46 Popular and Best Selling Books in 2006

  46 Popular and Best Selling Books in 2006

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Title: The Last Templar

When a Vatican exhibit attended by archaeologist Tess Chaykin is stormed by four masked horsemen dressed as Templar Knights who steal a particular artifact, FBI anti-terrorist specialist Sean Reilly teams up with Tess for an investigation ...
Author(s): Raymond Khoury
ISBN 13: 9780525949411
Pages: 406
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Title: The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quartet #1)

On January 15, 1947, the torture-ravished body of a beautiful young woman is found in a Los Angeles vacant lot. The victim makes headlines as the Black Dahlia-and so begins the greatest manhunt in California history.Caught up in the investigation are Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard: Warrants Squad cops, friends, and rivals in love with the same woman. But both are obsessed with the Dahlia-driven by dark needs to know everything about her past, to capture her killer, to possess the woman even in death. Their quest will take them on a hellish journey through the underbelly of postwar Hollywood, to the core of the dead girl's twisted life, past the extremes of their own psyches-into a region of total madness.
Author(s): James Ellroy
ISBN 13: 9780446698870
Pages: 352
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Title: The Templar Legacy

Former secret agent Cotton Malone and Stephanie Nelle, a U.S. Justice Department prosecutor, must solve the mystery of fourteenth-century Templar riches and secrets before Raymond de Roquefort and his murderous allies prevail.
Author(s): Steve Berry
ISBN 13: 9780345504418
Pages: 516
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Title: Cell

By Halloween, every major city from New York to Moscow stank to the empty heavens and the world as it had been was a memory.' The event became known as The Pulse. The virus was carried by every cell phone operating within the entire world.
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN 13: 9781444707823
Pages: 473
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Title: Micah (Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter, 13)

Vampire hunter Anita Blake is called on to raise the dead-while trying to suppress her ever-growing feelings for a certain wereleopard.
Author(s): Laurell K. Hamilton
ISBN 13: 9780739465479
Pages: 245
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Title: In the Company of the Courtesan: A Novel

My lady, Fiammetta Bianchini, was plucking her eyebrows and biting color into her lips when the unthinkable happened and the Holy Roman Emperor’s army blew a hole in the wall of God’s eternal city, letting in a flood of half-starved, half-crazed troops bent on pillage and punishment. Thus begins In the Company of the Courtesan, Sarah Dunant’s epic novel of life in Renaissance Italy. Escaping the sack of Rome in 1527, with their stomachs churning on the jewels they have swallowed, the courtesan Fiammetta and her dwarf companion, Bucino, head for Venice, the shimmering city born out of water to become a miracle of east-west trade: rich and rancid, pious and profitable, beautiful and squalid. With a mix of courage and cunning they infiltrate Venetian society. Together they make the perfect partnership: the sharp-tongued, sharp-witted dwarf, and his vibrant mistress, trained from birth to charm, entertain, and satisfy men who have the money to support her.
Author(s): Sarah Dunant
ISBN 13: 9781400063819
Pages: 384
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Title: The Pretty Committee Strikes Back (Clique Series #5)

A tragic haircut leaves Kristen looking manlier than a New York Jets linebacker. Will she be condemned to a season of trying to find cute hats when, as everyone knows, hats are so over? Meanwhile, Claire got everything she wants — new camo Converse high-tops, bag and bags of gummies, and best of all, her first ever cell phone, from Massie. Although Claire's now an official member of the Clique, presents don't matter to her — all she really wants is her first kiss from Cam, of course!
Author(s): Lisi Harrison
ISBN 13: 9780316115001
Pages: 272
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Title: Crazy in Love

In this acclaimed early novel New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice takes readers on an intensely moving journey through the intimate terrain of a rapturous marriage in sudden jeopardy–and follows one woman’s courageous search to find her way when everything, even her heart, seems lost.… Georgie Symonds didn’t think anything could shake her perfect marriage. She and Nick were meant for each other, everyone said so, and their life on the Connecticut shore, among Georgie’s close-knit family, is picture-perfect. But lately Nick has been consumed with his job on Wall Street, and Georgie finds herself plagued with suspicions too awful to contemplate. To distract herself, she plunges into her work with the Swift Observatory, examining the stories of people whose lives have been changed by unexpected tragedy.
Author(s): Luanne Rice
ISBN 13: 9780553587814
Pages: 363
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Title: Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer

