563 Best Selling and Popular Books Between 1990 and 2000

563 Best Selling and Popular Books Between 1990 and 2000

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Title: Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U. S. Government

Called "an everyman's guide to Washington" (The New York Times), P. J. O'Rourke's savagely funny and national best-seller Parliament of Whores has become a classic in understanding the workings of the American political system. Originally written at the end of the Reagan era, this new edition includes an extensive foreword by the renowned political writer Andrew Ferguson — showing us that although the names and the players have changed, the game is still the same. Parliament of Whores is an exuberant, broken-field run through the ethical foibles, pork-barrel flimflam, and bureaucratic bullrorfle inside the Beltway that leaves no sacred cow unskewered and no politically correct sensitivities unscorched. "Highly pungent and wickedly accurate observations ... [from a] boisterous, pedal-to-the-floor humorist." — The New York Times Book Review "Outrageous ... It is insulting, inflammatory, profane, and absolutely great reading." — The Washington Post Book World "A gonzo civics book ... O'Rourke is like a trophy hunter let loose in an unguarded zoo." — Chicago Tribune

According to P.J. O'Rourke, the American political system resembles nothing so much as "a gigantic Mexican Christmas pinata, " filled with everything from $600-per-cow farm subsidies to the savings-and-loan bailout. In this devastating national bestseller, he attacks the system with brilliant and lethal humor.

Author(s): P. J. O'Rourke
ISBN 13: 9780802139702
Pages: 240
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Title: The Birthday Boys

An imaginative, brilliantly realized evocation of the thoughts and voices of Captain Scott and the four men with him, who suffered extraordinary hardships before finally dying during their 1912 attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole.
Author(s): Beryl Bainbridge
ISBN 13: 9780786700714
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Title: The Plains of Passage (Earth's Children #4)

Jean M. Auel’s enthralling Earth’s Children series has become a literary phenomenon, beloved by readers around the world. In a brilliant novel as vividly authentic and entertaining as those that came before, Jean M. Auel returns us to the earliest days of humankind and to the captivating adventures of the courageous woman called Ayla.

With her companion, Jondalar, Ayla sets out on her most dangerous and daring journey--away from the welcoming hearths of the Mammoth Hunters and into the unknown. Their odyssey spans a beautiful but sparsely populated and treacherous continent, the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe, casting the pair among strangers. Some will be intrigued by Ayla and Jondalar, with their many innovative skills, including the taming of wild horses and a wolf; others will avoid them, threatened by what they cannot understand; and some will threaten them. But Ayla, with no memory of her own people, and Jondalar, with a hunger to return to his, are impelled by their own deep drives to continue their trek across the spectacular heart of an unmapped world to find that place they can both call home.


Fourth in the bestselling series begun with Clan of the Cave Bear. Ayla continues to search with Jondalar for a permanent home, away from the welcoming hearth of the Mammoth Hunters, and into the unknown. Their odyssey spans a beautiful but treacherous continent, the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe, casting the bold pair among strangers. Some will become friends, intrigued by Ayla's ways of taming wild horses and wolves. Others will become fierce enemies, threatened by what they cannot understand. But always the orphaned Ayla and the wandering Jondolar will heed the voice and vision that urges them on, deeper into the dark and spectacular heart of an unmapped world. For they are driven to reach that place on earth they can call home.

Author(s): Jean M. Auel
ISBN 13: 9780553289411
Pages: 868
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Title: Where is Joe Merchant?

Where Is Joe Merchant? That's what his sister Trevor Kane, the hemorrhoid ointment heiress, wants to know. For South Seas psychic Desdemona, Merchant is the missing link needed to connect her with other worlds. And the mystery of the presumed dead but oft-sighted rock star's disappearance is pulling renegade sea plane pilot Frank Bama into the perilous path of psychos, wackos, pirates and dictators--on a wild ride from Key West to the Caribbean to a lush tropical paradise where anything can happen...and everything does.
Author(s): Jimmy Buffett
ISBN 13: 9780380721184
Pages: 416
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Title: Geralds Game

Jessie is trapped: during an ill-fated S&M game, she kicks her husband and induces a fatal coronary.
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN 13: 9781501144202
Pages: 480
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Title: The Road Less Traveled, Timeless Edition

Wise and profoundly spiritual, this is a proven classic, a book to turn to again and again for understanding and inspiration.
Author(s): M. Scott Peck
ISBN 13: 9780743243155
Pages: 320
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Title: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

The Garcías—Dr. Carlos (Papi), his wife Laura (Mami), and their four daughters, Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofía—belong to the uppermost echelon of Spanish Caribbean society, descended from the conquistadores. Their family compound adjoins the palacio of the dictator’s daughter. So when Dr. García’s part in a coup attempt is discovered, the family must flee.

They arrive in New York City in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in the Dominican Republic. Papi has to find new patients in the Bronx. Mami, far from the compound and the family retainers, must find herself. Meanwhile, the girls try to lose themselves—by forgetting their Spanish, by straightening their hair and wearing fringed bell bottoms. For them, it is at once liberating and excruciating being caught between the old world and the new, trying to live up to their father’s version of honor while accommodating the expectations of their American boyfriends. Acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez’s brilliant and buoyant first novel sets the García girls free to tell their most intimate stories about how they came to be at home—and not at home—in America.

It's a long way from Santo Domingo to the Bronx, but if anyone can go the distance, it's the Garcia girls. Four lively latinas plunged from a pampered life of privilege on an island compound into the big-city chaos of New York, they rebel against Mami and Papi's old-world discipline and embrace all that America has to offer.

Author(s): Julia Alvarez
ISBN 13: 9781565129757
Pages: 336
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Title: The Werewolf of Fever Swamp

Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf? A new package for a best-selling Classic Goosebumps! Now with bonus features!

There is something weird happening in Fever Swamp. Something really horrible.It started with the strange howling at night. Then there was the rabbit, torn to shreds. Everyone thinks Grady's new dog is responsible. After all, he looks just like a wolf. And he seems a little on the wild side.
But Grady knows his dog is just a regular old dog. And most dogs don't howl at the moon. Or disappear at midnight. Or change into terrifying creatures when the moon is full.
Or do they?

Author(s): R. L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780545158862
Pages: 160
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Title: Close Combat (Corps Series #6)

CLOSE COMBAT is W.E.B. Griffin's epic novel of World War II—a powerful, dramatic tribute to the brave men and women who lived it...The captain who led his squadron in to the fiercest air battles of the Pacific. The correspondent who learned more about combat than he bargained for. The Marine who embarked on a top secret mission from which there was no certain return...

This two-month New York Times bestseller brings the saga of The Corps into exciting arenas all over the Pacific, as American forces brace to defend Guadalcanal from an all-out effort by the Japanese to recapture the island. From Iwo Jima to Australia to Washington, old faces and new are faced with the challenge of their lives.

Author(s): W. E. B. Griffin
ISBN 13: 9780515112696
Pages: 416
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Title: Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross Series #1)

The classic thriller that launched the Alex Cross series, the #1 detective series of the past twenty-five years! A missing little girl named Maggie Rose . . . a family of three brutally murdered in the projects of Washington, D.C. . . . the thrill-killing of a beautiful elementary school teacher . . . a psychopathic serial kidnapper/murderer who is so terrifying that the FBI, the Secret Service, and the police cannot outsmart him - even after he's been captured. Gary Soneji wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the first female supervisor of the Secret Service who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever read. Alex Cross and Jezzie Flanagan are about to have a forbidden love affair--at the worst possible time for both of them. Because Gary Soneji is playing at the top of his game. The latest of the unspeakable crimes happens in Alex Cross's precinct. It happens under the noses of Jezzie Flanagan's men. Now Alex Cross must face the ultimate test: How do you outmaneuver a brilliant psychopath?
Author(s): James Patterson
ISBN 13: 9780446692632
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Title: Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend

The author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Bridges of Madison County once again brings characters and situations with his special blend of lyricism and magic. This is a bittersweet story about two good people who discover that true love, when it comes, is rarely fair, or right--or without pain.
Author(s): Robert James Waller
ISBN 13: 9780446516532
Pages: 226
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Title: The Bridges of Madison County

The legendary love story, the bestselling hardcover novel of all time, and the major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. This is the story of Robert Kincaid, the photographer and free spirit searching for the covered bridges of Madison County, and Francesca Johnson, the farm wife waiting for fulfillment of a girlhood dream. It shows readers what it is to love and be loved so intensely that life is never the same again.

A timeless, universally appealing story of love and loss. In just four days, two people find one another and commit themselves to each other for a lifetime even though they remain apart. Optioned by a major motion picture company for a feature film.

Author(s): Robert James Waller
ISBN 13: 9780446364492
Pages: 224
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Title: Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle Nest

<p>As good a rifle company as any in the world, Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, kept getting the tough assignments — responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. In <i>Band of Brothers,</i> Ambrose tells of the men in this brave unit who fought, went hungry, froze, and died, a company that took 150 percent casualties and considered the Purple Heart a badge of office. Drawing on hours of interviews with survivors as well as the soldiers' journals and letters, Stephen Ambrose recounts the stories, often in the men's own words, of these American heroes.</p> <p>They fought on Utah Beach, in Arnhem, Bastogne, the Bulge; they spearheaded the Rhine offensive and took possession of Hitler's Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden. This gripping depiction of Easy Company re-creates some of the most critical moments of WWII and offers insights into the commanders and regular soldiers--the heroes who manned the battlefields. Photos. Maps. </p>
Author(s): Stephen E. Ambrose
ISBN 13: 9780743224543
Pages: 336
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Title: The Night Manager

Enter the new world of espionage, where the skills forged by generations of spies during the darkest days of the Cold War are put to even more terrifying use. Penetrate the secret world of ruthless arms dealers and drug smugglers who have risen to unthinkable power and wealth. The sinister master of them all is an untouchable Englishman named Roper, the charming, unstoppable ruler of a corrupt world all his own. Slipping into this maze of peril is a former British soldier, Jonathan Pine, who knows Roper well enough to hate him more than he hates any other man on earth. Now personal vengeance is only part of the reason Pine is willing to help the men at Whitehall bring Roper down.
Author(s): John le Carre
ISBN 13: 9780140230604
Pages: 496
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Title: Mixed Blessings

After the wedding of Diana Goode and Andrew Douglas, Diana teases that they will make a baby on their honeymoon.  But long afterward, she is still not pregnant.  As Diana and Andrew wait out each month only to be bitterly disappointed, they are forced to question just how much they are willing to go through to have a baby.  

Charlie Winwood dreams of a house filled with children.  His bride, party-girl actress Barbie Mason, has other ideas.  When he discovers he is sterile, Charlie has to rethink his deepest values — and his marriage to a woman who shares none of his dreams.

After ten years of living together, Pilar Graham, a prominent Santa Barbara attorney, marries Judge Brad Coleman, who is nineteen years her senior and father of two grown children.  They are happy with their comfortable life together, à deux, until Pilar begins to wonder if she will someday regret not having a baby with Brad.  Are they crazy to begin now — with Brad about to become a grandfather and Pilar with a busy career, and in her early forties, possibly putting herself at risk?

Through the lives of these couples, Danielle Steel shows us the mixed blessingswe face as we build our families and live our modern lives.  She touches us with the triumphant people who prevail, their victories, their defeats, their tragedies and joys, their compromises, their lives.

In her 30th novel, Steel weaves a powerful tale of three couples who face decisions about having children that will test, in unexpected ways, the ties that bind them as lovers, partners, and friends. Their lives, their goals, and their feelings about families are on the line, as the word "infertility" begins to unravel their dreams.

Author(s): Danielle Steel
ISBN 13: 9780440214113
Pages: 432
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Title: The hidden life of dogs

Long before the Dog Whisperer, anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas revealed to readers the nature of pack dynamics, leading to a completely new understanding of dogs and their desires. In this fascinating account, based on thirty years of living with and observing dogs, we meet Misha, a friend’s husky, whom Thomas followed on his daily rounds of more than 130 square miles, and who ultimately provided the simple and surprising answer to the question What do dogs want most? Not food, not sex, but other dogs. We also meet Maria, who adored Misha, bore his puppies, and clearly mourned when he moved away; the brave pug Bingo and his little wife, Violet; the dingo Viva; and the remaining dogs and pups that constitute the pack.
Author(s): Jared T. Williams]
ISBN 13: 9780395669587
Pages: 148
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Title: The Killer Angels

In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history, two armies fought for two conflicting dreams. One dreamed of freedom, the other of a way of life. Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle. There were memories. There were promises. There was love. And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania fields. Bright futures, untested innocence, and pristine beauty were also the casualties of war. Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece is unique, sweeping, unforgettable—the dramatic story of the battleground for America’s destiny.
Author(s): Michael Shaara
ISBN 13: 9780345407276
Pages: 368
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Title: Red Square

Back from exile, Arkady Reko returns to find that his country, his Moscow, even his job, are nearly dead. Not so his enemies. Hounded by the Russian mafia, chased by ruthless minions of the newly rich and powerful, and tempted by his great love, Arkady can only hope for escape. Fate, however, has other ideas....
Author(s): Martin Cruz Smith
ISBN 13: 9780345384737
Pages: 400
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Title: The Joy Luck Club

In 1949 four Chinese women-drawn together by the shadow of their past-begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks, eat dim sum, and "say" stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club. Nearly forty years later, one of the members has died, and her daughter has come to take her place, only to learn of her mother's lifelong wish-and the tragic way in which it has come true. The revelation of this secret unleashes an urgent need among the women to reach back and remember... In this extraordinary first work of fiction, Amy Tan writes about what is lost-over the years, between generations, among friends-and what is saved.

In 1949, four Chinese women begin meeting in San Francisco for fun. Nearly 40 years later, their daughters continue to meet as the Joy Luck Club. Their stories ultimately display the double happiness that can be found in being both Chinese and American. First serials to Ladies' Home Journal, Atlantic Monthly, and San Francisco Focus. Now available.

Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN 13: 9780143038092
Pages: 288
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Title: Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

Maya Angelou, one of the best-loved authors of our time, shares the wisdom of a remarkable life in this best-selling spiritual classic. This is Maya Angelou talking from the heart, down to earth and real, but also inspiring. This is a book to treasured, a book about being in all ways a woman, about living well, about the power of the word, and about the power do spirituality to move and shape your life. Passionate, lively, and lyrical, Maya Angelou's latest unforgettable work offers a gem of truth on every page. <p>Author, screenwriter and poet Maya Angelou distills the wisdom of a lifetime into this inspiring collection of down-to-earth essays about matters timely and timeless. The author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings celebrates the inimitable strength of her womanhood and the power of the word to surpass all boundaries of society and humanity. </p>
Author(s): Maya Angelou
ISBN 13: 9780553569070
Pages: 139
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Title: Stop the Insanity

Take control of your life and stop the insanity! You've seen Susan Powter on the "Home Show" and on her "Stop the Insanity" infomercial, explaining health and wellness to millions of viewers. Taken from the "insanity" she experienced with the diet and fitness industries, Susan's step-by-step motivational book, now read by Susan herself on audio tape, will empower women everywhere to take control of their lives. In "Stop the Insanity!," Susan tells you how you can get lean, strong, and healthy without starvation and deprivation. Her practical, proven program designed for women of all ages, weights, and fitness levels can change the way you look and feel just like it did for Susan.
Author(s): Susan Powter
ISBN 13: 9780671522926
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Title: Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles Series #1)

Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force—a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses. It is a novel only Anne Rice could write. Look for a special preview of Anne Rice’s Prince Lestat in the back of the book. The Vampire Chronicles continue in Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, available for pre-order now.
Author(s): Anne Rice
ISBN 13: 9780345409645
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Title: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex

Rediscover the most famous relationship book ever published

Once upon a time Martians and Venusians met, fell in love, and had happy relationships together because they respected and accepted their differences. Then they came to Earth and amnesia set in: they forgot they were from different planets.

Based on years of successful counseling of couples and individuals, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus has helped millions of couples transform their relationships. Now viewed as a modern classic, this phenomenal book has helped men and women realize how different they can be in their communication styles, their emotional needs, and their modes of behavior—and offers the secrets of communicating without conflicts, allowing couples to give intimacy every chance to grow.

Author(s): John Gray
ISBN 13: 9780060574215
Pages: 323
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Title: For My Lady's Heart

Pursued by her enemies, flattered and courted for her lands, a powerful, devious princess is desperate to reach refuge. Melanthe can trust only one man amid the lies, the mysterious Green Knight—a true knight who never wavers; a man who cannot comprehend deceit. But as an impossible love grows between them, betrayal becomes their only future . . .
Author(s): Laura Kinsale
ISBN 13: 9780425140048
Pages: 480
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Title: Imajica I : The Fifth Dominion

The magical tale of ill-fated lovers lost among worlds teetering on the edge of destruction, where their passion holds the key to escape.

There has never been a book like Imajica. Transforming every expectation offantasy fiction with its heady mingling of radical sexuality and spiritual anarchy, it has carried its millions of readers into regions of passion and philosophy that few books have even attempted to map. It's an epic in every way; vast in conception, obsessively detailed in execution, and apocalyptic in its resolution. A book of erotic mysteries and perverse violence. A book of ancient, mythological landscapes and even more ancient magic.

Author(s): Clive Barker
ISBN 13: 9780061094149
Pages: 544
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Title: Love You Forever

As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps. A young woman holds her newborn son And looks at him lovingly. Softly she sings to him: "I'll love you forever I'll like you for always As long as I'm living My baby you'll be." So begins the story that has touched the hearts of millions worldwide. Since publication in 1986, Love You Forever has sold more than 15 million copies in paperback and the regular hardcover edition (as well as hundreds of thousands of copies in Spanish and French).
Author(s): Robert N. Munsch;Sheila McGraw
ISBN 13: 9780920668375
Pages: 32
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Title: Time's Arrow : Or the Nature of the Offense

The story of a life lived backwards in time. Its narrator, trapped and hurtling towards a terrible secret, moves "out of the blackest sleep" to find himself surrounded by doctors and on the deathbed of a man in whose body he is imprisoned. The novel was shortlisted for the 1991 Booker Prize.
Author(s): Martin Amis
ISBN 13: 9780224030939
Pages: 176
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Title: The Ghost Next Door

Author(s): R. L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780439568326
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Title: The Chickens Are Restless

A new collection of Far Side humor presents 150 outrageous new cartoons that capture the demented, offbeat humor of the author of Cows of Our Planet, Unnatural Selections, and Night of the Crash-Test Dummies. Original.
Author(s): Gary Larson
Pages: 112
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Title: Entertainment Weekly Seinfeld Companion

The hottest personality in network television is celebrated in this illustrated guide to Seinfeld, featuring the expressions, situations, and idiosyncracies beloved by fans of this top-ten-rated sitcom. Fretts has written extensively about Seinfeld for Entertainment Weekly.
Author(s): Bruce Fretts
ISBN 13: 9780446670364
Pages: 96
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Title: Mr. Murder

Martin Stillwater has a vivid imagination. It charms his loving wife, delights his two little daughters, and gives him all the inspiration he needs to write his highly successful mystery novels. But maybe Martin’s imagination is a bit too vivid… One rainy afternoon, a terrifying incident makes him question his grip on reality. A stranger breaks into his house, accusing Martin of stealing his wife, his children—and his life. Claiming to be the real Martin Stillwater, the intruder threatens to take what is rightfully his. The police think he’s a figment of Martin’s imagination. But Martin and his family have no choice but to believe the stranger’s threat. And run for their lives. But wherever they go—wherever they hide—he finds them…
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN 13: 9780425238035
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Title: Silent night 2

Reva Dalby promised to be nicer after last year's horrors. But a rich, spoiled girl like Reva always thinks she can have anything--or anyone--she wants, and never pay. This year, however, Santa is bringing Reva a little holiday terror.
Author(s): R.L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780671786199
Pages: 196
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Title: Everything She Ever Wanted: A True Story of Obsessive Love, Murder, and Betrayal

WAS SHE A SWEET SOUTHERN CHARMER?

OR A COLD-BLOODED KILLER?

For their wedding portrait, petite Pat Taylor and handsome Tom Allanson posed as Rhett and Scarlett. Both came from fine Southern families, and dreamed of the Tara-like plantation where they would grow roses, raise horses, and move in the genteel circles of Atlanta society. Less than two months later, their dream exploded in terror and murder: their beautiful home mysteriously burned to the ground and Tom was convicted of the brutal slaying of his mother and father.

Pat's only brother had died in a puzzling suicide, her grandparents-in-law were poisoned with arsenic, and no one — from her wealthy employers to her own children — was safe when Pat Allanson didn't get her way. It took Georgia lawmen more than two decades to stop her for good — if indeed they have.

In this fascinating account, Ann Rule delivers a tour de force: a whirlwind of misguided love, denial, guilt, and passions out of control; a series of brilliantly manipulated crimes; the bizarre and horrifying tale of two families brought to ruin; and, at the center of it all, the heartless, supremely selfish sociopath whose evil hid behind soft words and gentle manners, but who destroyed — without mercy — those who loved her.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ann Rule, a true story of obsessive love, murder, and betrayal. A series of brilliantly manipulated crimes brings two families to ruin, and at the center of it all is a sociopath whose evil hides behind her soft words and gentle manners. To be the subject of a two-hour ABC-TV miniseries. 32-page insert.

Author(s): Ann Rule
ISBN 13: 9780671690717
Pages: 560
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Title: Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

Warm, feisty, and intelligent, the Delany sisters speak their mind in a book that is at once a vital historical record and a moving portrait of two remarkable women who continued to love, laugh, and embrace life after over a hundred years of living side by side.
Author(s): Sarah L. Delany
ISBN 13: 9780385312523
Pages: 256
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Title: Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies

Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in tum-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit.

With more than two million copies in print, this beloved novel has become a treasured part of America's literary memory. Now, for the first time, this "tall-tale, fairy-tale, soap opera romance, Mexican cookbook, and home-remedy handbook all rolled into one" (San Francisco Chronicle) is available in trade paper with the original art from the hardcover.

Author(s): Laura Esquivel
ISBN 13: 9780385420174
Pages: 256
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Title: A Dangerous Fortune

<p>In 1866, tragedy strikes at the&nbsp;&nbsp;exclusive Windfield School. A young student drowns&nbsp;&nbsp;in a mysterious accident involving a small circle&nbsp;&nbsp;of boys. The drowning and its aftermath initiates a&nbsp;&nbsp;spiraling circle of treachery that will span three&nbsp;&nbsp;decades and entwine many loves... From the&nbsp;&nbsp;exclusive men's club and brothels that cater to every&nbsp;&nbsp;dark desire of London's upper classes to the dazzling&nbsp;&nbsp;ballrooms and mahogany-paneled suites of the&nbsp;&nbsp;manipulators of the world's wealth, Ken Follett&nbsp;&nbsp;conjures up a stunning array of contrasts. This&nbsp;&nbsp;breathtaking novel portrays a family splintered by lust,&nbsp;&nbsp;bound by a shared legacy... men and women swept&nbsp;&nbsp;toward a perilous climax where greed, fed by the&nbsp;&nbsp;shocking truth of a boy's death, must be stopped, or&nbsp;&nbsp;not just one man's dreams, but those of a nation,&nbsp;&nbsp;will die...</p> <p>In 1866, a mysterious drowning at the exclusive Windfield School for boys initiates a spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives. A spectacular New York Times bestseller. </p>
Author(s): Ken Follett
ISBN 13: 9780440217497
Pages: 576
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Title: Annie's rainbow

Out of the blue, Annie finds a half-million dollars on the day of her college graduation. Vowing to pay the money back one day, she takes the cash and doesn t look back. Ten years later, engaged and a successful owner of a chain of elegant coffee bars, Annie begins making good on her promise to return the money with anonymous monthly payments. Then suddenly, the dark history of the money returns to haunt her and Annie is plunged into the chaos of a deadly chase, forced to use all her wits to keep her world from unraveling. "
Author(s): Fern Michaels
ISBN 13: 9780783886701
Pages: 463
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Title: Firebird

Ilya, son of a Russian prince, is largely ignored by his father and tormented by his larger, older brothers. His only friends are three old people: a priest, a magician, and a woman who toils in the palace dairy. From them Ilya learns faith, a smattering of magic, and the power of love—all of which he will need desperately, for his life is about to be turned upside-down.

The prince's magnificent cherry orchard is visited at midnight by the legendary Firebird, whose wings are made of flame. Ilya's brothers' attempts capture the magical creature fail. When Ilya tries to catch the Firebird, he sees her as a beautiful woman and earns a magical gift: the speech of animals.

Banished, the young man journeys through a fantastical Russia full of magical mazes, enchanted creatures, and untold dangers. As happens in the best fairy tales, Ilya falls in love with an enchanted princess, but to win her freedom will be no easy task.

Author(s): Mercedes Lackey
ISBN 13: 9780765317193
Pages: 352
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Title: Safe House (Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers)

To save a prominent scientist and his son from a corrupt government's agents, the Net Force Explorers embark on a terrifying virtual hunt for their enemies--before it's too late.
Author(s): Tom Clancy;Steve Pieczenik
ISBN 13: 9780747261759
Pages: 224
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Title: Reaching to Heaven

James Van Praagh has touched the lives of millions with his extraordinary ability to communicate with the world beyond. In Talking to Heaven, his acclaimed #1 New York Times bestseller, he shared that gift and showed us how to break down the barrier between the earthly and heavenly realms to reach loved ones we have lost. Now, in Reaching to Heaven, he continues his uplifting and transcendent message and reveals how to chart a course for living as spiritual beings in a physical world that will sustain and fill us for decades to come. In this guide to inner peace and spiritual healing, the renowned medium shows us how we can greatly improve our feelings of self-esteem and self-worth by getting more deeply in touch with our emotional selves and the creative "god-like" nature we all possess. As in Talking to Heaven, Van Praagh shares moving stories of after-death communication. You'll be touched and inspired by true accounts that take us through the grieving process, show is how to ease the pain and hurt of living in the material world, and attain new levels of self-awareness, self-acceptance, and personal freedom.
Author(s): James Van Praagh
ISBN 13: 9780733611384
Pages: 191
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Title: Vinegar Hill: A Novel

In a stark, troubling, yet ultimately triumphant celebration of self-determination, award-winning author A. Manette Ansay re-creates a stifling world of guilty and pain, and the tormented souls who inhabit it. It is 1972 when circumstance carries Ellen Grier and her family back to Holly's Field, Wisconsin. Dutifully accompanying her newly unemployed husband, Ellen has brought her two children into the home of her in-laws on Vinegar Hill--a loveless house suffused with the settling dust of bitterness and routine--where calculated cruelty is a way of life preserved and perpetuated in the service of a rigid, exacting and angry God. Behind a facade of false piety, there are sins and secrets in this place that could crush a vibrant young woman's passionate spirit. And here Ellen must find the straight to endure, change, and grow in the all-pervading darkness that threatens to destroy everything she is and everyone she loves.
Author(s): A. Manette Ansay
ISBN 13: 9780688180638
Pages: 256
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Title: When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi

In this groundbreaking biography, David Maraniss captures all of football great Vince Lombardi: the myth, the man, his game, and his God. More than any other sports figure, Vince Lombardi transformed football into a metaphor of the American experience. The son of an Italian immigrant butcher, Lombardi toiled for twenty frustrating years as a high school coach and then as an assistant at Fordham, West Point, and the New York Giants before his big break came at age forty-six with the chance to coach a struggling team in snowbound Wisconsin. His leadership of the Green Bay Packers to five world championships in nine seasons is the most storied period in NFL history.
Author(s): David Maraniss
ISBN 13: 9780684870182
Pages: 544
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Title: Tis: A Memoir

A #1 New York Times bestseller and the eagerly anticipated sequel to the Pulitzer Prize–winning Angela’s Ashes, this masterpiece from Frank McCourt tells of his American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank McCourt’s glorious childhood memoir, Angela’s Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape.
Author(s): Frank McCourt
ISBN 13: 9780684865744
Pages: 368
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Title: True at First Light: A Fictional Memoir

Both a revealing self-portrait and dramatic fictional chronicle of his final African safari, Ernest Hemingway's last unpublished work was written when he returned from Kenya in 1953. Edited by his son Patrick, who accompanied his father on the safari, True at First Light offers rare insights into the legendary American writer. A blend of autobiography and fiction, the book opens on the day his close friend Pop, a celebrated hunter, leaves Ernest in charge of the safari camp and news arrives of a potential attack from a hostile tribe. Drama continues to build as his wife, Mary, pursues the great black-maned lion that has become her obsession, and Ernest becomes involved with a young African girl whom he supposedly plans to take as a second bride. Increasingly enchanted by the local African community, he struggles between the attraction of these two women and the wildly different cultures they represent. Spicing his depictions of human longings with sharp humor, Hemingway captures the excitement of big-game hunting and the unparallel beauty of the landscape. Rich in laughter, beauty and profound insight. True at First Light is an extraordinary publishing event -- a breathtaking final work from one of our most beloved and important writers.
Author(s): Ernest Hemingway
ISBN 13: 9780684865720
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Title: Mother of Pearl

Capturing all the rueful irony and racial ambivalence of small-town Mississippi in the late 1950s, Melinda Haynes' celebrated novel is a wholly unforgettable exploration of family, identity, and redemption. Mother of Pearl revolves around twenty-eight-year-old Even Grade, a black man who grew up an orphan, and Valuable Korner, the fifteen-year-old white daughter of the town whore and an unknown father. Both are passionately determined to discover the precious things neither experienced as children: human connection, enduring commitment, and, above all, unconditional love. A startlingly accomplished mixture of beauty, mystery, and tragedy, Mother of Pearl marks the debut of an extraordinary literary talent.
Author(s): Melinda Haynes
ISBN 13: 9780671774677
Pages: 496
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Title: Jewel

In the backwoods of Mississippi, a land of honeysuckle and grapevine, Jewel and her husband, Leston, are truly blessed; they have five fine children. When Brenda Kay is born in 1943, Jewel gives thanks for a healthy baby, last-born and most welcome. "Jewel" is the story of how quickly a life can change; how, like lightning, an unforeseen event can set us on a course without reason or compass. In this story of a woman's devotion to the child who is both her burden and God's singular way of smiling on her, Bret Lott has created a mother-daughter relationship of matchless intensity and beauty, and one of the finest, most indomitable heroines in contemporary American fiction.
Author(s): Bret Lott
ISBN 13: 9780671038236
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Title: Misty

"We lived in such a perfect world. Why were we so imperfect?" All Misty ever wanted was a normal family. But like so many others, Misty's parents didn't stay together. Now they use Misty to hurt each other, to deliver tiny cruelties in an endless stream. Misty knows her parents might love her. But Misty has an unspeakable secret that burns in the core of her very being: she hates them. Misty isn't as alone as she thinks. She's about to meet three other girls who are just like her -- each one with their own dark secrets to share....
Author(s): V. C. Andrews
ISBN 13: 9780671028008
Pages: 176
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Title: Serpent: A Kurt Austin Adventure (NUMA Files Series)

From the classic novel Raise the Titanic! to Flood Tide, Clive Cussler and his fictional alter ego Dirk Pitt® have earned legions of fans worldwide. Now, the author of numerous consecutive bestsellers unleashes a hero for the next millennium in an electrifying new series of unrelenting action and edge-of-your-seat thrills. On the bottom of the icy sea off Nantucket lies the battered remains of the Italian luxury liner, Andrea Doria. But few know that within its bowels rests a priceless pre-Columbian antiquity -- a treasure that now holds the key to a puzzle that is costing people their lives. For Kurt Austin, the leader of a courageous National Underwater Marine Agency (NUMA) exploration team, the killing begins when he makes a daring rescue of a beautiful marine archaeologist. The target of a powerful Texas industrialist named Halcon, Nina Kirov was attacked off the coast of Morocco after her discovery of a carved stone head that may prove Christopher Columbus was not the first European to discover America. Soon Kurt and Nina embark on a deadly mission to uncover Halcon's masterful plan -- an insidious scheme that would have him carve out a new nation from the southwest United States and Mexico, and ride to power on a wave of death and destruction. With Austin's elite NUMA crew attacking the murderous conspiracy from different sides, an extraordinary truth emerges: that Columbus may have made a fifth, unknown voyage to America in search of a magnificent treasure. And that the silent, steel hull of the Andrea Doria not only holds the answer to what the explorer may have found -- but the fate of the United States itself.
Author(s): Clive Cussler
ISBN 13: 9780671026707
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Title: Hearts in Atlantis

<p>Stephen King, whose first novel, <i>Carrie,</i> was published in 1974, the year before the last U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam, is the first hugely popular writer of the TV generation. Images from that war — and the protests against it — had flooded America's living rooms for a decade. <i>Hearts in Atlantis,</i> King's newest fiction, is composed of five interconnected, sequential narratives, set in the years from 1960 to 1999. Each story is deeply rooted in the sixties, and each is haunted by the Vietnam War.</p> <p>In Part One, "Low Men in Yellow Coats," eleven-year-old Bobby Garfield discovers a world of predatory malice in his own neighborhood. He also discovers that adults are sometimes not rescuers but at the heart of the terror.</p> <p>In the title story, a bunch of college kids get hooked on a card game, discover the possibility of protest...and confront their own collective heart of darkness, where laughter may be no more than the thinly disguised cry of the beast.</p> <p>In "Blind Willie" and "Why We're in Vietnam," two men who grew up with Bobby in suburban Connecticut try to fill the emptiness of the post-Vietnam era in an America which sometimes seems as hollow — and as haunted — as their own lives.</p> <p>And in "Heavenly Shades of Night Are Falling," this remarkable book's denouement, Bobby returns to his hometown where one final secret, the hope of redemption, and his heart's desire may await him.</p> <p> Full of danger, full of suspense, most of all full of <i>heart,</i> Stephen King's new book will take some readers to a place they have never been...and others to a place they have never been able to completely leave.</p> <p>In <i>Hearts in Altantis</i>, King mesmerizes readers with fiction deeply rooted in the Sixties, and explores -- through four defining decades -- the haunting legacy of the Vietmnam War. </p>
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN 13: 9780671024246
Pages: 688
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Title: Honor Among Thieves

<p>Spring 1994, Washington, D.C. - While the Clinton Administration grapples with its domestic policies, a sinister plot is being masterminded six thousand miles away in Baghdad. By using $100 million as bait and spinning a deadly web of corruption, forgery, and terror, Saddam Hussein seeks to embarrass the U.S. with the ultimate revenge: to steal a treasured historical document and then destroy it before the world's media-on July 4, 1994.</p> <p>As the countdown to Independence Day begins, two agents stand in the way of his nearly flawless plan: Scott Bradley, a rising star in the CIA who is desperate to prove his patriotism, and Hannah Kopec, the stunning Mossad operative who has already lost o much that she fears nothing and trusts no one. Their unrelenting quest to prevent what would undoubtedly be the most humiliating day in U.S. history takes them across four continents and climaxes in a dramatic, triple-twist ending.</p> <p>Ingeniously plotted and as up-to-the-minute as today's headlines, <i>Honor Among Thieves</i> resonates with the brilliant pace that is the trademark of master storyteller Jeffrey Archer.</p> <p>Following his blockbuster bestseller As the Crow Flies, Archer's new #1 international bestseller is a thriller taken straight from today's headlines. It is Spring in Washington, D.C., and Americans are embracing a new era under President Bill Clinton. But in Baghdad, Saddam Hussein is masterminding a sinister plot. . . . </p>
Author(s): Jeffrey Archer
ISBN 13: 9780312933531
Pages: 480
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Title: The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

With a steadily growing cadre of readers who delight in her smartly comic and insightful writing, Melissa Bank is an event waiting to happen. The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing explores the life lessons of Jane, the contemporary American Everywoman who combines the charm of Bridget Jones, the vulnerability, of Ally McBeal, and the wit of Lorrie Moore. As she works her way from defiant teenager to reluctant career girl, growing older and getting smarter, Jane maneuvers her way through love, sex, relationships, and the occasional perils of the workplace. She reluctantly succumbs to the questionable advice offered in a pop-psych book entitled How to Meet and Marry Mr. Right.
Author(s): Melissa Bank
ISBN 13: 9780670883004
Pages: 288
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Title: Suzanne Somers' Get Skinny on Fabulous Food

Find out why Somersizing has swept the nation! In Get Skinny on Fabulous Food, the number one New York Times bestseller and sequel to Eat Great, Lose Weight, which also went to the top of the Times list, Suzanne Somers will show you how to shed pounds for good and have more energy than ever before -- without dieting.
Author(s): Suzanne Somers
ISBN 13: 9780609802373
Pages: 288
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Title: Seize the Night

There are no rules in the dark, no place to feel safe, no escape from the shadows. But to save the day, you must...Seize the Night. At no time does Moonlight Bay look more beautiful than at night. Yet it is precisely then that the secluded little town reveals its menace. Now children are disappearing. From their homes. From the streets. And there's nothing their families can do about it. Because in Moonlight Bay, the police work their hardest to conceal crimes and silence victims. No matter what happens in the night, their job is to ensure that nothing disturbs the peace and quiet of Moonlight Bay.... Christopher Snow isn't afraid of the dark. Forced to live in the shadows because of a rare genetic disorder, he knows the night world better than anyone. He believes the lost children are still alive and that their disappearance is connected to the town's most carefully kept, most ominous secret—a secret only he can uncover, a secret that will force him to confront an adversary at one with the most dangerous darkness of all. The darkness inside the human heart.
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN 13: 9780553580198
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Title: The Accidental Bride

Dear Reader,

In my "Brides" trilogy, three unconventional young women vow they will never marry--only to be overtaken by destiny. The Accidental Bride could only be the story of Phoebe, the "awkward" one....

For four years, Cato, the Marquis of Granville, had been just another man--the uninteresting, somewhat intimidating husband of Phoebe's older sister. But then her sister died, and Phoebe seemed a reasonable substitute. Her forced engagement to him should have been quite a cold-blooded arrangement...except that one day Phoebe looked at Granville--really looked at him--and saw what she'd never seen before: he was darkly, breathtakingly attractive.

Once she'd noticed, she couldn't seem to stop noticing, and suddenly Phoebe was disastrously in love. It would be nothing short of torture to be married to Granville, knowing he didn't love her and never would. After all, Phoebe was not the kind of woman men fell in love with--Phoebe with her untidy hair, her rumpled clothes, and her fingers forever ink-stained from the poetry she wrote.

When running away does not solve her problems, Phoebe decides to try something a little different--something that involves a little change in wardrobe, a daring new attitude, and a bit of brazen seduction.

Granville is about to discover that his awkward Phoebe is woman enough even for him....

Warmest wishes,

Jane Feather

P.S. Be sure to watch for Olivia's story, The Least Likely Bride, coming in hardcover in early 2000.

Author(s): Jane Feather
ISBN 13: 9780553578966
Pages: 328
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Title: Money Doesn't Grow on Trees: A Parent's Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Children

At a time when kids have more debt and temptation than ever comes a completely revised and updated edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller on teaching children aged three to twenty about money

Money Doesn't Grow on Trees is the book that parents turn to when it comes to teaching their children about money. With 180,000 young adults between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four declaring bankruptcy last year and college students graduating with an average of $28,000 in debt, Neale S. Godfrey is the definitive expert on the subject and her time-tested advice is more important than ever.

Money Doesn't Grow on Trees offers exercises and concrete examples on everything from responsible budgeting to understanding the difference between "want" and "need" for children of every age. This revised edition includes entirely new sections that discuss

• The power of the Internet

• The tactics of television advertisers

• The world of eBay

Godfrey's years of experience as a mother and a financial expert make Money Doesn't Grow on Trees a book no responsible parent can afford to pass up.

In a clear, concise, and easy-to-understand format, Godfrey, the chairman of The Children's Financial Network, shows parents of children ages three to sixteen how to foster a sense of financial understanding and responsibility that will last a lifetime.

Author(s): Neale S. Godfrey
ISBN 13: 9780743287807
Pages: 192
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Title: Forgotten Realms: Homeland (Legend of Drizzt #1)

Travel back to strange and exotic Menzoberranzan, the vast city of the drow and homeland to Icewind Dale hero Drizzt Do'Urden. The young prince of a royal house, Drizzt grows to maturity in the vile world of his dark kin. Possessing honor beyond the scope of his unprincipled society, young Drizzt faces an inevitable dilemma. Can he live in a world that rejects integrity?
Author(s): R. A. Salvatore
ISBN 13: 9780786939534
Pages: 384
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Title: Winter Moon: A Novel

Deepest night, Montana. An eerie light proclaims the arrival of a mysterious watcher in the woods. And one solitary man begins a desperate battle against something unknown—and unknowable. Broad daylight, Los Angeles. An ordinary morning erupts in cataclysmic violence. A young family is shattered in a heartbeat. Fate will lead this family to an isolated Montana ranch, but their sanctuary will become their worst nightmare.
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN 13: 9780345527141
Pages: 480
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Title: Bad Love

It came in a plain brown wrapper, no return address--an audiocassette recording of a horrifying, soul-lacerating scream, followed by the sound of a childlike voice chanting: "Bad love. Bad love. Don't give me the bad love... ". For Alex Delaware the tape is the first intimation that he is about to enter a living nightmare. Others soon follow: disquieting laughter echoing over a phone line that suddenly goes dead, a chilling act of trespass and vandalism. He has become the target of a carefully orchestrated campaign of vague threats and intimidation rapidly building to a crescendo as harassment turns to terror, mischief to madness. With the help of his friend LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, Alex uncovers a series of violent deaths that may follow a diabolical pattern. And if he fails to decipher the twisted logic of the stalker's mind games, Alex will be the next to die. Taut, penetrating, terrifying, Bad Love is vintage Kellerman.
Author(s): Jonathan Kellerman
ISBN 13: 9780345460721
Pages: 512
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Title: Women on Ice: Feminist Responses to the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan Spectacle

The attack on Nancy Kerrigan at the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships set the stage for a Winter Olympics spectacle: Tonya versus Nancy. Women on Ice collects the writings of a diverse group of feminists who address and question our national obsession with Tonya and Nancy and what this tells us about perceptions of women in twentieth century America.

Author(s): Cynthia Baughman
ISBN 13: 9780415911511
Pages: 304
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Title: The Children of Men

The year is 2021, and the human race is - quite literally - coming to an end. Since 1995 no babies have been born, because in that year all males unexpectedly became infertile. Great Britain is ruled by a dictator, and the population is inexorably growing older. Theodore Faron, Oxford historian and, incidentally, cousin of the all-powerful Warden of England, watches in growing despair as society gradually crumbles around him, giving way to strange faiths and cruelties: prison camps, mass organized euthanasia, roving bands of thugs. Then, suddenly, Faron is drawn into the plans of an unlikely group of revolutionaries. His passivity is shattered, and the action begins. The Children of Men will surprise - and enthrall - P. D. James fans. Written with the same rich blend of keen characterization, narrative drive and suspense as her great detective stories, it engages powerfully with new themes: conflicts of loyalty and duty, the corruption of power, redemption through love. Ingenious, original, irresistibly readable, it confirms once again P. D. James's standing as a major novelist.

In the year 2021, the world is a bleak place where all human males have become sterile, and no child can ever be born again. Civilization is giving way to cruelty and despair, and historian Theo Faron has nearly resigned himself to apathy. Then he is asked to join a band of revolutionaries--a move that may hold the key to humanity's survival.

Author(s): P. D. James
ISBN 13: 9780307275431
Pages: 256
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Title: Talking It Over

In this powerfully affecting Flaubert's Parrot gives readers a brilliant take on the deceptions that make up the quivering substrata of erotic love. "An interplay of serious thought and dazzling wit. . . . It's moving, it's funny, it's frightening . . . fiction at its best."—New York Times Book Review.

In this powerfully affecting Flaubert's Parrot gives readers a brilliant take on the deceptions that make up the quivering substrata of erotic love. "An interplay of serious thought and dazzling wit. . . . It's moving, it's funny, it's frightening . . . fiction at its best."--New York Times Book Review.

Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN 13: 9780679736875
Pages: 275
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Title: The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life


The seminal book about IQ and class that ignited one of the most explosive controversies in decades, now updated with a new Afterword by Charles Murray

Breaking new ground and old taboos, Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray tell the story of a society in transformation. At the top, a cognitive elite is forming in which the passkey to the best schools and the best jobs is no longer social background but high intelligence. At the bottom, the common denominator of the underclass is increasingly low intelligence rather than racial or social disadvantage.

The Bell Curve describes the state of scientific knowledge about questions that have been on people's minds for years but have been considered too sensitive to talk about openly -- among them, IQ's relationship to crime, unemployment, welfare, child neglect, poverty, and illegitimacy; ethnic differences in intelligence; trends in fertility among women of different levels of intelligence; and what policy can do -- and cannot do -- to compensate for differences in intelligence. Brilliantly argued and meticulously documented, The Bell Curve is the essential first step in coming to grips with the nation's social problems.

Author(s): Richard J. Herrnstein
ISBN 13: 9780684824291
Pages: 912
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Title: The Hidden City: A House War Novel

The Hidden City is the first novel in The House War, a saga of the battle to control the most powerful of the ruling House in the Essalieyan Empire -- House Terafin. But it is also the tale of a remarkable young woman, Jewel Markess. An orphan living in the slums of the capital city, Jewel (known as Jay by her friends) scrapes by however she can. But after she steals money from a recluse named Rath, he seeks her out to reclaim what is his. Discovering her under a bridge and deathly ill, he takes her in and nurses her back to health. But once she has recovered, Jay insists she must repay her debt, and Rath finds that he cannot be rid of her. Driven by visions she can't control, Jay begins to rescue other children and bring them into Rath's home.
Author(s): Michelle West
ISBN 13: 9780756405403
Pages: 768
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Title: Knock 'em Dead Resumes: Features the Latest Information on: Online Postings, Email Techniques, and Follow-up Strategies

For more than a decade, this book has shown job seekers how to make their resumes appealing and eye-catching to employers in a competitive job market. With this invaluable resource, readers will discover what prospective employers are looking for. This edition includes new material: an update of the text; new examples of resumes; and a new Before and After section, showing unfocused resumes and detailing the steps to make them effective and focused. With its hundreds of sample resumes, this is the book every jobseeker should have on the shelf!
Author(s): Martin Yate
ISBN 13: 9781598696745
Pages: 320
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Title: Clear and Present Danger

The sudden and surprising assassination of three American officials in Colombia.

Many people in many places, moving off on missions they all mistakenly thought they understood.

The future was too fearful for contemplation, and beyond the expected finish lines were things that, once decided, were better left unseen.

Tom Clancy's new thriller is based on America's war on drugs . . . and the covert — and shocking — U. S. response.

The #1 nationwide bestseller! Jack Ryan, hero of The Hunt for Red October, is in the middle of America's war on drugs. Colombian drug lords have assassinated three top American officials. America's response is unprecedented and shocking!

Author(s): Tom Clancy
ISBN 13: 9780425122129
Pages: 704
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Title: Demons don't dream

Beloved by millions of readers around the world, Piers Anthony's Xanth novels are among the most popular fantasy adventures ever published. Demons Don't Dream begins a thrilling new Xanth sequence, as a pair of young adventurers play for the highest stakes of all: the future of Xanth—and of Earth as well!

Drawn into Xanth by a harmless-looking computer game, two young people find themselves competing for a precious prize: Dug, who is beguiled by a beautiful serpent-princess, and Kim, who discovers her favorite fantasy realm has suddenly become frighteningly real.

In a desperate race against time, dug and Kim battle their way across the wondrous, perilous land of Xanth, testing their courage against dozens of fearsome obstacles (and their wits against a host of outrageous puns!) But when treachery, danger, and deceit place Xanth itself in peril, Dug and Kim learn that some things are more important than winning or losing.

A breathtaking, madcap quest filled with fearsome monsters and far-fetched fun, Demons Don't Dream is vintage Xanth, an unforgettable escapade from fantasy's most imaginative storyteller.

This new Xanth novel, in mass market paperback at last, marks the beginning of a new adventure sequence, although longtime fans of the series will find old friends aplenty. It is the story of two escapees from Mundania who find themselves transported via a computer disk to a forest glade in Xanth.

Author(s): Piers Anthony
ISBN 13: 9780812534832
Pages: 352
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Title: The Crow Road

From its bravura opening onwards, THE CROW ROAD is justly regarded as an outstanding contemporary novel.
Author(s): Iain Banks
ISBN 13: 9780349139159
Pages: 501
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Title: Hill Towns: A Novel

A single traumatic event in her childhood irrevocably marked Catherine Gaillard, leaving her stranded in her cloistered mountaintop Tennessee town for thirty years. But now she is embarking upon a life-changing trip to Italy with her husband, Joe, hoping to put the incident behind her forever. As they make their way across the breathtaking countryside of Tuscany with two other couples, Cat and Joe soon feel themselves being pulled in separate directions, and the fabric of their marriage begins to unravel. And a journey that began as a carefree tour crosses unexpected boundaries, carrying them deep into the heart of their relationship, becoming the ultimate test of their love.
Author(s): Anne Rivers Siddons
Pages: 400
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Title: A Case of Need

<p><i>A Case of Need</i> is Michael Crichton's award-winning debut novel, written shortly after he completed his medical internship. Set against the ever-building pressure and pace of a large Boston medical center, the tensions flare-and explode-when a surgical operation tragically ends in death, raising countless questions. Was it accidental malpractice? A violation of the Hippocratic oath? Or cold-blooded murder?</p> <p>From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park and Rising Sun, this national bestseller combines breathtaking suspense with a penetrating examination of America's medical establishment. When a woman bleeds to death on the operating table, her physician is accused of murder--and another physician searches for the horrible truth. </p>
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN 13: 9780451210630
Pages: 416
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Title: The Secret Pilgrim

The Cold War is over. The rules of the spying game have changed. But to train new spies for this uncertain future, one must first show them the past. Enter the man called Ned, the loyal and shrewd veteran of the Circus. With the inspiration of his inscrutable mentor George Smiley, Ned thrills all as he recounts forty exhilarating years of Cold War espionage across Europe and the Far East .

