with her children and her mother. A local prostitute's brutalized body was found in a pool of blood. But it was the unsolved murder of another woman - repeatedly run over on a country road - that finally exposed Gerard as a rage-driven monster out of control... Justice finally caught up with Gerard. Hounded by the tireless efforts of detectives and incriminated by DNA evidence as well as up-to-date forensics that matched the tire marks at a crime scene to Gerard's car, one of the Pacific Northwest's most dangerous killers was finally locked behind bars."--P. 4 of cover.
Calico cats Dash, Meredith.
Jaguars Archer, Claire, author.
"This title will introduce your little readers to jaguars, one of the fiercest cats on Earth. Complete with bolded glossary terms and a More Facts section. Young readers will gather basic information about jaguars through easy-to-read, simple text alongside beautiful full-bleed photographs" --
Leopards Archer, Claire, author.
Tigers Archer, Claire.
The brilliant history of color in art Finlay, Victoria, author.
"Journey from the Ice Age to the Digital Age with a surprising cast of characters on this worldwide tour of color in art. Students will discover the strange, intriguing, and humorous stories of their favorite colors, the science behind them, and how they forever changed the courses of art and history. Big questions will pique your students' curiosity: Why is the sky blue? Why are there seven colors in the rainbow? What is art, anyway? The Brilliant History of Color in Art is also a treasure trove of world art, from cave paintings to Roman treasures and Chinese dragon scrolls, to works by Titian and Michelangelo, Monet and Kandinsky, Rothko and Hockney, to contemporary sculpture and graffiti art. Many of the book's 166 spectacular images are from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum."--Publisher's description.
What fools these mortals be! : the story of Puck : America's first and most influential magazine of color political cartoons Kahn, Michael A., 1949- author.
Nissan Titan & Armada automotive repair manual Storer, Jay.
Sock architecture : heels, toes & techniques for knitting awesome socks Neel, Lara, author.
Sock Architecture is perfect for both experienced and novice sock knitters. This thorough, imaginative collection of sock shapes and patterns gives you the tools to construct an astounding variety of custom socks. All heels and toes are carefully explained and clearly photographed, and you can plug in your own numbers to work at the exact size and gauge you want. If you'd rather just pick up the needles and start knitting, Sock Architecture also includes 17 fully designed patterns. Most span five sizes, from women's extra small through men's large. And most of the patterns offer guidelines for an adjustable size so you can choose your own gauge, size, or both. Make socks that are as unique as you are!
Sweet sanctuary : a novel Sawyer, Kim Vogel.
Lydia Eldredge longs to provide a sanctuary for her son, Nicky. But a constant threat comes from Nicky's drug-addicted father, who wants the boy and seems willing to do whatever it takes to get him. Dr. Micah Hatcher serves the immigrant population in Queens, but under cover of darkness he provides another service that must not be discovered lest his and his brother's lives be in danger. When Lydia and Micah's paths cross, they are suddenly wrapped up in each other's callings. Through unforeseen twists and turns, they seek a refuge of safety--for Nicky, for themselves, and for the needy people God unexpectedly puts in their lives.
Tyrant : storm of arrows Cameron, Christian, 1962- author.
Set in 356 B.C., at the time of Alexander the Great, readers follow Kineas of Athens as he considers turning his back on war after his Greek cavalry fought a bloody battle that has filled his dreams with visions of dead comrades and caused his body to be wracked with pain. A new life with the woman he loves is within his grasp, but Alexander is preparing his army to fight the Scythian tribes and crush them once and for all, and Kineas must challenge the man he once honoured in order to save himself, his true love, and his unborn child.
Homicide in high heels : a high heels mystery Halliday, Gemma.
"When the girlfriend of the L.A. Stars rookie MVP winds up dead at a chic Beverly Hills salon, it's suddenly up to fashion designer Maddie Springer to track down the "Tanning Salon Killer." Armed with the help of her wacky cast of friends and family, Maddie finds herself with a list of suspects that includes the cast of the reality TV show Baseball Wives, a desperate blackmail victim, and an entire baseball team! If Maddie can brave the hot dogs and cat fights, she just might be able to catch a killer...before he strikes again!"--Back cover.
Briarwood cottage Ross, JoAnn.
When burned-out war journalist Duncan McCaragh is assigned to cover a "sighting" of the Lady, Ireland's sea bestie version of Scotland's Nessie, he decides to use his forced time in Castlelough to come up with a plan to win back his estranged wife. Failure is not an option... What he has no way of knowing is that photojournalist Cassandra Carpenter is also on her way to Castlelough with the divorce papers Duncan's been refusing to sign. Can the magic of the Emerald Isle and the Lady reunite these two wounded hearts?
No stopping train : a novel Plesko, Les, author.
"No Stopping Train is the magnum opus and final novel of the late writer Les Plesko, a powerful, swirling novel of memory and violence set during the Hungarian Revolution. The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was a spontaneous nationwide revolt following World War II that spread quickly across the destabilizing country. A new government pledged to reestablish free elections until a large Soviet force invaded, killing more than 2,500 Hungarians and forcing 200,000 Hungarians to flee the country. Mass arrests and denunciations continued for months until a new Soviet installed government suppressed all opposition. Public discussion of this revolution was suppressed in Hungary for more than 30 years. Although the revolution failed, it served as a source of great inspiration to many Hungarians, and here Les Plesko taps into his country's history as the dramatic backdrop to his most accomplished and powerful novel. Sandor and Margit are young lovers suffering with their nation through the degradations of war, hunger, and political oppression in Budapest. Into their lives comes the mercurial Erzsebet--ravaged, war-torn, alluring. Their eventual love triangle upends an already tenuous existence and threatens what little safety they have found in a nation on the brink of revolution. When Sandor's activities as an underground publisher are exposed in a vicious act of betrayal, the lives of each of our characters will never be the same. No Stopping Train is a stylistic tour de force and the final work of Les Plesko" --
The final recollections of Charles Dickens : a novel Hauser, Thomas, author.