The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history -- the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror and sadness. At the very center of this story is John Wilkes Booth, America's notorious villain. A Confederate sympathizer and a member of a celebrated acting family, Booth threw away his fame and wealth for a chance to avenge the South's defeat. For almost two weeks, he confounded the manhunters, slipping away from their every move and denying them the justice they sought. Based on rare archival materials, obscure trial transcripts, and Lincoln's own blood relics, Manhunt is a fully documented work, but it is also a fascinating tale of murder, intrigue, and betrayal.
Author(s): James L. Swanson
ISBN 13: 9780060518493
Pages: 464
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Title: If You Could See What I See

Thousands of people around the world are now living by these wonderful tenets.In this riveting autobiographical work Sylvia reveals the pain, challenges and joys of the last twenty years of her life. Thirty years ago Sylvia Browne's spirit guide Francine, shared a series of 21 spiritual principles with her. These principles, based on the teachings of the ancient Gnostics, were subsequently echoed by text discovered in the "Dead Sea Scrolls" and "Nag Hammadi" gospels. These powerful principles have been the ideas that Sylvia Browne has lived her life by and the cornerstone that she founded her Church upon. Thousands of people around the world are now living by these wonderful tenets. In this riveting autobiographical work Sylvia reveals the pain, challenges and joys of the last twenty years of her life. Describing how she has understood and worked with these values in every aspect of her life, this raw and inspiring book gives the reader a powerful insight into the life and beliefs of America's most popular medium.
Author(s): Sylvia Browne
ISBN 13: 9781401910648
Pages: 221
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Title: The New Sonoma Diet: Trimmer Waist, More Energy in Just 10 Days

Presents a diet plan based on the cuisines of the Mediterranean and Californian wine country and includes detailed menus; new recipe ideas for family, gluten-free, and on-the-go meals; and breakthrough nutrition science. Dr. Connie Guttersen originally created the Sonoma Diet to provide people with a satisfying, healthful, and above all, delicious way to lose weight. Now, her cutting-edge plan--inspired by the sun-drenched cuisines of the Mediterranean and California's wine country--is better than ever. The New Sonoma Diet features the latest in nutritional science and a feast of fresh recipes. More than half of this edition is entirely new!
Author(s): Connie Guttersen
ISBN 13: 9781402781186
Pages: 383
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Title: The Two Minute Rule

Devastated by the murder of his estranged police officer son on the day of his own release from prison, former bank robber Max Holman launches a renegade investigation and discovers that the chief suspect, a gang kingpin, is being ... A wild-living young heiress slams into trouble in the L.A. night—the kind of trouble even her money can’t shut down. After her Aston Martin collides with a mysterious car, Larkin Conner Barkley attempts to help the accident victims—and becomes the sole witness in a federal investigation. Whisking her out of her Beverly Hills world is Joe Pike, hired to shield Larkin Barkley from a relentless team of killers. But when a chain of lies and betrayals tightens around them, Pike drops off the grid and follows his own rules for survival: strike fast, hit hard, hunt down the hunters.... Max Holman knew the two minute rule: Get in, get the cash, and get out. But two minutes can be a lifetime. In one moment of weakness he botched a bank job and was sent away for years. Now released from prison, Max wants to reconcile with his estranged son, an L.A. cop. Instead he receives the devastating news that his son’s been gunned down in cold blood. To uncover the truth about the killing, Max aligns with Katherine Pollard, the ex-FBI agent who put him away—in a father’s search for justice and revenge.
Author(s): Robert Crais
ISBN 13: 9780743281614
Pages: 325
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Title: Shadow Masque

he's The Moth. . . He's been waiting for this moment. With every kill, he can feel her getting closer. Very soon--just a few more victims to go. All he needed was the girl, Dani, and now that he has her, his plan is in motion, and no one can stop it. . . Moving Dangerously Close. . . The police don't believe Shannon Flannery when she says someone is out there, watching her, trying to kill her. The only person on her side is Travis Settler. The former Special Forces agent is convinced Shannon's dark past has something to do with the disappearance of his daughter, Dani--a child whose connection to Shannon is just the beginning of a nightmare. . . To The Flame. . . Secrets have been kept from Shannon. Dark, dangerous, and very fatal secrets. Now, with no one to trust but a man who has every reason to doubt her, Shannon's determined to discover the shocking truth, even if it brings her face to face with a serial killer whose slow burn for vengeance will not be denied. . .
Author(s): Lisa Jackson
ISBN 13: 9780739465066
Pages: 426
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Title: The Tenth Circle