To train new spies for an uncertain future, they must be shown the past. With the inspiration of his inscrutable mentor George Smiley, a veteran recounts 40 exhilarating years of Cold War espionage across Europe and the Far East. "A grand summation of all John LeCarre's themes."--New York Times.

Author(s): John le Carre
ISBN 13: 9780345504425
Pages: 400
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Title: Ghost Beach

Get Goosebumps with the startling repackage of a best-selling classic. No swimming. No surfing. No haunting. <p>Jerry can't wait to explore the dark, spooky old cave he found down by the beach. Then the other kids tell him a story. A story about a ghost who is three hundred years old. A ghost who comes out when the moon is full. A ghost . . . who lives deep inside the cave! Jerry knows it's just another silly made-up ghost story . . . isn't it?!</p>
Author(s): R. L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780545178037
Pages: 160
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Title: Bitter Harvest

Now that Meg Corey’s apples have been harvested and sold, she’s enjoying some free time. Especially since she’s snowed in without power or heat. Luckily her maybe-boyfriend Seth is keeping her company, and agrees to help her clean out the house. In a dusty corner Meg finds an early 19th-century silk sampler embroidered with apple trees, with names she doesn’t recognize. Then Meg starts being plagued by a series of increasingly serious mishaps.
Author(s): Sheila Connolly
ISBN 13: 9781410445490
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Title: Acceptable Risk

<p>Robin Cook has always been on the cutting edge of the latest medical controversies. In <b>Acceptable Risk</b>, he confronts one of the most provocative issues of our time: personality-altering drugs and the complex moral questions they raise. Neuroscientist Edward Armstrong has managed to isolate a psychotropic drug with a strange and dark history—one that may account for the public hysteria during the Salem witch trials. In a brilliant designer-drug transformation, it is developed into an antidepressant with truly startling therapeutic capabilities. But who can be sure the drug is safe for consumers? Who defines the boundaries of "normal" human behavior? And if the drug's side effects are proven to be dangerous—even terrifying—how far will the medical community go to alter their standards of...<b>Acceptable Risk</b>.</p> <p>A researcher on the verge of marketing the ultimate psychotropic drug decides to experiment on himself--with catastrophic results. 4 cassettes. </p>
Author(s): Robin Cook
ISBN 13: 9780425151860
Pages: 400
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Title: The Key to Midnight

A haunting nightmare is the key to one woman's mysterious past in the spine-tingling novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz.
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN 13: 9780425235911
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Title: Home Song

LaVyrle Spencer explores the true meaning of unconditional love in this powerful New York Times bestseller.

High school principal Tom Gardner feels a sense of shock when he sees Kent Arens, a new transfer student. With one glance, Tom can see that this teenager is the son he never knew he had-the result of a one-night stand on the eve of his wedding years before, now grown into an intelligent, athletic, and polite young man. But the boy's presence has a devastating effect on Tom's family.

As the Gardners careen toward disaster, they test the foundation of trust and respect that their family was built on-and learn that love leaves no choice but forgiveness.

Tom Gardner, devoted husband, father, and high school principal, and those who are dearest to him have their security and trust threatened, when Kent, the result of Tom's one-night stand with a fiercely independent woman, is transferred to his school. Special release date of January 18, 1995.

Author(s): LaVyrle Spencer
ISBN 13: 9780425241202
Pages: 432
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Title: The Cuckoo Clock of Doom

Author(s): R. L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780439568265
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Title: Desired

Mesmerized by the dark knight's turquoise gaze, Lady Brianna of Bedford tried to turn away.  After all, she was betrothed to Robert de Beauchamp.  And now this total stranger, Christian Hawksblood, de Beauchamp's bastard brother, claimed her with a soul-searing look.  What was his mystical power that compelled her to abandon herself to this man she dare not even trust...

Christian Hawksblood, Prince and Knight Templar, burned with memories of the beauty he first saw in a vision, clad only in a nimbus of red-gold hair.  Brianna of Bedford was his, ordained by fate.  But first he had to deal with his jealous brother.  And then with Brianna, the innocent temptress who branded him with passion even as she compelled him to listen with his heart...

From the bestselling author of Seduced comes a captivating, sensual love story. Lady Brianna of Bedford, betrothed to the dashing Robert de Beauchamp, finds herself mesmerized by his mysterious bastard brother. What mystical power does Christian Hawksblood possess that compels Brianna to abandon herself to him so completely?

Author(s): Virginia Henley
ISBN 13: 9780440217039
Pages: 448
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Title: Doctor, What Should I Eat?: Nutrition Prescriptions for Ailments in Which Diet Can Really Make a Difference

In "Doctor, What Should I Eat?," one of America's most trusted doctors gives specific food recommendations for helping to ease a myriad of health conditions, from infertility to heart disease.
Author(s): Isadore Rosenfeld
ISBN 13: 9780446672610
Pages: 560
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Title: The Warren Buffett Way

Buffett is back ...and better than before! A decade has passed since the book that introduced the world to Warren Buffett ---- The Warren Buffett Way by Robert Hagstrom ---- first appeared. That groundbreaking book spent 21 weeks on the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller list and sold over 1 million copies. Since then, Warren Buffett has solidified his reputation as the greatest investor of all time ---- becoming even richer and more successful, despite the wild fluctuation of the markets. How does this value investing legend continue to do it? This edition is a completely revised and updated look at the Oracle of Omaha -- comprising Buffett's numerous investments and accomplishments over the past ten years, as well as the timeless and highly successful investment strategies and ...
Author(s): Robert G. Hagstrom
ISBN 13: 9780471743675
Pages: 272
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Title: Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord

In this iridescent gem of a novel, Louis de Bernieres returns to the territory he mapped so well in "The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts, " a South American country of resplendent eccentricity, gargantuan corruption, and terrifying violence, where the ordinary machinery of government has rusted and the only thing that works is magic.
Author(s): Louis de Bernieres
ISBN 13: 9780375700149
Pages: 331
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Title: Couplehood

In the tradition of the #1 best-seller  SeinLanguage, Bantam Books proudly presents the first book  by Paul Reiser, television's sharpest, funniest  observer of love, marriage and other mysteries of  life. A veteran comic performer, Reiser is best-known  as the co-creator and star of the highly-rated NBC  comedy, "Mad About You", which  Time Magazine called "The season's  best new sitcom"in its 1992 debut. Every  Thursday night more than twenty million viewers watch  as Paul Reiser reveals the most intimate and  hilarious scenes of a marriage. Now for the first time,  Reiser brings his trademark wit to the page in a  book that will delight his eagerly-awaiting  audience, and anyone else who has ever fallen in love—or  tried not to. In Couplehood, a New York Times  bestseller for more than 40 weeks, Reiser reflects on  what it means to be half of a couple — everything  from the science of hand holding, to the technique  of tag-team storytelling, to the politics of food  and why it always seems to come down to chicken or  fish.

In the tradition of the #1 bestseller SeinLanguage, Bantam Books proudly presents the first book by Paul Reiser, co-creator and star of the highly-rated NBC comedy Mad About You. Every Thursday night, 20 million viewers watch Reiser reveal the most intimate and hilarious scenes of a marriage. Now he brings his sharp wit to print in a book that will delight his eager audience.

Author(s): Paul Reiser
ISBN 13: 9780553573138
Pages: 224
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Title: Emotional Intelligence: 10th Anniversary Edition; Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our "two minds"—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny. Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart. The best news is that "emotional literacy" is not fixed early in life. Every parent, every teacher, every business leader, and everyone interested in a more civil society, has a stake in this compelling vision of human possibility.
Author(s): Daniel Goleman
ISBN 13: 9780553804911
Pages: 384
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Title: Cold Fire

In Portland, he saved a young boy from a drunk driver. In Boston, he rescued a child from an underground explosion. In Houston, he disarmed a man who was trying to shoot his own wife. Reporter Holly Thorne was intrigued by this strange quiet savior named Jim Ironheart. She was even falling in love with him. But what power compelled an ordinary man to save twelve lives in three months? What visions haunted his dreams? And why did he whisper in his sleep: There is an Enemy. It is coming. It’ll kill us all…?
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN 13: 9780425199589
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Title: Silent Night

<p>The Mid-Atlantic region offers travelers the country's greatest variety of settings, from the rural charm of Pennsylvania Dutch Country to the excitement of New York City. More than 275 accommodations in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C., are reviewed.</p> <p>In New York for treatment of his father's leukemia, seven-year-old Brian Dornan sees his mother's wallet being lifted. Desperate to retrieve the St. Christopher medal tuked inside--which he believes to be protecting his father--Brian follows the thief into the subway, and into the most dangerous adventure of his young life. </p>
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN 13: 9780671000424
Pages: 192
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Title: Raging Heart

Based on co-operation from Nicole Brown Simpson's family and friends, this book tells the story of Nicole and O.J. Simpson's relationship, from its idyllic start to its tragic conclusion.
Author(s): Sheila Weller
ISBN 13: 9780671521462
Pages: 364
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Title: Food: Food

The author of Stop the Insanity! offers recipes for healthy eating, a guide to food labels, advice on eating out sensibly, and information on the relationship between foods and various conditions and diseases. 500,000 first printing. Tou
Author(s): Susan Powter
ISBN 13: 9780671567569
Pages: 560
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Title: Remember Me

Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN 13: 9780671867096
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Title: Crossing the Threshold of Hope

A great international bestseller, the book in which, on the eve of the millennium, Pope John Paul II brings to an accessible level the profoundest theological concerns of our lives. He goes to the heart of his personal beliefs and speaks with passion about the existence of God; about the dignity of man; about pain, suffering, and evil; about eternal life and the meaning of salvation; about hope; about the relationship of Christianity to other faits and that of Catholicism to other branches of the Christian faith.With the humility and generosity of spirit for which he is known, John Paul II speaks directly and forthrightly to all people. His message: Be not afraid!

Fifteen years into his Papacy, and on the eve of the third millennium, Pope John Paul II goes to the heart of his personal beliefs and speaks with passion about the existence of God; about pain, suffering, and evil; about "salvation"; and about the relationship of Catholicism to other branches of the Christian faith. With the humility and generosity of spirit for which he is well known, John Paul speaks forthrightly to all people. (Religion--Roman Catholic)

Author(s): Pope John Paul II
ISBN 13: 9780679765615
Pages: 244
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Title: In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam

The #1 national bestseller—an indispensable document for anyone interested in the Vietnam War. McNamara's controversial book tells the inside and personal story of America's descent into Vietnam from a unique point of view, and is one of the most enlightening books about government ever written. This new edition features a new Foreword by McNamara. of photos. (Military History)

Author(s): Robert S. McNamara
ISBN 13: 9780679767497
Pages: 576
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Title: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Cookbook: Recipes and Reflections from Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump stepped out of the pages of Winston Groom’s novel, up onto the silver screen, and into the hearts of more than 30 million Americans. If you’re lucky, you count yourself among them.

Now you can open to any page... and just like Forrest’s mama said about life... “You never know what you’re gonna get.” There are shrimp kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, shrimp cocktail... over 75 recipes all told, and every mouth-watering one of them heaven-sent. And speaking of heaven, Forrest wanted to remember his mama with these recipes, and his best friend, Bubba, too. And he didn’t want Li’l Forrest to grow up without knowing the Gump family shrimp secrets. These recipes are so downright delicious, you’ll know that “miracles do happen every day.” Forrest Gump has never been a man to complicate things... he’s a simple man, but one who “knows what love is.” Try some of the shrimp recipes in this book, and you’ll know what he means. Forrest’s mama loved the South, and its magazine, Southern Living®. “They just have a way with food,” she used to say. Try these shrimp fixings, all tested in the Southern Living kitchens, and you’ll say his mama was right every time. Even if the President of the United States knocks on your door, you’ll have the very thing to put on his plate. Tell him Forrest Gump said to say hello... and to remember his own mama.

Inspired by the record-breaking Paramount film Forrest Gump, this charming book offers more than 50 favorite Southern shrimp and side-dish recipes. Tested in the well-known Southern Living kitchens, here are recipes for shrimp kabobs, shrimp creole, barbecued shrimp, and more. Full-color photos.

Author(s): Oxmoor House Staff
ISBN 13: 9780848714796
Pages: 108
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Title: Taltos (Mayfair Witches Series #3)

"ANNE RICE WILL LIVE ON THROUGH THE AGES OF LITERATURE."
—San Francisco Chronicle
"TALTOS IS THE THIRD BOOK IN A SERIES KNOWN AS THE LIVES OF THE MAYFAIR WITCHES . . . Their haunted heritage has brought the family great wealth, which is exercised from a New Orleans manse with Southern gentility; but of course such power cannot escape notice . . . or challenge. . . Rice is a formidable talent. . .
[Taltos] is a curious amalgam of gothic, glamour fiction, alternate history, and high soap opera."
—The Washington Post Book World
"AN INTRICATE, STUNNING IMAGINATION."
—Los Angeles Times Book Review
"SPELLBINDING . . . MYTHICAL . . . Anne Rice is a pure storyteller."
—Cosmopolitan
"BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN."
—Kirkus Reviews (starred)
"Her power of invention seems boundless. . . . She has made a masterpiece of the morbid, worthy of Poe's daughter. . . . It is hard to praise sufficiently the originality of Miss Rice."
—The Wall Street Journal

Book Three in the spellbinding and seductive saga of the Mayfair dynasty of witches, by the bestselling author of The Vampire Chronicles and Memnoch the Devil. In a swirling universe filled with death and life, corruption and innocence, this mesmerizing novel takes readers on a wondrous journey back through the centuries to a civilization half-human, wholly mysterious, and at odds with mortality and immortality.

Author(s): Anne Rice
ISBN 13: 9780345404312
Pages: 576
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Title: Debt of Honor

Every novel by Tom Clancy has been "a jaw-tightener and a nail-biter of the first order," as the San Diego Union described Without Remorse. But Debt of Honor surpasses them all, with Jack Ryan facing his greatest challenge - against a peril that may become all too real. In retrospect, it would seem an odd way to start a war. . . . The end of history. The new world order. Fine phrases, but as Jack Ryan is about to discover, history isn't dead yet - and only the nature of the threat is new. On the Pacific island of Saipan, a wealthy Japanese businessman regards his new-bought land with satisfaction. In the Indian Ocean off Sri Lanka, a foreign navy begins a series of highly unusual exercises. At the headquarters of America's major stock-clearing corporation, an engineer brings a customized computer program on-line for the first time, and smiles at his own private joke. Three seemingly unrelated incidents, but all just the first links in a chain of events that will stun the world. Called out of retirement to serve as the new President's National Security Advisor, Jack Ryan quickly realizes that the problems of peace are fully as complex as those of war. Enemies have become friends, friends enemies, and even the form of conflict has changed. What he cannot realize, however, is just how close the next conflict is. And when one of those new enemies readies a strike not only at America's territory, but at the heart of her economy, it is Ryan, with the help of CIA officers John Clark and Domingo Chavez, who must prepare an untested President to meet the challenge, if Ryan can only figure out how. For there is a debt of honor to be paid - and the price will be terrifyingly high. . . .

Called out of retirement to serve as the new President's National Security Advisor, Jack Ryan quickly realizes that the problems of peace are fully as complex as those of war. Enemies have become friends, friends enemies, and Ryan has no idea just how close the next conflict is. A timely and gripping novel, filled with the realism and plotting that are Clancy hallmarks.

Author(s): Tom Clancy
ISBN 13: 9780425147580
Pages: 1008
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Title: Iceberg

In Antarctica in the year 2006, scientists frantically work to prevent the inversion of the Earth's magnetic field, while the Seventh Doctor faces one of his oldest and deadliest foes, the Cybermen.
Author(s): David Banks
ISBN 13: 9780426203926
Pages: 256
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Title: To Love a Man

In this thrilling contemporary romance, a journalist discovers that she is out of her element in a world of war. Lisa Collins came to Africa to get a story, but what she got instead was a dramatic rescue from terrorists by a rugged soldier of fortune. Now, in the isolated bush country, danger is very near, and heroes are hard to come by.

In this thrilling contemporary romance, a journalist discovers that she is out of her element in a world of war. Lisa Collins came to Africa to get a story, but what she got instead was a dramatic rescue from terrorists by a rugged soldier of fortune. Now, in the isolated bush country, danger is very near, and heroes are hard to come by. Reissue.

Author(s): Karen Robards
ISBN 13: 9780446353502
Pages: 384
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Title: Venus Envy

At thirty-five, Mary Frazier Armstrong, called "Frazier" by friends and enemies alike, is a sophisticated woman with a thriving art gallery, a healthy bank balance, and an enviable social position.  In fact, she has everything to live for, but she's lying in a hospital bed with a morphine drip in her arm and a life expectancy measured in hours.  "Don't die a stranger," her assistant says on her last hospital visit.  "Tell the people you love who you are."  And so, as her last act on earth, Frazier writes letters to her closest family and friends, telling them exactly what she thinks of them and, since she will be dead by the time they receive the letters, the truth about herself: she's gay.

The letters are sent.  Then the manure hits the fan in Charlottesville, Virginia, because the funny thing is, Frazier Armstrong isn't going to die after all.

Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
ISBN 13: 9780553564976
Pages: 400
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Title: In the Kitchen with Rosie: Oprah's Favorite Recipes

New York Times #1 Best Seller

Rosie Daley’s gem of a cookbook now comes to paperback. Here are fifty favorite recipes that Rosie cooked for Oprah. The dishes are light and low in fat and, at the same time, enormously satisfying and tasty. Homemade pizzas, "Un-Fried Favorites" (catfish, French fries, chicken), paella, sweet potato pie—these are marvelous, healthy recipes, as Oprah testifies in her introduction and in her foreword to each chapter. Daley also offers helpful hints about seasonings, substitutions, and pretty presentations, which all help to make her food so temptingly delicious.

From Oprah Winfrey's personal cook, here are 50 light, low-fat recipes, now in a large print edition, that helped Oprah lose weight and feel great. The original hardcover edition has sold more than 4,700,000 copies to date. Line art and halftones throughout; color inserts.

Author(s): Rosie Daley
ISBN 13: 9780375712135
Pages: 144
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Title: The Gift

On a June day, a young woman in a summer dress steps off a Chicago-bound bus into a small midwestern town. She doesn't intend to stay. She is just passing through. Yet her stopping here has a reason and it is part of a story that you will never forget.

The time is the 1950s, when life was simpler, people still believed in dreams, and family was, very nearly, everything. The place is a small midwestern town with a high school and a downtown, a skating pond and a movie house. And on a tree-lined street in the heartland of America, an extraordinary set of events begins to unfold. And gradually what seems serendipitous is tinged with purpose. A happy home is shattered by a child's senseless death. A loving marriage starts to unravel. And a stranger arrives—a young woman who will touch many lives before she moves on. She and a young man will meet and fall in love. Their love, so innocent and full of hope, helps to restore a family's dreams. And all of their lives will be changed forever by the precious gift she leaves them.

The Gift, Danielle Steel's thirty-third best-selling work, is a magical story told with stunning simplicity and power. It reveals a relationship so moving it will take your breath away. And it tells a haunting and beautiful truth about the unpredictability—and the wonder—of life.

The Gift, Danielle Steel's 33rd bestselling work, is a magical story told with stunning simplicity and power. Set in the 1950s, it reveals a relationship so moving it will take your breath away. And it tells a haunting and beautiful truth about the unpredictability and wonder of life.

Author(s): Danielle Steel
ISBN 13: 9780440221319
Pages: 288
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Title: The Chamber

Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN 13: 9780385339667
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Title: A Time to Kill

John Grisham has become, in less than three years, America's most popular author. While The Firm first put him on bestseller lists across the country, and The Pelican Brief and The Client confirmed his status as the master of the legal thriller, it was A Time to Kill that launched his writing career. Originally published in a small print-run in 1989, and for years unavailable in hardcover, Doubleday is proud to publish a new trade hardcover edition of this gripping courtroom drama. Near the rural town of Clanton, Mississippi, little Tonya Hailey is brutally raped, beaten, and left for dead by two drunken and remorseless men. The rapists are almost immediately caught in a road side bar, where they have been bragging of their exploits. When the men appear in court days later, Tonya's father Carl bursts out of the courthouse basement, and executes them with an assault rifle. Murder or executions? Justice or revenge? Carl trusts his life to only one man in town - local criminal lawyer Jake Brigance, who dreams of famous cases, headlines, and the big time. Jake is about to face the fight of his life, and he knows it. Not only is he up against Rufus Buckley - a tough, ambitious district attorney who realizes that a murder conviction could help him gain higher office - but he has a much bigger problem: the rapists are white, the judge is white - and Carl is black. This is a trial sure to change forever the lives of everyone involved. A Time to Kill is a riveting novel that challenges everything we think we know about justice and equality. <p>Available for the first time in a hardcover edition, this riveting novel of rape, murder, retribution, and justice set in rural Mississippi was Grisham's first novel and led to his subsequent bestsellers The Firm, The Pelican Brief, and The Client. </p>
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN 13: 9780440245919
Pages: 672
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Title: The Far Side ® Gallery 4

Since 1980, Gary Larson's Far Side has gone from being a slight mutation on the funny pages to becoming its own comic genus. Whether Larson is showing us the domestic life of cows, chickens, or the goings on at the ball-bearing factory, the spark of originality that fires Larson's creative genius - that je ne sais quoi - has made The Far Side books are published all over the world - proof that the unusual realm of The Far Side has transcended the artificial barriers of nations and languages by reaching out to people with strange senses of humor everywhere.

The Far Side Gallery 4brings together 487 cartoons from Wildlife Preserves, Wiener Dog Art, and Unnatural Selections in one handsome collection, including color and gray wash selections.

This is a compilation of cartoons from three best-selling Far Side collections, Wildlife Preserves, Wiener Dog Art, and Unnatural Selections, featuring more than 20 full-color pages.

Author(s): Gary Larson
ISBN 13: 9780836217247
Pages: 172
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Title: The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton's twelfth novel, initially serialized in four parts in the Pictorial Review magazine in 1920, and later released by D. Appleton and Company as a book in New York and in London. It won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, making it the first novel written by a woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and thus Wharton the first woman to win the prize.The story is set in upper-class New York City in the 1870s.
Author(s): Edith Wharton
ISBN 13: 9781613820261
Pages: 312
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Title: Whispers Under Ground

A WHOLE NEW REASON TO MIND THE GAP
 
It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher—and the victim’s wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom—if it exists at all—is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects . . . except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant. With Inspector Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, tied up in the hunt for the rogue magician known as “the Faceless Man,” it’s up to Peter to plumb the haunted depths of the oldest, largest, and—as of now—deadliest subway system in the world.

At least he won’t be alone. No, the FBI has sent over a crack agent to help. She’s young, ambitious, beautiful . . . and a born-again Christian apt to view any magic as the work of the devil. Oh yeah—that’s going to go well.

Author(s): Ben Aaronovitch
ISBN 13: 9780345524614
Pages: 320
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Title: Where's Waldo? In Hollywood

Hey, Waldo fans! Sharpen your eyes and your wits, because Waldo is taking you on a whole new star-studded adventure. That's right, you're going to Hollywood! Follow Waldo—if you can find him—through a cast of thousands on the bustling streets of the great movie classics. Is he there in the chorus line of that musical in production, or up on the ramparts of that epic war film? Or is our elusive, bespectacled hero right in the middle of the swashbuckling escapades of the Three Musketeers? Waldo and all his lost objects are harder to find than ever in this hilarious new challenge for eager Waldo-hunters everywhere!
Author(s): Martin Handford
ISBN 13: 9780763635015
Pages: 32
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Title: Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander Series #2)

With her now-classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon introduced two unforgettable characters — Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser—delighting readers with a story of adventure and love that spanned two centuries. Now Gabaldon returns to that extraordinary time and place in this vivid, powerful follow-up to Outlander....

For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland’s majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones ... about a love that transcends the boundaries of time ... and about James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his....

Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire’s spellbinding journey of self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris court of Charles Stuart ... in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising ... and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves....

Following on the heels of the mass market publication of Outlander, which introduced readers to Claire Randall and her journey through time, Dragonfly in Amber returns us to the heroine 20 years after her fantastic voyage through the stones in Scotland.

Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN 13: 9780385335973
Pages: 752
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Title: Dolores Claiborne

<p>When housekeeper Dolores Claiborne is questioned in the death of her wealthy employer, a long-hidden dark secret from her past is revealed- as is the strength of her own will to survive...</p> <p>Folks on Little Tall Island have been waiting 30 years to find out what happened the day Dolores Claiborne's husband Joe died--but the police want to know what happened yesterday, when Dolores's long-time employer died suddenly in her care. Features a brand-new foreword by the author. </p>
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN 13: 9780451177094
Pages: 384
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Title: Star Wars Jedi Academy #2: Dark Apprentice

As the New Republic takes devastating losses in  the ongoingwar with the scattered remnants of the  Empire, the galaxy's future depends on three small  children -- among them the Jedi twins -- born to  incredible powers and perils, as an extraordinary  new saga unfolds...

While the New  Republic struggles to decide what to do with the deadly  Sun Crusher -- a new doomsday weapon stolen from  the Empire by Han Solo -- the renegade Imperial  Admiral Daala uses her fleet of Star Destroyers to  conduct guerrilla warfare on peaceful planets.  And now she threatens the watery homeworld of  Admiral Ackbar. But as the battle for a planet rages,  an even greater danger emerges at Luke  Skywalker's Jedi academy. A brilliant student delves  dangerously into the dark side of the Force and  unleashes the spirit of an ancient master of the evil  order that warped Darth Vader himself. Working  together, they may become an enemy greater than the  New Republic has ever fought... more powerful than  even a Jedi Master can face.

Everyone is searching for Bornan Thul. Not only is he father to one of Jacen and Jaina's fellow students, he holds the key to a secret coalition gaining power in the New Republic. The young Jedi Knights race across the galaxy to find him--but they may be too late. For their true enemy is about to show its treacherous face. And it will be shockingly familiar. Original. (Young Adult)

Author(s): Kevin Anderson
ISBN 13: 9780553297997
Pages: 368
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Title: The Scorpio Illusion

Amaya Bajaratt is beautiful, elusive, deadly—and she has set in motion a chilling conspiracy that a desperate government cannot stop. An accomplished assassin and mistress of disguise and deception, she has set in motion the boldest act of terrorism yet conceived.

Tyrell Hawthorne was a naval intelligence officer—one of the best—until the rainswept night in Amsterdam when his wife was murdered, an innocent victim of the games spies play. Since then he's been sailing charters in the islands. Now he's called out of retirement for one last assignment. For Hawthorne is the only man alive who can track down the world's most dangerous terrorist.

Now, with his life and the life of the President hanging in the balance, Hawthorne must follow Amanya's serpentine trail, a path of seduction, betrayal, an instant death.

Racing from a millionaire recluse's fortress to the social whirl of Palm Beach and from the Oval Office to treacherous Caribbean waters, Hawthorne will uncover a sinister network of well-placed men and women who exist to help this consummate killer—and the shattering truth behind the Scorpio Illusion.

Author(s): Robert Ludlum
ISBN 13: 9780553566031
Pages: 672
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Title: The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight

The best-selling scare series of all time brings you a thrilling repackage of the field of screams!

Jodie loves visiting her grandparents' farm. Okay, so it's not the most exciting place in the world. Still, Grandpa tells great scary stories. And Grandma's chocolate chip cookies are the best.
But this summer the farm has really changed. The cornfields are sparse. Grandma and Grandpa seem worn out. And the single scarecrow has been replaced by twelve evil-looking ones.
Then one night Jodie sees something really odd. The scarecrows seem to be moving. Twitching on their stakes. Coming alive . . .

Author(s): R. L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780545178013
Pages: 160
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Title: Magic Eye II Now You See It ...

Presents a series of abstract, colorful, computer-generated pictures--created with the use of the "Salinsky Dot" image-rendering system--from which a 3-D image will emerge, accompanied by instructions to help viewers discover the images. 250,000 first printing
Author(s): N E Thing Enterprises
ISBN 13: 9780590489393
Pages: 32
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Title: The Lottery Winner

<p>Alvirah Meehan, one of Mary Higgins Clark's most beloved characters, returns in these dazzling, intertwined tales of sleuthing and suspense. Alvirah, the former cleaning lady who struck it rich in the lottery, made her first appearance in <i>Weep No More, My Lady</i>. Now, with her devoted mate, Willy, the ever-resourceful Alvirah delves into crime-solving on a grand scale — and with her own inimitable style.</p> <p> Among their many adventures, Alvirah and Willy find a dead actress in their Central Park South condominium upon their return from London in "The Body in the Closet." Needing a break from the big city, they escape to Cape Cod — only to meet a would-be heiress framed for murder in "Death on the Cape." When Alvirah and Willy seek the tranquillity of the Cypress Point Spa, it's the perfect getaway — until a jewel thief turns up in "The Lottery Winner." Back in Manhattan, the search for a neighbor's missing newborn makes for a suspense-filled Christmas in "Bye, Baby Bunting."</p> <p>From the author of Remember Me and I'll Be Seeing You comes this brilliant collection of interconnected tales of sleuthing and suspense feature the return of Alvirah Meehan and her mate, Willis, who are back by popular demand. "No one knows better than Mary Higgins Clark how to turn fear into entertainment."--Associated Press. </p>
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN 13: 9780671867171
Pages: 304
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Title: I'll Be Seeing You

Carley Mattea never expected to become friends with a boy as handsome as Kyle Westin—especially not in the hospital. Seventeen-year-old Kyle was blinded when a chemistry experiment exploded. His doctors don't know whether he'll get his vision back, and he's deeply depressed. Carley understands how miserable it is to be in the hospital. At sixteen, she's had plenty of experience. But Carley is keeping a secret from Kyle. She knows boys like girls who are pretty—and she's not. Scarred by a facial deformity, she has always used her sense of humor to cope. But now that she's become so close to Kyle, she's worried that if his bandages are removed and he sees her, it will be the end of their relationship. Carley wants what's best for Kyle. But what will that mean for her?

Author(s): Lurlene McDaniel
ISBN 13: 9780553567182
Pages: 195
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Title: Inca gold

Nearly five centuries ago a fleet of boats landed mysteriously on an island in an inland sea. There, an ancient Andean people hid a golden hoard greater than that of any pharaoh, then they and their treasure vanished into history -- until now. 1998, the Andes Mountains of Peru. DIRK PITT dives into an ancient sacrificial pool, saving two American archaeologists from certain drowning. But his death-defying rescue is only the beginning, as it draws the intrepid Pitt into a vortex of darkness and danger, corruption and betrayal. A sinister crime syndicate has traced the long-lost treasure -- worth almost a billion dollars -- from the Andes to the banks of a hidden underground river flowing beneath a Mexican desert. Driven by burning greed and a ruthless bloodlust, the syndicate is racing to seize the golden prize...and to terminate the one man who can stop them.
Author(s): Clive Cussler;Paul Kemprecos
ISBN 13: 9780671519810
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Title: Deep Trouble

Get ready for a Grand Canyon tour de force by award-winning author Mary Connealy. Gabe Lasley and Shannon Dysart are an unlikely pair. He’s an aimless wanderer who wants nothing other than to be left alone. She’s a fearless female determined to find a city of gold. When they are forced together the mayhem begins. As they set out to find the treasure, trouble is hot on their trail. Will the dream of gold color every decision Shannon makes? Will Gabe fail yet another helpless female in his life?  

 

Author(s): Mary Connealy
ISBN 13: 9781602601499
Pages: 320
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Title: Debt of Honor

Every novel by Tom Clancy has been "a jaw-tightener and a nail-biter of the first order," as the San Diego Union described Without Remorse. But Debt of Honor surpasses them all, with Jack Ryan facing his greatest challenge - against a peril that may become all too real. In retrospect, it would seem an odd way to start a war. . . . The end of history. The new world order. Fine phrases, but as Jack Ryan is about to discover, history isn't dead yet - and only the nature of the threat is new. On the Pacific island of Saipan, a wealthy Japanese businessman regards his new-bought land with satisfaction. In the Indian Ocean off Sri Lanka, a foreign navy begins a series of highly unusual exercises. At the headquarters of America's major stock-clearing corporation, an engineer brings a customized computer program on-line for the first time, and smiles at his own private joke. Three seemingly unrelated incidents, but all just the first links in a chain of events that will stun the world. Called out of retirement to serve as the new President's National Security Advisor, Jack Ryan quickly realizes that the problems of peace are fully as complex as those of war. Enemies have become friends, friends enemies, and even the form of conflict has changed. What he cannot realize, however, is just how close the next conflict is. And when one of those new enemies readies a strike not only at America's territory, but at the heart of her economy, it is Ryan, with the help of CIA officers John Clark and Domingo Chavez, who must prepare an untested President to meet the challenge, if Ryan can only figure out how. For there is a debt of honor to be paid - and the price will be terrifyingly high. . . .

Called out of retirement to serve as the new President's National Security Advisor, Jack Ryan quickly realizes that the problems of peace are fully as complex as those of war. Enemies have become friends, friends enemies, and Ryan has no idea just how close the next conflict is. A timely and gripping novel, filled with the realism and plotting that are Clancy hallmarks.

Author(s): Tom Clancy
ISBN 13: 9780425147580
Pages: 1008
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Title: Daisy Head Mayzie

When a daisy suddenly sprouts from the top of Mayzie McGrew's head, she is faced with her classmates' taunts, her parents' dismay, and a publicity agent's greed. How poor Mayzie learns that love is more important than fame and fortune makes an endearing morality tale for our time--and for all ages. Narrated by the Cat in the Hat, Daisy-Head Mayzie is vintage Seuss!
Author(s): Dr. Seuss
ISBN 13: 9780007433971
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Title: Wartime lies

"Extraordinary...Rich in irony and regret...[the] people and settings are vividly realized and his prose [is] compelling in its simplicity."
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL As the world slips into the throes of war in 1939, young Maciek's once closetted existence outside Warsaw is no more. When Warsaw falls, Maciek escapes with his aunt Tania. Together they endure the war, running, hiding, changing their names, forging documents to secure their temporary lives—as the insistent drum of the Nazi march moves ever closer to them and to their secret wartime lies.

An exquisite, acclaimed, novel of the Holocaust, as seen through the eyes of a young Polish boy. "A remarkable, elegiac novel."--Time. Chosen by The New York Times as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year. Nominated for the National Book Award. Winner of the 1991 Irish Times-Aer Lingus International Fiction Prize.

Author(s): Louis Begley;Mona Golabek;Lee Cohen
ISBN 13: 9780449001172
Pages: 240
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Title: Wings

Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful—too beautiful for words.

Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings.

In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.

Author(s): Aprilynne Pike
ISBN 13: 9780061668050
Pages: 294
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Title: Disclosure

Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN 13: 9780099303749
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Title: The Discipline of Market Leaders: Choose Your Customers, Narrow Your Focus, Dominate Your Market

Why is it that Casio can sell a calculator more cheaply than Kellogg’s can sell a box of corn flakes? Why can FedEx “absolutely, positively” deliver your package overnight but airlines have trouble keeping track of your bags? What does your company do better than anyone else? What unique value do you provide to your customers? How will you increase that value next year? As customers’ demands for the highest quality products, best services, and lowest prices increase daily, the rules for market leadership are changing. Once powerful companies that haven’t gotten the message are faltering, while others, new and old, are thriving. In disarmingly simple and provocative terms, Treacy and Wiersema show what it takes to become a leader in your market, and stay there, in an ever more sophisticated and demanding world.

Examines the implications of each discipline from an operating standpoint/offers step-by-step guidance/etc.

Author(s): Michael Treacy
ISBN 13: 9780201407198
Pages: 204
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Title: Moo

Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, amid cow pastures and waving fields of grain, lies Moo University, a distinguished institution devoted to the art and science of agriculture. Here, among an atmosphere rife with devious plots, mischievous intrigue, lusty liaisons, and academic one-upmanship, Chairman X of the Horticulture Department harbors a secret fantasy to kill the dean; Mrs. Walker, the provost's right hand and campus information queen, knows where all the bodies are buried; Timothy Nonahan, associate professor of English, advocates eavesdropping for his creative writing assignments; and Bob Carlson, a sophomore, feeds and maintains his only friend: a hog named earl Butz. In this wonderfully written and masterfully plotted novel, Jane Smiley offers us a wickedly funny comedy that is also a darkly poignant slice of life.

A big, blackly comic, wickedly-on-target send up of our society--all of it--from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres. As a microcosm of today's western world, Smiley gives readers a huge Midwestern agricultural college nicknamed Moo U, desperate for money and rife with private, public, sexual, intellectual, technological, financial, domestic, social, and political intrigue.

Author(s): Jane Smiley
ISBN 13: 9780307472762
Pages: 432
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Title: Anvil of Stars (Forge of God Series #2)

The Forge of God described the destruction of Earth itself by self-replicating robots, Von Neumann machines designed to use the planet's mass to create more robotic creatures and spread throughout the Galaxy. Only a few humans have survived, aided by a mysterious alien race known only as “The Benefactors”, who arrived at Earth too late. Now the small group of human survivors is determined to track down the criminal race who launched the planet killers. Humanity is given a starship by The Benefactors, and driven only by revenge they set out to find the unknown beings who are responsible for the destruction of Earth, and many other worlds.

The acclaimed author of Eternity offers a compelling sequel to his visionary Forge of God. Earth is gone, completely destroyed by a ruthless alien. Hundreds of years away, a handful of exiles hurtles through the galaxies in a quest for revenge, armed with powers they do not understand--and determined to find and punish the killers who murdered their world.

Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN 13: 9780765318145
Pages: 448
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Title: James Herriot's Cat Stories


Between these covers, teller and tales finally meet in a warm and joyful new collection that will bring delight to the hearts of readers the world over: James Herriot's Cat Stories. Here are Buster, the kitten who arrived on Christmas; Alfred, the cat at the sweet shop; little Emily, who lived with the gentleman tramp; and Olly and Ginny, the kittens who charmed readers when they first appeared at the Herriots' house in the worldwide bestseller Every Living Thing. And along with these come others, each story as memorable and heartwarming as the last, each told with that magical blend of gentle wit and human compassion that marks every word from James Herriot's pen.

This enchanting collection features amusing and poignant stores about one of the Yorkshire vet's favorite animals. 2 cassettes.

Author(s): James Herriot
ISBN 13: 9780312113421
Pages: 176
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Title: Eyes of a Child

We are in San Francisco: Ricardo Arias is found dead in his apartment, the gun that killed him wedged in his mouth. The physical evidence might confirm suicide, but there is no doubt that it strongly suggests murder. The police investigation quickly uncovers a maze of emotion and conflict that surrounded the dead man in the last months of his life: an estranged wife, Terri Peralta; an ugly custody fight over their six-year-old daughter, Elena; threats of extortion; accusations of adultery; and sexual abuse of the child. And then the police uncover a murder suspect. He's Terri's new lover, Christopher Paget, a man of wealth and prominence, an extremely high-profile San Francisco defense attorney. Paget has motive - it's his son accused of abusing Elena, his personal and political plans for the future put at risk by the dead man's accusations - and his alibi is dangerously threadbare. Now, defense attorney becomes defendant. Now Paget's defense attorney, Caroline Masters - an equally high-powered lawyer and former judge - works desperately to raise reasonable doubt in the minds of the jury, even as Paget and Terri struggle to preserve their future and that of their cherished children. But as the trial progresses, we begin to see that what comes to light in the courtroom may be fatefully intertwined with what threatens to remain hidden: by Paget's refusal to testify on his own behalf, by Elena's tangled loyalties, and by Terri's inability - or unwillingness - to recall the details of her own childhood trauma.

Ricardo Arias is found dead. It looks like suicide, but the physical evidence strongly suggests murder. The investigation uncovers an estranged wife, heated charges of child abuse, and a murder suspect--D.A. Christopher Paget, whose son is accused of the abusing and whose political career is at stake. And revelations that threaten to explode in the courtroom may remain hidden forever.

Author(s): Richard North Patterson
ISBN 13: 9780312381622
Pages: 752
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Title: Self-Defense

Dr. Alex Delaware doesn’t see many private patients anymore, but the young woman called Lucy is an exception. So is her dream. Lucy Lowell is referred to Alex by Los Angeles police detective Milo Sturgis. A juror at the agonizing trial of a serial killer, Lucy survived the trauma only to be tormented by a recurring nightmare: a young child in the forest at night, watching a strange and furtive act. Now Lucy’s dream is starting to disrupt her waking life, and Alex is concerned. The power of the dream, its grip on Lucy’s emotions, suggests to him that it may be more than a nightmare. It may be the repressed childhood memory of something very real. Something like murder.
Author(s): Jonathan Kellerman
ISBN 13: 9780345458834
Pages: 528
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Title: My American Journey

Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from Jamaica. He knew the rough life of the streets. He overcame a barely average start at school. Then he joined the Army. The rest is history--Vietnam, the Pentagon, Panama, Desert Storm--but a history that until now has been known only on the surface. Here, for the first time, Colin Powell himself tells us how it happened, in a memoir distinguished by a heartfelt love of country and family, warm good humor, and a soldier's directness.
Author(s): Colin L. Powell
ISBN 13: 9780345466419
Pages: 688
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Title: Circle of Friends

t began with Benny Hogan and Eve Malone, growing up, inseparable, in the village of Knockglen. Benny—the only child, yearning to break free from her adoring parents...Eve—the orphaned offspring of a convent handyman and a rebellious blueblood, abandoned by her mother's wealthy family to be raised by nuns. Eve and Benny—they knew the sins and secrets behind every villager's lace curtains...except their own. It widened at Dublin, at the university where Benny and Eve met beautiful Nan Mahlon and Jack Foley, a doctor's handsome son. But heartbreak and betrayal would bring the worlds of Knockglen and Dublin into explosive collision. Long-hidden lies would emerge to test the meaning of love and the strength of ties held within the fragile gold bands of a...Circle Of Friends.
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN 13: 9780345526809
Pages: 608
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Title: Icebound: A Novel

The arctic night is endless. The fear is numbing. Screams freeze in the throat. Death arrives in shades of white. Cold-blooded murder seems right at home....the chill of the grave.
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN 13: 9780345527134
Pages: 416
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Title: The Tea Planter's Bride

An exotic flower from a faraway land, Celia came to London to become a proper English rose. A wide-eyed innocent, yet burning with a sensuous heat inflamed by her gypsy blood, she is promised to a man of wealth and power and property. But soon another will own her heart.

A daring and unpredictable rogue, Grant Hamilton senses a kindred spirit in the stunning, copper-eyed beauty whom he has agreed to escort through London's social whirl. Yet he must resist his secret yearnings for the exquisite enchantress—for there is grave peril in a forbidden love that knows no bounds . . . and in an intense passion that can only lead them to ecstasy or ruin.

An exotic flower from a faraway land, Celia came to London to become a proper English rose--a wide-eyed innocent, newly awakened by womanhood's kiss, yet burning with a sensuous heat inflamed by gypsy blood. To one she is promised, a man of wealth, power and property. Yet, another will own her heart. From the bestselling author of Crowd Pleasers and Dark Fires. Special On-Sale. Original.

Author(s): Rosemary Rogers
ISBN 13: 9780380764778
Pages: 416
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Title: Complicity

Living for his vices, the greatest of which involves writing front-page bylines, journalist Cameron Colley receives information about a high-stakes conspiracy from an anonymous source, until the men he exposes suddenly begin to die.
Author(s): Iain M. Banks
ISBN 13: 9780553573718
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Title: The Rainmaker

Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN 13: 9780385339605
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Title: Midwives

"Superbly crafted and astonishingly powerful. . . . It will thrill readers who cherish their worn copies of To Kill A Mockingbird." —People

With a suspense, lyricism, and moral complexity that recall To Kill a Mockingbird and Presumed Innocent, this compulsively readable novel explores what happens when a woman who has devoted herself to ushering life into the world finds herself charged with responsibility in a patient's tragic death.

The time is 1981, and Sibyl Danforth has been a dedicated midwife in the rural community of Reddington, Vermont, for fifteen years. But one treacherous winter night, in a house isolated by icy roads and failed telephone lines, Sibyl takes desperate measures to save a baby's life. She performs an emergency Caesarean section on its mother, who appears to have died in labor. But what if—as Sibyl's assistant later charges—the patient wasn't already dead, and it was Sibyl who inadvertently killed her?

As recounted by Sibyl's precocious fourteen-year-old daughter, Connie, the ensuing trial bears the earmarks of a witch hunt except for the fact that all its participants are acting from the highest motives—and the defendant increasingly appears to be guilty. As Sibyl Danforth faces the antagonism of the law, the hostility of traditional doctors, and the accusations of her own conscience, Midwives engages, moves, and transfixes us as only the very best novels ever do.

This compulsively readable novel explores what happens when a woman who has devoted herself to ushering life into the world finds herself charged with responsibility in a patient's death.

Author(s): Chris Bohjalian
ISBN 13: 9780375706776
Pages: 372
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Title: The Elusive Flame

A woman in desperate straits ... A fearless man ...A marriage of convenience on turbulent waters ...

Cerynise Kendall has been left destitute and in dire need following the death of her doting patron and protectress. A brilliant young artist tossed from her home with only the clothes on her back, Cerynise must now turn to a childhood companion for assistance - the dashing sea captain Beauregard Birmingham and beg him to provide her with passage to the Carolinas. She seeks a new home and a new life across the waters, but all depends upon the kindness of a charming adventurer who was once the object of her youthful infatuation.

Beneath Birmingham's rugged exterior beats a heart as large and wild as the Atlantic, and Beau readily agrees to aid Cerynise - even offering her his name in marriage, albeit temporarily, to protect his long time friend from scandal. But perilous secrets, determined enemies and tempests of the sea and soul threaten their future and safe passage even as bonds of camaraderie are miraculously reforged as bonds of desire ... and affection becomes passion and love.

Author(s): Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
ISBN 13: 9780380807864
Pages: 496
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Title: Bag of Bones

Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN 13: 9781439106211
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Title: All Through the Night

The Queen of Suspense arrives with a special tale for the holidays, featuring the return of two of her best-loved characters. A baby left in a rectory on Christmas Eve, a furtive burglar, and an accidental kidnapping fifteen years in the past leave a mystery to be solved amid the snows and lights of a New York City December. Former cleaning lady and amateur sleuth Alvirah Meehan, with oft-befuddled but always trustworthy mate Willy, return to the pages after appearances in the bestsellers <i>Weep No More, My Lady</i> and <i>The Lottery Winner</i>. Favorite characters, a seasonal tale and another Clark classic promise a triple-decker hit! <p>Megabestseller Mary Higgins Clark tells a chilling Christmas story, reviving two of her most beloved characters in the process -- Alvirah Meehan and Alvirah's husband, Willy, from <i>The Lottery Winner</i>. Willy is playing Santa for the neighborhood children when he hears, from the last child in line, a desperate plea for help and the confession of a crime the child's stepfather is about to commit. </p>
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN 13: 9780671027124
Pages: 256
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Title: The Death of Outrage: Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals

In this new, updated edition of a book heralded as a clarion call to the nation's conscience, William Bennett asks why we see so little public outrage in the fade of the evidence of deep corruption within Bill Clinton's administration. The Death of Outrage examines the Monica Lewinsky scandal as it unfolded, from Clinton's denials that he had had sex with a young White House intern, to his testimony before the grand jury, to the nation's decision not to remove Clinton from office. Brick by brick, Bennett dismantles the wall of defenses offered by Clinton and his apologists, and casts the clear light of moral reason and common sense on a shameful chapter in American history.