"England, 1870: His health failing, his most important work all but done, Charles Dickens is readying himself for the final bed. But there is still one more story that he must tell. As a young journalist just getting his start, Dickens encountered a story that would affect him for the rest of his life. As his "Sketches by Boz" column is just beginning to find acclaim, young Dickens encounters the wealthy and powerful Charles Wingate. While researching the mysterious businessman, Dickens uncovers a horrific story of corruption and violence, centered on a mutilated prostitute and the murder of her lover. Dickens's investigation could wreak havoc on Wingate and, more importantly, his beautiful wife Amanda. Dickens, already betrothed to his publisher's daughter, realizes just how loveless his future marriage will be as he falls in love with Amanda--even as his story threatens to ruin the Wingates"--Provided by publisher.
All my puny sorrows Toews, Miriam, 1964- author.
Elfrieda, a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, happily married: she wants to die. Yolandi, divorced, broke, sleeping with the wrong men as she tries to find true love: she desperately wants to keep her older sister alive. But Elf's latest suicide attempt is a shock: she is three weeks away from the opening of her highly anticipated international tour. Can she be nursed back to "health" in time? Does it matter? As the situation becomes ever more complicated, Yoli faces the most terrifying decision of her life.
The Marus manuscripts. Volume 1 McCusker, Paul, 1958-
Princess in the spotlight Cabot, Meg.
Having recently discovered she is the sole heir to the throne of a tiny European principality, fourteen-year-old Manhattan resident Mia writes in her journal about her attempts to cope with this news, as well as with more typical teenage concerns.
You again Ross, JoAnn.
"A book nerd, a brainiac science guy, and a misplaced killer whale." Successful author Meghann Quinn and marine biologist Adam Wayne were once high school students together in Shelter Bay. "Two shy geeks didn't have the courage to share their true feelings back then... can two nerds get past their initial insecurity to take a second chance on a once-in-a-lifetime love?"
Caged in winter Walsh, Brighton.
"Aspiring chef Cade Maxwell is immediately, viscerally attracted to Winter Jacobson. But it's not her mouthwatering curves he's drawn to--it's the strange emptiness in her eyes. When Cade saves her from a drunken customer with grabby hands, he's shocked at her response... Winter doesn't need Cade's help. After a lifetime of getting by on her own, she's happy to rely on herself. She's exactly seventy-six days away from graduating college, and if she can hold it together that long, she'll finally be able to rise above the crappy hand she was dealt. But now, every time she turns around, Cade is there, ready to push her, smile at her, distract her from her plans. Winter knows she can't afford to open up--especially to a man she's terrified to actually want.."--
Dangerous women. 3
Hell on wheels Jaffarian, Sue Ann, 1952-
When Odelia Grey and her husband, Greg, attend a rugby match to cheer for their quadriplegic friends, the last thing they expect is to witness a murder on the playing court. Complicating matters is their friendship with the prime suspect. It doesn't help that Odelia's pompous boss is embroiled in a mystery of his own--one that leaves more than his super-sized ego bruised and battered. Odelia enlists the help of family and friends, and gets some surprising assistance from out of left field. But with a murderer calling the shots, Odelia wonders if she can tackle this dangerous case or if she's out of her league.
Alcatraz Smith, Roland, 1951-
"After thwarting the ghost cell's chemical attack in Chicago, Q and his stepsister Angela arrive in San Francisco to continue their parents' concert tour. They find themselves helping Boone and the S.O.S. team in the final showdown with the ghost cell and its leader, Number One"--
The sleepwalker Muchamore, Robert.
An airliner explodes over the Atlantic leaving 345 people dead. Crash investigators suspect terrorism, but they're getting nowhere. A distressed 12-year-old calls a police hotline and blames his father for the explosion. It could be a breakthrough, but there's no hard evidence.
The last changeling Pitcher, Chelsea.
"When Elora, the princess of the Dark Faeries, meets Taylor, a seventeen-year-old exile in his own home, they form an unusual friendship, and Elora immerses herself in the mortal world while plotting to overthrow the Dark Queen"--
The missing place Littlefield, Sophie.
The booming North Dakota oil business is spawning "man camps," shantytowns full of men hired to work on the rigs, in towns without enough housing to accommodate them. In such twilight spaces, it's easy for a person to vanish. And when two young men in their first year on the job disappear without a trace, only their mothers believe there's hope of finding them. Despite reassurances that the police are on the case, the two women think the oil company is covering up the disappearances -- and maybe something more. Colleen, used to her decorous life in a wealthy Massachusetts suburb, is determined to find her son. And hard-bitten Shay, from the wrong side of the California tracks, is the only person in town even willing to deal with her -- because she's on the same mission. Overtaxed by worry, exhaustion, and fear, these two unlikely partners question each other's methods and motivations, but must work together against the town of strangers if they want any chance of finding their lost boys. But what they uncover could destroy them both...
Deadline Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-
"In Southeast Minnesota, Virgil Flowers is doing a favor for a friend by looking into a dognapping, which seems to be turning into something much bigger and uglier--a team of dognappers supplying medical labs--when he gets a call that a local reporter has been murdered"--
A quilt for Christmas Dallas, Sandra.
"Eliza Spooner makes her husband, Will, a special quilt to keep him warm while serving in the Union army. Reaching out to help others even after learning of Will's death, her greatest struggle will come when a stranger returns the quilt"--
Lizzy & Jane Reay, Katherine, 1970-
"A story of two sisters, bound together by family, food, and a passion for Jane Austen"--
The firelight girls McLaren, Kaya.
"The summers you spend at camp are indelibly etched on your heart. But what happens when the camp you love is about to close? Five women from three generations are on a journey to save the place they hold most dear...and maybe even save themselves in this novel of love and loss, heartbreak and healing"--
Take me with you Hyde, Catherine Ryan.