New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult shares a powerful novel about the unbreakable bond between parent and child, the temptation to play God, and the dangerous repercussions. Fourteen-year-old Trixie Stone is in love for the first time. She's also the light of her father, Daniel's life -- a straight-A student; a pretty, popular freshman in high school; a girl who's always seen her father as a hero. That is, until her world is turned upside down with a single act of violence. Suddenly everything Trixie has believed about her family -- and herself -- seems to be a lie. Could the boyfriend who once made Trixie wild with happiness have been the one to end her childhood forever? She says that he is, and that is all it takes to make Daniel, a seemingly mild-mannered comic book artist with a secret tumultuous past he has hidden even from his family, venture to hell and back to protect his daughter. With The Tenth Circle, Jodi Picoult offers her most powerful chronicle yet as she explores the unbreakable bond between parent and child, and questions whether you can reinvent yourself in the course of a lifetime -- or if your mistakes are carried forever.
Author(s): Jodi Picoult
ISBN 13: 9780743496711
Pages: 416
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Title: Night of the New Magicians

Merlin sends Jack and Annie on a mysterious mission to Paris, France, over a hundred years ago. There they must find four magicians and give them an urgent message from Merlin himself. When Jack and Annie land in Paris, they make their way to the 1889 World's Fair. Below the Eiffel Tower, built especially for the fair, there are thousands of exhibits from all over the world. But how will Jack and Annie find the magicians in the crowds of people? And who are the magicians anyway? Jack and Annie are about to find out in another adventure filled with history, magic, and amazing surprises!
Author(s): Mary Pope Osborne
ISBN 13: 9780375830365
Pages: 111
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Title: Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling

Offers guidance in reconnecting with one's spiritual source to find direction and meaning in all areas of life.
Author(s): Wayne W. Dyer
ISBN 13: 9781401907211
Pages: 255
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Title: Cobra II

Draws on interviews with General Tommy Franks, Condoleezza Rice, and other officials and military personnel to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the decision-making process that determined the nature of American involvement in Iraq.
Author(s): Michael R. Gordon;Bernard E. Trainor
ISBN 13: 9781400075393
Pages: 727
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Title: Dirty Blonde

Federal judge Cate Fante finds her own double life coming to light when the defendant in a high-profile lawsuit ends up dead, revelations that threaten her future on the bench as well as her life when the killer comes after her. Cate Fante is strong and smart, but when she becomes a federal judge, even she wonders if she can do the job justice. She's in her thirties, so she feels as though she's joining the world's most exclusive retirement village. She worries inwardly that she only looks the part, in a designer suit donned like overpriced armor. After all, a job described in the United States Constitution would intimidate anybody. But Cate keeps her doubts a secret. And, as it happens, much else. For she leads a dark double life that she hides from everyone, even her best friend.
Author(s): Lisa Scottoline
ISBN 13: 9780060742904
Pages: 358
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Title: The Templar Legacy

The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes . . . until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, their hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it was–and its true nature could change the modern world. Cotton Malone, one-time top operative for the U.S. Justice Department, is enjoying his quiet new life as an antiquarian book dealer in Copenhagen when an unexpected call to action reawakens his hair-trigger instincts–and plunges him back into the cloak-and-dagger world he thought he’d left behind.
Author(s): Steve Berry
ISBN 13: 9780345476159
Pages: 496
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Title: Morrigans Cross

As the powerful vampire Lilith prepares to quench her thirst for destruction by unleashing her fury in battle, a medieval sorcerer, one of the circle of six charged by the goddess Morrigan, must travel through time to stop her.
Author(s): Nora Roberts
ISBN 13: 9780739473641
Pages: 342
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Title: The Memory Keepers Daughter

In a tale spanning twenty-five years, a doctor delivers his newborn twin daughter during a snowstorm and, rashly deciding to protect his wife from the baby's affliction with Down Syndrome, turns her over to a nurse, who secretly raises the ...
Author(s): Kim Edwards
ISBN 13: 9780670034161
Pages: 401
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Title: The Thirteenth Tale