Author(s): William J. Bennett
ISBN 13: 9780684864037
Pages: 176
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Title: Rainbow Six

Newly named the head of an international task force dedicated to combating terrorism, John Clark is looking forward to getting his teeth into a new mission, but the opportunities start coming thicker and faster than anyone could have expected: an incident at a Swiss bank, the kidnapping of an international trader in Germany, a terrible raid on an amusement park in Spain. Each episode seems separate, discrete, yet the timing disturbs Clark. Is there a connection? Is he being tested? With the help of his close associates, executive officer Alistair Stanley and strike team leaders Domingo Chavez and Peter Covington, Clark tries to figure out where all this activity is heading, but there is no way to predict the real threat: a group of terrorists like none the world has ever encountered, a band of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on this earth as we know it.
Author(s): Tom Clancy
ISBN 13: 9780425170342
Pages: 912
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Title: The Ten Commandments: How Our Most Ancient Moral Text Can Renew Modern Life

ACROSS THE WESTERN WORLD, the Ten Commandments have become a source of both inspiration and controversy, whether in Supreme Court rulings, in film and literature, or as a religious icon gracing houses of worship of every Christian and Jewish denomination. But what do the commandments really stand for? According to polls, less than half of all Americans can even name more than four of them. Fewer still can name all ten, or have a clear idea of the ideals they were meant to promote. For most of us, agnostics and faithful alike, they have been relegated to the level of a symbol, and the teachings they contain are all but forgotten. In Western life today, the Ten Commandments are everywhere— except where we need them most. In The Ten Commandments, David Hazony offers a powerful new look at our most venerable moral text. Combining a fresh reading of the Old Testament’s most riveting stories and ancient rabbinic legends with a fearless exploration of what ails society today, Hazony shows that the Ten Commandments are not just a set of obscure laws but encapsulate a deeply valuable approach to life—one that is as relevant now as it was when they first appeared more than two millennia ago. The Ten Commandments begins with a daring claim: Although they have become a universally recognizable symbol of biblically based religion, they are not, strictly speaking, a religious text. Rather than making a statement about faith or mystical realms inaccessible to reason, they contain a coherent prescription for how to make a better world. At their core stands what Hazony calls the "spirit of redemption," which he describes as one of the two basic spiritual components of Western civilization. While the Greeks gave us the "spirit of reason," teaching that we should be free to explore and express our views, the spirit of redemption teaches that every individual can, and should, act to improve the world. This spirit reached us from ancient Israel, in the form of the Hebrew Bible, and has stood at the heart of the most important social movements in our history. Going through the commandments one by one, Hazony shows how each represents a poignant declaration about honesty, the self, life, love, freedom, community, and inner peace. Each commandment, we discover, adds another piece to the puzzle of how the redemptive spirit may enter our lives and help us become more caring, world-changing individuals.

Part memoir, part scholarship, part manifesto for a vital approach to life, The Ten Commandments tackles some of the most painful human questions that stand at the heart of who we are as modern, thinking people—and offers answers that are sure to start a new discussion about the meaning of one of our most enduring, yet least understood, traditions.

Author(s): David Hazony
ISBN 13: 9781416562351
Pages: 288
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Title: Star Wars Bounty Hunter Wars #2: Slave Ship

He's both feared and admired, respected and despised.  Boba Fett is the galaxy's most successful bounty hunter.  Now he finds himself the hunted in the oldest game of all: survival of the fittest.

The once powerful Bounty Hunter's Guild has been shattered into warring factions.  Now the posting of an enormous bounty on a renegade Imperial stormtrooper is about to start a frenzy of murderous greed.

Hoping to fuel rumors of his death, Boba Fett abandons his ship, Slave I, and sets out to claim the prize.  Yet his every move leads him closer to a trap set by the cunning Prince Xizor.  Fett will die before becoming Xizor's pawn in the Emperor's war against the Rebels.  And he may have to.  For in order to gain his freedom he must outwit a sentient weapon that feeds on human spirits.  Then he must escape a galaxy of deadly enemies who want to make the rumors of his death a reality.

Author(s): K. W. Jeter
ISBN 13: 9780553578881
Pages: 336
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Title: The Greatest Generation: With DVD

"In the spring of 1984, I went to the northwest of France, to Normandy, to prepare an NBC documentary on the fortieth anniversary of D-Day, the massive and daring Allied invasion of Europe that marked the beginning of the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. There, I underwent a life-changing experience. As I walked the beaches with the American veterans who had returned for this anniversary, men in their sixties and seventies, and listened to their stories, I was deeply moved and profoundly grateful for all they had done. Ten years later, I returned to Normandy for the fiftieth anniversary of the invasion, and by then I had come to understand what this generation of Americans meant to history. It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced." In this superb book, Tom Brokaw goes out into America, to tell through the stories of individual men and women the story of a generation, America's citizen heroes and heroines who came of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War and went on to build modern America. This generation was united not only by a common purpose, but also by common values--duty, honor, economy, courage, service, love of family and country, and, above all, responsibility for oneself. In this book, you will meet people whose everyday lives reveal how a generation persevered through war, and were trained by it, and then went on to create interesting and useful lives and the America we have today. "At a time in their lives when their days and nights should have been filled with innocent adventure, love, and the lessons of the workaday world, they were fighting in the most primitive conditions possible across the bloodied landscape of France, Belgium, Italy, Austria, and the coral islands of the Pacific. They answered the call to save the world from the two most powerful and ruthless military machines ever assembled, instruments of conquest in the hands of fascist maniacs. They faced great odds and a late start, but they did not protest. They succeeded on every front. They won the war; they saved the world. They came home to joyous and short-lived celebrations and immediately began the task of rebuilding their lives and the world they wanted. They married in record numbers and gave birth to another distinctive generation, the Baby Boomers. A grateful nation made it possible for more of them to attend college than any society had ever educated, anywhere. They gave the world new science, literature, art, industry, and economic strength unparalleled in the long curve of history. As they now reach the twilight of their adventurous and productive lives, they remain, for the most part, exceptionally modest. They have so many stories to tell, stories that in many cases they have never told before, because in a deep sense they didn't think that what they were doing was that special, because everyone else was doing it too. "This book, I hope, will in some small way pay tribute to those men and women who have given us the lives we have today--an American family portrait album of the greatest generation." In this book you'll meet people like Charles Van Gorder, who set up during D-Day a MASH-like medical facility in the middle of the fighting, and then came home to create a clinic and hospital in his hometown. You'll hear George Bush talk about how, as a Navy Air Corps combat pilot, one of his assignments was to read the mail of the enlisted men under him, to be sure no sensitive military information would be compromised. And so, Bush says, "I learned about life." You'll meet Trudy Elion, winner of the Nobel Prize in medicine, one of the many women in this book who found fulfilling careers in the changed society as a result of the war. You'll meet Martha Putney, one of the first black women to serve in the newly formed WACs. And you'll meet the members of the Romeo Club (Retired Old Men Eating Out), friends for life. Through these and other stories in The Greatest Generation, you'll relive with ordinary men and women, military heroes, famous people of great achievement, and community leaders how these extraordinary times forged the values and provided the training that made a people and a nation great.
Author(s): Tom Brokaw
ISBN 13: 9781400063147
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Title: Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage

For decades American submarines have roamed the depths in a dangerous battle for information and advantage in missions known only to a select few. Now, after six years of research, those missions are told in Blind Man's Bluff, a magnificent achievement in investigative reporting. It reads like a spy thriller — except everything in it is true. This is an epic of adventure, ingenuity, courage, and disaster beneath the sea, a story filled with unforgettable characters who engineered daring missions to tap the enemy's underwater communications cables and to shadow Soviet submarines. It is a story of heroes and spies, of bravery and tragedy.

Author(s): Sherry Sontag
ISBN 13: 9780060977719
Pages: 432
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Title: One Day My Soul Just Opened Up: 40 Days and 40 Nights Towards Spiritual Strength and Personal Growth


One Day My Soul Just Opened Up is a program of inspiration and motivation that will help you work through problems and improve your emotional and spiritual health. Through exercises and readings, Iyanla provides you with the tools to tap into your strengths and make your dreams come true. One Day My Soul Just Opened Up will open your mind, heart, and soul to the truth of your identity as a creative and powerful being.
Author(s): Iyanla Vanzant
ISBN 13: 9780684841342
Pages: 320
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Title: The Face of Deception (Eve Duncan Series #1)

An unidentified skull... A trail of terrifying secrets... And a woman whose talented hands could reveal the shocking truth... As a forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan helps identify the dead from their skulls. Her own daughter murdered and her body never found, the job is Eve's way of coming to terms with her personal nightmare. But more terror lies ahead when she accepts work from billionaire John Logan. Beneath her gifted hands a face emerges from the skull he has given her to reconstruct—a face no one was ever meant to see. Now Eve is trapped in a frightening web of murder and deceit. Powerful enemies are determined to cover up the truth, and they will make certain that truth goes to the grave...even if Eve gets buried with it.
Author(s): Iris Johansen
ISBN 13: 9780553578027
Pages: 480
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Title: The Other Daughter

Twenty years ago, Melanie Stokes was abandoned in a Boston hospital, then adopted by a wealthy young couple. Gifted with loving parents, a doting brother, and an indulgent uncle, Melanie has always considered herself lucky. Until the first cryptic, threatening note arrives: “You Get What You Deserve.” Melanie has no memory of her life before the adoption. Now someone wants her to remember it all—even the darkest nightmare the Stokes family ever faced: the murder of their first daughter. As Melanie pursues every lead and chases every shadow in search of her real identity, two seemingly unrelated events from her past will come together in a dangerous explosion of truth.
Author(s): Lisa Gardner
ISBN 13: 9780553576795
Pages: 448
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Title: A Man in Full

A decade ago, The Bonfire of the Vanities defined an era—and established Tom Wolfe as our prime fictional chronicler of America at its most outrageous and alive. Now the master is back with a pitch-perfect coast-to-coast portrait of our wild and wooly, no-holds-barred, multifarious country on the cusp of the millennium. The setting is Atlanta, Georgia—a racially mixed, late-century boomtown full of fresh wealth and wily politicians. The protagonist is Charles Croker, once a college football star, now a late-middle-aged Atlanta conglomerate king whose outsize ego has at last hit up against reality. Charlie has a 29,000 acre quail-shooting plantation, a young and demanding second wife, and a half-empty office complex with a staggering load of debt. Meanwhile, Conrad Hensley, idealistic young father of two, is laid off from his job at the Croker Global Foods warehouse near Oakland and finds himself spiraling into the lower depths of the American legal system. And back in Atlanta, when star Georgia Tech running back Fareek "the Canon" Fanon, a homegrown product of the city's slums, is accused of date-raping the daughter of a pillar of the white establishment, upscale black lawyer Roger White II is asked to represent Fanon and help keep the city's delicate racial balance from blowing sky-high. Networks of illegal Asian immigrants crisscrossing the continent, daily life behind bars, shady real estate syndicates—Wolfe shows us contemporary America with all the verve, wit, and insight that have made him our most admired novelist. Charlie Croker's deliverance from his tribulations provides an unforgettable denouement to the most widely awaited, hilarious and telling novel America has seen in ages—Tom Wolfe's most outstanding achievement to date.
Author(s): Tom Wolfe
ISBN 13: 9780553580938
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Title: Where the Heart Is

Talk about unlucky sevens. An hour ago, seventeen-year-old, seven months pregnant Novalee Nation was heading for California with her boyfriend. Now she finds herself stranded at a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma, with just $7.77 in change. But Novalee is about to discover hidden treasures in this small Southwest town--a group of down-to-earth, deeply caring people willing to help a homeless, jobless girl living secretly in a Wal-Mart. From Bible-thumping blue-haired Sister Thelma Husband to eccentric librarian Forney Hull who loves Novalee more than she loves herself, they are about to take her--and you, too--on a moving, funny, and unforgettable journey to . . . Where the Heart Is.
Author(s): Billie Letts
ISBN 13: 9780446603652
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Title: Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Women

In this special edition in the Chicken Soup series, the authors have compiled heartwarming stories that speak especially to the experiences of women.

"...women such as Oprah Winfrey and Kathy Lee Gifford provide stories that cover issues such as living personal dreams, overcoming obstacles, marriage, motherhood, aging, and self-esteem that affect women of all ages."

Author(s): Jack Canfield
ISBN 13: 9781558744158
Pages: 376
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Title: Fear Nothing

Christopher Snow is the best-known resident of 12,000-strong Moonlight Bay, California. This is because 28-year-old Chris has xeroderma pigmentosum (XP)—a light-sensitivity so severe that he cannot leave his house in daylight, cannot enter a normally-lit room, cannot sit at a computer. Chris's natural element is the night, and his parents, both academics, chose to live in Moonlight Bay because in a small town Chris can make the nightscape his own—roaming freely through the town on his bike, surfing in the moonlight, exploring while most people sleep. But Chris's brilliant mother, a scientist, was killed in a car accident 2 years ago, and as the book opens his father, Steven Snow, is dying of cancer; Chris's protected life is about to change forever. We meet Chris as he is carefully preparing himself to go out in the late-afternoon sun to visit the hospital. In his last moments of life his father tells Chris he is "sorry" and that Chris should "fear nothing"—cryptic words that Chris cannot really relate to. Steven Snow's body is removed to the hospital basement for transport to the funeral home/crematorium, and when Chris goes downstairs for a final moment of farewell, he witnesses a frightening and clandestine encounter: the funeral director and another man Chris doesn't recognize are substituting the body of a hitchhiker for Steven Snow's body–which is being taken not to the crematorium but to some secret destination. For Chris, this scene is the first intimation of a conspiracy that he will come to realize envelopes many of his townspeople. His parents knew of it and wanted to protect Chris from it. His best friend has had hints of something wrong because of the frightening nocturnal visitors that have come to his beachhouse. And the first person to try to explain to Chris what's going on—and warn him about the special danger he himself is in—will be hideously murdered. In the 24 hours this book encompasses, Christopher Snow will find out that, sheltered though he's been, he has the soul of a fighter and an adventurer. By the end of the book he will have killed a man, will have discovered the role his own mother played in the birth of the conspiracy, will have come to recognize the extraordinary guardians that, unknown to him, have watched over him for years. He will realize that some people hate him, others revere him, and neither his own life nor those of anyone he knows will ever be the same.
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN 13: 9780553579758
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Title: Mirror Image

The crash of a Dallas-bound jet wasn't just a tragedy to TV reporter Avery Daniels; it was an act of fate that handed her a golden opportunity to further her career. Mistaken for a glamorous, selfish woman named Carole Rutledge, the badly injured Avery would find that plastic surgery had given her Carole's face, the famous senatorial candidate Tate Rutledge for a husband, and a powerful Texas dynasty for in-laws. And as she lay helpless in the hospital, she would make a shattering discovery: Someone close to Tate planned to assassinate him. Now, to save Tate's life, Avery must live another woman's life — and risk her own... <p>After the crash of a Dallas-bound jet, Avery Daniels finds that plastic surgery has given her the face--and the identity--of Carole Rutledge, wife of famous senatorial candidate Tate Rutledge. As Avery falls in love with Tate, she is startled to discover that someone plans to assassinate him. In order to save the life of the man she loves, Avery resolves to live Carole's life--and risk her own. </p>
Author(s): Sandra Brown
ISBN 13: 9780446353953
Pages: 448
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Title: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Loving Our Cats: Heartwarming and Humorous Stories about our Feline Family Members

Readers will revel in the heartwarming, amusing, inspirational, and occasionally tearful stories about our best friends and faithful companions - our cats.

We are all crazy about our mysterious cats. Sometimes they are our best friends; sometimes they are aloof. They are fun to watch and often surprise us. And they are always well loved members of our families.

This new book from Chicken Soup for the Soul contains the best 101 cat stories from the company's extensive library. Readers will revel in the heartwarming, amusing, inspirational, and occasionally tearful stories about our best friends and faithful companions - our cats.

The first Chicken Soup for the Soul book was published in 1993, and became a publishing industry sensation, ultimately selling eight million copies. Since then, more than 150 Chicken Soup titles have been published, selling more than 100 million copies.

Chicken Soup for the Soul has won dozens of awards over the past 15 years, and its founders, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have become celebrity motivational speakers and authors.

Author(s): Jack Canfield
ISBN 13: 9781935096085
Pages: 380
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Title: The Old Farmer's Almanac 2000

Author(s): Judson D. Hale
ISBN 13: 9781571981462
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Title: Chicken Soup for the College Soul: Inspiring and Humorous Stories about College

This latest helping of loving inspiration follows the millions of loyal readers of the Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul series to the next stage of their lives, beyond adolescence and into young adulthood. Readers will love having this invaluable collection to guide, inspire, support and encourage them throughout their college experience. If readers are devotees of the series, they will recognize this book as an instant source of strength and comfort; if this book is their introduction to the series, they will come to treasure it quickly.
Author(s): Jack Canfield
ISBN 13: 9781558747029
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Title: Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul: 101 Inspirational Stories About Love and Relationships

Whether single, separated or someone's spouse, everyone wants to find and keep this elusive thing called love. Bestselling author and foremost relationship expert Barbara De Angelis teams up as a co-author of Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul, a collection of heartwarming stories about how real people discovered true love with the person of their dreams. With chapters on finding each other, intimacy, commitment, understanding, and overcoming obstacles, readers will find inspiration whether they're beginning a new relationship, hoping to work through a difficult one, or trying to recognize extraordinary moments in their lives. A sweet spoonful of this enchanting Chicken Soup collection will warm the hearts of the romantic readers everywhere.
Author(s): Jack Canfield
ISBN 13: 9781558746466
Pages: 328
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Title: Eye of the Beholder

Mary Peters despairs that she will never get married. At nineteen, she has no prospects for finding a husband, so she takes matters into her own hands and becomes a mail order bride. When she arrives in Omaha, Nebraska to meet the man she's due to marry, he takes one look at her homely appearance and rejects her.
Author(s): Ruth Ann Nordin
ISBN 13: 9781448609079
Pages: 276
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Title: The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

'The world has teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted.
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN 13: 9781444707472
Pages: 237
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Title: The Eye in the Door

The second installment in the Regeneration Trilogy. It is the spring of 1918, and Britain is faced with the possibility of defeat by Germany. A beleaguered government and a vengeful public target two groups as scapegoats: pacifists and homosexuals. Many are jailed, others lead dangerous double lives, the "the eye in the door" becomes a symbol of the paranoia that threatens to destroy the very fabric of British society. Central to this novel are such compelling, richly imagined characters as the brilliant and compassionate Dr. William Rivers; his most famous patient, the poet Siegfried Sassoon; and Lieutenant Billy Prior, who plays a central role as a domestic intelligence agent. With compelling, realistic dialogue and a keen eye for the social issues that have gone overlooked in mainstream media, The Eye in the Door is a triumph that equalsRegeneration and the third novel in the trilogy, the 1995 Booker Prize-winning The Ghost Road, establishing Pat Barker's place in the very forefront of contemporary novelists.
Author(s): Pat Barker
ISBN 13: 9780142180617
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Title: Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn)

Think Mary, Kat, and Lillia have nothing left to lose? Think again. The fiery conclusion to the Burn for Burn trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian. They only meant to right the wrongs. It was about getting even. Burn for burn. But the fire they lit kept raging…Reeve ended up hurt, then Rennie ended up dead.
Author(s): Jenny Han
ISBN 13: 9781442440821
Pages: 416
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Title: Term Limits

In a night of shattering brutality, three of Washington's most powerful and unscrupulous politicians have been executed with surgical precision. Their assassins, vanishing without a trace, have delivered a shocking ultimatum to the leaders of the American government: set aside petty, partisan politics and restore power to the people, or be held to deadly account. No one, they warn, is out of their reach - not even the president. A joint FBI-CIA task force reveals that the killers are stealth experts, elite military commandos with the proven capacity to penetrate the tightest security and neutralize any target. But no one knows exactly who they are or when they will strike next. Only Michael O'Rourke, a former U.S. Marine and freshman congressman, holds a clue to the violence: a haunting incident in his own past with explosive implications for his country's future. Compelled by his memories and by his sense of honor, O'Rourke confides in the one woman he trusts, crusading journalist Liz Scarlatti, only to uncover hidden land mines of corruption and murder among the highest ranks of leadership. But as the casualties continue to mount, O'Rourke and Scarlatti make a terrifying discovery - an appalling truth that the American people can never know if the nation is to survive.
Author(s): Vince Flynn
ISBN 13: 9781439148105
Pages: 640
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Title: Apollyon: The Destroyer Is Unleashed

In the latest volume of the Tribulation series, a plague of locusts torments those not sealed for five months, and a war will destroy a third of the population. The question of Amanda's loyalty will also be settled — one way or another.
Author(s): Tim LaHaye;Jerry B. Jenkins
ISBN 13: 9781414334943
Pages: 432
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Title: Barbara Bush: A Memoir

Barbara Bush endures as one of America's most popular First Ladies. She has won worldwide acclaim for her wit, compassion, and candor as both a presidential wife and mother. In this #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, Mrs. Bush offers a heartfelt portrait of her life in and out of the White House, from her small-town schoolgirl days in Rye, New York, to her fateful union with George H.W. Bush, to her role as First Lady of the United States. Here, she writes candidly about:

her early years with George Bush in West Texas

the tragic death of her young daughter

the world of Washington politics and the famous figures she's met

her role as the nation's leading literacy champion

her feelings about the Iran-Contra scandal, the Persian Gulf conflict, and the Cold War

the disappointment of the 1992 presidential campaign — and the mixed blessing of regaining her private life

...and much more. Filled with entertaining anecdotes, dozens of personal photographs, and a healthy dose of humor, this memoir is as compelling and honest as the former First Lady herself.

Author(s): Barbara Bush
ISBN 13: 9780743254472
Pages: 592
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Title: Cold in the Earth

To Meredith Mitchell, marooned in a dusty London flat, the Cotswolds seem like a haven of peace and tranquillity. But Chief Inspector Markby has a rather different view of his native area, as he witnesses the bulldozing of one of his favourite boyhood haunts to make way for yet another housing estate. And when a man's body is found buried in the foundations of one of the plots his outlook turns even grimmer. The only cheering prospect on the horizon is Meredith's forthcoming visit. The dead man however remains a mystery: the labourer who dug up his body has disappeared and the farmers whose lands abut the burial site are little help. Charming, eccentric Mrs Carmody treats Markby, whom she has known since he was a boy, with fond familiarity and Mrs Winthrop at the neighbouring farm is happy to supply him with tea and scones but gives little else away. The time has come for someone with a different perspective to see what they can glean. And Meredith, blessed with an uncanny ability for ferreting out the truth, seems the obvious candidate.
Author(s): Granger, Ann
ISBN 13: 9780747238744
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Title: Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man

In a dual biography and humorous information guide, the star of Home Improvement discusses his prison term and successful television show while offering hints on how to deal with the opposite sex and recognize the parallels between golf courses and strip joints
Author(s): Tim Allen
ISBN 13: 9780786889020
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Title: The Death of Common Sense: How Law Is Suffocating America

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“We need a new idea of how to govern. The current system is broken. Law is supposed to be a framework for humans to make choices, not the replacement for free choice.” So notes Philip K. Howard in the new Afterword to his explosive manifesto The Death of Common Sense. Here Howard offers nothing less than a fresh, lucid, practical operating system for modern democracy. America is drowning—in law, lawsuits, and nearly endless red tape. Before acting or making a decision, we often abandon our best instincts. We pause, we worry, we equivocate, and then we divert our energy into trying to protect ourselves. Filled with one too many examples of bureaucratic overreach, The Death of Common Sense demonstrates how we—and our country—can at last get back on track.

Distressing, disturbing, devastatingly detailed--this stunning examination of how modern laws are diminishing America exposes the drawbacks of rule-bound government, tells why nothing gets done, reveals the phony pretensions of law, and shows why well-intentioned laws have actually devalued rights. In short, The Death of Common Sense demonstrates how the buck never stops and how ell-meaning laws are creating a nation of enemies. (Poltics/Current Events)

Author(s): Philip K. Howard
ISBN 13: 9780812982749
Pages: 256
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Title: The Caretaker

The New York Times comments: "An old bum receives shelter in a cluttered room of an abandoned house. His samaritan is a gentle young man whose kindness is so casual that he seems almost indifferent. Dirty, tattered, unkempt, itching and scratching, the tramp is by turns wheedling, truculent and full of bravado…He speaks the proud lingo of those who have untold resources awaiting them at near-by havens. He pronounces his meager phrases with the exaggerated precision of one unaccustomed to being heeded. He flails a fist into a palm or into the air with the belligerence of a fighter no one will ever corner. He associates himself with fastidious practices like soap as if they were his daily habit. He is very funny—at first. But the laughter shades increasingly into pity. Like a cornered animal, he cannot believe that anyone means to be kind to him…He hates foreigners. He trusts no one, and fears everyone. He alienates the two brothers who separately have offered him a job as caretaker of the premises. Their offers and the job itself become themes with subtle overtones. Aston, the samaritan, lives in personal and emotional isolation, tinkering with gadgets and dreaming of building a shed out in the yard. And Mick, who carries on like a man of affairs, inhabits a dream world that resembles an extrovert's nightmares. Mr. Pinter has been vehement in his assertions that his play is no more than the story it tells. But he cannot prevent his audiences from finding in it a modern parable to derisive scorn and bitter sorrow."
Author(s): Harold Pinter
ISBN 13: 9780822201847
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Title: The Calvin and Hobbes: Tenth Anniversary Book

"Watterson re-created the thoughts and feelings of a six-year-old with uncanny accuracy ... Calvin and Hobbes was, simply, the best comic strip." --Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times

Many moons ago, the magic of Calvin and Hobbes first appeared on the funny pages and the world was introduced to a wondrous pair of friends -- a boy and his tiger, who brought new life to the comics page. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of this distinguished partnership, Bill Watterson prepared this special book, sharing his thoughts on cartooning and creating Calvin and Hobbes, illustrated throughout with favorite black-and-white and color cartoons.

A collection of comic strips following the adventures of Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes.
Author(s): Bill Watterson
ISBN 13: 9780836204384
Pages: 208
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Title: Morning, Noon & Night: Finding the Meaning of Life’s Stages Through Books

From Homer and Shakespeare to Toni Morrison and Jonathan Safran Foer, major works of literature have a great deal to teach us about two of life’s most significant stages—growing up and growing old. Distinguised scholar Arnold Weinstein’s provocative and engaging new book, Morning, Noon, and Night, explores classic writing’s insights into coming-of-age and surrendering to time, and considers the impact of these revelations upon our lives.

With wisdom, humor, and moving personal observations, Weinstein leads us to look deep inside ourselves and these great books, to see how we can use art as both mirror and guide. He offers incisive readings of seminal novels about childhood—Huck Finn’s empathy for the runaway slave Jim illuminates a child’s moral education; Catherine and Heathcliff’s struggle with obsessive passion in Wuthering Heights is hauntingly familiar to many young lovers; Dickens’s Pip, in Great Expectations, must grapple with a world that wishes him harm; and in Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical Persepolis, little Marjane faces a different kind of struggle—growing into adolescence as her country moves through the pain of the Iranian Revolution.

In turn, great writers also ponder the lessons learned in life’s twilight years: both King Lear and Willy Loman suffer as their patriarchal authority collapses and death creeps up; Brecht’s Mother Courage displays the inspiring indomitability of an aging woman who has “borne every possible blow. . . but is still standing, still moving.” And older love can sometimes be funny (Rip Van Winkle conveniently sleeps right through his marriage) and sometimes tragic (as J. M. Coetzee’s David Lurie learns the hard way, in Disgrace).

Tapping into the hearts and minds of memorable characters, from Sophocles’ Oedipus to Artie in Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Morning, Noon, and Night makes an eloquent and powerful case for the role of great literature as a knowing window into our lives and times. Its intelligence, passion, and genuine appreciation for the written word remind us just how crucial books are to the business of being human.

Author(s): Arnold Weinstein
ISBN 13: 9781400065868
Pages: 464
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Title: The Road Ahead

Contemporary / American English Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, started Microsoft in 1975 with a friend when he was only nineteen years old. Twenty years later he wrote this book about the future of computers and the Internet.
Author(s): Bill Gates;Nathan Myhrvold;Peter Rinearson
ISBN 13: 9781405879323
Pages: 38
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Title: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams

BASED ON NATURAL laws which govern all of creation, this book shatters the myth that success is the result of hard work, exacting plans, or driving ambition. In The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra offers a life-altering perspective on the attainment of success: Once we understand our true nature and learn to live in harmony with natural law, a sense of well-being, good health, fulfilling relationships, energy and enthusiasm for life, and material abundance will spring forth easily and effortlessly. Filled with timeless wisdom and practical steps you can apply right away, this is a book you will want to read and refer to again and again.
Author(s): Deepak Chopra
ISBN 13: 9781442973589
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Title: A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

The runaway bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul captured the imagination of millions of readers with its uplifting message of hope and inspiration. With a nation still hungering for more good news, Canfield and Hansen went back to work and cooked up another batch of life-affirming stories to warm your heart and soothe your soul. Through the experiences of others, readers from all walks of life can learn the gift of love, the power of perseverance, the joy of parenting and the vital energy of dreaming. Share the magic that will change forever how you look at yourself and the world around you. Special contributions from M. Scott Peck, Ann Landers, Art Linkletter, Harold Bloomfield and many others are included.
Author(s): Jack Canfield
ISBN 13: 9781558743311
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Title: Possession

Winner of England’s Booker Prize and the literary sensation of the year, Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and triumphant love story. It is the tale of a pair of young scholars researching the lives of two Victorian poets. As they uncover their letters, journals, and poems, and track their movements from London to Yorkshire—from spiritualist séances to the fairy-haunted far west of Brittany—what emerges is an extraordinary counterpoint of passions and ideas. An exhilarating novel of wit and romance, an intellectual mystery, and a triumphant love story. This tale of a pair of young scholars researching the lives of two Victorian poets became a huge bookseller favorite, and then on to national bestellerdom.
Author(s): A. S. Byatt
ISBN 13: 9780679735908
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Title: Vibrations: A Memoir

David Amram has played and rambled and galloped and staggered through a remarkably broad sweep of American life, experience, and creative struggle. The Boston Globe has described him as “the Renaissance man of American Music.” Amram and Jack Kerouac collaborated on the first-ever jazz poetry reading in New York City in 1957 as well as the subsequent legendary film Pull My Daisy in 1959, combining Amram’s music with Kerouac’s narration. Amram, honored as the first Composer-in-Residence of the New York Philharmonic, has composed more than 100 orchestral and chamber works, written two operas, and has collaborated with Leonard Bernstein, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Charles Mingus, Dustin Hoffman, Thelonious Monk, Willie Nelson, Nancy Griffith, Johnny Depp, and more.

Vibrations is the story of one boy’s adventures growing up on a farm in Pennsylvania, working odd jobs, misfitting in the Army, barnstorming through Europe with the famous Seventh Army Symphony, exiling in Paris, scuffling on the Lower East Side, day-laboring—often down but never out—finally emerging as a major musical force.

With its stage-setting foreword by Douglas Brinkley and a new afterword by Kerouac biography Audrey Sprenger, this new edition is not to be missed.

Author(s): David Amram
ISBN 13: 9781594517068
Pages: 528
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Title: The Beardstown Ladies' Common-Sense Investment Guide: How We Beat the Stock Market-And How You Can, Too

Sixteen ladies who have, for the last ten years, consistently beaten the stock market from their dining room tables in Beardstown, Illinois, share their down-to-earth, common sense strategies for successful investments and consistent financial gain.
Author(s): Leslie Whitaker
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Title: Snow Falling on Cedars: A Novel

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award

American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award

San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies.  But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder.  In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man's guilt. For on San Pedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar trees and the fields of ripe strawberries—memories of a charmed love affair between a white boy and the Japanese girl who grew up to become Kabuo's wife; memories of land desired, paid for, and lost. Above all, San Piedro is haunted by the memory of what happened to its Japanese residents during World War II, when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbors watched.  Gripping, tragic, and densely atmospheric, Snow Falling on Cedars is a masterpiece of suspense— one that leaves us shaken and changed.

"Haunting.... A whodunit complete with courtroom maneuvering and surprising turns of evidence and at the same time a mystery, something altogether richer and deeper."—Los Angeles Times

"Compelling...heartstopping. Finely wrought, flawlessly written."—The New York Times Book Review

Winner of the 1994 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award

Author(s): David Guterson
ISBN 13: 9780679764021
Pages: 460
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Title: Silent Night

<p>The Mid-Atlantic region offers travelers the country's greatest variety of settings, from the rural charm of Pennsylvania Dutch Country to the excitement of New York City. More than 275 accommodations in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C., are reviewed.</p> <p>In New York for treatment of his father's leukemia, seven-year-old Brian Dornan sees his mother's wallet being lifted. Desperate to retrieve the St. Christopher medal tuked inside--which he believes to be protecting his father--Brian follows the thief into the subway, and into the most dangerous adventure of his young life. </p>
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN 13: 9780671000424
Pages: 192
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Title: The Haunted Mask II

Author(s): R. L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780590568739
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Title: My Point...and I Do Have One

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Ellen DeGeneres shares her hilarious take on everything from our most baffling human foibles–including how we behave in elevators, airplanes, and restrooms, and why we’re so scared of the boogeyman–to fashion trends, celebrity, and her secret recipe for Ellen’s Real Frenchy French Toast. Most of all, this witty, engaging book offers insights into the mind of one of America’s most beloved comics.…

Dear Reader,
I was awfully excited when I was asked to write a book. I was however, nervous. I was afraid I didn’t have anything important to say. But when I began writing, I realized that although I don’t know a lot about any one thing, I know a little about a whole bunch of things: baking a pie; dancing; curing the common cold; running the Iditarod–it’s all in the book. And I realized I notice things that maybe some people don’t notice (or they don’t notice that they don’t notice). That’s all in the book, too.

My Point . . . And I Do Have One has earned Ellen DeGeneres a special place in the hearts of fans. The comedy diva offers up brilliant observations, outrageous dreams, and strange but (sort of) true stories. Through her star turn on Ellen, DeGeneres has emerged as one of the brightest comedic lights of her generation, and this book has won her a new legion of admirers.

Author(s): Ellen Degeneres
ISBN 13: 9780553384222
Pages: 224
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Title: Beach Music

Beach Music is about Jack McCall, an American living in Rome with his young daughter, trying to find peace after the recent trauma of his wife's suicide. But his solitude is disturbed by the appearance of his sister-in-law, who begs him to return home, and of two school friends asking for his help in tracking down another classmate who went underground as a Vietnam protester and never resurfaced. These requests launch Jack on a journey that encompasses the past and the present in both Europe and the American South, and that leads him to shocking - and ultimately liberating - truths.
Author(s): Pat Conroy
ISBN 13: 9780553381535
Pages: 800
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Title: Vampire Breath (Classic Goosebumps #21)

Get Goosebumps with the startling repackage of a bestselling classic. Now with bonus materials! Tough. That's Freddy Martinez and his friend, Cara. They're not afraid of anything. But that was before they went exploring in Freddy's basement. Before they found the secret room. Before they found the bottle of Vampire Breath. Poor Freddy and Cara. They should have never opened that bottle of Vampire Breath. Because now there's a vampire in Freddy's basement. And he's very, very thirsty....
Author(s): R. L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780545298377
Pages: 160
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Title: How I Got My Shrunken Head

Discover the bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's book series of all time. Now with all-new bonus materials!

What has two eyes, a mouth, and wrinkly green skin? Mark's shrunken head! It's a present from his Aunt Benna. A gift from the jungle island of Baladora.
And Mark can't wait to show the kids at school!
But late one night the head starts to glow. Because it's actually no ordinary head. It gives Mark a strange power. A magical power. A dangerous power...

It's our tenth fan-favorite prequel to R.L. Stine's blockbuster Goosebumps HorrorLand series. Now with all-new bonuses including an author interview, gross-out facts, and more!

Author(s): R. L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780545035187
Pages: 144
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Title: The Children of Men

The year is 2021, and the human race is - quite literally - coming to an end. Since 1995 no babies have been born, because in that year all males unexpectedly became infertile. Great Britain is ruled by a dictator, and the population is inexorably growing older. Theodore Faron, Oxford historian and, incidentally, cousin of the all-powerful Warden of England, watches in growing despair as society gradually crumbles around him, giving way to strange faiths and cruelties: prison camps, mass organized euthanasia, roving bands of thugs. Then, suddenly, Faron is drawn into the plans of an unlikely group of revolutionaries. His passivity is shattered, and the action begins. The Children of Men will surprise - and enthrall - P. D. James fans. Written with the same rich blend of keen characterization, narrative drive and suspense as her great detective stories, it engages powerfully with new themes: conflicts of loyalty and duty, the corruption of power, redemption through love. Ingenious, original, irresistibly readable, it confirms once again P. D. James's standing as a major novelist.

In the year 2021, the world is a bleak place where all human males have become sterile, and no child can ever be born again. Civilization is giving way to cruelty and despair, and historian Theo Faron has nearly resigned himself to apathy. Then he is asked to join a band of revolutionaries--a move that may hold the key to humanity's survival.

Author(s): P. D. James
ISBN 13: 9780307275431
Pages: 256
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Title: The Murderers (Badge of Honor Series #6)

A Philadelphia narcotics cop is shot dead in his home. A bar owner's wife and partner are gunned down during an attempted robbery. And in a beautiful mansion, a young woman dies of a heroin overdose. At first the crimes seem unconnected. But these four deaths are about to trigger a massive convergence of corruption, cops, and the mob that could tear the Philadelphia Police Department apart from the inside out. All the way to the top...

A vice cop is shot dead in his home. A bar owner and his wife are gunned down during a robbery. And in a mansion, a young woman dies of a heroine overdose. The crimes seem unconnected. But these deaths are about to trigger a convergence of corruption, cops, and the mob that could tear the Philadelphia Police Department apart from the inside out.

Author(s): W. E. B. Griffin
ISBN 13: 9780515117424
Pages: 544
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Title: Waiting to Exhale

Terry MacMillan has crafted a well-written, truthful, and funny story of four African-American women -- who are "sistuhs" trying to make it in this world we all live in -- and the sometimes volatile world of black female - black male relationships.

From the critically acclaimed author of Mama and Disappearing Acts, a wise, earthy story of a friendship between four African American women who lean on each other while "waiting to exhale": waiting for that man who will take their breath away.

Author(s): Terry McMillan
ISBN 13: 9780451233424
Pages: 480
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Title: The Duke

One of her very first novels-lavishly rewritten.

The #1 New York Times bestselling author turned The Generous Earl into The Duke—and fans swooned over the tale of romance and suspense set in 19th-century Scotland.

Spirited Scottish beauty Brandy Robertson is appalled to discover that Ian Carmichael, an English duke, has inherited her family earldom. That this foreigner is also her new guardian is even more intolerable. But when Ian visits her castle, Brandy discovers that he is handsome, charming, generous--and set to wed a woman he doesn't love. Original.

Author(s): Catherine Coulter
ISBN 13: 9780451206633
Pages: 368
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Title: Song of Solomon

The story, which runs from the 1930s to the 1960s, centres on Macon Dead Jr, the son of a wealthy black property owner, who has been brought up to revere the white world. Toni Morrison won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993 and also wrote "The Bluest Eye" and "Tar Baby".
Author(s): Morrison Toni
ISBN 13: 9780451123152
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Title: All the Rules: Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right

For the first time in one volume—in a special oversized format—comes "The Rules" and "The Rules II," the phenomenal bestsellers that captured the interest of millions of readers in search of Mr. Right. Original.
Author(s): Ellen Fein
ISBN 13: 9780446618793
Pages: 400
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Title: The Juror

A single mother and juror for a murder trial is tracked down, seduced, and then terrorized by a member of the Mafia known only as The Teacher, who threatens the life of her son if she enters a guilty vote. Major ad/promo.
Author(s): George Dawes Green
ISBN 13: 9780446518857
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Title: The Horse Whisperer

A forty-ton truck hurtles out of control on a snowy country road, a teenage girl on horseback in its path. In a few terrible seconds the life of a family is shattered. And a mother's quest begins -- to save her maimed daughter and a horse driven mad by pain. It is an odyssey that will bring her to... The Horse Whisperer He is the stuff of legend. His voice can calm wild horses and his touch heal broken spirits. For secrets uttered softly into pricked and troubled ears, such men were once called Whisperers. Now Tom Booker, the inheritor of this ancient gift, is to meet his greatest challenge. Annie Graves has traveled across a continent with her daughter, Grace, and their wounded horse, Pilgrim, to the Booker ranch in Montana. Annie has risked everything -- her career, her marriage, her comfortable life--in her desperate belief that the Whisperer can help them. The accident has turned Pilgrim savage. He is now so demented and dangerous that everyone says he should be destroyed. But Annie won't give up on him, for she feels his fate is inextricably entwined with that of her daughter, who has retreated into a heartrending, hostile silence. Annie knows that if the horse dies, something in Grace will die too. In the weeks to come, under the massive sky of the Rocky Mountain Front, all their lives--including Tom Booker's--will be transformed forever in a way none could have foretold. At once an epic love story and a gripping adventure, The Horse Whisperer weaves an extraordinary tale of healing and redemption--a magnificent emotional journey that explores our ancient bonds with earth and sky and hearts untamed. It is a stirring elegy to the power of belief and self-discovery, to hopes lost and found again.
Author(s): Nicholas Evans
ISBN 13: 9780440222651
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Title: Lightning

#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz's brilliantly thrilling novel of suspense. “A gripping novel…fast-paced and satisfying.”—People In the midst of a raging blizzard, lightning struck on the night Laura Shane was born. And a mysterious blond-haired stranger showed up just in time to save her from dying. Years later, in the wake of another storm, Laura will be saved again. For someone is watching over her. But just as lightning illuminates, darkness always follows close behind.
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN 13: 9780425233603
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Title: Tom Clancy's Op-Center: War of Eagles

The explosion of a Chinese freighter in Charleston Harbor is the first sign that someone is capping Chinese interests abroad. Now under the control of the Pentagon, Op-Center is unsure of its own future-but must root out the cause of the attacks before the entire world is affected.
Author(s): Tom Clancy
ISBN 13: 9780425199626
Pages: 416
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Title: Time Without End

Witnessing the rebirth--and subsequent death--of his beloved Brenna century after century, the vampire Valerian vows that the next time he sees Brenna, he will make her immortal at any cost.
Author(s): Linda Lael Miller
ISBN 13: 9780425150429
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Title: Shock Wave

Author(s): John Sandford
ISBN 13: 9780399157691
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Title: Charles Kuralt's America

Ever since October 1967, when he set off in a battered motor home to explore America and talk to its people, Charles Kuralt has been one of our premier chroniclers, a man who has helped us to see and celebrate our country in a way we never had before. He takes us to Montana in September and Alaska in June, deep into Cajun country in winter and along the North Carolina mountains in spring. He explores Charleston and the Florida Keys, the coast of Maine and the deserts of New Mexico, the boundary waters of northern Minnesota and the back roads of Vermont when the oaks and maples turn to crimson and gold. Throughout, his accounts are filled with people, stories, and experiences; suffused by a poet's love of language; rich in the spirit and flavor of this infinite and varied land. Here is a book of pure reading pleasure - like its author, a national treasure.

Although he retired from CBS News in 1994, Kuralt has not retired from his wanderings. Filled with the stories of people and their experiences, suffused by a poet's love of language, and rich in the spirit and flavor of America, the accounts in the latest book by the author of Life on the Road take readers from Cajun country to the North Carolina mountains to the pleasures of Monterrey Bay.

Author(s): Charles Kuralt
ISBN 13: 9780385485104
Pages: 279
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Title: Five days in Paris

As president of a major pharmaceutical empire, Peter Haskell has everything. Power, position, a career and a family, which mean everything to him, and for which he has sacrificed a great deal. Compromise has been key in Peter Haskell's life, and integrity is the base on which he lives. Olivia Thatcher is the wife of a famous senator. She has given to her husband's ambitions and career until her soul is bone dry. She is trapped in a web of duty and obligation, married to a man she once loved and no longer even knows. When her son died, a piece of Olivia died too. Accidentally, on the night of a bomb threat, they meet in Paris, at the Ritz. Their totally different lives converge for one magical moment in the Place Vendôme, as Olivia carefully, silently, steps out of her life and walks away. As the two strangers meet, their lives become briefly enmeshed. In a café in Montmartre, their hearts are laid bare. Peter, once so sure of his path, so certain of his marriage and success, but suddenly faced with his professional future in jeopardy. Olivia, no longer sure of anything except that she can't go on anymore. When Olivia disappears, only Peter suspects that it may not be foul play. And if he finds her again, where will they go from there? Five days in Paris is all they have. They go back to their separate lives, but nothing is the same. At home again, they both must pursue their lives, despite challenges, compromise, and betrayal. Everything they believe is put on the line, until they each realize they must stand fast against compromise and face life's challenges head-on.
Author(s): Teleorder
ISBN 13: 9780385315302
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Title: Heartbeat

Bill Thigpen, writer producer of the No.1 daytime TV drama was so busy watching his career soar that he never noticed his marriage collapse. Now, nine years later, living alone in Hollywood, even without his wife and kids, his life and success are still reasonably sweet. Top-of-the-chart ratings, good-natured casual affairs, and special vacations with his two young sons. His life is in perfect balance, he thinks. Adrian Townshed thought she had everything: a job she liked as a TV production assistant and a handsome husband who was a rising star in his own field. In as enviable life they'd worked hard for—the American Dream. Until she got pregnant. Suddenly all she had was chaos. And Steven's ultimatum. Him or the baby. The question was: did he mean it? He did. Bill Thigpen and Adrian Townshed collided in a supermarket. And the very sight of her suddenly makes him want more in his life.... a woman he really loves, a real family again. But does he need the heartache of another man's baby, another wife? Neither does. But they couldn't help it.
Author(s): Danielle Steel
ISBN 13: 9780440211891
Pages: 416
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Title: The Clinic (Alex Delaware Series #11)

Upon his return to Los Angeles from a harrowing adventure in the South Pacific, Alex is called upon by his friend Milo Sturgis to help solve the murder of a celebrity author. For three months the police found no clues to the murder of Hope Devane, psychology professor and controversial author of a pop-psych bestseller about men. She was found stabbed to death on a quiet, shaded street in one of L.A.'s best neighborhoods. The evidence suggested not random slaughter, but cold, calculated stalking. And the list of potential suspects was as extensive as the audience for her book and her talk show appearances.
Author(s): Jonathan Kellerman
ISBN 13: 9780345460745
Pages: 496
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Title: Silent Witness

After the murder of his high school sweetheart left him shattered, Tony Lord vowed never to return to his Ohio hometown of Lake City. Twenty-eight years later, Tony is a successful California criminal lawyer with a beautiful celebrity wife. He's living the good life…until long-buried memories come crashing down when he hears from an old friend, who needs his help.
Author(s): Richard North Patterson
ISBN 13: 9780312381646
Pages: 608
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Title: Drums of Autumn (Outlander Series #4)

The magnificent saga continues....

It began in Scotland, at an ancient stone circle. There, a doorway, open to a select few, leads into the past—or the grave. Claire Randall survived the extraordinary passage, not once but twice. Her first trip swept her into the arms of Jamie Fraser, an eighteenth-century Scot whose love for her became legend—a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child. Her second journey, two decades later, brought them together again in frontier America. But Claire had left someone behind in the twentieth century. Their daughter, Brianna....

Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the stone circle and a terrifying leap into the unknown. In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she is risking her own future to try to change history...and to save their lives. But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past...or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong....

From the bestselling author of Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, and Voyager comes the exquisite fourth novel in the romantic, time-travel tale of Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall. 1767: On the even of the American Revolution, Jamie and Claire land on the shores of Charleston to begin a new life. Jamie, determined to stay away from the rumblings of a war that is not his own, soon realizes that war spares no one--and that love is worth fighting for. The long-anticipated continuation of the best-selling, century-spanning family saga.

Author(s): Diana Gabaldon
ISBN 13: 9780440224259
Pages: 1088
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Title: The Bacta War

When the Alliance Fleet mounts a major campaign against a deadly warlord, tyrant Ysanne Isard has taken control of Thyferra, intending to use its supply of medicinal bacta to destabilize and destroy the New Republic. Undermanned, deprived of Alliance support, Rogue Squadron must oppose Isard's plans, defeat her Star Destroyer fleet, and free Thyferra from her rule in a winner-take-all battle against a seemingly superior force.
Author(s): Michael A. Stackpole
ISBN 13: 9780553568042
Pages: 384
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Title: The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #1)

Ga'Hoole is a classic hero mythology about the fight between good and evil. This new version of The Capture will feature art from the movie, due out in September 2010! After Soren, a young owlet, is pushed from his family's nest by his older brother, he's plucked from the forest floor by agents from a mysterious school, the St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls. When Soren arrives at St. Aggie's, he suspects there is more to the school than meets the eye. He and his new friend, the clever and scrappy Gylfie, find out that St. Aggie's is actually a training camp where the school's leader can groom young owls to help achieve her goal--to rule the entire owl kingdom.
Author(s): Kathryn Lasky
ISBN 13: 9780545253062
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Title: Underboss

Sammy the Bull Gravano is the highest-ranking member of the Mafia in America ever to defeat. In telling Gravano's story, Peter Maas brings us as never before into the innermost sanctums of the Cosa Nostra as if we were there ourselves—a secret underworld of power, lust, greed, betrayal, and deception, with the specter of violent death always waiting in the wings.