"August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, is traveling to Yellowstone with his son's ashes. An unexpected twist of fate lands him with two extra passengers for his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go. None of them could have known how transformative the trip would prove to be"--
Hallowed halls Alexander, Hannah.
"When Dr. Joy Gilbert is fired, she returns to her small town home to find her former fiancé single, her mother struggling financially and physically, and the 15-year-old daughter of her former boss stowed away in her back seat"--
Monster bulldozers Bowman, Chris, 1990-
"Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through grade three, this book introduces bulldozers to young readers through leveled text and related photos"--
Monster airplanes Bowman, Chris, 1990-
"Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through grade three, this book introduces airplanes to young readers through leveled text and related photos"--Provided by publisher.
To knit or not to knit : helpful and humorous hints for the passionate knitter Woodruff, Elvira.
"A unique Dear Abby/mini knitting essay collection, offering humorous tales of triumph and terror on the needles, with a witty nod to the famous and infamous throughout history."--Amazon.com.
Screen-smart parenting : how to find balance and benefit in your child's use of social media, apps, and digital devices Gold, Jodi.
"Even for today's most tech-savvy parents, managing kids' technology use is a huge challenge fraught with uncertainties. What kinds (and amounts) of screen time boost learning and development--and what kinds may be harmful? What is the right age for a game console or a smartphone? How can kids and teens be protected from cyberbullying and learn to be good digital citizens? What impact do parents' technology habits have? In her busy psychiatry practice--and while raising her own kids--Jodi Gold sees every day both the mind-boggling benefits and the serious downsides of technology. In a positive, accessible style, she gives parents a wealth of practical strategies for navigating the digital frontier and creating realistic, doable rules and expectations for the whole family"--
Teacup turbulence Johnston, Linda O.
Thanks to an ad campaign featuring teacup pups sporting HotPets Bling, small dog adoptions have skyrocketed. So when a Midwest shelter has more toy dogs than it can handle, LA shelter manager Lauren Vancouver sends a plane to bring the pups back. She didn't count on Teresa Kantrim, who'd been caring for the dogs and didn't trust anyone in La-La Land to take over the job, coming along. Or that she would turn up murdered . . .
The begonia bribe Carlson, Alyse, 1966-
The Little Miss Begonia Pageant for little girls has decided to hold their event in a Roanoke, Virginia, park. Camellia Harris is called in to help deal with the botanical details, the cute contestants, and their catty mothers. Soon the drama onstage is nothing compared to the judges row. There's jealousy, betrayal, and a love triangle -- which turns deadly when local newsman Telly Stevens is found dead, poisoned by some sort of plant.
Sugar and iced McKinlay, Jenn.
Normally Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura wouldn't be caught dead at a beauty pageant, but when Mel's mom asks them to provide cupcakes for the 75th annual Sweet Tiara contest as a favor for her best friend, they can't say no. Plus, Fairy Tale Cupcakes will get great publicity. But the world of pageants is even hotter than Mel's kitchen, and a judge shows up dead underneath Mel and Angie's cupcake display ...
The people Hague, Harlan.
"In this retelling of the frontier story, the western tribes put aside ancient enmities and form a confederation to oppose the invasion of their lands by the American army and settlers. The confederation has advantages: control of gold mines and superior weapons supplied by a shadowy Asian people called the Celestials. The confederation of The People is led by the Beothuk who escaped extinction in their ancient homeland in eastern Canada and settled in the American western plains. This is a fanciful retelling of the frontier saga. It also is a star-crossed love story between an impressionable army lieutenant and a young Indian girl who is better educated and speaks more languages than her soldier lover"--
Boots and saddles : a call to glory Colt, Paul.
A fictionalized account of "the turning point that saved George Patton's military career. At thirty-two, Patton is a West Point graduate, Second Lieutenant mired in a dead-end career. He is a cavalry officer and Saber Master, a nineteenth-century warrior facing the reality of a twentieth-century military that seemingly has no place for him. Prospects for the glorious career he desires seem lost, until the United States Cavalry is called to one last fight"--Amazon.com.
Captured : from the frontier diary of infant Danny Duly Lalire, Gregory.
Even before his birth, Danny Duly relates his life story as his mother leaves his father in a Chicago asylum in 1866 and heads for her sister's home in the boomtown of Virginia City, encountering many colorful characters and giving birth to Danny along the way.
Blood mountain Brandvold, Peter.
Devil's due Cotton, Ralph W.
Federal Deputy Sullivan Hart thinks he has broken the back of the outlaw organization Los Pistoleros after he arrests its leader, J.T. Priest. But just before his trial, Priest escapes from jail and begins to rebuild his criminal empire.
The homesman Swarthout, Glendon, 1918-1992.
Four women in the isolated frontier territory go mad, and it is up to the unlikely combination of homesteader Mary Bee Cuddy and ne'er-do-well Briggs to escort them east to safety.
High Rocks revenge : a Winters family ranch novel Mayo, Matthew P., author.
Returning from selling his fall herd of cattle Niall Winters finds his ranch burned, his uncle dead and his wife missing. With no idea of the horrors that await him he heads out into the season's first snowstorm.
Shadow souls Smith, L. J. (Lisa J.)
Eighteen-year-old Elena Gilbert journeys to the Dark Dimension with Damon and Matt in hopes of rescuing her vampire boyfriend, Stefan Salvatore, from imprisonment, and once again they face the sinister Shinichis.
Deadpool & Cable ultimate collection. [Book 2] Nicieza, Fabian.
Deadpool FINALLY gets hired for a job! There's a missing hard drive, and whoever gets it could very well own the world! Naturally, our Merc With a Mouth is going to find it first, right? Well ... only if he can outwit that superspy known as the CAT, and slide by the undulating charms of three gorgeous and deadly snake chicks. Plus: Cable sees the signs - omens and portents - of characters gathering, moving across the board like chess pieces ... can Apocalypse be resurrected? Can Cable and Deadpool stop it in time? And, with Civil War tearing the Marvel Universe apart, only one man can sew it back together: Deadpool!? Guest starring Domino and Captain America.