Having spent sixty years creating a series of alternate identities for herself, enigmatic Vida Winter pens a painful letter to young Margaret Lea when the latter begs her to disclose the truth about her secretive birth.
Author(s): Diane Setterfield
ISBN 13: 9780743298025
Pages: 416
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Title: Inside My Heart: Choosing to Live with Passion and Purpose

You've seen her on television with her husband, Dr. Phil. But now it's time for a heart-to-heart conversation with Robin McGraw. In Inside My Heart, she speaks woman to woman, inspiring you to embrace and celebrate the many roles you play and encouraging you to make deliberate choices that lead to a richer, happier, and more meaningful life. With a deep and abiding faith in God, Robin shares her life-changing moments so you, too, can choose the life that reflects your heart's truest priorities and highest goals.

Author(s): Robin McGraw
ISBN 13: 9780785218364
Pages: 240
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Title: For One More Day

<p><b>From the author of</b> The Five People You Meet in Heaven and <b>Tuesdays with Morrie</b>, a new novel that millions of fans have been waiting for.</p> <p><b>"Every family is a ghost story . . ."</b></p> <p>Mitch Albom mesmerized readers around the world with his number one <b>New York Times</b> bestsellers, <b>The Five People You Meet in Heaven</b> and <b>Tuesdays with Morrie</b>. Now he returns with a beautiful, haunting novel about the family we love and the chances we miss.</p> <p><b>For One More Day</b> is the story of a mother and a son, and a relationship that covers a lifetime and beyond. It explores the question: What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one</p> <p>As a child, Charley "Chick" Benetto was told by his father, "You can be a mama's boy or a daddy's boy, but you can't be both." So he chooses his father, only to see the man disappear when Charley is on the verge of adolescence.</p> <p>Decades later, Charley is a broken man. His life has been crumbled by alcohol and regret. He loses his job. He leaves his family. He hits bottom after discovering his only daughter has shut him out of her wedding. And he decides to take his own life.</p> <p>He makes a midnight ride to his small hometown, with plans to do himself in. But upon failing even to do that, he staggers back to his old house, only to make an astonishing discovery. His mother—who died eight years earlier-is still living there, and welcomes him home as if nothing ever happened.</p> <p>What follows is the one "ordinary" day so many of us yearn for, a chance to make good with a lost parent, to explain the family secrets, and to seek forgiveness. Somewhere between this life and the next, Charley learns the astonishing things he never knew about his mother and her sacrifices. And he tries, with her tender guidance, to put the crumbled pieces of his life back together.</p> <p>Through Albom's inspiring characters and masterful storytelling, readers will newly appreciate those whom they love—and may have thought they'd lost—in their own lives. <b>For One More Day</b> is a book for anyone in a family, and will be cherished by Albom's millions of fans worldwide.</p>
Author(s): Mitch Albom
ISBN 13: 9781401309572
Pages: 208
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Title: Artemis Fowl; The Lost Colony

Demons are beginning to materialize without warning on Earth. If humans were to capture one, all fairies would be exposed. In order to protect themselves, the fairies must decipher complicated equations to determine where the next demon will appear. Not even the brilliant Foaly can make heads or tails of the formulas but he knows someone who can: Artemis Fowl.

When a very confused demon imp appears in a Sicilian theater, Artemis is there to meet him. But he is not alone. Someone else has unlocked the secrets of the fairy worldand she is only twelve years old. Now, in a race against time, a newly-reformed Artemis Fowl will have to dip into his bag of dirty tricks if he is to save his fairy friends from his latest nemesis, not to mention a power hungry demon warlord who is poised to invade our dimension with his savage army.