Author(s): Peter Maas
ISBN 13: 9780060930967
Pages: 336
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Title: Pretend You Don't See Her

<p>Mary Higgins Clark sends chills down readers' spines with the story of Lacey Farrell, a rising star on the Manhattan real estate scene. One day, while showing a luxurious skyline co-op, Lacey is witness to a murder — and to the dying words of the victim.... The dying woman is convinced that the attacker was after her dead daughter's journal — which Lacey gives to the police, but not before making a copy for herself. It's an impulse that later proves nearly fatal.</p> <p>Placed in the witness protection program and sent to live in the Minneapolis area, Lacey must assume a fake identity, at least until the killer can be brought to trial. There she meets Tom Lynch, a radio talk-show host whom she tentatively begins to date — until the strain of deception makes her break it off. Then she discovers the killer has traced her to Minneapolis. Armed with nothing more than her own courage and clues from the journal, Lacey heads back to New York, determined to uncover who's behind the deaths of the two women — before she's the next casualty.</p> <p> At once seductive and frightening, <i>Pretend You Don't See Her</i> is the "mistress of high tension" <i>(The New Yorker)</i> at her ingenious best.</p> <p>The Queen of Suspense continues her glorious reign with her 13th novel, certain to become another jewel in her crown of bestsellers. A young woman assigned to the federal witness protection program realizes that once she has unexpectedly fallen in love she can no longer live a lie. Before she can marry, however, she must go back and reclaim her identity, despite whatever perils may await her. LG Main Selection. </p>
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN 13: 9780671867157
Pages: 320
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Title: The Rapture of Canaan

At the Church of Fire and Brimstone and Gods Almighty Baptizing Wind, Grandpa Herman makes the rules for everyone, and everyone obeys, or else. Try as she might, Ninah hasn't succeeded in resisting temptation her prayer partner, James and finds herself pregnant. She fears the wrath of Grandpa Herman, the congregation and of God Himself. But the events that follow show Ninah that Gods ways are more mysterious than even Grandpa Herman understands.
Author(s): Sheri Reynolds
ISBN 13: 9780425162446
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Title: The Partner

<p>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</p> <p>Once he was a well-liked, well-paid young partner in a thriving Mississippi law firm. Then Patrick Lanigan stole ninety million dollars from his own firm—and ran for his life. For four years, he evaded men who were rich and powerful, and who would stop at nothing to find him. Then, inevitably, on the edge of the Brazilian jungle, they finally tracked him down.</p> <p>Now Patrick is coming home. And in the Mississippi city where it all began, an extraordinary trial is about to begin. As prosecutors circle like sharks, as Patrick’s lawyer prepares his defense, as Patrick’s lover prays for his deliverance and his former partners wait for their revenge, another story is about to emerge. Because Patrick Lanigan, the most reviled white-collar criminal of his time, knows something that no one else in the world knows. He knows the truth.</p> <p>From the master of courtroom drama comes the ultimate in suspense -- <i>The Partner</i>, John Grisham's new spellbinding novel. </p>
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN 13: 9780345531957
Pages: 480
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Title: Success Is a Choice: Ten Steps to Overachieving in Business and Life

MAKE RICK PITINO YOUR PERSONAL COACH AND ACHIEVE MORE THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE.

For Rick Pitino, the first coach to bring teams from three different schools to the Final Four, success isn’t about shortcuts.  Pitino’s secret–and the reason he has become both a great coach and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the nation–is his strategy of overachievement.  Now, in Success Is a Choice, he takes the same proven methods that have earned him and his teams legendary status and gives you a ten-step plan of attack that will help you become a winner at anything you set your mind to:

·Build your self-esteem
·Set demanding goals
·Always be positive
·Establish good habits
·Master the art of communication
·Learn from good role models
·Thrive on pressure
·Be ferociously persistent
·Learn from adversity
·Survive your own success

An inspiring program that is as fun to read as it is practical, Success Is a Choice can make the difference between achievement and failure in your own life.

“So much more than another Armani suit, Pitino has done a job of psychology and salesmanship that should serve as a how-to manual for his profession.” –Chicago Sun-Times

“Pitino’s track record is extraordinary . . . his personal style is also winning.” –Time

One of America's most sought after coaches and motivational speakers offers a lively and practical guide to achieving success and happiness. From strategies for becoming a super-achiever to tips for making a job more fun, this book acts as a personal coach and as a source of inspiration and advice for getting the most from oneself, one's business, and one's life. 288 pp. 25-city publicity tour. Targeted ads. 200,000 print. (Business)

Author(s): Rick Pitino
ISBN 13: 9780767901321
Pages: 288
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Title: Kids are Punny: Jokes Sent by Kids to the Rosie O'Donnell Show

At the Church of Fire and Brimstone and Gods Almighty Baptizing Wind, Grandpa Herman makes the rules for everyone, and everyone obeys, or else. Try as she might, Ninah hasn't succeeded in resisting temptation her prayer partner, James and finds herself pregnant. She fears the wrath of Grandpa Herman, the congregation and of God Himself. But the events that follow show Ninah that Gods ways are more mysterious than even Grandpa Herman understands.
Author(s): Rosie O´Donnell
ISBN 13: 9780446222181
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Title: The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life

We were a world of two, my mother and I, until I started turning into an American girl. That's when she began telling me about The Good Daughter. It became a taunt, a warning, an omen.

Jasmin Darznik came to America from Iran when she was only three years old, and she grew up knowing very little about her family's history. When she was in her early twenties, on a day shortly following her father's death, Jasmin was helping her mother move; a photograph fell from a stack of old letters. The girl pictured was her mother. She was wearing a wedding veil, and at her side stood a man whom Jasmin had never seen before.

At first, Jasmin's mother, Lili, refused to speak about the photograph, and Jasmin returned to her own home frustrated and confused. But a few months later, she received from her mother the first of ten cassette tapes that would bring to light the wrenching hidden story of her family's true origins in Iran: Lili's marriage at thirteen, her troubled history of abuse and neglect, and a daughter she was forced to abandon in order to escape that life. The final tape revealed that Jasmin's sister, Sara—The Good Daughter—was still living in Iran.

In this sweeping, poignant, and beautifully written memoir, Jasmin weaves the stories of three generations of Iranian women into a unique tale of one family's struggle for freedom and understanding. The result is an enchanting and unforgettable story of secrets, betrayal, and the unbreakable mother-daughter bond.

Author(s): Jasmin Darznik
ISBN 13: 9780446534987
Pages: 336
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Title: Stones from the River

Stones from the River is a daring, dramatic and complex novel of life in Germany. It is set in Burgdorf, a small fictional German town, between 1915 and 1951. The protagonist is Trudi Montag, a Zwerg — the German word for dwarf woman. As a dwarf she is set apart, the outsider whose physical "otherness" has a corollary in her refusal to be a part of Burgdorf's silent complicity during and after World War II. Trudi establishes her status and power, not through beauty, marriage, or motherhood, but rather as the town's librarian and relentless collector of stories.

Through Trudi's unblinking eyes, we witness the growing impact of Nazism on the ordinary townsfolk of Burgdorf as they are thrust on to a larger moral stage and forced to make choices that will forever mark their lives. Stones from the River is a story of secrets, parceled out masterfully by Trudi — and by Ursula Hegi — as they reveal the truth about living through unspeakable times.

Author(s): Ursula Hegi
ISBN 13: 9780684844770
Pages: 528
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Title: 8 Weeks to Optimum Health: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body's Natural Healing Power

Now expanded and updated–the #1 New York Times bestselling book in which one of America’s most brilliant doctors shares his famous program for improving and protecting your health Eight Weeks to Optimum Health lays out Dr. Andrew Weil’s famous week-by-week, step-by-step plan that will keep your body’s natural healing system in peak working order. It covers diet, exercise, lifestyle, stress, and environment–all aspects of daily living that affect health and well-being. This revised edition includes the most up-to-date findings on such vital subjects as cholesterol, antioxidants, trans fats, toxic residues in the food supply, soy products, and vitamins and supplements, together with a greatly enhanced source list of information and supplies. Inside you will learn how to • develop eating habits for greater health and well-being • start an effective exercise program based on walking and stretching • work with breathing patterns to decrease stress and improve energy • solve sleeping problems • eliminate toxins from your diet • minimize environmental hazards in your daily life Plus–programs tailored to the specific needs of pregnant women, senior citizens, overweight people, and those at risk for cancer.
Author(s): Andrew Weil
ISBN 13: 9780345498021
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Title: A 4th Course of Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

The fourth installment in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series promises to be even more popular than its predecessors. The perfect gift for friends, family and business associates is now available in A 4th Course.

Author(s): Jack Canfield
ISBN 13: 9781558744592
Pages: 376
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Title: The Blob That Ate Everyone

A famous horror writer. That's what Zackie Beauchamp wants to be. He's writing a story about a giant blob monster. A pink, slimy creature who eats up an entire town! Then Zackie finds the typewriter. In a burned-down antiques store. He takes it home and starts typing. But there's something really odd about that typewriter. Something really dangerous. Because now every scary word Zackie writes is starting to come true.
Author(s): R. L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780545828833
Pages: 144
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Title: Training a Tiger: A Father's Guide to Raising a Winner in Both Golf and Life

An educator, top-ranked college ball player and Green Beret who served in Vietnam, Earl Woods reveals the instruction and training secrets that went into raising a child who might be the greatest golfer ever. His teaching method starts with the simplest swings: Putting, chipping and pitching, and doesn't introduce the full swing until the basics have been mastered. The book includes dozens of games and competitions to make golf fun and interesting, teaches mental toughness and emphasizes skills, posture, balance, set-up and grip. There are also some subtler points for parents to consider: when and how to introduce golf (or any sport) to their child; how to lay the groundwork for open communication; and how to cultivate the right attitude toward competition. Through an intelligent mix of instruction, humor and common sense, Training a Tiger helps parents everywhere lead their kids to love the game, and to play it with confidence, patience, proficiency and passion.
Author(s): Earl Woods
ISBN 13: 9780061013263
Pages: 272
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Title: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work: Simple Ways to Minimize Stress and Conflict While Bringing Out the Best in Yourself and Others

Carlson shows readers how to interact more peaceably and joyfully with colleagues, clients, and bosses and reveals tips to minimize stress and bring out the best in themselves and others.
Author(s): Richard Carlson
ISBN 13: 9780786883363
Pages: 272
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Title: Invasion

<p>Robin Cook's "pressure cooker of a thriller" (<i>Booklist</i>) takes medical technology into a new realm, where everything we know about the human body-and the universe we live in-is about to be challenged.</p> <p>With his finger on the pulse of the latest technology, Robin Cook preys on readers' deepest fears with uncanny skill. Now, in his most provocative thriller to date, he explores a sudden outbreak of strange new symptoms that defy diagnosis. The cause is unknown and unknowable, because it is unlike anything humankind has ever seen. A major NBC television event! </p>
Author(s): Robin Cook
ISBN 13: 9780425219577
Pages: 432
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Title: See How They Run

Outside New York City, the palatial home of Dr. David Strauss's parents is attacked by gunmen during a glittering party. As he watches helplessly, his wife is murdered. In Los Angeles, Strauss's brother is killed during the Academy Award ceremonies. In Manhattan, his past sweetheart, Alix Rothchild, is running for her life. Dr. David Strauss is soon obsessed with finding the explosive secret behind the murders of his family members. His dangerous odyssey takes him across Europe, and finally to the Olympics, where one of the most shattering surprises in suspense fiction will take place.

Author's revised edition. Originally published in 1979 as The Jericho Commandment.

Author(s): James Patterson
ISBN 13: 9780446603928
Pages: 336
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Title: Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch

After Hudson Savage betrayed her, Dana Cardwell hoped never to lay eyes on the seductive cowboy again. Until a bunch of old bones showed up on her family ranch. Suddenly her former lover was back in her life in a big way-to investigate a decades-old crime. Five years ago, Hud left town with a heart load of regrets. But now, as acting interim marshal, he had a job to do. And this time he wasn't walking away. Because now Dana's life was on the line-as the unsuspecting target of a killer who still walked the canyon. Hud would do whatever it took to keep Dana close. Even if it meant risking his own heart for a second chance for both of them...
Author(s): B. J. Daniels
ISBN 13: 9780373228973
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Title: Casual Day Has Gone Too Far

When Dilbert first appeared in newspapers across the country in 1989, office workers looked around suspiciously. Was its creator, Scott Adams, a pen name for someone who worked amongst them? After all, the humor was just too eerily funny and familiar. Since then, Dilbert has become more than a cartoon character. He's become an office icon. In Another Day in Cubicle Paradise Dilbert and his cohorts, Dogbert, Catbert, Ratbert, and the pointy-haired boss, once again entertain with their cubicle humor. From bizarre personnel decisions to meetings gone bad, from schizoid secretaries to consultants from hell, Another Day in Cubicle Paradise provides a way to get all those darn comic strips off the breakroom bulletin board.

Dilbert--the world's fastest growing comic strip, read by 60 million fans in 32 countries--deals with the frustrations of everyday corporate life, as the title character struggles to maintain his identity and happiness in a world where attacks can come from everyone from his boss down to his dog. 128 pp. Web site promo. 400,000 print.

Author(s): Scott Adams
ISBN 13: 9780836228991
Pages: 128
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Title: Where the Heart Is

Safe

After the pain of betrayal and divorce—after years spent decorating other people's houses—Shelley Wilde's cherished dream has finally come true: a home all her own, where she can live happily, secure. . .and alone.

Wild

But Cam Remington has come to shatter her solitude. A traveler who has journeyed to the world's wildest places, a renegade with no roots and no shame, he is everything Shelley has ever feared-and desired-in a man.

Free

An intruder has broken through Shelley's barricades to lure her wounded spirit out of hiding with his electric sensuality. And it will take a traveling man to show her that real love is risk and danger. . .and that home is the haven found in a lover's embrace.

A captivating contemporary love story in Where the Heart Is, bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell revisits and expands upon Traveling Man, one of her most beloved classic novels. It is an unforgettable tale that brims with the passion and magnificent artistry that have become her trademarks.

Author(s): Elizabeth Lowell
ISBN 13: 9780380767632
Pages: 384
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Title: Personal Injuries

To Robbie Feaver the law is all about making a play-to a client, a jury, or a judge. But when the flashy, womanizing, multimillion-dollar personal injury lawyer is caught offering bribes, he's forced to wear a wire. Even as the besieged attorney looks after his ailing wife, Feaver must also make tapes that will hurl his friends, his enemies, his city, and a particular FBI undercover agent into a crisis of conscience and law. Now Robbie Feaver is making the play of his life.
Author(s): Scott Turow
ISBN 13: 9780446608602
Pages: 528
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Title: One Night for Love

Neville Wyatt, Earl of Kilbourne, awaited his bride at the altar—when a ragged beggar woman raced down the aisle instead. The cream of the ton saw him stare, shocked, then declare that this was his wife! One night of passion was all he remembered as he beheld Lily, the woman he'd wed, loved, and lost on the battlefield in Portugal. Now he said he'd honor his commitment to her—regardless of the gulf that lay between them.
Author(s): Mary Balogh
ISBN 13: 9780440226000
Pages: 384
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Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2)

The Dursleys were so mean that hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike. And strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockheart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley's younger sister, Ginny. But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone--or something--starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects...Harry Potter himself?
Author(s): J. K. Rowling
ISBN 13: 9780439064873
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Title: Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter Series #1)

A second family has been massacred by the terrifying serial killer the press has christened ?The Tooth Fairy.? Special Agent Jack Crawford turns to the one man who can help restart a failed investigation?Will Graham. Graham is the greatest profiler the FBI ever had, but the physical and mental scars of capturing Hannibal Lecter have caused Graham to go into early retirement. Now, Graham must turn to Lecter for help.
Author(s): Thomas Harris
ISBN 13: 9780425228227
Pages: 464
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Title: Shadow Watch (Tom Clancy's Power Plays, Book 3)

The year is 2001, and American businessman Roger Gordian has extended his reach into space. His company has become the principal contractor in the design and manufacture of Orion, a multinational space station. But the launch of a shuttle carrying parts for the station is sabotaged. Mysterious guerrilla attacks occur at the manufacturing facilities in Brazil and Kazakhstan. And Gordian's deepest fears are confirmed... The Orion project has been targeted by an international terrorist whose criminal enterprises thrive on violence and political instability. Harlan De Vane's goal is to cripple Gordian's intelligence and security tean, while stowing a high-powered electromagnetic pulse generator aboard Orion--a state-of-the-art weapon with the capacity to throw every major American city into chaos...
Author(s): Tom Clancy;Martin H. Greenberg;Jerome Preisler
ISBN 13: 9780425171882
Pages: 368
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Title: River's end

Author(s): Nora Roberts
ISBN 13: 9780399144707
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Title: Tara Road

Ria lived on Tara Road in Dublin with her dashing husband, Danny, and their two children. She fully believed she was happily married, right up until the day Danny told her he was leaving her to be with his young, pregnant girlfriend. By a chance phone call, Ria meets Marilyn, a woman from New England unable to come to terms with her only son's death and now separated from her husband. The two women exchange houses for the summer with extraordinary consequences, each learning that the other has a deep secret that can never be revealed.
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN 13: 9780385341813
Pages: 656
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Title: The Testament

Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN 13: 9780385339582
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Title: Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter Series #3)

You remember Hannibal Lecter: gentleman, genius, cannibal. Seven years have passed since Dr. Lecter escaped from custody. And for seven years he's been at large, free to savor the scents, the essences, of an unguarded world. But intruders have entered Dr. Lecter's world, piercing his new identity, sensing the evil that surrounds him. For the multimillionaire Hannibal left maimed, for a corrupt Italian policeman, and for FBI agent Clarice Starling, who once stood before Lecter and who has never been the same, the final hunt for Hannibal Lecter has begun. All of them, in their separate ways, want to find Dr. Lecter. And all three will get their wish. But only one will live long enough to savor the reward....
Author(s): Thomas Harris
ISBN 13: 9780385339483
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Title: Rocket Boys: A Memoir (aka October Sky)

"Until I began to build and launch rockets, I didn't know my home town was at war with itself over its children, and that my parents were locked in a kind of bloodless combat over how my brother and I would live our lives. I didn't know that if a girl broke your heart, another girl, virtuous at least in spirit, could mend it on the same night. And I didn't know that the enthalpy decrease in a converging passage could be transformed into jet kinetic energy if a divergent passage was added. The other boys discovered their own truths when we built our rockets, but those were mine."
Author(s): Homer Hickam
ISBN 13: 9780385333207
Pages: 384
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Title: Someday My Prince (Princess Series #2)

The Princess Must Marry Princess Laurentia leads a fairy-tale life, attending glittering balls and wearing beautiful gowns. But after the ball is over, Laurentia finds herself getting into bed...alone. She dutifully agrees to choose a husband, but when she casts her eyes over her sea of suitors, she doesn't see a single man worthy enough to claim her. But Who Will She Choose? Then suddenly, she is swept off her feet by Prince Dominick, soldier of fortune, black sheep of his family...and the man hired to protect her. He's brazen enough to steal her kisses, yet tender enough to soothe her with one touch. He makes no promises, speaks no vows of forever...yet Laurentia can't help but hope that her prince has finally arrived.
Author(s): Christina Dodd
ISBN 13: 9780380802937
Pages: 384
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Title: Timeline

Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN 13: 9780345468260
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Title: The Pilot's Wife: A Novel

A pilot's wife is taught to be prepared for the late-night knock at the door. But when Kathryn Lyons receives word that a plan flown by her husband, Jack, has exploded near the coast of Ireland, she confronts the unfathomable-one startling revelation at a time. Soon drawn into a maelstrom of publicity fueled by rumors that Jack led a secret life, Kathryn sets out to learn who her husband really was, whatever that knowledge might cost. Her search propels this taut, impassioned novel as it movingly explores the question, How well can we ever really know another person?
Author(s): Anita Shreve
ISBN 13: 9780316303057
Pages: 320
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Title: White Oleander

Everywhere hailed as a novel of rare beauty and power, White Oleander tells the unforgettable story of Ingrid, a brilliant poet imprisoned for murder, and her daughter, Astrid, whose odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes-each its own universe, with its own laws, its own dangers, its own hard lessons to be learned-becomes a redeeming and surprising journey of self-discovery.
Author(s): Janet Fitch
ISBN 13: 9780316284950
Pages: 480
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Title: What’s Heaven?

This treasure of a book, for people of all faiths, is a starting point for parents who must talk about the difficult topic of death with their children. What should parents say when a loved one dies? Heaven is a difficult subject that always comes up at tough times, and Maria Shriver has written a very special book precisely for these stressful moments. What's Heaven? is the story of Kate, a little girl whose great-grandma has just died. She seeks answers, and her mother helps her learn about Heaven. The many questions in this book are real, coming from Shriver's own children, nieces, and nephews when her grandmother Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy passed away. With 900,000 copies of the book now in print, the loving, confident, and ultimately uplifting answers Shriver provides are helping readers' families come together, feel closer to one another, and experience peace during the times when they need it most.
Author(s): Maria Shriver
ISBN 13: 9780312382414
Pages: 32
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Title: Monica's story

Imagine that you are twenty-four years old and have been confiding in one of your closest friends about your on-again, off-again relationship with a married man twice your age. Then imagine your name is Monica Lewinsky, the man's name is Bill Clinton, and your friend's name is Linda Tripp--who has secretly tape-recorded your confidences and passed the tapes along to Kenneth Starr. Suddenly you find yourself surrounded by government agents who threaten you with twenty-seven years in jail if you do not tell them every detail of your private life and cooperate fully in their investigation of the President. In the summer of 1995, Monica Lewinsky, then twenty-one years old and fresh out of college, went to work as an unpaid intern at the White House. What happened next, as a vivacious young woman's "crush" on her boss led to her public humiliation and the impeachment of the President of the United States, has been documented in shocking detail.
Author(s): Andrew Morton
ISBN 13: 9780312240912
Pages: 288
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Title: The Reader

Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany. When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover—then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.
Author(s): Bernhard Schlink
ISBN 13: 9780307473462
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Title: Rebellion

Scotland, 1745. Against the bloody background of the Battle of Culloden, another war is waging - the price is honour, the victory, love.
Author(s): Nora Roberts
ISBN 13: 9780263896671
Pages: 395
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Title: Hope

Herman Wouk is one of this century's great historical novelists, whose peerless talent for capturing the human drama of landmark world events has earned him worldwide acclaim. In The Hope, his long-awaited return to historical fiction, he turns to one of the most thrilling stories of our time - the saga of Israel. In the grand, epic style of The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, The Hope plunges the reader into the major battles, the disasters and victories, and the fragile periods of peace from the 1948 War of Independence to the astounding triumph of the Six-Day War in 1967. And since Israelis have seen their share of comic mishaps as well as heroism, this novel offers some of Herman Wouk's most amusing scenes since the famed "strawberry business" in The Caine Mutiny. First to last The Hope is a tale of four Israeli army officers and the women they love: Zev Barak, Viennese-born cultured military man; Benny Luria, ace fighter pilot with religious stirrings; Sam Pasternak, sardonic and mysterious Mossad man; and an antic dashing warrior they call Kishote, Hebrew for Quixote, who arrives at Israel's first pitched battle a refugee boy on a mule and over the years rises to high rank. In the love stories of these four men, the author of Marjorie Morningstar has created a gallery of three memorable Israeli women and one quirky fascinating American, daughter of a high CIA official and headmistress of a Washington girls school. With the authenticity, authority, and narrative force of Wouk's finest fiction, The Hope portrays not so much the victory of one people over another, as the gallantry of the human spirit, surviving and triumphing against crushing odds. In that sense it can be called a tale of hope for all mankind; a note that Herman Wouk has struck in all his writings, against the prevailing pessimism of our turbulent century.

In the tradition of Wouk's world-famous bestsellers The Winds of War and War and Remembrance comes a sweeping epic that brings to life the war-torn history of Israel. Through the lives of three fictional military families, Wouk takes readers inside the wars and conflicts that have defined Israel's existence.

Author(s): Herman Wouk
ISBN 13: 9780316954419
Pages: 704
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Title: Life's Little Instruction Book: 511 Suggestions, Observations, and Reminders on How to Live a Happy and Rewarding Life

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. originally wrote Life's Little Instruction Book™ as a gift for his son who was leaving home to begin his freshman year in college. Brown says, "I read years ago that it was not the responsibility of parents to pave the road for their children but to provide a road map, and I wanted to provide him with what I had learned about living a happy and rewarding life." Life's Little Instruction Book™ is a guidebook that gently points the way to happiness and fulfillment. The observations are direct, simple, and as practical as an umbrella. "But it's not just for young people," says Brown. "Most of us already know how to live a successful and purposeful life. We know we should be more understanding and thoughtful, more responsible, courageous and appreciative. It's just that we sometimes need reminding." Life's Little Instruction Book™ is that reminder, as well as the perfect gift for a relative or a friend who needs encouragement at any time of the year.
Author(s): H. Jackson Brown Jr.
ISBN 13: 9781558538351
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Title: Star Trek Memories

A living pop culture legend and one of American film and television's most enduring stars, William Shatner will forever be associated with the role of James T. Kirk, captain of the starship Enterprise. Star Trek Memories is Shatner's classic behind-the-scenes look at the legendary series that continues to put forth movies, books, and series spin-offs decades after the last episode aired. A television phenomenon that suffered from shaky ratings from its first broadcast in 1966 through its entire run, Star Trek nevertheless exploded into a worldwide, billion-dollar industry. Avid Trekkers who were onboard at the launch, as well as fans of the later Trek incarnations, will be delighted with this eye-opening, eminently fascinating "captain's log" from James Kirk himself.

For the millions of Star Trek fans throughout the country, here is an in-depth, insider's view of the wildly popular television series. William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk) offers a firsthand, behind-the-scenes account based on his personal recollections and those of his co-stars. Photos and illustrations.

Author(s): William Shatner
ISBN 13: 9780061664694
Pages: 320
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Title: The Tao of Pooh and the Te of Piglet

Who would have though that Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet, A.A. Milne's beloved storybook characters, would cause such a stir demonstrating the fundamentals of Taoist philosophy? A perfect gift for any occasion, these two phenomenal paperback bestsellers are available for the first time in an elegantly packaged boxed set. Illustrated throughout.

Who would have though that Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet, A.A. Milne's beloved storybook characters, would cause such a stir demonstrating the fundamentals of Taoist philosophy? Now, in time for the holiday season, these two phenomenal paperback bestsellers are available for the first time in an elegantly packaged boxed set. Illustrated throughout.

Author(s): Benjamin Hoff
ISBN 13: 9780140951448
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Title: Leviathan

New York Times bestselling author Paul Auster (The New York Trilogy) opens Leviathan with the tearing of a bomb explosion and the death of one Benjamin Sachs. Ben’s one-time best friend, Peter Aaron, begins to retrospectively investigate the transformation that led Ben from his enviable, stable life to one of a recluse. Both were once intelligent, yet struggling novelists until Ben’s near-death experience falling from a fire escape triggers a tumble in which he becomes withdrawn and disturbed, living alone and building bombs in a far-off cabin. That is, until he mysteriously disappears, leaving behind only a manuscript titled Leviathan, pages rustling in the wind.
Author(s): Paul Auster
ISBN 13: 9780140178135
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Title: Remember Me

Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN 13: 9780671867096
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Title: D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II

<p>Stephen E. Ambrose draws from more than 1,400 interviews with American, British, Canadian, French, and German veterans to create the preeminent chronicle of the most important day in the twentieth century. Ambrose reveals how the original plans for the invasion were abandoned, and how ordinary soldiers and officers acted on their own initiative.</p> <p> <i>D-Day</i> is above all the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their existence, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage and heroism, fear and determination — what Eisenhower called "the fury of an aroused democracy" — that shaped the victory of the citizen soldiers whom Hitler had disparaged.</p> <p>This monumental narrative provides a compelling portrait of the strategic dimesnions of the invasion that changed the course of the World War II, skillfully melding eyewitness accounts of American, British, Canadian, French, and German veterans, materials from government and private archives, and never-before-utilized sources from the homefront. </p>
Author(s): Stephen E. Ambrose
ISBN 13: 9780684801377
Pages: 656
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Title: McNally's Files

Embroiled in a murder conspiracy, man-about-Palm-Beach and sometime-sleuth Archy McNally walks into a viper’s nest of lust and larceny
Author(s): Lawrence Sanders
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Title: After All These Years

The day after her lavish wedding anniversary bash, Rosie Meyers gets a big surprise: her nouveau riche husband, Richie, is leaving her for a sultry, sophisticated, size-six MBA. So, when he's found murdered in their exquisitely appointed kitchen, no one is surprised to find Rosie's prints all over the weapon. The suburban English teacher is the prime suspect -- the police's only suspect. And she knows she'll spend the rest of her life in the prison library unless she can unmask the real killer. Going into Manhattan on the lam, Rosie learns more about Richie than she ever wanted to know. And more about herself than she ever dreamed possible.
Author(s): Susan Isaacs
ISBN 13: 9780060563738
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Title: The Ghost Road

The final book in the Regeneration Trilogy and winner of the 1995 Booker Prize. The Ghost Road is the culminating masterpiece of Pat Barker's towering World War I fiction trilogy. The time of the novel is the closing months of the most senselessly savage of modern conflicts. In France, millions of men engaged in brutal trench warfare are all "ghosts in the making." In England, psychologist William Rivers, with severe pangs of conscience, treats the mental casualties of the war to make them whole enough to fight again. One of these, Billy Prior, risen to the officer class from the working class, both courageous and sardonic, decides to return to France with his fellow officer, poet Wilfred Owen, to fight a war he no longer believes in. Meanwhile, Rivers, enfevered by influenza returns in memory to his experience studying a South Pacific tribe whose ethos amounted to a culture of death. Across the gulf between his society and theirs, Rivers begins to form connections that cast new light on his--and our--understanding of war.
Author(s): Pat Barker
ISBN 13: 9780142180600
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Title: The Scorpio Illusion

Amaya Bajaratt is beautiful, elusive, deadly—and she has set in motion a chilling conspiracy that a desperate government cannot stop. An accomplished assassin and mistress of disguise and deception, she has set in motion the boldest act of terrorism yet conceived.

Tyrell Hawthorne was a naval intelligence officer—one of the best—until the rainswept night in Amsterdam when his wife was murdered, an innocent victim of the games spies play. Since then he's been sailing charters in the islands. Now he's called out of retirement for one last assignment. For Hawthorne is the only man alive who can track down the world's most dangerous terrorist.

Now, with his life and the life of the President hanging in the balance, Hawthorne must follow Amanya's serpentine trail, a path of seduction, betrayal, an instant death.

Racing from a millionaire recluse's fortress to the social whirl of Palm Beach and from the Oval Office to treacherous Caribbean waters, Hawthorne will uncover a sinister network of well-placed men and women who exist to help this consummate killer—and the shattering truth behind the Scorpio Illusion.

Author(s): Robert Ludlum
ISBN 13: 9780553566031
Pages: 672
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Title: Go Eat Worms!

Author(s): R. L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780439671149
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Title: Pleading Guilty

Returning to the now-renowned locale of Kindle County, Scott Turow gives us Mack Malloy, ex-cop, not-quite-ex-drunk, and partner-on-the-wane in one of the country's most high-powered law firms. A longtime ally of the wayward, Mack is on the trail of a colleague, his firm's star litigator, who has vanished with more than five million dollars of a client's money. Mack will descend into the enthralling and ominous heart of a city...taking you with him on his final, desperate, and courageous crusade to reinvent himself from the depths of his own shattered soul.

The author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Presumed Innocent and The Burden of Proof delivers another stellar bestseller. An ex-cop partner at a high-powered law firm tracks the firm's star litigator, who has disappeared with $5 million of a client's money. Don't miss Turow's bestselling backlist titles listed below.

Author(s): Scott Turow
ISBN 13: 9780446584159
Pages: 496
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Title: One Day at Horrorland

Discover the original bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's books series of all time. Now with all-new bonus materials!

Werewolf Village. The Doom Slide. The Coffin Cruise. These are just a few of the terrifying attractions that await Luke and Lizzy Morris at HorrorLand. Step right up and join the Morris family as they ride each ride--and scream each scream--for the very first time. Because it might also be their last.

LOOK in the back of the BOOK: This special collector's edition includes a secret guide to the new Goosebumps HorrorLand series, tips &amp; tricks for the Goosebumps HorrorLand video game, and more!

Author(s): R. L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780545035224
Pages: 144
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Title: Saving Grace

In this splendid New York Times bestseller, Julie Garwood brilliantly crafts the majestic story of a young Englishwoman determined to fight for her freedom...a woman whose life would be transformed by the rare, unexpected gift of love.

When Lady Johanna learned that she was a widow, she vowed she would never marry again. Only sixteen, already she possessed a strength of will that impressed all who looked past her golden-haired beauty. Yet when King John demanded that she remarry — and selected a bridegroom for her — it seemed she must acquiesce, until her beloved foster brother suggested she wed his friend, the handsome Scottish warrior Gabriel MacBain.

At first Johanna was shy, but as Gabriel tenderly revealed the splendid pleasures they would share, she came to suspect that she was falling in love with her gruff new husband. And it was soon apparent to the entire Highlands clan that their brusque, gallant laird had surrendered his heart completely. But now a desperate royal intrigue threatened to tear her from his side — and to destroy the man whose love meant more to her than she had ever dreamed!

Although she vows never to remarry after her abusive husband dies, Lady Johanna accepts a proposal--one that leads to a scandalous plot. 2 cassettes.

Author(s): Julie Garwood
ISBN 13: 9780671870119
Pages: 432
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Title: Star Wars Jedi Academy #1: Jedi Search

As the war between the Republic and the scattered  remnants of the Empire continues, two  children—the Jedi twins—will come into their powers in a  universe on the brink of vast changes and challenges.  In this time of turmoil and discovery, an  extraordinary new Star Wars saga  begins....

While Luke Skywalker takes the first  step toward setting up an academy to train a new  order of Jedi Knights, Han Solo and Chewbacca are  taken prisoner on the planet Kessel and forced to  work in the fathomless depths of a spice mine. But  when Hans and Chewie break away, they flee  desperately to a secret imperial research laboratory  surrounded by a cluster of black holes—and go from  one danger to a far greater one....

On  Kessel, Luke picks up the trail of his two friends,  only to come face to face with a weapon so awesome,  it can wipe out an entire solar system. It is a  death ship called the Sun Crusher, invented by a  reclusive genius and piloted by none other than Han  himself...

Everyone is searching for Bornan Thul. Not only is he father to one of Jacen and Jaina's fellow students, he holds the key to a secret coalition gaining power in the New Republic. The young Jedi Knights race across the galaxy to find him--but they may be too late. For their true enemy is about to show its treacherous face. And it will be shockingly familiar.

Author(s): Kevin Anderson
ISBN 13: 9780553297980
Pages: 384
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Title: Accident

Accident is a powerful and ultimately triumphant novel of lives shattered and changed by one devastating moment.

Although frequent business meetings keep her husband, Brad, away from home, Page Clarke feels blessed with her happy family and comfortable marriage. They have a house near San Francisco and she keeps busy looking after their seven-year-old son, Andy, and their teenage daughter, Allyson.

Allyson, at fifteen, is trying her wings and one weekend, instead of an evening with her friend Chloe, the girls lie and go out with two older high school boys. But a Saturday night that was supposed to be fun ends in tragedy when their car collides head-on with another.

At the hospital, Page finds Chloe's divorced father, Trygve, and, unable to locate Brad, she leans on his strength throughout the the long hours of tormenting questions. Will Allyson live? Will any of them? Were the teenagers drinking? Using drugs? Who was at fault? And where is her husband? Without Brad by her side Page feels her life start to come apart as she is forced to confront the fact that Allyson may not live, and if she does, she may never be the same again.

In an inspiring novel that explores how many people are affected by one tragic accident and how they survive it, Danielle Steel brings us close to the characters whose lives are as familiar as our own... and who live, as we all do, in a world where everything can change in a single moment.

A powerful and ultimately triumphant tale of families shattered and lives changed forever by a single, devastating moment. This inspiring novel explores how many people are affected by one tragic accident--and how they survive tragedy in a world where everything can change in an instant. Steel is the bestselling author of Mixed Blessings, No Greater Love, and Message from Nam.

Author(s): Danielle Steel
ISBN 13: 9780440217541
Pages: 448
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Title: Lord of Raven's Peak

Merrik Haraldsson, the younger brother of Rorik, the Lord of Hawkfell Island, embarks on a journey that begins in Kiev where he comes away with two slaves--Laren and her younger brother. Laren wants to tell stories to earn enough silver and gold to buy her and her little brother from Merik, only he refuses to sell her. And now that she's his, he must protect her when she's accused of murder, then save her yet again when he discovers her secrets.
Author(s): Catherine Coulter
ISBN 13: 9780515113518
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Title: The Celestine Prophecy

You have never read a book like this before — a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever.

In the rain forests of Peru, an ancient manuscript has been discovered. Within its pages are 9 key insights into life itself — insights each human being is predicted to grasp sequentially; one insight, then another, as we move toward a completely spiritual culture on Earth. Drawing on ancient wisdom, it tells you how to make connections among the events happening in your life right now and lets you see what is going to happen to you in the years to come. The story it tells is a gripping one of adventure and discovery, but it is also a guidebook that has the power to crystallize your perceptions of why you are where you are in life and to direct your steps with a new energy and optimisim as you head into tomorrow.

Author(s): James Redfield
ISBN 13: 9780446671002
Pages: 256
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Title: Winter Prey (Lucas Davenport Series #5)

<p>It's the dead of winter, and a killer like no other is turning a small Wisconsin town into a death trap-one that's closing in on Lucas Davenport.</p> <p>The shattering New York Times bestseller by the author of Rules of Prey and Silent Prey. Lucas Davenport has tracked murderers in cities all across America, but he has never hunted a criminal as sinister as the Iceman of Wisconsin. </p>
Author(s): John Sandford
ISBN 13: 9780425231067
Pages: 416
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Title: Prime Witness

"Steve Martini is a master of the genre," says John Grisham about the bestselling author of Compelling Evidence. "He writes with the agile, episodic style of a lawyer quick on his feet and one step ahead of his many enemies." Martini has joined the front rank of novelists whose legal thrillers have created a phenomenon in recent years. Now, the writer hailed by Vincent Bugliosi as "a new literary lion in the fictional crime genre" delivers a seamless novel of high suspense and brilliant courtroom intrigue. Over just five days, the rural college town of Davenport, California, is rocked by two sets of brutal murders. When two more bodies are discovered, Paul Madriani, the brilliant defense attorney from Compelling Evidence, is tagged as the special prosecutor who must find the murderer, dubbed "the Putah Creek Killer" - and quickly. Following a trail of mounting physical evidence, Madriani and the police are led to a college security guard, who is arraigned on multiple charges of murder. But things begin to spin out of control when Madriani confronts Adrian Chambers, the suspect's defense attorney, who harbors a checkered past and a deep-seated vendetta against Paul. Even worse, while the evidence linking the suspect to the first four slayings is irrefutable, something is clearly different with the last two murders. As the trial slowly proceeds, Madriani begins to realize there is another killer at large. Only during the trial - when he is fighting for the conviction of one killer and the identification of another - does Madriani discover terrifying answers that go far deeper than anyone imagined. Answers that will shock, mesmerize, and hold the reader captive until the last page.

When a series of bizarre double murders rocks the small college town of Davenport, California, Paul Madriani is called in as a special prosecutor. But soon Madriani fears there may be more than one killer on the loose.

Author(s): Steve Martini
ISBN 13: 9780515112641
Pages: 416
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Title: Why I'm Afraid of Bees

Right brain. Wrong body. Gary Lutz needs a vacation . . . from himself. Bullies are constantly beating him up. His only friend is his computer. Even his little sister doesn't like him. But now Gary's dream is about to come true. He's going to exchange bodies with another kid for a whole week. Gary can't wait to get a new body. Until something horrible happens. And Gary finds out his new body isn't exactly human . . . .
Author(s): R. L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780756977498
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Title: The Celestine Prophecy

You have never read a book like this before — a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever.

In the rain forests of Peru, an ancient manuscript has been discovered. Within its pages are 9 key insights into life itself — insights each human being is predicted to grasp sequentially; one insight, then another, as we move toward a completely spiritual culture on Earth. Drawing on ancient wisdom, it tells you how to make connections among the events happening in your life right now and lets you see what is going to happen to you in the years to come. The story it tells is a gripping one of adventure and discovery, but it is also a guidebook that has the power to crystallize your perceptions of why you are where you are in life and to direct your steps with a new energy and optimisim as you head into tomorrow.

Author(s): James Redfield
ISBN 13: 9780446671002
Pages: 256
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Title: The Cat Who Went into the Closet (The Cat Who... Series #15)

Qwill's moved into the old Gage mansion—and the cats are on a treasure hunt! The house's fifty closets are crammed with several generations of junk, and while Qwill investigates two recent deaths—those of the mansion's former occupant and a local potato farmer—Koko investigates the contents of the closets. Qwill and the cats are unearthing some suprising skeletons—and bringing long-buried secrets to light...

Jim Qwilleran packs up the cats and moves into a mansion in town for the winter. While Koko and Yum Yum play, Qwill turns his attention to two suspicious deaths: the mansion's former owner and a local farmer. The case is going nowhere until Koko unearths surprising evidence that someone is willing to kill to supress.

Author(s): Lilian Jackson Braun
ISBN 13: 9780515113327
Pages: 288
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Title: Care of the soul

A guide to finding spirituality, depth, and meaning in modern life proposes a therapeutic way in which readers can look more deeply into emotional problems and sense sacredness in ordinary things. 35,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Author(s): Thomas W. Moore
ISBN 13: 9780060165970
Pages: 312
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Title: My Lives: A Memoir

No one has been more frank, lucid, and entertaining about growing up gay in Middle America than Edmund White. Best known for his autobiographical novels, starting with A Boy's Own Story, White here takes fiction out of his story and delivers the facts of his life in all their shocking and absorbing verity. In My Lives, White shares his enthusiasms and his passions, and he introduces us to his lovers and predilections.

Author(s): Edmund White
ISBN 13: 9780060937966
Pages: 384
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Title: The Throat

Peter Straub’s chilling Blue Rose Trilogy comes to an astonishing close—secrets unearthed, demons revisited, and mysteries solved. The Throat. Tim Underhill, now an acclaimed novelist, travels back to his hometown of Millhaven, Illinois after he gets a call from John Ransom, an old army buddy. Ransom believes there’s a copycat killer on the loose, mimicking the Blue Rose murders from decades earlier—he thinks his wife could be a potential victim. Underhill seeks out his old friend Tom Pasmore, an aging hermit who has attained minor celebrity as an expert sleuth, to help him investigate. They quickly discover that Millhaven is a town plagued by horrifying secrets and there is a twisted killer on the loose who is far more dangerous than they ever imagined. Expertly tying together the events of Koko and Mystery, The Throat proves Peter Straub to be the master of the suspense novel.
Author(s): Peter Straub
ISBN 13: 9780307472236
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Title: Timewyrm: Revelation (The New Doctor Who Adventures)

The Virgin New Adventures promised much upon their initial release. Unfortunately, while the first three books had varying degrees of success at holding the readers' interest, they hadn't done much in the way of fulfilling their back cover promise. The closest thing they'd done to being "too broad and too deep for the small screen" was (apart from having a lot of night filming) to include characters who had been played by on television by actors who were now dead. And then, on the fourth book, came TIMEWYRM: REVELATION. Instead of cleverly sidestepping the Timewyrm Arc in the way that EXODUS and APOCALYPSE had, Paul Cornell dove right into the elements and constructed the story right around the Timewyrm and her mysterious powers. Instead of having cameos of previous Doctors just for the sake of it, here we have the Doctor's past popping up to give us a different point of view. These sections are excellent. These are enduring images that capture the very essence of the Doctors that they are displaying. Apart from a few places of awkwardness at the conclusion, this whole concept works very well -- which is a relief, since in the hands of a lesser writer one could imagine this going horribly, horribly wrong. Thankfully, it works well here. The book splits its time between doing things that don't work well if you think about them too hard and doing things that work exponentially better the more you think about them. It's a strange combination, but one that ultimately succeeds. Several characters are drawn quite realistically. We really get inside the Doctor's head, of course, but we also get some excellent characterization out of Ace and a handful of the secondary characters. The Reverend Trelaw and Saul are some of the most interesting people we've seen in
Author(s): Paul Cornell
ISBN 13: 9780426203605
Pages: 224
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Title: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections

he heartwarming New York Times bestseller by the author of The Greatest Generation "When I wrote about the men and women who came out of the Depression, who won great victories and made lasting sacrifices in World War II and then returned home to begin building the world we have today ... it was my way of saying thank you. I was not prepared for the avalanche of letters and responses touched off by that book. "I had written a book about America, and now America was writing back."
Author(s): Tom Brokaw
ISBN 13: 9780812975307
Pages: 272
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Title: Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon

The New York Times's Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist reveals how the financial meltdown emerged from the toxic interplay of Washington, Wall Street, and corrupt mortgage lenders. In Reckless Endangerment, Gretchen Morgenson, the star business columnist of The New York Times, exposes how the watchdogs who were supposed to protect the country from financial harm were actually complicit in the actions that finally blew up the American economy. Drawing on previously untapped sources and building on original research from coauthor Joshua Rosner—who himself raised early warnings with the public and investors, and kept detailed records—Morgenson connects the dots that led to this fiasco. Morgenson and Rosner draw back the curtain on Fannie Mae, the mortgage-finance giant that grew, with the support of the Clinton administration, through the 1990s, becoming a major opponent of government oversight even as it was benefiting from public subsidies. They expose the role played not only by Fannie Mae executives but also by enablers at Countrywide Financial, Goldman Sachs, the Federal Reserve, HUD, Congress, the FDIC, and the biggest players on Wall Street, to show how greed, aggression, and fear led countless officials to ignore warning signs of an imminent disaster. Character-rich and definitive in its analysis, this is the one account of the financial crisis you must read.
Author(s): Gretchen Morgenson
ISBN 13: 9780805091205
Pages: 352
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Title: Los cinco lenguajes del amor para solteros (The Five Love Languages for Singles)

Tu puedes conocer el gozo del amor incondicional! Tienes un anhelo dado por Dios de amor total e incondicional. Sin embargo, nunca seras capaz de expresarlo, ni de recibirlo, a menos que aprendas a hablar el adecuado lenguaje del amor. Descubre como las diversas personalidades expresan amor de maneras diferentes.
Author(s): Gary D. Chapman
ISBN 13: 9780789912916
Pages: 235
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Title: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and It's All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life

Braille edition of the popular bestseller. "Let go of the idea that gentle, relaxed people can't be super-achievers," advises Dr. Richard Carlson in his widely popular self-help book, DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF. In 100 chapters--each only a few pages long--Dr. Carlson shares his ideas for living a calmer, richer life. This book has been on the New York Times bestseller list for 38 weeks and is No. 3 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list. Two small volumes in braille.

An audiobook that tells the listener how to keep from letting the little things in life from getting in the way. Topics include: living in the present moment, letting others have the glory at times, lowering tolerance to stress, trusting intuitions, and living each day as if it might be your last.

Author(s): Richard Carlson
ISBN 13: 9780786881857
Pages: 272
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Title: Beast from the East (Goosebumps Series #43)

They're baa-ack! Make way for the bestselling children's series of all time! With a fresh new look, GOOSEBUMPS is set to scare a whole new generation of kids. So reader beware--you're in for a scare! <p>Ginger Wald and her identical twin brothers, Nat and Pat, are lost in the woods. No problem. After all, Ginger did go to that stupid nature camp.</p> <p>Still, there's something odd about this part of the woods. The grass is yellow. The bushes are purple. And the trees are like skyscrapers.</p> <p>Then Ginger and her brothers meet the beasts. They're big blue furry creatures. And they want to play a game. The winners get to live. The losers get eaten. . . .</p>
Author(s): R. L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780439724036
Pages: 144
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Title: Rogue saucer

While its own saucer section receives repairs, the "Enterprise" TM tests a new experimental saucer that can, in theory, survive a crash landing on a planetary surface. Riker, Data, Worf, La Forge, and Starfleet's Admiral Nechayev will risk their lives to test this new sauce. But that dangerous test turns even more perilous when hostile forces seize control of the new saucer, and turn it against the "Enterprise."
Author(s): John Vornholt
ISBN 13: 9780671549176
Pages: 288
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Title: The Cove (FBI Series #1)

In this "fast-paced" (Publishers Weekly) page-turner, the daughter of a murdered high-powered lawyer seeks sanctuary in a quaint little town, only to learn she can't escape her past-or FBI Special Agent Dillon Savich.

Author(s): Catherine Coulter
ISBN 13: 9780515118650
Pages: 384
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Title: Undecided: How to Ditch the Endless Quest for Perfect and Find the Career-and Life-That's Right for You

In a world of unprecedented opportunity—and pressure—women are struggling more than ever to make career decisions and move forward without second-guessing themselves. Young women graduate from college and believe they have to find the perfect path and then can’t decide which way to go. Undecided is an invaluable guide to this cultural phenomenon of “analysis paralysis.” Looking at both what the media and academic studies have reported on women, careers, and particularly the undecided phenomenon—as well as personal accounts from numerous women—mother and daughter Barbara and Shannon Kelley discuss how we got to this frustrating place, why it affects women in particular, and how today’s culture fuels our fears and distractions. The Kelleys cast a critical eye upon the psychology behind the pressure to choose, and they argue that if women are going to succeed in rising above the often-crippling demands of the modern world they need to take action . . . starting with a serious shift in perspective.
Author(s): Barbara Kelley
ISBN 13: 9781580053419
Pages: 288
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Title: Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States

In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana's Angola State Prison. In the months before Sonnier's death, the Roman Catholic nun came to know a man who was as terrified as he had once been terrifying. At the same time, she came to know the families of the victims and the men whose job it was to execute him—men who often harbored doubts about the rightness of what they were doing.

Out of that dreadful intimacy comes a profoundly moving spiritual journey through our system of capital punishment. Confronting both the plight of the condemned and the rage of the bereaved, the needs of a crime-ridden society and the Christian imperative of love, Dead Man Walking is an unprecedented look at the human consequences of the death penalty, a book that is both enlightening and devastating.