Deadpool & Cable ultimate collection. [Book 3] Nicieza, Fabian.
Wade Wilson and Nathan Summers--Marvel's mightiest mutant mercs--are back, and this time they're stuck with each other. Can two grown men armed to the teeth with deadly genetic weaponry live together without driving each other crazy? Action, adventure, black humor, black ops, face-changing viruses, gratuitous France-bashing and lots of gunfire mark the unexpected, unconventional and inexplicable pairing of two of Marvel's fan-favorite anti-heroes. Now, relive the capeless crusaders entire run, collected across three titanic trade paperbacks! In this volume, Deadpool takes on the Taskmaster, reunites with the X-Men, and teams up with Wolverine, Captain America, Doctor Strange, Brother Voodoo, Ka-Zar, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the Avengers ... and the Great Lakes Initiative.
World trigger. 3 Ashihara, Daisuke, 1981- author, artist.
Warrior Osamu Mikumo and his Neighbor friend Yuma help defend the earth from invincible monsters that come from another dimension.
Amelia Cole and the enemy unleashed Knave, Adam P., 1975- author.
Amelia must confront her boss, The Magistrate, putting her burgeoning career as The Protector on the line. Meanwhile, Omega Company is on its last legs, but fights on against the magic-draining monsters in the Dunes of Forgiveness. Chaos abounds, and war is no longer hidden, as The Council's nefarious plans are set in motion!
Mortal heart LaFevers, Robin.
Annith's worst fears are realized when she discovers that, despite her lifelong training to be an assassin, she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever shut up in the convent of Saint Mortain.
The Emancipation Proclamation and the end of slavery in America Bailey, Diane, 1966-
The vo-tech track to success in health care Henneberg, Susan, author.
Getting to know Hackety Hack Rauf, Don, author.
The Vo-Tech track to success in hospitality and tourism Mozer, Mindy.
The grey star Bartholomeusz, James.
"The Cult is thwarted and Nexus is destroyed, but the Apollonians must find the remaining Shards of the Risa Star. Jack Lawson and the others face unexpected challenges: a desert fortress more inhabited than it first appeared, a once prosperous city-state slipping into totalitarianism, and old enemies rising from the shadows to leave their fatal marks. Meanwhile, something stirs on the edge of sight. The pieces move into place, the trap is laid, and Jack must confront a truth that will tear the world apart"--P.  of cover.
Free to be me! : becoming the young woman God created you to be Eldredge, Stasi.
Artists, writers, thinkers, dreamers : portraits of fifty famous folks & all their weird stuff Hancock, James Gulliver.
Artist James Gulliver Hancock depicts historical icons in quirky annotated portraits surrounded by their associated possessions, baggage, and foibles. Hemingway's hobbies, Amelia Earhart's preferred dessert, Martin Luther King Jr.'s favorite TV show. Each portrait reveals the ordinary quirks of these extraordinary people and captures their personalities in the process.
Kiss of the rose princess. 1 Shouoto, Aya, 1977- author, illustrator.
"Anise Yamamoto has been told that if she ever removes the rose choker given to her by her father, a terrible punishment will befall her. Unfortunately she loses that choker when a bat-like being named Ninufa falls from the sky and hits her. Ninufa gives Anise four cards representing four knights whom she can summon with a kiss. But now that she has these gorgeous men at her beck and call, what exactly is her quest?!" --
Fairy tail. 44 Mashima, Hiro, 1977- author, illustrator.
Now that they've made it out of Tartaros's prison, Natsu, Erza, Mira, and Lisanna begin their counterattack against the Nine Demon Gates with a daring raid on the Tartaros guild to stop the wizard pulse bomb from obliterating the continent's magic.
The Devil's intern Hosie, Donna.
"Seventeen-year-old Mitchell discovers a time-travel device that will allow him to escape his internship in Hell's accounting office and return to Earth, but his plans to alter the circumstances of his own death take an unexpected turn when his three closest friends in Hell insist on accompanying him back to the land of the living"--
Nisekoi. Vol. 6, Showtime = False love Komi, Naoshi, 1986- author, artist.
"It's hate at first sigh when Raku Ichijo first meets Chitoge Kirisaki. But much to their chagrin, the two are forced into a false love relationship to keep the peace between their feuding gangster families. Just when things seem to be going well between the two, a misunderstanding during their beach trip puts a damper on things. So when Raku and Chitoge are selected to play Romeo and Juliet at the school festival, Chitoge refuses her role! The class draws names for a new Juliet, and Kosaki gets the part. But on the big day, nothing goes as planned!"--From back of cover.
Doctor Strange & Doctor Doom : triumph & torment Stern, Roger, author.
NightWatch : a practical guide to viewing the universe Dickinson, Terence.
A reference guide to the stars, galaxies, and planets that are visible in the night sky from North America and the Southern hemisphere. Includes star charts, diagrams, and photographs.
Like water on stone Walrath, Dana, author.
Based on actual events, this novel in verse relates the tale of siblings Sosi, Shahen, and Mariam who survive the Armenian genocide of 1915 by escaping from Turkey alone over the mountains.
Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles
The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O'Neil and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder's diabolical plan.
The carnival at Bray : a novel Foley, Jessie Ann, author.
It's 1993, and Generation X pulses to the beat of Kurt Cobain and the grunge movement. Sixteen-year-old Maggie Lynch is uprooted from big-city Chicago to a windswept town on the Irish Sea. Surviving on care packages of Spin magazine and Twizzlers from her rocker uncle Kevin, she wonders if she'll ever find her place in this new world. When first love and sudden death simultaneously strike, a naive but determined Maggie embarks on a forbidden pilgrimage that will take her to a seedy part of Dublin and on to a life-altering night in Rome to fulfill a dying wish. Through it all, Maggie discovers an untapped inner strength to do the most difficult but rewarding thing of all-- live.