Author(s): Eoin Colfer
ISBN 13: 9781423124948
Pages: 416
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Title: The Audacity of Hope

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called “the audacity of hope.”
Author(s): Barack Obama
ISBN 13: 9780307237705
Pages: 375
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Title: Cross (en español)

Alex Cross despuntaba ya en la Policia de Washington cuando una supuesta bala perdida acabo con la vida de su mujer, Maria. Aunque el cuerpo le pedia venganza, el cuidado de sus hijos resulto ser una realidad imposible de posponer. Pero ahora, diez anos despues, su vida ha cambiado radicalmente: se ha retirado del FBI e incluso su vida familiar parece en orden. Entonces, su antiguo companero John Sampson le llama para pedirle un favor. Esta siguiendo la pista a un violador en serie con un brutal modus operandi: amenaza a sus victimas con fotos aterradoras de torturas cometidas por el mismo. Cross y Sampson necesitan el testimonio de alguna de las mujeres, pero ellas se niegan a revelar nada acerca de su agresor. Tanto Cross como Sampson ven clara la conexion de este caso con la muerte de Maria; parece que Alex tendra la oportunidad de capturar al asesino de su mujer despues de todo este tiempo. ¿Podra por fin cerrar aquel doloroso episodio o esto es solo la culminacion de su propia obsesion? / Forensic psychologist Alex Cross's storied career in private practice, with the FBI and as a Washington, D.C., cop has brought him into contact with all kinds of seriously disturbed killers, but his 12th outing from bestseller Patterson (after 2005's Mary, Mary) may be the ultimate in lunatic deadliness. Beginning with a flashback to the murder of Cross's wife, Maria, Patterson quickly introduces Michael Sullivan (aka the Butcher of Sligo).
Author(s): James Patterson
ISBN 13: 9788466642965
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Title: Next

One Man, one day, and a novel bursting with drama, comedy, and humanity.
Kevin Quinn is a standard-variety American male: middle-aged, liberal-leaning, self-centered, emotionally damaged, generally determined to avoid both pain and responsibility. As his relationship with his girlfriend approaches a turning point, and his career seems increasingly pointless, he decides to secretly fly to a job interview in Austin, Texas. Aboard the plane, Kevin is simultaneously attracted to the young woman in the seat next to him and panicked by a new wave of terrorism in Europe and the UK. He lands safely with neuroses intact and full of hope that the job, the expansive city, and the girl from the plane might yet be his chance for reinvention. His next eight hours make up this novel, a tour-de-force of mordant humor, brilliant observation, and page-turning storytelling.
Author(s): James Hynes
ISBN 13: 9780316051934
Pages: 336
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Title: Dear John

An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life--until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who captured his heart. But 9/11 changes everything. John feels it is his duty to re-enlist. And sadly, the long separation finds Savannah falling in love with someone else. "Dear John," the letter read...and with those two words, a heart was broken and two lives were changed forever. Returning home, John must come to grips with the fact that Savannah, now married, is still his true love--and face the hardest decision of his life.
Author(s): Nicholas Sparks
ISBN 13: 9781606863626
Pages: 335
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Title: Hannibal Rising

Relates the early life of cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter in Eastern Europe, from the ages of six to twenty, following the loss of his entire family during World War II.
Author(s): Thomas Harris
ISBN 13: 9780385339414
Pages: 323
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Title: Culture Warrior

Bill O'Reilly is the very embodiment of the idea of a Culture Warrior-and in this book he lives up to the title brilliantly, with all the brashness and forthrightness at his command. He sees that America is in the midst of a fierce culture war between those who embrace traditional values and those who want to change America into a "secular-progressive" country. This is a conflict that differs in many ways from the usual liberal/conservative divide, but it is no less heated, and the stakes are even higher. And in Culture Warrior O'Reilly fights the good fight for the traditional values that have served this country so well for so long.
Author(s): Bill O'Reilly
ISBN 13: 9780767920933
Pages: 256
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Title: Charlottes Web (full color)

In addition to a larger trim size, the original black-and-white art by Garth Williams has been lovingly colorized by renowned illustrator Rosemary Wells, adding another dimension to these two perfect books for young and old alike.
Author(s): E. B. White
ISBN 13: 9780064410939
Pages: 192
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Title: You: Losing Weight: The Owner's Manual to Simple and Healthy Weight Loss

There are no shortcuts when it comes to weight, and waist, loss—no 20-pounds-in-3-days formulas, no way to get from size XXXL to size S by the end of the weekend. But you can diet smart, not hard. In YOU: Losing Weight, the doctors behind the bestselling YOU: On a Diet offer their best 99 tips and strategies for getting your body into the shape and with the waist size that you’ve always wanted. Dieting can’t be hard if you are to succeed for a lifetime, and it should never feel like a sacrifice. With the right strategy, you can make the lifestyle changes that you need to lose weight and get healthy for good.