In 1982, a Roman Catholic nun became the spiritual advisor to a condemned murderer who was soon executed. Powerfully and persuasively, with a compassion that embraces not only the terrified killer but the families of his victims and the men who executed him, Prejean narrates Patrick Sonnier's walk to the electric chair.

Author(s): Helen Prejean
ISBN 13: 9780679751311
Pages: 288
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Title: It Takes a Village

For more than thirty-five years, Senator Clinton has made children her passion and her cause. Her long experience -- not only through her roles as mother, daughter, sister, and wife but also as advocate, legal expert, and public servant -- has strengthened her conviction that how children develop and what they need to succeed are inextricably entwined with the society in which they live and how well it sustains and supports its families and individuals. In other words, it takes a village to raise a child.
Author(s): Hillary Rodham Clinton
ISBN 13: 9781847390561
Pages: 352
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Title: Loves Music, Loves to Dance

Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN 13: 9780671758899
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Title: Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life’s ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within. In a starred review, Booklist notes, “Seuss’s message is simple but never sappy: life may be a ‘Great Balancing Act,’ but through it all ‘There’s fun to be done.’” A perennial favorite and a perfect gift for anyone starting a new phase in their life!
Author(s): Dr. Seuss
ISBN 13: 9780679805274
Pages: 56
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Title: Way of the Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want

The author of the acclaimed New York Times bestsellers The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success and Ageless Body, Timeless Mind now presents a guide to using spiritual alchemy for awakening the magic in everyday life.
Author(s): Deepak Chopra
ISBN 13: 9780517704349
Pages: 169
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Title: The Weatherman

News producer Rick Beanblossom investigates a serial killer stalking the Minneapolis area as he tries to prove the innocence of Dixon Bell, a fellow Vietnam vet, eccentric TV weatherman, and rival for a beautiful anchorwoman.
Author(s): Steve Thayer
ISBN 13: 9780451184382
Pages: 416
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Title: Seeress of Kell

Discover the epic stories that inspired generations of fantasy writers - from Raymond Feist's The Riftwar Cycle to George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones. The final choice: darkness or light The last clue has been found.
Author(s): David Eddings
ISBN 13: 9780552168601
Pages: 448
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Title: Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

Sarah Ban Breathnach believes that people are scaling down their expectations of what constitutes the good life. And they should be! A more slender purse doesn't mean we can't still live a rich, rewarding life. We can reclaim our futures by rediscovering what it is that truly makes us happy. By providing a meditation for each day of the year, Sarah illuminates our journey of self-discovery and shows us that simplicity does not imply doing without - true simplicity illuminates our lives from within. She teaches us how to reorder our priorities. Carve out time for the personal pursuits that bring contentment. Savour the joy of simple pleasures. Restore serenity to daily endeavours. Delight in the everyday elegies of home and garden. Between the pages of this book, readers will learn how to nurture their own creativity, nourish their imaginations and celebrate their own styles. Not only does each day have a meditation, but Sarah has also found the perfect quotes, poems, reflections and excerpts from women's magazines and homemaking books from the late 19th century through to the 1950s which are featured throughout, giving the reader a unique scrapbook of hope and inspiration that is bound to become a treasured resource of ideas, advice and comfort.
Author(s): Sarah Ban Breathnach
ISBN 13: 9780553506624
Pages: 528
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Title: The Green Mile Part 1, the Two Dead Girls

"The Two Dead Girls" They were sisters, and the picture-perfect image of innocence. No one understood their brutal deaths, not even the man who killed them. But John Coffey is about to gain a new insight, about his life in prison, and about the one man who will walk him down that green mile.
Author(s): Stephen King
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Title: Bad as I Wanna Be

A wild ride inside the glowing head of Dennis Rodman—the NBA's greatest rebounder and America's most outspoken and outrageous athlete.

When Sports Illustrated put the man they call "America's most provocative athlete" on their cover, they sold more copies than any other issue they had sold in a decade (except the swimsuit issue). Why? Because Dennis Rodman, superstar basketball player who joined the Chicago Bulls for the 1996 season, has more in common with Mick Jagger than with his new teammate Michael Jordan. With his body-covering tattoos and ever-changing fluorescent hair, Rodman's sideline antics and celebrated benchings have captivated sports fans as much as his record-breaking on-court performances and earned him a reputation as a rebel with the same penchant for shocking behavior as his on-again off-again squeeze, Madonna. In Bad as I Wanna Be he shares his surprising and candid opinions on everything from fame, money, and race relations, to sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll—and he'll talk about his life, from going to prison for stealing watches to his daughter, the light of his life.

At a time when most celebrities and professional athletes try to control their public personas like politicians and refrain from expressing their true beliefs, Dennis Rodman is a refreshingly unique, uncompromising individual who both transcends his world and refuses to conform to it. Bad as I Wanna Be is as candid, intriguing, and unforgettable as he is.

Author(s): Dennis Rodman
ISBN 13: 9780440222668
Pages: 323
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Title: A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

Bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen present another joyful collection of stories for your reading pleasure. Within the pages of A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul you will find shining examples of the best qualities we all share as human beings: compassion, grace, forgiveness, hope, courage, dedication, generosity and faith. Stories may be the most powerful teaching tool available to us, especially when the lessons being taught are love, necessary losses, respect and values. In this volume of Chicken Soup for the Soul, the authors share more collected wisdom on love, parenting, teaching, learning, death, attitude and overcoming obstacles. This book will warm your heart, brighten your darkest day and put a smile on your face that will last a lifetime.
Author(s): Jack Canfield
ISBN 13: 9781558743793
Pages: 376
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Title: The Last Don

The author of The Godfather returns with a violent and darkly humorous saga of the last great American crime family and its reach into Hollywood and Las Vegas. With keen insights into the authentic life of the mafia, Puzo tells the story of Domenico Clericuzio, a ferocious old man who is determined to secure his family's future in an era of legalized gambling, motion-picture investments, and the threat of government informers.
Author(s): Mario Puzo
ISBN 13: 9780345412218
Pages: 512
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Title: Coffey's Hands (The Green Mile, Part 3)

Paul Coffey, the brutal killer of two girls, reveals something extraordinary, and life on the Green Mile will never be the same
Author(s): Stephen King
Pages: 96
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Title: In Contempt

For more than a year, Christopher Darden argued tirelessly, giving voice to the victims in the 0.J. Simpson murder trial. In this gripping account of one man's extraordinary career, Darden offers an unflinching look at a justice system imperiled by racism and celebrity privilege. Now, out of the sensational frenzy of "the trial of the century" comes a haunting memoir of duty, justice, and thepowerful undertow of American racism.
Author(s): Christopher A. Darden;Jess Walter
ISBN 13: 9780061095986
Pages: 496
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Title: Falling Up

Poor Screamin' Millie is just one of the unforgettable characters in this wondrous new book of poems and drawings by the creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic. Here you will also meet Allison Beals and her twenty-five eels; Danny O'Dare, the dancin' bear; the Human Balloon; and Headphone Harold. So come, wander through the Nose Garden, ride the Little Hoarse, eat in the Strange Restaurant, and let the magic of Shel Silverstein open your eyes and tickle your mind.
Author(s): Shel Silverstein
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Title: Malice

In her 37th bestselling novel, Danielle Steel tells the compelling story of a woman who must struggle to overcome a shattering betrayal, and the cruelest kind of malice.

At seventeen, the night of her mother's funeral, Grace Adams is attacked. It is not the first time, and a brutal crime ensues.

And to everyone's horror, Grace will not tell the truth. She is a young woman with secrets too horrible to tell, with hurts so deep they may never heal. She is also beautiful enough for men to want her no matter how much she does not want them. Whatever the outcome, Grace Adams will have to live with whatever happened during those terrible years. After a lifetime of being a victim, now she must pay the price for other people's sins.

From the depths of an Illinois women's prison to a Chicago modeling agency to a challenging career in New York, Grace must carry the past with her wherever she goes. And in healing her own pain, she reaches out to battered women and children who live a nightmare she knows all too well.

When Grace meets Charles Mackenzie, a New York lawyer, she has found a man who wants nothing from her-except to heal her, to hear her secrets, and to give her the family she so desperately wants. But, with happiness finally within her grasp, and precious loved ones to protect, Grace is at her most vulnerable-in danger of losing everything to a vicious tabloid press and an enemy from her past, an enemy bent on malice at all costs.

With rare insight and power, Danielle Steel writes this extraordinary woman's story, portraying her struggle to triumph over malice and betrayal, and to transform a lifetime of pain into a blessing for others. Revealing both the stark reality of domestic abuse and the healing power of love, Malice, is more than superb fiction. It is a piece of life.

In her 37th novel, Danielle Steel tells the compelling story of a woman who must struggle to overcome a shattering betrayal--and the cruelest kind of malice. Sexually abused on the night of her mother's funeral, 17-year-old Grace Adams surprises everyone when she will not reveal the identity of her attacker. Years later, after a lifetime of being a victim, Grace has happiness within her grasp, but a vicious tabloid and an enemy from her past threaten to destroy everything she has struggled to gain.

Author(s): Danielle Steel
ISBN 13: 9780440223238
Pages: 416
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Title: Egg Monsters from Mars

Author(s): R. L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780439568296
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Title: The Dilbert Principle: A Cubicle's-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads and Other Workplace Afflictions (A Dilbert book)

The Dilbert Principle is an inside view of bosses, meetings, management fads and other workplace afflictions. Scott Adams examines even more bizarre and hilarious situations in the world of work with growing absurdity.In twenty-six provocative, illustrated chapters, Adams reveals the secrets of management in every company, including; swearing your way to success, faking quality, trolls in the accounting department, humiliation as a management tool, selling bad products to stupid people and more! 'A roaring success' Daily Telegraph.
Author(s): Scott Adams
ISBN 13: 9780752272207
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Title: Cause of Death

<p>Dr. Kay Scarpetta plunges into the murky depths of a ship graveyard to recover the very human remains of Ted Eddings, an investigative reporter. Together with her niece Lucy and police captain Pete Marino, Scarpetta will follow the scents of death and violence to the heart of sinister darkness.</p> <p>*<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i></p>
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN 13: 9780425213384
Pages: 384
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Title: How to Kill a Monster (Goosebumps Series)

Gretchen and Clark are staying with their grandparents, and they're not alone. They've got to kill the swamp monster who lives in a locked room upstairs before he eats them out of house and home.
Author(s): R. L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780439568364
Pages: 144
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Title: There's Treasure Everywhere

In the world that Calvin and his tiger Hobbes share, treasures can be found in the most unlikely places, from the outer regions where Spaceman Spiff travels to the rocks in the backyard--this curious duo roams their world in search of fortunes (and misfortunes!) to be experienced. Whether Calvin and Hobbes are blasting off on another interplanetary adventure or approaching warp speed on a downhill wagon ride, their capers consistently charm and refresh their readers' days. On his own, Calvin is prey to the insidious killer bicycle, is the arbiter of the Dad poll, is the creator of a legion of snowmen who provide an incisive social commentary, and Hobbes is always there as the perfect companion. Watterson's talent is evidenced by the range of thought-provoking emotions the strip encompasses in addition to the laughs it induces: the loyalty and friendship between Calvin and Hobbes, the challenge of being a patient parent, and the sardonic viewpoint of a cynical six-year-old ("I'm a 21st-century kid trapped in a 19th-century family," laments Calvin) combine to make this one of the best-loved strips in cartoon history.
Author(s): Bill Watterson
ISBN 13: 9780836213126
Pages: 176
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Title: Outrage : The Five Reasons Why O. J. Simpson Got Away with Murder

Here at last is the account of the O.J. Simpson case that no one else has dared to write, that no one else could write. In Outrage, the famed prosecutor of Charles Manson and bestselling author of Helter Skelter goes to the heart of the trial that divided the country and made a mockery of justice. Vincent Bugliosi, who never lost a murder case, brilliantly outlines the five reasons why O.J. Simpson got away with murder: the worst possible jury, a sloppy and incomplete prosecution, a fatal change of venue, judicial error that allowed the defense to play the race card, and a weak summation and rebuttal that barely addressed the defense's frame-up and conspiracy theories.
Author(s): Vincent Bugliosi
ISBN 13: 9780440223825
Pages: 528
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Title: The Runaway Jury

Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN 13: 9780385339698
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Title: Unlimited Access: An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House

Argues that the Clinton administration bypassed established security checks to bring in unsuitable associates, and discusses later cases of possibly inappropriate behavior.
Author(s): Gary Aldrich
ISBN 13: 9780895264060
Pages: 292
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Title: The Kitchen God's Wife

Winnie and Helen have kept each other's worst secrets for more than fifty years. Now, because she believes she is dying, Helen wants to expose everything. And Winnie angrily determines that she must be the one to tell her daughter, Pearl, about the past—including the terible truth even Helen does not know. And so begins Winnie's story of her life on a small island outside Shanghai in the 1920s, and other places in China during World War II, and traces the happy and desperate events tha led to Winnie's coming to America in 1949.

With the same narrative skills and evocative powers that made her first novel, The Joy Luck Club, a national bestseller, Tan now tells the story of Winnie Louie, an aging Chinese woman unfolding a life's worth of secrets to her suspicious, Americanized daughter.

Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN 13: 9780143038108
Pages: 416
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Title: The Deep End of the Ocean

Few first novels receive the kind of attention and acclaim showered on this powerful story—a nationwide bestseller, a critical success, and the first title chosen for Oprah's Book Club. Both highly suspenseful and deeply moving, The Deep End of the Ocean imagines every mother's worst nightmare—the disappearance of a child—as it explores a family's struggle to endure, even against extraordinary odds. Filled with compassion, humor, and brilliant observations about the texture of real life, here is a story of rare power, one that will touch readers' hearts and make them celebrate
Author(s): Jacquelyn Mitchard
ISBN 13: 9780451197740
Pages: 448
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Title: The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix

<b>The Green Mile</b> tells the story of two men, a prison guard and his new death row inmate, and their suddenly intertwined lives. What would it be like to walk those last 40 yards to the electric chair, knowing you were going to die there? What would it be like to be the man who had to strap the condemned man in or pull the switch? What would such a job take out of you, or even add? <p><b>The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix</b>: Time has run out for one of the inmates at the Cold Mountain penitentiary. Eduard Delacroix is set to take that final walk down the Green Mile. But first he must say good-bye -- to the guards, to his fellow inmates, and to a strange creature that forever changed his life. Little does he know of the terrible fate that awaits him, and of a devilish plan of revenge.</p> <p>This is the fourth installment of a six-part serialized novel. </p>
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN 13: 9780451190550
Pages: 96
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Title: Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Vol. 1)

Five years after they defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting children, and Luke is a Jedi knight, and all are unaware that the last of the Emperor's warlords plan to reclaim the empire.
Author(s): Timothy Zahn
ISBN 13: 9780553296129
Pages: 404
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Title: Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook

Behind the closed doors of corporate management lurks a manifesto so devious, so insidious, and of such diabolic power, it has the ability to transform normal human beings into paradigm–spewing zombies. Its purpose: to help bosses stick it to their employees. Its author: none other than Dogbert, the canine corporate consultant out to rule the world.

All too often, new managers make mistakes such as rewarding good work with good pay, communicating clearly and improving departmental efficiency. Dogbert shows that this could have devastating consequences: Employees begin to expect fair treatment and compensation, productive workers show results (making managers look bad by comparison), and the department's future budget allotment could be decreased because it spends only what it needs.

Drawing from his years of experience tormenting Dilbert and advising his boss, our Machiavellian mutt uses pithy essays, illustrated by scores of comic strips, to teach neophyte managers such potent practices as:

The power of verbal instructions: Sound like a boss while maintaining complete deniability!

Empty promises of promotion: all the motivational benefits, none of the costs!

Pretending to care: Learn how to hear without listening!

Incentives: Inspire employees by giving them worthless knickknacks!

Once again firmly establishing Scott Adams as the spokesman for the absurdities of the workplace (and Dogbert as the guru of sticking it to the masses), Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook is the perfect gift for all cubicle dwellers and their bosses.

Author(s): Scott Adams
ISBN 13: 9780887308819
Pages: 192
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Title: Intensity

Past midnight, Chyna Shepard, twenty-six, gazes out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her best friend’s family. Instinct proves reliable. A murderous sociopath, Edgler Foreman Vess, has entered the house, intent on killing everyone inside. A self-proclaimed “homicidal adventurer,” Vess lives only to satisfy all appetites as they arise, to immerse himself in sensation, to live without fear, remorse or limits, to live with intensity. Chyna is trapped in his deadly orbit. Chyna is a survivor, toughened by a lifelong struggle for safety and self-respect. Now she will be tested as never before. At first her sole aim is to get out alive—until, by chance, she learns the identity of Vess’s next intended victim, a faraway innocent only she can save. Driven by a newly discovered thirst for meaning beyond mere self-preservation, Chyna musters every inner resource she has to save an endangered girl…as moment by moment, the terrifying threat of Edgler Foreman Vess intensifies.
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN 13: 9780553582918
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Title: The Tailor of Panama

Le Carre's Panama is a Casablanca without heroes, a hotbed of drugs, laundered money and corruption. It is also the country which on December 31, 1999, will gain full control of the Panama Canal.

Seldom has the weight of politics descended so heavily on such a tiny and unprepared nation. And seldom has the hidden eye of the British Intelligence selected such an unlikely champion as Harry Pendel - a charmer, a dreamer, an evader, a fabulist and presiding genius to the house of Pendel & Braithwaite Co. Limitada, Tailors to Royalty, formerly of London and presently of Panama City.

Yet there is a logic to the spies' choice, for everybody who is anybody in Cental America passes through Pendel's doors. He dresses politicos and crooks and conmen. His fitting room hears more confidences than the priest's confessional. And when Harry Pendel doesn't hear things as such - well, he hears them anyway, by other means.

Le Carre once again effortlessly expands the borders of the spy story to bring us a magnificent entertainment straight out of the pages of tomorrow's history.
Author(s): John le Carre
ISBN 13: 9780345420435
Pages: 416
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Title: Contagion

Author(s): Robin Cook
ISBN 13: 9780425155943
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Title: Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns (Goosebumps Presents Series #16)

They're baa-ack! Make way for the bestselling children's series of all time! With a fresh new look, GOOSEBUMPS is set to scare a whole new generation of kids. So reader beware--you're in for a scare!

Nothing beats Halloween. It's Drew Brockman's favorite holiday. And this year will be awesome. Much better than last year. Or the year Lee and Tabby played that joke. A nasty practical joke on Drew and her best friend, Walker.

Yes, this year Drew and Walker have a plan. A plan for revenge. It involves two scary pumpkin heads.

But something's gone wrong. Way wrong. Because the pumpkin heads are a little too scary. A little too real. With strange hissing voices. And flames shooting out of their faces . . .

A practical joke involving two scary pumpkin heads turns into a Halloween night of terror when the pumpkins develop strange hissing voices and flames shoot out of their faces.

Author(s): R. L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780439724050
Pages: 144
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Title: Leading with My Chin

The king of late-night television and America's hardest-working comedian delivers the monologue of his life. Against the odds Jay Leno has emerged as the undisputed king of late night television as host of the # 1 -rated The Tonight Show. His twenty-year stand-up career; working alongside the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Carry Shandling, and David Letterman, was a long, hard, and laugh-filled battle to the top. In this entertaining, anecdote-filled book, Leno delivers the monologue of his life, leaving readers admiring his unstoppable wit and tenacity.
Author(s): Jay Leno
ISBN 13: 9780061094927
Pages: 304
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Title: Against the Law

In a vicious crime that rocks the fiftieth state, an assassin claims the life of Hawai'i's governor and a beautiful call girl in the flamboyant politician's luxury hotel suite. Lending an even more horrific aspect to the act, the killer savages the governor's body with the bloody trappings of the island's ancient warrior rituals. The case is quickly solved - or so it seems. The accused is Peter Maikai, a wealthy landowner and a charismatic leader in the grassroots revival movement for native Hawai'ian pride. It's the easiest slam dunk in the history of the Honolulu prosecuting attorney's office. But deputy prosecuting attorney Dan Carrier detects holes in what is supposed to be a case of seamless perfection - a case that, for him, becomes shockingly personal. For when Dan was a boy, Peter Maikai had been his protector and mentor. The relationship ended bitterly when Dan fell passionately in love with Peter Maikai's cherished daughter, Lily. Before Peter Maikai can be brought to trial, he dies, leaving behind a string of startling revelations that raise more questions than they answer. To prove Peter Maikai innocent, Dan initiates an unofficial investigation and, with Maikai's daughter's help, digs into a shocking series of cover-ups. Secret after secret is unearthed, each more astonishing and lethal than the last, each implicating important and powerful people. Peter Maikai's daughter travels to Maui, unaware that she possesses the one piece of damning evidence the killer will do anything to destroy....
Author(s): Michael C. Eberhardt
ISBN 13: 9780451185495
Pages: 432
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Title: Discovered: Daddy

Faith Harper knew everyone in New Hope, Texas, was wondering who'd fathered her unborn child. But the sweet—unmarried—mom-to-be refused to name the daddy. And then agent Nick Russo unexpectedly returned to town. She couldn't believe Nick didn't recall their one night of passion. True, it had been nearly nine months ago, but how could he have forgotten such an earth-shattering experience? And if he didn't remember, Faith wasn't about to inform him it was his child she was carrying—no matter how much she longed to recapture the ecstasy she'd found in his arms.
Author(s): Marilyn Pappano
ISBN 13: 9780373077465
Pages: 250
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Title: Cain his brother

In his family life, Angus Stonefield had been gentle and loving; in business, a man of probity; and in his relationship with his twin brother, Caleb, a virtual saint. Now Angus is missing, and it appears more than possible that Caleb--a creature long since abandoned to depravity--has murdered him. Hired to find the missing man, William Monk puts himself into his shoes, searching for clues to Angus's fate and his vicious brother's whereabouts. Slowly, Monk inches toward the truth--and also, unwittingly, toward the destruction of his good name and livelihood. . . .
Author(s): Anne Perry
ISBN 13: 9780804115070
Pages: 416
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Title: Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day -- and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Thousands of lives, and the increasing fortunes of nations, hung on a resolution.

The quest for a solution had occupied scientists and their patrons for the better part of two centuries when, in 1714, England's Parliament upped the ante by offering a king's ransom ([pound]20,000, or approximately $12 million in today's currency) to anyone whose method or device proved successful. Countless quacks weighed in with preposterous suggestions. The scientific establishment throughout Europe -- from Galileo to Sir Isaac Newton -- had mapped the heavens in both hemispheres in its certain pursuit of a celestial answer. In stark contrast, one man, John Harrison, dared to imagine a mechanical solution -- a clock that would keep precise time at sea, something no clock had ever been able to do on land.

Longitude is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest, and of Harrison's forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer. Full of heroism and chicanery, brilliance and the absurd, it is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation, and clockmaking. Through Dava Sobel's consummate skill, Longitude will open a new window on our world for all who read it.

In 1714, England's Parliament offered a reward to anyone whose method or device for measuring longitude proved successful. John Harrison imagined a clock that would withstand pitch and roll, temperature and humidity, and keep precise time at sea--something no clock had been able to do on land. This is the story of Harrison's 40-year effort to build his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer.

Author(s): Dava Sobel
ISBN 13: 9780802715296
Pages: 208
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Title: Journey to Justice

In Journey to Justice, Johnnie Cochran illuminates the odyssey that led him from a small, rented home shared with his extended family in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Judge Lance Ito's courtroom. In 1954, Brown vs. the Board of Education galvanized the young Cochran. Taking Thurgood Marshall as his role model, Cochran embarked on a legal career in which he won landmark decisions against official misconduct within the criminal justice system. From Leonard Deadwyler, a black motorist stopped for speeding to the hospital with his pregnant wife, then shot dead by the police; to Ron Settles, a black college football star whose death at the hands of police was made to look like suicide; to the record 9.4-million-dollar jury verdict he won for a thirteen-year-old Latina girl molested by a uniformed LAPD officer, Cochran fought to change police procedures responsible for some of the most blatant abuse committed by those sworn to "protect and serve." It was the sobering experience of these earlier cases that fueled the inner turmoil of a man whose deeply felt sense of duty to the law and to his people compelled him to take a leading role in the case of People vs. Orenthal James Simpson, one of the greatest morality plays of our time - a play that has forever altered our perceptions of race relations in America. In Journey to Justice we learn about the man behind the sound bites, the zealous advocate for such diverse clients as Michael Jackson and Reginald Denny, the white truck driver attacked in the aftermath of the Rodney King verdict. In Journey to Justice, Cochran reflects not only on how these events shaped his legal philosophy but also on the contexts within which these courtroom dramas were played out.
Author(s): Johnnie L. Cochran;Tim Rutten
ISBN 13: 9780345413673
Pages: 373
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Title: This Year It Will Be Different : And Other Stories

Instead of nostalgia, Binchy evokes contemporary life; instead of Christmas homilies, she offers truth; and instead of sugarplums, she brings us the nourishment of holidays that precipitate change, growth, and new beginnings. The stories in This Year It Will Be Different powerfully evoke many lives - step-families grappling with exes, long-married couples faced with in-law problems, a wandering husband choosing between "the other woman" and his wife, a child caught in grown-up tugs-of-war - during the one holiday when feelings cannot be easily hidden.
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
ISBN 13: 9780440223573
Pages: 272
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Title: Pay Dirt: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

The residents of tiny Crozet, Virginia, thrive on gossip, especially in the post office, where Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen presides with her tiger cat, Mrs. Murphy. So when a belligerent Hell's Angel crashes Crozet, demanding to see his girlfriend, the leather-clad interloper quickly becomes the chief topic of conversation. Then the biker is found murdered, and everyone is baffled. Well, almost everyone...Mrs. Murphy and her friends, Welsh corgi Tee Tucker and overweight feline Pewter, haven't been slinking through alleys for nothing. But can they dig up the truth in time to save their humans from a ruthless killer?

From the author of Rubyfruit Jungle and Murder at Monticello comes the latest in the Mrs. Murphy mystery series. A Hell's Angel, a computer virus named Leonardo, and a love triangle combine to break the summer lethargy in the sleepy town of Crozet, Virginia.

Author(s): Rita Mae Brown
ISBN 13: 9780553572360
Pages: 288
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Title: iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business

iCon takes a look at the most astounding figure in a business era noted for its mavericks, oddballs, and iconoclasts. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Jeffrey Young and William Simon provide new perspectives on the legendary creation of Apple, detail Jobs’s meteoric rise, and the devastating plunge that left him not only out of Apple, but out of the computer-making business entirely. This unflinching and completely unauthorized portrait reveals both sides of Jobs’s role in the remarkable rise of the Pixar animation studio, also re-creates the acrimony between Jobs and Disney’s Michael Eisner, and examines Jobs’s dramatic his rise from the ashes with his recapture of Apple. The authors examine the takeover and Jobs’s reinvention of the company with the popular iMac and his transformation of the industry with the revolutionary iPod. iCon is must reading for anyone who wants to understand how the modern digital age has been formed, shaped, and refined by the most influential figure of the age–a master of three industries: movies, music, and computers.
Author(s): Young
ISBN 13: 9780471720836
Pages: 368
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Title: Ugly Duckling

Ever since its publication in 1845, Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling has been a favorite with generations of children around the world. Today's youngsters will be equally moved by the hapless ugly duckling, who, ridiculed and rejected by all, suffers terrible hardships. And they will celebrate along with him when he finally emerges triumphant as the most beautiful swan of all! Bernadette Watts's detailed illustrations chronicle the bittersweet story with charm and poignancy.
Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
ISBN 13: 9780735821460
Pages: 32
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Title: Airframe

<p><b>From the author of <i>Jurassic Park, Timeline,</i> and <i>Sphere</i> comes this extraordinary thriller about airline safety, business intrigue, and a deadly cover-up.</b><br> <b>&nbsp;</b><br> <b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br> <b>&nbsp;</b><br> <b>“The pacing is fast, the suspense nonstop.”—<i>People</i></b><br> &nbsp;<br> At a moment when the issue of safety and death in the skies is paramount in the public mind, a lethal midair disaster aboard a commercial twin-jet airliner flying from Hong Kong to Denver triggers a pressured and frantic investigation in which the greatest casualty may be the truth.<br> &nbsp;<br> <b>“A one-sitting read that will cause a lifetime of white-knuckled nightmares.”—<i>The Philaelphia Inquirer</i></b><br> <b>&nbsp;</b><br> <b>“The ultimate thriller . . . [Crichton’s] stories are always page-turners of the highest order. . . . [<i>Airframe</i>] moves like a firehouse dog chasing a red truck.”—<i>The Denver Post</i></b><br> <b><i>&nbsp;</i></b><br> <b>“Dramatically vivid.”—<i>The New York Times</i></b></p>
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN 13: 9780345526779
Pages: 448
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Title: The Book of Ruth

Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for best first novel, this exquisite book confronts real-life issues of alienation and violence from which the author creates a stunning testament to the human capacity for mercy, compassion and love.
Author(s): Jane Hamilton
ISBN 13: 9780385265706
Pages: 336
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Title: Executive Orders

Debt of Honor ended with Tom Clancy's most shocking conclusion ever: a joint session of Congress destroyed, the President dead, most of the Cabinet and the Congress dead, the Supreme Court and Joint Chiefs likewise. Dazed and confused, the man who only minutes before had been confirmed as the new Vice-President of the United States is told that he is now President. President John Patrick Ryan. And that is where Executive Orders begins. Ryan had agreed to accept the vice-presidency only as caretaker for a year, and now suddenly, an incalculable weight has fallen on his shoulders. How do you run a government without a government? Where do you even begin? With stunning force, Ryan's responsibilities crush in on him. He must calm an anxious and grieving nation, allay the skepticism of the world's leaders, conduct a swift investigation of the tragedy, and arrange a massive state funeral - all while attempting to reconstitute a Cabinet and a Congress with the greatest possible speed. But that is not all. Many eyes are on him now, and many of them are unfriendly. In Beijing, Tehran, and other world capitals, including Washington, D.C., there are those eager to take advantage where they may, some of whom bear a deep animus toward the United States - some of whom, from Ryan's past, harbor intense animosity toward the new President himself. Soon they will begin to move on their opportunities; soon they will present Jack Ryan with a crisis so great even he cannot imagine it.
Author(s): Tom Clancy
ISBN 13: 9780425158630
Pages: 1376
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Title: Sarah the Duchess of York, My Story

Author(s): Sarah Ferguson;Jeff Coplon
ISBN 13: 9780684819235
Pages: 295
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Title: Fugitive from the cubicle police

Are you a cubicle-dweller? Fed up with the often asinine practices of management and the useless buzzwords and fluff that seem to float around the office? Ever plotted a revolt at the fax machine? A revolution orchestrated over e-mail? Scott Adams' "Dilbert" character has, along with his army of counterparts, and for it he has been hailed as "the hero of the workplace." This collection of cartoons acutely collars the clueless practices of office superiors who all too often have no idea what's going on.
Author(s): Scott Adams
ISBN 13: 9780836221190
Pages: 224
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Title: Beware, the Snowman (Goosebumps Series #51)

They're baa-ack! Make way for the bestselling children's series of all time! With a fresh new look, GOOSEBUMPS is set to scare a whole new generation of kids. So reader beware--you're in for a scare!

No melting allowed!

Jaclyn used to live with her aunt Greta in Chicago. But not anymore. They've moved to a place called Sherpia. It's a tiny village on the edge of the Arctic Circle.

Jaclyn can't believe she's stuck out in Nowheresville. No movie theaters. No malls. No nothing. Plus, there's something really odd about the village.

At night there are strange howling noises. And in front of every house there's a snowman. A creepy snowman with a red scarf. A deep scar on his face. And a really evil smile. . . .

Jaclyn and her aunt have moved to Sherpia. There's something odd about the village. At night there are strange howling noises. And in front of every house there's a snowman. A creepy snowman with a red scarf. A deep scar on his face. And a really evil smile...

Author(s): R. L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780439863933
Pages: 144
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Title: All the Rules: Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right

For the first time in one volume—in a special oversized format—comes "The Rules" and "The Rules II," the phenomenal bestsellers that captured the interest of millions of readers in search of Mr. Right. Original.
Author(s): Ellen Fein
ISBN 13: 9780446618793
Pages: 400
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Title: The Cry of the Halidon

<p>Alex McAuliff has received an offer he can't refuse: two million dollars for a geological survey of Jamaica's dark interior. All Dunstone, Limited, requires is his time, his expertise, and his absolute secrecy. No one—not even McAuliff's handpicked team—can know of Dunstone's involvement.</p> <p>But British Intelligence is aware of the deal and they've let Alex in on a secret of their own: the last survey team Dunstone dispatched to Jamaica vanished without a trace. Now it's too late to turn back. Alex already knows about Dunstone...which means he knows too much.</p> <p>From the moment he lands in Jamaica, Alex is a marked man. But who wants him dead? Dunstone? A rival company? Or British Intelligence? Here in an island paradise where even a beautiful woman might be a spy, every move could be his last, and his only clue to survival is a single mysterious word: Halidon.</p> <p>A beautiful woman in Jamaica could be a spy and every move could be Alex McAuliff's last. His only clue to survival is a single mysterious word: Halidon. Abridged. 6 CDs. </p>
Author(s): Robert Ludlum
ISBN 13: 9780553576146
Pages: 448
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Title: Silent Honor

In her 38th bestselling novel, Danielle Steel creates a powerful, moving portrayal of families divided, lives shattered and a nation torn apart by prejudice during a shameful episode in recent American history.

A man ahead of his time, Japanese college professor Masao Takashimaya of Kyoto had a passion for modern ideas that was as strong as his wife's belief in ancient traditions. It was the early 1920s and Masao had dreams for the future—and a fascination with the politics and opportunities of a world that was changing every day. Twenty years later, his eighteen-year-old daughter Hiroko, torn between her mother's traditions and her father's wishes, boarded the SS Nagoya Maru to come to California for an education and to make her father proud. It was August 1941.

From the ship, she went directly to the Palo Alto home of her uncle, Takeo, and his family. To Hiroko, California was a different world—a world of barbeques, station wagons and college. Her cousins in California had become more American than Japanese. And much to Hiroko's surprise, Peter Jenkins, her uncle's assistant at Stanford, became an unexpected link between her old world and her new. But in spite of him, and all her promises to her father, Hiroko longs to go home. At college in Berkeley, her world is rapidly and unexpectedly filled with prejudice and fear.

On December 7, Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese. Within hours, war is declared and suddenly Hiroko has become an enemy in a foreign land. Terrified, begging to go home, she is nonetheless ordered by her father to stay. He is positive she will be safer in California than at home, and for a brief time she is—until her entire world caves in.

On February 19, Executive Order 9066 is signed by President Roosevelt, giving the military the power to remove the Japanese from their communities at will. Takeo and his family are given ten days to sell their home, give up their jobs, and report to a relocation center, along with thousands of other Japanese and Japanese Americans, to face their destinies there. Families are divided, people are forced to abandon their homes, their businesses, their freedom, and their lives. Hiroko and her uncle's family go first to Tanforan, and from there to the detention center at Tule Lake. This extraordinary novel tells what happened to them there, creating a portrait of human tragedy and strength, divided loyalties and love. It tells of Americans who were treated as foreigners in their own land. And it tells Hiroko's story, and that of her American family, as they fight to stay alive amid the drama of life and death in the camp at Tule Lake.

With clear, powerful prose, Danielle Steel portrays not only the human cost of that terrible time in history, but also the remarkable courage of a people whose honor and dignity transcended the chaos that surrounded them. Set against a vivid backdrop of war and change, her thirty-eighth bestselling novel is both living history and outstanding fiction, revealing the stark truth about the betrayal of Americans by their own government...and the triumph of a woman caught between cultures and determined to survive.

Author(s): Danielle Steel
ISBN 13: 9780440224051
Pages: 416
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Title: It's a Magical World: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection

When cartoonist Bill Watterson announced that his phenomenally popular cartoon strip would be discontinued, Calvin and Hobbes fans throughout the world went into mourning. Fans have learned to survive — despite the absence of the boy and his tiger in the daily newspaper. It's a Magical World delivers all the satisfaction of visiting its characters once more. Calvin fans will be able to see their favorite mischief maker stir it up with his furry friend, long-suffering parents, classmate Susie Derkins, school teacher Miss Wormwood, and Rosalyn the baby-sitter. It's a Magical World includes full-color Sundays and has it all: Calvin-turned-firefly waking Hobbes with his flashlight glow; courageous Spaceman Spiff rocketing through alien galaxies as he battles Dad-turned-Bug-Being; and Calvin's always inspired snowman art. There's no better way for Watterson fans to savor again the special qualities of their favorite strip.
Author(s): Bill Watterson
ISBN 13: 9780836221367
Pages: 176
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Title: The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 - Photo Highlights of 1996, Stephen Gould on Dinosaurs, Summer Olmpics and All Major Sports, Up-To-The-Minute Information on Thousands of Topics, Complete Election Results - Hardcover - Copyright 1996
Author(s): Robert Famighetti Editor
Pages: 975
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Title: Forever, Erma: Best Loved Writing from America's Favorite Humorist

A lot of columnists write words to end up in the Congressional Record or on the president's desk or at the Pulitzer Committee's door. But Erma Bombeck went us all one better. Her words won her the permanent place of honor in American life: the refrigerator door. Now we are again at wit's end."—Ellen Goodman

"Erma Bombeck may be gone, but she'll live forever in her columns. A fitting finale for the much-loved humorist." —Booklist

"Forever, Erma is a modest measure of our loss." —The New York Times Book Review

Erma Bombeck's own aversion to producing books of column collections over the years made the family and publisher of the hardcover Forever, Erma apprehensive about its public acceptance.

The pubic proved Erma's misgivings were unfounded. Within nine weeks of the publication date, the book had climbed to number three on The New York Times best-seller list. It remained on the list for a total of fifteen weeks. Over 400,000 copies had been bought by her loyalists and their friends and families.

The success of the hardcover edition expands Erma's literary legacy. Now the paperback edition of Forever, Erma will reach new generations. We all see ourselves in her words.

Only the emotional spectrum of this book matches its topical diversity. One's feelings are reminiscent of the same warmth and tenderness only Erma could portray, and readers will be delighted to find their favorite selections. Included with 188 other columns are her first, "Children Cornering the Coin Market," from January 1965, and her last one, "Let's Face It," from April 1996.

As in the hardcover edition, a tribute chapter includes remembrances from some of Erma's family, friends, and colleagues, including Phil Donahue, Art Buchwald, and Ellen Goodman.

Readers around the world loved Erma Bombeck and cherished every one of her columns. Forever, Erma, will give them a classic way to hold on to this most gifted writer. As Phil Donahue said, "We shall never see the likes of her again. She was real and she brought us down to earth—gently, generously, and with brilliant humor. When the scholars gather hundreds of years from now to learn about us, they can't know it all if they don't read Erma.

Author(s): Erma Bombeck
ISBN 13: 9780836236736
Pages: 288
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Title: Everyone Is Entitled to My Opinion

From America's favorite television reporter--wise and hilarious commentaries on the always fragile human condition. In this one-of-a-kind book, we get the undiluted David Brinkley. He marvels at government regulations that require paint cans to bear a label reading "Do not drink paint." He reminisces about a White House that once welcomed casual picnickers on its lawn. He observes that "if we can put a man on the moon, we could put Congress in orbit." He skewers lawyers, bureaucrats, Washington insiders, hypocrites of all stripes. He commemorates absurdity--and hence suffers fools gladly.
Author(s): David Brinkley
ISBN 13: 9780345409522
Pages: 175
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Title: My Gal Sunday

<br> A dashing ex-president and his young congresswoman bride become an irresistible sleuthing duo in four acclaimed stories from the Queen of Suspense. <p> Henry Parker Britland IV -- wealthy, worldly, and popular -- is enjoying an early retirement. His new wife, Sunday -- as clever as she is lovely -- has just been elected to Congress in a stunning upset victory that has made her a media darling. Henry and Sunday make a formidable team...and never more so than when they set out to solve baffling high-society crimes. From a long-unsolved case they reconstruct aboard the presidential yacht to a kidnapping that brings Henry frantically back to the White House, the former president and his bride engage in some of the most audacious and original sleuthing ever imagined. Only Mary Higgins Clark can so seamlessly meld spellbinding suspense, wit, and romance. My Gal Sunday is entertainment of the highest order.</p>
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN 13: 9780671014919
Pages: 224
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Title: Down in the Garden

Babies as snoozing hedgehogs. Babies as beatific butterflies. Babies as tiny fairies dwelling in a magical garden. These are the inhabitants of Anne Geddes' gorgeous book Down in the Garden, an extraordinary ode to tiny babies and the enchantment they bring to life.In Geddes' Down in the Garden, the world-famous photographer has captured newborns in a variety of mythical poses: brightly colored flowers with babies peeking out from behind them, sleeping babies snuggled inside bright green peapods, sprightly gnomes with darling baby faces. All come together to make Geddes' Down in the Garden an artistic masterpiece unlike any other.This small hardcover edition of Down in the Garden features all the striking images from the internationally best-selling full-size volume in a more intimate, gift-size package. Complemented by gently humorous text, the images in Down in the Garden reflect Geddes' appreciation for the beauty and innocence of babies. Her unique imagery immediately communicates her deep and abiding love of children in a universal language understood by people everywhere.
Author(s): Anne Geddes
Pages: 160
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Title: The Real World Diaries

Through all the drama and conflict of the first five Real World seasons, cast members' true feelings were often kept off the air. But the raw emotion of The Real World reunion proved that many things have been left unspoken. Now their innermost thoughts, collected from hours of private taped confessionals, have been collected for the first time. Illustrated with hundreds of unpublished photos, The Real World Diaries delivers the real scoop on household gossip that was too hot to air, fights and feuds, secret liaisons and true romances, shifting alliances, and clashing religions. Now the truth can be told by the casts of Miami, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.
Author(s): MTV Staff
ISBN 13: 9780671003739
Pages: 236
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Title: The Deep End of the Ocean

Few first novels receive the kind of attention and acclaim showered on this powerful story—a nationwide bestseller, a critical success, and the first title chosen for Oprah's Book Club. Both highly suspenseful and deeply moving, The Deep End of the Ocean imagines every mother's worst nightmare—the disappearance of a child—as it explores a family's struggle to endure, even against extraordinary odds. Filled with compassion, humor, and brilliant observations about the texture of real life, here is a story of rare power, one that will touch readers' hearts and make them celebrate
Author(s): Jacquelyn Mitchard
ISBN 13: 9780451197740
Pages: 448
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Title: Star Wars The Black Fleet Crisis #3: Tyrant's Test

In the wake of a shattered alliance, the New Republic fights a relentless new enemy in an all-new adventure in the bestselling Star Wars saga...

Faced with an alarming image of Han as a battered hostage of the Yevetha, Chewbacca takes on an urgent mission. Meanwhile, Leia calls upon the Senate to take a stand and eliminate the Yevetha threat--even at the cost of Han's life.  As a former Imperial governor takes his battle to the runaway Qella spaceship, Luke's continuing search for his mother brings him dangerously close to Nil Spaar's deadly forces. And as the Yevetha close in on the forces of the New Republic, Luke takes a desperate gamble with an invisible weapon...

Author(s): Michael P. Kube-Mcdowell
ISBN 13: 9780553572759
Pages: 400
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Title: Hunting Badger (Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Series #14)

Three men raid the gambling casino run by the Ute nation and then disappear into the maze of canyons on the Utah-Arizona border. When the FBI, with its helicopters and high-tech equipment, focuses on a wounded deputy sheriff as a possible suspect, Navajo Tribal Police Sergeant Jim Chee and his longtime colleague, retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, launch an investigation of their own. Chee sees a dangerous flaw in the federal theory; Leaphorn sees intriguing connections to the exploits of a legendary Ute bandit-hero. And together, they find themselves caught up in the most perplexing—and deadly—criminal manhunt of their lives.

Author(s): Tony Hillerman
ISBN 13: 9780061967825
Pages: 304
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Title: Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: The Uncensored Story of the JonBenet Murder and the Grand Jury's Search for the Final Truth

In Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, Lawrence Schiller thoroughly recreates every aspect of the complex case of the death of JonBenét Ramsey. A brilliant portrait of an inscrutable family thrust under the spotlight of public suspicion and an affluent, tranquil city torn apart by a crime it couldn't handle, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town uncovers the mysteries that have bewildered the nation.

  • Why were the Ramseys, the targets of the investigation, able to control the direction of the police inquiry?
  • Can the key to the murder be found in the pen and writing pad used for the ransom note?
  • Was it possible for an intruder to have killed JonBenét?
Author(s): Lawrence Schiller
ISBN 13: 9780061096969
Pages: 832
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Title: How to Get Want You Want and Want What You Have: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Personal Success

Here's the book to help you get what you want - and be happy with what you have. John Gray, the man responsible for helping millions of people improve their relationships in his bestselling Mars and Venus books, has written the essential guide to personal success. Combining insights from Western psychology and Eastern meditation, he presents an innovative and proven method to become happy, confident, and at peace.
Author(s): John Gray
ISBN 13: 9780060932152
Pages: 336
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Title: Realage : Are You as Young as You Can Be?

"After taking the RealAge quiz, I discovered that I am three years younger than my chronological age. Since then, I have made some life changes. I am eating better, exercising, and taking my vitamins daily. As time progresses, I expect to reduce my RealAge even more." -- Laurette Dominguez, Des Moines, WA
Author(s): Michael F. Roizen
ISBN 13: 9780060930752
Pages: 352
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Title: Irish Hearts

Two enthralling stories of Irish heroines with the courage to follow their dreams - and lose their hearts.
Author(s): Nora Roberts
ISBN 13: 9780263875188
Pages: 432
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Title: Prodigal Summer

Over the course of one humid summer, this novel's intriguing protagonists face disparate predicaments but find connections to one another and to the flora and fauna with which they necessarily share a place.
Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN 13: 9780060959036
Pages: 464
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Title: Saving Graces

Friendship sustains and enriches women's lives in ways no romantic or family relationship ever can. Now, in this wonderfully warm, humorous, and moving novel, Patricia Gaffney paints a rich portrait of this sometimes delicate yet resilient bond through the lives of four charming, vividly real women you'll swear you know—women who will become old friends you'll always remember.

For ten years, Emma, Rudy, Lee, and Isabel have shared a deep affection that has helped them deal with husbands, lovers, careers, children—the ebb and flow of expectations and disappointments common to us all. Calling themselves the Saving Graces, the quartet is united by understanding, honesty, and acceptance—a connection that has grown stronger as the years go by...

Though these sisters of the heart and soul have seen it all, talked through it all, they will not be prepared for a crisis of astounding proportions that will put their love, loyalty, and courage to the ultimate test.

Captivating from the first chapter to the last, this mesmerizing story illuminates the emotional links that define and join us as women. Funny, inspirational, joyous, and oh-so-true, The Saving Graces is an audiobook no listener will forget—a story to be passed from friend to friend.

Reader Bio:
Judith Ivey has earned Tony for her work in Hurlyburly and Steaming and an Emmy nomination for the television movie What the Deaf Man Heard. Her many film credits include Devil's Advocate, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and Mystery, Alaska.
Author(s): Patricia Gaffney
ISBN 13: 9780060598327
Pages: 416
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Title: The Rock Says

From his boyhood days traveling around the world with his father (professional wrestler Rocky Johnson) to his years as a football player at the University of Miami to his meteoric rise through the ranks of the Federation, The Rock Says. . ...
Author(s): The Rock;WWF
ISBN 13: 9780060392987
Pages: 304
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Title: If You Take a Mouse to the Movies

The famous little mouse from the children's classic If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is back in another irresistible tale full of holiday antics. This time, if you take him to the movies, he'll ask you for some popcorn. If you give him the popcorn, he'll want to string it all together. Then he'll want to hang it on a Christmas tree.
Author(s): Laura Numeroff
ISBN 13: 9780060278670
Pages: 40
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Title: Day of Reckoning

A death in Brooklyn sends reverberations around the world in Jack Higgins's thrilling new adventure. Higgins's novels of honor, bravery, and irresistible intrigue delight millions of readers every year, but few of his books pack the sheer narrative power of Day of Reckoning.
Author(s): Jack Higgins
ISBN 13: 9780008124892
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Title: Shadows of the Empire

Shadows of the Empire illuminates the shadowy outlines of a criminal conspiracy that exists in the background of the events in the movies, ruled by a character new to us. Prince Xizor is a mastermind of evil who dares to oppose one of the best-known fictional villains of all time: Darth Vader. The story involves all the featured Star Wars movie characters, plus Emperor Palpatine and, of course, Lord Vader himself.

Here is the untold story of the events that took place between the movies The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. It is a novel in which Darth Vader still lives--and battles a villain as powerful and evil as himself. Ads in Locus. Online promo. HC: Bantam. (Science Fiction)

Author(s): Steve Perry
ISBN 13: 9780553574135
Pages: 416
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Title: Into the Garden: A Wedding Anthology: Poetry and Prose on Love and Marriage

For brides and grooms who want to give their weddings new depth and meaning, two acclaimed poet-translators have gathered a stunning collection of poems and prose that will add a unique and personal dimension to the ceremony.