The basics of sound Cooper, Christopher, 1944- author.
"Ticking clocks, claps of thunder, the human voice--sound is anything that can be heard. Hearing sound is one thing, but understanding just how it works and what its properties are is quite another. Answering these questions and others concerning supersonic speed and breaking the sound barrier, how the human voice and ear work, and the age-old question of whether a tree falling in the forest unobserved makes any noise, this volume provides an accessible yet detailed and amply illustrated guide to the science of sound. Also included are several fun projects, which allow readers to explore in a hands-on way the nature, quality, and behaviour of sound"--
Unbroken : an Olympian's journey from airman to castaway to captive Hillenbrand, Laura, author.
In this captivating new young adult edition, the story of a man's breathtaking odyssey and the courage, cunning, and fortitude he found to endure and overcome. This gripping narrative will introduce a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics.
Sword art online. 002, Fairy dance Kawahara, Reki, author.
"Kirito jumps into a new VRMMORPG called ALfheim Online (ALO) in search of Asuna, who still hasn't regained consciousness. On his quest to find the World Tree and reach Asuna, he meets a sylph girl named Leafa. A veteran player experienced with the sword, Leafa recognizes that Kirito is motivated by serious circumstances and decides to help him. But...Leafa's identity in the real world is Suguha Kirigaya--Kirito's sister. And it's the glimmer of her beloved brother she sees in Kirito that prompts her to lend him a hand. Now, despite the conflicting interests guiding them on, the pair set off on a journey to the World Tree!!" --
Wolverine and the X-Men. Vol. 1, Tomorrow never learns Latour, Jason, 1977- author.
Welcome to the Jean Grey School of Higher Learning, where Wolverine, Storm, and a star-studded faculty educate the next generation of mutants! But with their own lives steeped in deadly enemies and personal crises, how can the X-Men guide and educate - let alone defend - the school? And what mysterious organization waits in the shadows to destroy Wolverine's mutant sanctuary? The mysterious Phoenix Corporati on wants Quentin Quire, but why? As Wolverine clings to life, Storm, Idie and the kids make a stand against the Phoenix Corporation ... while a fleeing Quentin finds a new ally in Cyclops! And only Evan can save Fantomex from certain death - but dare he? Wolverine and Storm reach a breaking point as the X-Men take on the Phoenix Corporation ... with their very future hanging in the balance!
The accidental highwayman : being the tale of Kit Bristol, his horse Midnight, a mysterious princess, and sundry magical persons besides Tripp, Ben, 1966- author, illustrator.
In eighteenth-century England, young Christopher "Kit" Bristol unwittingly takes on the task of his dead master, notorious highwayman Whistling Jack, who pledged a fairy he would rescue feisty Princess Morgana from an arranged marriage with King George III.
Two voices : 54 original duologues for teens Kehret, Peg.
On two feet and wings : one boy's amazing story of survival Kazerooni, Abbas, author.
Recounts the author's experiences fleeing Iran as a young boy during the Iran-Iraq war, and making his way on his own in the unfamiliar city of Istanbul in hopes of attaining a visa in England.
The basics of heat Clark, John O. E., 1937- author.
"We often automatically equate heat with temperature to such a degree that we may not take the time to consider what heat really is. Heat refers to the energy that is transferred from one body to another that is at a lower temperature. This transfer occurs often without us knowing it, but it is ever-present and crucial to all life. This volume examines the basics of heat and the related concept of temperature. Detailed diagrams help illustrate such concepts as specific heat capacity and latent heat. Clear text explains the difference between conduction, convection, and radiation, as well as emitters, absorbers, and more"--
Dreaming in Indian : contemporary Native American voices
Anthology of art and writings from some of the most groundbreaking Native artists working in North America today. Emerging and established Native artists, including acclaimed author Joseph Boyden, renowned visual artist Bunky Echo Hawk, and stand-up comedian Ryan McMahon, contribute thoughtful and heartfelt pieces on their experiences growing up Indigenous, expressing them through such mediums as art, food, the written word, sport, dance, and fashion. Renowned chef Aaron Bear Robe explains how he introduces restaurant customers to his culture by reinventing traditional dishes. And in a dramatic photo spread, model Ashley Callingbull and photographer Thosh Collins reappropriate the trend of wearing 'Native' clothing. Whether addressing the effects of residential schools, calling out bullies through personal manifestos, or simply citing hopes for the future, Dreaming In Indian refuses to shy away from difficult topics.
Native elders : sharing their wisdom Sigafus, Kim, author.
Read the stories of Native elders whose lives spring from a time without television, computers or cell phones.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are battling their most evil enemies and need help as the reader moves swiftly through eight action scenes that lead the Turtles to victory.
Penny chic : how to be stylish on a real girl's budget Miller, Shauna.
A style guide for teen girls explains how to develop a personal style, shares budget-conscious tips for do-it-yourself projects, and explains how to get the most out of shopping at mainstream economy stores.
The basics of electric charges Clark, John O. E., 1937- author.
The one Cass, Kiera, author.
When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown, or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose, and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.
A thousand pieces of you Gray, Claudia.
"When eighteen-year-old Marguerite Caine's father is killed, she must leap into different dimensions and versions of herself to catch her father's killer and avenge his murder"--
Empire of shadows Forster, Miriam, 1980- author.
"After taking the oath of protector of the Order of Khatar, Mara travels to the Imperial city with her charge, Revathi, although she knew the dizzying city would hold its dangers, she never thought her life--as wall as her heart--would be at stake"--
Catalyst Kincaid, S. J., author.
"Tom Raines and his friends return to the Spire for their third year as superhuman government weapons, but the rules have been changed and Tom's training is put to the test"--
Stolen De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971-
Nat risked her life to reunite with her drakon in the defense of the Blue, but Wes, seeking his sister Eliza, is forced to rejoin the military, placing him and Nat on opposite sides of a war that could destroy what is left of the world.