In this handy waist-loss guide, Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz use their signature wit and wisdom to boil down the science and strategies for you. They keep their usual no-nonsense approach to explaining the human body to outline why crash dieting can’t work for the long term. More important, America’s Doctors share their favorite weight-loss super-foods recipes and provide exercise suggestions for how to get the most from any kind of workout. With food plans, shopping lists, and comprehensive advice on the science of waist loss, this pocket-size paperback is packed with everything dieters need to know about how to develop better habits that will keep pounds off for good.

Author(s): Michael F. Roizen
ISBN 13: 9781451640717
Pages: 128
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Title: Rachael Ray 2, 4, 6, 8: Great Meals for Couples or Crowds

If you’re like Rachael Ray, mealtime is a time to hang out and reconnect with family and friends. That means you could be making a late dinner for you and your sweetie one night and making brunch for your entire family the next day. No matter how many people join the party, Rachael firmly believes that cooking should be fun, easy–and done in 30 minutes or less.

Transforming recipes for four into recipes for two or eight can be a tricky guessing game. If you use twice the amount of chicken will you have to cook it twice as long? Is it possible to make a satisfying pot of soup for two without having to eat leftovers for a week? What’s the best–and most economical–way to feed a crowd of eight? With Rachael Ray: 2, 4, 6, 8 there’s no need to guess, because Rachael has designed right-sized menus for every occasion, with perfect meals for two, four, six, or eight.

For date night you don’t want tons of food, so Rachael’s Croque Madame sandwich with a Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette salad and a killer vodka cocktail strike just the right note. For family dinners, double dates, or those who love leftovers, Rachael whips up classic meals for four like Wingless Buffalo Chicken Pizza or Grilled Shrimp with Chorizo Skewers. For poker night with your buddies, Rachael knows exactly which ingredients stretch into a 30-minute meal for six, like Uptown Sweet and Spicy Sausage Hoagies. Throwing a dinner party is a pleasure when you’re armed with stress-free meals for eight like Italian Chicken Pot Pie and Boozy Berries and Biscuits. With complete menus for family dinners as well as easy and impressive meals for entertaining plus lots of super simple desserts that taste like a million, no matter what the occasion, the perfect meal for your crowd is never more 30 minutes away.

Author(s): Rachael Ray
ISBN 13: 9781400082568
Pages: 304
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Title: Brother Odd (Odd Thomas Series #3)

Loop me in, odd one. The words, spoken in the deep of night by a sleeping child, chill the young man watching over her. For this was a favorite phrase of Stormy Llewellyn, his lost love, and Stormy is dead, gone forever from this world. In the haunted halls of the isolated monastery where he had sought peace, Odd Thomas is stalking spirits of an infinitely darker nature. . . .Brother Odd. Through two New York Times bestselling novels, Odd Thomas has established himself as one of the most beloved and unique fictional heroes of our time. Now, wielding all the power and magic of a master storyteller at the pinnacle of his craft, Dean Koontz follows Odd into a singular new world where he hopes to make a fresh beginning—but where he will meet an adversary as old and inexorable as time itself.
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN 13: 9780553384581
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Title: Lisey's Story

Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN 13: 9781416585718
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Title: I Feel Bad about My Neck

A collection of essays offers a humorous look at the ups and downs of being a woman of a certain age, discussing the tribulations of maintenance and trying to stop the clock, menopause, and empty nests.
Author(s): Nora Ephron
ISBN 13: 9780307276827
Pages: 137
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Title: Eldest

After successfully evading an Urgals ambush, Eragon is adopted into the Ingeitum clan and sent to finish his training so he can further help the Varden in their struggle against the Empire, in a deluxe edition of the best-seller that ...
Author(s): Christopher Paolini
ISBN 13: 9780375940606
Pages: 706
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Title: Box of Unfortunate Events: The Trouble Begins (A Series of Unfortunate Events 1-3)