Author(s): Robert Hass
ISBN 13: 9780060924690
Pages: 240
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Title: Illusions

Dalaney Westcott is a security guard for the rich and famous who falls for a handsome cowboy names Jaret. When it ends suddenly, she throws herself into her work, vowing never to fall in love so deeply again. That is, until she finds herself in Jared's hometown on a dangerous job. Is she strong enough to refuse him now?
Author(s): Janet Dailey
ISBN 13: 9780060727284
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Title: Body for Life

Mention the name Bill Phillips to any of the people he's helped transform and you will see their faces light up with appreciation and respect. These people include: Hundreds of thousands of men and women who read his magazine for guidance and straightforward information about exercise, nutrition, and living with strength. Elite professional athletes, among them John Elway, Karl Malone, Mike Piazza, and Terrell Davis who have turned to Phillips for clear–cut information to enhance their energy and performance. People once plagued by obesity, alcoholism, and life–threatening ailments who accepted a personal challenge from Bill Phillips and, with his help, have regained control of their bodies and their lives.
Author(s): Bill Phillips
ISBN 13: 9780060193393
Pages: 224
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Title: Mankind: Have A Nice Day: Have a Nice Day! - A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks

Have a Nice Day!: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks is an autobiography of former wrestler Mick Foley. It details his life all the way from his upbringing in New York to winning the WWF Championship from The Rock in December 1998.
Author(s): Mick Foley
ISBN 13: 9780007107384
Pages: 768
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Title: Tom Clancy's Op-Centre (6) - State of Siege

The sixth volume in the fast-selling series of high-tech, high-action thrillers created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. Tom Clancy's Op-Centre, the series of international thrillers centred on the National Crisis Management Centre in Washington, is now firmly established as a bestselling phenomenon - a must for technothriller fans around the world. The previous volume in the series, Balance of Power, was yet another Sunday Times top-ten bestseller. Now that remarkable record is set to continue, with a spectacular new story - State of Siege. After years of handling some of the world's most dangerous international crises, Paul Hood is about to step down from his position as Director of the Op-Centre - only for the latest crisis to erupt much too close to home. A disgruntled group of ex-members of the UN peackeeping force have banded together and pulled off a series of daring robberies. Now they have devised a plan to make $100,000,000.
Author(s): Jeff Rovin
ISBN 13: 9780006513193
Pages: 384
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Title: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Moms & Sons: Stories by Mothers and Sons, in Appreciation of Each Other

This book contains the 101 best stories from Chicken Soup's library honoring the lifelong relationship between mothers and their male offspring. There is a special bond between mothers and their sons and it never goes away. This new book contains the 101 best stories and poems from Chicken Soup's library honoring that lifelong relationship between mothers and their male offspring. These heartfelt and loving stories written by mothers, grandmothers, and sons, about each other, span generations and show how the mother-son bond transcends time. Some of theses stories will make readers laugh and some will make them cry, but they all will warm their hearts and remind them of the things they love about each other.
Author(s): Jack Canfield
ISBN 13: 9781935096160
Pages: 380
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Title: Guinness World Records 2001

Lists records, superlatives, and unusual facts in the areas of fame, business, crime, the natural world, technology, war, the arts, music, fashion, and sports.
Author(s): Tim Footman
ISBN 13: 9781892051011
Pages: 288
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Title: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Featured in the premiere issue of O: The Oprah Magazine and on Oprah's Favorite Things 2000 segment, The Four Agreements reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob people of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Four Agreements -- be impeccable with your word, don't take anything personally, don't make assumptions, always do your best -- offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform life into a new experience of freedom, love, and true happiness. This jacketed linen-bound hardcover gift edition features two-color printing and a silk ribbon marker.
Author(s): Don Miguel Ruiz
ISBN 13: 9781878424501
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Title: Gap Creek

Young Julie Harmon works “hard as a man,” they say, so hard that at times she’s not sure she can stop. People depend on her to slaughter the hogs and nurse the dying. People are weak, and there is so much to do. At just seventeen she marries and moves down into the valley of Gap Creek, where perhaps life will be better. But Julie and Hank’s new life in the valley, in the last years of the nineteenth century, is more complicated than the couple ever imagined. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what to fear most―the fires and floods or the flesh-and-blood grifters, drunks, and busybodies who insinuate themselves into their new life. To survive, they must find out whether love can keep chaos and madness at bay. Their struggles with nature, with work, with the changing century, and with the disappointments and triumphs of their union make Gap Creek a timeless story of a marriage.
Author(s): Robert Morgan
ISBN 13: 9781565122963
Pages: 326
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Title: Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul

From remembering their own life experience or to watching their own children grow, most people recognize that the preteen years, ages nine to thirteen, can be one of the most awkward times in life-a period of tremendous physical and emotional change. At this age, youngsters are eager to leave the "kid" stage, yet are uncertain about what adolescence will bring; they'd rather listen to peers over parents, and hear all too often to "wait until you're older." Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul will guide kids through this transition. Written by and for preteens, this uplifting collection of stories touches on the emotions and situations they experience every day: making and losing friends, fitting in while keeping their personal identity, discovering the opposite sex, dealing with pressures at school including violence, and coping with family issues such as divorce.
Author(s): Jack Canfield
ISBN 13: 9781558748002
Pages: 386
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Title: Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul III: More Stories of Life, Love and Learning

The third volume in the Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul series promises more love, support and inspiration for the series' loyal teen readers. More and more, life is a struggle for teens. Not just dealing with the tragedies that seem to plague them so often, but also handling the daily pressures that pervade their lives. This book, like the first two volumes in the series, will help them, and will serve as their guide and constant companion. The original Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, a New York Times bestseller, has sold over 4.5 million copies. Its successor, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II, a #1 New York Times bestseller, has already sold over 2.2 million copies. The third volume in this blockbuster series promises to be every bit as successful as the first two, as teen readers continue to cherish and be inspired by this series.
Author(s): Kimberly Kirberger
ISBN 13: 9781558747616
Pages: 369
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Title: Heartbreaker

In the still shadows of the confessional, the penitent kneels and makes a bone-chilling disclosure: Bless me father, for I will sin.... Slowly, tauntingly, the man describes his murderous past -- how he stalked his victim, worked his way into her life, and then took that life in a violent rage -- and his plan to kill again. Only this time, he has raised the stakes in his twisted game, daring authorities to catch him if they can. This time, he has revealed the name of his next intended victim. I'm a heartbreaker. And I do so love a challenge.... Agent Nick Buchanan has come face-to-face with society's worst monsters and depraved minds in his work for one of the FBI's most elite units. He's about to take a much needed vacation from his high-stress job when he's called on to stop the killer who has mockingly confessed to the deadly crime he's to commit. Nick can't refuse --for this time the threat has hit close to home. The intended victim is his best friend's sister. Soon he is caught up in an intricate chase with one of the most devious psychopaths of his career -- in a case that suddenly, unexpectedly, pulls him in like no other.
Author(s): Julie Garwood
ISBN 13: 9781451648324
Pages: 544
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Title: Deck the Halls (Regan Reilly Series)

Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN 13: 9781451609356
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Title: Damage

“A passionate, elegant, ruthless story.” —Iris Murdoch Damage is the gripping story of a man’s desperate obsession and scandalous love affair. He is a man who appears to have everything: wealth, a beautiful wife and children, and a prestigious political career in Parliament. But his life lacks passion, and his aching emptiness drives him to an all-consuming, and ultimately catastrophic, relationship with his son’s fiancée. Chilling and brilliant, Damage is a New York Times–bestselling masterpiece—a daring look at the dangers of obsession and the depth of its shattering consequences.
Author(s): Hart, Josephine
ISBN 13: 9781453258323
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Title: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

<p>"Long live the King" hailed <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> upon the publication of Stephen King's <i>On Writing.</i> Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King's advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported near-fatal accident in 1999 -- and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, <i>On Writing</i> will empower and entertain everyone who reads it -- fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.</p>
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN 13: 9781439156810
Pages: 288
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Title: The Indwelling

The second half of the seven-year Tribulation era begins as Rayford, Buck, Chloe, and the other members of the Tribulation Force reveal who killed Nicolae as the time of God's judgement approaches.
Author(s): Tim LaHaye;Jerry B. Jenkins
ISBN 13: 9781414334967
Pages: 432
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Title: Shopgirl Movie Tie-In

teve Martin's New York Times bestseller Shopgirl is now a major motion picture, in theaters October 05, starring Steve Martin and Claire Danes. Mirabelle is the "shopgirl" of the title, a young woman, beautiful in a wallflowerish kind of way, who works behind the glove counter at Neiman Marcus "selling things that nobody buys anymore . . ." Mirabelle captures the attention of Ray Porter, a wealthy businessman almost twice her age. As they tentatively embark on a relationship, they both struggle to decipher the language of love--with consequences that are both comic and heartbreaking. Filled with the kind of witty, discerning observations that have brought Steve Martin critical success, Shopgirl is a work of disarming tenderness.
Author(s): Steve Martin
ISBN 13: 9781401308278
Pages: 160
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Title: The Mark: The Beast Rules the World (Left Behind #8)

he international fiction series phenomenon continues. Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye pick up the exciting end-times saga where The Indwelling left off. The evil world leader Nicolae Carpathia officially takes his place as the Antichrist and begins his three-and-a-half year reign of terror over the earth. Technology provides the means to place the mark of the beast on every human, and the Trib Force scrambles to survive.
Author(s): Tim LaHaye
ISBN 13: 9780842332255
Pages: 381
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Title: The Beatles Anthology

The Beatles Anthology is, for the first time, the story of The Beatles by The Beatles. The international best-seller is now in paperback! From their years growing up in Liverpool through their ride to fame to their ultimate breakup, heres the inside story. Interwoven with The Beatles own memories are the recollections of such associates as road manager Neil Aspinall, producer George Martin, and spokesman Derek Taylor. The Beatles Anthology is a once-in-a-lifetime volume: warm, frank, funny, poignant, and bold-just like the music thats been a part of so many of our lives. The Beatles Anthology is, for the first time, the story of The Beatles by The Beatles. Created with the full cooperation of Paul, George, Ringo, and Yoko Ono Lennon, it also includes the words of John, painstakingly compiled from sources worldwide. The Beatles Anthology is, in effect, The Beatles autobiography.The Beatles Anthology features over 1300 images, most previously unpublished. Paul, George, Ringo, and Yoko Ono Lennon all opened their own archives just for this project, as did Apple, EMI, and others long associated with The Beatles, allowing the unprecedented release of photographs, documents, and other memorabilia from their homes and offices. The result is an extraordinary wealth of visual material brimming on each and every page.
Author(s): The Beatles
ISBN 13: 9780811836364
Pages: 368
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Title: The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook

Providing frightening and funny real information in the best-selling tradition of the Paranoid's Pocket Guide and Hypochondriac's Handbook, this indispensable, indestructible pocket-sized guide is the definitive handbook for those times ...
Author(s): Joshua Piven;David Borgenicht
ISBN 13: 9780811825559
Pages: 192
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Title: Take Time for Your Life

Offers checklists, action plans, and success stories to help readers improve their quality of life, reconsider their priorities, and replace unproductive habits with productive ones.
Author(s): Cheryl Richardson
ISBN 13: 9780767902076
Pages: 258
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Title: Moving Mars (Queen of Angels Series #2)

Moving Mars is a story of human courage and love set within the greater saga of a planetary liberation movement. Mars is a colonial world, governed by corporate interests on Earth. The citizens of Mars are hardworking, but held back by their lack of access to the best education, and the desire of the Earthly powers to keep the best new inventions for themselves. The young Martians -- the second and third generations born on Mars -- have little loyalty to Earth, and a strong belief that their planet can be independent. The revolution begins slowly, but will grow in power over decades of political struggle until it becomes irresistible. Told through the eyes of an extraordinary character, Casseia Majumdar, a daughter of one of Mars' oldest, most conservative Binding Multiples, Moving Mars is Greg Bear's brilliant conception of the human colonization of the red planet, with lovingly painted details and a grand historical sweep, embellishing an audacious scientific speculation.
Author(s): Greg Bear
ISBN 13: 9780765318237
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Title: The Last Precinct

Who is it, and why are they so desperate to be rid of her? Visit the author's own website on www.patricia-cornwell.com
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN 13: 9780751544886
Pages: 544
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Title: First Lady

The beautiful young widow of the President of the United States thought she was free of the White House, but circumstances have forced her back into the role of the First Lady.
Author(s): Susan Elizabeth Phillips
ISBN 13: 9780749937133
Pages: 376
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Title: Talking Dirty With the Queen of Clean

You'll also find handy sidebars, an updated index, and a revealing cleaning quiz to help you measure your status as a domestic diva. Never be a slave to housework again! Includes Helpful Hints From The Royal Guide To Spot And Stain Removal!
Author(s): Linda Cobb
ISBN 13: 9780743490405
Pages: 272
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Title: Heartbreaker

In the still shadows of the confessional, the penitent kneels and makes a bone-chilling disclosure: Bless me father, for I will sin.... Slowly, tauntingly, the man describes his murderous past -- how he stalked his victim, worked his way into her life, and then took that life in a violent rage -- and his plan to kill again. Only this time, he has raised the stakes in his twisted game, daring authorities to catch him if they can. This time, he has revealed the name of his next intended victim. I'm a heartbreaker. And I do so love a challenge....
Author(s): Julie Garwood
ISBN 13: 9780743474191
Pages: 544
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Title: Nothing like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

<p><i>Nothing Like It in the World</i> gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad — the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks.</p> <p> The U.S. government pitted two companies — the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads — against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution. Locomotives, rails, and spikes were shipped from the East through Panama or around South America to the West or lugged across the country to the Plains. In Ambrose's hands, this enterprise, with its huge expenditure of brainpower, muscle, and sweat, comes vibrantly to life.</p>
Author(s): Stephen E. Ambrose
ISBN 13: 9780743203173
Pages: 432
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Title: The Millionaire Mind

Author(s): Thomas J. Stanley
ISBN 13: 9780740703577
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Title: Tears of the moon

Book Two of the Gallaghers of Ardmore Trilogy High above the tidy village of Ardmore on a windy cliff, there is magic and music in the air, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts will help you find it… A talented songwriter, Shawn Gallagher spends his days lost in reverie and wonder, oblivious to the wiles of women and the ways of the world. He claims that he’s content with his life, but his music tells a different story—one of loneliness and desperate longing… No one understands why Shawn doesn’t put his musical gift to profitable use—least of all Brenna O’Toole, a fiercely independent tomboy who has been secretly in love with him for years. But it is only when Shawn gives in to the mysteries of magic that he gets the chance to fulfill his destiny as a man and a musician.
Author(s): Nora Roberts
ISBN 13: 9780739410196
Pages: 279
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Title: Rain

White clouds. Then, suddenly, gray clouds. Gray sky. RAIN. Using bold graphics and few words, Rain explores concepts like weather, colors, and a changing landscape. It's a book for very young readers to enjoy and learn from, rain or shine.
Author(s): Robert Kalan
ISBN 13: 9780688104795
Pages: 32
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Title: Tis: A Memoir

A #1 New York Times bestseller and the eagerly anticipated sequel to the Pulitzer Prize–winning Angela’s Ashes, this masterpiece from Frank McCourt tells of his American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank McCourt’s glorious childhood memoir, Angela’s Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape.
Author(s): Frank McCourt
ISBN 13: 9780684865744
Pages: 368
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Title: Bridget Jones

Bridget's new relationship with Mark Darcy should have improved her self-confidence, but the difficult adjustments of sharing an apartment and Rebecca's eagerness to cause trouble are making Bridget more uncertain than ever
Author(s): Helen Fielding
ISBN 13: 9780670892969
Pages: 338
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Title: Standing for Something

Focusing on recovering the virtues that once bound people together, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints shares his blueprint for healing the nation, beginning within the family and the human soul.
Author(s): Gordon Bitner Hinckley
ISBN 13: 9780609807255
Pages: 256
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Title: False Memory

It's a fear more paralyzing than falling. More terrifying than absolute darkness. More horrifying than anything you can imagine. It's the one fear you cannot escape, no matter where you run...no matter where you hide. It's the fear of yourself. It's real. It can happen to you. And facing it can be deadly. Fear for your mind.
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN 13: 9780553580228
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Title: Flags of Our Fathers

Chronicles one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, focusing on the men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima—and into history. Through a hail of machine-gun and mortar fire that left the beaches strewn with comrades, they battled to the island’s highest peak. And after climbing through a landscape of hell itself, they raised a flag. Now the son of one of the flagraisers has written a powerful account of six very different young men who came together in a moment that will live forever.
Author(s): James Bradley;Ron Powers
ISBN 13: 9780553384154
Pages: 382
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Title: Journey

As her journey comes to a close, she finds a strength she never knew she had...and a gift which will change her life forever. Everyone in Washington knows Madeleine and Jack Hunter. Maddy is an award-winning TV anchorwoman, and Jack is the head of her network and an adviser to the President on media issues. To the world, theirs is a storybook marriage. But behind the locked doors of their lush Georgetown home, a very different story emerges. For as Maddy's career soars, a bitter edge of control and jealousy has crept in, so that the woman the nation idolises lives in degradation and fear. The cruelty she experiences at Jack's hands leaves no bruises, no scars, only the wounds of fear, humiliation and isolation.Maddy's journey to healing begins when the President's wife offers her the opportunity to join her newly-formed Commission on Violence against Women. There Maddy hears chilling stories from terrified wives and girlfriends that sound eerily familiar. And there she meets Bill Alexander, a distinguished scholar and diplomat who also works on the commission.
Author(s): Danielle Steel
ISBN 13: 9780552145060
Pages: 474
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Title: Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants: Color Edition

George and Harold are fourth-grade buddies with a penchant for practical jokes. When the boys' latest prank drives their science teacher over the edge, their clueless principal, Mr. Krupp, quickly hires a replacement: Professor Pippy P. Poopypants. Of course, George and Harold can't resist making fun of the Professor's silly name.
Author(s): Dav Pilkey
ISBN 13: 9780545871877
Pages: 160
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Title: Heart of the Sea (Irish Jewels Trilogy Series #3)

<p>The breathtaking conclusion to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with <b>Jewels of the Sun</b> and <b>Tears of the Moon</b>...</p> <p>Darcy Gallagher has always believed in the pull of fate, the magic of legend... and the importance of money. She longs to find a rich man who will sweep her away - into a world filled with glamour and adventure, and the exotic life that is her destiny...</p> <p>A wealthy businessman with Irish blood, Trevor Magee has come to Ardmore to build a theater - and uncover the secrets hidden in his family's past. He thought he had given up on love long ago, but Darcy Gallagher tempts him like no woman ever has. She's gorgeous, intelligent, and she knows what she wants - and he's more than willing to give it to her. But as their mutual attraction flares into passion, they look into their hearts - and find out what happens when you truly believe...</p>
Author(s): Nora Roberts
ISBN 13: 9780515128550
Pages: 400
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Title: Eclipse Bay

In a rugged Oregon town torn apart by a long-time family feud, wedding consultant Hannah Harte is reunited by an unexpected inheritance with Rafe Madison, but their attraction is complicated by the hostilities that divide their families.
Author(s): Jayne Ann Krentz
ISBN 13: 9780515128017
Pages: 346
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Title: The Darwin Awards Countdown to Extinction

The newest installment of the human race's most "devastatingly" popular humor series. The Darwin Awards are more than just a brand. They're a pop culture phenomenon. With six books and a website that draws in more than a million unique visitors every month, the Darwin Awards rivals The Onion and The Simpsons as one of the biggest humor franchises in the world. Fully illustrated and featuring all-new tales of the marvelously macabre, The Darwin Awards Countdown to Extinction chronicles the astonishing acts of individuals who have taken a swan dive into the shallow end of the gene pool. From attaching a five-horsepower engine to a barstool, to hammering a metal hook into an explosive device, to using a taser to treat a snake bite, these gloriously gruesome incidents prove that the countdown (to human extinction) is well under way.
Author(s): Wendy Northcutt l
ISBN 13: 9780452297364
Pages: 336
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Title: Code to Zero

Author(s): Ken Follett
ISBN 13: 9780451216724
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Title: Beyond Eden

When sophisticated, wealthy Sydney Fox marries the suave, jet-setting Prince Alessandro Di Contini, everything seems perfect, until the Prince rapes his wife's sister, Lindsay Fox, a crime that triggers a deadly chain of events.
Author(s): Catherine Coulter
ISBN 13: 9780451202314
Pages: 439
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Title: The Rescue

Author(s): Nicholas Sparks
ISBN 13: 9780446696128
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Title: The Lion's Game (John Corey Series #2)

Detective John Corey, last seen in Plum Island, now faces his toughest assignment yet: the pursuit and capture of the world's most dangerous terrorist -- a young Arab known as "The Lion" who has baffled a federal task force and shows no sign of stopping in his quest for revenge against the American pilots who bombed Libya and killed his family. Filled with unrelenting suspense and surprising plot twists at every terrifying turn, THE LION'S GAME is a heartstopping race against time and one of Nelson DeMille's most riveting thrillers.
Author(s): Nelson DeMille
ISBN 13: 9780446679091
Pages: 720
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Title: Cradle and All

In Boston, a young woman finds herself pregnant--even though she is still a virgin.

In Ireland, another young woman discovers she is in the same impossible condition.

And in cities all around the world, medical authorities are overwhelmed by epidemics, droughts, famines, floods, and worse. It all feels like a sign that something awful is coming.

Anne Fitzgerald, a former nun turned private investigator, is hired by the Archdiocese of Boston to investigate the immaculate conceptions. Even as she comes to care about and trust the young women, she realizes that both are in great danger. Terrifying forces of light and darkness are gathering. Stepping into uncharted territory where the unknown is just the beginning, Anne must discover the truth--to save the young women, to save herself, and to protect the future of all mankind.

Originally published in 1980 as Virgin. The author's revised version was published in 2000 as Cradle and All.

Author(s): James Patterson
ISBN 13: 9780446609401
Pages: 384
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Title: Roses Are Red (Alex Cross Series #6)

In this heart-pounding new thriller, Detective Alex Cross pursues the most brilliant killer he's ever confronted, a mysterious criminal who calls himself the Mastermind. In a series of crimes that has stunned Washington, D.C., bank robbers have been killing bank employees and their families if the robbers' instructions are not followed to the letter. Alex Cross knows this is no ordinary criminal-the pathological need for control and perfection is too great. Cross is in the midst of a crisis at home-but the case becomes all-consuming as he learns that the Mastermind is plotting one huge, last, perfect crime...

Author(s): James Patterson
ISBN 13: 9780446605489
Pages: 416
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Title: Acts of Malice

When defense attorney Nina Reilly takes the case of Jim Strong, a member of one of South Lake Tahoe's most prominent families, who has been accused of killing his brother, she finds her life threatened by a terrifying confrontation with a ...
Author(s): Perri OShaughnessy
ISBN 13: 9780440225812
Pages: 480
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Title: The Cowboy

Trace Blackthorne offers to save Callie Creed's family from financial ruin, despite the long feud between their families, if she will marry him. Joan Johnston transports us to rugged present-day Texas—a place of wide-open prairies and unbridled ambitions—where two ranching families, the Blackthornes and the Creeds, are locked in a bitter century-old feud. Here, Johnston brings to life a breathtaking love story—between the Blackthornes' oldest son and the Creeds' beautiful daughter—a magnificent novel of passion, vengeance, and star-crossed love.
Author(s): Joan Johnston
ISBN 13: 9780440223801
Pages: 389
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Title: Needful Things

Now available for the first time in a mass-market premium paperback edition—master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic #1 New York Times bestseller about a mysterious store than can sell you whatever you desire—but not without ...
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN 13: 9781501143786
Pages: 960
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Title: Sullivans Island

In this debut novel set on the stormy, sultry coastal region of South Carolina, a woman with an unfaithful husband, resentful teenage daughter, and dark memories of the past embarks on a courageous search for the truth about her life. The New York Times bestseller—in paperback for the first time! Set in the steamy, stormy landscape of South Carolina, Sullivan's Island tells the unforgettable story of one woman's courageous journey toward truth. Born and raised on idyllic Sullivan's Island, Susan Hayes navigated through her turbulent childhood with humor, spunk, and characteristic Southern sass. But years later, she is a conflicted woman with an unfaithful husband, a sometimes resentful teenage daughter, and a heart that aches with painful, poignant memories. And as Susan faces her uncertain future, she realizes that she must go back to her past. To the beachfront house where her sister welcomes her with open arms. To the only place she can truly call home.
Author(s): Dorothea Benton Frank
ISBN 13: 9780425193945
Pages: 464
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Title: The Bear and the Dragon

In the wake of an assassination attempt on the SVR (former KGB) chairman, newly elected U.S. president Jack Ryan puts black ops specialist John Clark on the alert, only to have things complicated by dangerous forces in China.
Author(s): Tom Clancy
ISBN 13: 9780425180969
Pages: 1137
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Title: Divide and Conquer

When a mysterious cabal within the U.S. State Department causes tensions to erupt between Iran and Azerbaijan and plots to depose the President of the United States, Paul Hood and the Op-Center team must stop the conspiracy. #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Tom Clancy delivers an all-new, original novel, Op Center: Divide and Conquer.Shadowy elements within the State Department secretly cause tensions to flare between Iran and the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan. They hope to start a shooting war to increase their own power and profit.At the same time, the conspirators decide to up the ante - by deposing the president of the United States. In a treacherous scheme, they convince the president that he is mentally unstable, and a silent coup d'etat is within their reach.Now, Paul Hood and the members of Op-Center must race against the clock to prevent the outbreak of war, save the honor of the president - and expose the traitors.
Author(s): Tom Clancy;Jeff Rovin;Steve R. Pieczenik
ISBN 13: 9780425174807
Pages: 372
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Title: House of Sand and Fog

In this riveting novel of almost unbearable suspense, three fragile yet determined people become dangerously entangled in a relentlessly escalating crisis. Colonel Behrani, once a wealthy man in Iran, is now a struggling immigrant willing to bet everything he has to restore his family's dignity. Kathy Nicolo is a troubled young woman whose house is all she has left, and who refuses to let her hard-won stability slip away from her. Sheriff Lester Burdon, a married man who finds himself falling in love with Kathy, becomes obsessed with helping her fight for justice.

Drawn by their competing desires to the same small house in the California hills and doomed by their tragic inability to understand one another, the three converge in an explosive collision course. Combining unadorned realism with profound empathy, House of Sand and Fog marks the arrival of a major new voice in American fiction.

1999 National Book Award finalist, Fiction.

Author(s): Andre Dubus III
ISBN 13: 9780393338119
Pages: 365
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Title: The House on Hope Street

When an accident claims her husband of eighteen years, Liz Sutherland must grieve, console her five children, and learn to get on with her life. 1,100,000 first printing. Danielle Steel's 49th bestselling novel is a story of courage and loss, of the power of family and the strength of the human soul. Life was good for Liz and Jack Sutherland. In eighteen years of marriage, they had built a family, a successful law practice, and a warm, happy home near San Francisco, in a house on Hope Street. Then, in an instant, it all fell apart. It began like any other Christmas morning, with joy and children's laughter. But for Jack Sutherland, a five-minute errand ends in tragedy. And suddenly, Liz is alone, facing painful questions in the wake of an unbearable loss.
Author(s): Danielle Steel
ISBN 13: 9780385333061
Pages: 231
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Title: Acts of Malice

New York Times bestselling author Perri O'Shaughnessy has created a true American original in the character Nina Reilly, a tough but tenderhearted attorney who has been hailed by readers and critics as one of the most interesting heroines in legal thrillers today. Now, in Acts of Malice, Perri O'Shaughnessy has crafted her most spellbinding novel to date, raising the level of suspense and narrative tension to nail-biting new heights as Nina Reilly takes on a murder case that exposes the dark side of Lake Tahoe's glamorous ski resorts.
Author(s): Perri OShaughnessy
ISBN 13: 9780385332767
Pages: 387
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Title: A Season Beyond A Kiss

In the loving embrace of her new husband, the dashing American shipping magnate Jeff Birmingham, Raelynn Barrett can forget her painful past and the tragic, undeserved disgrace of her family. In the loving embrace of her new husband, the dashing American shipping magnate Jeff Birmingham, Raelynn Barrett can forget her painful past and the tragic, undeserved disgrace of her family. With Jeff, each sweet, lingering kiss is a promise of a future rich in joy and sensual fulfilment. But Raelynn can hear the whispered rumours that damn the man she loves. And what her own eyes have witnessed seem to brand her adored and adoring Jeff as the worst sort of criminal. In the face of the devastating treacheries of ruthless, hidden enemies, how can Jeff ever hope to win back the trust of the woman he cherishes.?
Author(s): Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
ISBN 13: 9780380807949
Pages: 496
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Title: The Amber Spyglass

Lyra and Will find themselves at the center of a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by Lyra's father, Lord Asriel.
Author(s): Philip Pullman
ISBN 13: 9780375846731
Pages: 518
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Title: The Blue Afternoon

"A perfect-pitch story of love and redemption" (The New York Times), Boyd's atmospheric new novel confirms his reputation as heir to the grand narrative traditions of Joseph Conrad and Somerset Maugham. In 1936 Los angeles, as her long-estranged father tells architect Kay Fischer the story behind her secret parentage, he plunges readers into a tale of grisly murders and an illicit passion that still obsseses him 30 years later. 384 pp. Author tour.

From the author of A Good Man in Africa and Brazzaville Beach comes an ambitious and seductive novel--part suspense, part romance, all grand storytelling. Told in flashbacks, the story travels from 1930's Hollywood to the exotic, violent world of the Philippines in 1902, telling a tale of medicine, the murder of American soldiers, and the creation of a magical flying machine.

Author(s): William Boyd
ISBN 13: 9780679772606
Pages: 367
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Title: A Short Guide to a Happy Life

The author shares her reflections on the meaning of life and explains how to get the most out of one's experiences and relationships by refusing to take the world around oneself for granted.
Author(s): Anna Quindlen
ISBN 13: 9780375504617
Pages: 50
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Title: The Last two bachelors

Author(s): Debbie Macomber
ISBN 13: 9780373834365
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Title: Drowning Ruth

Worn out from nursing soldiers at a Milwaukee hospital and struggling to recover from a traumatic love affair, Amanda Starkey returns to her family's rural Wisconsin farm to stay with her beloved sister, Mattie, and young niece, Ruth.
Author(s): Christina Schwarz
ISBN 13: 9780345439109
Pages: 368
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Title: Jedi Eclipse

While Princess Leia struggles to evacuate several planets in the wake of an alien onslaught, Luke Skywalker tries to hold the Jedi Knights together. Original. A string of smashing victories by the forces of the sinister aliens known as the Yuuzhan Vong has left New Republic resources and morale stretched to the breaking point. Leia Organa Solo, estranged from her husband, Han, oversees the evacuation of refugees on planets in the path of the merciless invaders. Luke Skywalker struggles to hold the fractious Jedi Knights together, even while one of them undertakes a bold but reckless undercover mission. Manipulating their alliance with the amoral Hutts, the Yuuzhan Vong leave a cunning trail of vital information where New Republic agents are sure to find it--information the desperate defenders cannot afford to ignore: the location of the aliens' next target.
Author(s): James Luceno
ISBN 13: 9780345428592
Pages: 348
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Title: Such a Long Journey

It is Bombay in 1971, the year India went to war over what was to become Bangladesh. A hard-working bank clerk, Gustad Noble is a devoted family man who gradually sees his modest life unravelling. His young daughter falls ill; his promising son defies his father’s ambitions for him. He is the one reasonable voice amidst the ongoing dramas of his neighbours. One day, he receives a letter from an old friend, asking him to help in what at first seems like an heroic mission. But he soon finds himself unwittingly drawn into a dangerous network of deception. Compassionate, and rich in details of character and place, this unforgettable novel charts the journey of a moral heart in a turbulent world of change.

A moving domestic tragi-comedy that introduces readers to Gustad Noble, a devout Parsi and dedicated family man, who becomes enmeshed in the corruption of the Indira Gandhi years. His journey back to himself manages to be comical and heartbreaking, deeply compassionate and unsparing.

Author(s): Rohinton Mistry
ISBN 13: 9780679738718
Pages: 352
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Title: Dark Tide

With unsurpassed action and imagination, New York Times bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole continues The New Jedi Order with DARK TIDE I: ONSLAUGHT, testing the heroes of the past along with the next generation of Jedi against fearsome ... In this epic of unsurpassed action and imagination, Michael Stackpole helps to launch an exciting new era in Star Wars® history. ONSLAUGHT pits the battle-tested heroes of the past--Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa Solo--along with the next generation of Jedi and droids, against fearsome never-before-encountered enemies from beyond the galactic rim . . . It is a perilous time for the New Republic. Just when unity is needed most, mistrust is on the rise. Even the Jedi feel the strain, as rogue elements rebel against Luke's leadership. When alien invaders known as the Yunnan Vong strike without warning, the New Republic is thrown on the defensive. Merciless warriors, the Yunnan Vong glory in torture. Their technology is as strange as it is deadly. Most ominous of all, they are impervious to the Force.
Author(s): Michael A. Stackpole
ISBN 13: 9780345428547
Pages: 292
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Title: Hot Six (Stephanie Plum Series #6)

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum and Trenton vice cop Joe Morelli join forces to find the madman killer who shot and barbecued the youngest son of international black-market arms dealer Alexander Ramos.

Carlos Manoso, street name Ranger, is caught on video just minutes before the crime occurs. He's at the scene, he's with the victim, and he's the number-one suspect. Ranger is former special forces turned soldier of fortune. He has a blue-chip stock portfolio and no known address. He moves in mysterious circles. He's Stephanie's mentor—the man who taught her everything she knows about fugitive apprehension. And he's more than her friend.

Now he's the hunted and Stephanie's the hunter, and it's time for her to test her skills against the master. But if she does catch him...what then? Can she bring herself to turn him in?

Plus there are other things keeping Stephanie awake at night. Her maternal grandmother has set up housekeeping in Stephanie's apartment, a homicidal maniac has selected Stephanie as his next victim, her love life is in the toilet, she's adopted a dog with an eating disorder, and she can't button the top snap on her Levi's.

Experience the world of Plum—in Janet Evanovich's new thriller. It's surreal, it's frenetic, it's incendiary. Hot Six. It's the best yet.

Author(s): Janet Evanovich
ISBN 13: 9780312976279
Pages: 340
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Title: The Prometheus Deception

After fifteen years as a brilliant master spy, Nick Bryson has disappeared into anonymity as a professor at an exclusive college in western Pennsylvania―until he's suddenly lured back into the game. Recruited by the CIA, Bryson has been commissioned to track the moves of the Directorate. Once, the ultra-secret intelligence agency was his training ground. Now it's a multinational terrorist conspiracy bent on global domination… But for Bryson to eliminate the core of corruption means plunging into his own past, investigating the motives of a beautiful stranger who may be his greatest downfall, and infiltrating a secret nexus of power called Prometheus that holds the terrifying clues to his past―and the even more terrifying .
Author(s): Robert Ludlum
ISBN 13: 9780312943363
Pages: 656
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Title: Robert Ludlums The Hades Factor

When an unknown virus strikes the United States, Jonathan Smith, an Army medical researcher, escapes several assassination attempts, only to discover that his fiancee is one of the victims, and that all his research is being blocked. A homeless man in Boston, an Army Major in California, and a teenage girl in Atlanta all die suddenly and painfully--each a victim of an unknown doomsday virus. For three days, a team of scientists is a U.S. government laboratory has been frantically trying to unlock the virus's secrets. When the leading researcher from that lab, Lt. Col. Jonathan Smith, returns from overseas, he barely survives a series of well-orchestrated attempts made on his life. By the time Smith eludes his pursuers and makes it home, he discovers that the virus has claimed its fourth victim, Dr. Sophia Russell--Smith's fiancee. Devastated and enraged, Smith quickly uncovers evidence that his lover's death was no accident--that someone out there has the virus, and the pandemic that threatens hundreds of millions of lives is no accident. But wherever he turns, Smith finds that some unseen force has blocked his quest for information.
Author(s): Robert Ludlum;Gayle Lynds
ISBN 13: 9780312264376
Pages: 432
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Title: City of the Mind

A national bestseller and a luminous work of fiction from the celebrated Booker Prize-winning author of Moon Tiger.
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN 13: 9780802140203
Pages: 240
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Title: The Bluest Eye

The story of Pecola Breedlove profiles an eleven-year-old African-American girl growing up in an America that values blue-eyed blondes and the tragedy that results from her longing to be accepted.
Author(s): Toni Morrison
ISBN 13: 9780307278449
Pages: 205
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Title: Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty: The Only Networking Book You'll Ever Need

Bestselling author Harvey Mackay reveals his techniques for the most essential tool in business—networking, the indispensable art of building contacts.

Now in paperback, Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty is Harvey Mackay's last word on how to get what you want from the world through networking.&nbsp;&nbsp;For everyone from the sales rep facing a career-making deal to the entrepreneur in search of capital, Dig Your Well explains how meeting these needs should be no more than a few calls away.&nbsp;&nbsp;This shrewdly practical book distills Mackay's wisdom gleaned from years of "swimming with sharks," including:

What kinds of networks exist How to start a network, and how to wring the most from it The smart way to downsize your list—who to keep, who to dump How to keep track of favors done and favors owed—Is it my lunch or yours?
What you can do if you are not good at small talk

Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty is a must for anyone who wants to get ahead by reaching out.

Syndicated columnist and business speaker, Harvey Mackay proves "it`s not what you know, it`s who you know." In this provocative networking book, he contends that talent alone will not save you in the current economy. Genius, guts, and hard work can also be counted out as life preservers. In fact, according to Mackay, there`s only one thing you can depend on -- your network.

Author(s): Harvey Mackay
ISBN 13: 9780385485463
Pages: 336
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Title: The Gift of Peace

Joseph Cardinal Bernardin's gentle leadership throughout his life of ministerial service had made him an internationally beloved figure, but the words he left behind about his final journey would change the lives of many more people from all faiths, from all backgrounds, and from all over the world.

In the last two months of his life, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin made it his ultimate mission to share his personal reflections and insights as a legacy to those he left behind.  The Gift of Peace reveals the Cardinal's spiritual growth amid a string of traumatic events: a false accusation of sexual abuse; reconciliation a year later with his accuser, who had earlier recanted the charges; a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and surgery; the return of cancer, now in his liver; his decision to discontinue chemotherapy and live his remaining days as fully as possible.  In these pages, Bernardin tells his story openly and honestly, and shares the profound peace he came to at the end of his life.  He accepted his peace as a gift from God, and he in turn now shares that gift with the world.  

Author(s): Joseph Bernardin
ISBN 13: 9780385494342
Pages: 176
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Title: Locked in the Cabinet

Locked in the Cabinet is a close-up view of the way things work, and often don't work, at the highest levels of government—and a uniquely personal account by the man whose ideas inspired and animated much of the Clinton campaign of 1992 and who became the cabinet officer in charge of helping ordinary Americans get better jobs. Robert B. Reich, writer, teacher, social critic—and a friend of the Clintons since they were all in their twenties—came to be known as the "conscience  of the Clinton administration and one of the most successful Labor Secretaries in history. Here is his sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant chronicle of trying to put ideas and ideals into practice.

With wit, passion, and dead-aim honesty, Reich writes of those in Washington who possess hard heads and soft hearts, and those with exactly the opposite attributes. He introduces us to the career bureaucrats who make Washington run and the politicians who, on occasion, make it stop; to business tycoons and labor leaders who clash by day and party together by night; to a president who wants to change America and his opponents (on both the left and the right) who want to keep it as it is or return it to where it used to be. Reich guides us to the pinnacles of power and pretension, as bills are passed or stalled, reputations built or destroyed, secrets leaked, numbers fudged, egos bruised, news stories spun, hypocrisies exposed, and good intentions occasionally derailed. And to the places across America where those who are the objects of this drama are simply trying to get by—assembly lines, sweatshops, union halls, the main streets of small towns and the tough streets of central cities.

Locked in the Cabinet is an intimate odyssey involving a memorable cast—a friend who is elected President of the United States, only to discover the limits of power; Alan Greenspan, who is the most powerful man in America; and Newt Gingrich, who tries to be. Plus a host of others: White House staffers and cabinet members who can't find "the loop ; political consultant Dick Morris, who becomes "the loop ; baseball players and owners who can't agree on how to divide up $2 billion a year; a union leader who accuses Reich of not knowing what a screwdriver looks like; a heretofore invisible civil servant deep in the Labor Department whose brainchild becomes the law of the land; and a wondrous collection of senators, foreign ministers, cabinet officers, and television celebrities. And it is also an odyssey for Reich's wife and two young sons, who learn to tolerate their own cabinet member but not to abide Washington.

Here is Reich—determined to work for a more just society, laboring in a capital obsessed with exorcising the deficit and keeping Wall Street happy—learning that Washington is not only altogether different from the world of ordinary citizens but ultimately, and more importantly, exactly like it: a world in which Murphy's Law reigns alongside the powerful and the privileged, but where hope amazingly persists. There are triumphs here to fill a lifetime, and frustrations to fill two more. Never has this world been revealed with such richness of evidence, humor, and warmhearted candor.

Author(s): Robert B. Reich
ISBN 13: 9780375700613
Pages: 368
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Title: The Millionaire Next Door

This bestselling resource identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth. The new edition, the first since 1998, includes a new Foreword for the 21st century by Dr. Stanley.
Author(s): Thomas J. Stanley;William D. Danko
ISBN 13: 9781589795471
Pages: 272
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Title: Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: 101 Stories of Life, Love and Learning

This first batch of Chicken Soup for Teens consists of 101 stories every teenager can relate to and learn from -- without feeling criticized or judged. This edition contains important lessons on the nature of friendship and love, the importance of belief in the future, and the value of respect for oneself and others, and much more.
Author(s): Jack Canfield
ISBN 13: 9781558744639
Pages: 352
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Title: The Man Who Listens to Horses

"It all dates from those summers alone in the high desert, me lying on my belly and watching wild horses with my binoculars for hours at a time. Straining to see in the moonlight, striving to fathom mustang ways, I knew instinctively I had chanced upon something important but could not know that it would shape my life. In 1948 I was a boy of thirteen learning the language of horses. . . ."
Author(s): Monty Roberts
ISBN 13: 9780345427052
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Title: Songs in Ordinary Time

Songs in Ordinary Time is set in the summer of 1960 - the last of quiet times and America's innocence. It centers on Marie Fermoyle, a strong but vulnerable divorced woman whose loneliness and ambition for her children make her easy prey for the dangerous con man Omar Duvall. Marie's children are Alice, seventeen - involved with a troubled young priest; Norm, sixteen - hotheaded and idealistic; and Benjy, twelve - isolated and misunderstood, and so desperate for his mother's happiness that he hides the deadly truth only he knows about Duvall. Among a fascinating cast of characters we meet the children's alcoholic father, Sam Fermoyle, now living with his senile mother and embittered sister; Sam's meek brother-in-law, who makes anonymous "love" calls from the bathroom of his failing appliance store; and the Klubock family, who - in complete contrast to the Fermoyles - live an orderly life in the perfect house next door.

A powerfully absorbing novel from the acclaimed author of A Dangerous Woman and Vanished. Set in the summer of 1960--the last of quiet times and America's innocence--this story centers on Marie Fermoyle, a strong but vulnerable Irishwoman, whose loneliness and ambition for her children make her easy prey for a dangerous con-man.

Author(s): Mary McGarry Morris
ISBN 13: 9780140244823
Pages: 752
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Title: Babyhood

I'm going to be totally honest. This is not the kind of book that can help you. It's not a "how-to," "when-to," a "what-to-expect" book. It's not even endorsed by anyone remotely connected to the medical profession. (Although a cousin of mine who sells carpeting to doctors' offices not only found it "insightful" and "informative," but felt that, "if properly vacuumed, it should last a lifetime.")
Author(s): Paul Reiser
ISBN 13: 9780380728725
Pages: 288
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Title: Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster. By writing Into Thin Air, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas. He also avoids blasting easy targets such as Sandy Pittman, the wealthy socialite who brought an espresso maker along on the expedition. Krakauer's highly personal inquiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong. But for Krakauer himself, further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that his perceived failures were directly responsible for a fellow climber's death. Clearly, Krakauer remains haunted by the disaster, and although he relates a number of incidents in which he acted selflessly and even heroically, he seems unable to view those instances objectively. In the end, despite his evenhanded and even generous assessment of others' actions, he reserves a full measure of vitriol for himself. This updated trade paperback edition of Into Thin Air includes an extensive new postscript that sheds fascinating light on the acrimonious debate that flared between Krakauer and Everest guide Anatoli Boukreev in the wake of the tragedy. "I have no doubt that Boukreev's intentions were good on summit day," writes Krakauer in the postscript, dated August 1999. "What disturbs me, though, was Boukreev's refusal to acknowledge the possibility that he made even a single poor decision. Never did he indicate that perhaps it wasn't the best choice to climb without gas or go down ahead of his clients." As usual, Krakauer supports his points with dogged research and a good dose of humility. But rather than continue the heated discourse that has raged since Into Thin Air's denouncement of guide Boukreev, Krakauer's tone is conciliatory; he points most of his criticism at G. Weston De Walt, who coauthored The Climb, Boukreev's version of events. And in a touching conclusion, Krakauer recounts his last conversation with the late Boukreev, in which the two weathered climbers agreed to disagree about certain points. Krakauer had great hopes to patch things up with Boukreev, but the Russian later died in an avalanche on another Himalayan peak, Annapurna I. In 1999, Krakauer received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters--a prestigious prize intended "to honor writers of exceptional accomplishment." According to the Academy's citation, "Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the finest tradition of investigative journalism with the stylish subtlety and profound insight of the born writer. His account of an ascent of Mount Everest has led to a general reevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was once a romantic, solitary sport; while his account of the life and death of Christopher McCandless, who died of starvation after challenging the Alaskan wilderness, delves even more deeply and disturbingly into the fascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and curious mind.
Author(s): Jon Krakauer
ISBN 13: 9780385494786
Pages: 368
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Title: The Bible Code

For three thousand years a code in the Bible has remained hidden. Now it has been unlocked by computer -- and it may reveal our future. The code was broken by an Israeli mathematician, who presented the proof in a major science journal, and it has been confirmed by famous mathematicians around the world. This book is the first full account of a scientific discovery that may change the world, told by a skeptical secular reporter who became part of the story. The three-thousand-year-old Bible code foretells events that happened thousands of years after the Bible was written. It foresaw both Kennedy assassinations, the Oklahoma City bombing, the election of Bill Clinton -- everything from World War II to Watergate, from the Holocaust to Hiroshima, from the Moon landing to the collision of a comet with Jupiter. In a few dramatic cases detailed predictions were found in advance -- and the events then happened exactly as predicted. The date the Gulf War would begin was found weeks before the war started. The date of the Jupiter collision was found months before the blast. The author of this book, investigative reporter Michael Drosnin, himself found the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin predicted in the Bible more than a year before the murder -- and personally warned the Prime Minister. After the assassination happened, as predicted, when predicted, he was asked to brief the new Prime Minister of Israel and the chief of its famed intelligence agency, the Mossad. The book is based on Drosnin's five-year investigation. The author interviewed all the experts, here and abroad. He spent many weeks with the world-class mathematician who discovered the code, Dr. Eliyahu Rips, and he met with famous mathematicians at Harvard, Yale, and Hebrew University. He talked to a senior code breaker at the top secret U.S. National Security Agency, who confirmed that there is a code in the Bible that does reveal the future. No one yet knows if the Bible code accurately foretells what is yet to come. But the code may be a warning to this world of unprecedented danger, perhaps the real Apocalypse, a nuclear World War. In any event, the Bible code forces us to accept what the Bible itself can only ask us to believe -- that we are not alone. And it raises a question for us all -- does the code describe an inevitable future, or a series of possible futures whose ultimate outcome we can still decide?
Author(s): Michael Drosnin
ISBN 13: 9780684810799
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Title: The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother

James McBride grew up one of twelve siblings in the all-black housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn, the son of a black minister and a woman who would not admit she was white. The object of McBride's constant embarrassment and continuous fear for her safety, his mother was an inspiring figure, who through sheer force of will saw her dozen children through college, and many through graduate school. McBride was an adult before he discovered the truth about his mother: The daughter of a failed itinerant Orthodox rabbi in rural Virginia, she had run away to Harlem, married a black man, and founded an all-black Baptist church in her living room in Red Hook. In her son's remarkable memoir, she tells in her own words the story of her past. Around her narrative, James McBride has written a powerful portrait of growing up, a meditation on race and identity, and a poignant, beautifully crafted hymn from a son to his mother.

Around the narrative of Ruth McBride Jordan, a.k.a. Rachel Deborah Shilsky, the daughter of an angry, failed Orthodox Jewish rabbi in the South, her son James writes of the inner confusions he felt as a black child of a white mother and of the love and faith with which his mother surrounded their large family. The result is a powerful portrait of growing up, a meditation on race and identity, and a poignant, beautifully crafted hymn from a son to his mother.

Author(s): James McBride
ISBN 13: 9781594481925
Pages: 336
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Title: Cold Mountain: A Novel

Based on local history and family stories passed down by the author's great-great-grandfather, Cold Mountain is the tale of a wounded soldier Inman, who walks away from the ravages of the war and back home to his prewar sweetheart, Ada. Inman's odyssey through the devastated landscape of the soon-to-be-defeated South interweaves with Ada's struggle to revive her father's farm, with the help of an intrepid young drifter named Ruby. As their long-separated lives begin to converge at the close of the war, Inman and Ada confront the vastly transformed world they've been delivered.