Forbidden Little, Kimberley Griffiths, author.
Devastated by her betrothal to a violent boy she does not love, Jayden is forced to accept her fate as her ancient Mesopotamian tribe moves to the Summer Lands, where she falls for a mysterious youth from the Southern Lands.
The halcyon bird Beyer, Kat, author.
"Mia Della Torre is happy to be settled in Milan, learning her family's ancient trade of demon hunting, and able to put her fear of her own, personal demon aside--until she falls in love and realizes how much more than her own happiness is at stake"--
Righteous Gentiles : non-Jews who fought against genocide Greek, Joe, author.
Martin Luther King Jr. and the speech that inspired the world Staley, Erin.
The basics of magnetism Cooper, Christopher, 1944- author.
"Page after page, this title proves that the power of attraction is undeniable. Readers move beyond a simple fascination with the power of magnets to a clear understanding of the science behind magnetics. Natural magnets, Earth's magnetic field, and the ties between electricity and magnetics are all featured, in addition to the creation and use of magnets in commercial and everyday applications. Information about the life and work of physicist Joseph Henry, a leading electromagnetics pioneer, and a timeline of important dates in the field are also included"--
The basics of electronics Cooper, Christopher (Christopher E.), author.
Renegade John, Antony, 1972- author.
Thomas and his friends use their elemental powers as they fight the ultimate battle for their home on Roanoke Island in a dystopian future United States.
Double exposure Birdsall, Bridget, author.
Fifteen-year-old Alyx Atlas starts school in a new state with a new identity--as a girl--but a bully on the basketball court threatens to reveal that Alyx is an intersex person, which could disqualify Alyx and the team from playing in the state championship game.
Cosmology : understanding the evolution of the universe
Stranger Brown, Rachel Manija.
Many generations ago, a mysterious cataclysm struck the world. Governments collapsed and people scattered to rebuild where they could. A mutation called the Change arose, granting some people unique powers. Though the area once known as Los Angeles retains its cultural diversity, its technological marvels have faded into legend. "Las Anclas" now resembles a Wild West frontier town--where the Sheriff possesses superhuman strength, the doctor can warp time to heal his patients, and the distant ruins of an ancient city bristle with deadly crystalline trees that take their jewel-like colors from the clothes of the people they killed. Teenage prospector Ross Juarez's best find ever--an ancient book he doesn't know how to read--nearly costs him his life when a bounty hunter is sent to kill him and steal the book. Ross barely makes it to Las Anclas, bringing with him a precious artifact, a power no one has ever had before, and a whole lot of trouble.
Shadows fall away Forbes, Kit.
"Mark Stewart is one incident away from becoming a juvenile delinquent, and his parents have had enough. They ship Mark off to London, England, to stay with his eccentric aunt Agatha who is obsessed with all things Jack the Ripper. After a strange twist of luck, Mark is struck by lightning, and he wakes to find himself in 1888 Victorian London. His interest in a string of murders Scotland Yard has yet to solve make him a likely suspect. After all, why would a young boy like Mark know so much about the murders? Could he be the ripper they've been searching for? Convinced the only way to get back home is to solve the murders, Mark dives headfirst into uncovering the truth. Mark's only distraction comes in the form of the beautiful Genie Trembly, a girl who is totally out of his league and who may have already caught the attention of the infamous ripper. To save her, he'll endanger both their lives, and risk being trapped in the past forever."--Publisher website.
The basics of electric current Cooper, Christopher, 1944- author.
"A compelling introduction to electric current, this volume investigates the conducting properties of various materials and goes on to describe ways of producing electric currents. It also describes how electricity is used in the home, in industry, and in the world of communications. Aligned to the Common Core science standards, the text explains moving charge, current and stored charge, resistance and power, direct and alternating currents, and electricity from machines, among other subjects. Nine activities help students understand practical applications. A chapter about Thomas Alva Edison honors his electric lightbulb invention and the beginning of the electric age"--
Tsubasa omnibus. 2 CLAMP (Mangaka group)
Syaoran and his companions continue their inter-dimensional travels in order to restore the memories of Princess Sakura, and this time, they find themselves having adventures in two exciting and mystery-filled worlds. They first come to Jade Country - a cold, snow-covered land where the town of Spirit lives in fear of the legend of a 300-year-old princess who has been stealing the townspeople's children. Following this, our worlds-spanning adventurers find themselves in Oto, where, to earn money, they become hunters of demonic creatures called Oni. Will they be able to find more pieces of Princess Sakura's fragmented memories as they continue on through new and increasingly perilous worlds?
The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. 20 Tanigawa, Nagaru, author.
"When Kyon arrives at school, it seems like another average day-until he realizes Sasaki has wrapped North High in a closed space. Led to the SOS Brigade clubroom by Sasaki and Tachibana, Kyon knocks (just in case) and is surprised to find not a costumed Asahina, but instead a girl he's never seen before...and a very familiar face!" --
Pandora hearts. 22 Mochizuki, Jun, author, artist.
Where in the world are you? This question is posed to Oz Vessalius once more. After overcoming the chains of infinite despair that bind him, the answer at which he arrives becomes a blinding light, piercing through the jet-black darkness. As though hope can be spun out of the emotions of a person's heart...
Blood on his hands Roberts, Willo Davis.
After the death of his little sister, Marc's life begins to fall apart--his parents divorce, his mother comes under the influence of a pushy insurance agent, and Marc is sent to a camp for socially maladjusted youths.
Renegade Dekker, Ted, 1962-
As Johnis, Silvie, Billos, and Darsal continue their quest for the four still missing Books of History, Billos makes a decision that has devastating consequences for himself and his companions, especially the devoted Darsal.
Ptolemy's gate Stroud, Jonathan.