Lemony Snicket’s unhappy tale of the unlucky Baudelaire siblings begins with The Bad Beginning. In this short bothersome book alone, the three orphans encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast. Should you not mind deadly serpents, slippery salamanders, lumpy beds, large brass reading lamps, long knives, and terrible odors, then proceed with caution to the second book in the miserable series, The Reptile Room. Readers unbothered by inclement weather, hungry leeches, and cold cucumber soup will want to continue with the third installment, The Wide Window. Others will not. If you’ve got the stomach to wade through the first three tragic tales in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, then this troubling collection might be the one for you. Several loathsome extras, including a compilation of unsettling quotations and a very disturbing portrait, await those who successfully complete the wretched journey. You’ve been warned!
Author(s): Lemony Snicket
ISBN 13: 9780060298098
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Title: The Pursuit of Happyness

The astounding yet true rags-to-riches saga of a homeless father who raised and cared for his son on the mean streets of San Francisco and went on to become a crown prince of Wall Street

At the age of twenty, Milwaukee native Chris Gardner, just out of the Navy, arrived in San Francisco to pursue a promising career in medicine. Considered a prodigy in scientific research, he surprised everyone and himself by setting his sights on the competitive world of high finance. Yet no sooner had he landed an entry-level position at a prestigious firm than Gardner found himself caught in a web of incredibly challenging circumstances that left him as part of the city's working homeless and with a toddler son. Motivated by the promise he made to himself as a fatherless child to never abandon his own children, the two spent almost a year moving among shelters, "HO-tels," soup lines, and even sleeping in the public restroom of a subway station.

Never giving in to despair, Gardner made an astonishing transformation from being part of the city's invisible poor to being a powerful player in its financial district.

More than a memoir of Gardner's financial success, this is the story of a man who breaks his own family's cycle of men abandoning their children. Mythic, triumphant, and unstintingly honest, The Pursuit of Happyness conjures heroes like Horatio Alger and Antwone Fisher, and appeals to the very essence of the American Dream.

Author(s): Chris Gardner
ISBN 13: 9780060744878
Pages: 320
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Title: Treasure of Khan (Dirk Pitt Series #19)

Genghis Khan almost conquered the world. Now, one man wants to finish the job-unless Dirk Pitt can stop him.

Author(s): Clive Cussler
ISBN 13: 9780425218235
Pages: 624
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Title: The Tenth Circle

New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult shares a powerful novel about the unbreakable bond between parent and child, the temptation to play God, and the dangerous repercussions. Fourteen-year-old Trixie Stone is in love for the first time. She's also the light of her father, Daniel's life -- a straight-A student; a pretty, popular freshman in high school; a girl who's always seen her father as a hero. That is, until her world is turned upside down with a single act of violence. Suddenly everything Trixie has believed about her family -- and herself -- seems to be a lie. Could the boyfriend who once made Trixie wild with happiness have been the one to end her childhood forever? She says that he is, and that is all it takes to make Daniel, a seemingly mild-mannered comic book artist with a secret tumultuous past he has hidden even from his family, venture to hell and back to protect his daughter. With The Tenth Circle, Jodi Picoult offers her most powerful chronicle yet as she explores the unbreakable bond between parent and child, and questions whether you can reinvent yourself in the course of a lifetime -- or if your mistakes are carried forever.
Author(s): Jodi Picoult
ISBN 13: 9780743496711
Pages: 416
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Title: Palestine

A landmark of journalism and the art form of comics. Based on several months of research and an extended visit to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the early 1990s, this is a major work of political and historical nonfiction.

Prior to Safe Area Gorazde: The War In Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995—Joe Sacco's breakthrough novel of graphic journalism—the acclaimed author was best known for Palestine,
a two-volume graphic novel that won an American Book Award in 1996.
Fantagraphics Books is pleased to present the first single-volume collection of this landmark of journalism and the art form of comics.
Based on several months of research and an extended visit to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the early 1990s (where he conducted over 100
interviews with Palestinians and Jews), Palestine was the first major comics work of political and historical nonfiction by Sacco,
whose name has since become synonymous with this graphic form of New Journalism. Like Safe Area Gorazde, Palestine has been favorably compared to Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus
for its ability to brilliantly navigate such socially and politically sensitive subject matter within the confines of the comic book medium.
Sacco has often been called the first comic book journalist, and he is certainly the best. This edition of Palestine also features an introduction from renowned author, critic, and historian Edward Said (Peace and Its Discontents and The Question of Palestine), one of the world's most respected authorities on the Middle Eastern conflict.

Author(s): Joe Sacco
ISBN 13: 9781560974321
Pages: 288
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