Charles Frazier reveals marked insight into man's relationship to the land and the dangers of solitude. He also shares with the great nineteenth-century novelists a keen observation of a society undergoing change. Cold Mountain recreates a world gone by that speaks eloquently to our time.

Winner of the 1997 National Book Award

Author(s): Charles Frazier
ISBN 13: 9780802142849
Pages: 464
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Title: Brain Droppings

George Carlin's been working the crowd since "the counterculture" became "the over-the-counter culture" around 1967 or so; his new book, Brain Droppings, surfs on three decades of touring-in-support. It's the purest version of book-as-candy that one could imagine, serving up humor in convenient, bite-sized packages. Snack on chewy one-liners like "A meltdown sounds like fun. Like some kind of cheese sandwich." Or: "If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." Brain Droppings also contains highlights from Carlin's concert repertoire, and that more than makes up for the occasional spray of pointless nihilism. Tell us, George, what exactly were you going for with "Kill your pet" and "Satan is cool" Quick--hide the paper before Daddy sees it! Still, if you're a fan of this sarcastic semanticist who's given Bad Attitude not necessarily a good name, but at least a comfy bank account, by all means rush out and snag Brain Droppings. Carlin's book melts in your mind, not in your hand.

Veteran stand-up comedian George Carlin joins some of his younger comrades by issuing a volume of his material. Brain Droppings encapsulates Carlin: several parts goofiness, often crude, and a few parts clever deconstructions of language, plus some angry populism. The comedian's fans should enjoy this substantial (for its genre) compendium of shtick.

Author(s): George Carlin
ISBN 13: 9780786891122
Pages: 272
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Title: At Home in Mitford

A heartwarming portrait of the mysteries and miracles of everyday life in a small town introduces the charming North Carolina town of Mitford and its colorful inhabitants, including Tim, a bachelor rector, who is falling in love with his neighbor. Read by Jan Karon.
Author(s): Jan Karon
ISBN 13: 9780143035039
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Title: Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind

The timeless tale continues... The most popular and beloved American historical novel ever written, Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind is unparalleled in its portrayal of men and women at once larger than life but as real as ourselves. Now bestselling writer Alexandra Ripley brings us back to Tara and reintroduces us to the characters we remember so well: Rhett, Ashley, Mammy, Suellen, Aunt Pittypat, and, of course, Scarlett. As the classic story, first told over half a century ago, moves forward, the greatest love affair in all fiction is reignited; amidst heartbreak and joy, the endless, consuming passion between Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler reaches its startling culmination. Rich with surprises at every turn and new emotional, breathtaking adventures, Scarlett satisfies our longing to reenter the world of Gone With the Wind, and like its predecessor, Scarlett will find an eternal place in our hearts.

Author(s): Alexandra Ripley
ISBN 13: 9780446502375
Pages: 832
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Title: Above and Beyond

Author(s): Sandra Brown
ISBN 13: 9781551662916
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Title: Plum Island (John Corey Series #1)

The hair-raising suspense of The General's Daughter... the wry wit of The Gold Coast...this is vintage Nelson DeMille at the peak of his originality and the height of his powers...Wounded in the line of duty, NYPD homicide cop John Corey is convalescing in rural eastern Long Island when an attractive young couple he knows is found shot to death on the family patio. The victims were biologists at Plum Island, a research site rumored to be an incubator for germ warfare.Suddenly, a local double murder takes on shattering global implications -- and thrusts Corey and two extraordinary women into a dangerous search for the secret of PLUM ISLAND....
Author(s): Nelson DeMille
ISBN 13: 9780446679084
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Title: All New, All Purpose Joy of Cooking

Since its original publication, Joy of Cooking has been the most authoritative cookbook in America the one upon which millions of cooks have confidently relied for more than sixty-five years. It's the book your grandmother and mother probably learned to cook from, the book you gave your sister when she got married. This, the first revision in more than twenty years, is better than ever. Since its original publication, Joy of Cooking has been the most authoritative cookbook in America the one upon which millions of cooks have confidently relied for more than sixty-five years. It's the book your grandmother and mother probably learned to cook from, the book you gave your sister when she got married. This, the first revision in more than twenty years, is better than ever. Here's why: -Every chapter has been rethought with an emphasis on freshness, convenience, and health. -All the recipes have been reconceived and tested with an eye to modern taste, and the cooking knowledge imparted with each subject enriched to the point where everyone from a beginning to an experienced cook will feel completely supported. -The new Joy continues the vision of American cooking that began with the first edition of Joy. It is still the book you can turn to for perfect Beef Wellington and Baked Macaroni and Cheese. It's also the book where you can now find Turkey on the Grill, Spicy Peanut Sesame Noodles, and vegetarian meals. -The new Joy provides more thorough descriptions of ingredients, from the familiar to the most exotic. For instance, almost all the varieties of apples grown domestically are described—the months they become available, how they taste, what they are best used for, and how long they keep. But for the first time Joy features a complete section on fresh and dried chili peppers: how to roast and grill them, how to store them, and how long they keep—with illustrations of each pepper. -An all-new “RULES” section in many chapters gives essential cooking basics at a glance: washing and storing salad greens, selecting a pasta and a matching sauce, determining when a piece of fish is cooked through, stuffing a chicken, and making a perfect souffle. New chapters reflect changing American tastes and lifestyles: -Separate new chapters on grains, beans, and pasta include recipes for grits, polenta, pilafs, risottos, vegetarian chills, bean casseroles, and make-ahead lasagnes. -New baking and dessert chapters promise to enhance Joy of Cooking's reputation as a bible for bakers. Quick and yeast bread recipes range from focaccia, pizza, and sourdoughs to muffins and coffee cakes. Separate chapters cover custards and puddings, pies and tarts, cookies, cakes, cobblers, and other American fruit desserts revived for this edition. Recipes include one-bowl cakes, gingerbread, angel and sponge cakes, meringues, pound cakes, fruitcakes, 6 different kinds of cheesecake—there's even an illustrated wedding cake recipe, which takes you through all the stages from building a stand, making and decorating the cake, to transporting it to the reception without a hitch. -Little Dishes showcases foods from around the world: hummus, baba ghanoush, bruschetta, tacos, empanadas, and fried wontons. -AII new drawings of techniques, ingredients, and equipment, integrated throughout an elegant new design, and over 300 more pages round out the new Joy. Among this book's other unique features: microwave instructions for preparing beans, grains, and vegetables; dozens of new recipes for people who are lactose intolerant and allergic to gluten; expanded ingredients chart now features calories, essential vitamins, and levels of fats and cholesterol. There are ideas for substitutions to lower fat in recipes and reduced-fat recipes in the baking sections. From cover to cover, Joy's chapters have been imbued with the knowledge and passion of America's greatest cooks and cooking teachers. An invaluable combination of old and new, this edition of Joy of Cooking promises to keep you cooking for years to come.
Author(s): Irma S. Rombauer
ISBN 13: 9780684818702
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Title: The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass

<p>The past year was a stellar one for Stephen King, thanks to the phenomenal success of his serial novel in Signet paperback, <i>The Green Mile</i>, as well as the hardcover publication of <i>Desperation</i> and <i>The Regulators</i> (by Richard Bachman). Now, Stephen King invites readers back into the world of Roland the Gunslinger, in this, the eagerly anticipated fourth volume in his epic series of horror and fantasy.</p> <p><i>Wizard and Glass</i> picks up where the last book left off, with our hero, Roland, and his unlikely band of followers escaping from one world and slipping into the next. And it is there that Roland tells them a story, one that details his discovery of something even more elusive than the Dark Tower: love. But his romance with the beautiful and quixotic Susan Delgado also has its dangers, as her world is tom apart by war. Here is Roland's journey to his own past, to a time when valuable lessons awaited him, lessons of loyalty and betrayal, love and loss.</p> <p>As he did in the first three volumes in the Dark Tower series, <i>The Gunslinger</i>, <i>The Drawing of the Three</i>, and <i>The Waste Lands</i>, Stephen King displays his marvelous talent for storytelling. <i>Wizard and Glass</i> is Stephen King at his very best.</p>
Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN 13: 9780451210876
Pages: 752
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Title: Tom Clancy's power plays

It is 1999. The sudden death of Russia's president has thrown the Russian Federation into chaos. Devastating crop failures have left millions in the grip of famine, and an uprising seems inevitable. One of Russia's provisional leaders asks the American president for help. But the whole world is watching when a deadly terrorist attack stuns the United States and evidence points to the Russian government. Amidst the turmoil in Russia, American businessman Roger Gordian finds his multinational corporation and its employees in jeopardy. Determined to find those responsible for the attack, he calls upon his crisis control team to interven. But Gordian doesn't realize how far the terrorists will go and how much he has to lose...
Author(s): Tom Clancy;Martin Greenberg
ISBN 13: 9780425162781
Pages: 384
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Title: The Ghost Writer

This trade paperback edition of the New York Times bestselling novel THE GHOST will pub simultaneously with the MM movie tie-in edition.

Author(s): Robert Harris
ISBN 13: 9781439130476
Pages: 448
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Title: Dirty Jokes and Beer : Stories of the Unrefined

The enigmatic star of the hugely popular Drew Carey Show divulges the secrets of his rise to stardom and his life as a standup comedian in the audiobook versionof Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined. Despite the title's promise, this isn't just three hours of filth and debauchery--well, not quite. Carey also shares an unexpected admission about being molested as a child, a surprisingly serious and moving moment. This solemnity, however, is a brief respite from almost three hours of bawdy humor--fables of all things dirty and odes to everything politically incorrect. Carey's jokes are nothing new or original, but he doesn't profess them to be. These are characterizations of people he has met throughout his life: grotesque slobs, cheap hookers, and lousy drunks. They're not exactly inspirational characters, but Carey manages to see--and relate--their funny sides. Carey borrows his jokes from barroom culture, leaving them raw and uncensored. Listening to the tape, you can almost smell the stale tobacco and taste the draft beer. Some listeners will delight in Carey's anecdotes about anatomically astonishing penises and his other jokes, while others may feel slightly nauseated. Dirty Jokes and Beer leaves little middle ground; you'll either love it or rip your headphones off in disgust.

Comedian Drew Carey, star of the eponymous TV show, provides neither a full-scale memoir nor a catalogue of stand-up shtick in Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined. Rather, as the title suggests, his book mixes anecdotes, jokes and commentary on TV and fame, all in his cheerily vulgar fashion. The last third of the book is Carey's "pride and joy," "dark" short stories in faux autobiographical style: in one, "Drew" meets a beautiful woman who turns out to be a transvestite.

Author(s): Drew Carey
ISBN 13: 9780786889396
Pages: 272
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Title: Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

Since the original publication of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" in 1993, the authors have been collecting and editing stories for this volume. These stories will deepen readers' Christian faith and expand their awareness of how to practice Christian values in their daily lives--at home, at work, and in the community. Contributors include Corrie ten Boom, Dick Van Dyke, Norman Vincent Peale, and many others.
Author(s): Jack Canfield
ISBN 13: 9781558745018
Pages: 352
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Title: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1998

Each year millions of people turn to The World Almanac and Book of Facts when they need current and authoritative information on just about every subject imaginable. The 1998 edition features a special feature providing a look at how the nation and the world will change in the 21st century; new health features; a month-by-month review of all major national and international news stories; 1997 in pictures; and more. of color photos & flags.
Author(s): Robert Famighetti
ISBN 13: 9780886878207
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Title: Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words

The sudden and tragic death of Princess Diana caused the world to reflect on how much this singular woman meant to us all. This new edition of her life story — which includes Diana's personal recollections in her own words, as well as an account of the events surrounding her death — poignantly strengthens her hold on our hearts.

From her fairy-tale wedding and the births of her two wonderful boys to the stunning collapse of her marriage, Diana's luminous but troubled life transfixed millions. Despite enduring heartbreak, illness, and depression, she never wavered in her commitment to the less fortunate, or in her determination to make a better life for herself and her sons. This revealing book is the closest we will ever come to her autobiography — a lasting and powerful testament to her courage and spirit.

Author(s): Andrew Morton
ISBN 13: 9780671024123
Pages: 432
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Title: Dark Side of Camelot

This monumental work of investigative journalism reveals the Kennedy White House as never before. With its meticulously documented & compulsively readable portrait of John F. Kennedy as a man whose reckless personal behavior imperiled his presidency, The Dark Side of Camelot sparked a firestorm of controversy upon its initial publication - becoming a runaway bestseller & one of the year's most talked-about books. Now in paperback, this watershed work will continue to provoke public discussion as the debate intensifies over what constitutes proper personal & political behavior on the part of our nation's leaders.

Author(s): Seymour M. Hersh
ISBN 13: 9780316360678
Pages: 528
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Title: The Letter

The Letter, the final book of the Christmas Box collection is, most simply stated, the love story of David and MaryAnne Parkin. But it is also everyone's love story, for it is about the storms that all relationships must face when the blissful state of romance vanishes into one of real-life challenges and difficulties. We often forget that it is in the hard times that we truly see what is best in love as well as in life. Though love may be temporarily darkened, true love never gives in, or up, but holds tight to noble ideas, which transcend this earth and all time. The Letter is also about our pasts and our individual quests to discover who we are. In The Letter, David Parkin sets out on a journey to find his mother, a woman who abandoned him when he was a child. In truth, however, David is searching for himself as he seeks to free himself from the pain of her rejection and his fear that he was somehow unworthy of her love. In a sense, David's search is the same journey we are all pursuing. We are all seeking love. My hope is that you will feel what I felt as I wrote this book -- the divine nature of loyalty and the understanding of why we must share love whenever and wherever. One final note. I am saddened to finish the Christmas Box trilogy and to bid good-bye to the Parkin family. I do not know if I shall ever visit them again, but I am glad for this last story -- a story which I think is a fitting sendoff for the characters I've grown to love. I hope that the message you find in their lives is meaningful to your own. And, most of all, that in reading the Christmas Box collection, you, and those with whom you share my books, will never be the same.
Author(s): Richard Paul Evans
ISBN 13: 9780671004224
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Title: Petals on the River

A proud and spirited woman whose life was stolen from her. . .A man of secrets accused of a terrible crime. . .In a place of new beginnings their destinies are joined—in a gloriously romantic new work from the incomparable storyteller.

The fiery and outspoken adopted daughter of one of England's most formidable a women, Shemaine O'Hearn has made powerful enemies. And now her adversaries have found a way to remove the hot-blooded beauty from her life of privilege: by falsely convicting Shemaine of thievery and sending her in shackles to America, where she is to be sold in indentured servitude to the highest bidder.

In a bustling port city in the colony of Virginia, she becomes the servant of Gage Thornton—a shipbuilder with a young child in need of a nanny. And despite whispered rumors condemning the handsome widower for the untimely death of his wife, Shemaine cannot ignore her desire for this caring, generous and enigmatic stranger who silently aches with his growing need for her—even as grave peril reaches out from across a vast ocean to threaten their flowering love. The fiery and outspoken adopted daughter of one of England's most formidable women, Shemaine O'Hearn has made powerful enemies. And now her adversaries have found a way to remove the hot-blooded beauty from her life of privilege: by falsely convicting Shemaine of thievery and sending her in shackles to America, where she is to be sold in indentured servitude to the highest bidder.

In a bustling port city in the colony of Virginia, she becomes the servant of Gage Thornton-a shipbuilder with a young child in need of a nanny. And despite whispered rumors condemning the handsome widower for the untimely death of his wife, Shemaine cannot ignore her desire for this caring, generous and enigmatic stranger who silently aches with his growing need for her-even as grave peril reaches out from across a vast ocean to threaten their flowering love.

Author(s): Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
ISBN 13: 9780380798285
Pages: 560
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Title: Ellen Foster

'When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy. I would figure out this or that way and run it down and run it down through my head until it got easy.' So it begins the tale of Ellen Foster, the brave and engaging heroine of Kaye Gibbon's much acclaimed first Novel. The story of an eleven-year-old orphan, driven to desperation by some of the wickedest relatives in literary history, this is the story of her battle for survival. Wise, funny and affectionate.

Having suffered abuse and misfortune for much of her life, a young child searches for a better life and finally gets a break in the home of a loving woman with several foster children.

Author(s): Kaye Gibbons
ISBN 13: 9781616203023
Pages: 144
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Title: A Virtuous Woman

When Blinking Jack Stokes met Ruby Pitt Woodrow, she was twenty and he was forty. She was the carefully raised daughter of Carolina gentry and he was a skinny tenant farmer who had never owned anything in his life. She was newly widowed after a disastrous marriage to a brutal drifter. He had never asked a woman to do more than help him hitch a mule. They didn't fall in love so much as they simply found each other and held on for dear life.

Kaye Gibbons's first novel, Ellen Foster, won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and the praise of writers from Walker Percy to Eudora Welty. In A Virtuous Woman, Gibbons transcends her early promise, creating a multilayered and indelibly convincing portrait of two seemingly ill-matched people who somehow miraculously make a marriage.

Author(s): Kaye Gibbons
ISBN 13: 9780375703065
Pages: 165
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Title: Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home In Italy

Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which she includes in the book. Doing for Tuscany what M.F.K. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with gusto and passion.

Author(s): Frances Mayes
ISBN 13: 9780767900386
Pages: 304
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Title: Sole Survivor

A catastrophic, unexplainable plane crash leaves three hundred and thirty dead -- no survivors. Among the victims are the wife and two daughters of Joe Carpenter, a Los Angeles Post crime reporter. A year after the crash, still gripped by an almost paralyzing grief, Joe encounters a woman named Rose, who claims to have survived the crash. She holds out the possibility of a secret that will bring Joe peace of mind. But before he can ask any questions, she slips away. Driven now by rage (have the authorities withheld information?) and a hope almost as unbearable as his grief (if there is one survivor, are there others?), Joe sets out to find the mysterious woman. His search immediately leads him into the path of a powerful and shadowy organization hell-bent on stopping Rose before she can reveal what she knows about the crash. Sole Survivor unfolds at a heart-stopping pace, as a desperate chase and a shattering emotional odyssey lead Joe to a truth that will force him to reassess everything he thought he knew about life and death -- a truth that, given the chance, will rock the world and redefine the destiny of humanity.
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN 13: 9780553582949
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Title: Wobegon Boy

John Tollefson, a son of Lake Wobegon, has moved East to manage a radio station at a college for academically challenged children of financially gifted parents in upstate New York. Having achieved this pleasant perch, John has a brilliant idea for a restaurant specializing in fresh sweet corn. And he falls in love with an historian named Alida Freeman, hard at work on a book about a nineteenth-century Norwegian naturopath, an acquaintance of Lincoln, Thoreau, Whitman, and Susan B. Anthony.

Caught up in his own ambitions, John visits home in Minnesota to sit in the Sidetrack Tap and the Chatterbox Cafe and listen to the talk he has heard all his life, and in that familiar landscape he discovers what is truly important to him. It all comes down to the Lake Wobegon code: Cheer Up, Make Yourself Useful, Mind Your Manners, and Avoid Self-Pity.

Author(s): Garrison Keillor
ISBN 13: 9780140274783
Pages: 320
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Title: A certain justice

When distinguished criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge defends a young man for the brutal murder of his mother, she views the case as simply another opportunity to demonstrate her brilliance in the courtroom. But within weeks of the trial Aldridge is found dead at her desk, a bloodstained barrister’s wig on her head. And as Commander Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard attempts to make sense of events, the murders continue, inexorably spiraling into fresh complexities of horror.
Author(s): P. D. James
ISBN 13: 9780345430571
Pages: 448
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Title: Sources of Strength : Meditations on Scripture for a Living Faith

Former President Jimmy Carter has won the respect and affection of millions for his long career as a humanitarian, a peacemaker, and a model of faith in action. The Sunday school classes he leads at his hometown church in Plains, Georgia, are legendary. "These weekly sessions . . . are remarkable for the ability of regular folks to walk in, grab a seat, and exchange views with the thirty-ninth president of the United States," says The New York Times. "But they are also remarkable for what Mr. Carter has to say."
For Sources of Strength, President Carter has culled fifty-two of his favorite Bible lessons—one for each week of the year—from the fifteen hundred or so he has taught over the decades. A thoughtful and inspiring book, Sources of Strength captured the heart of the country when it was published in hardcover, and became an immediate national bestseller. Now available in paperback, it can be enjoyed on its own or as the companion volume to Carter's bestselling spiritual autobiography, Living Faith. Jimmy Carter was president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He is the author of thirteen other books, including Always a Reckoning, The Virtues of Aging, and Living Faith. In 1982 he founded the Carter Center, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization in Atlanta that addresses national and international issues of public policy. Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, live in Plains, Georgia.

Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN 13: 9780812932362
Pages: 272
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Title: Wobegon Boy

John Tollefson, a son of Lake Wobegon, has moved East to manage a radio station at a college for academically challenged children of financially gifted parents in upstate New York. Having achieved this pleasant perch, John has a brilliant idea for a restaurant specializing in fresh sweet corn. And he falls in love with an historian named Alida Freeman, hard at work on a book about a nineteenth-century Norwegian naturopath, an acquaintance of Lincoln, Thoreau, Whitman, and Susan B. Anthony.

Caught up in his own ambitions, John visits home in Minnesota to sit in the Sidetrack Tap and the Chatterbox Cafe and listen to the talk he has heard all his life, and in that familiar landscape he discovers what is truly important to him. It all comes down to the Lake Wobegon code: Cheer Up, Make Yourself Useful, Mind Your Manners, and Avoid Self-Pity.

Author(s): Garrison Keillor
ISBN 13: 9780140274783
Pages: 320
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Title: A Widow for One Year

Author(s): John Irving
ISBN 13: 9780812968576
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Title: The Street Lawyer

He gave up the money. He gave up the power. Now all he has left is the law.<br> <br> Michael Brock is billing the hours, making the money, rushing relentlessly to the top of Drake &amp; Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm. One step away from partnership, Michael has it all. Then, in an instant, it all comes undone.<br> <br> A homeless man takes nine lawyers hostage in the firm's plush offices. When it is all over, the man's blood is splattered on Michael's face—and suddenly Michael is willing to do the unthinkable. Rediscovering a conscience he lost long ago, Michael is leaving the big time for the streets where his attacker once lived—and where society's powerless need an advocate for justice.<br> <br> But there's one break Michael can't make: from a secret that has floated up from the depths of Drake &amp; Sweeney, from a confidential file that is now in Michael's hands, and from a conspiracy that has already taken lives. Now Michael's former partners are about to become his bitter enemies. Because to them, Michael Brock is the most dangerous man on the streets....
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN 13: 9780440245957
Pages: 448
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Title: A Dead Man in Deptford

'One of the most productive, imaginative and risk-taking of writers...It is a clever, sexually explicit, fast-moving, full blooded yarn' - "Irish Times". "A Dead Man in Deptford" re-imagines the riotous life and suspicious death of Christopher Marlowe. Poet, lover and spy, Marlowe must negotiate the pressures placed upon him by theatre, Queen and country. Burgess brings this dazzling figure to life and pungently evokes Elizabethan England.
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN 13: 9780099541394
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Title: A Night to Remember

She was the world's biggest-ever ship. A luxurious miracle of twentieth-century technology, the Titantic was equipped with the most ingenious safety devices of the time. Yet on a moonlit night in 1912, the "unsinkable" Titantic raced across the glassy Atlantic on her maiden voyage, with only twenty lifeboats for 2,207 passengers. A Night To Remember is the gut-wrenching, minute-by minute account of her fatal collision with an iceberg and how the resulting tragedy brought out the best and worst in human nature. Some gave their lives for others, some fought like animals for survival. Wives beseeched husbands to join them in the boats; gentlemen went taut-lipped to their deaths in full evening dress; hundreds of steerage passengers, trapped belowdecks. Sought help in vain.
Author(s): Walter Lord
ISBN 13: 9780553278279
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Title: Star Wars The Han Solo Trilogy #3: Rebel Dawn

Here is the explosive conclusion of the blockbuster trilogy that chronicles the never-before-told story of the young Han Solo.  Set before the Star Wars(r) movie adventures, these books chronicle the coming-of-age of the galaxy's most famous con man, smuggler, and thief.

The Millennium Falcon is "the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy."  So when Han Solo wins it in a game of sabacc, he and Chewbacca become kings of the smugglers—uncatchable, unstoppable.  But with the Empire clamping down, Han knows his luck can't last.  Still, when an old girlfriend who is now the leader of an insurgent Rebel group offers him a shot at an incredible fortune, Han can't resist.  The plan seems a sure thing.  The resistance will be light and the take enormous.  Han and his friends will divide it equally with the Rebels.  Too bad for Han that the planet of Ylesia is far from a pushover, that the Rebels have an agenda of their own, and that smuggler friends can often turn into enemies...quicker than lightspeed.

Author(s): A.C. Crispin
ISBN 13: 9780553574173
Pages: 400
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Title: Pandora

Anne Rice, creator of the Vampire Lestat, the Mayfair witches and the amazing worlds they inhabit, now gives us the first in a new series of novels linked together by the fledgling vampire David Talbot, who has set out to become a chronicler of his fellow Undead.

The novel opens in present-day Paris in a crowded café, where David meets Pandora. She is two thousand years old, a Child of the Millennia, the first vampire ever made by the great Marius. David persuades her to tell the story of her life.

Pandora begins, reluctantly at first and then with increasing passion, to recount her mesmerizing tale, which takes us through the ages, from Imperial Rome to eighteenth-century France to twentieth-century Paris and New Orleans. She carries us back to her mortal girlhood in the world of Caesar Augustus, a world chronicled by Ovid and Petronius. This is where Pandora meets and falls in love with the handsome, charismatic, lighthearted, still-mortal Marius. This is the Rome she is forced to flee in fear of assassination by conspirators plotting to take over the city. And we follow her to the exotic port of Antioch, where she is destined to be reunited with Marius, now immortal and haunted by his vampire nature, who will bestow on her the Dark Gift as they set out on the fraught and fantastic adventure of their two turbulent centuries together.

Author(s): Camila Batlles Vinn
ISBN 13: 9788498723786
Pages: 288
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Title: Public Secrets

Author(s): Nora Roberts
ISBN 13: 9780553285789
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Title: The Underground

What's tasty, good for you, and only takes sixty seconds to make? Oatmeal. And it's making the Yeerks more than a little crazy. Now Rachel, the other Animorphs, and Ax have a new weapon against the Yeerks. Sounds good, right?
Author(s): Katherine Applegate
ISBN 13: 9780590494366
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Title: The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom

The best-selling author of The Courage to Be Rich offers an updated new guide to financial success that shows readers how to obtain control over their money through changing their spending habits; how to understand investments, retirement, ...
Author(s): Suze Orman
ISBN 13: 9780307345844
Pages: 338
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Title: Paradise

"Rumors had been whispered for more than a year. Outrages that had been accumulating all along took shape as evidence. A mother was knocked down the stairs by her cold-eyed daughter. Four damaged infants were born in one family. Daughters refused to get out of bed. Brides disappeared on their honeymoons. Two brothers shot each other on New Year's Day. Trips to Demby for VD shots common. And what went on at the Oven these days was not to be believed . . . The proof they had been collecting since the terrible discovery in the spring could not be denied: the one thing that connected all these catastrophes was in the Convent. And in the Convent were those women." In Paradise--her first novel since she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature--Toni Morrison gives us a bravura performance. As the book begins deep in Oklahoma early one morning in 1976, nine men from Ruby (pop. 360), in defense of "the one all-black town worth the pain," assault the nearby Convent and the women in it. From the town's ancestral origins in 1890 to the fateful day of the assault, Paradise tells the story of a people ever mindful of the relationship between their spectacular history and a void "Out There . . . where random and organized evil erupted when and where it chose." Richly imagined and elegantly composed, Paradise weaves a powerful mystery.
Author(s): Toni Morrison
ISBN 13: 9780679433743
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Title: Talking to Heaven: A Medium's Message of Life after Death

James Van Praagh is a spiritual medium--someone who is able to bridge the physical and spiritual worlds. Unaware of his spiritual gifts until he was in his twenties, he slowly came to terms with his unique abilities. In addition, many of his sessions with grieving people who came to him looking to contact the spirits of deceased loved ones are explored. From a devastated mother recieving a message of hope from her deceased little girl to communicating with a young man, killed in Vietnam, who doesn't realize he's dead, the theme of hope and peace in the afterlife is affirmed. Van Praagh also helps the reader recognize and positively deal with the pain of grief in a healthy, honest manner. Part spiritual memoir, part case study, part instrumental guide, Talking to Heaven will change the way you perceive death...and life.

Author(s): James Van Praagh
ISBN 13: 9780451191724
Pages: 304
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Title: The Bodyguard

“Temptation on Ice”

When paranormal operative Sebastian Tremayne heads to the Arctic Circle to keep an eye on red-hot physicist Michaela Giese, the polar ice cap isn’t the only thing in danger of melting. This beautiful brainy woman could spark a nuclear disaster he cannot stop—even with magic—and ignite a fiery passion he cannot resist…

“Temptation in Shadows”

Tall, lean, muscular—and definitely rough around the edges—Sean Walker is not your typical nightclub bodyguard. He’s a controller of shadows, able to wield darkness at will. But when a mysterious woman at the club turns out to have powers greater than his own, he has no choice but seduction…

“Hunting Temptation”

A manhunter by trade, Seth is on the trail of his most dangerous prey yet: a living, breathing, maneating werewolf. But the last thing he expects to catch in his trap is a beautiful, beguiling woman—with some wild animal urges of her own…

Author(s): Cherry Adair
ISBN 13: 9780312943233
Pages: 346
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Title: Leonardo Dicaprio: A Biography

At the age of twenty-three, Leonardo DiCaprio has already achieved the kind of success for which most actors strive their entire career. His talent shines in his Golden Globe-nominated performance as Jack Dawson in the blockbuster film Titanic though his turn as a modern-day Romeo to Claire Danes' Juliet had already cemented his status as a romantic personality.


But Leo isn't all glamour -- in addition to stealing the hearts of his female fans, he has gained the respect of his acting peers and cinema critics. By age nineteen, he had earned Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for his supporting role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape? Critics have even compared Leo to such larger-than-life actors
as James Dean and Brad Pitt.


From his early days on the TV series Growing Pains through the long-awaited Titanic to The Man in the Iron Mask, and his new work with Woody Allen, read all about this young actor whose star is definitely on the rise!

Author(s): Nancy Krulik
ISBN 13: 9780671024864
Pages: 95
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Title: Spin Cycle: How Research Is Used in Policy Debates: The Case of Charter Schools

One important aim of social science research is to provide unbiased information that can help guide public policies. However, social science is often construed as politics by other means. Nowhere is the polarized nature of social science research more visible than in the heated debate over charter schools. In Spin Cycle, noted political scientist and education expert Jeffrey Henig explores how controversies over the charter school movement illustrate the use and misuse of research in policy debates. Henig’s compelling narrative reveals that, despite all of the political maneuvering on the public stage, research on school choice has gradually converged on a number of widely accepted findings. This quiet consensus shows how solid research can supersede partisan cleavages and sensationalized media headlines. In Spin Cycle, Henig draws on extensive interviews with researchers, journalists, and funding agencies on both sides of the debate, as well as data on federal and foundation grants and a close analysis of media coverage, to explore how social science research is “spun” in the public sphere. Henig looks at the consequences of a highly controversial New York Times article that cited evidence of poor test performance among charter school students. The front-page story, based on research findings released by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), sparked an explosive debate over the effectiveness of charter schools. In the ensuing drama, reputable scholars from both ends of the political spectrum launched charges and counter-charges over the research methodology and the implications of the data. Henig uses this political tug-of-war to illustrate broader problems relating to social science: of what relevance is supposedly non-partisan research when findings are wielded as political weapons on both sides of the debate?
Author(s): Jeffrey R. Henig
ISBN 13: 9780871543370
Pages: 297
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Title: The Crystal Bible

Beautifully illustrated, The Crystal Bible is a comprehensive guide to crystals, their shapes, colors, and applications. The directory format enables you to find a known crystal instantly or to identify an unknown crystal and covers the practical and esoteric properties of each crystal including spiritual, mental and psychological, emotional and physical effects, plus its use in crystal healing. It's an indispensable reference for crystal lovers everywhere! Encompassing traditional and contemporary crystal lore, this guide draws on Judy Hall's thirty years' experience in this field.
Author(s): Judy Hall
ISBN 13: 9781582972404
Pages: 400
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Title: Toxin

<p>Newly divorced surgeon Dr. Kim Regis is determined to remain a good father to his only son, Selden. On a special night out, Kim takes Seldon to his favorite fast-food restaurant for a feast of burgers and fries. But the good time turns to tragedy: the young boy becomes gravely ill and dies as a result of poisoning by <b>E. coli.</b> bacteria found in the meat. Was Seldon's death a result of shoddy food-handling practices? Or was it a sophisticated case of product tampering - by a rival fast-foot giant or a disgruntled employee? Or perhaps by someone with a score to settle with Kim? Taking a leave from his surgical practice, Kim devotes his energies to solving the mystery full time. But he immediately hits a brick walls: a code of silence more impenetrable than anything he has ever encountered in his medical career. Instead of a cold-shoulder reception, however, Kim is soon met with a boot and a fist as thugs attempt to quash his inquiry. Aided by his ex-wife, Kim pursues a trail of deadly evidence, uncovering complicity and guilt stretching from the slaughterhouse floor to the corporate boardroom. Racing against time before more are poisoned, the two come face-to-face with the shocking and elusive truth. And in their life-and-death search for answers, they rediscover the reasons they first fell in love. With trademark pulse-pounding flair, <b>Robin Cook</b> delivers a cutting-edge thriller, borrowing from today's fears and tomorrow's medical technology.</p>
Author(s): Robin Cook
ISBN 13: 9780425166611
Pages: 448
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Title: Homeport

Author(s): Nora Roberts
ISBN 13: 9780425233566
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Title: I Know This Much Is True

On the afternoon of October 12, 1990, my twin brother, Thomas, entered the Three Rivers, Connecticut, public library, retreated to one of the rear study carrels, and prayed to God the sacrifice he was about to commit would be deemed acceptable. . . .

One of the most acclaimed novels of our time, Wally Lamb's I Know This Much Is True is a story of alienation and connection, devastation and renewal, at once joyous, heartbreaking, poignant, mystical, and powerfully, profoundly human.

Author(s): Wally Lamb
ISBN 13: 9780061469084
Pages: 928
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Title: Summer Sisters

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard’s world changes forever when Caitlin Somers chooses her as a friend. Dazzling, reckless Caitlin welcomes Vix into the heart of her sprawling, eccentric family, opening doors to a world of unimaginable privilege, sweeping her away to vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, an enchanting place where the two friends become “summer sisters.” Now, years later, Vix is working in New York City. Caitlin is getting married on the Vineyard. And the early magic of their long, complicated friendship has faded. But Caitlin begs Vix to come to her wedding, to be her maid of honor. And Vix knows that she will go—because she wants to understand what happened during that last shattering summer. And, after all these years, she needs to know why her best friend—her summer sister—still has the power to break her heart.
Author(s): Judy Blume
ISBN 13: 9780385337663
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Title: Caroline's child

Who's the father of Caroline's child? Everyone in Promise wants to know, but no one's ever asked - or ever will. Maggie's five now, and Caroline Daniels has kept her silence all these years. It doesn't change how the people in Promise feel about Caroline. They're protective of her and Maggie: they care. Especially rancher Grady Weston, who's beginning to realize he more than cares . . .
Author(s): Debbie Macomber
ISBN 13: 9780373833443
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Title: Pirate Looks at Fifty

For the millions of fans of Jimmy Buffett's music as well as his bestselling books, Tales From Margaritaville and Where Is Joe Merchant?, here is the ultimate Jimmy Buffett philosophy on life and how to live it. As hard as it is to believe, the irrepressible Jimmy Buffett has hit the half-century mark and, in A PIRATE LOOKS AT 50, he brings us along on the remarkable journey which he took through the Southern hemisphere to celebrate this landmark birthday. Jimmy takes us from the legendary pirate coves of the Florida Keys to the ruins of ancient Cartegena. Along the way, we hear a tale or two of how he got his start in New Orleans, how he discovered his passion for flying planes, and how he almost died in a watery crash in Nantucket harbor. We follow Jimmy to jungle outposts in Costa Rica and on a meandering trip down the Amazon, through hair-raising negotiations with gun-toting customs officials and a 3-year-old aspiring co-pilot. And he is the inimitable Jimmy Buffett through it all. For Parrotheads, for armchair adventurers, and for anyone who appreciates a good yarn and a hearty laugh, here is the ultimate backstage pass -- you'll read the kind of stories Jimmy usually reserves for his closest friends and you'll see a wonderful, wacky life through eyes of the man who's lived it. A PIRATE LOOKS AT 50 is a breath of fresh air and a ingenious manual for getting to 50 . . . and beyond.
Author(s): Jimmy Buffett
ISBN 13: 9780449005866
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Title: The Klone and I: A High-Tech Love Story

After 13 years of marriage and two kids, Stephanie was devastated when her husband left her for a younger woman. Then a spur-of-the-moment trip to Paris changed everything. Peter Baker was a handsome high-tech entrepreneur also visiting the city. Stephanie was certain it couldn't possibly work. But much to her amazement, he contacted her when they returned to New York. Shy, serious Peter, chairman of a bionic enterprise, was supposed to be away on business. Instead, he's standing at her door, wearing satin and rhinestones. Naturally, Stephanie thinks it's a joke -- until the truth suddenly dawns: this isn't Peter playing a role. This is his double! Calling himself Paul Klone, this wild, uninhibited creature isn't even remotely like Peter except for his identically sexy good looks. This uproarious novel explores the outrageous love triangle that develops between Stephanie, Peter ... and The Klone.
Author(s): Danielle Steel
ISBN 13: 9780440225690
Pages: 256
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Title: Sugar Busters! : For Kids

It's become an epidemic: More than six million American kids are overweight—that's one in five children. Now the authors of the bestselling diet phenomenon Sugar Busters!® have given us a plan specifically designed to keep our children fit and healthy.

Ice cream, candy bars, sugar-frosted cereals, potato chips, soft drinks. From coast to coast America is flooded with fast food and sweets—and our children are the sugar tide's first victims. Kids learn harmful eating habits from a society that loves snacking and sitting in front of the TV, fat-laden foods and little exercise. The sobering fact is: overweight children are susceptible to the same health problems as overweight adults—including heart disease and diabetes—and the longer a weight problem goes unchecked, the more serious the consequences for a child as he or she matures into adulthood.

Yet millions of adults have discovered that by lowering their carbohydrate and sugar intake, they can shed the pounds they failed to lose on other diet plans. Now it's time to help our children lose weight and feel better the Sugar Busters!® way. Remember: sugar spikes the production of insulin, which, in large amounts, keeps a child's weight from dropping off, no matter how strictly he or she diets and exercises. Based on sound nutritional principles, Sugar Busters! ® for Kids is a revolutionary program that shows us how to eliminate sugar from a child's daily menu through easy-to-follow recipes and healthy meal plans . . . all without making kids feel deprived.

With Sugar Busters! ® for Kids you will
 ¸  Determine whether your child is overweight with theBody Mass Index test
 ¸  Learn how to help your child diet with useful parental involvement tips
 ¸  Discover which foods to serve at what time of day for optimal health
 ¸  Rate the glycemic levels of various foods with a handy glycemic index
 ¸  Understand the myths of calories, fats, cholesterol, and weight gain
 ¸  Motivate your children with the charming Rhymes for Kids section

With colorful and fun illustrations by Walt Handelsman, Sugar Busters! ® for Kids is a great book for adults and kids to learn from and enjoy together. The simple to start 14-day Meal Plan will set children on the right track to a lifetime of healthy eating. And as a special incentive, kids who send in a two-week diet journal get a great Sugar Busters! ® Club Certificate.

If your child is overweight or is beginning to display eating habits that concern you, Sugar Busters! ® for Kids will be an essential tool for you and your family. This book is every parent's little helper in the battle to ensure that your children are healthy and fit—for life.
Author(s): H. Leighton Steward;Morrison C. Bethea;Sam S. Andrews;Luis A. Balart
ISBN 13: 9780345445711
Pages: 240
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Title: Message in a Bottle

Author(s): Nicholas Sparks
ISBN 13: 9780446676076
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Title: The Downing Street Years

This first volume of Margaret Thatcher's memoirs encompasses the whole of her time as Prime Minister - the formation of her goals in the early 1980s, the Falklands, the General Election victories of 1983 and 1987 and, eventually, the circumstances of her fall from political power. She also gives frank accounts of her dealings with foreign statesmen and her own ministers.
Author(s): Margaret Thatcher
ISBN 13: 9780006383215
Pages: 928
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Title: The Tale of the Body Thief (Vampire Chronicles Series #4)

"A wonderfully mesmerizing adventure, delving into the convoluted mind of one of modern fiction's most famous anti-heroes, the vampire Lestat. Rice's writing is elegant and thought-provoking and her story is a gem."
THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

For centuries Lestat has been a courted prince in the universe of the dead. Now he is alone and everything he once believed in seems false. So he embarks on a dangerous journey to destroy his doubts and loneliness forever....

Author(s): Anne Rice
ISBN 13: 9780345384751
Pages: 448
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Title: Death and the Maiden

Ariel Dorfman's explosively provocative, award-winning drama is set in a country that has only recently returned to democracy. Gerardo Escobar has just been chosen to head the commission that will investigate the crimes of the old regime when his car breaks down and he is picked up by the humane doctor Roberto Miranda. But in the voice of this good Samaritan, Gerardo's wife, Paulina Salas, thinks she recognizes another man—the one who raped and tortured her as she lay blindfolded in a military detention center years before.

Author(s): Ariel Dorfman
ISBN 13: 9780140246841
Pages: 96
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Title: A Season of Angels

This is the novel that started it all from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber—the first appearance of delightfully ditsy yet well-meaning guardian angels Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy. A Season of Angels is a heartwarming Christmas story that can be enjoyed all the year round, as this trio of endearing heavenly helpers returns to Earth to answer the prayers of three lovelorn souls…and must teach them valuable lessons about love and giving in the process.
Author(s): Debbie Macomber
ISBN 13: 9780062072399
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Title: Rising Sun

<p><b>From the author of <i>Jurassic Park, Timeline</i>, and <i>Sphere</i> comes this riveting thriller of corporate intrigue and cutthroat competition between American and Japanese business interests.</b><br> <b>&nbsp;</b><br> <b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br> <b>&nbsp;</b><br> <b>“As well built a thrill machine as a suspense novel can be.”—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br> &nbsp;<br> On the forty-fifth floor of the Nakamoto tower in downtown Los Angeles—the new American headquarters of the immense Japanese conglomerate—a grand opening celebration is in full swing.<br> &nbsp;<br> On the forty-sixth floor, in an empty conference room, the corpse of a beautiful young woman is discovered.<br> &nbsp;<br> The investigation immediately becomes a headlong chase through a twisting maze of industrial intrigue, a no-holds-barred conflict in which control of a vital American technology is the fiercely coveted prize—and in which the Japanese saying “Business is war” takes on a terrifying reality.<br> <b>&nbsp;</b><br> <b>“A grand maze of plot twists . . . Crichton’s gift for spinning a timely yarn is going to be enough, once again, to serve a current tenant of the bestseller list with an eviction notice.”—New York <i>Daily News</i></b><br> <b><i>&nbsp;</i></b><br> <b>“The action in <i>Rising Sun</i> unfolds at a breathless pace.”—<i>Business Week</i></b></p>
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN 13: 9780345538970
Pages: 384
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Title: The General's Daughter (Paul Brenner Series #1)

Here is an intriguing and sophisticated murder mystery of an upstanding military officer - the base commander's daughter - who's been leading an unsavory double life. When a professional military woman with a pristine reputation is found raped and murdered, a preliminary search turns up certain paraphernalia, and sex toys that point to a scandal of major proportions, The chief investigator is reluctant to take the case when he learns that his partner will be a woman with whom he had a tempestuous affair and an unpleasant parting. But duty calls and intrigue begins when they learn that several top-level people may have been involved with the "golden girl" - and many have wanted her dead. It's Nelson DeMille at his best - exciting, suspenseful and highly provocative.
Author(s): Nelson DeMille
ISBN 13: 9780446679107
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Title: The Lost World

It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park, six years since that extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end - the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, the island indefinitely closed to the public. There are rumors that something has survived. <p>This extraordinary book pairs two major talents of our time, the painter/sculptor/printmaker Jasper Johns and the bestselling novelist/filmmaker/physician Michael Crichton. Long considered to be the preeminent study of one of America's foremost living artists, this edition is completely revised, expanded, and updated. 417 illustrations, including 103 in full color. </p>
Author(s): Michael Crichton
ISBN 13: 9780345538994
Pages: 432
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Title: Poseidon's Gold

Marcus Didius Falco returns from a mission to find his apartment has been wrecked by squatters and an ex-legionary friend of his heroic brother Festus is demanding money, allegedly owed him as the result of one of Festus’s wild schemes. Worse still, the only client Falco can get is his mother — who wants him to clear the family name. Then just as Falco thinks things can only get better, fate takes a turn for the worse…


Seeking the truth behind scandalous rumors about his dead brother, Festus, P.I. Marcus Didius Falco suddenly finds himself a suspect--when his brother's worst detractor is murdered. "A vividly realized imperial Rome--noisy, dense and dangerous."--Publishers Weekly. Original.

Author(s): Lindsey Davis
ISBN 13: 9780345380258
Pages: 336
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Title: Memnoch the Devil (Vampire Chronicles Series #5)

"STARTLING . . . FIENDISH . . . MEMNOCH'S TALE IS COMPELLING."
—New York Daily News

"Like Interview with the Vampire, Memnoch has a half-maddened, fever-pitch intensity. . . . Narrated by Rice's most cherished character, the vampire Lestat, Memnoch tells a tale as old as Scripture's legends and as modern as today's religious strife."
—Rolling Stone

"SENSUAL . . . BOLD, FAST-PACED."
—USA Today

"Rice has penned an ambitious close to this long-running series. . . . Fans will no doubt devour this."
—The Washington Post Book World

"MEMNOCH THE DEVIL OFFERS PASSAGES OF POETIC BRILLIANCE."
—Playboy

"[MEMNOCH] is one of Rice's most intriguing and sympathetic characters to date. . . . Rice ups the ante, taking Lestat where few writers have ventured: into heaven and hell itself. She carries it off in top form."
—The Seattle Times

Author(s): Anne Rice
ISBN 13: 9780345409676
Pages: 448
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Title: How to Make an American Quilt

"Remarkable...An affirmation of the strength and power of individual lives, and the way they cannot help fitting together."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW An extraordinay and moving reading experience, HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT is an exploration of women of yesterday and today, who join together in a uniquely female experience. As they gather year after year, their stories, their wisdom, their lives, form the pattern from which all of us draw warmth and comfort for ourselves.
A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE COMING OUT FALL 1995
-- with Maya Angelou, Winona Ryder, and Rip Torn

Unforgettable stories of the members of a women's quilting group form the heart of this multi-layered, multi-generational novel that is as colorful and diverse as the lives it chronicles. Now a major motion picture from Amblin/Universal to be released in December and starring Winona Ryder, Alfre Woodard, Anne Bancroft, Maya Angelou, Rip Torn, Gena Rowlands, and Ellen Burstyn. Reissue.

Author(s): Whitney Otto
ISBN 13: 9780345388964
Pages: 240
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Title: How to Argue & Win Every Time: At Home, At Work, In Court, Everywhere, Everyday

A book that will help you win arguments in every situation in a very civilized manner.
Author(s): Gerry Spence
ISBN 13: 9780312144777
Pages: 320
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Title: The Hundred Secret Senses

"The wisest and most captivating novel tan has written." -The Boston Globe

Set in San Francisco and in a remote village of Southwestern China, Amy Tan's The Hundred Secret Senses is a tale of American assumptions shaken by Chinese ghosts and broadened with hope. In 1962, five-year-old Olivia meets the half-sister she never knew existed, eighteen-year-old Kwan from China, who sees ghosts with her "yin eyes." Decades later, Olivia describes her complicated relationship with her sister and her failing marriage, as Kwan reveals her story, sweeping the reader into the splendor and violence of mid-nineteenth century China. With her characteristic wisdom, grace, and humor, Tan conjures up a story of the inheritance of love, its secrets and senses, its illusions and truths.

Amy Tan's latest effort unfolds a series of family secrets that questions the connection between fate, beliefs, and hopes, memory and imagination, and the natural gifts of our hundred secret senses. Years after her Chinese half-sister assails her with ghost stories set in the mysterious world of Yin, a young woman finds herself in China, looking for a way to reconcile the ghosts of her past with the dreams of her future.

Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN 13: 9780143119081
Pages: 368
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Title: Miss America

Now with more than forty pictures of naked breasts, Howard Stern's Miss America offers remarkable revelations about:

Howard's secret meeting with Michael Jackson!
The Stern family pact with Adolf Hitler!
Howard's never-before-revealed mental illness!

With chapters on Howard's ongoing battle with the FCC and his legendary campaign for governor of the state of New York, Miss America covers some of the greatest news stories of recent history—from the Atlantic City penis sandwich to an exclusive with Jackie O's embalming-fluid delivery boy and of course, Philadelphia's own fecal-obsessed Uncle Ed.