Dangerous adventures continue for the djinni Bartimaeus and his master, seventeen-year-old Nathaniel, a powerful magician who is serving as England's minister of information.
Infidel Dekker, Ted, 1962-
As Johnis and the other "chosen" recruits of the Forest Guard are pulled into deeper danger to secure the seven lost Books of History, Johnis tries to rescue his mother from enslavement by the Horde, but risks betraying the Forest Dwellers.
I wish Langston, Elizabeth, author.
While at a flea market, Lacey Linden finds a music box that contains a genie that offers to grant her one wish a day for a month.
The basics of light Clark, John O. E., 1937- author.
"Though we take light for granted, the world's greatest scientists have long puzzled over its nature, properties, and behavior. Its incredible speed, mysterious frequency, relationship to color, form of travel, and uncanny ability to reflect, refract, diffract, and be absorbed altogether make light the ever-elusive quarry of science's greatest hunters of knowledge and understanding. This is the enthralling account of their investigations and discoveries, their conclusive insights and ongoing questions, enhanced by full-color photographs and explanatory visual aids. If you thought you knew everything there is to know about light, think again and read on"--
Redeemed Cast, P. C., author.
Zoey and her friends face the ultimate battle with evil, which will determine the fate of the world, both human and vampire.
The infinite sea Yancey, Richard.
"Cassie Sullivan and her companions lived through the Others' four waves of destruction. Now, with the human race nearly exterminated and the 5th Wave rolling across the landscape, they face a choice: brace for winter and hope for Evan Walker's return, or set out in search of other survivors before the enemy closes in"--
The basics of mechanics Clark, John O. E., 1937- author.
"Mechanics is the branch of physics that deals with forces and movement. Aligned to the science curriculum, this stimulating volume explores topics such as measurement, mass and weight, falling objects, force and acceleration, stability and equilibrium, energy, vectors and scalars, work and power, loads and levers, inclines and friction, and pulleys and gears. Nine projects help readers grasp a key scientific principle, such as cheating the force of gravity, inertia, and centripetal force. The text includes a chapter on Nicolas Copernicus, who developed the heliocentric model of the universe. Colorful diagrams explain certain concepts and the workings of machines"--
Elie Wiesel : speaking out against genocide Machajewski, Sarah.
Getting to know Alice Nagle, Jeanne, author.
The basics of nuclear physics Cooper, Christopher, 1944- author.
"When we think of nuclear physics, we often think of the fraught issues of nuclear power generation and nuclear weapons. However, nuclear physics has many other practical applications, including in the fields of nuclear medicine, materials engineering, and geology and archaeology. The history of nuclear physics is full of fascinating figures--Rutherford, Geiger, Bohr, Einstein, Oppenheimer--and highly dramatic experiments, triumphs, and utter tragedies. Capturing both the promise and the peril of this most fascinating science with compelling, comprehensible text and full-color photos and explanatory visual aids, this volume introduces readers to the most transformative science of the modern era"--
The basics of matter Clark, John O. E., 1937- author.
The vo-tech track to success in architecture and construction Leavitt, Amie Jane.
Carl Sagan Borisovna, Gabrielle, author.
The name of the blade Marriott, Zoë, 1982- author.
When Mio takes the katana, a Japanese long sword her grandfather hid in the attic before his death, her actions unleash an ancient evil onto the streets of London.
Marvel Universe. The end Starlin, Jim.
Waistcoats & weaponry Carriger, Gail, author.
In her alternate England of 1851, while taking her friend Sidheag by train to her werewolf pack in Scotland, sixteen-year-old Sophronia uncovers a plot that threatens to dissolve all of London into chaos and must decide where her loyalties lie once and for all.
Adorkable Manning, Sarra.
"Jeane Smith's a blogger, a dreamer, a jumble sale queen, CEO of her own lifestyle brand, and has half a million followers on Twitter. Michael Lee's a star of school, stage, and playing field. A golden boy in a Jack Wills hoodie. They have nothing in common but a pair of cheating exes. So why can't they stop making out?"--Back cover.
Song of the sparrow Sandell, Lisa Ann.
In fifth-century Britain, nine years after the destruction of their home on the island of Shalott brings her to live with her father and brothers in the military encampments of Arthur's army, seventeen-year-old Elaine describes her changing perceptions of war and the people around her as she becomes increasingly involved in the bitter struggle against the invading Saxons.
Shadows on the stars Barron, T. A.
As the warlord Rhita Gawr tries to gather enough power to destroy Avalon, Tamwyn--the heir to the powers of his grandfather, Merlin--and his friends embark on separate quests to try to save their world.
Zenn Scarlett Schoon, Christian, author.
Whatever life throws at you Cross, Julie.
"Seventeen-year-old Annie Lucas is too young to remember her dad's glory days as a pitcher for the Yankees. So when her father is offered a coaching position with the Kansas City Royals, Annie is intrigued to see the baseball side of her dad. Of course, knowing he'll be a mentor to hot young rookie pitcher, Jason Brody, certainly makes it more enticing. After an awkward first meeting with "Brody" involving very little clothing and a much-too-personal locker room interview, Annie's convinced she knows Brody's type: arrogant, self-involved, bossy. As her dad grows closer to the pitching phenom, the friction between Brody and Annie increases. But when opening day arrives and it looks like both her dad and Brody may lose their dream jobs, Annie steps up and offers support. She and Brody call a truce that grows into friendship--and beyond. Falling for a rising star who's quickly reaching a level that involves rabid female fans is not what Annie would call smart, except suddenly she's getting hints that maybe this crush isn't one-sided after all. Could someone like Brody actually fall for a girl like her?"--Publisher website.
Soulmate Kaynak, Kate, 1971-
The new dangers uncovered in Europe haven't gone away, some of them seem to have taken up residence at Ganzfield. Maddie and the team go into the field again, but when supposed allies start seeing them as the problems, they may find themselves trapped by the very people they are trying to help.
Starry, starry night : three stories McDaniel, Lurlene.
