60 Popular and Best Selling Books in 1995

60 Popular and Best Selling Books in 1995

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Title: The Rainmaker

Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN 13: 9780385339605
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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: 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: 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: The Cuckoo Clock of Doom

Author(s): R. L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780439568265
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: Remember Me

Author(s): Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN 13: 9780671867096
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: The Haunted Mask II

Author(s): R. L. Stine
ISBN 13: 9780590568739
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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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: Shock Wave

Author(s): John Sandford
ISBN 13: 9780399157691
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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: 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: 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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