Howard Stern versus the world in Miss America. Including eight pages of full-color photos, this book covers the celebrity shock jocks thoughts on himself and the world in which he leaves. National author media. From the author of the New York Times bestselling author of Private Parts.

Author(s): Howard Stern
ISBN 13: 9780061885556
Pages: 482
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Title: Mars and Venus in the Bedroom: A Guide to Lasting Romance and Passion

The author of the phenomenal # 1 New York Times bestseller Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, John Gray has helped millions of men and women achieve lasting love and happiness. Now he turns his wisdom and expertise to one of the most sensitive and essential issues in a relationship: sex. In Mars and Venus in the Bedroom, he explains how we can use advanced relationship skills to keep the fires of passion burning and achieve much greater intimacy.

Romance can thrive when we accept that men and women have very different, yet complementary, emotional and physical needs. Dr. Gray shows us how we can make small but important adjustments in our attitudes, schedules, and techniques so that both partners are happy in the bedroom — and in the relationship. From learning advanced skills for greater sex to achieving greater confidence in the bedroom, discovering the joy of quickies to rekindling the passion and keeping romance alive, John Gray has the answers for you.

Author(s): John Gray
ISBN 13: 9780061015717
Pages: 400
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Title: The Laws of Our Fathers

It was another drive-by shooting in one of Kindle County's most drug-plagued housing projects--but the victim was the ex-wife of a politician. Now this explosive case is about to reunite an unlikely group of men and women who first bonded in the revolutionary fires of the 1960s . . . and show a once-crusading female judge, driven by both her fears and her courage, just how devastating a single wrong choice can be.
Author(s): Scott Turow
ISBN 13: 9780446584180
Pages: 832
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Title: My Gal Sunday

<br> A dashing ex-president and his young congresswoman bride become an irresistible sleuthing duo in four acclaimed stories from the Queen of Suspense. <p> Henry Parker Britland IV -- wealthy, worldly, and popular -- is enjoying an early retirement. His new wife, Sunday -- as clever as she is lovely -- has just been elected to Congress in a stunning upset victory that has made her a media darling. Henry and Sunday make a formidable team...and never more so than when they set out to solve baffling high-society crimes. From a long-unsolved case they reconstruct aboard the presidential yacht to a kidnapping that brings Henry frantically back to the White House, the former president and his bride engage in some of the most audacious and original sleuthing ever imagined. Only Mary Higgins Clark can so seamlessly meld spellbinding suspense, wit, and romance. My Gal Sunday is entertainment of the highest order.</p>
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN 13: 9780671014919
Pages: 224
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Title: Snow Crash

In twenty-first-century America, a teenaged computer hacker finds himself fighting a computer virus that battles virtual reality technology and a deadly drug that turns humans into zombies.
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
ISBN 13: 9780553380958
Pages: 440
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Title: Tarnished Gold (Landry Series #5)

"Tarnished Gold" is the captivating prequel to the bestselling V. C. Andrews(c) Landry series that began with "Ruby" and continued with "Pearl in the Mist, All That Glitters, and Hidden Jewel." This thrilling new novel takes us back to the Louisiana bayou in the time before "Ruby." In a world of wondrous natural beauty, a world of tantalizing dreams and inescapable sorrow, we meet Gabriel Landry, daughter of Catherine and Jack. Growing up in her beloved swamp, Gabriel is supremely happy, despite the ever-widening rift between her Mama and her conniving, whiskey-drinking Daddy. Her classmates tease her, calling her "La Femme Au Naturel," the Nature Girl, because she seems more interested in poling her pirogue through the canals than she is in romance. But Gabriel nurtures her own secret dreams. Then, days before her high school graduation, rich cannery owner Octavious Tate surprises her in a secluded pond and shatters her innocence.
Author(s): V. C. Andrews
ISBN 13: 9780671873219
Pages: 352
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Title: Primary Colors : A Novel of Politics

A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern American politics, Primary Colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic story with characters and events that resemble some familiar, real-life figures. When a former congressional aide becomes part of the staff of the governor of a small Southern state, he watches in horror, admiration, and amazement, as the governor mixes calculation and sincerity in his not-so-above-board campaign for the presidency.
Author(s): Anonymus;Joe Klein
ISBN 13: 9780812976472
Pages: 376
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Title: Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot : And Other Observations

Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot, and Other Observations... a scathing--but uncompromisingly fair--look at America's largest talk show host and the rest of the Republican right. Penned by the Emmy award-winning Saturday Night Live writer whom John Podhoretz of the New York Post has called "the man responsible for some of the most brilliant political satire of our time," Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot tackles the issues--and the politicians--in ways few have dared...
Author(s): Al Franken
ISBN 13: 9780440223306
Pages: 271
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Title: Bad Hare Day

Author(s): R. L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780439662161
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Title: Moonlight Becomes You

<p><b>From Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark, a thriller “that grabs you with the first paragraph and never lets go” (<i>USA TODAY</i>) about a woman desperate to uncover the truth behind her beloved stepmother’s death.</b></p> <p>At a party in Manhattan, Maggie Holloway—one of the fashion world’s most successful photographers—is thrilled to be reunited with her beloved stepmother. A widow now, Nuala Moore is equally delighted to see her long-lost stepdaughter, and she invites Maggie to spend a few weeks at her home in Newport, Rhode Island. But when Maggie arrives, she finds Nuala murdered, apparently by a burglar.</p> <p>Heartbroken, Maggie is stunned to learn she had inherited Nuala’s stunning Victorian home...and horrified when she begins to suspect that Nuala’s death was not random, but part of a diabolical plot conceived by a twisted mind. When Nuala’s dear old friend, Greta Shipley, dies suddenly of supposedly natural causes, Maggie is convinced that there is a link between these two and other recent deaths among the older women of Newport. What she doesn’t realize is that she has now become a target for the killer as well, and that each clue she uncovers brings her closer to an unimaginable fate.</p>
Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN 13: 9780671867119
Pages: 352
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Title: The Tenth Insight : Holding the Vision

The adventure that began with The Celestine Prophecy continues as the action shifts to a wilderness in the American Southeast where the narrator's friend has disappeared.

Author(s): James Redfield
ISBN 13: 9780446674577
Pages: 256
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Title: Problem at Pollensa Bay

Author(s): Agatha Christie
ISBN 13: 9780007154838
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Title: The Sum of All Fears

A major motion picture starring Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Alan Bates and Michael Byrne!

Peace may finally be at hand in the Middle Eastas Deputy Director of the CIA Jack Ryan lays the groundwork for a peace plan that could end centuries of conflict. But ruthless terrorists have a final, desperate card to play: they have their hands on a nuclear weapon and have placed it on American soil in the midst of an escalation in tension with the Soviet Union. The terrorists hope to rekindle cold war animosity and prevent reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. With one terrible act, distrust mounts, forces collide, and the floundering U.S. president seems unable to cope with the crisis. With the world on the verge of nuclear disaster, Ryan must frantically seek a solutionbefore the chiefs of state lose control of themselves and the world.

  • Movie release: May 31, 2002
  • Studio: Paramount
  • Director: Phil Alden Robinson (Sneakers, Field of Dreams)
  • Producer: Mace Neufeld (Hunt For Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger)
 

The chilling, action-packed #1 bestseller The New York Times Book Review calls" a whiz-bang page-turner"--from the author of The Hunt For Red October and Clear and Present Danger. As Deputy Director of the CIA, Jack Ryan faces the challenge of his career when his proposal for a Middle East peace plan is thwarted by terrorists who intend to destroy Israel--after detonating an atomic bomb on American soil. "Very nearly scoops reality."-- Chicago Tribune.

Author(s): Tom Clancy
ISBN 13: 9780425184226
Pages: 928
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Title: The Winner

THE DREAM She is twenty, beautiful, dirt-poor, and hoping for a better life for her infant daughter when LuAnn Tyler is offered the gift of a lifetime, a $100 million lottery jackpot. All she has to do is change her identity and leave the U.S. forever. THE KILLER It's an offer she dares to refuse...until violence forces her hand and thrusts her into a harrowing game of high-stakes, big-money subterfuge. It's a price she won't fully pay...until she does the unthinkable and breaks the promise that made her rich. THE WINNER For if LuAnn Tyler comes home, she will be pitted against the deadliest contestant of all: the chameleonlike financial mastermind who changed her life. And who can take it away at will...
Author(s): David Baldacci
ISBN 13: 9780446606325
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Title: Nobody's Baby But Mine (Chicago Stars Series #3)

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes, “Next to Tracy and Hepburn, no one does romantic comedy better than Susan Elizabeth Phillips.” For proof, you need to look no further than Nobody’s Baby But Mine. This classic comic love story from perennial New York Times bestseller Phillips unites a beautiful, brainy scientist desperate to be a mom with a brawny, smoking hot jock who, though handsome enough to father her child, is nowhere near as stupid as she wants her baby’s daddy to be. Emily Giffin, Jane Green, and Rachel Gibson fans take note: when it comes to delivering delightfully funny, supremely sexy contemporary women’s fiction, nobody but nobody is better than Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
Author(s): Susan Elizabeth Phillips
ISBN 13: 9780380782345
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Title: Arthritis Cure


Since its original publication in 1996, The Arthritis Cure has swept the nation, providing amazing relief for the millions who suffer chronic arthritis pain. By outlining a nine-point program that includes a new effective supplement, ASU, The Arthritis Cure Revised Edition describes a program that can halt, reverse, and possibly even cure degenerative osteoarthritis.

Based on the most recent and cutting-edge medical research, this invaluable resource promises readers:
--The latest research indicating that prescription arthritis drugs are not only expensive but can also be dangerous--they can raise blood pressure and damage the kidneys.
--New studies supporting the use of glucosamine and chondroitin to treat arthritic symptoms.
--Dr. Theodosaki's ratings of the current glucosamine products on the market, including which supplements are worth buying and which supplements are a waste of money.
--An all-new and improved exercise program for people with arthritis.
--The latest information on related conditions such as fibrmyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis.

"...offers a 9-step program--to cure inflammation in people who already suffer with osteoarthritis--and a 7-step prevention program for those who don't have it yet."

Author(s): Jason Theodosakis
ISBN 13: 9780312990633
Pages: 320
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Title: Hornet's Nest (Andy Brazil Series #1)

<p>Patricia Cornwell turns from forensics to police procedures in her latest novel, <b>Hornet's Nest</b>. This book is less a thriller than a character study of the main characters: Judy Hammer, chief of police in Charlotte, North Carolina; Hammer's deputy, Virginia West; and Andy Brazil, a young reporter assigned to ride with the police as they go about their jobs.</p>
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN 13: 9780425160985
Pages: 384
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Title: Total Control: High Performance Street Riding Techniques

Today's super high-performance bikes are the most potent vehicles ever sold to the public and they demand advanced riding skills. This is the perfect book for riders who want to take their street riding skills to a higher level. Total Control explains the ins and outs of high-performance street riding. Lee Parks, one of the most accomplished riders, racers, authors and instructors in the world, helps riders master the awe-inspiring performance potential of modern motorcycles.This book gives riders everything they need to develop the techniques and survival skills necessary to become a proficient, accomplished, and safer street rider. High quality photos, detailed instructions, and professional diagrams highlight the intricacies and proper techniques of street riding. Readers will come away with a better understanding of everything from braking and cornering to proper throttle control, resulting in a more exciting yet safer ride.

Author(s): Lee Parks
ISBN 13: 9780760314036
Pages: 160
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Title: How I Learned To Fly (Goosebumps Series)

They're baa-ack! Make way for the bestselling children's series of all time! With a fresh new look, GOOSEBUMPS is set to scare a whole new generation of kids. So reader beware--you're in for a scare! <p>He's got his head in the clouds. For real . . .</p> <p>Wilson Schlame loves to make Jack Johnson feel like a total loser. And Jack's had it. That's how he ended up down at the beach. In a creepy, old abandoned house. In the dark. Trying to hide from Wilson.</p> <p>But everything is about to change. Because Jack just dug up the coolest book. It's called Flying Lessons. It tells how humans can learn to fly.</p> <p>Poor Jack. He wanted to get back at Wilson. But now that Jack's learned how to fly, things down on earth are getting really scary. . . .</p>
Author(s): R. L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780439796200
Pages: 144
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Title: She's Come Undone

In this extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years.

Meet Dolores Price. She's 13, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood goodbye. Stranded in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally orbits into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she's determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before she really goes under.

Author(s): Wally Lamb
ISBN 13: 9780671021009
Pages: 480
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Title: Mastering the Zone: The Next Step in Achieving SuperHealth and Permanent Fat Loss

Everyone from Madonna to Howard Stern to the cast of Baywatch is in "the Zone" — and now "Zone"-favorable cuisine is tastier than ever! Dr. Barry Sears, author of the No.1 New York Times bestseller and health phenomenon, The Zone (more than 600,000 hardcover copies sold!), is back with an exciting new book teeming with tantalizing recipes and insightful information that will deepen readers' understanding of this revolutionary health and fitness program that has become the regimen of the '90s.

Flying in the face of conventional dietary thinking, and after years of comprehensive scientific research, Dr. Sears discovered that "eating fat doesn't make you fat." His phenomenally successful first book, The Zone, introduced the world to to groundbreaking health plan that for hundreds of thousands of readers has become the magic key to maintaining a consistent level of physical and mental well-being — a healthful state known as "The Zone." Now Dr. Sears takes his breakthrough scientific discoveries and stunning success a step further with Mastering the Zone, which not only presents delicious, completely original Zone-favorable recipes that are easy to prepare and taste as good as they are good for you, but also offers a practical guide to fine-tuning your place in the Zone.

From entrees to appetizers to desserts, there is something here for every taste and every occasion. Appearing throughout is Dr. Sears' enlightening new information for readers interested in educating themselves further about the Zone — the health regimen that succeeds where millions of others have not.

"...teeming with tantalizing recipes and insightful information that will deepen readers' understanding of this revolutionary health and fitness program that is rapidly becoming the regimen of the 90's."

Author(s): Barry Sears
ISBN 13: 9780060391904
Pages: 384
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Title: The Pelican Brief

<p>In suburban Georgetown a killer's Reeboks whisper&nbsp;&nbsp;on the front floor of a posh home... In a seedy&nbsp;&nbsp;D.C. porno house a patron is swiftly garroted to&nbsp;&nbsp;death... The next day America learns that two of its&nbsp;&nbsp;Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. And&nbsp;&nbsp;in New Orleans, a young law student prepares a&nbsp;&nbsp;legal brief... To Darby Shaw it was no more than a&nbsp;&nbsp;legal shot in the dark, a brilliant guess. To the&nbsp;&nbsp;Washington establishment it was political dynamite.&nbsp;&nbsp;Suddenly Darby is witness to a murder — a murder&nbsp;&nbsp;intended for her. Going underground, she finds&nbsp;&nbsp;there is only one person she can trust — an&nbsp;&nbsp;ambitious reporter after a newsbreak hotter than Watergate&nbsp;&nbsp;— to help her piece together the deadly puzzle.&nbsp;&nbsp;Somewhere between the bayous of Louisiana and the&nbsp;&nbsp;White House's inner sanctums, a violent cover-up is&nbsp;&nbsp;being engineered. For somone has read Darby's&nbsp;&nbsp;brief. Someone who will stop at nothing to destroy the&nbsp;&nbsp;evidence of an unthinkable crime.</p> <p>Published in March, 1991, The Firm was hailed by reviewers, booksellers, and readers alike, and soon became the number one bestseller across America. Now comes Grisham's equally gripping new novel: an unforgettable story that begins with the simultaneous assassinations of two Supreme Court justices. . . . </p>
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN 13: 9780440245933
Pages: 496
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Title: Here, There Be Dragons (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica Series #1)

The Imaginarium Geographica

"What is it?" John asked.

The little man blinked and arched an eyebrow.

"It is the world, my boy," he said. "All the world, in ink and blood, vellum and parchment, leather and hide. It is the world, and it is yours to save or lose."

An unusual murder brings together three strangers, John, Jack, and Charles, on a rainy night in London during the first World War. An eccentric little man called Bert tells them that they are now the caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica -- an atlas of all the lands that have ever existed in myth and legend, fable and fairy tale. These lands, Bert claims, can be traveled to in his ship the Indigo Dragon, one of only seven vessels that is able to cross the Frontier between worlds into the Archipelago of Dreams.

Pursued by strange and terrifying creatures, the companions flee London aboard the Dragonship. Traveling to the very realm of the imagination itself, they must learn to overcome their fears and trust in one another if they are to defeat the dark forces that threaten the destiny of two worlds. And in the process, they will share a great adventure filled with clues that lead readers to the surprise revelation of the legendary storytellers these men will one day become.

An extraordinary journey of myth, magic, and mystery, Here, There Be Dragons introduces James A. Owen as a formidable new talent.

Author(s): James A. Owen
ISBN 13: 9781416912286
Pages: 352
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Title: Without Remorse

Clancy shows how an ordinary man crossed the lines of justice and morality to become the CIA legend Mr. Clark.

The bestselling author of The Hunt for Red October goes beyond anything he has ever done with this phenomenal book. Its hero is Mr. Clark, the "dark side" of Jack Ryan, a man very familiar to Clancy's readers. But nothing will ever be as deadly--or as personal--as his new mission. Filled with intricate plotting and knife-edge suspense.

Author(s): Tom Clancy
ISBN 13: 9780425143322
Pages: 768
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Title: The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1994 (World Almanac & Book of Facts

The all-new edition of the best-selling reference book includes coverage of the Clinton administration and the ever-changing conditions in Europe and the Middle East, complete with special tables and full-color maps. Simultaneous. 2,000,000 first printing.
Author(s): Robert Famighetti
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Title: Nightmares & Dreamscapes

New to Pocket Books’ Stephen King backlist—the short story collection containing the story "Dolan’s Cadillac," soon to be released as a feature film starring Christian Slater and Wes Bentley.

With numerous unforgettable movies based on his short stories—including Shawshank Redemption, 1408, and The Green Mile—readers will be delighted to rediscover this classic collection, also released as a television mini-series and on DVD. Featuring twenty short horror stories, a television script, an essay, and a poem, Nightmares and Dreamscapes contains unique and chilling plots including everything from dead rock star zombies to evil toys seeking murderous revenge. It will be treasured by King fans new and old.

Author(s): Stephen King
ISBN 13: 9781439102565
Pages: 912
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Title: The Days Are Just Packed: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection

Zounds! Spaceman Spiff, Stupendous Man, the ferocious tiger Hobbes, and the rest of Calvin's riotous imagination are all included in The Days Are Just Packed. Calvin, the irrepressible pint-sized tyrant, is always bursting with energy. And the volume's oversized 12-by-9 inch format provides Calvin's outrageous fantasies room to explode. Dozens of Sunday strips are lavishly reproduced in color for The Days Are Just Packed, along with Calvin's amusing weekday adventures.

A collection of the Sunday paper cartoon strips in which Calvin, the self-proclaimed "Boy of Destiny, " continues to save the universe with his alter egos, Spaceman Spiff and Stupendous Man--until Miss Wormwood or his mother bring him back to reality. Full color.

Author(s): Bill Watterson
ISBN 13: 9780836217353
Pages: 176
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Title: Inadmissible Evidence

For tough New York City prosecutor Joe Estrada, the law is his life. That's why he's determined to get the goods on millionaire real-estate tycoon and community hero Roberto Morales, who is accused of raping and murdering his mistress. The more Joe investigates, however, the closer he moves to the possibility that Morales is innocent and that all he has to go on is...INADMISSABLE EVIDENCE.

Author(s): Philip Friedman
ISBN 13: 9780804108522
Pages: 640
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Title: As the Crow Flies

Growing up in the slums of East End London, Charlie Trumper dreams of someday running his grandfather's fruit and vegetable barrow. That day comes suddenly when his grandfather dies leaving him the floundering business. With the help of Becky Salmon, an enterprising young woman, Charlie sets out to make a name for himself as "The Honest Trader". But the brutal onset of World War I takes Charlie far from home and into the path of a dangerous enemy whose legacy of evil follows Charlie and his family for generations.

Encompassing three continents and spanning over sixty years, As the Crow Flies brings to life a magnificent tale of one man's rise from rags to riches set against the backdrop of a changing century.

As the crow flies, it's only a few short miles from the poverty of Whitechapel to Chelsea Terrace where Trumper's, the world's largest department store, will have its beginnings. But for Charlie Trumper, the distance will be an epic journey that carries him across three continents and through the triumphs and disasters of the 20th century.

Author(s): Jeffrey Archer
ISBN 13: 9780312997113
Pages: 800
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Title: See, I told you so

With his first book, The Way Things Ought to Be, Rush Limbaugh made it to the top of the bestseller list and has stayed there for eight months. Now, the outspoken and controversial political commentator is back with his second book--and he's loaded for bear. The conservative radio and TV host takes on the Democrats and liberals and shows no mercy.
Author(s): Rush Limbaugh
ISBN 13: 9780671871215
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Title: The Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree

"An enthralling story, unraveled with thrift and verve. Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree is quizzical as well as honest, informative as well as enjoyable, real history as well as fiction ... a book to be relished and devoured."—The Independent

Tariq Ali tells us the story of the aftermath of the fall of Granada by narrating a family sage of those who tried to survive after the collapse of their world. Ali is particularly deft at evoking what life must have been like for those doomed inhabitants, besieged on all sides by intolerant Christendom. "This is a novel that have something to say, and says it well."—The Guardian

Author(s): Tariq Ali
ISBN 13: 9780860916765
Pages: 1
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Title: Private Parts

The #1 bestseller and fastest selling autobiography of all time, "Private Parts, " will be released on March 14 as a major motion picture from Paramount Pictures and Rysher Entertainment. This is the event Stern's millions of fans have been waiting for. Yes, The King of All Media is back, letting it all hang out in his outrageous new movie. And here is the book that tracks the odyssey. In "Private Parts" Stern spills his life story, from his dysfunctional beginnings to his unlikely, turbulent rise to super stardom. In the process, he shares his views on everything from foreign policy to fatherhood and Madonna to masturbation, with lots of lesbians in between. No matter whose side you're on -- Cher's "I hate him. He's just a creep, " or Stallone's "I love him. I really love him" -- Stern's brutally frank "Don't ask, I'll tell" tome spares no group or institution. Studded throughout with Howard's favorite photos, pickings from the Hate-Mailbag and illustrations, this is the original, in-your-face manifesto complete with movie art that will once again have fans storming the bookstores...and everyone else running for cover.
Author(s): John Simons;Howard Stern
ISBN 13: 9780671009441
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Title: Seinlanguage

Seinfeld. For more than 33 million viewers, the Emmy Award-winning television show has become a Thursday night ritual. Even though the show has ended, Jerry Seinfeld's distinct brand of humor can still be yours. In his #1 New York Times bestselling book, SeinLanguage, Jerry Seinfeld has captured on the page his views on topics ranging from Raisinettes to relationships, from childhood to cop shows, and from parents to power suits. This must-have book for all fans—and who isn't a fan?—remains available in both paperback and hardcover.
Author(s): Jerry Seinfeld
ISBN 13: 9780553569155
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Title: Star Wars The Truce at Bakura

No sooner has Darth Vader's funeral pyre burned  to ashes on Endor than the Alliance intercepts a  call for help from a far-flung Imperial outpost.  Bakura is on the edge of known space and the first to  meet the Ssi-ruuk, cold-blooded reptilian invaders  who, once allied with the now dead Emperor, are  approaching Imperial space with only one goal; total  domination. Princess Leia sees the mission as an  opportunity to achieve a diplomatic victory for the  Alliance. But it assumes even greater importance  when a vision of Obi-Wan Kenobi appears to Luke  Skywalker with the message that he must go to  Bakura-or risk losing everything the Rebels have fought  so desperately to achieve.

Set immediately following the Rebel victory over the Empire, Kathy Tyers's novel tells of the desperate efforts by Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia to protect the New Republic from a potential invasion by a race of reptilian creatures bent on dominating the galaxy. Simultaneous publication with a new Star Wars hardcover, The Crystal Star.

Author(s): Kathy Tyers
ISBN 13: 9780553568721
Pages: 341
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Title: Embraced by the Light

On the night of November 19, 1973, following surgery, thirty-one-year-old wife and mother Betty J. Eadie died.... This is her extraordinary story of the events that followed, her astonishing proof of life after physical death. She saw more, perhaps than any other person has seen before and shares her almost photographic recollections of the remarkable details. Compelling, inspiring, and infinitely reassuring, her vivid account gives us a glimpse of the peace and unconditional love that awaits us all. More important, Betty's journey offers a simple message that can transform our lives today, showing us our purpose and guiding us to live the way we were meant to -- joyously, abundantly, and with love.

On November 19, 1973, Betty J. Eadie died. Two decades later, writing in this national bestseller, she tells what happened next — describing miraculous visions and emotions that washed over her for four hours. This startling and uplifting story of one woman's mysterious odyssey is a hypnotic tale of a remarkable spiritual journey.

Author(s): Betty J. Eadie
ISBN 13: 9780553565911
Pages: 176
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Title: Unspeakable

Elaina McCord’s dream of being an FBI profiler is threatened by her very first case—investigating a string of murders near a Texas beach resort. The victims, all young women, were drugged and brutally murdered, their bodies abandoned in desolate marshland. Elaina’s hunch—met with disbelief by local police—is that these are only the latest offerings from a serial killer who has been perfecting his art for years, growing bolder and more cunning with each strike. True-crime writer Troy Stockton has a reputation as an irresistible playboy who gets his story at any cost. He’s the last person Elaina should trust, let alone be attracted to. But right now Troy, along with the elite team of forensics experts known as the Tracers, is her only ally in a case that’s turning dangerously personal. A killer is reaching out to Elaina, taunting her, letting her know how ruthless he is and how close he’s getting. Now it’s not just her career that’s in jeopardy—it’s her life. . . .
Author(s): Laura Griffin
ISBN 13: 9781439152959
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Title: Lone Star Baby

Wade McMillen is eager to help the lovely young woman who is new in Promise. After all, as the town minister, it's in his job description to help others. The problem is, he isn't sure if his enthusiasm stems from his love of his profession--or the feelings that Amy Thornton stirs up in him.
Author(s): Debbie Macomber
ISBN 13: 9780373833474
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Title: Obstruction of Justice

Two people have died in macabre accidents, one struck by lightning on Tahoe's highest mountain and one mowed down by a hit-and-run driver. In the middle of a controversial procedure to exhume one of the bodies, powerful businessman Quentin de Beers is killed. Charged with murder, Quentin's angry grandson won't talk, even to Nina Reilly, his defense attorney.

To save her client, Nina must expose the truth about his troubled family and untangle the hidden connections that link all three deaths. As the trial draws to an end, both the D. A. and Nina will make a harrowing decision to obstruct justice in order to prevent a terrible injustice.

Author(s): Perri O'Shaughnessy
ISBN 13: 9780440224723
Pages: 482
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Title: Mars and Venus Starting Over: A Practical Guide for Finding Love Again after a Painful Breakup, Divorce, or the Loss of a Loved One

Is it possible to find love again after a breakup, death, or divorce?

At the end of a relationship, it can sometimes feel like the end of the world. Devastation, loneliness, and bitterness are some emotions that exist due to a breakup, divorce, or the loss of a loved one. But with the help of this compassionate guide, Dr. John Gray expresses that you will survive and tells you how to find love again.

While the process of healing is similar with both sexes, there are distinct differences between the ways men and women heal their bruised hearts. In Mars and Venus Starting Over, Dr. Gray offers gender-specific advice on how to:

  • Deal with pain
  • Find forgiveness
  • Discover the strength to let go
  • Rebuild confidence
  • Rise to the challenge of finding fulfillment again

Filled with gentle guidance, healing practices, and compassionate wisdom, Mars and Venus Starting Over will help men and women explore the meaning of loss, find their way through the healing process, and discover the secret to moving on.

Author(s): John Gray
ISBN 13: 9780060930271
Pages: 368
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Title: Breath, Eyes, Memory

At an astonishingly young age, Edwidge Danticat has become one of our most celebrated new novelists, a writer who evokes the wonder, terror, and heartache of her native Haiti--and the enduring strength of Haiti's women--with a vibrant imagery and narrative grace that bear witness to her people's suffering and courage.  

At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York, to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know, and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti--to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence, in a novel that bears witness to the traditions, suffering, and wisdom of an entire people.

"I love you, " the stranger announces. "More than the sky loves its stars." And her mother does, but there are memories from Haiti secreted away that torture both young Sophie and her estranged insomniac mother. This award-winning 24-year-old Haitian American's evocative novel explores the bonds joining four generations of women.

Author(s): Edwidge Danticat
ISBN 13: 9780375705045
Pages: 256
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Title: The X-Files Film Novel

Beneath the tranquil surface of a North Texas town, the future of the human race awaits...

After forty years, members of the Global conspiracy known only as The Project are finally nearing the completion of their plans. Only FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully have a glimpse of the nightmare that lies ahead for the rest of the world: an alien invasion fueled by the most devastating virus in human history.

And only they know that the Truthisn't out there anymore—
It's already here.

Fight the Future is the first -- and highly anticipated -- X-Files feature film. And this book, based on the hit movie, is the first novel penned by X-Files creator Chris Carter. Both movie and novelization pick up where the previous season's cliffhanger left us, with Mulder and Scully sleuthing to stop alien colonization of Earth.

Author(s): Chris Carter;Elizabeth Hand
ISBN 13: 9780061059322
Pages: 224
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Title: Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul: Stories about Pets as Teachers, Healers, Heroes and Friends

Animals bring out the goodness, humanity and optimism in people and speak directly to our souls. This joyous, inspiring and entertaining Chicken Soup collection relates the unique bonds between animals and the people whose lives they've changed. Such as the dolphins who helped a paralyzed woman heal when doctors offered little hope; the dog who brought life into a failing marriage; the kitten who helped a mother mourn; and the flying squirrel who taught a man the power of laughter. Packed with celebrity pet-lore, Chicken Soup for the Soul relates the unconditional love, loyalty, courage and companionship that only animals possess. Just like our furry, feathered and four-legged friends, this enchanting book will bring a smile to any pet lover's face ... and it's housebroken!
Author(s): Jack Canfield
ISBN 13: 9781558745711
Pages: 352
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Title: Drop Dead Gorgeous

From New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham comes a romantic suspense thriller! After being acquitted of murdering his high school girlfriend 15 years ago, a man returns to Miami. While there, he encounters another former girlfriend and discovers that they still share feelings for one another. But before the couple can rekindle their relationship, they must confront the past. Old high school friends--connected to the events leading to the 15 year-old murder--are being killed! In order to learn the truth behind the deaths, they must return to the scene of the crime...and stop a psychotic killer from finishing what he started so long ago!
Author(s): Heather Graham
ISBN 13: 9780451408464
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Title: Low Country

Caroline Venable has everything her Southern heritage promised: money, prestige, a powerful husband—and a predictable routine of country-club luncheons, cocktail parties, and dinners hosting her husband's wealthy friends, clients, and associates in his successful land-developing conglomerate.

To escape her stifling routine, Caro drinks a little too much. But her true solace is the Lowcountry island her beloved Granddaddy left her—an oasis of breathtaking beauty that is home to a band of wild ponies. When Caro learns that her husband must develop the island or lose the business, she is devastated. The Lowcountry is her heritage—and what will happen to the ponies whose spirit and freedom have captivated her since childhood?

Saving the island could cost Caroline more than she ever imagined. To succeed, she must confront the part of herself numbed by alcohol and careful avoidance—and shatter long-held ideals about her role in society, her marriage, and ultimately, herself.

Author(s): Anne Rivers Siddons
ISBN 13: 9780061093326
Pages: 480
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Title: The Last Full Measure

In the Pulitzer prize–winning classic The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara created the finest Civil War novel of our time. In the bestselling Gods and Generals, Shaara’s son, Jeff, brilliantly sustained his father’s vision, telling the epic story of the events culminating in the Battle of Gettysburg. Now, Jeff Shaara brings this legendary father-son trilogy to its stunning conclusion in a novel that brings to life the final two years of the Civil War.
 
As The Last Full Measure opens, Gettysburg is past and the war advances to its third brutal year. On the Union side, the gulf between the politicians in Washington and the generals in the field yawns ever wider. Never has the cumbersome Union Army so desperately needed a decisive, hard-nosed leader. It is at this critical moment that Lincoln places Ulysses S. Grant in command—and turns the tide of war.
 
For Robert E. Lee, Gettysburg was an unspeakable disaster—compounded by the shattering loss of the fiery Stonewall Jackson two months before. Lee knows better than anyone that the South cannot survive a war of attrition. But with the total devotion of his generals—Longstreet, Hill, Stuart—and his unswerving faith in God, Lee is determined to fight to the bitter end.
 
Here too is Joshua Chamberlain, the college professor who emerged as the Union hero of Gettysburg—and who will rise to become one of the greatest figures of the Civil War.
 
Battle by staggering battle, Shaara dramatizes the escalating confrontation between Lee and Grant—complicated, heroic, deeply troubled men. From the costly Battle of the Wilderness to the agonizing siege of Petersburg to Lee’s epoch-making surrender at Appomattox, Shaara portrays the riveting conclusion of the Civil War through the minds and hearts of the individuals who gave their last full measure.
 
Full of human passion and the spellbinding truth of history, The Last Full Measure is the fitting capstone to a magnificent literary trilogy.

Author(s): Jeff Shaara
ISBN 13: 9780345434814
Pages: 640
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Title: A Monk Swimming : A Memoir

Slapped with a libel suit after an appearance on a talk show,Malachy McCourt crows, "If they could only see me now in the slums of Limerick, a big shot, sued for a million. Bejesus, isn't America a great and wonderful country" His older brother Frank's Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, Angela's Ashes, took its somber tone from the bleak atmosphere of those slums, while Malachy's boisterous recollections are fueled by his zestful appreciation for the opportunities and oddities of his native land. He and Frank were born in Brooklyn, moved with their parents to Ireland as children, then returned to the States as adults. This book covers the decade 1952-63, when Malachy roistered across the U.S., Europe, and Asia, but spent most of his time in New York City. There his ready wit and quick tongue won him an acting job with the Irish Players, a semiregular stint on the Tonight show hosted by Jack Paar, and friendships with some well-heeled, well-born types who shared his fondness for saloon life and bankrolled him in an East Side saloon that may have been the first singles bar. He chronicles those events--and many others--with back-slapping bonhomie. Although McCourt acknowledges the personal demons that pursued him from his poverty-stricken childhood and destroyed his first marriage, this is on the whole an exuberant autobiography that pays tribute to the joys of a freewheeling life.
Author(s): Malachy McCourt
ISBN 13: 9780786884148
Pages: 304
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Title: Stranger in My Arms

A classic tale of sensuous deception and bold new beginnings, from the remarkable New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas

"Lady Hawksworth, your husband is not dead . . ."

With these words, Lara's life is turned upside down. Her unhappy, loveless marriage had ended when the Earl of Hawksworth was lost at sea. But now a man stands before her, virile and powerful, who says he is her missing husband, revealing secrets that only he would know. While this dark-eyed stranger closely resembles the earl, he is as attentive and loving as Hunter was cruel and cold, promising to make Lara his wife once again in every way. With every beat of her heart, she aches to believe that this remarkable man is who he claims to be. But is he truly the rake returned and reformed . . . or is Lara being seduced by a cunning imposter?

Author(s): Lisa Kleypas
ISBN 13: 9780380781454
Pages: 368
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Title: Star Wars Bounty Hunter Wars #1: The Mandalorian Armor

He's the most feared and successful bounty hunter in the galaxy. He is Boba Fett, and even the most hardened criminals tremble at his name. Now he faces the deadliest challenge of his infamous career--an all-out war against his most dangerous enemies.

As the Rebellion gathers force, Prince Xizor proposes a cunning plan to the Emperor and Darth Vader: smash the power of the Bounty Hunters Guild by turning its members against each other. Only the strongest and most ruthless will survive, and they can be used against the Rebellion. It's a job for the fiercely independent Boba Fett, who jumps at the chance to destroy his rivals. But Fett soon realizes the game is rigged, as he finds himself the target of murderous factions, criminal conspiracies, and the evil at the Empire's dark heart. Boba Fett has always finished first. And in this game, anything less is death.

Author(s): K. W. Jeter
ISBN 13: 9780553578850
Pages: 400
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Title: The Vampire Armand (Vampire Chronicles Series #6)

In the latest installment of The Vampire Chronicles, Anne Rice brings us the mesmerizing story of the eternally young Armand—who first appeared in all his dark glory in the now-classic Interview with the Vampire. . . .

Author(s): Anne Rice
ISBN 13: 9780345434807
Pages: 480
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Title: The MacGregor Grooms

It worked with his granddaughters. Now Daniel MacGregor, powerful patriarch of the MacGregor clan, wants to see his three handsome, eligible—but stubbornly single—grandsons married. So he's found just the women to tempt, tease and torture D.C., Duncan and Ian all the way to the altar. And you can bet Daniel will be sitting by with his feet up, a glass of whiskey in hand, smugly watching his plans unfold.…
Author(s): Nora Roberts
ISBN 13: 9780373285693
Pages: 336
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Title: Summer Sensations

Don't even bother running for shade--these sizzling stories will keep your temperature high from cover to cover! Join "New York Times" bestselling authors for a collection of some of the hottest novels ever to come together in one volume: "Overload" by Linda Howard, "The Leopard's Woman" by Linda Lael Miller and "Lonesome Rider" by Heather Graham Pozzessere. Republished titles.
Author(s): Linda Lael Miller;Linda Howard;Heather Graham Pozzessere
ISBN 13: 9780373483631
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Title: Tom Clancy's power plays

Encryption technology keeps the codes for the world's security and communication systems top secret. Deregulating this state-of-the-art technology for export could put a back-door key in the pockets of spies and terrorists around the world. So when American businessman Roger Gordian refuses to put his sophisticated encryption program on the market, he finds his company the object of a corporate takeover--and to say it's hostile doesn't even come close.Only Gordian stands between the nation's military software and political extremists who want to put the leadership of the free world out of business--for good...
Author(s): Tom Clancy
ISBN 13: 9780425165706
Pages: 368
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Title: If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules

The Ten Rules For Being Human:
1. You will receive a body.
2. You will be presented with lessons.
3. There are no mistakes, only lessons.
4. Lessons are repeated until learned.
5. Learning does not end.
6. "There" is no better than "here."
7. Others are only mirrors of you.
8. What you make of your life is up to you.
9. All the answers lie inside of you.
10. You will forget all of this at birth.

If life is a game, what are the rules?

We all know the feeling: In the game of life, why am I the only one who doesn't know how to play? But now, help is at hand, because this wonderful little book will teach you the rules so that you can conquer life's challenges and manage its unpredictable ups and downs.

For one of her workshops several years ago, Chérie Carter-Scott, a corporate trainer and consultant, composed a list of basic truths about life, which she named "The Ten Rules for Being Human." Right away, the Rules resonated with her clients, who photocopied and passed the list to friends and relatives. Within months, Chérie's Rules were in thousands of homes all over the country, and eventually, they were published in Chicken Soup for the Soul and have also appeared in Ann Landers' column. Although there's no formula to help you win the game of life, Chérie's Rules convey a universal wisdom that, once understood and embraced, can contribute to meaningful relationships with ourselves and others, at work and in the home.

In If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules, Chérie shares that there are no mistakes in life, only lessons that are repeated. In thoughtful, inspirational essays illustrated with encouraging personal anecdotes, she includes the lessons that can be learned from each of the Rules and offers insights on self-esteem, respect, acceptance, forgiveness, ethics, compassion, humility, gratitude, and courage. Best of all, Chérie shows that wisdom lies inside each one of us and that by putting the Ten Rules for Being Human into action we can create a more fulfilling life.

Chicken Soup for the Soul, they instantly became a favorite section of that wildly successful book.

Now Carter-Scott, an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, brings the rules to life by applying them to anecdotes drawn from her own encounters, as well as stories from her family, close friends, and workshop participants. Presented in a personal format, these steps to becoming a satisfied and well-adjusted person are sure to garner an even wider following. —>

Author(s): Cherie Carter-Scott
ISBN 13: 9780767902380
Pages: 160
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Title: What Looks like Crazy on an Ordinary Day

After a decade of elegant pleasures and luxe living with the Atlanta brothers and sisters with the best clothes and biggest dreams, Ava Johnson has temporarily returned home to Idlewild—her fabulous career and power plans smashed to bits by cold reality. But what she imagines to be the end is, instead, a beginning. Because, in the ten-plus years since Ava left, all the problems of the big city have come to roost in the sleepy North Michigan community whose ordinariness once drove her away; and she cannot turn her back on friends and family who sorely need her in the face of impending trouble and tragedy. Besides which, that one unthinkable, unmistakable thing is now happening to her: Ava Johnson is falling in love.

Acclaimed playwright, essayist, New York Times bestselling author, and columnist Pearl Cleage has created a world rich in character, human drama, and deep, compassionate understanding, in a remarkable novel that sizzles with sensuality, hums with gritty truth, and sings and crackles with life-affirming energy.

Author(s): Pearl Cleage
ISBN 13: 9780061710384
Pages: 256
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Title: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2000

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000 is the one almanac to take with you into the 21st century:
  • Completely revised and expanded for the year 2000, with more facts and features than any other almanac
  • Special Millennium Section, with articles by Robert Reich, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., John Updike, and others
  • The 20th Century in Pictures, an exclusive 16-page feature
  • Comprehensive coverage of sports
  • Sneak preview of the 2000 presidential election
  • Practical advice, economic ad social trends, noted personalities, ZIP codes, websites, calendars, colleges, countries of the world, color maps and flags -- and lots more.

"...a comprehensive handbook...contains all the facts about the most signficiant events & people during the past year, the past century, & the past millennium."

Author(s): Robert Famighetti
ISBN 13: 9780886878474
Pages: 1024
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Title: Star Wars Bounty Hunter Wars #3: Hard Merchandise

Boba Fett fears only one enemy--the one he cannot see.... Feared and admired, respected and despised, Boba Fett enjoys a dubious reputation as the galaxy's most successful bounty hunter. Yet even a man like Boba Fett can have one too many enemies.... When Boba Fett stumbles across evidence implicating Prince Xizor in the murder of Luke Skywalker's aunt and uncle, Fett makes himself an enemy even he fears: the unknown mastermind behind a monstrous deception, who will kill to hide his tracks. Fett also finds himself in possession of an amnesiac young woman named Neelah, who may be the key to the mystery--or a decoy leading Fett into a murderous ambush. Fett's last hope is to run through the list of Xizor's hidden enemies. And since Xizor's hidden enemies are almost as legion as Fett's, the chance of survival is slim--even for someone as skilled and relentless as Boba Fett.
Author(s): K. W. Jeter
ISBN 13: 9780553578911
Pages: 368
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Title: Granny Dan

In my eyes she had always been old, always been mine, always been Granny Dan. But in another time, another place, there had been dancing, people, laughter, love...She was the cherished grandmother who sang songs in Russian, loved to roller-skate, and spoke little of her past. But when Granny Dan died, all that remained was a box wrapped in brown paper. Inside, an old pair of satin ballet shoes, a gold locket, and a stack of letters tied with ribbon. It was her legacy, a secret past, waiting to be discovered by the granddaughter who loved her but never really knew her. It was a story waiting to be told...The year was 1902. A motherless young girl arrived at ballet school in St Petersburg. By the age of seventeen Danina Petroskova was forced to make a heartbreaking choice - as the world around her was about to change forever. In this extraordinary novel a simple box, filled with mementos from a grandmother, offers a long-forgotten history of youth and beauty, love and dreams.
Author(s): Danielle Steel
ISBN 13: 9780552145084
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Title: Irresistible Forces

For fourteen years, Steve and Meredith Whitman have sustained a marriage of passion and friendship, despite the demands of two all-consuming careers. Meredith is a top investment banker, Steve a gifted physician - the only thing missing in their life is children. Steve longs for them. But Meredith keeps putting off motherhood, and now she has been offered an extraordinary job opportunity in San Francisco, three thousand miles away. Steve urges her to accept, saying that he's more than happy to uproot himself and will join her as soon as he can find a new job himself.
Author(s): Danielle Steel
ISBN 13: 9780552145053
Pages: 416
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Title: Jewels of the Sun (Irish Jewels Trilogy Series #1)

<p>Dear Reader,</p> <p>Those of you who are familiar with my books know that Ireland is one of my favorite places to visit, in real life and in fiction. It’s a country of dramatic cliffs and quiet fields. One of myth and magic and legend. In <b>Jewels of the Sun</b>, I’ve borrowed from some of those myths and created my own legend.</p> <p>It could have happened.</p> <p>I’d like you to meet the Gallaghers of Ardmore: Aidan, Shawn, and Darcy, who run the local pub in this pretty seaside village in the county of Waterford. Not far from the village is a cottage, a place of magic where a lonely American woman comes to explore her roots and her heart.</p> <p>She won’t be alone in the house, for there is another lonely woman in residence. She just happens to be a ghost.</p> <p>With the help of a faerie prince who loved well if not wise, Aidan Gallagher of Ardmore and Jude Frances Murray from Chicago will find their place, and take the first step toward breaking a hundred-year spell.</p> <p>I’d like to take you back to Ireland with me, through the doors of Gallagher’s Pub where the fire’s burning low and the pints are waiting. I have a story to tell you.</p> <p> Nora Roberts</p>
Author(s): Nora Roberts
ISBN 13: 9780515126778
Pages: 384
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Title: Stormchild

Having already lost a son in a terrorist attack, Tim Blackburn must now cope with the death of his beloved wife, killed in a mysterious explosion at sea. All that remains of his decimated family is his missing daughter, Nicole, last seen in the company of the mad, charismatic leader of the shadowy environmental activist group Genesis. Caspar von Rellsteb, self-proclaimed “protector of the planet,” presides over his fanatically dedicated followers with an iron fist—and Tim is determined to free his child from his grip. Aboard the sloop Stormchild, he sets out with journalist Jackie Potten in search of Genesis’s hidden lair. But the hunt is leading them into perilous waters—and the darkness awaiting Tim Blackburn on the far side of the world could destroy what’s left of his sanity and his soul.

Author(s): Bernard Cornwell
ISBN 13: 9780062092656
Pages: 496
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Title: The Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program: A Personalized Plan for Becoming Slim, Fit and Healthy in Your 40s, 50s, 60s and Beyond

Drawing from their breakthrough research into the carbohydrate-insulin connection, which made The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet such a huge bestseller, the Hellers offer the comprehensive, straightforward STAR Program: a plan that is Simple, Targeted, Adaptable, and Rewarding. By following this simple program, you'll reap the outstanding rewards of reduced cravings and weight, along with increased energy and health. On the LifeSpan program, virtually all foods are allowed - in enjoyable and satisfying quantities. As your cravings drop, you'll choose from a variety of nutrition, activity, stress-reduction, and other lifestyle options that maximize continued weight loss and good health. You'll find tempting meal plans and dozens of delicious recipes, along with special hints for dining out, eating alone, entertaining, vacations, and family celebrations. The Carbohydrate Addict's LifeSpan Program will help you personalize a plan for getting trim and staying vigorous through the best years of life - all without struggle or sacrifice.
Author(s): Richard F. Heller;Rachael F. Heller
ISBN 13: 9780452278387
Pages: 496
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Title: A Walk to Remember

<p>There was a time when the world was sweeter....when the women in Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats.... Every April, when the wind smells of both the sea and lilacs, Landon Carter remembers 1958, his last year at Beaufort High. Landon had dated a girl or two, and even once sworn that he'd been in love. Certainly the last person he thought he'd fall for was Jamie, the shy, almost ethereal daughter of the town's Baptist minister....Jamie, who was destined to show him the depths of the human heart-and the joy and pain of living. The inspiration for this novel came from Nicholas Sparks's sister: her life and her courage. From the internationally bestselling author Nicholas Sparks, comes his most moving story yet....</p>
Author(s): Nicholas Sparks
ISBN 13: 9780446693806
Pages: 224
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Title: Saving Faith

Believe the Power In a secluded house not far from Washington, D.C., the FBI is interviewing one of the most important witnesses it has ever had, a young woman named Faith Lockhart. For Faith has done too much, knows too much, and she'll tell too much. Believe the Suspense Feared by some of the most powerful men in the world, Faith has been targeted to die. But when a private investigator walks into the middle of the assassination attempt, the shooting suddenly goes wrong, and an FBI agent is killed. Believe the Astounding New Story That Only David Baldacci could Write... Now Faith Lockhart must flee for her life-with her story, with her deadly secret, and with an unknown man she's forced to trust...

Author(s): David Baldacci
ISBN 13: 9780446608893
Pages: 528
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Title: Pop Goes the Weasel

Detective Alex Cross is back-and he's in love. But his happiness is threatened by a series of chilling murders in Washington, D.C., murders with a pattern so twisted they leave investigators reeling. Cross's pursuit of the killer produces a suspect, a British diplomat named Geoffrey Shafer. But proving he's the murderer becomes a potentially deadly task. As Shafer engages in a brilliant series of surprising countermoves, Alex and his fiancee become hopelessly entangled with the most memorable nemesis Cross has ever faced.

Author(s): James Patterson
ISBN 13: 9780446608817
Pages: 480
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