A collection of three stories in which teenagers face life-altering situations.
The Pig Scrolls Shipton, Paul, 1963-
A translation of an ancient Greek manuscript written by Gryllus, a talking pig who was once a man, which describes the many adventures that he and his companions--a junior prophetess named Sybil and a bumbling goatherd--experience while traveling to Delphi to try to prevent the universe from coming to an end.
Sealed with a lie Carlton, Kat.
At the bidding of a voice on a phone, sixteen-year-old Kari and her friends from Generation Interpol, a spy training facility, race around Europe to fulfill a list of demands, as Kari's brother's life hangs in the balance.
Thomas Paine : crusader for liberty : how one man's ideas helped form a new nation Marrin, Albert.
A portrait of the influential intellectual behind such books as "The Age of Reason" discusses his limited formal education, fervent support of American independence, and life-risking advocacy of history-shaping ideas.
Visitors Card, Orson Scott.
Rigg's journey comes to an epic and explosive conclusion as everything that has been building up finally comes to pass, and Rigg is forced to put his powers to the test in order to save his world and end the war once and for all.
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.
The Bane chronicles Clare, Cassandra, author.
A collection of eleven short stories, previously published online, that illuminate the life of the enigmatic, flashy, and flamboyant High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane, a character in The Mortal Instruments series.
Blood in the water London, C. Alexander, author.
Cory McNab is a member of the Navy's Marine Mammal Program where he is partnered with a search-and-recovery dolphin named Kaj, and their new mission is to help locate a spy submersible lost in North Korean waters--but first they have to win the trust of the Navy SEALs who are assigned to deal with the problem.
07-ghost. 13 Amemiya, Yuki, author, artist.
"Teito joins the Black Hawks, unaware they are the very organization that has conspired to ruin his soul, end his life and revive the evil death god Verloren inside him. Using the military's sinister laboratory, they intend to brainwash Teito into giving Verloren tangible form! But Teito's true past resurfaces when he stumbles upon the grave of his best friend, Mikage" --
Poisoned apples : poems for you, my pretty Heppermann, Christine.
"Christine Heppermann's powerful collection of free verse poems explore how girls are taught to think about themselves, their bodies, their friends--as consumers, as objects, as competitors. Based on classic fairy tale characters and fairy tale tropes, the poems range from contemporary retellings to first person accounts set within the original stories. From Snow White's cottage and Rapunzel's tower to health class and the prom, these poems are a moving depiction of young women, society, and our expectations. Poisoned Apples is a dark, clever, witty, beautiful, and important book for teenage girls, their sisters, their mothers, and their best friends"--
The ballad of Sir Dinadan Morris, Gerald, 1963-
Though he would rather pursue his talent as a musician, eighteen-year-old Dinadan is forced to follow his older brother Tristram's path and become a knight. Set at the time of King Arthur.
Ugly girls Hunter, Lindsay, 1980-
Traces the chaotic breakdown of a friendship that shapes and unravels the identities of two rebellious girls in the wake of a stalker's predations.
Hacker McGill, Leslie.
"Keshawn's life was about before and after. Before, Keshawn didn't have a computer. After, he helped his mom install software on their new computer. To monitor him. What a joke! It got him thinking. He could make money. So he offered his skills. Grades for cash. It was that simple. Only it wasn't. Then he realized Neecy was his way out. She needed good grades. But she wanted to earn them. Keshawn knew she would make it right. Fingers crossed."--Page 4 of cover.
Fighter McGill, Leslie, author.
"The new kid would get what was coming to him. Jair swore it. Nobody crossed him and got away with it. But Zander knew how to fight. Jair was humiliated. And worse. The fight made YouTube. He looked weak. Stupid. Small. He vowed to get even. Someone said they knew where he could get a gun. That's what he was going to do. That would prove he was not to be pushed around. Ever."--Page  of cover.
Jesus Jackson Daley, James Ryan, author.
Jonathan Stiles is a 14-year-old atheist who is coping with his first day of ninth grade at the fervently religious St. Soren's Academy when his idolized older brother Ryan is found dead at the bottom of a ravine behind the school. As his world crumbles, Jonathan meets an eccentric stranger who bears an uncanny resemblance to Jesus Christ (except for his white linen leisure suit and sparkling gold chains). Jesus Jackson, as he calls himself, offers to provide faith to Jonathan. He also suggests that Ryan's death may not have been an accident after all. Jonathan teams up with Henry, his new best friend at St. Soren's, to investigate. The two boys find footprints leading to the ravine that match Ryan's sneakers. They are assisted by Ryan's grieving girlfriend, Tristan, who also thinks the accident theory is bunk. The police, however, will not listen. But Jonathan knows something the police do not know: Shortly before his death, Ryan was doing cocaine with fellow footballer and number one suspect Alistair not far from the ravine where his body was found. An inspired Jonathan battles sanctimonious school psychologists, overzealous administrators, and a cavalry of Christian classmates on his quest to discover the truth about Ryan's death --and about God, high school, and the meaning of life, while he's at it. But he keeps getting distracted by Cassie--Alistair's quirky younger sister--who holds the keys to the answers Jonathan is searching for, but who also makes him wonder if he should be searching for them at all.
Shadowspell Black, Jenna.
On top of spending most of her time in a bunkerlike safe house and having her dates hijacked by a formidable Fae bodyguard, Faeriewalker Dana Hathaway is in for some more bad news: the Erlking and his pack of murderous minions known as the Wild Hunt have descended upon Avalon.
The walled city Graudin, Ryan, author.
"As Jin Ling tries to save her sister Mei Yee from the Brotherhood of the Red Dragon in Hak Nam Walled City, one boy, Dai, can reunite them and save their lives--but only if he's willing to risk his own"--
Stone cold touch Armentrout, Jennifer L.
Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever.
Atlantia : a novel Condie, Allyson Braithwaite, author.
"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"--